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Boffins attempt to prove the UNIVERSE IS JUST A HOLOGRAM

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Re: DIsagreement is optional and fattening

ITT: Three people believe in Star Trek science.

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DIsagreement is optional and fattening

In the same way, there’s no simple way to tell if the world we see around us is an illusion, a collective hallucination or the real 3D deal.

This is retarded. There is nothing more real than the real, so by definition this is the real, whether you find a complex mathematical mapping of some lower-dimensional space onto a "pseudo" 4-D space or not and declare that lower-dimensional space to be "the real thing".

Btw. here is a discussion of the announcement from a couple of years back:

Testing the Holographic Principle

where we also read:

But some experts on the holographic principle think the experiment is completely off-target. “There is no relationship between the argument [Hogan] is making and the holographic principle,” Bousso says. “None whatsoever. Zero.” The problem lies not in Hogan’s interpretation of the uncertainty relationship, but rather in “the first step of his analysis,” Bousso contends.

Bousso notes that a premise of special relativity called Lorentz invariance says the rules of physics should be the same for all observers, regardless of how they are moving relative to one another. The holographic principle maintains Lorentz invariance, Bousso says. But Hogan’s uncertainty formula does not, he argues: An observer standing in the lab and another zipping past would not agree on how much an interferometer’s beam splitter jitters. So Hogan’s uncertainty relationship cannot follow from the holographic principle, Bousso argues.

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Banking apps: Handy, can grab all your money... and RIDDLED with coding flaws

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Re: Not surprising

This.

People are just too fucking stupid to use C. ESPECIALLY the ones who take pride in bumming every single "drop of performance" out of some crap loop that isn't even used in a supercomputer matrix multiplication.

Declarative and Functional programming should have been taken up big in the early 90s so that it would now be pervasive, but even back then academia was still forecefully studying how to write "for" loop properly and was actually teaching this to students.

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China building SUPERSONIC SUBMARINE that travels in a BUBBLE

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Re: I don't get it

Delivering nukes undetected is not the goal of nukes though.

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Re: Whales

They will be shredded in this thing's wake.

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Sony's 'Lizard Squad' battered PlayStation Network staggers to feet

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Re: Why?

It could be Hackers for Xtian Values, but then again...

also claimed to have taken down the Vatican City's website

Nah.

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‪‪Email list hack flap at 'sleep with a stranger' site Couchsurfing‬

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Ok. But now...

...did they really use CouchDB?

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Sin COS to tan Windows? Chinese operating system to debut in autumn – report

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MARX OS, patched with MAO

> their employer

The proletariat?

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Re: Good luck with that

This will yield an "sin COS 'OS tan'" in half an internet minute, I'm sure.

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Very ambitious

It must of course be called "Kuang Grade" and go through several iterations before being useful.

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Huawei: 'Tizen has no chance', Windows Phone is 'difficult'... it's Android all the way

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Re: Twice as keen on Africa compared to The Middle East?

Well, the Middle East is a gaping wound that is only widening and Europe is crapping over itself pretending to be money-rich, energy-rich and oh so progressive but there are still a few chances left for Africa. So that double keenness is understandable.

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GitHub.io killed the distro star: Why are people so bored with the top Linux makers?

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Crawling in my skin, these bugs they will not go away.

for even a few minutes is. Thanks for the explanation

You are not made for IT, anon. Please stay in your assigned area.

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Re: DDG?

Just like F/OSS, DDG is having to piggyback off MS's hard work and innovation.

Not sure whether sarcasm or just shilling.

Nah, "hard work and innovation" gives it away. Thumbs up has been granted.

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6 Obvious Reasons Why Facebook Will Ban This Article (Thank God)

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It's a MAD WORLD.

videos of people drenching themselves in ice water to avoid donating to charity

Yes... this.

CAN ANYBODY explain to me WHY EVERYBODY is BEHAVING LIKE TEENAGERS that have NOT A CHANCE IN HELL to even get their A-LEVEL EXAMS.

Except the Russians, the Chinese and, well, ISIS.

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Harvard boffins 'reverse-engineer' Chinese censorship

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S.O.P.

In USA we have "free speech zones", which are located next to the dumpster ramp of the annex in the brownfield and Ferguson-style orders to not "stand still" or face arrest (when you then walk in circles you are arrested anyway like in a peculiar theater performance about THAT PERIOD of Germany). It's the way of State.

We need a Gallic Shrug icon.

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Attack flogged through shiny-clicky social media buttons

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Next you will be wearing bell-bottom jeans.

A better choice was to use add-ons that kept everything within the same server and for users to maintain up to date with software security patches.

A site that does not look like a JavaScript spaghetti monster with lots of little "buttons" that hint at an advanced stage of some weird disease? In 2014. How retro.

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China hopes home-grown OS will oust Microsoft

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Re: Laugh if you want

But also: Schneier on Security: Countering "Trusting Trust".

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Re: Laugh if you want

[citation needed]

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In a few months you can get a homegrown Minix up and running. But who wants to use that?

Socialistic dreams, and then the Penguin beckons.

Or maybe the Fugu fish.

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IT blokes: would you say that LEWD comment to a man? Then don't say it to a woman

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Re: Booth babes (Lord of War)

Have I seen you at Rosboronexpo 2014 next to Steven Seagal?

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Re: Jumping to conclusion

Maybe they meant to say "hard disk" then a freudian slip occurred?

"I'm getting an STD" ... "Charming. But you probably meant SSD?"

Also, Inb4 "check your privileges" etc.

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Hack skirmish grounded Sony exec's flight after FAKE bomb scare

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Meh.

But one hacker using the alias Famed (@famedgod) claimed responsibility for the PlayStation Network DDoS and accused LizardSquad of stealing credit.

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They added Sony should take lesson from Redmond's Xbox architecture and run the gaming and enterprise networks from different data centres.

Really. From doser to security consultant in 10 seconds? No skills were harmed in this display of lamerosity.

Time for cool-off period in the chokey, I would think.

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Brit Sci-Fi author Alastair Reynolds says MS Word 'drives me to distraction'

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You would still need an editor, but anything simple would do.

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Not unheard of

Well, since Neal Stephenson's "In the Beginning was the Command Line" we were alerted to the vagaries of "Word".

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Silicon Valley jolted by magnitude 6.1 quake – its biggest in 25 years

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Re: I feel for the grocery store workers and wine cellars

Yet another ISIS hit.

Let's see whether this is the straw that breaks the teethering economy's overleveraged circlejerk's back...

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BT customers face broadband and landline price hikes

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Re: It wouldn't be so bad...

Wait, I thought I heard about subsidies for boratband rollout?

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Echopraxia scores 'diamond cutter' on the sci-fi hardness scale

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No longer, no. Indeed, I wanted to take this occasion to mention a little accident with the airlock earlier today...

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No, thank you. I will not code for the Caliphate

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It was a bit like a lesser issue of a Flying Circus skit

Except for the underhanded "IMMA LOSING MUH COPYRIGHT". That was really uncalled for.

Next: Ukraine and the neocon pipeline control project? Where it's all about Location, Location, Location. And Grauniad reporters trying to start WWIII wih random tweets from #Russia.

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Isis please.

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Re: Funny?

Always look on the Sunni side of things.

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AMD unveils 'single purpose' graphics card for PC gamers and NO ONE else

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Ok, so....

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SpaceX prototype rocket EXPLODES over Texas. 'Tricky' biz, says Elon Musk

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Re: Just a test

Good point.

NASA had negative safety margin but didn't know it. Then Schrödinger's O-ring materialized.

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Re: Just one question

> Turn Your Phone Around

I don't know anything about this modern tech, but wouldn't that just yield a selfie?

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Re: Just a test

I could have told them that.

But will you be just as certain of yourself once you have passed your first year of mechanical engineering?

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Re: Gee thanks, Space.com

According to my doctor, my reproductive system listed a good percentage of the above at some time.

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REMAIN IN DESIGNATED AREA!

"An FAA representative was present at all times."

Okydoky, we wouldn't want to be declared terrorists due to incontinent booms and get some Waco action on our engineers' dens.

Seriously, I hope they get the next launch listed under "Everything is going extremely well."

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'I'll dance on their graves at 1 MILLION operations per second'

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Welcome to The Register's new Comments of the Week feature.

Oh, FUUUUU....

Competition is ON NOW!

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Galileo can't do the fandango: Two Euro GPS nav sats sent into WRONG ORBIT

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Ayy lmao

Yep, better ask directions at the nearest Space Inn.

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Re: Good thing too

Excuse me? I'm already paying through the nose for overpriced roads.

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"Sometimes wish I never gone up at all"

> the wrong obit.

Sadness all around!

At least this time it's not feet vs. meter.

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Weekend reads to tickle your intellectual palate: From Nazis to Invisibility

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It would have been interesting if the parallels between 21st century dark matter and 19th century luminiferous ether had been made.

Of which there are none. The latter was meant to transmit light at speed "c" in a preferential reference frame - we don't want this as we found out that "c" is the same in every reference frame. The former is meant to explain the experimental fact that there is far too much mass for the visible matter to account for all of it (about 5 times more). More interesting would be parallels 19th century luminiferous ether and the current idea of the "vacuum" which is a complex material with some attributes of a superconductor for color charges if I understand correctly.

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Fast And Furious 6 cammer thrown in slammer for nearly three years

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Re: Shame it was so short...

You may want to explain this kinda reasoning more deeply.

If you download, you have zero advertising and about 1 quid, plus data rates. Quality is low but well, you can't have everything.

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> civil crime

What, like belching loudly?

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Re: Sir

"Potential revenue", man.

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It was subsequently downloaded more than 700,000 times

I don't believe for a second that 700K juveniles want to download this.

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True fact: 1 in 4 Brits are now TERRORISTS

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Take II. They really have found the new "evil de la semaine"

ISIS the Rock Band Mistaken for the Terrorist Group

The name of the militant Islamic group ISIS is probably one of the most reviled names in the country at the moment. It is also the name of a defunct post-metal rock band with the same name that is getting "off color comments" on its Facebook page.

The rockers may be hard to confuse with Islamic militants, but some have managed it.

What will they do if they find out it is an ancient Egyptian $DEITY, "goddess of magical power and healing"?

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Re: Simple solution

American freedomer, please.

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Very commendable.

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In other news, I wish Americans would just take the B Ark

The Defense Department on Friday pushed back against Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s (R) claim that fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) might have entered the United States across its southern border.

Perry, who is weighing another run for the president in 2016, made the assertion Thursday during a speech at the conservative Heritage Foundation.

"Yes! A monstrous creature from the pit of hell with scything teeth ten thousand miles long, breath that would boil oceans, claws that could tear continents from their roots, a thousand eyes that burned like the sun, slavering jaws a million miles across, a monster such as you have never ... never ... ever ..."

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Wall Street's internet darlings require an endless supply of idiots

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Ho-hum

Not sure whether this goes beyond a very valid criticism of the party trick of raising money for capitalistic ventures with no counterpart given, cunningly commingled with the cry of the starving artists and panhandling writers that THEY are the ones who REALLY DESERVE to be remunerated instead of THAT GUY. Welcome to the world of content, and it's not one with weakend “IP”.

“I don’t share the furious ideological objection (sharing economy = neoliberalism) that writers like Tom Slee and Evgeny Morozov advance.”

Do I need to repeat that “neoliberals” are actually the third-way socialists? Apparently so. I really detest this scaremongering about free exchange. Oh no, there is people doing deals and I'm not in on it. Won't somebody think of the regulation!!

“Now you can begin to see why Jimmy Wales espouses his medieval views on copyright”

Err... No! First, I didn't know that medieval times had any particular view on “copyright”. Must have been difficult, not having a printing press and all that. Did I hear someone say that property rights should only apply to the paper on which the words are printed? Nah. Must be neoliberals.

“And you could rely on the Left for "fairness" and the fair compensation of labour.”

You can rely on the left for selling you unicorn steaks and equality fries every single day (AAH, no Mistress Warren, I will behave now, stop the spanking!!).

Not every labour is compensable or even worth compensating. If Jimmy Wales has found the magic trick to ride on the riches created by a swell of interest in Wikipedia ... hell, why not? Should Wikipedia editors be compensated for this joyous happenstance? Possibly, possibly not. Apparently the care-o-meter on this is pretty low on the Internets, there is no “Occupy Wikipedia” movement to be seen, people are not pulling away to other servers. Or at least I haven't heard of it. So is there a problem?

Of course, quality of quite a few articles is low, Wikipedia warrens are often clueless. You get what you pay for. You may want to choose to pay for “quality”, real or perceived.

I’ve used AirBnB for ages, but when it comes to taxis, however, I stick to my favoured private firms and licensed Black Cabs – confident they’ll adapt to the technology.

Yep, choice. See how that works!

I suppose good articles come from scholars who are working on their course materials ... these also hold interesting blogs, post their course etc. No problems are being had. Where does the vague impression that someone is being fleeced coming from? The economy is not a zero-sum game, it never has been.

“weakening property rights means everyone profits from the work except the person who creates it”

Begging the question here. We have had NOTHING but extensions of the so-called “property rights”. It's getting frankly ludicrous, and no-one except Big Content profited.

“Note that when The Guardian newspaper writes about Kim Dotcom it glosses over the manner in which he makes his money, and fails to mention his ownership of a signed copy of Mein Kampf.”

So Dotcom has a non-downloaded copy. Which is nice. Where is the problem? More to the point, why bring “Nazis” in?

“Far from being one of the most exciting decades in modern times, this has really been one of the shittiest.”

But not because of Internet “sharing”. Because of wars, rampant money printing and endless fleecing schemes from inflation, “that one last tax increase, promised” and “economic bubbles” that hoover up the money you would hope the government were keeping safe instead of blowing it on bailouts and F-35s. Well, it's gonna get worse and intellectual property rights of online content will be the least of the problems. Oh, we were talking “IP”?

“Getting an "internet economy" that benefits the people who do the work, take the risk, or provide the resources – and gives us a modicum of self-respect - should be a start.“

More demand for unicorn steaks? It's all about contracts and positioning. An “Internet Economy” does not exist, and one that provides results as if they were coming from the left's Sheet Of Fairness cannot be gotten. If you want well-remunterated work, look for it. If you want to provide charity, do so. If you have problems with self-respect, work on it. If you want a guaranteed income stream, sadly, we cannot have that kind of nice thing.

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