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Oracle updates Java versioning to allow more security fixes

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"Traditionally, Limited Update patches – the kind that add new features and non-security fixes – have been assigned even numbers. CPUs, which only contain fixes for security vulnerabilities, are assigned even numbers."

Should probably read "are assigned odd numbers", right?

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Google takes on AWS, Azure virty servers with micro billing and fat disks

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Chriswell predicts!

"Sooner or later, it has been predicated, banks will build particle accelerators to fire neutrino through the Earth"

1) You "predict" something or you "predicate upon" some established fact.

2) No it hasn't. That was some whimsical suggestion. And pumping out enough high-energy neutrinos to reliably collect a high-frequency signal after several 1000 km of rock will mean that the people working at the targeted office building will have a pretty high incidence of cancer. Yes, neutrinos are unhealthy for you if you can detect them.

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Feds stamp on cash pipeline to Mt Gox, Bitcoin's Wall Street

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Re: Betting against the MAN

These debts are held by cronies and well-connected ones (imagine Cheney or Prince hearing "your companies won't actually be paid, sorreeee?"), so no.

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Admiral Pointdexter would have loved to have had this service.

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Oi, Google! Stop LIBELLING us Germans, fix your autocomplete

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Re: Ruling seems reasonable

"but someone shouldn't immediately be branded as a scientoligists or a fraud just because google's algorithms say so"

But that is not what is happening.

A friendly lady pops up and gives you a completely automated run-down based on a statistical survey. The fact that "$yourname suxx cocks" then happens to be in the result has no bearing on reality and cannot be construed as an "affirmation of fact" or a "branding". One might as well ban hidden markov models or the phonebook.

This can be usefully used, just google:

Was Elliott Abrams Hitler’s Senior Advisor?

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EU wants the Swiss and pals to cough up IT giants' hidden bank info

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"European austerity measures" ... a little perspective.

Do we have "austerity" measures, regularly bemoaned by Klown Krugman? No we don't.

At http://mises.org/journals/fm/February2013.pdf, we read.

Austerity has been hotly debated as either an elixir or a poison for tough economic times. But what is austerity? Real austerity means that the government and its employees have less money at their disposal. For the economists at the International Monetary Fund, “austerity” may mean spending cuts, but it also means increasing taxes on the beleaguered public in order to, at all costs, repay the government’s corrupt creditors. Keynesian economists reject all forms of austerity. They promote the “borrow and spend” approach that is supposedly scientific and is gentle on the people: paycheck insurance for the unemployed, bailouts for failing businesses, and stimulus packages for everyone else. Austrian School economists reject both the Keynesian stimulus approach and the IMF-style high-tax, pro-bankster “Austerian” approach. Although “Austrians” are often lumped in with “Austerians,” Austrian School economists support real austerity. This involves cutting government budgets, salaries, employee benefits, retirement benefits, and taxes. It also involves selling government assets and even repudiating government debt.

Despite all the hoopla in countries like Greece, there is no real austerity except in the countries of eastern Europe. For example, Latvia is Europe’s most austere country and also has its fastest growing economy. Estonia implemented an austerity policy that depended largely on cuts in government salaries. There simply is no austerity in most of western Europe or the U.S. As Professor Philipp Bagus explains, “the problem of Europe (and the United States) is not too much but too little austerity—or its complete absence.” Most of Europe and the U.S. continue to have massive budget deficits and growing national debts relative to GDP. The Keynesians’ magical multipliers have once again failed to materialize. Given that most of these economies have not achieved growth from stimulus, they should give the idea of true austerity a fresh look.

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Who is Samsung trying to kid? There will NEVER be a 5G network

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Re: A Coward's View...

Yes, it's still only parabolic.

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D-Wave wins the quantum-classical horse race, kind of

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Note also that

The tests were run on various problems that fall into the NP-Hard category

sounds fishy this context - Quantum computers are NOT better than classical computers at solving (i.e. finding the best solution to) those kind of problems. However, optimization algorithms (and specially designed analog computers) may more quickly find a approximate solution, though not the optimal one. A good chunk of the "neural network" computers do that kind of optimization. Of course, there are problems in which even finding an approximately good solution is unfeasible.

Maybe one should write

something neural-network-like is happening in the D-Wave

but that's too 80s.

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No we can't because this isn't a quantum computer, it's an analog computer doing annealing problems which does not help in factorization at all.

something quantum-like is happening in the D-Wave

Sounds like a sprinkle of magic dust from the sales department. If "something quantum-like" is happening, what is it? What is the Hamiltonian? Where are the undead cats?

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New Lumia 925: This, loyalists, is the BIG ONE you've waited for

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Re: @Shagbag beyond a joke

http://wmpoweruser.com/canalys-estimates-windows-phone-grew-27-between-q4-2012-and-q1-2013/

Grows 27% from where?

Android 149.8 (Q4 '12) --grows to---> 163.5 (Q1 '13) million units shipped

WiPho 5.1 (Q4 '12) --grows to---> 6.5 (Q1 '13) million units shipped

A drop in the bucket.

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Top guns doomed as US Navy demos first carrier-launched drone

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Amurrica Strong!!

"Such drones could be used in a future conflict with China, for example."

Hahaha!

China has nukes. On ICBMs.

This means NO CONFLICT because we, the West, just don't pick fights with someone who can fight back. Washington Elites and Think Tankers will just have to wank over maps of the Pacific Rim in mournful silence.

Additionally, imagine the uproar when Wal-Mart runs out of goodies. Millions of Jabba-the-Huts on mall scooters will descend on Washington, demanding their fix. Nope. Not gonna happen.

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'WikiLeaks of financial data' prompts worldwide hunt for tax evaders

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Re: Tax evasion

But they will vote themselves a pay increase to offset inflation and their meticulous work.

Then start a war or two or continue to aggravate the greenfagging bubble.

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Investigative journos may be useful idiots.

"that the European Union has labeled as a cog in Iran’s nuclear-development program"

We are off to a good start here. Sounds like stuff straight out of the White House's Mouth.

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Penguins in spa-a-a-ce! ISS dumps Windows for Linux on laptops

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Reaction mass downvotes?

I guess some people here really have no idea about how you obtain momentum changes in SPAAACE.

Fracking trekkies, go back to your tricorders.

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Re: The real story ...

Michele Bachmann will declare it to be GOD'S PUNISHMENT for SANIC BIRD LOVE!

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You have to be done when India drops below the horizon again...

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Re: Come in Major Eadon!- Wait

> Both work in Linux duh!

"Yes, I know"

Said like King Arthur said it when he was getting detailed explanations about the voting procedures of the anarcho-syndicalist commune.

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Do you think Discovery has a NON-NEWTONIAN SPACE DRIVE? No, in fact it needs HUGE TANKS FULL OF LIQUID AMMONIA to pump stuff through its nuclear Vesta reactors to get that MOMENTUM THING GOING WHEN IT ARRIVES AT JUPITER (or Saturn).

WHERE ARE THOSE TANKS?? They AIN'T THERE, kid!

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Deep, deep! Down inside...

Yes, and it's worse ... it's deeper in the gravity well of the Andromeda Galaxy than in the Earth's!

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Well, that's not true.... For one, Discovery has no reaction mass tanks for aesthetic reasons, so no braking at Jupiter. I'm sorry Dave, you have to keep going.

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Come in Major Eadon!

This is Ground Control to Major Eadon

You've really made the grade

And the papers want to know what OS you boot

And whether it's "ls" or "dir" to you!

This is Major Eadon to Ground Control

I see "vmlinuz" scrolling by

A fat penguin on my screen

And a Gnome wants me to log in

Here am I sitting in a tin can

Far above the world

On my screen there is a spiral

on top of kernel version 3.

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France weighing 'culture tax' on phones, slabs, PCs, TVs

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What!

I haven't been hearing of Hollande and his merry band of taxators for so long that I thought the massive inward pull of rampant taxing, unrestrained spending (describes by lefties as 'austerity'), rampant regulation and sheer interdiction to do any decent work in France had collapsed it into an economic black hole from whence no Euro or Political Peep could ever escape again.

Not yet, then? Pity.

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'Zombie hunter' task force unleashed on the UK tech biz

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Easy credit leads to bad business decisions leads to liquidations when the economy contracts.

Austrian business Theory in Action!

Made worse by continuing inflationary central bank policies, artificially low interest rates and the hope of reinflating the bubble economy.

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ScaleMP: Use RAM plus vSMP, not flash, to boost server performance

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Re: Still pugging something

> that nobody really wants

Your marketing credentials are impeccable.

> it is way too expensive

Compared to what?

> injects problems where I didn't have any with native machines

not sure whether you are talking about your home PC or your iSeries 795. Probably the former.

> there is no GPU to plug in anywhere, it comes on a USB stick

What are you saying?

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Analysts brawl over 'death' of markup language

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Re: They're both right.

> XML. An arcane, in-efficient, bloated pile of crap

It's a fracking markup language described in a few pages. Come down your sickly horse, please and stop with the sophomoric name calling.

> I'll write you the best access control middle layer there ever was,

Right. I would show the door real quick and tell you to learn something first.

> Funny how that works eh? Money in tech that is.

No, AC, you are the cancer.

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Forester and Gardner?

I think that's "Forrester" though, like in "Forrest Gump", not "Forester", which is a car...

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Degenerate dwarfs tear neighbors limb from limb

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Re: Dwarfs that collapse

Eadon thread hijack LOL!

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Re: Degenerate Dwarf?

Burers!

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Microsoft honcho pleads with media: 'Stop picking on us!'

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Re: Being critical of Microsoft... - comes at a price.

"Look at my experiences. I tell the truth about it and am downvoted, mocked, insulted, and so forth. None of this matters of course."

F.O. Eadon, you and your bleeding heart. Maybe the Anti-Defamation League will listen to you.

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Heavy breathing by an acolyte while a voice cackles....

So let's pause for a moment and consider the center. In the center, selling 100 million copies of a product is a good thing. In the center, spewing FUD is a good thing. In the center, pretending that things are true which are not is a good thing.

I can feel the anger rising within you. Good. Now, join us in the center, young developer!

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Charity chief: Get with it, gov - kids shouldn't have to write by hand

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Re: The difference is deeper

I don't think "employers" want any of that since the industrial revolution came and went.

Maybe people steeped in rank socialist lore think employers want that? The satanic mills of webdesign and all that stuff....

Of course, one can always get a job at a gov. outfit, illiteracy, venality and total incompetence are not a stop to getting to work through people's tax returns...

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Re: In some regards, he has a point though

Dijkstra would write 5 lines, then add the proof for another 20 lines....

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Elon Musk and PayPal chum quit Zuckerberg's immigration gang

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While I don't have opinions on Keystone XL, one should really stay away from anything even near Lindsey Graham and the group of national-socialist / crony-capitalist creeps of the Old Men Express. And this includes the democrat Dick Durbin and the insufferable McCain. Basically the list of people you want to accidentally drown while no-one is looking.

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'Liberator': Proof that you CAN'T make a working gun in a 3D printer

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Re: tinfoil hat time

"You! Come out with your hands up! You are too dumb to provide meaningful resistance against this here jackbooted SWAT team. We checked your Internet history!"

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Meh

Somebody has been watching too much Clint Eastwood again.

Use a crossbow, ffs.

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Re: Pointless argument

By then you will see people dying in the street because a kid downloaded a file for some virus from 4chan into his dad's nanoassembler and hit the "assemble" button.

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Re: Pens should be banned

Tools don't kill people.

PEOPLE KILL PEOPLE!

Oh God what done? Intelligent Design is EVIL!

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And this why you can't find The Anarchists' Cookbook on the Internet!

It's all for the good of all of us.

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If I had a "bit of money" I would get a proper FN-FAL.

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What are you talking about?

> How easy is it going to be to have Mexican drug runners start selling guns?

Pretty hard as gun control is in effect down there to keep the campesinos down.

The last I heard was the US was EXPORTING guns to Mexico. If need be, with the authorities' approval.

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But...but....

An FN P90 looks plasticy too, so we are already HALF THERE!!

PRESS THE PANIC BUTTON!

"meep"

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NASA on alert: International Space Station springs a leak

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Re: here we go

We are not talking about lawyers here....

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Paris Hilton

Nork to the rescue!

Who is this not-too-smart "we" and why does he rely on "private industry" instead of glorious socialist hardware?

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Re: Easy Fix!!!

Isn't that "Duck Tape"?

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I think the next step...

...is to lose track of the station's cat.

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German govt DUMPS 170 NEW PCs riddled with Conficker

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Buy new harddisks. Install Eadon, I mean Linux....

"Simply cleaning up the malware would have cost €130,000"

Sounds like someone budgeted a final solution here.

But these are bureaucrats who have a taxpayer spigot on hand and are not too sure about the tech details in their consultant's offering...

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Obama orders gov data must be 'open and machine-readable'

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Right

http://dissenter.firedoglake.com/2012/08/04/the-washington-post-on-the-most-transparent-administration-ever/

The Washington Post has published an article on an analysis of annual reports from government agencies the Post did, which is further proof—despite President Barack Obama’s promise of unprecedented transparency in government—he has presided over a government that in some ways is more secretive than ever before.

Sure, random press releases, binder-thick bureaucratese (job-destroying!) as well as detailed reports on politicking will be "machine-readable". That helps no-one.

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'Raining Blooderator' pays tribute to late Slayer guitarist

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X-Files material, and resistance to antibiotics.

"Hanneman died of liver failure last Thursday at the age of 49, following a protracted battle with the flesh-eating disease necrotizing fasciitis, which he is believed to have contracted from a spider bite in 2011."

Maybe there should be warning on this story to not read before breakfast???

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Standard Model goes PEAR-SHAPED in CERN experiment

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Re: Antimatter and anti-gravity anyone?

Yeah Eadon, it would be reeeeallllly surprising if antimatter behaved differently than normal matter in its spacetime bending behaviour.

After all, you can seamlessly transform matter into antimatter with a bit of E=mc² and some luck, and nowhere do we see negative signs appear suddenly in front the constant total mass energy.

Might be a neat null experiment but I wouldn't want to bet my PhD on it.

tl;dr ; gb2 slagging Windows.

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Re: Pear shaped matter?

> It was very difficult to grasp a quantum part.

I dunno.

Personally, it was all fine, man!

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