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7. Re: Megaupload Seizures Jan 23, 2012, 18:35 Dagnamit
 
It would take about that much to be the top ranked player in the world, and I'm surprised it isn't more like 10 to 12 hours a day.

Back when I first started playing WoW, I was flabergasted with myself with how much I played the game when I checked my playtime on my first character. I had spent 15% of all the time in a 6 month period logged in. That's really quite typical for an MMO player.
 
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6. Re: Megaupload Seizures Jan 23, 2012, 17:57 Halo
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 23, 2012, 17:24:
Also, Kim Dotcom had 145,000 kills in MW3?
I average somewhere around 125 kills per hour in that game. Let's assume Kim Dotcom was able to do double that (which I doubt, he did it all in Free For All. Figure a standard FFA game is 6 minutes including set up, loading, etc [this is a lowball estimate], and you can do 10 per hour. FFA games are to 15 kills so you can get 150 kills per hour. But we'll just assume he was twice as efficient at killing as I am.)

250 kills per hour. 580 hours to get 145,000. 24 days.

MW3 was released on Nov 24 in Aus, but we'll assume he got his mitts on it on Nov 8 with the rest of the world. That's what, 75 days ago?
Did he really put a third of his time, including sleep, into MW3? Between 7 and 8 hours a day?

So what your saying is that this is probably a conspiracy. They shut down the site arrested anybody who knew him and are proceeding to train him in the likes of the film The Last Star Fighter,
he's the perfect super soldier!
 
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5. Re: Megaupload Seizures Jan 23, 2012, 17:24 Beamer
 
Also, Kim Dotcom had 145,000 kills in MW3?
I average somewhere around 125 kills per hour in that game. Let's assume Kim Dotcom was able to do double that (which I doubt, he did it all in Free For All. Figure a standard FFA game is 6 minutes including set up, loading, etc [this is a lowball estimate], and you can do 10 per hour. FFA games are to 15 kills so you can get 150 kills per hour. But we'll just assume he was twice as efficient at killing as I am.)

250 kills per hour. 580 hours to get 145,000. 24 days.

MW3 was released on Nov 24 in Aus, but we'll assume he got his mitts on it on Nov 8 with the rest of the world. That's what, 75 days ago?
Did he really put a third of his time, including sleep, into MW3? Between 7 and 8 hours a day?
 
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4. Re: Megaupload Seizures Jan 23, 2012, 17:16 Beamer
 
And yes, I understand how wrong this can be. Seizing a website, shutting down an entire corporation, is a huge thing that can't be done lightly. Just like accusing a man of child pornography and seizing every electronic storage device he has can't be done lightly. In both cases you destroy something.

So yes, this power can be used very, very wrongly. But in this case it was not. The Feds did their homework. MegaUpload was a corporation very blatantly, flagrantly and proudly existing solely to transmit pirated materials.
 
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3. Re: Megaupload Seizures Jan 23, 2012, 17:12 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 23, 2012, 16:42:
I'm not a lawyer, but I don't see how the seizure of property and shutting down of the site don't violate the US Constitution's fifth amendment:

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

Emphasis mine. Maybe someone can explain?


Let's say there's a car shop down the street from you that is suspected of being a chop shop. The police monitor it for a year and routinely see it breaking down stolen cars and very rarely see it doing legitimate work. Or say it's a massage parlor forcing employees to be indentured servants paying off their debt with prostitution.
Does it make sense for them to shut down the business when they arrest the owner?

That's exactly what they did here.
 
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2. Re: Megaupload Seizures Jan 23, 2012, 17:05 Halo
 
The possessions and website are all tied to the crimes they allegedly committed. They wouldn't leave a guns, drugs, and drug money at the scene of a drug deal gone bad would they?  
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1. Megaupload Seizures Jan 23, 2012, 16:42 jdreyer
 
I'm not a lawyer, but I don't see how the seizure of property and shutting down of the site don't violate the US Constitution's fifth amendment:

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

Emphasis mine. Maybe someone can explain?
 
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