That Time the Internet Teamed Up to Buy a Town Through a Google Doc

Ghost towns are known to pop up on Craigslist and eBay every once in awhile, but are often snapped up just as fast by eager developers or industrious preppers. Not so for the 62-acre town of Johnsonville, Connecticut which is currently up for auction after remaining abandoned for more than 20 years. Now, a group of… » 10/29/14 4:37pm 10/29/14 4:37pm

CT Attorney General Investigating Apple and Amazon Over eBook Pricing

Citing "potentially anticompetitive ebook deals," Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is investigating the relationship between Apple, Amazon and publishers. Blumenthal claims Apple and Amazon have struck exclusive deals with publishers that would block smaller ebook distributors from offering better… » 8/02/10 3:59pm 8/02/10 3:59pm

Pop-Up Porn Teacher Cops a Plea to Escape Jail Time

You may recall a case last year involving Julie Amero » 11/26/08 6:00pm 11/26/08 6:00pm, a substitute junior high school teacher in Connecticut that was arrested and threatened with a 40 year prison sentence after the computer in her classroom began to display pornographic pop-ups in front of her students. Any one with even the slightest knowledge of…

Voting Machine Tutorial Uploads To iPod, So You Don't Accidentally Vote…

Connecticut's Secretary of State released a video on YouTube explaining how to use the state's new optical scan voting machines. The video is also available for download to something called an "iPOD." It is frightening to think of an electoral process where you're encouraged to watch a training video over and over.… » 8/24/07 9:45am 8/24/07 9:45am