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The Silk Road is collapsing – did hackers, gov't or Bitcoin kill it?

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk

At 6am this morning, I got an email from one of my sleazier contacts. It simply said "looks like Silk Road has collapsed". I fired the Tor browser you need to connect to the site and, indeed, it wasn't there.

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SilkRoad On The Verge Of Collapse; Suffering Massive Hyperdeflation

http://au.businessinsider.com

We’ve written on the hyperdeflation problem before. Basically, with Bitcoin prices surging, nobody wants to buy anything, you just want to hold onto your Bitcoins. Conversely, when they collapse, nobody wants to sell. So volatility means nobody wants to transact in Bitcoins, because there’s a good chance that the next day someone will feel like a fool.

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Tax-free Internet shopping jeopardized

http://news.yahoo.com

The bill would empower states to require online retailers to collect state and local sales taxes for purchases made over the Internet. The sales taxes would be sent to the states where a shopper lives.

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5 Ways Your Brain Is Tricking You into Being Miserable

http://www.cracked.com

Your brain contains more than 100 billion neurons that flawlessly work together to create consciousness and thought. It is an astonishing marvel of evolution and adaptation, and it is also a huge dick.What do we mean by that? Well, everyone wants to be happy, but the biggest obstacle to that is the mushy thing inside your skull that you think with. Evolution has left your brain with all sorts of mechanisms that are heavily biased toward misery. We can't guarantee that reading this article will help, for your brain is as crafty as it is sadistic. But at least you'll understand it better.

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Download this bong: 3D printer templates for getting your buzz on

http://arstechnica.com

3D printers are gaining in popularity, with uses spanning the spectrum from moon bases to firearms, but there's another area where the ability to construct complex shapes is beginning to provide benefits: getting high. Online magazine Motherboard has published the story about the slow but inevitable rise of 3D-printed bongs.

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Using 3-D Printers To Make Gun Parts Raises Alarms

http://www.npr.org

From NPR a Story about the possibility of printing guns with a3-D printer:
You may have heard about 3-D printing, a technological phenomenon that uses a robotic arm to build objects one layer at a time. As people get imaginative and create items in a one-stop-shop fashion, one more creation has been added to the printing line: gun parts.

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Ron Paul Calls on UN to Confiscate Domain Names of His Supporters

http://www.ronpaul.com

Is Ron Paul right or wrong in this dispute? Are trademarks valid property? I tihnk he is wrong because he was fine with them using his name while it benfitted his campaign.

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"Surveillance-proof" app makes calls, messages and sends files!

http://www.slate.com

A “surveillance-proof” smartphone app to allow people to make secure phone calls and send texts easily. The groundbreaking encrypted data transfer app also enables people to send files securely from a smartphone or tablet at the touch of a button.

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Twitter turning over huge amounts of user data to U.S. government

http://www.naturalnews.com

Social networking giant Twitter has released a new report outlining all subpoenaed, court ordered, and search warranted requests made by the U.S. government for private information about the site's users throughout the past year. And based on the figures, not only is the overall number of such requests steadily expanding, but Twitter is also increasingly being coerced into releasing this confidential data without legitimate probable cause or warrant.

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Stefan Molyneux Makes Sweeping Generalizations About Gays & Lesbians

http://youtu.be

The "philosopher" & cult leader reads from the Focus on the Family playbook.

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Internet Radio Fairness Act debate opens in Washington

http://articles.latimes.com

Google and Pandora Internet Radio support FCC regulators setting pricing for content played over the internet [IRFA (HR 6480 and S3609)]. Musicians, record companies and performing rights organizations are lining up in opposition to the bills.

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China Toughens Its Restrictions on Use of the Internet

https://www.nytimes.com

The Chinese government issued new rules on Friday requiring Internet users to provide their real names to service providers, while assigning Internet companies greater responsibility for deleting forbidden postings and reporting them to the authorities.

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Astronomer Says Earth-Like Planets Could Be Anything But

http://io9.com

The past 12 months has seen a dramatic influx in announcements proclaiming the discovery of Earth-like planets. It was only a few years ago that the detection of any kind exoplanet was cause for celebration, but these days news of a potentially habitable planet has become routine. But as astronomer and astrobiologist Caleb Scharf now notes, we need to relax and take a deep breath; just because these rocky exoplanets reside within a solar system's habitable zone doesn't mean they're anything like Earth.

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Facebook Opens Up Your Inbox to Outsiders, For a Fee

http://allthingsd.com

Facebook Opens Up Your Inbox to Outsiders, For a Fee

Want to send me a Facebook message? But you’re not my Facebook friend?

Pay up.

The social network is overhauling its in-house messaging system with a new set of filters that it says will help users reach out and poke each other more effectively; you can see details here. Part of the overhaul: A test that will allow some users to ping people they’re not friends with, if they’re willing to spend a dollar.

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Coming soon: 100% renewable power

http://www.smartplanet.com

One day in the not-too-distant future — probably sooner than many expect — some parts of the world will have power grids that are completely powered by renewables. Eventually, the entire world could be powered by renewables.

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Did Scientists Just Find The Gay Gene? Or An LGBT On-Off Switch?

http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com

Some scientists are claiming that homosexuality and heterosexuality may not necessarily be regulated by our genes, but regulated by other “switches” that determine how our genes “decide” whom we become. So, yes, you were born that way, and any parent who has a “problem” with their child’s non-heterosexuality has only themselves, or, rather, their biology, to blame.

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Patent granted on handcuffs that would shock, inject sedatives

http://news.cnet.com

A patent for next-generation handcuffs offers a future in which the detained can be zapped directly from their restraints, and even injected with a medication, sedative, irritant, paralytic, or other fine substance.

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How Cannabinoids May Slow Brain Aging

http://healthland.time.com

Stoners aren’t known for their memory prowess but a new review suggests that drugs similar to marijuana’s active ingredients may hold promise for preventing— or even reversing— brain aging and possibly Alzheimer‘s and other degenerative brain diseases.

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Senate bill rewrite lets feds read your e-mail without warrants

http://news.cnet.com

A Senate proposal touted as protecting Americans' e-mail privacy has been quietly rewritten, giving government agencies more surveillance power than they possess under current law, CNET has learned. [The] rewritten bill would allow more than 22 agencies -- including the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Communications Commission -- to access Americans' e-mail, Google Docs files, Facebook wall posts, and Twitter direct messages without a search warrant.

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Inventor Develops License Plate Frame That Defeats Red Light Cameras

http://www.techdirt.com

Tech is all about disruption. When a problem presents itself, someone will find a way to route around it. Red light cameras, the controversial jackpot generators favored by certain law enforcement agencies, are the problem. The solution?...

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