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Work in the tech industry? The Ukraine WAR is coming to YOU

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Re: Country / company

The way things are going the WTO will soon become the "Western Trade Organization" or maybe the "Dollar Zone And Imperial Gimps Organization". Then the others can build a fence around it and throw peanuts. Or nukes if there is any justice.

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Re: Thanks for the neocon talking points, El Reg!

I dunno and I am not crazy enough to have a european war fought over finding out. Because I do not have a shelter maintained by presidental aides, I guess.

But I _do_ know that western "responsibility to mess around" actions that transpire now are just the recipe for utter disaster.

And training far-right activits in actual weapons and tactics? Yep, absolutely not gonna be a problem down the road, oh no sir.

Expect the west to wring hands in utter anguish YET AGAIN when this particular chicken comes home to roost.

Also:

Ex US Intel Warn Merkel: Careful with Kiev & NATO's Dubious 'Evidence' on Russia

Alarmed at the anti-Russian hysteria sweeping Washington, and the specter of a new Cold War, U.S. intelligence veterans one of whom is none other than William Binney, the former senior NSA crypto-mathematician who back in March 2012 blew the whistle on the NSA's spying programs more than a year before Edward Snowden, took the unusual step of sending the following memo dated August 30 to German Chancellor Merkel challenging the reliability of Ukrainian and U.S. media claims about a Russian "invasion."

MEMORANDUM FOR: Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany

FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS)

SUBJECT: Ukraine and NATO

We the undersigned are longtime veterans of U.S. intelligence. We take the unusual step of writing this open letter to you to ensure that you have an opportunity to be briefed on our views prior to the NATO summit on September 4-5. ....

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Re: Personal morality

You personally trade with Putin?

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Thanks for the neocon talking points, El Reg!

The real concern is what happens next: Russia and Ukraine are now talking truce but the bullets have stopped flying before only to start again.

I may want to remind the esteemed writer that any negotiations are taking place between the borderline ultra-right "government" of Ukraine and the rebels (whoever they are, but they sure are disgruntled). Russia is only mediating.

Why the US has actually Obama's big black dong and General Breedlove (couldn't make up that name) in this kind of game is anyone's guess.

Oh no, wait it is not ...

Who’s Telling the ‘Big Lie’ on Ukraine?

"The plan was even announced by U.S. neocons such as National Endowment for Democracy President Carl Gershman who took to the op-ed page of the Washington Post nearly a year ago to call Ukraine “the biggest prize” and an important interim step toward eventually toppling Putin in Russia."

Yep. Fight against "Putin".

War is being prepared for Europe who still thinks the US is some kind of "friend".

Instead, the US gets to kill four birds with one stone: Strenghten NATO, rustle the Bear's dick, get a new hunting ground for Big Oil in the East and paralyze Europe energy-wise and diplomatically. Great job.

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Re: Hurting russia is easy

What kind of weed are YOU smoking?

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YES, I have ridden the UNICORN: The Ubuntu Utopic unicorn

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Re: why?

Plus there is Outlook OWA (i.e. Webmail to MS Exchange Server), which is not half bad.

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You must be a virgin to ride a unicorn?

Isn't that a win-win situation?

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Twitter launches beer-money bug bounty

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US$140?

140 characters ... get it?

Paid in monopoly "money".

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Google: let's build our OWN quantum computer

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Only those based on RSA.

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Re: They need it

Because they are both dead and alive?

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Isis Wallet, NOT an Islamist militant group, reborn as Softcard

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ISIS: So terrible that it "sickens" even US state depravement personnel

Meanwhile, in the land of the various things of free:

ISIS the Rock Band Mistaken for the Terrorist Group

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Cops BUST RING, CUFF BLOKES in Skegness RAID

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Oliver Cromwell, Lord protector of the Cloud and his warts

"The future prosperity of computing is paramount especially considering the rise of cloud computing and the need to keep such environments cyber-crime free,”

World police, Cloud police, TIME POLICE. Ratting out dodgy vendors from underneath the raised floor.

More citations like this, please.

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Like condoms, data now comes in big and HUGE sizes

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Re: FreeBSD & Solaris are the storage kings

FreeBSD and Solaris are the storage kings, with no one else in their league.

[Citation needed]

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Don't buy that phone! It ATTRACTS CRIMINALS, UK.gov will tell people

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Failure of the imagination.

With a still-large deficit and a record stock of debt, there will need to be further spending cuts, as even Labour acknowledge.

Record stock of debt? SELL IT!

I foresee the instrument of "Collateral Cop Obligations". It sounds good.

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That lady on Navy CSI is hot. Is she in the stash?

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Oracle's MySQL buy a 'fiasco' says Dovecot man Mikko Linnanmäki

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Re: I see the knives are out

Everyone is a bit nervous because of those photos that are floating out there.

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Re: Open software

Hi Bill, don't you have some philantrophic project to manage, you old scumbag?

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Re: Is using Google proprietary APIs better than a RFC standard like IMAP?

If meanwhile you plaud Google for introducing its own proprietary API and protocols to access mail

"Accessing mail" is just another way of implementing a distributed filesystem that has the form of a holdover from the era of servers that were like Raspies at the far end of a serial line.

It's time to let go and make a mail client a gloss on top of Coda for example.

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NUDE SELFIE CLOUD PERV menace: Apple 2FA? Sweet FA, more like

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After more than 40 hours of investigation

41 hours, then. 5 support dudes for one day?

None of the cases we have investigated has resulted from any breach in any of Apple’s systems including iCloud® or Find my iPhone.

The breach is not a breach!

We are continuing to work with law enforcement to help identify the criminals involved.

You could ask the NSA. Come to think of it, they probably have those nudeselfies on file and hanging off the index tree.

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Re: Two factor auth is a good thing - Apple's is not

Why not just go to a genius bar where you get served?

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Are you a HOT CELEB? Think your SEXY PICS are safe? Maybe NOT

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Re: Sell out your friends cheap

I guess Stalin and the Nazi glitterati must have been heavy facebookers?

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4chan is not written 4Chan

"Cubrilovic has examined degenerate nude selfie and revenge porn networks"

Something like nude white dwarves, but evil and networked?

Anway, WHERE are those pics of Miss Hunger Games?

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CNN 'tech analyst' on NAKED CELEBS: WHO IS this mystery '4chan' PERSON?

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Their political analysis is on the same level.

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Drone captures shots of budding APPLE SPACESHIP HQ

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Re: Interesting form of words

Does he need to?

I have never had a letter of imaging companies in my mailbox.

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Good luck with Project Wing, Google. This drone moonshot is NEVER going to happen

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Re: The task is impossible

Impossibru.jpg

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Re: Alternatively ...

but have sometimes wondered if there might be other explainations

Like the risk of Warehouse Rise Of The Machines?

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'Sony and Twitch' hacking crew Lizard Squad: 'We quit'

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Re: maybe...

Downvoted for the canned "zomg girls XDDDDD" swipe. It was old when the Internet bubble was still big.

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Uber alles... nein! Deutschland imposes NATIONWIDE BAN on taxi app

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Re: You mean the government bodies are feeling the heat??

Not saying the Taxi system doesn't need a good shake-up, but when the other guy isn't paying his way like you do it's kinda unfair.

The uptake of the slogan "everyone must pay the protection money equally" is the sign that the monkeys are now in the "well trained" mindframe.

No-one will ever touch the banana ever again.

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Re: You cannot put the brakes on progress.

But somehow I don't see how unleasing a bandit horde of untrained, unlicensed, unregulated and quite probably uninsured "taxis" on to the city streets is any kind of progress.

Indeed, it might be better to employ these unleased people in government jobs.

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The next service will be called "Lusitania". They won't torpedo it.

“The Passenger Transport Act regulates driver and consumer protection,” the cooperative’s chairman Dieter Schlenker said. “It can’t be overturned no matter how neoliberal the company.”

Incorrect use of "neoliberal" and hint at socialistic-populistic brainrot. Oh wait, he's from a union.

Instant disqualification.

Also, in b4 Andrew permanently moves his residence to Berlin etc.

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Gang behind '1.2 billion' megahack ransack is pwning our customers – hosting firm

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NAMECHEAP: I must reiterate this is not a security breach at Namecheap, nor a hack against us

EL REG: If nothing else, the hack against Namecheap underlines the danger of password re-use.

Unsure about the situation?

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SHARE 'N' SINK: OneDrive corrupting Office 2013 files

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Microsoft sickly share not working?

Deal with it!

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Apple, FBI: YES we're, er, looking into the NAKED CELEBRITY PICS. Aren't you?

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Re: Apple does not limit the number of password entry attempts users could can make

I frankly think we should have more of these disasters.

Makes ISIS, Ebola, the resurgent Recession, and the NATO-embiggening show in the ex-Soviet countryside that we need to fight because of reasonsmoneyed neocon interests look tame in comparison.

As El Reg reported yesterday, the photos depict Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Ariana Grande

Woah, I nearly misread this as photos of decrepit. I was worried of getting older fast.

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Virgin Media blocks 'wankers' from permissible passwords

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Re: Merde!

Or the help desk has been moved to the Caliphate.

"Yes this is Aziz from ISIS, how can I scalp you?"

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Re: The Lord of the Rings Online MMO

What no script to BASE64 encode/decode on the fly?

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I fully applaud....

...this strenous effort to ban badness from the input of poor, innocent salters and hashers!

(Neuroticism is not a joke!)

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Hardkernel nixes RPi clone project

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Re: Speculation on forums...

Probably another hit by Putin.

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Facebook, Google and Instagram 'worse than drugs' says Miley Cyrus

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Offensively-and-dangerously-in-control of her sexuality [citation needed]

Seriously, what the hell? Not sure whether it isn't just histrionic personality disorder.?

Additionally, I do not think getting one's worldview challenged and feeling less exceptional is a bad thing, and nor is getting seriously offended from time to time. But it's more rewarding to experience this outside of Facebook and Instagram, though not necessarily Google.

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iCloud fiasco: 100 FAMOUS WOMEN exposed NUDE online

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"100 women victimised"

> 2014

> "Oh my expensive bits!"

Really.... I can get excellent pics of ladies' anatomies for a few bucks in glorious hi-res. Why should I care about celebrity skin?

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What do you mean, I have to POST a PHYSICAL CHEQUE to get my gun licence?

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Re: If you stop ranting...

A colleague used to go on and on about speed cameras not improving safety - I told him he should have 'sold' his theories to safety campaigners rather than moaning on about the government limiting his 'rights'

You cannot "sell" these theories to "safety campaigners" because they not not doing "safety campaigns" to be convinced that they are barking up the wrong tree. Then safety campaigns are forever and the people involved are an easy vote to buy simply by giving in to their demands. On the other hand, "not doing anything" is always a hard sell because it necessitates to convince politicians and people that may weigh in on the discussion that there is not really a problem in the first place. As these people are not in the safety campaign in the first place, they really are not interested in hearing about it. And then you get accused of not thinking of the children.

Plus you are not allowed to apply firearms to the safety campaigners either.

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Firearms in Britain?

Shurely some kind of mistake.

Firearm = AR-15, not some dual tube device to shoot fowl.

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Alienware injects EVEN MORE ALIEN into redesigned Area-51 gaming PC

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Yeah but Svn is so yesterday.

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Re: No garbage can for us

> wanking Mountain Dew obsessed Star Wars fanbois

Who they?

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Weekend reads: Colorless Tsukuru, Kool Korea and strange encounters with IKEA wardrobes

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Hong postures that the Korean PC video game industry pulled Korea out of a serious unemployment crisis, but at what personal cost to its citizens?

Woah there!

1) There are personal costs to any economic activity. In particular, getting older, losing limbs, generating lots of entropy that one is unable to deal with, getting the idea of having something called "government" etc.

2) The PC video game industry cannot do anything about an "unemployment crisis". Indeed, that industry is all about generating consumer goods. In this case, said consumer goods also demand that the consumer burn further time and money on using the good.

2.1) Resources thus used up and locked away won't go into building and accumulating capital goods of any sort.

2.2) Yes, one can argue to having a large repository of gaming software in companys' vaults is a "capital good" (doubtful) or that there is cross-subsidy of hardware development and graphics algorithms (that would fall under "industrial policy" then), but let's keep things simple.

2.3) So, the lack of capital goods (obsolete power plants, lack of advancement in medical science, clogged sewers, lack of skills in correctly designing plastic injection molding forms, abandoned rice paddies) will then turn out to be a serious problem in the immediate future. In particular, desired goods won't be produced and standards will go down.

2.4) Now, if the interpretation of the gaming industry "being a factor in the unemployment crisis" is correct, then its parallels to a government scheme that performs hidden taxation, the money of which is then spent on make-work schemes of dubious utility (including low-intensity wars), is readily apparent.

2.5) One could segue now into the moral corruption of monetary pumping/Keynesianism and how it would be to get rid of government economists with extreme prejudice, but I digress.

Also, I'm old enough to remember William Gibson writing about Japan being cool in er... Wired, September 2001. Just before the amazingly convenient high-rise airplane prang. NURSE!!!

But I will read the Murakami for sure.

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Siri: Helpful personal assistant or SERIAL APP KILLER?

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Re: Most Apps are pointless

Memory footprint (web browsers are heavyweight and tend to get shut down when backgrounded, making them slow to access when you, say, want to check the weather [BBC Weather])

Yes. Whoever heard of someone having more than 640K on his mobile device?

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Facebook to let stalkers unearth buried posts with mobe search

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Koch brothers optional

> A creepy tech

> Fears expressed about perverts

Can we please cut down on the usage of progressive tropes? This is supposed to be a tech-aligned webzine with discerning readers, not alternet.

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Vulture News anchor Regina Eggbert is (sort of) LIVE from London

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Re: Dear Regina

That's the way it is writtenromanicized, not pronounced.

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NASA to reformat Opportunity rover's memory from 125 million miles away

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Re: Dust removal

Unless the plan was to waste that money, so now someone at NASA has had a 10 year egg on their face :)

How does that make any sense at all?

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Re: I'm not an electrician

For Curiosity, we read beyond the paywall:

The control software onboard the spacecraft consists of about 3 MLOC. Most of this code is written in C, with a small portion (mostly for surface navigation) in C++. The code executes on a radiation hardened CPU. The CPU is a version of an IBM PowerPC 750, called RAD750, which is designed for use in space. It has 4 Gbytes of flash memory, 128 Mbytes of RAM, and runs at a clock-speed of 133 MHz. About 75 percent of the code is autogenerated from other formalisms, such as state-machine descriptions and XML files. The remainder was handwritten specifically for this mission, in many cases building on heritage code from earlier Mars missions.

But also....

....Second, we introduced a flight software developer certification course, focused in part on software risk and defensive coding techniques. Every software developer is required to complete this course and pass the exams before they can touch flight software. The course covers the coding standard’s rationale, as well as general background on computer science principles and the basic structure of spacecraft control software. Some of this material is also presented to more senior managers at JPL to secure a common knowledge base regarding the challenges of mission-critical software development (although in the latter case, the material is presented without the pressure of an exam at the end).

Excellent! Glorious Freedom from the web craze.

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Re: Wrong rover, but...

2fast2furious ..... on MAAARRSSS!

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