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Driver drama delays deep desert XP upgrade

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Did I install Linux by mistake?

Course not. Because

1) Installation cannot be done by mistake. You really would notice the absence of pain and feeling of being the butt of some sadistic joke of the Redmond QA team

2) It would have worked

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Donkeys wander around Willowra with impunity, unless they're taken down by packs of semi-wild dogs looking for a meal.

WHAT A GREAT COUNTRY!

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Greenpeace reveals WORLD'S FILTHIEST CLOUDS – and the cleanest may shock you

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Re: I've said it before, I'll say it again ...

Actually, all energy comes from a system that generates entropy very quickly. A massive random-number generator, so to say.

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Come back salmon!

I don't see this. The power company will provide you with a "mix" of differently sourced power and "ecological" will not mean less expensive, it will mean *more expensive* (unless the cost is collectivized by governmental decree).

I don't even understand how anyone can claim that he does 100% ecological - are there are special high-tension lines going to their premises that transport electricity coming from particular sources fully separate from large-scale mixing electrical circuit that is the countrywide system?

Also, Hetzner is going overboard claiming that they have 100% ecological water leccy. I think that means they get *most* of it from Norway. Well, someone has to build the dams over there.

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> Apple 100% because it's running on 100% green juice

The hipster power is strong in this one!

> Amazon 27% nuke power

I'm okay with this.

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Re: more efficient my ass

So basically, we need costs to go down to drive this into the right direction?

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MySQL daddy Monty talks up Fusion-io's data-stuffed flash

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Don't you mean PostgreSQL?

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Chinese patent app tries to own Wine on ARM

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Re: This is an elaborate April fool's joke, isn't it?

the whole rounded corners meme might not have happened, and most of us would have been aware that the Apple/Samsung thing was initially about "trade dress"

It is still about someone claiming "ownership" of the general characteristic of "rounded corners". Putting "because of reasons" instead of "because I invented it" after "I own rounded corners on mobiles" does not make it any less idiotic.

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Titanfall, shoot-'em-up gamers, cloudy contracts and cattle

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Re: Thoughts

Really over the long run these games are just of interest for developing excellent bot programs that cannot be distinguished from real player.

IF one has the time.

Consider this "cloud-based testing" of the game.

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Google confirms Turkish ISPs 'intercepted' its DNS service

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Re: Turkey is preparing for war

Yeah, probably because "war on poverty" means liberalizing the economy. Instead of that, you get regulations, cronyism, powerful "liberal" action and the war on the poor.

If Turkey does Syria, the whole region might well resemble a can of gasoline going up in flames. At least we won't hear about the insufferable hectoring from our idiotic self-styled Lord Protectors Of Crimea anymore.

Better get some popcorn.

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China's CERT blames US for a THIRD of all attacks on Middle Kingdom PCs

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"Government sites are a “disaster area”"

Tell me something I don't know.

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YouTube follows Twitter onto Turkey's block list

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"They even leaked a national security meeting," Erdogan said at a campaign rally. "This is villainous, this is dishonesty ... Who are you serving by doing audio surveillance of such an important meeting?"

The people of Turkey, you little sh*t. Remember them?

Speaking to reporters in Kutahya, Davutoglu confirmed the meeting took place and said, "A cyber attack has been carried out against the Turkish Republic, our state and our valued nation. This is a clear declaration of war against the Turkish state and our nation."

"This is an inconvenient attack on my little group of corruptics and idiots."

Military action in Syria by Turkey? Sure guys, feel free.

Sad to say, I hope the military gets a grip again and cleans up.

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Meet the man building an AI that mimics our neocortex – and could kill off neural networks

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Re: Let a thousand flowers bloom

I am suprised that anyone would think that a neuron has a single-bit output. Surely a neuron isn't just On or Off, but also somewhere in between?

Of course. Back in 1998 we had Pulsed Neural Networks which must have seen some development since then, but I wouldn't know as I have been drifting away into very down-to-earth Internet-based technologies and that kind of fluff ... you know...

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You may want to consider removing yourself from the the genepool with the appropriate application of a large chunk of meat before you morph into Sarah Connor.

The "OH NO COMPUTERS! MUH JOBS!!!" discussion has been had in the 70s/80s/90s.

Turns out the jobs that went out of the window were the heavy industry ones ... who of the the heavily unionized fellowship would have thunk it?

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Re: model a neurone in one supercomputer

I agree. These guys never seem to address the arguments in Penrose's book

That's because they are embarrasing shite.

Penrose should stick to dabbling in math. If the world were made of Penroses, we would still consider engineering impossible because decisions cannot be described by continuous paths on n-dimensional manifolds or something.

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Re: If you really want to create an intelligence we recognize as our own...

Do you imply that "a couple of kids" == "an intelligence we recognize as our won"?

It sounds bizarre. Why not a trinity?

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Brit game devs WILL get tax relief for, er, EastEnders Game and Legend of Slough

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Re: Eastenders Game

Silent Hill: Milton Keynes edition

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Apple vows to add racially diverse EMOJIS after MILEY CYRUS TWITTER outrage

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Re: The Simpsons?

LIBERALS: They want to fix reality and purge it of offensiveness. And no problem shall be left behind except the ones they create themselves.

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Re: Here ya go.

His facial features are unacceptably stereotyped according to white racial prejudice.

CHECK YOUR PRIVILEGES!

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Re: Colour?

THIS IS RACIST TO JAR JAR BINKS!

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Facebook taps up NASA boffins to launch drone fleet, laser comms lab

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Re: Great idea, connecting the world..

So be grateful.

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ECCENTRIC, PINK DWARF dubbed 'Biden' by saucy astronomers

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Re: Large Masses

AFAIK mars-massing balls in orbits at a serious angle to the ecliptic are well within the realm of possibilities.

This is the idea of the Halo of "Oligarch" Planets (finally Planets with Russian names!)

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Re: What else is out there ?

One is the sun but what are at the other focii which cause the dwarf planets to come back towards us ?

Not sure whether cerious.

Otherwise: Keplerian orbits or: A mathematical consequence of an 1/r² (newtonian) centripetal force.

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Research bods told: Try to ID anonymised data subjects? No more CASH for you

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Re: Research vs commercial interest

And to be perfectly honest I really care ... about insurance ABC knowing I have that gene and more likely to develop a particular disease exclude it from my medical cover or increase the price to reflect the risk.

Doesn't sound very ethical to me. Basically, you want deluxe low coverage for a known shite car.

The argument may well be "it's not my fault", but it's not the fault of the guy who will pay for it either.

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But why would anyone do that except as a late-night fun-and-giggles project and/or to attempt to identify a particularly hot mate?

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Terminator-maker 'Cyberdyne Inc' lists on Tokyo stock exchange

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HAL ... evil AI creation.

Unlike HR managers and practically all politicians, HAL was not evil, just confused. He was ordered to lie and couldn't.

Somewhat on-topic, has anyone admired the 100% progressively truthy speech of Mr Obama in Brussels?

Moreover, Russia has pointed to America’s decision to go into Iraq as an example of Western hypocrisy. Now, it is true that the Iraq war was a subject of vigorous debate, not just around the world but in the United States, as well. I participated in that debate, and I opposed our military intervention there.

But even in Iraq, America sought to work within the international system. We did not claim or annex Iraq’s territory. We did not grab its resources for our own gain. Instead, we ended our war and left Iraq to its people in a fully sovereign Iraqi state that can make decisions about its own future.

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Re: The search for John Connor...

Unfortunately you cannot buy the evilly black assault weapons in the California anymore.

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Inmarsat: Doppler effect helped 'locate' MH370

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Re: It's got a beat!

slipping

Shifting or Dopplering.

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Nvidia unveils Titan Z: An 8TFLOPS off-the-shelf supercomputer disguised as a gfx card

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Sure will get you closer to the WIRED

"Special order for Miss Iwakura Lain"

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New-wave offshorers present exotic new risks

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Re: Here we go again...

Hmm. Mercantilism in the evening so cogently expressed by the howling rage of the economically challenged ones, savoured with a good cup of tea and a mint.

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Speaking in Tech: GitHub users did WHAT to AWS' backend?

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Not sure whether "penis wielders" or "penis weirders". Or maybe "welders".

We need a female irate professe icon.

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Biz data in a consumer cloud ain't never going to be secure, folks

What does that have to do with anything? Keep your GitHub repo private if you want to have it private.

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As WinXP death looms, Microsoft releases its operating system SOURCE CODE for free

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Re: Stop telling lies!

You know we stopped a genocide in Lybia, right?

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WTF: Twitter bug temporarily kills THAT Oscar selfie

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AND NOTHING OF VALUE WAS LOST!

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ODMs a 'threat' to Euro server biz? Well, yes, says HP exec

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Hmmm....

Ryan claimed the ODM trend was "disproportionately affecting some of our competition, some of them are going through tough times at the moment".

"disproportionately" relative to what exactly?

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The Reg's desert XP-ocalypse aversion plan revealed

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Re: TeamViewer

> "Windows 7 comes with Windows Remote Assistance out-of-the-box"

> Follow the link

> "To view this content you need to install ★SilverLight★ TM (c) (r)"

LaughingElf.jpg

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It's the only way to be sure.

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If you want to put up with NoScript ("Why doesn't that website work?" ... check drop-down menu ... JavaScript from half the Internet and possibly even off-earth hives of scum and villany are being pulled in ... "Well, it just doesn't"), then add Ghostery

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BOYCOTT FIREFOX, rage gay devs as Mozilla appoints JavaScript daddy as CEO

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Oh, a new outrage of the week. Finally, I was getting worried.

"a Firefox exec was funding the KKK"

Because: Not supporting a peculiar contractual arrangement among consenting adults that is mainly relevant because of taxation == lynching blacks in hoodies with a background of burning crosses and everything

"or had supported some law that supported the denial of rights to, say, Latinos or Jews"

Because: Not supporting a peculiar contractual arrangement among consenting adults that is mainly relevant because of taxation == denying unspecified (positive or negative) rights to Latinos (a persecuted minority) or (the horror) Jews

These comparisons effortlessly reach Amurrican Liburl levels of retardation.

Soon:

USING FIREFOX IS AKIN TO APPEASING HITLER. IN MUNICH!

You heard it here first.

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Bulls hit city streets after alleged Samsung ad shoot hits the fan

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#Bulls literally just ran down #kingSt

LITERALLY?

If the cattle did indeed escape the Park, it's a serious animal cruelty issue

They might meet hipsters and their mysterious ways...

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EE...K: Why can't I uninstall carrier's sticky 'Free Games' app?

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it is illegal to advertise or promote baby milk

The mind boggles.

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Zuckerberg, Musk and Fake Steve Jobs invest in secretive AI firm

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Re: No Innovation !

But think of the fact that all the ACs can then be replaced by a single program!

"The actual effect of minimum wage laws is not to give workers at the margin higher paygrades, but to have them replaced by machinery." Hell yeah!

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Let's hope it doesn't think like roughly 85% of reg commentards.

There is a 85% chance that you are included in this undesirable set!

Fancy some health insurance?

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Google pulls SCHAFT out of military honeypot, sprays gold at bot team

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Re: Imagine

Don't tell me we need Obamarescue.

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Boffins working on debris float models to track MH370 wreckage

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Re: "fresh analysis of satellite data"

Clearly some kind of Hadooping. Behold the chestbeatingz:

UK firm behind Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 breakthrough

Inmarsat senior vice-president Chris McLaughlin said the firm had studied electronic "pings" - or bursts of data - which the plane had sent to one of its satellites.

He told the BBC: "We have been dealing with a totally new area. We've been trying to help an investigation based on a single signal once an hour from an aircraft that didn't include any GPS data, any time and distance information.

"So this really was a bit of a shot in the dark and it's to the credit of our scientific team that they came up and managed to model this."

Mr McLaughlin continued: "They managed to find a way in which to say just a single ping can be used to say the plane was both powered up and travelling, and then by a process of elimination - comparing it to other known flights - establish that it went south."

Oceanographer Dr Simon Boxall, from the University of Southampton, told the BBC: "The algorithms and the techniques [Inmarsat] have applied to try and locate - to within a certain area - where the last transmission was made is really quite phenomenal - but also quite tragic because it does show this plane was heading to an open area of ocean."

He continued: "They've probably crammed almost a year's worth of research into maybe a couple of weeks, so it's not a routine calculation they would ever, ever make.

"They've been looking at all the signals they have, all the recordings they have, and processing that many times over to try and pinpoint where the plane's signal came from. Technologically it's really quite astounding."

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Re: French non-image is different

sadly, money

It's actually nonsad.

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Re: Channel 5 report

apparently you can take control of a plane by plugging into the USB port on the IFE

I hope they blended over into a James Bond theme.

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Re: French non-image is different

With such QUALITY information sources it is lucky that JFK wasn't on the plane otherwise there would be rumors about Lyndon B. Johnson having fired on the plane from a grassy knoll.

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US saves self from Huawei spying by spying on Huawei spying

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a rich irony

It's so rich that it would easily make a Michelle Obama's "no (salt|sugar|fat)" list of verboten foodstuff.

But then again, we suspected this all along, didn't we?

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5 Eyes in the Sky: The TRUTH about Flight MH370 and SPOOKSATS

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Re: Diego Garcia is British! (NM)

Yeah, the original inhabitants can sing a song about that kind of britishness.

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