March 19th, 2012

Zoicite☆For all I carry are murdered

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So after four years of working at Walmart, I finally got a job somewhere else. It's been getting stressful and despite everything and my co-workers who are massively supportive and awesome (save for that sprig of drama that surfaced.. which I really just don't want to go into). The backroom is never done, everything piles up.. day shift does jackshit and expects myself and Jeff (that is when he shows up to work) to do everything.

I applied a few weeks ago to ZapposFC in Shepardsville KY, and I actually got the job. Free Medical Insurance, Free Dental, Free Food, 40 percent discount at online store and a slew of other benefits that I'd be crazy to pass up. Yes, I'm starting off with lower pay -but- I think that long term it will be worth it as Zappos actually -hires- people to work and isn't afraid to do so.

So I put in my two week notice and come April 1st, I will no longer be a Walmart associate. Somehow, I've just been nothing but relieved. I will miss certain people, but I won't miss the job and the way that Management thinks, no ASSUMES, that we can do it all.
Zoicite☆For all I carry are murdered

All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012

Originally posted by trex_in_boots at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Originally posted by gandolforf at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Originally posted by zelda_zee at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Originally posted by mickeym at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Originally posted by nrrrdy_grrrl at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Originally posted by mangacat201

All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Seriously. WHAT THE FLYING FUCK WORLD.

"File-sharers, beware: By July 12, major US Internet service providers (ISPs) will voluntarily begin serving as copyright police for the entertainment industry, according to Cary Sherman, chief executive of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The so-called “six-strikes” plan is said to be one of the most effective anti-piracy efforts ever established in the US."

The article goes on to give details. After six notices, internet providers will decide to throttle a person's internet speed, or cut it off altogether. I don't know if they will crack down on torrents only, or if it is up to the internet provider. I get the sense it is up to the internet provider. So some people could get away with downloading non torrents, while others might get their internet service cut off. I urge you to click it and read, as we all know people who download.

No more downloading eps of your favorite shows for vidding, gifs, or fanfiction art. No more downloading screencaps possibly. I'm so sorry my friends. I don't even know if BT Guard will work to protect you, but I would google it if I were you. It is a professional service that supposedly can protect you from the invasive eyes of your internet provider.

Just, my friends, please make each other aware. Please be aware of the date JULY 12TH. Mark your calendar and double check with your internet provider by then. If you start receiving notices of downloaded activity, this is why. And your internet service could be throttled or cut off.

Fox News confirms this:
http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/03/17/us-isps-become-copyright-cops-starting-july-12/

Youtube video explaining this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5OG0R-yS-c



ETA: Petition for RIAA and the Obama Administration: Stop ISPs from launching a massive copyright spying scheme this July 12th