Stuff you may have missed: January 18, 2014
The ESPN-owned site Grantland has a problem on its hands. This week, they published a story about a golf putter, but the story’s writer effectively badgered, then outed the inventor of the putter as transgender. The person committed suicide before the story published, a fact that’s led to a major backlash. Should the author have let the story go?
When the FBI tried to arrest Ross Ulbricht, the alleged founder of the illicit Silk Road Bitcoin marketplace, the agency’s main initiative was to prevent Ulbricht from shutting his laptop.
Exact quote from Mitt Romney on whether he plans to run in 2016: “Oh, no, no, no. No, no, no, no, no. No, no, no.”
Twitter apparently suspended Hamas’ Twitter account over terms of service issues.
Thieves in California are stealing nuts by the literal truckload.