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In light of all of the recent SOPA talk here, I thought this might be of interest [26 Jan 2012|08:59pm]
Originally posted by kidkai at In light of all of the recent SOPA talk here, I thought this might be of interest

ACTA in a Nutshell –

What is ACTA?  ACTA is the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. A new intellectual property enforcement treaty being negotiated by the United States, the European Community, Switzerland, and Japan, with Australia, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Mexico, Jordan, Morocco, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, and Canada recently announcing that they will join in as well.

Why should you care about ACTA? Initial reports indicate that the treaty will have a very broad scope and will involve new tools targeting “Internet distribution and information technology.”

What is the goal of ACTA? Reportedly the goal is to create new legal standards of intellectual property enforcement, as well as increased international cooperation, an example of which would be an increase in information sharing between signatory countries’ law enforcement agencies.

Essential ACTA Resources

  • Read more about ACTA here: ACTA Fact Sheet
  • Read the authentic version of the ACTA text as of 15 April 2011, as finalized by participating countries here: ACTA Finalized Text
  • Follow the history of the treaty’s formation here: ACTA history
  • Read letters from U.S. Senator Ron Wyden wherein he challenges the constitutionality of ACTA: Letter 1 | Letter 2 | Read the Administration’s Response to Wyden’s First Letter here: Response
  • Watch a short informative video on ACTA: ACTA Video
  • Watch a lulzy video on ACTA: Lulzy Video

Say NO to ACTA. It is essential to spread awareness and get the word out on ACTA.

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Link to Petition (ty to killzmeded)

Also, please remove my name from the top of the auto-generated post script if you repost this. I didn't know it did that.</div>
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Journal Dead, Blog Alive [02 Sep 2010|11:36pm]
[ mood | tired ]

My livejournal is pretty much dead and I just use my account for commenting. Visit my blog for the goodies: edufracked.wordpress.com
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BART in California [01 Aug 2009|04:34am]
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I'm on a roll? [05 Jun 2008|11:27pm]
1-16    Fashion Photography
17-23  A Fine Frenzy
24-32  Wall-E
33-38  Next Top Model (Ksenia-Russia, Anya-America, Alyce-Australia)


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This Has Been Overdue [23 May 2008|01:29pm]
01-14 Coldplay Viva La Vida Apple Commercial
15-25 Fashion Icons, Paris/Milan Fashion Week
26-30 America's Next Top Model Cycle Nine, Jenah and Chantal
31-33 Christina Ricci
34-41 The Office, Text Icons (Fun Run), Powerpoint, Rainn Wilson
46-51 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, Kurkova
52-55 Keira Knightley
56-57 Stock Icons
58 Dita Von Teese


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Tutorial Megalist [25 Apr 2008|03:28pm]
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LIMS Round Two [24 Feb 2008|12:50pm]
[ mood | dirty ]

For anyone who loves fashion photography and icontests.  You should definitely join!!
LIMS Round Two At:  




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Nowadays [28 Dec 2007|06:11pm]
[ mood | sick ]

 Instructions: Answer the question by putting your iPod/mp3 player on "shuffle" and skipping to the next one for each question. No skipping around or trying to find one that fits.

If someone says 'is that ok?' you say:
My Own Worst Enemy by Lit              
lol kinda, so maybe I get myself into a lot of trouble...

What would best describe your personality?
Thought You Were Special by Garage                            
That kinda depresses me, geesh, I AM SPECIAL DAMNIT!  Not to mention I have my own opinion on everything lol

What do you like in a guy or girl?
Gatekeeper by Feist
Doesn't really say anything about what I want in a person...summer romance freezes in winter?  Never had it...

How do you feel today?
Open Heart Surgery by The Bravery
Awwz so cute!  Yes, I want to tell my boy how much I love him RIGHT NOW!

What is your life's purpose?
Out Tonight from RENT
Well I want to have fun in life...but not how Mimi wants to

What is your motto?
Three Evils (Embodied in Love and Shadow) by Coheed and Cambria
(never even listened to it btw) I'll fire on then...die? hellz naw

What do your friends think of you?
Joker and the Thief by Wolfmother
Gosh that sounds bad...well I steal sometimes...and I'm funny...?

What do you think of often?
Honey Honey by Feist
Ohh I think about my Eddie all the time :) But my babe always come back (doesn't go out to sea and never come back o.O)

What do you think of your best friend?
What are you Waiting For? by Gwen Stefani
Sometimes I wonder why she's stuck in one place but hen again so am I

What do you think of the person you like?
L.O.V.E by Ashlee Simpson
Awwz that's cute.  We're best friends AND in love :)

What is your life story?
Headlights look like Diamonds by The Arcade Firye
I always want to know how things are going to end

What do you want to be when you grow up?
Crush on You by Mandy Moore
That makes no sense...

What do you think when you see the person you like?
Grace by Kate Havnevik
Nothing comes easily but come what may at the end of the day I want his embrace; true that!

What do your parents think of you?
Nobody Told Me by John Lennon
They think that they got in over their heads? lol I have shit days...

How will you feel at your funeral? (DEAD, DUH)
Orange County by Stefy
Der...no...that's doesn't make sense AT ALL

What will they play at your wedding?
Cutt Off by Kasabian
Lol that'd be so weird to be played at a wedding...unless everyone was high lol

What is your hobby or interest?
So Long by ABBA

What is your biggest fear?
Stay With You by the Goo Goo Dolls
Yeah, I'm afraid of people NOT staying with me...

What is your biggest secret?
We Need a War by Fischerspooner
Maybe I start fights so people think I'm a badass? nawww

What do you think of your friends?
Better Off Alone by DJ Jurgen and Alice Deejay
LOL, that sends a nice message

What song will you repost as the title of this meme?
Nowadays/Hot Honey Rag from Chicago

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Wanna tutorial? [04 Aug 2007|09:19pm]
(If any) What tutorial(s) do you want to see?

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[29 May 2007|04:24pm]

Icons from Season Three of Grey's Anatomy
(3x01, 3x11, 3x16, 3x22, 3x24)

HereCollapse )

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Wah-wah-wee-wah [23 Mar 2007|12:31pm]
[ mood | dirty ]

Holy crap, from a completely straight perspective, Keira Knightley looks friggin' hot in the trailer for the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie.  She is definitely on my "girl crush" list...well she already was but now she's pretty much numero uno.

FIY at the world's end is apparently a very cold looking China with Chow Yun Fat.

Check it out at the official site for the movie
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Hear ye, hear ye [14 Jan 2007|02:32pm]
[ mood | bored ]

I'm taking 15 requests now, I'll make what you want!
comment with:
  • a nice sized picture
  • any placement or style that you want (if any)
The icons will be done a week or less (guaranteed) from the request date
Look at my past posts for my "work."
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I'm just too white and nerdy [30 Oct 2006|03:56pm]
[ mood | sick ]

Michelle Tratchenberg, Scarlett Johannson, Random Models, America's Next Top Model, Tyra Banks
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Kiss me goodbye [20 Aug 2006|03:22pm]
[ mood | bitchy ]

       I am so sick of every goddamn person and their mother making tutorials.  Some of them take 20 steps to make the same thing sharpening the damn image would've done!  If you haven't been using photoshop for at least 6 months or are precocious or some shit like that DON'T WRITE TUTORIALS!  Has anyone heard of a color wheel?  It tells you what colors look fugly when put together!  Now I'm not saying that my icons are "amazing" or whatnot but I'm not going to go make a tutorial on how I made the threadless icons. 
       There's my tutorial, ain't it grand.  I don't want to be rude and post a reply to someone that says "hey your icon looks like shit, I don't want to make something that looks like that."  At the same time I am so sick of my friends page being littered with tutorials by people who just got the hang of photoshop or are little 12 year olds making sparkley text and bitmap shit.  UGH!

       Plus, am I the only one who hates tutorials that are just text? Or the ones that say it should look like this
Grr, yeah I know the sound is way too calm for my rant. O_o
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Resources Post [18 Jun 2006|01:53pm]
[ mood | dirty ]

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More Icons! [18 Apr 2006|01:19pm]
[ mood | bored ]

Random/quotes, Shirts from threadless, Veronica Mars
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The first *real* icons [24 Feb 2006|11:46am]
[ mood | je suis Smelly Melly ]

So I've posted my icons before but after a month I end up deleting the entry 'cuz I hate the icons so much...hopefully this will be different...

[1-11] Harry Potter
[12-16] Random
[17-27] Couture/Make-up
[28-37] Random Models
[38-39] Gemma Ward
[40-43] Paris Hilton
Total: 46

Morning always comes too soon...Collapse )

01 02 03looks like kill bill-ish eh?
04 05 06
07 08 09
10 11 12
13 14 15
16 17 18
19 20 21
22 23 24
25 26 27
28 29 30
31 32 33
34 35 36
37 38 39
40 41 42


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[27 Jan 2006|11:09am]
[ mood | bored ]

     Two things to update about: First off, have you seen the Dolce and Gabanna  Spring 2006 collection?  Oh my goodness it is amazing!  I wish I could get some of that stuff.  I was gonna give y'all the link but it seems to not be up on vogue.com yet which is odd.  AHA!  I found it.  I'm in love with the pink, black, and white LACE! <3  I have also found a newfound fondness for Tatiana O.  Isabeli Fontana is becoming a favorite too.  I tend to like the models with the fuller faces.  What about y'all?  Go look! 

     Christian Lacroix's collection disappointed me though.  The fabrics were more ugly than couture or pretty.  There were only a few things that I liked compared to the many that I either laughed/cried at.  I'm also beginning to dislike Lily Cole too.  Her head is too small for her body or something...maybe 'cuz I haven't seen her smile a whole lot. 

     Also, Why is it that I'm seeing orange Hermès dresses everywhere?  I've seen the same one 3 times and now there's another one in Vogue.  They're everywhere!

     Last but not least for all you photoshop dorks like me out there.  If you have an IPod go to the Podcasts sections of Itunes and look for PhotoshopTV, it's free and offers tips on lots of different stuff.

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