July 20, 2016
Feds Seize KickassTorrents Domains and Arrest Owner

Via torrentfreak: Feds Seize KickassTorrents Domains, Arrest Owner

The U.S. Government has arrested the alleged owner of KickassTorrents, the world’s largest torrent site. The 30-year-old Ukrainian was arrested in Poland today and is charged with criminal copyright infringement and money laundering. In addition, a federal court in Chicago has ordered the seizure of several KAT domain names.

Looks like our favourite (and most dependent) torrent site may be in a bit of trouble…

Posted by Arcterex at 04:24 PM
July 19, 2016
Cool Kickstarter - The Purpose Hotel

The latest interesting Kickstarter out there is The Purpose Hotel, which is a project from great photograher Jeremy Cowart, a crowdfunded hotel with the aim to benefit everyone.

Cool idea, I hope he can pull it off. Here’s a bit more info:

Posted by Arcterex at 10:28 AM
July 04, 2016
Virginia introduces law to stop 12-year-old girls from getting married | Americas | News | The Independent

Every once and a while you wonder to yourself “is this a fake headline from the Onion” followed by “this can’t be actually a real thing right?”. That’s exactly what I thought when I saw the headline of “Virginia introduces law to stop 12-year-old girls from getting married”.

Last week, the authorities in the state introduced new legislation that updated rules that had until then made it legal for girls aged 12 or 13 to get married if they had parental consent and were pregnant.

All I can say is that I’m glad that the US, as a world leader and example to other countries, is so progressive.

Posted by Arcterex at 11:09 AM