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Submission + - Scam about scams

wakejagr writes: "Looks like enough people are wary of scammers that the new scams are using warnings about scamming as the hook!


Attention: Beneficiary

This to acknowledge you that your e-mail id is found among those
that have been scammed,and the compensation have been approved
from the Federal high court here in Nigeria and we are asked to
contact you by the Federal Ministry of Justice on how to send
you the bank draft total value Seven Hundred and Fifty Thousand
Dollars. So you are adviced to contact the lawyer in charge of
this Bank Draft and by name is Bar.David Onyema and make sure
you contact him.


Your full names;...............................

Your contac address:.................................

Your country:.................................

Your age:.........................................

Your occupation:.................................

Your telephone number:.............................

For more information on how to make the Bank Draft sent to you
because many People complain about scamming every day from
Nigeria and we are trying to stop this fraudulent activities
from Nigeria and I assure you that it will stop because we are
now working with the internet operation such as YAHOOMAIL,HOTMAIL
and also the united state FBI and Nigeria police with Nigeria
EFCC so the scam can be eradicated in this country and I want
you to follow your Bank Draft code below,and which is given to
you by the Federal high court of Nigeria and the code is (NG74678FGN).

And I want you to keep this code, because this code will ensure
you and alert you in any day you receive a scam e-mail from this
country.And as soon as you contact Bar.David Onyema with your
full contact information requested, he will be forwarding
everything to the Federal Ministry of Justice to issue out
your award certificate as the rightful beneficiary of the
Seven Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollars.And here is the contact
information from the lawyer in charge of this Certified Bank
Draft below and you must contact him to enable him comence all
the fastest processes in order to have the Bank Draft delivered
in your doorstep in located area.

Name: Barrister David Onyema

E-mail Address:

Direct Telephone: +234-1-8834547

Contact him in regarding of your Bank Draft to be delivered
to you by a courier service and also as soon as you contact
the lawyer in charge of your Bank Draft he will alert your
state security bureau for the certified bank DRAFT to be
deliver to you without any restriction and problem when the
certified Bank Draft get to you in your located area.

Sincerely Yours
Mrs Anthonia Akintola
(Federal High Court's Secretary)"

Submission + - EFF and Novel to lobby for software reform

wakejagr writes: In a joint press conference yesterday, the Electronic Freedom Foundation and software giant Novell announced that they will be working together to lobby for software patent reform. According to Novell CTO Jeff Jaffe, "software patent system reform is necessary to promote software innovation going forward," so Novell will contribute "significant resources" to the EFF Patent Busting campaign which is already underway.

Comment Depends on what a "tech toy" is . . . (Score 1) 48

yeah, i know that was a rather Clinton-esque statement. what i mean is: toys that are made using new/interesting/cutting-edge tech don't give kids a big advantage. who cares if your teddy bear can say 30 different phrases? toys that introduce new/interesting/cutting-edge tech to kids do give them an advantage. i think it's definitely possible to have too many of the first kind: over-priced gimmicks that pass as "tech toys". i don't think it's possible to have too many of the second kind.

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