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Super-fast super-massive black hole spins at nearly light-speed

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That Ergosphere is gonna whip the wheels off Hawking's chair!

But the interesting question is, the Black Hole not being solid stuff but rather a spacetime edge, what exactly is "rotating at speed X" here? Is the maximum speed attained when the inner event horizon is as larger as the outer one? Will rotating any faster than c cause bad things to happen? MATH NAOW!

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APT1, that scary cyber-Cold War gang: Not even China's best

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Remember when Hillary Clinton wanted the VISA card numbers of UN member snaffled? Nobody gave a f*ck.

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Re: Shanghaied!

> Is this the world we want our children to inherit?

2013. Not using reasonably secure free OS.

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Re: as easy as pie !

Not in the Obama administration. One of that guy's most important concerns is to go after non-approved leaks.

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Dishonor! You not hide tracks?

"The Comment Crew are, in general, not terribly sophisticated, But there are some people in there who are quite skilled not just in the malware they create but in their ability to hide their tracks. You are always going to get some junior members in any hacking or security group who are less skilled."

That's sure going to cause some ruckus in the oriental haxxors crew!

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Hey, software snobs: Hardware love can set your code free

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Just a minute

"This may seem like an obvious choice and, yes, we are talking about NoSQL solutions like (but absolutely not exclusively) Hadoop and MapReduce."

Hold on! NoSQL is for people who want to have fast, possibly distributed databases and either don't need a proper relational scheme or can absorb a temporary relaxation of consistency in exchange for decentralization. Hadoop and MapReduce are about distributing computational tasks over a large matrix of machines. Not the same thing at all. Or what??

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That's just as retarded as saying that the damn planes always are full of fracking people, even if we biggen them up.

Maybe it was sarcasm though.

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MiniDuke miscreants whip out old-school tricks to spy on world+dog

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So they wheeled the old ones back in for some action?

"backdoor written in Assembler language"

A sudden urge to watch Space Cowboys again.

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cPanel: Reset your root passwords! Hackers broke into our system

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The Boys from Shanghai..?

So are help-desk providers being targeted?

Maybe the rest could, you know, check their logs and stuff?

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Colombian boffins reconstruct flight path of Russian meteor

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Re: A modest proposal...

> Why didn't that system warn us?

Because the level of detection at which you spot a quite likely black-painted sandgrain from 500km away against a black background has just not been reached yet.

Now get off your ass and increase GDP so that we can have that.

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Anonymous leaks 'Bank of America secrets' in spy revenge hack

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Re: "hosted in Israel"

If it's a "honeytrap" I suppose it's Russian.

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Brit firm PinPlus flogs another password 'n' PIN killer

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Re: um winfrasoft pingrid

PATENT FIGHT!

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Yes, it sounds good.

I just had the shudder moment at the statement of "four patents pending". Yes, we get it. Seems to be today's version of "Endorsed by the secretary of $DICTATOR". You must have it.

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Stop saying 'Cyber Pearl Harbor,' RSA boss pleads

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Re: @Destroy All Monsters

"You could argue that all the US's previous actions were reactions to previous Japanese actions like the invasion and annexation of Korea, the creation of the Manchuko puppet state in Northern China and the full-blown war with China."

Ummm... yeah? So what exactly did the US have to do with Korea or China? Did the US attack itself after its invasion of the Phillipines and the creation of the Hawaiian puppet state? No. You could argue that it was about competition for the Pacific but don't unpack the "humanitarian intervention" chestnut.

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"but seriously, many people died in a surprise attack from a country we were not at war with"

The war with Japan did NOT begin at Pearl Harbour. It began with the US blockade of Japan, not a friendly act. One might even consider that it began when the US demanded that the UK break the UK-Japanese treaty after WWI for a closer cooperation with the USA.

In the same way as for 9/11, there is history before the event, which is not so much forgotten as elided. Like 9/11, Pearl Harbor was not a surprise attack, far from it. One could see it coming clearly (wasn't Roosie ex-secretary of the Navy? His main skills may have consisted in collection of model ships but still...) Whether a frankly unbelievable level of incompetence by the persons in charge or "expedient politics" to rally the masses then allowed the attack to succeed shall be discussed elsewhere.

The Navy/Army guys in charge at Pearl Harbor got the full railroading treatment afterwards although they had been kept in the dark about any political developments whatsoever and told not to go on alert. Teh.

A good read and an interesting comment section at:

How U.S. Economic Warfare Provoked Japan's Attack on Pearl Harbor

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Cuber Purl Hurbor

Well, it has at least that thing in common with the actual "Pearl Harbour" in that some people are salivating for it to occur so that the floodgates of "PUBLIC SPLURGING" may be opened wide ... wide. Maybe one could finagle something? An unknown country (or maybe Venezuela) causes havoc using unheard-of Weapons of Cybermass Destruction, after which we can solemnly declare "You are either Cyber-With Us or Cyber-Against us". Let the bombing commence! Hold on, I am getting a call by Krugman.

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> a transactional risk engine based on feedback from 50 billion data points

WTF does that shite even mean?

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New social network is for DEAD PEOPLE

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Re: Does it have a Nokia Lumia?

I don't get it.

Oh wait, it's Eadon. I do!

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LinkedOut

If only one could upload a personality construct...

Log in to LinkedOut:

"What kept you?" the Flatline asked, and laughed.

"Told you don't do that," Case said.

"Joke, boy," the construct said, "zero time lapse for me."

At least they won't tweet.

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Microwaves thrash fibre on speed... if you like two-nines uptime

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Re: Run for the hills

There is nothing wrong with speculation - as long as you are not forced to put your own money into it. Well, it seems like you are, thanks to central banking and "inflation targets" politicians can spend and pretend no-one is off the worse for it. Want to keep your savings and retirement benefits? Better go into "speculation".

Of course, once SHTF, those same politicians turn around, decry "speculation" and the oh-so-evil "speculator" (calling him "Jewish" is no longer à la mode, luckily) and want to put taxes on it. It's like hyperactive evil, childish and retarded gnomes in expensive suits who want want to fuck you up every time, all the time.

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EU web chief: Europe's slow on 4G, but 5G GLORY WILL BE OURS

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Attention whoring brings you friends and political fortune

Jesus Christ, I'm still not even at 2.5G, WTF?

"For the next global standard, and the next generation of technology, will Europe lead the world, or merely follow?"

I can answer that now already.

"Will future ubiquitous ultra-high bandwidth communication infrastructure, also known as 5G, be pioneered by European industry, based on European research, creating European jobs? Or will global competitors get there first – and, by the way, many of them are already investing heavily."

Jesus Christ. Mercantilist much? I imagine the "IP homesteading" faggotry that goes on in these affairs really puts the red-hot point of a branding iron onto a sensitive skin part, but still...

Any particular "european industry" that hasn't yet sold off its assets and/or is basically state-owned which might apply? Do I smell sweetheart deals?

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World+Dog don't care about climate change, never have done

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Re: That's USA, right?

"There appears to be a lot of bad press concerning Fracking, most notably for the environment."

I strongly suspect that should read

"There appears to be a lot of bad press concerning Fracking, most notably from the environmentalists"

I always read article with "doom, gloom, being exploited and being lied to by powerful interests (linked to republicans)" on fracking generally underneath an article about how global warming is still not being taken seriously or suppressed by powerful interests (generally linked to republicans). Go figure.

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Apple patents situational awareness for oblivious fanbois

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That's the Mobile Healthcare Market for the Babyboomers all stitched up, then.

Nice trick, Apple.

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Adobe squashes TWO critical Flash vulnerabilities with emergency patches

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Morons

> 2013

> buffer overflow vulnerability

"Yeah, our QA hasn't gotten into this static checking thing yet, uh, uh...."

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Trekkies detect Spock's Vulcan homeworld ORBITING PLUTO

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Re: Kerberos ...

No, not the same outfit.

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Inside Intel's deal to let FPGA biz Altera use its 22nm TriGate fabs

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Only the paranoid survive

> Altera and said that the other major suppliers of FPGAs – that is mainly Xilinx – would not be given access to Chipzilla's fabs

I suppose someone's soul or possibly IP portfolio must have been put on the table in this kind of deal.

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Look out! PEAK WIND is COMING, warns top Harvard physicist

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Re: Stop the tea party

So where does the Tea Party come into this?

Will the Gun Ownership Debate and Wind Power be linked by people trying to change physics by law? How about Violence to Women, BLG Rights and the Social Security Crater?

Stay tuned...

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>2013

>Not using NoScript

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Re: Peak Nothing

> every house has a wind turbine on its roof

Hold on! Debt-laden families shelling out several cars of dosh for a turbine and its maintenance? How??

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Re: Why not just build a solar panel that covers half the world....

" Surely cities bursting into flame can't be good for the environment"

THANKS SPACE OBAMA!

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Re: Hardly a scientific approach.

Anything with "Koch" in it should be disregarded, unless it is ALSO accompanied by the picture of the Koch Brothers torturing Progressive Damsels in an underground lair in Montana while stroking white fluffy cats and reading Ayn Rand.

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Boffin shows pics of germs grown on SPOTTY STUDENTS' MOBES

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Psychedelicious!

I misread "Boffin snaps spotty student mobe sperm horror", which would have been interesting.

IIRC, these microsbes can be harmless or really nasty skin eating strains. I foresee a market for slightly radioactive mobiles, though the hardware would fail quickly.

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Ancient lost continent discovered lounging on Mauritian beach

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Re: Mu and Lemuria

But lemurs don't yell "Tekeli-Li" while owning you with ruguous yet squamous tentacular appendages.

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BBC's new bosses - the lawyers - strike out Savile probe testimony

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Re: Publicly funded again...

"Her opinion was always that Y just went wrong somewhere and was really good inside."

The hallmark of really rotten shite.

Y = Marx, The Soviet Union, Nazi Germany, Patent Law, Obama, SCOTUS, Kony 2012, Progressivism, BNP, The Occupy Movement etc. etc.

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Is world's first space tourist Dennis Tito planning a trip to Mars?

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Re: Just what you need

> the great American divide

Is that the one created by a hundred years of Progressivism which shall be fixed by MORE Progressivism?

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Re: Falcon Heavy will freeze in deepspace...

HYDRAZINE! OXIDIZER! KERO!!

Are you DONE with your caveman tech yet?

Where's the fracking NUCULAR ENGINE?

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> He could cure all known illnesses with the money needed for this jolly.

By building a time machine to get info from the future?

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Free Riak database acts like depressed teenager to assure data reliability

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Listening to Linking Park?

So this is all about how to patch up things after the CAP theorem struck and made things go haywire?

Any numbers on how much of such a database is in an inconsistent / non-replicated state? The whole approach sounds bizarre and wild, something I might have come up with in my earlier years...

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RIAA: Google failing on anti-piracy push

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"Legitimate download sites like amazon.com"

1) Go to amazon.com

2) Just shitty MP3 and "cloud service", WTF? Needs windows. WTF???

3) Oh all right then. Clickety clickety click VISA click click

4) "This service is not available in your country"

5) FUUUUUUU.......

6) Become proud user of bittorrent

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Google announces I/O conference registration

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Mission Impossible

"Unless, that is, you skydive onto its roof and then dodge various guards using your biking skills, as some Google Glass–wearing bandits did at I/O 2012."

Pics or it didn't happen.

Seriously, why would anyone do that? I guess because they can!

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PSF warns on angry trademark attacks: Python coders, this is not our way

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Re: Compromise

Yep.

Going from Veber "blowing off" the PSF to both parties now engaged in "'good-faith negotiations' to settle the trademark dispute" sounds like someone wanted to eat a lot of lasagne but it turned out there was a horse in it. Or serpent maybe.

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Because that's the Red Hat / Fedora installer?

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Delving deep into Microsoft's 'Cloud OS'

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Re: Windows can deliver clouds, but it takes a week to recover your data

Eadon!

Hush now.

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Nvidia plans new 'reptile HQ' to match its IT aggressiveness

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"the Shanghai Tower, which will be the tallest building in China when it is finished next year"

Bad sign, Johnny!

Skyscrapers and Business Cycles

"The skyscraper is the great architectural contribution of modern capitalistic society and is even one of the yardsticks for 20th-century superheroes, but no one had ever really connected it with the quintessential feature of modern capitalistic history — the business cycle. Then in 1999, economist Andrew Lawrence created the 'skyscraper index' which purported to show that the building of the tallest skyscrapers is coincidental with business cycles, in that he found that the building of world's tallest building is a good proxy for dating the onset of major economic downturns. Lawrence described his index as an 'unhealthy 100 year correlation.'

The ability of the index to predict economic collapse is surprising. For example, the Panic of 1907 was presaged by the building of the Singer Building (completed in 1908) and the Metropolitan Life Building (completed in 1909). The skyscraper index also accurately predicted the Great Depression with the completion of 40 Wall Tower in 1929, the Chrysler Building in 1930, and the Empire State Building in 1931. There are, however, important exceptions in the ability of the index to predict, so the first question is: how good of a predictor is the skyscraper index?

Changes in the rate of interest (the relative price between consumption goods and capital goods) can have three separate Cantillon effects on skyscrapers. All three effects are reinforcing and all three effects are interconnected to the transformation of the economy toward more roundabout production processes. When the rate of interest is reduced, all three effects contribute to the desire to build taller structures. The world's tallest buildings are generally built when there is a substantial and sustained divergence between the actual interest rate and the natural rate of interest, where the actual rate is below the natural rate as a result of government intervention. When the rate of interest increases, the financial effects all reduce the value of existing structures and the demand to build tall structures and when combined with depressed economic activity, the desire to build at all."

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Mobile dev site: We never knew about Facebook, Apple hacks

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Re: Hmmm

The AntiLeague of Bicycle Repairmen!!

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PunkSPIDER project founder defends 'Google for web app vulns'

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So is this like Qualys web vulnerability scan?

Unfortunately, I suspect that a honest-to-god "vuln scan" might well make the scanned site unresponsive or worse and get the author into hot water. So these will be avoided...

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Perfect sex minx calculated from 'deep' probe of X-rated flicks

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Re: No Stoya in that mix up?

Great idea, mylord!

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Oklahoma cops rake ashes of 'spontaneous combustion' victim

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Re: SHC = I don't know

> Unexplained does not mean ALIENS or anything like that.

But it could be ENORMOUS HEAT generated by a spontaneously nucleating vacuum.

Or politicians.

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Sony promises PC-based PlayStation 4 for Christmas

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CounterStrike and checking on your GF

> not finding out where your GF is before shooting through a door

Why do you want to find out where your GF is before shooting through a door?

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Re: @wolfetone

> How does wearing blusher help defeat the empire?

For that you need to ask Princess Leia Orgasma.

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Quit the 2D internet, flee your cave, and GET LAID, barks rock star

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WTF?

Re: He's quite right

So?

> Support your local shops.

Only makes sense if they sell foods. Or are *very* specialized.

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Meh

It's 2013 and people still think "rockstar" opinions are relevant?

Get outta here!

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