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10-06-12, 03:00 PM
We had a bit of a strange week here at Ars, what with phone scammers calling deputy editor Nate Anderson, who quickly enlisted senior IT reporter Jon Brodkin, in an attempt to break down the strategies behind the tech support frauds. We also discussed some creative scienceā??in a quest to produce a cow without the Ī²-lactoglobulin gene responsible for many milk allergies,Ā*researchers milked mice before transferring the method to a bigger bovine.

Ars also took some deep dives into how modern car motors work, whether two APUs from AMD are better than competing products, and how Swedish law enforcement is trying to bring four Pirate Bay founders to justice. Take a look at our list below and see if there's anything you need to catch up on!


Cow engineered to produce less allergenic milk (http://arstechnica.com/science/2012/10/cow-engineered-to-produce-less-allergenic-milk/)
Researchers milk mice, make cow that should provide "high cheese yields."
Evasive action: How The Pirate Bay four dodged Swedish justiceā??for a while (http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/10/evasive-maneuvers-how-the-pirate-bay-founders-dodged-swedish-justice/)
The site's founders have moved out of Sweden, but Stockholm wants them back.
Black mamba venom could contain a fantastic painkiller (http://arstechnica.com/science/2012/10/black-mamba-venom-proteins-snuff-out-the-pain/)
As effective as morphine, but with fewer downsides.
YouTube finally offers a meaningful ContentID appeal process (http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/10/youtube-finally-offers-a-meaningful-contentid-appeal-process/)
But takedown policies are still favorable to large copyright holders.
AMD's A10-5800K and A8-5600K "Trinity" APUs reviewed (http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2012/10/amds-a10-5800k-and-a8-5600k-trinity-apus-reviewed/)
Piledriver comes to the desktop.
Review: Resident Evil 6 is a half-baked Frankenstein's monster (http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2012/10/review-resident-evil-6-is-a-half-baked-frankensteins-monster/)
Over-long, disjointed and poorly realized adventure leaves franchise in ashes.
MegaDroid: 300,000 Androids clustered together to study network havoc (http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2012/10/megadroid-300000-androids-clustered-together-to-study-network-havoc/)
520-node cluster uses x86 build of Android 4.0 on $500,000 worth of hardware.
More bang, less buck: How car engine tech does more with less (http://arstechnica.com/features/2012/10/more-bang-less-buck-how-car-engines-now-go-further-on-less/)
Better design is leading to engines so efficient, they earn Internet memes.
A behind-the-scenes look at LinkedInā??s mobile engineering (http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2012/10/a-behind-the-scenes-look-at-linkedins-mobile-engineering/)
Pros' network was anything but in the mobile space. Then ethos and execution linked up.
Give a store your e-mail address, it'll find you on Facebook (http://arstechnica.com/business/2012/10/give-a-store-your-e-mail-address-itll-find-you-on-facebook/)
Facebook admits it: retail chains can use hashed e-mails to find and target users.
Old dog, new tricks: The $159 Kindle Fire review (http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2012/10/old-dog-new-tricks-the-159-kindle-fire-review/)
It's still a Kindle Fire, but new software brings improvements over last year.
"I am calling you from Windows": A tech support scammer dials Ars Technica (http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/10/i-am-calling-you-from-windows-a-tech-support-scammer-dials-ars-technica/)
Cold caller from "Windows Technical Support" asks for remote access to my PC.
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