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Monthly Archive:: September 2011

Unreleased Nirvana Live Footage From 1991 – Video

The 20th-anniversary box-set reissue of Nirvana’s Nevermind comes out next week, and part of the deluxe package is a DVD and live album of an unreleased live show: the band’s Halloween 1991 set at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre. Yesterday, we posted live footage of the band playing “Breed” at that show. And now here’s another ripsnorting live clip: Nirvana blazing through “Territorial Pissings,” with Krist Novoselic’s caterwauling intro intact. Watch it below.

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Full Tilt Poker site was Ponzi scheme

An Internet poker company that was blocked from operating in the U.S. in the spring as part of an online gambling crackdown was “not a legitimate poker company, but a global Ponzi scheme,” federal prosecutors said Tuesday.

The popular Full Tilt Poker website illegally raided player accounts to fund operations and make lavish payments to its owners, Justice Department lawyers said in a revised civil lawsuit filed in New York.

Over four years, the company used $444 million in player money to pay board members, including well-known professional poker players Christopher Ferguson and Howard Lederer, investigators said.

The poker site had promised players that their accounts were protected and wouldn’t be touched. But authorities say that, as of March, the company had only $60 million left in its bank accounts to cover the $390 million it owed to players. It routinely mingled player money with its own finances, and took cash from some customers to pay out winnings due to others, prosecutors said.

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Ultimate Dodgeball – Video

This was the BIGGEST gathering ever recorded for a game of dodgeball. It was held at Thanksgiving point in Utah on September 16th, 2011. According to the offical numbers, they had 3,975 people there that signed waivers to be apart of the game, that doesn’t even include the mass amount of people that joined by jumping the fence, haha. They had a total of 750 balls there as well.

Message in a bottle – Social networking in its oldest form

Over the last two decades, Harold Hackett has sent out over 4,800 messages in a bottle from Prince Edward Island, Canada’s smallest province along the Atlantic coastline.

Every message asks for the finder to send a response back to Hackett, and since 1996 he has received over 3,100 responses from all over the world. In this First Person account, Hackett talks about the items people have sent him and the unexpected side effects from his hobby.

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What’s a Company’s Biggest Security Risk? You Are.

Well, here’s a real shocker. It is a proven fact that the weakest link in corporate security environments is the employees themselves. A company may have the best security available on the market, but it only takes one employee to hold the door wide open for hackers.

Closing these holes is proving very difficult, security experts say. But companies keep fighting. To stop potentially dangerous employee habits, they’re testing new tools to keep track of what’s happening on their networks and rolling out employee education programs.

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