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As Texas Icon Big Tex Burns Down, Twitter Users Draw Offensive Comparisons To 9/11

An electrical fire at the Texas State Fair on Friday destroyed the Dallas landmark Big Tex, a 52-foot tall statue of a Texan that had been a staple at the fair for over 60 years. While it’s understandable that plenty of Texans are upset about the loss of Big Tex, it’s a bit less understandable to compare its destruction to September 11.

Demonoid Return Possible In The Future, Says Site Administrator

Fans of the popular BitTorrent site Demonoid were teased earlier this week when the domain's server went through an update, leading many file-sharers to believe the site would be up and running again soon. Although hope isn't dead yet, Demonoid's tech administrator told Torrent Freak that they are "not looking into putting the site back up at the moment."

Google Blocking Access To ‘Innocence Of Muslims’ In Middle East, India

Google (Nasdaq: GOOG), the No. 1 search engine, said it’s blocked access to the controversial “Innocence of Muslims”on YouTube in countries with large Muslim populations, including India, Libya and Egypt. But Afghanistan's government blocked all access to YouTube, claiming the video is offensive.

LL Cool J Takes Down Intruder During Home Burglary

LL Cool J's chiseled abs and protruding muscles aren't just for show, the "Mama Says Knock You Out" rapper protected his own, when he took down an intruder with his bare hands this morning at his home, according to the gossip website TMZ.

Stock Trading Suffers On Uncertain, Unpredictable Markets

Trading in U.S. stocks has been going on at a snail's pace recently, a fact market-watchers are blaming on policy uncertainty, but could also be the result of investors fed up with the fragmented, unpredictable nature of the market.

Etsy Looking To Crack Down On Drug Deals

Etsy, the online craft marketplace, is looking to crack down on drug paraphernalia, according to Mashable. Transactions of those pertaining to the sale of drug-related culture and content will be prohibited, in an update that has gone live on the website.

Boehner, Reid Reach Deal To Avoid US Government Shutdown

Democrats and Republicans in Congress reached a deal on Tuesday to fund federal government activities through next March and eliminate any threat of agency shutdowns that could upset voters ahead of the November 6 presidential and congressional elections.

Grum Spambot Shut Down: Massive Botnet Created 18 Percent Of World's Spam Email

The Grum botnet, which experts believe is responsible for about 18 percent of the world's spam email traffic, has been shut down, according to security company FireEye, based in Milpitas, Calif. According to M86Security, Grum was responsible for roughly 17.4 percent of the worldwide spam email traffic, which made it officially the third largest active botnet in the world, after Cutwail and Lethic, respectively. In January 2012, however, Grum became the No. 1 spam botnet in the world, accounti...

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