The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

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Monday, November 05, 2007

This doesn't appear to be a reprint of an Onion article—perhaps that's why I find this so frightening

The 23-year-old, who said she had left school without a maths GCSE, said: “On one of my cards it said I had to find temperatures lower than -8. The numbers I uncovered were -6 and -7 so I thought I had won, and so did the woman in the shop. But when she scanned the card the machine said I hadn't.

“I phoned Camelot and they fobbed me off with some story that -6 is higher—not lower—than -8 but I'm not having it.”

Via theferrett, ‘Cool Cash’ card confusion

No wonder the Weekly World News folded—it couldn't compete with the real news.

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