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App gap flap: New York's e-cabbies FOILED AGAIN

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But...those inspections, they cost! And it's a good investment, dude. Credit is easy, too.

Your face when a NYC taxi license ACTUALLY sets you back 1'000'000 USD:

Taken for a Ride

Don't tell me this biz isn't "regulated" for the Politicians and the Mafia.

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Re: De Ja Vu?

Then the driver wouldn't contract with Uber, right?

"If the cab operators really wanted embrace change"

Did you read the article?

The "syndicates of vested interests" do not DO change.

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Re: Foreign.

"from people with foreign-looking names"

What's that? Sorry, mate, native indjuns only. You sound a bit irish to me.

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Russian geologist claims finding chunks of Tunguska Event invader

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Re: Nonsense, it was a UFO crashing

> I read it in an Erich von Däniken book so it must be true.

I actually have that in a book "Sci-Fi writing by Soviet Authors", so not particularly Däniken.

It might also have been Putin going back in time.

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Weak in history?

Russians were somewhat distracted by a World War, a revolution, and a civil war

Not to mention the attempt to swallow up the newly created Poland and to have the Red Army bring the Revolution to Berlin and Rome by way of invasion. Luckily it all went pear-shaped in front of Warshaw (with no help from the Entente Powers or the League of Nations, btw). Probably the reason Nazis looked at the Bolsheviks with some trepidation and Stalin was fucknasty on the Poles during the re-re-invasion.

He was only able to publish one paper on it before the Nazi's invaded

That would be "reneged on their treaty and decided not to stay on their side of ex-Poland"

And then...

Dubbed the "whale", "boat", and "dental crown" for their shapes

GET OUT OF HERE, STALKER!

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Plans for fully 3D-printed gun go online next week

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Keep calm and carry on hysterizing!

> Given that you could do the same thing with a cnc milling machine

But this one pushes the buffoonic buttons of democrats in far more efficient manner. Now they can show they are caring because 3D PRINTERS WILL MAKE SURE THERE WILL BE DEAD CHILDREN EVERYWHERE. Now there is something to ban again.

Anyway, wasn't there a movie with Clint Eastwood about plastic gun building to kill the prez?

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Star Trek: The original computer game

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Lies!

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Re: Something's wrong...

There is a new film?

Well, I hope Mr. Plinkett has not yet died in his wheelchair and will say something about that.

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Re: Listings printed in magazines.

Back then these were called "secretaries" and they had amazing hair-dos!

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Never played it but I got a flashback to "4K computing on passive LCDs" .... urrrrhhh!

Also:

"Super Star Trek’s debut in Creative Computing - Click for larger image"

The face when it's a .jpg, not .png

It's difficult to decipher those characters, it has nothing to do with age.

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

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Greenspan Times Are Here Again

There is some frothing in the housing market...

It appears that the Fed’s zero-interest-rate and QE policies have finally achieved its insane goal of re-igniting a housing bubble.

The Case-Schiller 20-City Index shows that housing prices increased by 1.2 percent in February and 9.3 percent year-over-year. All cities included in the index experienced substantial gains, which have been driven by staggeringly large increases in the bottom tier of the market. In Phoenix housing prices rose by 23 percent over the past year, but by 39 percent in the bottom third of the housing market. Las Vegas home prices were up by 17.6 percent in the past year while prices for houses in the bottom tier rose by 34.2 percent, and at an annual rate of 56.2 percent in the last three months. In Atlanta, bottom-tier home prices rose 36 percent year-over-year and at an annual rate of 70 percent in the past three months.

In light of the current data, Dean Baker, one of the few left-of-center economists to issue an early warning about the last housing bubble, sees signs of a renewed housing bubble on the horizon:

"This rapid increase in house prices should be prompting serious concern among regulators. At the moment, it is not driving the economy in the same way as the housing bubble did in the last decade. Construction is still at very low levels, so a plunge in prices could not have impact on the economy through this channel. While saving rates are again low, possibly due in part to increasing home equity, it is likely that the data are somewhat distorted by the large dividend payouts of the fourth quarter. If the saving rate remains below 3.0 percent into the second half of the year (the post-World War II average is more than 8.0 percent) then this would suggest that inflated house prices are playing a role. If that is the case, a decline in house prices would lead to another hit to consumption.

However the main reason that the rapid run-up in prices in the bottom tier should be a cause for a concern is that moderate-income homebuyers may again take a big hit if these prices plunge in a correction."

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Suspected Chinese NASA spy smuggled smut not state secrets

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Don't give them ideas.

Seeing how pr0nz are involved, the Good Republican Congressman's arterial tension must already gone dangerously close to levels afflicting red-faced prussian schoolmasters.

"but this was dismissed on the proviso that he leave the country within 48 hours"

"Leave town. Tonight. Now. And when you are gone, you stay gone. Or you be gone."

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AMD reveals potent parallel processing breakthrough

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Re: And don't forget the MASSIVE security failure.

I read this article and first thing that came to mind was 'Fat Agnus'!

This has nothing to do with Gabe Nevell!

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Less "unified memory" than 1 CPU (with no memory-management unit, hence the need to save often, save early and the kludge of patching up executables when loading them into memory) plus off-CPU video hardware that could access the lower 512K with DMA.

All very nice, but not exactly on the level with 2013.

The problem is that backward-looking enhances things. Do you remember the beautiful workbench? Then you look at it for real and you know ... it was nice then but it sure ain't now.

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Re: And don't forget the MASSIVE security failure.

Anyone who remembers the Guru Meditation, Press Left Mouse Button To Continue?

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Anticitizen#1

DHS is too busy burning through all the beeellions of dosh setting up random Overwatch Checkpoints and training at the range with up to 2 bullets fired for each US citizen yearly.

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Scramjet X-51 finally goes to HYPER SPEED above Pacific

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Why more Weimar?

"The palmy days of War On Stuff budget bulge are over for the US military"

I didn't hear about Eisenhower being back in the presidential seat. I think the debtmonetization express is going to roll to ultimate wreckage whatever happens.

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NASA boffins: Space 'scope JUST missed dead Cold War spy sat

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Re: Solar sail? Ion drive?

What's wrong with trusty

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monopropellant_rocket

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Re: Cosmos 1805

They always were a bit bolshy.

Hands up if anyone remembers the flap about Kosmos 954 coming down for a visit with a nuclear pile still sticking in its backside....

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Re: Panic.

KEEP CALM AND KEEP FIRING THRUSTERS!

Yours truthfully,

Cmdr Koenig.

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Fraudster gets ten years after selling fake 'ionic charge' bomb detectors

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Collateral Bomb Obligation!

"I think, deliberately, McCormick targeted troubled countries, countries that were trying to recover from conflict, and perhaps hadn't got an established law enforcement and government structure and I think he exploited that"

You can also target countries with a fully established law enforcement and government structure that is so overweight that cronyism and f*cktardism (not to mention economic dogma picked up serial socialistic interventions) are the only things still greasing the wheels.

Go ahaead, make some money, young man!

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Research explodes myth that older programmers are obsolete

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"The mean age of the sample base was just over 29"

Which might well mean that about half of the code base contains the programmer's equivalent of valleyspeak and Dunning-Kruger faggotry.

Always wondered why bugs accumulate, design errors proliferate and the stuff is constantly falling over itself?

Yep.

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Not cool, Adobe: Give the Ninite guys a job, not the middle finger

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Re: Fireworks Anyone

Not needed.

You only need to REMOVE THE PRIVILEGE of being able to tell others what to with one's product, in particular, throw it through a scrubber.

But then Andrew Orlowski will start miaowing in the dark. I suppose.

Anyway, Flash is not dead yet? Pity!

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Brit horologist hammers out ‘first’ ATOMIC-POWERED watch

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Re: What?

But if the proton is NOT STABLE, then El Reg is actually RIGHT!

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Re: I happen to have experience transporting radioactive material across international borders.

...except if the tritium caused a brain tumor?

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Re: About "time"

> I bet the battery doesn't last 1000 years though.

The electronics won't last even 30.

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Re: Cesium is not radioactive

> Mr. Smith should stop doing drugs while writing for The Register.

Well, Agents need to keep themselves occupied while on watch duty in the Matrix, so a little whimsicality is expected.

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Red faces as Pentagon leases Chinese satellite

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Because "the military" is "capitalism" that "maximises profits"?

Uh. Okay.

I don't want to live on this planet anymore.

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Congressmen, please keep it to d*ck-sucking, m'kay?

Retarded how "lawmakers" seem to be expert in anything, now telling military on how to do their job.

I thought their role was to fund the military-industrial complex with money they don't have to push stuff the armed forces don't need and be absent due to a BBQ when the president starts yet another war?

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Is it me or did cloud marketing suddenly get really weird?

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Re: Three characters sum up the cloud - E2E

You just mad 'coz it's styling on you.

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Red Hat renames JBoss application server as WildFly

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Re: Brilliant strategy

> but it could never really beat (for example) Tomcat

I seriously hope you are trolling.

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CLIMATE CHANGE forces women into PROSTITUTION - US politicians

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Holy damn!!!

I always knew we needed more global warming as in cold countries sex is demonstrably lousy.

I can't wait.

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Object Storage: A solution in search of a problem?

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F*ck you, I'm an Object Store!

Doesn't OS/400 have one of those?

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2,000km-wide Eye-of-Sauron MONSTER hurricane spotted on Saturn

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Re: Holiday on Saturn?

Imagine coming out of a cave after a decade of winter then getting your FACE RIPPED OFF by methane ice particles driving by FOREVER HURRICANE.

Saturno-bears have it hard. Seriously makes one want to stay in bed.

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Re: 3D looking storm

3D pig disgusting?

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Branson's SpaceShipTwo succeeds in first rocket-powered flight

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Re: Mach 1.2?

Also, Charlie Stross for the "White Elephants" in Hanger 12B

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Re: Kids should NOT be allowed.

There is a good reason kids make good cannon foddder, I mean soldiers, besides the fact that they are quite a bit faster than the human greyhairs who order them about.

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Virgin Suborbital!

"I'm interested in man's march into the unknown but to vomit in space is not my idea of a good time. Neither is a fiery crash with the vomit hovering over me"

"It's engineering Jim, and exactly as we know it!"

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Continued lack of women in tech bemoaned by ex-techie lady MP

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Either El Reg selectoquoting or a goldmine of confusion

"The lack of women represents a loss to society of the types of ICT that might come from non-male minds"

LBGT community and amanfrommars, step up!

"I do not hesitate to say that having an ICT workforce more representative of humanity must result in technology which is more humane"

Please DO hesitate to say so. "Must result"? I would like to believe.

"All too often technology is imposed on us aggressively and before it is fit for purpose"

Like those Apple maps? That has more to do with market conditions than with the caring, sharing mind of wimmin. And really, the only one who "imposes" stuff is state. From others, one can run away or build a better product.

I thought she had been in the biz for 25 years?

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Police arrest suspect in BIGGEST DDoS ATTACK IN HISTORY

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Re: I don't think we got the hint

> right-wing tabloids

LEFT-WING TABLOIDS!

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CURSE you, EINSTEIN! Humanity still chained in relativistic PRISON

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Re: Jesus F. Christ EL REG FAIL

Yeah, I fart in your general direction, downvoter! Are you some kind of liberal? A kumbaya-singing peter puffer? Do you not only believe that man's mind and the laws of nature can be bent to your irrelevant puny laws, regulations, Glass-Steagal acts and other retarded mental contortions, but will you not even stop at science and scientific definitions until the only legally allowed thesaurus conforms to your own personal idea of Goodthink and Correctspeak? I'm sure your postmodernism makes you hope that all which you consider ungood can be banned and be disappeared with just a bit of rewriting. HAH!

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Excessive churning tests the boundary between El Reg and Science! Film at 11.

It's rather perplexing how quantum mechanics would come into this.

On whould think this were a test of GR vs other theories of gravity, like MOND or TeVeS, as described in

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alternatives_to_general_relativity

One would not expect QM to come into this, like, at all. So, one starts off with space.com:

http://www.space.com/20826-einstein-gravity-theory-toughest-test.html

which gets it right. Then one passes over to livescience, which refers to the above:

http://www.livescience.com/29062-einstein-relativity-tested-again.html

... but the churner adds in QM for no good reason, probably because he doesn't quite grasp what's up.

El Reg doesn't link to livescience but I guess just saw the above, then threw in the wrongly used "collapsar" and from there wanders off to Haldeman and manfrommars territory.

So what's important about this? This is:

"Our results indicate that the filtering techniques planned for these advanced instruments (of gravitational wave detection) remain valid," said Ryan Lynch, a physicist at McGill University in Montreal.

Everything else is manure. Are YOU running einstein@home on your Tesla card?

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Re: Inconsistencies with quantum mechanics.

No.

It's because they are two views on the same thing which we don't know what it is.

And GR is difficult to test in the laboratory setting.

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T-mobile US in invisible handset handcuff contract smackdown

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"Despite taking only a month the investigation racked up costs of more than $26,000"

What? If I'm on a project for a two weeks, it will cost upwards of 40'000 (even though I don't see a large part of that money). And I am not even of the legal profession. Sure there aren't a few zeroes missing?

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Texan stitches stratosphere into stunning panoramas

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"I'm Cave Johnson. I own the place."

I think we have found the real-live founder of "Aperture Science".

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Lenovo deal to buy IBM x86 server biz moving along fast

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Implying livelihood can be "robbed"

And stop phoning it in from the UAW.

Seeing how they will need at least 3000 chinese people to do the spreadsheeting I don't see how thousands will be "robbed of their livelihoods".

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Re: Getriebe Getriebe Hardware is the best Trojan for servives

> Whilst hp, Fujitsu and Dell will be in those opportunities and can pitch their services as part of the hardware deal

A clown company in a death spiral and two hardware manufs in unrude health? Yeah that's the ticket. Services offer, sure.

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Titsup 2e2's data centre dustup gave UK users the CLOUD FEAR

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Chairman Greencloud feels there is some cirrus at the frayed edges

Clearly, the government has to provide a Central Cloud (nominally independent and possibly labeled as "private"), so in case your preferred Cloud Provider goes bust, bail-cloud power and quantitative clouding can be quickly provided at the push of a button by the Ministry of Cloud so that Your Preferred Cloud can be reinflated at reasonable cost to the taxpayer.

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Master Beats: Why doesn't audio quality matter these days?

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Re: Quality seems to be improving to me

I still have my 15 years old speakers ... roaring cubes of nastiness.

But why change?

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Re: Finished with ElReg

It's to gear up discussion and have some righteous simmering anger burst into flames of lyrical discontent in these here barren plains of commentary.

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