Like many, Slashdot was the first and last site I read every day for the longest time and i just wanted to add to the chorus of Thank You's for creating one of the greatest geek communities on this here internets. Thank You Sir, Thank You
Although isoHunt.com operated outside the United States, the servers hosting the site were physically within the US, apparently providing adequate legal grounds for the shutdown. The site administrators had been trading legal barbs with the MPAA for two years before the ISP's lawyers took matters into their own hands. Presently, the site's temporary front page is being hosted by a Canadian ISP, pending recovery of their servers in the U.S."Lawyers from our primary ISP decided to pull our plug without any advance notice, as of 14:45 PST. No doubt related to our lawsuit brought by the MPAA, but we don't have more information at this time until people responsible comes to work tomorrow. We will be back in operation once we sort out this mess with our current ISP, or we get new hardware ready at our new ISP."
"Alright, so far so good... That does not mean that this is a release which I consider feature complete. We do however consider this version to be vastly better than any previous Flash Player for Linux. Since customers were starting to ask for a final version we decided to feature freeze what we have. So two months ago we moved the Flash Player 9 for Linux code into a separate code branch for stabilization.
In a consumer society there are inevitably two kinds of slaves: the prisoners of addiction and the prisoners of envy.