Revenge of the nerds

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Revenge of the nerds

There is an old say­ing to never get into an argu­ment with some­one who buys ink by the bar­rel. Today the argu­ment would be never get into a fight with a techie:

As a prank, stu­dents from local high schools have been tak­ing advan­tage of the county’s Speed Cam­era Pro­gram in order to exact revenge on peo­ple who they believe have wronged them in the past, includ­ing other stu­dents and even teachers.

Stu­dents from Richard Mont­gomery High School dubbed the prank the Speed Cam­era “Pimp­ing” game, accord­ing to a par­ent of a stu­dent enrolled at one of the high schools.

Orig­i­nat­ing from Woot­ton High School, the par­ent said, stu­dents dupli­cate the license plates by print­ing plate num­bers on glossy photo paper, using fonts from cer­tain web­sites that “mimic” those on Mary­land license plates. They tape the dupli­cate plate over the exist­ing plate on the back of their car and pur­pose­fully speed through a speed cam­era, the par­ent said. The vic­tim then receives a cita­tion in the mail days later.

As tech­nol­ogy improves expect more and more of this kind of stuff from kids.

Via slash­dot. I’m not a fan of speed cam­eras. Johnny Eng­lish has the right idea at 6:537:10 below

There is an old saying to never get into an argument with someone who buys ink by the barrel. Today the argument would be never get into a fight with a techie:

As a prank, students from local high schools have been taking advantage of the county’s Speed Camera Program in order to exact revenge on people who they believe have wronged them in the past, including other students and even teachers.

Students from Richard Montgomery High School dubbed the prank the Speed Camera “Pimping” game, according to a parent of a student enrolled at one of the high schools.

Originating from Wootton High School, the parent said, students duplicate the license plates by printing plate numbers on glossy photo paper, using fonts from certain websites that “mimic” those on Maryland license plates. They tape the duplicate plate over the existing plate on the back of their car and purposefully speed through a speed camera, the parent said. The victim then receives a citation in the mail days later.

As technology improves expect more and more of this kind of stuff from kids.

Via slashdot. I’m not a fan of speed cameras. Johnny English has the right idea at 6:53-7:10 below