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Wednesday May 14th, 2014
Marc Morano debates climate change on CCTV posted 05/14/2014, 4:27 PM (YouTube)
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Tuesday May 13th, 2014

Antarctic Sea Ice At Record Levels posted 05/13/2014, 10:06 AM (Watts Up With That?)
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Antarctic sea ice has expanded to record levels for April, increasing by more than 110,000sq km a day last month to nine million square kilometres.... (more)

Friday May 9th, 2014

‘Climate Hustle’ or ‘American Doomsday’?! Obama climate report panned by scientists – ‘Pseudoscience’ ‘sales pitch’ ‘follow the money’ ‘total distortion’ ‘false premise’ ‘outdated & wrong’ ‘failure’ posted 05/09/2014, 8:37 AM (Climate Depot)
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Climate Depot’s Exclusive Round Up of Reactions to President Obama’s new global warming report. ... (more)

Monday May 5th, 2014

Global Temperature Update: No global warming at all for 17 years 9 months posted 05/05/2014, 3:17 AM (Climate Depot)
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According to the RSS satellite data, whose value for April 2014 is just in, the global warming trend in the 17 years 9 years since August 1996 is zero. The 212 months without global warming represents more than half the 423-month satellite data record, which began in January 1979. No one now in high school has lived through global warming.... (more)

Monday April 21st, 2014

Earth ‘Serially Doomed’: UN Issues New 15 Year Climate Tipping Point – But UN Issued Tipping Points in 1982 & Another 10-Year Tipping Point in 1989! posted 04/21/2014, 10:13 PM (Climate Depot)
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Climate Depot Factsheet on Inconvenient History of Global Warming 'Tipping Points' -- Hours, Days, Months, Years, Millennium -- Earth 'Serially Doomed'

It's difficult to keep up whether it is hours, days, months or 1000 years. Here are few recent examples of others predicting "tipping points" of various duration.
... (more)

Tuesday March 25th, 2014

Judge: IP-Address Is Not a Person and Can't Identify a BitTorrent Pirate posted 03/25/2014, 2:57 PM (TorrentFreak)
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An important ruling in Florida has made it more difficult for copyright holders to extract cash settlements from alleged BitTorrent pirates. District Court Judge Ursula Ungaro dismissed a lawsuit filed by Malibu Media, arguing that the IP-address evidence can't identify the person who actually downloaded the pirated file.... (more)

Tuesday March 11th, 2014

CUPID Drone To 'Shock The World' With 80,000 Volt Stun Gun posted 03/11/2014, 4:11 AM (RT)
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A Texas film has revealed an app controlled security drone that can zap intruders with an 80,000 volt taser dart. But Human operators still have to sanction any attack – for now.

Web firm, Chaotic Moon studios, has created a drone that uses a taser instead of missiles, in what could be a policeman’s new best friend in the battle against crime.

It’s called CUPID, but unlike its name, it could turn out as quite a deadly piece of kit. The name stands for Chaotic Unmann
... (more)

Wednesday March 5th, 2014

Study: Verbal, Physical Abuse Have Similar Effects On Children posted 03/05/2014, 10:14 PM (CBS Dallas / Fort Worth)
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A recent study by the University of Pittsburgh suggests that yelling may be just as detrimental to the long-term well being of adolescents as physical abuse.

The study defines yelling, or harsh verbal discipline, as shouting, cursing, or using insults.

Researchers found that the use of harsh verbal discipline does not minimize problematic behavior, but instead may aggravate it.
... (more)

Female Takes Testosterone, Starts Objectifying Women, Thinking Pornographically, & Becomes Interested In Science posted 03/05/2014, 12:12 AM (InformationLiberation)
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Griffin Hansbury was born female, but trying to transition into a male took large injections of testosterone, and the results confirm every stereotype ever.

Hansbury says he started to objectify women on the subway, attractive and not so attractive women, even if he just found their ankles appealing.

Also, rather than run through some romantic narrative in his mind when viewing women, his mind was instead "flooded with pornographic images."

If tha
... (more)

Updated Global Temperature: No global warming for 17 years, 6 months – (No Warming for 210 Months) posted 03/05/2014, 12:06 AM (Climate Depot)
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Seventeen and a half years. Not a flicker of global warming. The RSS satellite record, the first of the five global-temperature datasets to report its February value, shows a zero trend for an impressive 210 months. ... (more)

Sunday February 16th, 2014

Climate scientists slam Obama science czar on global warming posted 02/16/2014, 3:16 PM (The Daily Caller)
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The night before President Barack Obama was set to address Californians stricken by a prolonged drought, White House science czar Dr. John Holdren told reporters that virtually all weather is being impacted by climate change and that droughts were getting “more frequent, they’re getting longer and they’re getting dryer.”... (more)

Sunday February 9th, 2014

The Problem Isn't "Patent Trolls." The Problem Is Patents. posted 02/09/2014, 5:34 AM (Thomas L. Knapp)
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“As Apple prepares to defend itself against a multi-billion dollar patent infringement claim in Europe,” reports Apple Insider, “the company has aligned with rival Google in asking the U.S. Supreme Court to allow stiffer penalties for patent trolls who bring frivolous lawsuits.”

Well, it’s about time. But the pr
... (more)

Friday February 7th, 2014

The FDA Has Finally Approved This Swallowable PillCam After Nine Years posted 02/07/2014, 3:59 AM (Gizmodo)
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Straight out of a 70s sci-fi film, PillCam has long existed as a means to image your insides—but only now has the FDA approved the device for use inside your colon.... (more)

Thursday January 30th, 2014

Judge Understands BitTorrent, Kills Mass Piracy Lawsuits posted 01/30/2014, 6:36 PM (TorrentFreak)
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In the U.S. roughly half a million people have been sued for sharing copyrighted files in recent years, but filing of mass-lawsuits is not getting easier. A federal judge in Iowa has just issued a key order which makes mass-BitTorrent piracy lawsuits virtually impossible. The judge ruled that copyright holders can’t join multiple defendants in one suit, since there is no proof that they shared files with each other.... (more)

Thursday January 23rd, 2014

Google Starts Ranking ISPs Based on YouTube Performance posted 01/23/2014, 3:38 PM (DSLReports)
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We've of course seen no limit to the complaints by users that YouTube videos often get stuck buffering, despite blisteringly-fast connections. Most customers blame their ISPs, while most ISPs (or companies paid by ISPs) blame Google. The real reason is often the power and cash struggles going on behind the scenes over CDN and peering links, with last-mile ISPs, core network ISPs, and content companies like Google all sometimes playing a role in making your YouTube performance suck.... (more)

Wednesday January 22nd, 2014

Judge: IP-Address Does Not Prove Copyright Infringement posted 01/22/2014, 12:08 PM (TorrentFreak)
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A federal judge in Washington has issued a key order in one of the many ongoing mass-BitTorrent piracy lawsuits in the United States. The judge ruled that a complaint from the “Elf-Man” movie studio is insufficient because the IP address evidence does not prove that an account holder is guilty of copyright infringement. ... (more)

Romanian Police catch hacker Guccifer, who allegedly broke into Colin Powell's email account posted 01/22/2014, 12:08 PM (
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Authorities have caught the Romanian hacker, known as Guccifer, who allegedly broke into the email accounts of several high level individuals including former US secretary of state Colin Powell.... (more)

Thursday January 9th, 2014

White House says ‘polar vortex’ likely caused by global warming posted 01/09/2014, 4:12 AM (Market Watch)
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A White House blog and video Wednesday characterized the polar vortex that spread bone-chilling weather over much of the country as likely having been caused by global warming.

John Holdren, President Obama’s science adviser, says in the video: “If you’ve been hearing that extreme cold spells like the one that we’re having in the United States now disprove global warming, don’t believe it.”

Holdren goes on to say that “no single weather episode can either prove or d
... (more)
Related: Warmist: 'Every Weather Event in the Modern World is Attributable to Climate Change'

Wednesday January 8th, 2014

Scientists reject claims of record cold being caused by ‘global warming’ – Time Mag. blamed ‘polar vortex’ on ‘global cooling’ in 1974 posted 01/08/2014, 5:49 AM (Climate Depot)
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Global warming activists in academia and the media are now seeking to link record-breaking cold to man-made “global warming.” The problem is, the science is failing to support their claims.... (more)

Tuesday January 7th, 2014

Warmist: 'Every Weather Event in the Modern World is Attributable to Climate Change' posted 01/07/2014, 7:18 AM (InformationLiberation)
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In an article from Common Dreams saying the 'Polar Vortex' is due to global warming we find this little gem:

From Common Dreams:
The idea that any particular "weather event" is or is not climate change [...] belies the deeper fact that all weather events are complex results of underlying climate conditio... (more)

Monday January 6th, 2014

Hollywood's Villain: Kim Dotcom posted 01/06/2014, 6:04 AM (60 Minutes)
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Kim Dotcom is accused of enabling millions to enjoy films and other copyrighted content for next to nothing. He ran a site called "Megaupload" and calls himself a businessman, but U.S. authorities call him a copyright thief. Bob Simon reports.
Hollywood's Villian: The People's Hero

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
... (more)

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
... (more)
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
... (more)

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
... (more)
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
... (more)

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
... (more)

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)
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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
... (more)

Copyright Troll Must Repay Alleged BitTorrent Pirates, Court Rules posted 11/08/2013, 6:51 AM (TorrentFreak)
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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
... (more)

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.
... (more)

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
... (more)

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
... (more)

Tuesday June 18th, 2013

Is Encryption Effective Against Snooping? German Government Says No, Snowden Says Yes posted 06/18/2013, 5:47 PM (Techdirt)
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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)
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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)
[Category: Science/Technology]
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)

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