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    Red face Youse Guys Sure Store Your USBs In Funny Places!

    Functioning USB drive found in frozen seal poop in New Zealand

    Scat Drive?

    "New Zealand authorities have issued a call to find the owner of a USB thumb drive discovered in a frozen poop sample.

    (CNN)A USB thumb drive has been found inside frozen leopard seal feces by marine researchers in New Zealand -- and it still works.
    The stool sample, known as scat, was about the size of two bread rolls and had been kept in a freezer at the New Zealand National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) for over a year.

    When researchers plugged in the thumb drive, they discovered it featured photos and video from an unknown person's vacation.

    The images show sea lions along the Catlins Coast, while video footage captures a mother sea lion and her baby frolicking alongside a person wearing red shoes in a blue kayak -- the only clues as to who might have owned the device.

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    If the owner recognizes their images and would like the device to be returned, there is just one small price: NIWA would like another leopard seal scat sample. "

    Bring rubber gloves.


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    until the rest of the world catches up with me.

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    Default Re: Youse Guys Sure Store Your USBs In Funny Places!

    Saw that on TV the other night, first thought was that's one hell of a good advertising chance for the manufacture of the USB drive, thats if they are smart enough to do something with the information, eaten by wildlife,sh1t out, frozen for two years - still works.
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    Default Re: Youse Guys Sure Store Your USBs In Funny Places!

    We had watches here that they sold 'way before the 1950s that were written up as:

    "They take a lickin'
    ..... and keep on tickin'!"

    Youse guys got anything that rhymes with 'poopin' "? I'm gonna write their advertising motto for them...................

    "They take a poopin',
    ...... and keep on ??????? "

    ...............................................I got nothin' here on my end................
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    I figger that as far South as I have gone so far, I may now get a break in bad fortune
    until the rest of the world catches up with me.

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    Default Re: Youse Guys Sure Store Your USBs In Funny Places!

    You wanna go snoopin? Don't get caught poopin

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    Default Re: Youse Guys Sure Store Your USBs In Funny Places!

    Quote Originally Posted by gary67 View Post
    You wanna go snoopin? Don't get caught poopin


    I'll put your name in the hat. OK?


    I figger that as far South as I have gone so far, I may now get a break in bad fortune
    until the rest of the world catches up with me.

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    What I got from that article was - just like the plastic found in sea life, more junk from humans have shown up.
    So some poor animal ate it, lost at sea, at the beach or whatever....OK guess it wasn't harmed? But I wonder how many batteries get eaten too.

    We humans suck.
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    My bullshit detector is going crazy on this

    A usb flash drive was either FLOATING in the sea or embedded in a fish. If it sank like it should , it would still be
    on the sea floor. It must have been floating for the seal to eat it .
    Weeks possibly months in sea water had no effect on electronics. The time in stomach acid had no effect . Where can I buy such a 100% waterproof and corrosion proof device

    The poop was frozen, so someone found some poop, froze then defrosted it , then pulled the poop apart looking for god knows what
    They found a USB stick in the poop, so connected a pop smeared USB stick to their laptop .

    Old log book found in 50 year old whale poop
    Backup tapes found in elephant poop

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1101 View Post
    My bullshit detector is going crazy on this

    Yes it set mine off as well. Still it is on the internet so it must be true

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    Is it not April 1st?

    Must be.
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    Hey youse guys! Don't shoot the messenger


    ....... and BESIDES ................ this was a news blurb from a highly trusted site in New Zealand.

    If youse thinks this is BS --- then all your communications are suspect, and I simply will not -----> and CAN not accept the possibility that any of youse or youses (pl) would prevaricate.

    Say it ain't so!!!!!


    I figger that as far South as I have gone so far, I may now get a break in bad fortune
    until the rest of the world catches up with me.

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