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Great Moments in Government Regulations: The Self-Referential Notice of Florida

Blogging regulations require that we post this notice about how the great state of Florida now requires vending machines to have this self-referential notice.

Kudos to the bureaucrats of Florida, who came up with such ingenious plan to create regulations, seemingly for regulations' sake. On another note, how would people know who to call to report a missing notice, if the phone number is on the notice itself? Link - via The Agitator and Metafilter

Good info here:

Used to prevent theft of tax numbers. (Which begs the question of who thought it would be smart to put uncoded tax info on a blatantly visible sticker.)
Also, if you were a vending machine server(a filler), you'd likely have this number on your phone no? To report illegal machines that are taking away your business?
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So this is their version of the tax stamp.But you have to admit when taken out of context it actually makes no sense. The average person walking up to the machine and seeing this has to be scratching his head going WTF.
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To me it reads: Take this sticker off and call the number to report the machine that now doesn't have a sticker, to get free money.

Too bad I don't live in Florida.
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