ISIS Sharia Law No Beer Sex

How ISIS will punish you for drinking a beer, talking to women and more

By on November 18, 2015 at 7:15 PM.

How ISIS will punish you for drinking a beer, talking to women and more

The fact that Islamic State members go into other countries to commit acts of terrorism is bad enough. But actually living under them might be even worse, as testimony from people who once lived in ISIS-controlled territories shows us. A lengthy article in The Daily Beast tells us that ISIS will enact severe punishments on its citizens/prisoners for committing any number of sins, including drinking beer or talking to single women. Essentially, it’s like living in a country run by a homicidal and sadistic version of Dean Wormer from Animal House (“No fun of any kind!”). More →

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Do Cops Need A Warrant To Track Your Phone

Use this map to see if cops in your state can track your phone with no warrant

By on November 11, 2015 at 11:00 PM.

Use this map to see if cops in your state can track your phone with no warrant

Do cops need a warrant to track your phone? Believe it or not, the answer to this question varies by state. To help you figure out whether cops can track your phone without a warrant, the American Civil Liberties Union has created an interactive map that details what procedures, if any, police need to follow in every state before tracking your location. More →

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How To Fight Speeding Tickets

Ex-cop offers insider tips for fighting speeding tickets

By on October 27, 2015 at 8:00 AM.

Ex-cop offers insider tips for fighting speeding tickets

If you’ve been pulled over for speeding and you think you’re innocent, there are ways to fight your speeding ticket that will increase your chances of getting off the hook. Writing over at The Raw Story, former police officer Roy Reyer (a.k.a., “Radar Roy”) offers some essential tips for anyone who wants to challenge their speeding ticket and win.

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TPP Wikileaks ISP Copyright Infringement

Leaked docs reveal TPP will force ISPs to hand over copyright infringers’ identities

By on October 12, 2015 at 9:30 PM.

Leaked docs reveal TPP will force ISPs to hand over copyright infringers’ identities

Oh goody: A recent WikiLeaks document dump of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement reveals that the deal compels Internet service providers to hand over the identities of copyright infringers to rights holders. ZDNet has done a very thorough deep dive through the leaked documents and has found that ISPs are about to be responsible for keeping track of which of their customers frequently infringe upon copyrighted material and for reporting those infringing users to content creators. More →

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Patent Troll eDekka

Notorious patent troll dealt fatal blow as Judge throws out 168 cases

By on October 2, 2015 at 7:05 PM.

Notorious patent troll dealt fatal blow as Judge throws out 168 cases

I think most people would agree that patent trolls represent a plague on the tech community, consistently leveraging questionable and often times silly patents in an effort to extort money from companies that actually work hard to release products and services.

In many respects, the patent system is out of control, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the Eastern District of Texas where judges have a seeming affinity for frivolous patent claims. Consequently, and not at all surprisingly, a staggering number of patent infringement lawsuits are filed in Texas each and every year.

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FTC Google Android Antitrust Investigation

FTC reportedly launches antitrust investigation over Google’s Android practices

By on September 25, 2015 at 7:37 AM.

FTC reportedly launches antitrust investigation over Google’s Android practices

It looks like Google isn’t out of the antitrust hot water just yet. Bloomberg’s sources claim that the Federal Trade Commission is in the early stages of an antitrust investigation into Google’s business practices with Android, its popular mobile operating system. More →

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Google Photos Auto Backup Police Assault

Google Photos helps exonerate man assaulted by cops

By on September 24, 2015 at 4:28 PM.

Google Photos helps exonerate man assaulted by cops

We’ve seen several instances of police misconduct recorded on smartphones. But what happens if you get arrested and the cops seize and conveniently “lose” your phone? That’s what happened to Toronto man Abdi Sheik-Qasim, whom The Toronto Star reports was accused of assaulting two police officers and then exonerated when a short video of his arrest was discovered backed up on Google Photos. More →

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Student Arrested Homemade Clock Confused For Bomb

14-year-old arrested for bringing homemade clock to school, cops insisted it was a bomb

By on September 16, 2015 at 8:20 AM.

14-year-old arrested for bringing homemade clock to school, cops insisted it was a bomb

Awesome work, Texas police: You’ve officially discouraged a promising young engineer from doing something productive with his time. The Dallas Morning News reported this week that Ahmed Mohamed, a 14-year-old student at MacArthur High School in Irving, Texas, was arrested after he brought a homemade clock to school that school officials mistook for a bomb. More →

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Ashley Madison Hack Lawsuit Filed

Things are getting worse and worse for Ashley Madison

By on August 25, 2015 at 7:45 PM.

Things are getting worse and worse for Ashley Madison

As we’ve mentioned before, notorious cheating website Ashley Madison is extremely screwed. If you still somehow believe that Ashley Madison will somehow come out of its massive hacking crisis unscathed, then you’ll be sobered by two new developments in the story.  More →

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Coca Cola Recipe

The crazy reason why no company can truly emulate the taste of Coke

By on August 24, 2015 at 9:50 AM.

The crazy reason why no company can truly emulate the taste of Coke

Not to brag, but I’m something of a soda connoisseur. While I admittedly can’t discern the various notes or hints of oak (that’s a thing, right?) in varying types of wine, I’m pretty adept at all things soda related. Which is to say, I enjoy partaking in the timeless art of tossing back a few cans of the real thing every now and again. You can keep your coffee, your trendy tea, and even your horrid Kale juice. Me? I’ll stick with Coke. Want to spend some time talking about why Coke tastes better coming out of a glass than a bottle? I’m game.

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New York Lawyer Trial Combat

New York lawyer pulls a Tyrion Lannister, demands a trial by combat

By on August 7, 2015 at 9:45 PM.

New York lawyer pulls a Tyrion Lannister, demands a trial by combat

Luckily for us, life on Earth isn’t governed by Game of Thrones-style laws anymore, but some people still think otherwise. One Staten Island lawyer has gone ahead and asked for a trial by combat in a lawsuit in which he and his firm happen to be co-defendants. This isn’t a joke, it really happened. More →

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