133 posts • joined 25 May 2012
Article doesn't say, but why would I not be surprised to find that the fine is less than the amount of money that they made via this practice.
I would love it if someone found away to apply the RICO act to some of this crap so that they would forfeit all the money they made via this practice on top of any fine, and open the door to treble damages in civil law suits to boot.
As for punishing the share holders, maybe they should start taking a little bit of a closer look at the character of the company they are investing in. I would have as much sympathy for them as I would for an investor in a fund that pays 12% a year no matter how the markets perform, then is surprised that it is a Ponzi scheme.
Yeah, I know, it will never happen, but one can dream.
I hate it when I have moist out gassing!
Yeah, I just love it that they promise all sorts of stuff, but you never hear about any sort of enforcement mechanism if they don't.
Re: Reg's standard for this?
Actually, I believe the MoP (minutes of porn) standard was established in 2013 in the comment section of this article. http://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/1/2013/05/23/orangebill/
Tell me about it. I live in San Diego, California and when I read, "In California, where the project was conceived, driving is already semi-automated – you can practically drive with your eyes closed. Everyone (well, almost everyone) obeys the speed limit, and most cars are on cruise control most of the time", my keyboard got a good dose of semi drank tea just before I fell to the floor laughing my ass off.
Thank God, I thought it was just me.
Re: Two problems with this article.
Totally agree they should use Title II immediately and reclassify them.
What bothers me is that if they didn't have the balls to do this yesterday, and don't have the balls to do it to day, why should I believe that they will have the balls to do it tomorrow.
Too many bananas?
You can freeze bananas for later use in banana bread or smoothies.
Re: 700,000 miles
I think that is setting the bar a bit high seeing that most people driving cars seem to have a difficult time dealing with barely unusual situations. Give me something that is as competent as half the morons behind the wheel and I'm in.
Google's co-founder, Sergey Brin, seems to have the same idea:
"Too many people are under served by the current transport system. They are blind, or too young to drive, or too old, or intoxicated."
Remember that there are two parts to the equation.
Just adjust your caloric burning accordingly. This will give you a great excuse for doing nothing but sitting around all day while the future misses takes care of everything.
Re: A Very Strong Stink of Corruption
I know it is sort of picky, but I think the choice of the word oligarchy is a bit too general, the US is a plutocracy.
Re: What happened to Peg?
"Paris, well, she probably has a lot of rings too...."
Yeah, but we would have to cut her in half to find out how many.
Re: Through its contact form?
Little Bobby Tables strikes again!!
"Carl Icahn is perhaps the most activist investor the world has ever seen."
I believe in the comment section of a previous article about Mr. Icahn it was agreed that when referring to Mr. Icahn, the term "activist investor" was to be replaced by the word "douche".
"Douche" is not only a more accurate description, but will also save various data storage and bandwidth resources due to its brevity.
I welcome our mechanical subservient overlords.
It should be interesting to see what happens as more and more jobs that have usually thought to be safe from mechanical automation are lost (this, self driving vehicles, etc). I think sooner or later, there will need to be some serious rethink on the common economic models that are currently worshiped.
I am reminded of the old joke of a car factory manager and union rep walking through the car plant. The factory manager is proudly showing union rep all the robotics being used to build cars and says to him, "I bet you are wondering how you are going to get them to join the union" to which the union rep replies, "actually, I was wondering how you are going to get them to buy cars."
"It's just a bigger version of the chickens KFC use."
KFC uses chicken?
Re: Perhaps this was a head in the sand moment
If your security software is chucking out millions of false alerts, it is probably time to ditch it and find one that works. If you just ignore all the alerts, you might as well not have security software at all.
This should really help me find places that are worthy of 1 or 5 stars.
Here, here. Just think of all the key strokes, printer's ink and bandwidth that could be save by just saying douche instead of activist investor whenever his name is mentioned in an article.
Re: Bacon is a vegetable
And beer is chock full of vitamin P!
Dude! You have a net worth of 20 bil, that should be plenty. Now please just go away!
Re: "... officers can scan a room ... other stats in an instant."
Finding the criminals at the Superbowl is easy, just look in the corporate boxes.
Re: "Banco di Mesa Verde"
It is the worst form of the economic abomination known as rent seeking.
"These changes are designed to help drive positive business results by further increasing accountability and enhancing the link between individual pay and
company performance accounting shenanigans."
The big issue in a nut shell
"the public will engage in recriminations against the intelligence community for failure to prevent it."
And this is expressly the problem.
I don't often feel sorry for politicians, but they're caught between a rock and a hard place on this one.
As long as their are no recent attacks, the chant will be "we want privacy, we want privacy" and if there is a major attack the the chants will be "why didn't you do something to stop this" and "we want security, we want security".
You forgot to put "and stay off of my lawn, you damn kids!" at the end of your post.
Re: That sweet goodbye
"The kind of person who if you were alone with in Trafalger Square you'd feel trapped and be looking for an exit, hoping he doesn't notice you."
Aka, narcissistic psychopath.
The Apple employee that did the cost benefits analysis on this one should get a raise.
Frankly it is getting to the point that instead of adding stuff, they should just remove the tuner and basically make them monitors that you just plug various stuff into.
Re: Wow! Very Fail! Such undesirable!
I have said it before and will say it again, the difference between something on the internet and a tattoo is that no matter how expensive and painful, at least a tattoo can be removed.
Re: "Your leaders are all working very hard ...
The 'leaders' should have to accept jelly of the month club memberships as their bonuses.
Re: > The only way to confirm the theory
or just give the Milky Way a camera phone and wait for it to take the inevitable selfie.
Is that you Lewis?
Fixed it for you
"as well as widespread retail investor participation in the markets,
decimalisation decriminalization, the exponential growth of daily trading volume"
Re: On no not again
While I agree that there are certain symbols that have been basically co opted for use ever again (e.g. the swastika), I think you maybe reading a little too much into this one. I bet I could find an example of hateful propaganda that used kittens.
I freaking love it!!
Why try to hide the job you have been tasked to do, just come right out and be load and proud about it.
Most of the time what hurts the NSA and the such is the old Never Say Anything attitude. The stuff is going to come out sooner or later and it is the cover up that actually kills you. If the NSA would have pretty much let on that they were monitoring everything on God's green earth because CONGRESS SAID THEY COULD, the whole PRISM coming to light thing (which IMHO was the biggest NO DUH! moment in history) would have been a news story for all of 15 seconds if at all.
Doesn't most of this stuff apply to many systems out there, public and private?
Re: Obama strikes again
While you are at the Natural News sight, make sure to check out the article about how vaccines really aren't that effective and other tin foil hat ravings.
Re: I think lunar commercial development is desirable and inevitable.
"Just as long as it is done responsibly", smirk, giggle, giggle, HAHAHAHAHA, yeah, right, that'll happen, HAHAHAHA. Sorry, just couldn't hold that in.
Are you guys really so clueless to the outside world that you didn't see something like this coming?
Let's face it, we don't really care do we. These stories always periodically surface, we all get a chance to post our comments of righteous indignation, various companies roll out their prepared mea culpas and then we all run out to by the next version of the shiny shiny they make.
Wake me when something changes.
Re: IT angle ..
One other difference is that the creature described would probably be better at running a company.
...our cloudy overlords!
Never actually seen a troll being born before...fascinating!
Bigger idiot theory
Stock price has nothing to do with real value any more, it is just based on how much you think you can sell the stock to a bigger idiot for later on.
“The market can stay irrational longer than you can stay solvent.” - John Maynard Keynes
What's black and brown and looks good on a lawyer?
Post the date, time and location, and I am there. I will also bring a smoker and various pork products.
...there is any correlation between the votes and stock portfolios of the "1,500 senior executives".
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