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Iran develops working ICBM: Intercontinental Ballistic Monkey

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"nuclear fears grow"

You mean as warmongering by lobbys connected to Israeli crazies and possibly X-tian end-timers grow. Not to mention attempts to get rid of Chuck Hagel who seems to be not immediately ready to go for another war. Luckily spineless ooze John Kerry has been removed from the freezer to provide much-needed pliability

I hope to $DEITY they all get throat cancer from the yelling.

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The Oric-1 is 30

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Re: Is it really 30 years ago

You made me remember Level 9!!!!

And now I also remember that I am still waiting for the arrival in my mailbox of "The Worm In Paradise". It shuld arrive any day now ... Man, these mail-order outfits were dodgy.

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Pop tix touts slung in the cooler for 4 years after £3m web scam

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Re: How come bankers get bailouts, then?

Implying a financial services IT guy has any clue about banking

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Re: How come bankers get bailouts, then?

Hmmm a downvote.

Are there banksters here tonight?

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How come bankers get bailouts, then?

> In reality, there were never any tickets available.

Sounds like run-of-the-mill fractional reserve banking to me. Here, have a loan based on nonexistent money. I will collect the interest. MUAHAHAH!

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Patch often: Cyber-crim toolkits love stinky old gaping holes

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Re: trauma inducing headline!

> holding my breath

Very recherché.

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Re: "So we should regularly update our Java runtimes?"

Or just not use the Java plugin.

It's amazing how many people are completely confused by the fact that having a "Java runtime" or a "Java JDK" does not imply that it will run Applets from the Internet unless the browser has been configured to do so or one runs JNLP files indiscriminately. Additionally, JVMs from some vendors may exhibit security problems, JVMs from other vendors may not.

In the December 2012 of IEEE Computer, Lee Garber (IEEE Computer Society’s senior news editor) writes about the Java (or rather, the Snoracle) Security wobbles and seems to be totally unsure about the difference between applet running and application running. He then cites Gary McGraw, chief technology officer of software-security consultancy Cigital (who he?) who proceeds to say:

“Java is beginning to show its age. There are many newer platforms that might be better from a security perspective, such as Ruby on Rails, HTML5, and .NET.”

Total confusion. Or lazyness. Or worse. RoR for running applets? .NET?? Securely??? I don't think so.

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Filter Great Firewall of China's architects at US borders - petition

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Re: Progressives everywhere

For those who are confused:

Even the Neocon Post agrees that the Magic Negro's administration is into snorting the data

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Progressives everywhere

These tools are used by the kumbaya Obama administration to root out leakers, pursue people who contact journalists and find out who exfiled details about the latest scheme to kill, main, obfuscate, deny, control, wiretap, spy and powergrab.

Have you no shame!!

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Star Trek saviour JJ Abrams joins the dark side: Star Wars VII

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But up until the trash truck hit the Ewok Community, it was pretty good.

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Re: Oh God NO!

BECAUSE NERDS!!!

Plinkett RUINS YOUR WORK SCHEDULE OF THE AFTERNOON ... in SPAAAACE!

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Boffins baffled over pulsar with 'split personality'

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Very interesting indeed.

But now .... quickly say ten times "bare quark star" and "quare bark star". I dare you!

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Re: Well

That was "Dragon's Egg" I think. A jolly good read, indeed.

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Re: Malfunctioning power source...

> clips

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Meet قلب, the programming language that uses Arabic script

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Re: And the first programme written is...

I think that's the "72 virgins.exe"

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Re: Come back APL

> the use of APL was blamed, in part, for 1980s hedge fund failures

1) Build rickety financial shite that you only pretend to understand (because "PhD in maths", natch)

2) Crash like the fat-arsed pretentious prick that you are, taking people's pension schemes with you

3) ???

4) "It was the programming language! Honestly!"

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Re: @Suricou Raven, you owe your english teacher an apology.

The code above may well result in a Fatwa against you, how will you know??

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Re: Terrorists...

The NSA will go bonkers. Now they need ANOTHER building.

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Greppy Python's "The Search For the Holy Code"

god it is tedious enough without adding chintz to the page

"Go back to web development, which will forever stay your lot, peasant!!"

(Rides away, in search of Penrose Tilings)

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Microsoft may be readying Outlook for ARM – or not

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Re: "...its future is clouded by internal politics"

"Crippled by Ballmer"

The new motto going forward!

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Boeing 787 fleet grounded indefinitely as investigators stumped

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Re: Hmmm?

It would be cool to have a "burning battery eject" mechanism on the plane. Shurely 50 years of nuke madness and trickery of unloading bomb bays have given us the required skills?

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Re: Baffled inspectors

In that case, why not test them in place?

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Who did the inspectors who qualified the 787 work for?

Is it:

A: Some board that regulates air travel and does not seem to be very good at it

B: Some board that regulates air safety and that urban legend says is successful at doing so (more successful than commercial pressure and advances in technology, that is)

C: An even worse paper-shunting board that no-one knows what it does, really

D: An organization that is actually involved in building and designing aircraft

I don't know why people deplore that the answer is actually D.

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Re: I'd look at the Battery Power Conditioning Circuits

> Why in hells sake are people down-voting this?

Web monkeys.

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Climate shocker: Carry on as we are until 2050, planet will be FINE

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Re: Interesting threads in the Independent @Don Jefe

Not the Koch brothers evil über-conspiracy and knowledge suppression again.

Proggos are into that kind a shit.

If they had the money they would use it to inform us, natch.

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Re: The very fact

There were "climate classes" in the 90's?

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Holmes

> Bayesian probabilities

There are no such things. There are probabilities. And then there are Bayesians and Frequentists.

More here: Bayes and Frequentism: a Particle Physicist's Perspective

But good link.

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Facebook DIES ON THE VINE hours after Twitter tie-in

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Re: FB's Snarky blog post

Hmmmm

Clarifying Our Platform Policies By Justin Osofsky - Yesterday at 12:00pm

Over the past few days, we’ve received questions about a few of our platform policies and want to clarify our thinking.

For the vast majority of developers building social apps and games, keep doing what you’re doing. Our goal is to provide a platform that gives people an easy way to login to your apps, create personalized and social experiences, and easily share what they’re doing in your apps with people on Facebook. This is how our platform has been used by the most popular categories of apps, such as games, music, fitness, news and general lifestyle apps.

For a much smaller number of apps that are using Facebook to either replicate our functionality or bootstrap their growth in a way that creates little value for people on Facebook, such as not providing users an easy way to share back to Facebook, we’ve had policies against this that we are further clarifying today (see I.10).

We are committed to helping you build great apps with Facebook, and will continue to invest in products that help you succeed while creating a healthy ecosystem.

Sounds like nothing is being said.

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Samsung demands Apple's iOS 6 source code in patent case

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Re: Saucy

I would consider this appropriate in copyright infringement cases, but in this case it's about patents. If it is not clear by looking at the device black-box wise whether a patent is even being infringed, said patent paper should be used as canine fecal removement tool and the USPTO doofus who granted it should be GITMOed for aggravated asshattery.

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Amazon: IVONA bevy of 'all natural' blabber babes to beat Siri

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Hello and again welcome to the Aperture Science Computer-Aided Enrichment Centre. We hope your brief detention in the relaxation vault has been a pleasant one. Your specimen has been processed and we are now ready to begin the test proper. Before we start, however, keep in mind that although fun and learning are the primary goals of the enrichment centre activities, serious injuries may occur. For your own safety, and the safety of others, please refrain from GFRXTHGGGHHHNAAAK

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Paris Hilton

The real question is...

Does she lick the microphone?

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Tablets aren't killing ereaders, it's clog-popping wrinklies - analyst

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Re: Correlation != Causation

> Where's Cap'n Jack when you need him?

Evidently retired

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Re: Young man! Young man!

Your tubes, sir!

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Next: GUI redesign driven by aging "designers" who realize their crap is for the yoof generation

Buttons are getting larger, fonts are getting easier to read, clicking on the wrong button no longer has annoying or catastrophic consequences, a large X widget allows one to find the mouse pointer immediately and the cognitive load stays limited....

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Backdoor root login found in Barracuda gear - and Barracuda is OK with this

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rms/rms

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Re: Why is there even a password?

I don't know what kind of asinine jerk downvotes this.

The sad truth is that if companies do use certificates, they use self-signed certificates ... it's abysmal.

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Re: Well this is certainly....

> This was starting off to be a slow news year

Don't know whether you have been buried under the Jehovah Stone recently, but so far in this year:

>Backdoor root login found in Barracuda gear, Barracuda is OK with this

>'Gozi Trojan trio' blamed for multimillion-dollar bank raid spree

>Surprised? Old Java exploit helped spread Red October spyware

>Latest Java patch is not enough, warns US gov: Axe plugins NOW

>DefenseCode turns up Linksys zero-day

>'Better than Adobe' Foxit PDF plugin hit by worse-than-Adobe 0-day

>Kill that Java plugin now! New 0-day exploit running wild online

>Hellish XML demon exorcised from Windows, IE bug stays

>Security bods rip off Microsoft's 'sticking plaster' IE bug fix

>Microsoft scrambles to thwart new Internet Explorer 0-day attack

If the slowness continues this way, we will all be pwned, enslaved by aliens from Zarkor IV (cunningly disguised as sexually appealing females of the genus homo sapiens sapiens) or communist before the end of the year.

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Fedora project may expel MySQL

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http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.6/en/linux-installation-rpm.html

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Holmes

> if Fedora isn't even letting them do that

You sure will be able to, from an RPM or directly from source.

After all you can install the Oracle JDK too, and get patent-encumbered codecs, even libdvdcss from the "nonfree" repositories at will.

This isn't Applosoft control freak territory.

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"a very large fraction of the mysql bug database is now not public"

That's pretty Nazi, why would anyone do that?

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Alien space rocks EXPLODE in fireball over Japan

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It begins!

Mazinger Z to the rescue!

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Microsoft blasts PC makers: It's YOUR fault Windows 8 crash landed

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MS are simply confusing...

> what they think we want,

Excuse me; should clearly be corrected to

> what they think they want

because it's all about pointing the wooden plane in the direction of a quite likely mythical "future market" that has something to do with mobility, relentlessmediaconsumption and touchscreens with a cloud mixed in, then doing the cargo cult dance and hope the bird flies. This market they hope to "monetize" with extreme prejudice by keeping competitors out, OEMs down and punters' wallets open, forever. And this, lazily - with one single product that shall be the same for everyone. Yah, fuck off, Microsoft. These ain't the 90's anymore.

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Microsoft to stream blue movies

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Re: If

Microsoft Azure - Banned in Britain?

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Boffins take the temperature of the cosmos

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Gb2 mombasa

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Oh, those crazy Frenchies: Facebook faces family photo tax in France

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Re: The article is good, but is an opinion, not a fact report

> Anybody here in favor of outsourcing local jobs abroad to cheap labor

Yes.

> Thought so.

What did you think exactly?

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Re: It may or may not work...

> The fact is that the laws were made for brick-and-mortar businesses

No the laws were made for civil servants, pork barrels and wars.

There's one in Mali now, small fried compared to the war from 1914-1945 and the subsequent ones, but still...

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Re: Workers...

You could consider that they are working off the watchful eye of the Great Taxator and so should be hammered for their impudence.

I heard that the tax authorities went to amazon.fr for some protection money. Amazon told them to piss off because their revenues were basically transferred to the "mother company" in Luxembourg (a medium-sized office, I reckon), so the french tax authority couldn't put a bypass on the money flow. French tax authorities then went digging for data protection violations in the amazon.fr datastore, because, had they discovered them, the french CNIL would become involved and there is a law that in that case, the tax authorities get to have full control of the revenues. Don't know what became of that.

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Re: I'm impressed

Le gâteau est un mensonge!

If you tax it, it can no longer be found.

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