Because most credible news places, not us though, don’t think that weird news is worth devoting an entire story too; the New Sentinel has decided to take a handful of odd stories from the last month to amount to one thing worth telling. We at this website call that a gold mine of humor. A word of warning, you may laugh too hard at stupid people.
The only real problem is that the Sentinel seems to think that the world’s shortest man is worth the bulk of their effort and storytelling. The real hero of this “not-really-news” cycle is the man to barged into a Denny’s, claimed he was the new district manager, cooked his own meal, and directly after he was arrested was found to have a briefcase full of crack based goods. Sure, you have cops arresting other cops for stealing food out of the work fridge—because I guess that is a crime only if you really want to push it—but a man who shouts the warning not to dine and dash as he is being pulled out of a Denny’s should have his own hero based award given by Auto-Tune the news, or the Onion at the very least. He is a cracked fueled super-hero of stupid.
Source: News Sentinel
Good news for people looking into hacking into any system that there is, out of a ton of people polled over 5% of them all chose the same password. The best part of the entire experience, the erroneous code was simply Password1. Granted, it is easy to remember, is long enough to pass most filters, and has a capital letter and number. Thankfully the place I work for wouldn’t allow it simply because there is two of the same letter in it. I just want to know how not clever 5% of the population feel right now.
What I really want to know is who takes a survey that asks for your user password. I don’t know about most people out there, but almost everything that I have that even requires a password flat out says that tech support will never ask for the password to my account—giving it to someone who claims to be doing a “survey” just sounds like a straight up scam. All I need to do now is assemble a crack team of hackers and break into that company to gather the world’s largest supply of passwords and usernames.
In a classic example of “how could they every find out it was me?”, a man called in a fake gas leak to see if his girlfriend was hiding another lover in her home. It turns out that telling your girlfriend that you are going to do this, repeatedly, and trying to break into her house just before the call comes in are not great ways to hide your soon-to-be attempted break-in. Sadly the story does not tell if the man was correct in assuming that his girlfriend had someone in there.
Strangely this reminds me of a story from one of Kevin Smith’s Podcasts when he was talking about Jason Mewes (Jay to his Silent Bob) whispering for him to be quiet, looking in the crack under the door, and randomly walking into his sleeping girlfriends room to see if there was a guy hiding in there. Now in Jay’s defense he was out of his mind on heroin, and possibly other drugs, and all of that stuff probably made a world of sense to him at the time–Kevin Smith said that he was very convincing about the whole matter. I am guessing that something like that is probably at play here too, seeing as the guy does not have a phone number, and probably without famous friends to back him up on the possible logic of it.
Source: AP (Via Daily Harald)