Monday morning links serving: The August 24th edition

25 Great Pirate Bay Alternatives
The end of the Pirate Bay is nearing. Even if the deal with GGF doesn’t go through the current owners are likely to sell to one of the other interested parties. For many BitTorrent fans this means that they have to find an alternative. Luckily there are plenty of good ones out there.

The 12 most annoying types of Facebookers
Facebook, for better or worse, is like being at a big party with all your friends, family, acquaintances and co-workers. There are lots of fun, interesting people you’re happy to talk to when they stroll up. Then there are the other people, the ones who make you cringe when you see them coming. This article is about those people.

AT&T, Apple and Google respond to FCC over Google Voice
Whoa — we were just sent AT&T response to the FCC’s investigation into the rejection of Google Voice apps from the iPhone app store, and Ma Bell isn’t pulling any punches: according to the letter, AT&T “had no role in any decision by Apple to not accept the Google Voice application.”

Top 10 Tricks MacGyver Would Be Proud Of
When they draw up the Complete History of Lifehacking, Angus MacGyver will certainly merit a chapter. We pay tribute to the creative can-do secret agent this week with 10 tricks that make extraordinary use of truly common objects.

11 Things You Didn’t Know About Pinball History
Today, pinball may seem like a harmless, all-American pastime. But the game’s history—from its rebellious roots to its nerdy present—is more bizarre than most people would imagine.


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