TorrentReactor Buys Town, Gives It Free Internet

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[citation][nom]mulciberxp[/nom]next: 4chan buys small village in Nicaragua, names it Anonymous, creates giant goatse crop circle seen from space[/citation]
LOL
 

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With an average income of $42, do they even have computers anyway?

Also, the article says most of the $148,000 went to the 214 people living there. Even if it was only a tenth of the money was divided up, that's $70 a person - a year and a half of work.

 

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"all hail your benevolent BitTorrent God!"
"can't, just discovered porn"

seriously. who would have thought you could make this town less productive. enter, the power of the internet...
 

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Good for them. Those people sound like they need new management and an opportunity for change. Sad that it's a torrent site that will bring it. This is the kind of world we live it. Way to go Russia for helping out the little guy. lol
 

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[citation][nom]supertrek32[/nom]With an average income of $42, do they even have computers anyway?Also, the article says most of the $148,000 went to the 214 people living there. Even if it was only a tenth of the money was divided up, that's $70 a person - a year and a half of work.[/citation]

Uh.... you missed the 8 after 14 or you just suck that much at math. 148,000/214 = 691.5

Still not enough to replace all the PLEX cards lost in eve in that krestal hahahaha! Sorry I just find that hilarious.
 

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[citation][nom]eyemaster[/nom]The RIAA will come in and sweep the village clean for illegal file downloads... you'll see.[/citation]

They will be met by drunken AK-47-totting angry commies.
 

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[citation][nom]TommySch[/nom]They will be met by drunken AK-47-totting angry commies.[/citation]You don't have to be drunk to work here, but it helps.
 

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[citation][nom]Kami3k[/nom]Uh.... you missed the 8 after 14 or you just suck that much at math. 148,000/214 = 691.5 Still not enough to replace all the PLEX cards lost in eve in that krestal hahahaha! Sorry I just find that hilarious.[/citation]
"even if only 10% were split between the people"
Before suggesting people suck at maths, maybe you should check you're not just sucking at reading?
 
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The RIAA will come in and sweep the village clean for illegal file downloads... you'll see.

---> The RIAA will have to walk over Russian nuclear warhead and if they are still alive after that, they can do anything.
 

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While I am as cynical as the next guy, and do believe there is an ulterior motive to the actions of the torrent company I can not help but believe this will be of help to these poor villagers.

It is easy for us to mock here, but try imagining living off $42 a year for a moment, that's around 80 cents per week... You can't even begin to believe how hard that is, 80 cents to buy all the food you need for a week, no electric, no gas, water from a local stream or well, the only food you have coming from what you grow. Never buying clothes and all the luxuries we accept as normal (mobile phones, computers, internet, tv etc. etc) will never een be seen let alone had. We take out standard of living and laugh at those less fortunate than us.

Part of this deal was to improve the infrastructure for these villagers, better roads, farming equipment, no doubt there will be a better power grid put in place, their lives must be vastly improved over what they currently have, yet still fall way below what we take as normal

Good luck to the village, maybe they now have the most precious gift of all, something they surly lacked before... HOPE
 
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LOL, I live in Russia and I can assure you that it's a fake. TorrentReactor is well-known for such jokes round here. For instance, on April Fool's they sent condoms to RIAA memebers along with the note attached: "I wish you parents would have used it". So, yeah, don't take it seriously.
 
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