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Fujitsu: PC market... doomed? LOLZ. NOT FOR US, pal

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But even the judogis "made in Japan" ain't cheap. Pakistani products, however...

"by the weaker yen"

Not sure whether particularly relevant. The terminally debt-laden economy, natural catastrophes, radioactivity scares, rumors of conflict with The Former Colonies of China, Abenomics, and sundry other catastrophes are wont to depress the yen and thus foster "exports on the cheap". On the other hand, Japan is a resource-poor country, so either they are manufacutring abroad anyway or need to import relatively more expensive materials to be assembled locally in the first place.

So I don't see how the yen exchange rate helps in the non-service IT sector.

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Hello Moto: Lenovo grabs Motorola biz for $3bn. But Google's KEEPING the patents

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Re: Google is keeping $9B+ worth of patents from this deal.

If IP lawyers were quoted on the stock market.... OH ORGASMIC!

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Where is muh growth? In that new super-CVN, haha!

You may have been living under the rocks for the last fifteen years. The US has been floundering due to a persistent infection of welfar-warfarism, which the doctor says is increasing and may well lead to arteries clogged by inflation a bit later.

Of course, all this China-vs-US talk is just so much mercantilist blather. This is companies we are talking about, at least nominally.

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Man sues NASA: Mystery Mars rock is a UFO – an unidentified 'FUNGUS' object

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Running with the wolves, eh?

"Any intelligent adult, adolescent, child, chimpanzee, monkey, dog, or rodent with even a modicum of curiosity, would approach, investigate and closely examine a bowl-shaped structure which appears just a few feet in front of them"

Sounds like he wants us to wake up the Inhibitor device.

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Re: Backfiring Logic

The problem with your anti-conspiracy rant is that you do not define what you mean by conspiracy?

Federal Reserve created in secret to ensure riskless profits for well-placed bankers? Yes.

Close-knit group engineering the entry of the US in WWI? Yes.

Finagling of evidence to get the hoi polloi into war lust for Afghanistan and Iraq? Yes.

A high number of politicians/visible persons are sociopaths and consider you their golden retriever? Yes.

FDR angling for a first strike by Japan and fully in the know about where and when? Probably yes.

JFK killed by a cabal able to influence random events / travel backward in time? Probably no.

Source of 2001 anthrax attacks not really the guy who conventiently died at the end? Maybe.

UFOs exist but are left unacknowledged because what you gonna do about it? Maybe.

World Trade Center dynamited from inside using nanoparticles? No.

UFOs exist and control politicans. No.

Elvis alive and living on Mars? No.

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Re: If you look carefully....

Mayans, don't you know.

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IT executive at JP Morgan dies in fall from bank's London HQ

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Throw them a bone!

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Re: The higher they climb -

Yes, about that

Disquieting news next to your breakfast cereal

After last week´s decision by HSBC to halt its policy of not honoring large withdrawal requests by depositors comes news of the Russian bank “My Bank” implementing its own run-protection measure.

“My Bank”, one of Russia´s top 200 lenders by assets, has introduced “a complete ban on cash withdrawals until next week.” In my discussion of HSBC´s similar policy here, I note that limiting redemption requests has been a measure to help fractional-reserve banks remain solvent since, well, the advent of fractional-reserve banking.

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Re: It's an elaborate hoax

This is not Battlestar Galactica.

But in IT and suicidal thoughts?

I know the feel.

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Volunteers slam plans to turn Bletchley Park into 'geeky Disneyland'

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Re: Polish cryptographers!!

To be true, Poland is a country that grows, shrinks, disappears, then reappears, then is forcefully visited by funky Trotsky and his Red Army, then stabilizes, then disappears in a double-sided hostile takeover, then is sold for by FDR to jovial Russians for a presidential election win, then reappears in modified form shifted to the left on the map, then unsovietizes only to be europized later.

It is hard to honour national heroes while doing this kind of electric boogaloo.

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"I look forward to them telling the story of how the Americans cracked the Enigma code."

Wasn't there a submarine movie about this?

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Re: Says it all really

Those who are asking for a reduction are in bed with the Huns!

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Blighty's tech sector hasn't had it so good for TEN YEARS - report

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Re: Meh....

"driving growth" is a nonsensical juxtaposition of words created by tea-leaf readers and martini swilllers.

There is "growth" in a very specific sector if there is interest in buying the stuff offered in that very specific sector.

Nothing can "drive growth" except the government pumping in free money like some sort of farmer pumping in growth hormone because he is hellbent on seeing larger hams.

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This tool demands access to YOUR ENTIRE DIGITAL LIFE. Is it from GCHQ? No - it's by IKEA

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Kitchen design: Serious business!

Those sandboxing ideas are NOT WRONG (even if Java on th client makes as hash of it). Where have they gone? Do I need to run the browser in a disposable Virtual Machine?

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Big tech firms holding wages down? Marx was right all along, I tell ya!

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Re: make fun of Karl Marx all you want

LOLNO.

It was fantasy then, it is fantasy now.

Additionally, it was never finished. Died before the final writeup. Such a drag.

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The Grapes of Wrath!

"monopoly capitalism"

That would be "monopsony capitalism". Here we have the situation where exploitative companies are BUYING labor and cruelly raped creativity at ARTIFICIALLY LOW prices, as opposed to SELLING trinkets (to which we are all entitled) at ARTIFICIALLY HIGH prices while orphaned children and widows starve and are worked to death in the terrible sweatshops of ManchesterMountain View.

"Monopoly capitalism", with the adducted threat of violence and property destruction, would be a thing of the UNIONS.

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Trojan-laden FileZilla clone slurps data, sends it to the UNKNOWN

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"two extra malicious DLL libraries"

Endorsed by Dr. Evil himself.

More interestingly, don't people check the signatures? Gotta admit that the way code nerds implement this simple software surety often leaves SOMETHING to be desired. Like for it to be actually there....

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Want a touch-friendly solar-powered laptop? Apple just patented it

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Sure smells like apple innovation in here

Yet another patent granted with no working product in sight, no new ideas, no restriction to a working implementation.

Just telling the world "I own the stuff you haven't even made yet".

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Fancy a little kinky sex? GCHQ+NSA will know - thanks to ANGRY BIRDS

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This is in fact being done.

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Re: Just monitoring you purchases

It was mandatory reading at school. We had a whole box.

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Re: A new kind of scratch monkey

Taking rendezvous with doctor Sigmund...

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A new kind of scratch monkey

But the question is how logical is it that she's the only one who was monitored, how likely is it that she was the German person the NSA was watching?

I misread that as "mounted", I hope I am not the only one.

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Re: Why don't the NSA just put out their own App?

But 'twas all legal! Ingsoc has all the paperwork to prove it.

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Elderly Bletchley Park volunteer sacked for showing Colossus exhibit to visitors

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Re: Unbelievable

If you are done, I can invite you to have a visit with my local mayor...

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And maybe Stephen Fry for the tour description. For the LULZ.

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China's Jade Rabbit moon rover might have DIED in the NIGHT after 'abnormality'

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This reactionary drive will get you nowhere!

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Re: Space != reliability

How exactly will beancounter mannage improve a space expedition?

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Re: Necessary?

It's not even kawaii enough to be a good copy of a Japanese Chibi Moe Spacerobot (with or without schoolgirl attendance).

Come on , China, get a grip!

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Vice squad cuffs vice chairman of Bitcoin Foundation in $1m money-laundering probe

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Thou shalt have no currency along the truly papery one!

Yep, state doesn't like much competition.

This was all just a matter of time.

"We define what money laundering is, and you did it."

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Is Google building SKYNET? Ad kingpin buys AI firm DeepMind

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We can build you: ROBOBLAIR SOON!

"GOOGLING A POLITICIAN" == Replace it with higher-quality AI from the Choc Factory. Guaranteed 100% non-sociopathic!

Plasticky face, no baby petting and robotic demeanour will be (welcome?) side-effects of high intelligence, no ego problems and actually logical and consistent behaviour!

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Apple: That 'white screen of death' nightmare? We'll fix it... AT SOME POINT

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Re: Typical of Apple.

Clearly a Tibetan take on the afterlife. Stay away from the red light of Other Devices!

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Allegedly...

"We have a fix in an upcoming software update for a bug that can occasionally cause a home screen crash"

"This is great news because I've been shocked how often these reboots/crashes have been occurring since moving to iOS7 last Autumn"

So "occasionally" or "often"?

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Snowden speaks: NSA spies create 'databases of ruin' on innocent folks

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Obama will fix him ... I mean, this!

Sean Wilentz – Court Historian, NSA Shill, and Lickspittle ‘Liberal’

With a few notable exceptions, the "progressive" media matrix – the lefty pundits, thinktanks, academics, and activists who make up the Democratic party’s core intellectual constituency – have reacted to the Snowden revelations with hysterical denunciations, not of the government but of the leaker: the hate emanating from the MSNBC studios is hot enough to burn if you get too close to your television. And it’s not just the pundits: Norman Soloman rightly called the response from progressive Democrats in Congress "murky," and that’s certainly an understatement. Sure, some of this can be attributed to partisanship, but there’s an ideological motivation for this illiberal stance as well. ...

[Progressive historian Sean Wilentz in The New Republic] – whose work has focused on the role of race and class in American politics – digs up morsels of Internet commentary by Snowden in order to show he’s ideologically suspect. The piece has all the hallmarks of a Pravda polemic, circa 1933, which purports to demonstrate that Stalin’s critics are Trotskyite wreckers on Hitler’s payroll. There is no treatment of Snowden’s claim that the NSA’s intrusive programs violate the Fourth Amendment, or that such a comprehensive spying apparatus conducted in secret represents a mortal threat to our democracy: instead, Snowden, Greenwald, and Julian Assange are given an ideological litmus test at the end of which they are diagnosed as …. libertarians!

This is their "crime."

Wilentz cites an Internet posting in which Snowden writes: "It’s my only gun, but I love it to death." This is the Professor’s first clue that Snowden is Not One of Us: "The Walther P22," he avers, "a fairly standard handgun, is not especially fearsome, but Snowden’s affection for it hinted at some of his developing affinities." Why, he probably watches "Duck Dynasty"!

Horrors! But there’s worse to come....

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Re: Whatever

Snowden is at this point so out of the loop

So how's the weather in the Big Government Tank in Virginia and so you actually believe you will get pension checks from Uncle Sam later in life?

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Microsoft seeks patent for blade server chassis

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Welcome the the proprietary blades racket, circa 2003.

So what good is this?

1) Microsoft-proprietary "IP" that Microsoft wants to flog but where everyone has to be toll-gated for --> Dead on arrival

2) Microsoft-proprietary "IP" that Microsoft wants use in-house only --> Dead on arrival

And seriously, no prior art?

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The internet is 'a gift from God' says Pope Francis

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Alan Turing is the elder brother of Miley Cyrus!!

Well, people can't into history of science shocker. Ask anyone inside the UK about Turing and get the same blank look.

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It's like it's "The Industrial Revolution is the Devil's Work" again.

Humans pull themselves out of universal utter shite a bit => It was God!! (this actually means, as member of God's Own Franchise, "pay me")

Living standards improve => This is bad. You must put scare quotes around "better off". Believe in solidarity and communitarian lifestyle instead!! Repent!!!

It's like having an economist professsor tell you that your lifestyle is rotten, too affluent and somehow undeserved (why are you putting tail fins on your car?) - definitely not socialistic enough - and that you better get on with the War On Poverty. Yeah John Kenneth Galbraith, I'm looking at you.

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Feds cuff revenge smut site boss Hunter Moore on hacking charges

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Re: Get Godwin's law out of the way first

He even posts regular pictures of his doge and blogs about vegetarian menu recipes and the legendary outings with his pal, Stalin, where they remove the kebab.

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Nokia waves goodbye to device biz as phone sales continue to spiral

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How the mighty have fallen

Even Nokia Siemens Networks is now an un-word.

Oh well. The last action will be the issue of a phone with an additional "Windows" key, then.

And I have to say: I just had a cheapo Nokia Asha in my hand. And I have to say... Do these people write unintuitive dreck interfaces worse than those thrown together by spotty-face sophomores for the fun of it? Is management running interference on correct product design and usability testing? Are there only two developers at Nokia's mobile software division? Is the deep reason of FAIL the northern "third way" semi-socialistic model? It's practically deliberate....

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Herschel boffins spot fat dwarf Ceres in TEARS over astro-identity crisis

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Re: Dwarf planet, asteroid

> steampunk Deathstar?

Not enough bronze.

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Judge shoots down Oracle's Solaris support 'trafficking' claim

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Capitalism: One should try it from time to time

Meanwhile, we have to do with the whole gamut from mercantilism to lawyer-fueled monopolism.

And frankly, in Oracle's place, I would call this unlicensed support "terrorism", because it terrorizes Larry and one never knows to what shady, beturbaned underground figures the proceeds of this fly-by-night support might eventually go. Certainly not into the pocket of upstanding american companies that have nothing to hide.

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Facebook will LOSE 80% of its users by 2017 – epidemiological study

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Re: @bigtimehustler

> Yoof

> Not like a herd

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Re: They're all on mobile

Yeah, I have a mobile with a specially dedicated "Facebook" key on it... WHY?

I don't even have a data plan.

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Amateurs find the 'HOLY GRAIL' supernova – right on our doorstep

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Re: This event that's happening now happened a long time ago

"Upon which progressotards in the forums saw their hotspots pushed, which were not of the nature liberated in the sexual revolution, rioted and started calling names, verily because their belief systems were bent and twisted and they didn't care about that starstuff when all was said and done."

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Re: This event that's happening now happened a long time ago

In that far away galaxy, Space Obama had just announced Space Obamacare, when the Supernova ruined the announcement, rendering healthcare not mandatory but null and void.

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Boffins measure 27 quantum states of light

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This discussion has been had and was buried dead.

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Re: All It Takes is a Galaxy-Sized Computer. The NSA Could Do It if They Had Spare Time

Oh God, why?

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Re: 27 Dimensions ????

Dimension = free variable.

In classical space at time "t", 3 real-valued coordinates suffice to describe the position of a "mass point".

With two particles, you need 6 real-valued coordinates. The space of two particles has 6 dimensions! (Why 3 + 3 instead of 3 x 3? Dunno, lol!)

etc..

Same here: 27 complex values => 27 dimensions.

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Re: off topicish

> /why-bouncing-droplets-are-a-pretty-good-model-of-quantum-mechanics

No.

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WHEW! OpenBSD won't CloseBSD (for now) after $100,000 cash windfall

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Re: Secure?

Around the time the war in Iraq was won.

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