December 15th, 2012
- Not to mention creepier. I was feeling a certain amount of sympathy for the poor thing being teased and tricked, with up until the moment it started flipping that power switch back on. ↩
Except for the dryers being infamous for not performing their most basic task – drying – students at the Sogn Student Village near the University of Oslo were happy with how the laundry system worked. Just swipe your laundry card and run load, and the charges are conveniently billed along with the rent. Neat. But of course, all good things must come to an end.
The university had decided to spend roughly $14 million on a new accounting/payment system. [...] Unknown to most of the inhabitants of the student village, dark times were looming.
The first signs of change were the glass cabinets containing routers and the CAT5 cables being connected to each machine appearing in the laundries. [...]
It gets much, much worse1 from that point on…