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Disney plans standalone Star Wars movies to go with the main trilogy

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Re: Furry

You will now get a furry Bambi in a myteriously old spacesuit that is also the cousin of Jar Jar Binks.

Space Bambi also breaks into singing and dancing with animatronically animated droids for no good reason about every 15 minutes.

Enjoy.

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Google brings futuristic Linux software CoreOS onto its cloud

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Re: Someone fell for the autocorrect

How does systemd help managing multiple machines though?

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French teen fined for illegal drone flight

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400 EUR!?!!

Well, that kind of money sure will go towards rebuilding all those train stations suddenly discovered to be "too narrow" for the GDP-boosting new rolling stock.

"In Hollandaise France, GDP boosts YOU!"

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Microsoft swats away FBI request for Office 365 subscriber data

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Re: Office

Linux for Laden?

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Big Brother

Upstanding citizens wanting to bring home a good state-provide paycheck.

Fascism and Bureaucracies get larger until they seamlessly merge.

It has happened before. It is happening again.

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CERN: Build terabit networks or the Higgs gets it!

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I am over 30 and what is this?

THIS UNIVERSE SUCKS!

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Really? People still buy routers from Cisco or use Skype, you know,

Your BOINC stats

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Privacy International probes GCHQ's mouse fetish

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Re: Errrrm....

Do you mean the FNORD effect?

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BT and Neul ink gov-funded deal: Milton Keynes to be test bed for Internet of Stuff

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Re: Another reason not to move to Milton Keynes. ?

Apart from the bizarredly calcinated cows one finds from time to time?

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PC makers! You, between Microsoft and the tablet market! Get DOWN!

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Re: whats this...

Why do you want to flog a dead horse?

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eBay says database leak dump offers are fake

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The dodgy seller

Dogesale. Much data. Such veracity. Very blackhat. Wow.

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Wolfenstein: The New Order ... BLAM-BLAM! That guard did Nazi that coming

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Btw, if some hasn't yet read "The Man in the High Castle"

"Sehr empfohlen"

It also has, in a very concrete sense, relatively little to do with Nazis. About as much as Star Wars has to do with spaceships.

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Natürlich, Herr Thomas Achtundreissig. Natürlich...

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Re: An honest question...

I hear "other logos" can be had in Ukraine now.

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Fuel for jets DOES grow on trees

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Re: Yippee....

Hint: If you are unaware, this is one of the major reasons crop prices are so high and as corn is also a major live stock food, why meat prices are also high.

This and also: the purchasing power of your money is going downhill. Luckily food prices seem to no longer be considered in the CPI (or at least are covered by the lower prices of iPads), so our leaders detect "low inflation" which they intend to cure forthwith lest we remain stuck in the "recession".

Then high food prices, caused by destruction of the free market via mandates, allocations, taxes, subsidies and general disbursement of free money will be used as a pretext for more interventions and subsidies.

The ride never ends.

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Actually, these were not dinos but stuff from somewhat earlier, in greater tonnage.

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So how many percent of the actual fuel usage would that cover?

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Scientists capture DEATH STAR in VIOLENT EXPLOSION

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Re: Not seen in real time!

You have to realize the awful truth that there is no past time...

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CERN and MIT chaps' secure webmail stalled by stampede of users

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Uh-oh

Proton Mail runs full disk encryption in its Swiss data centres (Switzerland was chosen as offering the best available privacy legislation)

"Stay the fuck out of the EU?"

Luxembourg currently tries to position itself as datacenter go-to country, in particular by passing various legislation about cloudy services. Will there be fighting in a Gallic Village?

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EBAY... You keep using that word 'ENCRYPTION' – it does not mean what you think it means

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Spokeswoman Amanda Miller broke radio silence to say eBay.com ran passwords through some sort of mystery one-way encryption, aka hashing.

Was that Wehrmacht radio "guaranteed originally from Rommel's Greif: Make a Bid" finally delivered?

She insisted the website used "sophisticated, proprietary hashing and salting technology to protect the passwords"

Also, peppering and grilling. The result is sautéed.

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Re: Sigh ...

That doesn't make sense as you can just keep the N last hashes, then proceed as usual.

No need to encrypt or have any possibility to tunnel back from entropy land.

Changing passwords every M days is also an Antipattern. I think it originates from some obscure team working in an IBM Big Iron terminal room back when Tron was fresh.

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China to become world's No 1 economy. And we still can't see why

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Re: Delusions and Dreams. An Economic Know-Nothings in the FT

It will be in no ones interest to let them fall.

It is in no-one's interest to splatter oneself on the pavement once the jump out of the window has been committed.

The fact that it's in no-one's interest is of no relevance.

In spite of all the crud we are taking from central planners, central bankers, lefties and Krugman or Rupert Murdoch types, the Economy is not subject to direction by fiat, in particular not by direction via money printing or acausal manipulation of metrics pulled out of one's arse.

It is a system that can be described and for which future developments can be roughly extrapolated. It has its laws. These laws WILL now develop.

More on this:

Bingo! Premier Li Keqiang Punctures The Excess Savings Myth

For two decades now mainstream Keynesian economists have been gumming about China’s remarkable economic boom and its accumulation of unprecedented foreign exchange reserves. The latter hoard has now actually crossed the $4 trillion mark.

But this whole narrative is PhD jabberwocky with a Wall Street accent. What the People’s Printing Press of China has been doing is simply passing the hot potato by converting the vast inflow of dollars, euros and yen emitted by DM (developed market) central banks into a fantastic flood of RMB. This massive expansion of the domestic monetary system, in turn, enabled the greatest credit bubble in world history.

Stated differently, China’s total credit market debt outstanding did not explode from $1 trillion to $25 trillion in just the last 14 years because the sons and daughters of rice farmers working in export factories went on a savings binge, thereby enabling a healthy expansion of debt-financed investment.

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The giant issue facing China, however, is that it is at the end of the money-printing chorus line. It has now absorbed so much excess debt from the West and thereby inflated its credit Ponzi to such an insensible extent, that even its current rulers can see the hand-writing on the wall.

In a recent speech, in fact, Premier Li let the cat out of the bag, calling China’s massive hoard of foreign exchange for what it is—-a vendor loan to foreign customers who buy but do not sell; who consume but do not produce. Suddenly, what has been ballyhooed for two decades as evidence of the Chinese miracle is officially labeled a “big burden”.

Actually, it has been a burden all along. The comrades have presided over the erection of a Ponzi of such immense and convoluted magnitude that they have no hope of unwinding it without a thunderous “hard landing”

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Delusions and Dreams. An Economic Know-Nothings in the FT

China will become the world's biggest economy this year, overtaking the United States in GDP

SNORT!

Why China Will Implode: Its A Monumental Building Aberration, Not An Economy

The thing to understand about China is that it is not just another booming EM economy that is momentarily struggling to cool-down its excesses in fixed asset investment and make a transition to some kind of more “normal “consumer-based economy. That comforting notion represents an odd-confluence of propaganda from the comrades in Beijing and hopium from Wall Street stock peddlers.

In fact, China is a grotesque economic aberration that bears no relationship to prior economic history or any conventional economic models-–not even to the export-mercantilism model originally developed by Japan, and which has now proven itself wholly unsustainable. Instead, China is a nation that has gone mad building,speculating and borrowing on the back of a credit bubble so monumental (and dangerously unstable) that its implications are resolutely ignored by observers deluded by the notion that China embodies a unique economic model called “red capitalism”.

But when a nation’s debt outstanding explodes from $1 trillion to $25 trillion in 14 years, that’s not capitalism, even if its red. What it represents is monetary madness driven by the state.

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Robotics pioneer: Intelligent machines are 'scary for a lot of people'

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Re: They are already here....

Frankly, these are not the droids we are hoping for.

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Google: The Internet of Things to become the Internet of ADVERTS ON YOUR THERMOSTAT

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Re: Philip K Dick

Yeah, with that talking fridge demanding money to be opened. Then the front door demands MORE money if he wants to get out of the conapt.

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Re: Google predicts ads on everything...

"Ripley .. we have fired you ... because you didn't watch NostromoAd™ for the minimal duration during cryosleep!"

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Re: Am I the only one...

I think you are looking at some pre-arrest, here.

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You are living in The Twilight Zone!

Do not adjust your applet!

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JJ Abrams and Star Wars: I've got a bad feeling about this

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Re: Movies last too long

You could run them between the ads.

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They killed Jar Jar! The bastards!!

It's not about Ewoks and Jar Jar Binks, it's the FACT that the Jedi tries to be nice to them that matters

Jedis are Space Progressives? The mix of self-infatuation and direction-by-mantra exhibited in the low-numbered episodes are starting to make sense now.

Duke Leto wants to enter the council? He's a 1%er, throw him out!

Beating on Jar Jar Binks, is like beating on a mentally retarded kid, it just show how much of an asshole you are.

COMEDY GOLD!

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Re: Is this The Register?

Just leave and watch Plinkett's reviews on Star (Wars|Trek)

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EBay, you keep using the word 'SECURITY'. I do not think it means what you think it means

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Re: Odd happenstance upon login....

"In order to achieve true enlightenment, first, you have to realize the truth: There is no message!"

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"I can't define a tat bazaar but I know one when I see one"

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Re: Agreed

Well, even the IEEE doesn't into getting that "passwords" usability right, so why should ewwbay and failpal?

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Re: Quick!

There is a sad country music song in there somewhere.

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Senate decides patent reform is just too much work, waves white flag

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Nothing new from the rented horses on the hill

Meanwhile, a disquieting message on your cereal box:

Real Median household income peaked way back in 1999 at $56,000 and by 2012 it was down 9%—an unprecedented decline. It goes without saying that Washington’s Keynesian ministrations on the money printing and national debt front didn’t much help.

In fact, the Fed’s balance sheet has expanded from $450 billion to $4.4 trillion during that period or by nearly 10X. Likewise, the national debt has nearly quadrupled to $17 trillion during the same period.

Well, all this monetary and fiscal profligacy did apparently help in one precinct: Namely, the Washington beltway where median household income reached its all-time high in 2012 (the last year available) of $65,200 and undoubtedly continues to rise. By contrast, 30 states reached their peak real household incomes more than a decade ago, and some reached that point more than two decades back.

The provinces have thus not kept pace with the imperial capital. Not by a long shot.

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Oregon hit with federal subpoena over failed healthcare website launch

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Re: seems a little hypocritical...

Does it even work yet?

The primary requirement for any project is to ascertain that there should be some kind of goal (different from being wank material for progressives over how good they are being to everybody and being a figleaf for Big Insurance to rake it in).

I think that first line in the analysis sheet is still open.

At least the servers have been bought, a website has been set up and bills for all this have been issued.

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US giant NBC 'leaks' PRIVATE Amazon keys in Github Glenn gaffe

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> 2014

> 20 years of unceasing regulation resulting in serial failures across the board (It keeps raining Federal Register; 1772 pages this week.)

> Believing that regulation brings the goods except for bureaucrats

It's like the Cargo Cult of the Bureaucratic Witch Doctors. The hoi polloi wants to believe, the regulated ones are going crazy, the potlatch goods comes to the ceremony leaders.

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We need a "Cloudwatch" icon here

Please!

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Re: Umm (2)

What in God's Green EARTH were they thinking to put the AWS Access secrets and keys on Git Hub in the FIRST PLACE?!?!

"Mwahahahaha!!! Mwahaha! CURSED! YOU ARE ALL CURSED!! I SAY!!!"

We see a crooked finger resolutly ress "enter" to confirm "git push" under the otherworldy green glare of a phosporescent glass TTY.

An immense thunderbolt rents the night, illuminating the baleful scene. The subsequent thunder blows the control room to smithereens.

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Re: Umm

Pegged at Ron Paul Doom Level 3, no less!

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Waterfront flats plan for IBM's UK HQ as housing market goes bananas

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Hmmmm...... housing!

"But, as he said, this is a well-targeted scheme and it has helped tens of thousands of people get on the housing ladder and to have mortgages.

The shadow chancellor, Ed Balls, said the Help to Buy scheme was simply too high: "We've said it should come down much closer to average house prices. A number below £400,000 would make much more sense than £600,000 which is far too big a house price for the taxpayer to be guaranteeing mortgages. "

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Jupiter's Great Red Spot becoming mere pimple

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Re: Heat and food + wind to stir it up

I tend to agree. "Rendezvous with Medusa", "As on a Darkling Plain" etc. Space, Time and Free Energy. Let the computation ... begin!

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Re: ...

But the zero-G effects were pretty bad. They couldn't decide what parts of the Leonov were zero-G and which not.

And don't get me started on MOMENTUM ELIMINATION when stopping the centrifuge.

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From the desk of that guy who is Secretary of State

The People of the United States of America strenously object to this interstellar attempt at intimidation and WILL forcefully confront any further alien activity alluding to the use of non-diplomatic solutions to the European Question.

The right of the USA to land on Europa is unassaible and not up for discussion.

Indeed, interstellar arrest warrants have already been issued by the Federal Court of Lower Bumfuck against the following aliens: Grwz-kronb, Liob-Harr, TTS-56 and Lllllluurrinnnnnurin The Elder.

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Siri, what do you make of IBM's Cognea gobble? Oh, we can't print THAT

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"My information may well be of use to you, Stalker"

I can't wait

I have had it with the conversation in the office which seems to be coming from a mid-00s game on endless repeat.

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Uncivil engineering: US society skewers self-published science

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No-one expects...

...the civil engineering.

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Chip and SKIM: How dodgy crypto can leave shoppers open to fraud

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Re: Absolute rubbish

This paper is scaremongering...

Ah, the sickly sweet smell of VISA's PR department is wafting in.

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Who decided to use that word as the name for a transaction id?

Well-Known-Tabloid readers equipped with credit cards?

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BEAM ME UP SCOTTY: Boffins to turn PURE LIGHT into MATTER

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Re: On the flip side

No, that's not that at all. That is about creating LIGHT. Here, you want to create FROM LIGHT.

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