#NEWS: Thieves Steal 500 #Comics In A Smash-And-Grab Hit

According to Comicbookresources, thiefs entered Alpha Comics in Calgary, Alberta, early Thursday, and took more than 500 comic books and trade paperbacks, in a garbage bag.

Owner Chris Humphries told CTV Calgary the price for that many titles adds up, adding up to a loss of couple of thousand of dollars.

“There was some really cool comics that got stolen, that were written and created by people who are trying to make comics better,” he said. “The dollar value of the individual comics is not very high, actually I sell comics in this store here at the suggested U.S. retail price, so per comic it’s not very expensive, but they took a lot.”

*Picture taken from the source article

#NEWS: Bank Of Canda Asks ‘STAR TREK’ Fans To Stop ‘Spocking’

Since actor Leonard Nimoy’s pass away last Friday, some Canadian fans of Star Trek have ‘Spocked’ a couple of five dollar bills.

The bills portrais Canada’s seventh prime minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier and the fans have turned him into a Vulcan (character’s Spock’s race in the ‘STAR WARS’- movies) with the ears, haircut and eyebrown of a Vulcan, along with Spock’s catchline: ‘LIVE LONG AND PROSPER’.

Bank of Canada has admited that this is not illegal, but made the following statement:

“…However, there are important reasons why it should not be done. Writing on a bank note may interfere with the security features and reduces its lifespan. Markings on a note may also prevent it from being accepted in a transaction. Furthermore, the Bank of Canada feels that writing and markings on bank notes are inappropriate as they are a symbol of our country and a source of national pride.”

Thanks to Epicstream for the news.

#News And #Music: #Spotify Now Has 15 Million Paid Subscribers And 60 Million Active Users

Spotify announced on Monday it now has 15 million paid subscribers and 60 million active users worldwide. That figure was at 10 million in May of last year and shows the streaming service is finding success in converting many free users to paying subs.

Read more at http://www.billboard.com/articles/business/6436510/spotify-15-million-paid-subscribers-60-million-active-users?utm_source=twitter

#Forbes: Alleged Silk Road Mastermind Ross Ulbricht’s Criminal Trial Begins Tomorrow #SilkRoad #news #nytt #nyheter


PHOTO: Forbes

The allegations presented in the Silk Road trial—which begins Tuesday, January 13th—read like they’re ripped from the pages of a tabloid rag edited by William Gibson. Ross Ulbricht is charged with being the ringleader of an Internet black market that traded in drugs, malware, and murder. His pseudonym: the Dread Pirate Roberts.

Read more over at Forbe’s http://www.forbes.com/sites/sarahjeong/2015/01/12/the-dread-pirate-roberts-on-trial/?utm_campaign=ForbesTech&utm_source=TWITTER&utm_medium=social&utm_channel=Technology&linkId=11685214

#Aftonbladet: Charlie Hebdo med nya Muhammed-karikatyrer #CharlieHebdo #nytt #news

I kommande numret av Charlie Hebdo fortsätter satirmagasinet att slå på stort.Det innehåller nämligen nya karikatyrer av profeten Muhammed.
– Vi viker inte en tum, säger Richard Malka till radiokanalen France Inter uppger norska VG.

Källa: http://www.aftonbladet.se/nyheter/article20147112.ab