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Credit crunch bank robberies

I guess these desperate times cause desperate actions, as the last few weeks must have created the funniest spate of bank robberies ever seen. First, there was the Russian Sumo wrestler who wrestled an ATM out of the wall … March 9th – Total Pro Sports You always wondered why …

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Facebook is now bigger than America

If you didn’t spot it, Facebook just reached 350 million users. That’s a lot. In fact, Facebook is now bigger than the USA (population: 307 million) and would be the third largest country on the planet if it was a country. Not bad for a website launched on February 4th …

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Facebook is now bigger than America

If you didn’t spot it, Facebook just reached 350 million users. That’s a lot. In fact, Facebook is now bigger than the USA (population: 307 million) and would be the third largest country on the planet if it was a country. Not bad for a website launched on February 4th …

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Gimme all your money … and hugs and kisses too

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Fascinating wee blog called Bank Notes, dedicated to banks and the notes robbers use. The notes range from the obvious: 'Give me all your money', to the sublime: '$250,000', to the ridiculous: 'Give me money or I will blow up a school'. It also tracks which are successful and which …

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Gimme all your money … and hugs and kisses too

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Fascinating wee blog called Bank Notes, dedicated to banks and the notes robbers use. The notes range from the obvious: 'Give me all your money', to the sublime: '$250,000', to the ridiculous: 'Give me money or I will blow up a school'. It also tracks which are successful and which …

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Today is SEPA day, wa-hey!

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So, finally, November 2nd and here we are. SEPA day! SEPA direct debits go live today and the PSD was transposed successfully across all of Europe to become law yesterday. Apart from a few countries who missed the deadline. Obviously, Sweden who have always said April because the chap who …

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Today is SEPA day, wa-hey!

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So, finally, November 2nd and here we are. SEPA day! SEPA direct debits go live today and the PSD was transposed successfully across all of Europe to become law yesterday. Apart from a few countries who missed the deadline. Obviously, Sweden who have always said April because the chap who …

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Today is SEPA day, wa-hey!

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So, finally, November 2nd and here we are. SEPA day! SEPA direct debits go live today and the PSD was transposed successfully across all of Europe to become law yesterday. Apart from a few countries who missed the deadline. Obviously, Sweden who have always said April because the chap who …

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Dollars made from toilet paper

Great story in this month's Wired magazine about the Inkjet Counterfeiter. "Counterfeiting is considered such a threat to the fabric of the United States that, along with treason, it is one of only two criminal offences named in the Constitution. Although now better known for its role in presidential security, …

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Dollars made from toilet paper

Great story in this month's Wired magazine about the Inkjet Counterfeiter. "Counterfeiting is considered such a threat to the fabric of the United States that, along with treason, it is one of only two criminal offences named in the Constitution. Although now better known for its role in presidential security, …

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Daylight robbery the Swedish way

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Talking with a Swedish colleague, he asked me if I'd heard about their massive and audacious robbery.  I said I had not.  Britain's media tends to only covers British robberies, such as the great Securitas theft or the Northern Bank robbery. It wasn't his robbery or his banks as it …

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