The universe is saying "fucking ball of losers". What we gonna do about that?
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The universe is saying "fucking ball of losers". What we gonna do about that?
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.
You must have voted for President Shrub.
So if your machine can, it is advisable to bite the bullet and invest the time for an upgrade, just backup your important files first for ease of mind.
"Our trains run on time, the streets are clean and there are no beggars anymore. You WILL like it here!"
Well, it happened! A drink to Reg Moderation.
It's like nation states protesting that they are not really evil and would never bomb a hospital knowingly, you muts be mistaken. No wait, it actually happened but iit was an error. No wait, the run was phoned in by our allies who were confused. No wait, the run was phoned in by our guys who were observing the place, but there was a spy from a friendly nation inside who had it coming. Ok, we will look for evidence. What's that? One of our tanks has driven through the rubble, destroying what was left? Welp!
GIVE PASS! RINSE, REPEAT!
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.
Now we will never find the location of the single exhaust vent through which a torpedo can be fired into the reactor core...
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!
The hand that doesn't give taketh away.
That picture of paid-for spasming, "dancing" youthful beerbellys makes me rage for no particular reason and I have fantasies of going all Taxi Driver on these people's arse. I want to see the pink mist!
Must be my age showing. Or maybe my habitude of being tortured by Microsoft while they laugh at me through addies.
Shurely "Der Untergang" would be the highest level of capsaicine terror?
There is no one authority about U.S. law. There are 50 states and half a dozen self-governing island territories.
Hey. It's 10:00 in the morning. It smells like gin in here. Who has been drinking?
No refund? No but you can pay in bullets chambered in 5.56 or otherwise.
The EC already knows that it has to reach agreement rapidly
The EC already knows that it has to roll over and fudge the issue to make legal redress impossible rapidly
Well, it's like Rudolph Hess ringing at the Prime Minister's door for some help....
you'd find out it can be internal to your network
You mean there will be local Windows 20XX server system doing DirSync with the cloudy master?
Truly, the world's major problems are being solved.
Clearly you don't even know what you are talking about.
How is DNSSEC going to help if the CA model is past its prime?
The data is disappearing into the USian (and I might say the USUKanian) black hole. So what is needed is not a reappraisal of the actions that enable this to happen but fatter paint to cover up the ugly picture so that one can have "business certainty"?
It's almost as if there were central bankers and court economists discussing the "strong fundamentals" of the clearly sickly-looking western economies.
oh , unless of course the hacker can repurpose the device , alter your brain waves , and take control of your brain, in which case the whoop is indeed , big
"Mounting a scratch monkey", adapted to 21st century?
Yep, less in need for encryption than my browsing history, which will out me as someone who is about to go postal on politicians with ranged weapons if the current trend continues.
Don't feed the ANTI-RICHTO!
While we are at it, Freeman Dyson approved of the Ringworld idea (though where you get the scrith and the energy for spin-up from he didn't say)
I never understood how the guys could have used the same time travel machine several times. Wouldn't they meet each other in the box? Time travel locker room!
Economics? Both unrestricted free market capitalism and outright communism have failed gloriously for the exact same reason: they failed to allow for the full range of human behavior.
Pardon? We have have been visited communism intermittently and since quite some time, but did we ever have "unrestricted free market capitalism", which would indeed allow for the "full range of human behaviour" because in principle there won't be anyone putting a gun to your head forcing you to sell - or buy? No, we didn't! Blatant socialistic policy as well as nepotism of the worst kind has been disparaged a "capitalism" by left-wingers of the red and brown kind alike. But this has nothing to do with "free market capitalism", a mythical beast if there was one.
No, because Nature is not running discrete state machines (unless it does via the agency of Human-Based Development Efforts, which is an entirely valid point of view). To each its own...