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Submission + - 5 billionth tweet (

awc writes: Well looks like twitter is being used by a ridiculous number of users (non-twitter user here). Robin Sloan is quite lucky to have gotten this 5billionth tweet, its a great publicity stunt for him as he tries to raise money for his new book [].
The hard part is to prove whether he actually posted the pentagigatweet.

Submission + - Deposit the "Wrong" Amount of Cash in Your Bank, G (

corbettw writes: "Reason has a story up about a North Carolina convicted and sentenced to 30 years in prison for depositing money into his bank account. Not ill-gotten gains, just money he received from clients and dutifully reported to the IRS and paid taxes on. But because he deposited it in chunks less than $10,000, he's going to prison for the rest of his life."

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