“If alleged Silk Road mastermind Ross Ulbricht had awoken on October 1, 2013 and decided to toss his laptop into the San Francisco Bay, he might still be a free man today.” In Vice, Samuel Oakford explains that a lot of the evidence that the government is using against Ulbricht was found in a diary and a series of notes and screenshots that he kept on his computer. (If he’s like the rest of us, they were probably all contained in a folder called evidence.)

+ Michael Daly: Silk Road mom learns the sad truth about her son.