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MYSTERIOUS Siberia CRATER: ALIENS or METEOR not involved, officials insist

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Re: It's global warming alright!!

Earth is actually Kobe Beef?

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Re: The Beginning of the Beginning

Yeah, but frankly, I don't care anymore.

I will be sitting on the front porch with my dog, drinking beer and observing the neighbors.

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Re: Not an explosion

Yep. Read "The Forge Of God"

It begins!

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envmod? Mister David Vincent, I presume?

"On peut vous aider?"

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Re: Shai-Hulud of the tundra?

JIHAD!!!!

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The mark of a primitive weapon.

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Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 claimed lives of HIV/AIDS cure scientists

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Re: So sad

You don't need to feel hollow, just off-base (at least for now) because MANPADs are definitely NOT involved here. They wouldn't be able to reach the plane. You need the east-side equivalent of a Patriot missile system (a very complex weapon system), coincidentally fielded (with chasing radar active on the 17th) in large numbers by Ukraine I hear (via rt.com, natch). Though this is being denied by both Ukraine and the "Obama Administration", which has somehow become the very protectivce chaperone for the Ukrainians and their unsavory right-wing antics, with the affirmation that Ukraine's anti-aircraft capabilities are actually non-existent. Ho-hum.

To counter some extreme levels of "Putin Bad" retardation the MSM is currently duly exhibiting (they know who butters they bread after all), the best résumé can be found here and here.

Note that Hillary already confirmed that it was Putin who dunnit. She certainly is a powerful medium. We should have deployed her on USS Vincennes...

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Microsoft's Xbox TV studio OBLITERATED

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Good!

grumpy_cat.jpg

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Will the next US-EU trade pact prevent Brussels acting against US tech giants?

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Formerly, your gov. sucked - you moved to the US. Today, there is no recourse.

companies to sue governments for lost profits

Small company:

The government bleeds you to death. Do you want to affront HOLDER [No / Certainly Not]?

Big crony megacorps:

"Hey HOLDER, we want to have a BIG payout. Yeah, put this on the "lost profits" line. Thanks."

"No problem. Do you want to have some free money from the FED, too? We got a new container to push tonight."

"Nah, we are good. Say, how is that new crisis coming you guys are stirring up... any chance we could get in on the action?".

I wonder whether the small print says that the EU has to impose sanctions on itself whenever Uncle Sam feels slightly offended.

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Spinning SPACE DUCK is comet-chasing Rosetta probe's PREY

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Re: Does look very lumpy.

It looks like something made in art school for kids in papier-maché. Clearly a single piece.

A small "clear space" would not be viable, these things are pushed and pulled by their environment.

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VMware wants IM clients to hookup with calendars and databases

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That sounds like a nice system and maybe one that will give VMware a licensing revenue stream.

No it won't. This is stuff that is nowhere near new - and frankly exhibiting me-too levels of prior art.

Time to dump stock.

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OK, EU chiefs, 3 years of copyright wrangling - let's get it sorted. Now this white paper... DOH!

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WTF?

"the right of ordinary people to be paid"

That's a new one.

Next: "the right of ordinary people to walk on the moon"

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Microsoft's Black Thursday: XBox Live goes down as XBox Studio canned

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Clearly this XBox thing is just resting.

Incidentally, I got a few warnings about Microsoft Exchange Online status today, though as I could check my mail, I didn't bother to parse what was being said. Something about engineers working hard.

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Microsoft swings axe at 18,000 bods in its largest ever round of layoffs

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Re: Hitting my adopted city - Oulu.

Time for other companies to move in, shurely?

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Accused! Yahoo! exec! SUES! her! accuser!, says! sex! harassment! never! happened!

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Re: Now we know ?

Yahoo Mobile Mail has been impossible for me to sign into on either Blackberry or Android for some days now.

Is it the asian females which distract you?

I can understand...

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Gust catches Amazon's skirt, reveals glimpse of 'Netflix for books'

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Re: So...

There is nothing wrong, but of course there will be contention on titles (especially if they are classics and/or -uugh- "bestsellers") respectively the stuff you want might not be in the archives.

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MPs wave through Blighty's 'EMERGENCY' surveillance laws

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Re: <Yawn>

Matty posting from the slightly-right-leaning-neckbeard basement again, and not even trolling?

Don't you have overpriced HP gear to sell?

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Re: Happy or Sad?

Very good citizen, our Bore-O-Meter indicates you are reaching level 15, which is pretty much the top of the line of boring behaviour.

However, before we can hand you the well-deserved weekly "Good Citizen" prize, we would like to talk to you about some naughty words you took the liberty to express about the current government when you talked to your dear mother about the (entirely justifiably delayed) social security payout of a hip replacement surgery. This occurred last Monday at 11:35 or so. I am sure you do remember...

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Dungeons & Dragons relaunches with 'freemium' version 5.0

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I don't know but I want to go BAAAAAAACKKK.

At various times in its history, Dungeons & Dragons has received negative publicity, in particular from some Christian groups, for alleged promotion of such practices as devil worship, witchcraft, suicide, and murder, and for the presence of naked breasts in drawings of female humanoids in the original AD&D manuals (mainly monsters such as Harpies, Succubi, etc.).

Hell yeah. Innocent times.

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Redmond may buy security company it says is wrong about AD flaw

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Aorato was founded by former Israeli Defense Force hackers and offers products that detects attacks on against Active Directory.

Once detection occurs, their program immediately dispatches a couple of viral assassins using fake UK credentials while logic bombs are dispatched to the general subnet of the attackers. Mom & pop PCs caught up in the destruction are invited to visit the webiste of the company where they are then denigrated as "collateral damage that only has got itself to blame" and other far more odious words. Meanwhile, subsidies are automatically transferred by Western Union money transfer from selected bastion of Washington D.C. to support "this plucky company that fights for its existence".

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Oracle to pay $130,000 plus costs in staff sexual harassment suit

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NASA: ALIENS and NEW EARTHS will be ours inside 20 years

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Re: 20 years + 500 years

.... endless duty free travel with endless TLA probing.

You now know where the Event Horizon went.

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Re: Promises, promises

> Bussard had [commerical nuclear fusion] figured out

What.

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UK Parliament rubber-stamps EMERGENCY data grab 'n' keep bill

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At least everyone can joke about being on dribfeed now.

Nonetheless, Cooper said: "We cannot reject this legislation; it would be wrong to do so."

WHY?

The MP added that it could be used "to get the wider debate we need" on surveillance laws in Blighty

"We can talk whether I can have dessert or not after I have stuffed my face with this immense piece of cake."

OM NOM NOM NOM!

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Japanese artist cuffed for disseminating 3D ladyparts files

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Re: Are dildos allowed in Japan?

Go to a love hotel and check it out.

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Such stamina!

How do two guys manage to rape a whole bus??

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Do YOU work at Microsoft? Um. Are you SURE about that?

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Re: Mistake ?

We actually live in Bizarro World, so this is entirely logical.

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French telco vendors line up with government on 5G

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Launched by France's Minister of Industrial Renewal Arnaud Montebourg

This is like an announcement of a Stalin-era 5-year plan then?

The original report also notes that French government subsidies are on the table

This is France. They are under the table!

That roadmap also includes commitments by large OEMs to sponsor startups

Where will the money be coming from? France is dead broke. Although with Monsieur Draghi at the ECB, print is cheap. Of course.

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D-Wave to bust 1,000-qubit barrier with new quantum compute device

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After the Gruppenpest, invasion of the Monoidal Categories!

Another by Bob Coecke to reference, El Reg: Quantum Picturalism

The quantum mechanical formalism doesn't support our intuition, nor does it elucidate the key concepts that govern the behaviour of the entities that are subject to the laws of quantum physics. The arrays of complex numbers are kin to the arrays of 0s and 1s of the early days of computer programming practice. In this review we present steps towards a diagrammatic `high-level' alternative for the Hilbert space formalism, one which appeals to our intuition. ... The underlying mathematical foundation of this high-level diagrammatic formalism relies on so-called monoidal categories, a product of a fairly recent development in mathematics. These monoidal categories do not only provide a natural foundation for physical theories, but also for proof theory, logic, programming languages, biology, cooking, ... The challenge is to discover the necessary additional pieces of structure that allow us to predict genuine quantum phenomena.

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No.

1) This is why there is Endless Discussion (tm)

2) These machines are not "the" general purpose quantum computer where you set the hamiltonian and let the analog system run for a time; they do "quantum annealing" which is a more restricted approach (gradient descent optimization like)

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Can it be true? That I hold here, in my mortal hand, a nugget of PUREST ... BLACK?

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Re: Potential 3D applications

You still would have to give it 0 degrees of freedom.

(And that would be unamerican)

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But that's the well-known AcmeBlack .... and thus I smell a patent war brewing with VantaBlack.

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Female! ex-Yahoo! coder! says! female! boss! fired! her! for! refusing! sex!

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Holy shit!

This is getting interesting!

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SpaceX FINALLY lobs six sats into orbit (don't mention the landing)

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Re: Learn to understand first before commenting

+--- muskal space fun ----

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+--- your head ----

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Love the engine's red glow

Clearly modern spacefare!

The feel when you couldn't even attempt this in Yurop without getting a anticapitalistic smackdown. And a strike.

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Canuck reader threatens suicide over exact dimensions of SPAAAACE!

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Re: Shmoptional

You are using too many backslashes.

SPA+CE

SP\*\*+CE SP\*{2,}CE

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Re: How many "A"'s in space.

"Here may be found the last words of Joseph of Arimathea: He who is radiation-resistant and has a full bottle of oxygen may find the Holy Grail in the Vastness of Spaaaacceeeehhh..."'

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Re: Shmoptional

My God, it's full of wildcards.

But they are being used incorrectly.

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Re: Interview

Did you mean "AAAAAnthrax"?

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Let's just have SP(A+)CE, m'kay?

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Re: To quote Weird Al

I see you are a lumberjack and you are all right!

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May: UK data slurp law is fine, but I still need EMERGENCY powers

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Big Sister?

said he was baffled by the government's insistence that there is an emergency requirement to bring in new legislation before MPs break for the summer

Could be they are expecting a few Iraqi Fried Chicken coming home to roost. Could also be another risk of "economic uheavals" in heat of august.

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FBI: We found US MILITARY AIRCRAFT INTEL during raid on alleged Chinese hacker

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Re: So

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT CHINESE RESTAURANT LEVELS OF DATA GLUTTONY!

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In emails, the conspirators revealed they have previously targeted Tibetan democracy and independence movements but had shifted crosshairs to military technology.

From soft to hard target. Excellent!

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ISPs 'blindsided' by UK.gov's 'emergency' data retention and investigation powers law

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The bill surprised many by quickly securing cross-party support prior to its publication last Thursday

Of course. Everyone was busy reserving their "well-deserved" vacation while the world burns, so pressing the YES button is done with the same haste shown when super urgent toilet break is required.

It should be forbidden to pass laws 1 month before the "recess".

P.S.:

In Independence Day, 2014, old fart Napolitano had this to say:

In one week, the Supreme Court told ... the president that he cannot wait until Saturday morning, when the Senate is not in session, to appoint high-level officials whose jobs require Senate confirmation, and then claim that they do not require Senate confirmation because the Senate was in recess.

These nasty tricks are as numerous as tax evasion attempts, but far more harmful.

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No need to worry: US blows $174m on new Cray to simulate nukes

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Newspeak, we can haz it!

"watch over its arsenal of nukes"

In the same way as a car manufacturer "watches over its supply of cars". Only in this case, the cars are meant to do extreme drive-by shootings.

The current "nuclear posture" is all about keeping billions of the freshly printed money go to the nice people in the military-industrial complex:

The 2013 “Nuclear Employment Strategy” continued U.S. government reliance on a “nuclear triad” of ground-launched intercontinental ballistic missiles, submarine-launched intercontinental ballistic missiles, and bomber-launched nuclear weapons. Although the need for one or more legs of this “triad” has been debated since the early 1990s, the 2013 report concluded that “retaining all three triad legs will best maintain strategic stability....

Another indication that the Obama administration is in no hurry to fulfill its promises about building a nuclear weapons-free world is found in its fiscal 2014 budget proposal to Congress. Here, amid sharp cuts for a broad variety of programs, there is a proposed 9 percent increase in federal funding for the Energy Department’s U.S. nuclear weapons activities, including upgrading nuclear warheads (like the B61 gravity bomb, slated for a $10 billion makeover) and modernizing nuclear weapons production facilities.

In particular the B61 is is a Nobel Peace Prize laureate-pushed retardation. Well, maybe Obama has information about Chtulhu's upcoming awakening, who knows:

Obama’s B61 Life Extension Program proposes to spend over $11 billion over several years to keep the variable-yield bombs “operational” through 2025 (nuclear weapons have limited shelf lives). This includes a billion dollars to add new tail fins in order to raise the intelligence of the things, to convert them from ‘dumb bombs’ subject solely to gravity to ‘smart bombs’ that can be steered to their targets. The new tail fins also permit B61s to be carried by the F-35 stealth fighter, perhaps the single greatest Pentagon boondoggle of all time. Not only does the proposed modernization violate the promise of the 2010 NPR to avoid new capabilities, it lowers the ‘nuclear threshold’ by making the bombs more ‘usable.’ This is because the F-35 can (hypothetically) get closer to its target prior to detection and attempted interdiction, reducing the required yield of the more precise bomb, reducing the radioactive fallout of the explosion, and reducing the consequences of its use.

Why in the world do the US and NATO need a refurbished nuclear bomb first imagined by weapons designers at Los Alamos shortly after the Cuban Missile Crisis? They don’t, even by both parties own reckoning. There is no conceivable military use for the things today. NATO wrestled with its mission, its very reason for being, following the collapse of the Soviet threat in the early nineties. Rather than fold the tent, throw a party, and call it an era—as the peace movements of its member-states suggested—NATO expanded eastward, making new members of its former foes. The US ignored (often gleefully) the howling protests of successive Russian leaders who claimed NATO expansion violated an agreement between Boris Yeltsin and George H.W. Bush to keep the alliance where it was.

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Plucky Rockall adventurer prepares to leave islet

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Re: "British Antarctic Survey"

Here's our plucky adventurer from the James Clark Ross end of the telescope

If I didn't know better, I would say "shopped"!

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Read the proposed US ASTEROIDS Act to green-light mining IN SPAAAACE

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Re: Footfall

No more outsourcing.

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El Reg nips down IKEA's 'I've Got A Screw Loose Street'

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