Arik Hesseldahl

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SEC Wasted $1 Million on Data Storage, Report Finds

The Securities and Exchange Commission wasted $1 million on virtual data storage it bought in 2008, the agency’s internal watchdog said, as part of an investigation into the agency’s procurement practices, Reuters reported. The investigation was into the agency’s purchase of storage gear from Apple and then later a firm called Cloverleaf Systems that was done through a no-bid contact.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus