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Thursday, July 31st, 2008
7:24 am
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Monday, June 16th, 2008
12:51 am
Wednesday, February 6th, 2008
4:56 pm
Tales From The Afternow - More works
I was pointed to an audio continuation, a fanfic, of TFTA by plasmonicgrid.

He found it in this thread over on the forums, which also happens to mention some written fiction.

Anyway, the audio file is located here:


Current Mood: working
Monday, December 24th, 2007
12:29 pm
Merry coldest time of the year
Looks like we get an Xmas gift. The RantMedia forums are back up.

Monday, December 3rd, 2007
3:02 pm
Patrolling Season 2 Episode 10
GET IT HERE alternate download: HERE
Cimm reports he intends to have episode 11, the final episode of season 2, ready for christmas.  Season 3 is "a definite maybe".
Friday, November 30th, 2007
8:44 pm
Patrolling, Series 2 Episode 9
Umm, aparently it's been out for nearly a month and a half?

I don't remember seeing it advertised in SK's journal like episode 8 was. Just wandered back through and still can't.

Well, it is.



Downloading direct from the mirror, which will hopefully fool the torrent program when I restart it and give a full version available to torrent. I'll leave things on overnight if it works. Should know in about 3.5 hours.
Sunday, November 11th, 2007
2:38 am
Magickfor the Masses
In case anyone remembers this show. A while back when compiling the old show list for the Become The Media wiki, I found out the MftM archive had long since gone offline. But I still had the files I'd downloaded!
So, I salvaged the html download listings via archive.org, and just got around to dropping them into my webspace where Zefie's going to copy them from to archive them at BTM. Since they're not available anywhere else online anymore.

The old site states at the bottom of the download pages: Trademarks and copyrights arefigments of your imagination. Everything on this site is in the public domain.
So, there shouldn't be any issue doing this.

The uploaded files also contain the followup 3-episode show "Opium" and it's download page html as well. All files are in 128k quality (except Episode 8, which is 24k, and was never available at 128 in the origional archive), and if someone has the 24k copies, we'd like to be complete with it.

Go here if you wanna grab any of it: http://www.sci-fi-fox.com/offsitelinked/MftM/

And if anyone has copies of other shows no longer online, please drop me or Zefie a line so we can keep their memory/archives alive!

EDIT: Correction: Episode 3 of Opium is missing! We'd love to have it if anyone does still!
Tuesday, October 9th, 2007
12:59 am
Jammie Thomas
Well, I got a reply back from her attorney. She is going to appeal, and a website has indeed been set up to handle any domations to help her legal costs.

Having tried the case and thereby set the stage for an appea lthat, if successful, has the potential to stop the RIAA’s harvesting machine dead in its tracks, a legal defense fund has been created, and we need your help. All funds will be deposited in a client trust account at the offices of Jammie’s counsel.

The website is legit, as stated in an embedded video by Ms Thomas. Payments can be made through paypal or sent by post to the law firm representing her, which can be checksum'd through any number of news stories.

The website is http://www.freejammie.com/

I feel odd that's she's asking for help, as I contacted to see if there was a way to do just that. I'm always hesitant to give financial help when people ask for it, but here I was going to anyway, and asking for help in a situation like this is perhaps the last recourse she has.

Even if it's just $1, I hope you'll all throw something into the pot. This is the first public battle between alledged file-sharers that have until now all settled out of court for fear of the american recording industry. I'm not even in america and I'm afraid of them and the power they hold over the music industry worldwide.
The first battle is decisive, and we need to rally behind this. We cannot afford to let her loose this. For her sake and for ours.

Needless to say, please spread this meme-style, far and wide.

Current Mood: £10 poorer, but £10 better off
Sunday, October 7th, 2007
4:20 pm
The first RIAA infringement case actually goes to court, results in loss
Cost of pirating 24 music tracks = $222,000
That's just shy of $10,000 per track, or $148,000 per hour.

For the curious, the tracks were:

  • Guns N Roses "Welcome to the Jungle"; "November Rain"
  • Vanessa Williams "Save the Best for Last"
  • Janet Jackson "Let's What Awhile"
  • Gloria Estefan "Here We Are"; "Coming Out of the Heart"; "Rhythm is Gonna Get You"
  • Goo Goo Dolls "Iris"
  • Journey "Faithfully"; "Don't Stop Believing"
  • Sara McLachlan "Possession";  "Building a Mystery"
  • Aerosmith "Cryin'"
  • Linkin Park "One Step Closer"
  • Def Leppard "Pour Some Sugar on Me"
  • Reba McEntire "One Honest Heart"
  • Bryan Adams "Somebody"
  • No Doubt "Bathwater"; "Hella Good"; "Different People"
  • Sheryl Crow "Run Baby Run"
  • Richard Marx "Now and Forever"
  • Destiny's Child "Bills, Bills, Bills"
  • Green Day "Basket Case"

Those are the 24 files of the origional 1700 the RIAA found 32 year old single mother of two, Jammie Thomas, was supposedly sharing via Kazza. It could have been worse. The instruction form given to the jury when they asked what the minimum amount they could persue her for came back with the statement that they could get her for up to $150,000 of damages per track. The form ommited the minimum of $750 per violation. The most she could have seen was a for some $3.6million, and a minimum of $18k. But without knowing what the minimum was, it looks like the jury went for an imagined "middle-ground" sum.

That sum is still 5 times her entire yearly salery. I don't think there's anyone reading this that doesn't know what it's like living from paycheque to paycheque. Now imagine if suddenly a quarter of that is going to be taken from you for the rest of your life until you pay back the equivelent of a home of your own.

"Our message is: we don't want to litigate - don't leave yourself exposed to litigation," he added.

What a good idea.

Ideology. The difference between lip service and an actual belief, a lifestyle, is when following that lifestyle isn't something you can casually do but requires you to inconvenience yourself. Dedication to an ideal.
I don't shop at Asda, because I disagree with Wal Mart who now own it. The food is cheaper, and I could save money by shopping there. But I inconvenience myself by not doing so because I beleive it is the right thing to do.
I have a lot of music on this computer. Fortunatly neatly divided between my backed up music CDs and the music I have otherwise aquired, and have up until now been slowly working my way through, buying CDs as and when I can afford it. Because albeit overpriced, it's still illegal to pirate.
I have 779 files in my mixed music folder. Some of them are freely available remixes, public domain works and the like, so this will require some sorting.

I'm deleting them all. And from here on, I'm not buying any more music unless it's directly from the artist. Fuck the recording industry.

I'm also going to try and find out some sort of contact information for Jammie Thomas and send her some money.

I've just sent an email to her attorney on the matter.Collapse )

If the reply has some method by which to send funds, I hope you'll all join me in spreading it as far and wide as the internet will allow.
Thursday, September 20th, 2007
12:33 am
Forums again
Due to extremely high load from this domain, I was forced to take it temporarily offline. I will be replacing this server with a new quadcore shortly,and upgrading this site to the newest and coolest version of Drupal (with a new nice forum).I apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause. Replacement of the server and re-installation should happen during the week of the 23rd of September.

Well, I'll have my fingers crossed it goes ahead on schedule, as previous plans to replace the forums haven't. But hope springs eternal, right?

I don't know much about Drupal, I'll admit, but since http://community.rantmedia.ca/ is the only domain that this has aparently affected, it means they're going to be switching to a quad-cpu server.. for a single forum? It does make drupal sound rather resource-hungry.

Last I heard they were supposed to be switching over to SMF, weren't they?
Sunday, September 16th, 2007
2:42 pm
Can you help? Old Rant info needed..
The forums are of course up to their former fact-paced (two minutes to post one reply) speed, with the bot disposed of.

From the last thread on here before that, it sounded like mostly we had the more old-school rant fans on here? And being a journal group, the ones who like typing a lot.

So, a fellow Rant-Fan Altimit/Zefie has created a new website. It's a wiki and forum. The wiki is aimed at being an independant media portal, where you will eventually be able to find it all catalogued and cross-referenced in one place. The forum is an add-on at my request for discussing wiki matters, but maybe eventually for creators to discuss and brew up new ideas.

Anyway, I've spent the last three days dumping stuff into it, creating templates, guide documents and stub articles. Some are more detailed than others. And yes, Zefie made me a sysop for my efforts. Sweet.

I started by making up an article for RantMedia, and from there have created stub articles for every show I can see they've ever run.

A lot of these shows are before my time though, and some don't even have a cache of associated sites stored in Archive.org. So they're a bit of a mystery.

If you know anything about these old shows, I'd be greatful if you could take a peek at the syndicated shows list in the rantmedia article, and see if there's anything you can add about them.
Also, if anyone has archives of these shows that are no longer available on the net, Become the Media has a mirroring/hosting side, so we can get an archive back online again for them.

I'm taking a break for real world stuff, then I'll be back to add in info about the few non-rant shows and production groups/orgs I know about, but feel free to beat me to it.

Become The Media Welcome page
Sunday, August 19th, 2007
11:38 am
Another Week... another spam bot in the RR forums
Just an FYI... last week it was adrienne39, this week it;s brianbaker.

Bookmark any topic you care about cause they're falling off the active list fast again.


edit: woo... looks like cimm's taken care of it.
Wednesday, August 15th, 2007
9:41 pm
The Talk Stream: Smurf porn??
Okay, so I haven't listened to the streams in a little while. I mostly tend to while here in my workshop, and the PC's been inoperable for a while. Now it's running again, I figured I'd re-christen it by logging onto the talk stream and listening to some random SK or other alternative show.
What I was not expecting was to tune in and hear a girl (with an admitadly lovely voice) reading highly explicit Smurf porn.

The show info just has "Soccergirl - SGINC 108", which is aparently a podcast (Soccergirl Inc. Aparently this is her link.) running when the schedule says it's supposed to be the Cup O' Joe show. How long's the schedule been out of whack, and how long's RR been playing audio-book porn? Twisted audio-book porn at that.

I'm never gonna be able to look at Papa Smurf again.
Monday, August 13th, 2007
1:21 am
Who's afraid of the big 30-tonne armour-plated bad wolf?
Normally I'm one for efficiency in vehicles.. but holy fuck.


On a seperate note, throwing up the "become the media", here's some fresh footage taken at Climate Camp, where they're protesting a proposed 3rd runway at Heathrow. Via the (usually rather unprofessional, but occasionly very informative) indymedia.org.uk RSS feed.
While it's a quick cut, it's interesting to see the police's every move being logged. More info on the current situ at the Camp, here:

As long as a 3rd runway will drasticly increase profits for BAA though, a tent village is not going to stop that happening. The media flux is interesting to observe though.
Sunday, August 12th, 2007
6:43 pm
Steam community group
I just posted this in the forums, and I might as well post it here.


You need to join the Steam community beta to take advantage of this.
Thursday, August 9th, 2007
10:59 pm
With that Adrienne39 spammer bot running wild on the Rant forums and noone banning it, every post is now a most active topic. It's impossible to see wether posts have had any replys unless you bookmark any thread you're interested in. It's been going on for over a week now with no sign of any admin stepping it. It seems a lot like it's been abandoned. Maybe it's just delayed action because of Defcon.
I've made my feelings known about the Drupal forum switch before. More secure than the old BB system, but it's a hell of a lot harder to use. I don't know if anyone else can recall how much the posting and discussion fell the momment the switch occured.
I see a post on the forum right now saying someone's thinking about leaving and not coming back because of the spam. We need an alternate communication area, at very least as a backup until the forums are usable again.

So, this community may have not been touched for nearly a year, but it looks like all the members still have active accounts. Or at least none of them are dead. Time to put a call out and test those connections, as well as pull in any new ones we can.

Whose's live out there and remembers they joined this group? Who'se in touch with other community members outside of those forums? What're you all up to these days? And what's bugging you right now in life, news and the world?

PS: Weird. That bot's thrown up my very first post to the origional RR forum. Tue, 2004-05-18 09:21. Over 3 years. Funky.
Tuesday, September 19th, 2006
12:43 pm
Sooo... I got tagged to do Promotions for RustyCon.

As I can be obsessive-compulsive about getting shit done, I'll probably shirk most social duties, unless they come to me.

Also, I'll be introduding Dread Effect on the 27th, with my crazy Warlock-type (cause Destruction spec pwns) voice stylings.


In other news:

How evil are you?

Current Mood: bouncy
Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006
11:57 am
Here's a link to a YouTube video that will be of interest if you have an opinion on Movie Piracy and/or filesharing...


It's a debate between the CEO of the MPAA, Dan Glickman, and the Co-Founder of the Electronic Frontiers Foundation, John Perry Barlow on so-called movie piracy.
Sunday, July 23rd, 2006
11:06 pm
It's Been Awhile...
TemplarKnight here. It'a been awhile, but I;ve been sick and working nights. Add into that a blown up power suppky and major RealLife issues, it hasn't been fun.

But back now with new journal.
Thursday, March 16th, 2006
2:43 am
My own version of the wog cut :)

Current Mood: accomplished
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