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(C|Net)   Intel's $10,000 bounty on Electronics Magazine leads to rash of thefts from libraries   (news.com.com) divider line 84
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2005-04-14 04:54:01 PM  
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/ashamed I didn't think of that
 
2005-04-14 07:38:58 PM  
"rash of thefts from library's"

Theft from the library's what?

Oh, right, you mean, "rash of thefts from _libraries_.
 
2005-04-14 07:41:27 PM  
I be there were lots of other Farker's who thought about stealing these magazine's from librarie's or bookstore's

/pet peeve
 
2005-04-14 07:42:16 PM  
Is it just me or has there been a rash of poor grammar in the headlines lately?
 
2005-04-14 07:42:56 PM  
Doesn't Intel want a mint copy? Don't libraries stamp their copies?
 
2005-04-14 07:44:36 PM  
bounty on magazine leads to thefts...hmmm, wait a sec... lemme put on my "shocked" face...
 
2005-04-14 07:45:22 PM  
Some reprobate's never learn the correct way to do it. Considering the exemplary erudition of our nation's leaders, its sadly unsurprising.
 
2005-04-14 07:46:10 PM  
Must have been one of them no-books "library's"
 
2005-04-14 07:46:21 PM  
Should I be surprised that people who would steal from libraries wouldn't read the terms of the bounty and see that they don't want library copies?
 
2005-04-14 07:46:45 PM  
Doesn't Intel want a mint copy? Don't libraries stamp their copies?

Stamp, and alot of places use a press to indent an ID in some of the pages.

/Library Security Expert
 
2005-04-14 07:55:31 PM  
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/and NO - that doesn't mean "librarys" is correct, either.
 
2005-04-14 07:56:50 PM  
For the headline writer:

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2005-04-14 07:57:41 PM  
School's ineptitude leads to rash of headline submitters who can't UAF apostrophe.
 
2005-04-14 07:57:56 PM  
Yes! I win!

/surprised as anyone else, given server performance
//thanks everyone working hard to make said performance better
 
2005-04-14 08:00:26 PM  
Crap! Does that mean the 3 copies I swiped today are worthless?
 
2005-04-14 08:02:20 PM  
UIUC Engineering library is where i spend most of my days, unfortunatly. Well that and Beckamn/DSL

/alum
 
2005-04-14 08:03:44 PM  
They were stolen from the library's reference section. I assume the headline writer had the end of the sentence chopped off.

That's the ticket.
 
2005-04-14 08:04:47 PM  
skinnycatullus: Is it just me or has there been a rash of poor grammar in the headlines lately?

Lately?!? Someone hasn't been paying attention.
 
2005-04-14 08:06:03 PM  
Oh man, we were just going over the apostrophe placement problem in journalism class today. I'm going to print out this thread and take it in next week.
 
2005-04-14 08:09:06 PM  
That' is the most' annoying' headline' to read', although' the amusing' nature' of the story' possibly,' just possibly' made it worthwhile.
 
2005-04-14 08:10:24 PM  
Submitter should steal a dictionary's
 
2005-04-14 08:11:28 PM  
I don't see what everybodys problem is.
 
2005-04-14 08:13:16 PM  
I simply must reiterate.

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2005-04-14 08:13:35 PM  
Apostrophy's aren't that hard to use. Yeesh.
 
2005-04-14 08:14:55 PM  
One more time, for symmetry.

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2005-04-14 08:15:34 PM  
MadDeuler

This is FARK.COM in case you didn't notice.

Hello exactly!
 
2005-04-14 08:15:46 PM  
skinnycatullus: Is it just me or has there been a rash of poor grammar in the headlines lately?

It is college exam season now. That do'es tend' to mak'e every/1 a little stupid'er.

Although if you're not a student you can just blame it on the onset of spring. No one wants to work when it's warm and sunny out.
 
2005-04-14 08:20:37 PM  
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It's not doing anything...
 
2005-04-14 08:28:53 PM  
how hard is it to arrest the thief when he tries to collect the bounty? certainly the magazine has "UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS LIBRARY" stamped on it somewhere...
 
2005-04-14 08:29:08 PM  
the problem with the world these days is that when someone sees a flower, they think it's a dream...
 
2005-04-14 08:33:27 PM  
skinnycatullus
Is it just me or has there been a rash of poor grammar in the headlines lately?

Maybe the thieves took the dictionaries too.
 
2005-04-14 08:41:03 PM  
Headline grammar brings to mind a tune I wrote for Soy (one of my old bands): "People Who Always fark Up On Their Plurals and Possessives Always Bring Me Down".
 
2005-04-14 08:51:14 PM  
Mopslik wouldn't that be "dictionary's"??

/yes, I KNOW how it's supposed to be spelled - was going for consistency!
 
2005-04-14 08:51:52 PM  
Don't libraries stamp their copies?

Shouldn't it be: Doesn't liberry's stampses them copyies?

/Don't hit me. I'm from Alabama
 
2005-04-14 08:53:33 PM  
I like ta go to da libary's and read it all up in it.
 
2005-04-14 09:02:48 PM  
Digressing from the apostrophe rant (which is quite well-deserved, BTW), I can't imagine these thieves would be terribly successful. Libraries do indeed stamp and/or label the hell out of their periodicals (usually); besides, anything that old would have been bound, anyway--would be awfully suspicious to present a copy with the spine all ripped to hell, or with a big wad of glue stuck to it.
 
2005-04-14 09:03:27 PM  
lets go to stile a gremmer buk frum the libaries
 
2005-04-14 09:05:31 PM  
/me ruins her laptop with red pen... er wait.. they told me to use blue or green from now on...

/me gives up and puts pantyhose on her head and heads for the library humming the mission impossible song...
 
2005-04-14 09:09:26 PM  
The copy here at the UFIA campus library is just fine.

/alum
 
2005-04-14 09:10:13 PM  
Dear submitter: You forgot the apostrophe in "Electronic's" and "theft's".
 
2005-04-14 09:15:53 PM  
I take it the submitter failed English clas's.
 
2005-04-14 09:16:05 PM  
Submitter needs to go to libraries more often.
 
2005-04-14 09:18:09 PM  
Digressing from the apostrophe rant (which is quite well-deserved, BTW), I can't imagine these thieves would be terribly successful. Libraries do indeed stamp and/or label the hell out of their periodicals (usually); besides, anything that old would have been bound, anyway--would be awfully suspicious to present a copy with the spine all ripped to hell, or with a big wad of glue stuck to it.

when they bind it, they actually CUT OFF the very edge of the spine (get rid of the staples) so even assuming you unbound it, it'd come out it pieces

/work study @ college library
//we had a copy
///bound, naturally
////ah well...not like I would have gotten a cut of the profits, anyway...
 
2005-04-14 09:22:37 PM  
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yoink!
 
2005-04-14 09:27:20 PM  
haplo53:

how hard is it to arrest the thief when he tries to collect the bounty? certainly the magazine has "UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS LIBRARY" stamped on it somewhere...

... or for this thread: "UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOI'S LIBRARY" stamped on it somewhere..

/ 's
 
2005-04-14 09:27:37 PM  
Not only does the poster not know how to make plurals for words ending in a "y", he manages to throw an apostrophe in as well. The only thing that loses him the trophy is not sounding out the word as "lieberry."

Guess he missed the 15-minute lesson about plurals in second grade.
 
2005-04-14 09:47:00 PM  
Is it lost on anybody that a company whose co-founder wrote a famous article about it philosophy did not save a copy of the mag it was printed in just for the purpose of recognizing its future accomplishments? What does that say about the company itself?

Methinks it's a PR stunt to try to revitalize the tech markets, which haven't been performing all that remarkably lately.
 
2005-04-14 10:09:42 PM  
As a librarian, let me express my disgust at the headline.

As a prison librarian, let me express my lack of surprise.

I work in a library where the patrons CANNOT LEAVE THE INSTITUTION. It's not like they can take a book (which is amply labeled) or a magazine (ditto) and go sell it on the street for a rock or something. They're locked in. And yet, I have books and magazines stolen from my library every day. It's free. There aren't even late fees (of course, if you keep a book too late, you get a conduct report and will lose your library privileges for a time). Nevertheless, theft is rampant.

Some people just don't like to wait in lines. Some people like to flaunt authority. Some people, however, are just plain stupid.
 
2005-04-14 10:12:39 PM  
/Notice I no longer say "libary" or "tomorry."
 
2005-04-14 10:12:49 PM  
Is there a bounty for a "scratch-n-sniff" HUSTLER, I have one ?
 
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