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Senate Passes Bill To Quash Pirate Websites

http://torrentfreak.com

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed the controversial ‘Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act’ today, a bill that could be used to crack down on many BitTorrent sites and other file-sharing platforms. The bill would give the Department of Justice the unprecedented power to take over domain names of websites that are deemed to facilitate copyright infringement.

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Bill would nuke Visa cards, Adwords, DNS records for pirates

http://arstechnica.com

"If rightsholders get their way, overseas pirate websites could soon be inaccessible to US users, lose their ability to process US credit cards, and be banned from Google Adwords. The Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act is back this week in the US Senate."

This part is particularly ominous:

"A service provider, as that term is defined in section 512(k)(1) of title 17, United States Code, or other operator of a domain name system server shall take reasonable steps that will prevent a domain name from resolving to that domain name's Internet protocol address."

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Scientists support Mars colonization, propose a private sector program

http://www.datelinezero.com

Some scientists support colonizing Mars, but have zero faith in that government science bureaucracy called NASA. They have begun vocalizing support of opening travel to (and colonization of) Mars for the private sector.

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It Begins: Military’s Cyberwar Command Is Fully Operational

http://links.visibli.com

Fifteen thousand military computer networks became protected on November 3, 2010. Those ensconced within the informational phalanx called the event Cyber Command Day. They lived only to face a new challenge — the war against the Machines.

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U.S. Electrical Grid Too Crappy to Be Vulnerable to Terrorist Attack

http://www.disinfo.com

The US government worries that terrorists could take down the country’s electrical grid just by hitting a small node in the system. But a new study reveals the grid is too unreliable for that kind of attack.

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5 Scientific Reasons You're a Bad Employee

http://www.cracked.com

There is a rule of thumb that says in any company, 20 percent of the employees will give you 80 percent of the top-notch work. Which means the other 80 percent of us are just a waste of company money and vending machine sandwiches.

So why do so few of us really excel at our jobs? Well, science says...

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Real-time Satellites in Google Earth

http://www.youtube.com

Real-time Satellites in Google Earth. There are 2271 Sattelites in orbit around the earth.

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Danish Volunteers Build Manned Spacecraft - No Government Involvment

http://www.wired.com

A team of Danish volunteers has built a rocket capable of carrying a human into space, and will be launching it in a week’s time. The project, which has been funded entirely by donations and sponsorship, is led by Kristian von Bengtson and Peter Madsen.

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Canadian Company Plans Car Made From Hemp

http://www.edmontonjournal.com

Calgary's Motive Industries announced it will introduce an electric car whose bio-composite body is made from cannabis.

Motive’s entry included exploring the use of a hemp-fibre composite that’s as strong as fibreglass, but lighter and less expensive.

The material will be used to replace other metal components, Armstrong said, except for the structural frame.

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Nearly One Million Children in U.S. Potentially Misdiagnosed With ADHD

http://www.sciencedaily.com

Nearly 1 million children in the United States are potentially misdiagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder simply because they are the youngest -- and most immature -- in their kindergarten class, according to new research by a Michigan State University economist.

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Overpopulation: The Perennial Myth

http://www.thefreemanonline.org

Where people are hungry, it is because of war (Somalia, Ethiopia) or government policies that, in the name of modernization and industrialization, penalize farmers by taxing them at prohibitive rates (e.g., Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya), not because population is exceeding the natural limits of what the world can support.

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Dont rely on government for food safety its unconstitutional

http://news.bbc.co.uk

Monsanto GM seed ban is overturned by US Supreme Court

The bio-tech company Monsanto can sell genetically modified seeds before safety tests on them are completed, the US Supreme Court has ruled.

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New bill grants Fed the power to shut down the internet.

http://www.switched.com

Connecticut Senator, and chairman of the Homeland Security committee, Joseph Lieberman introduced legislation last week that would grant broad new emergency powers over the Internet to the federal government. The Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act (PCNAA) would require broadband providers, search engines, and software companies to comply with emergency orders issued by the Department of Homeland Security under penalty of fine.

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DHS: Internet Monitoring Needed to Fight Homegrown Terrorism

http://www.foxnews.com

"Fighting homegrown terrorism by monitoring Internet communications is a civil liberties trade-off the U.S. government must make to beef up national security", the nation's homeland security chief said Friday. ---- What a buncha crap....

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New Bill Gives POTUS ‘Kill Switch’ To Shut Down The Internet

http://www.prisonplanet.com

"The federal government would have “absolute power” to shut down the Internet under the terms of a new US Senate bill being pushed by Joe Lieberman, legislation which would hand the US President a figurative “kill switch” to seize control of the world wide web in response to a Homeland Security directive." --- Not sure how this is possible since the World Wide Web is.... you know... world wide. O_o

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Company Preparing First Private Space Station

http://www.nytimes.com

From The New York Times: "In New Space Race, Enter the Entrepreneurs": Four years from now, the company plans for real modules to be launched and assembled into the solar system’s first private space station. "Every astronaut we have come in here just says, ‘Wow,’ ” said Robert T. Bigelow, the company founder. “They can’t believe the size of this thing.”

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'Thundercats' Cartoon Writer Murdered, Severed Arm Found

http://blogs.laweekly.com

56-year-old Stephen Perry, who wrote for the 1980s cartoon series Thundercats, was officially announced murdered. He'd been missing for nearly two weeks, and police reportedly found his arm inside of his abandoned van

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The New York Times asks: Should Government Take On Facebook?

http://roomfordebate.blogs.nytimes.com

Oh, this one's EASY! Hey, New York Times.... the answer is NO. ;-)

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Meet the nano-spiders

http://www.dailymail.co.uk

Scientists have created microscopic robots out of DNA molecules that can walk, turn and even create tiny products of their own on a nano-scale assembly line.

The ground-breaking devices outlined in the journal Nature, could one day lead to armies of surgeon robots that could clean human arteries or build computer components.

In one of the projects a team from New York's Columbia University created a spider bot just four nanometres across. This is about 100,000 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair.

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Library of Congress: We're archiving every tweet ever made

http://arstechnica.com

Library of Congress is archiving for posterity every public tweet made since the service went live back in 2006. Every. Single. Tweet.

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