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What is thy bidding? Han Solo’s shooter goes under the hammer

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Re: A good weapon

A bit massy to carry though.

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On the matter of shooting down Amazon delivery drones with shotguns

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Re: Weapons

/k/ please go.

If it can drill a hole in your braincase, it is a weapon.

But on the other hand.

> Thinking that .22 LR is any way equivalent to .223 NATO.

> MFW

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Re: Guns won't work, so let's look at alternatives...

It's like I'm really reading Wile E. Coyote's list of ideas, soon to be implemented using trusty ACME wares.

ACME - Arming Coyotes since the Mid-Eighties!

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Sony PS4 SHATTERS UK console sales SPEED RECORD

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Re: These figures are fairly irrelevant

Photos of the Conspiracy Papers now or it's idle speculation.

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The amazing thing is that I know no-one around me who owns up to having bought any of those devices.

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Re: Look at the profit...

> What is more telling is that neither console is being sold at a loss.

That remains to be seen. Those "profits" (how horrible! not selling at cost to the gaming proletariat!!) are AFAIK just materials. A *lot* of secondary costing is not in this number. I do think one can safely assume that both are sold at breakeven and that "profit" is mainly security margin.

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HP dishes up FAIL-filled public cloud

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Re: Worse than Amazon?

So DEVELOP your argument, anon.

Also: "Nope, know nothing"

Jesus F*ck HP. You are no longer the go-to guys, you know that?

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SaaS superstars' cynical sales schemes make them dinosaurs-in-waiting

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Re: IMO, all of *aas ...

Right.

Were you bitching about that new "electronic brains" malarkey in the 50s too, jake?

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Captialism!

It works, bitches.

Unless, of course, the SaaS is granted rights of monopoly through patenting, regulation and other shenanigans. In which case we will have to live with dinosaurs for a long time until the "antitrust" hand tries to do something about what the "trust" hand did.

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India's Martian MOM leaves the nest

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Nein du! Hinein in die Arbeiterfront!

the state shall .... employ the masses !!

The stupid, it burns. And not in an orbital change sense either.

Oh well, okay then. First you need an appropriate logo, some weird cross or agricultural implements might do.

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Re: Could you please explain why the UK still sends aid to India...

> preferential trade agreements

I love the smell of hardcore mercantilism in parliament. It covers up the Zombie Stench.

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Fun-killing fireshow-flunking ZOMBIE COMET ISON only LOOKED alive

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Re: ISON

Stupidly US Space Command held its fire because scanners could not detect any lifeforms in there. So they assumed it must have short-circuited.

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Re: It is an Ex Comet...

Orbits are conics, not coils.

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That toolbar you downloaded is malware? Tough, read the EULA

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Re: An idea for google

I would rather run Seti@Home for free.

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I'll give your slow!

Put Einstein@Home on your CUDA device and you will notice your machine is suddenly a fat cow.

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What exactly is it you are saying?

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What lies beneath Microsoft's Cloud OS?

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Interesting.

Maybe a post-Ballmer-CEO can build on this and make Microsoft an adult, mentally stable, trustworthy and technologically well equipped vendor. I won' be going back to the Microsoft world anytime soon, and probably never but it's always good to see improvements in the marketplace. Well, the next generation of software will probably be talking to you in Mandarin, cloudy or not.

And if Microsoft hopes for the "good times" to roll back in, I have bad news: this recession hasn't appreciably started yet. There are about a hundred trillions of bad debts to expunge still in US dollar alone. Enjoy.

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Best budget Android smartphone there is? Must be the Moto G

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Much music. Such audio loving.

Hope you don't want to listen to your music in a tunnel, or in a concrete building with lousy reception, or the wrong side of hill, or, if you're on 3, anywhere at all.

Yoof today need to keep their brain pumped 24/7. And no interruptions. FACT.

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Re: Charger

Power over Ethernet can work the same miracle on powering routers switches

Only in a very limited way. It is VERY UNWISE to have serious power dripping along your Ethernet cable. Not to mention inefficient (i.e. you are heating the cable). And you need a bigger power supply in the rack. And are limited as to the cabling length. And no plugging of random swicthes.

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Regulation making sense

Hell yeah for once.

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Solar enthusiasts rays idea of 'leccy farms on MOON, drones

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The roads in the UK I know nothing about, but every single other item on your list was piloted and underwritten by governments. Big outside investment eventually came along, but only when the technical issues were understood and governments had agreed to assist with governmenty issues.

Not at all my dear chap.

Even at Jimbo's Truth Emporium, we learn:

The railway system of Great Britain, the principal territory of the United Kingdom, is the oldest in the world. The system was originally built as a patchwork of local rail links operated by small private railway companies. These isolated links developed during the railway boom of the 1840s into a national network, although still run by dozens of competing companies. Over the course of the 19th and early 20th centuries, these amalgamated or were bought by competitors until only a handful of larger companies remained (see railway mania). The entire network was brought under government control during the First World War and a number of advantages of amalgamation and planning were revealed.

In other words: it worked until the big intra-european massacre which Britain though it could participate in for frankly unclear reasons (now being retconned to "protecting the freedoms"), at which point frank socialization occurred, as one never should let a good crisis go to waste.

When "governement" does something, it does not "contribute". Government is also not structured to do anything (otherwise there would be no wars and decisions would either make sense or be followed by firings). It ignores economic calculation. Destruction of economic well-being necessarily ensues, otherwise the Soviet Union would have been the splendid land of proletarian freedom, so glowingly presented to us by the starry.eyed press of the 20s. Ah yes.

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Re: where the cost of delivering heavy equipment and maintaining it is minimal

Moondust is just as bad as desert sand

Moondust is far worse than desert sand. It's like slow-motion grey goo and abrades anythingsoft parts of the machinery:

What a little Moon dust can do

Lunar dust is extremely abrasive -- and unavoidable -- as astronauts quickly learned during the Apollo missions of the 1960s and '70s. Within hours, the dust covered the astronauts' spacesuits and equipment, scratching lenses and corroding seals. "Dust is the No. 1 environmental problem on the moon," said Apollo 17 astronaut Harrison Schmitt, who reported having a severe allergic reaction to moon dust during his mission in 1972. "We need to understand what the (biological) effects are, because there's always the possibility that engineering might fail."

AFAIK it ate through all the rubber seals used to keep it contained in a box.

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And it's Japanese. What can go wrong!

Excellent! Most excellent!!

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EC trade secrets plans: Infringing kit may be DESTROYED by order

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Not investing because they are busy puking in fear?

They will no longer be dissuaded from investing in new knowledge by the threat of having their trade secrets stolen.

Anyone know of a few concrete cases or is this a "Megan's Law" thing?

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MPs back call to boycott low-taxed tat from Amazon over Xmas

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"Contributions. We are looking for Contributions."

Pfff... ridiculous, missing the point and ignoring the Yellowstone-sized debt vulcano about to blow

"free health care, education, social care, state pensions, security, policing, safety nets etc"

None of these work - and they are only "free" for people of the same retardative class who think minimum wages help "the poor".

Additionally, apparently it is now a duty to look for expensive, properly taxed stuff so that [random brueaucrat] can properly redistributed my income to whomever is his croniest.

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Asus Transformer Book T100: Xbox One? PS4? Nah, get a cute convertible for Christmas

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Re: License Violation

Care-o-meter:

LOW--X------------------HIGH

2013 and still pretending MS Ofiice is the big bruiser you have to pay before doing anything.

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Re: The thing that worries me

You are not good enough to do the work, that's why you are an intern.

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NASA pic: DOOMED ice Comet ISON literally had snowball's chance in hell

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Re: If you can't stand the heat...

"You came to the wrong neighbourhood, iceball! Now you are toast."

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Fuck Imma drunk

Microsoft gets treated to late-night observation campaigns?

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Microsoft hires Pawn Stars to shaft Google

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Re: Chromebooks must be doing well

I sure am interested in getting one now ...

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Re: What's the goddamn' deal with Microsoft's marketing zombies?

back again later with something even more crass and oily

"Fracking" marketing. Literally!

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Microsoft pockets a HUGE '$28' on an Xbox One: But NOT REALLY

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I think IBM makes money on consultancy, which is pretty much like bespoke software.

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OCCUPY MICROSOFT!

Must be message from the future where nanoassemblers can be had from a decanter in your kitchen.

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Aussie boffins can detect orbiting SPACE JUNK using rock gods' radiation

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It's never stylish to look like a donut.

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Re: Old tech...

There is no shame in that!

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Re: Larger space junk, maybe

A quarter-wavelength antenna... good thinking. And it must be a single piece of metal, too.

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Re: Before the big bang? Really?

Arrh, me hearties! There sure is a big bang going on aft of us! Methinks we ought to participate!

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Australian widow spider, then?

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Our irony meter exploded: Apple moans ebook price-fixing watchdog is too EXPENSIVE

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Re: Hear of Amazon?

Ever hear of iTunes?

Actually no because f*ck that sh*t.

And I do vervently hope any of the idiots who complain about Apple rogering them while they are "forced" to buy their stuff, the whole Apple leadership, the overpaid "antitrust" legal fatcat and his aides, as well as the price-fixing book publisher leadership all get uncurable but ultimately fatal STDs.

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Re: seems slippery at best...

What has that to do with the tribute to the guy with guns & badges?

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REVEALED: How YOU PAY extra for iPHONES - even if you DON'T HAVE ONE

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Marxism strong!

A bit like the unionised workplace really... no matter how strong a union is, in the long run the employer will always have the upper hand because it's one entity and the employees are only as strong as the weakest members / those willing to work for less.

Uh, what? The employer is a monopsonist? More like, the Union is a monopolist. Which can use the threat of violence and property destruction,as well as the beating up of "scabs".

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Re: Yes, but ...

Only in a legal framework that is paralyzed by the threat of "antitrust" lawsuits could this be in any way acceptable:

They're actually not allowed to talk to each other.

It's all completely schizophrenic. Springboards for exploitative practices are erected under the name of stopping exploitative practices. It's almost as if there was lobbying by a large pack of wolves, flimlamming the interventionistic do-gooders. Then band-aids like "consumer protection laws" are put onto festering wounds. Which are then made harmless by lawfare.

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Re: the problem is subsidised handsets

"On a philosophical point, that's why society invented the notion of consumer protection law."

And then society invented lawfare to shut up bad press as a counterpoint.

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Dixons selling £68k gold, diamond, ruby and sapphire iPhone for Xmas

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Re: £68k for a phone

But it's not easy to make a pot to piss in from the useless crap that is "Das Kapital".

I can, however direct you to Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk's "Karl Marx and the Close of His System"

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Silicon on Saphhire!

But is 68000 is a modification made by "£" corporation, so it actually is a drop-in replacement.

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Elon Musk scrubs lucrative MONEY RING debut again on Thanksgiving

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Why is Michio Kaku talking about rocketry? He can't even get his String/Multiverse religion lined up correctly, and that is his speciality. FFS.

What's next on Fox News? Random "Amurrica Fuck Year" think tankers bloviating about the political situation of the Middle East? Oh wait...

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Last 7m non-digital Brits are OUT OF LUCK: I'm OFF, says Baroness Fox

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Re: I'll ask

Isn't that more like Neuromancer or Snow Crash?

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El Reg Contraption Confessional No.1: The Dragon 32 micro

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Maybe one should give that hardware to a shinto shrine. It could come in handy in the near future.

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Apple snubs discounts, sprays Black Friday zombies with gift cards

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Re: Not in Europe

Please stop pushing white guilt.

"Thanksgiving" has nothing to do with "subjugation of anything". It commemorates the amazing finding that settlers in a command and control "equal sharing" economy nearly croak because everyone is waiting for everyone else to do the work, while giving the settlers the permission to actually sell what they produce puts corn on the table (The stuck-up radicals of Plymouth colony managed to go "somewhat free market" while Jamestown didn't get the message and continued to wallow in destitution and Chavez-style decrepitude).

It also used to be a celebration followed at the discretion of the various states until Lincoln decided to make it another matter of Big State to enliven the civil war wreckage with a bit of Joyful Führermessage.

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Re: Isn't that just good "captialism"?

I'll pay for the train ride!

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PS4 with Black Friday underway: TOUGH, you CAN'T HAVE ONE!

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Re: pizza, energy drink and Tinie Tempah

> Don't you mean...

... the "The Heimlich Counter-Manoeuver", which, being tier 1 of Aperture Science's research and development program, consists in "A reliable technique for interrupting the life-saving Heimlich Manoeuver."

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