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Tesco Clubcard - Wikipedia
In January 1995, Frank Riolfo, a former member of the Royal Army Medical Corps, attempted to blackmail Tesco, forcing the introduction of the previously trialed discount card.
2 days ago
strange exit status code behavior · Issue #3379 · docker/compose
Please note that docker-compose allocates a TTY by default for run / exec operations, whereas docker does not. As such, to obtain the equivalent behavior with compose as in docker, one should use the -T flag.
7 days ago
What Mark Carney knows but dare not say out loud - Business Insider
More recently, the BOE has become concerned that UK car finance has become unsustainable. Personal contract purchases — a type of rent-to-buy agreement — allow drivers to own cars while paying less than the total price of the car at the beginning of the contract. And that is creating a supply of high-quality used vehicles which is greater than the entire aggregate demand for new cars in Britain in some years.

What has been the response of the finance sector? To bundle all those car loans together and sell them as asset-backed securities.

As Morgan Stanley analyst Harald Hendrikse told Business Insider recently, "The mechanics of the situation are exactly the same" as the mortgage crisis. "We are repeating exactly the same problems in the US and the UK specifically that happened with the mortgage market in 2007," he said.
11 days ago
My $169 development Chromebook
After reading an absurd number of reviews and forum posts, I eventually settled on the Samsung Chromebook 3. It's lightweight (a little over 2 lbs), comes with 4GB RAM and a 16GB solid state drive (expandable via MicroSD to 256GB), and uses a low-power Intel x86-64 dual core N3060 1.6/2.4 GHz processor. Other goodies include USB 2/3 ports, HDMI, 720p webcam, and a water-resistant keyboard.

21 days ago
Breaking open the MtGox case, part 1
Having identified the actual transactions for the bulk of the stolen MtGox bitcoins, we traced them and clustered all addresses involved, quickly finding that other stolen coins were making their way into the same wallets. Below is a summarized illustration highlighting the theft coin flow of September 2011 onwards:
22 days ago
testing pyramid – WatirMelon.Blog
Secondly, the test feedback to someone who’s made a change still isn’t fast enough to enable confidence in making a change (by the time your app has been deployed and the parallel end-to-end tests have run; the person who made the change has most likely moved onto something else).

6 weeks ago
Ron was wrong, Whit is right
Two out of every one thousand RSA moduli that we collected offer no security
7 weeks ago
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