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"The Navy intends to remove Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, the three-star commander of the 7th Fleet, from his position amid an investigation into four incidents involving the crucial Pacific battle group that resulted in the deaths of multiple sailors."


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@NattyGov Just tell him it's all part of your Commitment To Excellence™

AWKWARD! Client hugged me. And I kissed his neck by mistake 😱

"Eddie Tipton, a computer programmer at the Multi-State Lottery Association, secretly installed software that allowed him to pick winning numbers and was collecting money from jackpots in multiple states.

No one seemed to suspect anything: Tipton was such a trusted employee that he was promoted in 2013 to head information security, placing him in charge of protecting the lottery computer systems he had been cheating."


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@troubleMoney Besides, putting on my tinfoil hat for a moment -- IF the bad guys have managed to get control of the helm somehow, it wouldn't matter if you could look out the window and see the other ship. They can just discard your sudden hard turn to port and replace it with a hard to starboard, or whatever other input is needed to make the collision happen.

(Recognizing of course that the "if" above is a very, very big "if.")

When I am in charge, developing an Electron app will be punishable by one to three years of having to do all your programming on a Commodore 64

American companies lose billions in productivity when their workers go home to their families

Possible explanations, in escalating order of concern:

* Recent tensions in Asia have resulted in the ships and sailors of the Pacific Fleet being driven harder than usual, leading to more accidents.

* Something is wrong with the navigational acumen of sailors in the Pacific Fleet. Maybe lack of training, maybe the wrong people being put at the helm of the ships.

* Somebody bad has hacked the Navy's navigation systems, or GPS itself, and is warning us that the Pacific Fleet has been p0wned.

The destroyer USS John S. McCain, part of the Pacific Fleet, collided with a civilian oil tanker off Singapore this morning: cnn.com/2017/08/20/asia/us-nav

Other recent news from the Pacific Fleet:

* In June, the USS Fitzgerald collided with a container ship.

* In May, the USS Lake Champlain collided with a South Korean fishing vessel.

* In February, the cruiser USS Antietam ran aground.

They say once is an accident; twice is a coincidence; three times is a trend.

So what's four times?