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Study: Arctic warming at 'stunning' rate – highest temps in 44,000 years

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Re: Ship of fools

Well, the "future space travellers" sure won't be of the tribe of green hippies trying to harvest renewables and discussing whether their anarcho-syndicalist commune can manage to set up another windmill directly besides the dirt field.

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Re: Oh My God !!!!!!!!!

Don't you mean Death and Tax Increases?

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Re: greenies are wrong about almost everything

The fact remains that most households Electrics/ PC / LCD TVs could & can be run on 12V, these days

Contentless bullshit. You can run an aircraft carrier on 12V.

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Play Elite, Pitfall right now: Web TIME PORTAL opens to vintage games, apps

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Re: David Braben's supposed to be quite litigious, isn't he?

If anyone wants to feed the lawyer's fat for shite like that, feel free.

Really, these are all of interest only for the nostalgic value to those who played them back then.

Running them in the emulator makes you realize that memories are cheating and they are all horrid crud.

It's like "ancient gnostic manuscripts". They don't reveal hidden knowledge or anything.

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Is it barge? Is it a data center? Mystery FLOATING 'Google thing'

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Google Apps sans Frontières?

Floating data centers will give Google the ability to quickly migrate large amounts of compute resources to locations in urgent need of bit-crunching, or even allow it to float compute clusters around the world to lower latency for info-hungry areas.

I don't whether organically transplanting humanitarian organizations' vocabulary into computing makes a whole lot of sense. Unlike energy, bags of rice and polio vaccinations, heating silicium for the sake of rearranging charges encased in epoxy as quickly as possible can be done independently of where the final beneficiary of such entropy-reversing action resides.

Weel, at least it's "logic bombing for the freeduhms".

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Don't crack that Mac: Almost NOTHING in new Retina MacBook Pros can be replaced

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Re: How to fix a MacBook

The 'Genius' will then hand you a new one or fix the one you had.

Please provide actual proof that this will happen. Even inside a Genius Bar, the universe doesn't suddenly behave with Star Trek logic.

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Vulture 2 paintjob: Four-year-old nipper triumphs

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I hope this won't be an Ariadne 5.

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Netgear router admin hole is WIDE OPEN, but DON'T you dare go in, warns infosec bod

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FAIL

Gear failure.

This is 2013. Such things cannot be tolerated. This is on the level of suddenly exploding car tyres. Which should prompt a recall.

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Intel on Europe: The Internet of Things could SAVE US ALL

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Retarded SHITE

1) Does anybody want it

2) How is that going to help the current situation of:

Previously misspent capital standing around quietly rotting due to recent bubbles ;

Savings being erased hush-hush via European Central Bank money issuance ;

Enormous debt craters everywhere (governmental and private) and no-one saving ;

Ideology-based capital misidrection by governments: "free" healthcare, "green" energy, "fast" broadband, subsidies for world & dog (including "cash for clunkers") ;

State employee numbers at down syndrome levels, and kept there ;

Tax-and-spend-on-people-near-the-state "austerity" measures propelling crony capitalism ;

Profligate flinging of capital on various wars useful only to Presidents With Small Dicks ;

Death of the taxable producer base via overregulation, regime uncertainy and union power?

Yep, Intel's gonna help keep Marx in the cellar, it will!

And while I'm on this rant, here is the document I have in front of me right now:

EUROPE 2020

Flagship Initiative: "European Platform against Poverty"

The aim is to ensure economic, social and territorial cohesion, building on the current European year for

combating poverty and social exclusion so as to raise awareness and recognise the fundamental rights of people experiencing poverty and social exclusion, enabling them to live in dignity and take an active part

in society. At EU level, the Commission will work:

To transform the open method of coordination on social exclusion and social protection into a platform

for cooperation, peer-review and exchange of good practice, and into an instrument to foster

commitment by public and private players to reduce social exclusion, and take concrete action,

including through targeted support from the structural funds, notably the ESF;

– To design and implement programmes to promote social innovation for the most vulnerable, in

particular by providing innovative education, training, and employment opportunities for deprived

communities, to fight discrimination (e.g. disabled), and to develop a new agenda for migrants'

integration to enable them to take full advantage of their potential;

– To undertake an assessment of the adequacy and sustainability of social protection and pension

systems, and identify ways to ensure better access to health care systems.

At national level, Member States will need:

– To promote shared collective and individual responsibility in combating poverty and social exclusion;

– To define and implement measures addressing the specific circumstances of groups at particular risk (such as one-parent families, elderly women, minorities, Roma, people with a disability and the

homeless);

– To fully deploy their social security and pension systems to ensure adequate income support and access to health care

WTF? We will do this, we will do that. Magically. Woah. Not a word about how this will be possible or help in building the economy. Not a word on how this BECOMES possible by letting the economy work IN THE FIRST PLACE.

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Biz bods, politicos, beware: 'BOTS are on the loose, and they're coming for YOU

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However the exact motives and purpose of the campaign – much less who might be behind the cyber-assaults – remains unclear.

But websense says

Websense Security Labs™ researchers have discovered a widespread cybercrime campaign utilizing the Mevade malware that appears to be originating from Russia and Ukraine and primarily targeting the business services, government, manufacturing, and transportation sectors in the US, UK, Canada, and India...The heavy use of attack infrastructure (C2 servers) located in Ukraine and Russia and Mevade malware links this group to a potentially well-financed cyber-crime gang operating out of Kharkov, Ukraine and Russia

Though what mobsters would do with transportation industries is unclear. Though they could use the packaged proxy to sniff out Good Documents.

Luckly, Windows only.

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Pac-Man GHOST nebula is literally the coolest thing in the universe – boffins

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SCIENCE!

It's cool!

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Twitter IPO: We want $17 to $20 per share for all our - sorry, your - witterings

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14 billion?

Maybe it should be called the "Zumwalt Destroyer".

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Intel: Our first five parallel-computing schools are open for business

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That may be true be is also irrelevant.

Besides the lower-level layers are definitely parallel.

Go even lower and apparently you have to deal with the powerset.

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Open-source hardware hacking effort 'smacked down' by USB overlords

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No, but you can get the database of IDs here:

The USB ID Repository

So, getting listed in that database is lawyer-assisted goldening of balls, I hear?

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Scared yet, web devs? Google smears malware warnings over PHP.net

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PHP: Forbidden in Idaho

Soon.

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Profitless scrapbooking site Pinterest adds over $1bn to its book value

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Re: And the royal mail

> People (speculator) maker value out of thin air

That's not how it works, Mr Bangalesh Syntax.

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Re: visible-from-space bubble

Actually, my dear colleague, I do think the pinterest particle is the quantum of the government inflaton field. I predict a moneyless pension decay followed by a regulatory shower.

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Boffins hide supercapacitors on silicon chips

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Re: Superconductor

Someone at El Reg came home from a pubxpedition late and wrote something that started with "super". Be glad it didn't turn out to be "superancilliary", that would be hard to read.

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Call yourself a 'hacker', watch your ex-boss seize your PC without warning

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Re: So nobody told this judge that the word 'hacker' has several different meanings?

No, he has used the exact meaning: person with skills in dealing with computers.

Having skills in the 21st century US brands you a suspicious person. A liberal paradise.

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Re: Legal System Fail

I don't know where you have been since 9/11. The frank and frightening possibility of TERRISM is EVERYWHERE and WILL BE USED TO THE FULL EXTEND OF THE LAW OF MEN!

The Volksgerichtshof is now in session.

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Next...

"Doctor": The government has to right to control your prices

"Manager": The government has the right to control your salary

"Muslim": The government has the right to control your end-of-life

"Reporter": The government has the right to control your sources

"Non-Aligned Politician": The government has the right to control your funding

"Citizen": The government has the right to control your healthcare

Well, it's been thus for some time.

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Juniper ELIMINATES 300 jobs, braces wallet for US gov shutdown blow

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Dumb and Dumber or Juniper??

Jittery Juniper Networks is axing hundreds of workers amid concerns the US government shutdown could hamper its stateside federal business.

WTF am I reading?

What "government shutdown"?

All the contracts (billions upon billions) were pushed out the front doors in September, this also in order to burn off any excess inventory of dollars before the end of the "fiscal year" (end of September) lest one gets accused of "not spending enough".

Quantitative Farting of 70 billion USD per month is continuing apace, AFAIK.

The "deal" after the "shutdown theater for retards and naive clowns" is that there won't be a debt ceiling UNTIL FEBRUARY. Get your contract ON!

One day after the "deal" passed, USD 300 x 10⁹ (that's 0.3 TREEELLLION DOLLAR) had been borrowed and spent (talk about a precocious ejaculation of fiat money). I am sure a few Juniper routers can pass through that kind of opening.

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Long time ago? Galaxy far, far away? You ain't seen nothing yet

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Re: Wow

El Reg forgets to mention that this is an "artist's impression".

Really, at that distance, getting more than a reddish blob would demand a few thousand km² of telescope.

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Surface Pro 2: It's TOOL-PROOF and ultimately destined for LANDFILL

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FAIL

Red Ring of FAIL!

I sure won't buy any of that quickly-designed crud, that's for sure.

"If in doubt or otherwise challenged, use more glue!"

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It's the '90s all over again: Apple repeats mistakes as low-cost tablets pile up

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Re: Yes yes...

> wake up and look around you....

Wake up.

No Apple.

Only Linux.

Go back to sleep, twas just a nightmare.

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HP CEO Whitman: We've built the PC that GOD wants

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hpwned!

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This is an outrage!

God is not restricted to your puny low-orders-of-P-only computing, heathen!

That product does not even do BQP!

(No God-botherer or Cause-of-Today icon? Irate prof, then)

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Swedish teen's sex video fine slashed: Unwilling co-star girlfriend furious

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Paris Hilton

"If feels like a slap in the face"

Slap on the arse, more like?

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Re: Mixed signals regarding privacy

But wouldn't that be child pr0nz?

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Lone sysadmin fingered for $462 MEEELLION Wall Street CRASH

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Play with fire, get burnt. T'was the sysadmin!!

Really, in that environment, they should make sure the stuff's quality is commensurate with the losses. To all evidence, this means "interplanetary robot / nuke plant" - level quality. Of course, this is not possible. No-one is gonna pay for that so procedures have holes, code is shoddy if not simply of unclear design written by overpaid Prima Donnas and, really, the environment is one of those which are hard to design for, hard to predict and not necessarily amenable to modeling, ergo a lot of "testing" will happen while in production.

DO NOT BE SURPRISED!

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NSA-friendly cyber-slurp law CISPA back on the table with new Senate bill

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That old hag really leaves out no occasion.

"Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)"

Better To Not Protest the NSA Than To Hold Hands With Libertarians, Says Progressive Scribbler

Writing at Salon, "New York based journalist and consultant to progressive causes" Tom Watson objects to the anti-surveillance Stop Watching Us rally, scheduled for October 26 in Washington, D.C., because it commits the unforgivable sin of reaching across partisan lines. The fatal flaw of this gathering, says this breathless correspondent, is that it includes (gasp) libertarians! Much better to keep objections to the NSA and intrusive snoopiness as a private club for those who, he insists, really care about privacy. "The path to NSA reform so clearly lies inside the Democrats’ big tent," he writes, "and runs through its liberal wing."

... Democrats? Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Your Cell Phone) took to the pages of USA Today to defend NSA surveillance as recently as yesterday. Sen. Harry Reid (D-Your Email In Box) called Edward Snowden a "traitor" for revealing the NSA's excesses. And President Obama, who is, in fact, a Democrat, loves him some NSA surveillance.

So, of course do Republicans. Rep. John Boehner (R-Orange) shares Reid's sentiments about Snowden. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-The Inquisition) digs the NSA, and so does Sen. John McCain (R-Get Off My Lawn).

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Comet ISON perhaps NOT GARBAGE after all - glows GREEN in latest snaps

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Re: boffins?

SCIENCE!!

We are doing it!

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Google pulls all Android apps linked to adware badness THAT MUST NOT BE NAMED

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Re: Why am I not surprised ...

I thought that's the keyword for the unnamed library.

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Welcome to the club. The couch is over there.

I fear what a "vulvagressive" encounter could do. It sounds dangerous.

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Re: Surprise!

Why is it that when we see the word "exploit" or the phrase "security problems/issues", the article is always about Microsoft.

People need to give themselves a shake and stop using MS products!

I'm pretty sure I have seen this posting a few times in the past in Apple or Android or Linux threads.

An evil bizarro leprechaun version of Eadon?

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Re: Hmmm

NO SUCH APP!

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Re: Was this written by a 14 year old?

Next you will us that one has to put the period in front of terminating parenthesis?

But no (or yes?)

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UK's tech capital named: Read it and weep, Tech City startup hipsters

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Re: Harsh... but fair?

For some reason, I get the vision of a Laundry operation on Wokingham, with BOFH rappling down to erase SSDs in the name of GREEN ALICE MANILA or something.

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Black hole boffins close in on gravity waves

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Re: Gravitational waves?

IF there are gravitational waves, their propagation peed through space must be instantaneous, and will modify the "nothing travels faster than light" rule.

This has been done to death on alt.space.discussion in the early nineties.

Yeah, checking for stable orbits in Einstein gravity is so beyond those dumb physicists.

Do the math. I'm sure it will work out.. What's that? Can't into 4-D tensors? Then why are you posting?

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Re: Impressive work

Yes, one would have probably want to whump an asteroid-mass black hole around the ring. Using electrostatics...

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Re: Limits of doubt

Not detected and there may be weird / unelegant / unlikely gravities with no gravity waves indeed.

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Re: Impressive work

It always seemed obvious that a GW detector near a big particle accelerator should be picking up feint but repetitive pulses when the accelerator was running.

LOL what?

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11m Chinese engulfed by 'Airpocalypse' at 4000% of safe pollution levels

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Hmmm...

This industrialization-era smog rightfully belongs to the UK!!

I read about this in William Gibson and Bruce Sterling's "The Difference Engine"...

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Meet the 'KARDASHIAN Phone' – what Apple bods nicknamed the iPhone 5s

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Why is that broad so often in the press lately? PR effort?

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Android's defences against malicious apps dissed by security bods

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Re: 4.3 has a hidden dialog

Weak troll is weak.

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Mark Shuttleworth labels Mir opponents 'the Open Source Tea Party'

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Re: Shuttleworth, F.U. and your socialistic pandering!

There is a Republican "process"? Hah! Did you use an electron microscope to detect it under all the fascistic and crony-capitalistic lard?

Then one has to read old know-nothing lady things like:

"With the Tea Party recently throwing a political tantrum that brought about a shut down of the US government and nearly dragged the world into a vigorously erupting financial volcano"

This has to be read in a high-pitched clownesque voice I reckon.

As if the Tea Party had run this. As if the "shut down" had not been 100% political theater (all the contracts had already been passed in September, civil servants will get back pay, military and NSA kept on working), as if a "financial volcano" would have erupted if Uncle Sam would have been unable to get a new credit card to binge on, as if the current solution is not just kicking the can 3 months down the road, making the putative volcano even bigger. Seems like the only hope is to nuke the dollar through renewed money printing so that no-one notices that his T-bills are worth nothing. No volcano and happy US.

The current deal says that the debt limit has been lifted. LIFTED mtill february. Once that was announced, the US spend (i.e. borrowed) 300 billion USD OVERNIGHT. OVERNIGHT!

Game over man, game over.

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US Veep's wireless heart implant disabled to stop TERRORIST HACKERS

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Re: What is the alternative?

What kind of airhead votes down Richard's comment?

Yeah, put a socket into your ribcage, see how it goes.

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Re: Old ways are often the best ...

Seeing how a Senator who was hunting with him got a faceful of shot then an earful of insults, it might be more dangerous for them to attempt that.

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