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SpaceX rocket reaches orbit but Dragon fails to spit fire

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Re: Give them a break!

Good man!

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Re: Give them a break!

That's because you could use it to kill germans.

"Ask a Russian engineer to design you a shoe, and he'll give you something that looks like the box the shoe came in. Ask him to design something that will slaughter Germans, and he turns into Thomas fucking Edison."

But seriously, a great drink to The Chief Designer. No vodka here? Fracking UK.

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Re: Give them a break!

This bazza man is in process engineering, I see.

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You are having a bad day and will not go to space today

"cut its webcast of the mission"

presumably replaced by elevator music and the unflattering picture of the dragon capsule on a flatbed tow truck.

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Enterprising 'early adapter' tries to hawk Google Glass on eBay

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> So that scruffy looking bespectacled guy with glasses you saw a few years back talking to himself wasn't a mentally ill geek, but a time traveller wearing Google glass.

I think I saw that idea "Serial Experiments: LAIN" back in the 90s'

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Tech bazaar Aria puts £10K bounty on heads of DDoS varmints

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Re: Any armchair slueth will tell you

> the real investigation

AS IF!

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Under what authority?

Problem, Officer?

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MWC 2013: The Chinese are coming - and you ain't seen nothing yet

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"If we insist on giving away intellectual property then the value built on top of it will go to more innovative companies that plan better, and produce goods that are every bit as good as the global brands but at a keener price."

I see the hidden message. Of course no-one is "giving away" "intellectual property" otherwise there would not not be weekly nukefests about ideas someone had while on the shitter. Systems may be opened up and not run like Alcatraz to attract third-party developers, partners and, yes, competitors.

If we insist on keeping our hallowed intellectual property then any potential value it has will just wither away while more innovative companies that plan better, and produce goods that are every bit as good as the global brands but at a keener price -- just build their own.

Apple's money bomb seems to belie this, but in reality this is just a temporary phenomenon with Apple unable to produce at acceptable cost out-of-Asia and targeting the relatively well-endowed locals, in other words, it repackages comparative advantages in production.

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Re: Fear not

Yeah right.

We will talk about this after the dollar collapse. See you in December.

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Texan contends iPod EXPLODED IN HER FACE

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Re: 'medical bills of an astronomical "amount in excess of $600.00,"'

> I've had a CT scan for less than £20

You have NOT had a CT scan for less than £20.

Somebody paid so you could have a CT scan for less than £20, let's be precise here.

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Re: 'medical bills of an astronomical "amount in excess of $600.00,"'

Comes from cartelizing the medical profession.

"pain, suffering, scarring, disability, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of the usual activities of daily life"

Just the usual ISTUFF withdrawal syndrom. I prescribe Xanax.

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Sinkholes reveal more Chinese-hacked biz - and piggybacking crims

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SCP-899: "The Building"

"The Building is a nondescript multi-storey block in the suburbs of Shanghai"

Has anyone tried to enter that building? What happens if one does?

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CloudFlare's Railgun protocol gets buy-in from web giants

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Re: Or, you could, y'know, design you [sic] pages right?

> By the way, does anyone really use XSLT?

An excellent question. Would a webdesigner even understand XSLT?

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Strategic SIEGE ROBOTS defeated by 'heavily intoxicated' man, 62

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Didcha know

That today is the 20th anniversary of the government overkill visited upon the Branch Davidians?

Let's drink to Madame Janet and Herr Clinton, with a little shot of Führerbier!

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Re: So...

One is enough:

OBEY!

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Re: "vandalism of government property"

Arrested for resisting arrest.

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Squillionaire space tourist offers oldsters a holiday to Mars

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Re: Cabin Fever

So it will be like Frank Herberts "Destination: Void" (not one of his best ones), where the crew is being constantly stressed out by a ship designed to fail on them with deadly consequences.

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Re: The reason for an older couple....

COMFY IN SPACE!

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Re: Round trip?...doubt i could fit the entire house of parliment in the capsule.

But no need for radiation shielding means you can increase the volume!!

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Just spike them with a bit of horse.

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25% of Groupon share value WIPED OUT after rates slashed

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Re: WTF...

There is no page three, I am disappoint!

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Re: Bet you wish

rd232, you fail harder than r2d2

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Anonymous leaks 'Bank of America secrets' in spy revenge hack

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Re: Israeli carelessness

> It's a good job they aren't keeping our telco and other records.

Gnihihi!

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Re: "hosted in Israel"

If it's a "honeytrap" I suppose it's Russian.

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Super-fast super-massive black hole spins at nearly light-speed

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Re: WTF radiation?

>> First is that em-radiation is a duality - can be thought of as a particle or a wave. Particles are subject to gravity but waves are not. Therefore it is possible for radiation to escape (as a wave) but no THING escapes.

That's just fully wrong. For starters it assumes that one knows how to combine Quantum Field Theory and General Relativity. NOPE. Then is assumes that "particles" are "things" but "waves" (which should properly be called "fields", unless there is ANOTHER confusion) are not. NOPE. NOPE. NOPE.

> For a more accurate description you might like to find an advanced astrophysics textbook!

For any accurate description, you will have to await development in theoretical physics.

Meanwhile, hand-waving and finagling indicates that there is "Hawking radiation" which rests upon the idea you can have a quantum state in which a matter/antimatter pair (of whatever, just keep the sum of quantum numbers zero) is being "produced" at the edge at the event horizon (i.e. checking for particles has a non-zero probability of coming back positive) but one of the particles "disappears over the horizon" (finagle, wink, wink), while the other is observed laters far away from it. As the interpretation "the black hole emitted a particle" fits the observed history, one can take that.

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That Ergosphere is gonna whip the wheels off Hawking's chair!

But the interesting question is, the Black Hole not being solid stuff but rather a spacetime edge, what exactly is "rotating at speed X" here? Is the maximum speed attained when the inner event horizon is as larger as the outer one? Will rotating any faster than c cause bad things to happen? MATH NAOW!

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Apple CEO Cook's investor-meeting reveal: 'Dog bites man'

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It was a Prozac story about Apple.

Or maybe a Soma story?

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APT1, that scary cyber-Cold War gang: Not even China's best

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Remember when Hillary Clinton wanted the VISA card numbers of UN member snaffled? Nobody gave a f*ck.

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Re: Shanghaied!

> Is this the world we want our children to inherit?

2013. Not using reasonably secure free OS.

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Re: as easy as pie !

Not in the Obama administration. One of that guy's most important concerns is to go after non-approved leaks.

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Dishonor! You not hide tracks?

"The Comment Crew are, in general, not terribly sophisticated, But there are some people in there who are quite skilled not just in the malware they create but in their ability to hide their tracks. You are always going to get some junior members in any hacking or security group who are less skilled."

That's sure going to cause some ruckus in the oriental haxxors crew!

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Hey, software snobs: Hardware love can set your code free

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Just a minute

"This may seem like an obvious choice and, yes, we are talking about NoSQL solutions like (but absolutely not exclusively) Hadoop and MapReduce."

Hold on! NoSQL is for people who want to have fast, possibly distributed databases and either don't need a proper relational scheme or can absorb a temporary relaxation of consistency in exchange for decentralization. Hadoop and MapReduce are about distributing computational tasks over a large matrix of machines. Not the same thing at all. Or what??

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That's just as retarded as saying that the damn planes always are full of fracking people, even if we biggen them up.

Maybe it was sarcasm though.

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MiniDuke miscreants whip out old-school tricks to spy on world+dog

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So they wheeled the old ones back in for some action?

"backdoor written in Assembler language"

A sudden urge to watch Space Cowboys again.

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cPanel: Reset your root passwords! Hackers broke into our system

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The Boys from Shanghai..?

So are help-desk providers being targeted?

Maybe the rest could, you know, check their logs and stuff?

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Colombian boffins reconstruct flight path of Russian meteor

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Re: A modest proposal...

> Why didn't that system warn us?

Because the level of detection at which you spot a quite likely black-painted sandgrain from 500km away against a black background has just not been reached yet.

Now get off your ass and increase GDP so that we can have that.

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Brit firm PinPlus flogs another password 'n' PIN killer

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Re: um winfrasoft pingrid

PATENT FIGHT!

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Yes, it sounds good.

I just had the shudder moment at the statement of "four patents pending". Yes, we get it. Seems to be today's version of "Endorsed by the secretary of $DICTATOR". You must have it.

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Stop saying 'Cyber Pearl Harbor,' RSA boss pleads

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"You could argue that all the US's previous actions were reactions to previous Japanese actions like the invasion and annexation of Korea, the creation of the Manchuko puppet state in Northern China and the full-blown war with China."

Ummm... yeah? So what exactly did the US have to do with Korea or China? Did the US attack itself after its invasion of the Phillipines and the creation of the Hawaiian puppet state? No. You could argue that it was about competition for the Pacific but don't unpack the "humanitarian intervention" chestnut.

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"but seriously, many people died in a surprise attack from a country we were not at war with"

The war with Japan did NOT begin at Pearl Harbour. It began with the US blockade of Japan, not a friendly act. One might even consider that it began when the US demanded that the UK break the UK-Japanese treaty after WWI for a closer cooperation with the USA.

In the same way as for 9/11, there is history before the event, which is not so much forgotten as elided. Like 9/11, Pearl Harbor was not a surprise attack, far from it. One could see it coming clearly (wasn't Roosie ex-secretary of the Navy? His main skills may have consisted in collection of model ships but still...) Whether a frankly unbelievable level of incompetence by the persons in charge or "expedient politics" to rally the masses then allowed the attack to succeed shall be discussed elsewhere.

The Navy/Army guys in charge at Pearl Harbor got the full railroading treatment afterwards although they had been kept in the dark about any political developments whatsoever and told not to go on alert. Teh.

A good read and an interesting comment section at:

How U.S. Economic Warfare Provoked Japan's Attack on Pearl Harbor

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Cuber Purl Hurbor

Well, it has at least that thing in common with the actual "Pearl Harbour" in that some people are salivating for it to occur so that the floodgates of "PUBLIC SPLURGING" may be opened wide ... wide. Maybe one could finagle something? An unknown country (or maybe Venezuela) causes havoc using unheard-of Weapons of Cybermass Destruction, after which we can solemnly declare "You are either Cyber-With Us or Cyber-Against us". Let the bombing commence! Hold on, I am getting a call by Krugman.

Also:

> a transactional risk engine based on feedback from 50 billion data points

WTF does that shite even mean?

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New social network is for DEAD PEOPLE

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Re: Does it have a Nokia Lumia?

I don't get it.

Oh wait, it's Eadon. I do!

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LinkedOut

If only one could upload a personality construct...

Log in to LinkedOut:

"What kept you?" the Flatline asked, and laughed.

"Told you don't do that," Case said.

"Joke, boy," the construct said, "zero time lapse for me."

At least they won't tweet.

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Microwaves thrash fibre on speed... if you like two-nines uptime

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Re: Run for the hills

There is nothing wrong with speculation - as long as you are not forced to put your own money into it. Well, it seems like you are, thanks to central banking and "inflation targets" politicians can spend and pretend no-one is off the worse for it. Want to keep your savings and retirement benefits? Better go into "speculation".

Of course, once SHTF, those same politicians turn around, decry "speculation" and the oh-so-evil "speculator" (calling him "Jewish" is no longer à la mode, luckily) and want to put taxes on it. It's like hyperactive evil, childish and retarded gnomes in expensive suits who want want to fuck you up every time, all the time.

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EU web chief: Europe's slow on 4G, but 5G GLORY WILL BE OURS

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Attention whoring brings you friends and political fortune

Jesus Christ, I'm still not even at 2.5G, WTF?

"For the next global standard, and the next generation of technology, will Europe lead the world, or merely follow?"

I can answer that now already.

"Will future ubiquitous ultra-high bandwidth communication infrastructure, also known as 5G, be pioneered by European industry, based on European research, creating European jobs? Or will global competitors get there first – and, by the way, many of them are already investing heavily."

Jesus Christ. Mercantilist much? I imagine the "IP homesteading" faggotry that goes on in these affairs really puts the red-hot point of a branding iron onto a sensitive skin part, but still...

Any particular "european industry" that hasn't yet sold off its assets and/or is basically state-owned which might apply? Do I smell sweetheart deals?

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World+Dog don't care about climate change, never have done

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Re: That's USA, right?

"There appears to be a lot of bad press concerning Fracking, most notably for the environment."

I strongly suspect that should read

"There appears to be a lot of bad press concerning Fracking, most notably from the environmentalists"

I always read article with "doom, gloom, being exploited and being lied to by powerful interests (linked to republicans)" on fracking generally underneath an article about how global warming is still not being taken seriously or suppressed by powerful interests (generally linked to republicans). Go figure.

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Apple patents situational awareness for oblivious fanbois

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That's the Mobile Healthcare Market for the Babyboomers all stitched up, then.

Nice trick, Apple.

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Adobe squashes TWO critical Flash vulnerabilities with emergency patches

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Morons

> 2013

> buffer overflow vulnerability

"Yeah, our QA hasn't gotten into this static checking thing yet, uh, uh...."

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Trekkies detect Spock's Vulcan homeworld ORBITING PLUTO

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Re: Kerberos ...

No, not the same outfit.

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Inside Intel's deal to let FPGA biz Altera use its 22nm TriGate fabs

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Only the paranoid survive

> Altera and said that the other major suppliers of FPGAs – that is mainly Xilinx – would not be given access to Chipzilla's fabs

I suppose someone's soul or possibly IP portfolio must have been put on the table in this kind of deal.

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