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27 posts • joined 24 Apr 2008

Quantum crypto nearly ready to go mobile

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Quantum Polariser

Geordie: Maybe if we charge the main display and emit an inverted polaron pulse through the accelerometer, it might create a feedback surge in the antenna that could initiate quantum polarisation. It is not pretty, but the best i can give you know.

Picard: Make it so.

... it is time for a real Star Trek sequel, not that "Into the darkness"-crap. I want old-school sci-fi.

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CURSE you, EINSTEIN! Humanity still chained in relativistic PRISON

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Re: The more you know, the less you're sure...

Even though i agree with your statement as it is, in this case you would refer to the contra-positive, which would be "the more certain you are, the less you know".

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'Doomsday' asteroid Apophis more massive than first thought

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Megaphone

Re: Bye Bruce...

Do i really have to say it? Please give Chuck Norris a call. On angry glance and the asteroid will reverse its course and head for Andromeda.

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Angry Birds Star Wars game review

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Headmaster

Re: Exponential growth

If you know O-notation, you should know that $O(n^2)$ is not exponential, it is polynomial. $O(2^n)$ is exponential.

Ok, ok, i will now crawl under my stone again.

Written from my latex-vim.

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Forgetting Microsoft: How Steve Ballmer's Surface could win

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WTF?

I have been predicting <x> for many years to happen soon...

Does that not mean by definition of "soon" that you were wrong?

I personally think there is nothing wrong with being wrong every now and then, but then i try not to make everyone painfully aware of it...

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Apple loses UK 'Samsung copied us' appeal: Must publicly GROVEL

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Thumb Up

Re: Nice way to stick it to..

Indeed. And even as a German i have to say: Zat waz a goot on. Up yours, Düssseldorf.

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Navy pays 2x purchase price to keep warship docked for 5 years

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Go

Keep her!

This is one of my childhood dreams - one day walk on the deck of that ship and imagine that i am Hornblower fighting that crazy little guy in the movie...

No money is too much to for that. :)

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Swedish college girls now twice as slutty as in 2001

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11 partners in...

... a day? A month? A year? In a lifetime? All at once? What?

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Army of 'socialbots' steal gigabytes of Facebook user data

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Turing test 2.0

Machine passes, if you can not tell your new friend is not human...

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Crypto boffins uncover rogue task risk on Amazon cloud

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money != data

This analogy is just not good.

If a bank "loses" my $0.02, they can just give me another $0.02 and i will be just has happy. If xyz-cloud loses my customer invoices, they can not just give me some others... is that so hard to see?

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id Software's Rage

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Terminator

"AI bots are never as good as [humans]". That is because they dumb them down. Play an online shooter with some "haxors" and you get a feeling that playing with a fully enabled bot would be like: you would not get a single hit in - or maybe one frag every now and then by dumb luck.

Apart from that, that is what *really* freaks me out every now and then: those bots can easily defeat the best players out there by a huge margin. Now make a Terminator with 360 degree view and bye bye John Connor. I.e. humans will not stand any chance at all when - not if - Judgment Day comes.

We are all going to die!

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Facebook upgrades 'Operation Developer Love'

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finally...

...i am able to create friends out of thin air! If that is not progress, then i do not know what is.

I do not even have to add them anymore. Now, if they post some decent comments about current events, "like" the odd other web page, and share some pictures from some nudie-site as their new profile picture - what do we need real friends for?

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Apple patent: 'Pour' your data from iPhone to iPad

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Coat

brilliant

All the things it could do... you

- drop it and all your images are broken, your mp3s scratched...

- whirl it around a few times and it gets tipsy: you move your finger right and it "feels" left...

- just shake it and all folders will get randomly rearranged

- move two fingers in different direction will rip a document in half -> no more shredder needed

But why only do that to the complete device? Extend the ideas to single files.

-Grab a file with the mouse and really really shake it: forces spell-checking on the file and "drops" all spelling error in a cute little heap on the screen.

- Desktop DJ: "scratch" mp3s by dragging them over each other or rubbing them on winamp.

- Concatenate files by "docking" on on the other on the desktop...

- Mash up new applications by fusing their icons together: drag ms word into firefox and get FireWord - cloud word processing solved.

The possibilities...

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Google field tests (yet another) Facebook rival

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Divide and conquer - fragment and destroy

...or something like this. I hope there will be more social network sites that get traction until the market is so fragmented that people can not be bothered anymore -> death to them.

In the middle run, we will all have mobiles implanted anyway, acting on thought or subvocalizing and we can keep all contacts "in-mind" (you heard it here first!) and we will grow another sub-consciousness to sieve and sort incoming messages...

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The world wants cloud coders. Where are the cloud coders?

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You all got it wrong

They do not want "cloud application developers", they want "cloud developers": little white fluffy things, that they can switch on and off at their whim and pay $0.20 per hour of use to write code for them...

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Schmidt: 'Elites' not 'common men' fret over net privacy

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elites, not the common men search for cures of cancer

nothing else

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AOL waves goodbye to 900 staffers

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not just that...

... and he will get a nice bonus next year for cost savings and increasing efficiency...

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Are disk drives beginning to spin down?

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Spinning Down? - I certainlyy hope so.

Cmon... i understand that reg-commentaristas are a conservative tribe, but - deep in your geek soul - you know you want SSD or something else without moving parts. Star Trek did not have HDDs, iirc?

Well, on second thought... maybe tablets should have legs, so they can follow you around the house, so you can call them from the sofa, if you forgot them lying on the bed? Hm...

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South Korea delivers stern warning to...Facebook

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Stop

No, still not true

Where does everyone get the myth from that Vietnam does not allow FB??? Everyone i know here (HCMC, aka Saigon) is on FB.

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New NASA model: Doubled CO2 means just 1.64°C warming

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Apples and oranges anyone?

Science is a way of doing things, a model is a theory. You can *build* a model in a scientific way or you do not, but that is as far as models and science relate, imho.

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Major Facebook redesign, smoothed-off Zuckerberg unveiled

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Not true

Everyone in Vietnam is on Facebook...

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WikiLeaks re-taunts feds with US Amazon mirrors

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Methinks he wants a movie along the lines of "Wikileaks - The rise of Assange". Of course he writes the script, get 10% of the box office and retires.

I mean, if people watch a movie about Facebook?!

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MoD labels Facebook Places a 'targeting pack' for terrorists

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no title

Actually, i think they use the word open source in the best possible way: free for all to use. :)

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Location-based quantum crypto now possible, boffins say

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Location based?

...on a spinning planet in a traveling, spinning solar system, in a traveling, spinning galaxy... yeah, right. Makes sense to me. *Distance* based maybe...

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More iPhone 4 angst: fanbois howl over head sensor

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Chuck Norris Phone

I have had enough of this Jesus-phone crap. Give me the Chuck Norris Phone!

It would not make a call, it would summon the other party right next to you, so you can talk in person.

It would not need a micro our touch sensor, it could read your mind from your facial expression.

It would not need a screen, it could solidify (sp?) the air for *real* 3D.

... your product ideas welcome.

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Bush-era NSA wiretap violations exposed

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Of course algorithms can model intent...

Quote: "As we've noted in the past, algorithms are nothing more than mathematical models and are utterly incapable of forming intent."

You are joking?

if ($firstname.equals("alibaba") then {

$e = new mail("info@nsa.gov", "found one!", "get him!");

$e.send();

}

Is this no algorithm? There is no sensible distinction between algorithms and programs. In fact, algorithms are just abstractions from specific programming languages.

That is why i find all claims that "algorithms are impartial/fair/etc" so utterly stupid. Anyone who claims that has obviously misunderstood that an algorithm is just a formalized idea and as such naturally able to "model" intent. The *application* of an algorithm could be fair, if applied the same way to everyone, but that of does not imply in any way that the algorithm itself is fair.

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IBM shakes up the server game with lean, cool iDataPlex

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40 patents?

Has it come down to measure the novelty of an idea or solution by the number of patents filed? This is pitiful...

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