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Pakistan Cyber Army declares war on Chinese, Bangladeshi sites

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Re: Doesn't work, anyway

Crushed bear liver in Sezuchan tea leaves?

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Re: Interesting how as I get older

Welcome to the desert of the Real.

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This is out of hand now: Apple attempts to trademark the LEAF

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Nah, they are just extremely innovative.

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That square QR barcode on the poster? Check it's not a sticker

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Snowcrashing!

As as you brain doesn't explode when you look at the sticker's white noise, I can live with this.

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Brit physics student debuts zombie flick shot inside LHC

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Re: They're waiting for you, Gordon...

"This is bad. We are BAD PEOPLE! Why did we usher in the GREEN APOCALYPSE??"

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Re: Eh, everyone knows that when the inadvertent LHC dimensional rift opens....

We can handle a few shoggots. [Chomps cigar]. But lawyers ... get me the President on the phone!

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US drops ‘net regulation bombshell, threatens WCIT exit

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Re: We are very fortunate

Come now. The day the US Presidency managed to unify a Constitution Shredder with a Constitution Scholar, well, things just jumped the shark.

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Re: US Strategy of Negotiation: Our Way or the Highway

While I'm waiting for the backup to finish .... C.M. Kornbluth and the Syndicate:

"They had what they called laissez-faire, and it worked for a while until they got to tinkering with it. They demanded things called protective tariffs, tax remissions, subsidies — regulation, regulation, regulation, always of the other fellow. But there were enough bankers on all sides for everybody to be somebody else's other fellow. Coercion snowballed and the Government lost public acceptance. They had a thing called the public debt which I can't begin to explain to you except to say that it was something written on paper and that it raised the cost of everything tremendously. Well, believe me or not, they didn't just throw away the piece of paper or scratch out the writing on it. They let it ride until ordinary people couldn't afford the pleasant things in life.

Let me point out what the so-called Government stands for: brutal "taxation," extirpation of gambling, denial of life's simple pleasures to the poor and severe limitation of them to all but the wealthy, sexual prudery viciously enforced by penal laws of appalling barbarity, endless regulation and coercion governing every waking minute of the day. That was its record during the days of its power and that would be its record if it returned to power. I fail to see how this menace to our liberty can be condoned by certain marginal benefits which are claimed to accrue from its continued existence."

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Re: US Strategy of Negotiation: Our Way or the Highway

> Don't forget what makes a country, people with a military.

I am sorry to say that I totally disagree with your national-socialistic worldview.

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Comparing apples and oranges, you are.

"Internet" aka. "The Pipes" are the "Delivery Vans" of the "Media"

Control the delivery van, there is no need to control the "media" or ensure that an accident burns down the print shop.

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Paris Hilton

You must have been living under a stone avalanche for the last 15 years or so?

Watch out, there may be some sand in your shoes.

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Behold ATLAS, the fastest computer of 50 years ago

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Re: Shows the best and the worst of UK high tech development.

That's why UK Standard BS 5750 was invented - to slow the Japanese down.

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Re: Wonder if I actually used it??

> I still remember the smell.

Don't remind me. And there were large pirate symbols on the orange bottles. I somehow don't think you could use these in classrooms today without looking at jailtime.

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Report: Apple, Google, Microsoft join forces to buy Kodak patents

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Re: An amicable agreement

> I've always thought that the duration of a patent should be based on returns.

> Two downvotes, no upvotes

MFW

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Re: only reason why

"Psst, Stalin!"

"What!"

"You know about Poland?"

"Yeah. I still want to f*ck them good for what they did to our glorious army in 1920."

"Don't mention it, I though Berlin would be a goner. So, you know .... I wanna have Prussia back?"

"Kay? So?"

"Maybe we could, you know. Share costs?"

"Hmm..."

"Come on. You know want it. I can even leave you the biggish parts."

"Hmmmmm...."

"It will be like 1914 again! Joined along a common border!"

"Okay, but no funny business this time!"

"Sure. So, deal?"

"Deal!"

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The best tablets for Christmas

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Re: "And don’t forget, the Surface comes with Microsoft Office pre-loaded."

"which isn't licensed for commercial use either"

I I wasn't a libertarian scumbag, I would place a phone call to the Towers of the Antitrust Taxfeeders.

I pay for it, I use it as I like. Suck it up, Microsoft.

Hey, on second thoughts, I won't pay for it.

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Re: re-sale value

> you may pay £400 for an iPad but after 3 years probably still get £200 for it

In what universe does that happen?

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Dell storage boss Topgun Thomas leaves 'to pursue a new opportunity'

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WTF?

What about managers who once drove EMD GP7s for miles and miles?

Is it relevant whether he once flew a taxpayer-provided Magic Incinerator™ at taxpayer's expense at the behest of superiors fishing for medals?

Not it isn't.

Having a good sense of 3-D navigation and being adept at integrating into a hierarchical organization that is borderline mental does not translate into skills you need for Winning In The Marketplace. At all.

It may elicit Warm Crotch Feelings and Awe but they are out of place.

Excuse my rant, I will continue reading Jeff Huber's "Bathtub Admirals". Thank you.

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Apple, Samsung patent judge: 'I feel like I'm in Groundhog Day here'

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Re: Whats funny

> your some nerd

> your

Hey spotty, how's life? You out of neet-ness yet?

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She's on her period?

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Re: Easy answer

> Give the robot a vaguely sexist acronym

This, Sir, is demeaning to robots. I demand satisfaction!

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TVShack's Richard O'Dwyer sent home with £20,000 fine

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Re: Which clause of the linked law criminalises linking?

Yep, always a good deal to exchange money for the privilege to NOT be extradited to Arbitary Detention Land for something that may well be not a problem at all in your own country.

Did the guy pawning the wad of cash have a german accent, too?

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FAIL

> libertarian loony types

Downvoted for being incapable of seeing what "libertarians" and the law-and-order copyright brigade have NOT in common.

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'Build us a Death Star, President Obama' demand thousands

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Re: It's a joke

> Hey, don't diss Krugman, he's an island of common sense in a sea of madness.

HöhöHöhöHöhö .... inflation too low for you?

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Re: Morons wasting time.

> a huge investment like this would lower unemployment and the country could work itself out of recession.

Unfortunately this is NOT how reality works.

The money to paid the guys and the goods to build that has to come from somewhere.

It comes from tax dollars. Or, which is another way of putting, from the printing press.

This makes it impossible for people to buy what they want or desire (a house, a new car, eggs for the fridge) if it's personal tax, and impossible to invest (into jobs or new plant) if it's company tax. Additionally, savings are being destroyed - so future activities will be curtailed, so will pension payouts etc.

In effect, you are burning down the country. It would be just another bubble.

Some people, those very near state, would of course get tremendously rich and powerful as in any command economy.

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Re: That's not a moon... @GitMeMyShootIrons

> The state funded infrastructures (science, art and manufacturing)

Ah no, sir.

Go back to "You didn't build that" state paternalism, please.

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Re: Morons wasting time.

> would be a far better option.

Would have been a far better option.

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Re: Texas nuke'em

So you have to rename it "SPACE STATION ABRAHAM LINCOLN."

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Re: It's a joke

No it's not.

Pseudo-Economic cranks like Krugman, regular columnist at the New York Times have actually argued that preparing for a "Space Invasion by Aliens" would create jobs and bring the US out the recession.

Yep, no problem!

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Data gobbling app lands Delta Air Lines in the dock on privacy charge

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Re: App deleted! Delta deleted!

Is that your name on this no-fly list? Please step this way, Mr McFly.

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Re: Good for California!

Daily reminder that the only one who "gets away with murder" is the government and its cronies. Then you pay for the privilege.

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Those "Delta partners" are the NSA

I hope they have good privacy policy concerning Passenger Name Records down at Crypto City.

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Australian Prime Minister: Mayan calendar 'true'

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Re: I can fell the anger rising within me

> we

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I can fell the anger rising within me

"the left-leaning Labor Party (are there any others?) sees younger voters as a natural constituency"

Yoof and the Left. Two derelicts out for government dripfeed. Made for each other.

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Google defames Reg columnist Verity Stob

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The wisdom of the crows

> The noir-lipsticked gent is apparently David Gerard, the erstwhile public face of Wikipedia in the UK.

But is it ALSO the true face behind "Verity Stob"?

Your non-denial denials won't faze me!

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Intel prepping Atom bombs to drop on ARM microservers

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Cool writeup, Tim

No-one ever comments because one cannot have fun and silliness with stories about hardware and specs.

But here....

"Geez, it just hurts my head to think about all of the opportunities this could provide if we can realize it"

Yeah Andy. Then take a Valium but just stop playing the Überguru. Stuff that computes and is small. Woah, ey!

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'HP has just days to cough what it knew about Autonomy'

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"Tim Selling - a former aide to SEC, the US financial watchdog [more like a Pomerian with severe myopia unable to detect pyramid schemes even if told they are there] - said HP has complied with regulators over the debacle 'but there are still far too many unknowns to conclude that HP has been adequately forthcoming'."

Why dontcha get hired into a management position at HP, clown?

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UK climate expert warns of 3-5 degree warmer world by 2100

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Re: China and other developing nations MUST conform to EXISTING Western Emission standards...

Don't know whether troll or just plain dumb.

> the rest of the world agrees to place emission tarrifs on all goods from non-complying nations.

The "rest of the world". Um. US+UK... anyone else? Hello. Oh yeah, Yurope can join too.

Yeah, it's good we have catalytic converters and particulate filters on all of our military hardware. One might suddenly fear we are not environmentally conscious. 1.2 million barrels of oil per month for years and years.... Yes we can.

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Re: This UK Climate Expert needs his credentials stripped.

> put your fucking heads out side and LOOK UP

I did and I saw a giant poster of Obama

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Re: Necessity is the Mother of all invention

> Capitilistic society can't allow for changes to be made, the few that have it all would risk losing some of their unusuable fortunes.......

You have it ass backwards.

Capitalist society is the only one for which changes can be made. Whether some are rich is irrelevant.

Highly structured Oligarchist or Socialist societes, however, demand the status quo or change by central command. See how many people had to be offed in the Soviet Union or how much knowledge and life was lost during the so-called "Cultural Revolution", I would say only Greens of the more rabid sort would be into that.

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Musk's SpaceX gets foot in door of US secret 'black' space program

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Re: Where the big bucks are ...

And, I would like to add, that money must come from the tax-paying, not the tax-feeding part of the population.

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Re: Where the big bucks are ...

Oh a thumbs down. Someone must be thinking that the US has a secret of the WELLSPRING OF MONEY which will be tasked to deliver 700 billion of greenbacks this year. And that's just the visible part.

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Re: Imagine being able to see one whole side of the Earth without having to change orbit!

Counting the hair on Putin's ass and seeing a complete hemisphere of the Earth are actually conflicting requirements.

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Bye SpaceX, t'was nice hearing you

Going into classified work will suck out all the life. It's the same as touching a undead body in need of a soul. Gone from the market, regulated up the ass, forbidden to do this and that, in need of whining and dining the people holding the money sluices...

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Re: Where the big bucks are ...

> I'm a complete supporter of military funding

Well, have fun slaving two months this year just for the military and the skinning congressmen.

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Frenchmen's sperm plunges by a third in quality and quantity since '89

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Re: But I am an Englishman after all.

> Let me correct that for you:

No U!

It's not "Joan of Arc". Its "Joan Darc". Standard family name.

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CFDT Force l'Ouvrière!

"Une sabotage méchant droite"

That would be "Un sabotage méchant de droite"

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Re: But I am an Englishman after all.

Do you want Jeanne Darc kicking you in the shins again?

(Yes, Darc is the correct spelling.)

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Moon riven by colossal cracks

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Re: "thin crust, no cheese"

Presumably after a long primordial night passed in interstellar alcohol.

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Entire US Congress votes against ITU control of internet

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada...

Thought about using Andrew Orlowski?

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