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

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

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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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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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Cray scoops Brit switch maker staff and assets from administrator

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Standard fate of UK tech companies.

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Facebook fans fuel FAGGOT FURY firestorm

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Faggot enablers!

Meeting Liberals!

Only Bad Things can come out of this.

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Microsoft founder Paul Allen's money man wants Redmond to break up

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We would want them to focus on their best competencies ... to focus on the enterprise and focus on the cloud

That doesn't make any sense.

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iPad Air BARES ALL, reveals she's a high maintenance lady

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Re: Recyclable not landfillable

And why are you subscribed to "Which?" in the first place?

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Re: Recyclable not landfillable

Most recycling is like this anyway:

1) Collect at (govnmt-run) recycling center

2) Put into large container

3) Ship to "recycler" in China

4) Recycler puts container contents into the ground while collecting money

5) Ship empty container back to recycling center

It's about California-style guilt abatment. One can then complain how China is evil and how communismcapitalism exploits poor workers etc.

California's Top Exports to China: Waste and Scrap on second place (via "China's Cap On American Garbage: Pseudo-Environmental States Impacted Most")

One day people will probably have to use thermonuclear devices to fuse all the crap into a mass of radioactive slag that can be resaonable forgotten about.

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Indestructible, badass rootkit BadBIOS: Is this tech world's Loch Ness Monster? VOTE NOW

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Thanks for the memories.

In post-Snowden world, it is apparent how bizarre this 'load DLL via shortcut, oops' was.

"I accidentally automated the whole autorun thing purely by accident! I swear!"

"Sure you did, Johnny. See me after class."

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Re: Exactly.....

The war on drugs hasn't been won yet, you can have another one.

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Re: Is he trying to pitch a new Transformers film script?

I would prefer a Serial Experiments: LAIN movie, really.

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Re: Another case here?

Holy stuff, this is deep in Chemtrail/Morgellons terroritory.

And not a single one of the forum 'tards who tells him/her to seek professional help now because cognitive apparatus malfunction, LOL.

When the Reality of Philip K. Dick is intruding this dimension, the problem is probably with you.

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"Raaah Lovely..." -- wait, did I hear something?

Never heard of using a speaker as an input device? :-) You need to do some serious review of current audio system technology...

Right. I suspect to use the speakers as input device, with the piezo as transducer, you need a very precise wattmeter across the piezo so that you can find out how much energy you are actually pumping into the atmosphere in the different frequency bands given your input signal. So you have the expected power spectrum during Δt [computed from the output signal] and the actual power spectrum during Δt [measured from the wattmeter], which tells you how much energy the atmosphere is actually absorbing or even giving back. Then you have to pass the two spectra through a possibly nonlinear map to find out what the incoming signal might actually be. Will you hear the wife working in the kitchen over Stoya's lovely moans? (Just a research example, of course). Sounds feasible (PUN!), but does anyone do it and do boards have hardware to do it?

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Osama's computer was set up?

That's the first time I hear of this.

AFAIK, CIA had to fake a polio vaccination drive to collect DNA, then a physical hit happened which the Pakistanis may or may not have know about, and finally they left, taking the harddisk with them. Then a body was dumped at sea more mysteriously than a Roswell-related disappearance.

But then again, Seymour Hersh says about that raid "Nothing's been done about that story, it's one big lie, not one word of it is true", so who knows.

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YFW: Chucky in your appliance.

I lolled at Here's a guy who's run Linux on a Western Digital hard drive motherboard.

Embedded stuff is amazing, sadly I haven't had an occasion to look at it since I had to run floating point calculations on COP microcontrollers in the 90's.

Have an upvote.

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Re: Version 2

Version 2.1 however, flashes a BLIT, leading to abnormal termination of user.

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The doctor's verdict is in!

Either:

1) Run of the mill schizophrenia.

2) A now form of UFOs

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This is "Halloween", not "April 1st".

I would rather believe Fukushima radiation can cause people to be zombified.

(I remember a very bad pulp fiction story with a virus from Mars that infected Earth machines via download through a martian probe...)

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Fed up with Windows? Linux too easy? Get weird, go ALTERNATIVE

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Re: *symbolics* LISP machine - thanks for the memory :)

These were the times when the "AI team" did crazy things like object orientation, duck typing and introspection.

Luckily, these things can be had more easily today in standard environments.

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Could Doctor Who really bump into human space dwellers?

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Re: instant communications

No, and it doesn't even work in theory. That's the point.

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Get me John Galt on the phone!

AND DAMN THE TORPEDOES!

And now you already got people whining about not enough collectivism in space. Those asteroids belong to WHOM? All of HUMANITY? Right. How whiney can one get.

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Re: Problem with getting rich people to pay

Those typically don't want to pay. Just look at the Concorde. Though tickets were expensive it had to be subsidized, and of course Concorde flights, like all flights never were affordable to the general public.

This just means they don't want to pay for glorious shit, so the taxpayer steps in because he's supposed to pay for glorious shit at the call of a politician preening his feathers using glorious shit.

How that makes sense is anyone's guess. Maybe that taxpayer had preferred a new frying pan instead. Oh well.

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Re: Special, not general

Both do.

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SR-71 Blackbird follow-up: A new TERRIFYING Mach 6 spy-drone bomber

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Re: As an intellectual and technological excercise...

NOTHING LEFT TO CUT!

"Many technological marvels of the 20th century were the result of military research. I suspect the amount of public and private wealth realized from the Internet dwarfs the money put into developing ARPANET."

False dichotomy fallacy. Many more technological marvels of the 20th century were the result of non-military research. The counterfactual is: if the money had been left in the economy, what would people have come up with, quite probably more efficiently?

I will also say that the bill for all this has not even be paid yet. There WILL be suffering. MUCH suffering.

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Fiery bits of Euro satellite to rain down on Earth this weekend

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There will be cake and then you will be baked

Doesn't this mean you have to get him to assume the TSA inspection position?

Otherwise it will just land "on" him.

(Hope the boss ain't female, otherwise....)

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Re: If a bit lands in my garden ....

GOCE has no nuclear pile ... Greenz can sleep easy.

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Re: Ohhhh, The Irony... (x2)

Of course not. It depends on how the atmosphere interacts with the satellite more than on the gravitational bumps.

Good luck extracting a prediction from THAT.

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IT'S patent WAR: Apple, Microsoft vs Google, Samsung, Huawei

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Re: Here we go again...

I do not understand the need for patents nor do I see the need for a buy-in monopolist-of-ideas called "Rockstar".

Clearly something that can be solved by the appropriate use of accidents and AWPs.

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Google barge erection hypegasm latest - What's in the box?

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Better than the "monster.com party boat"

...which was just a tugboat IIRC.

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Milky Way 'POPS PILLS and SNORTS GAS', insist boffins

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Re: Intergalactic blaster battle! @DAM

Not at all. I'm not into that Halloween crap.

Old-school Christian European, me!

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Intergalactic blaster battle!

Inb4 the "Plasma Universe" horde discovers this article and uphelds it as particularly telling proof of their belief in a, well, "Plasma Universe" while hatin' on good old Gravitation.

Is that what you want, El Reg? Are you stirring the pot?

Meanwhile....

"Faraday rotation is sensitive only to magnetic fields in ionized gas! Although magnetized gas in the Galaxy with a low ionization fraction does not contribute significantly to Faraday rotation, gas with the ionization fraction of the warm and cold neutral media is still affected by Lorentz forces due to ion-neutral collisions. Therefore, if a field is present in the neutral gas but does not have an evident RM signature due to the low electron density, it could still be dynamically important. Because most of the RM detections reported here are concentrated in narrow, possibly shocked filaments, the magnetic field lines are likely compressed. Because the mass contained in the filaments is larger than can be explained by swept-up gas from the ambient ISM, the filaments are most likely gas stripped and decelerated from the HVC."

You now picture the above explained to you breathlessly by a lab-coat equipped gorgeous Young Scientist (evidently female) barely old enough to be out of high school, this with "Navy CSI" eagerness, while infographic porn designed by the Best Of CNN is being exhibited out-of-focus in swirling, cool blue shades (with zests of warm orange) on several large flat-panel displays in the background.

Also, scary music.

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Number-crunching quant cooks up gambling machine, promises untold RICHES

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> Is it possible to win sports bets consistently over the long haul?

Seeing how quite a few games are rigged (and I hear you can find this out by checking how the bets are standing relative to the historical averages, in yuropean football and sumo wrestling at least), I would not put my money on it.

On the other hand, you can make money by detecting the rigged game in the first place as you then have good information from the future.

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HP 100TB Memristor drives by 2018 – if you're lucky, admits tech titan

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Re: O RLY?

Living in a Jetsons' world and not even noticing it.

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Alien planet is just like EARTH - except for ONE tiny detail

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Re: That's not the only thing that doesn't make any sense

I'm not saying it was Aliens ... but those chunks came from Aliens.

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Forrester to Facebook: you're SHALLOW and a BAD FRIEND

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Halloween XIV: Revenge of Zuck

Oh, come on. It's not like FB would hoover up the whole industry and its dependencies like the Blob from Zuckerberg. It's just a search graph with Hadoop. You need a war or government for THAT.

Those who want the good stuff will find it and get it. Those who won't spend time on Facebook will spend it elsewhere. Life goes on etc.

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Bask in the glory!

Unfortunately, a bit of your pension scheme money is most probably locked up in there.

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Re: Cursor tracking

We have ways to make you read! (Raises eyebrows Spock-like)

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Dark matter: Good news, everyone! We've found ... NOTHING AT ALL

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Re: How to find "nothing".

That's quite something.

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But can you do the Kessel Run in less than 15 parsecs?

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> I think Einstein would suggest that "common sense" is a very bad indicator as to what is right and what is wrong.

I would think your would find out that this would not be so.

Also, I meant "use common sense to detect crankery" not "use common sense to detect new physics". The former is generally >> easier than the latter.

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You jelly?

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