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Martian MOM LAYS another EGG in SPACE - but it's not big enough

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You are having a slight problem and will not energize both coils today

I'd drink the beer yourself

There's the problem.

By Golly, only nations hardened to the vagaries of engineering by large quantities of ethanol have been been around the solar system! Ethanol - it's not for only for A4s!

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Host Minecraft on Shard Gaming? Grab your data RIGHT NOW before it goes completely titsup

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Shrek gaming

Game-server hosting biz Shard Gaming has abruptly shut down

Shurely that makes it a game-over hosting biz?

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XBOX One SHOT DEAD by Redmond following delivery blunder

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Oh dog what done!

Getting an xbone in early?

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Server, server in the rack, when's my disk drive going to crack?

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But the Google study showed that drives running a bit warmer are actually aging better.

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Re: 4 years not long enough

Little counter on the disk, tell me now how late it is.

If the warranty expired, then behave as if you were fired.

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HUMANITY STUNNED - Apple Retina iPad Mini arrives. A solemn moment

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Re: Wait...

Operation "enduring hissy fit". It is also sustainable.

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MPAA, RIAA: Kids need to learn 3 Rs – reading, writing and NO RIPPING

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Curriculum suggestion: Don't give f*ck

In particular, COPYING MAKES SCIENCE LIVE.

How is the outcome of that Intellectual Property Enforcement Program in the newly liberated Iraq coming btw? I haven't heard anything new about it since 2004 or so.

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Boffins boggled by ORB-shaped electrons

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Why always so wrong

Ah, Scientific American (is that an oxymoron btw)?

a cloud of virtual particles around them that continually sweep in and out of existence

If they are virtual particles, they don't "sweep in and out of existence" (what does that even mean? is there a revolving door?). They never sweep "into existence" but you have to consider them in your integrations as if they were actually there, but weighted by their complex-valued probability (inversely proportional to their mass for a given dt and all cases subject to quantum number conservation) That's the trick.

Somewhat like the intermediary results in a classical computation reusing the same memory while working towards a result.

Doing it in one cycle.

And that is because Nature loves to do idle integration exercises to while away the time.

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Falkland Islands almost BLITZED from space by plunging European ion-rocket craft

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Operation British was smalltime. This is Operation Spain.

It's a good idea though that blob really needs to be Spain-sized. That some serious mass of polyurethane. And what if it becomes sentient?

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From a toaster.

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Rogue US-Israeli cyberwar weapon 'infected Russian nuclear plant'

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Re: Well we know who built Stuxnet

They can just impound the ISS.

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Right royal rumpus over remote-control 'RoboRoach'

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Re: In my mind it's a bit cruel to the cockroach.

These people are out of touch, so no.

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Re: Hmmmm...

Health and safety rules will not allow the improper disposal of electronic gear, even if it is bromide and lead free and follows WEEE standards!

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Re: Cockroaches have a long and proud history...

> sanding and wiring up a highly reproducible biobot that would eat your festering innards if given half the chance and will dine on your kids once the nuclear fallout has lifted a bit

> ethics perspective butthurt

I think we are getting a bit overboard here.

Or maybe we have insectoid aliens from Zargaz 9 among us who feel a tad miffed where idle curiosity is taking these unruly mammals.

Actually, this experiment has been made some years ago during the Bush Years, where it caused some uproar already but is only now hitting the public. Remember the Bush years when be burnt down habeeb and gave him DU to dine on? HAHAHA!

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Oracle's nemesis MariaDB releases sleekest seal yet to beta

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Is that the reverse of "RMS vs. LISP Machines"?

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Norks unlikely to beat the USA in the death-ray race

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Sacre, Fear, Money Dare!

Nothing new. It's like the Iranian Nuke that will be ready in a few months since the 1990s.

And still yellow journalists falltake money for it. Why shouldn't they.

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If your bosses tell you you're 'in it together', don't EVER believe them

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Yes, but...

"Capitalism is ruthless and you are a human resource to be exploited, one amongst many."

MarxMind detected.

Capitalism is based on exchanges on so it happens here: you get paid. Seeing how things are, quite a lot of people do like this, though they bitch about being exploited, adhere to the labour theory of value, demand that government pass laws so their paycheck is embiggened etc. etc.

THIS DOES NOT HELP.

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World's first 3D-printed metal gun 'more accurate' than factory-built cousin

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Re: Because:

This is the iGun: Overly expensive, nearly as good can be had around the corner for far less money, and it's just "one more gun".

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Re: You reporting isn't very even-handed

That's because there are several types of 3D printers.

In this case, it is easier to just set up a normal, non-lasering machine shop in your garage. Your door might be forcefully opened by boots because "FREEDOM LOL" but if you succeed in turning out a gun it will definitely be cheaper.

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Enjoy going up against a Steyr AUG with 1870's class liberator. It will like a Gaza Gore event.

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Re: I'm all for advances in technology

> what would your Mugabes and Husseins do, where would they stop?

I don't see them getting interested in manufacturing, Really, they can just order up a container of boomsticks at a range of friendly factory outlets.

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Re: "The cost of the printed firearm is many times that of a traditional model...

We are just waiting for Mr Fusion to power this thing.

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'Weird' OBJECT, PROPELLED by its OWN JETS, spotted beyond Mars orbit by Hubble

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Re: Rama

Okay then, let's do this!

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Re: Rama

But we don't have half-crazed Mercurians yet?

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Re: Yawn..

Come on. It's just a weather balloon.

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Re: The Asteroid is Electrically Charged and Passing Through the Sun's Electric Field

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Care to explain how the asteroid can keep its charge for any amount of time at all? Being immersed in solar wind which is rich in charged particles of all sort would then equalize its charge to pretty much exactly zero faster than the European Central Bank deciding on another half-percentage cut of the interbank interest rate.

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Astroboffins solve birth of the Man in the Moon face

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Re: @JamesTQuirk. @Destroy all Monsters...

As if.

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Re: Its a history of the moon saving our butts ....

> I hate bully’s ......

I actually love bully's. They are excellent with mayonnaise.

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Re: Its a history of the moon saving our butts ....

> Why would anyone care, you are a weazle who follows me around

Lolno. You think you are important or anything? Begone, butterfly.

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Re: @Chris Miller

jake, no. Do not pass go. Go home, take a valium. Think about what you are saying

1) Makes no sense

2) Would have the reverse effect anyway

@Chris Miller: You are correct, Sir!

I also want the old jake back. Or is that another jake?

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Re: Its a history of the moon saving our butts ....

> Not much of a shield, is it?

The moon: An immense TRACTOR BEAM GENERATOR cunningly disguised as a small, burnt-out ball of regolith and brimstone. To fake the gravitational effect, THE ENGINEERS did not forget to put an appropriately-sized BLACK HOLE at the HEART OF THIS ARTIFACT.

PUNY HUMAN!

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Re: Its a history of the moon saving our butts ....

> JamesTQuirk posts disjointed stuff from another part of the multiverse

Whatever you are on, I don't want it

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

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Re: The Morris Worm and vulnerabilities in sendmail?

Oh shit. Well I better get on with my redneck-style rape then.

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Oooh! My NAUGHTY SKIRT keeps riding up! Hello, INTERNET EXPLORER

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Re: Is it bad that I quite like this thing?

No.

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Re: Rip off

Maybe the Daicon IV intro makers should sue everybody

DAICON IV OPENING ANIMATION, 1981

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I thought object orientation was out and functional in?

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Help us, Theresa May! You are our only hope!

This thread sure incites the curtain twitchers to come out of their cultural hiding holes.

I bet 50 quid that they let their daughters out of the house in similar dresses on Friday night. Or worse. Quite probably worse.

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Re: Oh, dear...

> and these sort of images only help perpetuate those attitudes

Then don't look at them.

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The TRUTH behind Microsoft Azure's global cloud mega-cock-up

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Re: @Steve Knox - GM Foods

> Tell Monsanto about that!

But Monsanto happens to be the regulator.

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Re: GM Foods

> http://www.cracked.com/article_18503_how-biotech-company-almost-killed-world-with-booze.html

Haha! This is like Frederik Pohl's "Shaffery Among the Immortals".

Analysis that's not from the weekend science press requested. One would suppose that this kind of trick might be found by mother nature a few times per day, greygooing your garden through purely natural means (100% green!). That doesn't routinely happen though. Maybe it just happens every 300 years...

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Re: GM Foods

> You can't stop invasive plants spreading across Britain, so you can't stop invasive GM plants either.

Is there a need? Won't these plants just die on their arse when challenged by the natural variety in their usual habitat?

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KRAKOOM! iPad Air EXPLODES in FIREBALL, terrified fanbois FLEE Apple store

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No, it's an unnamed factory in Pakistan's FATA.

MUAHAHAHA!

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YOU WORST SUSPICION IS JUST A CONFIRMATION AWAY!

Maybe all the attendants are under NDA? Or they were a hired crowd....

But yeah, this event needs to be Zaprudered.

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Re: another useless report

> expect sex to get better every year

It doesn't?

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Re: Anyone who likes to see a properly constructed sentence more like!

> ... that you are an Android user?

The Apple is strong in this one!

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Re: Focus!

El Reg should implement commentariat's "team" flags.

"I'm on Team Apple/Android/Ubuntu" etc.

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Lavabit, secure email? Hardly, says infosec wizard Moxie Marlinspike

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Re: LOL! Scam.

This coming from a guy who thinks HP/Itanium is the dog's bollocks and Snowden is traitorous scum.

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GIMP flees SourceForge over dodgy ads and installer

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Re: I actually donate to my FLOSS developers.

I have no problems with donations. Donating quite a bit myself. My boss is stingy though.

> health, transportation

Not social programs. Bureaucratic gildening and vote chasing. Social program is when hospitals or transportation company decides to implement something on their own, not when tax guy from government comes in and tells people what one charge for this or that - or the converse, starts to subsidize services (using the information comments of a lobby naturally), leading to price distortions and resource misallocations. But I digress.

> NO ONE DONATES

Not sure about that. This also just means that the marketing needs to be better.

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Feel Cisco's WRATH: Over 1,000 placed on DENIED partner sh*t list

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Amazing rituals of suicide in the search for more money

The only Cisco router I ever got was Very Grey Indeed.

I wouldn't have appeared on the asset list of the small company I was in at the time.

Will Cisco reduce itself to a company sitting on "IP wealth" only? It could happen in this decade.

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Amazon CIA cloud row: US judge slaps down IBM as 'manipulative', inferior

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Standard agressive IBM behaviour

While I haven't met the gentlemen in court, I do remember a large project from 10 years ago where the Thing Delivered was not at all the Thing Promised to get Competitors Thrown Out. That and a friendly ear in the boardroom. "You can rely on IBM, can't you?"

You face when "This was not included in the overall price ... we will bring in our consultants ... for a fee."

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It's interesting how IBM picked Amazon in the first place. There must be an idealistic young hire in the decision process at CIA. More like this.

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