An automated robot designed to buy things from the darknet for an art show decided to buy itself ten ecstasy pills and a fake Hungarian passport. So the police arrested it.

The thing is, I don’t know whether its purchases were a good deal or whether it was scammed out of its money. It paid $48 for the ecstasy, which is $4.80 a pill. Is that a good price? Or did it get shafted? It’s not exactly the type of knowledge that gets passed around in the circles I frequent. The Hungarian passport was $25, which means the bot still had $27 left; however you look at it, that’s not bad.

Not that I’m saying you should buy ecstasy and fake Hungarian passports at all, that is. I’m fairly certain they wouldn’t be covered under consumer law if you ran into any problems with them down the road.