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  1. Good Job Scoble.. Dori’s going to get a new plate.. and somebody’s going to key her car thinking it’s the person who stole it.

  2. Good Job Scoble.. Dori’s going to get a new plate.. and somebody’s going to key her car thinking it’s the person who stole it.

  3. I sympathize, but if the goal is to really get the license plate back… you might not want to call the person a slimeball.

    Ignoring any notion of justice or what this person deserves to be called, I’m guessing they’ll be more cooperative if not met in such a confrontational manner.

  4. I sympathize, but if the goal is to really get the license plate back… you might not want to call the person a slimeball.

    Ignoring any notion of justice or what this person deserves to be called, I’m guessing they’ll be more cooperative if not met in such a confrontational manner.

  5. Ryan: I expect that I have smart readers here. Smart readers would not destroy another person’s property. They’d just call the cops. And, anyway, said slimeball would have to be really stupid to use these plates on his or her car. That’s a felony.

    Instead I expect they’ll end up in some cubicle or garage wall somewhere.

  6. Ryan: I expect that I have smart readers here. Smart readers would not destroy another person’s property. They’d just call the cops. And, anyway, said slimeball would have to be really stupid to use these plates on his or her car. That’s a felony.

    Instead I expect they’ll end up in some cubicle or garage wall somewhere.

  7. Tor: the chances of these things coming back are pretty small. But, if I ever see these things hanging in someone’s offices I’m gonna expose them big time as a slimeball.

  8. Tor: the chances of these things coming back are pretty small. But, if I ever see these things hanging in someone’s offices I’m gonna expose them big time as a slimeball.

  9. Ryan: If you follow the link, there’s a picture which identifies Dori’s car. And it’s not like someone is going to be putting this on a car, so only a total slimeball would go keying a car with that license plate on it.

    Tor: I’ve found that appeasing petty thieves accomplishes nothing.

  10. Ryan: If you follow the link, there’s a picture which identifies Dori’s car. And it’s not like someone is going to be putting this on a car, so only a total slimeball would go keying a car with that license plate on it.

    Tor: I’ve found that appeasing petty thieves accomplishes nothing.

  11. Ryan: If getting my car keyed occasionally is the cost to get the plate back, I’ll pay it. Happily.

    As with Robert, I really think that it’s all about, “hey, that would look cool on the wall of my cubicle”. But the type of person who thinks that is likely to be a friend of a friend of a friend, and so, I want people keeping an eye out for me.

    Robert: thanks so much for helping me get the word out!

  12. Ryan: If getting my car keyed occasionally is the cost to get the plate back, I’ll pay it. Happily.

    As with Robert, I really think that it’s all about, “hey, that would look cool on the wall of my cubicle”. But the type of person who thinks that is likely to be a friend of a friend of a friend, and so, I want people keeping an eye out for me.

    Robert: thanks so much for helping me get the word out!

  13. But, if I ever see these things hanging in someone’s offices I’m gonna expose them big time as a slimeball.

    Better make sure they were the thief…something like that could be innocently bought as a novelty…but the Geek Alert will have people on the look-out…and prevent sales of stolen items.

  14. But, if I ever see these things hanging in someone’s offices I’m gonna expose them big time as a slimeball.

    Better make sure they were the thief…something like that could be innocently bought as a novelty…but the Geek Alert will have people on the look-out…and prevent sales of stolen items.

  15. I expect that I have smart readers here

    Hehe, I had a nice reply all typed out, but then I decided I’d rather not endure the flaming I was asking for.

    You have to forgive me, I’m from Detroit where it’s VERY VERY VERY common for somebody to steal your license plate and use it on their car. In fact, you can tell who lives downtown because their plates are in their back window instead of on their bumper.

    Maybe that’s not so common in California.. But I suspect it’s probably just a joke. I used to steal my cousin’s hub caps every so often just to annoy her.

    Dori, now that I visit your site.. I actually used one of your books back in college. Cool!

  16. I expect that I have smart readers here

    Hehe, I had a nice reply all typed out, but then I decided I’d rather not endure the flaming I was asking for.

    You have to forgive me, I’m from Detroit where it’s VERY VERY VERY common for somebody to steal your license plate and use it on their car. In fact, you can tell who lives downtown because their plates are in their back window instead of on their bumper.

    Maybe that’s not so common in California.. But I suspect it’s probably just a joke. I used to steal my cousin’s hub caps every so often just to annoy her.

    Dori, now that I visit your site.. I actually used one of your books back in college. Cool!

  17. Yeow! I guess I better tell my son’s room mate to take down that fake “Web Geek” license plate from his dorm room wall, lest Scoble comes by and “exposes him as big time slime ball” (“bigtime”? What? are we back in the 80′s now?)

  18. Yeow! I guess I better tell my son’s room mate to take down that fake “Web Geek” license plate from his dorm room wall, lest Scoble comes by and “exposes him as big time slime ball” (“bigtime”? What? are we back in the 80′s now?)

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