Rand Paul has launched a class-action suit against the US government over the NSA's warrantless bulk telephone metadata surveillance. Ars Technica has good analysis of the legal dimension of the suit: basically, Senator Paul isn't really advancing any new arguments, but the suit will put the pressure on the government. Techdirt has reports of outrage from other Republican congresscritters, especially noted shitweasel Rep Peter King (R-NY), who accuses Paul of aiding terrorists.
In 1955, an arrest warrant was issued for Carolyn Bryant Donham, the white woman who was offended by 14-year-old black boy Emmett Till and pointed him out to men who then brutally murdered him. The sheriff at the time says he didn't want to "bother" Donham with the warrant, and it soon vanished. But now… READ THE REST
Robert Sylvester Kelly, the R&B icon and celebrity pedophile who married his own underage protegé and was filmed urinating on a 13-year-old girl, was sentenced to 30 years imprisonment today. Kelly was convicted of sex trafficking in 2021, ending years of legal efforts to nail him for something or other. TMZ: The disgraced singer was… READ THE REST
ABC News reports that a judge in California has approved the name change requested by Elon Musk's daughter. The woman, 18, filed the legal papers in April. "A new birth certificate reflecting the change of gender as described above shall be issued," stated a minute order issued by the judge's clerk. No objections to the… READ THE REST
For years coffee experts have recommended pourover as the best way to make coffee at home. But now, thanks to an ingenious design that was recently perfected, the traditional pourover has some serious competition. If you're the kind of person who thinks life is too short for bad coffee, say hello to the all-new VacOne… READ THE REST
Let's face it. Most people need an assistant. Who doesn't want a little bit of help from time to time with things like organization? Unfortunately, especially with our current technology surplus, it can be a bit easy to fall behind and feel disorganized. When scanning documents, in particular, it can be tough to figure out how to… READ THE REST
Some computers blast their fan the second you open Excel, but not MacBooks. As compact as they are, MacBooks are workhorses you can put through the wringer for years. That's what you'd get if you picked up this refurbished 11.6-inch Apple MacBook Air. For a limited time, this beautifully refurbished laptop is on sale for $499.99, down… READ THE REST