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Ralf Haring
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"What ensued in the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and in a 29-page court decision handed down on Monday, was an exercise in high-stakes grammar pedantry that could cost a dairy company in Portland, Me., an estimated $10 million."
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"In other words: Oxford comma defenders won this round. “That comma would have sunk our ship,” David G. Webbert, a lawyer who represented the drivers, said in an interview on Wednesday."

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Damn it, +Netflix US & Canada, don't do this. Thumbs up and thumbs down are completely useless to me. If that is all that's available, I will stop rating anything.

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"This is the story of how River City Media (RCM), Alvin Slocombe, and Matt Ferris, accidentally exposed their entire operation to the public after failing to properly configure their Rsync backups. The data from this well-known, but slippery spamming operation, was discovered by Chris Vickery, a security researcher for MacKeeper and shared with Salted Hash, Spamhaus, as well as relevant law enforcement agencies. While security practitioners are familiar with spammers and their methods, this story afforded Salted Hash with a rare opportunity to look behind the curtain and view their day-to-day operations."

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Kristal's latest model, The Bat.

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This cannot possibly be exported across the pond fast enough.

"In response, a number of anti-scalping measures were utilized for the UK leg of Maiden’s 2017 "The Book Of Souls" tour, starting May 4, including extensive use of paperless ticketing. All other legitimate ticket purchases carry the name of the buyer with entry to the venue requiring proof of ID. Three of the biggest secondary sites in the UK – Getmein and Seatwave (both owned by Ticketmaster) and eBay-owned Stubhub – also agreed not to list the tour, leaving just Viagogo as the only major resale platform carrying tickets."

"As a result, only 207 tickets for the 12-date trek ended up on secondary sites (all of them on Viagogo), compared to over 6,000 for the band’s 2011 UK tour when Getmein and Seatwave accounted for 67 percent of the listings. Of the 207 tickets listed on Viagogo this time around, the majority were identified as bogus and are “now in the hands of the relevant authorities investigating criminal activity,” according to a press release from Live Nation. The remainder of genuine tickets listed on the platform have been made null and void as per the original terms of purchase."

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#pixelpushing

Standing outside a conference room at one minute past the hour when the previous occupants refuse to finish their meeting be all like...
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"Nobody likes dealing with customer support. But the one thing worse than dealing with a bored customer support web chat advisor is dealing with a bored customer support web chat advisor who happens to have all your files and is extorting money from you."

"There are two things about how ransomware works that makes a customer support line useful for criminals. The first is that people caught out by ransomware links are less likely to be fluent in computer. The second is the illegal nature of the activity means that untraceable Bitcoin is the only way to pay. Combine Bitcoin with computer novices and you have a recipe for confusion."

"To that end, the Spora ransomware family’s creators have a website which has a group chat feature, where the “support worker” deals with a heady combination of confusion, questions, pleas for mercy and outright abuse. Security firm F-Secure have published 34 pages of transcripts from the channel which gives some fascinating insights into how the business model operates."

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"As a new study published in PLOS ONE reveals, Wikipedia’s bots don’t always get along, frequently undoing each other’s edits. These online algorithms, each equipped with their own instructions and goals, engage in sterile “fights” over content that can persist for years. The new research shows how relatively “dumb” bots can produce complex interactions and behaviors, and how developers need to stay on top of their digital creations."
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