Copy and paste inventor's gravestone has unwanted formatting

THE gravestone of the inventor of copy-and-paste contains unwanted characters including ‘Ā’ and ‘§’ because of formatting errors, it has emerged. 

The headstone for Larry Tesler, the computer scientist who created cut, paste and copy while working at Apple in the 1980s, is thought to contain the rogue symbols because formatting was carried over from a Word document. 

Mourner Joseph Turner said: “I don’t know what went wrong. It looked fine on the screen. 

“But we should have run it through Notepad or something to standardise the formatting before it went to the memorial masons, because they’ve obviously printed it out then done it from that and frankly there’s a few errors. 

“There’s paragraph indents in front of his name and his dates, the weird A-with-a-line after his name where we must have left a stray space, and that was meant to be a long dash between 1945 and 2020. Not two underscores separated by a full stop.

“Ah well. People just scan these things anyway. Sure nobody’ll notice.” 

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Knowing all the Doctor Whos in order will get you 70 points instantly, immigrants told

BRITAIN will only admit migrants who can name all of the actors who played Doctor Who in the correct order, the government has announced.

Home Secretary Priti Patel said that being able to recall everyone who has pretended to be a Time Lord will encourage the brightest and best to come to the UK.

Patel said: “Today there are lots more Doctor Whos compared to when the UK joined the EU in 1973, so it’s time our immigration policy reflected that.

“I don’t want to be served coffee by a barista who can’t remember if Sylvester McCoy came before Paul McGann, or if that was even canon. It just wouldn’t be right.

“Should businesses take a risk by recruiting workers who think Peter Cushing is the real deal? Or that Resurrection of the Daleks was a Tom Baker story? I don’t think so.

“Admittedly my parents wouldn’t be allowed into the UK because they lost touch with the show after Patrick Troughton left, but this isn’t about my background.”

London-based Spanish doctor Hugo Fernandez-Portes said: “Does Richard Hurndall count? My future kind of relies on this.”