Windex? Because it turns your screen blue and wipes everything off of it?
308 posts • joined 17 Feb 2012
How long is a lifetime? If you’re Comcast, it’s until a rival quits a city: ISP 'broke' price promise
Remember that crypto-exchange boss who mysteriously died after his customers' coins disappeared? Of course he totally stole them
Let's check in with our friends in England and, oh good, bloke fined after hiding face from police mug-recog cam
Let's spin Facebook's Wheel of Misfortune! Clack-clack-clack... clack... You've won '100s of millions of passwords stored in plaintext'
Yelp-for-MAGAs app maker is warned there are holes in its code. Does it A. Just fix the problem, or B. Threaten to call the FBI, too?
Web hacker 'Alfabeto Virtual' thrown in the clink for 3 months by US judge who wanted to 'send a message'
It's OK, everyone – Congress's smart-cookie Republicans have the answer to America's net neutrality quandary
Small time chicanery
Here in the northern colony, a while back we had our government introduce a bill called the "Protecting Children from Internet Predators Act". This sounded very impressive, until everyone realized that except for in the title, neither children nor Internet predators were mentioned.
Who cracked El Chapo's encrypted chats and brought down the Mexican drug kingpin? Er, his IT manager
Re: Hospitality sector had it coming
"Like mortgage brokers"
Here in the northern colony, they do amazing work for people with less than ideal credit ratings; they certainly save on shoe leather and disappointments. They will also usually get you a better rate than if you walked into a bank yourself.
Ding dong merrily on high. In Berkeley, the bots are singeing: Self-driving college cooler droid goes up in flames
Facebook insists it has 'no plans' to exploit your personal banking info for ads – just as we have 'no plans' to trust it
So when can you get in the first self-driving car? GM says 2019. Mobileye says 2021. Waymo says 2018 – yes, this year
Woe Canada: Rather than rise from the ashes, IBM-built C$1bn Phoenix payroll system is going down in flames
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.