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Universal Credit? Universal DISCREDIT, more like, say insiders

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Re: Whoopsie.

Who cares? Minimum wage is just a twisted way of keeping a whole set of jobs off the market.

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European Space Agency goes for mostly solid Ariane 6

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They are nowadays generally seen as an option more suitable to government operations where a lot of performance is wanted and quick launch and cost are not the primary issues

I think that "cost not an issue" window may be shrinking as real-world economics snap back.

What's that? A brand-new governmental printshop? Oh carry on...

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UK Post Office admits false accusations after computer system cockup

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But Obama uses this expression, so it must be Good!

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Trust The Computer

From TOAST:

The Party by definition cannot be wrong. But the party, in all its glorious wisdom announced in 1997 that the supervisor program used by all their Class D computers was Correct. (That was not long after the Mathematicians Purge.) Bugs do not exist in a Correct system; therefore anyone who discovers one is an enemy of the party and must be remotivated. So nothing can be wrong with the Computer, even if those of us who know such things are aware that in about three months from now half the novel writers and voice typers in Oceania will start churning out nonsense.

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NASA outlines 2020 plans for Mars life search with Curiosity v2.0

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Re: Dream bigger

Well, for Jupiter you need a balloon-based nuke-powered observation platform and a relay station in low Jupiter orbit. Feasible but tricky.

Speaking of nuke, has it been de-emphasized in the drawing shown?

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HTTP 2.0 interop tests slated for August

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Why the Internet clusterfucks

"More on QUIC"

Why didn’t you build a whole new protocol, rather than using UDP?

Middle boxes on the Internet today will generally block traffic unless it is TCP or UDP traffic. Since we couldn’t significantly modify TCP, we had to use UDP. UDP is used today by many game systems, as well as VOIP and streaming video, so its use seems plausible.

Why does QUIC always require encryption of the entire channel?

As we learned with SPDY and other protocols, if we don’t encrypt the traffic, then middle boxes are guaranteed to (wittingly, or unwittingly) corrupt the transmissions when they try to “helpfully” filter or “improve” the traffic.

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Apple surrenders in 'app store' trademark suit against Amazon

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Weurgh. Kinda sour, those Apples.

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Snowden: US and Israel did create Stuxnet attack code

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Re: this is really a wonderful man

The article in this weekend's Guardian suggests a very different story

About this...

"Peter Niesewand and Cyril Garfunkel arrive just in time with the Welsh Police, and the Harry Orchestra, and proceed to sing a love song which allows Dr. Indira McNorton *just* enough time to cross the alps into Geneva, where he meets Kon Rapp, a Kung Fu fanatic and cat lover, who frivolously shoots him, but not before introducing him to lively intelligent Norwegian widow Lanny Krimt, who shows him her inner thighs, where he finds the address of a good French restaurant, and unexpectedly meets Gabriello Machismo, an ex-Korean plastic surgeon whose frankly blond assistant Sally Lesbitt is now the half-brother of a distant cousin of Ray Vorn Ding-ding-a-dong, the Eurovision song, and *owner* of the million-pound bidet given by Hitler to Eva Brown as a bar mitzvah present during a state visit to Crufts, and which remained hidden, etc. etc. etc."

THIS THEY NOW DO!

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Re: @ribosome

Found it

Dark Actors: The Life and Death of David Kelly, by Robert Lewis

This analysis of Iraq biological weapons inspector David Kelly's suicide is a shameless piece of conspiracy theorising

Hmmm......

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Re: Err

> a mafia state

Right, uh .... You may want to get in contact with "Human Rights Watch". Their spokesperson was righteously tweeting about the bad, bad countries that hypocritical Mr. Snowden was seeking refuge in.

Shiver me timbers!

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Re: @ribosome

Links, then!

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Re: Dates

AFAICR it wasn't planned for that date but someone of the terros came in or messed up late so they had to postpone.

The coincidences of

0) This day being written 9-11

1) NORAD running an exercice about hijacked planes

2) Rummie hanging around at the Pentagon

3) Someone shorting United Airlines fiercly in the morning

all on the same day are bizarre. Look elsewhere effect. Probably.

Did I mention that the building insure came through just a few days earlier?

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Re: Snoden Phoey, NSA Bravo

Don't feed the Nazi trolls.

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Re: "most trusted services in the world if they actually desire to do so."

What! Getting struck by lightning is more likely than becoming victim of terro?

I propose the new program "A Destruction Of Lightning, Fast". To be implemented immediately.

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Re: Just to add

I dunno. I suspect quite a lot that he hasn't released yet. Does that answer your question?

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Re: Reply Icon @ Ledswinger

I don't get it.

Do you mean such a man would become Inner Party or that he would go postal with a boomvest?

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Re: this is really a wonderful man

> Suicide, they insist.

Just a case of Blair poisoning. It happens to the best of them.

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Re: As usual in the last couple of decades

> They used to be on opposite sides some time ago, though.

And unfortunate accident that could have been resolved by less rah-rahism on both sides.

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Re: "most trusted services in the world if they actually desire to do so."

13 years ago.

Nobody even remembers how things were BEFORE.

Do YOU?

Really?

Yeah, things sucked with Clipper chips, then Janet Reno productions and bizarre unresolved mysteries (these were the days of the X-Files and John Doe #2 - not Nichols) and dead Iraqis that were "worth it" etc. etc. but it was nowhere near like today.

I think.

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> risky airstrikes

Not to mention totally illegal, and I mean Adolf-checking-out-Poland level illegal.

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Emergency alert system easily pwnable after epic ZOMBIE attack prank

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Re: Suprise!

FISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

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Re: OMG I did not realize you can change the *message* remotely as well as start it up.

How does a Zombie Apocalypse everywhere on the Homeland defy all known laws of physics?

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Re: Public / Private keys

that_is_the_point.jpg

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Re: @dogged

More likely than String Theory.

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Look, can we just forget about Snowden for sec... US-China cyber talks held

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Re: international laws and norms in cyberspace

> and the horse they rode in on

I beg your pardon? It has been paid for by the taxpayer!

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Radar gremlins GROUND FLIGHTS across southern Blighty

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Re: I'm going on holidays in two weeks

"It is allegedly alleged that jocularity is involved in rumors about the use of possible $HOTWORD"

THAT'S IT! YOU ARE GOING DOWN!

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Hack biz rivals or hire cyber-warriors and we'll shut you down, warns EU

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Re: Not far enough

Good idea.

I haven't seen companies w/o boards yet. They will all have to be nationalized. Finally proletarian bliss!

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Yet another case of politicians' delusions of being able to change reality by issuing laws. The economic impact of cops and judiciary playing whack a mole hasn't even entered the calculation I see. "IMPLEMENT THIS! THINGS WILL BE ... errr... DIFFERENT!"

Yes, wind those underground crackers up. I dare you!

Where is the icon of the faithful servant of Louis de Lombard?

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Snowden's Australian 'revelations' are old news

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Re: All old news

Is this really a serious issue?

This question better not be asked from the INSIDE of the cattle truck.

MOO!

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Re: The NZ stuff though

That was like more than 17 years ago IIRC.

Can't have been much later or they would have left in a body bag, right?

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Vulture South has followed Snowden's story with interest, but also with growing irritation

Yes.

Now about those El Reg news that are basically AP copy of the scurrilous shit of two days ago with added flowery language...

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Elon Musk's Grasshopper tops 300m, lands safely

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Re: balls

> (Did you see what I did there?)

You failed hard?

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> Chuck it out of a plane

Do you mean "chuck a plane out of it"?

It's PRETTY LARGE

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Re: Pretty... but pointless

You misoverestimate the power of a parachute.

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Re: Totally useless "technology" "invention".

Next: Invention of the book considered retarded. Mesopotamians could do it in clay THOUSANDS OF YEARS EARLIER using ONLY A CHISEL.

> "F9-R control algorithms"

Yeah. Details, NOW!

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Samsung Galaxy S3 explodes, turns young woman into 'burnt pig'

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Is it advisable to douse a rapidly decomposing lithium battery with water???

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Sounds standard Swiss to me.

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Texas teen jailed for four months over sarcastic Facebook comment

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Re: Do a search

> Over 150 children killed

So fucking what?

Do you want me to unpack statistics about birth defects in Vietnam due to Agent Orange? Pretty sure I can make jokes about that on the Interwebs with no ill consequence.

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Re: This is Texas

Then we shall mention the Alamo!

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Re: Has it really truly come to this?

Don't make it worse!

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Death and Texas!

> Texas ADULT who posted threats about killing school children

There are are adults in the USA? And even in Texas?

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Re: jokes not always taken in the spirit intended

He should've gotten shotguns for this kinda deal!

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Sarcastic Comments?

Jesus Christ, off to Gitmo with him!

What would Obama think? That poor man is not doing his Predator Death Note Shit every single Tuesday so that teenagers can do terrorist threats in online games! No respect, I say. No respect!

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Brits: Give us £1m and we'll build a crack ALIEN-HUNTING TEAM

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Re: future shurely lies with collective intelligences

We cannot know....

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" And think about the implications of that: if we're alone in the Universe then the whole purpose in the universe is in us."

How the fuckety fuck does that even follow? Does the Universe have a purpose? It could be the equivalent of $DEITYs old tire dropped by some $OLYMPIC roadside for what we know (a reverse Roadside Picnic?)

These non-hivemind flesher Turing Machines are just so full of themselves. The future shurely lies with collective intelligences (i.e. insects), as Charlie Stross predicts.

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Virtual brownfields: Microsoft's push to woo the VMware masses

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Re: Why, not How?

"In an enterprise you would normally user Hyper-V Server due to ... reduced attack surface ... compared to Windows Server.

Vogon, I have to tell you the bitter truth...

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Re: Hmm, upgrades?

It is a possibility but we need photographs of flying chairs first.

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BBC abandons 3D TV, cites 'disappointing' results

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Re: My glasses, my glasses, I've lost my glasses

That's because there are only two ways of achieving that:

1) Beam the image directly into your eyes. Personal viewing. Very difficult indeed.

2) Fill the room with some kind of *stuff* which the image can reflect off (e.g. a huge plastic slab with nonlinear optical properties)

No magic "you are my only hope" holograms projected by your set-top box in reality, no Sir!

Oh, I forgot:

3) Write the image directly into your visual cortex. Yummy, but even tougher.

In the end, holograms will be good for visualization and Personal Computing, but not so much for entertainment. Even for the pr0nz. I am not sure about watching a bunch of people seemingly having a go on my sofa.

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US public hate Snowden - but sexpot spy Anna Chapman LOVES him

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Re: surveillance was an unnecessary intrusion into American lives

On the use of passports in America:

J.D. Tuccille on How Our Right To Travel Became a Bureaucratic Ordeal

Anna is THE HOT, though.

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Re: Dear Mr Snowden

In addition, past whistleblowers, such as Daniel Ellsberg and even Bradley Manning, ran their mouths... and stayed to face the music. Snowden ran his mouth and bugged out for China, and then Russia. This makes him look bad.

Yes, and even back then it was not sad at all:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Ellsberg#Trial_and_mistrial

I would not call the shit coming down on people nowadays "facing the music". Military detention, torture, "accidents" and whatnot? I can quite understand that one does not want to stay in GermanyUSA and may want to ask for some hospitality in countries that are not exactly beacons of liberalism but at least have the courage to show the US some inverse V sign.

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