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(YouTube)   Steve Wozniak explains why he's not allowed at Taco Bell   ( divider line
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2012-08-05 02:03:54 AM  
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darklingscribe: What is all this talk about Taco Bell? The fast food chain he mentioned was In 'n Out Burger.

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2012-08-05 01:23:41 AM  
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What is all this talk about Taco Bell? The fast food chain he mentioned was In 'n Out Burger.
2012-08-04 11:54:06 PM  
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What Gordon said.
Woz said he had HIS printer create the PADS. Watch his hand go over the top glued area when he says it. (put the glue at the top and probably perforated them for easy tearing)
Woz said, "I got these supplies from a higher quality printer"

He's just messing with everyone by telling the literal truth and leaving other details out, seeing who catches on.
2012-08-04 03:47:47 PM  
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Sylvia_Bandersnatch: unlikely: I can see the "it's made of real notes" thing being a funny joke but he kept saying "I had a printer print these"

Is there a law he can do THAT under?

I'm rusty on this, but as I recall, it's only *coins* that are absolutely forbidden for citizens to make on their own. Anyone can make any paper currency they want, as long as it doesn't actually duplicate U.S. paper currency, which would be counterfeiting. And I believe the law around that isn't similar to the laws around, say, product similarity -- that is, it's not about whether anyone might confuse them, but whether it's a plausible duplication of the real thing, as considered by experts, as would be used, for example, in place of the real thing in a real attempt at fraud. But plenty of people make their own paper currency, and it's worth whatever you can negotiate for it. I'm more dubious of his 'legal tender' claim, in that I feel sure that's only whatever the government declares is legal tender, which is surely not this -- unless, again, he's operating under an obscure provision I'm unaware of. (Which he may well be.)

He says it 'feels' like the real thing, which means it may be on a similar rag stock. But the special Crane paper used for U.S. currency is exclusive to that use, and illegal for anyone else to obtain; I'm less sure, however, if it's illegal to duplicate for other purposes, including making novelty (fake) money. It's also unclear to me exactly how large these bills are. It IS legal to perfectly duplicate U.S. currency, as long as it's not of similar size: It must be at least 50% larger (150+%) or a quarter smaller (75-%) in overall document face area. This is the reason that large sums of paper cash in low-budget films look like oversize bills: they are.

If it was anyone but Woz, I'd call it horseshiat without a second thought. But Woz is an eccentric genius, and if he says it's so, then it most likely is, or is very close to the reality: He may not be explaining it clearly for us to ...

No, it's Woz farking with everyone. As someone earlier mentioned, he is not printing the bills themselves, he is buying uncut sheets directly from the US government, then having someone separate the bills into sets of 4, perforate them, and glue them into a pad. Contrary to what he is saying, it is entirely illegal to print US money and try to spend it.
2012-08-04 11:14:42 AM  
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He buys sheets of real notes and has them cut and glued like a notepad.
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