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That Time the Whac-A-Mole Inventor Accidentally Blew Up His Warehouse

It was lunch time on a muggy late September day in 2013 when an explosion shook downtown Orlando, Florida. A warehouse on west Jefferson street was the casualty. Police cars, ambulances, and fire trucks were already on their way by the time Tim Roth, a good Samaritan, was on the scene. As he searched through the rubble and debris for injured humans, what he found was something else entirely. Read More >>

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The Inventor of Whac-A-Mole Accidentally Blew Up His Warehouse

Aaron Fechter invented Whac-A-Mole. He also builds animatronic rock bands for US fast-food outlets like Chuck E. Cheese's and ShowBiz Pizza Place. What more could we ask him to contribute? Nothing. He has given great gifts to mankind. But Aaron Fechter demands more of himself. Read More >>

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The Pirate Bay Finds Safe Harbour in Iceland

After making a run for it from Sweden to Greenland, and then finding that Greenland really didn't want a bunch of pirates plundering its waters, Iceland seems happy to have the Pirate Bay. So, time to update your bookmarks: ThePirateBay.is is TPB's new home. Read More >>

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The Pirate Bay Extends Its Game of Whac-a-Mole With a Brand New Domain

The cat-and-mouse game of big media versus the Pirate Bay and its various proxies, IP addresses, and tunnelling equipment, has just been pre-emptively extended with a brand new domain name: thepiratebay.gl. Seems Sweden tried to take its .se domain back. Read More >>

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The Pirate Bay’s Game of Whac-a-Mole Is In Full Swing, But It’s Not Going Quite as We Imagined

After the UK ISPs were forced to block the Pirate Bay off the face of Britain, we wondered how long big media could keep up its game of whac-a-mole with TPB's various IP addresses. Apparently forever, because it seems they don't have to go back to court each time. Read More >>

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There’s a Whac-a-Mole Game Hiding in This Run-of-the-Mill Cabinet

This non-descript cabinet is the perfect addition to your stately study or office. But it has nothing to with its wood finish or stylish accents. At the push of a button it automatically opens to reveal a classic Whac-a-Mole arcade game — perfect for killing time or relieving stress. Read More >>

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BT Whacks the Final Nail Into the Pirate Bay’s ISP Blockade Coffin

The last remaining UK ISP court ordered to cut all lines to thepiratebay.se has set up its futile blockade. BT's finally joined Sky, TalkTalk, O2, Orange, and Virgin in the BPI-championed action against The Pirate Bay, not that it makes any difference. Read More >>

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TalkTalk Joins the Pirate Bay Blockade With a Delightful Message From the BPI

TalkTalk customers have already got a lot to complain about, but the network has just added to them. The thing is, it's not really TalkTalk's fault; a court order sealed TPB's fate, and the network wants you to know that it's all the BPI's fault. Read More >>

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The Pirate Bay Extends Its Game of Whac-a-Mole Almost to Infinity With IPv6

As UK and Dutch ISPs continue to try and block The Pirate Bay off the face of the Earth, TPB's game of whac-a-mole just got a colossal boost thanks to IPv6. Theoretically, there are now more potential TPB IP addresses than there are stars in our galaxy -- good luck trying to block all of them. Read More >>

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The Pirate Bay’s All For Censoring BitTorrent Links On Google

The RIAA wants search engines like Google to censor links to BitTorrent sites, which sounds just as insane as blocking them at the ISP level to me. Contrary to what you might assume though, The Pirate Bay is actually all thumbs-up for it. Read More >>

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Sky Follows Virgin In Futile Pirate Bay Blockade

Even though The Pirate Bay has already made all this blocking action a total waste of time, our ISPs are still court ordered to block the original TPB site URL off the face of Britain. Sky's gone ahead and joined Virgin and Everything Everywhere implementing its Pirate Bay blackout. Read More >>

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The Pirate Bay Is Gearing Up For IP-Address Whac-a-Mole to Keep the Site Available to Brits

The Pirate Bay launched a clone of itself using a new IP address to help us Brits get around the court-ordered blockade, but it's only a matter of time before another court order appears. Never fear though, TPB has hundreds of IP addresses available, and it'll keep launching a new site every time one gets blocked. Read More >>