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Elon Musk and PayPal chum quit Zuckerberg's immigration gang

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While I don't have opinions on Keystone XL, one should really stay away from anything even near Lindsey Graham and the group of national-socialist / crony-capitalist creeps of the Old Men Express. And this includes the democrat Dick Durbin and the insufferable McCain. Basically the list of people you want to accidentally drown while no-one is looking.

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Microsoft honcho pleads with media: 'Stop picking on us!'

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Heavy breathing by an acolyte while a voice cackles....

So let's pause for a moment and consider the center. In the center, selling 100 million copies of a product is a good thing. In the center, spewing FUD is a good thing. In the center, pretending that things are true which are not is a good thing.

I can feel the anger rising within you. Good. Now, join us in the center, young developer!

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Penguins in spa-a-a-ce! ISS dumps Windows for Linux on laptops

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Come in Major Eadon!

This is Ground Control to Major Eadon

You've really made the grade

And the papers want to know what OS you boot

And whether it's "ls" or "dir" to you!

This is Major Eadon to Ground Control

I see "vmlinuz" scrolling by

A fat penguin on my screen

And a Gnome wants me to log in

Here am I sitting in a tin can

Far above the world

On my screen there is a spiral

on top of kernel version 3.

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'Liberator': Proof that you CAN'T make a working gun in a 3D printer

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Re: tinfoil hat time

"You! Come out with your hands up! You are too dumb to provide meaningful resistance against this here jackbooted SWAT team. We checked your Internet history!"

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Meh

Somebody has been watching too much Clint Eastwood again.

Use a crossbow, ffs.

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Re: Pointless argument

By then you will see people dying in the street because a kid downloaded a file for some virus from 4chan into his dad's nanoassembler and hit the "assemble" button.

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Re: Pens should be banned

Tools don't kill people.

PEOPLE KILL PEOPLE!

Oh God what done? Intelligent Design is EVIL!

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And this why you can't find The Anarchists' Cookbook on the Internet!

It's all for the good of all of us.

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If I had a "bit of money" I would get a proper FN-FAL.

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What are you talking about?

> How easy is it going to be to have Mexican drug runners start selling guns?

Pretty hard as gun control is in effect down there to keep the campesinos down.

The last I heard was the US was EXPORTING guns to Mexico. If need be, with the authorities' approval.

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But...but....

An FN P90 looks plasticy too, so we are already HALF THERE!!

PRESS THE PANIC BUTTON!

"meep"

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NASA on alert: International Space Station springs a leak

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Re: here we go

We are not talking about lawyers here....

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Paris Hilton

Nork to the rescue!

Who is this not-too-smart "we" and why does he rely on "private industry" instead of glorious socialist hardware?

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Re: Easy Fix!!!

Isn't that "Duck Tape"?

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I think the next step...

...is to lose track of the station's cat.

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German govt DUMPS 170 NEW PCs riddled with Conficker

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Buy new harddisks. Install Eadon, I mean Linux....

"Simply cleaning up the malware would have cost €130,000"

Sounds like someone budgeted a final solution here.

But these are bureaucrats who have a taxpayer spigot on hand and are not too sure about the tech details in their consultant's offering...

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Obama orders gov data must be 'open and machine-readable'

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Big Brother

Right

http://dissenter.firedoglake.com/2012/08/04/the-washington-post-on-the-most-transparent-administration-ever/

The Washington Post has published an article on an analysis of annual reports from government agencies the Post did, which is further proof—despite President Barack Obama’s promise of unprecedented transparency in government—he has presided over a government that in some ways is more secretive than ever before.

Sure, random press releases, binder-thick bureaucratese (job-destroying!) as well as detailed reports on politicking will be "machine-readable". That helps no-one.

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'Raining Blooderator' pays tribute to late Slayer guitarist

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X-Files material, and resistance to antibiotics.

"Hanneman died of liver failure last Thursday at the age of 49, following a protracted battle with the flesh-eating disease necrotizing fasciitis, which he is believed to have contracted from a spider bite in 2011."

Maybe there should be warning on this story to not read before breakfast???

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Standard Model goes PEAR-SHAPED in CERN experiment

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Re: Antimatter and anti-gravity anyone?

Yeah Eadon, it would be reeeeallllly surprising if antimatter behaved differently than normal matter in its spacetime bending behaviour.

After all, you can seamlessly transform matter into antimatter with a bit of E=mc² and some luck, and nowhere do we see negative signs appear suddenly in front the constant total mass energy.

Might be a neat null experiment but I wouldn't want to bet my PhD on it.

tl;dr ; gb2 slagging Windows.

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Re: Pear shaped matter?

> It was very difficult to grasp a quantum part.

I dunno.

Personally, it was all fine, man!

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Ban Samsung sales in the US? Sorry, Apple: Tech titans say 'No'

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Nokia FAIL.

What a shitty company on a one-way trip to the necropolis of capitalism.

Will come crying when it's getting skewered because its phones are too rectangular, round, quadratic or have too much swiping in the UI.

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Israeli activists tell Hawking to yank his Intel chips over Palestine

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So if you diss that Intel chip, you get a lawyergram by the Anti-Defamation League?

"His whole computer-based communication system runs on a chip designed by Israel's Intel team"

Yeah, well... it's just the Intel team which happens to be in Israel. It's not like it has been designed by the ultra-right-wingers of the Israeli state. It's not even particulary jewish - or, more the point, zionist (in the worst possible way).

Need to find another argument here.

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Think enterprise software is complex? Check out the licences

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Re: I never quite understood why such a market even exists

SAP is about as "ready made" to your final product as recipe is to a final dish. Have fun implementing it. This friendly consultant will help, with the low, low price of USD 1200 per day.

> there is no risk that the software will actually never be delivered

Don't know whether serious.

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Microsoft plasters IE8 hole abused in nuke lab PC meltdown

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HERP DERP I have muh statistics!

> Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox were in first and second place for programs with the most vulnerabilities

Dontcha mean the most disclosed or discovered vulnerabilities?

Why anyone still goes near a browser from MiSFiT is a mystery. Maybe because it comes with free Silverlight?

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Coke? Windows 8 is Microsoft's 'Vista moment'. Again

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Re: Let's take Business Categories for $400

It's a take on "Jeopardy"

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Let's take Business Categories for $400

"The new user and out-of-box experiences which are missing end customers' expectations are being reevaluated and crowsdsourced in an inclusive way (with the opinion of all actors being on the table) so that divisive perceptions can be managed, unaligned expectations improved and the multi-focused user interface adjusted to the customers' needs and wants, thus clarifying the overly aggressive interpretations of trade partners and evaluators about this company's rollout of its latest, vastly improved iteration of its flagship product."

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Boffins' invisible magnetic ring pieces: Next-gen mobe emitters

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Re: Not that I've got anything against blue sky research

"You can already achieve Ghz transmission directly from a chip - or you could 25yrs ago"

These were the chips as big as a dinner plate, I suppose?

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San Francisco caves over mobile radiation warnings

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Neurotics.

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Big Brother

Is a bailout of the auto industry The People's Will?

You need to revise your basic assumption about the meaning of the word

"the people"

"control"

and

"Government"

Frankly, I would be quite happy if the Government were out of "people's control" and only driven by economic interests and clueless retards like Madame Warren (frankly under control of "the people") were staying outside. But then the government needs to be very small to keep crony capitalism at bay.

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Spotify spews 'unencrypted' FREE MP3s all over creation

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Artist can also choose to share their music with pink singing ponies and a barf bag.

"Artist can choose to share their music DRM free, but we don't need to force them."

Way to miss the point. It's about "paying" not about whether there is DRM or not. And who is that "we" he is talking about? I haven't been introduced.

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Larry Ellison forks out over $200m to slurp up sexy Malibu strip

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More power to him, but expect an Oracle price increase.

But does he own a hollowed-out volcano yet?

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Secret UN 'ZOD' climate deliberations: UK battles to suppress details

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Holmes

A nice turn of the "the public is too dumb, needs protection and selective info for its own good" argument.

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Can I have the same de-roaching by daylight...

...on the European Central Bank policy decisions, please?

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Good news: Debian 7 is rock solid. Bad news: It's called Wheezy

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Re: Social contract?

For once not INVADING Finland, but coming OUT OF Finland!

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Cray descends to midrange HPC shops with baby XC30 supers

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"America, what a country! This is precisely how the phone company charges us for the internet that our tax dollars paid to create in the first place."

Not really. What's important for "the Internet" is not the glued-together packet-exchanging network from DARPA that found some success in universities - but the infrastructure underneath the pavement. The latter was built via a circuitous route involving state-granted privileges, sweetheart deals, a telecoms bubble and outright abuse of dominant positions in the marketplace. So one may argue that fleecing, gouging, larcency and pension scheme draining are involved, but tax dollars? Not so much.

What we have got here is bog-standard "industrial policy" whereby companies get some orders from tax-and-spend state outfits to do R&D. Not exactly capitalism, but then again, at least it's not a 5-trillion dollar war on stuff for the benefit of the well-connected ones.

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First, the bad news: EA bags Star Wars games rights

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C3P0 as used car salesman?

> Great initial films

Only because he didn't actually have free reign.

He's been quite in character all the way to the tubes.

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Senate passes Marketplace Fairness Act by wide margin

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Everyone shall be equally robbed!

It's fair - because otherwise who will fill the trough we are feeding from?

MUAHAHAHA, Suckers!

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Watchdog: Y'know what Bitcoin really needs? A REGULATOR!

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Mushroom

Nazis everywhere

This is why we can't have nice things.

Go back to your inflating fiat currencies, f*ggots!

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Don't bake your Raspberry Pi - now you can WATER COOL it

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Re: Obviously

Or Kool Aid?

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Google hit by building automation security FAIL

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I saw that in the movie "Fair Game". I was only watching it for Cindy Crawford, honest!

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Redmond probes new IE 8 vulnerability

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Re: Why don't they just throw in the towel?

Truth is boring.

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Next Tidbinbilla deep space antenna ready for hoist

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Nice, but...

"Planned, approved and budgeted before America decided to threaten to blow its economic brains out via the fiscal sequester process"

I dunno.... that's like saying a foaming junkie spasming in the hall decided to kill himself by refusing that one last little pill.

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Platform clouds: The hot battle for developers' hearts and minds

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Re: Development Tools for the next quarter century...?

Scala. And LISP or Scheme or Clojure. LISP is always good.

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Russian geologist claims finding chunks of Tunguska Event invader

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Re: Weak in history?

I don't do criticism from ACs

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Re: "collapsing black hole"?

That was in Larry Niven's "Borderland of Sol" ... a good read and I think the first "real sci-fi" I read during a school holiday at my grandparent's house (I remember reading it several times until I understood what was actually going on). Niven had not yet gotten the memo about Hawking Radiation though.

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Peak Apple: Yet ANOTHER supplier reports drop in demand

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> Apple negotiating better prices etc. etc.

How? By kidnapping the CEO's daughter and threatening to bludgeoning her to death with rounded corners??

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Star Trek: The original computer game

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Re: And just think...

I distinctly remember nastygrams flying back in the 90's about the non-permitted use of "Star Trek" on the Internets, and fans wailing and gnashing their teeths...

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Anonymity ZUCKS: Facebook's Instagram to switch on face tagging

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Re: "... taking shots of their shoes ..."

Your jokes are in dire need of update

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Dept o' Labor says US created more jobs than it thought this spring

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Re: Chinese dollars

Very correct.

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