Sentenced to compliments: Faced with a defendant who had violated a protection order by sending his ex-girlfriend 144 harassing messages, a judge in Hawaii sentenced him to write 144 compliments about her, so he will have written a “nice thing” for every “nasty thing” he said. He is not allowed to “repeat words,” according to the report, so that may be an especially difficult challenge for him. Because he may not know that many words.
He also got 157 days (time served), two years of probation, 200 hours of community service and $2,400 in fines, so it’s not like he got away with just the compliment-writing after harassing his ex. That was just an added bonus.
What’s an “initial coin offering” anyway? According to the NYT it’s “a relatively new method that entrepreneurs have used to raise money for start-ups, by selling custom-built virtual currencies.” So, yeah, the rest of the professor’s sentence seems pretty solid.
No one should drink and drive, but it’s an especially bad idea if you have three prior DUI convictions. Also if you’re planning on trying to have sex with somebody while driving on a mountain highway (in fact, one called “Mountain Highway”). Also if there’s a three-month-old in the back seat while you’re doing this. This is a very, very bad idea.