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Yaacov Apelbaum

Drinking on the Job and Other Vices

Hobbes observed that life under the rule of the mob is “nasty, brutish, and short”. Similarly, life in a startup modeling itself after a society such as the “Lord of the Flies” is wretched and hardly short enough.

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Yaacov Apelbaum

Let There Be Light

When I first watched the clip, I really thought that it was another Borat promotional, but after a few seconds, I realized that it was actually the real thing. Many men were in suits, moms, dads and grandparents were there with their young kids in tow, clearly, not a lynch mob wielding pitch forks. At least not judging from the dress code.

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Yaacov Apelbaum

Windows Live Credit Card Phishing

In many cases, the objective of phishing is to just recover your webmail credentials since the resale value of a legitimate web mail account on the black market can be as high as $2-$3—twice the amount one can get for a stolen credit card number.

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Yaacov Apelbaum

Mortgage Refinancing Shysters II

Now, I don’t know about most people, but I certainly don’t spend my free time posting positive comments on blogs trying to sway other readers to believe that allegations of fraudulent or contentious services are unfounded.

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Yaacov Apelbaum

The Financial Advisor

He’s a natural, standing out at every public gathering—in the fitness club, on the golf course, at church and synagogue. He is jovial and funny, the toast of the party, a real screamer. Always the first to introduce himself, reaching across the room with a friendly and firm handshake.

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Yaacov Apelbaum

It’s Good Enough for Me

I seized the opportunity to respond in kind with a rival French maxim. I quoted Voltaire: “Le mieux est l’ennemi du bien” (the best is the enemy of the good). My companion was startled and said he didn’t understand what I meant.

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