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isoHunt Down / Demonoid Up

13-Apr-08 12:33 am EDT Leave a comment Go to comments

Well it looks like isoHunt is down again.  I don’t check this site often since the colony of pompous brats that run the file-sharing service decided to ban me from it because I asked a question of a site admin in an IRC channel knowing neither that he was some "31337" admin or that such an act could result in a diatribe of insults, harassment and a very abrupt ban from the site forums.  But my reaction to said adolescence at the time included a prediction that the site wouldn’t last with such attitudes driving its management and, at least for the moment, that appears to have come to pass: isoHunt displays some lame message about being down because too many people are hitting their refresh buttons on their browsers at the same time.  God only knows how long that message has been there, but I’ll bet it’s been more than a day or two.

LOL!  Losers!  Did you ever hear of "scalability"?  Well, guess that’s what you get for having a bunch of 14-year-olds running the bloody thing.  And if that doesn’t finish ’em off, then the eventual lawsuits probably will.  Although in principle such lawsuits are a travesty of justice, it will be more than amusing than unfortunate if it’s technical incompetence that stops the lawsuits from moving ahead.  After all, why sue a bunch of kids that can’t even keep their web server alive?  CIRA won’t feel very threatened by that!

In other news, Demonoid is back up and available to Canadians again!  The site had been down thanks to the shenanigans of RIAA in the U.S.  It was hosted in Canada for a while, but CIRA got on their case so they shut their doors to Canadian IPs.  That being not quite good enough for CIRA who pressed ahead with legal action anyway (on what grounds we can only speculate) they bailed on Canada and moved somewhere else just before New Year’s.  Here’s hoping the next ISP is more accommodating.

For the moment, file sharing is alive and well!  May long this gravy train last.

So say we all!

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