linpatootie: (Dexter - powersaw to the people)
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] electricdruid at The fiasco continues

ACTA in a Nutshell –

What is ACTA?  ACTA is the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. A new intellectual property enforcement treaty being negotiated by the United States, the European Community, Switzerland, and Japan, with Australia, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Mexico, Jordan, Morocco, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, and Canada recently announcing that they will join in as well.

Why should you care about ACTA? Initial reports indicate that the treaty will have a very broad scope and will involve new tools targeting “Internet distribution and information technology.”

What is the goal of ACTA? Reportedly the goal is to create new legal standards of intellectual property enforcement, as well as increased international cooperation, an example of which would be an increase in information sharing between signatory countries’ law enforcement agencies.

Essential ACTA Resources

  • Read more about ACTA here: ACTA Fact Sheet
  • Read the authentic version of the ACTA text as of 15 April 2011, as finalized by participating countries here: ACTA Finalized Text
  • Follow the history of the treaty’s formation here: ACTA history
  • Read letters from U.S. Senator Ron Wyden wherein he challenges the constitutionality of ACTA: Letter 1 | Letter 2 | Read the Administration’s Response to Wyden’s First Letter here: Response
  • Watch a short informative video on ACTA: ACTA Video
  • Watch a lulzy video on ACTA: Lulzy Video

Say NO to ACTA. It is essential to spread awareness and get the word out on ACTA.

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linpatootie: (Champloo - what?)
A question for the Americans on the flist!

I've been googling my not-so-little butt off and can't find anything useful about this - what're the consequences of missing a long period of time of high school? In my story the main character Echo has to go underground to make sure he's not, you know, spectacularly assassinated. Because of this he can't go to school between September and March and misses most of his junior year.

What would happen? Would he be able to go back to school? Would there be serious repercussions? In the Dutch system he'd have to redo the year he missed, so I'm assuming that's the same in the US, but could he go back in March and finish the last couple of months anyway, then play catch-up for the next year, or would there be no point and would he be better off just sticking out the year at home only to start over completely? Story-wise, I'd like him to go back in March, but I don't know how feasible that would be in the US educational system.

This is an intelligent and vaguely ambitious character. He wants to graduate eventually, because he wants to get a college education, but what's the 'official' procedure for things like this?
linpatootie: (Dexter - woops)
I appear to have contracted a virus. My AVG Antivirus says it's called Win32 Heur, a quick Google search served to scare the SHIT out of me as apparently it's a pretty heavy one. I don't even know how I got it, I was playing Sims 2 when my virusscanner pulled me out of the game to inform me of the infestation o_O

So I got it, my scanner finds it... but how the fuck do I get rid of it?? My scanner doesn't seem to be able to, and while Googling I find places that offer a solution but here's the problem - I have no idea what they're on about. No really, I don't understand, it's all really intense tech talk... If anyone on the flist knows how this stuff works, can you please explain it to me like you would to a 5 year old? ;_;

I also tried to do a System restore but I don't think it worked (hey, it was worth the try, yes?)
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YES ♥

What the fucking hell is a 'plage' though ?
linpatootie: (House - alkjfhla;sk;;)
So all those lovely GIF images so prevalent on TUMBLR, right? Does anyone know how they're made? I can make animated GIFs, but I get the feeling I'm going about it the entirely wrong way (it takes me forever, and the filesize is ALWAYS way too big). So... um... any input?
linpatootie: (HIMYM - AWESOME)


Wee little Remus Fish! I wuvs him.
linpatootie: (Dexter - powersaw to the people)
Just because I'm talking on the internet, doesn't mean I'm talking about the internet.

Also, even though you can read this, doesn't mean I'm talking about you.

For fuck's sake *exasperated sigh*
linpatootie: (Glee - OUTSTANDING)
Awesome song, awesomer video:



I think the video is basically half the reason that I like this song so much. It's so... peaceful. The song is by Kontrust, which is an Austrian band. Yes, people, Austria is not just the birthplace of Hitler, it's also home to some pretty awesome music!

(more on the house later, when my room doesn't feel like an oven)
linpatootie: (HIMYM - AWESOME)
I HAVE A HOUSE.

OH YES I DO.

WTH TWO BEDROOMS AND A SEPERATE DINING ROOM AND LIVING ROOM AND OPEN PLAN KITCHEN AND AN ATTIC.

I'M GETTING THE KEYS ON JULY 30TH WHICH IS HILARIOUS CAUSE I'LL BE IN ITALY SO I'LL BE GETTING THE KEYS ON AUGUST 5TH.

HOLY CRAP I NEED TO LIKE BUY A COUCH AND A VACUUM CLEANER AND STUFF.



YOU SERIOUSLY DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW FUCKING EXCITED I AM ASDFGHJK;;
linpatootie: (illumination)
In just 25 days I'll be leaving for Italy ♥

Here, have some culture other than your own:

(my mum has been playing this song practically non-stop for two days, and now it's stuck in my head. At least it's helping my Italian, which is rusty at best)
linpatootie: (HIMYM - AWESOME)


I couldn't stop laughing. Whoever came up with this deserves a fucking medal (or at least a nice big Calvé peanutbutter sandwich)
linpatootie: (because it makes me horny)
I'm in love with this song
(I would've posted the video, but Youtube won't let me. Fo'shame)

(in retrospect, I might have been better off not knowing the singer's fucking beautiful. omgakj;jkasf;klsahflj)
linpatootie: (Gogol Bordello - Eugene in pink)
I wasn't sold on the new Gogol album immediately, but hotdamn if In The Mean Time In Pernambuco isn't a fucking amazing song.

"Waoooh, my spirit guides!"
linpatootie: (House - alkjfhla;sk;;)
I went to see Kick-Ass with [livejournal.com profile] bohemiangeek today. Let me tell you, that movie delivers. Seriously. I'm pretty sure they just took a couple of comicbook geeks, locked them in a room, told them to write down everything they would consider awesome, and PUT ALL OF IT IN THE MOVIE. People in the theatre were actually applauding and cheering at some point XD

I loved the action, I loved the humour, I love how self-aware it is, and I love how the makers who their audience is. Seriously. AWESOME.

(also the soundtrack is pretty cool)
linpatootie: (Glee - OUTSTANDING)


Oh Sue. Oh Sue
linpatootie: (House - still not boring)
Man we had the shiniest weather today. And I was stuck in a goddamn office all day. WOE.

Hay hay hay icon meme! Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] damanique

ONE. How do you feel right now?


Read more... )
linpatootie: (House - alkjfhla;sk;;)
Things I did this Easter weekend:

- went shopping in Utrecht with my mum on Friday. Bought a banana box, a dress and a new pair of Chucks
- went to Amsterdam with four lovely ladyfriends on Saturday. Got rained on and didn't care. Bought blue nailpolish. Painted my nails blue.
- on Sunday I slept until 12:30 (what the hell) and made pudding. Too much pudding. I was going for one mould, but cooked enough for two, so now we'll be eating pudding for the rest of the freaking week.
- found out that Gunther is at least 50 years older than Gwendal. Way to pander to my kinks, show! \^_^/ (together with the cock in a frock, this has ensured I'll probably be a fan of this show for the rest of my life)
- ran out of yarn for my baktus, am now knitting something else until I find more yarn (oi [livejournal.com profile] doritosaddict, that pretty glittery stuff you got me for my birthday, where'd you get it from?)
- today I baked Harry Potter chocolate chip cookies. I don't know what's Harry Potter-y about them, other than Daniel Radcliffe's face on the box, but the whole thing was too random for me to ignore. The cookies are, by the way, delicious.

Tomorrow it's back to work, but at least the past four days have been lovely ♥
linpatootie: (Glee - OUTSTANDING)


"Why, you could be sitting next to a sneaky gay right now, and you'd never even know it!"
linpatootie: (I'd rather be knitting)
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