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(Gawker)   The confetti at the Macy's Thanksgiving parade was made of the second worst kind of used paper possible   (gawker.com) divider line 47
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2012-11-24 10:40:10 PM
shredded horizontally, so they were still highly readable.

Oh, FFS.

Really?

[youredoingitwrong]
 
2012-11-24 10:53:31 PM
I'm assuming first place is taken by used NY Posts.
 
2012-11-24 11:01:55 PM
Crosscut shredders make the best confetti.
 
2012-11-24 11:44:23 PM
That's kind of an accomplishment.
 
2012-11-25 02:09:43 AM
Can we stop using confetti now? I don't know about anyone else, but it doesn't do anything for me.
 
2012-11-25 02:55:14 AM
gently used toilet paper?
 
2012-11-25 03:26:44 AM
Soylent Green?
 
2012-11-25 03:27:49 AM
I can remember getting a kabon in Turkey and it was wrapped in Base printouts.
 
2012-11-25 03:29:07 AM
Half smoked ciggerettes with the Tabbaco removed?
 
2012-11-25 03:29:08 AM
Pages from 50 Shades of Grey?
 
2012-11-25 03:35:13 AM
Wow.. That's a whole lot of fail.
 
2012-11-25 03:36:17 AM
It's a very scary Thanksgiving weekend for some Nassau County cops who might get their identities stolen in the first few days of this holiday season.

theronneel.com
 
2012-11-25 03:36:32 AM
FTFA: Macy's defends to WPIX that they only use the pretty paper bits in their confetti, so this could've come out of any of the countless number of office windows along the 6th Avenue parade route.

defends to

defends to

defends to

DEFENDS TO
 
2012-11-25 03:38:45 AM
Please let it be Twilight....Please let it be Twilight....Please let it be Twilight....

*clicks link*

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-11-25 03:39:14 AM
The yellow pages of yesteryear?
 
2012-11-25 03:40:10 AM
don't worry. toody and muldoon always find a way out of the mess with the help of the friendly people of nyc.

/yeah i'm old.
 
2012-11-25 03:40:52 AM
pictures-of-cats.org
 
2012-11-25 03:41:23 AM

RedPhoenix122: Can we stop using confetti now? I don't know about anyone else, but it doesn't do anything for me.


It does for me, assuming it's getting thrown on Newt Gingrich :D
 
2012-11-25 03:46:39 AM
shredded Koran makes the best confetti
 
2012-11-25 03:53:59 AM

Chunky Pumpkinhead: shredded Koran makes the best confetti


I prefer shredded Bible, sprinkled with diced eucharist.
 
2012-11-25 03:54:53 AM
They didn't want to clog their pipes?
 
2012-11-25 03:58:24 AM
Don't worry, it's just shredded reports of all the police corruption and police abuse cases. Your personal info is still stored properly, being used to make sure you don't start any "funny business" like involving yourself in a protest that doesn't have "tea party" in it's name.
 
2012-11-25 04:02:06 AM

IlGreven: Chunky Pumpkinhead: shredded Koran makes the best confetti

I prefer shredded Bible, sprinkled with diced eucharist.


I prefer to save my bible pages for rolling paper.
 
2012-11-25 04:19:11 AM

some_beer_drinker: gently used toilet paper?


Oh there's nothing gentle about it, I assure you. It's Thanksgiving weekend.
 
2012-11-25 04:28:51 AM
Hypothetically, these pieces of paper could have very easily been collected and been put back together again using some simple "unshredding software."

But hypothetically were they, or is this just some hypothetical theory that some asshole who needed to fill some theoretical space in the paper dreamed up to justify his existence at work on Sunday?

I mean, COME ON people. Why don't you spend Sundays learning how to write a decent story instead of hypothetically pretending that anyone would bother to pick up shreds of confetti, then piece them together using some simple "unshredding software" even if something like that even existed?
 
2012-11-25 04:35:06 AM
Does it say who really shot JFK?
 
Zel
2012-11-25 04:46:40 AM

Gyrfalcon: then piece them together using some simple "unshredding software" even if something like that even existed?


might want to look around http://www.unshredder.com/
 
2012-11-25 04:53:37 AM

Zel: Gyrfalcon: then piece them together using some simple "unshredding software" even if something like that even existed?

might want to look around http://www.unshredder.com/


Don't encourage them.

The journalists, I mean.
 
2012-11-25 04:58:18 AM

Gyrfalcon: Hypothetically, these pieces of paper could have very easily been collected and been put back together again using some simple "unshredding software."

But hypothetically were they, or is this just some hypothetical theory that some asshole who needed to fill some theoretical space in the paper dreamed up to justify his existence at work on Sunday?

I mean, COME ON people. Why don't you spend Sundays learning how to write a decent story instead of hypothetically pretending that anyone would bother to pick up shreds of confetti, then piece them together using some simple "unshredding software" even if something like that even existed?


Shredded document re-assembly software is in fact quite existent and developed. When dictatorships are toppled, quite often a lot of shredded documents are recovered and having a computer fit them back together is a big timesaver when it comes time to prosecute the little tinpot sociopath for his crimes.

That said, you're right that it's fairly stupid to think anyone was going to begin collecting this confetti and then go home, scan it one page worth at a time and hope they were lucky enough to get two adjacent lines so they could... I dunno.
 
2012-11-25 05:45:41 AM
Why is it that the military and the police are the two organizations in the US with the worst damned information security possible? I worked for fast-food chains as a teenager that were more careful with their documents.
 
2012-11-25 05:46:52 AM
Like anybody is going to collect all those fragments and spend months working with a scanner and PC to reconstruct documents which, for all they know, could simply be invoices for doughnut deliveries.
 
2012-11-25 08:17:17 AM
This could be my last post for a while. I'll be too busy try to piece this together.
 
2012-11-25 08:50:26 AM

starlost: don't worry. toody and muldoon always find a way out of the mess with the help of the friendly people of nyc.

/yeah i'm old.


You're my kind of old! :)
 
2012-11-25 08:52:42 AM

Gyrfalcon: Don't encourage them.

The journalists, I mean.


You're confusing Gawker with journalism.
 
2012-11-25 09:02:49 AM
Soylent paper! It's PEOPLE! Oh, God! It's PEOPLE!
 
2012-11-25 09:27:19 AM
Information wants to be free.
 
2012-11-25 10:30:15 AM
That's not confetti anyway. Real confetti is little bits, like the stuff that always falls out of a whole puncher when you pick it up.
 
2012-11-25 10:45:43 AM
I would be willing to bet this "Confetti" was grabbed out of a shredder bin and tossed out of a law office window on 6th.

Any lawyer would have such documents in their office, and a shredder.
 
2012-11-25 11:31:10 AM
houseofgeekery.files.wordpress.com

A little patience and a lot of tape...
 
2012-11-25 12:52:04 PM

Jim_Callahan: Why is it that the military and the police are the two organizations in the US with the worst damned information security possible? I worked for fast-food chains as a teenager that were more careful with their documents.


I once worked with a guy who was former signals intelligence for the army. The stories of pure incompetence he told were terrifying. Usually it was the higher ups who either just couldn't be bothered or were so genuinely stupid you were at a loss as to how they had gotten as far as they did.
 
2012-11-25 02:39:33 PM

miniflea: Jim_Callahan: Why is it that the military and the police are the two organizations in the US with the worst damned information security possible? I worked for fast-food chains as a teenager that were more careful with their documents.

I once worked with a guy who was former signals intelligence for the army. The stories of pure incompetence he told were terrifying. Usually it was the higher ups who either just couldn't be bothered or were so genuinely stupid you were at a loss as to how they had gotten as far as they did.


Just another military SNAFU.

/Situation Normal, All Farked Up
 
2012-11-25 03:21:07 PM
Kings Grant?
 
2012-11-25 03:59:43 PM

Benni K Rok: miniflea: Jim_Callahan: Why is it that the military and the police are the two organizations in the US with the worst damned information security possible? I worked for fast-food chains as a teenager that were more careful with their documents.

I once worked with a guy who was former signals intelligence for the army. The stories of pure incompetence he told were terrifying. Usually it was the higher ups who either just couldn't be bothered or were so genuinely stupid you were at a loss as to how they had gotten as far as they did.

Just another military SNAFU.

/Situation Normal, All Farked Up


What happens when not questioning superiors, covering your ass, and frontin' are not just more important than doing your job, but actually part of doing your job.
 
2012-11-25 08:39:55 PM

miniflea: Jim_Callahan: Why is it that the military and the police are the two organizations in the US with the worst damned information security possible? I worked for fast-food chains as a teenager that were more careful with their documents.

I once worked with a guy who was former signals intelligence for the army. The stories of pure incompetence he told were terrifying. Usually it was the higher ups who either just couldn't be bothered or were so genuinely stupid you were at a loss as to how they had gotten as far as they did.


We had the opposite; one of my former UAs was also a local fireman. He once told me that he took a couple of cases of documents marked for destruction and burned them completely, since the shredder we had was a POS and broke down all the time. I know higher ups would have had his ass for it, but I trusted him much farther than any document shredding company or the like.
 
2012-11-26 12:08:23 AM

schoolbread: Half smoked ciggerettes with the Tabbaco removed?


*twitch*
 
2012-11-26 12:10:31 AM

kettir: That's not confetti anyway. Real confetti is little bits, like the stuff that always falls out of a whole puncher when you pick it up.


*twitch* *twitch*
 
2012-11-26 10:45:01 AM

Jim_Callahan: Why is it that the military and the police are the two organizations in the US with the worst damned information security possible? I worked for fast-food chains as a teenager that were more careful with their documents.


Fast food chains would actually be subject to sanctions for letting personally identifiable information out. The government, not so much,
 
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