Re: Is 'Thus Spake Zarathustra' ominuous enough?
The actual "music" is at here.
Yes, ominuous enuff. Please, blast it at the stars. As long as it has the B-Ark in its wake.
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Hm! This artist's impression of a menacing globulous space rock being visted by New Horizons, vaguely squamous yet ruguous, uncannily lit from the wrong side while the sun is lost in a campy lens flare demands EXTRA OMINUOUS MUSIC.
So if you feel a little pain in the left elbow, it might not only be artritis?
The subsequent tsunami is likely to flood everything west of I-5.
Today's news say that what is for dinner is pointless brinkmanship with Russia in Syria (I didn't get we have a manadate to unilaterally impose no-fly zones in Syria, but so a superpower has its rights), possibly followed by a fat nuclear exchange.
Better order a new "duck and cover" instruction set at amazon.
It's like stockmarket crashes....
NO-ONE COULD HAVE PREDICTED!!
It's the US gummint trying to raise money.
I also have an Arc of the Covenant, slightly used, for a low price...
You probably could have had an U-Boat thrown in for that kind of money, back then.
There's a relationship between stress and cancer
Oh yeah? Citation needed. Now.
Catbert thinks you are lacking in Team Spirit.
Pretty sure ammonium nitrate will now warrant an entry in the DHS database.
These ain't those olden times anymore.
> hit with a Russian-made Buk surface-to-air missile
No surprises here, but 'twas done with an old-style 9M38M1 likely from the Ukrainian arsenal. Could be that Mother Russia-leaning separatists got ahold of it and let loose at the first sight of a blip on badly calibrated screens. Or maybe not. Most of this story is very murky, if not amerrimurky.
Who is keeping the quartermaster lists in Ukraine?
GAME OF THRONES!
the Greek government objects strenuously to the modern state of Macedonia on the grounds that ancient Macedonia was Greek
Implying that modern fubar appendage of europe has anything in common with "Magna Græcia" (also, the "Magna" is there for a reason, like in "Greater Germany". One could argue that Poles build the German Empire but better not ...)
But old Alex was Macedonian. Not the same as Greek. It's like saying a guy from Mexico is American.
Leave "Twilight" out of this, don't ruin everything!
And now your latent suspicion that she was actually suicided has been awakened.
We believe most Germans look like this.
The reverse medal of "all asians look the same"
end up slightly slower than the original planet, thus forming a tail
I am not convinced. The statistical process should make the debris faster and slower relative to the central mass with equal probability.
Also, remember the Gas Torus Mnemonic: "East takes you out, out takes you west, west takes you in, in takes you east, port and starboard bring you back"
If the debris slow down relative to the central mass, they will fall in and will overtake the planet.
Why is there a "trail" though?
Shouldn't the debris widen around the original cerestroid in a more cloud-like fashion?
In a country in which Hillary The Liberal Bombardier can be a presidential candidate with her only asset being that she's a feminal state-power-worshipper instead of a male state-power-worshipper, anything can happen.
John Brunner was a genius. One could do worse than re-read his "Shockwaver Rider" / "Stand on Zanzibar" / "The Sheep Look Up" trilogy. Though influenced somewhat by 68' hippiedom, he saw it coming.
devote the necessary resources for this
i.e. form a commitee of well-paid worthies that are too senile / not under enough control to vote for the next aggressive movement in some cross-oceanic country which we have always been at war with since yesterday?
Cool. It's like Indiana Jones lighting his vintage flashlight and discovering that he's actually IN the pit with the flesh.eating roaches described in the papyrus.
The universe is saying "fucking ball of losers". What we gonna do about that?
the director ... suggests opening diplomatic channels with the theocracy
Hire that man!
"This month the old legal system collapsed, but the foundation long ago had crumbled. In recent years it has been apparent that a new century requires a new privacy framework. It's time to go build it."
You stupid fucks even dropped the ball on software patents back in the 90s to gain a little "Market Advantage", literally driving over people's best interests.
Now you pretend you can create a legal Potemkin Village of the Holy Privacy Unicorn which will be respected by out-of-control superbly financed and extremely metastasized state actors?
GO DIE IN A CORNER.
But why not give it to some outfit like UL? Less than 3 stars? Don't buy!
Dyson said it is seeking an injunction and recall in Germany
So there are laws somewhere that demand that vacuum cleaners MUST run at the low power levels seen in completely wild-arse official tests? Which are ground for injunctions? (*)
(*) Low swearword phrase. This phrase may normally include more swearwords than apparent in official testing.
Someone has gone to some length to test the boundaries of Direct El Reg Power Posting Protocol (DERPPP) in order to revive the below El Reg Tombstone.
Hopefully there will be an immenso-cratero in the middle of the District of Columbia after this is over.
The Sahara desert, Rural India, New Mexico and central china seem to be good candidates at this time.... sorry for the rest of you folks :-)
Getting out in the early morning and looking at the sky all alone will probably open you up for a fast-come/fast-served "signature" drone strike in most of those places.
IoT: Non-starter until we have C3P0 & R2D2 for full service levels.
ISIS is NOT funded by Mossad, because they would meet the Saudi representatives while handing over the money. That would lead to fisticuffs.
CIA has plausible deniability as they give boxes of weapons to "moderates" which then "hand over" the goods for safe passage. Well, till recently. Nowadays they are just dropping boxes of TOWs (the "Assad Tamer") and other gear out of airplanes to not be outmanoeuvered by the Assad-supporting Ruskies.
It's never good to be a civilian when confused imperial elephants wallow and you are in a country on the map of zionists.
The intelligence isn't in the machine, its in the people who programmed it.
That kind of vitalist bullshit is trotted out regularly as the last refuge of the denialists (I found that they also start to blabber about God or equally bizarre concepts in the next minute) but it's not true.
- Your intelligence is not in your kid.
- Organizational know-how is not in the CEO or the investor
- The kinetic energy of a locomotive is not in any of its parts
- Capacity for Big Data analysis is not in any of the programmers or even the team
I should be called "Blue Ant" or "Bigend"
Where does that come in now?
We have all been hoodwinked by this 'Trust the Math' ivory tower BS.
I think there is a song for you that goes like "Don't know much about the math I took".
EDUCATE YOURSELF, EEJIT!
Three years ago, James Bamford published an article quoting anonymous former NSA officials stating that the agency had achieved a “computing breakthrough” that gave them “the ability to crack current public encryption.”
That was the article in WiRED, right? I thought he had gone off the deep end...
The worst is that there are people who sound off from the bottom of the barrel who apparently think that making a difference between a "server OS" and a "desktop OS" is totally natural.
1) Absence of imperial stamina: Because the british empire is long gone
2) Economics: They can do it cheaper
3) Warren Buffet economics: We are rich in imaginary wealth and so seem to be able to pay
4) Risk: They are ready to do it at all
5) Critical mass of knowledge: Local know-how has dried up
We demonstrably need computational powers about the partial-recursive functions.
BRING ME AN ORACLE!
You are right about that.
Didn't some effing arsehole recently say that "quantiative easing is working"? It's working so well that everyone is jobless, rich people are getting richer and our kids are getting a fat, fat dunning letter before even having been born. While lefties cheer on and demand more of this because they think there is this "austerity" fantasy being implemented.
I remember getting beer for 1c. That was before the EUR though
I thought these don't exist anymore as per latest doctrine? Everyone in the World of USA is a Staatsfeind open for presidentially approved droning unless shown not guilty, possibly posthumously.
I hope the Good Work continues and up-modernizes thoughtfully, and not in a systemd way...
and as long as you are living next to a minuteman silo, all will be fine!
Shurely "Der Untergang" would be the highest level of capsaicine terror?
sudo killall -9 Autopilot