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Sorry, we have detected that you are outside of the United States.

April 21st, 2009 13 comments

I searched for a song today via google just to realize that “I’m no US inhabitant”, which makes me even unable to play just a god damn song preview.

Since when is the Internet localized? Isn’t it’s purpose to connect people all over the world? But instead of following this concept, some famous websites (for example YouTube) have to limit their contents (due to licensing agreements). This is bullshit. I can understand some companies not wanting everyone to watch their series but why do they upload them in the first place? Any US Inhabitant can simply rip and upload to any other website. Or non-US-Inhabitants use a proxy server.

So this localization does and has never worked. All it provides is making people angry. Especially if they need to click through different pages just to find out “they are not allowed” to watch what they wanted.

Here is an example: First, it needs flash enabled to work. Then it needs your popupblocker to be turned off just to tell you “sorry dude, your not from the US, so fuck you”.

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Obama Wins

November 5th, 2008 2 comments
Combo Breaker

Combo Breaker

At least that’s what I think now. He won the important states so McCain is gone.

I’m not American (I’m German), so it’s not that important for me who will be the next president of the United States, but it was an amazing political war. Especially the way how the election works sounds strange and much to complicated for me.

I also found a funny picture in the Internet I really want to share with you

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