pirates stories

 
The venerable and prestigious Massachusetts Institute o' Technology has decided to formalize a decades-old practice by awarding official pirate certificates to qualifying students. And not for your pansy-nerd software piracy: these kids are real life swashbuckling salty dogs, who can shoot you, stab you, shoot you again, and then skillfully sail away.
 
In honor of International Talk Like a Pirate Day, the German people have seen fit to vote 15 members of the German Pirate Party into Berlin's parliament. Winning almost 10% of the popular vote, German pirates will now start delivering freedom, justice, gold doubloons, privacy, saucy wenches, copyright reform and shoulder parrots to all. Yarrr!
 
Defending an oil tanker from pirates is a tricky business. On the one hand, you've got cargo worth upwards of 100 million in black gold; then again, you really don't want bullets and RPGs whizzing around when your vessel is...
 
Piracy has become a major issue these days, and I'm not talking about the type of piracy that involves illegally downloading music and movies, although that's a pretty big issue as well. No, I'm referring to the original pirates: people...