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TWITTER CLOSES ... its first day of stock trading with shares up 73 per cent

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Patrick Stewart is a self-confessed Big Fan Of Socialism.

So of course he won't be very well settled on the issues of "free", "valuation", "making a profit" or even "making economic sense while not killing yourself in the process".

Well, so be it. Still was a good actor of a starship commander.

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Inside Intel's secret super-chips: If you've got the millions, it's got the magic

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Re: $emiconductor

DGSE?? Frenchies in my RDRAND?

Does that make it FRAND?

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Brit spymasters: Cheers, Snowden. Terrorists are overhauling their comms

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Cretins!

"Terrorists in Afghanistan"

Right. You mean the guys who blow up germanscoalition troops in their home country? They may not be sane or wholesome but why not let the Afghans take out the trash themselves.Meanwhile I fail to see why local and foreign burghers (some to be burgerized in the future by the business end of ordinance issued from a US factory, I am sure) and their political hierarchy need to be summarily listened to in order to get terrorists in Afghanistan.

And one more thing...

They are financed largely by Saudi Arabia (and Pakistan. Iran, not so much, if at all, even though the media is full of innuendo about this; yes, these are planted "News Articles" pumped out by neocon think-tanks and similar riffraff... "experts say...")

This is the Saudi Arabia that needs to be "reassured" that the US will bomb and main Shia countries on its behalf. The Saudi Arabia that told Putin he better loosen up on Syria otherwise an "accident" might occur during the Winter Olympics. Where Signore Kerry, mostly known for talking loosely and metaphorically falling down stairs, just touched down in Arseforce 1 for a round of "deep reassuring" that causes one to puke in disgust. They also get several billion USD per year in reassuring money transfer (i.e. extra cheap US weapons systems).

DO WE LISTEN TO THEM INSTEAD OF TERRORISTS IN AFGHANISTAN? DO WE???

Yes, we have our priorities right.

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Twitter #blabbergasm explodes as shares soar close to $50 on NYSE

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Austrian Business Cycle Theory

You mean the life of your pension scheme is going to be really, really hard.

Ah thank you government for your easy money / low interest rates to kindle the economy ... and the continuing coverup of enormous debt holes (But deficits don't matter and we all owe it to ourselves, right? A bipartisan consensus...)

Gotta rewatch: Fear the Boom and Bust

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OK, maths wonks: PRIME TIME has arrived

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Re: Unix time

Primey!

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Twitter co-founder chats to banks about floating ANOTHER profitless firm

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STRIKE WHILE THE MONEY MINTING IRON IS HOT!

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MPs blast 'alarmingly weak' management of one-dole-to-rule-them-all

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Keynes recommends

"£140m written off"

Or about 103 £ per unemployed in helicopter money units.

Are we out of that recession yet?

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Re: must be written-off

That's right. The USB must be carefully unencrypted, then dropped off on public transportation.

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How Google paved the way for NSA's intercepts - just as The Register predicted 9 YEARS AGO

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Re: I expect to get a zillion downvotes but...

It's beginning to look like Google did.

Actually, the representatives said that Google did.

But ... muh democracy!!!

Yeah, about that, may I cite Mencken: "Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard."

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Re: I expect to get a zillion downvotes but...

But they don't go and kick your door in in the middle of the night or sick a drone on your arse.

If the monopolist of violence starts to snoop, things tend to get far more dicey real quickly. Amazingly, and counterintuitively, they also get far less legitimate.

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MUAHAHAH!

Meanwhile:

Intel Committee (more like MinPrivacy, amirite?) Chair Rep. Mike Rogers:

You can't have your privacy violated if you don't know your privacy is violated, right?"

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Hey EU! Have you seen Dell's HORRID Chinese factories?

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Re: Effect on the end price?

Doubtful.

Currently China subsidizes the economy with overly cheap stuff, not to mention buying of "government bonds".

If that stops, there will be gnashing an wailing, not "more manufacturing jobs". And it's not like these jobs will be back quickly with the regulatory horrors and all around "I'm doing what I want and what people like to hear because life is good" attitude of the political elites.

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Re: At first I agreed but then...

Thanks I'm AM currently holding a job.

Also, false dichotomy. Nobody will give me a job I can't do at my age. Like component assembly needing a sure hand and fine discrimination in the optical field.

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Re: Effect on the end price?

excess corporate profit

That concept does not make any sense at all and has been pulled from "progressive" dictionary.

You know the only "non-excessive" profit will, in the end, be 0. Upon which Marxist types will be happy and the excellency of NORK can be attained. God Bless!

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At first I agreed but then...

The report also alleges age and gender discrimination in hiring

Why are white whines coming up in this study?

Do you want a 40-year old male to assemble the components? I sure hope not.

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Another DEVASTATING Chelyabinsk METEOR STRIKE: '7x as likely' as thought

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Re: Reference point

"Seven times more likely than previously assumed, natch".

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Re: More money, please

You are the kind of person that makes me want to power up the FEMA trailers.

What's wrong with you! Greenery disguised as defeatism or the reverse. I can't tell.

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taxes are going up, your job is gone because some capitalist gave it to someone in India

NO!

your job is gone because taxes are going up

is what actually happens.

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Whether governments are willing to put up the relatively small amounts of money needed to take things further is another matter however.

I will say. There is always enough money for someone to get his arse gilded in the most penetrating way (if need be by "quick" military compaigns) but the important stuff falls by the wayside, even in these days of unbridled Keynesianism.

Examples?

Currently in immediate need of funding:

Chemweapon destruction in Syria

The mind boggles.

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Crowdfunded audit of 'NSA-proof' encryption suite TrueCrypt is GO

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Re: Great, fine...

This is the point so many open source nuts simply don't get

Yeah, about that, Mister invective-hurling Superiour Intelligence ... you may not be as superior as you think:

Countering "Trusting Trust"

"Now, this technique only detects when the binary doesn't match the source, so someone still needs to examine the compiler source code. But now you only have to examine the source code (a much easier task), not the binary"

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SCIENCE and RELIGION AGREE! LIFE and Man ARE from CLAY

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I must replay "The Neverhood"

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Re: However

FAT AMERICANS! FEASTING ON SPARE RIBS!

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Louis Pasteur, in 1859, disproved spontaneous generation.

There is so much wrong with that statement that P is actually NP!

You need to return to the back of the line!

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It's the Shiz: Mutant RAT spotted gnawing at SAP apps

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Meanwhile in megacorp towers

User: "WHY DOESN'T THIS WORK" [Bangs Keyboard]

An impromptu window open. The titlebar say "Rattus Rattus". A lone cursor on a black background blinks a few seconds. Then a hesitant yet imperious text accumulates:

"FOLLOW THE WHITE RABBITI heard you seem to have some problems. Maybe I can help?"

User: "Yet another clippy crap. I don't need this..."

Terminal: "You are wrong! I am just commandeering your machine. Thanks for letting the microphone open, btw."

User: "Are you from helpdesk?"

Terminal: "No, I'm from Russia!"

User: "Oh, ok. So... there is this problem with Word..."

FIve minutes later, problem fixed!

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Your kids' chances of becoming programmers? ZERO

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Re: So fix it!

Don't you DARE downvote me, fracking kids. I have burnt through more keyboards than you have had anniversaries.

Now get off my fracking lawn!

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Re: So fix it!

> Firstly, the entry barrier is a lot higher for someone with almost zero knowledge.

LOL NO!

One word: Documentation. And: Actually getting your hand on a machine. With a screen. And some software. And maybe an assembler

In 80s: FARK OFF, KIDDO.

Now: PLENTY, WHERE YOU YOU WANNA START?

Really, considering the "barrier of entry" today to be higher is like pining for the good old pre-capitalistic times were man and beast lived happily together and you died from a toothache at 30.

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Microsoft in a TIFF over Windows, Office bug that runs code hidden in pics

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Re: How? Why? Stack handling

F*CKING RETARDS!

1) 1992 or thereabouts - Someone made a joke about the .jpg of death on Usenet, as a totally fanciful concept.

2) 2004 or thereabouts - .jpg of death actually surfaces via - wait for it - Internet Explorer

3) ???

4) 2013 - TIFF of death surfaces via - wait for it - Windows

It's so crap I can barely believe it. It's the utter crap of crapper's worst crap in the crappiest part of crapland.

Or a deniable backdoor.

YOU DECIDE!

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Google Nexus 5: So easy to fix, it's practically a DIY kit - except for ONE thing

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Designed by grown-ups and professionals.

While third-class wankers are reduced to spunking their pieces together.

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Want a support contract for GlassFish 4.0? Tough luck, says Oracle

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Re: Is anyone still using Weblogic in anger...

[[Crickets chirping]]

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MIT boffins: Use software to fix errors made by decaying silicon

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How does one manage that the hardware decays in the sense that soft error probability increases instead of the thing just grinding to a halt like a station wagon that prangs itself as a wheel comes off?

Analog computers are good at that because they don't use symbols that can be corrupted by a few bit flips, but they don't need the Rely.

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Galaxy is CRAMMED with EARTH-LIKE WORLDS – also ALIENS (probably)

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The Arc of the Covenant!

I'm not saying it was Greys, but it was Greys.

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Why.jpg

NO.

The Yellow Sun Paradox

Explanation on why yellow

One is that the same Rayleigh scattering that is responsible for the sky’s blueness also makes the sun appear yellow, since some of the blue has been scattered out. (This is the most common suggestion I hear when I mention the paradox to people.) But the amount of blue light scattered out is far too small to have a noticeable effect on the sun’s color.... (But read on)

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HELIUM-FILLED disks lift off: You can't keep these 6TB BEASTS down

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Re: Not enough Helium

We don't have enough Helium to waste it on this.

I will take this seriously when "burnt uranium" is no longer considered "waste".

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Re: If I remeber right this was done 35+ years ago

So how was that dinosaur in any way alike, exactly?

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Re: less helium than a balloon

Once the US has no more helium to dump, expect the price to rise and availability to decrease dramatically.

Ah, the sound of yet another government-fuelled bubble (helium filled this time) popping as the laws of economics reassert themselves. Good! Be advised that there will be whining about "exploitative capitalism" from clueless gasbags.

Noam Chomsky: "There are supposed to be laws of economics. I can't understand them."

James Ostrowski: "You are correct, Sir! If you stay away from economics and political theory,. I will stay away from linguistics."

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IT'S ALIVE! IT'S ALIVE! Google's secretive Omega tech just like LIVING thing

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Re: Ooooh... Omega!

THANKS OBAMA!

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Re: Name

A new kind of Jesus Incident!

Unfortunately Frank Herbert has already gone to the great Ship in the Sky.

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"Is there a God?"

"No. But now there is ... Google!"

ZAP!

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Re: Ooooh... Omega!

How would it "defend" itself though (if such a tropism were meaningful). By refusing Google queries?

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Then it wants to join a labor union and insists on the right to facebook browsing on the job.

Then they switch it off.

THE END!

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That time when an NSA bloke's son borked the ENTIRE INTERNET...

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Re: RTM

That's pretty cool.

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Re: The Morris Worm and vulnerabilities in sendmail?

Remember in those times you trusted the other machines on the network. And you trusted government. (and people minding your own business were not over everything looking for gender discrimination, rape culture and anti-feminism but this may just be my memory...)

Sendmail has had problems into the 00's of course, which is why everyone is running Postfix (right?). That and the M4 retardation.

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Re: Well, not all old sys admins....

There weren't students puking in fear in the corridors??

"WHERE IS SIGOURNEY WEAVER?!!"

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Re: Heh - kids make mistakes...

> He probably leaves the worm off his resume, though

There is no need to put Good Stuff Everyone Knows About on your resumé, now, is there?

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Re: ooh..

Of course: Stalking the Wily Hacker.

or the final article in CACM here: Stalking the Wily Hacker.

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REXX seems appropriate. One of the few languages on Big Iron in which you can construct a string of REXX commands that you can then eval.

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Your face when ... those memories!

Eugene Spafford's article as it appeared in Communications of the ACM 1989-06 is not to be missed.

I remember taking in for the first time what "networking" meant.

There was also an article in that CACM issue by Paul Saffo about how RTM (1988) was inspired by Wiliam Gibson's Neuromancer (1984). Romantic terrorist-enabling literature in the eighties? Sure we can: "The growing body of material is by no means inspiration for every aspiring digital alchemist. I am particularly struck by the "generation gap" in the computer community when it comes to "Neuromancer": Virtually every teenage hacker I spoke with has the book, but almost none of my friends over 30 have picked it up."

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RED planet, INDIAN mission: Space probe prepares for voyage to Mars orbit

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> You'll prove it by creating some form of infrastructure and social welfare.

WRONG!

"infrastructure and social welfare" is not created by "India". "India" is a nasty piece of work that bombs and pauperizes "its" people if need be.

A better society is created over very long time intervals by capital accumulation (those periods during which Marx thunders and liberals wail), a free market and mainly by getting all sorts of government out of the way.

It's pretty late in the day so a few deaths by hunger and destitution, riots and whatnot cannot be avoided. GODSPEED!

Meanwhile, MARS! I hope it won't be "You are having a bad problem and will not go to space today..."

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Google Street View goes INSIDE a Royal Navy submarine

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Re: I've toured the USS Drum

Try a VIIC

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> Although he is bound by Google's non-disclosure agreements

So what's in those NDA's? Sergei's arse size?

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