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How Britain could have invented the iPhone: And how the Quangocracy cocked it up

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Hmmm.....

"It describes how Britain could have led the recent advances in touchscreen technology, developing kit capable detecting more than one fingertip at once, years before Apple did"

I'm sorry, "Britain" is not the counterpart of "Apple", only if we are all comrades in the great Socialistic-Mercantilist undertaking of imperial revival. Which ain't gonna happen.

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Enraged by lengthy Sky broadband outage? Blame BT Openreach cable thieves

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Re: It happens.

Welcome to Zimbabwe.

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Re: NEED MUCH More Severe Penalties!!!

Daily Mail reader, please leave.

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Re: Suggested reply.

Pronounce it like "The castle of ARRRGHSSS"

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Dumb by default

Non-dumb criminals don't rip up copper in the middle of the night.

They might take DELIVERY of copper, but they are probably hanging in a lobby somewhere, sipping martinis.

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Why America is no longer slurping electricity from Russian nuke warheads

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Re: Plutonium?

> The estimated carnage made the bomb damage look like a rounding error.

An interesting historical consequence would be that there wouldn't be permamoaning about the holocaust. Someone could write an alternate history story about this.

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Re: Plutonium?

You hose the area down with water from the Tigris.

Seriously, it's bad but not that bad.

Just add it to the list of DU-contaminated zones courtesy of Uncle Sam who has gifts for everyone™, with the concomitant interesting mutations down the line.

It would be easier to source Agent Orange/a ton of dioxin to dust the office workers and assorted imperial sycophants.

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Re: FIVE HUNDRED TONS of highly-enriched uranium

It was basically a no risk move that would have saved several billion dollars a year and people were so scared they wouldn't let it happen.

Note that the stupid bull pumped out by MSM, dumbf*ck congressmen and TV talking heads is not necessarily what people in the street think. Some people from Afghanistan that have been in torture paradise for a decade are actually Muslim Superman biding their time, able to phase through walls once brought into the homeland? A likely tale.

That "no risk move" It would also at least have paid lip service to the notion of a nation of laws instead of the current we-make-it-up-while-we-go-hail-victory prancing of a "democracy" within scare quotes that actually exhibits the eagles-with-oak-leaves-and-thunderbolts bombast so beloved of youthful boy scouts and mental midgets of the bureaucratic sort.

And then the summer of surveillance of 2013 occurred, but that is another story.

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Just when you were considering Red Hat Linux 6.5, here comes 7

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Re: Not sure...

"Stay on target, Red"

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Sky broadband goes TITSUP ALL DAY, thwarts Brits' Xmas web shopping

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Re: Aye, was down at 1130ish last night when I got in.

Time for morse.

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Re: Bet its

...lots of cables involved? Yup, physical layer disruption.

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Blighty could put a (WO)MAN on MARS by 2040, says sci minister

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Re: What the UK can bring to the table.

Yes. The could all meet at the Deep-Fried Mars Bar, then stay there.

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The crank, it turns!

TESLA TACHYON GENERATORS NAOW!

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Re: 2040?

I support this logic!

ANYTHING to keep the duo terribile of the Indian subcontinent to exchange nukes over the latest rape & holy place burndown events.

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I KNOW how to SAVE Microsoft. Give Windows 8 away for FREE – analyst

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Re: Obvious?

Not to Microsoft. Nothing is blindingly obvious to those guys, they have practically patented serial foot mangling.

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Re: This is nonsense of the highest order.

> Might cause problems with the EU

Why?

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Rambus versus Micron FINALLY OVER

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Who is RAMBUS?

Not a single comment.

Crickets chirping far away.

In the distance, lawyers laughing.

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Quadrillion-dollar finance house spams Reg reader with bankers' private data

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Re: a 10^15 dollar

At what point does 1.7 quadrillion (about $243,000), per year, have any relationship to the real world?

NOW!!

I guess these are not always different quadrillions sloshing around in there, indeed they are quite like the same going around like fat cows in circles, though I would wager that Bernanke's 65 billion dollar per month of QEn are in there SOMEWHERE.

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French gov used fake Google certificate to read its workers' traffic

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Re: Close

But also: barbouze = "secret service dude"

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Re: and the problems is...?

> fair game on them

ONLY IN AMURRICA.

Otherwise it is "surveillance of the employee" in this here socialist country, which ain't allowed AFAIK.

But this is France, and a lot of very bizarre things have been going on since the pape was invited to Avignon.

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I have to say...

...I am getting crackage fatique and my eyes are starting to bleed.

I guess the correct french translation is "Une attaque 'barbouze au milieu'".

This will probably be followed by a visit of Victor le Nettoyeur.

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Microsoft: Don't listen to 4chan ... especially the bit about bricking Xbox Ones

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Re: Lawyers paradox

EPIC STD!

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FreeBSD abandoning hardware randomness

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Re: Linux wasn't using RDRAND directly

the XOR instruction hasn't been modified to recognise when it is working with RDRAND output

Excellent trolling, the same people who unlock the backward compatibility on XBOXONE must fall for this.

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Re: Nature

Of course. Just take an alpha emitter for example and clock the number of decays detected. Intel's implementation uses a "a self-oscillating digital circuit with feedback", fed into some verification and AES magic.

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I say we take off and look again at Lavarand. It is the only way to be sure.

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Snapchat seeks to muzzle 'third founder' leaks in lawsuit over who invented it

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But, but... muh genius self-destroying selfie idea.

The firm added that it would suffer great or irreparable injury if Brown was allowed to keep leaking its confidential data.

And nothing of value would be lost.

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NASA Mars tank Curiosity rolls on old WET PATCH, sighs, sniffs for life signs

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Not a triumph

Please, no use of "kind of lame" around this here comment section.

> the only people running MSL ARE real scientists

Aren't they more akin to engineers though? In actuality, I would not want to have a honest-to-god scientist running space programs, quite apart from the fact that he/she should be doing Science!.

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Excellent!

The way this is going, they will soon discover the mysteriously lifeless body of a redshirt. Then the fun begins.

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TPP leak: US babies following bathwater down the drain

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Re: P=Partner, not Parent.

The Fed Must Inflate

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Re: Good on Australia

...and then you got shipped to Australia.

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WTF is... NFV: All your basestations are belong to us

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Re: TL;DR me if you like, but this is important

Yes, yes but:

Telcos spent years building robust networks in a highly regulated domain. In exchange for the pain and complexity, they got to have virtual monopolies on their services,

I think that's ass (the animal) backwards. This is a highly regulated domain because the Telcos and their suppliers like the cartelization and actively lobby for it. It is not a gift of monopoly by state for slavishly following regulation written by bureaucrats.

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IBM turns plastic bottles into life-saving 'ninja' MRSA, fungus fighters

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Re: Hope it's more expensive than anti-biotics

If there is no patent of cheap-to-have patent, Chinese Stalls will sell it to you as needed.

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Re: Biodegradable?

Good question - the body's cleanup mechanism, I reckon.

Now, the interesting part of this is: a good part a few percent at least of the body mass is bacteria and assorted hangers-on. Any side effects here?

Still, good work. Anyway is the research on phage theraphy coming btw?

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On the contrary.

This is the stuff worth NOT patenting.

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Re: I love science!

> big corporations and governments

Don't get fooled by legal status. These are ALL "government".

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To fel with you! There's an NSA spook in my World of Warcraft

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The world is now a Philip K. Dick novel

Only with more boredom, inanity and death.

Must be nice to have a paid job hanging around in WoW looking for terrists. Any info on the mean age of WOW SPY GROUP?

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Developer CEO 'liable for copyright infringement' over unlawful tool

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A regional court in Hamburg said it was an infringement of German copyright laws to circumvent the technological protection measure.

Hmmm.... the state-enforced handing out of exclusive rights at duplication morphs into state-enforced interdiction of applying certain manipulations meant to circumvent share denial.

I love the smell of cancerous legislative creep in the afternoon.

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Microsoft tarts up software licensing to fend off 'a few clicks and a credit card' rivals

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I am donating heavily...

vs.

I bought Microsoft shares - up over 30% so far this year!

I am not sure you actually realize how shares work, Monsieur mmeier. Or is it RICHTO?

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Re: I'm making it simpler in my business...

> near zero companies

Where is my laughing elf icon?

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Re: We are making it simpler

"..and allowed for the fact that individual CPUs are getting more powerful..."

Yes.

[John Cleese Pause]

It is absolutely justifiable to make customers pay for the faster CPUs they enjoy, because, after all, these other companies' (i.e. Intel's) work is not being Microsoft-taxed by default! The customer paid for hardware out of his own pocket! Without giving Microsoft a cut!! This is irresponsible, akin to refusing to pay VAT or income tax, which goes to the support of widows, children and roads. What is the world coming to when QUALITY work by Redmond is no longer appreciated and people start to dispute adequate remuneration! Microsoft could decide to just withhold its products, leaving you die slowly in the basement with an unsupported NT kernel and a festering IIS, so be grateful!

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Cheap 3D printer works with steel

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Re: Intentions

No worries.

Government will "clarify" your intentions for you. In order to protect the children. And dolphins.

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EC antitrust cops raid offices of Philips, Samsung, others

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"These restrictions, if proven, may lead to higher consumer prices or the unavailability of products through certain online sales channels."

MAY and CERTAIN channels, and is this with or without EURO inflation?

Sounds very vague, I hope this is not about cheap alarm clocks nor going to cost another gadzillion EUR, nor result in 10 pence off and a large payout for lawyers and yurocrats.

I hope that so far, all the expenses are born by the companies allegedly accused of alleged collusion. I also hope that those costs will not be passed on to end customers so that I can sleep easy because I hope that I shall be spared another intempestive action against "gougers" and "speculators" down the line.

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ICANN posts guidelines to avoid gTLD mix-ups

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Re: FFS

its implementation is a massive screwup that has to be abandoned, taking Icann with it

Obamacare 2, then?

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Mexican Cobalt-60 robbers are DEAD MEN, say authorities

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Re: So why aren't terrorists...

> morally bankrupt crusader

Yeah well no. They may be quite a few things, but the morally bankrupt side is "us", with our liberal interventionists always ready to shoot and cry.

We also dirty bombed quite a few cities AFAIK. Just pray that God doesn't exist or there will be hell to pay.

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Re: This should be the standard punishment...

GENTLEMEN!

WE ARE NOW ENTERING THE DAILY MAIL!

PLEASE DO NOT BE ALARMED BUT STAY VIGILANT AT ALL TIMES!

OCCASIONAL SQUALLS OF $IDEOLOGY ARE TO BE EXPECTED.

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Re: sigh / The Hot Car

It would also need Samuel Jackson for some blaxploitation.

"That fucking car is GONNA BURN YOUR ASS, Nigger!"

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Creepy US spy agency flings WORLD SLURPING OCTOPUS into orbit

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I like that.

It's the same attitude that made the SS put Stylishly Drawn Skulls on their uniforms.

"We are badass, and don't you forget it. Peon!"

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Inside Steve Ballmer’s fondleslab rear-guard action

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Microsoft: dead as disco

Microsoft is looking at the future while being utterly incapable of running two production lines of a consumer-grade OS, one for the old bum doing his work on the PC and one for the rest of the population that wants to play around with cat videos and show off their mating prowess (no, the delta between "Standard", "Pro", "Ultra" and "Extra Retarded" does not count).

They are toast.

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Re: No, Liam, I won't be using a fondleslab as my primary computer.

I am not ready for a post-productivity input paradigm. I am too old and set in my ways to make the jump. Touch is a consumptive design method. I can't think of myself as "just another consumer." So I'll keep keyboards and precision pointers around. I'll use old tech if I have to. I'll even exit IT and look for a new career as a writer.

You are irrelevant and these machines are not for you, in the same ways as automotive car programming tools cannot be found in the standard home.

"BUT I AM A TECHIE"

Yeah so what.

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