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Comment Re:Decent system (Score 0, Interesting) 863

The Calgary system is indeed pretty slick - you enter your license plate # into the pay machine, can pay via cellphone or even on the internet, and there's a truck that drives around with like 8 cameras on it doing OCR on all these plates. You get your ticket in the mail in a week or two with a pic of your vehicle - kind of like photo radar. I think it's called the ParkPlus system but I could be wrong.

Submission + - Modern Day Witch-Hunt in Connecticut

zhenya00 writes: USAToday is reporting on a story most of us are already familiar with; the case of Julie Amero, a 40 year old Norwich, Connecticut substitute teacher who has been convicted of four counts of risk of injury to a minor when the un-patched Windows 98 computer she had used to check her email began to display a flurry of pornographic pop-ups to the students in her classroom. She faces up to 40 years in prison when she is sentenced this Friday March 2.
From the article:

"Julie Amero was a victim of a school that couldn't be bothered to protect its computers, of a prosecutor without the technology background to understand what he was doing, a police "expert" who was not, and a jury misled by all of them. "Miscarriage of justice" doesn't begin to describe it."
Can this country really allow something like this to happen? Why isn't there general outrage on the front page of every newspaper? Why aren't those responsible being flooded with calls and emails from angry citizens?

Submission + - US Patent office considers patenting Warp Drive

darthcamaro writes: Think that Warp drive is just a figment of Star Trek imagination? Think again. A patent application is now before the USPTO to patent Warp drive.
The Worsley-Twist warp drive does not depend upon traditional emissions of matter to create thrust. Rather, the drive creates a change in the curvature of the space-time continuum — thus allowing travel by warping space-time.

Submission + - Jesus Tomb Found

Kranec writes: The BBC is reporting that James Cameron, of Titanic fame, has claimed to recover 10 tombs that Israeli workers found, and also claims they house the bodies of Jesus, Mary, and Jesus' family.

Journal Journal: QWERTY and unicode characters

I am French, and using a QWERTY keyboard. How to write characters like é, à, etc. and how to write specific unicode characters ?

I am not the only one to have this problems. All European people using a US keyboard have the same.
So I decided to solve it and I designed a keyboard with the following properties:


Submission + - Looking at the world with a different eye.

micronicos writes: "An article in the TimesOnlineUK _americas/article1438060.ece led me to WorldMapper "The might of the US is vividly illustrated by a new cartogram showing how the world would look if each country took on the size of its military spending". "Worldmapper is a collection of world maps, where territories are re-sized on each map according to the subject of interest. 366 maps and PDF posters will be finished by February 2007". Any other applications suggested?"

We're here to give you a computer, not a religion. - attributed to Bob Pariseau, at the introduction of the Amiga