"Beware of -- Alligator!" 

Deputies find alligator during drug bust


Associated Press
Fri Feb 9, 10:36 PM ET

BUCKLEY, Wash. - Pierce County sheriff's deputies were startled when they entered a house near here during a drug bust and found- an alligator.
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"It's alarming in that it's big enough and its mouth looked big enough, that if it were to bite it would definitely do some serious damage," sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer said of the 4-foot-long alligator.

Sheriff's officers said they believed the alligator belonged to one of two men arrested in Friday's raid. He will also face investigation for illegal possession of an exotic animal as well as drug allegations.

As for the alligator, deputies contacted animal services, which turned it over to an animal rescue group called Predators of the Heart. A rescue group representative said the alligator was in good condition.


Source: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070210/ap_ ... gator_bust
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Got beef guts? 

Truck spills 40 tons of cow intestines


Associated Press
Sat Feb 10, 6:31 AM ET

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. - About 40 tons of cow intestines and bones spilled onto a major highway after a truck driver became distracted by his digital music player and his semitrailer tipped over, officials said.

Authorities closed parts of Interstate 43 for about two hours Thursday while the beef byproduct was cleaned up, said sheriff's Sgt. Blaine Spicer.

The accident happened in the town of Mosel when 25-year-old Ryan Engle's truck veered off the road as he adjusted his MP3 player, Spicer said.

Engle, of Kenosha, was cited for inattentive driving and taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries, Spicer said.

The truck had to be towed from the scene. It is owned by Birchwood Transport of Kenosha.


Source: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070210/ap_ ... intestines
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Code-Bin to-do list 

Here's what I'm working on to improve the codebin:

1. Get a working update script. (easy) *** DONE 2/09 ***
--If you post an entry with a password, you can enter the password to revise your posting.

2. Make an email script. (easy) *** DONE - 2/14 ***
--If you post an entry with a password and an email address, you can have the password emailed to you, should you forget it.

3. Make a search feature. (difficult)
--Would be able to search by topic, type of code, poster...

4. Make links to types different types of code. (easy)
--Make a script that will get the latest posts from a certain type of code.

5. Stop bots from rating the scripts. (easy - I think!)
-- Search engines go to every link they find, and thus rate one script 8 times, leaving an average of 4.5. They do that to this blog too. Arrrggghhh!

Stay tuned for updates!
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The Code-Bin up and running 

I have started a new project on February 1st called The Code-Bin.

It aims to be like http://pastebin.com but faster and cleaner. My version is also ad-free!

The current URL is http://stephen.calvarybucyrus.org/codebin/. Please visit and add your code!

Any comments, suggestions, constructive criticism? Please leave me a comment here at my blog.

Also, late-breaking information will be posted here first at my blog - http://stephen.calvarybucyrus.org/blog/.
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Wii Wii right in the Schnauzer 

Wiimote-related damage



We've already spotted a couple of TVs (Link 1 - Link 2) get taken down by flying Wiimotes due to either overzealous gameplay or a pretty weak-sauce wrist strap, although we're leaning toward the latter. Over the last few days we've seen household collateral damage due to the strap either breaking entirely or slipping off those wearers who haven't opted for some special gloves. Our latest updates include two busted straps, one of which took out reader Rafael M.'s iPAQ hx4700 (pictured) that had sat docked adjacent to the TV, but is now obviously not more. The second strap, captured on video by residents of Cambrian House in Calgary (and now immortalized on YouTube, check it out on the next page), shows that beyond the woven exterior appears to be an easily-broken, tiny cable (similar to a fishing line) that connects to the Wiimote itself. Further, a third gamer, Elliot G., told us that his Wiimote came tearing off of his wrist while playing and took out a nearby beer glass (fortunately the can of Boddingtons appears to have been spared, as shown after the jump). So guys: until Nintendo gets this problem fixed, or you come up with a way to reinforce that strap, please make sure your gameplay area is clear of anything valuable and breakable, such as your television.


Source: http://www.engadget.com/2006/11/24/more ... -holidays/


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