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Good Morning, , Today is Sunday, December 21 The web cam for the Gävle Goat in Sweden is at http://www.visitgavle.se/sv/gavlebocken The 43 foot tall goat has been burned down 25 times in the past. This year it looks like they thoroughly plastered it with snow and ice, and like it might survive. Have FUN! DearWebby ______________________________________________________ Today's Bonehead Award goes to a Florida Duo's Phony Heart Attack Scheme Foiled Details at Boneheads Today, in 1945 U.S. Gen. George S. Patton died in Heidelberg, Germany, of injuries from a car accident. More of what happened on this day in history at History ______________________________________________________
If you like the Dear Webby Daily Humor Letter, please vote for it at the Ezine Finder: Thanks for your votes!______________________________________________________ An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Tarus Scott, 30, and Genard Dupree, 27 Lake Wales Florida Duo's Phony Heart Attack Scheme Foiled A Florida thief last week faked a heart attack inside a Walmart so that a male accomplice could walk out of the store with a shopping cart stuffed with toys, including a motorized Barbie Power Wheel, police report. While the diversion proved initially successful, the pair was arrested yesterday on grand theft charges when they were linked to the crime via surveillance footage. According to a Polk County Sheriff’s Office report, Tarus Scott, 30, and Genard Dupree, 27, entered the Lake Wales Walmart together and filled a cart with $369.94 in merchandise. As seen on the below store surveillance video, the men separated after the cart was loaded. As Scott moved toward the exit with the merchandise, Dupree dropped to the floor and clutched his chest. With Dupree doing his best Fred Sanford imitation, Scott walked past his sidekick. The fake heart attack, cops noted, “appeared to be done in an attempt to create a distraction long enough for Scott to exit the store, past all points of sale, without paying for the merchandise in the cart." Dupree’s heart trouble lasted 44 seconds before he was able to get to his feet and amble out of Walmart. He met up with Scott in the parking lot and the pair drove away in an SUV. A subsequent police review of surveillance footage resulted in the identification of Dupree and Scott. Dupree is currently on felony probation for theft, while Scott is an ex-con who was released from prison last year after serving about a decade for armed robbery. Pictured in the above mug shots, Dupree (left) and Scott are being held in the Polk County jail for felony grand theft. Tech Support Pits From: Otto Re: Server Message Block Dear Webby Surely there must have been more than just routine sloppiness that let the North Koreans into the Sony network! Sony is a pretty big and smart company! I realize the US Government won't do anything about it except for some lame rethoric from the White House, but what can we really do to avoid getting hacked by North Korea? Otto Dear Otto Sony did not get knocked over by a traditional Denial-Of-Service attack by a rented Russian Botnet. They are big enough and have enough talent on staff, that they probably could have fought that. Considering that they are a mostly Windows network, they would have eventually gotten knocked over, but that was not the case. They would have most definitely noticed a DOS attack, while it was in progress. We host some Human Rights servers for the East Block, and we get attacked quite frequently by Russian botnets of 50,000 or more machines. Attacks like that are about as sneaky and subtle as a forest fire. No way to ignore those! Sony did not realize that they had been hacked, until their files and emails appeared on the Internet. It was not till a month later, that they found out that they had been cleaned out with an SMB worm, that had gotten in through sloppiness, or possibly via a bought insider, who downloaded a nifty tool bar or gadget without considering the consequences. All I can do is repeat what I had written yesterday: If you use McAfee and Malwarebytes, and use common sense when it comes to downloading utilities and games, then you will be quite safe. If they don't get in, they can't hurt you. Have FUN! DearWebby ______________________________________________________ If you can help with the cost of the Humor Letter, please donate what you can! ______________________________________________________
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