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    I think she has a shot at this one.........

    Woman sues casino that offered her steak instead of $43 million

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    The Queens woman who was offered a steak dinner after staff said her $43 million win at a slot machine was the result of a glitch is suing the casino for the entire jackpot.
    Katrina Bookman in August posed for a selfie at New York’s Resorts World Casino in front of the “Sphinx Slot Machine,” its screen promising her a grand prize of $42,949,672.76. When she attempted to collect her cash, however, casino employees told her she hadn’t actually won and offered her a complimentary steak dinner and $2.25 — the prize they claim her slot machine actually should have delivered.
    Bookman’s lawyer, Alan Ripka, told CNN Money his client turned down the chump change and the dinner along with it. Instead, the mother of four filed a lawsuit against the casino off Rockaway Boulevard in the Queens County Supreme Court on Wednesday.
    Ripka is seeking $43 million in damages from the resort. The suit also takes aim at Genting New York LLC, the casino’s parent company, and International Game Technology — the maker of the slot machine — for alleged common-law negligence, breach of contract and negligent representation, according to the 17-page complaint.
    “You can’t claim a machine is broken because you want it to be broken. Does that mean it wasn’t inspected? Does it mean it wasn’t maintained?” Ripka told CNN. “And if so, does that mean that people that played there before [Bookman] had zero chance of winning?”
    A resort spokesperson in August said Bookman’s win was the “result of an obvious malfunction,” noting the Sphinx Slot Machine’s highest payout was $6,500.
    The state Gaming Commission at the time also dismissed the win as the machine displays a sign stating “Malfunctions void all pays and plays.”
    Ripka said he repeatedly asked Resorts World Casino what caused the machine to glitch but has not yet received an answer according to CNN.
    “I feel like they did me real dirty,” Bookman told the Daily News in August.
    In the complaint, Bookman alleges the entire ordeal has caused her “mental anguish” and resulted in a financial setback because she did not have “the chance and/or opportunity to win.”
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    ^^^ There's already a court precedent from the midwest for the exact same thing that says she should have taken the free steak dinner.....

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    ^^^ There's already a court precedent from the midwest for the exact same thing that says she should have taken the free steak dinner.....

    We will have to see Art..........depends on how the players are being informed of mistakes or if the machine was in fact played by many others.

    Looks like The House of Cosby lives on for now.

    Maybe it was a clone?

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    Somebody should do a meme for Cosby #69, the date rape Cosby. His lawyers will still be busy for a while after today's mistrial.....

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    Where oh where & what are Gozer and Satan been up too............?

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    Don't tell the liberals, because they will want to pay farmers to *not* plant clicks.....

    https://www.theverge.com/2017/6/12/1...m-bust-iphones

    Three men in Thailand reportedly ran a clickfarm with over 300,000 SIM cards and 400 iPhones
    To boost products on WeChat

    by Dani Deahl@danideahl
    Jun 12, 2017, 7:09pm EDT


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    Clickfarms are a dubious business people rarely get a peek inside of, but accept as part of our everyday internet existence. We know companies pay bots to shower likes, emoji, ratings, nonsensical comments, and plain traffic on content in order to artificially boost online popularity and rake in ad dollars. Now, a recent raid in Thailand is giving another look at the underbelly of the bot industry.

    According to the Bangkok Post, Thai police and soldiers raided a rented home yesterday near the Cambodian border, discovering an alleged clickfarm ring run by three Chinese nationals. Wang Dong, Niu Bang, and Ni Wenjin are said to have had metal racks set up in the house with hundreds of 5S, 5C, and 4S iPhones wired to computer monitors. In total, 474 iPhones, 347,200 unused SIM cards belonging to Thai mobile phone operators, 10 computers / laptops, and other assorted electronics were reportedly seized.



    Officers originally thought the men were running a fraudulent call center, but the suspects said they were being paid to operate a vast network of bot accounts on WeChat, China’s largest social network. According to the Post, the trio of men said a Chinese company (which they refused to name) supplied the phones and was paying them each 150,000 baht per month (about $4,403 USD) to artificially boost engagement on WeChat for products sold online in China. The operation was reportedly headquartered in Thailand due to the country’s relatively cheap smartphone usage fees.

    WeChat’s bot problem is not new. The platform has over 700 million monthly users, most in China; chatbots are legitimately used by brands to interact with clients, but unsanctioned ones run rampant, spamming groups and artificially bloating brand likes and follows.

    The Bangkok Post says the men were arrested on several charges including overstaying their visas, working without a permit, using unregistered SIM cards, and, according to a later report also from the Bangkok Post, smuggling. Working without a permit in Thailand can result in a five-year prison sentence, or a fine ranging from 2,000-100,000 baht (about $58-$2,936 USD), or both.

    Police are currently looking into how the men were able to smuggle so many smartphones into the country and acquire such a large number of local SIM cards, which are legally required to keep users’ records once activated.

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    Germany Is Destroying A Whole Lot Of Fidget Spinners & The Internet Couldn’t Be Happier



    http://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/w...t5R&ocid=ientp


    It's official: Fidget spinners have jumped the shark. How could they not, what with the whirlwind and weirdly sordid history they've had in their short, spinny lives?

    First, they were a mere toy with supposed benefits for anxiety or ADD. Now, there is X-rated fidget spinner content. There are fidget spinner cookies, because of course. There is fidget spinner nail art. And did you know? You can use your fidget spinner to cook your dinner, to contour your makeup, and even to swipe right on your next date. It's high time someone stepped in to say something along the lines of, "Please, no more, I am dizzy, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH." And as of this week, that someone is the country of Germany.

    The Associated Press recently reported that German customs officials have seized no less than 35 metric tons of fidget spinners and are planning on — with much dramatic flair — "crushing them out of existence."
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    After the Swedish museum of failures, behold the Finland Simulator.



    Surprisingly, the developer still makes updates to it. I stopped playing a while after trying to earn money in the game, by draining sewers. I fell into the sewer while trying to put the cover back... twice.
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