120 posts • joined 25 May 2012
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".
Re: Who knew?
"Markets can remain irrational longer than you can remain solvent."
-John Maynard Keynes
Proud to be 16. I mean really, what these guys did was not that bright, but I think the moral universe can find much bigger fish to fry.
Re: Darkness of Greed
Actually since "Fair and reasonable" are purely subjective terms, they are impossible to define without some sort of predetermined criteria.
Re: Why bother?
@Destroy All Monsters
Not sure how it is working out in the UK, but in the US we have been trying the "let business run around and do whatever they want" for quite a while now and it does not seem to be the panacea that was promised.
How does that saying go?
Something like, "when you have a 40, change it in for two 20s."
A personal favorite of mine.
Re: Ties and Drum Printers...
Back in the day you could always tell the experienced printer/shredder techs because they wore clipons.
Not holding my breath
The announcement sounds nice and will probably quiet down us unwashed masses, but I am a bit skeptical that any legislation will come out of this, which probably explains why the private sector is receptive to it.
Re: Definition of Irony
"So if it's to their advantage, they seem to be fine with warping the laws to their benefit."
You're just arriving to that conclusion now? Also, on the tax thing, you will notice lots of screaming but very little to no action, since they also don't have an issue with warping the laws to protect their Mega-corp overlords.
Make it easy on yourself and just use words with more than 5 or 6 letters, they will not have a clue what you are saying.
I get what you are all saying about design, but...
...there has to come a point when you also need to hire competent people.
In a prefect world you could design something that is fool proof, but you should always remember, "if it is something any idiot can do, only an idiot will do it."
When will people learn
You think they would have learned from Groupon that when a big company backs a Brinks truck up to your door, you take the money and run. These offers tend to happen at your products peek.
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