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+ - The St. Louis Cardinals Hacked the Houston Astros and Didn't Do a Good Job

mwn3d writes: The St. Louis Cardinals are under investigation for hacking into a database storing Houston Astros operational data. "Hacking" is used loosely here as almost everyone involved seems to have made many not-so-smart choices. An initial mistake is that "Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow...used to work with the Cardinals and ran a similar database in St. Louis. It appears that Luhnow used the same passwords in both places, leaving the database open to mischief". Later mistakes including perpetrating this "hack" from their home computers and posting stolen documents on a public pastebin site.

Comment: Similar for housing? (Score 1) 176 176

I wonder if they could do a similar study for housing. Older houses probably use more energy for climate control and they would need more things replaced. Though there was probably an increase in cohabitation (couples, people moving in with parents, getting roommates to save on rent) which might offset anything else.

Comment: Re:So nothing happened? (Score 1) 135 135

Yeah so they're not required by law to black it out but the NFL will probably still want that to happen so they get ticket/concession sales. So then they'll just set it up in the contract with the cable networks to work the same as before and the cable networks will go with it because people watch the NFL and they don't want to lose that. Cable networks get eyeballs on the screen and the NFL gets butts in seats. Everyone wins but us.

Comment: NHL has used them for years (Score 1) 107 107

You'll see coaches drawing up plays on them, players watching replays on them, even when they're not using them you can see them tucked away in a pocket on the bench showing the live broadcast. Not sure why the NFL has to be stuck with still pictures. I'm also not sure why the NFL has to use tablets to show those pictures when they could just print the HD color pictures. And doesn't $400M seem like a bit much? Ramble ramble ramble ramble....

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