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(Yahoo)   What do you do if your wife can't officially register to run the Boston Marathon? If you're the founder of Foursquare, you know "rules" don't apply to rich people, so you just steal someone else's number   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 145
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2014-04-26 07:18:26 AM  
I check my mail about once a month.  The grocery store ads are usually out of date by then, but the offers to extend my car warranty or purchase Dish TV service at an incredible bargain rate, are always welcome.
 
2014-04-26 07:26:45 AM  
well, that went to the wrong thread.
 
2014-04-26 07:57:07 AM  
That's what the first woman to run the Boston Marathon had to do, she was just honoring her.
 
2014-04-26 09:40:58 AM  
Let's see, no backpacks, meaning the veterans can't participate this year.

No unregistered participants, due to security concerns.

I think we can add "too rich to be considered a terrorist" to the list.
 
2014-04-26 09:50:11 AM  
Crowley should donate - VERY generously - to the charity Kathy Brown worked so hard raising money for - you know, unlike just trying to buy a bib with a fat check to a charity like his wife did.
 
2014-04-26 09:55:17 AM  
That was dumb of you!

Mr. Crowley, what went on in your head?
 
2014-04-26 10:31:53 AM  
And she also ran the Marathon as fast as Rosie Ruiz did.
 
2014-04-26 10:32:19 AM  

I_Am_Weasel: That was dumb of you!

Mr. Crowley, what went on in your head?


He should have tried to fool all the people with magic.
 
2014-04-26 10:34:26 AM  

SecretAgentWoman: Crowley should donate - VERY generously - to the charity Kathy Brown worked so hard raising money for - you know, unlike just trying to buy a bib with a fat check to a charity like his wife did.


Sure.  He's rich, right?  He should just buy his way out of trouble.
 
2014-04-26 10:34:39 AM  
Could she be charged with trespassing?

Oh, I know she won't. She's much too rich for that. But hypothetically, if she were a commoner, would it be trespassing?
 
2014-04-26 10:34:40 AM  

EvilEgg: That's what the first woman to run the Boston Marathon had to do, she was just honoring her.


No, you're wrong. First of all, Kathrine Switzer was not the first woman to run Boston. That was Roberta Gibb. Switzer was the first woman to run Boston wearing a number, for which she officially applied and paid. She was in no way a bandit.
 
2014-04-26 10:35:11 AM  
http://www.lunametrics.com/blog/2012/04/23/foursquare-check-ethics/#s r =d&m=n&cp=d&ct=-tmc&ts=1398522708

"So that's it. It's not hard. Now that you know the rules, at least according to the way Socrates thinks you won't cheat! I know better of course. But now when you cheat at least maybe, somewhere, in that dark evil heart of yours you'll feel guilty. Just a little bit."
 
2014-04-26 10:37:27 AM  
I see nothing wrong with what she did.
 
2014-04-26 10:39:58 AM  
I wonder how many people did this (or do this in other events)?  It must be -- if not common -- at least not without precedent.  After all, the fact that there's a term for it ("bandit") suggests it's been done before.

/ yes, yes -- the fact that she's probably wealthy amps the outrage up to 11
 
2014-04-26 10:41:48 AM  
Hipster dooufess smart ass marries cheap stupid bimbo~ette... a match made in hell... Yep, 4-Square is run by stupid smuckes, who deserve our fiercest FARK-IT-TRON scorn and ridicule!

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2014-04-26 10:42:59 AM  

baufan2005: I see nothing wrong with what she did.


Hey, running around the city on public streets in a pack of thousands of people is an outrage.  An OUTRAGE!

/ using someone else's number isn't exactly classy
// but it's a "meh" at best & doesn't really warrant a news article
/// sorting out the photos of who is who should not take the rightful runner more than 30 seconds
 
2014-04-26 10:45:10 AM  
They suck.
 
2014-04-26 10:45:56 AM  

I_Am_Weasel: That was dumb of you!

Mr. Crowley, what went on in your head?


"Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law?"
 
2014-04-26 10:46:29 AM  

jshine: I wonder how many people did this (or do this in other events)?  It must be -- if not common -- at least not without precedent.  After all, the fact that there's a term for it ("bandit") suggests it's been done before.

/ yes, yes -- the fact that she's probably wealthy amps the outrage up to 11


It's pretty typical because lots of marathons cap how many people can run and they have a lottery for who can get in. So it's not like people who really want to run just give up if they lose the lottery.

So I'm not excusing her, but it's certainly not the case that no one ever breaks the rules.
 
2014-04-26 10:46:37 AM  
Priorities.
 
2014-04-26 10:48:10 AM  
It wasn't that long ago that they would try to physically remove any woman that attempted to run the Boston Marathon.

http://www.makers.com/kathrine-switzer

I was amazed to learn that this happened in my lifetime in a country.
 
2014-04-26 10:48:13 AM  

jshine: I wonder how many people did this (or do this in other events)?  It must be -- if not common -- at least not without precedent.  After all, the fact that there's a term for it ("bandit") suggests it's been done before.

/ yes, yes -- the fact that she's probably wealthy amps the outrage up to 11


It is a nightmare for race directors, liability managers and folks who lose their rightful rank in their age group when a younger person poses as an older person and runs faster than the registered runner. Folks who run with no number are worse from a safety and liability perspective.
 
2014-04-26 10:49:03 AM  
the Wealthy steal all the time in 'murica. just ask Cliven Bundy.   they are smart enough and protected enough to rarely get caught.


steal tens of millions on wall street, get admiration.  steal 200 dollars from the convenience store, go to prison.


the fact that almost half of this nation's total wealth is owned by the richest 1% is further evidence of theft since, after all, we live in a 'Democratic Republic'.  wink.
 
2014-04-26 10:49:32 AM  

lethological_lassie: jshine: I wonder how many people did this (or do this in other events)?  It must be -- if not common -- at least not without precedent.  After all, the fact that there's a term for it ("bandit") suggests it's been done before.

/ yes, yes -- the fact that she's probably wealthy amps the outrage up to 11

It is a nightmare for race directors, liability managers and folks who lose their rightful rank in their age group when a younger person poses as an older person and runs faster than the registered runner. Folks who run with no number are worse from a safety and liability perspective.



Would be funny -- especially if the numbers are fairly long -- to use a number like "373A3".  At a glance, nothing is unusual, but there's no way it would screw up the statistics.  ;-)
 
2014-04-26 10:50:21 AM  
WTF is it with these marathons? Too many people? Hold a second event the next weekend. Why all this craziness with limiting entries?

Better management is needed.

Also, who would have thought the creator of an app designed to track your movements and sell your habits and info to advertisers would have turned out to be a total dick?
 
2014-04-26 10:50:25 AM  

serial_crusher: I check my mail about once a month.  The grocery store ads are usually out of date by then, but the offers to extend my car warranty or purchase Dish TV service at an incredible bargain rate, are always welcome.



Roku is your Friend.
 
2014-04-26 10:51:08 AM  

Primitive Screwhead: I_Am_Weasel: That was dumb of you!

Mr. Crowley, what went on in your head?

He should have tried to fool all the people with magic.


was it polemically sent?  I want to know what he meant.
 
2014-04-26 10:51:29 AM  

OtherLittleGuy: Let's see, no backpacks, meaning the veterans can't participate this year.

No unregistered participants, due to security concerns.

I think we can add "too rich to be considered a terrorist" to the list.



Affluenza is rampant.  course, its not spreading so the bottom 98% are safe.
 
2014-04-26 10:52:17 AM  

lethological_lassie: jshine: I wonder how many people did this (or do this in other events)?  It must be -- if not common -- at least not without precedent.  After all, the fact that there's a term for it ("bandit") suggests it's been done before.

/ yes, yes -- the fact that she's probably wealthy amps the outrage up to 11

It is a nightmare for race directors, liability managers and folks who lose their rightful rank in their age group when a younger person poses as an older person and runs faster than the registered runner. Folks who run with no number are worse from a safety and liability perspective.



Not to mention it's extra assholish to do it given the tragedy at last year's marathon.
 
2014-04-26 10:52:45 AM  
The really sad part is using the bombing last year to justify your stupid actions this year.
 
2014-04-26 10:55:45 AM  

Lokkii: http://www.lunametrics.com/blog/2012/04/23/foursquare-check-ethics/#s r =d&m=n&cp=d&ct=-tmc&ts=1398522708

"So that's it. It's not hard. Now that you know the rules, at least according to the way Socrates thinks you won't cheat! I know better of course. But now when you cheat at least maybe, somewhere, in that dark evil heart of yours you'll feel guilty. Just a little bit."


That was the spidest thing I've read this week. Jesus I hate Foursquare.
 
2014-04-26 10:56:24 AM  
*stupidest. Grumble grumble autocorrect
 
2014-04-26 10:58:03 AM  
Want to make "banditing" less common? Stop holding outdoor races in easily accessible places, dumbasses. Probably don't use such easily replicable bibs, either.
 
2014-04-26 10:58:53 AM  

Billy Bathsalt: I_Am_Weasel: That was dumb of you!

Mr. Crowley, what went on in your head?

"Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law?"


Until you violate the rights of another
Respect the space of your sister and your brother
 
2014-04-26 11:05:23 AM  
Good thing they had tight security this year. Wouldn't want anyone out there that wasn't supposed to be.
 
2014-04-26 11:07:05 AM  

SomebodyElsesShoes: The really sad part is using the bombing last year to justify your stupid actions this year.


That's exactly what I was thinking.  On a cooler note, I was walking down Beacon Street Monday night after it had been reopened, and there was a guy still heading towards the finish line. It was clear he had lost multiple limbs from last years event.  He and his guide had to have been on hour ten or eleven at this point.  My buddy and I gave him a high five and wished him well the rest of the way.
 
2014-04-26 11:07:24 AM  

baufan2005: I see nothing wrong with what she did.


His explanation is reasonable and their motives sincere.

Welcome to FarkTard®
 
2014-04-26 11:07:49 AM  

Cerebral Ballsy: WTF is it with these marathons? Too many people? Hold a second event the next weekend. Why all this craziness with limiting entries?

Better management is needed.

Also, who would have thought the creator of an app designed to track your movements and sell your habits and info to advertisers would have turned out to be a total dick?


OK, you know nothing about marathons. Do you have any idea of the logistics involved in holding an event in which 30,000+ people run over 26 miles through a major city? The Boston Athletic Association doesn't just set up a command center two weeks ahead of the marathon. They work year-round to handle the application processs, allocation of bib numbers, the charity running program, security and support along the route, and the timing. You can't just "hold another" marathon a week later.
 
2014-04-26 11:09:47 AM  

ph0rk: Want to make "banditing" less common? Stop holding outdoor races in easily accessible places, dumbasses. Probably don't use such easily replicable bibs, either.


I thought about this, but "Massachusetts Countryside Marathon" just doesn't have the same ring to it.
 
2014-04-26 11:09:52 AM  

Nogale: Cerebral Ballsy: WTF is it with these marathons? Too many people? Hold a second event the next weekend. Why all this craziness with limiting entries?

Better management is needed.

Also, who would have thought the creator of an app designed to track your movements and sell your habits and info to advertisers would have turned out to be a total dick?

OK, you know nothing about marathons. Do you have any idea of the logistics involved in holding an event in which 30,000+ people run over 26 miles through a major city? The Boston Athletic Association doesn't just set up a command center two weeks ahead of the marathon. They work year-round to handle the application processs, allocation of bib numbers, the charity running program, security and support along the route, and the timing. You can't just "hold another" marathon a week later.


Fark you Nogale. He said two Marathons! We want nothing to do with your reasonableness of logistics!
 
2014-04-26 11:11:12 AM  

Interceptor1: Good thing they had tight security this year. Wouldn't want anyone out there that wasn't supposed to be.



My cousin was working security at the marathon, so I'm really getting a kick out of these responses.

/Works at the FBI office in Boston.
//YRLY.
///Forgot how long we went without sleep, but they sent him home after it really started to show.
////Was asleep when they arrested "Dry Dock".
//Cool story bro.
 
2014-04-26 11:11:35 AM  

SomebodyElsesShoes: The really sad part is using the bombing last year to justify your stupid actions this year.


It was a douche apology.  He should have just shut up.

"I don't expect everyone to understand our strong need to run and finish together"

Asshole.
 
2014-04-26 11:11:42 AM  
There was another case of a Boston runner whose number was stolen after she posted it on Facebook - by FOUR different people.

This is apparently how this entitled biatch got a hold of her bib.

Keep personal information off social media, people.
 
2014-04-26 11:14:26 AM  

skinink: Nogale: Cerebral Ballsy: WTF is it with these marathons? Too many people? Hold a second event the next weekend. Why all this craziness with limiting entries?

Better management is needed.

Also, who would have thought the creator of an app designed to track your movements and sell your habits and info to advertisers would have turned out to be a total dick?

OK, you know nothing about marathons. Do you have any idea of the logistics involved in holding an event in which 30,000+ people run over 26 miles through a major city? The Boston Athletic Association doesn't just set up a command center two weeks ahead of the marathon. They work year-round to handle the application processs, allocation of bib numbers, the charity running program, security and support along the route, and the timing. You can't just "hold another" marathon a week later.

Fark you Nogale. He said two Marathons! We want nothing to do with your reasonableness of logistics!


Bostonian-like typing detected.
 
2014-04-26 11:15:38 AM  

skinink: Nogale: Cerebral Ballsy: WTF is it with these marathons? Too many people? Hold a second event the next weekend. Why all this craziness with limiting entries?

Better management is needed.

Also, who would have thought the creator of an app designed to track your movements and sell your habits and info to advertisers would have turned out to be a total dick?

OK, you know nothing about marathons. Do you have any idea of the logistics involved in holding an event in which 30,000+ people run over 26 miles through a major city? The Boston Athletic Association doesn't just set up a command center two weeks ahead of the marathon. They work year-round to handle the application processs, allocation of bib numbers, the charity running program, security and support along the route, and the timing. You can't just "hold another" marathon a week later.

Fark you Nogale. He said two Marathons! We want nothing to do with your reasonableness of logistics!


Well I know a bit about races, having competed a bunch of times. But I know nothing of organizing them or even running them in giant cities. How about not having them go through downtown? No?

fark it then, Nogale's right, the current clusterfark is working just fine.
 
2014-04-26 11:15:40 AM  

Cerebral Ballsy: ph0rk: Want to make "banditing" less common? Stop holding outdoor races in easily accessible places, dumbasses. Probably don't use such easily replicable bibs, either.

I thought about this, but "Massachusetts Countryside Marathon" just doesn't have the same ring to it.


Well, if paying runners won't go, you can at least assume that there will be fewer bandits.
 
2014-04-26 11:15:42 AM  
How the fark do you go out of business when you loan someone $100 and they typically end up paying you back $300?

At that rate, you could have a 50% flake out rate and still make money.
 
2014-04-26 11:15:48 AM  

Nogale: There was another case of a Boston runner whose number was stolen after she posted it on Facebook - by FOUR different people.

This is apparently how this entitled biatch got a hold of her bib.

Keep personal information off social media, people.




Including Fark?
 
2014-04-26 11:16:20 AM  
Boston Strong morphed into Boston Stupid.
 
2014-04-26 11:17:37 AM  
Well #Richbiatch can't even apologize for herself...

https://medium.com/p/a83fd5b771a8
 
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