The Daily Populous

Wednesday August 29th, 2018 day edition

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A businessman is raking in thousands of pounds selling jars of ‘fresh air’ to people in China for £80 each.

Leo De Watts, 27, sells air collected in the British countryside and ships it over to polluted cities Shanghai and Beijing, where the wealthy elite pay a hefty sum for a few seconds of inhalation.

The Aethaer products include air from Somerset, Wales and Dorset, with each area said to create air with different qualities.

The bottles have already made Watts a hefty sum, with the Dorset Echo reporting that 180 have been sold since the buisness' inception just a few weeks ago.

As well as those buying the product to inhale, it is reportedly also being purchased by people who will never open it, but instead keep the jar for its novelty value.

The air is collected using jars held in makeshift nets, which are held into the air and walked around in areas far removed from anywhere polluted – a process Watts describes as ‘air farming’.

In addition to selling regular bottles of air, Watts – who lines in Hong Kong – is also doing a ‘Chinese New Year special’ which includes 15 jars of fresh air for £888. »

IP Address is Not Enough to Identify Pirate, US Court of Appeals Rules

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The case went to appeal and in a ruling handed down yesterday by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Gonzales emerged victorious again.

A judge dismissed a direct infringement complaint against Thomas Gonzales when it became clear that the defendant probably wasn’t the infringer.

“Because multiple devices and individuals may be able to connect via an IP address, simply identifying the IP subscriber solves only part of the puzzle. »

Nevada collects $69.8M in marijuana tax, exceeding expectations

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LAS VEGAS - Nevada far exceeded its marijuana tax revenue during its first year of adult-use sales.

The tax collections totaled $69.8 million for the first fiscal year, about 140 percent of what the state expected, according to a news release from the Nevada Department of Taxation.

The most lucrative months were the final four with each month's totals topping $6.5 million. »

OSIRIS-REx snaps its first pic of asteroid Bennu

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Previous studies have shown that Bennu is rich in carbon, which is thought to be a prominent element in the solar system’s oldest asteroids.

It’s on NASA’s list of potentially hazardous asteroids, coming within just 186,000 miles (300,000 km) of Earth every six years.

I mean, if we can make a round-trip journey to an asteroid in a matter of years, who knows what we’ll be able to do next?. »