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Boffins spot LONE PLANET roaming interstellar void

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Re: Nah..

Designed by Puppeteer Ballmer. It wouldn't fly.

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Re: @Awil Onmearse (Imagine)

Not bad. Something practically out of a Philip K. Dick "collected stories".

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Microsoft wants to 'move beyond' the Cookie Monster

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Re: Oh joy!

> You know that after all the rounds of discussion and testing, they won't allow you delete your 'cookies'?

Been living under many stones, lately?

Or member of the "business as usual" brigade?

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Re: more to point

> To comply with local laws of course.

What? You don't want to know about paedophile terrorist pro-gun abusive husbands in your neighborhood who are likely to avoid thermally isolating their house and are against single mothers and the homeless as they demand austerity and demolition of needed quangos and state tentacles?

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Re: re:That might be true, but the literate technology users are the trend setters

The standard belief is also that Hoover was laissez-faire and the "New Deal" helped to improve the economy. So what.

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Office wage slaves face extinction at hands of ROBOTS - if bosses listen to Gartner

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Re: Translation:

It's not about third world countries though.

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NHS tears out its Oracle Spine in favour of open source

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Re: Consistency, above all

A rather neat GIS solution in two weeks.

So how long did it take to ascertain the "lousy architecture"? One afternoon?

Come off the larval stage; "rather neat solutions in two weeks" are the stuff of nerd dreams only.

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Re: Variety is the spice of life

You definitely need a Project Dominatrix to herd that kind of bag of cats. And quite possibly people willing to do the Death March for the Good Cause. It might work, but especially in the medial sector you may suddenly get all kind of interference from the ministerial level or the medical profession. Spine will be needed, indeed.

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Re: hold on a moment

£100/hour consultant is pretty ok; that price gives you a lovely know-something dude; not the best.

Anyway, what you would do is take out a "maintenance contract", possibly one with performance goals, something like an insurance. Should be cheaper.

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Re: Consistency, above all

This has the trimming of a well thought out project.

You can't tell without having seen the requirements and the dossier trying to fulfill them.

In the meanwhile, as I am full of negativity, This Image applies.

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NASA Juno probe HOWLS past Earth - and goes into HIBERNATION

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Re: Move along, nothing to see here!

You sure they aren't using MongoDB?

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What shutdown is this you are talking about, Monsieur

The Pentagon Spent USD 63 x 10⁹ Before the Government Shutdown

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Safe Mode?

It noticed it is GUMMINT SHUTDOWN TIME!

"Yepee. I can sleep in."

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Re: Ham radio

I have the feeling that there will a loud protest by offended islamists later in the day.

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Re: October 9th, not August 9th!

For a second I thought this was the beloved "Reg Delay" [tm], but Space Weather indeed lists the event for October 9.

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Which is why such a flyby increases the rotational speed ... of the Earth around the Sun (i.e. the Earth drops to a lower orbit and goes faster; if you extract energy from gravitational systems, THEY HEAT UP!)

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Moscow cops cuff suspect in Blackhole crimeware bust

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I sure hope it is a bit difficult.

Too much transparency and suddenly you feel The State's finger in unusual places. And you can't even shoot the bastards, as the law forbids it.

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Microsoft sold out of Surface tablets in the UK... YEP, all 2,000 units

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Black Knight selling tactic.

"Come back! I have sold out!! You yellow bastard!!!"

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That 'DIAMOND SUPER EARTH' may actually be WORTHLESS ball of gas

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But based on what we know at this point, 55 Cancri E is more of a 'diamond in the rough'."

We don't know much unfortunately.

Also:

> Planet-sized mass of diamond, light-years away, near the star and buried under hundreds of kilometers of graphite

> Valuable

LOLNO

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MI5 boss: Snowden leaks of GCHQ methods HELPED TERRORISTS

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Every heard of Diego Garcia?

The UK threw the population off the island at gunpoint to make it a "base" which are belong to "us".

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Re: James Bamford told us almost everything Snowden has "exposed"

It's always better when it comes straight from the Horse's Mouth in the form of PowerPoint presentations.

Bamford may have been on to all this stuff but he was always in the orbit of the Plausibly Deniable memory blackhole.

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Happy 10th b-day, Patch Tuesday: TWO critical IE 0-day bugs, did you say?

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Re: Concurrent ? My ass

The Murders in the Rue Morgue

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The LUN must DIE. Are you with me, storage bods?

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Re: Destroyed All Braincells I don't get it.

Thank you, oh knowledgeable Mutt Brilliant.

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I don't get it.

Googling for "9GB LUN" or "9GB Logical Disk" (the latter is probably the correct term) yields nothing.

What am I doing wrong?

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Space boffins boycott Kepler 'scope talks after US bans Chinese guests

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Re: Open Kepler conference?

"This Chinese Liquor is eggsellent, Mr Delegate. You were saying?"

"Thank you, Professor Brainbox, I can have you meet ladies eager to make knowledge of scientist of yours caliber later on. But pray tell, what ARE you working on currently EXACTLY?"

[Totally deadening infodump on blue-sky research omitted due to overabundance of integral signs]

Yes, sounds like a plan.

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Yet another 100% Obamawerks production

How come Israel is never on the receiving end of such shenanigans? Don't bother answering.

And also:

Jiang was accused of espionage by Congressman Frank Wolf (R-VA) – the same lawmaker who helped to put the new rules on China and its nationals on the books – after he had been tipped off by a NASA whistleblower.

I guess that's one of the few whistleblowers the O'bomba doesn't go after with the full might of the NSA and the modern terrorist-hunting lawfare arsenal.

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Brit boson boffin Higgs bags Nobel with eponymous deiton

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But this is probably the final spark that will transform Belgium into a repeat performance of Yugoslavia.

BEWARE OF UNEXPECTED SYMMETRY BREAKING!

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Re: Question - please answer

That the Weinberg-Salam model allows you to make correct predictions regarding basically the last "needed" particle (in particular, that guessing at "Lagrangians".and applying ideas from solid matter physics to the vacuum works). And this for totally mysterious reasons.

Gravitation does not enter the picture, that's still "out there", waiting to be unified-in.

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And also:

Nobel for Englert and Higgs

Another issue with today’s choice is that if you do want to emphasize a model of scientific research where advances come from a specific “great man” theorist, in this case they’ve left out the greatest one involved. The specific model tested at the LHC was not that of Englert and Higgs, but the one that Weinberg and Salam already got a prize for. The new prize is for the general mechanism, but this is something that was first understood by Philip Anderson a couple years before Englert and Higgs. For some details of the history, see here. The argument is often made that Anderson’s model was not relativistic, but this is a phenomenon for which relativity is not relevant, something which Anderson understood.

All of the above is recommended read.

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Re: Mr Blue Sky

> heads would explode, probably not a good idea

FUND THIS!

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NSA data centre launch delayed as power surges 'melt metal, zap racks'

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Tim the Enchanter, Acts of God or New Physics?

Ah no. Sadly no... the bullshit bingo says....

"A project of this magnitude requires stringent management, oversight, and testing before the government accepts any building."

Yeah.

"American parts. Russian parts. All made in Taiwan."

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Techies with Asperger's? Yes, we are a little different...

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Does anyone remember the two guys from MIT in "War Games" that David met while looking for the passwords to WOPR?

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Re: Sometime I wonder if I've got asperger...

AngerCoffee will keep you alive. Fury will kill you.

That and passive-aggressive behaviour.

Slrrrrpp----

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New Terminator-style 'bots can self-assemble, leap, climb and SWARM

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Re: I was worried we were heading into grey goo territory...

Gay goo?

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Re: Faggots?

> This will confuse out brethren from across the pond.

Just stop being such a faggot. They will get it.

In extremis the can watch the excellent cross-pond translation effort "The 51st state":

Hands pack of cigs to Amurrican:

"Fag?"

"No.... mutherfucka!"

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Re: Killing is childs play.

This or crazy jihadi head-cutting / pancreas-eating hordes, what do you prefer?

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Re: A witch! A witch!

Pillar one: Science without results is just witchcraft.

Pillar two: Get results or you're fired.

Pillar three: if you suspect a coworker of bein' a witch, report them immediately. I cannot stress that enough. Witchcraft will not be tolerated.

[Cave Johnson, c.a. 1957]

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Re: Nothing to worry about here

GATTAI SEQUENCE HAJIME!

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Android adware that MUST NOT BE NAMED threatens MILLIONS

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Re: MUST NOT BE NAMED

fnord!

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Quite likely a "deniable" spy & control effort by some TLA/MLA

Do Androids dream of electric trojan horses?

Clearly served.

What's that? You want a black helicopter icon? Really, now. This is 2013.

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Digital 'activists' scramble to build Silk Road 2.0, but drug kingpins are spooked

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Re: The smell of hypocrisy in the morning

How does this have anything to do with Goldman Sachs??

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The Spice must flow!

> facilitating the sale of drugs

I'm all for it. Of course, plain decriminalization would be even nicer but the grip of the "no fun allowed" and "keep the prices up" lobbies is too strong.

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Three BILLION people now potential nodes for the transfer of cat videos

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Re: with 30 per cent of today's youth never knowing a world without IP

> And in doing so, encourage them to resist and oppose the slow and relentless commodification of the human being.

I think you might have missed the events in the Great Collectivist Societies of the 20th century?

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TWELFTH-CENTURY TARDIS turns up in Ethiopia

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Re: Geography Lesson

> Who mentioned Nigeria?

Exactly!

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Re: Cool! (@Gav)

Has Hawking already been in a Doctor Who episode?

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Police constable 1337 stunned by Lego lookalike

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"PC Rob Thomas"

Now known as "Plastic RobCop"

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Re: They don't look <b>that</b> similar

No donuts either.

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Microsoft: We're nearly OUT OF STOCK of Surface 2 and Pro 2

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Re: Lawsuit

The SEC has been in shutdown mode anyway lately.

(...since at least the 1990s)

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Two years after Steve Jobs' death, how's that new CEO working out?

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The anti-capitalistic mentality is strong in this thread.

Apple should be attacked for one thing only: Their attempt to control the market through monopolistic practices: patents, lawfare and engineered incompatibilities.

For the rest, go forth Apple, and break up sclerotic shit.

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