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Inmates Escape As Guard Plays Plants Vs. Zombies 87 87

dotarray writes "Everybody knows that there's a certain risk one takes when playing addictive, engrossing games can be trouble when you're meant to be doing something else. The prevalence of awesome games on the iPhone hasn't helped that risk. A Plants Vs. Zombies loving police officer has learned this the hard way after an escape."
Toys

Man Repairs Crumbling Walls With Legos 106 106

Lanxon writes "German-born artist Jan Vormann, 27, has spent the past three years traveling the world repairing crumbling walls and monuments with Lego, reports Wired. His "Dispatchwork" began in 2007 in the small village of Bocchignano, Italy, as part of the contemporary art festival 20 Eventi. Developing the work in situ, he became intrigued by the makeshift repairs that had been made to the crumbling walls. The approach favored function over appearance, reminding Vormann of the haphazard Lego designs created by children."
Censorship

Google Stops Ads For "Cougar" Sites 319 319

teh31337one writes "Google is refusing to advertise CougarLife, a dating site for mature women looking for younger men. However, they continue to accept sites for mature men seeking young women. According to the New York Times, CougarLife.com had been paying Google $100,000 a month since October. The Mountain View company has now cancelled the contract, saying that the dating site is 'nonfamily safe.'"

Comment 5-point nay (Score 1) 258 258

5-point harnesses are not safer than tri-point for street use. The 5-point harnesses do hold you more securely in your seat, which enables you to be more functional in high-g cornering and similar. There's no denying that it holds you firmly in your seat and distributes pressure better.

That said, the main issue with 5-points is rescue operations. With a tri-point, an emergency official can pry open the door and slide you out of the car without ever releasing the belt. Having the open side enables emergency officials to save your life in the event of its need.

-M

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