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Former Goldman Sachs Programmer Arrested and Charged Again For Code Theft

P. Legba In a universe with a God (176 comments)

they'd call it the "illegal market rigging secret sauce."

Aleynikov should have folk songs written about him.

about 2 years ago
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Big Brother In the Home Office

P. Legba Re:Intolerable! (298 comments)

The sad thing is that they're willing to pay a whole extra fucking person to sit and monitor remote employees. I bet that doesn't eat into the cost savings realized by making people afraid to goof off for a few minutes.

more than 2 years ago
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Big Brother In the Home Office

P. Legba Re:Webcams too (298 comments)

Management consultant: Someone that knows 100 ways to make love, but doesn't know any women.

After the end of the Mayan calendar, I'm hoping it's the middle managers groveling while people with actual skills are finally able to enjoy their lives.

more than 2 years ago
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Big Brother In the Home Office

P. Legba Re:So... (298 comments)

You are 100 percent correct in everything you said.

more than 2 years ago
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Big Brother In the Home Office

P. Legba Re:You are at work... (298 comments)

One thing I learned when dealing with a former employer that had me on as contract labor is that if they're not paying your payroll taxes, they don't have much say over when and how you work. I'm sure there are provisions for those doing, for example, tech support, that they have to be there at certain times and so on; but one of the qualifiers for contractors is that the "employer" is really not supposed to be setting hours and micromanaging. If you're billing by the hour, of course, you should be able to demonstrate that you did put in those hours, even if they were at night after you goofed off all day.

more than 2 years ago
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Bloggers Not Journalists, Federal Judge Rules

P. Legba Re:The case is a bit different... (353 comments)

The piece WAS done for a "broadcast network."

It's called the Internet.

more than 2 years ago
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Bloggers Not Journalists, Federal Judge Rules

P. Legba Re:It's Not ALL Bloggers (353 comments)

The blogger was stripped of her right to freedom of the press.

more than 2 years ago
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Bloggers Not Journalists, Federal Judge Rules

P. Legba The thing is... (353 comments)

...FOXNEWS has already been sued for deliberately being dishonest in its reporting.

FOXNEWS won that case.

more than 2 years ago
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Reverse Robocall Turns Tables On Politicians

P. Legba Re:Excellent! (252 comments)

Oh, piss up a pole. It's not the legitimacy of the callers that matters, but the legitimacy of the representatives...

more than 2 years ago
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Helping the FBI Track You

P. Legba Often... (193 comments)

...it's easier to hide in the light than in the darkness.

more than 2 years ago
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The White House Responds To We the People Petition

P. Legba Re:Waste of everyone's time (920 comments)

I'll be growing a truckload of it at my house and selling it to people that don't know how to grow their own.

Like tomatoes.

more than 2 years ago
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The White House Responds To We the People Petition

P. Legba Ding ding ding ding! (920 comments)

We have a winner.

more than 2 years ago
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The White House Responds To We the People Petition

P. Legba Re:Poor answer (920 comments)

Incorrect.

There is an enormous amount of taxpayer money spent on this "fight." There are billions of good reasons to make pot just as legal as other potentially harmful substances like alcohol and cigarettes.

more than 2 years ago
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The White House Responds To We the People Petition

P. Legba Re:they ignore us. (920 comments)

If by "citizens" you mean large corporate interests, then I suppose you may be right.

more than 2 years ago
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The White House Responds To We the People Petition

P. Legba Re:Translation: (920 comments)

I call bullshit on that. I'm sure the shit that surfer pulled out of his surfboard in Rainbow Bridge was more potent than anything I've ever smoked.

more than 2 years ago
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The White House Responds To We the People Petition

P. Legba Re:I stopped reading the responses after... (920 comments)

300,000 visits to the ER for what?? I've been pretty high at times in my life, but I've never considered the ER a necessary option.

What are these people doing, smoking a bowl and then using a chainsaw or something?

more than 2 years ago
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The White House Responds To We the People Petition

P. Legba Re:I stopped reading the responses after... (920 comments)

Yeah...totally disingenuous.

Not only that, but the claim is that "well, it's not good for you, so we shouldn't be legalizing it.

But there are other, legal drugs that aren't particularly good for you that are legal. The question is whether or not it's worth the cost to pursue the ridiculous avenue of outlawing a weed that can be smoked with relatively harmless impact and with, I'd assert, medicinal value for some.

The response letter, from a former chief of police, no less, was a joke, and if it was meant to be the final word from the Obama administration, it can kiss my ass instead of asking for my vote.

more than 2 years ago
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CERN Experiment Indicates Faster-Than-Light Neutrinos

P. Legba Re:Which speed of light (1088 comments)

Visible spectrum, or all light?

more than 2 years ago

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