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WATCH LIVE: Comet ISON DESTROYED by Sun, NASA brains fear

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ISON...

I am disappoint!

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WOLVES!!

We are doomed. Must have been that tweetblast we fired at Gliese 621.

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PS4 with Black Friday underway: TOUGH, you CAN'T HAVE ONE!

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Krakoom! OCZ flies into the ground. Time to salvage the engines and look around

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> WD retail hdd break every month or 2, so everyone buys seagates

Lolwhat m8?

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Weird PHP-poking Linux worm slithers into home routers, Internet of Things

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Richto was my previous name on here - changed because of confusion it was some sort of boast about wealth - not a new account

EPIC RETCONNING!

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'This BLACK HOLE just isn't BLACK AT ALL' snarl boffins

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DISCOVERED: MASSIVE TWEET FROM STELLAR-MASS BLACK HOLE! Contents too inane to put into print. "MY GOODNESS!" SAYS SHOCKED QUEEN. READ ALL ABOUT IT ON PAGE 4.

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No.

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COMET ISON's sun dive climax: RENDEZVOUS with DESTINY

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I could tell you it was comet Encke but then I would have to kill you.

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Re: @ Zmodem

> heliostationary polar orbit above the sun.

Such an orbit does not exist and the only one to go "Sun poles" was Ulysses and that took a lot of slingshotting and was over fast.

At The Mission, we read:

STEREO (Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory) is the third mission in NASA's Solar Terrestrial Probes program (STP). The mission, launched in October 2006, has provided a unique and revolutionary view of the Sun-Earth System. The two nearly identical observatories - one ahead of Earth in its orbit, the other trailing behind - have traced the flow of energy and matter from the Sun to Earth. STEREO has revealed the 3D structure of coronal mass ejections; violent eruptions of matter from the sun that can disrupt satellites and power grids, and help us understand why they happen. STEREO is a key addition to the fleet of space weather detection satellites by providing more accurate alerts for the arrival time of Earth-directed solar ejections with its unique side-viewing perspective.

So we have two sats, at 1 AU (i.e. Earth) orbit, and I would bet at the Lagrange Points.

The Jimbo's Horde page has a nice explanation, which leads to this picture of the STEREO's pair current location. So not at the Lagrange points.

To think that the budget for this probably had to be horse-traded over.

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China: 'JADE RABBIT' will be FOUND ON MOON

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Re: Why no picture of the real thing?

This is not Iran.

Nevertheless, if this goes haywire, they are bound to sulk and do something rebellious, like a pillow fight in the pacific.

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Micron: Our STACKED SILICON BEAUTY solves the DRAM problem

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DRAMurai in a bento box, then?

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Thanksgiving ROAST in SPAAACE: Comet ISON faces FIERY SUN DEATH

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Re: Hoping for a good show

Except change orbit and rip your sofa.

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World Trade Organisation chief warns global deals are ABOUT TO TANK

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If goods won't pass borders, armies will.

Governments: Reluctant because "MUH TAX REVENUE REDUCED!!"

Unions: Reluctant because "MUH JOBS OUTSOURCED!!"

Greens: Reluctant because "MUH ENVIRONMENT DESTROYED!!"

Anti-globalist cretins: Reluctant because "MUH EXPLOITATION OF DA POOR WORSENED!!"

Anti-capitalists: "MUH POWA OF MULTINATIONALS INCREASED!"

Mercantilists: "MUH TRADE BARRIERS REDUCED!"

Nanny staters: "MUH HOMELAND QUALITY CONTROL!!!"

Marxists: "ISN'T ECONOMICS A ZERO-SUM GAME??"

The Fletcher Memorial Home still accepts applicants.

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We flew our man Jack Clark into Facebook's desert DATA TOMB. This is what he saw

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Re: Expansion @The Dark Lord

> These are telco style machine rooms

That's interesting, I know the local incumbent operator puts its switches onto a raised floor. This may of course vary with location...

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Fox Mulder mystery venue

Anyone have ICBM coordinates?

Pretty sure Amazon's EC2 is right next door, too.

Nuke pic because appropriate, I would NEVER hurt a datacentre.

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DNA only holds for any amount of time if it has been well-packaged in a protective (no oxidizer, low-radioactivity, not too hot and probably needs chaperoning molecule magic, too) environment and duplicated to hell and back.

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Re: Good God, that's depressing

I find these places very becoming to meditation. It's as close to the mathematical substrate as you can currently get.

Additionally, the plasticky smell, never used kitchenettes and the often very affordable snack and drink dispensers are a plus!

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European Parliament reports HACK ATTACK, turns off public Wi-Fi

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Re: I am gobsmacked!

Network <--//--> Secure

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Angela Merkel's phone was being listened in on by FIVE foreign powers

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Re: Hoist by her own Merkelard ..

[Citation needed], and you better not come up with "lawful interception", which we know exists - just tap the cleartext data stream at the friendly Siemens EWSD.

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Why the Murrican Surveillance State is like a Teenage Girl

However Obama administration officials turned down the offer out of concerns "that letting him leave would wrongly hand Snowden a win"

1) Never admit to wrongdoing

2) Everything is personal

3) DRAMA!!

4) Persistent complaints of "not enough money to survive" after interminable shopping sprees

...aaaand...

5) The ear on the phone at ANY time

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Re: Never underestimate a starving hacker.

Why U watch bad movies?

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Re: Did they all bug her seperatly...

You have malware passing each other in and out of Merkel's phone, HIGH-FIVING....

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A firm grasp of the obvious. Then leaving it out.

"If Russia & China are tapping Merkel's calls in Germany, they've gotta be doing the same to politicians in the US. The smartphones that members of Congress use to to call, tweet (and in some cases, sext)? They are no more secure than Merkel's"

Gee, you think? I always wondered how come so many representatives are ready to defend Israel to the last US marine or keep shtum at appropriate moments. Carrots in unlabeled envelopes, sure. But the stick goes a long way, too.

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Samsung's bid to halt grinding wheels of justice in Apple case denied

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> Why do people think Samsung are so inventive?

Yep, those Gooks cannot into computers. We used to bomb them, no?

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Is that you, HAL? No, it's NEIL: Google, US Navy pour money into 'associative' AI brain

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But AI's got personality. Personality goes a long way.

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Re: Pink

Yeah. Once it hits "the chans" everything will dissolve into an orgasmic entropia of Rule 34.

Zebra vs. Airbus nose cone on the trading floor?

HELL YEAH!

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Dropbox joins Linux patent protection hit squad

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Re: A patent cooperative?

It's more like highly enriched uranium. At some point people might fight over it and it could fall into the wrong hands.

I fear in this world the appropriate use of long-ranged precision weaponry is still the best patent protection money can buy.

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Supermodel Lily Cole in Impossible partnership with Jimbo Wales, YOU

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Re: entire article

scared_doge.jpg

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Yes, I am available for consulting jobs

So much naysaying.

Next you will pontificating against altruism like Ayn Rand and segue into how it leads to National-Socialism/Communism.

IT'S GOING TO SUCCEED, I SAY.

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'MacGyver' geezer makes 'SHOTGUN, GRENADE' from airport shop tat

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Re: Good Luck entering a US airport ever again.

It occurs to me in a flash...

that Radio Yerewan Jokes can now be applied to the Land of the Free.

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Make the eejets go crazy bronkers

The Fibbies just wanted to check that he hadn't actually assembled the weapons in an actual airport. Booth showed them the garage where he tests his designs, and they left satisfied that no laws had been broken.

Yep, gotta check that "laws are not being broken", even if the "crime" is victimless and investigation is a total waste of everybody's time (but luckily only of the taxpayer's money, of which he has plenty squirreled away as he is in arrears of 130 trillion for social security anyway, so why count). I'm sure there are no more government cronies to check on.

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Noisy qubits destroy data in order to save it

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No, it was a superposition of an up and down boojum, and then someone applied an operator on it.

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What's wrong with Britain's computer scientists?

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Re: Comp Sci degrees were sold to many kids looking for a well paid job....

Goddamit. As a geek you can go Venetian on their ass. Poison their schedule, let them fall on their sword, garotte them with a line of a badly written declaration.

The possibilities are endless.

They are YOUR POTENTIAL VICTIMS.

Let's have fun.

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Re: Outsourcing?

"Now property is sky-rocketing again"

Re-welcome to the inflationary economy trying to inflate away its debts. As Greenspan used to say "There is some frothing in the market".

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Re: Outsourcing?

"The problem with software is that there's always someone somewhere else happy to do it for less."

This is not only a problem with software. But this is where "marketing" comes in. Play to your advantages.

Yes, the standard customer will be point-haired galore: lazy, arrogant, thinks he knows all about IT, will insist on a "fixed price" before specification while not even knowing what he wants, thinks it's a thing that can be solved by tomorrow evening anyway and will absolutely complain that you bill him for time spent reading books (so put everything under "hardcore coding, 1450 lines/hour").

Convince the guy.

And if he really wants more crap for less dough .... hell, walk away, leaving your business card.

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Most of Dread Pirate Roberts' treasure still buried, say researchers

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Re: This is soooo much bollocks...

Wasn't there a pizza exchange for 10'000 bitcoins once?

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Re: Well since the CIA runs the heroin trade..

Hmmm...... I am not fully unconvinced.

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The guy is loaded, load-ed!!

the FBI found a Bitcoin wallet worth around $US122 million on the laptop

But why translate it into USD? Just name the number of bitcoins.

After all, who would say the FBI found a Deutschmark wallet worth around $US122 million on the laptop? One would just say "...so and so many Deutschmark were found ...."

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Paranoia Agent

Sound like the plot of a Satoshi Kon movie to me.

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Our Sun menaces comet 'of the century' ISON with FIERY DESTRUCTION

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WOAH! Like a candle in the wind!

That animated gif is amazing. How exactly was it obtained (how does one get the solar wind schlieren) and from what orbit?

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Bad genes? US watchdog halts 23andMe's handy home DNA test kits

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The word you are looking for is "cartelization".

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The nanny state minding people's own business again?

Yep, can't have these folks draw bad conclusion by themselves or exhibit judgement. I mean, where would we be when world&dog could be relied upon to get non-government approved information or even (GASP!) a second opinion. Better let the appropriately regulated medical profession take the bad conclusion and send the patient ad patres by prescription of a fully inappropriate treatment.

Remember folks: too much information can hurt you, in particular knowing what the government is up to can result in serious reduction of life expectancy.

Now be a good boy and girl and stand in line for a dose of Obamacare, whereby WE decide what is insurance and how much you will get. What's that? No longer eligible for any insurance whatsoever? Tough luck, but remember: its for your own good.

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Xbox One FAILS to beat PS3 - yes, PS 3 - week one sales

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Re: So utterly mind numbingly sick

--> Vidya: http://www.4chan.org/v/

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Undercover BBC man exposes Amazon worker drone's daily 11-mile trek

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Re: Lowest common denominator

HOLY SH*T I HAVE TO WORK, THAT'S EXPLOITATION, STOP THE PRESS, BLOW THE WHISTLE, WAAAHHHAAMBULANCE!

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New NSA leak reveals invasion of the management consultants

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Re: "diversity, empowerment, innovation, risk-taking and agility"

Clearly Mr. Snowden was in the audience.

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Doctor Who Episode One: Through a glass. Darkly

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Re: What Is This About?

Time to re-watch "The Prisoner" then.

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Mystery traffic redirection attack pulls net traffic through Belarus, Iceland

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Re: Datacentre Question

The population don't seem to think so

What.

Look, I know where you are coming from. But this is not an East-vs-West question. Belarus would be better off with less Lukashenko (did he authorize mapping the Chernobyl exclusion zone on Belarus side yet?), but that is indeed not a matter of US foreign policy. Let me cite Ron Paul:

Mr. Speaker, I rise in opposition to the “Belarus Democracy Act” reauthorization. This title of this bill would have amused George Orwell, as it is in fact a US regime-change bill. ... I strongly object to the sanctions that this legislation imposes on Belarus. We must keep in mind that sanctions and blockades of foreign countries are considered acts of war. Do we need to continue war-like actions against yet another country? Can we afford it? I wish to emphasize that I take this position not because I am in support of the regime in Belarus, or anywhere else. I take this position because it is dangerous folly to be the nation that arrogates to itself the right to determine the leadership of the rest of the world. As we teeter closer to bankruptcy, it should be more obvious that we need to change our foreign policy to one of constructive engagement rather than hostile interventionism. And though it scarcely should need to be said, I must remind my colleagues today that we are the U.S. House of Representatives, and not some sort of world congress. We have no constitutional authority to intervene in the wholly domestic affairs of Belarus or any other sovereign nation.

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Re: Successful packet bidding strategies?

AFAIK it's not that complex. Router Alice just tells router Bob that it has this "extremely short route" to address (say) block 192.56.255.255, so Bob might consider to route all the packets to address block towards Alice instead of Eve once it receives that announcement. No "bidding" is involved as financial strategies have not yet penetrated this fabric.

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British visa website goes TITSUP... just before XMAS HOLIDAYS

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CHRISTMAS AND ITS HOLIDAYS ARE STILL A MONTH AWAY

Either this is an article from the future, or people are slacking off early.

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