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Yukle

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About Yukle

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    Aurelian, Restorer of the World, and Progenitor of 2018 Champs
  • Birthday 07/31/1989

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    Basking in Croatia's 2018 glory
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    Imagining, learning, wondering, sharing and loving.

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  1. Yukle

    Small, unworthy things: part whatever

    That's pretty funny! That class was 16-17 year olds. So about what you'd expect.
  2. Yukle

    R,I.P. Thread

    This is bittersweet. Her lifespan was a bit longer than what she could have expected in the wild. And I am always still so torn as to whether we should keep such beings in such small captive places. Yet she lived a life she enjoyed, making friends with the staff and with her pet cat. Koko proved to the world the human arrogance of assuming we were the only ones smart enough to truly have language, the only ones who ask questions, the only ones who feel compassion and have emotions. Once gorillas would have numbered in the hundreds of thousands, and the other great Apes probably in the millions. Now, they're left clinging to edges of the habitats we haven't destroyed.
  3. Yukle

    Last One Wins

    Thanks! Putting end to the discussion in the most succinct way I could think of.
  4. Yukle

    Small, unworthy things: part whatever

    OMG! A student did the funniest thing! I had to pretend to be cross, but I was trying so hard not to laugh! He commandeered his friend's computer for a while and changed the auto-correct settings in Word so that every time he wrote the word "gatsby" it was replaced with, "ya mum." So he kept going, "What the HELL?! My computer is buggered, what is going on?" And he tried changing it to "Jay" the character's first name, and it would say, "ya sister" "I think I've got a virus! What's going on, how come I've got a virus?!" And his mate just sat there with a concerned look on his face. He only gave the game away when he asked stuff like, "Why have you said my mum is selling bootleg alcohol?"
  5. Yukle

    Last One Wins

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  6. Yukle

    Mistakes/Contradictions in the books?

    It's probably just GRRM pictures her with long hair all of the time and it's hard to break that image in your mind's eye.
  7. Yukle

    Introductions

    We're looking forward to having you all! BTW, you've picked a funny time; much of the userbase aren't using their regular names due to the World Cup. Normalcy will return soon.
  8. Yukle

    Last One Wins

    This one.
  9. Yukle

    What's the Avatar Above You Thinking #14 (Finally)

    Be sun smart. Wear a hat bra.
  10. Australia has fair use, but it also just passed a law mandating that all phone OS developers make a backdoor into their software and provide the means to access it to the federal government. They haven't agreed to, thank goodness, but it shows that laws are written by people with absolutely no understanding of how the Internet should work.
  11. Yukle

    What's the Avatar Above You Thinking #14 (Finally)

    The national flag and national flower of... somewhere. Who cares? CROATIA WILL WIN!
  12. Yukle

    Last One Wins

    Haha! Was this intended for the avatar thread? Either way, it made me lulz.
  13. That's not quite how VPNs work. They simulate authentic access onto a network different to the one you are on. But they're a software tool, not a hardware tool. ISPs could restrict VPN access if they wanted to. They generally choose not to as this would be detrimental to business users. But there's nothing stopping them saying that all VPNs are blocked unless you pay additional fees. Or nothing stopping them saying all access to particular sites is blocked unless you pay extra fees, or that you can only use copyrighted content from their chosen catalogue and nothing more.
  14. Yukle

    Last One Wins

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  15. This is consistent with copyright tightening around the world. Disney are the worst offenders in this case. If the copyright laws they now advocate for (death plus 70 years) existed when they began making films, about half of their fairy tales would still have been in copyright. Even now, their ownership of Star Wars and Marvel shows that money allows you to use copyright to make money from content you never created and stop anyone else from using it at all. It's also disturbing that I can't find anything in this law that says you must profit to contravene the laws. For instance, memes are normally exempt from copyright because you aren't making any money from it. Similarly, fan-fiction isn't usually pursued as it's hard to sue someone for lost income if they didn't charge anything. It's a legal grey area - and this law might be cleaning it up to the detriment of most for the benefit of the loaded.
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