Anonymous Says They’re Responsible for Taking Down U.S. Sentencing Commission Site
Continuing a string of threats and attacks following the death of Aaron Swartz, Anonymous claims to be responsible for taking down the United States Sentencing Commission website yesterday. They also claim that ussc.gov is not the only government website they currently control. Shortly after the attack the site was taken down, and now appears to be running normally. In the message they posted on the site, Anonymous also claims to have sensitive government information that it will leak to the media.Read on...
Guy Throws Snowball at Dudes With Massive Water Hose, Quickly Finds Out How Hoses Work [Video]This guy probably thought that pelting a couple of municipal employees -- who look for all the world like they're just minding their own business here -- with a snowball would be good for a chuckle. After all, these guys work for the government. It's not like they're allowed to just turn that hose on anyone who messes with them, right? Wrong. To learn a valuable lesson about the true meaning of justice and why you should never, ever pick on someone because you think they're going to be unwilling or unable to retaliate, check out the video below.Read on...
Pirate Bay Co-Founder Facing New, and Somewhat Vague, Fraud Allegations
As if his new life in a Swedish prison for allegedly hacking the tax records of Swedish company Logica weren't bad enough, The Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg ("anakata" to his pirate friends) is now facing additional suspicions of aggravated fraud and attempted aggravated fraud. While the they are currently considered only "suspicions" and not "charges," that's all officials need to detain someone indefinitely because that's how they do things in Sweden.Read on...
Study: Judges Give More Favorable Decisions After Meals
Several Israeli judges were the subject of a new study on patterns in the behavior of those making weighty legal decisions. In this case, the judges were reviewing the cases of prisoners who were eligible for parole. The study, carried out by Shai Danziger from Ben Gurion University of the Negev, found a strong correlation between the decisions made by the judges and the where those decisions fell on the judges' snack schedule.Read on...