Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Weird Cases

In 2008 in Scotland, 30 police officers raided The Arches nightclub in Glasgow. They discovered a “mass orgy”. Inside the club, all 30 of the officers stormed over to an area behind a partition where they found many men engaged as a group in gay sex. The officers attempted to make arrests but when the orgy participants saw the men in police uniforms waving truncheons and handcuffs, they assumed it was all part of the orgy and enthusiastically tried to incorporate the officers into the recreational mêlée. It took a while for the officers effectively to communicate their true purpose.

Via the Times.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Tuesday, February 02, 2010


Reminder to self: these are the font settings.

StandardFont=Bistream Vera Sans,7,-1,5,50,0,0,0,0,0
activeFont=Bitstream Vera Sans,7,-1,5,75,0,0,0,0,0
fixed=Bitstream Vera Sans Mono,7,-1,5,50,0,0,0,0,0
font=Bitstream Vera Sans,7,-1,5,50,0,0,0,0,0
menuFont=Bitstream Vera Sans,7,-1,5,50,0,0,0,0,0
taskbarFont=Bitstream Vera Sans,7,-1,5,50,1,0,0,0,0
toolBarFont=Bitstream Vera Sans,7,-1,5,50,0,0,0,0,0

Monday, February 01, 2010

Verified by VISA

This papers explains extensively what I always thought when using the stupid extra authentication for debit cards online. I think it is ridiculous such a system was ever allowed to be put in place.