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Snowden dodges US agents in Moscow, skips out on flight

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Re: PHEW! What's that stench?

Oh hey Schumer is showing up:

Sen. Charles Schumer (N.Y.), the third-ranking Senate Democratic leader, warned that Russia could face serious consequences if it harbored Snowden. If Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin offered him asylum, it could impact negotiations to reduce nuclear arsenals, Schumer said.

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Re: It's just a matter of time

> It is illegal for them to deny a US Citizen entry into the country.

Correct. They just put you on the no-fly list while you are abroad.

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Re: @sisk It's not illegal, but it is uncool

"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."

Not Illegal?

GET. THE. FUCK. OUT.

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"I do think that when history looks at this, they are going to contrast the behavior of James Clapper, our national intelligence director, with Edward Snowden. Mr. Clapper lied in Congress, in defiance of the law, in the name of security. Mr. Snowden told the truth in the name of privacy. So I think there will be a judgment, because both of them broke the law."

[Sen. Rand Paul]

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Re: The internet version is a bit slow paced

Your message will now be retconned to talk about "Free Porn and Piracy"

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PHEW! What's that stench?

Oh, just Jerry Kerry and Yawn Feinstein.

Where's the inimitable Nancy Lugosi? Always meek and obliging during the Bush years, now dutifully defending the Obamaster (he invented FISA or something).

They make Repubs looks nearly acceptable again.

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HPC geeks ponder 100 petafloppers and quantum supercomputers

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Re: How do you rank them?

Real-time till a "highly probable correct" solution to a problem has been found?

This would also be a good criterium for classical computers. One would just increase the size of the problem linearly each year (in case of QM, exponentially...)

Suffer the little machines!

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"Quantum computing is easy if you leave the physics out of it"

> reading up on this quantum computing gobbledygook

You could do worse than check out:

PHYS771 - Quantum Computing Since Democritus, a course held by Scott Aaronson.

Apparently now out in book format, too.

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Spaniards deploy self-propelled ROBOT BALLS

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Re: The Prisoner

How soon?

That would be telling!

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Tearing a strip off Microsoft's Brazilian: That's no way to attract mates

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The naming is off

That would be project "Aguirre"

Lots of dead people, internecine struggles, the madness of the leader - and in the end drifting rudderlessly into the unknown.

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Cultivated dope-smoking Welshman barred from own shed

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Re: Good story

> Alcohol's impact on families and society is, for many people, appalling and life-wrecking.

Less so than HMRC.

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Re: The cost

> just to check

For a quick friendly smoke.

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Brits' HSBC bank cards, net access goes TITSUP

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You better learn to spell and express yourself correctly, son.

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When hospitals found out that you don't have any cash left because it all went to "free healthcare" while actual treatments went off-sheet because of "price capping".

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US DoJ: Happy b-day, Ed Snowden! You're (not?) charged with capital crimes

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Re: They don't like it...

"Stealing data" is not the problem.

Behaving like unaccountable royalty of bureaucracy that doesn't need nor want control by law or scrutiny by their paymaster is the problem.

Mr. Hopey Changey of Chicago, the Lawyeresque President of the Most Transparent Administration Evar doing the shilling for this control freakshow is yet another problem. Can't wait for that guy to be on the way out.

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Re: Not exactly...

You have been lost on the way to the Nazi thread of yesterday. Please let me redirect you....

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Our week with Soylent: Don't chuck out your vintage food quite yet

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Re: Organic?

> I'm not hot about eating pesticides, most Genetically Modified Organisms, and unnecessary chemicals after a cancer scare a couple years back

I have bad anecdotal evidence for you along the lines of "this doesn't help at all with that"

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Sunday's night sky to be flooded by MASSIVE SUPERMOON

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Re: Eadon's GeeK QuiZ

That's your 2748th post, Eadon and it's too easy to take seriously.

NEXT!

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THANKS OBAMA!

But seriously, I will check out the night sky....

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Top Norks bone up on Hitler

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Yet another urban legend

Can't have been that inefficient if they conquered half of Europe in a year or two? Let's be fair, they knew what they were doing

No they weren't. Hitler was just a monomanical gambler who struck lucky. If the French had rolled in when he seized Rheinland, it would have been over. When the Anschluss occurred, Mussolini could have struck north and it would have been over. When Hitler turned on Poland, generals were not sure whether they would prevail or what Stalin would do even though there was a contractual agreement about ripping the corpse of Poland. The attack on France could have gone either way - military innovation and daring carried the day over fixed point defense. But then things stalled. Not enough resources to jump the Channel, stupid adventures in the Balkans, too late in the year to roll into Russia. And a wartime control economy brings in the resources only a limited time.

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Re: Yeah, right.

an insult to all social democrats, socialists and members of the Communist party who were persecuted and killed by the NSDAP in the Third Reich

Argumentation by sympathy isn't valid. Consider that the German Democratic Republic was a straight-line continuation of 3rd Reich habits, just run by the dudes recently liberated from the camps. No winners. Do not pass go, do not take 1000 Reichsmark.

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Re: Yeah, right.

Yet another urban legend

"Hitler was not socialist at all, on the contrary he was sustained by the big business."

Not true at all. While the Nazi party undoubtedly had funding from biz partners, "Big Business" quickly learnt how the wind was blowing. Not being in control and having some small arsehole with a party card order you around is pretty galling.

Hitler was not socialist at all

How so? A centralised economy, where the good of everyone is rigidly managed by people from the proletariat, from jerks in Three-Letter-Acronym organizations down to the balding, potbellied "Blockleiter" from next door who checks whether your daily routine is party-approved. Private property no longer exists and the individual's power of decision goes to zero. Sounds exactly like what it says on the tin. You may get additional nationalism, but hell, why not.

Of course you must realize that germans were shitting bricks about a possible violent red revolution, and not without reason, the communist agitation was pretty intense (moderate Sozialdemokraten got beaten up by browns and reds...). So better go with the boys in brown instead of the ones in red, at least they are for a German-style order, not a Lenin-style order. So supporting the little mouth-breathing corporal might not be such a bad idea, after all, how bad can he really be? Let's hope for some change etc..

Sounds very 'left', but in fact it was very 'right'

False dichotomy. It's called "collectivism". And truly, Hitler killed less than the other two Great Collectivist Organizations EACH, so he's basically the less worst of them.

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Re: Not COMMUNIST!

Is this a new version of "he's not a REAL communist/collectivits/marxist/national-socialist" spin?

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Re: I don't have a pair of tongs to hand...

Tongs? You know where to find the Internets.

Hitler is somehow angry about Jews, but doesn't say much about "mongoloids". He's into "Aryans" though, whatever these are. You have to read the following in a "rolling r". The German style is pretty bad though and probably would have entailed demerit points at my school:

Würde man die Menschheit in drei Arten einteilen: in Kulturbegründer, Kulturträger und Kulturzerstörer, dann käme als Vertreter der ersten wohl nur der Arier in Frage. Von ihm stammen die Fundamente und Mauern aller menschlichen Schöpfungen, und nur die äußere Form und Farbe sind bedingt durch die jeweiligen Charakterzüge der einzelnen Völker. Er liefert die gewaltigen Bausteine und Pläne zu allem menschlichen Fortschritt, und nur die Ausführung entspricht der Wesensart der jeweiligen Rassen.

In wenigen Jahrzehnten wird zum Beispiel der ganze Osten Asiens eine Kultur sein eigen nennen, deren letzte Grundlage ebenso hellenischer Geist und germanische Technik sein wird wie dies bei uns der Fall ist. Nur die äußere Form wird - zum Teil wenigstens - die Züge asiatischer Wesensart tragen. Es ist nicht so, wie manche meinen, daß Japan zu seiner Kultur europäische Technik nimmt, sondern die europäische Wissenschaft und Technik wird mit japanischen Eigenarten verbrämt. Die Grundlage des tatsächlichen Lebens ist nicht mehr die besondere japanische Kultur, obwohl sie - weil äußerlich infolge des inneren Unterschiedes für den Europäer mehr in die Augen springend - die Farbe des Lebens bestimmt, sondern die gewaltige wissenschaftlich-technische Arbeit Europas und Amerikas, also arischer Völker. Auf diesen Leistungen allein kann auch der Osten dem allgemeinen menschlichen Fortschritt folgen. Dies ergibt die Grundlage des Kampfes um das tägliche Brot, schafft Waffen und Werkzeuge dafür, und nur die äußere Aufmachung wird allmählich dem japanischen Wesen angepaßt. Würde ab heute jede weitere arische Einwirkung auf Japan unterbleiben, angenommen Europa und Amerika zugrunde gehen, so könnte eine kurze Zeit noch der heutige Aufstieg Japans in Wissenschaft und Technik anhalten; allein schon in wenigen Jahren würde der Bronnen versiegen, die japanische Eigenart gewinnen, aber die heutige Kultur erstarren und wieder in den Schlaf zurücksinken, aus dem sie vor sieben Jahrzehnten durch die arische Kulturwelle aufgescheucht wurde.

Basically he is saying that Japanese progress would stop if the Yurop and USA aryans were not there to push and kick it and inject technological know-how. Adolf U R CLOWN!

On second thoughts, this kind of text should fit into Nork Goodthink, no problemo. Hmm...

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Because of Gangnam Style.

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"I accidentally the whole Nork"

one of three or four possible candidates for kicking off World War 3

Not the chance of an icecube in hell. More likely a possible candidate for being bought by China in a yard sale, (accidentally, natch)

Meanwhile I can recommend Space Nazis in Iron Sky

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Re: Mein Kampf is many things...

She was interesting enough that leftist webzines and zones of goodthink feel the urge to pump out a "weekly article of hate" about her views, which I can only imagine must be strenously followed and parsed by the proletarian acolytes.

Even libertarian Murray Rothbard couldn't avoid a pastiche moment: Mozart was a Red:

The living room of a modern luxury apartment on New York's upper East Side. The walls are a lush, tropical green. Sofa (c), several armchairs and sectional chairs (r) are all over-sized, so designed that no one can sit comfortably in them. Sitting back, no one under eight feet tall could place his feet on the floor. Therefore, for anyone in the room, there are only two alternatives: (a) to sit perched precariously on the edge of the sofa or chair, clinging to one of the arms for support, or (b) to curl up in it, feet pressed against thigh and upholstery.

To CARSON SAND, owner of the apartment, this choice presents no problem. She is now curled up in one of the sectionals (lc), cigarette holder raised aloft. This is to symbolize mocking contempt of, and hostility toward, men, and therefore rationality and high romantic standards.

CARSON is a little woman with straight hair seeping down one side of her face. Her figure can only be described as protoplasmic, amorphous; her age, too, is indeterminate, but is presumably in the fifties. She wears a shapeless suit with military shoulders, in the height of fashion (Moscow, 1925). Her eyes are beady and intent, and when she talks, she is invariably curled up, ready to strike.

CARSON skyrocketed to fame as author on the basis of a novel, eagerly bought for its graphic rape scene. She believes its popularity demonstrates the mass devotion to her philosophical message.

On the other hand, Ayn's righteous anger and attempts at finding an explanation about why the 20th century turned into the largest slaughterhouse moment seen in history are not to be dismissed.

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In furtherance of which I recommend this little gem, written shortly before the war by an emigrated businessman (people where apparently betting on the generals putsching to get the mustachioed one his comeuppance).

When saying 3rd Reich people are into SS this and that and Holocaust (which came quite a bit later) but what is a real eye-opener is the retardation, corruption and dumbass regimentation of the control economy. Like FDR's administration on steroids:

The Vampire Economy: Guenter Reiman

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That urban legend about efficient Nazis...

They were the most inefficient. Prussian bureaucracy run by ignoramuses and parvenus unbound by any rules and legalities with the typical internecine fights of state bureaucracy rendered tougher because THE PARTY MUST BE OBEYED. Fail harder you can't.

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“Mentioning that Hitler managed to rebuild Germany in a short time following its defeat in World War One"

LOLWHAT. No mention of Weimar Germany?

Anyway, "The Iron Dream" (the pulp novel that Hitler would have written if he had emigrated to the US after WWI) is a far better read, also military and biker actions are pretty good, something that is sorely missing in "Mein Kampf".

HELDER HEIL!

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Tokyo beak rules against Samsung in Apple 'bounce back' case

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Re: Score?

The only score you need is who is using the most retarded patent (or "design patent", marketocratic droidspeak for "unpatentable craptistic fap product from whalesongheads which we will duly accept anyway because it brings in the money").

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Using encryption? That means the US spooks have you on file

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Re: All of 'em

> Beer cos its Friday

No beer for you because there are these little things called "laws" you are forgetting about which were, once upon a time, regarded as a great advance to check the power of kings and administrative forces.

Don't let the door of the cattle truck hit you when you are getting out. Inside the "perimeter zone", natch.

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Not all data encryption is created equal

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Re: outrun the raptor?

Kim Dotcom?

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Anons: We milked Norks dry of missile secrets, now we'll spaff it online

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Hacked by Emmanuel Goldstein LOL!

I foresee a propganda effort.

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New super maxed out on first day of operations

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Cue ominous electric flashes and rolling thunder

RC Future Fellow, Associate Professor Evatt Hawkes, had a code running on 32,769 cores - over half the system.

"THEY LAUGHED AT ME AT THE ACADEMY! WHO'S LAUGHING NOW? MUAHAHAHA!!"

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What should replace Linpack for ranking supercomputers?

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Will there be a book with all the TPM posts?

Suggested title "High-Performance Computing Memoirs found in a Bathtub: Missives from Before the Exascale Era"

Here is a fix btw:

The original Linpack from the dawn of time solved a desne matrix of 100 x 100 linear equations

That should be a dense matrix of 100 x 100 positions, for 100 linear equations to determine 100 unknowns.

Now, how about running some Lattice Gauge Theory simulations on them machines? An idea which goes back to Kenneth Wilson, who shuffled (shuttled?) off this mortal coil this very month. AFAICR problems of 17⁴ lattice points beach the mightiest machines dry. Nature apparently runs this thing at every point of the continuum, which I find extraordinary.

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When Apple needs speed and security in Mac OS X, it turns to Microsoft

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Sambanomicon!

To think that if the Samba People hadn't go through the hellish experience of reverse-engineering the SMB protocol to the great danger of sanity and of forcefully meeting lawyers, it would still be a proprietary crawling networking horror of squamous yet ruguous nethermost blasphemous sophomoric programming. That you have to pay for.

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I, for one, welcome our GIANT TITANIUM INSECT OVERLORDS

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CAVE JOHNSON!

Doing crazy science again!

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Google preps wave of machine learning apps

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Soon!

The Singularity!

Unfortunately it will be for ad delivery only.

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PC makers REALLY need Windows 8.1 to walk on water - but guess what?

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Not the fire this time. It's over. You just had to listen.

Catholic bears defecate on pope in tree-infested areas etc.

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Google erases G8 venue from Earth: Microsoft doesn't

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Re: Missed Opportunity

> despite the fact a strike had shut them down

Ah! A french company where the strike status is actually different from the non-strike one?

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Nvidia stretches CUDA coding to ARM chips

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Sure, OpenCL would be nice, but OpenACC seems to be rather open-ish. It is also very much higher-level (compiler does boring jobs for you) than OpenCL/CUDA (manual work required).

Looks like there is no support for gcc or clang.

Compiler_support

"Support of OpenACC is available in commercial compilers from PGI (from version 12.6), Cray, and CAPS. An open source compiler, accULL, is also developed by the University of La Laguna (C language only)."

There is work to do then.

I remember that special C for the Connection Machine...

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And I have to say I foresee really impressive screensavers in the future.

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That market share graph is hard to understand

It is not Larry Ellison's market value expressed in South Sea Islands?

NO! It is the relative share of ARM Open vs. x86....

But in what market? The problem is that market exhibited 100% x86 way back when.

Embedded? Sure not. Supercomputers? No. PCs? I don't see many ARMs here. Mobile Market? No..

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Microsoft lures buy-curious vixens, corduroys with a cheap fondle

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Re: Use the RT then comment.

Astroroots consumer advocacy? On El Reg? This is like advocating political correctness on /b/.

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Re: MS Learning Fail

> For the majority of students, computers - like Eadon - are a tool.

You now realize that the country is full of fools how think that having a mental representation of their most important tool as an agglomeration of multicolored iconography that can be shifted around is sufficient.

Zarg from Xandax 5 will now push the "eradicate" button!

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It's like the stockmarket.

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Dr. Snooker's Patent Bitumen/Radium Medecine. Now with more Mercury!

...we want students and educators to have the best technology on the market today

Don't believe this for an instant, son!

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SCO vs. IBM battle resumes over ownership of Unix

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Re: In perpetuity

Back then, Darl McBride could be heard one TV channel and Baghdad Bob could be heard on another. Only one of them was good and deserves to enter the history books.

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Google Brain king slashes cost of AI gear

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The Butlerian Jihad has been postponed as designers fight over how to design the icon to activate said Jihad on you smartphone.

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