[LMB] Programming, was: Re: OT: Afterlife
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Thu Nov 5 20:04:34 GMT 2020
> On Nov 4, 2020, at 7:43 PM, Eric Oppen <ravenclaweric at gmail.com> wrote:
> There was one scam that involved selling the mark a device that would
> "print money." You put a piece of the correct-sized paper in the top,
> turned the crank, and out would pop a $20 (or some other fairly high
> denomination) bill. All would go swimmingly for our would-be
> counterfeit-money king---his bills would be accepted without question.
> Until the supply of real bills in the bottom of the machine went dry, and
> nothing came out. Meanwhile, the seller (who had charged much more than
> the amount of money in the machine) had long since beat feet, and what was
> the victim going to do? Going crying to the cops "Waah! I bought this
> machine that the guy told me would print counterfeit money, and it's
> false!" would get Mr. “Victim" a stay at the Graybar Hotel in his own right.
The marks should have known that the paper was different. Paper money can
go through a washing machine without damage, normal paper not so much.
There would be many tells. Stupidity combined with cupidity is a bad combination.
If it worked it would have magic tech, but it, of course, used stage magic.
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