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October 14, 2009

Overnight Open Thread (Mætenloch)

Good evening morons! Since it's been a slow day, I guess we'll start the ONT early.

SUV Drives Through Starbucks
Here off-duty Sacramento sheriff's deputy, Lisa Gargano, drives her SUV into a Starbucks. She was later arrested for DUI for being under the influence of prescription drugs.

More Driving dumbassery:
According to the comments this was a $50,000 Dodge SRT-10 truck and no alcohol was involved. So sadly this was sober stupidity. Language warning.

Is Cursive Dead?
Pretty much yes, and I say good riddance.

Truthfully I never cared for cursive - I never found it that much faster to write than block script and it was always harder to read. Once teachers allowed me to turn in printed papers, I switched over to the computer and never looked back.

The next time I used cursive was when I studied Russian in college. All of our assignments and papers were written in the Russian version of cursive which has the advantage that it's written pretty much the same as a normal Cyrillic font. No oddball capital letters. Since then other than signatures, it's been all block printing for me.

Oh and another reason to avoid cursive - computers generally can't read it so it screws up OCR.

So in conclusion: cursive is the devil.

Want a Su-27 jet? Well you can get one for just $5 million. It's refurbished with just 19 hours on it and available for pickup in Las Vegas.

Maine Couple Wins North American Wife-carrying Championship
Now eligible to go to the world championship in Finland.

Was the US victory at the Battle of Midway the result of time travelers? Den Beste speculates.

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