Sunday, October 7, 2012

Link roundup

1.  Drunk trader (supposedly):

On June 30, 2009, oil mysteriously jumped by more than $1.50 a barrel during the night, to reach its highest price in eight months, the kind of swing that is caused by a major geopolitical event. . . . 
On the morning of the 30th, an admin clerk called Perkins to ask why he had bought 7 million barrels of crude during the night. Perkins had no recollection of the transactions, and it turned out that he had made the trades during a “drunken blackout," according to the FSA.
2.  Attacking a political candidate because she likes playing World of Warcraft.

3.  The making of Limbo.

4. Cruise ship passenger stole a painting the size of a door.