Re: TECH: atm

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Sun Sep 23 2001 - 12:22:52 MDT

"Robert J. Bradbury" wrote:

> ...the control console was linked to the robots via a
> high-speed optical-fibre network which relayed information through dedicated
> connections using ATM technology...

Hmmm, ATM technology. Totally off topic to surgery, but what if...
a bunch of terrorists, say 100, were scattered all over the world and
each one opened a bank account with 350 bucks or equivalent. They
each get an ATM card, made 100 copies and distributed same to all
their droogies. Now each drooge has 100 cards and one account.

They could get in cahoots and all have watches accurate to the
second (cost about 40 bucks each), all log on to droogie number 1
at exactly 1300, each enter the code, draw out 300 bucks, hit
the enter key at 1300:00 so that the time lag would allow 30k to
be drawn out of an account that contains only 350. Then go down
the list to droogie number 2's account, at 1302.00 etc, thus stealing
a pile. The time lag in processing would let em get away. spike

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