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Ready for ANOTHER patent war? Apple 'invents' wireless charging

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NASA: THE TRUTH about the END OF THE WORLD on 21 Dec

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> And that's different from Linux/Android zealots how?

0/10 and downvote for trying to start a fanboi shitstorm.

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But that's because of gangans (gungas? gunguns?) at their core.

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Re: ORLY?

2) Sounds like the standard economic depression.We know it's boring.

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Re: Apparently there's a 'safe place' somewhere in France...

You could sell bière and saucisses and fromage to good profit.

Then the government comes and taxes you.

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I have heard this bullshit was put out by Emmerich...

...in order to manufacture some interest into yet another of his dreary CGI extravaganza. Guys looked through "predictions" in order to find something to glom onto, then made the movie.

Not sure whether true.

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Google Play revenues leap 311% in 2012

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Retards are coming out of the woodwork!

> collecting data from unprotected wifi points in the same way that ANY wifi device would also collect that same data from an unprotected wifi spot

Wow "wifi" devices now have harddisks to which they dump snarfed packets. I never knew!

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Re: Well I'm not contributing to that revenue ...

I admire the tenacity of a guy trying to deal with a company that is dumber than Wheatley and is apparently still having "babby's first customer management experience". Google adwords level sad.

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Because one has to do with the other?

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NY Museum of Modern Art embraces 14 video games

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So this is another list than the one from the Smithsonian American Art Museum:

http://americanart.si.edu/exhibitions/archive/2012/games/featuredgames/

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Archaeologists uncover 'Unicorn's lair'

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Unfortunately only a capitalist economy can support Japan's strangeness levels.

Subsistence farmers enjoying the righteous fruits of the proletariat's dictatorship only infinitesimally away from Marx' "end of history" - not so much.

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"the entire history of the development of human civilization will have to be rewritten with Bosnia-Herzegovina at its centre"

Oh my God. Much the like the "undersea road to Atlantis" from the Bermudas (turned out to be a natural formation).

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How do I picture a "Unicorn Lair"?

A deep underground structure that is also secret command and control center managed by unicorns, possibly with flashing lights and doomsday crystals?

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Ten badass brainy computers from science fiction

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Re: "Badass"???

Fraught by Haemorroids?

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Re: WOTAN

> in the Post Office tower

The Patent Office would be better.

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Re: The "Magi" of NERV

Not gonna get into an EVA Fight here.

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The "Magi" of NERV

These were rather on the cool side:

MAGI Super-Computer System

The only computer I ever saw that, when opened for debugging, shows a Jeffreys-tube like interior with yellow post-it notes everywhere (think code comments). Upon which the chief scientist (the designer's daughter) proceeds to open a brain-like module with a circular saw.

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Mr. Smith, why are you posting here? Don't you have some perimeter to patrol?

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No sir, I haven't heard of them for a while.

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Re: The Prisoner

Compare "The General" to Wheatley:

GLaDOS in a surprise attack moment: Hey, Moron!

Wheatley: Oh, Hello.

GLaDOS: All right, Paradox time!!. THIS. SENTENCE. IS. FALSE!!

GLaDOS to herself: Don't think about it, don't think about it!

Wheatley: Um, true. I'll go with true. There, that was easy. To be honest, I might have heard that one before.

GLaDOS (Uncredulous): It's a paradox! There IS no answer.

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The Prisoner

There is another one which comes to mind - The General in "The Prisoner". Not really badass and of unsecured sentience. Also probably the only machine ever that blows up when you show it a picture of Tony Kornheiser.

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Re: What about...

[spoiler]I do think it is fully upgraded when it self-analyzes, matrix like.[/spoiler]

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Re: Wargames

He didn't want to hijack the world's nukes.

He was just running the Mutual Assured Destruction game. In Hollywood logic, this meant actually launching the actual US missiles for real in the end, so he wanted the launch codes. Gimme the launch codes, you cheating fucks!

During the show, the guys in the control room didn't exactly suss out that all was just simulation. Comes from trying to look at reality through computer-controlled screens (a theme quite well explored in Oshii's Patlabor 2. Note the similitudes between this scene from War Games and this scene from Patlabor 2)

Also .. Jennifer Katherine Mack .. awww ♥

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Re: What about GLaDOS?

I guess because not in a movie ... yet!

Gendo Pose: GET ME UWE BOLL ON THE BLOWER!

Anyways, check out this CNET stuff. No reference to Black Hole's Max or SHODAN or the Harlan Ellison Superevil Supercomputer though:

Poor HAL 9000. Rating: Mwahahaha!

Proteus IV. Rating: Mwahahahaha!

Star Trek's Nomad. Rating: Mwahahahaha!

Superman 3: The Ultimate Computer. Rating: Mwahahaha!

Max from "The Thirteenth Floor". Rating: Mwahaha!

Mother from hell category: GlaDOS from "Portal". Rating: Mwaha!

WTF category: MODOK from Marvel Comics. Rating: Mwahahahaha!

Queeg500 from Red Dwarf. Rating: Mwaha!

Skynet from the Terminator Franchise. Rating: Mwahahahaha!

The Green Death from Dr. Who. Rating: Mwahahahahaha!

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Re: Thankfully you forgot

> "It's a UNIX system, I know this!"

Just an SGI workstation. Now dead and forgotten,

That reminds me that I still haven't encountered a hacker girl at this level in Real Life. Am I lousy?

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Re: Mother?

But it's not particularly AI.

Really, all it does is do voice recognition (and respond via slow terminal output), deny access to files, do some logic inference and repeat that shit's gonna hit the fan due to reactor malfunction.

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Malware slurps rocket data from Japanese space agency

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"But data on Japan's Epsilon rocket system, which JAXA has spent ¥15bn developing, had been sent out of the organization to persons unknown."

JAXA, WHY U NOT SHARE?

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Register readers mostly too ashamed to cop to hideous hoard horrors

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Re: I hoard files

MANLY!

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NASA: 'Those life-on-Mars rumors? Chill, dudes and dudettes'

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Unhappy

Probably just product placement

"We found a RING on mars! A golden ring!

In the SANDS OF MARSSSS. It could fit in someone's POCKETSESS.

But then it turned out that it was just crap that fell off the rover."

Now go watch the movie.

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Re: Frame of reference

You forgot the leather-elbow patches.

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HP boffin: Honey! I shrank the PC. To nanometre size, dammit

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Re: egghead v bozo war

Your guess is as good as mine....

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Ok, when did the retardation of abbreviating "Cache" with "$" start?

And who did this so that he may be dragged through the streets and be flogged into shape?

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Dawn of the X-Men? MUTANTS swarm AMONG US, say geneticists

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Bread it up your ass!

So Jewrope is not being swarmed by Mooslims and Yougoslavs, then?

Mine is the one with "Attila Bread Me" on the back.

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Re: I could be a mutant!

You are just a fancy thermostat.

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Re: Supprised why?

On the contrary. You will have more hope of surviving an Alien's sting.

Good look, Marine. You can obtain your Impulse Rifle using this one-time pass.

Semper Fi!

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Moties!

I, for one, welcome our new Gripping Hand.

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What can save the Xmas PC market? Not Windows 8, say analysts

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Re: Barclays bought ipads?

You may look into what's up with the "Fractional Reserve Banking" thing.

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Call the Wizard of Hope!

I'm sure Mr Obama can order change into this morose outlook.

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iPod daddy: Ousted iOS chief Scott Forstall 'got what he deserved'

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Re: Bit off topic

> Honeywell-Files-Lawsuit

Honeywell still exists?

> Now *THAT* is UI design.

No, this is iPod racing!

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Monty on broken MySQL promises: Oracle's going to fork it up

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Re: Widenius fears Oracle will stop developing MySQL

T'was 1 billion dollar to Sun back when 1 billion was worth real money.

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Re: What do the regulators say?

Why?? Regulators should just make sure that MySQL Free cannot be hindered via patents or other shenanigans (in other words: patent lawyers and EPO employees should be made unemployed and "respect mah IP" should be a demand emitted only by backward rednecks).

Then let CAPITALISM reign.

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New Tosh drive can wipe out 4TB 'near instantaneously'

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Picture some gal (mysteriously wearing bondage accessories) from "CSI Army/Navy/Whatever" wheeling in the Atomic Force Microscope while the Guys In Blue keep you in check with hotloaded MP5s...

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Astronomers find biggest black hole, 17 BILLION times the size of Sun

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No! Bad! BAD REG!

"17 billion times the size of Sun" should evidently read "17 billion times the mass of Sun".

The SIZE of black hole can be conveniently (but only approximately) described with the Schwarzschild radius (which, amazingly, depends linearly on the mass, instead of, you know, only on the cube root of the mass).

We have:

3.38147 × 10^40 kilograms x 1.485 x 10^-27 m/kg ~ 5 x 10^13 m ~ 333 Astronomical Units.

That's about 12 times the orbit of Pluto. Damn.

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Apple manufacturers: ARRGH, pesky iThings are impossible to make

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Nah, it's Oompa-Loompas.

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'Boson' Higgs: Yes, CERN has seen the coming of the God particle

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Re: Higgs anecdote

No, no, no. I think that's the anecdote about Bjoerken who was out mountaineering while Feynman was in town and thus missed the opportunity to look at a plot and deduce that quarks are for real.

Actually, I hear the Higgs Boson is not such a big deal as it's an immediate consequence of weak symmetry breaking. It's just that its presence indicates that the math looks good.

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Anti-Israel hackers leak nuclear watchdog email addresses

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Faggots

"to help ensure that no further information is vulnerable"

Except the one about the location of Iranian engineers that are routinely interviewed under the umbrella of IAEA control activities and that can then be bampfed off by mysterious gunmen on motorcyles that have nothing at all to do with Israel.

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Apple sticks finger in dyke, cuts off Dutch flood of Galaxy S, SII, Ace

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Re: Oh FFS!

> Apple really scraping the barrel.

Did they ever do anything else? Sure the scrapes may yield fat bucks for a while, but the good times don't last forever.

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Amazon makes BEELLIONS from British customers, pays pennies in tax

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And the problem is....?

HOLY SHIT!

Somebody is MAKING MONEY and is NOT PAYING THE KING'S MEN!

HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE I DON'T EVEN KNOW!

Related:

"The Tax Gatherer", a parable by Fréderic Bastiat, originally from the second series of Economic Sophisms (1848)

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'Brit Bill Gates' defends his honour in open letter to HP board

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Re: The stakes are high?

I do think the stages are high.

Did I tell you of the high stakes, here?

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Real sci-fi space ships coming at last? NASA tests nuclear engine

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Re: "i said it all a million times,."

You must have, you gotta gold badge.

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