4. It's good to see that the EU is also bending over to allow their citizens to be well and truly shafted by corporate greed.
5. Am I missing the point here?
Surely the difference is that TPB actually provides the torrent files that enable the downloading of the copyrighted material, (although from what I remember reading of all this, the torrent files themselves aren't illegal since they're only hash values and pointers not actually copyrighted data).
Whereas Google doesn't host anything, they merely point to a site that does.
7. Still waiting for any form of holographic storage for consumers, they've been making the damn things for more than 4 years now. (Not to mention waiting for citywide maglev trains.)