Middle-school 'mafia boss' arrested on felony charges
Topic: Current Events
1:12 am EST, Mar 26, 2003
So there's this 14 year old, "The Boss", and all he wanted to to do was figure out "how he could make money, fast." The plan? "The Boss envisioned making as much as $100,000 by assigning various 'jobs' to his friends, then taking a 25 percent cut for himself. The Boss, according to one of the lists he compiled, envisioned his "family" making money in prostitution, weapons sales, money laundering, recruiting hit men - even candy sales." Well, atleast they new their market with the candy sales. So the story gets better. Another student "arrested on the misdemeanor charge was nicknamed 'The Hacker' because he was supposed to alter grades in the school's computer system." Now, I won't ruin the plot or climax for you but I'm thinking this should be a TV show or movie called Youngfellows.
Has your life ever flahed before your eyes? Mine did. Right about 1:30PM EST on 2/25/2003. I had just woken up and had a nice, big, cool glass of water. I approached my beloved laptop when the cup lept out of my hand and landed halfway on the delicate keyboard and the table. Sploosh!! OMG. I quickly jumped into action and soaked up the water. A few pecks on the keyboard revealed a malfunctioning mouse subsystem..then blip! the sucker turned off...and would not turn back on. My life flashed, quickly before my eyes. No more programming..no more resume posting, which would equal no job. No games and definitely no Memes. The happy ending is that I became intimate with the inner workings of a latop, as I gently cleaned the system piece by piece. After a long day of worry and work, the system is now functioning perfectly. So, what exactly would life be like without the PC..not if it never existed..but what would it be like if it ceased to exist? What would you do? How would you cope?