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~~~ Okaeri! [Nov. 17th, 2005|10:50 pm]
[Current Music |some Smiths song I don't like]

Handstands & Backflips all around to the loverly ilenebook, as her 2 sons have come home from Iraq. I'm still the vegan tofu eating pacifist that I always was - but I'm so grateful for the positive impact they made as representatives of the U.S. .. How else can we improve a struggling international relationship, without putting the best of our personality forward in an honest and sincere effort? ahhhhhhh *thunk* falls off soap box (OK actually I'm sure they could have figured out some cool things to do instead of go to war...but with Bush's popularity falling maybe his strategy will change)

Thanks Matsuchan/Pieces bbs/Eleonora **Chu**

I know there's always wars on in fandoms over filesharing - but after reading this, I'm rather tempted to start encouraging pirating http://www.japantoday.com/e/?content=news&cat=4&id=355664

I'm so excited it's Friday tomorrow ! YAY

[User Picture]From: weezeroni
2005-11-18 04:34 am (UTC)
I am SO happy tomorrow's friday, and I am thrilled for Ilene and her family.
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[User Picture]From: peace2you
2005-11-18 04:49 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: violetcloud
2005-11-18 06:04 am (UTC)
"er 2 sons have come home from Iraq"
that's aweosme! ^_^

and hyde loos so evil it's cute XD

as for the filesharing thing >_< uggh,people are going to do it regardless, and putting peoples computers at risk for that is just not cool at all. and what about the cds that are already on shelves or in peoples homes??? >.>
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[User Picture]From: hkoneko
2005-11-18 11:09 am (UTC)
Glad to read your friend's sons are back at home. =)

About the Sony "incident", I was going to explain it in my journal about two weeks ago when the rootkit was discovered; but then again I thought most wouldn't have understood its implications anyway and would have replied something like "no matter what they do, someone will always pirate it" which was not the idea behind explaining just what sony did to its customerbase.

Basically, I'm glad they are recalling all those CD's with the "virus" they implanted on it, but I doubt they will change their attitude. They'll just come up with a more effective piece of DRM software next time. BTW, at the risk of sounding like I'm beating a dead horse (yet again) I just have to point out that that rootkit is yet another confirmation that Windows (the target) is a very insecure OS that can do more wrong than good, especially these days.

(I made a little note in one of my earlier entries this week explaining my position about it and what I think lies behind the "rootkit incident".) But if you want to read more techie information about it, go here.

Also, please check this link which explains quite well what DRM is and what the industry is trying to push on us. (And why we should oppose it)
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[User Picture]From: miya_fangirl
2005-11-18 12:58 pm (UTC)
I was really against that war from the beginning, both for the Iraqi people and all the Americans that lost their lives there. It just seems like such an unecessary massacre. I'm really happy some families, including your friend's, are able to see their sons again. Because many aren't.

Hopefully this world will be less stupid some day... and Bush will calm down in the next couple of years.

It's in ENGLISH! ^-^ Well thats not very smart, is it now... might lead to some suying even. Would be deserved; they should have tested their thing.
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[User Picture]From: doap
2005-11-18 02:17 pm (UTC)
*YAY* back!! that's a great Thanksgiving present ^_^

i hope Bush will stop acting reckless now that he's less supported than before. USA suffered enough too

doh~ and copy control doesn't work anyway >_<
thank you for telling, i won't play my CC cds with compy anymore

+ thankies for the pics!
++ hope you feel better *hugs*

C Céline**
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[User Picture]From: chikuqi
2005-11-18 04:48 pm (UTC)
I am so happy to hear that her two sons have returned *hugs* She is certainly blessed ^___^
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[User Picture]From: faded_poetry
2005-11-18 07:35 pm (UTC)
i'm glad your friend's sons have returned! :)
always nice to hear things like that.
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[User Picture]From: hydeist_wannabe
2005-11-25 10:28 pm (UTC)
can we say OOPS?
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