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Forget the $2499 5K iMac – today we reveal Apple's most expensive computer to date

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Re: Homebrew Computer Club

This message brought to you by the Church of Jobs.

Praise be and shall the patented Eternal Flame of Bling burn brightly!

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Re: Any colour you like

That's racist!

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Re: Cultism

> playthings of the wealthy

> "the hands of the people"

Choose one

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Cultism

"Similar to what Henry Ford did with the Model T, Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs put technology directly in the hands of the people".

It was a fscking hobbyist thing!

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The future health of the internet comes down to ONE simple question…

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Re: Problem with organisations everywhere...

I can't see an alternative to the US Gov smacking them over the head again and imposing a sensible governance structure before stepping back for the final time.

> 2014

> Believing in multicolored bureaucratic ponies making things better, then "stepping back", and even "for the final time"

WTF man.

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Google opens Inbox – email for people too thick to handle email

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Re: "To reminder you"???????

If you continue on this way, you will be remindered to Guantanamo Bay.

Clearly the word "epic" has lost all meaning in general, popular use.

NO U!

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Hep yep

"which may be a boon to anyone stumped by the concept of reading and sorting messages"

The Teen and The Boss generations will rejoice.

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Trips to Mars may be OFF: The SUN has changed in a way we've NEVER SEEN

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Re: "The risks are secondary" @Pascal Monett

Yes, it's a japanese anime: EARTH vs. SPACE NAZIS. Involves dropping O'Neill colonies onto Australia, too. Well done. Stupid kangaroos.

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Nukes in space? Only the country of bears in flaming taxis can be of any assistance.

"Help me, Putin Panslavoni, you are my only hope!"

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Pay a tax on every gigabyte you download? Haha, that's too funny. But not to Hungarians

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Re: Not such a bad idea

Taxing each gigabyte is a bit like taxing each acre, so this is something of a Land Tax for the modern age.

Err.... In what kind of universe is "land" and "number of bits transmitted" in any way comparable?

The only effect will be to depress the number of bits transmitted (adios dreams of a 'digital economy') and suck wealth from the private economy into crony areas. A win situation only for socialists and other leeches.

Well, I guess Blockbuster will survive in Hungary, then.

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Re: Are you a slave?

"Except that taxes don't stop you from working"

Indeed, they make you work harder and longer, as you sweat and toil for the government's largesse (redistribution to those not in need for a small fee and mucho promises) till about Mai or June. Only after that is the income you gain truly yours.

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YES

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Chinese hackers slurp iCloud passwords, Apple's CEO jumps into his jet for China

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Re: demon headmaster?

He's going to break all their Fung Shui protection rings.

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Is your home or office internet gateway one of '1.2 MILLION' wide open to hijacking?

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Meh

Like american wars, the permanent hum of exploitable bug doofosity has become part of the filtered-out background noise of the 21st century.

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APPLE support doc CONFIRMS 'ORGANIZED NETWORK ATTACKS'

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Fill everything with irrelevant data

Let them choke like Monty Python's Gluttony Dude.

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Google+ goes TITSUP. But WHO knew? How long? Anyone ... Hello ...

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Re: I also notice that....

NoScript is in action

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I also notice that....

El Reg pulls in some content from gstatic.com, which ain't forthcoming, leading to white pages and repeat pressing of F5 and/or permanent rotating "loading" icons. Since around start of last week. Any relation?

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VMware's new enemy no. 1 isn't Hyper-V, it's Vladimir Putin

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Russia's recent military adventures

I think the confused author misspelled "The US/EU political adventures". Neocons are already raising noises about Moldova, I hear. It never stops.

The performing blackadder-tier military adventures are also "us" at the moment.

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ARM heads: Our cores still have legs ... as shares tumble amid 'peak smartphone' fears

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Re: Peak Processor?

> The source material is sand

Actually the source material is very clean sand. And water. And petrol, lots of petrol.

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Re: The More moments

Comrade Lenin, please.

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UNIX greybeards threaten Debian fork over systemd plan

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Re: the "fun" part about systemd

I'm not sure why anyone would choose to shut down their laptop when they could just close the lid and suspend, open lid and continue working where they left off.

Autism.

Ever upgrade the kernel?

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Btw, if they are Debian developers why don't they say who they actually are. Why lurk in the shadows?

Have you SEEN youtube videos where Poettering "discusses" things?

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Re: Such hatred

Believe me, when you're trying to figure out why your service isn't starting, systemd looks mighty nice, and upstart is pretty cute too.

To paraphrase a saying from OO programming...

People had a serious problem with properly managing service startups under the increasingly creaky SysV approach.

They thought systemd would be a nice idea.

Now they had two problems.

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Apple flings iOS 8.1 at world+dog: Our AMAZEBALLS 9-step installation guide

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Re: Nice

Next at The Register: What to do if your suspiciously organic Giant Super Robot suddenly decides to stop moving while you are comfy ensconced in the liquid-filled command podule.

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Whisper tracks its users. So we tracked down its LA office. This is what happened next

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Re: razorfishsl

it seems obvious that the whole caper is a very amateur con job being run to exploit the paranoid

Yet another one who falls for CIA decoys hook, line and sinker.

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Re: apparently cloudflare thinks zdziarski.com is undergoing a DDoS

FAP before PRIVACY!

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So how do they leave the building?

Do they have an underground express to some NSA overnight stay facility?

It would be rather cool if you waited till evening for anyone to come out. Nothing. Then at 22:00, Smoking Man exits, gets into a car and drives off...

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Sysadmin with EBOLA? Gartner's issued advice to debug your biz

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Re: The meek will inherit the earth

No panic before elections, remember?

OTOH, I hear this:

If President Obama is serious about tackling Ebola, he should look to individual intiative, as Ron Paul has advised. He writes in his weekly column, “Firestone Tire and Rubber Company has successfully contained the spread of Ebola among 80,000 people living in Harbel, the Liberian town housing employees of Firestone’s Liberian plant and their families. In March, after the wife of a Firestone employee developed Ebola symptoms, Firestone constructed its own treatment center and implemented a program of quarantine and treatment. Firestone has successfully kept the Ebola virus from spreading among its employees. As of this writing, there are only three Ebola patients at Firestone’s treatment facility ... Firestone’s success in containing Ebola shows that, far from justifying new state action, the Ebola crises demonstrates that individuals acting in the free market can do a better job of containing Ebola than can governments.”

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Re: AAAAaaaaargggggggggggh.

We_just_dont_know.jpg

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Re: OH KNOWS!

You better start quivering, do you want a visit by the party van?

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Re: How do I "horde" something?

I dunno but a horde generally only manages to hit one acolyte once before it breaks.

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I thought all was sorted?

The left has declared Ebola inquiétude another tentacle of the vast right-wing conspiracy, Obama has appointed a political operator as Ebola Czar and we are even bombing Ebola somewhere in Eurasia. So why the Gartnerization?

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'LulzSec leader Aush0k' found to be naughty boy not worthy of jail

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Re: "Self Proclaimed Leader"

Actually, if you look at these credentials, you will find that me and my wife are the pope.

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Re: Australia's Federal Police

These kind are the worst. Only organized bus trips to the Fletcher Memorial home have any chance at remediating the situation.

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No sail: NASA spikes Sunjammer

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Re: Rumours are untrue

No, the Pak come with their own fusion engine (plus stack of edible roots and inbuilt instinct for xenocide and genetic purification)

Ayyy lamo icon, of course.

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Re: Rumours are untrue

Unfortunately we have no orion-tier spacecraft ready for an intercept.

ADIOS, MOTIES!

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Re: No propulsion?

LOLNO

With all that comes from Jimbopedia:

Solar Wind:

"The wind exerts a pressure at 1 AU typically in the range of 1–6 nPa, although it can readily vary outside that range."

Light Pressure:

perfect absorbance: F = 4.54 μPa

perfect reflectance: F = 9.08 μPa (normal to surface)

That's three order of magnitude difference, advantage light sail.

Anyway you need a special kind of sail (actually: a set of wires) for the solar wind: Electric solar wind sail

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Re: No propulsion?

On the other hand, I don't think the sail is supposed to interact with the solar wind. Except in the negative sense, you don't want it to pick up nasty charges.

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Re: No propulsion?

If you are designing it right, you can orient the sail to get an orientable thrust vector, for the rest you can design your orbits correctly or do chaotic-based orbit transfers for maximum coolness.

Solar sailing has been in the "planning stages" since the mid-70s at least, with nice images by Vincent DiFate or whomever; there were even plans to have a comet-rendezvous mission use this .... now it's 2014 and it's still marked "cancelled". NASA ... just another gummint outfit.

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Ex-US Navy fighter pilot MIT prof: Drones beat humans - I should know

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Re: Ummm, no.

Isn't this from the "Dirty Pair: A Plague of Angels" comic?

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Re: "The idea of Dronecode is for a common, Linux-based software platform"

Rapid deployment to trigger-enabled hardware?

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Re: I think there's a missing word here...

Actually a Cylon.

She probably has a plan or two.

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COMET barrels towards Mars, machines of humanity race for cover

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On that picture, Mars looks like an angry Sunrise Haro? Not good.

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Happiness economics is bollocks. Oh, UK.gov just adopted it? Er ...

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Happiness maximization is such a stupid two-pence-guru idea...

... that anyone who consider it should be happy-slapped with a bat at least twice per hour for at least five months. With a jawbreaker water-soaked pillow.

Seriously, it's something out Brave New World, I can see Ford cynically talk about great happiness for the higher castes while we bomb colored people in foreign lands that might interfere with our right to allocate the oil under their feet, because, you know, happy people are not wont to question the leadership or their edicts very much. Then everyone takes a tablet of Soma, has a mindless sex orgy with whomever is at hand (no AIDS please, we are happy), then goes home contented. THE END!!

Yeah, how is happiness maximization going to bring the capital infrastructure that brings you through the winter, saves you from (fear!) EBOLA or gives you adequate medical care? It won't. Be happy, die crappy.

Moreover, the idea that the government is in charge of maximizing anything, be it happiness or GDP (which it currently tries to nuke hard), is right up the alley of that intellectual shitter Krugman, who isn't exactly against have a war to "up the GDP" (and of course destroy everything of worth except the number). That he now whores out with happiness is a new low.

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Re: animated gif at side of screen

Yep, kill it with fire!

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'Cowardly, venomous trolls' threatened with TWO-YEAR sentences for menacing posts

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The determination!!

That is why we are determined to quadruple the current six-month sentence.

Why only quadruple? Whenever the government "promises" X billions to "rekindle the economy" I would think that 10*X billions to "rekindle the economy" would be better and do a faster rekindling.

THERE IS NO REASON TO HOLD BACK!

Decuple the sentence. Hell, go wild, CENTUPLE!!

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Are you a gun owner? Let us in OR ELSE, say Blighty's top cops

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Is this the home of Mr. Isis?

It would be enough to make one open incontinent fire in utter rage.

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'George Orwell was an OPTIMIST. Show me a search history, I'll show you a perv or a crook'

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Talking about surveillance. Did El Reg strike a surveillance deal with linkedin, the Facebook For Suits? Recently page load times have gone southwards (or may not terminate) and/or you get the forever spinning wheel after page load seems to have completed. My Firebug seems to indicate linkedin doing its stuff, whatever it is (probably nothing particulary healthy...)

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SDI wars: WTF is software defined infrastructure?

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Did they forget the safe word?

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America's super-secret X-37B plane returns to Earth after nearly TWO YEARS aloft

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Re: NO CHANCE OF WINNING a nuclear exchange ...

I suddenly feel the urge to play a bit of DEFCON.

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