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SkyMapper turns up oldest star ever found

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"Only Dr. Hans Zarkov, formerly of NASA, provided an explanation"

But tell us, professor. Do you have any idea how to DEFEND against them?

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Rampaging Google now second most valuable company ON EARTH

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Re: "in connection with Borgle"

And with anti-communism.

Microsoft: More anticommunistic than the WACL financing south-american dictators hanging random campesinos for fun & giggles.

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Re: Beware of what you wish for...

> crying into your pillow isn't going to help

On the other hand, the pillow will recommend products that will help you get to sleep, in a soft voice...

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Faster Gogglecat! KILL KILL!

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California takes a shot at mobile 'killswitch' mandate

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Re: Get a candybar phone

> It does not have a Facebook button.

Mother of God!

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UK spooks STILL won't release Bletchley Park secrets 70 years on

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Damn those poi-tics. They should have stayed in gamma quadrant, what are they doing in this part of the galaxy?

Next they will be selling us galacto-opium. That they forced us to produce in the first place.

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Re: What if the reason is due to heinous, embarrasing, or frightening info?

If that's on "embarrassing" level, you need to read up on the Yalta-and-after shenanigans pronto.

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"According to this decrypted telegram, the attack on Normandy came as a complete surprise!"

"What does it say, then?"

"WTF? LOL!"

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Roswell?

Read it here: The Day After Roswell by "the very credible Lt Colonel Corso of the US Army" himself!

According to amazon, it came out on "January 1, 0010", which probably means it rode the X-Files wave and someone had some Y2K trouble with his 'puters.

It is a waste of a perfectly good tree except for the reprinted article from the 60's I think flogging the idea of a nuke-flinging US moonbase. "Nuke them from on high", indeed.

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"A Wren reenactor at Bletchley Park"

"ONLY THE DEAD CAN KNOW PEACE FROM THIS EVIL MACHINE"

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Report: IBM to peddle its chip wing

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Re: Is there some master plan in Wall Street...

> Don't these idiots *ever* learn from history?

That's not how it works. Decisions are ALWAYS local. They become global (to the detriment of most) only if a specific lever is legislated into existence to satisfy these local interests.

More on this in The Great Deformation.

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Re: Wall Street

You can place a call to the Federal Reserve. Not sure whether Madame Yellen will pick up, too many vested interests in keeping the train rolling as long as possible.

The buffers can't be far, though with all the fog and speed I can't see.... ADD MORE COAL!!

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Re: International Business...?

That would be QUALITY product.

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Re: no servers, no hardware, no chips ...

They will become like Siemens.

They will just exist, but no-one will be sure based on what exactly.

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CERN outlines plan for new 100km circumference supercollider

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Re: Oh no!

Or maybe not.

To all available evidence, we have got all the particles down pat, there is bugger all up to the Planck scale, Stringers can go shove it, and the way forward is currently in precision measurements on neutrinos and muons. That and some hard-as-nails work in continuous group theory.

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Commoditisation. It's HAPPENING. This is NOT a drill

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Obligatory

Ron Paul doom picture needed.

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Want to remotely control a car? $20 in parts, some oily fingers, and you're in command

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From Desert Fox to Desert Ox

Operators operating on him operationally?

But ... wouldn't the disgruntled ones be military? Not known for large amounts of hack skills nor subtlety. Or intelligence for that matter.

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Mars Orbiter spots FRESH IMPACT CRATER

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I would look for a Slaver in a stasis field in that crater, you can never be too sure.

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Twitter shares tank as blabbergasm implodes in full glare of unforgiving investors

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Twitter shares tank? Probably with sharks!

El Reg, please insert stock chart graphics.

Twitter shares fell sharply on Wall Street today, wiping out about a quarter of the value of the micro-blogging site within minutes of trading opening in New York.

Such things can quickly transform into the next stock market bubble pop, followed by woeful crackle and snaps. Then admonitions of "no-one could have foreseen..." and Paul Krugman flaming out in the NYT. Better be careful.

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Jean Michel Jarre: Je voudrais un MUSIC TAX sur VOTRE MOBE

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Whenever I hear "creator", there is an entitled idiot talking.

"We should never forget that in the smartphone, the smart part is us creators"

Frog explosion imminent!!

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The job-eating predator VMware users fear is ... VMware

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HAHAHA Christ, the wankery.

The eternal dream of automation that makes the business run, fixes itself and also pays for the boss' "business trip with the secretary".

I know: let's try to invade Russia in winter.

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Snowden leak: GCHQ DDoSed Anonymous & LulzSec's chatrooms

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Re: DDOS

Legalized "preventative" wars to preventativate 15-minutes-flat-launches of nonexistent Weapons of Mass Destruction on rickety V2 lookalives by Habeeb?

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Adobe goes out of band to fix frightful Flash flaw

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If you watch Super Bowl you deserve what you get!

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Apple's nonexistent iWatch to bag $17.5 BEEELION in first year alone – analyst

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"Bullshit."

People will buy it!

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It's Satya! Microsoft VP Nadella named CEO as Bill Gates steps down

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Re: Mega Hard

Windows comes with STDs now? Ye gods!

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Re: Cowboys & Indians

And the rest is used for astroturfing Windows 8 in the comment section.

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Re: Ain't nothing going to change

he realized that the browser was the most important app in any computer

He realized that monopolizing access to "The Interwebs" via a proprietary and "enhanced" portal application fused to the underlying OS like a facehugger would make sure that Microsoft would stay a factor in the age of interchangeable commodity browsers and standards as people would need to have Windows to get the "enhanced" Internet.

Hope this helps, you can go back to erasing Stalin's ex-colleagues out of photographs.

Nothing is more disgusting than Gates and his proprietary shit sandwiches.

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Bill Gates to pull a Steve Jobs and SAVE MICROSOFT – report

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Re: I don't understand

Gates's brilliance was to understand when the PC was a nascent industry "what he was selling", "to whom he was selling it".

Not at all. He just sold what he had at that time like a good hustler. There was no industry and it wasn't seen as "nascent" by anyone. Microsoft then got pulled along in the slipstream of the PC industry, made possible because IBM forgot to license the whole crud properly. They then decided to plunder rivals' ideas and maybe work on OS/2 with IBM... the rest is a long history.

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Re: What to do?

> Windows

> Uninstalls itself

YES!

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Re: Seriously

This is relevant how?

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It worked for Hindenburg, so it will work for Gates, right?

surely bringing back the person who built the company can only be a better change and a likely source of improvement

I don't know how many logical fallacies are covered under a heavy sauce of delusion and wishful thinking in that kind of statement. It is the same logic that brings retired politicians, financial gurus, generals on retirement in the Harz mountains or popstar has-beens back into action because they have been "in it once" and "we don't have anyone else".

You just need to remember Bill Gate's "The Road Ahead" (retconned to reality in the 2nd edition) to know that he ain't some kind of super-luminary who knows what the future is bringing or even how to get there. Basically his contribution to the industry was his butthurt Open Letter to Hobbyists.

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The revival of survival – the gaming genre that refuses to die

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Re: How about a game called...1%?

Where your job is to reduce the numbers of 1%'ers and the money they have gets redistributed to the 99% lifting them from poverty and eventual full slavery before it's too late?

This game has been tried a few times before. There is the quadro pack, which includes all of the "Hitler", "Stalin", "Mao" and "Pol Pot" earliers successes. I especially like the add-ons where you can drive trains (look for 'Thomas the Gas Engine'). The versions of "Zimbabwe" and "Commandante Chavez" are rather lackluster (and frankly, the subtitles need a refresh), but more recent.

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Early DayZ: 1,147,237 views on YouTube

Back in the DayZ

(Why do I know that video even exists? OMG what I am I doing with my life.)

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Where is my S.T.A.L.K.E.R.?

Ukrainian clusterfuck with special slavic/post-communist-industrial-wasteland tack!

It's is still actually good after all those years (7 years already! time flies like a banana), once you apply the patch set (Zone Reclamation Project et al.)

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Boffins say D-Wave machine could be a classic*

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Re: Yes ...

But does it meow in the dark?

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HP offers $150,000 for 'exploit unicorn' in Pwn2Own hacker competition

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Re: Whatever.

What.

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ChewBacca point-of-sale keylogger SLURPS your CREDIT CARD data

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Re: ICANN

But that wouldn't matter, would it? It is ANOTHER UNIVERSE entirely.

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Re: Sir

Them VPNs, them dry VPNs!!

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EVE Online erects mashed-up memorial to biggest space fight in history

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Re: Origins of WW1

There will always be profiteurs from war. Politicians and others.

"On March 18, 1914, on the very brink of the coming disaster, Philip Snowden, disease-wracked, crippled socialist labor leader rose in Commons to make a speech. When he had done, he had rocked the British Empire with his disclosures. For two years a young Quaker socialist named Walton Newbold had been tracing with infinite pains the tortuous trail of the international arms makers. And Philip Snowden had in his possession the fruits of that long quest when he rose to speak. One by one he pointed out cabinet ministers, members of the House, and named high-ranking officials in army and navy circles, persons of royal position, who were large holders of shares in Vickers and Armstrong, in John Brown and Beardmore, shipbuilders.

The profits of Vickers and Armstrong had been enormous, and the most powerful persons in the state and the church and the nobility had bought into them to share in the profits. Vickers had among its directors two dukes, two marquesses, and family members of fifty earls, fifteen baronets, and five knights, twenty-one naval officers, two naval government architects, and many journalists. Armstrong had even more — sixty earls or their wives, fifteen baronets, twenty knights, and twenty military or naval architects and officers, while there were thirteen members of the House of Commons on the directorates of Vickers, Armstrong, or John Brown. "It would be impossible," said Snowden, "to throw a handful of pebbles anywhere upon the opposition benches without hitting members interested in these arms firms."

Ministers, officers, technical experts moved out of the government, out of the cabinet, the navy, the army, the war office, the admiralty, into the employ of the munitions manufacturers.

Snowden quoted Lord Welby, head of the Civil Service, who only a few weeks before had denounced the arms conspirators. "We are in the hands of an organization of crooks," said Lord Welby. "They are politicians, generals, manufacturers of armaments and journalists. All of them are anxious for unlimited expenditure, and go on inventing scares to terrify the public and to terrify the Ministers of the Crown.""

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This jock-level joke is now tired.

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Re: The best bit?

You heard it here first: Everyone misunderstood Roy. He was just an EVE player.

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MAC TO THE FUTURE: 30 years of hindsight and smart-arsery

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Re: why are you such a whiny little bitch?

I hear those sugar-free Haribo Bears are pretty effective at getting the tight-arsed ones' liquids flowing again.

Those buttons are being pushed. Never fondle people's religions.

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Re: Nobody remembers Bill Gates saved Apple

I can't remember ever having written about Samsung, and the only Samsung product I have is a flat panel display. Bad troll, unsuccessful stabs in the dark and lazy writing. 0/10.

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Re: Nobody remembers Bill Gates saved Apple @knarf

By nobody you all include the Reg articles that explicitly mentioned this point?

Sure sounds like higher-brow readership in here.

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Re: Nobody remembers Bill Gates saved Apple

Except OSX isn't based on BSD: it's based on Mach with some BSD-alike bits.

I think you mean mostly BSD bits with a smattering of Mach microkernel underneath

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Re: I love the smell of Flame Bait on a friday

I wonder why it always comes down to "stock"?

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Re: Nobody remembers Bill Gates saved Apple

It's more like BSD Unix saved them, right?

And then 10'000 USD cannot be found to pay the electricity bills.

Does anyone even remember Steve's gamble on NeXT that resulted in utter failure, but also utterly cool black boxes sitting on graduate students's desks? Anyone want to write up a "30 years of NeXT" next? It's gonna be soon.

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NASA probe orbiting Moon sights ANOTHER SPACECRAFT

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Re: Lawsuit

Why? it's just the Starfleet emblem being covered up by NASA again.

High resolution images will not show much more.

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The TRUTH about LEAKY, STALKING, SPYING smartphone applications

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Re: As a windows phone owner

It's windows. Think it through.

Because Redmond sure doesn't.

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