11 Jan 2014

How The Pirate Bay Plans To Beat Censorship For Good

tpb-logoErnesto - Torrent Freak: The Pirate Bay’s PirateBrowser just hit 2.5 million downloads but the notorious torrent site has much bigger plans in store for the new year. The team behind the site is developing a new tool that doesn’t rely on domain names or server farms. Instead, users will serve as the P2P hosts of the sites, with the system running its own alternative DNS. Today, the Pirate Bay team shares some more details on the technology.
Over the past few years The Pirate Bay has had to deal with its fair share of censorship, mostly through court-ordered blockades.
In response to these efforts the site launched the PirateBrowser last summer, and not without success. The tool, which allows users to circumvent ISP blockades, clocked its 2.5 millionth download a week ago.
However, there’s a much bigger project in the pipeline, one that will make The Pirate Bay and other sites more resilient than ever before. Instead of bypassing external censors, the new tool will create its own P2P network through which sites can be accessed without restrictions.
“The goal is to create a browser-like client to circumvent censorship, including domain blocking, domain confiscation, IP-blocking. This will be accomplished by sharing all of a site’s indexed data as P2P downloadable packages, that are then browsed/rendered locally,” a Pirate Bay insider explains.
In other words, when users load The Pirate Bay or any other site that joins the new platform, the site’s data will be shared among users and stored locally.

On White Sprinters and Female CEOs - "Too much melanin in the 100m?"

HumanityBites: If we need more women chief executives, do we also need more white sprinters in the Olympic 100m?
The clamour is deafening and relentless for more women in everything, but in all the furore led by women's groups, does bigotry rear its ugly head? This film assesses the merit of quotas for women executives by looking at the prison population, black Olympic sprinters and the human brain.

Organized Crime Inside UK Metropolitan Police, The Judicial System, The Crown Prosecution Service, HM Revenue & Customs And HM Prisons

RT: A secret report spanning many years, which was seen by The Independent, shows a shocking level of corruption in the Metropolitan Police, the judicial system, the Crown Prosecution Service, HM Revenue & Customs, and the Prison Service.
In 2003, Operation Tiberius – an undercover Scotland Yard probe - found that organized crime gangs had compromised virtually all of the UK’s criminal justice system, The Independent reveals.
Tiberius, which was compiled from a number of covert intelligence sources including police informants, telephone intercepts, information from MI5 and MI6, as well as thousands of historical files, came to the appalling conclusion: “Quite how much more damage could be done is difficult to imagine.”
Tiberius, which according to the British daily, was ratified by the most senior management in London’s Metropolitan Police, found jurors being bought off, corrupt individuals working for Revenue and Customs and “get out of jail free cards” being bought for £50,000.

Misandry: Anti-Male Bias in Education, False Rape Accusations & Divorce

DEMCAD: Interview With Bob O'Hara - Marketing and Media Portrayal of Men (beginning) - False-Feminist Ideology as a Weapon (starts at 5:00) - The Impact of No Fault Divorce (starts at 13:20) - Anti-Male Bias in Education (starts at 29:30)

Let's Encrypt the Internet! - Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert with Kim Dotcom

Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the word 'because,' the humble conjunction which "exploded with new grammatical possibilities" in 2013. So the news that the FBI and Department of Justice have 'lost faith in the value of bitcoin,' because concern trolling. And the news that the FBI has stopped enforcing the law and is, instead, 'protecting national security,' because MPAA.

Rolling Stone Resurrects Karl Marx (And No - It Was Not Satire)

The Problem of Economic Ignorance
: The fact that economic ignorance is widespread is really a big problem in our view. Unfortunately even what is broadly considered the economic mainstream thought is riddled with stuff that we think just doesn't represent good economics. This is not meant to say that there is absolutely nothing worthwhile offered by the so-called mainstream. Often one comes across valuable insights and stimulating ideas. Still, there are a number of very fundamental issues on which various schools of economic thought don't agree  – beginning with basic questions of methodology.
Regarding the place economics should have in our lives, Ludwig von Mises once wrote: 
Economics must not be relegated to classrooms and statistical offices and must not be left to esoteric circles. It is the philosophy of human life and action and concerns everybody and everything. It is the pith of civilization and of man's human existence.”
We agree wholeheartedly with this sentiment. There is little harm in leaving astronomy to astronomers and quantum physics to experts in theoretical physics. With economics it is different, because even though it is supposed to be wertfrei (value-free) as a science, economics necessarily has a political dimension, since politics is all about the acquisition and distribution of property by political (as opposed to economic) means. In other words, economic policy is the main topic around which politics revolves.

Anti-War Hero - Author Talks About WW1

liarpoliticians: Joe Glenton, author of "Soldier Box" talks about World War 1

Respect Women

By Sammich Heist strikes again. Put this down all you want, you know it’s true. PE

Overstock’s First Day of Bitcoin - $130,000 in Sales, 840 Transactions, CEO is “Stunned”

By Michael Krieger: Upon the conclusion of the Senate hearing on Bitcoin this past November, I tweeted that I thought we had entered Phase 2 of the Bitcoin story. A month later, following news that Andreessen Horowitz had led an venture capital investment of $25 million in Coinbase, I wrote:
As I tweeted at the time, I think Bitcoin began phase two of its growth and adoption cycle upon the conclusion of the Senate hearings last month (I suggest reading: My Thoughts on the Bitcoin Hearing).
I think phase two will be primarily characterized by two things. More mainstream adoption and ease of use, as well as increasingly large investments by venture capitalists. In the past 24 hours, we have seen evidence of both.
Phase 2 so far is going even more positively than I had expected. Overstock.com accelerated its plans to accept BTC by many months, and the early rollout has been a massive success. The company’s CEO just tweeted:
Patrick M. Byrne @OverstockCEO
's first full day on @overstock.com was a huge success: 840 orders, $130,000 in sales. Almost all new customers.

Statist PIG: The Hidden Reality of the Bridge Scandal

Stefan Molyneux: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is embroiled in a political controversy over George Washington Bridge lane closures which morphed from a traffic nightmare into a major safety concern for Fort Lee, New Jersey... but what isn't being talked about in the US PIG?

Eva Bartlett: How Apartheid Israel Has Constructed A Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza + Israel 'Settlements' Hit By Global Boycott Campaign

UK BANNED Press TV: An international campaign to boycott apartheid Israeli products is taking a heavy toll on illegal Zionist land thieves in the Jordan Valley region of the occupied West Bank aka the largest open air prison in the world.
The income of the 'settlers' who grow fresh products dropped by more than 14 percent or $29 million in the last year, mostly because Western European markets avoid buying the products, settlers said on Friday.
The boycott is particularly stronger in Britain and Scandinavia where the people are shunning peppers, dates, grapes and fresh herbs produced by the settlers.

Equal Plowing, Male Abortion And Individual Activism Against The Pussy Pass - AVfM Radio "Shitting On Feminism With Reality"

AVfM: Huffnágel Pista, Lucian Vâlsan and James Huff covering the news for the latest week and then pursue into a discussion about ways to do individual activism that involves a bearable amount of work even for the most busy amongst the audience and that comes with low risks – which is highly important given the misandric framework in which Europe functions today.