Wife Discovers Husband’s Murder Plan On Facebook

Its unbelievable what Facebook is turning out to be in or lives. From being a tool to connect to Friends to something like this is absolutely shocking and disturbing at the same time.

Was reading the New York Post today, and this article came up as an interesting read. But the more I started reading the more I learnt of how good Facebook turned out to be in this case. If Ram Gopal Varma would read this he might make a movie on this issue. As it turns out alls well that ends well in this case. A curious Wife, a smart ass husband and Facebook. An interesting stopy of Pati, Patni  aur Facebook.

Angela Voelkert and her husband David were undergoing a messy divorce. Well, the plot thickens when Angela concocts this rather lamebrain plot that gets David to do some pretty diabolic confessing via a fake Facebook account.

According to the New York Post, the 29-year-old wife decided to open up a Facebook account posing as a 17-year-old named Jessica Studebaker, and sent a friend request to her 38-year-old hubby David. He accepted. After numerous friendly exchanges with the teen about his marriage and custody issues, on May 31, David spilled his plans for the demise of Angela by revealing to Jessica, that he had placed a tracking device in his wife’s van that would keep tabs on her whereabouts at all times.

David even asked the teen whether she could supply him with a “gang-banger” who’d be willing to do the deed for $10,000. “With me gone with my kids, the police can’t pin anything on me as I will be in another state, so I will be fine,” he said in a message. The desperate hubby then had the audacity to ask the teen to run away with him once he brought the curtain down on his poor “unsuspecting” wife. The audio salesman was arrested Friday. He was initially charged with illegally installing the tracking device.

Apparently, he provided the courts with a signed and notarized affidavit from May 25, which was six whole days before he sent his eerie request to his Facebook pal Studebaker. The affidavit, published by the Smoking Gun, states that David knew all along that Studebaker was actually his wife, Angela. He claimed to have been playing along with his wife’s little cooked-up scheme and had absolutely no intention of killing her or running away with their children.

The important question is, people getting so used to spilling most of their lives on Facebook is a personal choice, but how much is too much ?

Top 15 Technology predictions that failed

[tweetmeme] Technology predictions everyone likes to do it, including yours truly. Interestingly,  a lot of people are wrong, and when Its famous people talking about future famous technologies. But like always, no one can actually predict the actual future of technology. What might happen next is definitely just a matter of speculation. Here are 15 of the most interesting predictions that failed.

The Automobile / Car

15. “The horse is here to stay but the automobile is only a novelty – a fad.” — The president of the Michigan Savings Bank advising Henry Ford’s lawyer, Horace Rackham, not to invest in the Ford Motor Co., 1903.

Movies

14. “The cinema is little more than a fad. It’s canned drama. What audiences really want to see is flesh and blood on the stage.” -– Charlie Chaplin, actor, producer, director, and studio founder, 1916

Atom Bomb

13. “There is not the slightest indication that nuclear energy will ever be obtainable. It would mean that the atom would have to be shattered at will.” — Albert Einstein, 1932 (Yes, Albert Einstein)

12. “The energy produced by the breaking down of the atom is a very poor kind of thing. Anyone who expects a source of power from the transformation of these atoms is talking moonshine.” — Ernest Rutherford, shortly after splitting the atom for the first time.

11. “This is the biggest fool thing we have ever done. The bomb will never go off, and I speak as an expert in explosives.” — Admiral William D. Leahy, Chief of Staff to the Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy during World War II, advising President Truman on the atomic bomb, 1945.[6] Leahy admitted the error five years later in his memoirs

Nuclear Technology in Homes

10. “Nuclear-powered vacuum cleaners will probably be a reality in 10 years.” -– Alex Lewyt, president of vacuum cleaner company Lewyt Corp., in the New York Times in 1955. (Don’t really think it would have sold really well)

Airplanes and Flight

9. “There will never be a bigger plane built.” — A Boeing engineer, after the first flight of the 247, a twin engine plane that holds ten people

8. “Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible.” — Lord Kelvin, British mathematician and physicist, president of the British Royal Society, 1895.

7. “Flight by machines heavier than air is unpractical (sic) and insignificant, if not utterly impossible.” – Simon Newcomb; The Wright Brothers flew at Kittyhawk 18 months later.

6. “A rocket will never be able to leave the Earth’s atmosphere.” — New York Times, 1936.

Communication and Telephones

5. “This ‘telephone’ has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us.” — A memo at Western Union, 1878 (or 1876).

4. “There is practically no chance communications space satellites will be used to provide better telephone, telegraph, television, or radio service inside the United States.” — T. Craven, FCC Commissioner, in 1961 (the first commercial communications satellite went into service in 1965).

3. “Lee DeForest has said in many newspapers and over his signature that it would be possible to transmit the human voice across the Atlantic before many years. Based on these absurd and deliberately misleading statements, the misguided public … has been persuaded to purchase stock in his company …” — a U.S. District Attorney, prosecuting American inventor Lee DeForest for selling stock fraudulently through the mail for his Radio Telephone Company in 1913.

Computers and Operating Systems

2. “We will never make a 32 bit operating system.” — Bill Gates

1. “There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.” — Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp. (DEC), maker of big business mainframe computers, arguing against the PC in 1977.

Hmm, so do you want to make a prediction ? you can mention your predictions below, lets see in a few months or years if it does come true.

Mistakes on Facebook that you would regret

I am sure everyone these days posts stuff on Facebook, and certainly a lot of people are not completely cautious of their posts. I did write a few days back about how Facebook is kinda making us very .. er truthful. Well there are amazing examples of people making Facebook blunders, here are some below, with some Failbooking Lessons :

Lesson #1 : Dont trash talk your boss

Lesson #2 : Be thankful for what you have

Lesson #3 : Family comes first

Lesson #4 : Love letters are not for Facebook

Lesson #5 : Geography is important … really !!

Lesson #6 : Blondes have friends too !

Lesson #7 : Don’t Just assume anything based on Facebook Updates

Lesson #8 : Spelling Matters

Lesson #9 : Surprises not to be discussed on FB

Lesson #10 : Parents are using FB these days :)

Lesson #11  : Parents really follow your updates on Facebook

Lesson #12 : Not Everything is to be shared on facebook

Lesson #13 : Boys will be Boys

Lesson #14 : Not everyone is your friend

It is now so great that there is a complete website dedicated to “FAIL’booking as it is called. Check out the website at http://www.failbooking.com or you can check them out on Facebook itself on their Facebook Fan page here.