The Regular Rekt - 2021-04-23

  • Not rekt
    After a two-hour warmup period, MOXIE began producing oxygen at a rate of 6 grams per hour.
  • Rekt
    [A member of Deutsche Bank's supervisory board] told [Wirecard's CEO] he had recently bought additional shares in Wirecard, and urged [the CEO] to “do this newspaper in!! :-)”
  • Really Rekt
    As is so often — not always! — the case, the market rewarded absolute unsentimental ruthlessness here. A bunch of prime brokers got in a room to give speeches about working together and preserving value and not artificially depressing prices, and the Goldman representative was texting colleagues under the table “SELL EVERYTHING!” Goldman was right.
  • Tyrannosaurus Rekt
    In completely unrelated news, upcoming versions of Signal will be periodically fetching files to place in app storage.
  • Rekt marks the spot
    Because of this, I will now have to ban all future contributions from your University and rip out your previous contributions, as they were obviously submitted in bad-faith with the intent to cause problems.
    As an aside, the relevant IRB declared this "not human research". I know what they mean but I'm in love with the idea that they heard "Kernel devs? They're not human, go nuts." Also, this email is such a wonderful time capsule of the Old Internet. A top-posting callout! plonk! Put it in my veins.
  • Cash4Rekt.com
    [PATCH 000/190] Revertion of all of the umn.edu commits
  • Star Trekt (pdf)
    Of particular concern is the significant weakness within Dynetics’ proposal [...] due to the SEP’s finding that Dynetics’ current mass estimate for its DAE far exceeds its current mass allocation
  • Grapes of Rekt (pdf)
    SpaceX was was therefore grateful that OneWeb offered in the meeting to retract its previous incorrect statements. SpaceX looks forward to hearing confirmation from OneWeb that those retractions have been made.
  • The Rekt Side Story (tvtropes warning) Picking just one is hard but:
    Somali pirates in a small skiff fired on what they (presumably) assumed was an unarmed freighter. The US Navy guided missile frigate Nicholas promptly returned fire with its deck-mounted, water-cooled, .50 caliber machine gun. (The pirates were captured, their ship sunk, and their "mother ship" subsequently tracked down and also captured.)
  • The Rekt Prince of Bel-Air
    Here is the full list of undocumented easter-egg instructions my i7 6850k comes with:
  • Grand Rekt Auto V
    "5:45 cocaine, etc., etc."

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