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Comment: Quantum HDD (Score 3, Interesting) 137 137

This I heard from a ex-Quantum coworker; purportedly the drive firmware was suffering from a memory corruption problem (several consecutive bytes keep getting overwritten in RAM.) The engineer tasked with fixing the problem shifts the code by the said number of bytes and declares victory. After that I never looked at HDD the same way again.

Comment: employees and officers forgot they're human first (Score 1) 122 122

Because PayPal is, and has always been, ran by assholes who don't give a shit about their users.

I am incline to think it was started by assholes and that shaped the corporate culture into that of an asshole. So long after their departure, the company continue to act like assholes. At this point the only remedy is to nuke the company (with all hands) from orbit.

+ - Nichelle Nichols, Uhura from Star Trek, Hospitalized with Stroke->

fightinfilipino writes:

“Last night while at her home in L.A., Nichelle Nichols suffered from a mild stroke,” McGinnis wrote. “She is currently undergoing testing to determine how severe the stroke was. Please keep her in your thoughts.” Nichols, 82, appeared in the original “Star Trek” TV series, which ran from 1966-1969, as well as the “Star Trek” movies. She also played the role of Nana Dawson in the ABC show “Heroes,” and voiced characters in the TV series “Futurama,” “Gargoyles” and “Spider-Man.”


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Comment: Re:The Real Issue...Not indexed for inflation. (Score 1) 510 510

Over time this creates and increasing burden on businesses and banks as they are required to report transactions of smaller and smaller value.

If it's such a big fuss (read cost) then the banking lobby would've moved to have it adjusted to inflation. What's in it for them by not having the said adjustment done?

+ - PayPal will robo-text/call you with no opt-out starting July 1->

OutOnARock writes: When eBay cuts PayPal loose this summer, users of the new digital money giant will find they've agreed to new terms of service that take effect July 1. Those terms include PayPal giving itself the right to robocall or robo-text members at any phone number the firm can find, for just about any reason — from debt collecting to advertisements to opinion polling.

The fine print also says PayPal can pass along the same rights to its affiliates. Here's the language, in black and white, from the company's website:

You consent to receive autodialed or prerecorded calls and text messages from PayPal at any telephone number that you have provided us or that we have otherwise obtained . . . . (PayPal) may share your phone numbers with our Affiliates or with our service providers, such as billing or collections companies, who we have contracted with to assist us in pursuing our rights.

If I can only use PayPal on eBay, it'll probably mean an end of eBay for me, what about you?

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Top Ten Things Overheard At The ANSI C Draft Committee Meetings: (10) Sorry, but that's too useful.

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