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Microsoft seeks patent for blade server chassis

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Welcome the the proprietary blades racket, circa 2003.

So what good is this?

1) Microsoft-proprietary "IP" that Microsoft wants to flog but where everyone has to be toll-gated for --> Dead on arrival

2) Microsoft-proprietary "IP" that Microsoft wants use in-house only --> Dead on arrival

And seriously, no prior art?

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The internet is 'a gift from God' says Pope Francis

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Alan Turing is the elder brother of Miley Cyrus!!

Well, people can't into history of science shocker. Ask anyone inside the UK about Turing and get the same blank look.

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It's like it's "The Industrial Revolution is the Devil's Work" again.

Humans pull themselves out of universal utter shite a bit => It was God!! (this actually means, as member of God's Own Franchise, "pay me")

Living standards improve => This is bad. You must put scare quotes around "better off". Believe in solidarity and communitarian lifestyle instead!! Repent!!!

It's like having an economist professsor tell you that your lifestyle is rotten, too affluent and somehow undeserved (why are you putting tail fins on your car?) - definitely not socialistic enough - and that you better get on with the War On Poverty. Yeah John Kenneth Galbraith, I'm looking at you.

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Feds cuff revenge smut site boss Hunter Moore on hacking charges

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Re: Get Godwin's law out of the way first

He even posts regular pictures of his doge and blogs about vegetarian menu recipes and the legendary outings with his pal, Stalin, where they remove the kebab.

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Nokia waves goodbye to device biz as phone sales continue to spiral

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How the mighty have fallen

Even Nokia Siemens Networks is now an un-word.

Oh well. The last action will be the issue of a phone with an additional "Windows" key, then.

And I have to say: I just had a cheapo Nokia Asha in my hand. And I have to say... Do these people write unintuitive dreck interfaces worse than those thrown together by spotty-face sophomores for the fun of it? Is management running interference on correct product design and usability testing? Are there only two developers at Nokia's mobile software division? Is the deep reason of FAIL the northern "third way" semi-socialistic model? It's practically deliberate....

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Herschel boffins spot fat dwarf Ceres in TEARS over astro-identity crisis

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Re: Dwarf planet, asteroid

> steampunk Deathstar?

Not enough bronze.

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Judge shoots down Oracle's Solaris support 'trafficking' claim

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Capitalism: One should try it from time to time

Meanwhile, we have to do with the whole gamut from mercantilism to lawyer-fueled monopolism.

And frankly, in Oracle's place, I would call this unlicensed support "terrorism", because it terrorizes Larry and one never knows to what shady, beturbaned underground figures the proceeds of this fly-by-night support might eventually go. Certainly not into the pocket of upstanding american companies that have nothing to hide.

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Facebook will LOSE 80% of its users by 2017 – epidemiological study

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Re: @bigtimehustler

> Yoof

> Not like a herd

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Re: They're all on mobile

Yeah, I have a mobile with a specially dedicated "Facebook" key on it... WHY?

I don't even have a data plan.

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Amateurs find the 'HOLY GRAIL' supernova – right on our doorstep

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Re: This event that's happening now happened a long time ago

"Upon which progressotards in the forums saw their hotspots pushed, which were not of the nature liberated in the sexual revolution, rioted and started calling names, verily because their belief systems were bent and twisted and they didn't care about that starstuff when all was said and done."

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Re: This event that's happening now happened a long time ago

In that far away galaxy, Space Obama had just announced Space Obamacare, when the Supernova ruined the announcement, rendering healthcare not mandatory but null and void.

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Boffins measure 27 quantum states of light

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This discussion has been had and was buried dead.

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Re: All It Takes is a Galaxy-Sized Computer. The NSA Could Do It if They Had Spare Time

Oh God, why?

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Re: 27 Dimensions ????

Dimension = free variable.

In classical space at time "t", 3 real-valued coordinates suffice to describe the position of a "mass point".

With two particles, you need 6 real-valued coordinates. The space of two particles has 6 dimensions! (Why 3 + 3 instead of 3 x 3? Dunno, lol!)

etc..

Same here: 27 complex values => 27 dimensions.

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Re: off topicish

> /why-bouncing-droplets-are-a-pretty-good-model-of-quantum-mechanics

No.

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Re: 27 rings a bell

No, it is just the size of a teeny tweeny Hilbert space.

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WHEW! OpenBSD won't CloseBSD (for now) after $100,000 cash windfall

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Re: Secure?

Around the time the war in Iraq was won.

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Re: re: It is also considered incredibly non-GPL

> don't have to comply with

This.

> What's your point?

Why does one have to explain this? It's like having to explain how a car engine works at a NASCAR meetup.

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because it is considered incredibly secure

It is also considered incredibly non-GPL

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Re: Volenteers != free

Someone needs to pay the legals, too.

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UK IT supplier placed on ASA naughty step over 'misleading' HDD ad

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Re: Duh

> progressive liberal campaign

Choose one.

Unless this is the across-the-pond "liberal" (the dictatorship of the taxing neurotics)

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"These drives have seen the galaxy, m'lord! Cheap, for the price!"

So what was the manufacturing date on the 40'000+ hour drives?

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Botnet PC armies gulp down 16 MILLION logins from around the web: Find out if you're a victim

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Re: Just wondering

and I consider that a good thing

"It's not the right vs. the left, it is the state vs. you."

Haben Sie etwas gelernt von der letzten Mal!?

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China forces users to upload videos under their real names

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Also, time to re-read True Names.

In the once upon a time days of the First Age of Magic, the prudent sorcerer regarded his own true name as his most valued possession but also the greatest threat to his continued good health, for - the stories go - once an enemy, even a weak unskilled enemy, learned the sorcerer's true name, then routine and widely known spells could destroy or enslave even the most powerful. As times passed, and we graduated to the Age of Reason and thence to the first and second industrial revolutions, such notions were discredited. Now it seems that the Wheel has turned full circle (even if there never really was a First Age) and we are back to worrying about true names again:

The first hint Mr. Slippery had that his own True Name might be known - and, for that matter, known to the Great Enemy - came with the appearance of two black Lincolns humming up the long dirt driveway that stretched through the dripping pine forest down to Road 29. Roger Pollack was in his garden weeding, had been there nearly the whole morning, enjoying the barely perceptible drizzle and the overcast, and trying to find the initiative to go inside and do work that actually makes money. He looked up the moment the intruders turned, wheels squealing, into his driveway. Thirty seconds passed, and the cars came out of the third-generation forest to pull up beside and behind Pollack's Honda. Four heavyset men and a hard-looking female piled out, started purposefully across his well-tended cabbage patch, crushing tender young plants with a disregard which told Roger that this was no social call.

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Yes, just you.

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Re: I hear

That would be like emulating a pink-painted Death Star.

Surely there must be a new hope?

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Our Milky Way galaxy is INSIDE OUT. Just as we suspected, mutter boffins

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Re: But here's a puzzle...

That kinda stuff is being pretty much very well indeed simulated on them supercomputers.

The Millennium-XXL Project: Simulating the Galaxy Population in Dark Energy Universes

No extra crank stuff needed except dark ingredients.

I do think we have ourselves a winner.

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Re: Of course, Polonium cannot exist!

I think just settling on the BB is lazy

That's right, I'm totally down with the WinPho theory. There are just two or three other retards with me here, room's pretty empty. We can have a beer, talk smack ...

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All that metal!!

Where is Mittal?

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And the winner of the most reliable disk drive award is ...

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Re: Quite interesting .....

Hitachi results as in the early 2000's

That's 13 years ago, so probably not really relevant.

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Re: Google did a similar study in 2007

But Google kept schtum about the drive makers.

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Re: 120%

“dead on arrival on arrival”…

Correct if you need an RMA sandwich.

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Re: Misuse of Drives

> Using desktop drives in a 24/7 environment will kill them.

[Citation needed]

> RAID ... exacerbates the failures

[Dubious statement - Discuss]

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DNS poisoning slams web traffic from millions in China into the wrong hole

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That Walls Street Website is for people with financial braincancer.

Why do they put STOCKTICKERS behind COMPANY NAMES IN THE ARTICLE?

Stockwanking taken too far? I assure you not! It's for people with financial nous that mere mortals cannot reach!!

Meanwhile, China is making a creaking sound. Bizarre, it sounds like U-Boat that is reaching crush debt, are you sure those bank reinforcements are sufficiently str--- CARRIER LOST.

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LogMeIn: We're stopping our free offering from, errrm, NOW

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Re: Shock, horror

..but life goes on.

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Romanian Bitcoin baron 'stumps up $20k to keep OpenBSD's lights on'

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Re: Why no Apple?

Quite so.

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The solution is "sponsoring"

Whole so-called "not for profits" survive very well indeed using that policy and there is still money left at the end of the year for a bottle of Chardonnay.

Someone must have trouble building up a network of sponsor and hitting up people for donations.

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Haribo gummy bears implicated in 'gastric exorcism'

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WTF?

Who you gonna call? Arsebusters!

so the extra mass which people dropped was probably most of the digestive flora losing grip on the intestines and just falling out

This does NOT evoke nice images.

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Hotol lives!

A homegrown single-stage-to-orbit project.

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Re: Maltitol is evil incarnate." EEEEVULL

Many chemical companies here have a smorgasbord....

Yeah, chill out with the black helicopters. I will grant you this for Agent Orange and Depleted Uranium, but these are wholly different levels of the Military-Congressional Complex.

Or are they?

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Re: Maybe not trolls

Don't forget - you are in this forum forever!

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IBM to offload System x this week: Our sources spill the beans

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Re: Amdahl

Isn't the BS2000 an S390 clone by Siemens?

Also, shouldn't there be ex-Soviet clones on the market somewhere or did they all go under when Yeltsin seized the bottle privatization control lever?

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Look out, Earth! Here comes China Operating System (aka Linux)

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Re: It will never work

Bad troll, 0/10. Could not get any service. Avoid.

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Devs write 'film my shag' sex app for Google Glass

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Re: Automatic point scoring.

One Up!

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Re: Oh god - I can't get rid of this image

I am eagerly awaiting Google Squids.

That movie was spot on on "current trends in cop behaviour" though.

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Re: Well thats the ......

What are you saying I don't even.

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Hey, G20. Please knock it off with the whole tax loophole thing - we're good guys, really

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Hungry for some redistribution?

There is no way out

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Ancient carving of 'first human-built holy place' = Primitive Vulture Central

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Re: There are 60 rooms at the potbelly hill

And if it can eat you, worship harder.

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Re: Prior art?

Clearly a seer's warning against IP vultures and scorpions.

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Eight EXCELLENT languages for the fondleslab-friendly Intranet of Thingies

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Re: The answer is "JavaScript"...

> To be fair the answer is _still_ C++

Derp.

To the person with a C++ compiler, everything looks like C++ problem.

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