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Old 08-22-2015, 01:04 PM
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My new workplace badge has my picture from four years ago. I was asked if I wanted a new picture, but said I didn't because I wasn't getting any better looking. True story, I'm not.




In fact, these last four years have not been kind to me. Me now:

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Old 08-24-2015, 12:46 AM
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It's the eyes. They are terrifying. :afraid2: :evileye:
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Old 08-24-2015, 10:06 PM
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My wife found my email in the Ashley Madison database

This is going to have massive fallout. They were charging people to to delete their accounts and apparently not doing it; and on top of that, they were registering accounts to email addresses without confirmation, thus 'exposing' a lot of people who never signed up in the first place.
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Old 08-24-2015, 10:54 PM
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I know what you’re thinking: Maybe it was me, after all. What better way to cover for your email showing up in a database of people pursuing infidelity (no wait, “exploring;” no wait, “considering”) than to write an elaborate story about how your email has always been used by other people? Get out ahead of it, play offense. I’ll confess, the thought crossed my mind as well. It’s all very convenient, that part of the story.
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Old 08-24-2015, 11:02 PM
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And given the number of people who innocently sign up to things with your email address ... :chin:
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Old 08-25-2015, 12:50 AM
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He has a Gmail address that consists of a first initial and a last name.

It might strain my credulity a little if people didn't sign up for shit with my email address all the damned time.

I already think they're garbage for having shitty security and for extortionists and all-around criminal motherfuckers, though. The fact that they knowingly signed up email addresses without confirmation just makes it worse.
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Considering the volume of Ashley Madison spam in my email, I might be one of those signed up by my email address without confirmation.

Lest you think I'm lying and that was looking to have an affair, let me say this: I do not need that kind of complication in my life, not then, not now, not ever.
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Old 08-25-2015, 07:49 PM
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So, your objection to having an extra-marital affair is on purely practical grounds rather than moral grounds?
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Old 08-25-2015, 08:33 PM
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I already think they're garbage for having shitty security and for extortionists and all-around criminal motherfuckers, though. The fact that they knowingly signed up email addresses without confirmation just makes it worse.
That's the real story that's getting buried here.
Yes seeing moralizing assholes get exposed as hypocrites is ok I guess but a multi-million dollar company sold itself on being secure, while not just shrugging and ignoring security but noting how crap competitors security was and continued to do nothing.

It's also pretty clear from their statements that they hacked the site on a laugh and were surprised when the multi firewall data vault matrix security they expected to hit was non-existent. Your weird cousin who plays with Linux servers probably has more security than they did.

Which leads to a few conclusions,
A. No one really bothers to try to hack sites (but they will now) and the recent rash of hacks are people realizing just how vulnerable things are.
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B. A number of groups have been hacking this and many other sites and are just better at staying quiet while they read your site messages.
(Given the ease, I would be surprised if the NSA and CIA didn't already have all this info years ago).
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So, your objection to having an extra-marital affair is on purely practical grounds rather than moral grounds?
Duh, I'm an atheist, we are devoid of morals, or so I am told.
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Old 09-03-2015, 10:41 AM
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Considering the volume of Ashley Madison spam in my email, I might be one of those signed up by my email address without confirmation.

Lest you think I'm lying and that was looking to have an affair, let me say this: I do not need that kind of complication in my life, not then, not now, not ever.
I used one of those search engines where you can check to see if you have an Ashley Madison account. I checked all three of my email addresses. Nope.
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Old 09-09-2015, 01:22 PM
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Hungarian camerawoman trips and kicks Syrian refugee who broke through a police line.

Refugee crisis: Hungarian camerawoman trips, kicks migrants - CNN.com

The POS has been fired now but still I'd cheer if someone kicked her in the face.
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Old 12-17-2015, 11:27 PM
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I'm not sure where this goes, but here seems as good a place as any. Remember Martin Shkreli, the guy whose company bought the rights to Daraprim and promptly raised the price from $13.50 per pill to $750? He has been arrested on Securities Fraud charges.

Good news, that. Obviously, that's not the hate-worthy part.



What's hate-worthy is that, seriously, this guys sounds like one of the most reprehensible excuses for a human being who has ever lived.


For example, his reported response to widespread criticisms about raising the price of Daraprim and other life-saving drugs by orders of magnitude and suggestions that maybe he should act like an actual human being and lower the prices a bit was "no." He claimed that he was simply charging "what the market will bear," and that if it means lots of people can't afford the life-saving medicine, that's just too bad.

In response to a personal plea from Hillary Clinton to lower the price of life-saving drugs so that people would actually be able to afford them, he tweeted: "lol".

When asked if he'd do it all again, he replied that if given the chance, he would make the prices even higher, in order to maximize profit.


As somebody once said, this guy sounds like an actual, real-life comic-book villain. It's almost surprising that he didn't respond to Hillary's request with "Bwahahaha." Seriously, it's not just that he's a reprehensible excuse for a human being, he seems to be oddly proud of the fact.



Look, I can't believe that I'm saying this, but can't we just have this guy publicly drawn and quartered, as an object lesson and as a public service?
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Old 12-18-2015, 04:48 AM
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As somebody once said, this guy sounds like an actual, real-life comic-book villain. It's almost surprising that he didn't respond to Hillary's request with "Bwahahaha." Seriously, it's not just that he's a reprehensible excuse for a human being, he seems to be oddly proud of the fact.
What if he gets in a face disfiguring accident and after the plastic surgery he comes out with a permanent smile...
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It's not much but he has been arrested for securities related shenanigans.
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Larry Wilmore was suggesting bringing back the guillotine for him and making the execution the Superbowl halftime show. My only problem with that is that I'd have to watch the Superbowl to see it.
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Lawyer for Martin Shkreli Hikes Fees Five Thousand Per Cent - The New Yorker
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excerpt"This is the behavior of a sociopath," Shkreli was heard screaming.

Exactly, asshole.
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Guys, that's Andy Borowitz. :sadcheer:

Apparently he was running a Ponzi scheme.
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Guys, that's Andy Borowitz. :sadcheer:
If you mean it was satire, yes ... I am 100% sure Sharon was participating in the satire too. :giggle:
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:P

Did anyone else see that the FBI actually tweeted that no, they did not seize the Wu-Tang album?
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Turkish police have uncovered a factory producing fake lifejackets, shining a light on a booming cottage industry that has emerged as a byproduct of the refugee crisis and heightened the risks for those hoping to reach Europe by sea.
Turkish police find factory making fake lifejackets in Izmir | World news | The Guardian
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just...wow. fake lifejackets.
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Don't worry, the market is self correcting!
No need for pesky laws or regulations.
Obviously if customers feel their product doesn't hold up to satisfaction they wont shop there anymore, problem solved!
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I'm incredibly annoyed and dismayed with some of my fellow Jeopardy! watchers. Today (Friday, 1/8) among their contestants there was a woman who may or may not have been trans. I'm happy to say that the question didn't even occur to me until I came to a site for viewers of the show and the comments section was filled with anti-trans bigotry. Admittedly, these people weren't regular commenters and among the regulars there were people telling the bigots to get fucked, but all the same it's a depressing irruption of small-minded transphobia into what has almost always otherwise been a nice and friendly world.

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