Big Mac Hacked by Mafia?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by wordmunger, May 21, 2004.

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    wordmunger

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    Found this article on Fast Company.

    It looks like it's actually a joke--the Mafia's not that smart--or is it?
     
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    blue&whiteman

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    maybe the mafia themselves are not that smart but they have enough money to hire those that are.
     
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    Well, maybe they are smart enough to hack it, but they aren't smart BECAUSE they DID hack it. They got caught, and relatively quickly I assume which show they are rather dumb. (looks over back)
     
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    Darwin

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    How did they manage that?

    It was a good thing that "Big Mac" was being disassembled, since isn't that how they found this problem?
     
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    Kwyjibo

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    i think the VA cluster has been dissassembled waiting for the xserve g5's still
     
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    wordmunger

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    It's a joke, people. I'm surprised the Web site didn't give more clues, but if you RTFA--especially the introduction--you see that it's a joke: speculation on what would happen if the Mafia continues to get more sophisticated in what it does.

    I'm usually pretty good at detecting satire because I actually write it myself, but this one fooled me for a while. I was considering submitting it to MacBytes as a "news" story.
     
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    Darwin

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    Yupe it is a joke, it happens to say at the begining "We considered the possibility of other high-tech mob ventures" then it mentions the VA G5s

    It had me fooled, and I don't think that was really its purpose :D :eek:
     

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