The DOJ Is Sneaking in a Policy That'd Crap All Over the 4th Amendment

The rules for how the Department of Justice tracks down criminals in the digital age are woefully arcane, but the DoJ's recent proposed changes to update those rules go way too far, using vague terms to grant sweeping remote search powers that would take a torrential horse piss on the Fourth Amendment. »3/19/15 11:50am

Was This The First Robot Ever Arrested?

On August 18, 1982 the Beverly Hills Police Department took a rather unusual perp into custody: a robot called DC-2. The crime? Illegally distributing business cards and generally causing a commotion on North Beverly Drive. It was probably the first time a robot had ever been arrested. »2/18/14 12:00pm

Fred was responsible for my first novel being published by Bantam, although he had moved on by the time it fully went into the editing line (Sydny Weinberg was the editor of record.) Sad to see him passing on, and condolences to his family. Damn good run though! »9/02/13 8:31pm