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Old 2009-09-09, 11:05   Link #2301
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Goldman Sachs banker offers GBP500,000 to an escort for leaving her pensioner husband
Leaving aside the sheer stupidity of this deal, I kind of want to know how exactly this Samuelides came up with the amount of money she is worth. Are we talking "present value" here, and what was his risk management strategy (aside from apparently threatening to kill himself)?

What are the odds of his losing his job soon given the PR flack being reported also?
Hold on. As my high school chemistry teacher would say, "Where's the algorithm?"
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Old 2009-09-09, 12:26   Link #2302
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Hold on. As my high school chemistry teacher would say, "Where's the algorithm?"
"Algorithm"? Did you mean to use a different word, or am I missing something in context due to a difference in school systems?
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Old 2009-09-09, 12:28   Link #2303
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"Algorithm"? Did you mean to use a different word, or am I missing something in context due to a difference in school systems?
As in, show me the math. (Or the formula, if you will.)
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Old 2009-09-09, 15:36   Link #2304
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Video Game Arcade In Democratic Republic of the Congo



This is probably a good example of nations in poverty.
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Old 2009-09-10, 00:14   Link #2305
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Malaysia boleh?
Mm. Malaysia boleh? What?
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Old 2009-09-10, 00:21   Link #2306
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Mm. Malaysia boleh? What?
Should have expected this. Are there Malaysians here?... I guess not.

It means, Malaysia can.
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Old 2009-09-10, 01:38   Link #2307
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Goldman Sachs banker offers GBP500,000 to an escort for leaving her pensioner husband
Leaving aside the sheer stupidity of this deal, I kind of want to know how exactly this Samuelides came up with the amount of money she is worth. Are we talking "present value" here, and what was his risk management strategy (aside from apparently threatening to kill himself)?

What are the odds of his losing his job soon given the PR flack being reported also?
Hah... How can he be happy with a wife that is simply with him for the money? And yea, I sure hope he gets in trouble for PR reasons. It would be awesome if he gets fired and she instantly divorces him.

Seriously though, people like that are pathetic; the guy for trying to buy love and the woman for seemingly caring about nothing but money.
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Old 2009-09-10, 06:42   Link #2308
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Someone Out There Loves Love Plus



It seems that quite a number of people tend to purchase multiple copies of the same game every time one is released with different type of pre-order bonuses.
Same thing with some surprising fanboys who buy a whole set of Idolm@ster (for the PSP)... for bragging rights and ensuring absolute completeness.
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Old 2009-09-10, 07:57   Link #2309
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Carrier pigeon outperforms the Internet for data transfers in South Africa

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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A South African information technology company on Wednesday proved it was faster for them to transmit data with a carrier pigeon than to send it using Telkom, the country's leading internet service provider.

Internet speed and connectivity in Africa's largest economy are poor because of a bandwidth shortage. It is also expensive.

Local news agency SAPA reported the 11-month-old pigeon, Winston, took one hour and eight minutes to fly the 80 km (50 miles) from Unlimited IT's offices near Pietermaritzburg to the coastal city of Durban with a data card was strapped to his leg.

Including downloading, the transfer took two hours, six minutes and 57 seconds -- the time it took for only four percent of the data to be transferred using a Telkom line.
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Old 2009-09-10, 07:59   Link #2310
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Omg I'm so glad I don't live there.
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Old 2009-09-10, 09:33   Link #2311
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Good old pigeons are still reliable transport means!
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Old 2009-09-10, 09:37   Link #2312
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I like this part
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Old 2009-09-10, 10:53   Link #2313
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I don't know about this one but it seems a little inappropriate..

Spoiler for warning, not for kids:
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Old 2009-09-10, 13:57   Link #2314
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I knew RFC 1149 was the protocol of the future.
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Old 2009-09-11, 03:35   Link #2315
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sounds a lot like the US..

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I don't know about this one but it seems a little inappropriate..

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WTF
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Old 2009-09-11, 03:45   Link #2316
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sounds a lot like the US..


WTF
Wait, how is that burglary? Intrusion, yes, but...
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Old 2009-09-11, 09:57   Link #2317
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I think that article just described my country's ISPs.
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Old 2009-09-11, 10:16   Link #2318
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Wait, how is that burglary? Intrusion, yes, but...
... No, I'll control myself, and not making silly jokes on what might have been stolen from the guy while (or after ) he was... doing what he was doing...

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Good old pigeons are still reliable transport means!
And in times of famine, you can turn the pigeons into food for your people!
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Old 2009-09-11, 23:37   Link #2319
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Newspaper clipping I saw:

"Police receive reports of a dead infant in a trashcan outside a Wal*Mart. Upon further investigation, officers discover it was only a burrito."
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Old 2009-09-12, 02:21   Link #2320
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Must've been one hell of a burrito to be mistaken for an infant... Whoever made the 'discovery' should get their eyes checked.

Also did a search and there seems to be a pic of it on Failblog.
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