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The Canonization of St.Bill

If William Henry Gates the Third's philanthropic work leads to him being canonized one day as the first secular saint of our times, I won't stand in the way of the celebrations. Geeks get things very out of proportion, and the value of saving even one life should be more apparent to everyone than the cost of a poorly written Windows USB stack. When Microsoft is criticized, while the practices of arms dealers, pharmaceutical companies and extraction cartels around the world are ignored, its reminds us that some nerds place a very low value on human life itself.
Andrew Orlowski, 17 Jun 2006

Spiders attack Manchester phone network

A shocked Reg reader was told by a BT engineer his girlfriend was having problems with her phone because spiders had eaten through the line.
Christopher Williams, 17 Jun 2006

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