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Comment: Re:With oversight like this... (Score 1) 191

by sparkydevil (#46438365) Attached to: The Tangled Tale of Mt. Gox's Missing Millions

I interviewed Mark Karpeles in May 2013. The first thing I did after I left the meeting was tell my friend, a guy who has worked for big banks all his life, that he should apply for a job at Mt Gox because it was very obvious they had no oversight whatsoever and needed someone like him to make sure they complied with basic financial software standards.

Comment: Politics of envy (Score 4, Insightful) 1216

by sparkydevil (#45501651) Attached to: Should the US Copy Switzerland and Consider a 'Maximum Wage' Ratio?

This is just typical anti-capitalist politics-of-envy bollocks. "Democracy starts to unravel"? Really? Getting paid the going rate *is* the sign of a free society. Attracting the best talent cost real money. I bet most of the commenters here don't complain when their favorite sportsperson gets paid millions.

Comment: Melting ice does not change sea levels (Score 1) 335

Put an icecube in a glass of water. As it melts the water level will not change because the ice cube displaces the same volume of water as the amount that melts. In In the same way, sea levels will not rise even if all the ice on the sea melts. Check this video for an example. Nothing to see here, move along and thank you science!

We gave you an atomic bomb, what do you want, mermaids? -- I. I. Rabi to the Atomic Energy Commission