The Pirate Bay crew aren’t kidding when they call TPB ‘the world’s most resilient BitTorrent tracker’. After several court cases, injunctions against ISPs, blockades of bandwidth suppliers and various other obstacles, The Pirate Bay still stands tall. Every one of you is now probably familiar with the story of TPB temporary shutting down to switch servers after their host CB3ROB was dragged to courts. Just like many expected, TPB did not stay down for long – the site came back online fully operational again within a matter of hours. That’s not all, TPB crew has had the time to send RIAA a hidden message embedded inside one of their blog posts about the downtime.
I’m sure by now everyone has seen the above LOLCATS image on TPB homepage. If you actually clicked on the image, you will be taken to their new blog post about the downtime. It reads something like this:
PLZ LEARN: TPB CANT BE SHUT DOWN
AS U MITE HAS READ OR NOTICD, PEEPS ONCE AGAIN R TRYIN 2 SHUT US DOWN. DIS WILL NOT SUCCED, LOL. OURS RLY NICE WEBHOST WUZ THREATEND WIF RLY HUGE FINE, SO WE DECIDD 2 MOOV TEH SIET SO DAT THEY DIDNT GOT INTO TROUBLE, LOL. TEH DECISHUN 2 MOOV WUZ TAKEN BY US, TEH PIRATE BAY, LOL.
TEH PIRATE BAY IZ AN UNSINKABLE SHIP. IT WILL SAIL TEH INTERWEBS 4 AS LONG AS WE WANTS IT 2. REMEMBR DAT, K THX.
TPB, ONLY IN IT 4 TEH LULZ SINCE 2003
The message is written in the strange internet language associated with LOLCATS (aka LOLSpeak) and is pretty straightforward. But did you notice that certain letters in the text are in bold? If you take only the bold letters and put them together, you get an entirely different message:
ASSCLOWNS OV TEH RIAA
Now that’s pretty awesome, isn't it?