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  • New Threats Against Pirate Bay Owners
    By on October 29, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments


    angry tapir writes “The Pirate Bay should be closed, and if it isn’t, two of the founders will each have to pay a fine of 500,000 Swedish kronor (US$71,500), according to a verdict in the Stockholm District Court. This time it’s Fredrik Neij and Gottfrid Svartholm Warg who are in the court’s crosshairs. They have been forced to shut down the site or pay the fine. The court has stated that the site will have to remain closed unless Neij and Warg are (more…)



  • The Gun Game (Box2D)
    By on October 29, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    A game where every gun fires realistically, with recoil and bullet spread

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  • Alcohol is worse for you than Ecstasy, experts say
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    It was found that alcohol should rank fifth, behind only cocaine, heroin, barbiturates and methadone, while tobacco should rank ninth, ahead of cannabis, LSD and Ecstasy.

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  • Great Moments in Voice Acting: Mortal Kombat 4
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    Remembering the video game performances you’d hoped to forget.

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  • Nadal shocked by Agassi cover-up
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    Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer both say they are shocked by the news that tennis authorities covered up Andre Agassi’s use of banned drugs.

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  • Bears ‘are not violent and do not like honey’
    By on October 29, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Bears are not violent and do not like honey, according to Lynn Rogers, a biologist who spent thousands of hours studying the animals.

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  • Brock Lesnar Pulls Out Of UFC 106 Due To Illness
    By on October 29, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar is out of the UFC 106 main event, the company reported on its Web site Monday. Lesnar, the company’s biggest pay-per-view draw, was supposed to defend his title against the undefeated Shane Carwin on Nov. 21 but has been unable to fully train for almost a month.

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  • Football Ref Smashed in Face by Member of Losing Team
    By on October 29, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    While a football referee lay bleeding on the field, team members of the man responsible refused to hand over their cell phones so someone could call 911.

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  • “Frickin’ Fantastic” Launch of NASA’s Ares I-X Rocket
    By on October 29, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    coondoggie writes “With a hiss and roar, NASA’s Ares I-X rocket blasted into the atmosphere this morning at about 11:33 am EST, taking with it a variety of test equipment and sensors but also high hopes for the future of the US space agency. The short test flight — about 2 minutes — will provide NASA an early opportunity to look at hardware, models, facilities and ground operations associated with the mostly new Ares I launch vehicle. (more…)

  • Hull reject Brown sacking rumours
    By on October 28, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Hull deny sacking manager Phil Brown, although some bookmakers have stopped taking bets on him being the next Premier League boss to go.

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