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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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Re: Dear Regina

Isn't it Japanese for "#1" (or "first")?

"Fukushima Haitch" etc.

So you would have "first P", "first MP" etc.

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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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Re: I'm not an electrician

"computer systems are powered by a powered by a radiation-hardened"

What does this really mean?

That the writer is a vinyl record fan.

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Re: I would like to thank NASA...

> ...for making my point about reliance on SSDs when the user can't replace them.

Why don't you go JPL and sell radiation-hardened memory drums?

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Reg man looks through a Glass, darkly: Google's toy ploy or killer tech specs?

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Re: Let's see...

> Both make you look a dickhead if you use it when doing the shopping.

I'm sure people said exactly the same thing about mobiles once. And further back about framed lenses that you could put on your nose.

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Intel unleashed octo-core speed demon for the power-crazed crowd

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Re: Looking at the over clocking...

But these new, Xeon-derived parts seem to have a better (or, at least, *different*) coupling between the CPU die and the heatspreader:

http://www.ocdrift.com/intel-core-i7-5960x-de-lidded-haswell-e-uses-soldered-thermal-interface-material-tim/

Could have added a warning about "high-impact CPU gore".

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Re: Cheesburgers and "The Cloud" !

> I can buy quite a few for $999

No you can't. $999 doesn't buy you a whole lot of oomph.

A "c3.xlarge" (8 vCPUs, not sure what the actual throughput is) instance at Amazon EC2 is currently 0.2571 USD/h at spot pricing at the Virigina datacenter (but you must be prepared to see the rug pulled out from under your computation).

This gives you only 162 days of computing power.

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I'm into this!!

Run BOINC like a motherfucker with enough energy throughput to singlehandedly blow our politicians' lightbulb-deprecating planet-saving progressive energy-saving green project singlehandedly out of the water?

Yes, but should I get a Xeon Phi instead?

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Kaspersky backpedals on 'done nothing wrong, nothing to fear' blather

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The mic was accidentally hot

The Cardinal liked to wield the time-tested instrument of plausible deniability.

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Re: Everyone got something to hide

Seeing how John Brennan and The Clapper are still anywhere NEAR any levers of responsibility whatsoever instead of in a well-furnished retirement home in Diego Garcia, a LOT of politicians have a LOT to hide and a LOT to fear.

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Re: or... this is why

the world should be moving onto a "system" where nobody is given any power, and that we work as a collective to maintain our own society and communities.

Leave this vague shit to insect communities and Marxists.

Perfectly possible to implement today, but good luck convincing the power wielders to give up their powers.

And stop reading post-humanist techno-enabled crap, too

P.S.

In "a short history of permafail" (or thereabouts), a renowned pamphleteer writes:

Heavily influenced by Jakob Boehme was the mystical English communist, Gerrard Winstanley, founder of the Digger sect during the English Civil War. Son of a textile merchant who had failed in the cloth business and then had sunk to the status of agricultural laborer, Winstanley, in early 1649, had a mystical vision of the ideal communist world of the future. Originally, according to this vision, a version of God had created the universe; but the spirit of "selfishness," the Devil itself, had entered into man and brought about private property and a market economy.

At first, Winstanley believed that little or no coercion would be necessary for establishing and maintaining his communist society. Soon, however, he realized, in the completed draft of his utopia, that all wage labor and all commerce would have to be prohibited on the penalty of death. Winstanley was quite willing to go this far with his program. Everyone was to contribute to, and take from, the common storehouse, and the death penalty was to be levied on all use of money, and on any buying or selling. The "sin" of idleness would of course be combated by forced labor for the benefit of the communist community.

This all-encompassing stress on the executioner makes particularly grisly the declaration of Winstanley that "all punishments that are to be inflicted … are only such as to make the offender … to live in the community of the righteous law of love one with another." Education in "love" was to be insured by free and compulsory schooling conducted by the state, mainly in useful crafts rather than in liberal arts, as well as by "ministers" elected by the public to preach secular sermons upholding the new system.

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Uber, Lyft and cutting corners: The true face of the Sharing Economy

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these business models are often skewed by massive subsidies

That is a problem.

My experience is that these kinds of business models distort the expectations and value judgements of customers

That is not a problem.

Since Marx wrote his crappy blockbuster with an open end, we have been conditioned to think as "the customer" as a mindless automaton debased by predatory attacks of vast, ancient, cold powers, terribly ancient and vastly superior to him, that lay dreaming when the Earth was young etc. FUCKER SHOULD MAKE HIS CHOICES.

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Euro banks will rip out EVERYTHING and buy proper backend systems ... LOL, fooled ya

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Re: Financial IT spending

Unless they really have to the banks would rather not change their systems because of the risk.

And risk is "high" because....

1) We are currently running very fragile, very-high risk, undocumented shite that no-one knows how to manage properly anymore (possibly written by overpaid primadonnas that rode their Ferraris into the sunset some time ago)

2) We are NOT going to pay for the skills (if they can even be bought) to build stuff from scratch.

PAINTED INTO A CORNER LOL!

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