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

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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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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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Re: Microsoft, the 90s called, they want their FUD back.

> Record results last quarter.

Because they would permit results to not be totally stellar so shortly before Captain Ballmer's departure?

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Re: Two birds; one stone!

Its 'scripted reality' television.

Hopefully not using Visual Basic. Do they still have the patent on the "is not" pointer comparison operator btw?

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Re: Really hardcore

> What was the video about?

Butthurt.

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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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I dived deep into the VMware community. Here's what I found...

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Re: Stopped reading at the word Twitter

> Anon for blindingly obvious reasons.

Even Nanny Staters are accepted here. Come to the El Reg comment section and feel the power of LOVE!!

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Boffins release 44-MEEELLION-star Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

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But we still don't know where the Second Foundation is!

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Swollen Reg reader recounts FALSE WIDOW spider HORROR

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Well

Lads, I got stung by a mosquito on the ankle once, pustule opened up, got foot infection and amazingly LARGE and PAINFUL swelling, doc pumped me full of antibiotics which the bacterium just laughed at, luckily the reserve antibiotic worked, out of order for a week, then got a reduced bill because of "free healthcare" (but I'm ok with that). Dodged a bullet there.

Don't go outside, Nature wants to KILL YOU!

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RIP Comet ISON: ???-2013. We hardly knew ye

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It's better to burn out than to fade away!

Dat hyperbolic trajectory!

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WATCH LIVE: Comet ISON DESTROYED by Sun, NASA brains fear

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ISON...

I am disappoint!

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WOLVES!!

We are doomed. Must have been that tweetblast we fired at Gliese 621.

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Krakoom! OCZ flies into the ground. Time to salvage the engines and look around

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> WD retail hdd break every month or 2, so everyone buys seagates

Lolwhat m8?

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Weird PHP-poking Linux worm slithers into home routers, Internet of Things

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Richto was my previous name on here - changed because of confusion it was some sort of boast about wealth - not a new account

EPIC RETCONNING!

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'This BLACK HOLE just isn't BLACK AT ALL' snarl boffins

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DISCOVERED: MASSIVE TWEET FROM STELLAR-MASS BLACK HOLE! Contents too inane to put into print. "MY GOODNESS!" SAYS SHOCKED QUEEN. READ ALL ABOUT IT ON PAGE 4.

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No.

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COMET ISON's sun dive climax: RENDEZVOUS with DESTINY

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I could tell you it was comet Encke but then I would have to kill you.

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Re: @ Zmodem

> heliostationary polar orbit above the sun.

Such an orbit does not exist and the only one to go "Sun poles" was Ulysses and that took a lot of slingshotting and was over fast.

At The Mission, we read:

STEREO (Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory) is the third mission in NASA's Solar Terrestrial Probes program (STP). The mission, launched in October 2006, has provided a unique and revolutionary view of the Sun-Earth System. The two nearly identical observatories - one ahead of Earth in its orbit, the other trailing behind - have traced the flow of energy and matter from the Sun to Earth. STEREO has revealed the 3D structure of coronal mass ejections; violent eruptions of matter from the sun that can disrupt satellites and power grids, and help us understand why they happen. STEREO is a key addition to the fleet of space weather detection satellites by providing more accurate alerts for the arrival time of Earth-directed solar ejections with its unique side-viewing perspective.

So we have two sats, at 1 AU (i.e. Earth) orbit, and I would bet at the Lagrange Points.

The Jimbo's Horde page has a nice explanation, which leads to this picture of the STEREO's pair current location. So not at the Lagrange points.

To think that the budget for this probably had to be horse-traded over.

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China: 'JADE RABBIT' will be FOUND ON MOON

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Re: Why no picture of the real thing?

This is not Iran.

Nevertheless, if this goes haywire, they are bound to sulk and do something rebellious, like a pillow fight in the pacific.

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Micron: Our STACKED SILICON BEAUTY solves the DRAM problem

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DRAMurai in a bento box, then?

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Thanksgiving ROAST in SPAAACE: Comet ISON faces FIERY SUN DEATH

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Re: Hoping for a good show

Except change orbit and rip your sofa.

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World Trade Organisation chief warns global deals are ABOUT TO TANK

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If goods won't pass borders, armies will.

Governments: Reluctant because "MUH TAX REVENUE REDUCED!!"

Unions: Reluctant because "MUH JOBS OUTSOURCED!!"

Greens: Reluctant because "MUH ENVIRONMENT DESTROYED!!"

Anti-globalist cretins: Reluctant because "MUH EXPLOITATION OF DA POOR WORSENED!!"

Anti-capitalists: "MUH POWA OF MULTINATIONALS INCREASED!"

Mercantilists: "MUH TRADE BARRIERS REDUCED!"

Nanny staters: "MUH HOMELAND QUALITY CONTROL!!!"

Marxists: "ISN'T ECONOMICS A ZERO-SUM GAME??"

The Fletcher Memorial Home still accepts applicants.

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