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Submission + - Domainers Gone Blind

An anonymous reader writes: Unless you have perfect vision and happen to use the right font, the difference between "fì" and "" lies in the eye of the beholder. Just ask the unfortunate bidder who offered to pay $46,001 for the worthless IDN domain fì, having mistaken it for the highly valuable -blind.html

Submission + - Ten Ways to Prepare for a Post-Oil Society

marleyboy writes: "James Howard Kunstler is an author who has some radical ideas. But you have to wonder, is he seeing things for how they really are? His article "Ten Ways to Prepare for a Post-Oil Society" says straight out what you don't want to hear. Living in a society where supply and demand is as stretched as ours is going to make an economic collapse a lot worse than we think."
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Submission + - The Pirate Bay launches 'Oscartorrents'

gloom writes: After turning legal threats into entertainment and trying to create a new pirate state, what do you do next? You go for the gold of course. The Pirate Bay has launched — an easy-to-use torrent-site for finding good versions of this years Oscar nominees.

In their own words: "You haven't beaten us, so why not join us? Think of a new business model that doesn't involve overpriced pieces of plastic and skanky cinemas hawking cheap carbohydrates while relying on $6/hr projectionists who can't keep a film in focus — not to mention insulting your audiences by (to pick a few examples) surveilling us with nightvision glasses, searching bags, 30 minutes of commercials and bombarding us with ridiculous anti-piracy propaganda. Take a look at yourselves. Is it really any wonder we're winning?"

No lack of cohones in Sweden, that's for sure.

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