Saturday, March 12, 2005

An Aussie man faces extradition to the United States on internet piracy charges after an appeal was rejected in the Federal Court today.
  • Remember this is a guy who is accused of pirating millions of dollars, and here's my favorite line in the story. "Griffiths, who is unemployed and lives with his parents, was ordered to pay the costs of the extradition." Some fokkin' pirate. Sumbitch couldn't even afford a decent eyepatch.
  • I suppose the U.S. government will spend a few million dollars of the taxpayers' money to bring this hardened criminal to justice.
  • Frivolous or not, the case could set an important legal precedent, because he is an Australian citizen who stayed on Australian soli, and yet is being extradited for having broken U.S. laws. "If there is apparent novelty in this appeal it lies in the nature of the extradition offences the appellant is alleged to have committed and for which his surrender is sought by the United States of America when, at all relevant times, he was residing in Australia."


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Judge Gives Apple a Win in Trade Secrets Legal Dispute. "There are no legal protections for those who publish a company's trade secrets."


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You think Catwoman was bad with Halle Berry? What about Margaret Cho as Catwoman


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The Vegas mayor is making no apologies for telling a class of fourth-graders that drinking booze is one of his hobbies, along with "lighting up a Lucky" and "getting some ring-a-ding," or as you youngsters like to call it, "poon."


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Director Alexander Payne and wife Sandra Oh have gone from 'Sideways' to parting ways


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Whatever happened to ... Lindsay Wagner (The Bionic Woman)


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Finding Neverland, as reviewed by the greatest of all critics, Filthy.


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Iditarod - Photo Gallery. I think the Iditerod is cool, and I admire what they do. But I sure don't want to join them. This is another very cool pic. Pretty good job on their website. Lots of interesting stuff and complete current results.


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The Straight Dope: Could you jump off the Golden Gate Bridge and survive the fall? What is the highest altitude anyone has ever survived a fall from?


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Man takes out his penis at Willy Wash. Well, you have to admit the name was misleading.


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An un-gagged Jay Leno spit out an all-Jackson, all-the-time monologue on Friday night's Tonight Show.


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For those of you who REALLY gotta have more cowbell - Rad Monkey Electric Cowbells


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You Call That Art? ABC News showed people famous paintings, valuable moderns, and childrens works to groups of people. In general, people preferred the kids' stuff. Even artists rated some of the kids' works higher than the others.


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US pays out for looting Nazi gold


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50 Jacko fans have suspended their normal lives -- and in some instances traveled from as far away as Spain -- to settle temporarily in Santa Maria, California


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A new featurette and five clips from The Ring 2


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Kelsey Grammer Brings Sketch Show to Fox


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Flash parody of the new, extreme Bugs Bunny


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