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2012-07-28 23:03:03

NGames have announced the first major update for their pirate action MMO, Pockie Pirates. The update, fully titled “Pockie Pirates Chapter II: Beloved Mr. 2” , will be released in early August. Hull, UK (PRWEB) July 27, 2012 In celebration of the on-going successful open beta stage, publisher NGames are unleashing the first major update for their pirate-inspired side-scrolling action MMORPG, Pockie Pirates. The "Chapter II: Beloved Mr. 2" update is based on the abilities of the...

2012-06-16 00:51:31

Piracy may be a topic of schoolboy adventure stories, but it´s still a dangerous and costly problem for merchant shipping and tourism in some parts of the world. In the pirate-ridden waters of the Indian Ocean, satellites show that environmental conditions have limited recent pirate activity. Attacks and hijackings of ships by Somali pirates in waters off the Horn of Africa have sharply increased in recent years, and show no sign of waning. Somali pirates account for over half of...

The Pirate Bay Suffers DDoS Attack
2012-05-17 04:19:44

The hackers are at it again, this time aiming their DDoS cannons at popular torrent site Pirate Bay. While it may seem ironic for hackers to take down a site dedicated to pirating, some say these attacks may be an act of vengeance and retaliation, as Pirate Bay recently criticized a group of hackers for attacking the UK ISP Virgin Mobile. The DDoS (Or Distributed Denial of Service) attack against the torrent site lasted at least 24 hours before the site was knocked out of commission....

Microsoft-funded Russian Startup Aims To Stop Net Piracy
2012-05-15 04:42:25

A Microsoft-funded Russian startup company has developed a new technology to stop the downloading of pirated content. The company, Pirate Pay, said it has already worked with Walt Disney Studios and Sony Pictures to stop “tens of thousands” of illegal downloads on sites such as BitTorrent. Film and music industries have long seen BitTorrent as a major threat to their business, claiming the site costs them billions in lost revenue each year. But Pirate Pay says its system...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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