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Comment: Re:So Bloomberg Could Watch/Anticipate Goldman Tra (Score 1) 55

by QuantumPete (#43708765) Attached to: Bloomberg Reporters Caught Spying On Terminal Users
That's factually incorrect. If you read the press release, you will see that journalists (or any internal users for that matter) don't have access to clients' trading or portfolio information at all. What we're talking about here are some user stats, such as log-in/log-out and functionality-used information.

Comment: Votes can still be affected (Score 1) 183

by QuantumPete (#43001759) Attached to: Lessons From the Papal Conclave About Election Security

makes it impossible for an outsider to affect the voting in any way

I take issue with this. In history there are many examples where rich families have bought themselves a pope by bribing and intimidating the cardinals. Theory is one thing, in practice Conclave is not completely shut off from the rest of the world.

Comment: Re:Wtf? (Score 3, Interesting) 251

by QuantumPete (#39184203) Attached to: Apple Threatens To Pull Siri Clone From App Store

English sounds English to a human ear, the syntax is based on the same rules but the usage of the language varies a lot around the world. Meaning is coloured by local culture.

Exactly! After all when a bouncer throws you out of a pub in the UK by saying: "I'm afraid I'm going to have to ask you to leave..." he's neither afraid nor is he asking.

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