Re: What Is This About?
Time to re-watch "The Prisoner" then.
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Time to re-watch "The Prisoner" then.
The population don't seem to think so
Look, I know where you are coming from. But this is not an East-vs-West question. Belarus would be better off with less Lukashenko (did he authorize mapping the Chernobyl exclusion zone on Belarus side yet?), but that is indeed not a matter of US foreign policy. Let me cite Ron Paul:
Mr. Speaker, I rise in opposition to the “Belarus Democracy Act” reauthorization. This title of this bill would have amused George Orwell, as it is in fact a US regime-change bill. ... I strongly object to the sanctions that this legislation imposes on Belarus. We must keep in mind that sanctions and blockades of foreign countries are considered acts of war. Do we need to continue war-like actions against yet another country? Can we afford it? I wish to emphasize that I take this position not because I am in support of the regime in Belarus, or anywhere else. I take this position because it is dangerous folly to be the nation that arrogates to itself the right to determine the leadership of the rest of the world. As we teeter closer to bankruptcy, it should be more obvious that we need to change our foreign policy to one of constructive engagement rather than hostile interventionism. And though it scarcely should need to be said, I must remind my colleagues today that we are the U.S. House of Representatives, and not some sort of world congress. We have no constitutional authority to intervene in the wholly domestic affairs of Belarus or any other sovereign nation.
AFAIK it's not that complex. Router Alice just tells router Bob that it has this "extremely short route" to address (say) block 18.104.22.168, so Bob might consider to route all the packets to address block towards Alice instead of Eve once it receives that announcement. No "bidding" is involved as financial strategies have not yet penetrated this fabric.
So, as of yet we are unsure whether dark and nefarious activities are indeed afoot or whether we are in the presence of pure accident biggened up by a Security Company pushing its wares.
We are, however, sure that the current BGP exhibits all the syndromes of being no longer appropriate to the 21st century seeing that anything can be advertised by anyone with no traceability or justification.
Better get some protocol druids on the same table and bang heads together pronto.
Yeah, instead we get monetizable advances like new TLD domain names ending in ".cocacola" and sh*t.
You think it was Bjork? I find that hard to believe.
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Either this is an article from the future, or people are slacking off early.
You made a mistake ... and posted your doubts on El Reg.
Soon killer robots cunningly disguised as japanese schoolgirls will cause an "accident" to happen, which will be covered up by the local face-saving plods (immaculately uniformed btw.)
OH JAPAN, YOU SO CRAZY!
BECAUSE THEY CAN! (Ominously evil lightning & thunder)
Go back to snapping selfies.
1) Launch day must be one month before X-Mas so that the kinks get ironed out and word-of-mouth is passed around by "first responders"
2) And definitely no later than competitor's products
3) This is a hard deadline and the whole product schedule was probably conceived by a management board planning poker round that set the release date one whole year too early anyway
4) Inevitableness results
> There's more to Windows 8 than a start button and tifkam
> massively reduced 8.1 install footprint
> massive performance increases compared to Win 7
SOLID STUFF! THE THING WE HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR. 100% OF RESEARCHING CUSTOMERS WHO LOOKED AT THINGS AGREE: MASSIVELY NOT THE SAME SH*T AS SOMEWHAT EARLIER!
In a sense, yes ... on the other hand, nobody forces you to SMS and you not have a god-given right to use side channels for free or for a valuation that you happen to deem appropriate.
The stores will be a community hub in the mornings, transform into a technology showcase in the afternoons and then become an entertainment hot spot in the evenings ... In the mornings, Intel will offer free coffee. On Friday evenings it will screen free movies. And it plans to invite speakers from the stores' local communities to give talks on a variety of topics
Exactly what we need to while away the next five years of the depression. As long as there is an acceptable burger outlet nearby..
Deal with it!
> Jewish Moneylenders plying their trade on the steps of the Mosque
Mixing up your memes here?
Well, Christian economic scholars (apparently calling from the same bizarro alternate universe of crooked logic as does N.Y.T. Krugman) have condemned and fulminated against moneylending for about a couple of thousand years, which is why this particular profession was reserved to that particular class of people for a long time. Also didn't Jesus rageclean the temple back at around 0 A.D.?
Don't fret. It's likle one of those girly fads - it will burn itself out eventually.
I don't know who anyone with an IQ above 50 can consider that an "astute observation".
Man, I hate it when these articles are linked from Youtube and other sewers of the Internet.
I may be dense
You are correct, sir!
If you are randomly hit bit a 7.62 bullet, someone may be spraying you with a MG-42.
The trolling is strong in this thread. Let's up it a bit by citing a well-known research paper. In "Transgressing the Boundaries: Towards a Transformative Hermeneutics of Quantum Gravity", Alan D. Sokal (Department of Physics, New York University) writes:
There are many natural scientists, and especially physicists, who continue to reject the notion that the disciplines concerned with social and cultural criticism can have anything to contribute, except perhaps peripherally, to their research. Still less are they receptive to the idea that the very foundations of their worldview must be revised or rebuilt in the light of such criticism. Rather, they cling to the dogma imposed by the long post-Enlightenment hegemony over the Western intellectual outlook, which can be summarized briefly as follows: that there exists an external world, whose properties are independent of any individual human being and indeed of humanity as a whole; that these properties are encoded in ``eternal'' physical laws; and that human beings can obtain reliable, albeit imperfect and tentative, knowledge of these laws by hewing to the ``objective'' procedures and epistemological strictures prescribed by the (so-called) scientific method.
But deep conceptual shifts within twentieth-century science have undermined this Cartesian-Newtonian metaphysics; revisionist studies in the history and philosophy of science have cast further doubt on its credibility; and, most recently, feminist and poststructuralist critiques have demystified the substantive content of mainstream Western scientific practice, revealing the ideology of domination concealed behind the façade of ``objectivity''. It has thus become increasingly apparent that physical ``reality'', no less than social ``reality'', is at bottom a social and linguistic construct; that scientific ``knowledge", far from being objective, reflects and encodes the dominant ideologies and power relations of the culture that produced it; that the truth claims of science are inherently theory-laden and self-referential; and consequently, that the discourse of the scientific community, for all its undeniable value, cannot assert a privileged epistemological status with respect to counter-hegemonic narratives emanating from dissident or marginalized communities. These themes can be traced, despite some differences of emphasis, in Aronowitz's analysis of the cultural fabric that produced quantum mechanics; in Ross' discussion of oppositional discourses in post-quantum science; in Irigaray's and Hayles' exegeses of gender encoding in fluid mechanics6; and in Harding's comprehensive critique of the gender ideology underlying the natural sciences in general and physics in particular.
It's the matter of an old schism!
Clearly you need Dr Who's patent neutronium bottle, ultracooled.
I don't think black hole shenanigans are sufficient for this kind of action.
While supernovas can kick charge particles, in particular iron nuclei to considerable cosmic-ray energies over long distances of plasma surfing, the neutrino cannot be gripped by electromagnetic forces.
Once created, it's off.
And neutrino spectra from supernovae stay safely below 90 MeV AFAIK.
It is also about 2 orders or magnitude more than can be achieved at the LHC collision point once it reopens.
We observed 28 neutrino candidate events (two previously reported), substantially more than the Formula expected from atmospheric backgrounds, and ranging in energy from 30 to 1200 TeV. With the current level of statistics, we did not observe significant clustering of these events in time or space, preventing the identification of their sources at this time.
Yep, that's 0.0002 Joule. In a neutrino. What the hell?
My tax money at work! More like this!
If they had only focused on the criminals and terrorists then it wouldn't have been so bad.
But they did!
It just turns that the "criminal and terrorist" turns out to be YOU.
No state-sponsored surprises here, of course.
It's just exercising buying powa with no threats of violence (government-sponsored or union-approved).
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I foresee a new version of the parrot sketch.
Something for "Cloud fatigue ahead".
One can surely replace the lesser-used iconology.
Offering that Asia will fail to become pre-eminent because motherboards are rotting in their racks must be the last refuge of the Old World.
They will have to weather serious bubble popping of the Chinese Economy though, it will be interesting.
El Reg says: There's that almighty dollar again.
No, it sounds like economic calculation. Do we want it, what will it cost, what will it bring? If the ROI isn't there or there is uncertainty about it in the first place, there will be doubts. And in the current economic climate, full of uncertainty, spastic government activity, money printing, debt craters and a "pivot to asia" that is not the one Obama is pushing, and the US and Yurop economies in the crappers of stagflation and not going anywhere soon (except for the nasty, refusing-to-be-poor-in-solidarity Germans, maybe) uncertainty is large indeed.
If you wanted to do mathematica, you would get a proper PC
If you want to do introductory programming, you get the RasPI.
A Finite State Automaton simulator might be more useful.
Personally I like Maple.
Still makes no sense.
That said, April's event did have a brief but noticeable effect on the Earth's ionosphere.
Anyone have the numbers on how much energy was dumped into the atmosphere?
I'm eagerly awaiting for you to make any sense at all.
I don't want to appear in a Greg Egan story.
On second thoughts, maybe I do.
> The cosmic rays reached our world on April 27 in an event named GRB 130472A.
Called GRB 130427A, shurely?
"In the gamma quadrant"
Yoof will dig.
> Having said all that, who the hell entrusts their source code to a third party?
You do it everyday.
"Hackers have fired up a large army of remote-controlled computers"
More like lamers.
That money is far less funny than the paper dollar.
Mustachioed ex-corporal much?
> yet look at most of these comments
Somebody is gonna fall off his decrepit moral high horse, watch out.
Or do I detect the smell of an astroturf damage limitation campaign in
Yes I know.
But maybe they will get better.
Embraced, extinguished, extortioned, upgraded, unsecuritized, left to flap in the wind, innvationunbotherized incompatibilitized, opendocumentfomartized, walled gardened, apiundocumentized, apisurrepetitiouslychangerized, notuspportized, ballmered, fudded, EULAed, intellectually propertized, linuxcommunisted.
The death of Microsoft cannot come soon enough, and I do hope it is a horrid, messy one.
No unleash the power of the Turing Machine, young six-year old.
That's a LOT of donuts!
It's like the pound sterling had returned with its honest-to-God value before it got transformed into paper money and was