1. Is Your Computer Safe from the Latest Overblown Apocalypse?
Back in November of last year, a group of Cyber terrorists in Estonia launched the ‘Alureon’ virus onto the World Wide Web. They were arrested, but the FBI has basically known that around 300,000 computers (64,000 in the US) would be hosed thanks to the servers affected since that point. They wanted to pull the plugs in March, but were convinced to delay it until July so people could prepare themselves. So…that’s hitting this week. Are you prepared?!
2. They Found a Thing
Scientists at the CERN Laboratory in Switzerland this week found a Higgs-Boson particle, the subatomic dealie that might or might not be able to explain how the universe was created. They’re not really sure. They just wanted to see if they could find it. And they did. What does it ultimately all mean? Err…well…Science will get back to you on that as soon as they manage to high five each other.
3. The Olympics Were a Lot Cooler During the Civil War Anyway
Oscar Pistorius, a short-distance runner from South Africa will be the first double-amputee ever to compete in the Olympic Games after passing all tests and qualifying in the 400-meters and 4×400 meter relay. Science still can’t figure out whether or not missing two legs is an advantage for a sprinter, but they hold out hope that the Higgs-Boson particle will provide an answer.
4. In a Sign of the Worsening Economy, Chuck E. Cheese Laid Off
Because Arcades are still hot with the kids and they don’t know why nobody is coming to a crappy pizza place with 20 out of date crane machines, CEC Entertainment canned the old Chuck E. Cheese band and replaced him with a CGI, guitar playing mouse straight out of my dreams circa 1991. Apparently, they never bothered to tell the guy who used to voice Chuck (there was a guy for that?) that he was being replaced. Wins all around.
5. ACTA Voted Down by the EU
Despite their rather fervent support for the international treaty after it was first introduced, the EU this week pulled its support of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement by a vote of 478-39. The sticking point seems to have been the overzealous measures being asked for in the document for the prosecution of online distribution of music, video, and software. ACTA is still being considered by several countries, most notably the United States and Australia, however without the EU on board, it seems fairly certain that the treaty is dead in the water.
Matt: Top Movies
Dan: Top Games
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Laura: Top Books
Matt: Top Songs (iTunes)
Dan: Illegal Top Downloads