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    I've been gaming since the days of Pong and still own a working Atari 2600. I tend to ramble on about retro games, whether they be board games, video games or PC games. Sometimes I digress. Decades after earning it, I'm finally putting the skills I learned while completing my history degree from the University of Victoria to good use. Or so I think. If you're into classic old school gaming, this blog is for you!

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The Anti-SOPA Internet Blackout

We’ve survived Hitler spoofs, lolcats, and youtube viral videos, but will a group of American lawmakers bring a totalitarian heel down upon the largest surviving bastion of intellectual freedom on Earth?  The two key words you need to know are SOPA (the Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act), of which much has been written.  Please take a moment in your busy schedule to read more on what the US Congress is up to, and why.

If you are a US citizen, let me say without exaggeration that it may be one of the most important bi-partisan issues of your lifetime.  Don’t let it happen!

In just a few short hours from the point I’ve typed these words, a unique and widespread Internet-based protest will shut down significant portions of the the Interwebs, rendering the sites themselves dark with links to information on the American attempt at limiting and regulating the mighty Al Gore.   These sites include the US Wikipedia sites and google’s homepage.  Needless to say, large websites do not take this kind of action lightly, and speaks volumes to the seriousness of the situation.

More information on this can be found here, http://sopacountdown.com or from any casual google search on the topic.

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