Do I mind when jurors don't pay attention to the trial? I guess if they miss some of the evidence against my client, it might be ok. But in general, I feel like they're about to make a serious decision, they should give it their full attention.
In Sydney, Sudoku-playing jurors make judge stop drug trial. Two things of note: the men were facing life sentences for drug conspiracy (I thought only we Americans had these crazy life sentences on drug cases) and the trial had taken 66 days so far (maybe I could see needing a little sudoku break after 66 days.)