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Look, can we just forget about Snowden for sec... US-China cyber talks held

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Re: international laws and norms in cyberspace

> and the horse they rode in on

I beg your pardon? It has been paid for by the taxpayer!

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Emergency alert system easily pwnable after epic ZOMBIE attack prank

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Re: OMG I did not realize you can change the *message* remotely as well as start it up.

How does a Zombie Apocalypse everywhere on the Homeland defy all known laws of physics?

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Re: Public / Private keys

that_is_the_point.jpg

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Re: @dogged

More likely than String Theory.

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Radar gremlins GROUND FLIGHTS across southern Blighty

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Re: I'm going on holidays in two weeks

"It is allegedly alleged that jocularity is involved in rumors about the use of possible $HOTWORD"

THAT'S IT! YOU ARE GOING DOWN!

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Hack biz rivals or hire cyber-warriors and we'll shut you down, warns EU

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Re: Not far enough

Good idea.

I haven't seen companies w/o boards yet. They will all have to be nationalized. Finally proletarian bliss!

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Yet another case of politicians' delusions of being able to change reality by issuing laws. The economic impact of cops and judiciary playing whack a mole hasn't even entered the calculation I see. "IMPLEMENT THIS! THINGS WILL BE ... errr... DIFFERENT!"

Yes, wind those underground crackers up. I dare you!

Where is the icon of the faithful servant of Louis de Lombard?

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Snowden's Australian 'revelations' are old news

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Re: All old news

Is this really a serious issue?

This question better not be asked from the INSIDE of the cattle truck.

MOO!

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Re: The NZ stuff though

That was like more than 17 years ago IIRC.

Can't have been much later or they would have left in a body bag, right?

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Vulture South has followed Snowden's story with interest, but also with growing irritation

Yes.

Now about those El Reg news that are basically AP copy of the scurrilous shit of two days ago with added flowery language...

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Snowden: US and Israel did create Stuxnet attack code

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Re: Dates

AFAICR it wasn't planned for that date but someone of the terros came in or messed up late so they had to postpone.

The coincidences of

0) This day being written 9-11

1) NORAD running an exercice about hijacked planes

2) Rummie hanging around at the Pentagon

3) Someone shorting United Airlines fiercly in the morning

all on the same day are bizarre. Look elsewhere effect. Probably.

Did I mention that the building insure came through just a few days earlier?

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Re: Snoden Phoey, NSA Bravo

Don't feed the Nazi trolls.

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Re: "most trusted services in the world if they actually desire to do so."

What! Getting struck by lightning is more likely than becoming victim of terro?

I propose the new program "A Destruction Of Lightning, Fast". To be implemented immediately.

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Re: Just to add

I dunno. I suspect quite a lot that he hasn't released yet. Does that answer your question?

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Re: Reply Icon @ Ledswinger

I don't get it.

Do you mean such a man would become Inner Party or that he would go postal with a boomvest?

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Re: this is really a wonderful man

> Suicide, they insist.

Just a case of Blair poisoning. It happens to the best of them.

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Re: As usual in the last couple of decades

> They used to be on opposite sides some time ago, though.

And unfortunate accident that could have been resolved by less rah-rahism on both sides.

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Re: "most trusted services in the world if they actually desire to do so."

13 years ago.

Nobody even remembers how things were BEFORE.

Do YOU?

Really?

Yeah, things sucked with Clipper chips, then Janet Reno productions and bizarre unresolved mysteries (these were the days of the X-Files and John Doe #2 - not Nichols) and dead Iraqis that were "worth it" etc. etc. but it was nowhere near like today.

I think.

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> risky airstrikes

Not to mention totally illegal, and I mean Adolf-checking-out-Poland level illegal.

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Elon Musk's Grasshopper tops 300m, lands safely

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Re: balls

> (Did you see what I did there?)

You failed hard?

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> Chuck it out of a plane

Do you mean "chuck a plane out of it"?

It's PRETTY LARGE

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Re: Pretty... but pointless

You misoverestimate the power of a parachute.

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Re: Totally useless "technology" "invention".

Next: Invention of the book considered retarded. Mesopotamians could do it in clay THOUSANDS OF YEARS EARLIER using ONLY A CHISEL.

> "F9-R control algorithms"

Yeah. Details, NOW!

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Booster tubes coming down are not particularly aerodynamic. You can deploy a parachute of course, but that will lose you any good control on the position of touchdown and will most probably lead to a crunch moment anyway.

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Samsung Galaxy S3 explodes, turns young woman into 'burnt pig'

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Is it advisable to douse a rapidly decomposing lithium battery with water???

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Holmes

Sounds standard Swiss to me.

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Texas teen jailed for four months over sarcastic Facebook comment

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Re: Do a search

> Over 150 children killed

So fucking what?

Do you want me to unpack statistics about birth defects in Vietnam due to Agent Orange? Pretty sure I can make jokes about that on the Interwebs with no ill consequence.

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Re: This is Texas

Then we shall mention the Alamo!

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Re: Has it really truly come to this?

Don't make it worse!

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Death and Texas!

> Texas ADULT who posted threats about killing school children

There are are adults in the USA? And even in Texas?

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Re: jokes not always taken in the spirit intended

He should've gotten shotguns for this kinda deal!

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Sarcastic Comments?

Jesus Christ, off to Gitmo with him!

What would Obama think? That poor man is not doing his Predator Death Note Shit every single Tuesday so that teenagers can do terrorist threats in online games! No respect, I say. No respect!

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Brits: Give us £1m and we'll build a crack ALIEN-HUNTING TEAM

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Re: future shurely lies with collective intelligences

We cannot know....

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" And think about the implications of that: if we're alone in the Universe then the whole purpose in the universe is in us."

How the fuckety fuck does that even follow? Does the Universe have a purpose? It could be the equivalent of $DEITYs old tire dropped by some $OLYMPIC roadside for what we know (a reverse Roadside Picnic?)

These non-hivemind flesher Turing Machines are just so full of themselves. The future shurely lies with collective intelligences (i.e. insects), as Charlie Stross predicts.

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Virtual brownfields: Microsoft's push to woo the VMware masses

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Re: Why, not How?

"In an enterprise you would normally user Hyper-V Server due to ... reduced attack surface ... compared to Windows Server.

Vogon, I have to tell you the bitter truth...

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Re: Hmm, upgrades?

It is a possibility but we need photographs of flying chairs first.

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BBC abandons 3D TV, cites 'disappointing' results

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Re: My glasses, my glasses, I've lost my glasses

That's because there are only two ways of achieving that:

1) Beam the image directly into your eyes. Personal viewing. Very difficult indeed.

2) Fill the room with some kind of *stuff* which the image can reflect off (e.g. a huge plastic slab with nonlinear optical properties)

No magic "you are my only hope" holograms projected by your set-top box in reality, no Sir!

Oh, I forgot:

3) Write the image directly into your visual cortex. Yummy, but even tougher.

In the end, holograms will be good for visualization and Personal Computing, but not so much for entertainment. Even for the pr0nz. I am not sure about watching a bunch of people seemingly having a go on my sofa.

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US public hate Snowden - but sexpot spy Anna Chapman LOVES him

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Re: surveillance was an unnecessary intrusion into American lives

On the use of passports in America:

J.D. Tuccille on How Our Right To Travel Became a Bureaucratic Ordeal

Anna is THE HOT, though.

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Re: Dear Mr Snowden

In addition, past whistleblowers, such as Daniel Ellsberg and even Bradley Manning, ran their mouths... and stayed to face the music. Snowden ran his mouth and bugged out for China, and then Russia. This makes him look bad.

Yes, and even back then it was not sad at all:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Ellsberg#Trial_and_mistrial

I would not call the shit coming down on people nowadays "facing the music". Military detention, torture, "accidents" and whatnot? I can quite understand that one does not want to stay in GermanyUSA and may want to ask for some hospitality in countries that are not exactly beacons of liberalism but at least have the courage to show the US some inverse V sign.

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IT design: You're not data, you're a human being

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Re: The first

> they dont want to be bothered with command line fluff

That's exactly the WRONG thinking right there.

That "command line fluff" is the toolbox that you actually need when it turns out the designer, in his godlike retardationforesightedness, was unsuprisingly unable to COPE WITH ALL EDGE CASES using his "row of buttons". Utter failure ensues. And there is no escape. YOUR PRODUCT FLIES OUT OF THE WINDOW.

Get. it?

"Press the button marked robot#2, press send and type the filename into the box and press ok."

ERROR. DRIVE C²:\ CANNOT BE ACCESSED. ILLEGAL CHARACTER. ABORT RETRY FAIL?

BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP!

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Re: Very glad that someone is at least thinking about this

Nicely put

> That won't change, so long as the numerous middle-bell consumers keep consuming.

And there would be no problem with that as long as "the other solution" keeps existing. Plush dwellers, button pushers and juveniles out for a good time can get their functional tool, while tinkerers and professionals get to have an inspectable, modifiable machinery. Unfortunately the creeping monetization of everything (including debt) and the quest of selling everything on which you can affix a price sticker (even if you actually cannot and do not own it in the first place) means that so-called "Intellectual Property" (aka. economic nonsense) will continue be a growing menace to the continued existence of the "the other solution".

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Fedora back on track with Schrödinger's cat

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Re: umlaut

Get used to Unicode, old man.

The only no-no character should be the "/", and any sane person should agree.

If you want the Windows Cancer Of Special Cases, you know where to find it.

Old fart myself, but such "rules" are best thrown back into the face of the guy who comes up with them.

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Fedora 19 brings integration with Google Drive and other NSA services

Yes... good... downloading now.

I wonder when Mr. Snowden will tell us where the backdoor-in-plain-sight has been finagled into Linux? Come on Ed, spit it out...

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Godmother of Unix admins Evi Nemeth presumed lost at sea

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Re: Cue the conspiracy theorists:-

You can also link it into the current NSA leaking, because UNIX = computers, innit?

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Re: Briefly pedantic.

Falling angels working for Maxwell??

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Cosmic blast mystery solved in neutron star's intense death throes

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Re: Magnetic field

Well yes, there is the electromagnetic field tensor ... but it's all the same. Isn't it?

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Re: Magnetic field

> Whereas this scenario is closer to a transformer where the wires stay in the same place

It's only marginally closer though. In this case, the whole spool and battery disappear down an evil finger from the universe's future, leaving a place in place that is not accepting magnetic field lines really quickly. That magnetic field is orphaned!

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Dell explores wearable computing as PC base crumbles

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Re: 'Jury still out'... since when?

It must be some kind of Beaten Wife Syndrome.

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Samsung isn't alone: HTC profits take a huge dive

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Don't feed the troll!

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Re: Remember when?

> XKCD is an instant "avoid" for some

This not be 4chan, dawg!

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