21 Days of Dreamwidth21. What's your favorite thing about Dreamwidth?
The community. :) (I mean, the features are great, don't get me wrong! But the people...)
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An extremely interesting study of piracy, defined as large-scale unauthorized reproduction both for profit and via free downloads, around the world. The authors conclude that piracy is largely a problem of a globalized Euro-American entertainment/industrial complex that has successfully generated demand for its products but unsuccessfully served that demand at prices people in other countries can pay, largely from refusal to price copies so they’d take roughly the same amount of purchasing power in poor nations. One example: converting prices as a percentage of per capita income, a Dark Knight DVD sold in India would cost $663 in the US; A Beautiful Mind would cost $421.
Why is it that of all possible human topics, the one that conservative religious people of different faiths agree on is strict gender roles?
Silence = Death. If fictional people are silenced by their authors, then fuck yeah, we're marching right the fuck in and giving them voices.
did Katrina change NOLA totally, or is it still basically the same city? What major changes have there been / took place because of Katrina?