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AMD's 'Revolution' will be televised ... if its CPU-GPU frankenchip Kaveri is a hit

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Re: A load of marketing hot air

I hope your are not actually in charge of procurement.

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Recompliation ain't never gonna push your code to the GPUs, mon.

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ASSAULT CORSE: Eager Walking Dead heads get a second series

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Nobody touches my Clementine!

Keep your hair short.

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Oh those crazy Frenchies! Parisian cabbies smash up Uber-booked rival ride

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Re: re: Random tours

REGULATIONS!

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Re: circumventing the heavily regulated systems

it may achieve a quicker resolution overall

It sure got Jews out of Vienna quickly, back in the day.

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You heard it here first: Cartelization works!!

Cab licenses and permits help enforce standards of service. In general, cabs needs to be clean and well-maintained, drivers fit, properly licensed and trained, and fares assessed fairly and clearly posted. Service should be prompt, swift, and direct within reason and non-discriminatory.

ITT: People who actually believe that "licenses" and "permits" enforce "standards" (well, they DO enforce high prices and enable taxation).

Brands and customer discernement should "enforce" things nicely, thank you very much.

And sometimes I would like to exchange a cheap unregulated ride that is dirty for an mind-blowingly expensive one that is clean but has a grumpy driver complaining about how I want to only go 5 miles to boot.

People downvoting this are probably also the first that cry about "discrimination" when an indian takes their lousy job.

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Ex-Oracle manager claims he was fired for asking to give Indian staff equal pay

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But, but ... MUH PAY GRADE!

You can do it yourself, now.

Stand up. Then sit down again.

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Cicada 3301: The web's toughest and most creepy crypto-puzzle is BACK

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Why are the MASONIC lodges with connection to the TELECOMMUNICATIONS industry?

A baffled person demands to know!

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Re: Some possibiities...

a man from dark mass, clearly.

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Abduction?

As you arrive at the rendezvous, you notice that the weird people ... OH MY GOD, GREYS!

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It reminds me of crop circles.

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Ban-dodging Mac Pro to hit Blighty's shops as Apple bows to fan fears

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"built for creativity on an epic scale"

(Creativity not included. Must be bought separately.)

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Hackers slurp credit card details from US luxury retailer Neiman Marcus

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Okay.

I feel an NSA charm offensive ripening ...

Sources in the information security industry are telling El Reg that the Target breach involved installing malware on point-of-sale systems, a theory that's consistent with media statements by Target chief exec Gregg Steinhafel over the weekend.

Will the quick-to-call-for-the-gallows-crowd tone down this time, please?

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Google stabs Wikipedia in the front

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Furtive ebook readers push Hitler's Mein Kampf up the charts

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Re: It can be enlightening

It's tiresome how The Big H is always the worstest guy though. Sure he is bad and he had unhinged state employees clustering around him and enabling him, but ....

Picture a black-and-white photo showing Churchill, Roosie and Hitler at Berchtesgaden discussing the next step in the so far successful war against Stalin.

It wouldn't have happened because Churchill was an irredeemable hater of all things german (even before WWI), but otherwise - not out of place at all. Just a little twist to history.

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Re: Worse, Dan Brown ?

The good thing is you can justify BOTH as an impulse buy.

Depending on your bus ride, either one or the other will get you thrown off at the next brownred light.

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Re: Comic Book Version??

"The Iron Dream" .... believe it or not, there are WORSE books out there.

Are you sure you are on the level?

Seriously, how much stylish cover can you take?

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Zion is a mainframe, isn't it?

"Protocols Of The Elders Of Zion"

> 2013

> Reading ancient tsarist secret service crud.

People have no taste.

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> anti-Semitic diatribe

Oh, COME ON!

Don't tell me you haven't actually read it? It's better than Dan Brown!

Of course, "The Iron Dream", one of Hitler's lesser known novels, is even better. Recommended by the The Other Socialist Party of Amerika!

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Meta search engines may infringe database rights: EU Court of Justice

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Keep your cars then.

Next: Moaning that people won't come to your site demeans your intellectual property.

Sure, it would be nice to have a REST interface and get pay 0.01 EUROCENT per query...

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Sinclair’s 1984 big shot at business: The QL is 30 years old

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Re: Obsession with cost engineering

You are assuming free markets with perfect information, which don't exist.

I assume no such thing. Well, okay, I assume somewhat free markets otherwise the plan is to buddy up to some politician for some protectionism, quotas, regulations or creation of a "free trade 'zone'". But for that you need to be a big fish.

All of what you say is included in the statement "there is no such thing as a fair price"; you have to find the market and the correct price for that market (or the market has to find you). Yes, taking risks is part of the package.

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Re: Obsession with cost engineering

sales people that can get a fair price for the product

Sorry, fair prices don't exist.

The above means either that there are simply no customers for that particular product (demand is filled by cheaper products that are good enough) or that one cannot compete with other providers because the production costs are simply too high (demand is filled by equally good or even better products that are cheaper).

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An rousing story of unbridled capitalism!

...but 30 years already? This is bad.

Did anyone ever find any documentation about that machine in real life in continental Yurop?

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Supermassive BLACK HOLE to stuff MYSTERY gas BLOB into open maw

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Re: Look out!

WRONG!

If thrown in our direction at near lightspeed, it would hit tomorrow.

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Re: Won't this crash...

Yes, now it is too late to start the OBAMARINGWORLD project.

We are all doomed.

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For me neither.

I'm gonna link the article to discussions on "weird science" websites as retaliation, then sit back while bizarre stuff appears in the comment section.

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Top Microsoft bod: ARM servers right now smell like Intel's (doomed) Itanic

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> years to get ARM chip to be capable of running server loads

Why?

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Murder most foul: A game of ... processor architectures

AC says: Alpha had an idiot running the company in charge of chip (and most system) development, an idiot who mistakenly chose to trust Intel ("IA64 will be technically far superior to Alpha") and Microsoft ("yes we'll do NT/Alpha properly") rather than trust his own company's people.

Let's be precise here. This is a rich and deep history, filled with tragedy:

0) 1989: HP investigates VLIW instruction sets, called EPIC

1) February 25, 1992: Alpha architecture mentioned for the first time ; Alpha is on the front page of CACM february 1993 (test system pulled 1kW as I remember);

2) Serial Big Mistakes by DEC under Kenneth Olsen in marketing Alpha (and anything else) ;

3) DEC is increasingly going pear-shaped, sheds divisions ;

4) HP partners with Intel to build the IA-64 as it judges that proprietary microprocessors are not the future; goal is to deliver "Merced" by 1998 ;

5) May 18, 1998: After a hard patent battle with Intel, DEC agrees to support IA-64 architecture and Intel agrees to manufacture DEC's Alpha processors. Sour Alpha engineers leave for AMD and Sun. Intel has acquired StrongARM from DEC but those engineeres also leave ;

6) The rump of DEC gets acquired by Compaq, which has only modicum of interest in Alpha. They are into growing their PC market.

7) Compaq's PC shit deflates bigtime, leaving unsold inventory rotting at the docks, Eckhard Pfeiffer ousted. CEO Michael Capellas is uninterested in Alpha, stops development of NT on Alpha on August 23, 1999. Samsung and IBM sign Alpha manufacturing deals with Compaq.

8) March 2000: Easy-money fuelled dotcom bubble bursts, Greenspan unrepentant, gives a f*ck.

9) June 25, 2001: Compaq announces complete shift of their server solutions from Alpha to IA-64 architecture by 2004. The Alpha Microprocessor Division is disbanded and moved to Intel. Samsung and IBM stop producing Alphas. Andrew Orlowski had one or two good ones on Don Capellas' Alphacide back in the day.

10) June 2001: "Itanium" (i.e. Merced) released by Intel ; where are the compilers ?

11) September 3, 2001: Hewlett-Packard announces its intention to acquire Compaq (because HP's Carly Fiorina couldn't acquire PricewaterhouseCoopers for $18 billion USD, so this must be a displacement activity). A long battle to convince the HP shareholders that this is actually a good idea begins.

12) September 11, 2001: Bush is minding his own business cutting shrubberies in Crawford, Texas, when suddenly a great call for Glorious Presidency is heard across the soon-to-called-thus "Homeland". God bless!

13) October 21, 2001, API (the workstation manufacturer) throws in the towel on Alpha systems and transfers all rights to support Alpha systems (including warranty service) to Microway,

14) May 2002: Merger of HP and Compaq is given the go-ahead. Don Capellas becomes president of the post-merger HP, but soon moves on to the burning crater of MCI Worldcom (USD 11 billion of fraud, a record back then) on November 12. 2002, to lead its acquisition by Verizon.

15) In August 2004, the last Alpha processor was announced.

THE END!

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Re: The problem is the business model

Hell yeah. License HyperTransport and proceed.

"Let's go!! Engage, Engage!" (Captain America, Generation Kill)

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And openboot please.

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Re: Bloat

"Windows Server releases has a GUI-less mode"

Leaving admins stranded in front of screens with blinking prompts.

Seriously, does anyone use it? There is Console-over-IP these days, you know.

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Target's database raided, 70 MILLION US shoppers at risk of ID theft

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Re: Unfortunately for Target, their TM'd logo might feel like:

I don't think we are there yet, but there is definitely a War on Cash afoot and you can bet on what a Progressive Loves Most that it will only intensify.

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Re: Will happen again as well.

I never signed anything that said Target can keep my info

So did you give it to them or not? Maybe you are not even affected?

The chicken cries are starting to get a bit deafening in here.

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Re: "...unencrypted..."

It says "siphoned unencrypted", which may mean quite a few things, and not necessarily "stored unencrypted".

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Re: "...unencrypted..."

Target funds the politicians?

A likely story.

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Virgin Galactic's supersonic space ship in 71,000-ft record smash

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Re: "They will experience weightlessness at 100km altitude for 1 hour"

You could probably pack a few Marines into it and pop them over the pond for an immediate visit to Islamabad, maybe?

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China ALSO building encryption-cracking quantum computer

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Re: Hah!

The biggest black project being Obama, and look how that turned out.

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Report: Prez Obama kicks Healthcare.gov contractor to curb for web disaster

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Politically charged soviet-style super-centralized project fails; film at 11.

huge budgets, tons of consultants, a fragmented procurement strategy

Plus unrealistic goals due to political pressurizing.

All of this to fulfill democrats' fantasms about Prussian-Style Social-Democratic Centralized Healthcare For Everyone that no-one wants and no-wants to pay for.

After this, surely the next stop is federally mandated single-payer healthcare.

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Dell will AXE up to ONE IN THREE workers in its US & EMEA sales teams

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> the shite they have inflicted on the IT industry for the last 20 or so years

Really? I think back on to the horrors of getting the corner retailer sell me an acceptable PC that didn't look like it was assembled in the Soviet Union before mail-order came along. Granted things didn't fully keep the level during all the time.

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What is the Total Benefit of Ownership (ownership of people? do I get this right?) of a salesforce that doesn't perform except in pleasuring red-tinged zombies calling for "jobs"?

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Woman whipped gun from vagina in SPACE ALIEN spat, reports Officer Zook

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Re: Taking the 'O' (one of them anyway) out of No Country For Old Men.

.44 Magnum the most powerful handgun in the world

That's old school.

In the 21st you want the Smith & Wesson Model 500

I don't know what such power is good for. Maybe removal of the kebabs in the New Jersey governorate?

Anyway, I came here for the aliens, where are they.

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Sabu wasn't the only FBI mole in LulzSec, suggest leaked docs

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Whatever happened to the HB Gary outfit, btw?

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Don't panic! Japan to send nuke fuel rod into MELTDOWN in Fukushima probe

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Re: Design parameters?

Reductio ad absurdum, bitches!

Only it's fully retarded. You should learn to handle your rhetorical devices.

Because hedgehog DNA is not very interesting to the device at hand (unless we are into witchcraft and other causal models with scant empirical support).

But core meltdown sure is.

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Forget selfies. 'Server SAN' is storage world's 2014 TWERKNADO

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Server SAN?

That guy must be japanese!

Reminds me of the good old times when students unsullied by technology asked me to please indicate the whereabouts of the server's office.

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IBM's Watson-as-a-cloud: Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's another mainframe

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Why so negative?

I'm sure if there is a good use for it, it will be found. Remember the "whole world needs 5 computers" stuff? Your imagination may well be less developed than it needs to be.

Here is a good use: politicial scoring: Hey watson, I have this letter here reported on the Daily Beast, "Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act of 2013"; here are the endorsers. Any of those faggots somehow related to PNAC? ... "Yes, Dave, they are all neocons and several have close ties to AIPAC, AEI and FDD."

And "the Chinese" have a quantum computer?

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It's better than MYCIN for sure, but...

Rather, for IBM's cloud-based service to generate insights greater than the sum of an individual developer's contributed data

But that's not the goal of this system, right? It should be an "adviser system", so in the classical example of medicine, you have this set of information about a patient and you ask the watson what the hell is up with the patient; it will follow the text links through its medical dictionaries and papers and come up with a few hits. It's search. Will it be able to discover that the patient has two different problems? Possibly not. Can you bolt a probabilistic reasoning engine onto the side? Probably not. Should Doug Lenat be gotten out of retirement? Maybe yes.

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Thought sales were in the toilet before? Behold the agony: 2013 was a PC market BLOODBATH

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Re: Yes we know.....

It's like those two land wars on the Eurasian Continent.

"It's gonna be ok any minute now...."

If there is any good news for vendors, it is that Gartner analysts believe this to be rock bottom for the market and that many markets will have nowhere to go but up.

"Nope, it's gonna go down further..."

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Why 2014 might just be the year of the Google Chromebook

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Re: Now its possible to see why Dell went private

Kids today have enough breathing space and calm on buses to do their homework??

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