eDonkey's Death Confused With A Move To New Jersey

from the we-can-understand dept

After the RIAA decided to pretend that the Supreme Court said stuff it didn't really say and nastygram a bunch of file sharing services, it did appear like quite a few of the bigger name ones were at least trying to go RIAA-legit in some manner. Then, yesterday came a bunch of reports that two of the more popular file sharing offerings, WinMX and eDonkey, had shut down completely. Apparently, that news came as a surprise to eDonkey. As pointed out by GMSV, Thomas Mennecke was able to do what the Reuters reporter apparently failed to do, and asked the folks at eDonkey what was up. The result? eDonkey is alive and well in New Jersey. The confusion? Reuters thought they were located in a New York office they haven't used in about a year. Of course, some might claim that leaving New York for New Jersey is a fate worse than death...

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  • identicon
    Jersey Man, 22 Sep 2005 @ 12:26pm

    Jersey fate worse than death???

    Get a life and stop smelling the NYC exhaust fumes. Jersey is now the richest state in the US.

    It must be really bad there that folks don't want to move there.....

    Get a life, FU

    Love,
    Jersey Man

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      Mark, 22 Sep 2005 @ 1:18pm

      Re: Jersey fate worse than death???

      How nice -- a post defending the reputation of New Jersey, written as if in parody of what everyone assumes profane, low-class, uneducated New Jersey-ites would sound like. Bravo.

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      DGK12, 22 Sep 2005 @ 1:38pm

      Re: Jersey fate worse than death???

      I would like to point out that for Real Gross State Product (RGSP) New Jersey in 2004 was ranked #40 out of 50 states where New York was ranked #9 meaning it has that much more value to the United States than Mr. Jersey as it means to business. This may explain the authors comment.

      If there is further doubt. The average value of property owned in New Jersey is $4,113.40 where New York is $4,305.07.

      Face it, New York is the serious location for business. Persons assuming to throw facts around should not be so rude and bold with the faked knowledge he throws around.

      Study and get your facts straight

      Sources:
      http://www.wnjpin.net/
      http://aghistory.ucdavis.edu/

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        IanT, 22 Sep 2005 @ 8:53pm

        Re: Jersey fate worse than death???

        Here's an amazing thought: Maybe the author of the article was just making a mild joke, and everyone taking it seriously needs to get a life and stop having aneurisms over what somebody they don't know said on the internet.

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          fuzzmanmatt, 22 Sep 2005 @ 10:13pm

          Re: Jersey fate worse than death???

          Wait... you mean, employ sanity? NO WAY! This is the internet man, that kinda thing just doesn't happen! :p

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      Anonymous of Course, 23 Sep 2005 @ 7:13am

      Re: Jersey fate worse than death???

      The irony is so thick you could cut it with a knife. Imagine navigating around the pot holes on the trash strewn streets of Elizabeth City. Or dodging derelicts between the burnt out buildings in that ghetto named Newark- with "Garden State" registration plates on your car.
      -
      That said, parts of western New Jersy are very nice.

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    Anonymous Coward, 22 Sep 2005 @ 1:07pm

    No Subject Given

    That reminds me, did Reuters ever corrected their bad story on Wikipedia?

    In this case, the Reuters article reported that they can't reach their NY office and an "executive with a Boston number" wasn't immediately avaiable to comment. Article also mentioned that they couldn't reach WinMX and BearShare.

    The Reuters headline on their website morphed that into "P2P music sites closing doors in legal fallout".

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    spam, 23 Sep 2005 @ 10:47am

    but..but..

    New Jersey has White Castle. I was there a few months ago, and it was pretty darn good. ;)

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    Anonymous Coward, 25 Sep 2005 @ 1:01am

    low profiles and gift horses

    Maybe it would be nice if the RIAA believed they had shut down all the P2p Services? Perhaps that is a solid stratgey, we all know they can't figure out how to log on? Perhaps the news folks are doing us all a favor

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