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Curiosity team: Massive collision may have killed Red Planet

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It is evident that Mars looks like the icon on the right.

And for linking to "http://electric-cosmos.org/" ... WTF man? Bizarro stuff some guy makes up in his basement ahoi!

Anything else?

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Re: not much

You don't need to think, you can look it up. See the link in above post.

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Re: Maybe it was just one impact

Nah it's the public "health" budget cuts (coupled to salary increases for state employees to give full-spectrum austerity) and companies buying up all the lithium for batteries...

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You can get to photosynthesis, but Mars is smaller and colder, so the laboratory needs more time.

Now, if Pluto rammed Mars, wouldn't that have zeroed the surface of the whole ball and be evident??

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PEAK APPLE: 'iPhone sales STALL' at first sniff of fresh droid competition

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Re: "[A]n 'astounding' number of smartphones hit the market this year (...)"

Obama fought Evil and won, he was then elected president "for life". Everything changed! Old Posters using the then in-vogue "Obamification" style can still be found.

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Like Jehova's Witnesses pushing iPhones on every corner, forever.

True. A cult is one step beyond.

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Peak Apple == Pear

Seriously, we are into Conspiracy Theories now?

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Re: @ Joerg

You know that, if a JesusPhone is involved, only HEALING can occur.

Praise Be!

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No.

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Re: 150million over 134million is a huge increase... what stall ?

It is not difficult to distinguish between relative share and absolute units sold.

Try to keep up!

iFonnery seems to be stuck at 20% of the total market. So it shall be.

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The news said that differently beautiful girls are safe from malfunctioning electrical appliances?

Paris because .... you know you are unsure whether she would be endangered.

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Hackers crippled HALF of world's financial exchanges - report

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Oh quant shitters are reading El Reg?

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> destabilising markets

I'm sorry? That door is already open.

Like trying to destabilise a casino full of retards doing quant shit fuelled by easy money from government presses.

Close the doors, let in the gas.

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Re: @Antonymous Coward

He just said something about marching and fighting. He didn't say anything about survival rates.

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Paypal makes man 1000x as rich as the ENTIRE HUMAN RACE

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You have been handed the Fief Of Arrakis by PayPalian Decree. Members of the Landsraat are starting to mumble.

Do you accept [Y/N]

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Now you can be the NSA: Snoop on a Google Glass hipster with a QR code

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Re: Bah!

Stevie.

Schoolyard-level-cool negativists with a thesaurus they can't handle are not welcome here.

Fuck off.

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Tumblr's iOS fix for clear-text password login howler was WEEKS LATE

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Re: I don't believe it!

No, but is that cat

1) Being electrocuted

2) Yawning in front of the latest episode of Itchy & Scratchy

3) Issuing a clear command to nuke the site from the orbit it's the only way to be sure

I'm not sure which.

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GitHub to devs: pick a license, we dare you

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Re: MIT

1) There is only one "MIT license". There is no "X11 license". Look it up. Wait, I 'll do it for you: http://opensource.org/licenses/MIT

2) No licence guards against patents. Work on your IP basics.

3) GPL a "better choice"? Opinions, my dear. Which GPL, btw? 2 or 3? Or maybe LGPL?

4) Thank you for the attempt at complexifferoizing the IP horror.

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Wi-Lan loses 3GPP patent suit

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Not happy about the failure of renewables, the absence of imminent warming geogeddon or the relative unimportance of the Fukushima nucular blowout?

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IBM, Accenture play blame game over $1bn project blowout

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Both fail equally hard.

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Re: So 7 *decades* after people first started running payroll and accounts apps

The *Requirements* have become a bit baroque though.

And if you interface with State, all the rules that politicians can come up with will cover you in complexity vomit.

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Rap for rap chap in crap rap app flap: Jay-Z blasted by privacy bods

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Re: In a word........ Why?

Isn't that "being instrumented by the recording industry to make....."

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Look out, Lenovo! HP: We're not happy with being a 'number two'

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Re: Oblox

Windows 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8. One after the other. Couldn't be more true.

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Dear Linus, STOP SHOUTING and play nice - says Linux kernel dev

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Re: Different people respond to different things

1) If you pay him (via taxes) - "dark sarcasm in the schoolroom"

2) If you pay him (via money transfer) - not very often

3) If he pays you (via paycheck) - it happens

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Re: A tool?

He can do the build phase BY HAND!

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Re: People have no self respect

Do this only if you are sure you can evaluate your work quality correctly.

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Re: Well said Ms. Sharp

> If this was a professional company he'd have been fired by now (and rightly so).

LOLNO.

There are worse things going on at "professional" companies than shouting. Then the people responsible get promoted out of trouble.

I have found that shouting may help get the stream lined right, until the manager comes in and tells one that one has to be "careful" lest the programmer who just wrecked the source tree "leave us".

Seriously, have you ever had a job?

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The IT crowd: Fiercely loyal geeks or 'inflexible, budget-padding' creeps?

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Re: Working notice

That sounds bad.

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Re: No, No,Thrice No

You seem to be complaining about Security clampdowns (that have not been taken in discussion with management), not about IT as such.

Maybe the fault is with management, not with IT? Maybe one wanted to prevent the fail train to stop at the door of IT while the other people where not taking responsibilites and were out golfing?

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How the clammy claws of Novell NetWare were torn from today's networks

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Re: The real issue is - once again - IBM

Yes, they did. But their business solutions had OS/2 as a stepchild, and pricey "Business Solutions" based on some three-letter acronyms and mysterious "software suites" and "network protocols" explained in glossy brochures were front and center.

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Re: What destroyed Netware.. Perfect Office!!

But that is only true in hindsight and with the knowledge of Microsoft Trotskyism.

They might have been a contender...

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From Russia with no love: Prez Putin dubs Ed Snowden 'unwanted gift'

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He he he he

http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/sweating-towel-guy

...and, giving the Prez of the Diposition Matrix the peace prize "hasty and ill-conceived"? Falling-down-stairs retarded while Orwell looks on, rather.

Oh well, Kissinger got one, too.

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Pwn all the Androids, part II: Flaw in Java, hidden Trojan

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Not Java then, more like Dalvik VM.

Although .jar files are also .zip files, so there may be some as yet to be discovered sideeffects on a JVM, too.

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Linux 3.11 to be known as 'Linux for Workgroups'

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It still wants its shrubbery.

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Unmasked: Euro ISPs raided in downloads strangle probe

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Re: wtf

Now take a deep breath, put down Ayn Rand for a second and think about what is happening here.

A) Something happens, there is a backdrop, which El Reg does not explain.

B) Cogent: Upgrade your interconnects! (This presumably means more money to Cogent)

C) ISP: No, we won't (They leave their customers with sucky service but need to pay less to Cogent)

D) Cogent: Then we will have to drop traffic, idiots!!

E) I don't know what...

F) ATLAS SHRUGS!!!111!!

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Explicit shots: China's gorgeous flop-tastic Tianhe-2 supercomputer

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I wonder whether the performance stats and benchmarks on the Xeon Phi are a bit dodgy, too, like those mobile x86-vs-ARM stats of recently?

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Amazon button leaked user traffic

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Re: Why do people install these things?

More to the point, what does Amazon think it is doing?

Report back to Alexa or anywhere else? WHY!

This should cost at least a 20000 grand of fine.

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Chinese police probe iPhone user's death by electrocution

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Re: Skimpy article

This is El Reg, a free-factor zone! Enter at your own risk!

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Re: +1 for dodgy electrical wiring.

Yeah. but did you mistake the fuse boards for an iPhone?

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Cubesats to go interplanetary with tiny plasma drives

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Where does the energy for plasma generation come from?

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Boeing batteries back under spotlight as 787 burns at Heathrow

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Re: Comets and bean-counters

But these are all interpretations with perfect hindsight.

When looking into the future, things are not at all clear and clear-cut.

Several engineers will queue at the door and say that there is a problem with this and that.

Sure there is. But what do? Maybe make a bad call. Maybe launch the Shuttle. Maybe leave it on pad. Maybe fix this nagging problem with the foam coming off. Maybe not. Maybe the risk analysis is good and you will just be unlucky.

If things go wrong, finger-pointing and the blame game will start. Then the prepared engineer has a copy of his "letter to management" in the drawer that he wrote two years ago...

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Re: Theory

Bullshit. Are you implying your Graupner model stuff LiPo shit is the the same as the one in planes? Next you will be telling me that avionics is built on Windows.

> disinclined to do too many safety studies

Evil capitalists p0wning you? More like consumers want these, and it works quite well (people are not blowing up right and left and even state regulators don't complain too much) so it's on the market. Or are you seriously implying that you prefer to carry a Vietnam-era lead-acid backpack for your laptop?

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Re: Meanwhile a shadowy international financier with an accent shorts Boeing stock *again*

Mr Goldfinger, I presume?

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Sysadmin Day free give away

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Re: @ Trevor legalese, participation in the Netherlands

Crazy bureaucratic shite.

> €454

Probably not updated for inflation since the war of 1914.

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Forget Snowden: What have we learned about the NSA?

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Glenn Greenwald on Security and Liberty

Glen Greenwald: The latest effort to distract attention from the NSA revelations is more absurd than most

The oft-repeated claim that Snowden's intent is to harm the US is completely negated by the reality that he has all sorts of documents that could quickly and seriously harm the US if disclosed, yet he has published none of those. When he gave us the documents he provided, he repeatedly insisted that we exercise rigorous journalistic judgment in deciding which documents should be published in the public interest and which ones should be concealed on the ground that the harm of publication outweighs the public value. If his intent were to harm the US, he could have sold all the documents he had for a great deal of money, or indiscriminately published them, or passed them to a foreign adversary. He did none of that.

He carefully vetted every document he gave us, and then on top of that, asked that we only publish those which ought to be disclosed and would not cause gratuitous harm: the same analytical judgment that all media outlets and whistleblowers make all the time. The overwhelming majority of his disclosures were to blow the whistle on US government deceit and radical, hidden domestic surveillance.

My point in this interview was clear, one I've repeated over and over: had he wanted to harm the US government, he easily could have, but hasn't, as evidenced by the fact that - as I said - he has all sorts of documents that could inflict serious harm to the US government's programs. That demonstrates how irrational is the claim that his intent is to harm the US. His intent is to shine a light on these programs so they can be democratically debated. That's why none of the disclosures we've published can be remotely described as harming US national security: all they've harmed are the reputation and credibility of US officials who did these things and then lied about them.

For those who say that they wish there was more attention paid to the substance of the NSA stories than Snowden: here is the list of the NSA revelations we've published over the last month. Feel free to focus on them any time.

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Hubble spots ALIEN NAVY world – and it's pelted with GLASS RAIN

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Re: Hellish is a point of view

Right on, Xzorg! The weather is decidedly awful this spring. Yesterday the sun came and out and my lead pool was just about to boil when the next shower came in. I got my whole ass re-glassed!

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The Yawhg vs XCOM: Enemy Unknown. How small devs can win against the big boys

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Re: Where the obligatory

That's "The Mun"

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Ubuntu 13.10 to ship with Mir instead of X

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Re: let him do it

It's not really good

Fixed.

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Re: Fragmentation can be a good thing in this case

That's the problem with craptops: just barely compatible and with a slightly modified graphics/network/whatever chipset to stay within an energy envelope of shave off a few dollars per unit (Windows-only special sauce drivers thrown in, upgrades downloadable from the manufacturer's website using the manufacturer's special install program -- if titsup events don't occur, ain't it Fujitsu-Siemens?) ...

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Microsoft biz heads slash makes Ballmer look like dead STEVE JOBS

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Re: Niggle

But not invariably faultless. The NeXT computer comes to mind. Nearly good and definitely lust-inciting... but too underpowered, too expensive and with cycles that were too long.

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