from the making-the-grade dept.
A pair of enterprising Swedish schoolgirls ended up in court after they were caught bugging their teachers break room. The duo hoped they would hear discussions about upcoming tests and school work, allowing them to get better grades. It worked until one of them decided to brag about it on Facebook, and the authorities were called in. The girls were charged with trespassing and fined 2,000 kronor ($270) each in Stockholm District Court.
from the amy-pond-is-on-my-list dept.
jc79 writes "David McCandless of InformationIsBeautiful.net has created a crowdsourced dataset of every time travel journey the Doctor made in every episode of the series since 1963. Who wants to visualise it?" Previous efforts have resulted in this amazing visualization of time travel intersecting Bill & Ted, Back to the Future, Time Bandits, Buck Rogers, Planet of the Apes and many more.
Allow me to correct that for you:
"If the Zombies are after brains, the WOULD steer clear of Washington, D.C.".
Hell, it'll probably be the safest place in the country once the zombies start swarming: after all, you don't go looking for apples in a pear tree.
You are welcome!
I've been in front of a keyboard for the last 20 years (thankfully not the entire 20 years - I get up to use the bathroom every now and then), but never noticed what my thumbs were doing when I hit the spacebar - I just hit the spacebar. Someone else actually noticed me doing it & wondered why, and I've been wondering ever since. Could be something I've only started doing recently, but suspect it's how I've typed all along & just never realized.
pickens writes: In 2005, there were 44 licensed video game arcades in New York, according to the Department of Consumer Affairs; today, 23 survive. With the expansion of interactive online gaming, video game action has largely shifted to the home. "Arcades are an anachronism now,” says Danny Frank, a spokesman for the Amusement and Music Owners Association of New York. “They exist only in shopping malls.” But Chinatown Fair has become a center for all the outcasts in the city to bond over their shared love for a good 20-punch combo and “old school” games that more popular arcades don’t stock anymore — the classic Street Fighter II from 1991 and King of Fighters 1996, for example, as well as Ms Pac-Man and Time Crisis. "Now, you can play a million people from all around the world,” says one player. “For me, it’s not the same as playing face-to-face. The young’uns may not care, but I do.”
Actually, I like that reason - makes sense, my right hand is "busy" with the period, so my left hand steps up. I'm a righty by default, so maybe that's why my right hand handles between words - just force of habit to default right first?
I always put 2 spaces at the end of a sentence. Oddly, though, I've noticed that when I type, if it's a space between words I use my right thumb. For the end of my sentence, I use my left one. Something I didn't even realize I did until about 6 months ago, and I've been doing this for about 20 years!
sonamchauhan writes "A Londoner helped his wife deliver their baby by Googling 'how to deliver a baby' on his mobile phone. From the article: 'Today proud Mr Smith said: "The midwife had checked Emma earlier in the day but contractions started up again at about 8pm so we called the midwife to come back. But then everything happened so quickly I realized Emma was going to give birth. I wasn't sure what I was going to do so I just looked up the instructions on the internet using my BlackBerry."'"