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Blog Redirect. This blog is mostly defunct. Catch me @Facebook/Twitter.

This blog is essentially defunct as my Facebook and Twitter accounts took over for most of my random blogging.

https://www.facebook.com/NightWolve
https://twitter.com/NightWolve1975

So yeah, that’s where I frequently blog about whatever the hell subject that I want to, despite Far Left hack obsessed bigots like Psycho Kirsten “omgfailure” Miller, Psycho John Schizomaniak, “Erpy the Herpy” or whatever other creepy creepster that “keeps an eye on me” from time to time and selectively suggested that I somehow permanently locked myself into gaming-only subject matter on a website called “nick.serveblog.net” because I started my online presence with fan translation projects and never should’ve criticized their precious Obama, one of the worst presidents this country ever had…

We don’t like your right-wing views as Far Left hacks, stick to only caring/talking about videogames, not politics/the course of the country, rrawwwwr!!!” Interesting selective, red herring logic, eh ?

A significant reason I dropped the ole RIGG label and downgraded to “nick.serveblog.net” was precisely because I wanted to run a blog and talk about whatever the hell subject that I wanted to… I did get tempted back in choosing “ysutopia.net” but that was years later and I just added this sub site “blog.ysutopia.net” to still have a blog for off topic content. So there ya go, another “unsolicited” opinion/viewpoint of mine spammed right into your email inbox, err, my own web property/blog/site…

Gee, aren’t all of your views on your own web property “unsolicited ??” You gotta love the millions of selective arguments Far Left hack bigots can construct on-the-fly… That kind of argument stems from their bigoted, control freak, thought-policing nature in that they feel they own the Internet and we can’t have right-wingers very well running their mouths on it, can we ?? Heh. Think about what that “unsolicited” comment translates to given the context: it’s my own website, nick.serveblog.net, and I apparently was “supposed” to “solicit” approval first before criticizing Obama from bigots like this XSEED shill ‘erpy’, Kirsten “omgfailure” Miller, Psycho John Schizomaniak, etc. You get the bizarre notion behind said comment…

Anyway, so yeah, you can find me around FB/Twitter if you wish. This has been the reality for years, but thought I’d post a redirect in some way to make it overt as apparently I still get visitors to this blog.

https://twitter.com/NightWolve1975
https://www.facebook.com/NightWolve

Nicolas Fury


Court gives Pirate Bay ten days to scuttle connection to Netherlands.

http://www.engadget.com/2009/07/30/court-gives-pirate-bay-ten-days-to-scuttle-connection-to-netherl/

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I just love biting sarcasm and this little excerpt I ran into is great!

Poor Pirate Bay, all it ever wanted to do was thumb its nose at the music and movie industries, enable software piracy for people all over the world, play cat-and-mouse games with the Swedish authorities, and maybe make a little money along the way. Now, hot on the heels of a verdict that sees four of its founders headed to prison (that is, if they don’t win their appeals) three of the group have been ordered by a court in the Netherlands to block all traffic between the site and its country. If this doesn’t happen in the next ten days, each of the defendants faces a charge of €30,000 ($42,000) for each day they don’t comply. According to the AP, it’s “not clear how the court expected the site’s operators to block traffic to the site, or whether it can enforce its order if they decline,” but soon it looks like the Dutch just might have to learn to buy their Rave Or Die! Mix Series CDs at the Record Exchange like the rest of us. Good luck going legit, guys!

Back in April I made a little post about a Swedish court having brought down the hammer of justice on four Pirate Bay founders. A little butt-pirate darling was irritated by that post and said the following:

They will be found innocent upon appeal. The are no more guilty of a crime that the founders of EBay or Google. Simply hosting a site is not a crime, and a judge that understands more than ‘a series of tubes’ will get it. You, who parade around in your underware denouncing them as criminals, should have more care about what you call a crime. If you have an automobile you could be found guilty of ‘providing the possibility of a getaway’ by your own reasoning.

You gotta love the guy for trying to pawn off such disingenuous comparisons to a search engine (even an auction site) with a straight face… Heh-heh.

Well, so far, not so good for our beloved Butt-Pirate Bay and its founders. Awwwww. =(

Stay tuned.


“Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” Status: Terminated!

http://scifiwire.com/2009/05/fox-execs-explain-why-the.php

http://www.fox.com/blogs/terminator/
http://www.fox.com/blogs/terminator/2009/05/18/one-last-thing-from-josh-friedman/

http://www.bearmccreary.com/blog/?p=2001

http://tvbythenumbers.com/2009/02/22/terminator-the-sarah-connor-chronicles-wont-be-back-next-fall/13263

Dammit! I really had grown fond of this show so I’m purty depressed about it. Looks like another 2 season run like “Dark Angel,” another show I once liked that FOX axed… 🙁

Well, I did what I could by a) directing some hits to the finale, b) emailing WB’s Scott Rowe and AskFox and c) I also recently purchased the season one DVD set for $19.99 over at Walmart. Never really did any of that for a show, it just turned out that way. I don’t get to watch TV anymore, haven’t for many years, but recently I discovered hulu.com so I catch up with some long lost TV shows through that, as well as some new ones, time permitting…

Being a fan of the Terminator franchise, it was only natural for me to have some interest in checking out T:SCC. Definitely wanted to see how the movies would translate to a TV series and I, for one, was very pleased with the result. It’s a shame that it only lasted two seasons, with season one only consisting of 9 episodes…

Damn you FOX! Damn you!!


Overnight Global Celebrity “Susan Boyle” via “Britain’s Got Talent.”

When the UK audience got their first glimpse at Susan Boyle, they chuckled at her appearance and smirked when she spoke. But, when she began to sing, the audience at Britain’s Got Talent — and across the world, watched with mouths open in awe.

Watch the 47 year old church worker, turned overnight sensation shock you, just as she did the audience and judges, including Simon Cowell.

OK, this was quite the underdog story that caught my attention. There’ve actually been over 118 million cumulative hits on this video within the past two weeks… So what’s the big deal? Well, here walks out this 47 year old lady, a tad awkward, goofy, perfectly nice no doubt, but most likely was gonna make a fool of herself judging by her demeanor… or, so you thought… I too, just as the audience, was predicting/expecting failure and laughter to follow. She was all too easy to underestimate… But, who would’ve guessed she had quite a pair of lungs on her like that? Man, I haven’t seen something so interesting and captivating to watch like this in a long time. These talent shows are pretty awesome for moments like these, I gotta say!

Shock and awe: This church lady can sing
Frumpy 47-year-old stuns ‘Idol’ judge, catapults to sudden global celebrity

Will she be biggest YouTube hit ever?

Simon Cowell, the British-accented and sometimes condescending talent judge of television’s mega-hit program “American Idol,” is also one of the judges on “Britain’s Got Talent” who heard Boyle’s rendition of “I Dreamed a Dream.”

”I’m thrilled to bits for her,” Cowell told TV Guide. “That’s why I love making these shows. You can’t plan for it.”



Altered “I Dreamed a Dream” Lyrics

I dreamed a dream in time gone by
When hope was high and life worth living
I dreamed that love would never die
I dreamed that God would be forgiving

Then I was young and unafraid
When dreams were made and used and wasted
There was no ransom to be paid
No song unsung, no wine untasted

But the tigers come at night
With their voices soft as thunder
As they tear your hopes apart
As they turn your dreams to shame

And still I dream he’d come to me
That we would live our lives together
But there are dreams which cannot be
And there are storms we cannot weather

I had a dream my life would be
So different from this hell I’m living
So different now from what it seems
Now life has killed the dream I dreamed

Original (apparently) I Dreamed a Dream Lyrics


Simon: WTF?

Without a doubt, the absolute money shot is 2:00 minutes into the video where Simon’s eyebrows go up after Susan sings the first line, “I dreamed a dream in time gone by” making it abundantly clear she wasn’t going to be another trainwreck for the public’s amusement. Nope, quite the opposite in fact, much to everyone’s surprise…


Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles – Will it be back for season 3?

Well, the rumor on the street is that FOX has terminated TSCC, a TV series that I recently have come to enjoy… I really hope the pessimists come out wrong, but the truth is that the ratings haven’t been good, at least the ones that count: Nielsen. It’s apparently done well when it comes to online viewership with sites like hulu.com, which is where I watched all of season 2, but unfortunately, this doesn’t count much as far as the bottom line is concerned. While typing this up, however, I did find an article that offered up some kind of hope: a scoop claiming that Halcyon and Warner Brothers have been quietly shopping TSCC around since the consensus, pretty much, is that FOX will be wiping its hands clean of this show… Negotiations are supposedly taking place with the SciFi channel so the show may continue on there, assuming ANY of this is accurate…

Anyway, I put up a pretty cool fan trailer if you’re unfamiliar with the series and some links where you can watch the season 2 finale, or what likely might be more accurately referred to as the series finale. Season 2, Episode 21’s “Born to Run” finale was pretty damn good and I wanted to direct some hits either to FOX’s site or hulu.com just in case it helps avoid the cancellation many of the chattering classes believe is coming. We’ll know for sure on May 18 though, when FOX announces its Fall schedule… (C’mon FOX, don’t forget the new Terminator 4: Salvation movie starring Christian Bale is due out this summer! If that’s a blockbuster and likely will be, surely it’d help the ratings of this series next time around, no?)

[SPOILER WARNING]
In this final episode, we learned for sure whose side the advanced, liquid metal, shape-shifting T-1001 model was on (played by Shirley Manson, of the Scottish band ‘Garbage’)… Her true agenda, motives, etc. was kept slightly ambiguous throughout the series by way of the fact that, well, she killed a lot of humans, and in some cases, rather creatively… Bottom line, it was a hell of a finale with plenty of action, and it left open many questions and possibilities; it definitely wasn’t written to be a series finale, that’s for sure. Anyhow, I invite you to watch it, if you would; it can’t hurt the chances of the show being saved.

(Unfortunately, you only get to watch these streamed episodes if your IP is of US origin; you’ll be blocked otherwise.)

http://www.fox.com/terminator/
http://www.fox.com/fod/play.php?sh=tscc – Season 2 Finale: “Born to Run”

http://www.hulu.com/terminator-the-sarah-connor-chronicles
http://www.hulu.com/watch/67385/terminator-the-sarah-connor-chronicles-born-to-run#x-0,vepisode,1 – Season 2 Finale: “Born to Run”

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Summer Glau

This is the lovely Summer Glau of “Firefly” fame as well as the “Serenity” movie which was based on the same short-lived series. In TSCC, she plays a female terminator sent back to protect John Connor. Awwwww, isn’t she so cute there??

Four Pirate Bay founders sentenced to prison… Good riddens.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090417/ap_en_mo/eu_sweden_pirate_bay
http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=CNG.8aba50e95c349aa577eae5f144be1a15.321&show_article=1
http://www.reuters.com/article/technology-media-telco-SP/idUSLH12337620090417?feedType=RSS&feedName=technology-media-telco-SP&rpc=22&sp=true
http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/article6111777.ece

“STOCKHOLM – Four men linked to a popular file-sharing pirating site The Pirate Bay were convicted Friday of breaking Sweden’s copyright law by helping millions of users freely pirate music, movies and computer games on the Internet.

The Stockholm district court sentenced Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, Peter Sunde, Fredrik Neij and Carl Lundstrom to one year each in prison.

They were also ordered to pay damages of 30 million kronor ($3.6 million) to a series of entertainment companies, including Warner Bros, Sony Music Entertainment, EMI and Columbia Pictures.

The Pirate Bay provides a forum for its estimated 22 million users to download content through so-called torrent files. The site has become the entertainment industry’s enemy No. 1 after successful court actions against file-swapping sites such as Grokster and Kazaa.

Defense lawyers had argued the quartet should be acquitted because The Pirate Bay doesn’t host any copyright-protected material. Instead, it provides a forum for its users to download content through so-called torrent files. The technology allows users to transfer parts of a large file from several different users, increasing download speeds.

The court found the defendants guilty of helping users commit copyright violations “by providing a Web site with … sophisticated search functions, simple download and storage capabilities, and through the tracker linked to the Web site.”

The court hearings, which ended March 3, renewed debate about file-sharing in Sweden, where many defend the right to swap songs and movies freely on the Internet. Critics say that Swedish authorities caved in to pressure from the U.S. when they launched the crackdown on The Pirate Bay in 2006.

The Pirate Bay’s supporters set up a Web site dedicated to the trial, and the defendants sent updates from the court hearings through social network Twitter.

The defendants said before the verdict that they would appeal if they were found guilty.”

Awwwwwwwwww. The poor little darlings were convicted and are headed to jail (hey, come to think of it, I can think of another Swede in particular that ought share a jail cell with these boys, heh-heh. *ahem* AHOY ALOY *ahem*)… Tsk. Tsk. In addition, these Swedish warez butt-pirating degenerates will be “forced” to pay millions in cash… The worst possible punishment I would say since it runs contrary to everything that they believe in… Hehe. But then, how does the court expect these fine gentlemen to come up with that kind of cash? They ran a warez pirating outfit, duh, which essentially is a defacto war on selling/profit/capitalism; they don’t make money, they cost OTHER people money… It’s all about making commercial digital products FREE-FREE-FREE at somebody else’s expense for warez butt-pirating degenerates everywhere!!! There’s usually no profit in that equation; only loss, wealth destruction as far as the victims are concerned… Don’t tell me they were actually somehow profiting off of such an operation and that now they’ll have to surrender much, if not all, of the gains that they had made… Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww… It breaks my heart, I tells ya… How tragic..

I’m especially amused by the weasel defense that they tried to pawn off:  “You see, your honor, it’s like this, *we* only host torrent links and NOT the actual copyrighted material!!! Yeah, OK, technically those links help somebody pirate copyrighted material so we’re merely aiding’n’abetting in piracy, however, the choice to actually pirate is in the user’s hands!! Hahahhhaha, yeah, you see? We’re innocent, we never ONCE hosted copyrighted material on our servers!!! C’mon, you hypocrite, I bet you’ve downloaded an MP3 or two in your lifetime, and hell, who hasn’t!! Let us off the hook, dammit!!! Purty-please!! Hey, we’ll hook you up with LOTS of great software/games/music, whatever you want!!! hehehehehehehehehehheh” – Hey, degenerates, did you forget what you actually named your site, you know, “The Pirate Bay?” Not very helpful to your argument, I’m afraid…

Anyhow, it sure is nice to see that justice has been brought to bear against bastards like this… It hardly ever happens, and this sense of “you always get away with it, nobody will come after you” has created a brazen, arrogant, warez culture where you’ll see douche bags actually bragging about what they pirated today, like they’re cool and edgy for having fucked someone over (I’m sure you’ve seen some of those idiots around and know EXACTLY what I’m talking about…), so really, it’s about time victims of piracy smack some of these assholes back and stuff ’em in a jail cell where they belong… Hmmm, “butt-pirates” sent to jail and perhaps running into traditional butt-pirates, as in, bend over, you’re *my* biotch now?? I smell some irony here! Heh.

Try as I might, I have no sympathy for these four ass clowns. They’re asking for it… They’re cocky, proud, arrogant, unremorseful, without any regard/concern for the damages that they’ve done to their victims, etc.. They’re sociopaths in that way; they even consider themselves “heroes.” Yesssss, warez heroes, to be exact – I know one of those myself (e.g. GF_Alt). I’m quite familiar with the concept nowadays… One who enjoys/takes pleasure in plundering somebody else’s hard work on behalf of the freeloading, thankless, spoiled masses out there… Normally, warez heroes get away with their crimes, that is, normally these assholes elude justice… NORMALLY, but NOT today, not in the case of these four!!!! And that, ladies and gentlemen, is just PLAIN FUCKING AWESOME to see in my view… These four assholes, when hopefully their appeals fail, won’t be laughing that much longer despite the pretenses that they put up for their “fans” right now. Even if they win, all that trouble that they’ve been put through, the legal expenses that they’re having to bear, the burden overall, etc., they’re learning what it feels like being on the receiving end of their bullshit. Rot in jail you fucking assholes! ROT IN FUCKING JAIL!


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