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26 Jun 18:40

Usuários mais assíduos do Facebook devem ter notado ontem um comportamento muito estranho na maior rede social do mundo. Na aba de notificações, em vez do tradicional botão "Marcar todas como lidas", muita gente viu mensagens no mínimo estranhas como "sai feminazi,...

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o Impressionante como as circunstâncias forçam as empresas grandes a engessarem os processos.

Usuários mais assíduos do Facebook devem ter notado ontem um comportamento muito estranho na maior rede social do mundo. Na aba de notificações, em vez do tradicional botão "Marcar todas como lidas", muita gente viu mensagens no mínimo estranhas como "sai feminazi,...
26 Jun 06:39

Man learns never to mess with disabled parking in Brazil (VIDEO)

by RT
A video has gone viral of one inconsiderate driver being taught a lesson in Brazil. The man parked in a disabled zone only to return to find his vehicle covered with blue and white post-it notes. His car resembled a giant international disabled sign.
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14 May 13:04

The US government wants to speed up deployment of vehicle-to-vehicle communication

by Chris Ziegler
Edu

o Tô cansado de ter minhas idéias copiadas, gente.

Vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication is one of the next big sea changes to hit the auto industry — within a few years, every new car on the road will be wirelessly talking with every other new car on the road, delivering position and speed information that can help prevent accidents. NHTSA had already committed to delivering a set of proposed rules for V2V by next year, but USDOT secretary Anthony Foxx doesn't think that's fast enough: he's asked the agency to "accelerate the timetable" in comments made this week. Additionally, he says that he's gearing up for "rapid testing" in concert with the FCC to make sure that there are no radio interference issues with V2V systems. (Various industry groups have been concerned that efforts to e...

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15 May 15:48

Biologists Create Self-Healing Concrete

by Soulskill
Edu

o Evidentemente essa matéria não precisa ser lida além do título.

Mr.Intel writes: A team of microbiologists from the Delft University of Technology claims to have invented "bioconcrete" — concrete that heals cracks and breaks using bacteria. The goal was to find a type of bacteria that could live inside concrete and also produce small amount of limestone that could re-seal cracks. This is a difficult prospect because concrete is quite dry and strongly alkaline. The bacteria needed to be able to stay alive for years in those conditions before being activated by water. The bacteria also need a food source — simply adding sugar to concrete will make it weak. The scientists used calcium lactate instead, adding biodegradable capsules of it to the concrete mix. "When cracks eventually begin to form in the concrete, water enters and open the capsules. The bacteria then germinate, multiply and feed on the lactate, and in doing so they combine the calcium with carbonate ions to form calcite, or limestone, which closes up the cracks."

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15 May 20:04

The Solution To Argentina's Banking Problems Is Go Cashless

by Soulskill
Edu

o Olha só que curioso esse mundo.

dkatana writes: There is no way back for Argentinian people to trust their own currency. Several governments have used the "Peso/Dollar" exchange to dig into people's savings, reward their friends and limit the freedom of citizens to use other currencies. Short of Dollarizing the economy again, the only solution for the country is going cashless. People are desperate, and they're looking for alternatives such as mobile payments, Amazon gift cards and Bitcoin to store their savings away from government control. A digital currency could help curb black market exchanges, fight corruption and restore the country's image.

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15 May 20:43

'OK, Google' Everywhere Is Broken On The Galaxy S6 And S6 Edge, And Nobody Seems To Know Why

by David Ruddock

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Have a Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge? Great! Want to use OK Google's hotword functionality from anywhere but the Google app or the Google Now launcher? Not great!

You see, for the past month or so since the S6 launched, there's been a slight issue with OK Google Everywhere on the Galaxy S6. Specifically, it just stops working completely. All the options except "From the Google app" disappear, voice model training goes away, and you can only use the 'OK, Google' hotword from the Google app or the Google Now Launcher (which is, essentially, the Google app).

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'OK, Google' Everywhere Is Broken On The Galaxy S6 And S6 Edge, And Nobody Seems To Know Why was written by the awesome team at Android Police.



30 Apr 20:07

The center of our galaxy might be full of dying vampire stars

by Sean O'Kane
Edu

[/f] Como eu sempre supus

A special space telescope has helped scientists gain a much better grasp on what's happening at the crowded center of our galaxy, according to findings published in Nature yesterday.

Earth is stuck near the edge of the Milky Way, tucked in a quiet spot just off of one of the galaxy's spiral arms. The center of our galaxy, on the other hand, is an extremely busy place. If we're in the suburbs, the galactic center is Times Square; it's packed full of stars that are dead or dying, giant gas clouds, and of course, one supermassive black hole. And while astronomers learn a lot about our galaxy by looking at its cosmic doppelgängers, there's still much to be gained by studying the busiest parts of our own.

If we're in the suburbs, the...

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17 Apr 10:10

‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ trailer leaks

by Prasad
Zack Snyder’s upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is one of the most anticipated superhero movies (or just movies) right now. For the first time, we will be seeing Batman and Superman duke it out in live action on the big screen.
17 Apr 11:10

France wants to fight terrorism by spying on everyone

by Amar Toor

French lawmakers have spent the past four days debating a controversial anti-terrorism bill that, if passed, would dramatically expand the government's surveillance powers. The law's backers describe it as a necessary measure to thwart terrorist attacks, and it has strong support on both sides of the aisle. But the bill has drawn sharp criticism from French internet companies over fears that it could harm business, and from privacy advocates who say it would severely curtail civil liberties.

The proposed law, introduced in Parliament on Monday, would allow the government to monitor emails and phone calls of suspected terrorists and their contacts, without seeking authorization from a judge. Telecommunications and internet companies...

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18 Apr 00:00

How The Facebook Bubble Is Driving Online Startups Into The Arms Of Offline Advertising

by Morgan Hermand-Waiche
Edu

[f] "...our eight-figure annual marketing budget elsewhere..." Levando em consideração os decimais, vírgulas e pontos de separação de milhar?

bubble-popping Facebook advertising played a big part in my startup’s rapid growth. So big in fact that in our first two years of operations, all other online advertising platforms combined did not provide as big a growth contribution to the business as Facebook singlehandedly did. And yet, over the past nine months, I’ve been making every effort possible to divert our 8-figure annual… Read More
13 Apr 18:15

RT @diogobatalha: Tiririca. Soletre para mim o alfabeto. http://t.co/8QmKitxreB

by Pai Osias
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Author: Pai Osias
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RT @diogobatalha: Tiririca. Soletre para mim o alfabeto. http://t.co/8QmKitxreB
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02 Apr 22:40

I made an NES emulator - here's what I learned

by donotreply@osnews.com (Thom Holwerda)
I recently created my own NES emulator. I did it mostly for fun and to learn about how the NES worked. I learned some interesting things, so I wrote this article to share. There is a lot of documentation already out there, so this is just meant to highlight some interesting tidbits. Quite interesting.
25 Mar 17:25

O retorno do Largato de Pinto! - Melhores do Mundo

by Hell

Pois é, nerdaiada maldita… .depois de vários anos a Marvel trouxe de volta às suias capas o terrível Largato de Pinto!!! (só leitores velhacos lembrarão dele)

Com a nova-nova-nova iniciativa de remodelar personagens, grupos e trazer novas equipes criativas, a Marvel revelou mais dois personagens da capa misteriosa dos Vingadores que será distribuído no Free Comic Book Day lá na gringa, e juntando-se à Thor e Miss Marvel, temos agora o Visão e o Nova:

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Sobre os heróis que faltam, a galera na gringa tá apostando que o cara de asas seja o Capitão Falcão, o cara voador ao lado dele seja o Homem de Ferro Superior e no centro da capa teríamos a grande novidade, com Miles Morales fazendo parte da equipe principal dos Vingadores após a quizumba toda de Secret Wars passar.

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O que eu acho? Caras, obóvio que os 3 personagens que faltam na verdade são só dois, o Largato de pinto clássico e o Largato de Pinto Voador!!!

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Agora, me diz uma coisa Marvel, pra que diabos ficar com essas pataquadas de ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT, ALL-MY-CACETE-ALADO pra dizer a mesma coisa de sempre de que “agora é tudo novo”, “de um jeito que vocês nunca viram”, “mudanças radicais e profundas”… ah, numa boa:

21 Feb 22:30

Scan Reveals This Buddha Statue Has A Mummy Inside

by Cheryl Eddy
Edu

[f] Beleza. Tão mandando bem no auto-controle esses budistas.

This is no ordinary Buddha statue. As the CT scan at the right clearly shows, there's a mummy concealed inside!

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19 Feb 20:20

Lenovo's security breakdown shows the danger of invisible systems

by Russell Brandom
Edu

[f] Tava dando risada quando percebi que meu note é lenovo.

Lenovo is having a very bad day. Last night, the company was called out for implanting adware that cut through user security. This morning, researchers uncovered a crucial password in the system, exposing Lenovo users to all manner of malicious attack. It's a major, embarrassing security failure — but unlike breaches like Heartbleed or Shellshock, Superfish isn't a flaw in a protocol or a programming mistake. It's a deliberate program, deliberately installed on Lenovo computers with corporate permission but without user consent.

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07 Feb 23:46

{youtube::UQxNw1GbKDk } Se você acha que os problemas do mundo devem ser resolvidos com amor e não com guerra e que os First Person Shots da atualidade são muito violentos, um game lançado esta semana vai te agradar: First Person Lover, da Isbit Games.  O jogo é um F...

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[f] Melhor marketing impossível.

{youtube::UQxNw1GbKDk } Se você acha que os problemas do mundo devem ser resolvidos com amor e não com guerra e que os First Person Shots da atualidade são muito violentos, um game lançado esta semana vai te agradar: First Person Lover, da Isbit Games.  O jogo é um F...
31 Jan 16:10

The Pirate Bay comes back online seven weeks after police raid

by Dante D'Orazio
Edu

[f] Talvez alguém não tenha ficado sabendo.

A phoenix has replaced the iconic pirate ship atop The Pirate Bay today, celebrating the site's rise from the ashes. The torrent site's servers were raided by Swedish police forces over seven weeks ago, and has been offline ever since. But today, The Pirate Bay lives once more.

At the time of the police raid in the greater Stockholm area last month, it wasn't clear whether The Pirate Bay would ever return. The site and its founders have been relentlessly persecuted by authorities, with many of its original creators either behind bars or separated from the torrent site.

But The Pirate Bay has proven to be incredibly resilient. While it isn't clear how the site has come back online this time, it is known that the site runs off of "...

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27 Jan 02:57

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[f] Bwahaha.









12 Jan 16:30

Here's A Photo Of Something That Can't Be Photographed

by Esther Inglis-Arkell
Edu

[f] O mais bacana disso é que o grupo de cientistas que fez isso foi liderado por uma brasileira S2

Here's A Photo Of Something That Can't Be Photographed

This seems like a normal, if blurry photograph of an object — a regular old cat stencil. The catch is, however, that the photons that hit the camera lens couldn't and didn't interact with the stencil in any way. So why can you see it?

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05 Jan 19:38

The Internet Archive Adds Nearly 2,400 MS-DOS Video Games for Browser-Based Play

by Rollin Bishop
Edu

[f] A coisa mais linda de meu deus

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The Internet Archive has added nearly 2,400–currently 2,388 to be exact–MS-DOS video games to their Software Library for browser-based play. The Software Library also includes a slightly larger collection of general MS-DOS programs. We previously wrote about the addition of a Console Living Room which featured a large collection of vintage console video games playable in a browser.

Jason Scott, the man behind the lion’s share of work on these projects, has written up a lengthy post about the whole ordeal and what’s coming next.

First, I really worked hard to have only fully-functioning programs up, or at least, programs that gave viable, useful feedback. Some of them will still fall over and die, and many of them might be weird to play in a browser window, and of course you can’t really save things off for later, and that will limit things too. But on the whole, you will experience some analogue of the MS-DOS program, in your browser, instantly.

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images via Internet Archive

via Jason Scott

03 Jan 19:11

Netflix Cracks Down on VPN and Proxy “Pirates”

by Ernesto

netflix-logoDue to complicated licensing agreements Netflix is only available in a few dozen countries, all of which have a different content library.

Some people bypass these content and access restrictions by using VPNs or other circumvention tools that change their geographical location. This makes it easy for people all around the world to pay for access to the U.S. version of Netflix, for example.

The movie studios are not happy with these deviant subscribers as it hurts their licensing agreements. Previously entertainment industry sources in Australia complained bitterly that tens of thousands of Netflix “VPN-pirates” were hurting their business.

Over the past weeks Netflix has started to take action against people who use certain circumvention tools. The Android application started to force Google DNS which now makes it harder to use DNS based location unblockers, and several VPN IP-ranges were targeted as well.

Thus far the actions are limited in scope, so not all VPN users may experience problems just yet. However, TorGuard is one of the VPN providers which noticed a surge in access problems by its users, starting mid-December.

“This is a brand new development. A few weeks ago we received the first report from a handful of clients that Netflix blocked access due to VPN or proxy usage. This is the very first time I’ve ever heard Netflix displaying this type of error message to a VPN user,” TorGuard’s Ben Van der Pelt tells us.

In TorGuard’s case the users were able to quickly gain access again by logging into another U.S. location. It further appears that some of the blocking efforts were temporary, probably as a test for a full-scale rollout at a later date.

“I have a sneaking suspicion that Netflix may be testing these new IP blocking methods temporarily in certain markets. At this time the blocks do not seem aggressive and may only be targeted at IP ranges that exceed too many simultaneous logins.”

Netflix is reportedly testing a variety of blocking methods. From querying the user’s time zone through the web browser or mobile device GPS and comparing it to the timezone of their IP-address, to forcing Google’s DNS services in the Android app.

TorGuard told us that if Netflix continues with a strict ban policy, they will provide an easy solution to bypass the blocks. Other services, such as Unblock-us are also suggesting workarounds to their customers.

Netflix’ efforts to block geoblocking circumvention tools doesn’t come as a surprise. TF has seen a draft of the content protection agreement Sony Pictures prepared for Netflix earlier this year. This agreement specifically requires Netflix to verify that registered users are indeed residing in the proper locations.

Among other things Netflix must “use such geolocation bypass detection technology to detect known web proxies, DNS based proxies, anonymizing services and VPNs which have been created for the primary intent of bypassing geo-restrictions.”

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Blocking VPN and proxy “pirates” has become a priority for the movie studios as streaming services have failed to introduce proper countermeasures. Early 2014 the movie studio looked into the accessibility of various services through popular circumvention tools, including TorGuard, to find out that most are not blocked.

In a follow-up during the summer of 2014 Sony Pictures conducted research to identify the IP-ranges of various VPNs and proxies. These results were shared with Netflix and other streaming services so they could take action and expand their blocklists where needed.

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Based on the above it’s safe to conclude that Netflix will continue to roll out more aggressive blocking tools during the months to come. As with all blocks, this may also affect some people who use VPNs for privacy and security reasons. Whether Netflix will factor this in has yet to be seen.

TF contacted Netflix for a comment on the findings and its future plans, but a few days have passed and we have yet to receive a response from the company.

Netflix is not the only streaming service that’s targeting VPN and proxy users. A few months ago Hulu implemented similar restrictions. This made the site unusable for location “pirates,” but also U.S. based paying customers who used a VPN for privacy reasons.

Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and anonymous VPN services.

31 Dec 13:45

I played Grand Theft Auto V on my phone

by Andrew Webster
Edu

[f] O máximo que eu consegui jogar no meu telefone até agora foi GTA IV e já tava me sentindo o máximo.

I've spent much of the past few days replaying my favorite games from 2014. I slowly crept through the dark hallways of Sevastopol Station in Alien: Isolation, holding my breath while a xenomorph stalked me through the vents. I whizzed through the whimsical world of Hohokum, nodding along to my favorite Tycho songs. And I engaged in all manner of criminal activity in the new and improved Grand Theft Auto V. It was a great reminder of just how many awesome games came out this year.

The crazy part? I played all of them on a smartphone.

Ever since the PS3, Sony has tantalized Playstation owners with the idea of Remote Play, which lets you stream console games to a mobile device so you can take games with you throughout the house. It was a...

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28 Oct 16:21

God behind Big Bang and evolution - Pope

by RT
Edu

[f] Vixi. É muita treta.

The Big Bang and evolution both happened, but at God’s impetus, according to new comments made by the Pope. He told a religious meeting that the Big Bang theory did not contradict the existence of God, but required it.
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24 Dec 15:39

O primeiro smartphone modular oficial da Google no Projeto Ara pode aparecer já no final de 2015 usando nada menos que um Tegra K1 como processador. Segundo informações da própria Google, a empresa tem trabalhado com a Nvidia para desenvolver uma versão modular compatível com o p...

Edu

[f] Esse celular é uma lindeza de meu deus.

O primeiro smartphone modular oficial da Google no Projeto Ara pode aparecer já no final de 2015 usando nada menos que um Tegra K1 como processador. Segundo informações da própria Google, a empresa tem trabalhado com a Nvidia para desenvolver uma versão modular compatível com o p...
26 Dec 09:18

Kim “Santa” Dotcom Stops Xbox and Playstation Attacks

by Ernesto
Edu

[f] Não consigo mais acompanhar os tempos atuais.

santa-dotcomWhen Xbox and Playstation players wanted to test their Christmas gifts a few hours ago, they were welcomed by an unpleasant surprise.

Lizard Squad, who repeatedly DDoSed the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live’s servers in recent months, were back with a Christmas gift nobody asked for. Another DDoS attack resulting in yet more downtime.

One of the affected players was Kim Dotcom, who’s an avid Xbox player himself. But instead of cursing Lizard Squad to high heaven he decided to make them an offer.

Although the general belief may be that it’s best not to negotiate with “terrorists,” Dotcom decided to give it a try.

“Hi @LizardMafia, I want to play #Destiny on XBOX Live. I’ll give your entire crew Mega lifetime premium vouchers if you let us play. Cool?” he tweeted.

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Lizard Squad is apparently easy to please as they were willing to stop the attacks in return for 3,000 free cloud hosting vouchers.

After getting approval from Mega’s management, Dotcom and Lizard Squad eventually came to terms through Twitter’s back-channel.

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Once the vouchers were in Lizard Squad’s possession, the attacks did indeed slow down and Christmas was saved. While some still experienced some outages due to the earlier attacks, many players were able to join their favorite games again.

“Thanks @KimDotcom for the vouchers–you’re the reason we stopped the attacks. @MegaPrivacy is an awesome service,” Lizard Squad tweeted, confirming the successful intervention.

Dotcom, meanwhile, is happy that he can play Destiny but wishes that his other troubles could be resolved this easily too. Whether the U.S. Department of Justice will accept Mega vouchers is doubtful though.

“Obviously, diplomacy works. I recommend that the U.S. Government gives it a try. #MakeLoveNotWar #UseMegaVouchers,” Kim noted.

Of course there’s no guarantee that Lizard Squad will keep their promise during the days to come, but Dotcom said he will render the vouchers useless if attacks resume.

Merry Christmas everyone…

Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing and anonymous VPN services.

19 Dec 19:55

A Justiça de São Paulo determinou que o Twitter deve identificar e entregar os dados de 20 usuários da rede social que ligaram o nome do senador Aécio Neves (PSDB) com consumo de drogas e práticas criminosas. O pedido foi feito pelo ex-candidato a presidência durante as eleições...

A Justiça de São Paulo determinou que o Twitter deve identificar e entregar os dados de 20 usuários da rede social que ligaram o nome do senador Aécio Neves (PSDB) com consumo de drogas e práticas criminosas. O pedido foi feito pelo ex-candidato a presidência durante as eleições...
13 Dec 14:56

Skin deep tech: Cicret bracelet aims to turn your arm into 'new tablet'

by RT
Edu

[f] O povo acredita em cada coisa.

Reading emails on your skin may sound wacky, but not for the French designers working on a bracelet that projects your smartphone content onto your arm. To turn the surreal Cicret device into reality, the designers are seeking funding.
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27 Nov 15:15

Torrent Site ‘Hijacks’ MPAA’s Movie Search Engine

by Ernesto
Edu

[f] Touché

popcorncabEarlier this month Hollywood launched its very own search engine for movies and TV-shows. With WhereToWatch people can lookup the latest entertainment to check if and where it’s available.

The site offers a very handy service aimed at steering people away from pirate sites and promoting legal options. Unfortunately, however, it doesn’t change the fact that most new films aren’t available for streaming or download.

To fill this gap torrent site PopcornCab decided to release a userscript that adds torrent links to the MPAA’s website. The code, which works in all modern browsers through an extension, makes WhereToWatch even more usable according to the PopcornCab team.

PopcornCab’s Travis McCrea, who also runs the eBook library Tuebl.ca and previously headed U.S. and Canadian Pirate parties, tells TF that he’s not a fan of the “morally corrupt” MPAA, but that their new site is a step in the right direction.

“I actually really like WhereToWatch and think it’s a great concept so getting people using the website to see what streaming options are available to them is nice in my opinion,” he says.

McCrea himself has subscriptions to Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime. The user experience of these legal services is much better than torrents, he says, but the availability is lacking. In this regard, adding torrents is a win-win.

“I get to encourage people to go to WhereToWatch and see if maybe a streaming solution appeals to them but also give them a link to the torrent files from PopcornCab,” McCrea says.

Below is what a PopcornCab listing looks like when the userscript is enabled. The other streaming and download options are still listed as well, below the torrent link.

WhereToWatch with torrents
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McCrea tells us that PopcornCab, previously know as TorMovies.org, is mainly operated by a friend who prefers to stay out of the spotlight. Many hours have gone into designing the user interface where it sets itself apart from most other torrent sites.

“I find that torrent sites frequently neglect user experience in favor of raw information, and I hate that. PopcornCab brings you a beautiful website which helps you find movies and TV shows with a great interface,” McCrea notes.

McCrea has considered the possible legal repercussions that come with running a torrent site in public and daring the MPAA, but he’s not worried. If he’s arrested, there’s someone else who can take over, he notes.

“I believe in what I am doing, I believe sharing culture is a fundamental right of every person on Earth and so civil penalties don’t scare me. That said, we are pretty careful to dot our I’s and cross our T’s legally so we SHOULD be fine…,” McCrea says.

PopcornCab’s operator has grown used to facing legal threats. Although he is convinced that they’re not doing anything illegal, there is an emergency fund available for the worst case scenario.

“I have money just sitting in a legal trust, and am almost getting disappointed that it isn’t being used…. but not that disappointed,” he says.

While legal trouble can’t be guaranteed, McCrea is certainly drawing attention from Hollywood with his latest project. So this bag of money may come in handy in the future.

Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing and anonymous VPN services.

11 Oct 07:39

Now a brunette! Crimean prosecutor Poklonskaya parades new haircut & color

by RT
Edu

[f] \o/

Crimea’s prosecutor Natalia Poklonskaya, whose anime-style images became an internet sensation, has caused a great stir among her fans as she appeared at the State Council meeting with a new haircut and her hair dyed dark.
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23 Nov 21:20

#Shirtstorm backlash: Internet steps up to defend Rosetta scientist

by RT
Edu

[f] Shirtstorm é o melhor nome.

British scientist Matt Taylor broke down in tears when apologizing for wearing a shirt with bikini-clad women during the comet-landing mission, but much of the internet says he’s got nothing to apologize for.
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