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Posting @[4:0] ‘Mark Zuckerberg’ in Facebook Comments Has Nothing To Do With Hacking

Ever noticed how everyone’s typing @[4:0] as a comment on Facebook lately? We actually have.

In fact, some of our blog readers have been using our comment section on Facebook to do that, particularly on one of our recent posts (that one with hilarious Valentine’s day cards).

Anyway, for this post, we’ll enlighten you about what the buzz is really all about.

First and foremost, some of the posts we see online will tell us that by using a mobile device and entering the code @[4:0] as a comment, you can find out whether your Facebook account has been hacked or not. According to the posts, you are totally safe from hacking if the comment transforms into ‘Mark Zuckerberg.’

Mark Zuckerberg, of course, is the name of the CEO and co-founder of Facebook, the biggest social networking site in the world. The code, however, doesn’t have anything to do with hacking.

HackRead clarifies that typing @[4:0] doesn’t have anything to do with hacking.

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Actually, this isn’t a new rumor at all. Way back September 2015, HackRead already wrote something about it. The blog post read:

“Mark Zuckerberg … had the privilege of creating one of the first accounts on the social network. Therefore, when you enter a number as low as 4, it displays the name of Mark Zuckerberg.

If you substitute this number with ‘5’ and enter ‘@[5:0]’ in the comments section, you will get the name of Chris Hughes, Facebook’s co-founder. The first three numbers probably were used for initial testing and that’s why these don’t appear to be allotted to any user.”

So yes, the code has nothing to do with hacking. You really don’t have anything to be worried about.

HackRead further elaborated:

“It seems tricksters are running out of ideas and this is why they have relied upon a reworked version of an already viral message. In that particular campaign, users were asked to enter the last three digits of their phone number in this format “@[three digits:0]” in the comments section to get their cell number displayed.”

H/T: HackRead

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This Student is in Serious Trouble for Using the Flag to Mop the Floor

You’re in deep sh*t, son.

Since we were kids, we were taught to respect the national flag. We should handle it with care and do absolutely nothing that can desecrate it. A person caught disrespecting the flag in any way will pay big. This student may be in serious trouble for using the Philippine flag to mop the floor of the classroom.

You see, disrespecting the flag has serious consequences, no matter which country you're in. Under the U.S. Code, "Whoever knowingly mutilates, defaces, physically defiles, burns, maintains on the floor or ground, or tramples upon any flag of the United States shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for not more than one year, or both."

Aside from getting into trouble with the law, there's another solid reason why you simply shouldn't do it......

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Who’s Afraid of Floods? The Mobile Flood Walls in Austria Keep Everyone Safe!

As the city of Grein in Austria began experiencing flooding from the Danube River a few years back, its officials and those of the other Austrian territories that were in danger of a direct hit quickly sought technology that would ensure the safety of their citizens and locales.

Most of the time, we just have to stay out of the way and save what we can when nature unleashes its wrath through calamities such as flooding. However, as it turns out, brilliant engineering may help us deal with some natural obstacles.

As the city of Grein in Austria began experiencing flooding from the Danube River a few years back, its officials and those of the other Austrian territories that were in danger of a direct hit quickly sought technology that would ensure the safety of their citizens and locales. They had demountable or mobile flood walls installed.

Fantastic feature: The flood can't get into the city!

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Could Faulty Construction be One Reason of Building Collapse in Taiwan Earthquake?

This is truly unfortunate. #PrayForTainan

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Tainan, Kaohsiung, Taiwan: A magnitude 6.4 earthquake rocked the Kaohsiung area of Taiwan last February 6, 2016 at around 3:25 am (local time GMT+8) when most residents are sound asleep. The city of Tainan suffered the worst effects of the disaster, with a few buildings and residential towers collapsed or destroyed by the earthquake.

The death toll is already 26, with 403 injured and 121 still missing as of time of writing. The Taiwanese government and the rescuers are doing all their best for the search and rescue operations. Most of the fatalities are from the toppling over of the 17-storey residential complex Weiguan Jinlong building. It is home to at least 250 families and at least a quarter of the residents are still trapped inside the felled structure.

Front view of the 17-storey Weiguan Jinlong apartment complex toppling to the ground due to the earthquake

The 17-storey Weiguan Jinlong apartment complex toppling to the ground due to the earthquake...

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