Former St Rose student destroyed $58,000 worth of computers, facing 10 years

From The Verge

Vishwanath Akuthota, the former student, now faces up to 10 years in prison (with up to three years of supervision after release) and a fine totaling up to $250,000. He was arrested and taken into custody in North Carolina on February 22nd, just over a week after he went on a spree of inserting the “USB Killer” device into 66 of Saint Rose’s computers around various locations on campus. Such devices can be easily and freely purchased online and can overload the surge protection in many PCs.
“Akuthota will pay back the college for the damaged computers”

Akuthota, 27, apparently made video recordings of himself inserting the malicious USB device into the computers and said “I’m going to kill this guy” as the PCs were overloaded and permanently ruined.

Yikes.

Quality events for this weekend

Friday March 08

Butterflies & Brews at miSci: Science and exploration (and drinks) for adults.

Lemon Law, Girth Control, Candy Ambulance at The Low Beat: Punk, ska, grunge.

Dissolve, Scavengers, Hundreds of Au, Start the Reactor at Fuze Box: Metal/hardcore.

New Feeling at Pint Sized: Obscure 80s jams.

Polly Panic, The Beautiful Bastards, Blood & Stomach Pills at Paulys: Rock and roll.

Honey Slider at Savoy Taproom: Folk rock/pop duo.

Big Jay Oakerson at Funny Bone: Stand-up comedy.

TGIF Yoga at Heartspace: Community class, In both Albany and Troy.

Saturday March 09

Albany Train Show at PCC: Get your model train on.

Capital Region Wine Festival at Proctors: Over 20 wineries.

Craft Brewers Festival at The Desmond: Beer festival.

Mwenso & the Shakes with DJ Tall Matt at The Linda: Experimental jazz and blues.

90s Night at City Beer Hall: Dance party.

Big Jay Oakerson at Funny Bone: Stand-up comedy.

Sunday March 10

Currents by Mayumana at Proctors: “inspired by the historical Battle of Currents between Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla”.

Mother Mother at The Hollow: Indie/alt/rock.

All weekend

Art Omi: The sculpture fields are awesome.

Day trip to MASS MoCA: Pretty drive and a great museum.

Olana State Historic Site in Hudson: Rotating weekly programs and a landscape to get lost in.

The NYS Museum: Bunch of great exhibits and it’s right in your backyard.

Movies at The Spectrum: First run movies at a small centrally located theater.

Farmer’s Markets: Troy, Delmar, and Saratoga on Saturday, and Schenectady and Saratoga on Sunday.


Did I miss something? Please let me know!

Sleep, X, Twin Peaks, Of Montreal, Real Estate and more coming to new venue at Crossgates

Skyloft, a new music venue and restaurant opening in Crossgates is opening with some big shows on their calendar. Not much info is available about the opening of Skyloft, other than “spring 2019”. Their website does already have their food and drink menus up.

Events already booked include Sleep, X, Twin Peaks, Of Montreal, Real Estate, and many more.

See all of the events at Skyloft on their ticketing website or facebook page.

Quality events for this weekend

Friday February 15

The New Motif and Glass Pony at The Hollow: Jam/funk/psych.

Mystery Night at Pint Sized: Mystery Girl picking out the punk / new wave jams.

In the Meantime, Oh The Humanity, Phenomena 256 at Pauly’s: Pop/punk/experimental rock show.

V-Day Dance Party at Fuze Box: With Trumastr, Jay Balance, Eliv8, Ayo, DJ Sonny D, & Teeter.

TGIF Yoga at Heartspace: Community class, In both Albany and Troy.

Saturday February 16

Larry The Cable Guy & John Crist at The Palace: Comedy. Two shows.

Avenue A, Nine Votes Short, Orb Weaver at The Low Beat: Pop punk show.

Jagged Edge and Keshia Cole at Proctors: An intimate Valentines weekend concert.

Metal Night at Fuze Box: Headbang the night away.

90s Night at City Beer Hall: Dance party.

Sunday February 17

Steve Martin and Martin Short at Proctors: Comedy legends.

Black History Step Show & HYP3st Dance Competition at The Palace: Step show.

The Path, Crafter, Fine Grain at Pauly’s: Hardcore matinee.

Really Really Free Market at Albany Social Justice Center: A pop-up flea market where everything is free.

518 Sneaker Fest at PCC: One for all the sneaker and streetwear heads.

Vegan Pop-Up Brunch with Berben & Wolff’s at The Hollow: Three courses with your choice of beverage. All vegan of course.

All weekend

Art Omi: The sculpture fields are awesome.

Day trip to MASS MoCA: Pretty drive and a great museum.

Olana State Historic Site in Hudson: Rotating weekly programs and a landscape to get lost in.

The NYS Museum: Bunch of great exhibits and it’s right in your backyard.

Movies at The Spectrum: First run movies at a small centrally located theater.

Farmer’s Markets: Troy, Delmar, and Saratoga on Saturday, and Schenectady and Saratoga on Sunday.


Did I miss something? Please let me know!

Quality events for this weekend

Friday January 25

Cretin Hop at Fuze: Rock and roll dance party.

Troy Night Out: Arts, music, food, drinks and more around Troy.

BURLY, Bruiser&Bicycle at the Arts Center: Indie/psych/folk.

Dj Tgif, Dj Show, Dj Tek, Dj King Bully, Dj Syxx Figgaz at Albany Cap Center: Hip-hop/dancehall/etc.

Maestro Showdown at Mopco.: Improv comedy show.

Pink Nois at Jupiter Hall: With Andre the Giant, NXNES, Sydney Schizzano, Thai and Soo Do Koo.

Haze Chamber at Pint Sized: Psych night.

TGIF Yoga at Heartspace: Community class, In both Albany and Troy.

Saturday January 26

Stellar Young at Parish Public House: EP release show with The Afternoon Edition.

Eliot Chang at Proctors: Stand up. Part of the Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show series.

Spontaneous Broadway at Mopco.: Improv musical.

One-Man Star Wars Trilogy at Proctors: “mind-bending whirlwind of a show”.

Owen Manure, Arch Fiends, Phantom Sleeze at Paulys: Punk/hardcore.

DJ’s SVB, Jen Haley, Goldee Dust, Rally at River St Pub: Dance party with lady DJs all night.

Victory Soul Orchestra, Hartley’s Encore at The Hollow: Afro-funk/soul. Album release party.

90s Night at City Beer Hall: Dance party.

Sunday January 27

Record Riots at Ramada Plaza: Big ole record show.

Annual Ice Skating Party at Buckingham Pond: Celebrate and enjoy the winter.

Shape and Shadow: The Sculpture of Larry Kagan at Albany Institute: Sunday Lecture.

All weekend

Art Omi: The sculpture fields are awesome.

Day trip to MASS MoCA: Pretty drive and a great museum.

Olana State Historic Site in Hudson: Rotating weekly programs and a landscape to get lost in.

The NYS Museum: Bunch of great exhibits and it’s right in your backyard.

Movies at The Spectrum: First run movies at a small centrally located theater.

Farmer’s Markets: Troy, Delmar, and Saratoga on Saturday, and Schenectady and Saratoga on Sunday.


Did I miss something? Please let me know!