The irony appears to be that the study that revealed this was done by the Government Accountability Office, under the terms of the PRO-IP Act, which was lobbied for by the same people who make these estimates, after they insisted the US’s copyright tzar went after online piracy.
“(Our restaurant is having work done to the roof. A construction worker accidentally sets the insulation on fire, pouring smoke into the building. As the fire trucks are fighting the fire, a lady pulls up in a car.) Customer: “Do you sell gift certificates?” Me: “Why yes, but I can’t sell you any right now.” Customer: “Why not?” Me:*points at the fire and the firemen* “The store is currently on fire.” Customer: “Can’t you just run in and grab some for me?””—Not Always Right » A Burning Question
when i was just a wee raynorling, i used the verb heye as a synonym for see. if an ear hears, i reasoned, then an eye heyes. my parents (who are raging descriptivists anyway) never bothered to correct me. so imagine my embarrassment when i got to that place in france and asked…
I consider this to be the perfect answer to my question. Thank you sir.
“There was “a fundamental right” to copyright in Irish law existing since the time of Saint Colmcille who was often quoted for his aphorism: “to each cow its calf and to every book its copy”, he said.”—Filesharers to have internet cut - The Irish Times. What? How does that apply?!
Shizo Kanakuri disappeared while running the marathon in the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm. He was listed as a missing person in Sweden for 50 years — until a journalist found him living quietly in southern Japan.
Overcome with heat during the race, he had stopped at a garden party to drink orange juice, stayed for an hour, then took a train to a hotel and sailed home the next day, too ashamed to tell anyone he was leaving.
There’s a happy ending: In 1966 Kanakuri accepted an invitation to return to Stockholm and complete his run. His final time was 54 years, 8 months, 6 days, 8 hours, 32 minutes and 20.3 seconds — surely a record that will last forever.
Hello, captive audience. Since I’ve actually started listening to music on my computer again, I’ve decided to hook up my weekly last.fm chart to my Tumblr. Which means I’ve hooked my weekly last.fm chart up to my Facebook. Ho hum. We’ll see how things turn out. If I don’t like it, I’ll remove it.