US Government Targets The Pirate Bay, Megaupload and Others

The US Government has classified some of the largest websites on the Internet as examples of sites which sustain global piracy.

The list released by the United States Trade Representative draws exclusively on input from rightsholders.

Source:
http://torrentfreak.com/us-government-targets-the-pirate-bay-megaupload-and-others-111221/

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Iran Wants to Make a Game About Attacking Israel

There are sections of EA’s blockbuster Battlefield 3 in which the player controls an American soldier fighting on the streets of Tehran.

It went down pretty well in most places, but Iran isn’t most places. The state, a long-time foe of the US government, has lodged complaints with the game’s…

Source:
http://kotaku.com/5867514/iran-wants-to-make-a-game-about-attacking-israel

Apple now has more cash than the US Government

Relatively speaking, Apple doesnt hold that much more money than the US government.

The big difference, though, is that Apple seems to spend it more wisely.

Source:
http://matadornetwork.com/life/apple-now-has-more-cash-than-the-us-government/

The US electrical grid is too crappy to be vulnerable to terrorist attack, say physicists

The US government worries that terrorists could take down the country’s electrical grid just by hitting a small node in the system.

But a new study reveals the grid is too unreliable for that kind of attack.

Source:
http://io9.com/5662593/the-us-electrical-grid-is-too-crappy-to-be-vulnerable-to-terrorist-attack-say-physicists

Achtung!Test safety of laser pointers with paper cups/webcam

Your mom was right: those little laser pointers can be dangerous! Some handheld green lasers suffer from manufacturing defects that can create a hazardous infrared emission.

The US government wants you to know that you can test your own lasers using a CD, a pair of paper cups, and a hacked webcam.

Source:
http://arstechnica.com/science/news/2010/08/dangerous-lasers-homebrew-spectroscopy-and-webcam-hacking.ars