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+ - 1.6 million TPB accounts on the loose

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An anonymous reader writes: According to the Swedish branch of IDG, The Pirate Bay has been hacked. The previously known group Arga Unga Hackare, AUH (roughly Angry Young Hackers) discovered a bug in TPB's blog leading to the leak of all user accounts on the site. This has just recently been confirmed by the team behind TPB on their now repaired blog.

+ - Resonance Effect in Google Video

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Ashraf Al Shafaki
Ashraf Al Shafaki writes: "An interesting phenomenon in Google Video is the resonance of popular videos. Once a video becomes popular it is show in the top 100 and there it has an even much larger chance of being seen by a large number of members which makes it even more and more popular. Due to this resonance effect many videos once they reach the top 100 tend to stick right there for long, not because they are actually better than newer videos but because they have managed to reach the top 100 list and therefore get a boost in popularity just by being among the top 100 list. It's a circular and unfair thing.

http://egyptsoftware.blogspot.com/2007/02/resonanc e-effect-in-google-video.html"

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