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Police Called Over 11-Year-Old's Science Project 687

Posted by samzenpus
from the duck-and-cover dept.
garg0yle writes "Police in San Diego were called to investigate an 11-year-old's science project, consisting of 'a motion detector made out of an empty Gatorade bottle and some electronics,' after the vice-principal came to the conclusion that it was a bomb. Charges aren't being laid against the youth, but it's being recommended that he and his family 'get counseling.' Apparently, the student violated school policies — I'm assuming these are policies against having any kind of independent thought?"
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Hand Written Clock 86

Posted by samzenpus
from the up-to-the-minute dept.
a3buster writes "This clock does not actually have a man inside, but a flatscreen that plays a 24-hour loop of this video by the artist watching his own clock somewhere and painstakingly erasing and re-writing each minute. This video was taken at Design Miami during Art Basel Miami Beach 2009."
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+ - 200,000 Brits say no to satellite road tolls

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Anonymous Coward writes "As of the 10th of January 2007, over 205,000 UK residents have signed an online petition against the government's plans for road pricing. The plans involve fitting a GPS or similar satellite tracking device to every vehicle, and charging up to £1.34 ($2.60 USD) per mile for drivers to use the roads. Although road tolls are a rarity in the UK, britons currently pay among the highest petrol prices in the world, currently over £0.849/Litre ($6.18/US gal). It is feared that road pricing will only increase these costs, along with the attendant privacy concerns about every car in the country being tracked 24/7. The Assiciation of Chief Police Officers have displayed an interest in the ability to remotely disable cars, and the system would have the potential to act as a nationwide speed trap."

What this country needs is a dime that will buy a good five-cent bagel.

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