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2010-03-18 14:10:00

A Texas man who was fired from an auto dealership used the Internet to disable ignitions and set off horns on more than 100 vehicles sold by his old place of work, police said on Wednesday. Omar Ramos-Lopez, 20, was arrested on Wednesday by Austin police and charged with felony breach of computer security. He evidently used a password from a former colleague to remotely cause the havoc, according to police. Several people had to call tow trucks to come get their cars and many missed work or...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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