Virak writes: Several hours ago, someone found an HTML injection vulnerability in YouTube's comment system, and since then sites such as 4chan have been having a field day with popular videos. The bug is triggered by placing a <script> tag at the beginning of a post. The tag itself is escaped, but everything following it is cheerfully placed in the page as is. Blacked out pages with giant red text scrolling across them, shock site redirects, and all sorts of other fun things have been spotted. YouTube has currently blocked such comments from being posted and set the comments section to be hidden by default, and appears to be in the process of removing some of these comments, but the underlying bug does not seem to have been fixed yet.
MattSparkes writes: "A Swedish software firm is buying The Pirate Bay and turning it into a legal business. Global Gaming Factory X (GGF) has also bought peer-to-peer research firm Peerialism. The two purchases are expected to form the basis of a new, legal download service. It's a bold move, especially as it comes in the same week that the four founders of The Pirate Bay had their application for a retrial rejected by a Swedish court."
sterlingda writes: "Back in July of 2005, Steorn embarrassed themselves by hosting a world-viewing demo of what was supposed to be a free energy device that defies the laws of physics. Unfortunately, their demo was botched. Meanwhile, a couple of Steorn forum members have been kicking around ideas for how to build an all-magnet motor with no other motive force. One of them shot a video showing acceleration of the device, but he doesn't seem to realize what he's accomplished. After the operator gives it a kick start, and gets the secondary counter-rotating magnet in sync, the motor accelerates to 1700 rpm, while the secondary magnet is spinning at 4200 rpms. When the operator holds two of the three secondary magnets (which are apparently interfering) stationary, the assembly accelerates further (secondary goes to around 5,000 rpm, as measured by an optical tachometer)."