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Internet Trolls Can Go To Prison Too

Speeding through the Lincoln Tunnel at 90 miles per hour, Gawker's Adrian Chen rides with 27-year-old hacker and famed internet troll Andrew "Weev" Auernheimer to his pre-trial hearing for the federal case over the "Goatse Security" hack that gathered more than 100,000 email addresses AT&T accidentally released in 2010. But even off the Internet, riding with Chen, it's hard to tell what Weev is really like — a converted Mormon or disaster response aid or true ladies man.

The Bizarre Ageism Of Silicon Valley

"Finally, before heading into his next interview, he shaved off his gray hair and traded in his loafers for a pair of Converse sneakers. The board hired him." Silicon Valley's obsession with the fountain of youth isn't new, but this is just a sad account of how far some of the older tech execs are willing to go to appear younger. Eyelid lifts are ageism for the 1%.

How To Code A Life

Synthetic biology — the science fiction-like branch of genetic engineering — hopes to automate programs used to engineer organisms that could produce better drugs and cleaner fuels. But can open-source science really succeed?

John McAfee Blogs On The Run From Authorities

If you've been closely following the insane story of John McAfee, the anti-virus software millionaire-turned-expat wanted in Belize from murder, McAfee is now giving paranoid updates from his personal blog. "If I am captured, this blog will continue. I have pre-written enough material to keep this blog alive for at least a year."