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Is it me or did cloud marketing suddenly get really weird?

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Re: Three characters sum up the cloud - E2E

You just mad 'coz it's styling on you.

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AMD reveals potent parallel processing breakthrough

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Re: And don't forget the MASSIVE security failure.

Anyone who remembers the Guru Meditation, Press Left Mouse Button To Continue?

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Anticitizen#1

DHS is too busy burning through all the beeellions of dosh setting up random Overwatch Checkpoints and training at the range with up to 2 bullets fired for each US citizen yearly.

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Red Hat renames JBoss application server as WildFly

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Re: Brilliant strategy

> but it could never really beat (for example) Tomcat

I seriously hope you are trolling.

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CLIMATE CHANGE forces women into PROSTITUTION - US politicians

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Holy damn!!!

I always knew we needed more global warming as in cold countries sex is demonstrably lousy.

I can't wait.

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Object Storage: A solution in search of a problem?

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F*ck you, I'm an Object Store!

Doesn't OS/400 have one of those?

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2,000km-wide Eye-of-Sauron MONSTER hurricane spotted on Saturn

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Re: Holiday on Saturn?

Imagine coming out of a cave after a decade of winter then getting your FACE RIPPED OFF by methane ice particles driving by FOREVER HURRICANE.

Saturno-bears have it hard. Seriously makes one want to stay in bed.

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Re: 3D looking storm

3D pig disgusting?

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Branson's SpaceShipTwo succeeds in first rocket-powered flight

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Re: Mach 1.2?

Also, Charlie Stross for the "White Elephants" in Hanger 12B

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Re: Kids should NOT be allowed.

There is a good reason kids make good cannon foddder, I mean soldiers, besides the fact that they are quite a bit faster than the human greyhairs who order them about.

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Virgin Suborbital!

"I'm interested in man's march into the unknown but to vomit in space is not my idea of a good time. Neither is a fiery crash with the vomit hovering over me"

"It's engineering Jim, and exactly as we know it!"

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Continued lack of women in tech bemoaned by ex-techie lady MP

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Either El Reg selectoquoting or a goldmine of confusion

"The lack of women represents a loss to society of the types of ICT that might come from non-male minds"

LBGT community and amanfrommars, step up!

"I do not hesitate to say that having an ICT workforce more representative of humanity must result in technology which is more humane"

Please DO hesitate to say so. "Must result"? I would like to believe.

"All too often technology is imposed on us aggressively and before it is fit for purpose"

Like those Apple maps? That has more to do with market conditions than with the caring, sharing mind of wimmin. And really, the only one who "imposes" stuff is state. From others, one can run away or build a better product.

I thought she had been in the biz for 25 years?

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Police arrest suspect in BIGGEST DDoS ATTACK IN HISTORY

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Re: I don't think we got the hint

> right-wing tabloids

LEFT-WING TABLOIDS!

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CURSE you, EINSTEIN! Humanity still chained in relativistic PRISON

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Re: Jesus F. Christ EL REG FAIL

Yeah, I fart in your general direction, downvoter! Are you some kind of liberal? A kumbaya-singing peter puffer? Do you not only believe that man's mind and the laws of nature can be bent to your irrelevant puny laws, regulations, Glass-Steagal acts and other retarded mental contortions, but will you not even stop at science and scientific definitions until the only legally allowed thesaurus conforms to your own personal idea of Goodthink and Correctspeak? I'm sure your postmodernism makes you hope that all which you consider ungood can be banned and be disappeared with just a bit of rewriting. HAH!

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Excessive churning tests the boundary between El Reg and Science! Film at 11.

It's rather perplexing how quantum mechanics would come into this.

On whould think this were a test of GR vs other theories of gravity, like MOND or TeVeS, as described in

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alternatives_to_general_relativity

One would not expect QM to come into this, like, at all. So, one starts off with space.com:

http://www.space.com/20826-einstein-gravity-theory-toughest-test.html

which gets it right. Then one passes over to livescience, which refers to the above:

http://www.livescience.com/29062-einstein-relativity-tested-again.html

... but the churner adds in QM for no good reason, probably because he doesn't quite grasp what's up.

El Reg doesn't link to livescience but I guess just saw the above, then threw in the wrongly used "collapsar" and from there wanders off to Haldeman and manfrommars territory.

So what's important about this? This is:

"Our results indicate that the filtering techniques planned for these advanced instruments (of gravitational wave detection) remain valid," said Ryan Lynch, a physicist at McGill University in Montreal.

Everything else is manure. Are YOU running einstein@home on your Tesla card?

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Re: Inconsistencies with quantum mechanics.

No.

It's because they are two views on the same thing which we don't know what it is.

And GR is difficult to test in the laboratory setting.

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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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T-mobile US in invisible handset handcuff contract smackdown

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"Despite taking only a month the investigation racked up costs of more than $26,000"

What? If I'm on a project for a two weeks, it will cost upwards of 40'000 (even though I don't see a large part of that money). And I am not even of the legal profession. Sure there aren't a few zeroes missing?

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Texan stitches stratosphere into stunning panoramas

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"I'm Cave Johnson. I own the place."

I think we have found the real-live founder of "Aperture Science".

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Lenovo deal to buy IBM x86 server biz moving along fast

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Implying livelihood can be "robbed"

And stop phoning it in from the UAW.

Seeing how they will need at least 3000 chinese people to do the spreadsheeting I don't see how thousands will be "robbed of their livelihoods".

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Re: Getriebe Getriebe Hardware is the best Trojan for servives

> Whilst hp, Fujitsu and Dell will be in those opportunities and can pitch their services as part of the hardware deal

A clown company in a death spiral and two hardware manufs in unrude health? Yeah that's the ticket. Services offer, sure.

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Titsup 2e2's data centre dustup gave UK users the CLOUD FEAR

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Chairman Greencloud feels there is some cirrus at the frayed edges

Clearly, the government has to provide a Central Cloud (nominally independent and possibly labeled as "private"), so in case your preferred Cloud Provider goes bust, bail-cloud power and quantitative clouding can be quickly provided at the push of a button by the Ministry of Cloud so that Your Preferred Cloud can be reinflated at reasonable cost to the taxpayer.

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Master Beats: Why doesn't audio quality matter these days?

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Re: Quality seems to be improving to me

I still have my 15 years old speakers ... roaring cubes of nastiness.

But why change?

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Re: Finished with ElReg

It's to gear up discussion and have some righteous simmering anger burst into flames of lyrical discontent in these here barren plains of commentary.

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"in order to help fund Thatcher’s cock-sucking City trader friends’ plan to steal from the public sector for 30 years and then"

My Goodness! Did I arrive at The Morning Star!? Something must have gone wrong with the Internets. And no page 3 either.

Oh yes, audio quality? Well, you know.... there is an ear and a brain that judges, so it's all personal. I hear good applications of minute quantities of LSD will Improve Experience™

And might the esteemed readership vector me to a good book about the UK economic developments of the last 30 or so years like "Greenspan 2.0" or "The Great Deformation" (i.e. not of the "It's Capitalism Wot Done It, Mate" bullshit kind)? I need more info.

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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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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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