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Monday January 6th, 2014
Kim Dotcom: The Man Behind Megaupload posted 01/06/2014, 6:04 AM (VICE)
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In October 2013, VICE News was invited to visit the infamous tech mogul and creator of Megaupload, Kim Dotcom, at his palatial property in New Zealand. Even though Kim is under house arrest--since he's at the center of history's largest copyright case--he's still able to visit a recording studio in Auckland. So check out this brand new documentary we made at Kim's mega-mansion and in the
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How The Pirate Bay Plans to Beat Censorship For Good posted 01/06/2014, 5:56 AM (TorrentFreak)
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The Pirate Bay’s PirateBrowser just hit 2.5 million downloads but the notorious torrent site has much bigger plans in store for the new year. The team behind the site is developing a new tool that doesn’t rely on domain names or server farms. Instead, users will serve as the P2P hosts of the sites, with the system running its own alternative DNS. Today, the Pirate Bay team shares some more details on the technology.... (more)

71 new papers reported in 2013 demonstrating the Sun controls climate, not man-made CO2 posted 01/06/2014, 5:56 AM (The Hockey Schtick)
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Club du Soleil has compiled a listing of new papers published during 2013 demonstrating that the Sun controls climate, not man-made CO2.... (more)

Saturday January 4th, 2014

Antarctic rescue ship now stuck in ice posted 01/04/2014, 3:22 AM (The Telegraph)
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A ship which was used to rescue by helicopter 52 people from a trapped Antarctic ship has now found itself in need of rescue – after it got stuck in heavy ice.

Having not moved for several days while preparing to airlift the passengers, the Chinese-owned Snow Dragon is now wedged in ice.

The ship was used as a launch pad to pick up the passengers on Thursday, after they had spent nine days stranded. Their ship, the Akademik Shokalskiy, became wedged in ice on Chris
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Once again, no mention this was a global warming expedition.

Antarctic ice shelf melt 'lowest EVER recorded, global warming is NOT eroding it' posted 01/04/2014, 3:22 AM (The Register)
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Scientists at the British Antarctic Survey say that the melting of the Pine Island Glacier ice shelf in Antarctica has suddenly slowed right down in the last few years, confirming earlier research which suggested that the shelf's melt does not result from human-driven global warming.... (more)

Friday January 3rd, 2014

Frozen Out: 98% of Stories Ignore That Ice-bound Ship Was On Global Warming Mission posted 01/03/2014, 5:04 AM (NewsBusters)
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A group of climate change scientists were rescued by helicopter Jan. 2, after being stranded in the ice since Christmas morning. But the majority of the broadcast networks’ reports about the ice-locked climate researchers never mentioned climate change.

The Russian ship, Akademic Shokalskiy, was stranded in the ice while on a climate change research expedition, yet nearly 98 percent of network news reports about the stranded researchers failed to mention their mission at all. For
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Tuesday December 31st, 2013

Global warming scientists forced to admit defeat... because of too much ice: Stranded Antarctic ship's crew will be rescued by helicopter posted 12/31/2013, 1:50 AM (The Daily Mail)
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They went in search evidence of the world’s melting ice caps, but instead a team of climate scientists have been forced to abandon their mission … because the Antarctic ice is thicker than usual at this time of year.

The scientists have been stuck aboard the stricken MV Akademik Schokalskiy since Christmas Day, with repeated sea rescue attempts being abandoned as icebreaking ships failed to reach them.

Now that effort has been ditched, with experts admitting the ice
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Pirate Bay Uploads Surge 50% in a Year, Despite Anti-Piracy Efforts posted 12/31/2013, 1:50 AM (TorrentFreak)
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Over the past year copyright holders have worked hard to stop The Pirate Bay from operating, but without success. Despite several domain changes and ISP blockades in various countries the resilient torrent site keeps on growing. This growth is reflected in the number of uploaded torrents, which increased by 50% over the past year. The Pirate Bay now lists over 2.8 million files, with video being the most shared content.... (more)

Monday December 23rd, 2013

Global Sea Ice Area Closing In On Record High posted 12/23/2013, 5:40 AM (Real Science)
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Global sea ice area is second highest on record for the date after 1988, and closing in the #1 spot. Antarctic ice is melting very slowly this summer, due to record cold Antarctic temperatures.... (more)

Friday December 20th, 2013

ISP Told to Take Down ‘Pirate Site’ or Face Money Laundering Issues posted 12/20/2013, 8:21 AM (TorrentFreak)
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A complaint sent to a major webhost by the Federation Against Copyright Theft has threatened to take the issue of ISP liability to a whole new level. LeaseWeb, a company with around 50,000 servers, was warned that if it did not take down a streaming video site it could be considered an accomplice to money laundering offenses. The company’s senior counsel informs TorrentFreak that these “strong arm” tactics only make FACT’s other claims look suspicious.... (more)

Most Important Torrent Site in Years to Take the Internet By Storm posted 12/20/2013, 8:21 AM ( TorrentFreak)
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A brand new entrant to the torrent site market is set to take the Internet by storm. A P2P veteran, fresh from defeating the major recording labels in a 13 million euro lawsuit, has obtained 1.6 million euros from the Spanish Government to power his new dream – a 30 million torrent search engine. Throw in a brand new advert-free torrent client, a Free Software promise, plus a determination not to be bullied by corporations, and we have a very potent mix indeed.... (more)

UK: Go away Cameron, bypass porn filters with this Chrome Extension posted 12/20/2013, 8:22 AM (
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"I built this Chrome extension to bypass UK's censorship. It is the easiest way to access blocked sites. Simply install the GAC Chrome extension, login, and the blocked sites are immediately bypassed."... (more)

Wednesday December 18th, 2013

Porsche Proves MPAA Wrong, Wants You to Download a Car posted 12/18/2013, 7:22 AM (TorrentFreak)
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The Motion Picture Association’s “Piracy it’s a crime” video is without doubt the most iconic anti-piracy PSA ever made. The video includes the classic line “you wouldn’t download a car,” but within a decade Porsche is proving the movie industry wrong. The exclusive car manufacturer is offering freely downloadable blueprints of its Cayman S model, and evidence of the first printed cars is now surfacing left and right.... (more)

Monday December 16th, 2013

Australia Plans Shark Kill to Protect Swimmers (Who Are Being Regularly Eaten Alive By Government-Protected Sharks) posted 12/16/2013, 5:44 AM (VOA News)
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SYDNEY — Following the deaths of two surfers in recent weeks, authorities in Western Australia have ordered hunters to catch and kill any sharks over three meters long.

There have been six fatal shark attacks in Western Australia in the past two years.

In response, the state government is creating safety zones around beaches in the city of Perth and along popular coastal regions to the south. Authorities say that sharks spotted in the designated areas will be consid
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How many people have already died because of their previous policies? This is multiple years too late. I guess it's hitting tax revenue so the sharks in their parliament can no longer feed their citizens to the sharks in the ocean. (See my article: 'Protected' Great White Shark Bites Young Man in Half)

This issue is a huge pet peeve of mine, sharks are wild animals that kill humans on the regular, yet the moron public and the parasite class demand they be "protected" and allowed to roam free, meanwhile their tax-slaves are farmed like cattle and locked in tiny cages or "culled" if they dare disobey the sharks that rule them.

Humans have the capacity to make things safer, that's why we kill wild beasts, spray against mosquitoes, and wash our food to get rid of bacteria. To suggest we should just let any creature kill as many humans as it wants because it's "a part of nature" or "the oceans are their domain" is the height of savage stupidity. The same garbage could have been said about the entire planet before humans terraformed it and molded it to suit their needs. (Of course, when it's the parasite class, it's not merely a suggestion, you'll be jailed, fined, or killed by the state if you try to proactively defend yourself against one of these wild beasts.)

If you really believe nature is some sort of perfect eco-system then go actually embed yourself in it, live in the dirt, drink unfiltered water filled with parasites, live in the sweltering heat or freezing cold without electricity, no technology, no computers, and be one with the animals -- some of which will incidentally rip your throat out to fulfill what's in *their* nature.

As to the specifics of this plan, it's more centrally planned government stupidity, the market, not the government should be solving this problem. - Chris

Google Removes Vital Privacy Feature From Android, Claiming Its Release Was Accidental posted 12/16/2013, 5:36 AM (
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Yesterday, we published a blog post lauding an extremely important app privacy feature that was added in Android 4.3. That feature allows users to install apps while preventing the app from collecting sensitive data like the user's location or address book.... (more)

Friday December 13th, 2013

Pirate Bay Docks in Peru: New System Will Make Domains "Irrelevant" posted 12/13/2013, 1:46 AM (TorrentFreak)
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The Pirate Bay was forced to switch domains earlier this week but today the torrent site reached its final destination for now. A few moments ago TPB landed in Peru with words of caution for its adversaries. Speaking with TorrentFreak, a Pirate Bay spokesman said a new system currently under development will not only make domain names irrelevant, but will herald the arrival of a new generation of hardened file-sharing services.... (more)

Thursday December 12th, 2013

10 Climate Myths Busted (in 60 seconds!) posted 12/12/2013, 1:59 AM (Corbett Report)
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The Corbett Report presents a one minute debunking of 10 common climate myths.


Thursday December 5th, 2013

Hotfile agrees to $80 million settlement for crime of innovating posted 12/05/2013, 1:10 AM (ArsTechnica)
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Six days before movie studios were set to begin a jury trial over alleged copyright violations by the "cyberlocker" site Hotfile, the case has settled. Hotfile has agreed to pay $80 million and to stop operating "unless it employs copyright filtering technologies that prevent infringement," according to a press release sent out today by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA).... (more)

Wednesday December 4th, 2013

Drones: Not Just for Missiles Anymore posted 12/04/2013, 2:12 AM (The Freeman)
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The internet is abuzz after Amazon unveiled their latest idea: the delivery of goods to your doorstep within thirty minutes via drone. Yes, the infamous drone will finally be put to constructive use. Here's the video, if you haven't already seen it.

The technology is incredible, and their goal is to have these piloted by computers, not humans. Imagine: You punch in your GPS coordinates
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Monday December 2nd, 2013

Car Mechanic Dreams Up a Tool to Ease Births posted 12/02/2013, 12:25 AM (New York Times)
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The idea came to Jorge Odón as he slept. Somehow, he said, his unconscious made the leap from a YouTube video he had just seen on extracting a lost cork from a wine bottle to the realization that the same parlor trick could save a baby stuck in the birth canal.

Mr. Odón, 59, an Argentine car mechanic, built his first prototype in his kitchen, using a glass jar for a womb, his daughter’s doll for the trapped baby, and a fabric bag and sleeve sewn by his wife as his lifesaving dev
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Wednesday November 27th, 2013

FDA Tells Google-Backed 23andMe to Halt DNA Test Service posted 11/27/2013, 12:12 PM (Bloomberg)
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23andMe Inc., the Google Inc.-backed DNA analysis company co-founded by Anne Wojcicki, was told by U.S. regulators to halt sales of its main product because it’s being sold without “marketing clearance or approval.” ... (more)
More government shuttering market innovation.

Thursday November 14th, 2013

The New Silk Road posted 11/14/2013, 9:03 AM (Ryan Calhoun)
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Today we can celebrate the recent relaunch of the Silk Road drug market, named for a predecessor taken down over a month ago by federal agents for its connection with an alleged assassination conspiracy involving alleged founder Ross Ulbricht. The FBI is attempting to tie Ulbricht to the online identity of the Dread Pirate Roberts (DPR), an entrepreneur in the drug trade radically motivated by the Austrian school of economics and the left-wing ideal of Agorism. ... (more)

Tuesday November 12th, 2013

Media/Climate Activists ‘Hype False Claims’ About Typhoon Haiyan As Scientists Reject Climate Link posted 11/12/2013, 7:02 AM (Climate Depot)
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Claim of ‘strongest storm ever’ refuted.... (more)

Friday November 8th, 2013

See the World's First 3D Printed Metal Gun posted 11/08/2013, 6:53 AM (Activist Post)
[Category: Science/Technology]

The eyes of the world are on the innovation of 3D printing. Naturally, whenever a new technology is created that offers open-source DIY opportunities to the average individual, it is going to make governments and their protected corporate interests very nervous.

Such is the case with 3D weapons manuf
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Copyright Troll Must Repay Alleged BitTorrent Pirates, Court Rules posted 11/08/2013, 6:51 AM (TorrentFreak)
[Category: Science/Technology]
In a unique ruling the adult movie company AF Holdings and their infamous law firm Prenda have been ordered to repay the settlements they extracted from four alleged BitTorrent pirates. The court concluded that the movie outfit perpetrated fraud on the court, as it could provide no proof that it holds the copyrights to the titles they sued for.
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Wednesday October 30th, 2013

IsoHunt Resurrected Less Than Two Weeks After $110 Million MPAA Deal posted 10/30/2013, 12:08 AM (TorrentFreak)
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BitTorrent indexing site isoHunt, that was forced to shut down earlier this month after a claimed $110m settlement deal with the MPAA, has this morning been resurrected. Speaking with TorrentFreak, the team behind the recreation of one of the world’s largest torrent sites says the aim was to give isoHunt refugees access to their much-loved database of torrents wrapped up in a familiar interface.
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Tuesday October 29th, 2013

Google Has Gone 'Dark': The Search Giant Just Ended A Bunch Of Free Data And People Are Freaking Out posted 10/29/2013, 12:02 AM (Business Insider)
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Late this month, Google went "dark" in terms of providing publishers with one of its major sources of free information on which words led people searching in Google to click on their sites. The move came as Google seeks to reassure users following the NSA/PRISM domestic surveillance scandal.

Now, all Google search is securely encrypted, and web site owners can no longer look at G
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Thursday October 10th, 2013

Deep Web Users Are Ready To Launch Silk Road 2.0 posted 10/10/2013, 8:15 AM (TechCrunch)
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In an interesting post-mortem release by the creators of the defunct anonymous marketplace Atlantis there is information that the former admins and users of the Silk Road are planning to resurrect the service. User RR writes: “We have SilkRoad v2.0 ready to launch and is now in its final testing stages. Our site has all the features of the original one and we have kept the same style of forum for your ease.”... (more)

Tuesday October 1st, 2013

BitTorrent Launches 'NSA-proof' Serverless Messenger App posted 10/01/2013, 1:46 AM (TorrentFreak)
[Category: Science/Technology]
BitTorrent Inc., the company behind the popular file-sharing clients uTorrent and BitTorrent, announced a new project to the world today. Branded “BitTorrent Chat,” the new application allows people to chat safely and securely without having to rely on any central servers, making it nearly impossible for these conversions to be tapped. The project is currently in private Alpha stage and BitTorrent is inviting the public to give it a try. ... (more)

Monday September 30th, 2013

PopSci Kills Comments, Blames Global Warming, Evolution posted 09/30/2013, 12:00 AM (DailyTech)
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This remarkable act of reader censorship is backed by a number of questionable assertions -- most notably the notion that reader comments undermine the preaching of a "scientific doctrine" and that "comments are bad for science." ... (more)

Wednesday August 28th, 2013

New Zealand bans software patents posted 08/28/2013, 4:56 PM (ZDNet)
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New Zealand has finally passed a new Patents Bill that will effectively outlaw software patents after five years of debate, delay and intense lobbying from multinational software vendors.... (more)

Wednesday August 14th, 2013

OFA Gets Zero Attendance for Climate Change Rally posted 08/14/2013, 4:51 AM (Washington Free Beacon)
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Not a single person showed up at the Georgetown waterfront Tuesday for a climate change agenda event put on by Organizing for Action, the shadowy nonprofit advocacy group born out of President Obama’s 2012 campaign, the NRCC wrote in its blog.... (more)

Monday July 29th, 2013

Obama Shares His Understanding Of Climate posted 07/29/2013, 2:36 PM (Real Science)
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Obama wants to lead an effort against a problem which doesn’t exist and which he couldn’t do anything about it if it did exist. He has no understanding of climate history or science, but believes that he is in charge of nature.

This is normally called psychotic behavior.
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Tuesday July 23rd, 2013

Finland Writes History With Crowdsourced Copyright Law posted 07/23/2013, 11:07 AM (TorrentFreak)
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Finland is the first country in the world in which Parliament will vote on a “fairer” copyright law that has been crowdsourced by the public. The proposal, which obtained the required 50,000 Finnish votes just a day before the deadline, seeks to decriminalize file-sharing and legalize the copying of items that people already own.... (more)

3D printing will explode in 2014, thanks to the expiration of key patents posted 07/23/2013, 11:07 AM (Quartz)
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Here’s what’s holding back 3D printing, the technology that’s supposed to revolutionize manufacturing and countless other industries: patents. In February 2014, key patents that currently prevent competition in the market for the most advanced and functional 3D printers will expire, says Duann Scott, design evangelist at 3D printing company Shapeways.

These patents cover a technology known as “laser sintering,” the lowest-cost
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Wednesday July 17th, 2013

Don’t Blame Big Cable. It’s Local Governments That Choke Broadband Competition posted 07/17/2013, 12:11 AM (Wired)
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Despite public, political, and business interest in greater broadband deployment, not every American has high-speed internet access yet (let alone a choice of provider for really fast, high-capacity service). So who’s really to blame for strangling broadband competition?

While popular arguments focus on supposed “monopolists“ such as big cable companies, it’s government that’s really to blame. Companies can make life harder for their competitors, but strangling the competition tak
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Tuesday June 18th, 2013

Is Encryption Effective Against Snooping? German Government Says No, Snowden Says Yes posted 06/18/2013, 5:47 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Science/Technology]
The revelations of Edward Snowden about the NSA's snooping of citizens both inside and outside the US are posing more questions than they answer at the moment. One key area is whether the use of encryption -- for example for email -- is effective against the techniques and raw power available to the NSA (and equivalents in other countries). That's something that has come up before in the context of the UK's Snooper's Charter. When a top official there was asked whether the proposed surveillanc... (more)

Monday June 17th, 2013

File-Sharers Are Well Educated and Earn More Money posted 06/17/2013, 5:15 PM (TorrentFreak)
[Category: Science/Technology]
New research commissioned by the Australasian Performing Right Association reveals that Australian file-sharers are more affluent and better educated than their non-downloading counterparts. One in three Aussie Internet pirates earn more than $100,000 and one in four enjoyed a university education. The results further confirm that pirates tend to be relatively young, with 44% of file-sharers under 30 years of age.... (more)

Thursday June 13th, 2013

Supreme Court Says DNA Can't Be Patented posted 06/13/2013, 12:16 PM (Business Insider)
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The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that our natural DNA can't be patented, in what the influential SCOTUSblog called "a significant patent ruling for the biotechnology industry."... (more)

Wednesday May 29th, 2013

Pirate Bay Founder Denies Hacking Charges in Court posted 05/29/2013, 10:32 AM (TorrentFreak)
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Appearing in court for a second week, Gottfrid Svartholm says he had no part in hacking Swedish IT company Logica. The Pirate Bay founder denies being the person behind chat logs presented as evidence by the prosecution and maintains that other individuals who he doesn’t want to name had access to his computers either physically or via remote access. Prosecutor Henrik Olin described the Swede’s statements as “not credible.”... (more)

Friday May 24th, 2013

Ron Paul Loses Appeal For, Found Guilty of 'Reverse Domain Name Hijacking' Over posted 05/24/2013, 4:43 AM (InformationLiberation)
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Ron Paul has lost his appeal to expropriate the domain name, and he was found guilty of "Reverse Domain Name Hijacking" for trying to have seized, as the domain was offered to him for free before he filed a complaint.

Ron Paul committed “reverse domain name hijacking” when he sought control of the RonPaul.o... (more)

Bill Nye the clueless weather guy -- flattened by tornado data posted 05/24/2013, 4:40 AM (Watts Up With That?)
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The tornado data following eviscerates Nye’s claims, who seems unable (or maybe unwilling) to Google his own claims for accuracy before bloviating them on CNN.... (more)

Monday May 6th, 2013

Meet "The Liberator," The World's First 3D Printed Pistol posted 05/06/2013, 7:16 PM (YouTube)
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3D Printing's First Killer App. Download at

Sunday May 5th, 2013

This Is The World's First Entirely 3D-Printed Gun posted 05/05/2013, 3:01 PM (Forbes)
[Category: Science/Technology]
Eight months ago, Cody Wilson set out to create the world's first entirely 3D-printable handgun.

Now he has.
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Thursday March 28th, 2013

Google announces open source patent pledge, won't sue 'unless first attacked' posted 03/28/2013, 10:45 PM (The Verge)
[Category: Science/Technology]
Google just announced the Open Patent Non-Assertion (OPN) Pledge, a new initiative whereby the company has promised not to sue developers, distributors, and users of open source software utilizing Mountain View's patents "unless first attacked." In introducing the good faith effort, Google is reiterating its passion and support for all things open. "Open-source software has been at the root of many innovations in cloud computing, the mobile web, and the Internet generally," writes Duane Valz, Go... (more)

Wednesday March 27th, 2013

"Piracy Is Progress" Billboard on Times Square Divides Artists posted 03/27/2013, 10:57 PM (TorrentFreak)
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The band Ghost Beach is running a controversial billboard campaign in New York’s Times Square. With slogans such as “Piracy is Progress” and “Piracy is Robbery” they are encouraging other artists to speak their mind about copyright infringement. The band itself told TorrentFreak that it is ultimately against piracy, but that the problem can only be tackled when consumers have affordable and convenient alternatives. For now, they want the public to choose whether they want to pay for their latest... (more)

Sunday March 24th, 2013

Free Access To Dozens of Anonymous VPNs Via New University Project posted 03/24/2013, 9:29 PM (TorrentFreak)
[Category: Science/Technology]
As citizens around the world endure Internet censorship of all types, a Japanese university has stepped in to level the playing field. Whether you’re in Iran or China and blocked from YouTube, Twitter or Facebook, or in the UK desperate to get back on The Pirate Bay, KAT or H33T, a new tool from researchers gives instant access to dozens of VPN services. Not only is the system simple to use, but it’s also completely free.... (more)
This is pretty epic. I got a VPN service just the other day, been using it all week, it's superb. It was only $40 for an entire year and I get speeds of 36mbps down as opposed to 46mbps down without it, I barely even notice it's running. You can torrent freely, also you can connect to euro servers to get around YouTube copyright blockades. Also your ISP doesn't see anything you're doing, just a stream of encrypted bits. It's quite nice. - Chris

Websites Can Legally Pirate Porn Movies, Prosecutors Rule posted 03/24/2013, 9:29 PM (TorrentFreak)
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For years Japan’s leading producers of pornographic movies have been battling to protect their content overseas. In particular they have focused on Taiwan where websites openly sell their videos and TV channels air their content without permission. The studios eventually took legal action, but to no avail. This week prosecutors made the decision not to prosecute any of the alleged pirates, ruling that since pornography is obscene it isn’t worthy of copyright protection.... (more)

Monday March 18th, 2013

Anti-drone devices for sale: military contractor claims to have counter-UAV technology posted 03/18/2013, 2:51 AM (RT USA)
[Category: Science/Technology]
Domestic drones will soon be soaring through the sky left and right, but a company in Oregon with ties to the US military is marketing a service that they say will make sure private property is safe from surveillance.

The team at one-month-old Domestic Drone Countermeasures doesn’t go into many specifics, but says they can offer services that will make sure Americans aren’t being spied on by hovering eyes in the sky.
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Don't Download That Bro, You're Going to Get Busted! posted 03/18/2013, 2:50 AM (TorrentFreak)
[Category: Science/Technology]
One of the most enduring questions in the history of online file-sharing asks whether something bad will come from downloading and/or sharing a particular product. Will the the recording and movie industries come knocking? Will the police or even the FBI take an interest? Are the evil bottom-feeding trolls watching my torrents? It’s a complex area, but one that’s fairly easily understood.... (more)

"Pirate Bay" Billboard Hackers Rewarded for Exposing Security Flaw posted 03/18/2013, 2:50 AM (TorrentFreak)
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A few days ago two computer science students hacked a billboard in the center of Belgrade, Serbia, and replaced its standard message with a meters-wide Pirate Bay logo. The ‘hackers’ said they wanted to show that security of IT-systems is often lacking and their message didn’t fall on deaf ears. The manager of the billboard company thanked the pair for their efforts and rewarded them with a 4G iPad Mini each.... (more)

Thursday March 14th, 2013

3D printed plastic implant replaces three-quarters of man's skull posted 03/14/2013, 7:09 AM (Science News)
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Surgeons have replaced 75 percent of a man’s skull with a custom-designed polymer cranium constructed with a 3-D printer. The surgery took place on March 4 and is the first U.S. case following the FDA’s approval of the implants last month. The patient’s reason for needing such extensive replacement surgery has not been revealed.... (more)

Friday March 8th, 2013

DefDist Creates New 3D Printed AK Mag, Names It The "Feinstein" posted 03/08/2013, 2:31 AM (YouTube)
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Long Live the Feinstein AK Mag. Coming soon.

Monday March 4th, 2013

VPN Services That Take Your Anonymity Seriously, 2013 Edition posted 03/04/2013, 5:29 AM (TorrentFreak)
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More than a year ago TorrentFreak took a look at a selection of the web’s VPN providers to see which ones really take privacy seriously. During the months that followed we received dozens of emails begging us to carry out an update and today here it is. The first installment in our list of VPN providers that due to their setup cannot link user activity to external IP addresses and activities.... (more)

Thursday February 28th, 2013

3-D Printed Car Is as Strong as Steel, Half the Weight, and Nearing Production posted 02/28/2013, 12:02 AM (Wired)
[Category: Science/Technology]
Picture an assembly line not that isn’t made up of robotic arms spewing sparks to weld heavy steel, but a warehouse of plastic-spraying printers producing light, cheap and highly efficient automobiles.

If Jim Kor’s dream is realized, that’s exactly how the next generation of urban runabouts will be produced. His creation is called the Urbee 2 and it could revolutionize parts manufacturing while creating a cottage industry of small-batch automakers intent on challenging the status
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Thursday February 21st, 2013

Google Refuses to Index Huge Streaming Movie Portal Homepage posted 02/21/2013, 4:12 PM (TorrentFreak)
[Category: Science/Technology]
One of the Internet’s largest indexes for streaming movie and TV show content is locked in a dispute over the removal of the site’s homepage from Google’s search engine results. Movie2K, the 240th most-popular site in the world according to Alexa, had its main page delisted following a copyright complaint from Paramount Pictures and efforts to have it reinstated have failed. Google says it will not review the situation, even though the infringing material in question is no longer present.... (more)
Looks like a sweet site, bookmarked!

CNET Doesn't Have to Ban BitTorrent Clients, Court Rules posted 02/21/2013, 4:12 PM (TorrentFreak)
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CBS and CNET do not have to stop distributing BitTorrent clients and other file-sharing software. A California court has denied the request for a preliminary injunction from a group of artists, who accused the companies of facilitating piracy. According to the judge there is no indication that CBS and CNET will purposefully encourage copyright infringement in the future, and a ban would needlessly silence “public discussion of P2P technologies.”... (more)

Friday February 8th, 2013

Patent Troll Says It Owns Podcasting; Sues Adam Carolla, HowStuffWorks posted 02/08/2013, 3:49 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Science/Technology]
We've written a few times about a patent trolling operation called Personal Audio. Like so many patent trolling companies, whose actually behind it is something of a mystery, but it does have an empty office in East Texas that no one ever goes to. It sued Apple and others claiming that it held patents on the concept of "playlists" and actually scored some victories. Amazingly, it sued Apple multiple times over the same patent, arguing that small changes to its products were new violations.
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Wednesday February 6th, 2013

Pirate Bay Founder Helped Wikileaks On Several Fronts posted 02/06/2013, 4:08 AM (TorrentFreak)
[Category: Science/Technology]
The upcoming Pirate Bay documentary TPB AFK will highlight some under-reported details about the connection between the BitTorrent site and Wikileaks. Among other things, Pirate Bay founder Gottfrid Svartholm was credited for his involvement in getting the “Collateral Murder” video out to the public. Daniel Domscheit-Berg, the former spokesman of WikiLeaks, further recalls travelling to Sweden with Julian Assange to pay server fees . A meeting he will not forget anytime soon.... (more)

Monday February 4th, 2013

Why Do Copyright Monopolists Think They Can Just Take Somebody Else’s Work? posted 02/04/2013, 2:47 AM (Rick Falkvinge)
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Copyright monopolists insist on the idea of controlling the fruits of other people’s labor, such as when other people copy a particular file. This attitude is offensive, insulting, and antithetical to a free market.... (more)

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