Saturday, December 15, 2007

Theyz Gonna Stop Teh Internets! OH NOZ!

GLOBAL RESEARCH - Researchers funded by the federal government want to shut down the internet and start over, citing the fact that at the moment there are loopholes in the system whereby users cannot be tracked and traced all the time.

Time magazine has reported that several foundations and universities including Rutgers, Stanford, Princeton, Carnegie Mellon and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are pursuing individual projects, along with the Defense Department, in order to wipe out the current internet and replace it with a new network which will satisfy big business and government:
One challenge in any reconstruction, though, will be balancing the interests of various constituencies. The first time around, researchers were able to toil away in their labs quietly. Industry is playing a bigger role this time, and law enforcement is bound to make its needs for wiretapping known.
There's no evidence they are meddling yet, but once any research looks promising, "a number of people (will) want to be in the drawing room," said Jonathan Zittrain, a law professor affiliated with Oxford and Harvard universities. "They'll be wearing coats and ties and spilling out of the venue."


  1. The internet is not a mainframe system, therefore they cannot stop it, what a retarded thing to publish in a magazine.

  2. christopher mogni, so many better words to use. unless what they said was slowed down or mentally-handicapped, try saying "stupid," since that's what you meant, and since "retarded" isn't the right word in your context.

  3. Gee, I think you are right. I am so enlightened. Maybe I say stuff like that cause I am abused.

  4. you're not abused, you're ignorant. there's a difference.

  5. Hey anonymous liberal enlightened 16 year old, look at the second post:

    Quote: Just Kidding. Tool.

    Retarded comes from a latin root which means something is slow, which has also led into the connotation of idiotic. Therefore, retarded is not making an offensive remark towards retards. So shut the hell up, and just continue on with life.

  6. so, what they wrote in the magazine was slowed down/delayed? I still don't follow. no need to get upset, I just think there's a better word choice, is all. I haven't heard someone use "retarded" for it's real (read: not colloquial) meaning in ages, and I know you didn't use it in that sense, either.

    P.S. I know the root, thanks. I play music.

  7. Wow, I just explained Mr. Moron. Slow = Idiotic for it is Slow on the Mind, slow to catch onto. An Idiot is Slow to catch on. Therefore idiotic and retarded can be considered synonymous. Don't be a freektard about it.


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