Monday, November 2, 2015

We'll Never Be Royals

  • A Las Vegas photographer sued Universal Pictures over the use of one of his photos in "Steve Jobs." [RJ]
  • Law enforcement doesn't like your locked cell phone. [Las Vegas Sun]
  • Ammar Harris is set to be sentenced this week. [RJ]
  • The family of the woman who died at a cryotherapy business hired Richard Harris to represent them. [LasVegasNow]
  • Did you ever wonder what happened to the Harmon tower at City Center. Here's a recent photo from @TomNews3LV


  1. Law enforcement can suck it. But don't worry, cops and prosecutors. In the arms race of invading privacy someone will come along with a tool to read the individual electrons on storage cards and recreate your evidence of a 15-year old girl sending naked selfies to her 16-year-old boyfriend. You know, the important stuff.

    (Actually, the NSA is purported to have this tech already but no way they let that cat out of the bag for a state criminal prosecution regardless of the severity)

  2. Back in the old days, if two people wanted to have a conversation or to conduct business away from prying eyes and ears, they just went out behind the barn and no one was the wiser. The Republic did not fail as a result.

  3. WTF is cryotherapy? What kind of moron goes and does something like that? How much better does someone's life become by doing that?

    Some people just have too much time and money on their hands.

    1. You mean Lebron James? Some people swear by it.

  4. Cryotherapy is definitely "Darwin Awards" material. It is up there with the "Polar Bear Clubs" that swim in frigid waters in the winter. Cold therapy (icing and ice packs) has been used for years by folks. But this one with liquid nitrogen in a chamber takes the cake. The fatality is disconcerting. There are so many of these unregulated "medical spas" that are dangerous or do procedures.

  5. I have to think this is a slam dunk for Harris. I've never seen one of these things, but I have to wonder why it doesn't automatically shut off after whatever the maximum therapy time is? Every sauna I've ever been in has a simple twist-knob timer.