Canada set to remove drunk canoeing as an impaired driving offence

Good!

It’s still a terrible idea, but it may no longer run you the risk of having your driver’s licence suspended and car impounded

And that’s as it ought to be. Not everything that’s a ‘bad idea’ needs to be outlawed. We can live with bad ideas, even if a drunk canoeist doesn’t always, if they drown after going over rapids or whatever. 😉

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DNA in unflushed toilet snares California burglary suspect

Another good reason to always flush. 😉

A California burglary suspect has been arrested after police say he left a key piece of evidence at the crime scene when he forgot to flush the toilet.

Investigators say Andrew Jensen’s sample in the toilet bowl at the home in Los Angeles suburb of Thousand Oaks matched DNA on an FBI database.

The 42-year-old was arrested on 28 July nearly a year after the residential burglary in October 2016.

Police said they collect any type of evidence left behind at crime scenes.

Let that be a lesson to us all. 😉

Austin man sues date for texting during movie

Good for him!

A Texas woman got a reminder this week that dating is the worst.

The 35-year-old woman may be facing a legal dispute after a man she met online, Brandon Vezmar, sued her last week for texting during their first date to the movies, according to the American-Statesman.

Vezmar, 37, filed a claim against his failed love interest, who did not want to be identified, asking her to reimburse him for the $17.31 ticket to a 3D showing of “Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2” in Austin, Texas.

Vezmar claims his date started texting about 15 minutes into the film, which is apparently a movie etiquette transgression in his book.

“It was kind of a first date from hell,” Vezmar told the American-Statesman. “This is like one of my biggest pet peeves.”

I hope he wins.  She’s the rudest thing and thoroughly self absorbed.  He deserves his money back.

Agree completely!

Surfer geek saves the day; hacks the ransomware virus that crippled the U.K.’s National Health Service

Enjoy your 15 minutes of fame, bro; you’ve earned it! 🙂

A young computer expert living in an English seaside town was hailed a hero last night for stopping the huge worldwide cyber ransom attack.

Working from his home on the south coast during a week’s holiday, it took the 22-year-old just a few hours to find a critical weakness in the software that crippled tens of thousands of PCs.

Completely self-taught, he used his technical skills to successfully stop the ransomware spreading any further and after announcing what he had done online he was inundated with messages of praise and thanks.

But last night he tried to play down his heroics, insisting he had only halted the cyber attack accidentally.

‘Saying I’ve saved lives is a bit drastic, but I’ve definitely saved a few people a pretty penny,’ he told The Mail on Sunday.