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Blue’s Rant #1

So i’m calling this blue’s rant #1 because in the last one i didn’t really talk about what i wanted to. i expressed displeasure in the Wii U, but that’s not really what i intended it to be about. i had other things in mind, things i’ll talk about here, but the other one got to be so long that i didn’t want to introduce a new subject. and now that i say that, this one will probably be even longer.

But anywho, i’d like to just talk about things that come to mind here, starting with why i have started to use bold so much. You see, i write things the way that I would want to read them. but not everyone would read them the same way. sometimes i intend on emphasizing a part of a story, and it changes how you would see the story if you read it the wrong way. Let me explain with the following sentence:
“Then I pressed the red button.”

as it is, this is a simple sentence. but maybe i want to imply:

“Then i pressed the red button.”

That there was some event that happened before i could press the button, like dialing a code. Meanwhile,

“Then I pressed the red button.”

would imply someone else pressed the button before me. Or

“Then I pressed the red button”

could mean that i was doing something else with the button, like pulling on it, or spinning it, or licking it. Wait. Well, I think you get the idea.

Before i move to something else, tho, i thought i would post one of the first commercials for one of nintendo’s most beloved ips. it’s so horrific that i actually questioned how anyone even bought the first game.

Don’t you just love white people?

but back to the rant, theres something I’ve been noticing for quite a while now. Everyone knows Peach and Seth, right? Right. And if either of you are uncomfortable with the following, feel free to edit it. Peach is known as peachsupreme on wordpress, deviantart, and gmail. Seth is known as Sethimine on WordPress, deviantart, gmail, minecraft, skype, and i even remember that was his name on runescape back when it was popular (way back). But what am i known as? bluecreature44 on wordpress, coldryanman on deviantart, galihadtdt on skype and minecraft, and i have 2 email accounts, artinforyan on gmail, which is now totally defunct because it got hacked by china and i just deleted it for the second time, and rnclmn4 on gmail, which i will use until it gets hacked by some other country.

Why is it that they only go by one name and i go by so many different ones? Am I just cursed to never be known as a singular entity, and people will constantly have to strain themselves to remember who I am elsewhere? Trust me, I want to go by just one name. i just don’t know which one. So, let me explain most of the names I have created.

artinfoRyan was the email i made when i thought that was what i would be doing on the blog, writing info on famous artists. Turns out thats incredibly boring, so when i made my wordpress account i picked something else instead. apparently we would all be assigned colors and animals, so i wanted to be a blue monster like sully on monsters inc or something. Hence, Blue Creature 44. (4 was my favorite number, and bluecreature4 was taken) of course, now i’m a rabbit, which is even better than what i had in mind. My new email was an attempt at having a more professional email address by using my own name(withought the vowels) and of course the number 4.

on deviantart i am coldryanman because i was creating an account in order to post some artwork i had made at my high school. Bluecreature44 was taken, so i just decided to pick a name that suited me. coldman and coldryanman are what my friends call me at high school, so i went with that. turns out blucreature44 had been take by none other than myself (silly me) and i had never used it. the memory of my doing this was completely missing until i found a slip of paper in my room with the words: Deviant Login; bluecreature44; *password* on it. now all of my art is on coldryanman, so i just used the other account to comment on my own main page as myself from the past.

Also, Galihadtdt is my only name that is used on more than one thing, but i hate it. get it away. it’s too long of a story, but i will tell you its the name “Galihad” followed by the initials “TDT”, meaning, Seth, that it is not read as”Galihadit” or “Galihadutudut”

A funfact if you are interested: i was runeqet on runescape  and cartdad on club penguin. dont even ask me why. and speaking of club penguin, what is the nacho penguins still doing on the top of the page?

Blackout

Tomorrow, January 18, multiple popular sites like reddit, deviantart, all of Major League Gaming, all of Mojang, etc., as well as hundreds of small time websites will be taking their sites offline. This is due to two bills being reviewed by congress called PIPA and SOPA.

*disclaimer: take what you are about to read from me with a grain of salt, it it an interpretation of an interpretation, and I am no lawyer.

**disclaimer #dos: if you don’t like legal things and their complexity, skip to the bold text.

a more complete analysis can be found here: http://blog.reddit.com/2012/01/technical-examination-of-sopa-and.html but here’s mine: the restrictions will do very little positive wise and destroy websites like reddit. here’s sort of why, in a snippet from the article i pasted above:

  • SOPA Domestic Internet Site – A domestic site is defined as a site that corresponds to a ‘domestic domain name’, or if there is no domain name, a domestic IP address.1 A domestic domain name is defined as a domain registered or assigned by a registrar or other authority that is located within the United States.2 Some common examples of domestic top-level domain names are ‘.com’, ‘.org’, and ‘.us’.
  • SOPA Foreign Internet Site or PROTECT IP Non-domestic domain name – A foreign site is very simply defined as a site that is not a domestic site.3 4 Under this definition, any site not using a domestic domain name is a foreign site.

Under these broad definitions, domestically hosted sites such as ‘redd.it’ and ‘bit.ly’ can be defined as foreign internet sites. On the other side of the coin, foreign hosted sites such as wikileaks.org and thepiratebay.org can be defined as ‘domestic’, since their domain names are registered through authorities located in the U.S.”

Basically the bill goes as follows. A website that is promoting or has members that are promoting copyright infringement and are classified as a foreign domain can be subject to takeover or shutdown by the attorney general. Even a domestic domain will be required to remove all comments post etc. From their site. And not just a site, but the entire domain. (As in, all of WordPress instead of each individual site)

Imagine YouTube having to remove every user that has promoted copyrighted material(ie, any popular music they didnt ask the maker to use) from their website? As well as scrubbing every comment and video those people made from the website as well.

Many people think this will freeze social networking websites like YouTube, WordPress, Facebook, and especially Reddit and tumblr, popular social sites that would be practically outlawed by the new bill. Some even say that this is the first step in forcing the freedom of speech from the internet.

I’d like to mention that a Chinese Google search for tiannanmen square will bring you nothing but black lines of what used to be text. This is because the Chinese government is telling all the websites to block access to the events records. If our government can block what we say when we infringe on copyrights, they might just end up able to block anything we infringe on. sound like the first amendment anyone?

the bills are soposed to restrict piracy, but so many pirating sites would have domestic domains (and even more considering they could all jus switch to domestic if the bill is passed), that it would do far more bad than good.

I kinda want to get in on this, but i don’t really know how to actually take the blog offline, (silly me) soooo….

IF YOU ARE READING THIS BLOG ON THE DATE OF JANUARY 18, 2012 BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 8:00 A.M EST- 8:00 P.M. EST, CLOSE THIS WINDOW. PRESS THE POWER BUTTON ON YOUR COMPUTER. SLAP YOURSELF IN THE FACE. and have a nice day!

Update: Wendsday, Jan 18, 2012, 4:35 pm. anyone who visits this site today should visit sites like google, wikipedia, and minecraft.net before turning off their computer. Wiki and Minecraft both are shut down completely each with a message about why, (minecraft’s message is simply: PIPA AND SOPA? HOW ABOUT NOPA!) while google’s ever-changing logo is censored in black.

Also, congressional supporters have been abandoning the bill over the past 24 hours, my guess being that they will lose any voters that own a computer if they support it. The proposer of the SOPA bill, Lamar Smith, will still try to go through with it, saying that people are overreacting and that the blackout is an idiotic thing to do, removing their services from their communities for a whole day.

Update #2: still the 18th, now 8:01 The OPEN act (another acronym!) has been proposed that seems to handle all of SOPA and  PIPA’s problems in a much more tech-savvy way. Visit http://keepthewebopen.com/sopa-vs-open to find out more.

I apologize for such a long article. i hope i didn’t bore too many of you.

Now i’ll go to slap myself in the face.