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US Treasury to launch pre-emptive strike on EU's Ireland tax probe

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"Seeking shelter in foreign lands" is not illegal.

It is not even immoral unless the assumption is that The State (or at least one of them ,if not several) owns your goods, your work and your arse. I don't think anybody signed up for this.

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Re: I don't think so. The US has a huge debt that they need to address sooner or later.

But the can kicking is now nearing the level of "better start a new World War rapidos now, before things get dicey in here and the guillotine gets erected", not sure where this is going.

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I say!

Well, nothing that can be fixed with a bit of hitlerization followed by regime change, really.

(I don't think the EUC can unilaterally demand the monies without ECJ having a say... )

Thumb it down, Hillary voters. Are your ready for Madame Nuland at the head of the State Department doing her pivots wherever they are needed?

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Corbyn lied, Virgin Trains lied, Harambe died

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Re: OK Jeremy--renationalization--what then?

Corbyn's job is to just get the legislation passed, that's why he's a MP and not an engineer.

Not the same at all.

An engineer has to go up against reality.

An MP has to go up against the public and his peers using manufactured reality.

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Re: Cant see where he lied

Stuck in a short train at Paddington at rush hour, waiting and waiting, people packing in and packing in, waiting and waiting...and dripping inside one's shirt...

Dark, satanic trains of the monopolistic capitalists. They are probably even transporting children in there.

If only there were some germanic communistic discontent with eschatological tendencies, scant knowledge of economics but who had studied that totally tripping absolutistic-monarchy-selling court philosopher Hegel. He could write a multi-volume book about these terrible conditions which could then be distributed via amazon.

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Your wget is broken and should DIE, dev tells Microsoft

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That's the idea. You want to leave the user the possibiity to soft-replace an executable using PATH if he is in the mood of pretending to know what he's doing.

Except for the shebang line, where you want to (actually, must) use #!/bin/bash or something (some people prepend "#!/usr/bin/env bash" which completely bonkers in a pretend-more-flexible-than-you way.

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Re: They are quick to shutter services

After a while the RFC will be forgotten and people will accept the MS versions of wget and curl as the defacto ones

What kind of people are those?

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Re: If only ...

You know, they kept shipping a bad implementation of something that looks like a crippled command-line shell for 20+ years ...

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'Neural network' spotted deep inside Samsung's Galaxy S7 silicon brain

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Re: Wow

That was back before the War on Durror (that's when I read the last IEEE Micro, after that I had to change my interests)

Get one for USD 94 here now:

http://www.cognimem.com/products/chips-and-modules/CM1K-Chip/

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Re: Most Surprised

They matter a lot if you're doing VR. Sloppy latency on scene calculations is a good way of inducing motion sickness. Given that everyone is getting into VR these days this might end up being of concern.

I don't understand this at all. VR and we are talking sub-microsecond realtime arrival times ... ON THE FSCKING CPU (yes, the CPU, not the graphgics pipeline)

Not going slightly overboard here? And I mean hanging on a 15 meter outrigger slightly overboard?

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Re: Most Surprised

Whether CISC or RISC (a useless distinction nowadays, how about simpy "ISC"), there needs to be instruction pipelines. Otherwise how are you going to keep the various elements of the chip busy. Indeed, pipelines were just on RISCs in the first place to be able to issue an instruction at every clock cycle: RISC pipeline.

OTOH, this pipeline seems very deep. Recovering from a bad branch (i.e. emptying the pipeline, then refilling it) will take a few cycles.

Well, it would probably take a few hours to study the design in detail. Not my area now..

It does mean that this is useless for hard real-time applications. Branch execution time is now impossible to predict.

Well, "hard real-time" is still in the ms range, right, a few orders of magnitude slower? I don't think this is going to matter.

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Re: Cool

"Your Exynos only makes my penis harder!"

Seriously, I would not have considered a neural network used in branch prediction ... but in retrospect why the hell not?

OTOH, what are the features that enter into the (clearly supervised) learning phase, when is the learning over when is the network reset (likely not whenever another process gets schedule..)?

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Sex ban IT man loses appeal – but judge labels order 'unpoliceable'

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Re: downvote here

Precrime is now a thing.

A commentard called Naughtyhorse demands it!

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Microsoft promises free terrible coffee every month you use Edge

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Re: You dont' know what bad coffee is

$5 cups of coffee, that's real money, as opposed to giving away cloud storage space which is virtual money

Uh, venerable ancient ... you know ... about that US dollar....

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Re: '20 of which must be made on mobile'

The current version of Bing Rewards (sometimes) distinguishes between PC and mobile searches; currently users can earn 15 credits on the PC and 10 on mobile (regardless of device or OS used). That said it would be nice if Microsoft gave extra credits to those of us who do use W10 Mobile.

Thank you, Cortana!

Please tell me more about Windows 10 mobile.

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New science: Pathetic humans can't bring themselves to fire lovable klutz-bots

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Re: A robot that is aware of it's own mistakes

The Robot and the Baby by John McCarthy himself.

Also, Gerty from "Moon" was a likeable fellow!

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Snowden files confirm Shadow Brokers spilled NSA's Equation Group spy tools over the web

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Direct from "The Laundry"

That FOXACID manual is pretty hilarious.

Hack technician instructions ... I like it ... although the english style is not the best it's more lively than MS prose. And NSA is using ClearCase, it seems.

I think I will use this as an example to demonstrate technical writing at our place.

The Intercept forgot to [redact] an example IP 203.99.XX.XX, somewhere in Pakistan...

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"It's going to be an ugly summer"

Seriously?

ALL the fucking summers since 2001 have been ugly, and there isn't even anyone who wants to actively democratize, liberate, genocidate, extraordinarily rendition, gazaify, ukrainimate or shock-and-awe me (not to mention slap me with surveillance order, ASBO, terror writ, sexual deviance order, looking-cross-at-hallowed-politican oder or what-have-you). As far as I know.

Seriously.

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UK's mass-surveillance draft law grants spies incredible powers for no real reason – review

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Re: Business as usual

Eh? Who killed Fusilier Lee Rigby? Who blew up three underground trains and a bus?

Yes. Some people mistake an itch for cancer.

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Re: Business as usual

> This is how we won World War 1

I think that whatever was left of the British Empire disagrees that Britain won WW1 in any form or shape.

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Re: "Privacy built in"

"Democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself. There was never a democracy that did not commit suicide". John Adams, Letter, April 15, 1814

It's like accumulation of entropy. At the end, legal and executive cruft overwhelms the system and the amount of power in crabby hands at the end of brains that have neither the intelligence nor the mandate to wield it is so overwhelming that blood needs to be spilled.

Then the cycle starts again.

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Nvidia welcomes Intel into AI era: Fancy a benchmark deathmatch?

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Re: A question.

In this context it's neural network operations.

It's all the craze because, you know, Google and ads and Big Data and consumer targeting.

GOFAI stuff like "number of SLD resolution calls per second" or even newfangled quasi-logic stuff it ain't.

That's my view and I'm sticking to it.

Although running a SAT solver on a Xeon Phi sounds feasible ... hmmmm ...

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UK IT consultant subject to insane sex ban order mounts legal challenge

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Re: Exercise the SRO

Then he gets hit by an ASBO too.

They should drag him away and euthanize him in a resort. I hear the Soviets invented special vans for just such a purpose.

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Victimless noncrime

Local paper the News and Star reported that O'Neill, a former English literature mature student and a father of two, has an interest in sado-masochistic sex. This was brought up at his November retrial, including a witness statement by a doctor with whom O'Neill had discussed his fantasies.

So, basically thoughtcrime and the antisex league is on his case? Orwell's warning about organized socialists went unheeded...

sado-masochistic sex

He's english, for face-sitting's sake.

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DVLA misses out on £400m in tax after scrapping paper discs

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Re: Pokemon go..

I am still trying to find out why the three words "tax collection failure" brings out the raving fascist in the most normal individuals. Pavlovian reflex instilled during a lifetime of being fed state propaganda?

Further experiments are needed!

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£400m left in the productive economy due to "mistakes"

Must destroy harder!!

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Twitter suspends 235,000 'violent extremism' accounts

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Re: so...

There are really people who do analysis of The Donald's tweets???

Nixon's campaign starts to look pretty limp-wristed.

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That was close!

Not a single pig-disgusting Neocon, Israel first, "Bomb Russia", Liberventionist or Regime Change Shill account has been reported to have been damaged in the purge.

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Windows Phone dives into irrelevant-like-BlackBerry territory

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Re: Not surprising that...

Windows sales are targeted at the business sector?

You must be joking right?

Here in the business sector, we chose Apple with grinding teeth because it was the only one that offered updates, was sure to exist next year, was usable by the wandering dudes and also manageable once you buy the required Mobile Device Management solution, in this case AirWatch. (Microsoft "offered" its MDM solution too, I got a bit of a headache when they tried to weasel the item through hidden on an itemized bill... )

BlackBerry was on the list briefly, and a proposal for WinPho elicited some chuckles.

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A war with China will put an end to these bourgeois concerns!

The female presidential candidate will put some starch into your collars, peons!

Then BlackBerry will do a comeback - 100% made in Canada! Non-evil, free of conflict materials and Intellectual Property friendly.

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Oracle Java copyright war latest: Why Google's luck is about to run out

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UK military buys third £4m Zephyr drone for 'persistent surveillance' trials

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Re: David Pollard managed to stay aloft for 14 days over the Arizona desert

> the Arizona desert offers a very similar operational environment to Afghanistan and the Middle East?

I don't think so, except in Hollywood movies.

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Adblock Plus chalk talk takes stock: Facebook's gonna block our block of their block of our block? Let's rock

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Uh,oh! Fred Hiatt must be quaking in his breeches!

"An ad is something different, because its intention is not to inform, but to market. For the consumer, knowing the difference is crucial."

A lot lobbyist, think-tank and CIA-sponsored "content" in the NYT and WaPo is suddenly menaced! This cannot stand!

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Intel teases geeks with 2017 AI hyper-chip: Xeon Phi Knights Mill

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Re: Eh?

Certainly. I often like to get old books from amazon for not a lot of money. Springer-issued telephone books of proceedings are sometimes amazingly cheap (and sometimes outrageously dear).

Plus, one can admire papers that have been typed on a real typewriter. DING!

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Looks like powerful bovine excrement points

Either it's "optimized for neural network operations" OR it's Intel x86.

CHOICE TIME!

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Re: Eh?

> dust off all of those old texts and ACM/IEEE Symposium notes

Seriously don't (unless you want to take an overview trip about history). Start at the leading edge textbooks and papers. The vocabulary, maths and approaches as well as practical knowledge about what works, what doesn't have all changed.

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It's just the inflation curve.

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Oracle campaigns for third Android Java infringement trial

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Woah someone worked on something without telling anybody

The full story just after the latest US election clownshow.

In the same register of "If you don't use chutzpah it will go stale": "US: Russia’s Use of Iran Bases Could Violate UN Resolution"

Stay tuned!

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If this headline was a security warning, 90% of you would ignore it

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DINGG!! "I'm sure you don't want to not install Windows 10 not later!"

These people, many of whom seem unaware of their freakish skills, are able to process multi tasks with high levels of proficiency.

What kind of multitasks are these? Chewing gum and walking on the same time? Solving nonlinear differential equations in the head while doing complex Aikido moves while thinking about what to offer the wife for dinner while thinking about buying a dog?

Context, Watson, context!!

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Physicists believe they may have found fifth force of nature

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Re: Matter/antimatter vs "regular"/"dark" matter

But when a star forms it is gravity that pulls it all together and the other forces that, via solar ignition/fusion, keep it from collapsing completely - so what keeps dark matter diffuse ?

The simple answer is "heat". The particles are speeding around and can't dump their kinetic energy (because they don't interact with anything). So they don't slow down and form large self-gravitating halos.

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Re: Proton radius puzzle tie in?

Let's not get carried away. At the present state, all of this is highly speculative.

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Re: Sixth surely?

What does Francis have to do with this?

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Re: WHO ORDERED THAT!

But it's a nice exercise in construction of a new particle (I understand only a minimal part of this ... a Lagrangian is pulled out of the tunnel and then what?) and in constraining it by checking existing results.

"Nevertheless there are myriad opportunities to test and confirm this explanation, including re-analysis of old data sets, ongoing experiments, and many planned and future experiments, including DarkLight [37], HPS [38], LHCb [39], MESA [40], Mu3e [41], VEPP-3 [42], and possibly also SeaQuest [43] and SHiP [44]. The 8 Be signal region and expected sensitivities of these experiments are shown in Fig. 2. It will also be important to embed the protophobic gauge boson in UV-complete extensions of the standard model, a task made challenging by the wealth of data constraining new physics at the ∼ 10 MeV energy scale. Further details about the existing constraints, prospects for the future, and UV completions will be presented elsewhere [45]."

Let the elsewhere begin!

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WHO ORDERED THAT!

I want this experiment .... reproduced!!

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Tech support scammers mess with hacker's mother, so he retaliated with ransomware

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Oh man...

Expecting the poor guy to get his gear confiscated and then get dragged before the beak in 15 seconds for "hacking". There will probably be a "hate crime" accusation thrown in too to round it off, because indjuns.

If you do this vigilante stuff, better keep very quiet about it! Modern social democracy is nasty stuff.

(Holy damn, 1 thumbs up and 1 thumbs down already ... I suspect the voting will be balanced on the long run)

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#Shadowbrokers hack could be Russia's DNC counter-threat to NSA

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Re: The press is already misinterpreting this

Gimp!

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A long and hot cybersummer

I'm rather confused by all of this.

This assumes that the DNC hack was actually P.U.T.I.N.?

I would like to know more about the "suddenly shot dead" DNC staffer.

And the George Soros hack.

Now that the dirt digging on Melanie Trump seems to haved fizzled out, I need to restock my array of strong emotions....

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Swedish Pokemon teens terrorised by laser-wielding 'sex pigs'

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Re: Some prick is shining lasers at teenagers playing a computer game?

When I realised what was flashing near my face I went absolutely berserk. I had to snatch it from their hand and show them the big yellow warning label.

Berserk is when you bust his nose and a couple of teeth, THEN show him the warning label.

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Microsoft to overhaul Windows 10 UI – with a 3D Holographic Shell

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Re: The glorious future

Go back to bed, Catbert!

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Nice

Now, can I get a functional booloader that doesn't flatarse on the slightest occasion, please?

What's that? People would actually be able to repair their installation if that were the case?

Carry on, then.

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