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Thorium and inefficient solar power? That's good enough for me

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Re: Commercial fusion may not be as far away as you think

> Fusion by 2017

I don't believe any of that.

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US House Republicans: 'End net neutrality or no debt ceiling deal' – report

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Re: Is there *any* evil view the GOP doesn't hold?

I don't see this. Some of their stuff is reasonable enough.

Dems are pretty evil in their own way. Controlling people and making them dependent "for their own good" (actually to placate union interests and liberal fantasies) is not a Good Thing.

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Re: End the Drug War or No More Debt

> vast sums of unclear origin

What?

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Way to miss the dick in your digestive tract

The thing that should ACTUALLY alarm people is that the "debt ceiling" is being raised.

Where did all the money go? The magic negro most liberal president ever spent it on weaponry, warfare and surveillance mostly, I guess. And bureaucracy, i.e. people solving the problems that they create in the first place (aka. the invisible jobless support program)

Did I mention that quantitative easing is still transferring peoples' wealth to well-connected interests and wallstreet playas? It's not like Republicans aren't already getting their coffers filled.

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30 years on: The day a computer glitch nearly caused World War III

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Re: The Soviets claimed the flight was a spying mission, but it was ... off course

Actually for some reason the airliner crew didn't notice they were off course.

There was an unresolved question about why the sun wasn't up yet when it should have been. Didn't ring any alarm bells. They must have been overworked.

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Re: Don't fret

...If you want to go to an agrarian community living at subsistence level, you are free to do so.

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Re: I was in the right place at the right moment

Why no offense? That guy needs to be offended. Fiercely!!

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Re: I was in the right place at the right moment

> Mr. Putin's government will only let a small part of it to reach his bank account.

Care to explain why or are just another guy on the Putin demonization bandwagon so prevalent in the indoc channel "western media" (MUH SYRIAN CHILDREN!!++)

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Travel much? DON'T buy a Samsung Galaxy Note 3

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Re: Note to self...

The answer will be F.Y.R.O.M.: F*ck You, Read Our Manual!

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Apple Maps directs drivers INTO path of ONCOMING PLANES

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Re: That's scary!

He isn't, he is in Homeland Security.

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Re: The only thing a mechanic can't fix

What's wrong with gardening?

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"Security theatre aside, wouldn't a bit of yellow tape strung across the entrance kinda indicate that this is not an entrance for unauthorised personnel?"

Pretty sure a sign saying

RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS - KEEP CLEAR !!!11!!

would be more effective these days.

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eBay unveils data center that runs on fuel cells

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> in this case natural gas feeding the cells

I hate to say so, but this is a non-renewable getting oxidized to CO_2 to obtain energy.

Is it more efficient than a white-fluffy-cat-stroking evil nuclear reactornon-threatening coal plant? I dunno.

Additionally, where those submarine diesels german?

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Boffins have constructed a new LIGHT SABRE. Their skills are complete

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Because it doesn't go through a lot of ultracold rubidium, Einstein.

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"Here we demonstrate a quantum nonlinear medium inside which individual photons travel as massive particles with strong mutual attraction, such that the propagation of photon pairs is dominated by a two-photon bound state"

This is actually the same idea that says that particles get their rest mass from interaction with the surrounding mediumvacuum, via the Higgs field.

Particular applications of this technique include all-optical switching, deterministic photonic quantum logic and the generation of strongly correlated states of light

Hell yeah. That sounds useful at least.

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These midichloridians are resistant to multiple antibiotics!

"The physics of what's happening in these molecules is similar to what we see in the movies"

We don't see no physics happening in the movies, only cool medieval magic in the first tirlogy, and senseless rationalising crud in the followup.

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Re: If this guy is Lukin ...

That would be an accidental inon exchange.

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'Bet Lynch' types BANNED from zoo for upsetting not-so-wildlife

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Re: Tigers in Africa?

Kenya is One Big Mall and Kony.

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Boffins: Internet transit a vulnerability

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Re: Uh ...

No, jake, no. Bad!

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MPs slam bumpkin fibre rollout, demand halt to further £250m cash spaff

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I pirate my porn, so am I a power user?

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Trench ain't digging itself, dude.

> This is all made possible because BT asked some nice farmers if the could dig a small trench...

No it's because of cross-subsidy.

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Asus NV550JV 15.6in full HD notebook - the one we didn't have to send back

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A note to UI designers

Stop designing interfaces to the audio/video hardware that look like something coming out of a soldering shop that received mechanical dials and random analog hardware from a B-52 yard sale, glued it together and plastered made-up and trademarked logos everywhere on the resulting box. That kind of old-style hardware was designed not because it was kewl but because there was no other way.

DOING SO TODAY IS DUMB. IT'S CONFUSING! IT'S NEEDLESSLY COMPLICATED. IT'S FOR 15-YEAR OLDS!

It gets even worse when the flexibility of a computer-interface is added in at random points (Do you hear, Amarok designer? Yes, get rid of your shitty volume control button first, then get rid of the rest of your shit too.)

Nurse, my blood pressure is off the chart again.

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Regretful selfie-snapping vixens, lads to get shame-hiding digital burqas

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" If you use drugs and there are pictures of you doing that and you apply for a job, you won't get hired."

America!

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Icefog hit-and-run hackers uncovered in Asia

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Quang Grade Mark 11

I see "Foreign Policy" is luridly biggening this up like one of its customary Nukes From Iran Next Week stories, talking about how this enables the Chinaman to put logical bombs into our plane software.

Western systems are not only badly protected with managers unable to resist clicking on attachements, they do not have source code control and change management either.

"Me penetrate you a loooong time."

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Revolting peasants force Wikipedia to cut'n'paste Visual Editor into the bin

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Re: Bootnote: It's 2013.

But what exactly are "Wikipedophiles"?

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Re: Priests and Wiki editors

There should be a WIkipage for that phenomenon.

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Oracle sued over $33,000 bill for SaaS: STRIPPERS as a SERVICE

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Re: Take a look at a rip-off bar menu

> the guy that owns most of soho

Why does he damage his own business through ill-repute though?

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The most interesting man in the room

- Dated BY strippers (including crossdressing ones)

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Re: Expenses

I don't see what's wrong with knowing a strip club?

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Ellison ditches own cloud keynote for billionaires' America's Cup boat race

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Re: Photo of the errant keynote speaker here..

Is that the Oracle or the Team Amurrica boat? I can't tell.

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Apple blings up new iMac with latest Intel chips, next-gen Wi-Fi

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Re: all-in-one iMac

These days and the future is streaming / digital download.

As evidenced by the "maybe not always connected" XboxOne brouhaha.

Still, I might agree that it is USB stick.

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Re: Next gen WiFi???

Do people (over the age of 12) actually say things like crApple?

YES. Now go away or I will taunt you a second time!!!

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Firms fined $350,000 after yogurt sting uncovers review rigging

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My yoghurt is the bestest, longest in upper Brooklyn, yo! You buy now.

It's good that tax dollars are being used to bust dodgy yoghurt off the interwebs.

Now. Can we get the dodgy addies by "Flower566 from Nigeria" off the dating sites, too?

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Re: This is an excellent story

Would SEO again!

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Report says PRISM snooped on India's space, nuclear programs

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I think keeping an eye on their nuke program is warranted

After all, Bush Junior promised to feed them nuclear materials under the promise that it "wouldn't be used for military purposes", thus freeing up all the materials they already had for the military.

One really wants to know when the big one comes.

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Microsoft: Surface is DEAD. Long live the Surface 2!

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What kind of keyboard costs GBP 10?

The horror. The horror.

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"If you sit by the river long enough, you will see the body of your enemy float by."

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New iPhone sells out, millions in hands of lucky fans, Cook cock a hoop ...

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Re: Pent up demand

What kind of "pent up demand" is that though? More like karmic lust.

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Déjà vu?

They must have changed something in the reality distortion field.

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'Occupy' affiliate claims Intel bakes SECRET 3G radio into vPro CPUs

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Anti-capitalist?

Clearly, MinLove/MinEcon CPUs as required in every worker's home set will NOT HAVE any security problems.

What's that? Not ok with that?

You are being vanned!

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Boffins debate killing leap seconds to help sysadmins

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What the fuck is wrong with TAI!!

Just use it.

UTC is TAI with wallclock corrections.

Clock should use TAI. Computations should be in TAI. WTF is wrong with people.

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> Surely we can easily predict when we need leap seconds, couldn't a non-connected machine be programmed to insert them at the right time?

You wish!

Slowdown however depends on many random effects - tides, air pressure, random displacements of masses within the earth's interior, continental drift etc. So it's not particularly deterministic.

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One of last few iPhone 5Ss STOLEN from within MASSIVE POLICE CORDON at Apple Store

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Re: Clearly

we're over austerity then

Remind me again when austerity occurred except in left-wingers' and NYT columnists' sloganeering?

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Re: yyhey'd have £60m tied up in a warehouse, doing nothing but waiting for launch day

As opposed to billions lying in off shore accounts doing nothing but waiting for a tax amnesty.

You really need to know the basic fact that that money is not "lying there". It's being used. Maybe to finance your job. It's just that someone has a claim on it.

And as long as the tax part hasn't been hoovered away, it's probably being used to produce stuff people want as opposed to stuff bureaucrats imagine people want (less the skim-off for bureaucrats' paycheck, of course)

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Layoffs at EMC's RSA security division

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Re: Good Riddance !

Really, Lockheed Martin itself is another factor in the downfall of "western civilization" along with the cancer of liberal presidents and their caring gender-equality sidekicks. Does its F-35 even fly?

F*CK THEM ALL.

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Douglas Adams was RIGHT! TINY ALIENS are invading Earth, say boffins

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Re: Oops

No.

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Re: Diatoms, its full of diatoms!

NANOTECHNOLOGHY from SPACE!

SCIENTISTS say "IT ACTUALLY LOOKS LIKE A DIATOM"

Page 3: PROOF of QUASI-BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING by NON-HUMAN ENTITIES.

Page 4: Worried housewives ask: "Does SPACE OBAMA know about this?"

Page 5: Carrier Strike Group DISPATCHED to LOW EARTH ORBIT: KERRY announces PROTECTION of FREEDOM against all SPACE DIATOMS. "This will not stand. Oh! The inhumanity!!".

PUTIN OUTED AS SPACE MONSTER SUPPORTER ON PAGE 12!! Jon Stewart: "Only elderly fat housewives root for DIATOMS and PUTIN. FAIL!"

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Latest Snowden reveal: It was GCHQ that hacked Belgian telco giant

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You can't get certified against 27002 as it's just a collection of "best practices", not requirements (as is 27001)

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You mean "ISO 27001" (Requirements for the Information Security Management System).

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