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[–] Caboose_Calloway 0 points 36 points (+36|-0) ago 

It was a thankless job he was doing.

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[–] cynoclast 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

*Volunteering for. He wasn't getting paid for it.

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

So who was making money on the Russian Bride ads?

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[–] Xer0 1 point 1 point (+2|-1) ago 

Uhh you dont think he got a dime for all those porn ads?

Those guys made fat bank and you're naive if you think they were doing this as some sort of hobby.

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

YIFY is already back (was back the same day in fact).

If Torrents ever go away, IRC and DCC file sends will still be around.

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[–] toats 1 point 16 points (+17|-1) ago 

Torrents will just move to the darknet. Legislators can try to outlaw software, but new ideas and new projects are everywhere, just waiting to take down the established projects. There are several distributed file sharing projects already published that are not bittorrent, but until people have a reason to switch...

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[–] luckyguy 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

USENET. Faster, more private. More vpn and tor friendly (tor isn't torrent friendly and vpn is bitch to set up with torrent). Everything is ssl'd and no need to broadcast your intentions to as many ips as possible (with your ip.. who the fuck came up with that protocol).

Oh, but I have to pay.... Well if you aren't a complete moron you'd be seedboxing or vpning or torguarding which takes money so... You actually could go vpn free with usenet and probably be alright if you aren't doing anything insane. Also legally you don't get in trouble for distributing copyrighted material because you aren't. Also if you want to share something you don't have to leave your ip open sharing the entire time so it's better for creators and leachers.

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

I used Usenet for awhile but went back to torrents when all my downloads ended up incomplete. I'm thinking there was a period where they were dishing out DMCA take-downs left and right. Is that still the case, or has it gotten better?

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[–] FriedFood100 12 points 12 points (+24|-12) ago 

Well, I have given up the idea that we can win this fight for the internet.

How pathetic. This fight is long from over, in fact it won't be over as long as "the internet" exists.

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[–] jeegte12 1 point 35 points (+36|-1) ago 

I don't think it's pathetic. Just because you're not a heroic fighter doesn't mean you're a loser. He's probably exhausted. I can't imagine fighting the establishment year after year.

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[–] ucantdothatontv 0 points 32 points (+32|-0) ago 

Shit I remember following their battle circa 2007..... here we are nearly a decade later. This man is far from pathetic. Respect.

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[–] FriedFood100 7 points 4 points (+11|-7) ago 

You know it's fine to be exhausted, but to fall into absolute defeatism is pathetic, especially to make that public and discourage others. Freedom is not binary on/off, there are degrees, so the fight doesn't end.

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[–] pitenius 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago 

I've heard it rumored that VICE is disinformation. Maybe this is the perspective the establishment would prefer you took?

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[–] FriedFood100 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

I've heard it rumored that VICE is disinformation.

Maybe. They just seem all over the place to me. I find them interesting but amateurish.

Maybe this is the perspective the establishment would prefer you took?

This perspective only makes me more against an Orwellian society, but it very well maybe intended for the masses to dishearten them.

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

This was my first thought on that comment as well. "Go home everyone, the 'captain' of the Pirate Bay says it's time to call it quits."

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

they are run by the 'newCIA' or neoCIA basically the old CIA with all the coke heads and decent guys missing, replaced with fat yes men. same dudes that attacked this site. they hate decentralization, think about this:

think about the electromagnetic spectrum, now think about little independent self powered devices connecting as a mesh.

that's how 'dead' the internet is, however Mr 'im sad about the world and a communist' did have one thing right there will probably be a few people missing.

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

Even if true, he's been doing this for a long time. It's a thankless task, and he's been living in the constant shadow of legal action and illegal persecution. People get tired, people get disillusioned, people can't fight forever.

Get out there, start up FriedFoodTorrents or something, and keep it running as the premier torrent site ,for TWELVE YEARS. Get arrested multiple times, get your place trashed by police multiple times, spend huge amounts of money doing it. Then come back to me and tell me whether you still think it's 'pathetic' to want out.

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[–] bleatingnonsense ago 

He did make the distinction between the fight and the war.

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[–] Troll 1 point 12 points (+13|-1) ago 

Here's archive.

https://archive.is/6jOiM

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[–] ninjai 1 point 11 points (+12|-1) ago 

Funny, I was having these thoughts a few days ago. We're so fucked and so many people don't realize it. We're tracked and tested pretty well 24/7 if you have any technology at all that can connect to the internet. You're fucked. Good knows where I am, how long I stay at certain stores, how much time I browse certain sites and they're not the only ones. Then microsoft freemiums windows and records all your keystrokea and sends them back to big brother. Then there's NSA and facebook level. Facebook's "like" buttons profile you. Those damn buttons are everywhere. Don't have a FB account? Too bad. They track you anyways. Information about your computer is freely available to websites and they can surprisingly narrow you down quite a bit based on your hardware, OS , browser if choice, etc.

The internet used to be a sanctuary of freedom. Now it's a spyware network for the corporations.

Ever see continuum or read 1984? Downvote all you want but that's going to be the fucking future at this rate.

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

It already is that way, it's just not visible to the typical user. Worse actually... They can't go after us all though, that's why they concentrate on those at the top showing us the way out, and those who dare show us the truth. When we all finally decide enough is enough together, then we have a fighting chance.

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[–] 3dk 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Although the internet lacks privacy for unknowing users, you can take it back with the appropriate tools. Linux instead of microsoft. Tutanota or proton mail, instead of gmail. Startpage, instead of Google. Firefox (with privacy badger extension to disable tracking) instead of chrome. On your phone, cyanogenmod, instead of default android or iOS. Signal messenger, instead of whatsapp.

For every product average users tend to choose, there is almost always an alternative that offers more privacy. It just takes a little effort to make the switch.

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[–] ninjai ago  (edited ago)

You can't take it back. Not that easily. As soon as you jack in you're fucked. I took computer forensics, and I've been reading all the awesome NSA snowden leaks and other wikileaks stuff. We're so screwed right now it's not even funny.

Google knows where I am all the time. Based on that, they know where I live and work. Facebook knows my browsing habits and I don't even have facebook. All these other corporations collect so much information when enough of it is put together you can find out so much about someone.

The government can get all this information whenever they want, so the government knows all this about you to.

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[–] supercoolvoatuser 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

we have already lost

Apparently he doesn't know about i2p...

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[–] unixfreak 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

The reality is, it's a game of cat and mouse. Nothing changes. An open internet cannot exist, if you just have to keep jumping ship from the oppressors that wish to close everything down.

In terms of establishing an open internet, there is no footprint. We're just sort of hovering above the ground waiting to be blown away in the next huff of wind that steams from a CEO's nostril.

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[–] PM_ME_YOUR_BOOBS2 3 points 8 points (+11|-3) ago 

It's sad and it's probably true we have lost the open internet, and some think that's a good thing, I'm not sure why they think that but I'll choose to keep fighting even if it's a losing battle hopefully my kids will remember what the open internet was when they get grow up and maybe it'll inspire their generation to right the wrongs ours is causing with our apathy and ignorance.

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[–] doctorshady [S] 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

The upside to that is the sooner we all recognize that, the sooner we can all put our heads together and work on something that can't fall to commercialism or centralization. If nothing else, we have some very valuable things to learn from this whole experience.

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[–] BASH_SCRIPTS_FOR_YOU 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

IPFS, meshnet, freenet, etc

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

... as long as there's a WAP running WEP, you have an open internet.

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[–] PM_ME_YOUR_BOOBS2 ago 

I suppose thats partly true.

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

This sucks, but sometimes the truth must be told.

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