Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Link roundup

1. "That Time Europe Air-Dropped Vaccine-Loaded Chicken Heads to Bait Rabid Foxes"
William Winkler developed a more effective but equally wince-inducing option: the Vac-Trap. Picture a foot pad, connected to a spring-loaded armature that held a vaccine-filled syringe. Step on the pad and—bam!—syringe in the leg. It worked, but as Winkler wrote, “it proved too hazardous.” Anyone, including unlucky hikers, could trigger the giant needle.
2. "Police in Kern County, California, have killed more people per capita than in any other American county in 2015. The Guardian examines how, with little oversight, officers here became the country’s most lethal"

3. "SEC Charges Bitcoin Startup CEO With Running a Ponzi Scheme"
“There are a lot of people in the bitcoin community that were familiar with the general scammy nature of his fraudulent promises,” he said. “He was uniformly recognized as a fraud, and nobody likes a fraud because it devalues the honest work other people do.”
4. Picked up from my wishlist, The Red: First Light (The Red Trilogy Book 1) is $1.99 at Amazon right now.