Technology

Malaysia: No Mocking the Sultan on Facebook

The last time I wrote about Malaysia, in 2009, a sharia court there had decided that yes, the law did indeed allow the authorities to beat a woman for the heinous offense of drinking a beer. Last week, the equally pleasant Malaysian police…


TSA: Trouser Search Administration

Credit where credit is due: as I have said before, I think “Thousands Standing Around” is hilariously funny, but if nobody has suggested “Trouser Search Administration” yet I am hereby staking my claim to that one. This excellent post by Colin Samuels has…


Google Maps Blamed for Invasion

Bad enough that Google Maps allegedly caused a woman to be hit by a car because its route told her to walk along a highway and failed to warn her that said highway posed certain risks (namely cars). Now it…




Tip: Covering Self in Paint Will Not Deter Taser Use

A man in Cheyenne, Wyoming, expected police to have Tasers when they showed up at his house on a domestic violence call, so he was ready for them. When they arrived, they were confronted with a man covered in white…