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How the FBI nabbed a Russian spam king in Las Vegas

"On October 30, Oleg Nikolaenko flew from his home in Moscow to JFK airport, and then on to Las Vegas. He checked in to the Bellagio Hotel, where he attended the Speciality Equipment Market Association car show, a show he had attended last year as well. Bad move—because the feds nabbed him in Vegas just before the show ended, leaving his wife and young son back in Russia. At a November 4 hearing before a judge in Las Vegas, Nikolaenko needed a Russian interpreter and a public defender, but it didn't take much interpretation to see that he wasn't about to go free.

Amazon pulls WikiLeaks plug

"Amazon has pulled the plug on WikiLeaks, the site that earlier this week began releasing a mammoth collection of confidential U.S. State Department diplomatic cables." "WikiLeaks servers at Amazon ousted," said WikiLeaks around 3 p.m. Et on its Twitter account. "Free speech the land of the free ... fine our $ are now spent to employ people in Europe." | more

Real-life gadgets for real-life superheroes

"Yes, there are real-life superheroes. And no, we’re not just referring to firefighters, paramedics, and other heroic people who we’re used to seeing coming to the rescue of others. We’re talking about costume-wearing, identity-concealing, cool-name-having people who fight crime, pollution, or other evils in their own communities, on their own time, and at their own risk. Many of them actually patrol the city streets, ready to intervene if they see trouble brewing – and being ready includes having the right tools.

Turn back the clocks Sunday

"On Sunday, Nov. 7 at 2 a.m., time will revert back to standard, giving everyone an extra hour to sleep in." | more T-Shirts - Get yours!

I'm still taking 3dGameMan T-Shirt orders, but remember there are two different designs and there are only 32 T-Shirts available for each region (Canada, USA & International). So if you want a T-Shirt get it quick, before they are all gone. Please be aware that I'm taking payments first and once all the orders are in I will get T-Shirts produced and then send them out. So from the time of ordering it, receiving your T-Shirt will take a few weeks, so please be patient. Also, shipping time will vary depending on where you live.

No Video Reviews or Live Show this week

I've had this nasty flu for a few days now and it's not done yet. So that's why there's won't be an video review this week and probably no Live Show on Nov. 6. I was also going to start a new giveaway this week, but now that will have to wait. I just can't talk for long because my throat is sour and sounds horrible.

Dead Sea Scrolls coming to your couch, thanks to Google

"Google and the Israeli Antiquities Authority have teamed up to digitize the Dead Sea Scrolls and make the scans accessible to anyone with an Internet connection. Google, of course, has been scanning books and documents for years as part of its partnership with libraries around the world. Several million dollars will now fund a special implementation of the technology, as the Dead Sea fragments will all be scanned using a NASA-developed imaging system.

Rollover image on your website? That will be $80,000 (please)

"Dear website owner, congratulations on your excellent site, which includes features covered by our registered patent, #5,251,294. As the description indicates, many of the components on your pages, particularly your menus, rollover images, and shortcuts, are detailed in our claim. We would be delighted to lease these to you at a reasonable royalty rate of $80,000. Please call our offices at your convenience to arrange a payment schedule." | more

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