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Apple fanbois get one last chance to see spectre of Steve Jobs

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What is an apple rock?

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CURSE you, EINSTEIN! Humanity still chained in relativistic PRISON

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WTF?

Jesus F. Christ EL REG FAIL

A "collapsar" is not a neutron star. Indeed it is a historical name for a black hole. It's one of those historically old-fashioned words. Collapsar because "it collapses in....forever"

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Study suggests US companies use overseas workers to cut wages

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Re: It is sad the USA is doing this

"This is one of the practices that is hollowing out the middle class in America and also goes along with our loss of manufacturing job."

Absolutely not.

The economy does not all have the same behaviourial logic as a set of front-to-back evaluated IF-THEN rules.

The fact that you are even able to write this using a dirt-cheap ADSL is proof enough that cheap manufacturing and international trade is a Good Thing.

What is actually "hollowing out" stuff is the agressive government sector: money printing to the benefit of the 1% (euphemistically called "necessary bailouts" by the smug operators or "recovery efforts" by useful idiots), immense amounst of debt, foobared interest rates with no relationship to market valuation (inciting people to malinvest), and revectoring of savings and production capacity via taxes and inflation to non-productive uses: wars, wall street casinos, greenfagging, homeland security and an immense army of bureaucrats.

It's a bad sign when you cannot be productively employed but if there is always a job top be had at the nearest recruiting office. It has nothing to do with evil capitalists.

Further rather to-the-point reading in The Great Deformation, now at hollowing-out bookstores.

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Re: Bog standard economics

> Bog standard economics

Someone sure is phoning it from the "Someone Stole My Wages" Labor Union Commitee.

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Re: Well America was built using slave labor ...

1) LOLNO

2) If you think Prakash is cheap, think again. And consider the 30/70 split.

3) America is not a Great Country, it's a monetary cripple on its last wheelchair tires.

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Re: In other news...

Well, dicha know that there are still studies that are being pumped out that have to demonstrate that Hoover and in particular FDR actually are the main causes of the Great Depression, and FDR is no way an enlightened economic fixer? Known in the 30s and obvious to the meanest intelligence, but apparently it still is unclear to the column writes of the NYT and the Indy.

People just can't into the most basic economics.

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Reg hack to starve on £1 a day for science

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Makes no sense

Is that 1 GBP at "western" price levels or 1 GBP in the boondocks of Somalia?

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COCK-A-DOODLE-DOO: NASA rovers scrawl giant willy on Mars

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Re: Goldmember

Clearly a penetrating riddle..

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Bogus gov online test tells people on dole they're just SO employable

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In a world in which printing money is seen as a fix for economic problems, "deficits don't matter" and "we owe it to ourselves" while trillion dollar bailouts make sure the deep wallets of the Well-Connected-Ones stay topped up with minimal effort at the cost of the taxpayer and their children, who is astonished about such little smalltime retardation?

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Another blow for Flash as Unity gaming engine kills support

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Re: Time to die

It's not Eadon?

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Apple slips Antennagate victims $15 each. The lawyers get $16m

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Great "Objective: MOH MONEY" reporting, more like.

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App reads The Indie's dead-tree pages - so you don't have to

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Re: Socialist Apps

WTF Eadon.

I just realized why the GNU License is a Good Thing.

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Hacked AP tweet claiming White House explosion causes Dow dip

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Missed chance

"The president is fine"

I hoped for a millisecond that I read

"The president is on fire"

No such luck. Oh well.

Anyway, this would clearly have been a hit be the nefarious Colonel Moretti. Definitely not morally acceptable even if Mr Peace Prize Bailout Change Bomber would have be singed a bit.

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Nvidia Tesla bigwig: Why you REALLY won't need x86 chips soon

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Re: So... how do you boot?

Write a fracking VM around it. Pretend it's called a "BIOS". World domination.

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Hedge fund invests $2bn in Microsoft, thinks Redmond is undervalued

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Re: Don't make me laugh........

RICHTO uncloak!

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Dark matter researchers think they've got a signal

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More mess with dark matter detection

However, the precise significance is not the most important issue here; in the end, we sometimes shrug off 9 sigma signals. To the right, what looks like Pollock's painting is in fact a summary of best-fit signal regions and limits from various underground experiments in the dark matter mass vs. cross section parameter space. The most worrying aspect of the CDMS result is that the signal region seems comfortably excluded by the limits from Xenon-10 and Xenon-100 experiments (the green lines in the plot). To reconcile these results one must either assume a serious systematic issue with the xenon analyses, or consider more exotic dark matter models, for example the xenophobic ones where the effective coupling to xenon nuclei is suppressed. On the other hand, the region of the parameter space preferred by CDMS is consistent with the earlier detection claim by the germanium target detector CoGeNT.

So, dark matter, a fluke, or a fundon? Unfortunately, the past experience with direct detection experiments suggests that we will not learn the definitive answer anytime soon.

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Re: Dark matter signal - this is a MAYBE at best

"Eadon better than journalists predicting predictable stuff in the Reg commentariat section."

Film at 11.

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Re: Contradiction

But now it is present again!

"Knock Knock"

"Who's there?"

"Maybe not Dark Matter again!"

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Google shakes up US utility with green power tariff

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> the search giant made $3.55bn in net income

Seeing how the greentrain is already pushed by "The Man", this means that Google *already* contributed heavily to greenery in the form of taxes.

Green logo because green.

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Who's a Siri boy, then? Apple hoards your voices for TWO years

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Re: Uh-Oh

Hah!

> An "accident" occurs

> Get some gardening tools and hammer

> "Siri, where do I put bodies into a shallow grave where they won't be discovered for some time?"

> Siri says where

> Go there at night

> Start digging

> Soil is suspiciously easy to dig through and looks plowed up

> Discover a few bodies that someone put under somewhat earlier

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jQuery 2.0 kicks old Internet Explorer versions to the curb

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> to support IE6 for a few more years

Released 27th of August, 2001.

CRM systems that demand IE6 in 2013?

I hope not.

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British bookworms deem Amazon 'evil'

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FAIL

Only in the world of state-worshipping abasement

"low prices achieved through legal but immoral financial shenanigans – could become a public-relations burden"

Financial "shenanigans" are NEVER immoral.

The only immoral things are taxes, i.e. confiscation of goods under imaginary contracts that no-one can state or find, arbitrarily decided, and always on the way up to pay for what? We don't know.

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The Reg puts Vulture inside the Large Hadron Collider

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Re: Page 2 - top-most picture

Apparently it means "too drunk to stand", but what is it doing there?

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Re: re: getting left behind

Next thing we know, we're wandering alone. Finally found an exit that led out to the lawn.

It must have been a Triumph and a Great Success!

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Re: SUSY is already dead

Eadon really is the IBM Watson of the commentariat.

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Re: Kinda resembles the intro in Half-Life

As long as I could meet Alyce Vance, it would be worth it.

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Boffins: Tireless star spurted deadly jets for half an hour at a time

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Re: missing a big anomaly

Unfortunately uranium is not likely to be a fungible commodity and so is unlikely to become "money", like gold.

> so we can then store it back underground in vaults.

You now realize that there is value in having a commodity that takes the role of money and that cannot be debased by a ministerial stroke of genius whenever Klown Krugman writes another shitty column in the NYT.

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Where did you look that up?

The edge is still just ~15 x 10⁹ away.

Star Wars numbers about fantasy positions that are meant to "take into account expansion" by assuming some magic universal time don't count.

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Galactic Greenfagging

"Lethal gamma rays are produced during the deaths of massive stars"

That adjective "lethal", is pretty bizarre in this context.

Fleshbags worry about "lethal gamma rays" if the engineered fission reactor in the neighborhood has a little hiccup or if food is being sterilized by passing it along a fews of cobal 60 or some nasty job in a federal office warns darkly about "dirty bombs".

In this context, better replace "lethal" by "enormous amounts or" or maybe "planetbusting amounts of" or even "starbusting amounts of" or possibly "stargutbusting amounts of".

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Re: Red Shift - red faces

So, what do you think? Did they?

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Kepler continues exoplanet bonanza

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Re: If we can detect these planets...

No, it's a whole other level of difficulty.

Military radar would be most detectable, I reckon. But even the power output of that kind of artifact is puny. AFAIK you would need a few thousand of square kilometers of collecting area to get any signal whatsover. This also means you would need to point it very precisely at the Sun.

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Magic mystery malware menaces many UK machines - new claim

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New claim! Fresh! Washes whiter!

Yeah... These days, keeping a lawya on retainer is as important as keeping a sysop on retainer.

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Malware and domain-squatters target Boston Marathon bombing

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Re: This god fella sure is nasty

Interventionist liberals, actually.

As long as God is Democrat.

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"God sent the devastating bombs to the Boston Marathon"

God is now a Drone.

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Study: Most projects on GitHub not open source licensed

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Some dude in some company of unspecified sized that might find something useful? Fat Cat. Not "The Community".

How's life in the nasty&ugly collectivist hippie commune today?

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Samsung: Posting of fake HTC hate was 'unfortunate'

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Re: Samsung are deceptively putting other manufacturer's sub-par panels in their TV's

"Pretty sly really"

That makes no sense. "Oh yeah, I will totally ruin my brand by passing off bad quality stuff with my name prominently on it".

Not even creating a secondary label? I don't think so.

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Google Apps goes TITSUP for millions - users REJOICE on Twitter

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Re: 0.007% = a Bondth?

Yes, but how much are James Bondth?

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You want to believe? Check the user numbers!

You now realize that Google is being patronized by a host of Venusians, Zeti-Reticulaneans on short business trips and the ever-chtonian Plutonians!

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Brit IT biz boss wrongly 'terminated' in red-tape blunder

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But did the airlock close properly on his arse?

"We will try to bring him back!"

"Uh.... commander?"

Also, who is this "El Chan" and is she kawaii?

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Why hacking and platforms are the future of NHS IT

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Re: Do it in house

> Of course, this would never happen under a government that is in thrall to the 'free market'. This is sad, since the fact that it would be cheaper, quicker and more efficient is without doubt.

After that NHS blew 11 x 10⁹ GBP on zilch (how many patients can be treated with that kind of money?), where the only responsibility was MANAGING, having some claim that ADDITONALLY DOING would be cheaper, quicker and more efficient is optimistic at best.

Claiming that the current way of top-down mandates with taxpayer moneysplurge as reward for failure has anything to do with a "free market" is a plain incapacity to comprehend the situation.

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Are biofuels Europe's sh*ttiest idea ever?

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Famine-causing?

No, no!

It can't be. Biofuels are GOOD! The MUST be GOOD!

It must be EVIL SPECULATORS! That's it. The speculators did it. Kill the poor from Wall Street. Yeah. They are trading in FUTURES. That must be BAD.

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At LAST, scientists tackle the problems faced by alcoholic rats

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Let a thousand frat parties boom!!

Not exactly the idea that Nietzsche had when talking about the "über-human", but one takes what one gets in this universe. P ≠ NP etc...

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Dell tried gobbling doomed Brit IT giant 2e2 for £350m, say insiders

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Contrary to the opi-onions expressed here, greed is not a problem, but...

Misrepresentation is.

"[2e2 CEO] Terry Burt did a good job of advising the VCs that 2e2 was in a good shape and growing."

That sounds dangerously close to an extreme lawsuit.

"We can sell you this Death Star. Guaranteed safe at any attack speed!"

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Microsoft: FINE! We'll match Amazon - by HIKING cloud prices

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Re: New ad

...but does it wear velvet pants?

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Apple alert as half China's fanbois consider switch to Galaxy S4

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But it will be asian winds in all cases.

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Movie review: Oblivion

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And the X-wing sounds exactly like the electric locomotives which tear past my house.

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Re: Nothing puts me off a film more

Uh....Andy? I ... I need to tell you something.

The Anons here have NOTHINGTODOWITHANONYMOUSWHATSOEVER!

There, I said it.

I feel better now.

Now, why would "Moon" have been a worse movie with Dual Cruise in the lead role? Discuss. I imagine he could have played GERTY with no ill effect.

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Re: Disaster Area

+1 for the "meats", which is more egalitarian than the feministic "porks".

Ancillary question:

How much energy do you need to make a silvery moon explode if you don't have Tetsuo Shima handy?

The Internet says:

"1.2 x 10²⁹ J .... So our minimum amount of energy to blow up the Moon requires all the energy the Sun delivers for about 316 seconds, or 5 minutes and 16 seconds"

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IT salaries: Why you are a clapped-out Ferrari

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Re: Some expansion on supply and demand,..

> What do you think?

I support this. In largish companies you may fall prey to office politics, but then again, employees should leave those kind of outfits anyway I have seen dudes come in and mess things up in about a month. Think these should be kept on-team? Think they should be given "severance pay" when let go? Hell no.

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Re: Hits the nail on the head

Pay isn’t just driven by supply and demand but by a general feeling of what a job is worth".

Yah well, that sentence doesn't mean anything.

"The roots of the equation are not only determined by the intersection of the curve with the 0 axis but also by the general shape of the polynomial."

See how that works?

Decision to hire and how to set the specific price level depends on marginal utility (ranking of the utility of the goods that will be bough), on whether you are swimming in cash or not, of whether you see a high risk in adding an expensive guy to the team or not, on whether you can fire later without too much fuss etc.

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