Female Chinese worker: “I want them to know me, we put a lot of effort into this product and when they use it, please use it with care.”Read More
It’s almost like nothing ever happened…
Remember how the MegaUpload shutdown was supposed to make artists rich and give everyone a pony and a Rolls Royce? Well, it didn’t do either of those things. In fact, it didn’t do anything. Immediately after MegaUpload’s demise, other websites picked up the slack and things continued as they always had.
To illustrate this, here’s an Alexa traffic graph for some of the largest filesharing sites for the past three months:
And to make things even worse for the RIAA/MPAA, anyone can download a 90MB file containing all the torrents listed on The Pirate Bay and gain access to any of them even if the site disappears tomorrow.
So, um… good luck trying to kill piracy, guys.Read More
The Telegraph writes that Florence Green, the world’s last World War I veteran, has died.
Mrs Green passed away in her sleep at a care home in Norfolk just two weeks before her 111th birthday.
The great-grandmother signed up to the Women’s Royal Air Force (WRAF) 93 years ago in September 1918, when she was aged just 17.
She was the last surviving person to have served in WWI following the death of British-born sailor Claude Choules in Australia last year.
Her death may seem like a somewhat sad, sentimental event because it marks the end of an era, but someday, if we’re smart and lucky, the last veteran will die.