Technology Scams

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Why do some people in the technology community seem so susceptible to snake oil? I suspect it's because of two things. We trust our friends' judgement. We are experts in our fields and, therefore, trust our own judgement in matters we don't fully understand. Compare and contrast the following two statements. On the announcement of…

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A Tax On Stupidity

by @edent | # # | 3 comments | Read ~288 times.

Ever seen one of these scratch cards? They often seem to fall out of magazines or inserted into junk mail. I usually just throw them straight into the recycling bin.  But, like the fool I am, I thought "Nothing ventured, nothing gained".  I could win some serious cash here... If you can't read the small…

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