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Super-soldier exoskeleton to get 3-day fuel cell powerpack

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Joke

More armor?

In other, completely unrelated news, Izhmash have demonstrated prototypes of their new bolt-action rifle firing 22mm APDFS rounds.

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IBM's Power7 servers imminent

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Happy

Hey Jesper

slow day at work? ;)

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Germans unveil robots 'controlled by chaos itself'

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Terminator

abc123

gives a whole new meaning to "demons running"...

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Terminator

Thust those teutonic boffins to include umlauts in their names.

I mean, how can you be a proper kraut without some funky umlauts and preferably a "von" in you name?

Göttingen ;)

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US Army's robot kill-chopper chopped

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Joke

So most of them are...

...terminated.

scnr

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Audi confirms e-tron production plans

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Stop

What a beatuy

NOT.

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Samsung SH-BO83L

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No DVD-RAM

Why some drives include DVD-RAM support and some don´t will most probably be forever beyond me.

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Honda beats rivals to hybrid coupé launch

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The title

Of course, adding a V8 (if it would fit) would completely unbalance the car and thereby ruin the handling unless going in a straight line.

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Nuke-bunker-nobbling US megabomb delayed

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Flame

I think I´ll kick that guy down the street.

I think I´ll give that guy down the street a good kick in the nuts - though he claims he just wants to cut some bread, he might be trying to get a knife to stab someone else in my street. Even if he wants the knife to have equal arms with me and my gang, but I´d feel safer if I kicked him. After all, he refuses to let me search each part of his house twice...

Sounds odd?

Sounds like US foreign "politics" to me.

flame me, transatlantics.

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Stella Artois augments iPhone reality

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Virtual Light?

Somehow, this reminds me about the goggles in "Virtual Light" from William Gibson. Great book, btw.

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EDS mainframe goes titsup, crashes RBS cheque system

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job title

In this case, I shall remove the "system administrator" from my signature and replace it with:

"head of beheading".

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Yes, it fell over

If you break it, it breaks.

Not giving it the maintenance it needs counts as "breaking", no matter whether its a z10, a nonstop, or a whatever.

Simples.

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IBM's XIV roadmap includes multiple frames and InfiniBand

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Stop

(untitled)

Pull two drives from different shelves and the XIV will show you it is the fastest array in the world... at losing data.

Kudos to you anyway, I´d never have admitted my 180 drive SATA array is as fast as my 480 drive FC array.

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Iraqi insurgents hack US drones with $26 software

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Flame

Iran

> Insurgents backed by Iran [...] that groups tied to Iran [...]

Is there a non-US sourced proof for this?

Just asking since the US officials lost some credibility over this "weapons of mass destruction"-incident.

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Micron takes wraps off 'fastest' desktop SSD

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Go

Have a Supertalent Masterdrive SX since this morning

Have a Supertalent Masterdrive SX [yes, exceptionally stupid name] since this morning in my company notebook, replacing a Seagate Momentus 5400.

Verdict:

The SX is so fast, even McAfee can´t slow my machine down.

This is truly unbelievable. It feels so... responsive. Even colleagues who didn´t know of the replacement did mention my notebook seems to be way faster.

Oddly enough: you can´t properly measure the difference.

GO for SSD, definitly "GO!"

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Savage roo mauls Oz man

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He should have known better:

He must have been new to Australia, rule #1 "If it lives here, it will try to kill you."

...not that hard to remember.

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Skinny Acer notebook delivers six-day battery life

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Happy

A10 Thunderbolt

Well that should be Lewis or...

THE MODERATRIX.

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IBM chases HP (and Sun) with tiny mem prices

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Go

Got a phone call to make:

"Le plein, s´il vous plait"

You can never have too much memory.

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LHC dimensional apocalypse from midnight: Your thoughts

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Grenade

Did I forget anything?

Crowbar? ...check

Pulse rifle? ...check

Spare mags? ...check

Laser tripmines? ...check

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US forces developing 'miniature weapons' for killer robots

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reinvent the wheel

Of course, a range extended recoilless rifle would certainly do the trick, but this would not warrant a 7M $ contract...

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OCZ unveils 1TB SSD Colossus

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WTF?

For (almost) the same price you can get:

for the same 2,4 kEur you can get

8x 128GB Supertalent SX SSD and

1x 8port LSI megaraid 9260-8i

Wich is a tad bulkier but gives you an PCIe 8x attached SSD array with 1,5Gbytes of write cache (128MBytes on each drive and 512 on the controller).

Anyone willing to hazard a guess which one is faster?

...and if you don´t need the 1TB ssd you can either scale down to a four drive array or use a 70Eur 1,5TB Spinpoint F2 like everyone else.

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HELL-beam project now one step from jet-fighter raygun

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One word:

WANT.

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Droboman expects a 3TB drive from somewhere soon

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WTF?

@James O'Brien

[Or they just add a fifth platter] and gain the remaining 500GBytes by increasing areal density just a little to something already in use at WD.

Maybe I should have finished the sentecne, but I expected this to be obvious.

6Platter drives definitly won´t fit. Also haven´t seen one of these for quite a while... 3,5" double height, had some 18GB seagate UWSCSI drives back then...

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Or they just add a fifth platter.

Maybe they just have a five platter drive, sacrificing heat and noise (or rather, energy efficiency and silence) for capacity.

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Mantis Reaper-clone drone flies

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Grenade

Looks like a warthog.

without the hog, though.

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NASA preps Mars rover rescue plan

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If it doesn´t work just send someone up and drag it out.

or they can make it a tourist attraction: "This is the rover spirit, which is -altough functioning- trapped in this sandpit for the past 86 years...'

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US Navy 'PANDA' tech to sniff out 'deviant' sailors

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blue on blue

Considering the navigation skills and seamanship displayed by US vessels in the northern and baltic sea it is most probably only a matter of minutes before they start tracking their own citizens.

At least they will stop trying to crush my yacht.

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Win 7 remote kernel crasher code released

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Back in 1984

Reminds me of 1984, when a bunch of "motivated young men" ;) did experiment with the behaviour of the then -claimed- unhackable BTX system in Germany. Around 125000 Deutschmarks later the German Post -as the BTXs operator- had to remove said "unhackable" claim.

Interestingly, said experiment did include sending slightly larger answers back to the BTX system than BTX expected.

One would expect input sanitation had become common within the past 25 years...

These men were later known as the CCC, btw.

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What do you call a flash-based super?

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Flash...

uuhhh-huuu... ´nuff said.

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HP shoots low with Lynnfield ProLiants

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Stop

Rule #1 when buying HP hardware:

Rule #1: Never buy something from the 1xx series. Go for the 3xx.

Even Matt Bryant wouldn´t find something good about the 1xx.

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Leaked Lotus doc hints at e-Evora

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YEAY!

Huzzah! Another electric sports car never to be produced. Way to go!

Meanwhile still on my wishlist: Station wagon large enough for a family with two children to go on vacation with. A decent engine would be nice (I could live with 120kW AWD), but two weeks worth of luggage and the stroller are a priority.

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AMD ATI Radeon HD 5770 and 5750 DirectX 11 GPUs

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5770 X2

A 5770 Crossfire will also convert a lot more electricity into noise and is prone to the microstuttering effect. Both is rather undesirable. Additionally the 58XX have better overclocking capabilities.

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Stop

I still want a 5850...

...but I can´t get hold of one. Ah, I can wait some more weeks.

Stop, ´cause of no GPU... yet.

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IBM board gives Big Sam another $5bn

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Pirate

Isn´t buying back stock a good idea?

If you buy back stock from the open market you reduce the number of shares available to investors, right?

This makes the price of your shares rise.

But if there are less shares on the market, don´t you have to pay less dividends, do you?

If all of the above is true, wont a long term buy-back strategy reduce the amount of dividends to pay and thus save you (at least some) money?

Pirates, because of stock markets

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IBM in midsize biz blitz

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To which LSI bos does the DS3950 translate?

Anyone an idea which LSI box will become the DS3950? As far as I can tell (from a quick look) IBM already resells everything LSI makes, so did they finally get over and build something themselves or is LSI about to sell another box?

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Honda designs mainstream e-bikes

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Grenade

Ugly. Very ugly.

Even for scooters, these things are exceptionally hideous.

Grenade, to teach the design team...

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Airport rethinks strip-scanner for kids

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Is it a good sign?

Is it a good sign I have no idea which "certain form of NSFW art" is meant with raising arms to a near salute?

I think it is.

Envy me, those who know! ;)

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Aerial laser gunboat 'burns hole in fender' of moving car

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Black Helicopters

If it can´t even kill a Humvee...

If it can´t even kill a Humvee (which is used by the US), how is it supposed to defeat a Toyota 4x4 Pickup (which is used by everyone else)?

I mean, even Clarkson couldn´t kill one.

Though, not having to circle your target is nice, but I can´t see the advantage to a Strike Eagle with half a dozen AGM65.

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Subaru set to show stylish hybrid

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And just like the ´08 Impreza...

...its not exactly a beauty.

But what the register did not mention:

Said two litre H4 will most probably be a direct injection with 145kW, which means the NA model will deliver the same power as the ´07 WRX...

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IBM wins benchmark crown with SSD power

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Re: Who is going to pay even 1/2 of that?

Q: Who is going to pay even 1/2 of that?

A: Quite a few people with large SAP installations who have the p595 anyway. More than one would expect at a first glance. FAR more.

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Orange picks Milton Keynes for flagship store

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Paris Hilton

Milton Keynes is a real place?

So Milton Keynes actually does exist? I always thought this to be one of the better english insider jokes.

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Manned 'Surrogate Predators' fill in for robot assassins

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Go

Get some weeks off...

...fly around all day, hang around with the aerojocks, maybe even hitch a ride on a jetfighter - sounds fair to me.

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Seagate reveals 1TB FreeAgent

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500Gb/Platter...

...3 Platters/drive, 25 drives per 2 Rack units... *mumble,scribble* one spare *scribble* 36TBytes raw, deducting raid *scribble* around 15TBytes usable capacity per Unit... times 42.... wooohooo.

That might not be fast, but for MAID solution... my near-line archiving problems are to be considered "solved".

I´ll have a pallet of those, please.

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Brocade bulks up DCX switch

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Nice

Less cables.

Nice.

Do I need that? probably

Do I want that? maybe

Ok, I´ll ask:

How much?

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VTOL hovership in semi-successful X-Prize attempt

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Pint

fuelled on alcohol and liquid oxygen

"fuelled on alcohol and liquid oxygen"

Well, that would be me, wouldn´t it?

<- icon: refuelling

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Ellison: Sunacle is an IBM killer

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Megaphone

The more Larry shouts, the less I believe him.

Every other day Ellison brags how sucle is gonna rule the world, it gets a bit tedious.

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Disgruntled parrot lays into copper

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Pirate

Scratches and bites? Lucky cop.

Lucky copper if he only suffered scratches and bites. My parents own^H^H^Hlive with a Thimney grey parrot which is about a third of the macaws size and still can unleash serious mayhem[1] if bothered. An annoyed macaw should be able to take your fingers easily.

Relatives have Kongo grey (slightly larger than a Thimney and talks less) who killed a cat. Circumstances unknown, but it was not their cat. Had a broken wing afterwards, though.

[1] all the way down to the bone and leave a scratch mark there, in case you wondered. The claws are less dangerous, but a parrot has eight of them.

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Guns, drugs, stolen identities - portrait of a phisher

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@Allan George Dyer

Ut est pilum quod gladius vobis, miles militis!

SPQR...

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German Pirate Party MP charged in child porn case

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Flame

The law why he left the SPD was NOT against CP

Actually, the law over which Tauss left the SPD was about creating a secret list of web adresses which all german providers should no longer relay data from (but rather redirect users to a "stop-sign").

The law does not state a controlling insturment, nor a review of the blocked sites. Also, it is not limited to CP and -guess what- copyright holders have already shown interest.

Furthermore, the german pirate partys program can hardly be boiled down to "free rein for computer users to swap copyrighted content", so please check your facts.

Flames, since this is about politics AND CP.

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Xperia Pureness: The oddest mobile phone ever?

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Thumb Down

If this is as basic as it gets...

If this is as basic as it gets - I´ll keep my motofone F3.

One tool - one job. The UNIX way.

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