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City hidden beneath England's Stonehenge had HUMAN ABATTOIR. And a pub

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Re: 'Boffin's ... seriously

Are you 'eHacks' seriously still calling scientists 'boffin's.

Leather-elbow patch tweed jacket wearing one, please!

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So basically, Lovecraft was right?

Unless these soon-defleshed corpses died of natural causes or internecine struggles?

"Piecing together the tales which Norrys collected for me, and supplementing them with the accounts of several savants who had studied the ruins, I deduced that Exham Priory stood on the site of a prehistoric temple; a Druidical or ante-Druidical thing which must have been contemporary with Stonehenge. That indescribable rites had been celebrated there, few doubted; and there were unpleasant tales of the transference of these rites into the Cybele-worship which the Romans had introduced. Inscriptions still visible in the sub-cellar bore such unmistakable letters as “DIV . . . OPS . . . MAGNA. MAT . . . “ sign of the Magna Mater whose dark worship was once vainly forbidden to Roman citizens. Anchester had been the camp of the third Augustan legion, as many remains attest, and it was said that the temple of Cybele was splendid and thronged with worshippers who performed nameless ceremonies at the bidding of a Phrygian priest...."

I hope these researchers very carefully check the walls of their sleeping quarters.

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Net neutrality protestors slam the brakes on their OWN websites

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Re: Ole Jule Cretins.

What you mean is you have no choice at the level of expense you are willing to pay for what is a luxury service.

Why U bring economics into a discussion about emoting over non-egalitarianism?

Fuuuu I agreed with Matt....

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Re: What's in a Name?

Battle Forth is better than Battle Toads and I am an experienced gamer!

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YouTube, Amazon and Yahoo! caught in malvertising mess

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Re: Totally agree

You must be new on this Internet. Welcome to the learning experience.

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Shades of Mannesmann: Vodafone should buy T-Mobile US

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Re: Outlook: fine

record fines handed out to American banks

Names?

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Troll or thief? User claims Bitcoin founder Satoshi Nakamoto dox sabotage

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Re: Un-Unknown hacker

The LULZ is strong with this one.

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BBC Trust candidate defends licence fee, says evaders are CRIMINALS

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I regulate you: Instant superiour content!

an unregulated TV market involves a race to the bottom

I can't even fathom what the "unregulated" adjective has to do with a "race to the bottom". Yes people want to watch low-brow stuff and this includes BBC "science". But so what?

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BONEHEAD FANBOIS encamp outside Apple Stores

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Re: "This couple is sponsored by VideoMedicine, which allows doctors to Skype their patients."

Skype, egg, Skype, Skype, bacon and Skype

I didn't know Skype was a major factor in getting your arteries clogged?

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Re: "I'm standing outside ... "

in a completely different place

Not to mention with a completely different content than what has actually been discussed, as will transpire later when the knives comes out.

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Re: not a Delivery?

IT companies don't sell wheelbarrows.

Your iQueue iTicket, sir.

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Hawking: Higgs boson in a BIG particle punisher could DESTROY UNIVERSE

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"I WILL DO ANYTHING TO STAY IN THE NEWS"

Seriously, shut the fuck up, Prof.

Rehashing old physics ego-vertisements, Might/Could/Bes and pulling random energy levels out of the hat just doesn't cut it.

Peter Woit, February 21, 2013:

At the AAAS 2013 meeting in Boston this past week [Feb. 2013], a press conference was held to update the media on the Higgs. What the media got from the press conference was the news that the Higgs may spell doom, unless supersymmetry saves us. This isn’t just doom for HEP physics research, it’s doom for the entire universe:

“At some point, billions of years from now, it’s all going to be wiped out…. The universe wants to be in a different state, so eventually to realise that, a little bubble of what you might think of as an alternate universe will appear somewhere, and it will spread out and destroy us,” Lykken said at AAAS.

This is based on a renormalization group calculation extrapolating the Higgs effective potential to its value at energies many many orders of magnitude above LHC energies. To believe the result you have to believe that there is no new physics and we completely understand everything exactly up to scales like the GUT or Planck scale. Fan of the SM that I am, that’s too much for even me to swallow as plausible.

If you are being kept awake by the Higgs metastability issue, you’ll want to know the Higgs mass as accurately as possible. The rumor from ATLAS is that the difference in best fit masses between the gamma-gamma and ZZ channels has narrowed, with gamma-gamma moving up slightly to 126.8 GeV, ZZ quite a bit, to 124.3 GeV.

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Nvidia builds CUDA GPU programming library for machine learning – so you don't have to

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I would hope Captcha crackers would develop this by themselves.

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Europe's Google wrangle: PLEASE, DOMINANT Mr Schmidt? More?

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Re: The unfairness goes much deeper

"which largely explains the lack of competition from the EU and Google's dominance therein"

Seems like the standard Euroweasel's complaint. Whatever happened to Capitalism (the little of what remains in the Eurozone, that is?)

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I don't know what the icon on El Reg's story is....

... but I propose to replace it with the movie poster of "Les Misérables", shifted to EURO-BLUE.

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Ultimate hardware hack: Home Depot nailed by vice merchants

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Truth in embedded images!

Also:

The statement says there is no evidence that debit card PINs were compromised and that the investigation was "focused on April forward".

Details of the purloined cards have since appeared on public carder site Rescator.cc, conveniently split into geographic regions to help crims slip under bank fraud radars.

So they don't read Krebs or El Reg or what do they mean?

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Enigmail PGP plugin forgets to encrypt mail sent as blind copies

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I don't even know anymore

This seems to demand the invention of a new class of facepalm all on its own.

Writing secure code is NOT like driving a dune buggy, FFS.

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NASA said a 60ft space alien menacing Earth wouldn't harm us: Tell THAT to Nicaragua

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How weird

The Chelyabinsk interloper also had nothing to do with the other earth-grazing asteroid that everyone was observing coming from another direction and still the close encounter and the impact occurred closely together in time.

Can we get Fox Mulder out from the basement again?

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Snowden shouldn't be extradited to US if he testifies about NSA spying, says Swiss gov

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Also, fly around Ukraine because the are incontinent Buks.

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One could charter one. Doesn't cost all that much according to Avinode: 17'000 GBP in a Citation 2, one way.

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Square Kilometre Array reveals its 1.6TB-a-day storage and network rigs

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Re: currently working hard to fill the 10 PB ..

Kim Dotcom is a fan and follower of Jabba on Galacto-Tweet and has already loaded it to MEGA!

Get your slugs in!

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Alibaba swings a large one with STONKING IPO legal bills

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Re: big $15.8m payout to lawyers

How the F*CK does one need 22'000 hours of work for a shitty IPO? It's an IPO. It's supposed to raise money (in this case a ludicrous amount that can only ever be possible in proto-Weimar idiot show of rampant money generation, but still...) That's all.

They must be handselecting the cocaine grains that Wall Street mavens will blow up their behinds in the evening.

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Doubts cast over FBI 'leaky CAPTCHA' Silk Road rapture

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Re: Yes, but do you believe them?

Yeah, still waiting for proof of: the Taliban's unwillingness to hand over Bin Laden just after a discussion on pipelining flopped, Saddam's Weapons of Mass Destruction, Iran's nuclear ambitions, Assad's use of gas in the presence of UN inspectors and a Russian invasion. Can anyone help?

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Former Bitcoin Foundation chair pleads guilty to money-laundering charge

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Re: Wait a minute

The government loves illegal activity; it is easy to "profit" off of it in the name of justice.

Related: Never have have any important amount of cash when on an US highway!

Aggressive police take hundreds of millions of dollars from motorists not charged with crimes

...an aggressive brand of policing that has spurred the seizure of hundreds of millions of dollars in cash from motorists and others not charged with crimes, a Washington Post investigation found. Thousands of people have been forced to fight legal battles that can last more than a year to get their money back.

Behind the rise in seizures is a little-known cottage industry of private police-training firms that teach the techniques of “highway interdiction” to departments across the country.

“All of our home towns are sitting on a tax-liberating gold mine,” Deputy Ron Hain of Kane County, Ill., wrote in a self-published book under a pseudonym. Hain is a marketing specialist for Desert Snow, a leading interdiction training firm based in Guthrie, Okla., whose founders also created Black Asphalt.

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Re: Wait a minute

Holy shit! I just realized that without government we would have NO MONEY?

Thank God of the disgusting eejits in charge!

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Boffins hunch over steaming cups of coffee to find HIDDEN SECRETS of caffeine

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Basically, it's Dr. Isaac Kleiner.

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Weekend reads: Perfidia, Fatherland and The Incredible Unlikeliness of Being

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Re: A down vote for this.

> he hates the Clintons and the Kennedy's.

Doesn't everybody?

> Good law abiding black kid with his hands in the air was shot in the back by a white cop for no reason was pure BS.

That's true. There was a good reason as after detailed examination of the facts it turned out that the first assessement of the police officer was correct: the suspect was black, so deadly force was justified.

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> 1941

> “I heard Hitler’s gassing Jews, Well someone has to!”

A man for precrime, I reckon?

> Fatherland

Sold!

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Oi, you don't work here, MR ANYTHING BUT incisive – get your grubby mitts off our commentards

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whyboner.jpg

Dont you mean up?

Also, where in that regtastic moderation lair control uberscreen is the button that shifts a comment to the "comment of the week" trash compactor??

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Beer in SPAAAACE: Photographic PROOF

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Re: Aahh - Belgian beer !

They probably thought you would be going back to the office for the afternoon.

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De-colonization proceeded regardless!

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Warrantless phone snooping HAPPENS ALL THE TIME in Blighty

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Re: NAAA!!!!

Never let a good crisis go to waste + Bipartisan consensus to engineer permanent crisis = MUAHAHAHA

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Apple promises iCloud security alerts, better 2FA after, er, NAKED Internet of Thingies flap

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"Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton and other celebs."

I still haven't heard who those lesser celebrities behind the Goddess of Hunger Games and KUP are, so I suppose they must be busy committing seppukku in shame.

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The Schmidt hits the clan: Google chief mauls publishers' 'abuse of dominance' claims

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"Antitrust" ... misused as regularly as "Antisemitism".

In other news, my care-o-meter is at zero.

What is this about? Users unable to even search properly (maybe we should set up federally sponsored search courses)? "Publishers" too irrelevant and out-of-touch to even get found (maybe we should set up a federally sponsored publishers' shelter)? Persistent inability of ad aggregators to get their "fair share" of ad clickthroughs? Inability of the french search engine "froggle" to take off? Oh the humanity!

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Axel Springer CEO calling anything Mafia? IRONY GOLD!

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Jony Ive: Apple iWatch will SCREW UP Switzerland's economy

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Re: Well said

...or was a nerd.

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OH SNAP: Getty Images sues Microsoft over Bing pics widget

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Yes, this is what I was thinking.

But actually it belongs to the Carlyle Group and assorted Boardroom Cats:

Getty Images acquired in huge $3.3B buyout

Must have been some other company, but I can't find it back.

Edit: thanks to @sjmoto. It's Corbis, and also Corbis.

Also:

It's a jungle out there.

Maybe Andrew can write something up covering a nugget of truth with a litany about rampant spoliation of photographers (who for some reason never need to fork percentages to camera makers, how come?)

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Bizarre

Isn't Microsoft one of the biggest hoarder of the oh-so-monetarizable megastock of imagery itself?

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Data entry REAR-END SNAFU: Weighty ballsup leads to plane take-off flap

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Here's hoping that this won't be used to inflame the situation further.

Fat chance, I know.

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Speaking of which, it has gone awfully quiet around MH-17?

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Re: Insurance?

Why? It's not like these are key personnel for ${ORGANIZATION}

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.... they were all in the front seats, munching the donuts meant for the children.

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Cyber-hoodlum tripped, fell, landed in Obama's Healthcare.gov server

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"If this happened anywhere other than HealthCare.gov, it wouldn't be news"

Is this Hillary "vast right-wing conspiracy" of the Klingon years sticking it to the poor prez again? Even though he fulfills every hardliner's wishes to the utmost of his ability? Let the man have his little personal victory in peace!

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Glasshole-in-chief QUITS Google to become CTO of America

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Re: I guess we can safely conclude ..

that the US administration has absolutely no intention whatsoever to clean up its act re. espionage and data acquisition

Of course not. The Brendan/Clapper show goes on even AFTER blatant lying to the legislative. The Prez makes some grunting noises while basically promising that he will hunt whistleblowers down to the gates of hell, then suddenly a NEW CRISIS springs fully formed out of some magical hat (unless twerking suffices to take up 100% of front pages). OH SURPRISE! And all is forgotten.

Hey, I hear that depression is coming back with a vengance....

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The path has been long...

...but your progressivism is now utterly complete.

No, wait we need Lizzie "Native Indian" Warren as Secretary of Labor and Unemployment and Hillary "Burned-out Hitler Detector" Clinton as prez first.

But then!

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You are here => Earth is in 'the suburbs' of an IMMENSE HEAVEN

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Re: Its

And deep down, it's really, really active.

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Re: Life in the suburbs

SETI Galactic Cop Radio Scanner:

"Galactic core? We have a 246, repeat 246 around some lousy G Star. Also 207 and possibly 273A. Multiple victims and new asteroid belts."

"Not again. Same customer as last month?"

"Yeah, dude calls himself 'Vader'. Believes in some mythical crap called "Force". Totally crazy. Some old civilization I talked to saw him flyby in a pimped-out technological terror. I'm going after him. Over."

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Re: and to think that ...

... just one guy created all this in six days, 6000 years ago ...

Polish plumbers! They work too hard and for what?

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Work in the tech industry? The Ukraine WAR is coming to YOU

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Sanctions against the US when?

Are American Troops Already Fighting on the Front Lines in Iraq?

Ah no, wait. It's an ocean away in a country that they invaded previously. That probably makes it legit.

The Toyotas were packed with what appeared to be bearded Western Special Operations Forces. I watched the trucks pass and saw for myself the crews inside them. They didn’t wear any identifying insignia but they were visibly Western and appeared to match all the visual characteristics of American special operations soldiers. Contacts in the Kurdish intelligence service and Peshmerga leadership confirmed what we saw. “Yes,” one commander replied to our questions. “German and American forces are on the ground here. “They are helping to support us in the attack.”

They are OUR little green men.

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Re: Country / company

The way things are going the WTO will soon become the "Western Trade Organization" or maybe the "Dollar Zone And Imperial Gimps Organization". Then the others can build a fence around it and throw peanuts. Or nukes if there is any justice.

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Re: Thanks for the neocon talking points, El Reg!

I dunno and I am not crazy enough to have a european war fought over finding out. Because I do not have a shelter maintained by presidental aides, I guess.

But I _do_ know that western "responsibility to mess around" actions that transpire now are just the recipe for utter disaster.

And training far-right activits in actual weapons and tactics? Yep, absolutely not gonna be a problem down the road, oh no sir.

Expect the west to wring hands in utter anguish YET AGAIN when this particular chicken comes home to roost.

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Ex US Intel Warn Merkel: Careful with Kiev & NATO's Dubious 'Evidence' on Russia

Alarmed at the anti-Russian hysteria sweeping Washington, and the specter of a new Cold War, U.S. intelligence veterans one of whom is none other than William Binney, the former senior NSA crypto-mathematician who back in March 2012 blew the whistle on the NSA's spying programs more than a year before Edward Snowden, took the unusual step of sending the following memo dated August 30 to German Chancellor Merkel challenging the reliability of Ukrainian and U.S. media claims about a Russian "invasion."

MEMORANDUM FOR: Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany

FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS)

SUBJECT: Ukraine and NATO

We the undersigned are longtime veterans of U.S. intelligence. We take the unusual step of writing this open letter to you to ensure that you have an opportunity to be briefed on our views prior to the NATO summit on September 4-5. ....

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