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Florida police arrested 277 people -- including doctors, cops and pharmacists -- during a weeklong undercover sex sting operation.
“Operation No Tricks, No Treats” began Oct. 10 and ran until Oct. 15, according to a press release from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.
During the operation, undercover detectives and investigators from several law enforcement agencies posted false advertisements on websites, social media sites and phone apps posing as “prostitutes or to solicit sex workers."
Investigators reported 209 of those arrested were accused of “soliciting undercover detectives.” The Orlando Sentinel reported 51 others had displayed themselves as prostitutes on the internet. The office stated 17 others were arrested for other offenses.
“That’s the most we have ever arrested in the history of the sheriff’s office,” Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said.
One of the men arrested, Judd said, was a sergeant at his office. Sgt. Luis Diaz, who had been on the force for 17 years, resigned after the sting, FOX13 reported.
Jan. 18 (UPI) -- A kitten in Florida jumped from underneath a moving car just in time to escape a trip through a car wash.
Naples Cat Alliance shared surveillance video from Ultimate Express Car Wash of 6-week-old kitten Suds hopping out from underneath an SUV before being rescued from a soap pile by Assistant Manager Matthew Bossi.
"Thank God he saw him," President of Naples Cat Alliance Megan Sorbara told The Dodo. "He could have run and gotten hit by a car."
Suds was brought to the Naples Cat Alliance in a cardboard box and later taken to Harborside Animal Clinic for a check-up.
The kitten was relatively unharmed in the incident, but was left with a brown mark on her fur where she was burned by the car's muffler.
Suds was later taken to a foster home and the Naples Cat Alliance has already received multiple calls from people interested in adopting her permanently.
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Two new Microsoft Stores will open in November
by Andy Weir
Microsoft has announced that it will open two new retail stores in the US in the coming weeks.
The first addition to its store network will be in Boca Raton, Florida, opening on November 3 at 11am. As Windows Central reports, the first 200 customers in line for the opening will get a free ticket to meet Dan Marino, the legendary former Miami Dolphins quarterback, at a separate event on November 5.
Another Microsoft Store will open at Green Hills in Nashville, Tennessee, at 11am on November 17. The first 200 people in line at that opening will get the opportunity to meet former Tennessee Titans running back Eddie George, on November 19.
Microsoft also said that "during a high-energy ribbon cutting ceremony, [it] will award technology grants to deserving community organizations in the area, as well as offer customer giveaways and one-day only product offers."
Source: Windows Central
Microsoft accidentally sent an Xbox One to a man in Florida before it was even announced
by Justin Luna
Back in March 2013, a guy from Florida named Jia Li ordered a new laptop from the Microsoft Store. When the package finally arrived, he noticed that it looked very strange, having a lot of security tape around it. Upon opening it, he was surprised to find out that it contained what seemed to be an Xbox One.
via Jia Li But wait, hold on a minute. The Xbox One didn't really exist at the time yet, as the console was only announced two months later, and it officially launched eight months after Li got his package.
According to Ben Gilbert at Business Insider, who broke the story yesterday - over three years later - Microsoft stored the device at a shipping facility, which was supposedly the same department that shipped Li's laptop. While this measure of storing the prototypes alongside normal stock was reportedly intended to 'throw off Microsoft's own employees', some sort of mishap eventually led to the pre-production Xbox One arriving at Li's doorstep.
The box didn't include the whole Xbox One package however; it lacked the controller, as well as a Kinect. It also came with many international plugs, probably so the console could be sent anywhere in the world. Curious, he plugged in the console into his TV, and was greeted by a 'Kryptos' message on the screen. 'Kryptos' is one of the codenames used for the Xbox One, other than 'Durango.'
Li knew at this point that he struck gold, so he sent a tip to Engadget with the title "I have the xbox 720 krytos [sic] console beta version," together with a few images. He ended up talking to a Microsoft representative who retrieved the confidential console. The representative then gave him an Xbox 360 with Kinect to make up for the trouble, along with the laptop he ordered.
In a report by Kotaku, it was later revealed that Engadget kept silent regarding the console as they had negotiated with Microsoft to get an exclusive on the Xbox One. “After receiving the box in March 2013, Jia Li wanted to either sell it or return it to Microsoft (to get the laptop he ordered!),” Gilbert stated, who was then writing for the AOL-owned company. He added:
No comment has been made by the Redmond giant regarding the story.
Microsoft is now preparing its next-gen console, codenamed 'Project Scorpio,' which will arrive in 2017. It also unveiled the Xbox One S back in June, featuring a smaller build, but with improved internals over its predecessor.
Source: Business Insider, Kotaku