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SpaceX prototype rocket EXPLODES over Texas. 'Tricky' biz, says Elon Musk

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Re: Just a test

I could have told them that.

But will you be just as certain of yourself once you have passed your first year of mechanical engineering?

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Re: Gee thanks, Space.com

According to my doctor, my reproductive system listed a good percentage of the above at some time.

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REMAIN IN DESIGNATED AREA!

"An FAA representative was present at all times."

Okydoky, we wouldn't want to be declared terrorists due to incontinent booms and get some Waco action on our engineers' dens.

Seriously, I hope they get the next launch listed under "Everything is going extremely well."

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True fact: 1 in 4 Brits are now TERRORISTS

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Take II. They really have found the new "evil de la semaine"

ISIS the Rock Band Mistaken for the Terrorist Group

The name of the militant Islamic group ISIS is probably one of the most reviled names in the country at the moment. It is also the name of a defunct post-metal rock band with the same name that is getting "off color comments" on its Facebook page.

The rockers may be hard to confuse with Islamic militants, but some have managed it.

What will they do if they find out it is an ancient Egyptian $DEITY, "goddess of magical power and healing"?

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Re: Simple solution

American freedomer, please.

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Very commendable.

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In other news, I wish Americans would just take the B Ark

The Defense Department on Friday pushed back against Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s (R) claim that fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) might have entered the United States across its southern border.

Perry, who is weighing another run for the president in 2016, made the assertion Thursday during a speech at the conservative Heritage Foundation.

"Yes! A monstrous creature from the pit of hell with scything teeth ten thousand miles long, breath that would boil oceans, claws that could tear continents from their roots, a thousand eyes that burned like the sun, slavering jaws a million miles across, a monster such as you have never ... never ... ever ..."

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Philip K. Dick sensed the platonic layer of reality better than most.

The idea of Ferris Fremont playing here as a little boy the idea of Ferris Fremont as a little boy at all, anywhere was too bizarre to be believed. He had rolled his tricycle by these very houses, skipped over the very cracks we had tripped on in the night; his mother had probably warned him about cars passing along this street. The little boy playing here and inventing fantasies in his head about people passing, about the mysterious word ARAMCHEK inscribed in the cement under his feet, conjecturing over the weeks and months as to what it meant, discerning in a child's mind secret and occult purposes in it that were to blossom later on in adulthood. Into full-blown, florid, paranoid delusions about a vast conspiratorial organization with no fixed beliefs and no actual membership but somehow a titanic enemy of society, to be hunted out and destroyed wherever found. I wondered how much of this had come into his head while he was still a child. Maybe he had imagined the entire thing then. As an adult he had merely voiced it.

In his inaugural statement, Ferris Fremont discussed the Vietnam War, in which the United States had been actively involved for a number of years, and declared it to be a two-front war: one front six thousand miles away and the other front here at home. He meant, he explained later, the internal war against Aramchek and all that it espoused. This was really one war fought in two areas of the world; and the more important battlefield, Fremont declared, consisted of the one here, for it was here that the survival of the United States would be decided. The gooks could not really invade us, he explained, and take us over; but Aramchek could. Aramchek had grown more and more during the last two administrations. Now that a Republican had been returned to office, Aramchek would be dealt with, after which the Vietnam War could finally be won. It could never be won, Fremont explained, so long as Aramchek operated at home, sapping the vitality and will of the American people, destroying their determination to fight. The antiwar sentiment in the United States, according to Fremont, derived from Aramchek and its efforts.

As soon as he had been sworn in as President, Ferris Fremont declared open war on the surface manifestations of Aramchek and fanned out from there in all directions.

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Re: ...the people of Albion...

If you think of it, Foley was basically killed by the UK's and France's dismembering of the Ottoman empire.

Great job!

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Kurtz was right

"We train young men to drop fire on people, but our politicians won't allow us to watch beheading videos on the Internet because it's terrorism!"

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Enjoy your blowback!

You might want to sell the World Schutzstaffel crud to the only democracy in the Middle East.

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Life of Brian

That video seems to be the new JEHOVA!! Have you watched JEHOVA??

And any description of it must OBLIGATORILY be accompanied by one or several adjectives chosen from the set {DISGUSTING, HORRIFIC, NASTY}.

To illustrate its poll, YouGov issued this image, which resembles the 20th century charts which terrified Londoners by showing the damage a Soviet nuke would inflict upon their city.

Looks like they map the percentage to the radius instead of the surface covered? How bad can government make those diagrams? 80% of the population say: very bad!

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Wall Street's internet darlings require an endless supply of idiots

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Ho-hum

Not sure whether this goes beyond a very valid criticism of the party trick of raising money for capitalistic ventures with no counterpart given, cunningly commingled with the cry of the starving artists and panhandling writers that THEY are the ones who REALLY DESERVE to be remunerated instead of THAT GUY. Welcome to the world of content, and it's not one with weakend “IP”.

“I don’t share the furious ideological objection (sharing economy = neoliberalism) that writers like Tom Slee and Evgeny Morozov advance.”

Do I need to repeat that “neoliberals” are actually the third-way socialists? Apparently so. I really detest this scaremongering about free exchange. Oh no, there is people doing deals and I'm not in on it. Won't somebody think of the regulation!!

“Now you can begin to see why Jimmy Wales espouses his medieval views on copyright”

Err... No! First, I didn't know that medieval times had any particular view on “copyright”. Must have been difficult, not having a printing press and all that. Did I hear someone say that property rights should only apply to the paper on which the words are printed? Nah. Must be neoliberals.

“And you could rely on the Left for "fairness" and the fair compensation of labour.”

You can rely on the left for selling you unicorn steaks and equality fries every single day (AAH, no Mistress Warren, I will behave now, stop the spanking!!).

Not every labour is compensable or even worth compensating. If Jimmy Wales has found the magic trick to ride on the riches created by a swell of interest in Wikipedia ... hell, why not? Should Wikipedia editors be compensated for this joyous happenstance? Possibly, possibly not. Apparently the care-o-meter on this is pretty low on the Internets, there is no “Occupy Wikipedia” movement to be seen, people are not pulling away to other servers. Or at least I haven't heard of it. So is there a problem?

Of course, quality of quite a few articles is low, Wikipedia warrens are often clueless. You get what you pay for. You may want to choose to pay for “quality”, real or perceived.

I’ve used AirBnB for ages, but when it comes to taxis, however, I stick to my favoured private firms and licensed Black Cabs – confident they’ll adapt to the technology.

Yep, choice. See how that works!

I suppose good articles come from scholars who are working on their course materials ... these also hold interesting blogs, post their course etc. No problems are being had. Where does the vague impression that someone is being fleeced coming from? The economy is not a zero-sum game, it never has been.

“weakening property rights means everyone profits from the work except the person who creates it”

Begging the question here. We have had NOTHING but extensions of the so-called “property rights”. It's getting frankly ludicrous, and no-one except Big Content profited.

“Note that when The Guardian newspaper writes about Kim Dotcom it glosses over the manner in which he makes his money, and fails to mention his ownership of a signed copy of Mein Kampf.”

So Dotcom has a non-downloaded copy. Which is nice. Where is the problem? More to the point, why bring “Nazis” in?

“Far from being one of the most exciting decades in modern times, this has really been one of the shittiest.”

But not because of Internet “sharing”. Because of wars, rampant money printing and endless fleecing schemes from inflation, “that one last tax increase, promised” and “economic bubbles” that hoover up the money you would hope the government were keeping safe instead of blowing it on bailouts and F-35s. Well, it's gonna get worse and intellectual property rights of online content will be the least of the problems. Oh, we were talking “IP”?

“Getting an "internet economy" that benefits the people who do the work, take the risk, or provide the resources – and gives us a modicum of self-respect - should be a start.“

More demand for unicorn steaks? It's all about contracts and positioning. An “Internet Economy” does not exist, and one that provides results as if they were coming from the left's Sheet Of Fairness cannot be gotten. If you want well-remunterated work, look for it. If you want to provide charity, do so. If you have problems with self-respect, work on it. If you want a guaranteed income stream, sadly, we cannot have that kind of nice thing.

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Stiffed by Synolocker ransomware crims? Try F-Secure's python tool

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Delivery to Righteous ISIS is too good for them.

"The decryption process didn't actually work or the decryption key provided by the criminals was incorrect"

That's just sloppy. So even criminals have no quality control or desire to make people actually feel confident in the protection services they apparently want to provide?

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Microsoft parts Azure cloud, reveals NoSQL doc database

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There are no brakes on the cloud train!

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“DocumentDB has made a significant bet on ubiquitous formats like JSON, HTTP and REST"

Going any lower on "standards" would probably demand he started talking about TCP.

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Microsoft refuses to nip 'Windows 9' unzip lip slip

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Re: Windows 8.1 is good!

Large memory? Large disks?

> Windows 8.1 is a serious developers' environment and OS of choice.

I hope that was all sarcasm. But I fear being disappointed in the new generation of developers.

> Go with the flow.

No thanks, I dislike diarrhea.

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Re: Complete this series...

> Windows 7 good

No.

I am just running it in a VM and I always dread the moment I need to make sense of that filesystem mess AGAIN .... and AGAIN. And then you want to configure something .... and then you are fisted painfully by the cmd.exe obscenity ... and then Trusted Installer lets loose ...

[Click click VM shutdown]

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Re: +1 for Saddam Nutella!

Somebody must shop a cover of The Economist with Saddam Nutella and SCARY HEADLINES.

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Something useful in Windows Administration? It only took 25 years.

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Re: WIndows 8, SP2?

there's a huge pent-up demand for a new version of Windows that will work in the business / desktop environment

Really.

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TRANSMUTATION claims US LENR company

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Re: It must be August

...and ISIS, GAZA as well as MUH UKRAINE. And the "sanctions" tit-for-tat idiocy (with reimbursements of companies sitting on unsold stock to boot)

Nuke because my list of people I want to herd onto a ground zero is getting longer and longer.

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Re: I thought I recognised this as previously debunked junk

Well, so far there has been a successful Chinese test which nobody has taken seriously and, last year, a successful preliminary test by NASA APPL

There are always successful Chinese tests and successful tests by NASA or ex-russian researchers now living in Lithuania.

Then nothing happens. Until the news cycle wheel turns again.

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I can't even be bothered to compute how much the energy difference is between 414 watt hour and the actual energy needed to split 200 kg of Oxygen nuclei.

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ISIS terror fanatics invade Diaspora after Twitter blockade

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Next they will be trading in pork rind futures.

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He would infallibly lead them to suicide by AK!

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Primetime precrime? Minority Report TV series 'being developed'

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"Either that or the movie take on the story, which was basically just The Fugitive."

Yes, but only in the second half.

Really, the movie should have stopped at the hotel scene. All the rest was superfluous.

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Do we need this?

Frankly, we now have the real life.

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Echopraxia scores 'diamond cutter' on the sci-fi hardness scale

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This weirdly sounds like a Greg Egan story.

We have come some way from the olden "Foundation" fare.

Currently into Jeff Vandermeer's "Southern Reach" trilogy which is more like "Roadside Picnic meets Lovecraft", and rather fantastic. But it's pretty good nevertheless.

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Don't even THINK about copyright violation, says Indian state

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Frankly, that can happen in Belgium, too. As long as the inheritor is the State.

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Goondas?

Aren't they living in underwater cities on a planet that is being blockaded by some rich arsehole's fleet for copyright infringement?

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Get ready: The top-bracket young coders of the 2020s will be mostly GIRLS

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Re: equality

Frankly, I think you are being racist to pink BMWs.

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Top trolling

So what exactly were those "ICT" questions?

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Cyber spies whip out 'Machete', stride towards Latin America

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Re: "Hot brazilian XXX.rar"

number/gender/orientation/age of the subjects, acts being performed, etc.

RFC 7354: "XML and JSON Pr0nz Metadata Description"

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Chinese hackers spied on investigators of Flight MH370 - report

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Malaysia stronk!

> they probably don't want the Chinese (or anyone else) knowing their surveillance and monitoring capabilities.

They should face the fact that their computers are probably phoning home to Bejing.

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Re: why is anything in such an investigation "classified"?

> Maybe because they were trying to gather information from military as well as civilian aviation authorities?

Yeah so what.

As if military would give them classified, unredacted information anyway. If they were even able to find it in their permanently overfunded and undermanaged Dilbert-organizations-with-guns.

"Yeah, we have been given classified info that we can't put into the accident report" .... Yeah, totally legit report. Obama-level information freedom. Uh-huh.

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"[Iran] hijacked the aircraft and they landed it in a place that nobody can see or find it."

Unless it was Israelis, and possibly George Soros (or Rupert Murdoch?), who just wanted to check that everything was going according to plan while MH370's twin was silently waiting for its day in a hangar in Tel Aviv. [cat stroke]

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More to the point, why is anything in such an investigation "classified"?

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LOHAN packs bags for SPACEPORT AMERICA!

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A dead country, dreaming of galactic empires to come.

"SPACEPORT AMURRICA", shurely?

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RealVNC distances itself from factories, power plants, PCs hooked up to password-less VNC

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Re: Does Yahoo really go around taking screenshots of peoples desktops?

American detected.

"I didn't break any laws today...."

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"Did I?"

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Re: Legality ?

Yeah? So what.

law and order shit is that way ----> Ferguson

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Pretty sure we had...

Pretty sure we had this headline 2 or 3 years ago. I remember a screenshot of some plant in Poland. It might even have been longer ago, but I can't find it back.

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Hello, police, El Reg here. Are we a bunch of terrorists now?

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Only blowback actually gets through to their addled brains...

Hammond: “This is a poison, a cancer, what’s going on in Iraq and Syria, and it risks spreading to other parts of the international community and affecting us all directly. We have policies aimed at deterring people at risk of radicalisation from being radicalised and going out to Iraq and Syria.”

Woah these chickens coming to roost actually have teeth now, eh?

Wanted to break the Shia crescent and mix up the Arc of Instability a bit? Listened to Neocons having Israel's best interests at heart? Getting more Sunni than you bargained for? Sucks to be you....

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Re: Collective Delusion.

Woah. Someone who thinks that not having imaginary friends in the sky who are looking out for him is a form of delusion.

Well, it takes all kind of people.

Me, I'm into Lovecraft and stuff.

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SICKING, DISGUSTING WATCHING!

WATCHING NOW! 24/7/356!!

STREAMING TOO WITH LOONY TUNES INTERLUDES!!

COME AT ME, BROS!

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Heartbleed implicated in US hospital megahack

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Re: Probably the most expensive post-weekend-hackaton "git push" ever

Crime is the concomitant of free enterprise?

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Re: Probably the most expensive post-weekend-hackaton "git push" ever

But if they are chinese, aren't they govnmt sponsored and out for warcrap and other dregs of civilization?

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Probably the most expensive post-weekend-hackaton "git push" ever

But what will "Chinese hackers" do with 4.5 million patient records?

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Brother, can you spare a DIME for holy grail of secure webmail?

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Re: Key management

The other thing is that quantum computing threatens to undermine the whole P=NP robustness of many asymmetric key crypto.

No.

Quantum computations do not threaten anything even in the general vicinity of NP.

Factorization is a "hard problem" for classical computers but is not NP hard nor NP complete.

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Re: Dark?

Quite so. Better go directly to the VADER INTERNET or the VADERNET!

Additionally, DIME is already used for the nasty "Dense Inert Metal Explosive", experimentally used on Palestinians by the Israelis in operation "Grapes of Wrath" in 2006.

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