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Kip Thorne explains how he created the black hole for Interstellar

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Re: That reminds me...

THIS IS STILL BEING DISCUSSED

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The future health of the internet comes down to ONE simple question…

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Re: The whole design of the Internet is to route around central control

Interest in fat paychecks says this won't happen easily.

It's the same kind of phenomenon that one sees in two-dollar clubs of any sort. Fucking idiots take the helm, behave like retarded Napoleons, revel in Machiavellism for the sake of it and award themselves bonuses pulled off the contributions of club members. The only way to solve this is either let the club die messily or throw the idiots out, possibly with some "convincing" related to intimate talks in dark alleys followed by loosened molars, horse heads appearing in the morning and/or sudden fires of their luxury 4x4s.

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Re: DNS MUST DIE

Go back to your freshmen classes.

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Re: Problem with organisations everywhere...

I can't see an alternative to the US Gov smacking them over the head again and imposing a sensible governance structure before stepping back for the final time.

> 2014

> Believing in multicolored bureaucratic ponies making things better, then "stepping back", and even "for the final time"

WTF man.

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Adobe spies on readers: EVERY DRM page turn leaked to base over SSL

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Re: Top Ten Bestsellers.

I never buy "bestsellers", am I abnormal?

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LONG ARM of the SAUR: Brachially gifted dino bone conundrum solved

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Re: I have a question.

Pierson Puppeteers have their brain in the hump ... wait!

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Forget the $2499 5K iMac – today we reveal Apple's most expensive computer to date

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Re: Does it still work?

all its original components

Except for these big capacitors...

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Re: How much?

The funny thing is that today legal departments would be all over unlicensed CPU clones. But then, those were simpler times, less infected with pseudo-innovation and laways.

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Re: Homebrew Computer Club

This message brought to you by the Church of Jobs.

Praise be and shall the patented Eternal Flame of Bling burn brightly!

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Re: Any colour you like

That's racist!

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Re: Cultism

> playthings of the wealthy

> "the hands of the people"

Choose one

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Cultism

"Similar to what Henry Ford did with the Model T, Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs put technology directly in the hands of the people".

It was a fscking hobbyist thing!

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Google opens Inbox – email for people too thick to handle email

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Because OUTLOOK

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Re: "To reminder you"???????

If you continue on this way, you will be remindered to Guantanamo Bay.

Clearly the word "epic" has lost all meaning in general, popular use.

NO U!

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Hep yep

"which may be a boon to anyone stumped by the concept of reading and sorting messages"

The Teen and The Boss generations will rejoice.

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Trips to Mars may be OFF: The SUN has changed in a way we've NEVER SEEN

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Re: "The risks are secondary" @Pascal Monett

Yes, it's a japanese anime: EARTH vs. SPACE NAZIS. Involves dropping O'Neill colonies onto Australia, too. Well done. Stupid kangaroos.

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Nukes in space? Only the country of bears in flaming taxis can be of any assistance.

"Help me, Putin Panslavoni, you are my only hope!"

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Pay a tax on every gigabyte you download? Haha, that's too funny. But not to Hungarians

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Re: Not such a bad idea

Taxing each gigabyte is a bit like taxing each acre, so this is something of a Land Tax for the modern age.

Err.... In what kind of universe is "land" and "number of bits transmitted" in any way comparable?

The only effect will be to depress the number of bits transmitted (adios dreams of a 'digital economy') and suck wealth from the private economy into crony areas. A win situation only for socialists and other leeches.

Well, I guess Blockbuster will survive in Hungary, then.

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Re: Are you a slave?

"Except that taxes don't stop you from working"

Indeed, they make you work harder and longer, as you sweat and toil for the government's largesse (redistribution to those not in need for a small fee and mucho promises) till about Mai or June. Only after that is the income you gain truly yours.

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YES

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Chinese hackers slurp iCloud passwords, Apple's CEO jumps into his jet for China

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Re: demon headmaster?

He's going to break all their Fung Shui protection rings.

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Is your home or office internet gateway one of '1.2 MILLION' wide open to hijacking?

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Meh

Like american wars, the permanent hum of exploitable bug doofosity has become part of the filtered-out background noise of the 21st century.

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APPLE support doc CONFIRMS 'ORGANIZED NETWORK ATTACKS'

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Fill everything with irrelevant data

Let them choke like Monty Python's Gluttony Dude.

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Google+ goes TITSUP. But WHO knew? How long? Anyone ... Hello ...

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Re: I also notice that....

NoScript is in action

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I also notice that....

El Reg pulls in some content from gstatic.com, which ain't forthcoming, leading to white pages and repeat pressing of F5 and/or permanent rotating "loading" icons. Since around start of last week. Any relation?

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VMware's new enemy no. 1 isn't Hyper-V, it's Vladimir Putin

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Russia's recent military adventures

I think the confused author misspelled "The US/EU political adventures". Neocons are already raising noises about Moldova, I hear. It never stops.

The performing blackadder-tier military adventures are also "us" at the moment.

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ARM heads: Our cores still have legs ... as shares tumble amid 'peak smartphone' fears

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Re: Peak Processor?

> The source material is sand

Actually the source material is very clean sand. And water. And petrol, lots of petrol.

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Re: The More moments

Comrade Lenin, please.

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UNIX greybeards threaten Debian fork over systemd plan

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Re: the "fun" part about systemd

I'm not sure why anyone would choose to shut down their laptop when they could just close the lid and suspend, open lid and continue working where they left off.

Autism.

Ever upgrade the kernel?

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Btw, if they are Debian developers why don't they say who they actually are. Why lurk in the shadows?

Have you SEEN youtube videos where Poettering "discusses" things?

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Re: Such hatred

Believe me, when you're trying to figure out why your service isn't starting, systemd looks mighty nice, and upstart is pretty cute too.

To paraphrase a saying from OO programming...

People had a serious problem with properly managing service startups under the increasingly creaky SysV approach.

They thought systemd would be a nice idea.

Now they had two problems.

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Apple flings iOS 8.1 at world+dog: Our AMAZEBALLS 9-step installation guide

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Re: Nice

Next at The Register: What to do if your suspiciously organic Giant Super Robot suddenly decides to stop moving while you are comfy ensconced in the liquid-filled command podule.

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Whisper tracks its users. So we tracked down its LA office. This is what happened next

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Re: razorfishsl

it seems obvious that the whole caper is a very amateur con job being run to exploit the paranoid

Yet another one who falls for CIA decoys hook, line and sinker.

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Re: apparently cloudflare thinks zdziarski.com is undergoing a DDoS

FAP before PRIVACY!

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So how do they leave the building?

Do they have an underground express to some NSA overnight stay facility?

It would be rather cool if you waited till evening for anyone to come out. Nothing. Then at 22:00, Smoking Man exits, gets into a car and drives off...

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Sysadmin with EBOLA? Gartner's issued advice to debug your biz

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Re: The meek will inherit the earth

No panic before elections, remember?

OTOH, I hear this:

If President Obama is serious about tackling Ebola, he should look to individual intiative, as Ron Paul has advised. He writes in his weekly column, “Firestone Tire and Rubber Company has successfully contained the spread of Ebola among 80,000 people living in Harbel, the Liberian town housing employees of Firestone’s Liberian plant and their families. In March, after the wife of a Firestone employee developed Ebola symptoms, Firestone constructed its own treatment center and implemented a program of quarantine and treatment. Firestone has successfully kept the Ebola virus from spreading among its employees. As of this writing, there are only three Ebola patients at Firestone’s treatment facility ... Firestone’s success in containing Ebola shows that, far from justifying new state action, the Ebola crises demonstrates that individuals acting in the free market can do a better job of containing Ebola than can governments.”

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Re: AAAAaaaaargggggggggggh.

We_just_dont_know.jpg

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Re: OH KNOWS!

You better start quivering, do you want a visit by the party van?

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Re: How do I "horde" something?

I dunno but a horde generally only manages to hit one acolyte once before it breaks.

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I thought all was sorted?

The left has declared Ebola inquiétude another tentacle of the vast right-wing conspiracy, Obama has appointed a political operator as Ebola Czar and we are even bombing Ebola somewhere in Eurasia. So why the Gartnerization?

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'LulzSec leader Aush0k' found to be naughty boy not worthy of jail

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Re: "Self Proclaimed Leader"

Actually, if you look at these credentials, you will find that me and my wife are the pope.

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Re: Australia's Federal Police

These kind are the worst. Only organized bus trips to the Fletcher Memorial home have any chance at remediating the situation.

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No sail: NASA spikes Sunjammer

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Re: Rumours are untrue

No, the Pak come with their own fusion engine (plus stack of edible roots and inbuilt instinct for xenocide and genetic purification)

Ayyy lamo icon, of course.

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Re: Rumours are untrue

Unfortunately we have no orion-tier spacecraft ready for an intercept.

ADIOS, MOTIES!

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Re: No propulsion?

LOLNO

With all that comes from Jimbopedia:

Solar Wind:

"The wind exerts a pressure at 1 AU typically in the range of 1–6 nPa, although it can readily vary outside that range."

Light Pressure:

perfect absorbance: F = 4.54 μPa

perfect reflectance: F = 9.08 μPa (normal to surface)

That's three order of magnitude difference, advantage light sail.

Anyway you need a special kind of sail (actually: a set of wires) for the solar wind: Electric solar wind sail

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Re: No propulsion?

On the other hand, I don't think the sail is supposed to interact with the solar wind. Except in the negative sense, you don't want it to pick up nasty charges.

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Ex-US Navy fighter pilot MIT prof: Drones beat humans - I should know

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Re: Ummm, no.

Isn't this from the "Dirty Pair: A Plague of Angels" comic?

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Re: "The idea of Dronecode is for a common, Linux-based software platform"

Rapid deployment to trigger-enabled hardware?

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Re: I think there's a missing word here...

Actually a Cylon.

She probably has a plan or two.

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COMET barrels towards Mars, machines of humanity race for cover

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On that picture, Mars looks like an angry Sunrise Haro? Not good.

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