reply to BronsCon
Re: SOPA Protest/Awareness Event
said by BronsCon: said by howardfine:
Exactly! That's what SOPA's for!
How does SOPA protect anyone in that instance?
If I can't afford to buy from the US manufacturer, but I can afford to buy from the Canadial company, why should I have to go without a drug that I might need to save my life?
What is preventing you from buying legal drugs from Canada?
SOPA would be hurting me, in that instance, and not helping the US drug company, since I wouldn't be able to buy from them anyway.
What is preventing you from buying the same drug by the same manufacturer from a Canadian pharmacy?
Get your head out of your ass and realize what this is about. It's censorship, plain and simple.
Oh, now it comes out. It's boiled down to name calling and that's where I draw the line. If you can't follow along and want to continue to make things up on your own, and you have to stoop to name calling, then I'm done with you. I thought this would be an intelligent argument but apparently you're not up to it.
What's stopping me from buying the drug the original manufacturer charges more for than I can afford from a different supplier who also gets if from the original manufacturer? Probably that the price would still be high, as it was originally high due to what the original manufacturer charges the supplier. Plain and simple.
I didn't call names. My understanding of SOPA comes from speaking with friends of mine who happen to deal with copyright laws on a daily basis. They surely understand it better than either you or I. You've made numerous strawman arguments that I simply didn't see a point in calling you out on. You also claim to have quoted the bill directly in your posts, but I did not see this; all I ever saw was a reference to the first two lines of the bill. That, sir, is the very definition of having one's head up one's ass. I'm only sorry I had to be so blunt about it to get you out of my thread. There was no intelligent argument here, just one person talking about SOPA and another person building strawmen.
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reply to BronsCon
21,000 domains transfer out of Go Daddy in 1 day
Domain registrar Go Daddy lost over 21,000 domains yesterday. It could be a coincidence--or it could be the result of the company's p.r. debacle over its support for the Stop Online Piracy Act.
Wow, only 21k? I heard it was 10k in the first hour, climbing to over 100k. I wonder if that 21k is just what GoDaddy's reporting publicly or if CNet has another, more trustworthy, source for this information.
That article is only counting the number of domains that switched from GoDaddy's default DNS servers (domaincontrol.com) to another DNS provider, so it's not a very accurate picture of the number of transfers out. This site isn't 100% accurate either, but it's much closer:
Ahh, so then they couldn't know the number of domains transferred, anyway. I've ever had a transfer involving GD (in or out, doesn't matter) take less than a business week to complete; so, there's no was one could count transfers this early based on that method.
Edit: Just looked at that link and... Hrmm... Seems that as their total domains decreases, their market share increases. To me, that says a lot of people, more than are registering new domains and regardless of registrar, are letting their domains just expire. We'll see what this week's numbers say, when they come out.
Thanks for the link, I hadn't seen that until today.
reply to BronsCon
Just an FYI, it appears big names might be thinking a blackout in protest. »www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/12/···out-net/
Good, good, good. I don't care whether it's my event or another, Google, Facebook, Wikipedia, and Amazon (also, the entirity of the cheezburger network, 4chan, tumblr, digg, reddit, and the link) were my primary targets for participation. I was hoping to garner some support here and have at least a short list of participating sites prior to contacting anyone bit; though I did contact Facebook, Wikipedia, and Cheezburger to invite them to consider participating, stating that their pledge of participation would almost instantly boost support for such an event and they would certainly not be the only ones acting. All I've heard back so far is from the Wikimedia Foundation, stating they the foundation does not get involved in political process and that a blackout is being considered by the English Wikipedia group; when I wrote back asking to be directed to a contact in that group, I did not receive a response.
I knew I couldn't have been the only person thinking an organized blackout was a good idea; but I hadn't heard anything in the media. Since many of the sites I was hoping would eventually join in are talking about organizing their own, I'm ok with this.