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RIP Megaupload:

"Not crazy, just weird."
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-17812175

The fate of what exactly will happen with the Megaupload data will begin April 26th
"Fate rarely comes upon us at a moment of our choosing."
 527 Oh So Into Cats, Mon, 23rd Apr '12 1:13:46 PM from The Sand Wastes Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
CANON!!
...25 petabytes?

edited 23rd Apr '12 1:13:55 PM by ohsointocats

"Beware of the wolves. They were raised by wolves."

Eidolonomics: ~60.4k/100,000 words
 528 Marq FJA, Mon, 23rd Apr '12 1:20:01 PM from Saudi Arabia Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
O' Allah, save Egypt
Well, I have two hand-sized portable hard drives that total up to 1 terabyte together. 25 thousand of those would be around 25 petabytes — assuming they aren't using more advanced types that can hold even more data within the same physical size.
Ash-shaʻb yurīd isqāṭ ḥukm al-ʻaskar
 529 Psyga 315, Mon, 23rd Apr '12 1:44:15 PM from Dungeons & Dragons No Sekai Relationship Status: watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
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[up][up] Yeah, a Petabyte is about 1 million gigabytes...
"An MMORPG without a logout button? That's a bold decision, man!"
 530 0dd 1, Mon, 23rd Apr '12 6:47:45 PM from Nowhere Land
Just awesome like that
Is there even enough money in the world for a single person to afford that much data?
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My page, as the database hates my handle.

My music.
 531 Kyler Thatch, Mon, 23rd Apr '12 7:26:29 PM Relationship Status: Don't hug me; I'm scared
literary masochist
Consider how cheap 1GB flash drives and memory cards are now. One million of those isn't exactly a forbidding amount of money.
And now it is your turn
Your turn to hear the stone, and then your turn to burn
Kim Dot Com is porbably gonna become the Brave Heart of the internet.

"They may take down our sites, but theyll never take our data!!!"

edited 23rd Apr '12 8:06:08 PM by Baff

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Euo will do!
Oh, no: that last thing we need is him dressing up as Mel Gibson in Braveheart! <shudders>

Sweetie, he's just the wrong season to carry that colour off, don't you think? wink
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 534 0dd 1, Tue, 24th Apr '12 3:39:14 PM from Nowhere Land
Just awesome like that
[up]Hot.
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My page, as the database hates my handle.

My music.
So when is the trial (if any) set?

We're waiting for this to be resolved.
Now using Trivialis handle.
Yes, get on with it!
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 537 0dd 1, Sun, 13th May '12 9:57:15 PM from Nowhere Land
Just awesome like that
Insert witty and clever quip here.

My page, as the database hates my handle.

My music.
"Not crazy, just weird."
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Don't you know, the trial might not even happen

http://torrentfreak.com/megaupload-trial-may-never-happen-judge-says-120420/

I believe I posted this earlier

edited 19th May '12 6:06:22 PM by primeyandereheika

"Fate rarely comes upon us at a moment of our choosing."
 539 onyhow, Sun, 20th May '12 12:22:36 AM from Thaddis Sabbah, still fighting Vaygrs Relationship Status: Singularity
Mothership online...also adorable
It still depends if the MAFIAA can find the way to wriggle that...really though it's best waiting for the official announcement...
 540 fakeangelbr, Thu, 31st May '12 8:44:23 AM from Fortaleza, Brazil
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The department of justice acted recklessly.

Good thing NZ has a half descent judicial system.
I will always cherish the chance of a new beggining.
"in clear violation of its due process rights" indeed.
Now using Trivialis handle.
 543 Marq FJA, Thu, 31st May '12 10:23:12 AM from Saudi Arabia Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
O' Allah, save Egypt
<pops out partying-whatchamacallits for celebration>
Ash-shaʻb yurīd isqāṭ ḥukm al-ʻaskar
Lord of Castamere
Yay, this is awesome news. I hope Megaupload wins this.
Instead, I have learned a horrible truth of existence...some stories have no meaning.
But even if they do... government agencies and the corporations that end up calling their shots never seem to face any consequence for their crimes. People get tortured or killed and no one has to answer for it. No one will have to answer for this.
 
[up] Well thats because "American Exceptionalism" thinking has made it practically impossible for any sort of legally binding international oversight to be exerted over the American judicial system, or for there to be any serious initiative to reform.

I mean... even the Europeans have to answer to the EU Court of Human Rights.

Japan would be another example... if soo many of their politicians and corporate members didn't commit suicide when publicly dragged trough the mood.

edited 2nd Jun '12 7:26:18 PM by Baff

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 547 Aceof Spades, Sat, 2nd Jun '12 9:22:11 PM from The Wild Blue Yonder Relationship Status: I wanna know about these strangers like me
The New Zealand government had to be cooperating with the US in the first place for all of this to occur. It was New Zealand officials that went to arrest him! I'm wondering what exactly they showed the New Zealanders to get their cooperation.
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I'm wondering what exactly they showed the New Zealanders to get their cooperation.

Just a request for extradition filed through diplomatic channels, more than likely...

In the US, when a request occurs, and is approved by the state department, the individual is arrested and then taken to court for a judge to determine whether extradition is warranted... I assume that the situation is, while not exactly the same, similar in New Zealand.

 549 Ramidel, Wed, 6th Jun '12 3:03:32 PM Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
@primeyandereheika: I seriously doubt that anyone involved in the raid was expecting to convict Megaupload, though. That wasn't really the point; the intent of this was to harass Megaupload and hit every other file site on the internet with a chilling effect. It was essentially the criminal-law version of a SLAPP, predicated on the fact that your due process rights mean a right to a long, expensive trial, not a right to not be harassed.

Megaupload is out a hell of a lot of money, which they almost certainly cannot recover from the FBI or anyone else, they've been down for months, and everyone else is on notice that this could happen to them. Sounds like a U.S. victory to me.

@Baff: Don't confuse American exceptionalism with Cold War realpolitik. America is above international law because of the latter, not the former.

Didn't they charge Megaupload with money laundering?

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