Category Archives: fraud

Reference: Apple Will Fail You. This Is The Video You Need.

Expert disputes Apple on data recovery from water-damaged iPhones Same-day update: iPad Rehab YouTube Channel Advertisements

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If You See Yoda Quoted, Run Like Hell

Elizabeth Holmes in the now-defunct Theranos lobby. That was the first thing everyone entering the headquarters building saw. I have hated that goddammed idiotic line from the first time I ever heard it. Anyone who ever quotes it is either … Continue reading

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Napoleon Hill And Henry Ford

After posting Theranos’ Elizabeth Holmes Deluded By Napoleon Hill?, I found a story that rings truer about Ford than the one Hill presented. Here it is: In America, when people write books they promote, they go to the bookstalls, they … Continue reading

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Theranos’ Elizabeth Holmes Deluded By Napoleon Hill?

After finishing Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou, I couldn’t help but think back to a story in Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich. Here it is: A few years back, Ford decided … Continue reading

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Fraudruary

February was: The Wolf of Wall Street by Jordan Belfort Catching the Wolf of Wall Street: More Incredible True Stories of Fortunes, Schemes, Parties, and Prison by Jordan Belfort Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by … Continue reading

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Fake It Before You Make It: The Dale Car Scam Of The 1970s

“Fake it before you make it” is nothing new. I read the original Car & Driver magazine article when it was published back in the 1970s. Here are two Internet adaptations of the original article: The transgender con-artist and her … Continue reading

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Never, Ever Fake It

“Fake it until you make it” is one of the dumbest and most pernicious sayings circulating. I’m currently reading … Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou. I’m one-third in and it seems “fake … Continue reading

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More Cancer False Hope

A cure for cancer? Israeli scientists say they think they found one “We believe we will offer in a year’s time a complete cure for cancer,” said Dan Aridor, of a new treatment being developed by his company, Accelerated Evolution … Continue reading

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Juiced Bikes Posts Fake Area Code Nano Discount Price

The pre-release promo price was US$299. Now it’s US$399 and the howls of laughter over that price must have shamed Juiced. But their “solution” is outright fraudulent. Screenshot taken on January 2 (clipped from entire page): Screenshot taken today, January … Continue reading

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Don’t Poison The Well

Ambient Cruelty How did consumers get the idea that pleasing service is a matter of justice? There is no fundamental human right to a short wait time, a smile, or a perfect evening out. “Good service” doesn’t have a universally … Continue reading

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