Today’s Penny Arcade is absolutely hilarious, and so is Tycho’s rant:
It’s a little inside baseball I guess, but at the same time the story was so delicious that we couldn’t leave it be: a District Attorney in Texas is on trial for building himself a sweet rig on the county dime. The machine in question sports “two hard drives, seven fans, high-end video and audio cards, a wireless Internet connection and cables that glow under ultraviolet light.” It’s a crime, yeah, but it’s an awesome crime. I make an exception for awesome crimes.
“I would not configure a backup computer in that way,” says Mr. Gregg, FBI senior forensic examiner and reigning Understatement King.