They've been gone before - sometimes for months - and they've also come back before. I wouldn't write them off completely just yet. Even the linked story mentions that it's "too soon to consign the site to history."
Also, MegaUpload wasn't "legit." Come on. We all knew what it was for. That's why it was so great!
To steer this away from the direction that gives Aaron the shakes, here's some proper "legit" news about BitTorrent - the Internet Archive just announced their new mechanism to host content via over one MILLION torrents (blog.archive.org). I'm most interested in the Prelinger Archives, but it's one of those things I will probably NEVER have the free time to properly consume.
Thurmond spent the last 40 years doing all he could to BREATHE. Thurmond falls into the same category as Byrd and George Wallace...somewhere, someway, they'll pay for their racism. They'll pay double for a "change of heart" to get votes.