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AT&T takes aim at T-Mobile with $450 cashback lure

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T-Mobile has seen stellar growth since it stopped trying to sell itself off and decided to shake up the market instead.

Providing things that customers want instead of what the marketing-financials couple from hell comes up with actually means success: SHOCKER!!

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Snowden docs: NSA building encryption-cracking quantum computer

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Re: Yawn.

Yeah Matt, thank you for statist tax-and-spend, war-is-a-force-that-gives-us-tech message.

Sorry, I nearly fell asleep whilst the sheeple desperately tried to inject some paranoia into yet another very obvious story.

Not enough to post random drivel, apparently. Don't you have the latest HP failure to defend?

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Re: Not all darkness

Ken Thompson proved that you can insert exploits into software without having it appear in the source code. It would be especially easy for open source software.

No. It is time to put that stuff to rest.

Countering "Trusting Trust"

It's more likely to have a Bug Of Consequence hidden in plain sight. Plausibly denibale if some takes the time to comb through the code.

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Re: Oh yeah?

WILL FACTORIZE LARGE NUMBERS FOR A MODERATE SUM. Quick results or money back. Discreteness guaranteed. Please call [NUMBER] to obtain one-time-pad for further communication.

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@Slawek

"NSA did not violate any US laws."

Next: "SS doctors did not violate any german laws"

Yeah, one can twist and turn, spin and obfuscate, lie and dissemble and plaster the Big Lie on every board so that anything can be justified "to the letter of the law". But so what? It's just another way of raw power abuse if done by those in charge and of whistling past the graveyard by the others.

tl;dr: Retarded

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Re: Quantum gravy

I am nor so sure that it is "far off". The hard problem (i.e. quantum error correction) is in the box. IMHO, there is a good chance of seeing a few hundred entangled qbits happily doing their qbit stuff by the end of the decade, if not a few years earlier.

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WTF?

Oh yeah?

"You can't build a business around decrypting."

Woah these grapes must be sour!

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BlackBerry sues American Idol host's company for 'blatant' patent infringement

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Like a qwertz...

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Sir! Lawsuits in Motion is uncloaking on our starboard bow!

Back to old form, I see.

Does the encroaching death fire up its last spirits?

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Mars One's certain-death space jolly shortlists 1,000 wannabe explorers

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Re: Sense of adventure, sense of reality

I'm guessing that we should wait to launch humans to Mars after we've built a decent space elevator.

Right. That pipe dream of fantasy again.

It's gonna happen if it's cheap. The way things are going it's never gonna be cheap.

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Re: Fuck the ratings

> utterly irresponsible

Not to fear, Obama will ban it.

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Re: Surely most of these are Trolls

> Because you will have to rely upon those people for survival.

How is the view from olduvai gorge, george?

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Alicia Keys throws in towel on BlackBerry's creative director job

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Re: Remake of one of her songs?

Finally an economically realistic song on endless loop in the bus.

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Re: Encouraging women into STEM?

"Do as I say, not as I do!"

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And Will.I.am sounding through the rarefied martian atmosphere.

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Early corners with rounding

Them!

"BlackBerry - which used to be known as Research In Motion"

for people with memories not holed by entropy, also known as "Lawsuits in Motion" because "WE INVENTED EVERYTHING, in particular QWERTY KEYBOARDS FOR MICE!"

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iPhone fanbois outsmart fandroids in totally reliable test of brain power

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Clearly we are in conservative-vs.-liberals territory, complete with brainscans showing the shriveled conservative hypothalamus and explanations about their fear of otherness being due to childhood trauma, while the sun-seeking open liberal mindset is due to caring parenthood and education in non-violence resulting in strong outswells of inner crying whenever non-liberals need to be forcefully controlled for their own good or sand-denizens need to be incinerated for democracy. Praise be!

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Boffins invent LUMINOUS PIGS again, glow-in-dark bacon sarnies presumably imminent

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You want pigs? Too bad, here is some PETA.

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Microsoft tries to trademark 'Mod' in the US

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Re: Microsoft tiles?

Windows Mothra still is better.

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Snapchat: In 'theory' you could hack... Oh CRAP is that 4.6 MILLION users' details?

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25 million accounts are dogeaccounts

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'New' nova starts to BLUSH

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Mrister Nova Nova

No, because this is "a" nova, which is then added to the listing of novae previously held, so it is, indeed, new.

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Re: Nova != Supernova

You are right. This classified as Nova (but what type?)

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[Obi Wan Kenobi Quote]

Where is that on the map of our 4-armed-and-barred-dark-matter-suffused old' galaxy?

I sure hope there was no-one in the neighbourhood when that went off.

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Acer C720 Chromebook with Haswell battery boosting goodness

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Re: It might be virus free, but.....

"Absolutely safe"!

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Re: Mandatory comment on the resolution

I remember an article in BYTE magazine from '90 or thereabouts (time of the UUCP howtos, getty tips-and-tricks and reviews of the SPARCstation 1) calling for the well-deserved demise of CAPS LOCK. I can't remember whether it was actually written by Jerry Pournelle.

Instead we got the Windows Key (which, I note, this here Chromebook is admiringly bereft of; I say!)

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So, which people you read about in The Register got gongs in the Honours list?

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Re: It's New Year's again,

You know... that time of the year...

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How the NSA hacks PCs, phones, routers, hard disks 'at speed of light': Spy tech catalog leaks

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Re: It's like reading a CDW catalog from evil mirror-world!!

> reading a CDW catalog from evil mirror-world!

It's more like being on the movie set of The Shockwave Rider

I will drink to John Brunner.

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Re: Waldorf and Stadler are so grumpy

Can't be, he comes into the show at page 3.

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run like Obama did

I think there is some confusion with Forrest Gump here.

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GOLD JULY BOOJUM

At least I now have new names for my servers.

howlermonkey.homelinux.org sound pretty good.

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In a nutshell. Not i'ts not big corporations and weak copyright.

Interview with NSA Whistleblower Bill Binney: Afraid We’re Spreading Secret Government Around World

The FBI, Drug Enforcement Agency, and law enforcement, along with the NSA, are collecting information on Americans and then using that information to arrest people. “Parallel construction” is then used to “fabricate evidence” that is substituted with evidence that is subsequently collected legally and through mechanisms that have traditionally been an accepted part of criminal investigations.

In former senior NSA employee and whistleblower William Binney’s view, this is the “real problem.” It is occurring without a warrant and they can bring this information into court. He calls it the “planned program perjury policy right out of the Department of Justice.”

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Finally, in his opinion, data on US citizens needs to stop being collected indiscriminately. How law enforcement uses this data needs to be addressed.

“They’re all talking about NSA analysts and to me that’s not the real threat. The real threat comes from those other people, who can come at you with guns and put you in a prison and take you off without due process.”

Enjoy your comfy sofa, gently lulled by the TV, chuckling to yourself.

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Re: So this is why windows PCs slow down over time.

The Timmy McVeigh party still needs to be created.

Gore Vidal: The Meaning of Timothy McVeigh

For Timothy McVeigh, [Waco and Ruby Ridge] became the symbol of [federal] oppression and murder. Since he was now suffering from an exaggerated sense of justice, not a common American trait, he went to war pretty much on his own and ended up slaughtering more innocents than the Feds had at Waco. Did he know what he was doing when he blew up the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City because it contained the hated [Feds]? McVeigh remained silent throughout his trial. Finally, as he was about to be sentenced, the court asked him if he would like to speak. He did. He rose and said, “I wish to use the words of Justice Brandeis dissenting in Olmstead to speak for me. He wrote, ‘Our government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher. For good or ill, it teaches the whole people by its example.’” Then McVeigh was sentenced to death by the government.

Those present were deeply confused by McVeigh’s quotation. How could the Devil quote so saintly a justice? I suspect that he did it in the same spirit that Iago answered Othello when asked why he had done what he had done: “Demand me nothing, what you know you know, from this time forth I never will speak word.” Now we know, too: or as my grandfather used to say back in Oklahoma, “Every pancake has two sides.”

When McVeigh, on appeal in a Colorado prison, read what I had written he wrote me a letter and …

But I’ve left you behind in the Ravello garden of Klingsor, where, live on television, I mentioned the unmentionable word “why,” followed by the atomic trigger word “Waco.” Charles Gibson, 3,500 miles away, began to hyperventilate. “Now, wait a minute … ” he interrupted. But I talked through him. Suddenly I heard him say, “We’re having trouble with the audio.” Then he pulled the plug that linked ABC and me. The soundman beside me shook his head. “Audio was working perfectly. He just cut you off.” So, in addition to the governmental shredding of Amendments 4, 5, 6, 8, and 14, Mr. Gibson switched off the journalists’ sacred First.

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Re: hahahaha

> It just occurs to me that westerners know so little about the world outside the West

It is only for the best, otherwise they would no longer sleep seeing how "the west" flattened and poisoned whole countries and even now supports the worst shits in the 'tans.

Governments are not nice, whether headed by Putin or "dumocratically elected" retards.

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Is this a new variant of "I have noting to hide, so I have nothing to fear"?

Charming, charming.

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Re: Who actually makes all this stuff?

MWAHAHA! World domination.

Maybe they already have full AIs in their cellars.

But yeah, we need to find actual instances of this GOODSTUFF.

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If traffic is encrypted it will be TCP

LOLWHAT

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Get AK74, go inna woods.

I will bring the beans.

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Re: The sheeple are so gullible

Plus a blackish government agency is not bound by economic constraints. Want more more? Get more money, if need be from the future.

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Coming in 2014: Scary super-soldier exoskeleton suits from the US military

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Next project: DARPA Dark Helmet

"It's advanced armor. It's communications, antennas. It's cognitive performance."

More like cognitive dissonance, am I right?

Yeah I know. "Deficits don't matter" (conservatives) and "We owe it to ourselves (liberals) is the song we all sing while in the trash compactor. Empire demands its tools, gets its tools.

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HP: We're axing 29,000 workers? Add another 5,000 to that

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Re: While

Saving lives from the blight is not her job description!

In reality, "the economy" should absorb that. I thought there were a dearth of skilled IT people?

Or are we still aching from the skewed economy due to endless interest rate manipulations by the "people in charge"? Let me take a look outside...

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BlackBerry CEO John Chen: Y'know what, we'll go back to enterprise stuff

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Re: Virtual Wraithdom is the LOVE Application Implementation Device and a Truly Hot Driver

That's typical for missives from El Martian. It's like Philip K. Dick's "Pink Ray", only slightly mistuned.

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Re: Beginning to dislike Blackberry stories

I don't see how. Nortel self-executed its management out of fear from legal problems at exactly the wrong moment, lost courage, then got lawyered mercilessly for all its worth like Gimp.

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2013: A Space Odyssey - a cosmological review of the year

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Just before the Gong

Jews in Space (but without Mel Brooks)

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Blame Silicon Valley for the NSA's data slurp... and what to do about it

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Re: @Andrew Orlowski

Begging the question of whether "copyrights" are "property rights".

"But... MUH PROPERTY, PIRATE!" "Fuck you, this is MY harddisk!"

See the difference?

"Property rights" and "Privacy" are completely orthogonal things. And so are "Copyrights". Mashing all this up into a guacamola ain't helping nobody.

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Way to miss the point and foobaring it

The ridicule is thoroughly justified, for trusting giant corporations - whose business models rely on selling your identity to advertisers - to safeguard your privacy is like hiring a kleptomaniac to guard the sweet shop.

The very second paragraph mixes up privacy violations by companies and privacy violations by state. While the first are a nuisance, the second get you into a concentration camp. They are not the same at all.

Then talking about how "copyright" has been "weakened" (what? I must have been dreaming the last twenty years) and can be applied to the problem at hand, while it is basically a state-granted monopoly that state can give a flying fuck about is sadly jumping the shark.

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Gay hero super-boffin Turing 'may have been murdered by MI5'

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Re: Security Risks

John Dee advised quantitative easing 1? Well, it seems more than likely. Get ready for some financial scrying!

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Re: Perhaps a Soviet Double Agent ordered Turing's Death

Did the Soviets know he existed?

It is likely, seeing how in the US quite a lot of communist sympathizers were copying the hell out of everything, but maybe the UK was more straight.

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Always trolling on New Year's Day - A posting blight gets underway Duuh, du-dU dudu dudu...

Be openly Jewish if you want to but please do not force your opinion that everyone should accept your behaviour.

I will now fan the flames...

Gay Jews have 'higher souls' than gentiles, says deputy minister: Habayit Hayehudi's Rabbi Eli Ben Dahan says same-sex marriage is prohibited just as marriage between Jews and gentiles is.

(Runs away in asbestos gear)

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Re: I say!

I'm curious about the Intersex thing. WTF is that?

You really should have watched "District 9".

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Re: Security Risks

Hear, Hear!

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