[TiT] That’s It Tuesday – Issue 28


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Hi underground visitors! Welcome to the twenty-eighth issue of TIT, or That’s It Tuesday! Every Tuesday, I, Versatile1, will give you a rant of whats going on in the blog, whats intended for the future, hope, dreams, etc.

I am back in action this week, and I’ve been pondering what to do with future articles. As you can see, every day almost there is a theme I try to adhere too, but after awhile it gets hard trying to pull things out of thin air. Or is it? The internet is full of useful information, right? Of course it is, otherwise I wouldn’t have wankers asking me about modding their consoles or asking how to find porn passwords. As both you and I know, this is useful information apparently.

What if I were to start a series something like “Confessions of a Pirate”, “Into The Mind of a Pirate”, “A Pirate’s Life”, etc where I would find someone to interview to talk about what it takes to be a technological pirate in the year of 2008. No, I’m not talking about pirates in the common sense like Jack Sparrow with parrots and pillaging, but a pirate like someone who:

  • Enjoys using the internet to get illegal copies of digital media through bittorrent, usegroups, IRC, Rapidshare, and etc.
  • Enjoys saving money and screwing the big time corporations out of their crappy products
  • Enjoys exploiting their hardware
  • Enjoys “free” software while smirking at those who buy for the same things
  • Enjoys living care free despite possible copyright infringement
  • Enjoys keeping hard drives full of digital media (CDs, or DVDs) in boxes or binders
  • Enjoys ripping DVDs and converting them to avi files or copying DVDs

The list goes on and on and on. Perhaps you want to learn the tactics of the pirate, or you want to understand their mentality. Or perhaps you think pirates are evil, and you want to voice your opinion. Sounds interesting? It does to me.

However, if I were to bring such a series to life, what does that mean for the blog? Will you consider us evil for providing such information? If I said I was a pirate, does that influence your view of me? What if I said I despise pirates? What then? Piracy is a big issue, don’t get me wrong. It requires ethics, and I’m sure a whole slew of other controversial ideas.

There are blogs/websites that specialize in Warez, we will not. Education is what I will strive for, so drawing a fine line between legal and illegal information is hard for me. We’ll see. If you think this is a badass idea, sound off in comments please. Just writing about this makes me excited. Thanks!

Posted on April 15, 2008, in Advice, Life, Technology and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. I’d love to contribute something if you want V1. Thanks.

  2. I could contribute a very little, but I’m just a deckhand, no pirate.

    Personally I’d be a little wary of saying anything about illegal stuff but I’m a wuss 😛

  3. Yea, I know how it can be. The internet is full of lies though, couldn’t it?

    I could say I have a binder full of ripped DVDs, but I’d be lying because that is unethical and there is no way in the world I would watch all of them.

  4. yes sir! but lies are proof enough as how can someone tell who is a liar and who is not?
    it may be all legit, so maybe it would be better not to go too far.

  5. That is part of the mystery, isn’t it? You have to decide what is fact or fiction nowadays, unless its from cnn.com.

    Don’t believe the hype, or the propaganda. 😛

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