This past weekend, the popular torrenting site The Pirate Bay caught some flak for testing out a new system that used visitors' CPU power to generate cryptocurrency profits for itself. This tactic has been around for years, but the high profile implementation signals that it's probably time to start blocking this crap. Here's how it's done.
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In what's becoming a trend, the Trump administration is walking back another one of its controversial actions following extensive outrage from the public. This time, the USDA has begun reposting deleted documents to its publicly available database of inspection reports on facilities that use animals. But animal rights activists fear the trickle of restored data is intended to make people forget about the issue.
We know what you're thinking. If there's anything the internet suffers from (narcism, insecurity, obscenity, an uncomfortable affinity for cats), it's certainly not a dearth of websites dedicated to GIFs. But of all the websites out there created for the sole purpose of flooding the internet with more GIFs, there's none quite like "And Then I Was Like..." Here, there's no fancy backgrounds, dated pop culture references or complicated steps — it's all about you.
You'll either love it or hate it dear readers, but Myer's Chinese based website experiment, which aims to repeal the GST that customers pay on locally sourced goods has gone live today. The problem with the site (Myfind.com) is that the majority of its 'deals' hardly look inspiring enough to make the shift across from cheaper and more established e-tailers.
After killing off GeoCities last year, diehard Homesteaders will release a massive (and slightly unnecessary) 900GB torrent containing every single web page ever hosted by the Yahoo-owned company. Just think of all those GIF-laden treats...
Gizmodo men. Looking for something "different" in your life? The homemade Fleshlight with Nanako Matsushima's face stuck to it just not doing it for you anymore? Watching Japanese girls apologise or say "I love you" turn you on? Simultaneously?
Our ISP is currently Comcast, which is probably definitely throttling torrent traffic in this area, but how can we know for sure? Here's how. There's now a website that runs a little test, determining whether your ISP is throttling all traffic, all traffic on well-known BT ports, only BT traffic on well-known BT ports, or nothing at all. The full test takes seven minutes, but it's seven minutes well spent to find out whether you need another ISP. Or if you need to cut down on your PureTNA downloads.
Yet another piece of Apple news to contribute to your Apple sickness: Apple has changed their web site design. The last time Apple changed its web design was in 2001, marking the introduction of Mac OS X 10.0 Cheetah and its Aqua look. Today, Apple is adopting the unified look of Leopard. About time, I say. –Jesus Diaz
AU: This hasn't happened here in AU just yet, but then, the sun isn't even up yet. -SB