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Comment: So tetris at work = good (Score 0, Offtopic) 145

by d-r0ck (#29273687) Attached to: Tetris Improves Your Brain

[Peter is wearing shorts, sandals and a paisley shirt, with his feet up on his desk, munching chips and playing tetris on his computer]
Bill Lumbergh: Hello Peter, what's happening? Listen, are you gonna have those TPS reports for us this afternoon?
Peter Gibbons: No.
Bill Lumbergh: Ah. Well then I suppose we should go ahead and have a little talk.
Peter Gibbons: Not right now Lumbergh, I'm kinda busy. You know what, in fact I'm gonna have to ask you to just go ahead and come back later, I've got a meeting with the Bobs in a couple minutes.
Bill Lumbergh: I wasn't aware of a meeting with them.
Peter Gibbons: Yeah, they called me at home.

Comment: Not fired? (Score 5, Informative) 466

by d-r0ck (#27475139) Attached to: Columnist Fired For Reviewing Pirated Movie

Saturday night they issued a statement claiming that Friedman had been fired. Everyone nodded their heads and went back about their business. Now though, the situation is suddenly much less clear.

Friedman tells Variety that he hasnâ(TM)t been terminated and from the sounds of things, itâ(TM)s business as usual for him over at Fox News. In fact Fox now seems to be backing away from their initial statement entirely. Today they issued this statement in place of their affirmation of Friedmanâ(TM)s firing: âoeThis is an internal matter that we're not prepared to discuss at this time.â


+ - Students boycott after principal jams cellphones.

Submitted by d-r0ck
d-r0ck (1365765) writes "Students boycott class after principal jams cellphones — illegally

Fed up with students using cellphones in classrooms, Port Hardy Secondary School principal Steve Gray ordered a jamming device from China, but it didn't take long for students to figure out their calls were being blocked by the illegal gizmo.

"On the first day, we thought the Telus tower was down. On the second day, we suspected the jammer. On the third day, we had the protest," said Destiny Herman, a Grade 12 student who organized a demonstration against the device.

"Some teachers said it was the humidity, but my cellphone works in the rain," added Grade 11 student Amber Wright, who helped organize the protest.

About 90 of the school's 343 students skipped classes last Thursday to let Mr. Gray know that the small tin box with four antennae, sitting in the school library, was outlawed under Sections 4 and 9 of Canada's Radiocommunication Act."

"In matters of principle, stand like a rock; in matters of taste, swim with the current." -- Thomas Jefferson