Wired gets viral for Neill Blomkamp

The latest digital issue of Wired Magazine (for the iPad) contained a link to a mysterious video that has the internet film community abuzz. The video is purportedly part of Neill Blomkamp’s (District  9) new project.

From the video we see two men discovering some sort of deformed, alien-like creature with a visible stamp on its body. The stamp is emblazoned with the text “18.12 AGM Heartland” and according to Slashfilm, is a “genetic engineering company that produces genetically engineered and altered organisms“.

Check out the weirdness below. Are we all viralled out? First Super 8, and now this… what the hell is that thing?

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Illegal filesharers to get internet axe?

NME is reporting that UK lawmakers are trying to pass new legislation that would enable a new “three strikes” policy to come into play for those who illegally download media from the internet. That would mean those who “strike out,” could effectively ‘be banned’ from internet usage via their ISP.

It’s just a UK-based initiative at the moment, but regardless of geography, it seems like a fruitless ploy in an unwinable war against filesharing. With the ease of internet connectivity these days, and the high number of options of access, denial via one portal surely won’t stop the hordes.

Update: Just as I post this and browse, I see that Wired as some interesting news on some of the latest filesharing sites that have quickly become a haven for free music. They talk about Tagoo … which of course, is based in Russia. Just makes it all the more difficult to track and stop. We also have Waffles, a popular site that has taken over the mantlepiece since the demise of fan favorite, OiNK.