Why Honolulu police can have illegal sex in the name of law enforcement, how one L.A. neighborhood has chosen to destroy America, and who might actually be responsible for destroying the planet (spoiler: it's us). It's a rather depressing What's Ruining Our Cities!
According to legal experts, the laws that have been regulating prostitution have left giant loopholes when it comes to online prostitution. So though real life brothels can still be policed with those old laws, brothels that originate and operate over the Internet have managed to escape the law. Ruh Roh.
In the wake of Craigslist removing the "adult classifieds" section from its 700+ sites worldwide, the Village Voice Media-owned online classified ad service backpage.com has emerged as what some would call the #1 source for online sex in the United States.
In Bonn, Germany, where prostitution is legal, hookers pay a "prostitution tax" to a ticket machine in order to have sex for monies. The fee is 6 euros (or $8.65) and shoots out a receipt to make the occupation official.
Those towering peaks casting shadows over San Francisco? Those are where you see the highest incidence of prostitution. Creator Doug McCune has 3D topographical maps of seven more types of San Francisco crime, from assault to vandalism. The complete set:
• A security researcher published code that is capable of
bricking corrupting Windows boot sectors on most HP and Compaq laptops. That doesn't sound too good. [Slashdot]
• Microsoft continues to rename everything in sight, this time folding IPTV, HD DVD, and Media Center into one group called Connected TV. [News.com]
Remember way back in the day when Leah Culver was trying to buy a MacBook Pro by selling laser-etched advertising? Well, she succeeded, and here is the final creation. Honestly, it doesn't look too bad.
Bill Gates, who recently announced his phased departure from Microsoft, said that one of the things he plans to do after leaving is to focus on his charity organization, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Now it seems that 500 Indian prostitutes can thank Gates for all his charity with reports that a project under…