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New MH370 search zone picked using just seven satellite 'handshakes'

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And what would it do in Turkmenistan?

Note that these are not the wilde countries of yore, with unfriendly, bearded and fierce people on horseback shouting at whiteners in guttural voices. You can now place mobile calls to airports and ask for whether there is a plane too many on the tarmac, thank you very much.

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Black Helicopters

Only then for the USA to "take control" of the plane mid flight (aparently they have been able to do this since 9/11

Let me guess... a theory by Thierry Meyssan of "no plane hit the Pentagon, it was a cruise missile, the color of the flames on this photo proves it" fame?

Black helicopter of course. Which needs a paintjob.

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Borges Bugs!

I have had a few of those. Everything seems to conspire against you and Illuminati control the debugger output from 5000 miles away. Then suddenly .... a problem in a totally different place reveals the horrible, but ultimately mundane, truth.

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I feel a movie with Sam Neill coming up.

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citation needed

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Re: They haven't got a clue

Most people would assume civilian airliners are constantly monitored and their position is known at all times.

Most people don't even know where Ukraine is.

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Re: Ughh... bad news

But they found wreckage after 4 days with the France flight.

Are you paying attention or not?

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Re: What about those black-box locator pings?

"passive" does not mean a lot of electronic mixing isn't downstream of the signal. a lot.

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Re: Ughh... bad news

That swath is as wide as Australia. Frankly interplanetary levels of finder's luck required..

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Microsoft compliance police to NHS: We want your money

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Re: So MS are threatening the sacred cow of British life?

I would rather have my taxes paying for care of patients rather than paying off a bully of a company.

Blowing the NHS away might actually result in reaching BOTH TARGETS AT THE SAME TIME!!

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It told the bodies to assess their software estate and cough for any "identified shortfall" by 30 June.

1) Is there a magician in the house who can do this in time and also decide which of MS licensing horror ruleset to apply?

2) What happens in case of a "reverse shortfall". Refunds? Don't mention it.

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NASA's Curiosity rover brought Earth BUG to Mars

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Re: Off topic

Bite us.

Biting vultures demands having a VERY solid immunitary system!

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Re: Nice

Fn'orrrl survivors in my thread?

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Re: How is that "debunked"?

You seem to have an idiosyncratic meaning for "correctly".

It does not mean "stuff I previously was too lazy to point out and which doesn't underscore my point particularly well anyway as the next paragraph cautions".

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How is that "debunked"?

It says exactly what's up:

So sorry, this is not a "new heartbleed" situation the author seems to dream for.

Nevertheless, it's a good idea to close this risk, just in case, in the future, one implementation may inadvertently wander into the area of "custom compression format using large blocks of > 8 MB on 32-bits system, and receiving data from untrusted external sources". Judging from the current list of usages, this scenario stand in the low probability range. But that's nonetheless good to plug it, if the solution doesn't trigger any other side effect, which is the case within current LZ4 release available on Github and Google code.

So no "debunking" anywhere in sight.

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Re: Nice

C has been used in the galaxy for the last 5 million years. Which is why the Fn'orrrl died of bitterness before they could expand from the core, and the Blfti'ckx Machine Civilization just snowball-bluescreened when an unexpected radio burst was generated by a nearby neutron star and generated a surprise packet with unexpected binary content.

Fermi Paradox: It's all down to C!

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Re: All software has flaws

S'truth.

On the other hand, there is a pretty cool article on formal verification ("Reasoning and Verification: State of the Art and Current Trends") in "IEEE Intelligent Systems" of January (which, incidentally, just arrived in my mailbox; yes I am not living in Upper Volta - IEEE managed postal delivery still needs to be pulled into the 21st century).

Apparently, advances over the last ten years have been enormous and practical. Victory soon!

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Facebook dumps AWS, moves Instagram's images to own bit barns

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its own bit barns

The lolcat mausoleum!

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App maker defends selling S.F. parking spots as a FREE SPEECH issue

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Re: MonkeyParking creates two classes, those "in" and those "out".

> 2014

> Wanting classless egalitarianism on sparse resources and expecting it

Soon in the UN: "Parking spaces - A human right!"

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Re: MonkeyBusiness

There seem to be some dots in your argumentation between the "rage" and the "leeching"? You need to explain this "leeching" further.

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Re: The city have their analogy wrong

But they are not selling "their" spots. They are selling the announcement that they will be leaving their spots soon.

They sure are not selling access to the parking spots as that would imply they have the wherewithal to block the parking spot at will -- which they don't.

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Re: Taking the piss

Yeah, well, how is that "illegal"? Starting from the what one wants to conclude iis not a good form of discourse.

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What's the problem now?

A private exchange between citizens regarding an evidently sparse resource with no victim in sight.

Verboten! I realize that government shills are unhappy that the money does not flow into THEIR coffers, but the only conclusion is.....

Gas, please. Preferably Zyklon B.

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French Senate passes anti-Amazon amendment

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République du Bisonoursland!

Pretty sure citoyens will be very happy about the egalitarian decision to have to pay more to get their book fix. And a strike by postal workers protesting the work énorme of throwing packages over fences all day from 09:00 to 16:00 will have been averted.

It's for their own good. A redistributive measure, so to say.

Come to think of it, with VAT on books at 5.5% in France and 3% in Luxembourg, why not order at amazon.lu right next door? What's this? It doesn't exist? Pity.

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Aereo has to pay TV show creators? Yes. This isn't rocket science

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Re: Confused?

Assume illegal.

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Re: This makes no sense on multiple levels

So?

Frankly,the "ethical problem" is just another manufactured idea from people who run around like headless chicken trying to detect "loopholes" like old curtain twitchers. Apparently they are also unable to separate the concepts of "monopolies granted to and exploited by Big Content" from "giving producers the opportunity to lay a pipe to end consumer's pockets". Note that I say "opportunity" not "entitlement to be concreted-in by government decree".

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Re: Aereo is NOT broadcasting

The definition of re-broadcasting or public performance does not stipulate the size of the audience

Amazingly, you just found out that your rebroadcasting to yourself! You know how to write a cheque...

To the second point that everybody seems to make, it is prohibited by Copyright law to make copies or re-distribute protected content.

Amazingly you are suddenly required to show up at Amazon's warehouses because they can't send protected content via postal mail: that would be re-distribution. Very much prohibited. I won't even say anything about ISPs and IP backbone providers.

You end up with a nifty setup and want to start renting it out to others? That's no longer the same, and you will be found infringing.

Amazingly, this is suddenly no longer related to copyright law but clearly a prior restraint of trade: You can't rent that cable!

The moment that this use is mechanised by clever technology to overcome such limiting factors--and especially when its sole purpose is to make money off it--it is no longer fair use. It is as simple as that.

"Fair use" does not even apply. And suddenly "making money" (as in, shipping books through the worl without paying the holder of the book's copyright) is despicable? Pull another one.

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Really?

Well, I guess everything about the payment of potential remuneration for a non-occurring public performance for an already-paid-for datastream has already been said in that other thread.

You can't rent long cables. Period.

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Black hole three-way: Supermassive trio are 'rippling' space

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Re: How do they actually orbit?

"The curvature of spacetime" is the classical approach. Use it.

"Graviton exchange" is the Quantum Field Theoretic approach, still being researched. Do not use it for Gravity. But yes, gravitons would definitely be exchanged by anything in the vacuum. If the gravitational field can be meaningfully quantized.

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Re: @ Loyal Commenter - not only, but also......

> about 45.7 billion light years

Just no.

The "observable universe" sure ain't 45.7 GLY (woah ... the meaningless precision!) in any direction whatsoever. No light emitted "now" (if there is even a valid definition of the "now" hypersurface for the universe) will ever reach us from those distances.

Cosmology deals with "diistance traveled by light". Deal with it.

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Re: "How can one black hole split into two?"

This explanation is very simple and actually correct!

Although I am unsure whether it is as yet mathematically proven that a black hole cannot actually split into two

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3 holes and a LIGO?

Tune in to the RESONANCE!

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US Supremes just blew Aereo out of the water

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Re: Sad? probably. Surprising? no.

Bringing in straw man irrelevances does not alter that, indeed the counter position is if anything more contemptible than any of the above

Utter bullshit and you are a F.F. flying frankly statist symbols of the most evil sort.

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Re: Sad? probably. Surprising? no.

Really, it doesn't matter one jot what you think: if your thoughts are not in alignment with those of the courts then it is you that is in error: that is what has been determined here.

With that kind of mindset, one wonders why courts are even needed. You can have a presidential cretin disbursing unassailable wisdom by decree.

Still it's good to know that one is permanently "in error" about patent law, copyright law, spying on the populace, the war on terror, indefinite detention, bailouts, bailins, disbursements to cronies, extrajudicial but perfectly legal killings, etc...

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Re: Are recordings fungible ?

Unfortunately, there are already an infinite number of copies in each point of the aether being filled by the broadcast signal.

EXACTLY LIKE a CATV provider.

You can repeat it 1000 times, this won't make it so.

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Re: Sad? probably. Surprising? no.

It isn't a matter of opinion any more.

The parting shot of fascism.

"Whatever you think of the ruling, it's now locked down! FOREVER!"

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Re: Not a snowball chance in hell

Your reading comprehension is on the par of a 80-year old with Alzheimer. And a brain cancer. Who got hit with a dictionary when 8 month old, partially caving his skull in.

But if I remember correctly, Mr. O is on your side, so who am I to argue?

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Re: I was expecting this...

In that case it would be best to make broadcasts simply illegal and force everyone onto cable and be done with it, right? Then you wouldn't need the discussion whether you may pay somebody else to set up an antenna on your behalf / rent the antenna / put an illegally long cable onto it etc...

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Re: Bad Decision

Or you can watch a football match at home, but not record it and put it on YouTube.

Nothing like this is even being discussed here.

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Physicist proposes 1,000-foot state-sized walls to stop tornadoes

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Re: If we are going to build a wall

> 2014

> Pretending that the US has not yet transformed its southern border into a ghetto killzone

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FUND IT!

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Attackers fling Stuxnet-style RATs at critical control software in EUROPE

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just how many points of vulnerability do you need?

Deresilience in depth. In the Cloud. Keeping civilization going!

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"The attackers have [made] Trojanised software available for download from ICS/SCADA manufacturer websites in an attempt to infect the computers where the software is installed", Finnish security software firm F-Secure reports.

The amount of FAIL on the vendor's part here is staggering,

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'Sterile neutrinos' re-ignite 'we found dark-stuff' debate

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Re: Very interesting stuff

The lines they're talking about are absorbtion pits in the electromagnetic spectrum of blackbody radiation coming from the hot object.

Not at all. They are emissions possibly due to photons generated by the decay of the sterile neutrino (which thus unsterilizes when increasing system entropy). What are you getting at?

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Re: could it be molecular?

Mr Picard, it would be best if you left science to the science team and kept to commanding the ship. I see Mr Crusher is currently manning the helm and we are approaching the shipyard at a very ... unadvisable ... speed and angle.

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Occupy Google: Protesters attack ad giant as I/O gets underway

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So...

A hodgepodge of grievances, none of them well-thought out, most based on emotional reactions and hearsay?

NEXT!

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SQL fights back against NoSQL's big data cred with SQL/MDA spec

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SQL could be in line to be moved on from “venerable” tag to “obsolete”

The latest proclamation of Beaucoup Harem?

While the syntax of SQL is regurgitated crap, its power is going to be with us pretty much forever (hopefully, with an updated Syntax. Datalog looks very nice...)

I randomly recommend the Jooq blog for items of interest.

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VMware seeks patent for IM chats between servers and sysadmins

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Applications using libvirt

Archipel

Archipel is a libvirt-based solution to manage and supervise virtual machines. It uses XMPP for all communication. There is no web service or custom protocol. You just need at least one XMPP server, like eJabberd, to start playing with it. This allows Archipel to work completely real time. You never have to refresh the user interface, you'll be notified as soon as something happens. You can even use your favorite chat clients to command your infrastructure. Isn't it great to be able to open a chat conversation with your virtual machine and say things like "How are you today?" or "Hey, please reboot"?

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