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News MI6 camera sold on eBay

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Guest-16, 1 Oct 2008.

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  2. UrbanMarine

    UrbanMarine Government Prostitute

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    lol nothing new here in the states.

    There was a government auction years ago for scrap metal items and a buyer found the original manual for the metal item he bought inside it. He found out the metal item he bought was used for uranium enrichment. The government found out about the mistake when an overseas buyer offered the guy 1mil for the enricher. The buyer had to go to court over all this just to get his money back because the government repoed the enricher.

    Another funny oops was at another government auction. There was a movie scene designer that wanted an apache helicopter. This was before the military started renting equipment. Anyways, the designer traveled from auction to auction and got all the pieces he needed. Well Mr.Man came knocking on his door wanting the parts back. The guy ending finding out he had built himself an almost fully functional apache. All he needed was the weapons system, the control system and some other electronics. The rocket pods weren't demilled so they were fully functional. Total cost to the designer was $30k which he got back from the government.

    The list goes on and on with government "oops".

    I had a class in my first part of college that talked about explosives. In 2001 the US lost over 10000 (private/military) tons of explosives in the US that wasn't even including overseas. oops
     
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  3. Solidus

    Solidus Superhuman

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    Good to see our government is in responsible hands.
     
  4. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    Now the camera owner saw the pictures, he will have to die.
     
  5. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    I saw that on the BBC yesterday or the day before.

    I chuckled.
     
  6. Arkanrais

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    well, at least there wasn't any porn on the thing.
    if there was, I'd be running for the hills, even though I live on the other side of the globe.
     
  7. p3n

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    Great TV series :p
     
  8. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    I just read the wiki entry. Sounds like it could be entertaining. :p
     
  9. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    If he was smart, he would have leaked them to bit-torrent first or something.

    Well, smart isn't the right word for that. But you get the general idea.
     
  10. Tyrmot

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    My thought on reading this was '£17?! How cheap is that??' and then I realised there was some other less interesting stuff about more data being lost... old news surely? But then I do live in the UK so we're pretty used to this by now ;)
     
  11. devdevil85

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    Unbelievable.....
     
  12. Redbeaver

    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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    moral of the story: don't tell stuff to the police.
     
  13. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    agree. new season just started this week on NBC monday :) don't forget to catch up on it

    £17 for that camera is a bargain! when do they sell more :D
     
  14. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    British government really fails at life when it comes to keeping secrets.. Suitcases in trains, secret stuff on eBay.. you name it, they've made it.
     
  15. ParaHelix.org

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    America can really do much worse, how about those nice missing planes...whoops, they are in the world trade center.
     
  16. Cptn-Inafinus

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    Completely un-necessary.

    Some things are tasteless my friend.
     
  17. Major

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    I did LOL at his comment though. :)
     
  18. UrbanMarine

    UrbanMarine Government Prostitute

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    I love ****ed up comments. But then again I'm a sick person.
     
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