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Whoops! Google's D-Day Doodle honors ... Japan

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Re: meanwhile, in the Asia-Pacific theater …

A long war that one does not much hear about in the whitey-knighty navel-gazing "West".

There were armies numbering millions on both sides, a fact that explains why the Japanese expansion in the Pacific theatre ran out of steam in 1942. The Chinese war effort could not hope to match that of the more developed states, but it dominated the administrative and economic spheres in China, while condemning tens of millions of Chinese to high levels of deprivation and hunger throughout the conflict. Mitter does not add to the debate about deaths, occasioned by the obvious absence of reliable statistics, but suggests the current estimates of between 15 and 20 million dead may not be wide of the mark; at the least, more than 90 million Chinese became refugees in their own country.

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Yeah? So what.

70th anniversary of D-Day

"Japan" has nothing to do with "D-Day".

Well, I guess one is always offending SOMEONE. Especially the ones who are professionals in it.

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Redmond is patching Windows 8 but NOT Windows 7, say security bods

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SNORT!!!

"Researcher Moti Joseph (@gamepe) - formerly of Websense - speculated Microsoft had not applied fixes to Win 7 to save money."

"Saving money" - the ultimate smokescreen for "accidentally" leaving systems unpatched and open.

Of course, once a slew a "supposedly secure" WIn 7 machines get the claps, Microsoft will again have some explaining to do, may be getting a few lawsuits thrown their way (in particular as the legal landscape may shift in sudden and unontrolled manner) and will leave even more possibilities for competitors to gain traction with consumers looking for a way out of flea bag.

All of which could have been avoided by pumping a week worth of Office 2013 sales into bug fixing and testing.

It doesn't compute.

But well, it COULD be that Win 7 does not even need any patching... who knows?

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Google reaches into own silicon brain to slash electricity bill

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Re: So it looks like some kind of simulated annealing optimization process run on the load

Too bad no one's prepared to build a clockless intel compatible processor.

Wasn't it stopped because using that many transistors for the clocklessicity wasn't (yet) worth it?

Well, when it becomes economically interesting, it will be back on the board. Then comment fiends will complain "what an old idea" etc. etc.

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I hope we will see this in interplanetary robot probes.

Someone will just have to backronymize "GALACTICA" for maximum effect.

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Evidence of ancient WORLD SMASHER planet Theia - FOUND ON MOON

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Re: More research is needed...

At least there is no cause for alarm!

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Re: I'm gonna tell you one thing, kid...

He was more of a Sword and Sorcery type, though.

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Re: Back and forth

crashing into Earth and causing the rain

The "rain" in this case would consist of chunky bits of the planetary nickel-iron core falling down from around 60'000 km.

I hope your umbrella is solid.

Nuke icon, of course.

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"There seems to be no reason for these interplanetary upsets"

"Only lead researcher Dr Daniel Herwartz, from University of Goettingen, provided an explanation."

"What do you find? The moon out of orbit?"

"By more than twelve degrees. lt must be a mistake."

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Re: Back and forth

It's good to have computer simulations.

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Tech talk bloke compares girlfriend to irritating Java tool – did he deserve flames?

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"Way to get down on women"

The quintessence of the modern "liberal".

0) Find a syntactically valid string involving women, differently abled persons and/or the minority du jour, if not something that has vaguely to do with not sufficiently socialistic economic systems.

1) Generalize

2) Find that generalization implies that this other person™ is not as holy, wholesome, generous, white-knighty and/or open-minded as oneself (of course!).

3) TO THE SOAPBOXTWEET

Bonus question:

What would have happened if the guy were replaced by LA LESBIAN PROGRAMMEUSE?

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Thanks for nothing, OpenSSL, grumbles stonewalled De Raadt

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Re: What law/legal requirement

It's the law of not coming across as arseholes.

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Re: This raises an interesting problem.

For all we know, the fork's developer could be working for the NSA/KGB/GCHQ

Not informing people because they might work for a TLA about an exploit that said TLA quite likely knew about years ago?

Hollywood logic.

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Re: Soo...

<they must have known it was flawed

How does one do that? Though making sure these flaws can be discovered at all is the whole point of the effort.

Doesn't sound too promising for the future of their code.

The OTHER conclusion is that there may well be additional bugs of the same class still hanging around in OpenSSL as these bugs do not exactly declare themselves even when one is cleaning up the existing codebase.

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I see. I see.

His statements were met with some criticism centered on the original decision to fork OpenSSL rather than working with developers to improve its security.

Name and shame, please!

People who recommend turd polishing should not be allowed to operate in the vicinity of high-assurance code.

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YOU - NASA. Enough with the ROBOTS, get some PEOPLE to MARS

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Re: Moon base first

That obsession with "boots on the ground".

It's practically Freudian, polymorphically perverse.

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Re: What

Tenured navel gazing in a cul-de-sac?

This is not how the future was meant to look like when I was reading Neuromancer!!

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Re: If YOU were the first man/woman on Mars...

NASA politely reminds you to please use Religiously Neutral ™ language.

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Re: Are some Europeans just poking sticks...

> The National Research Council (NRC)

> non-USA-taxpayers are trying to cajole

What.

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At that point people on Mars will begin to differentiate between themselves and the 'Terran's' on Earth.

"They" will only do that if they have a self-sustaining, stable, growing economy and industrial base.

The wherewithal to get THAT going anywhere around Mars orbit is still a LONG way off. Where are those nanites?

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Whoever holds Antarctica sits on top of the Earth

It's because Antarctica is the entry to Hollow Earth.

And once you manage to make a pact with the Greys and the Nazi Colonists from the Inner Core, all bets are off.

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Re: Deep Fried Humans

You can set up enough shielding (mainly by hiding behind the propellant tanks) and lost of plastic and a strong magnetic field. But to get coffin express to the reddish burnt-out cinder in a reasonable time, YOU BETTER HAVE THAT NUCLEAR PROPULSION THING DOWN PAT.

WHY CAN'T I SEE ANY NUCLEAR PROPULSION NOWHERE, EH? EH??? NO NERVAs, NO ORIONs, AND THE NEXT-GENERATION NUCLEAR PROPULSION PROGRAM FLUSHED. WHAT IS THIS???

Erm... sorry.

Anyway, once you GET to Mars, you will still have to burrow fast like a creature from Watership Down because Mars has no magnetic field and no atmosphere...

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Re: If YOU were the first man/woman on Mars...

"Ray Bradbury was full of shit!"

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Re: Whats that noise?

I was in front of the TV when they shot the landing with O.J. Simpson.

Who was later set up for murder so that he wouldn't be able to let the cat out of the bag.

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Stupid kids saying stupid things

Also, Uncle Sam is in debt to the tune of 21 trillion (or was 120 trillion), growth exponential. Yeah Humans on Mars. That's gonna fix things,

“The United States has been a leader in human space exploration for more than five decades, and our efforts in low Earth orbit with our partners are approaching maturity with the completion of the International Space Station."

The US has FAILED at human space exploration and the ultra-expensivy gypsy hotel in orbit is not "approaching maturity" unless you count permanently imminent plans for deorbiting as "maturity".

The only thing that "the US" (more like JPL, amIrite?) has been good at is robotic space exploration. It brings the bacon home. That's want you want. There is no point firing bacon into faraway sandy lands (it might even enrage people of certain religious tendencies).

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FIGHT! Intel disputes ARM's claims of Android superiority

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Queen's Speech: Computer Misuse Act to be amended, tougher sentences planned

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Re: @Will Godfrey Shark Jumped!

Do you keep getting older while they stay the same age?

Don't remind me.

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Re: so everything else is working away well to start focusing on such small issues?

Yeah, but consider that the UK will now send an armored tank brigade and about 1000 men to Poland to drive around under Putin's nose like back in the times with Monty. Putin will yet know the power of the english taunt!

Carry on!

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Re: It's about time

The Daily Mail is strong in this one. We must be careful.

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Re: Computer Misuse Act needs more of an update than that

unauthorized access comes to mind immediately

Quite a lot of it by authorities.

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Re: Point of order:

Indian outsources to recode the web site

"The webhole will be shifted a bit to left, and down."

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Re: Pro or con?

and don't pay tax

That's a new one.

Paying taxes is positively correlated with product quality,

I guess in a Picketty world, we would be blinded by the light coming out of the floppy disk slots.

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Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi! 3D HOLO-PHONE hinted in Amazon vid

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Re: possible (ish) now

Hold on! How do "ionize points in the air" using lasers?

And will the resulting X-ray and ozone emission not lead to MAJOR CALIFORNIAN WARNINGS anyway?

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Re: Another mysterious nameless "It"...

...IN SPAAACE!

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Marc Andreessen: Edward Snowden is a 'textbook traitor'

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Another brick in the wall

Oh noes! My liberal peace president "Serial Obomba" is not doing enough to support a totally out-of-control spy bureaucracy which is just waiting for the reincarnation of Heydrich to, like, totally grease the place up! OH WOES!!

Has anyone looked closely as this arseholelittle lost sheep's products? You might find the literal backdoor therein.

Here's hoping he has a messy encounter with a random Silicon Valley 20-wheeler.

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Russians turn Raspberry Pi into fully-fledged autopilot

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Re: Disappointed

Firefox just crashed on me. Have an upvote.

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Re: "one of the licensing conditions "

> 2014

> Using GPS to put a force package on target

Instead of honest-to-God real-time terrain recognition in a matchbox the way the original Tomahawk Cruise Missile was doing it via a baseball-sized computer back when Reagan talked about the Evil Empire on TV.

Youngsters. These days they just want to have it easy.

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China puts Windows 8 on TV, screams: 'SECURITY, GET IT OUT OF HERE!'

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Because it's organizations that do that, not nations.

Otherwise you end up with Soviet Horror OS that helps nobody.

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Re: China are the biggest source of attempts to get into my home network

China are the biggest source of attempts to get into my home network

So I heard you like spring rolls!

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Re: Software piracy?

Stop being so cynically realistic Led

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Japanese finally produce a ROBOT which isn't DEAD INSIDE

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I can has emotionz!

There's good news for those of us worried about a robopocalypse

Shurely you can try to tell it Monty Python's joke that causes you to LAUGH YOURSELF TO DEATH, used to devastating effect in the trenches of WWI.

If you ever discover it, that is.

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Re: Kill it.....

You are now in violation of the anti-aggro code of 2020. Karma police will drop by shortly. Please assume the assume escort submission position and await further development.s

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Patch NOW: Six new bugs found in OpenSSL – including spying hole

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MWHAHAHHAH. .heh heheh...

"Yes, grashopper. Non high assurance code for tasks needing high assurance code .... IT WILL HURT YOU."

(Maniacal laughter continues. Fade to black. Then a shot is heard. )

"The sudden proliferation of OpenSSL bugs is to be expected and a good thing. Like finding dirty socks during spring cleaning,"

Absolutely. But we really have to step it up.

Btw..

1) Isn't today Snowden aka. "Summer of Surveillance" 1-year anniversary? Coincidence??

2) http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2014-0224: "Unable to find Vuln"... WUH?

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Cisco COO: 'I actually thank God that we had a crisis'...

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We "had" a crisis?

Newflash: It's going strong, transforming the world into a Hollandaise. Literally.

And currently it is GOING STRONGER. Lots of stuff is redlining for a grand finale now.

I wonder whether the even will be CISCO after the next one?

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Protecting code's secrets wins ACM prize

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Re: Err, so what gets tested at test time?

Yeah, but so what?

This operation will be used in low-assurance SW for consumers (and fock them if it doesn't fully work)

or in SW that "may fall into enemy hands" and for which more money can always be found for "bang on it until it works" operations.

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Re: Try this - in APL

EL REG WHEN ARE WE GETTING "tt" TAGS?

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Re: OMFG

Otherwise if I'm running code I have every right to reverse engineer it

Sure, but you may not be ABLE to.

It's like with these "human 'rights'" that we so often hear about which are just reachable in a platonic ideal of a western liberal society with acceptable economic infrastructure.

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TrueCrypt hooked to life support in Switzerland: 'It must not die' say pair

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Re: Blazing Saddles

TwueCrypt from Twitwerland?

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Re: FWIW

Saying that they understand this, but plan to host the website in Switzerland to evade their legal and moral obligations is utterly immoral...

I hope your fellow colleagues don't ostracize and bully you. Haranguing people on morality while not having a clue tends to backfire.

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Re: License smicense

sell the rights to a patent troll who go after every Linux distribution and corporation using Truecrypt

And is then royally ignored by everyone because it's about copyrights and trademarks.

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