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

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

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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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I would really likes to see...

How the microstructure of the gun barrel changes as it is being used and whether it cracks at some point in time. Or whether it is better than the tube that is made by forging. Inquiring minds etc..

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Re: Danger Will Robinson

But what if you print a paedophile? Don't you know you put children in danger??

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

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Gaiafagging

"the planet would be in a vastly better state if we had been"

Thanky ou for having the temerity of declaring a perfect ordering of the planet's states.

Seeing how you are apparently pining for the fjords for everyone, why don't you start going there?

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They looked at the comment section here, which is in the process of attaining YouTube levels, then said "F*ck that, I'm outta here".

Stupid humans. They will be dead soon.

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

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Re: Oh, dear...

Hell yeah.

Google the linux tan images.

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Re: Wont work.

Pedobear detected!

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Latest global menace: ELECTROPULSE NORKS, apparently

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True Lies!

Last year, former CIA director R. James Woolsey said such an attack represented an "existential" threat to America

AMERICA NOT STRONG! NORTH KOREA IS BEST KOREA!1!!

and suggested Iran was working with the Norks to develop an EMP strike capability

The check by AIPAC is in the mail, Mister CIA Director. You can stop trying so hard.

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Re: Hidden in a truck?

...and this was just crap pulled out of a dingo's arse.

Suitcase nukes closer to fiction than reality

These things don't fit in briefcases. They fit on the large back of a particular muscular marine.

Yesin believed that a true suitcase nuke would be too expensive for most countries to produce and would not last more than several months because the nuclear core would decompose so quickly. "Nobody at the present stage seeks to develop such devices," he asserted.

Some members of Congress remained convinced that the suitcase nuke problem persists. Perhaps chief among these lawmakers was Curt Weldon, a GOP representative from Pennsylvania who lost his seat in 2006.

Weldon was known for carrying around a mock-up of a suitcase nuke made with a briefcase, foil and a pipe. But it was nowhere near the weight of an actual atomic device.

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Nvidia CEO: Android 'the most disruptive operating system in decades'

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Re: OS?

> I think Java/Android is doomed to PC History ...

This is not about "PC History" though.

> [Ubuntu biggening]

But you won't have "Linux", you will have "Ubuntu", whatever that will be once THE DAY arrives. It looks like it will have some considerable forkage by then, Java or no Java (but of course you WILL have Java or a very similar VM-based language, there is no way around THAT)

And what is "kernel-level control of every app"??

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Epic whoring, but why?

"Android is the most disruptive operating system that we've seen in a few decades ... probably the most versatile operating system that we've ever known .. and has the benefit of also being connected to the cloud"

It's like next he will be telling us [other operating system] is a state sponsor of terror, responsible for spreading hatred and extremism throughout the ecosystem while Android is taking important steps towards peace and the two-state solution.

YOU CAN JUST BUY IT, M'KAY? It's nothing political.

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Apple iPhone factory workers imprisoned in virtual slavery – report

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Re: And never forget

Only if the assembly line were fully automated.

And the factory kept away from unions.

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Re: OK, so what can *we* do?

You are not supposed to do anything.

How come laws are not being upheld over there? Hmm..... Someome must be a nice, fat crony of someone in power. Like Italy, only with another language.

Meanwhile, cheap devices. Which you may or may not choose to buy.

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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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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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