He looked like an easy target: a medical student sitting alone on a late-night train. The three men sidled up to the German student and told him to hand over his wallet. When he refused, they followed him off the train, trailing him as he walked past the hotel and pizza joint on Bringelly Road, [...]
Archive for May, 2010
You lost something. It comes to your attention that someone has it. Not only do they have it, they’re trying to sell it! In this situation, Goldman believes that calling the police is equivalent to throwing “an epic hissy fit“.
Presumably if Goldman ever has anything stolen from him he’ll simply thank [...]
Source: Hilary B. Price, The Bench, Rhymes With Orange (May 20, 2010).
Source: Nick Pelling, Is it time for a Voynich-themed Garfield strip?,Â Cipher Mysteries (May 22, 2010); see also Randall Munroe, Voynich Manuscript, xkcd (2009); Wikipedia, Voynich Manuscript; Voynich Manuscript, General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
On May 20, Duke will shut down its Usenet server, which provides access to a worldwide electronic discussion network of newsgroups started in 1979 by two Duke graduate students, Tom Truscott and Jim Ellis.
Source: Cara Bonnett, A Piece of Internet History, Duke Today (May 17, 2010).
Source: Hilary B. Price, Inside the Hall of Justice, Rhymes With Orange (May 19, 2010).
Authorities in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh are planning to set up an outsourcing unit in a jail. The unit will employ 200 educated convicts who will handle back office operations like data entry, and process and transmit information.
“The idea is to ensure a good future for the educated convicts after they [...]
Source: Bill Amend, iPhone 12gv, FoxTrot (May 16, 2010); see also Woz on the iPhone 4G Prototype; Macalope on the iPhone 4G and the Freedom of the “Press”.
In 1964 a special effects designer used an Aston Martin DB4 as a practice prop for the real DB4 used in the movie Goldfinger. In 1974 he put it in a garage, where it sat until recently. Now it’s being put up for sale at Aston Martin’s annual factory auction, held at Newport Pagnell and [...]
Source: Hillary Price, The Check-Out, Rhymes With Orange (May 7, 2010).