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Submission + - Anonymous Takes Down DOJ, RIAA, and Universal webs (

EW87 writes: "Shortly after a federal raid today brought down the file sharing service Megaupload, hackers aligned with the online collective Anonymous have shut down sites for the Department of Justice, Universal Music Group and the RIAA.
"It was in retaliation for Megaupload, as was the concurrent attack on," Anonymous operative Barrett Brown tells RT on Thursday afternoon."


Submission + - Scientists Create 52 Artificial Rain Storms (

EW87 writes: CNN and TIME report that Scientists in Abu Dhabi have created artificial rainstorms. "As part of a secret program to control the weather in the Middle East, scientists working for the United Arab Emirates government artificially created rain where rain is generally nowhere to be found. The $11 million project, which began in July, put steel lampshade-looking ionizers in the desert to produce charged particles. The negatively charged ions rose with the hot air, attracting dust. Moisture then condensed around the dust and eventually produced a rain cloud. A bunch of rain clouds.
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Submission + - Second-Life vs. There

EW87 writes: "I noticed Second Life is mentioned alot in the media. I've played both and got addicted to faster. Is there something I am missing? Second Life seems to be super popular compared to What are your guys' opinions on Can you give me a side-by-side comparison of some kind. I am seriously curious."

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