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The Pirate Bay has admitted that its claim to have relocated its servers to North Korea was a hoax, and then had a pop at those who believed the file-sharing site the first time around. TPB surprised many when it claimed in a statement released earlier this week that it had been granted “virtual asylum” in the secretive Asian …


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  1. Stephen 2

    TPB April fools

    They nearly always do them in March instead of April. They did the exact same hoax before.

  2. tkioz

    “As a diplomat, he was a great basketball player.”

    I hadn't seen that quote, which is a pity because it's one of the best quips I've heard in years, pity it was most likely written by a speech writer or PR flak... where oh where have all the Churchill style off the cuff remarks gone?

    1. Matt 21

      While I agree that we are lacking in off the cuff remarks I think this guy was paraphrasing someone else..... I just wish I could remember who....... that's the problem with age!

    2. Psyx
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      "“As a diplomat, he was a great basketball player.”

      Wow: Back-handed buuuurrrnnn.

      It might have been a compliment if it had been the other way around!

      1. Steven Roper
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        "Wow: Back-handed buuuurrrnnn."

        As Wanda from Corner Gas would say: "Scorch - Pow!"

  3. jai



    New South Wales For Work?

    1. GitMeMyShootinIrons

      Re: wtf?

      New Solution: Windows For Workgroups

  4. ACx

    The only people stupid enough to fall for it were the great journaltards here.

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    No, no, the hoax is a hoax

    That's what they want you to think.

    1. Ole Juul

      Re: No, no, the hoax is a hoax

      If the hoax was a hoax, then it wouldn't be believable .... oh wait ...

      1. Anonymous Coward

        Re: No, no, the hoax is a hoax

        "Yo Dawg. I'm creating a hoax about my hoax being created as a hoax so my hoax about he hoax being a hoax...."

        1. Anonymous Coward 15

          Re: No, no, the hoax is a hoax


          1. Shades

            Re: No, no, the hoax is a hoax

            We need to go deeper.

        2. Steven Roper
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          Re: Yo Dawg

          "Yo Dawg... I heard u like jokes about jokes so I put a hoax in ur hoax so u can prank while u prank!"

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    1. Eenymeeny
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      Re: "file-sharing site"

      Not just the file-sharing. Pretty much anything like actual work, in fact.

  7. b166er

    MAFIAA is the perfect acronym, isn't it?

  8. Desidero
    Paris Hilton

    If John McAfee didn't write it, I'm not believing it.

    Paris, because... we'll always have Paris. Now shop til u drop, bitchez.

  9. Eenymeeny

    "it appears The Reg was right to be sceptical of its claims."

    Even better would have been a short article, thus:

    "We were going to help TPB with their latest publicity stunt.

    But we decided we have better things to do."

  10. ecofeco Silver badge

    Derp Derp Derp

    Too funny.

  11. Ross K Silver badge

    2008 called,,,

    ,,,,and wants its torrent search engine back,

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: 2008 called,,,

      Sure... if you prefer rapidshare-like shit-sites with their time-wasting crap, lack of decent search, links to files on them being dead three hours after posting, and restrictive download limits. Torrents+VPNs are where it's at now. If you think torrents are dated or irrelevant these days, you aren't looking very hard.

      1. Ross K Silver badge

        Re: 2008 called,,,

        Dear Anonymous, keep taking your medication.

        I don't recall suggesting Rapidshare as an alternative.

        There are plenty of torrent sites out there which aren't clogged with clueless noobs such as your good self.

  12. Daniel B.


    Now I get to tell all those pro-DPRK suckers on Twitter "you've been trolled!".

    No really. The same guys who praise Stalin were praising North Korea as a shining star in internet freedom. I wonder what they'll say today...

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