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Comment: Re:Learn English (Score 2, Funny) 192

by Dpaladin (#28616151) Attached to: PC Invader Costs a Kentucky County $415,000

Yes, I am a pedantic Grammar Nazi, and I anticipate a great modding down of this comment, but my need to say this is worse than any addict's craving for his next fix. There are few things I hate more than redundant words. "Co-conspirator" is about as redundant as it gets. A conspiracy is a group of people. People conspire to do something like this, and you call those people conspirators. What happens in a hundred years when we forget that "co-conspirator" was being used this way? Do we start saying "co-co-conspirator"?

Of course! It should be co-nspirator, referring to multiple nspirators working together...

Comment: Re:Minimum wage in the US (Score 0) 224

by Dpaladin (#26353471) Attached to: Phishing Is a Minimum-Wage Job
This principle in economics is called market equilibrium. Supply and demand applies kind of oddly to this situation. You would say that the employers are the people who get phished, and that, as you point out, there's a finite amount of money in it. So we have the supply (S) of phishers offering their services, and the demand (D) for said services (D). When S increases, D decreases because, "No thank you; I got phished yesterday." So the average wage per phisher goes down.

But in all seriousness, some of these guys probably make decent money. It's even more difficult than average to claim that you have an accurate picture of the situation, as it's not exactly public information until you catch one of them. A phisher that is. Not a phish.

+ - Final Fantasy VII: Voices of the Lifestream->

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djpretzel writes "Today OverClocked ReMix released its ninth album, Final Fantasy VII: Voices of the Lifestream. The album, made by fans for fans, honors the recent 10-year anniversary of the Square Enix PlayStation video game Final Fantasy VII with 45 arrangements of composer Nobuo Uematsu's original score. Available for free download at http://ff7.ocremix.org, Voices of the Lifestream is not affiliated with or endorsed by Square Enix. More than 40 artists from the OverClocked ReMix community contributed more than three hours of music to the album, with interpretations covering a variety of genres and styles from jazz to electronica to rock to symphonic."
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