The winner of The Top Candidates, a swedish television show aired on SVT, decides to donate his winnings to Pirate Bay.
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So, finally SVT payed up, and the money from Petter’s win at The Top Candidates has found it’s way home.
Obviously SVT didn’t like it that the winner decided to donate his money to two pretty controversial organizations.
One of them The Pirate Bay and, especially, the other “The Invicible Party”, which you’ve probably heard about in the news if you’re a swede.
So they decided to give the money to Petter himself instead, which also makes him have to pay taxes for it, leaving us with only $4 656 USD (35 000 SEK).
As we’ve written earlier, the money went to a new database and search server. We’re also trying to cut down on the advertisements.
Oh, by the way, SVT is Sweden’s public service tv station, so I guess this makes us the first state financed tracker. Pretty cool, huh?
Hm, this is strange. I was looking for a bittorrent client that flew a little lower (read: not blocked by system admin) and thought I had found a solution when I found a few reference to a built in torrent client in Opera, but almost all of the references on the opera site are dead, and searching for torrent or bittorrent on opera.com gives 0 hits.
The links to the 8.02 preview version of Opera that I came across in their forum is dead, and the blogosphere seem to be silent on the subject since july 2005.
Please drop a comment If you have any juice on this subject.
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What a sweet service! Movies in the public domain available as torrents. They, or he, rather, recently started putting up sweet weet mpeg4 for ipod (H.264). Alot of cool stuff, like old cartoons and kitchy martial arts movies. I’m being weird trying to keep all the content on my ipod legit (my old 20 gb version only contains legal music, my own stuff, unsigned bands, and loads of podcasts), and I want to do the same with my new 60 video Ipod, and this seem like a good source.
Please support it any way you can, they seem to be getting a tiny bit of buzz and increased server traffic (so seed a few why don’t ya)
I got it just a few days ago and have been to busy to look for good ipod compatible video content, but I’ll try to share a few of them through del.icio.us.
If you know of any other good ones, feel free to plug it in the comments.
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