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The Final Dakar
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Jul 17, 2018, 05:49 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
IIUC, it’s not for damages, which is certainly what I think of when I hear “sue”.

Not exactly the best optics though.
I was considering this. I imagine some bean counter realized the damages for 1000 people will far exceed whatever the cost of the negative PR is.

Capitalism.
     
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Jul 27, 2018, 04:48 PM
 


This is Lake Shore Drive. It doesn’t look populated, but there’s city on the other side of those trees.

     
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Jul 27, 2018, 05:21 PM
 
sometimes I think you need to post the story with the picture.
     
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Jul 27, 2018, 05:47 PM
 
The pic, and that it happened is the most interesting bit. Plane lost power.

http://abc7chicago.com/small-plane-l...uries/3834885/
     
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Aug 1, 2018, 02:03 PM
 
Once again, I'm really regretting that I didn't get Apple Stock like 10-15 years ago... (I don't have any)
     
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Aug 3, 2018, 12:20 AM
 
^^ The above might not belong here. It may warrant a thread to call its' own.
  • Cheating on tests. By the school rather than the students.
  • Gender discrimination.
  • Do these test scores become part of a student's permanent record? If so, falsification of official records. Which could affect them at any other school they apply to. A legal injury, grounds for a class-action lawsuit.
  • Excluding students on fears of what they might do in the future, when the students are innocent today. (prejudge -> prejudice)
  • Applying a quota without announcing it - Japanese law violation. For 7 years running.
  • As lots of people had to know, and none reported it, we may have conspiracy charges.
  • Accepting bribes to let unqualified person(s) in.
Quite an accomplished list for a university. Took years of work.
     
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Aug 3, 2018, 07:37 PM
 
I guess I just saw the summary of the reasoning and thought: That's ridiculous
     
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Aug 7, 2018, 09:21 PM
 
The Guardian has done their story on this.
Studies show the share of female doctors who have passed the national medical exam has plateaued at around 30% for more than 20 years, leading some experts to suspect that other medical schools also discriminate against women.

The education minister Yoshimasa Hayashi told reporters he planned to examine the entrance procedures of all medical schools.
This story could get a lot bigger. If those suspicions are true, a lot of people could be resigning and/or going to jail.
     
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Aug 8, 2018, 09:28 PM
 
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Aug 8, 2018, 10:49 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
I've been seeing a steady bleed for months. I knew I should have dumped by Tesla stock at $350 last week.
Musk probably manipulating the stock by tweeting he's thinking about going private nets me that and then-some. Gonna be a fund drama to watch unfold.
     
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Aug 9, 2018, 11:25 AM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Gonna be a fund drama to watch unfold.
Freudian typo.
     
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Aug 9, 2018, 12:32 PM
 
I caught it after I posted and was also amused. Anyway I'm officially out. No more brain cycles wasted watching it ping pong.
     
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Aug 9, 2018, 01:12 PM
 
Want a smooth ride, even if you bought square tires on a sale?



Yes, it rides smoothly. No bumps for the rider - the axle heights remain constant. Click the picture for the article.

If you are near Saint Paul, MN, stop by Macalester college. The bike can be ridden by the public.
     
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Aug 11, 2018, 05:12 PM
 
An amusing read:
Man holds frog hostage in standoff with deputy

Stolen Plane Recordings Show Man Confident In Flying Ability
At one point [he expressed] confidence in his flying ability because "I've played some video games."

$30,000 ring accidentally thrown out in dump and recovered using GPS
Not sure what I make about this story, given the high price of the ring. Heck, it costs as much as a nice car!

This guy (check his photo, proud of himself obviously) got mad as his girlfriend, so he killed her pet lizard. Yup...

A fine example of why preparation matters:
Man waiting for driver's test arrested when instructor smells weed coming from car
The trooper recovered almost a pound of marijuana, more than $15,000 in suspected drug-related money, [and] a loaded handgun with a 30-round magazine that was in the glove box

Police have a hard enough job as it is, for example
dealing with this:
A Houston woman was taken into custody by Bryan police on Tuesday after allegedly assaulting a pregnant woman with a tire iron in an argument over chicken

Another disgusting act involving a miscarriage
A woman overdosing at a Chillicothe, Ohio, Burger King bathroom gave birth to a baby in toilet bowl as her boyfriend passed out on drugs in the parking lot


I was wondering if we could have a separate thread for Random Interesting/Cool News, such as:
https://www.greaterkashmir.com/news/...er/293269.html
     
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Aug 12, 2018, 02:44 AM
 
Sitting in Starbucks watching a guy sitting next to me randomly hitting his iPhone with the palm of his hand every so often, as if to try to fix the iPhone. Sorry, but the iPhone is completely non-mechanical and different from the audio cassette players of yore, which maybe requires a careful knock on the corner for it to work properly. Seriously stupid.
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Aug 12, 2018, 03:38 AM
 
Probably just stupid, but solid state devices can benefit from some old-fashioned percussive maintenance. If a connection has become dislodged, a good whack can relodge it.
     
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Aug 16, 2018, 02:12 PM
 
Originally Posted by And.reg View Post
I could sense the last line in the article was coming, but I still laughed.
     
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Aug 22, 2018, 12:10 AM
 
Stefán Karl Stefánsson is in my autocorrect.
     
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Aug 23, 2018, 07:54 PM
 
http://hiphop-n-more.com/2018/08/son...thumous-album/
Michael Jackson fans around the world will feel a major sense of victory as Sony Music has conceded finally in court that they released three fake tracks sung by an impersonator. These songs, ‘Breaking News’, ‘Keep Your Head Up’ and ‘Monster’ appeared on the late legend’s first posthumous album, Micheal in 2010. It debuted at number 3 on the Billboard 200 with first week sales of 228k.
Interestingly, Serova also said in the court that Sony Music and the Cascio brothers had been trying to delete evidence of any misdoing and make sure the media didn’t take up the issue on a big level. That’s the reason why this story has hardly been reported so far. As MJ enthusiast Damien Shields reports, on December 7, 2016, lawyers for Sony Music and the estate finally conceded that the songs might actually be forgeries. They said that Sony and the Estate had taken Porte and Cascio at their word and failed to make their own investigation.
     
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Aug 24, 2018, 10:25 AM
 
Hard to be surprised over a story like this anymore, isn't it?

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That's a staggering confession. It seems every large company is a collective of scumbags.
     
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Aug 24, 2018, 11:23 AM
 
It sounds like they lied to Sony, but I'm not sure.

What's weird is, would three songs really be a deal breaker on releasing an album?
     
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You know when smoking is a problem when...

https://www.tampabay.com/news/public...ipe-_171358863

Authorities say Jenkins, 39, (his girlfriend died in the accident) admitted to cutting the metal-coated brake lines on Fox's car the night before the crash. His reason: Jenkins had allegedly been trying to get a metal pipe that could be used to smoke crack cocaine.
     
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Does nobody use tinfoil anymore?
     
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Sep 3, 2018, 10:06 PM
 
surely all those fancy metal straws we're supposed to be buying would do the job.
     
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surely all those fancy metal straws we're supposed to be buying would do the job.
Can't wait for the first person to kill themselves using metal straws.

Class action lawsuit hilarity ensues.

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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
It sounds like they lied to Sony, but I'm not sure.

What's weird is, would three songs really be a deal breaker on releasing an album?
Three songs is the difference between releasing an EP and releasing an album.

Do you have any idea what the royalty payout would be for the producers of three songs on the first posthumous Michael Jackson album?
     
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Well I'm calling fake-staged-B.S. on the whole Elon Musk smokes pot podcast....
     
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Sep 8, 2018, 07:48 PM
 
In what sense? To hammer on the stock price?
     
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Sep 9, 2018, 08:07 AM
 
He did hint at going private. Lower stock price makes it easier.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Sep 9, 2018, 05:00 PM
 
I don’t see a way he can tank the price enough for it to matter without getting fired and/or charged with securities fraud.
     
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Sep 10, 2018, 10:52 AM
 
Maybe its more a "Leave me alone or I'll trash the value of your shares" deal.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Sep 10, 2018, 12:47 PM
 
He’s going to lower the stock price by acting like an idiot, so the board will leave him alone to keep the stock price up?

Wat
     
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Sep 10, 2018, 01:45 PM
 
Musk needs a vacation. SpaceX is executing well, with BFR development coming along. Tesla still needs attention, but letting the CEO melt down due to stress and overwork will not help.

He should take a month off. Off-grid if need be, to cut the stress. It's good for his health, and good for his companies.
     
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Sep 10, 2018, 06:17 PM
 
This is a very long gif, but it’s worth it to stay to the end.

     
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Sep 13, 2018, 01:51 PM
 
He must’ve gotten really pissed that traffic jam caused him to spill his mocha.
     
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A French school posted a picture for recruiting purposes. In order to appeal to prospective American students, their ad agency turned three students black. And added two more black people to the picture. The original pic had only white people.

Spotting them all will take a little work - the guardian does not show the exact same pic before manipulation. Instead one taken up to a minute off from the same set.

Speaking as an American, I do not find this particularly appealing.
( Last edited by reader50; Sep 13, 2018 at 02:20 PM. Reason: they have pic linking disabled)
     
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Sep 13, 2018, 07:33 PM
 
I was about to post that. I do see the people who have been digitally altered but I do not see the two black people who have been added.

Edit: never mind, I see them now.
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Sep 15, 2018, 07:01 AM
 
Man fakes having Down syndrome.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...er/1306857002/

I think he was able to pull it off because he kind of does look like he does have Down syndrome with that stare.
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Wait, I thought Down Syndrome is physically evident? That man is insane.
     
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Sep 23, 2018, 07:48 PM
 
How do I get my Title changed from "The Mighty" to "The Mighty Pain in the Ass"?
     
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Sep 23, 2018, 08:49 PM
 
Originally Posted by And.reg View Post
How do I get my Title changed from "The Mighty" to "The Mighty Pain in the Ass"?
None for you. You suck at being a pain in the ass. Do better

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Now I want to change my location to “that pain in your ass”.
     
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Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
None for you. You suck at being a pain in the ass. Do better

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It won't take much. With Mojave GM, I have a basis to complain a lot more again.
     
 
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