Court rejects RIAA's 'making available' piracy argument

In Atlantic v. Howell, Judge Neil V. Wake denied the labels’ motion for summary judgment in a 17-page decision (PDF), allowing the suit to proceed to trial. The argument–that merely the act of making music files available for download constituted copyright infringement–has been the basis for the Recording Industry Association of America’s legal battle against […]

The Large Hadron Collider – Hi Res

The Large Hadron Collider is a large physics project buried 100 meters underground on the French/Swiss border at CERN. Six experiments will be positioned around the LHC’s ring. They are ATLAS, ALICE, CMS, LHCb, LHCf and TOTEM, they vary in size with ATLAS being one of the biggest. ATLAS will be 5 storeys high, 46 […]

Does She Look Like a Music Pirate?

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The Government Is Trying to Wrap Its Mind Around Yours

Today, the science of detecting and decoding brain activity is in its infancy. But various government agencies are funding the development of technology to detect brain activity remotely and are hoping to eventually decode what someone is thinking. read more | digg story

Google Tweaked Search Algorithm 450 Times in 2007

Google is typically tight-lipped about it the inner workings of its search business, but Udi Manber, the Google vice president who oversees search quality, recently revealed to Popular Mechanics a few interesting tidbits about the way Google works. read more | digg story

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Combat Robot Rebellion Against Human Masters in Iraq

The army’s machine-gun wielding, insurgent-slaying robot SWORDS is no longer spraying foes with hot doom in Iraq. Actually, it never got the chance to notch a single frag, and never will. Apparently, there was an incident where “the gun started moving when it was not intended to move” read more | digg story

Jesse Ventura Talks 9/11 on Hannity and Colmes

Jesse speaks his mind, Hannity tries to speak clear words. read more | digg story

The Best Video To Watch When Things Are Rough In Your Life

Don’t Give Up read more | digg story