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Canuck reader threatens suicide over exact dimensions of SPAAAACE!

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

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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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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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Re: What are those plaques in the piccy?

"Why won't you stay ... a little bit longer?"

and

"Waterhouse was here"

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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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War of Independence! In SPAAACEE!!

Seriously, fuck you, groundhuggers.

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

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Tech industry IGNORES customers: 'It's a supplier-driven world'

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Re: Pharma sales

So it's better to jerk off before the pharma sales rep visits?

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Miscreants leak banking baddie's secret source

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Re: Where are GCHQ, the NSA and CSIS on providing espionage tools to terrorists?

I think I'll go sit outside now and await the black helicopter.

The correct attitude to take, citizen. Your reeducation will be relaxing.

Meanwhile, your tax money goes towards the payroall of the bloated hierarchy at the lower end of which is the guy that hit the "report" button.

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Re: "several IT criminals have been inspired"

"le conspiring hands.jpg"

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Space geeks' resurrected NASA Sun probe ISEE-3 now on collision course with THE MOON

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Uwe Boll is on the case

Really, ancient spacecraft collides with Moon due to meddling scientists? And one of them is female?

More like this, please!!

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Watch: DARPA shows off first successful test of STEERABLE bullet

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Re: Presumably . . .

Clearly the "Coyote" model.

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V-weapons!

Now we can win back Iraq, stabilize Syria, control Pakistan, pacify Afghanistan, blow up Yemen cowherdes, defeat Putin, crack down on Coloradan dope dealers, neuter China, squash Yemen, secure the border with Mexico, put down Venezuela, keep the Pacific the Matre Nostrum and be forever friends with Saudi Arabia, Israel, Uzbekistan, Ukraine and other nasty shitholes. Did I mention that we can bring justice to whistleblowers?

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LibreSSL crypto library leaps from OpenBSD to Linux, OS X, more

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Re: Corporations (like Google) need to step up.

Downvotes? What terrorist dislikes the "Art of UNIX Programming"?

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Forget the mobile patent wars – these web giants have patented your DATA CENTER

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Polonium sushi is too good for them.

"It's really about misrepresenting human ingenuity and calling on the guns and badges of the state and allowing people to leech off that – it's been well recognized that the intellectual trades are the cancer of all of commerce"

Because "Intellectual Property" is not property. It's a landgrab and it's all about monopoly.

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LG unfurls flexible SEE-THROUGH 18-inch display

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Re: Does this one Spy on you too?

Upvoted for Great Justice.

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'The writing is TOO SMALL': MPs row over Parliamentary move to Office 365

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Trollface

Women can do everthing better.

Except pee while standing up.

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Infected Chinese inventory scanners ships off logistics intel

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Re: Language?

El Reg outsources the actual writing to China, they are just responsible for gathering news from other sites.

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Cosmic dust riddle BREAKTHROUGH: Study tackles stuff of the universe

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Re: this is why that happens

Let me guess, you are here to sell the PLASMA THEORY OF THE UNIVERSE?

and on a massive schale even with huge stellar blasts, it doesnt matter, the moving of particles will create elctromagnetic fields, and particles in such environments atrack each.

lolno.

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'Apple is TERRIFIED of women’s bodies and women’s pleasure' – fresh tech sex storm

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I prefer a Schrödinger's Pussy

Apple is TERRIFIED of women’s bodies

Frankly, who isn't?

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Europe's highest court: Apple CAN trademark its retail store layout

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Re: Crack

"Prior art" applies to patents though.

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Get ready for LAYOFFS: Nadella's coma-inducing memo, with subtitles

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Good!

Generalize the tooling off the "MUH WINDOWS RIGHT OR WRONG" platform?

That's something that should have happened even before the War on Terror proceeded to the "Mission Accomplished" stage.

And get rid of anyone who doesn't agree - with extreme prejudice.

AND get rid of the RIBBON, FFS!!

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Adobe Flash: The most INSECURE program on a UK user's PC

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Re: What IS Flash?

Well, you can get it via PDFs, so Flash is PDFs or the converse, I am not sure.

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Re: Version 13?

It also says a lot about Adobe and their mad coding skillz that upgrades are necessary.

And no "all software has bugs" just doesn't cut it. It's out there with "the dog ate my homework" bullshit.

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China trawls top-secret US personnel lists – report

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The attackers were apparently repelled, but only after their activities penetrated some defences.

I suppose they were repelled by the CVs. Neocon, room-temperature IQ, neocon, already bought, israel firster, room-temperature IQ, team USA member, ...

"That's enough Hu, just log off."

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IBM's $3bn bet on next-gen computers: Carbon nanotubes, neuro chips

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Re: Genius!

Someone seems to be a bit miffed that the extremely well-going F-35 forever-development might not be fully funded for another decade or two at the same time as the Obamacare ensure-your-liver-chirrosis hoi polloi voting ploy.

On the other hand, I'm sure tax rebates (if any) will not accrue fully at the start of an announcement about a "research project" that is so far mainly fluff for a Wall Street embiggening.

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Re: how about this for a solution?

Given the size of the antennas needed, these "radio" emissions would be more like "X-ray" emissions. Tough to emit and receive without big machinery and collateral damage.

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Re: And how about end-of-life?

I don't think arsenic or gallium as dopants will ever be a large problem.

Indeed, naturally occuring arsenic in groundwater is a problem NOW.

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Dead letter office: ancient smallpox sample turns up in old US lab

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Re: Is it just me.....

Specifically true or not, there's not a chance in hell that the US would really destroy such a potentially powerful weapon.

I wouldn't put it past them. These congenital retards regularly mistake a suicide implement for a weapon.

It's like an AI keeping a trick to generate a kernel fault in its drawer, in case it fancied a little bluescreen.

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Re: Is it just me.....

But it wouldn't be complete with a Jack in the Box.

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Headmaster

So you called the hazmat team?

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Re: Anyone...

Robert the intern can do that....

the WHO declared it eradicated in 1980

Of course, it can be rebuilt from the DNA sequence.

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Man FOUND ON MOON denies lunar alien interface

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Re: Some of those redditors...

"the moon blew up in 2009"

Because of Tetsuo Shima?

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Weaponised Flash flaw can pinch just about anything from anywhere

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Doktor King Schultz will be in touch shortly.

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Brit IT industry comes up for air after recession

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History shows insolvencies tend to spike in the wake of a recession as businesses spread themselves too finely and run out of cash.

Welcome to the definition of what a "recession" is about.

As to whether this one is over or whether there is "recovery" - I still bet on further redlining in the year ahead.

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DATA-SWAP SHOCK: A YES to bill that lets big biz, govt share user info

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Madame Feinstein (D-Surveillance) confides...

Every week we hear about the theft of personal information from retailers and trade secrets from innovative businesses

It's good to hear that businesses that are less than innovative and are not retailers remain off the shortlist of attack targets.

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That 'wiped' Android phone you bought is stuffed with NAKED SELFIES – possibly

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

Also remember to wipe or crush your HDD/SDD before handing in your PC at the recycling center.

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Uber kindly agrees not to price gouge during disasters

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Forcing people to be good: a winning proposition that seems logical to pols

State Attorney-General Eric Schneiderman said that the company had agreed to impose a cap on ride prices in the event of an emergency.

As economics teach us, this just means the service will disappear from the market in case of ... problematic circumstances.

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Silicon Valley royalty royally slammed for 'persistent, troubling deficit' of diversity

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The waaahambulance of the imperfect reality

"Diversifying the tech workforce will not only boost the bottom line, but also provide African-American, Latino and female students with success stories in a field largely devoid of role models,"

Procedure for standard liberal dream of endless neurotic fixing:

0) Select a domain à la mode: "tech sector", "biotech", "boardroom members" etc.

1) Apply arbitrary adjectives to persons working in that domain, at least one of which must be "female" and one "african", (sorry "african-american"). Bonus for shoehorning "differently abled" into this.

2) Declare that there exists a non-uniform distribution over the classes defined by above-stated adjectives of above-stated domain

3) Declare that this non-uniform distribution is somehow undesirable, bad or "non/sub-optimal"

4) Declare that this non-uniform distribution can - and should - be whitened by application of money, will or legislation

5) Declare that there exists money and manpower out there that can be legislatively allocated with no opportunity costs to the task of the aforementioned whitening

7) Declare that aforementioned whitening will relieve a "lack of role models"

8) Declare that aforementioned whitening will be "good for the bottom line"

9) At the end of the month, extract money from the economy to pay yourself for a job well done

10) Goto 0)

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Reg reader fires up Pi-powered anti-cat garden sprinkler system

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Re: Surprised no-one has posted this Aussie Gem.

My sides!!

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Not in the UK.

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Re: Gruesome

Moderation here is like Obama-ordered drone signature strikes...

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Re: Gruesome

Certainly an ingenious idea, my good fellow.

These days, you may get done for chemical warfare for this though.

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Revealed: SECRET DNA TEST SCANDAL at UN IP agency

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Computing student jailed after failing to hand over crypto keys

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The upgruntling

So he might have been disgruntled then got upgruntled by The Man into a national security threat?

Standard operating procedure.

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