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Monday, 4 February 2019

QuadrigaCX Owes Customers $190 Million, Court Filing Shows - CoinDesk

quote [ “Quadriga’s inventory of cryptocurrency has become unavailable and some of it may be lost," the founder's widow said in documents obtained by CoinDesk. ]

Dude with the only password for a cryptocurrency exchange dies, $190 million of users' money completely inaccessible.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+9 Funny]
[by mechavolt@2:06amGMT] [6 comments]

Saturday, 25 November 2017

Little Drummer Boy Challenge

quote [ Puh-rum-pum-pum-pum, people.

It’s very easy: So long as you don’t hear “The Little Drummer Boy,” you’re a contender. As soon as you hear it on the radio, on TV, in a store, wherever, you’re out. ]

I hate Christmas music with a passion. You can submit your win/loss (and let's be honest, it's gonna be a loss) here.
[SFW] [music] [+9 Original]
[by mechavolt@3:08pmGMT] [30 comments]

Monday, 30 October 2017

John Boehner Unchained

quote [ The former House speaker feels liberated, but he's also seething about what happened to his party. ]

A sympathetic look at a horrible man.
[SFW] [people] [+4 Interesting]
[by mechavolt@1:04amGMT] [3 comments]

Thursday, 19 October 2017

DNC shake-up, longtime party officials ousted

quote [ Several long-serving DNC members who opposed Tom Perez’ election as chair were removed from key posts on the eve of the party's Las Vegas meeting. ]

Surprised? If you are, boy have I got some other establishment routines to sell you.

"Unity is our greatest strength and Donald Trump’s worst nightmare." --Tom Perez, back in April
[SFW] [politics] [+2 Sad]
[by mechavolt@1:55pmGMT] [24 comments]

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

1,516 mass shootings in 1,735 days: America's gun crisis in one chart

quote [ Data compiled by the Gun Violence Archive. ]

But hey, Chicago has the strictest gun laws in the country and look at their murder rate! You can't legislate evil!
[SFW] [obituaries] [+2]
[by mechavolt@6:06pmGMT] [16 comments]

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Creators of The Walking Dead say AMC is ripping them off

quote [ “Since money is changing pockets in the same pair of pants, there’s an incentive for the production company and the cable channel to agree on what might be something of a lowball figure,” Handel said. “Because it’s all just money being transferred within the same corporate parent.” ]

Comic writer and show producers make money off the show through licensing fees. They're claiming that AMC is lowballing their licensing fees since the show is both produced and aired internally.

Article in extended. Somewhat relatedly, RIP Person of Interest, which was killed because CBS didn't want to pay licensing fees anymore.

[SFW] [tv & movies] [+2 Informative]
[by mechavolt@5:02pmGMT] [1 comment]

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Despite Proven Technology, Attempts To Make Table Saws Safer Drag On

quote [ It's unclear whether the Consumer Product Safety Commission will finally pass a rule requiring all new saws to have an active injury prevention monitoring system built into them. ]

Guy invents way to stop getting your fingers cut off from a table saw. Nobody adopts the method, so he starts selling it on his own and lobbies for more regulation. Conflict of interest? Sure. But also a pretty smart idea.
[SFW] [health] [+4 Interesting]
[by mechavolt@4:25pmGMT] [26 comments]

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

U.S. Citizen Who Was Held By ICE For 3 Years Denied Compensation By Appeals Court

quote [ Davino Watson was imprisoned as a deportable immigrant for 1,273 days, despite having U.S. citizenship. Now a court says he is not eligible for $82,500 in damages he was awarded...ruled that Watson, now 32, is not eligible for any of that money — because while his case is "disturbing," the statute of limitations actually expired while he was still in ICE custody without a lawyer. ]

The good old ICE/justice combo, arresting citizens for deportation, then refusing to compensate for their mistakes. But hey, since we didn't think he was a citizen, he didn't have a right to a lawyer!
[SFW] [politics] [+10 WTF]
[by mechavolt@5:15pmGMT] [4 comments]

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