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Tech Titans Say Internet Piracy Law Amounts To China-style Censorship
2011-12-16 05:24:12

Technology entrepreneurs and executives from leading Silicon Valley firms such as Google, Twitter, eBay and LinkedIn issued an open, strongly-worded letter opposing a controversial, anti-piracy bill being debated in Congress this week. The letter´s signatories say the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), which aims to reduce the amount of pirated content on the Internet, goes too far, and could cost the U.S. many times more than it hopes to gain. SOPA is the version of the bill being...

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2011-08-19 08:10:00

Imagine being able to embrace the charm of the 18th century through the eyes of a sea-ridden pirate. I took a trip to capture the whimsical moments given by National Geographic's "Real Pirate: The Untold Story of the Whydah from Slave Ship to Pirate Ship" exhibit in Denver, Colorado just days before its set to expire in the Rocky Mountain capital. The exhibit features a discovery made by Barry Clifford in 1984 of a slave ship turned pirate ship in 1717. From the moment you step into...

2011-07-29 12:56:00

TAMPA, Fla., July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The NFL is getting back on track, but after the 132-day long lockout, are the players ready to hit the field? Coastal Orthopedics' Sports Medicine Specialist, Daniel S. Lamar, MD, a team physician for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, will be conducting pre-participation physicals and evaluating the players abilities at the Buccaneer Training...


Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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