* Posts by JustWondering

277 posts • joined 17 Feb 2012

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A curious tale of the priest, the broker, the hacked newswires, and $100m of insider trades

JustWondering

Re: Priest you say?

Waseem Alkurdi: I have never been able to understand why the Omnipotent Creator of the Entire Infinite Universe is always broke and begging for money.

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Re: The jokes just write themselves

AC: Probably not the one you go to jail for.

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Uncle Sam is shocked, SHOCKED to find dark-web bazaars trading drugs, weapons, etc

JustWondering

Re: So wrong

Mark 85:

Teenager: I'm thinking of going into organized crime.

Parent: Government or private sector?

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Re: So wrong

There is also the thought that police only have to be right once.

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Tesla fingers former Gigafactory hand as alleged blueprint-leaking sabotage mastermind

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Happy

Tripp?

I thought the culprit's name might have been Edison.

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Oddly enough, when a Tesla accelerates at a barrier, someone dies: Autopilot report lands

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Re: @JustWondering - 5 seconds is not enough

Because it isn't really autopilot? Doesn't an alarm go off if you don't hold the wheel? It's not like you can jump in the back for a quickie while the car drives

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Re: 5 seconds is not enough

26 seconds? You are already behind the wheel, supposedly with your hands on it. How long does it take these people to react to an emergency otherwise?

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UK's first transatlantic F-35 delivery flight delayed by weather

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Re: Alternatives

LOL!! Take any prize from the second shelf.

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'Incomprehensible failure' – Canada's $1bn Phoenix payroll IT fiasco torched by auditors

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Re: Universal

Add to all that the idea that this program was customized to automatically enter incorrect information. No matter what salary a person may have negotiated, the program was deliberately designed to enter the lowest possible wage for that classification.

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What could go wrong?

Unfortunately, those making the decisions to go live didn't hear from those who were actually working on the project. They seem to have gone on the basis of what they were told by those hoping to get their bonuses for a timely implementation.

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So when can you get in the first self-driving car? GM says 2019. Mobileye says 2021. Waymo says 2018 – yes, this year

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Re: Sorry ...

First thing I need is an autonomous keyboard.

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Sorry ...

... but until I can safely pour myself into a vehicle when the bar closes and catch a piece of ass on my home, it isn't autonomous as far as I'm concerned.

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UK age-checking smut overlord won't be able to handle the pressure – critics

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Re: Sex Education

Get married for sex? Isn't that like buying a jumbo jet because you fancy a bag of peanuts?

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Wow, braking news: Overworked, tired ride-sharing drivers declared a public health risk

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Of course ...

... you have to consider that many people can't drive at the best of times and sleep deprivation doesn't seem to help with that.

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You. FCC. Get out there and do something about these mystery bogus cell towers, huff bigwigs

JustWondering

Re: What a Complete Mess

I believe shadmeister may have been referring to private sector criminals.

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Hackers pwn Baltimore's 911 system?! Quick, someone call 91– doh!

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Hacking 911

People that do things like this should be sentenced to life with nothing but dial up internet access.

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Suspected drug dealer who refused to poo for 46 DAYS released... on bail

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Pretty much fed up.

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Meh

Meh

It won't make much difference whether he is in jail or a hospital, in the end.

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Woe Canada: Rather than rise from the ashes, IBM-built C$1bn Phoenix payroll system is going down in flames

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Where to start

One of the problems with this is the government had a few ideas to customize the program. One of these ideas appears to have been that instead of entering an employee's actual negotiated wage, the program would automatically enter the lowest wage possible for the position.

When it came time to roll out the program, those working with the program said it was not ready, but the executives looking to collect their bonuses said it was.So guess what happened?

To add to the fun, years before they had removed the pay advisors out of the various offices, reduced their numbers by more than half, and centralized them in a smallish town on the edge of nowhere.

Fun times. These are just a few of the highlights.

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NSA boss: Trump won't pull trigger for Russia election hack retaliation

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Meh

Really?

Russian voters can't affect Russian elections. Just exactly what does the NSA think it is going to do?

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You get a criminal record! And you get a criminal record! Peach state goes bananas with expanded anti-hack law

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Meh

I don't see the problem

So let them find out they have problems the hard way, if they are going to make helping them illegal.

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IT peeps, be warned: You'll soon be a museum exhibit

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Meh

Whatever

Old man shakes fist at clouds.

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America's drone owner database is baaaack! Just in time for Xmas

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Meh

That's funny

Everybody seems to be on board with registering these drones but if the topic was guns, 'Muricans would be losing their minds

How many people do drones kill every day?

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Warren 'Mr Moneybags' Buffett offloads huge chunk of IBM investment

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I suspect he understands it just fine.

It appears he may understand it a little better now

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Irish priests told to stop bashing bishops

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Meh

So ...

... prayer isn't working? Imagine that.

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Landlubber northern council shores up against boat-tipping

JustWondering

Re: "In boat heaven"

My instincts were accurate. As soon as I thought about the comments this story would attract, I got a sinking feeling. Oh well, looks like we're all in the same boat.

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Dear America, best not share that password with your pals. Lots of love, the US Supremes

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So ...

What happened to the people that coughed up their passwords? Would this be any different than if they had put the info on a disc or printed it out?

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Achievement unlocked: Tesla boosts batteries for Irma refugees

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Ummm ...

So, does this mean you are generally using more power and getting less range because you are hauling around a bigger battery than you may use?

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Stand up who HASN'T been hit in the Equifax mega-hack – whoa, whoa, sit down everyone

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Ummm ...

If they have spilled the data of pretty much everyone, shouldn't they just monitor everyone's accounts that are affected? They know who they are, they are sending them all a letter. Or are they hoping the idea of giving them more data might be repugnant to many, keeping the uptake low?

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Microsoft: Get in, IT nerds, you're now using Insider builds and twice-annual Windows rollouts

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Right!

What if I don't trust the clowns in Redmond any more than the "Microsoft division" in Bangalore that phones me, wanting to help me?

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US Homeland Sec boss has snazzy new laptop bomb scanning tech – but admits he doesn't know what it's called

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Meh

Right now, Bannon Wormtongue seems to be running things. But no worries, I hear Vince McMahon is going to be appointed Special Advisor to the President, in an effort to make the government appear more plausible.

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Wanna tap 3 million phone calls? All it takes is one measly warrant

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Re: War on drugs?

"Gimme the coffee and no one gets hurt"

Oh wait a sec, that was a girl I used to live with. Maybe i should have picked a better example.

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Re: I know better, but...

AC: The Americans may be dumb, but they are smart enough to know that when it comes to playing at war, you don't want to be the home team.

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War on drugs?

More like a war on low drug prices. If it wasn't illegal, there would be little profit in it. What is the street price of zucchini? When is the last time you heard about shootouts and murder because of coffee?

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Lordy! Trump admits there are no tapes of his chats with Comey

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Meh

Hmmm ...

His comment doesn't exclude the idea that someone else made the tapes and now possesses them.

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UK PM May's response to London terror attack: Time to 'regulate' internet companies

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Wouldn't it be better ...

... to have this stuff out where there is a chance to see it? Even if through some remote chance all this sort of material was removed, it still won't get rid of the ideology. It will just make these people harder to find. The message will still make the rounds and as long as foreign bombs fall on their countries, recruiting will be easy.

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Russian raids sweep up 20 malware scum

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Re: Some Russian hackers forgot to pay off their local cops....

A little insurance is always a good idea.

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America 'will ban carry-on laptops on flights from UK, Europe to US'

JustWondering

Re: I remember the old joke...

Would people blazing away in an airplane be a good idea?

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Just so we're all clear on this: Russia hacked the French elections, US Republicans and Dems

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Re: Revolt

"Sire! The peasants are revolting!"

"You can say that again!"

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Facebook fake news: Sort it out yourself, readers

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Ummm ...

About #10: "Some stories are intentionally false"

Isn't that what the whole deal here is about? We know there are fake stories; a fat lot of good it does to tell us that.

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Swamp-draining Trump pushes ex-AT&T lobbyist to oversee AT&T mega-merger

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Meh

Draining the swamp?

He is just switching alligators for crocodiles. Anyone who is surprised by this shouldn't be allowed to vote.

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Airplane bomb fears spark America's laptop, tablet carry-on ban

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Meh

Ummm ...

Shouldn't they be banning known explosive carriers such as platform shoes and underwear?

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Congratulations IBM for 'inventing' out-of-office email. You win Stupid Patent of the Month

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Meh

Ummm ...

Maybe someone should tell the Patent Office about this new thing called "google"? At least a couple of the 151,000,000 hits appear to be pertinent.

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Gov wants to make the UK the 'safest place in the world to go online'

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Meh

Really?

Safest place in the world to go online? I thought North Korea had a firm grip on that distinction.

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Smart guns are a neat idea on paper. They'll never survive reality

JustWondering

Re: Hmm....

If gangbangers were murdering children, the NRA would tell us all about it. It seems to be kids finding loaded guns and playing with them, injuring either themselves or their playmates. It is surprising how often it is a preschooler.

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HBO slaps takedown demand on 13-year-old girl's painting because it used 'Winter is coming'

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Meh

Re: <<THIS POST HAS BEEN REMOVED BY HBO>>

The advantage of using HBO are lovely people" is the unlikelyhood of any prior art existing.

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Body cams too fragile for Canadian Mounties – so they won't be used

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Re: Hmmm ...

And here I thought they were happy because they reduced violence and spurious complaints.

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Meh

Hmmm ...

Funny that they don't get cameras from the same place as the other police forces that are rather happy with them. The RCMP's experience seems to be fairly unique.

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Russia accuses hostile foreign powers of plot to undermine its banks

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Happy

Hmmm ...

I guess they can't really blame it on the Russians.

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US cities promise to crack down on police surveillance tech

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Sure!

Some rules will stop them because everybody knows the police always obey the law.

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