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April 24, 2024

Secret UK women's codecracking army gets belated recognition for WWII work

https://sg.news.yahoo.com/secret-uk-womens-codecracking-army-052759519.html

During World War II, dozens of women Cambridge University students worked around the clock in complete secrecy to crack Nazi codes, but only now are the unsung heroes getting recognition.

At least 77 women from the women-only Newnham College were drafted to Bletchley Park, the code-breaking centre north of London, during the conflict.

It was there that mathematician Alan Turing decoded messages encrypted by the Nazis' Enigma machine, in particular those sent by German U-boats submarines in the North Atlantic.

Historians widely acknowledge that Bletchley played a key role in bringing down Adolf Hitler.

But the story of the Cambridge women has only recently been revealed thanks to research started by Sally Waugh five years ago.

The 69-year-old former Newnham student and teacher said she wanted to highlight the role of women in this period, often ignored in history books.

"Nobody was ever able to say thank you," she told AFP.

"I had no idea that people from Newnham went to work at Bletchley Park".

Then one day, she came across an article mentioning the name of an old friend, Jane Monroe, who died in 2005.

When Monroe, a mathematician from Newnham, was asked what she had done during the war, she replied unfazed: "Oh, I made tea," said Waugh.

"She was in reality a code breaker. She was a friend but she didn't tell me."

Monroe was unable to talk about her role as she had signed the Official Secrets Act, which restricts the publication of government information deemed sensitive.
April 22, 2024

TFG's bond hearing is today in the NY Civil case. Here's hoping it is deemed deficient and the fire sale begins!

After a couple of google searches I still cannot find when the hearing starts today. Anyone know?

April 18, 2024

Kerry Kennedy is on fire in a speech for Joe Biden (her entire family less the anti vaxer)

She is still speaking now. If you missed it, find the replay it is AMAZING and compelling.

April 4, 2024

Everyone's likely to lose on DJT stock

Who could have seen that coming?

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/why-shorting-trump-djt-stock-175000212.html

If the social-media platform’s stock DJT keeps falling, it will be because of selling by former bulls who are now getting out of their investments, according to Ihor Dusaniwsky, managing director of financial analytics at S3 Partners. That’s because there aren’t many shares available to short, and the cost to make a bearish bet can be prohibitive.

Trump Media shares were down 3.5% in afternoon trading Wednesday to trade below the $49.95 level where they closed on March 25 — the day before the ticker symbol changed to “DJT” from “DWAC” following the company’s merger with a special-purpose acquisition company, or SPAC, an instrument also known as a blank-check company.

The stock had initially soared as much as 58.9% to an intraday high of $79.38 on March 26 before pulling back to close that day up 16.1%, at $57.99. Since then, it has shed 14.1%.

Read: Trump’s DJT stock trades at multiples that exceed the peak of the meme-stock era

To short a stock — the act of selling a stock without ever owning it, on the expectation it can be bought back later at a lower price — that stock first has to be borrowed from someone who does own it and is willing and able to lend it. The fewer shares there are available to borrow, the higher the cost to borrow them. (Read more about the mechanics behind a short sale here.)

“There is very little stock available to borrow to support new short selling — less than 50,000 shares — and with demand to short this stock extremely high, we are seeing stock-borrow rates at 500% to 600% fee levels,” Dusaniwsky told MarketWatch on Tuesday.

Based on that data, to short 100 shares of Trump Media & Technology Group at the current price, it would cost between $24,895 and $29,874 a year. That means the stock would have to fall about 1.4% a day just to cover the cost of shorting it. And if the short were held for a year, the bet would still lose about $20,000 to $25,000, even if the stock price fell

March 20, 2024

Reposting to the appropriate forum: Here's my reply to a text from Lara T nominating me for Living Legend status

Two weeks ago I could not stop myself from replying to an unsolicited email lying about President Biden and trying to frighten me into buying gold coins. Since then I’ve received about 20 similar emails a day. While answering the original one was therapeutic, and I knew I’d probably pay for it with a barrage of junk emails, I didn’t expect this honor to be bestowed upon me:


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March 19, 2024

Here's my reply to a text from Lara Trump nominating me for Living Legend status

Two weeks ago I could not stop myself from replying to an unsolicited email lying about President Biden and trying to frighten me into buying gold coins. Since then I’ve receive about 20 similar emails a day. While answering the original one was therapeutic, and I knew I’d probably pay for it with a barrage of junk emails, I didn’t expect this honor to be bestowed upon me:




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March 8, 2024

My post rebuttal thought: The republicans sure do love their women in the kitchen smiling, whisper talking and

wearing a big cross. They’ve never put a man in the kitchen for a rebuttal.

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