Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Today, TK Learned:

. . . that rain means slower traffic.
  • Must-read piece on how East Asian Studies scholars in the U.S. attempted to silence Iris Chang, author of Rape of Nanking. [Sandcastle Empire]
  • File sharing is exactly like stealing. [The Atlantic]
  • Korean baseball teams hold spring camp in Arizona. [Arizona Daily Star]
  • Pvt. Danny Chen was forced by comrades to crawl 100 meters on gravel while being pelted with rocks, hours before he killed himself. [Daily Mail]
  • Hyundai Elantra is the 2012 North American Car of the Year [Yahoo]
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  1. Today, TK Learned:
    . . . Hyundai Elantra is the 2012 North American Car of the Year

    Geez, TK, if you'd read my blog more regularly, you'd have learned that a whole week ago.

    In all seriousness, though (and this is my main reason for bringing it up), I thought that story would have gained a lot more traction in the K-blogs. It went almost completely ignored.

  2. "File sharing is exactly like stealing. [The Atlantic]"

    That's wrong!
    By stealing an object, you're depriving the previous owner from that object without their permission. By downloading a file, you're not erasing it from the hosting computer, but on the contrary, you're multiplying the file, resulting in both the owner AND yourself in having the same file in custody. Looking that way it's not only not even close to stealing, but it's even the very opposite from stealing.

    Stealing an artwork would be signing another's work and selling it under your name and get all the fame instead of the original author.

    Copyright is the real thefth, not file sharing. It is stealing your money and your freedom of either express yourself publicly or to just enjoy a big variety of good stuff. As well as the chance for the new artists to show themselves off.

    I am an artist myself and I know how hard it is to make money out of art, but copyright and cencoreship are definitely not the way, not the solution. They make it even worse. They were not invented to protect the rights and work of the artists, but they were made up for the big companies to make even more money.

    Sign the petition against the notorious plans of the villains called SOPA and PIPA.


    1. I don't think you read the article before you made this comment.

    2. I seeeeeee....... Sorry, I reacted too fast. ^_^"
      난 비보..... *blushee*

  3. Thanks for linking to my newspaper! Look forward to Seoul in the spring.

  4. But why is traffic slowing in the rain so much more extreme in Seoul than anywhere else I've been?


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