Jonathan Coulton’s Site “Hacked” on Youtube

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Some leet hacker dude posted a youtube video showing how to download, for free, the videos for sale on Jonathan Coulton’s site. Which are Creative Commons licensed, and therefore free to redistribute. Which are available from several other sources, free, directly from Jonathan Coulton, for free, though on this particular site he asks you for a buck to download them.

So this guy found a “clever” way to “steal” something Coulton has given away for free in several places anyway.

Favorite line from Coulton:

Nice “hacking,” though in my day we used to call that a “browser plugin.”

Dripping Venom on the Comics Page

The Comics Curmudgeon… I don’t know why I started reading it, but I can’t stop. Take the vicious bad attitude that gossip bloggers reserve for Paris Hilton, Britney Spears, and Tom Cruise, and apply it to Mark Trail, Mary Worth, and the Family Circus. That’s the Curmudgeon. The Curmudgeon pays way, way too much attention to every turn of phrase and nuance of third-rate art in the strips, and everything he sees disturbs, disgusts, or appalls him. And he lets his readers know. I’m hooked.

Conspiracy Theory a la Wonkette?

George W. Bush: We Hate To Bring Up the Nazis, But They Fled To South America, Too:

Here’s a fun question for Tony Snow: Why might the president and his family need a 98.840-acre ranch in Paraguay protected by a semi-secret U.S. military base manned by American troops who have been exempted from war-crimes prosecution by the Paraguyan government?

The Rev. Moon, close compatriot of the senior (Señor?) President Bush, is involved, too.

Just a little bit weird.