If that was the case, he asked them, why did the market in any given stock dry up only when he was trying to trade in it? To make his point, he asked the developers to stand behind him and watch while he traded. “I’d say: ‘Watch closely. I am about to buy 100,000 shares of AMD. I am willing to pay $15 a share. There are currently 100,000 shares of AMD being offered at $15 a share — 10,000 on BATS, 35,000 on the New York Stock Exchange, 30,000 on Nasdaq and 25,000 on Direct Edge.’ You could see it all on the screens. We’d all sit there and stare at the screen, and I’d have my finger over the Enter button. I’d count out loud to five. . . .
“ ‘One. . . .
“ ‘Two. . . . See, nothing’s happened.
“ ‘Three. . . . Offers are still there at 15. . . .
“ ‘Four. . . . Still no movement. . . .“ ‘Five.’ Then I’d hit the Enter button, and — boom! — all hell would break loose. The offerings would all disappear, and the stock would pop higher.”
At which point he turned to the developers behind him and said: “You see, I’m the event. I am the news.”
What’s the right thing to do if your crowdfunding platform guarantees to detect “any and all” cases of fraud, but then is shown clear evidence by Pando of a near-$1m fraudulent campaign happening right now?
If you answered “suspend the fraudulent campaign,” you’re right.
If you answered “quietly delete the no fraud guarantee from our website,” you’re Indiegogo.
I’m not joking. Following a week of reporting by PandoDaily in which we exposed the junk science, corporate smoke and mirrors and flat lies behind Moscow-based Healbe’s Indiegogo campaign, Indiegogo finally took action yesterday. Not by suspending the campaign to protect its users, not by doing anything at all to ensure that thousands of people aren’t about to be swindled out of close to a million dollars… but by deleting the reference to their foolproof fraud detection from their support pages.
Robert Richards IV was in 2009 convicted of raping his three-year-old daughter, seven years after she, then five, told relatives that she didn’t want “my daddy touching me anymore.” In an alarming twist, the judge who sentenced the heir to the du Pont fortune let him off with no jail time, arguing that six-foot-four Richards “will not fare well” in prison.
Instead of sentencing him to prison for raping a toddler, Judge Jan Jurden ruled that Richards would benefit from treatment. Critics have since noted that such treatment is usually only offered to drug addicts or those in possession of child pornography, not convicted rapists. The details of the case became public this month when Richards’s ex-wife sued him for damages related to the abuse of their daughter.
I don’t want politicians who are preoccupied with what people will think about their sexual desires, forcing them to skulk about and get up to no good. I want the people running our country to focus on precisely that.
Dutch hospital has successfully performed the first operation replacing a patient’s skull with a 3D-printed version.
The 22-year-old patient suffered from a rare disorder that caused the bone in her skull to thicken abnormally, from the normal 1.5cm to 5cm thick.
The condition gave the woman poor eyesight, severe headaches and the inability to perform facial expressions, with doctors saying the pressure on her brain would have certainly killed her in time.
The operation took 23 hours to perform and was led by Dr Bon Verweij from the University Medical Centre Utrecht. 3D-printers have previously been used to replace skull fragments, but this is the first time such an extensive area of the cranium – nearly a full hemisphere – has been transplanted.
I am not about to debate the Second Amendment here but to equate carrying an unlicensed gun into a bar or restaurant with a basic American right is sheer idiocy. Alcohol and guns don’t mix well in bars, and what possible rationale is there to allow them into a restaurant? Well, here’s one possibility: under the rules of Stand Your Ground, if the guy at the next table flirts with your wife and you ask him to stop and he tells you to go screw yourself and you see he’s got a pistol in his belt, then you have a perfect right to pull out your own gun and blow the fucker way—all perfectly legal. By the way, the same goes for the other guy.
The latest work has already thrown up an intriguing possibility. The angle of the body’s orbit and that of Sedna’s are strikingly similar, an effect most likely caused by the gravitational tug of another, unseen body. One possibility is a “Super Earth” that traces so large an orbit around the sun that it has never been seen.
Talking people out of $2.4 million dollars in exchange for zero percent equity is a perfectly legal scam. Then selling the company for $2 billion dollars is simply how this particular crowdfunding works.
The top 1 percent of Americans raked in 95 cents out of every dollar of increased income from 2009, when the Great Recession officially ended, through 2012. Almost a third of the entire national increase went to just 16,000 households, the top 1 percent of the top 1 percent, Piketty and Saez’s analysis of IRS data shows.
By contrast, in 1934, the year after the Great Depression officially ended, the 1 percent of the 1 percent saw their incomes slip by 3.4 percent
It is different this time! The article is a review of an economics book.
A wealth of research has shown us that we are all pretty awful at understanding the preferences of the opposite sex. These misunderstandings are at the root of body image and self-esteem issues, causing people to engage in behaviours that are at best unnecessary, and at worst damaging to their health.
The recent wave of “no makeup selfies” that have raised more than £2m for Cancer Research was based on a simple premise – women removed their makeup, photographed themselves and shared the image. After donating, they nominated their friends, who did the same.
The idea behind it was that removing their makeup, the women exposed their vulnerable, “real” selves, emulating the way cancer can devastate a person’s life. Despite being incredibly successful, the trend had an interesting result. Even on my own Facebook account, I saw hundreds of compliments to those going bare-faced, with men and women alike commenting on how much more attractive everyone looked. And if so, are we wrong about the perceptions created by makeup?
On Tuesday, we dusted off the source code for early versions of MS-DOS and Word for Windows. With the help of the Computer History Museum, we are making this code available to the public for the first time.
There is no evidence of foul play, but if one wants to quickly reduce their life expectancy, the best way to achieve that is to fly a 777 with transponders switched off near a city where the world’s leaders are currently located.
Sie infiltrierten Netzwerke, lasen E-Mails und stahlen Firmengeheimnisse: Mit großem Aufwand hat der US-Geheimdienst NSA nach SPIEGEL-Informationen chinesische Politiker und Konzerne ausgespäht. Eines der Ziele war der Huawei-Konzern – wegen seiner zunehmenden Bedeutung für das Internet.
Die amerikanische Regierung hat eine digitale Großoffensive gegen China gestartet und dabei auch die chinesische Staatsführung und den Huawei-Konzern ins Visier genommen. Das geht aus Unterlagen des ehemaligen NSA-Mitarbeiters Edward Snowden hervor, die der SPIEGEL einsehen konnte. Zu den Zielen, die der amerikanische Geheimdienst attackierte, zählen der ehemalige Staatspräsident Hu Jintao, das chinesische Handelsministerium, das Außenministerium, Banken sowie Telekommunikationsunternehmen.
From the constant harping about the supposed “failure” of Apple’s iPhone 5c, you’d think the phone is selling poorly. The reality is that middle tier model, while dramatically less popular than Apple’s top of the line iPhone 5s, still managed to outsell every Blackberry, every Windows Phone and every Android flagship in the winter quarter, including Samsung’s Galaxy S4.
Microsoft is not unique in claiming the right to read users’ emails – Apple, Yahoo and Google all reserve that right as well, the Guardian has determined.
The broad rights email providers claim for themselves has come to light following Microsoft’s admission that it read a journalist’s Hotmail account in an attempt to track down the source of an internal leak. But most webmail services claim the right to read users’ email if they believe that such access is necessary to protect their property.
Turkey may have blocked the use of Twitter, but that hasn’t stopped many Turks from continuing to tweet. Technologically-savvy youth are quickly getting their fellow citizens up to speed on how to bypass the ban by posting instructions online as well as on city walls.
Louisiana has a state motto, state bird, and state flower.
Guess what it is.
I’ll give you a hint: Carmody is a Republican.
Last night we reported that Catholic League mouthpiece Bill Donohue had applied to march in NYC’s LGBT Pride parade carrying a “Straight is Great” banner in a challenge to its inclusiveness following controversy over gay exclusion from the St. Patrick’s Day parade.
NYC Pride has responded, it tells Towleroad:
In response to email communications from Bill Donohue, President of the Catholic League, NYC Pride representatives provided instructions for the March’s online registration system.
“Mr. Donohue and his group are free to participate in the 2014 March. His group’s presence affirms the need for this year’s Pride theme, ‘We Have Won When We’re One.’ Straight is great – as long as there’s no hate,” said David Studinski, March Director of NYC Pride.
Chris Frederick, Managing Director of NYC Pride, added, “Straight allies are great. We have thousands of straight people participating in the Pride March, including Catholic groups, who support LGBT youth, families and married couples.”
GLAAD’s Commentator Accountability Project provided background information on Bill Donohue’s recent statements on LGBT people. On February 27, 2014, Donohue gave a video interview with World Over with Raymond Arroyo in which he stated, “If I wanted to get into their gay pride parade with my own float with big banners saying ‘straight is great,’ they would have a right to feel put-upon and I wouldn’t do that to them.”
I have never wished a man dead, but I have read many an obituary with great pleasure.
And one last thing: Don’t pay too much attention to the rhetoric that originates from Washington and Moscow and at meetings between their high-level officials.
Trust me as a former Kremlin and government adviser: Behind the scenes it is mostly all handshakes and smiles.