That is the cutest baby kraken in the history of kraken
|—||Jeremy Bush • Speaking on the disturbing fate of his brother Jeff, who is presumed dead after his bedroom in Tampa, Florida was swallowed by a sinkhole as he prepared for sleep Thursday night. Jeremy himself jumped into the hole to try to dig his brother free, but had to himself be rescued by first responders as the whole room sunk into the ground. Said Bill Bracken, an engineer working with police and fire authorities: “There is a very large, very fluid mass underneath this house rendering the entire house and the entire lot dangerous and unsafe.” source (via shortformblog)|
The Pirate Bay has been hunted in many countries around the world. Not for illegal activities but being persecuted for beliefs of freedom of information. Today, a new chapter is written in the history of the movement, as well as the history of the internets.
A week ago we could reveal that The Pirate Bay was accessed via Norway and Catalonya. The move was to ensure that these countries and regions will get attention to the issues at hand. Today we can reveal that we have been invited by the leader of the republic of Korea, to fight our battles from their network.
This is truly an ironic situation. We have been fighting for a free world, and our opponents are mostly huge corporations from the United States of America, a place where freedom and freedom of speech is said to be held high. At the same time, companies from that country is chasing a competitor from other countries, bribing police and lawmakers, threatening political parties and physically hunting people from our crew. And to our help comes a government famous in our part of the world for locking people up for their thoughts and forbidding access to information.
We believe that being offered our virtual asylum in Korea is a first step of this country’s changing view of access to information. It’s a country opening up and one thing is sure, they do not care about threats like others do. In that way, TPB and Korea might have a special bond. We will do our best to influence the Korean leaders to also let their own population use our service, and to make sure that we can help improve the situation in any way we can. When someone is reaching out to make things better, it’s also ones duty to grab their hand.
Dennis Rodman and the Pirate Bay. What a week for North Korea. (And by the way, we checked. It’s March 4, not April 1. And some on Hacker News have done a traceroute of the IP and found that it does seem to lead to North Korea.)
→ ”He proceeded to sort of talk about some very clandestine part of WW2…
He seemed to have expert knowledge of exactly the sort of noise that they make so I just sort of didn’t push the subject any further, I just said ”Well you obviously know what to do, Christopher, so I’m sure you’ll do it great” and he did.”
Fun fact time: many of my old acquaintances still make joking comments whenever they see me wearing pink, because as a child (and honestly pretty much right up to high school) I would refuse to associate with any pink objects.
It wasn’t because I didn’t like pink, it was because since I appeared female I was supposed to/ it was immediately assumed that I did and therefore it pissed me the ever-loving fuck off. I was ashamed to like it, which is terrible because pink is an awesome color. But when you shove it down young girls throats it gets really old, really fast.
Give the child the fucking rainbow, and if they pick pink, it’s not because they are female and/or effeminate, it’s because they like the color pink.
One of the many things I love my parents for. When I was little, my favorite color was green. My parents would explicitly tell relatives and family friends that my favorite color was GREEN, and to not offer me anything pink, or to make my brother feel awkward because he was obsessed with pink stuffed animals. If they had a problem with either one, there was the door.