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Girls Bugged Teachers' Staff Room 227

Posted by samzenpus
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.

The Doctor's Every Journey 97

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the amy-pond-is-on-my-list dept.
jc79 writes "David McCandless of 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.

Comment: Re:2. Duh. But... (Score 1) 814

by slgrimes (#33151548) Attached to: Sentence Spacing — 1 Space or 2?
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.

+ - 'Old School' Arcade Still Popular in NY City->

Submitted by pickens
pickens (49171) 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.”"
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Comment: 2. Duh. But... (Score 3, Interesting) 814

by slgrimes (#33139914) Attached to: Sentence Spacing — 1 Space or 2?
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!

Dad Delivers Baby Using Wiki 249

Posted by samzenpus
from the 9cm-edited dept.
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."'"

If I'd known computer science was going to be like this, I'd never have given up being a rock 'n' roll star. -- G. Hirst