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[–] TheMindlessInn 3 points 95 points (+98|-3) ago 

Unlike a lot servies provide they don't have anything in the entertainment industry so there is no real reason to block it

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[–] dabork 1 points 56 points (+57|-1) ago  (edited ago)

It's not really cynicism it's just realism. T-Mobile stands to gain absolutely nothing by blocking TPB and knows it will only alienate their customers so why would they do it without a direct court order? You don't piss in your customers faces if you don't absolutely have to or it's at least profitable. Anyone who thinks they did this out of the kindness of their hearts or because they believe it's the right thing to do is being naive.

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[–] Lag-wagon 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago  (edited ago)

For those who don't know what that word means.

cyn•i•cism (sĭnˈĭ-sĭzˌəm)►

n.
An attitude of scornful or jaded negativity, especially a general distrust of the integrity or professed motives of others: the public cynicism aroused by governmental scandals.
n.
A scornfully or jadedly negative comment or act: "She arrived at a philosophy of her own, all made up of her private notations and cynicisms” ( Henry James).
n.
The beliefs of the ancient Cynics.

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[–] damunzy 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Cynicism = truth in this case. :)

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[–] Pisodeuorrior 0 points 34 points (+34|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Ok, it's not like they refused to comply to a court order: another Austrian provider was forced to block TPB and the people who sued - following the momentum - asked lots of other providers to voluntarily block TPB.

None of them has so far, T Mobile just said, publicly, "I'll probably do it if you get a judge to force me to".

They don;t have to comply with the request, so they understandably said to fuck off.

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[–] Tor1 0 points 22 points (+22|-0) ago 

If we want to enjoy a free internet, we're going to have to find ways to cooperate with each other. We need a cartel and muscle that says: the internet is it's own place, period.

It is not subject to ten million jurisdictional fiefdoms. Take it as is, or fuck off and start your own internet. That's what should be done.

Also, gun the puritan SJWs down scarface style as necessary.

Related: Backpage stands up to Sheriff, Visa, and Mastercard.

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[–] fightforthehive 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

It is not subject to ten million jurisdictional fiefdoms.

Related

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[–] Tor1 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Thanks for that F4TH.

These numbers seem low, but increasingly, growing populations are living their lives through exchanges of packets, and not merely by living amid tangible elements.

Mobile device users are multiplying across the world, and increasingly living on the internet.

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[–] gringo 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

I haven't followed the demise of The Pirate Bay closely, I just read that it was gone for good after some raids and arrests. Also I've read that any current sites calling themselves The Pirate Bay aren't the real thing due to several reasons (being a read-only copy, honeypot, malware spreading fraud, etc.).

So is justice just THAT slow or have I missed the return of a genuine The Pirate Bay?

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[–] sozcaps 0 points 33 points (+33|-0) ago 

TPB moves to 20 new proxies every time one domain is shot down. Check https://proxybay.co/.

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[–] Schrodingers_Spy 0 points 34 points (+34|-0) ago 

Hail Hydra

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[–] RamenJunkie 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I don't know the official details but there are tons of servers silently holding backups of TPB. If a server goes down, another takes its place automatically.

On top of this, nothing connect directly to any of the servers, to make them harder to find, everything bounces through proxy servers, which are also distributed.

These are probably not even actual servers but VMs and Cloud based machines.

On top of the proxies, there are numerous domains all pointing to TPB do if one gets killed or blocked, people can use another. Even if the domain records were obliterated from all DNS sources (DNS matches human readable domains to less friendly IPs) then its still possible to connect directly to the IP of TPB, which is considerably more difficult to block since IPs are the way computers connect to and identify each other across the web. TPB also likely bounces across several IP proxies before getting there, so blocking IPs would just be peeling layers off an onion that can easily grow more. You can block an IP but you can't really just shut it off.

The technical details are more complex but that's kind of the high level view.

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[–] Oknatora 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

TPB never left and has always been around. I know they got shut down awhile back but were already coming back up and waiting for some preparations.

It's impossible to stop them.

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[–] CaptSpify 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

On top of that: If there were somehow magically stopped, there's 10000 other torrent sites out there to choose from. This cat is already out of the bag. There's no way to stop it

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[–] RojoDiablo 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

No, the "real" one is back and has been for a while.

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[–] skidmark-steve 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Good for T-Mobile. I used to feel sorry for the entertainment industry. Then I grew up and I figured out how the world really works. I got stuck in a position where I legally paid for content, but I was not allowed to play it because of DRM. Now I go out of my way to avoid supporting the entertainment industry.

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[–] Tommstein 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Mah niggas . . . . I can understand not using T-Mobile if you live somewhere where their service sucks (so basically, you're a farmer), but for everyone else, I don't have the slightest idea why in the hell you would use any of the other major providers.

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[–] Mexi-kola 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

lol! they tried that in the netherlands. It Failed. HARD! Proxysites where popping up harder then on a teen whit a acne problem.

Here some fun stuf: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jan/29/pirate-bay-ban-lifted-in-netherlands-as-blocking-torrent-sites-ruled-ineffective

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[–] sozcaps 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I wonder how long before they get strongarmed and silenced.

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