So this morning OC Weekly put up a great little blog post about Malfideleco, a Spanish website that uses data visualization to break down last week’s massive Ashley Madison data dump (for those still new to the Internet being on computers, Ashley Madison is a (theoretically, now since disproven) anonymous dating site for people who want to cheat on their spouse). In no time at … [Read more...] about Which Maui County town has the most Ashley Madison users?
THAT NEW YORK ATTITUDE Gregory Reddick, 54, and his employer, SJQ Sightseeing Tours, filed a lawsuit in June against New York City for “harass[ing]” them and hampering their ability to rip off tourists, specifically, interfering with their “right” to sell tickets for $200 or more for trips on the Staten Island Ferry–which is actually free to ride. Reddick was wearing an … [Read more...] about NOTW: Tourist exploitation, historic kidney stones and drug dealer rewards cards
SIEGING CHEATERS As many as 50 exam monitors were forced to take cover at a high school in Zhongxiang, China, in June, fending off outraged students (and some parents) who hurled insults and stones at them after the monitors blocked cheating schemes on the all-important national “gaokao” exams. (It was “siege warfare,” and eventually “hundreds” of police responded, according to … [Read more...] about Things People Believe and Cliche Come To Life and Undignified Deaths