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Comment: Re:Stapler (Score 1, Funny) 272

by schmaustech (#29655233) Attached to: 72% of Banks Say Their Employees Committed Fraud
...because they've moved my desk four times already this year, and I used to be over by the window, and I could see the squirrels, and they were married, but then, they switched from the Swingline to the Boston stapler, but I kept my Swingline stapler because it didn't bind up as much, and I kept the staples for the Swingline stapler and it's not okay because if they take my stapler then I'll set the building on fire...

+ - TARP: Taxpayers on the hook for $200 billion->

Submitted by schmaustech
schmaustech (766915) writes "NEW YORK ( — Taxpayers stand to lose between $100 billion and $200 billion on TARP — Treasury's $700 billion financial market bailout. While that's nothing to sneeze at, many experts say that the Troubled Asset Relief Program helped rescue the economy from a second Great Depression. But there are others who argue that the billions of dollars that taxpayers shelled out simply delayed an inevitable epic collapse of the financial sector."
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+ - Nike x Futura "Be True" Spring 2010 Release->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "The latest collaboration between Nike and NY-based graffiti artist Futura resulted to four new designs for Nikeâ(TM)s Spring 2010 Sportswear collection. Shown above is one of the designs included in the collection, the
Nike Air Force 1 Low âoeTeam Orangeâ by Futura.

This particular pair is made of leather, with the heels constructed in perforated leather extending to the side panel. The warm Team Orange hue translucent sole has the words âoeBeâ and âoeTrueâ written on each foot- a shoe statement that will surely capture the fancy of young and old generations alike.

Watch out for the release of this collection in February 2010.

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+ - New iPhone Virus Targeting Facebook Application?->

Submitted by mfbatzap
mfbatzap (1216220) writes "I have noticed this messages on my Facebook account too! And for sure, one of them is using an iPhone and the update was done via the mobile application. Have the SPAM programs managed to get through iPhone OS? I hope this raises some kind of awareness to all phone users with Facebook application installed.

The message posted: I lost 8 1/2 pounds in only 2 weeks with this new pill! visit to get your free trial pack! efO"

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Comment: Re:So... (Score 0) 1073

by schmaustech (#29586961) Attached to: Obama Makes a Push To Add Time To the School Year

How about we require them to actually pass the classes they do attend before letting them move on...

Today's grading seems to be based on if they "try" rather then actually do the assignment correctly. That type of grading is objectionable based on the teacher. Since everyone has a different opinion of "trying", your mileage may very.


+ - Symantec Bug in Online Flash Games

Submitted by schmaustech
schmaustech (766915) writes "Symantec has a couple of online games in Flash at the following website: From out initial testing these games appear to be vulnerable to a hex editor hack where when the flash is running, you can use the hex editor to find your score in hex and then change it to a higher value. In this case, a higher score leads to a prize they are offering. I opened a ticket with the contact page on the website, but they closed the ticket."

Comment: Re:Social security numbers are worthless (Score 0) 91

by schmaustech (#28460791) Attached to: Cornell Computer Theft Puts 45,000 At Risk of Identity Theft

There's not much that can actually be done with an SSN and nothing more. A potential id thief needs a lot more to work with in order to acually do some real damage.

You forget that with a little Google action, one can probably gain that additional information to make the Social Security number worth something. Having the name and SS is a start and it would only a little sleuthing to get the rest.

Although the moon is smaller than the earth, it is farther away.