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    Advances In Piracy Prevention: Smiling

    In Seattle: How to scare bank robbers? Try smiling.

    In an MSNBC report:
    What's the best way to make a bank robber turn around and walk out the door empty-handed? Try a handshake and a smile.

    Excessive friendliness is the key to the "Safecatch" system created by FBI Special Agent Larry Carr. The premise is that an overdose of courtesy will unnerve would-be robbers and get them to rethink the crime.

    "If you're a legitimate customer, you think, 'This is the friendliest person I've met in my life.' If you're a bad guy, it scares the lights out of you," said Drew Ness, a vice president of Bellevue-based First Mutual Bank, who advocates the approach.
    Now why didn't I think of that? If it works with bank robbers it must work with pirates. When dealing with piracy; forget dongles, challenge/response, encrypted keys, secret passwords .... Just smile

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    I had an IRS agent smile at me once.

    It was terrifying.

    David
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    Quote Originally Posted by etLux
    I had an IRS agent smile at me once.

    It was terrifying.

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    LOL your hilarious

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    Quote Originally Posted by etLux
    I had an IRS agent smile at me once.

    It was terrifying.

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    yea, me too!
    Dan

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    Re: Advances In Piracy Prevention: Smiling

    Quote Originally Posted by DPDAN
    yea, me too!
    Dan
    But Dan, then my IRS agent... laughed.

    It was hideous! Horrible beyond human imagination!

    David
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    Re: Advances In Piracy Prevention: Smiling

    Just found this secret exchange of memos:

    Gary to NI:



    Thank you for your nice speedy and timely work.

    Sincerely

    Mr. G.

    NI response: <faint>
    After recovery:

    Dear Mr. G

    We are sending you a bill for $12,539.67 for non-covered hospital related expenses as our entire staff fainted upon receipt of your memo. Please be advised that we will work on coding your products just as soon as we possibly can, once we have fully recovered from the shock of someone being nice to us.

    Sincerely

    NI

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    Re: Advances In Piracy Prevention: Smiling

    Smiling is very effective to use for self defense, helps if you look like a crazy person.

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    Fortunately, some of us don't even have to pretend...

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    Re: Advances In Piracy Prevention: Smiling

    I not one of those, I'm not crazy, I'm... I'm... I'm a psychiatrist, yeah that's it!

    Muhahahhahahhaha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by etLux
    I had an IRS agent smile at me once.
    That reminds me of the Kzinti, the war-lusty cat people of Larry Niven's sci-fi novels. They would only smile to bare the teeth for combat.

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