Online theft is a fact of life nowadays, but yesterday a BitCoin user woke to find his haul of virtual currency had been plundered. A user with the handle allinvain found 25,000 BitCoins had been stolen. If the thief were to cash-out he or she would net just about $500,000 at current BitCoin-US Dollar exchange rates.Read more »
You can make a fortune selling parking spots outside the US Open, but don't even dream of setting up a lemonade stand. A county inspector ordered the Marriott and Augustine kids to shut down the stand they set up on Persimmon Tree Rd, right next to Congressional. And after they allegedly ignored a couple of warnings, the inspector fined their parents $500.Read more »
Arkansas Libertarians finally get a voice, even though voting really doesn't change much for the better.Read more »
Vancouver Police Chief Jim Chu is blaming "criminals and anarchists" who, he said, disguised themselves as Canucks fans for riots after the team lost the NHL's Stanley Cup finals.Read more »
Apple recently registered a patent for a device that would prevent an iPhone's camera from working upon transmission of an infrared beam. Ostensibly this is to prevent unlicensed recordings of live concerts and other events, but it's easy to guess at an even worse application: Police using this technology to prevent "illegal" photography of their activities. The moral is clear: If you want to be able to use your own camera, wherever you want, don't buy an iPhone!Read more »
Users and fans of the open-source, digital currency Bitcoin should feel a little less secure today, after leaders of the Bitcoin project confirmed to a British newspaper they have no way to confirm a user's claim that almost $500,000 worth of the digital currency disappeared from his hard drive overnight.Read more »
The LA school system has banned flavored milk because it leads to obesity when consumed in large quantities (and without proper exercise). Of course, LA school system's 'food police' have already taken action against other foods it deems inappropriate and recently banned 'junk food' from any LA school campus.
Is this an attack on liberty or simply protecting our children as the Superintendent claims? Does a public school system have the right to regulate what your child eats or drinks while they're on school property; property funded with your tax dollars?Read more »
One more reason to allow same-sex marriage? Former New York Giants wide receiver David Tyree spoke out against gay marriage Wednesday, claiming it is the first step towards "anarchy." If so... then what are we waiting for?!Read more »
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