U.S. Hurricane Model Doing Poorly on Irma

NOAA's best weather model seems to be getting worse with hurricanes, not better. We have written a fair amount at Ars [Technica] recently about the superiority of the European forecast model, suggesting to readers that they focus on the ensemble runs of this system to get a good handle on track forecasts for Hurricane Irma.

9th Circuit upholds sanction against ‘copyright trolling’ …

A federal appeals court has upheld a federal judge's $81,000 sanction against three lawyers who made millions of dollars by pursuing porn downloaders for minor cases of copyright infringement. The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the sanction imposed against three lawyers who operated Prenda Law: John Steele, Paul Hansmeier and the late Paul Duffy.