Monday, February 6, 2012


SUPER BOWL 46 Lucky Psychopath Wins $50,000On Tom Brady's Safety By Sean Newell, Feb 5, 2012 11:41 PM 1k Like Benjamin Lyons is either crazy, rich or both. According to his Twitter bio, he is a law student—so let's go with crazy. According to Business Insider he threw down $1000 on a prop bet, at 50/1 odds, wagering that the Giants would score the first points of the Super Bowl on a safety.

I don't know what your bank account looks like, but $1,000 is about $975 more than I would put down on a silly prop bet. Always the hero, even in defeat, Tom Brady came through in the clutch and Benjamin is now a year's tuition richer for it. Update (10:45 a.m.): Benjamin tells us it was his friend who won the bet. h/t ArkansasFred Somebody Won $50,000 On That Safety In The Super Bowl [Business Insider]

Monday, January 30, 2012



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Megaupload founder in copyright trouble again. New Zealand police finds Dotcom in panic room.

Hollywood needed to cast a villain for a movie about the fight against online piracy, it couldn’t have done a whole lot better than Kim Dotcom. The German computer programmer and founder of the online file storage service Megaupload lived larger than a James Bond foe. Dotcom, who legally changed his name from Kim Schmitz, lived in a $24 million mansion outside Auckland, New Zealand, and drove luxury cars with license plates that read “Mafia” and “Guilty.” The former hacker was convicted in the early 2000s in connection with one of the largest insider-trading scandals in Germany.

Now he’s in legal trouble again. On Jan. 20, New Zealand police arrested Dotcom with three co-workers as part of what could be the biggest criminal copyright infringement case ever. U.S. authorities have accused the four of willfully and repeatedly violating copyright law, alleging that executives knew of the illicit content on their servers and paid users who uploaded it. The New Zealand police say they found Dotcom in the mansion’s panic room with a shotgun at his side. Dotcom was denied bail on Jan. 25, although his lawyers are appealing, and faces extradition to the U.S. He could not be reached for comment.

The music and recording industries hope U.S. authorities make an example of Dotcom, whose company made $175 million in total revenue, according to the U.S. indictment. And that’s exactly what concerns the technology world—especially the online locker services that, like Megaupload, allow users to store data (pirated or otherwise) remotely and gain access to it anywhere. Many in Silicon Valley say the government’s case against Megaupload will scare away investors and entrepreneurs that would otherwise create the next Dropbox, a darling of the cloud storage industry founded in 2007 and valued at about $4 billion. “There’s a burning question about the collateral effects,” says Andrew P. Bridges, a partner at law firm Fenwick & West, which worked for Megaupload on an unrelated case. “I think the copyright industries are hoping to put cyberlockers out of business through intimidation.” Megaupload’s U.S. lawyer, Ira Rothken, has compared Megaupload to YouTube and says that the government is overreaching. “You have to balance the harm to copyright holders against the harm to society that comes from this terrible impact on the Internet infrastructure,” he says.

Other companies that specialize in cloud storage are distancing themselves from Megaupload’s lucrative business model. “This has nothing to do with what we do,” says Daniel Raimer, a lawyer and spokesman for the Swiss-based RapidShare service. Others have made changes to their service in the wake of the arrests. told users they could gain access only to files they uploaded themselves. blocked U.S. consumers from its service entirely. To some extent, this is what Hollywood wants. “I think this changes the calculus,” says Kevin Suh, a content protection executive at the Motion Picture Association of America. “Maybe copyright infringement isn’t as attractive anymore.”

Recording Industry Association of America Chief Executive Cary Sherman says that some services, like Dropbox, are clearly legitimate. But in between Dropbox and Megaupload is a huge gray area. In the U.S., the law that balances the interests of content owners and technology companies is the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). According to the law, Internet companies get “safe harbor” and aren’t liable for any copyright infringement that takes place on their sites, as long as they don’t know about it and quickly take down copyrighted material once rights holders ask them to. So far, courts have given technology companies a wide latitude under the DMCA. Eric Goldman, a professor at Santa Clara University Law School who specializes in issues raised by new technologies such as cloud computing, says criminal prosecutions may be one way around the limitations of the DMCA, because the “safe harbors” protection doesn’t apply. “Cloud services have been increasingly confident that they’re protected by DMCA,” he says.

A related worry is that a crackdown on file storage services could scare away users. Megaupload may have hosted pirated content, but it also stored school reports and home videos that are now inaccessible. “Leaving aside whatever other consequences there may be, there’s a huge problem for customers of the online lockers,” says Fenwick & West lawyer Bridges. Studio executives say they’re interested only in businesses based on piracy, not legitimate players. “Our goal is to go after the worst of the worst,” says Viacom General Counsel Michael D. Fricklas.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Shins - Simple Song

Simple Song

The Shins have announced that their next album, Port of Morrow, will be released in March via Columbia and James Mercer's own Aural Apothecary imprint. It follows 2007's Wincing the Night Away.

Mercer wrote all the songs and played most of the instruments. The album was produced by Greg Kurstin (Lily Allen, the Bird and the Bee).

Watch the band perform three songs from the album, after the tracklisting, below. An exact release date and tour in support of the record will be announced soon.

01 The Rifle's Spiral
02 Simple Song
03 It's Only Life
04 No Way Down
05 September
06 Bait and Switch
07 Fall of '82
08 For a Fool
09 40 Mark Strasse
10 Port of Morrow

Free mp3- Simple Song

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Multiple sources on Joe Paterno's death at 85..

Ex-Penn State coach Joe Paterno dead at 85

CBS News - ‎11 minutes ago‎
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Joe Paterno, who racked up more wins than anyone else in major college football but was fired from Penn State amid a child sex abuse scandal has died. He was 85. His family released a statement Sunday morning to announce his death. ...

Too soon to determine Paterno's legacy - ‎10 minutes ago‎
(Associated Press) Penn State coach Joe Paterno leads his team onto the field before an NCAA college football game against Akron in State College, Pa. By Bob Ryan It was not supposed to end this way. Joe Paterno should have retired in full glory, ...

Paterno's death met with grief in State College, where longtime Penn State ...

Washington Post - ‎36 minutes ago‎
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Stunned by the rapid advance of his lung cancer and still reeling from the child-sex scandal that rocked the campus, Penn State students, professors and alumni mourned Joe Paterno on Sunday and expressed hope that he would be ...

Coaches, former president issue Paterno condolences

CNN - ‎28 minutes ago‎
By the CNN Wire Staff (CNN) -- Current and former members of the Penn State football program were among those offering condolences Sunday following the death of legendary ex-head coach Joe Paterno. "We grieve for the loss of Joe Paterno, ...

Reaction pours in on death of Paterno

New York Daily News - ‎17 minutes ago‎
By Michael O'keeffe / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Crowds gather around a statue of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno Saturday night as word spreads of his grave condition. When Joe Paterno's family announced early Sunday that the Penn State football ...

Amid scandal, revered PSU coach Joe Paterno dies - ‎48 minutes ago‎
FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2011 file photo, Penn State coach Joe Paterno stands on the field before his team's NCAA college football game against Northwestern, in Evanston, Ill. Paterno's doctors say that the former Penn State coach's condition has become ...

Drew Sharp: Remember Joe Paterno the man, not the mess

Detroit Free Press - ‎12 minutes ago‎
By Drew Sharp Penn State coach Joe Paterno on the field before his team's NCAA college football game against Northwestern on Oct. 22. / Jim Prisching/AP The ubiquitous thick-rimmed “Coke bottle” glasses, the high-water, rolled-up khakis that showcased ...

Lasting memory of Paterno will be in the eye of the beholder - ‎45 minutes ago‎
By Gregg Doyel | National Columnist In the coming days you will be told how to remember the winningest coach in college football history, but beware of those stories. Some of them will be written by people with an agenda, some by people ...

Sandusky calls Paterno's death a sad day

San Jose Mercury News - ‎4 minutes ago‎
AP FILE - In this Aug. 6, 1999, file photo, Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno, right, poses with his defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky during Penn State Media Day at State College, Pa. In a statement made Sunday, Jan. ...

Sandusky says Paterno's death is a sad day - ‎2 minutes ago‎
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Jerry Sandusky, the retired Penn State assistant coach who faces child sex abuse charges in a case that led to the firing of Joe Paterno, called the death of his former boss a sad loss Sunday. "This is a sad day!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The War on Drugs - Slave Ambient

Top 10 artist from, for 2011 listeners.

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Top 10 artists in 2011 scrobbled by -

1. Adele
soul, female vocalists, british
818,395 Listeners

2. Lady Gaga
pop, dance, electronic ...
3. Foster The People
indie, indie pop, alternative
449,925 listeners
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4. Britney Spears
pop, dance, female vocalists
424,877 listeners

5. Natalia Kills
pop, female vocalists, dark pop
372,846 listeners

6. J. Cole
hip-hop, rap, underground hip-hop
354,336 listeners

7. The Strokes
rock, indie, indie rock
329,327 listeners

8. Foo Fighters
rock, alternative rock, alternative
326,810 listeners

alternative, alternative rock, rock
295,314 listeners

10. Avril Lavigne
pop, pop rock, rock
284,885 listeners
The biggest artists in the world based on the music played by listeners.