* Posts by Potemkine!

608 posts • joined 9 Jun 2017


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

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I guess the priest didn't read the lines saying it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God?

He may have a hard time in his life, it may be worse in his afterlife.

Did you know? The word 'Taiwan' would crash iOS thanks to a buggy filter for the Chinese govt

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Re: Denying reality for the sweet, sweet cash

Jerusalem does indeed exist, but most of the World doesn't recognize the Israeli annexation of the whole town and its land-stealing and people eviction policy. In your example, the political engineering is to make a specific database to please Israel.

The US seems to gladfully accept that a country invades and annexes its neighbour's land (East Jerusalem annexed by Israel, Crimea annexed by Russia...). I wonder how the US would react if Mexico took back the lands occupied in 1848?

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"We believe that our presence in China helps promote greater openness and facilitates the free flow of ideas and information"

PR BS makes me throw up. These bastard lizards are able to tell anything for bucks. No integrity, no honesty, no dignity. I fart in their general direction!

Every step you take: We track you for your own safety, you know?

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- There's a market for an app faking GPS location to fool tracking apps (I take only 10% of total incomes for this brilliant idea, thank you)

- For the poor wage slaves who work for Big Brother, it's time to get two smartphones, the cheap official one with the mandatory surveillance app and the kept-confidential one you use to play in the toilets when the first one is locked in the drawer next the working desk.

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flip your phone to camera and point a tv remote at it whilst pressing a button on the remote.

It's a very useful trick to check if the batteries of the remote are empty or if it's instead that bloody TV set which went amok 30s before the start of the finale.

European Parliament balks at copyright law reform vote

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Burn, baby, burn

If the Music Industry considers this proposal as being good, it's a proof this proposal is a rip-off for customers.

Having the Music Industry and so-called 'right holders' in disarray is a good reason to celebrate.

May they all go through the toilets of History.

GIMP masks font downloads, adds horizon fix in new build

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GIMP may be powerful...

.. but GIMP is a PITA to use.

Boeing embraces Embraer to take off in regional jet market

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Re: Size matters

" In fact, the only Eu airline I can think of which successfully operates the RegionalJet/A320 combo is Luftwaffe and they are anything but cheap."

Luftwaffe? Are you sure? ^^

They grow up so fast: Spam magnet Hotmail turned 22 today

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Re: Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam...

When the Net became a snake oil supermarket mixed with a whore house.

Euro bank regulator: Don't follow the crowd. Stay off the cloud

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All of your data are belong to us


Dear Samsung mobe owners: It may leak your private pics to randoms

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Gullible wanted

If anyone believes whatever data on a smartphone is private, let him/her contact me, I've got an Eiffel Tower to sell.

Automated payment machines do NOT work the same all over the world – as I found out

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I'm a poor lonesome cowboy, I've a long long way from home

Automated gas stations are great in making you feeling miserable - especially when you run low on fuel

Europe's scheme to build exascale capability on homegrown hardware is ludicrous fantasy

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there is no domestic processor or accelerator manufacturer of global scale. No local DRAM players. No European makers of disk or solid-state drives of significance. The same is true for interconnect technology.

True, and this initiative could be an opportunity to change that, if funding is adequate.

In a previous job/life, I was contacted by a governmental agency proposing to enable us to use their HPC means. The offer was interesting but lacked one layer to be really interesting: the software layer. Having hardware is good but without software it's useful only as a heat dispenser.

EIB should also take this point in consideration and promote also adequate software development.

Another staffer at mega-hacked Equifax slapped with insider trading rap

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Galileo, here we go again. My my, the Brits are gonna miss EU

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Re: Brexit means EDF!

Don't see why the US should be disappointed

1) Because it won't be in charge and won't have a word to say.

2) Because it will have consequences on materials. If European countries start

(at last!) to take seriously military matters into their own hands, they will favor buying european stuff rather than american ones. A lot of money won't flow to the US anymore.

Have YOU had your breakfast pint? Boffins confirm cheeky daily tipple is good for you

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The results accounted for age, sex, race, smoking status, BMI, educational attainment and a whole range of nutritional factors.

What about location (through exposure to pollution or environmental hazards), heredity, physical activity, jobs ? All of these are known to be factors for cancer.

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Since when correlation is causality??

Happy birthday, you lumbering MS-DOS-based mess: Windows 98 turns 20 today

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Re: I dont miss it

1 bluescreen an hour... you were lucky!

Before Win98 we used Win95 to develop client/server apps, the time between two BSOD was in minutes :doh:

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich quits biz after fling with coworker rumbled

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Consensual Relationship

... can get you fired?? WTF!

It's political correctness gone mad.

WD's Purple reign continues: 12TB helium disks for vid spy tech

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Re: Helium

Thanks for the explanation!

I guess using vacuum could be an alternative, but more expensive...

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Could someone explain why Helium is used please?

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Re: Is my math dodgy?

spare a thought for those that last 3 months or 6 months.

I would rather spare a thought for those that last 1 day more than the warranty duration :doh:

Shared, not stirred: GCHQ chief says Europe needs British spies

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Re: Barnier bombastic bullshit

Regarding Barnier's preparations on negotiations vs Brexit negociators' ones, a picture is worth a thousand words.

What a bunch of wankers...

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Re: French satellite businesses

Money back? Why? It's UK decision to leave EU, UK has to deal with the consequences.

If you book a room in a hotel and leave in the evening, good luck to have a refund.

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In defence of online ads: The 'net ain't free and you ain't paying

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In the Good Ol' Days

No surprise people accessing your website accessing your website in 1995 expected everything being free.

In those days the WWW was not yet the mix of supermarket, brothel and deathtrap it became later, it was a place where academics, schools and nerds were exchanging knowledge for free in a Star-trek like utopia. It didn't last long, like most of utopias

Hmmm, we can already seize your stuff, so why can't we shoot down your drone, officials mull

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US policemen can shoot hundreds of people each year with very few consequences, why couldn't they also shoot drones? Is private property worth more than a human life?

Britain's new F-35s arrive in UK as US.gov auditor sounds reliability warning klaxon

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What a load of PR BS

With a game-changing ability to [...] tackle terrorism

So F-35 will stop 'lone wolves' stabbing randomly people in the street? No shit!

If you can’t see us coming, you won’t be able to stop us

The 1999 F-117A shootdown was an event that took place on 27 March 1999, during the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia [...] when an Army of Yugoslavia unit used an S-125 Neva/Pechora to down a Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk stealth aircraft of the United States Air Force

USA! USA! We're No.1! And we want to keep it that way – in spaaaace

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Re: 'Robots would also be unlikely to forget the SD card for their cameras'

To date ESA is the only space entity that has *EVER* successfully landed a mission on the surface of a comet. To date India is the only country that has *EVER* successfully be able to launch its first mission to Mars. So what? Does that make their cock bigger? Is this the point of space exploration?

Four hydrogen + eight caesium clocks = one almost-proven Einstein theory

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Re: This is why science rocks

If placebo works, homeopathy also works.

So does Voodoo, witchcraft and astrology...

In World Cup Russia, our Wi-Fi networks will log on to you!

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Re: Why would you even let Russia host the world cup ?

Why-the-F*CK would you give a country like that the honor of hosting the world cup ?

Football is a 'sport' played by idiots for idiots to watch. It's totally coherent the World Cup goes to Russia.

Finally, San Francisco cleans up the crap from its streets – yes, all those fscking scooters

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I bought one of those recently (Xiaomi M365). For the price the item is impressive. It's a good alternative to go to work rather than taking car or (motor)bike. Riding one is legally a grey area here in France. Technically, it's forbidden to drive one on roads (when electric bicycles are allowed, don't ask for MPs to be coherent), and it's tolerated on pavement, as long as you don't go faster than a pedestrian. It's also tolerated to drive one in bicycle lane, but it's just a tolerance. But living in Southern France, policemen are more relaxed and didn't bother me with such details for the moment.

I do not understand why these electric scooters aren't consider as bicycles, as long as they do not exceed a speed of 25 km/h (0.0002% of the maximum velocity of a sheep in a vacuum), are equipped with lights and brakes.

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

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Re: "It won't"

Worth mentioning the accident rate for single engined fighter is actually lower than that for twin engined ones.

Not surprisingly, there are more engine-related crashes for single engined fighters than twin engined ones.

As one simple datum to consider, between FY1990 and FY2004, the single-engine F-16 suffered 80 Class A engine-related mishaps for a rate of 1.31 per 100,000 flight hours. The twin-engine F-15 suffered 21 engine related Class A engine-related mishaps for a rate of .64 per 100,000 flight hours.

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If UK was not so much europhobic, it could have buy some Rafale, it's a twin-engine aircraft with combat-proven efficiency, and much less expensive than the F35.

I guess the 51st state wasn't free to buy what it wants to equip its air force...

'Tesco probably knows more about me than GCHQ': Infosec boffins on surveillance capitalism

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Black Helicopters

If TESCO knows, then NSA knows and by proxy GCHQ knows also

Kill the blockchain! It'll make you fitter in the long run, honest

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An advice for Mr. Dabbs.

Keep this article somewhere, you'll be able to reuse it a few years with just replacing "blockchain" by the next hyper-hyped technology. Et hop, Blockchain will offer you a quite work-free column with a simple "search and replace".

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

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If I got it well

somebody was required to manage the project managers?

SpamCannibal blacklist service reanimated by squatters, claims every IP address is spammy

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Re: And worse ..

"Meet BriefYourMarket.com data – the secret to hot prospects."

What a bunch of vicious lizards. I cross fingers for GDPR enforcement agencies falling on their back in a near future. May they take no prisoner and show no mercy!

Court says 'nyet' to Kaspersky's US govt computer ban appeal

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Re: maybe they should just...

Linux ayatollahs are so disconnected with reality they do not even acknowledge that there are plenty of viruses and malware targeting their beloved OS.

A computer connected to a network is a target, whatever the OS.

Chief EU negotiator tells UK to let souped-up data adequacy dream die

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Victim playing

UK wants to quit the flatsharing to stop to pay the rent, but still wants a room and a word on how the flat is managed!

The most hypocritical part is UK being offended when others answer UK to sod off.

Russia to Apple: Kill Telegram crypto-chat – or the App Store gets it

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Re: I do not imagine Apple will take long.

1. The drastic decline in birth rate to virtually zero seen everywhere in Eastern Europe (and worst in Russia) in the 1990-es and early 2000-s is now reversed.

2. The most recent stats show decrease of alcohol consumption per capita by a factor of more than 2.

Problem is, it's hard to believe any official figures coming from Putinland, and there's no independent ones anymore. So any statistic has to be taken carefully.

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The evidence points 100% to fake scrapping

Hi Comrade! How is the weather in Moscow?

Trump’s new ZTE tweet trumps old ZTE tweets that trumped his first ZTE tweet

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Something missing in the timeline

May, 7 2018: Ivanka Trump is granted seven trademarks by Chinese authorities

May, 11 2018: the Chinese government floated a $500 million loan to a project partnered with the Trump organization.

Those Chinese are clever businessmen, they know well how to use corruption with the greedy ones.

Police block roads to stop tech support chap 'robbing a bank'

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These guys are lucky

In the Us they would have been shot, just in case.

UK's Royal Navy accepts missile-blasting missile as Gulf clouds gather

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Re: Urgency

Harvested energy, for instance.

First hydrogen station in France with ‘green’ onsite production

Producing hydrogen is much a better way to store electricity than batteries. Also, hydrogen-powered cars have a much better range than electric ones using batteries.

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Re: Err... while the Coyote never catches anything.

Coyote did it even twice

Is your smart device a bit thick? It's about to get a lot worse

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"How Einstein slipped through the net is anyone's guess"

Haircut. Looking like a mad scientist made him famous.

And Politicians _love_ Face de Bouc. Anything flattering their ego is what they want over everything else.

US websites block netizens in Europe: Why are they ghosting EU? It's not you, it's GDPR

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Hail to GPRD!

If these US companies don't want to make business with EU, good for them, and good riddance.

Anyway, it tells a lot about how they respect their users' privacy ("Our users' privacy matters a lot to us blah blah blah...")

Uber robo-ride's deadly crash: Self-driving car had emergency braking switched off by design

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