Yuko
17 August 2012 @ 08:23 pm
So, I have a couple of questions for all of my friends. This does not matter if I have met you in real life or not. If you read this, please comment and answer honestly. This is an attempt to flesh out some ideas for potential fundraiser. For the one that you don't know, feel free to ask someone who might know.

1. What do the following five diseases mean to you? Can you give a personal experience or definition?

2. Cancer

3. Autism

4. Alzheimer's Disease

5. Down Syndrome

6. Batten's Disease/Batten's Syndrome
 
 
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Yuko
Originally posted by seraphim_grace at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
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Please repost this? I have never begged for one of my posts to be boosted. I am just so worried for my friends and want you to know.

According to this article, dated March 15, 2012:
http://www.digitaltrends.com/webnews/major-isps-turn-into-copyright-police-by-july-says-riaa/

"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

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Yuko
15 September 2010 @ 11:51 am

What is the nicest thing you've ever done for a stranger? What is the nicest thing a stranger has ever done for you?

First question listed was submitted by yaknan. (Follow-up questions, if any, may have been added by LiveJournal.)

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The nicest thing I have ever done for a stranger...when I transferred to my current university, my friend and I thought it would be a good idea to go grocery shopping using our local bus system rather than one of our cars. What we didn't figure on is that on a Sunday the route which went by my dorm took a 4 hour break in the afternoon. It would have been fine for me, since I didn't have much.
However, when I got there, there were two international students who had a lot more stuff than I did. We would have had to wait at least two hours, and our dorm was over a mile away. So I asked them politely to watch my things and tromped up the hill to grab my car. When I got back, one girl was so happy that she started thanking me in Mandarin. (Which I don't speak.) I drove us all back to our dorm, and even though they had far more stuff than I did, they helped me carry it all to my room.

The nicest thing a stranger has ever done for me...when I was fourteen, I was cocky and stupid and ended up giving myself a severe sprain. The pain was bad enough that I was drifting in and out of consciousness. While my friend raced to get my parents, a lady (not an EMT) sat with me and talked, making sure I hadn't hit my head, etc. I have no idea what she said or who she was, but she made sure that I was okay, even though she had no clue who I was. Thanks, mysterious lady.
 
 
Yuko
15 September 2007 @ 12:27 pm
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