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Governments aren't particularly adept at grasping new technology, and Google made that point crystal clear at a meeting this week in California where the safety and regulation of self-driving cars were debated.
No, a "naked moped" is not a deviant sexual practice (we checked Urban Dictionary). But actually riding a moped sans-clothing will get you kicked out of Cambodia for violating the country's "beautiful customs and culture".
Riding a bike and living in the Bay Area means the air is constantly filled with pot stank. I've seen people smoking on the way to work, packing pipes on the way home, and passing spliffs on the Bay Bridge. Cops never seem to be around. Until they are.
If you're stupid enough to break into a national park during a government shutdown and write about it, you're going to get busted. I knew that when I did it last year, but it didn't take the sting out of standing in federal court with $15,000 in fines or 18 months of incarceration looming over my head. All this for…