[rescue] Perverse Question

Robert Novak rnovak at indyramp.com
Fri Jun 20 00:52:03 CDT 2003

On Fri, 20 Jun 2003, Phil Stracchino wrote:

> I'm reminded of the case of a guy working for Barclays Bank in the late
> 60s or early 70s who discovered that when the bank's computers did
> account interest calculations, they rounded the interest down to the
> nearest half-penny and discarded the remainder back to the bank.  He
> modified the code to deposit all the remainders into a private account
> instead, which he'd then transfer the balance out of to a different bank
> once a month.

Damn it feels good to be a gangsta... :)


Robert Novak - rnovak at indyramp.com

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