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"No one here is exactly what he appears." G'Kar, Babylon 5
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Apparently the login servers failed, again, on May 22 2017. Like the login problems on May 19th, Daybreak Games didn't bother to report this on Facebook or Twitter.
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Daybreak Games - "Problem with login servers?… Again?" EventHorizon1984 19 May 2017 “Have you experienced a crash or disconnect in the last 30 days” Daybreak Game Company, 2017 According to Daybreak Games Company, they are the "ultimate online gaming destination,... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2017 at EventHorizon1984 Log
PACER Class Action Lawsuit - National Veterans Legal Services Program, et al. v. United States EventHorizon1984 
17 May 2017 “Paying too much for PACER? You could get an email notice later this spring to join a class action” Amanda Bronstad... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2017 at EventHorizon1984 Log
EverQuest II - Tell Us What You Think!
6 March 2017 “Essentially, it's another timesink for end-game players” Philip Kollar Touring the living remains of an 11-year-old MMO Surveys regarding EverQuest II are few. The last time any here... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2017 at EventHorizon1984 Log
Digital Homicide Lawsuits Click Bait
23 September 2016 17 October 2016 UPDATED “You must take a year off, one of these days, before you’re old and tired and weighed down by responsibility. Go away somewhere, and read. Read all... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2016 at EventHorizon1984 Log
eBay Seller -$19,250 - eBay Buyer -$1.44 - eBay 0 EventHorizon1984 8 September 2015 MED EXPRESS, INC. vs. AMY NICHOLS, et al. Case No.: 13CIV0351 13CIV0352 Court of Common Pleas, Medina County, Ohio “The Plaintiff's conduct consisted of allegations or... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2015 at EventHorizon1984 Log
Ebay, PayPal, Hewlett-Packard - Breaking Up Is Hard. EventHorizon1984 8 October 2014 “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do” Neil Sedaka, Howard Greenfield, 1962 Convention wisdom about the 2015 split of eBay INC, says the separate parts will be quickly sold... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2014 at EventHorizon1984 Log
Musing Bytes 5 - Laniakea, Kokaku Kidotai, and PayPal EventHorizon1984 30 September 2014 “Deep in the fundamental heart of mind and Universe there is a reason." Life, the Universe and Everything, 1982, Douglas Adams Elizabeth Gibney's article "Earth's new... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2014 at EventHorizon1984 Log
To the mass of people on Facebook, linking to this article. You'll find the conclusion of Corri McFadden v. Midley, in our followup article (below). Corri McFadden v. Midley, And The Winner Is ... A few Court documents are included.
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Since the hack announcement, there has been dis-information spread by 'eBay fanbois.' Here are the facts. 1) Fanbois have been saying ONLY "eBay customers' name, encrypted password, email address, physical address, phone number and date of birth" MAY HAVE BEEN taken. eBay INC clearly stated, "database, which was compromised between late February and early March, included eBay customers' name, encrypted password, email address, physical address, phone number and date of birth." eBay INC said "INCLUDED" and not "ONLY." Indicating those pieces of data AND other data was filched. Keep in mind eBay INC clearly stated the hackers gained access via "compromised employee log-in credentials." And "credentials" is plural, meaning multiple employee accounts were compromised. It is possible that the compromise to eBay INC internal areas accessible through multiple employee accounts, may be as extensive as the compromise to customer data. As a TONGUE IN CHEEK thought, were the hacked 145 million user accounts a diversion? Was eBay INC internal data the actual goal of the thieves? Was this an inside job? 2) Fanbois have been saying the NONE of the customer data posted recently is real. The article below, has an explanation for SOME of the eBay INC data on sale. Your eBay Password For Sale? How, Where And Why James Lyne Forbes, 23 May 2014 “In short, it’s a scam. A very well timed, clever scam that has everyone very excited.” However it appears the author did not check with any users on that list. Whereas elsewhere real data surfaced. U.S. states probe eBay cyber attack as customers complain Jim Finkleand, Karen Freifeld Reuters, 22 May 2014 “EBay’s Miller said the information was not authentic. Reuters spoke to six people whose phone numbers were included in that batch. While only four said they had eBay accounts, all of them said the data was correct” The James Lyne article ad could be one of many scammers, creating scams of the actual sample list Reuters investigated. The article continued, “which suggests they may have been victims of another data breach.” The question being, was that data from the February/March eBay INC database hack, or another hack, or compiled data from scammed/phished eBay INC users? For that matter, if that data is from another hack, what assurance do eBay INC users have that this other hack is not something more recent? To be continued?
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eBay Hacked - Would you believe John Donahoe offered credit protection? EventHorizon1984 22 May 2014 “You eat danger for breakfast” “Would you believe lunch?” Zach Smart “Don't do that.” Chief Maxwell Smart Get Smart (1995) eBay INC made an interesting... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2014 at EventHorizon1984 Log
Teen stowaway shows holes in vast airport security 22 April 2014 "Although the 15-year-old apparently wanted nothing more than to run away, his success in slipping past layers of security early Sunday morning made it clear that a determined person can still get into a supposedly safe area and sneak onto a plane." ""sometimes the actual results are quite underwhelming when it gets to the real world, where people are fatigued, people are preoccupied," said Richard Bloom, an airport security expert at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Arizona."
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Musing Bytes 4 - Science Fiction EventHorizon1984 16 March 2014 “Is this Doctor the sort who needs flattery? Or can I leave him to it?” Jyoti Cutler “I just let him talk.” Flip Jackson “I am still here you know.”... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2014 at EventHorizon1984 Log
Sony EverQuest Next Landmark Hacks, The No Hacker Help Version EventHorizon1984 1 March 2014 The fledgling EverQuest Next Landmark MMORPG began it’s paid Alpha access on 31 January 2014. Initially buggy and wipe prone the Alpha version has mostly stabilized.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2014 at EventHorizon1984 Log
We find it gratifying, article-wise, that this statement from Carl Icahn recently appeared: "The more applicable facts show that not only from the time Mr. Donahoe took over as CEO, but also since the beginning of 2013, the stock has dramatically underperformed its applicable peers. From March 31, 2008 through our initial involvement on January 10, 2014, eBay stock returned 75% while Amazon,Visa and MasterCard returned 462%, 271% and 285%, respectively. For all of 2013 through our initial involvement on January 10, 2014, Amazon, Visa and MasterCard returned 60%, 48%, and 73% respectively, while eBay stock returned only 2%." Apparently we weren't the only ones that noticed eBay INC's lack of stock performance. I.E. one does not need Carl Icahn's $20 billion net worth, to come to the same conclusion.
1 reply January 6, 2014 "eBay downgraded at Morgan Stanley As previously reported, Morgan Stanley downgraded eBay" Hewlett-Packard's job cuts to hit 34,000 "Since taking over as CEO in 2011, Meg Whitman has generally won praise from analysts for her efforts to revitalize the company. Nonetheless, HP's annual sales have steadily slumped from $127 billion in 2011 to just over $112 billion in 2013"
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Another nail in the 'you can't sneak aboard a secured craft' meme. Human body parts 'fall from sky' in Saudi /* "the issue is more about competence in storytelling than the necessity of a specific tone" Adam Warren
Toggle Commented Jan 6, 2014 on Musing Bytes 3 at EventHorizon1984 Log
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eBay Stock Is On Fire Meme - 2013 Part Deux EventHorizon1984 1 January 2014 "MasterCard Inc. (MA), the second-biggest bank-card network" Dakin Campbell and Elizabeth Dexheimer, 10 December 2013 The full quote, from Bloomberg News is: "MasterCard Inc. (MA), the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2014 at EventHorizon1984 Log
To the individual(s) who wrote multiple comments (Ed. on this and other Corri McFadden related articles), then with multiple comments demanded to know why their previous comments were not being published. "Mini-FAQ Q - Why hasn't my comment been published? A - As of 2010, we rarely publish comments. The volume of the comments exceeds our article content. We do read them though." Nothing personal, just business. We do this to virtually everyone.
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Corri McFadden v. Midley, And The Winner Is ... EventHorizon1984 20 December 2013 “Well, frankly I told you guys at the start of this matter that it's going to be an expensive case and that's the reason why the parties... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2013 at EventHorizon1984 Log
Stories PayPal Told Me; Would You Believe?? EventHorizon1984 26 November 2013 “I have you surrounded by the entire mounted 17th Bengal Lancers.” “I don’t believe you.” “Would you believe the First Bengal Lancers?” “No.” Khan (Bill Dana) “How about Gunga... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2013 at EventHorizon1984 Log
This article must be annoying to some eBay INC Fanboi, because we got the usual attempt to hack associated sites. As with prior attempts, this attack originated from or was routed through France. eBay INC Fanboi: IP address - - User Agent - - Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; pt-BR; rv: Gecko/2009102815 Ubuntu/9.04 (jaunty) Firefox/3.0.15 We mention this pathetic attempt, solely for the benchmark it set. This Fanboi made seven hundred seventy six (776) attempts, over a seven minute and one second (7:01) period. The 'Spirit of '76' Fanboi eclipsed the previous mark of over four hundred attempts. Thanks for the hits. /* 'When people are trying to kill you, it means you're doing something right.' Sam Vines
Toggle Commented Oct 18, 2013 on eBay Stock Is On Fire Meme at EventHorizon1984 Log
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eBay Stock Is On Fire Meme EventHorizon1984 10 October 2013 "well-biased samples can be employed to produce almost any result anyone may wish." Darrell Huff, How To Lie With Statistics A recent variation of the meme "eBay INC is a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2013 at EventHorizon1984 Log
How Old Are We? Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night? EventHorizon1984 18 September 2013 "How old are you, Chiun. I mean really, you must be pretty old, right?" "For an apricot, yes. For a head of lettuce, even... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2013 at EventHorizon1984 Log
Musing Bytes 3 EventHorizon1984 2 September 2013 "This is the story of a time long ago. A time of myth and legend." Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - Hercules and the Circle of Fire (1994) Mythbusters is an entertaining show. The... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2013 at EventHorizon1984 Log