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tokensane

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yogthos, to random
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this is a disturbingly accurate description of how software is made https://www.stilldrinking.org/programming-sucks

tokensane,
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@yogthos Meanwhile the bridge is to replace an old ferry. The customers have never seen a bridge and have only the vaguest idea of how one works. The specification document has detailed requirements for the passenger terminals, lifeboats and engines which are non-negotiable.

tokensane, to Bloomscrolling
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Apple blossom

RealJournalism, to random
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Donald Trump is planning on testifying at his own trial. The problem is that once he starts, he won't be able to keep his big mouth shut. https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2024/4/12/2234939/-Why-Trump-Would-Be-Crazy-To-Testify-In-His-New-York-Criminal-Trial?pm_campaign=trending&pm_source=sidebar&pm_medium=web

tokensane,
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@RealJournalism He always says that, and then he always chickens out.

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tokensane,
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@jeffowski On (i.e. foreign people living here) https://www.openbible.info/topics/sojourners
The bible says far more about that than it does about LGBT+. Mike Johnson says that the Bible is his political platform, so presumably he's in favour of granting full citizenship to all aliens residing in the USA. Or not?

blogdiva, to random
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this is what secession by #abortion looks like. just as in 1860, the right to body autonomy is and has always been about #slavery:

MOST RESTRICTIVE
North Dakota
South Dakota
Idaho
Arizona
Texas
Oklahoma
Missouri
Arkansas
Louisiana
Indiana
Tennessee
Mississippi
Alabama
Georgia
South Carolina
Florida
West Virginia
Kentucky

RESTRICTIVE
Utah
Wyoming
Kansas
Nebraska
Iowa
Wisconsin
Ohio
Pennsylvania
Virginia
North Carolina

SOME RESTRICTION
Nevada
New Hampshire

h/t
https://mastodon.social/@Nonilex@masto.ai/112255605619606227

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RealJournalism, to random
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The walls are closing in. Now, short sellers are targeting shares of Truth Social. https://moguldom.com/456870/short-sellers-look-to-profit-from-collapse-of-trumps-truth-social-stock-5-things-to-know/

tokensane,
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@philip_cardella @lin11c @RealJournalism When you have a thinly traded stock with heavy shorting, it can easily become a Short Squeeze. Lots of people borrow the shares and sell them. Other speculators buy them up and then lend them out again. So now you have more shares outstanding than actually exist. The short sellers are legally required to buy back the shares whatever the price, but they can't get them, so the price goes up indefinitely and shorts go bankrupt.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Short_squeeze

tokensane,
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@lin11c @philip_cardella @RealJournalism Shorting itself isn't dependent on insider knowledge. You might look at a share and decide, based on honest skill and judgement, that it looks cheap and will go up, so you buy. Or you might decide (as in this case) that it's only going down, so you short it.

Inside knowledge just lets you cheat either way.

tokensane,
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@lin11c @philip_cardella @RealJournalism And ditto that its going to the moon. The problem isn't shorting, its insider trading.

tokensane,
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@dashrb @philip_cardella @lin11c @RealJournalism That's right. So now Trump's company looks like it might go the same way. But if it happens it won't be much benefit to Trump. Regardless of the nominal value, if he decides to unload his shares the price will just collapse anyway. The only people who think there's any value in Truth Social are suckers.

tokensane,
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@dashrb @lin11c @philip_cardella @RealJournalism Good point. Because how do you prove that the massive premium paid by a Panamanian company for 30% of Truth Social was a bribe and not an honest investment?

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This is by Christopher Hoggins. It's an illustration from his book "Roof-less" about his experience of being suddenly made homeless. More details on his blog here: https://christopherhogginsartist.wordpress.com/

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So, it now transpires that in the middle of the Horizon IT debacle Paula Vennells claimed that sub-post masters were likely to be tempted to steal by having large amounts of money in their tills...

when as we now know actually it was here & her associates who were tempted to steal by fraud by covering up IT problems they were aware of.

And just in case you had forgotten Vennells has served as an Anglican priest...

She really is a 'piece of work'...

#Horizon #fraud #Fujitsu

h/t FT

tokensane,
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@ChrisMayLA6 Isn't there something in the bible about bearing false witness?

Waitnwallflower, to random
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Oh
Are you guys seeing what the Arizona Supreme Court upheld?

Are we gonna unite?

Cuz it ain't just women that they will take down.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2024/04/08/us/arizona-supreme-court-abortion-access-tuesday

tokensane,
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@Knaughty @Waitnwallflower This is the Rethuglicans showing America who they are.

America, take note!

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tokensane,
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@dougiec3 So Trump is a RINO! Whoda thunk it?

tokensane, to random
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She Built a Microcomputer Empire From Her Suburban Home

https://every.to/the-crazy-ones/the-woman-that-tech-history-forgot

tokensane, to random
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Funny how nobody is calling them a "white grooming gang".

BBC News - Celtic Boys Club sex abuse cases could settle for millions
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-68766858

danluu, to random
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Interesting comment about SGI leadership knowing about the problems they were facing and still being unable to come up with a way to handle them.

tokensane,
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@danluu One of the main points in the Innovators Dilemma is exactly this. Even when a company can see the iceberg looming ahead, it is still constitutionally incapable of changing course because all its internal architecture and incentives are optimised for the current business model.

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tokensane,
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@jvagle
This is part of the nature of . Trumpism claims to be capitalist, but that's really only part of its faux traditionalism. However trumpism rejects enlightenment ideas like democracy and the rule of law, and so rejecting actual capitalism is just a piece with this. I've written more here:

https://mastodon.me.uk/@tokensane/112225058572144546

tokensane, to random
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BBC News - Watch: Mount Etna puffs 'smoke rings' in rare display
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-68752290

tokensane, (edited ) to random
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Should the government directly own and operate railways?

tokensane,
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@tml Because bandwidth is limited and I'm actually more interested in the differences between the answers. That's why all the questions have identical wording.

tokensane,
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@tml BTW, in the UK in the 60s and 70s the government did directly own and operate an airline, car factories, the railways and a computer maker.

tokensane,
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@tml No, I think I'd count SNCF as government owned and operated. If the government owns the company then the employees are effectively government employees.

tokensane,
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@tml Yes, that's pretty much it. Seems to me that if the govt hold a controlling share in a company then its effectively a government department, regardless of what it says on the letterhead.

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Trade schools should have some mandatory humanities courses.

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