Rukie writes: I just recieved an email to my gmail account, from another gmail user. However, this is a frightening bit of a scam. This is the message as is. What are your opinions?
From: danny morgan
Date: Feb 20, 2007 8:36 AM
I Want you to read this message very carefully, and keep the secret with you till further notice, You have no need of knowing who i am, where am from,till i make out a space for us to see, i have being paid $30, 000.00 to terminate you with some reasons listed to me by my employer,i have followed you closely for one week and three days now and have seen that you are innocent of the accucciation besides you reminded me of someone very dear to me so am compelled not to carry out the order,Do not contact the police or try to send a copy of this to them, because if you do i will know, and might be pushed to do what i have being paid to do,beside this the first time i turned out to be a betrayer in my job.Now listen,i will arrange for us to see face to face but before that i need the amount of $20,000.00 up front to an account i will provide for you(am not taking this money as a bribe to spare your life, i intend leaving the country with it after i might have delivered the tape to you.,you have nothing to be afraid of,i will come to your office or home, so determine where you wish us to meet,do not set any camera to cover us or set up any tape to record our conversation,$10, 000.00 balance will be paid cach to me,after our conversation,i will give you the tape that contains his request for me to terminate you, which will be enough evidence for you to take him to court(if you wish to), then the balance will be paid. (NOTE AM A PROFESSIONAL KILLER AND HAVE NEVER FELT PITY FOR ANY ALREADY SENTENCED PERSON IN MY COUSTORDY,YOUR NEGLIGENCE TO THIS MAIL WILL RESULT TO........)You don't need my phone contact for now till am
assured you are ready to comply to my terms.reply immediatelY
Rukie writes: "I'm looking into starting some sort of robotics class for my high school, which severely lacks any sort of technological classes. I am now wondering what microcontrollers are best for an educational environment. I definitely want something more advanced than the legos, but something that won't fly over people's heads. Are there cheap, scaleable microcontrollers for learning in a classroom or at home? I'm curious how the Slashdot community has hacked up toys to make their own robotics at minimal cost."