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This Changes Everything? OH Naomi Klein, NO

Nightkiller

Re: Not as simple as that indeed....

Start with one that works reasonably well. Add some variables. Check the output. Retain the ones that contribute to a closer approximation. Rinse and repeat.

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Migrate to the cloud and watch your business take flight

Nightkiller

Er, Shouldn't the title be

Migrate to the cloud and watch your data take flight

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Chinese researchers develop fuzzy search algorithm for encrypted cloud data

Nightkiller

Our Chinese research brethren are notorious for publishing to maintain their grant status with the Pooh Bahs in Beijing. Could this be another in a long line of triumphs?

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Latest casualties of Iraq fighting: Facebook and Twitter

Nightkiller

Re: Religion

Yes, Yes. And Stalin starved 8 million Ukrainians to death between 1930 and 1932 because of his religion.

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What data recovery software would you suggest?

Nightkiller

Re: Image for Windows

..and unlike Windows Backup, it allows you to archive discrete differential backups.

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Security stock slinger Symantec speeds up with latest Backup Exec

Nightkiller

Your problem is not mathematics, its statistics.

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Organic food: Pricey, not particularly healthy, won't save you from cancer

Nightkiller

Re: so NOT putting lots of chemicals in your body is NOT ok then?

"The fallout from using DDT in the 1950's/60's is still a problem in many parts of the world"

Yes it is, but not the way you propose. It continues to be an effective way of controlling malaria laden mosquitoes "in many parts of the world". Its discontinuance is directly related to the rise of malaria in these regions.

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Eight hour cleansing to get all the 'faggots' and 'bitches' OUT of Github

Nightkiller

"If someone had the balls to stand up to Hitler and (more importantly) his cronies early on, WW2 may not of happened."

I could really see this happening.

Imagine Neville Chamberlain asking Hitler to be more "inclusive". "Why yes, Prime Minister Neville" Hitler replies,"You are so correct. And just to show my good faith in the matter, I've just included the Sudetenland...."

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Battery vendors push ultracapacitor wrappers to give Li-ions more bite

Nightkiller

Ultracapacitors wrapped around a Li-on battery.

What kind of jolt can we expect if the external cover is damaged?

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New design flaw found in crypto's TLS: Pretend to be a victim online

Nightkiller

Re: Bad day for TLS

"GnuTLS was patched within hours of the vulnerability's discovery"

Really? I think not.

http://www.reddit.com/r/netsec/comments/1zhjwh/certificate_verification_vulnerability_in_all/

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Linux-friendly Munich: Ja, we'll take open source collab cloud

Nightkiller

Re: Lucky

You sir, are a shill.

1. Yes, Licensing costs are lower. Support costs are higher. Does anyone know where Redhat gets its money?

2. This argument is false compared to Windows 7.

3. This argument is also false. Categorically.

4. This is a pompous argument. Apache is the most viable source of malware delivery today.

5. Nuts to this. If a vendor supports their own AND neutral standards, your argument lumps them in with proprietary vendors as well. Lies, damned lies and statistics.

6. WHEN they get around to it. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/01/21/kde_bug_quashed/

Good news, everyone! KDE cookie-scoffing bug smashed after 10 years ...

You can puff out your chest in pride over this one.

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India launches its very own VIKASPEDIA

Nightkiller

Well, she was pretty cute.

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WHEW! OpenBSD won't CloseBSD (for now) after $100,000 cash windfall

Nightkiller

They wouldn't need the cash if they moved their servers out of Ontario, Canada. Electrical rates in Ontario are skyrocketing, relatively speaking.

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Crippling server 'leccy bill risks sinking OpenBSD Foundation

Nightkiller

Re: Logistics

Perhaps you should also inform your readers that electrical energy costs in Ontario have increased by 30 % in the past year and that they are scheduled to increase a further 50% by 2015.

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Nightkiller

Re: Meet the Green Challenge

Thank you for this eye opening analysis. OpenBSD cannot move for whatever reason to an environment that allows them to control their costs. In the interim, they are faced with increasing energy costs based on fiascos described above.

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Nightkiller

Meet the Green Challenge

"The OpenBSD Foundation is based in Canada, and, according to de Raadt, 'a number of logistical reasons prevent us moving the machines to another location which might offer space/power for free.'"

This is a run on effect where in the mad dash to renewable energy generation, public utilities are paying private renewable generation firms a guaranteed percentage of their stated capacity even if they don't produce a milliwatt of power. If a solar farm has a stated output of 10Mw at full capacity, the producers are guaranteed $CAN 445.00 a day producing little or no electricity. My advice is for OpenBSD to look for charitable donations from these suppliers. It's my tax money that they will be paid with, no the producers.

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Worried OpenSSL uses NSA-tainted crypto? This BUG has got your back

Nightkiller

So much for the vaunted "Open Source Code Review Process"©

This has been around how long? We didn't understand the implications of our own coding for how long? We only cared when the champion of SysAdmin Openess Snowden made us start watching our backs?

Waiting for the flames....

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Feminist Software Foundation gets grumpy with GitHub … or does it?

Nightkiller

Re: Man pages

If I am not mistaken, Man is short for manual which has its roots in manuensis - by hand - to which I offer only the index finger of my right one to this gibberish.

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Techies with Asperger's? Yes, we are a little different...

Nightkiller

After reading all of these posts, it's amazing that the human race has come as far as it has without putting a name to all of these ranges.

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RADIATION SNATCHED from leaky microwave ovens to power gadgets

Nightkiller
Joke

This is news? Langley has been using this stuff for years. Where do you think the term "bugger all" came from?

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Five reasons why you'll take your storage to the cloud

Nightkiller

Re: Still need an IT dept, but with different skills.

"AFAIK there is nothing with the draconian and secretive powers of THE PATRIOT Act Anywhere in the world."

This is total hyperbole. The Patriot Act simply brings US law in line with the rest of the Totalitarian world.

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Science fiction titan Frederik Pohl dies, aged 93

Nightkiller

Re: Bah!

Ditto on that, ArbourCon, 1977

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Nightkiller

And as an Editor

... He was the one that had the guts to recommend Samuel R. Delaney's "Dhalgren" as a worthwhile read.

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Ex-Yahoo! Hadoopers hoover up $50m into trunks

Nightkiller

You mean Horton hears a WOOHOO?

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Cyberwar playbook says Stuxnet may have been 'armed attack'

Nightkiller

As if the UN is relevant

The UN is more irrelevant than ever, hamstrung by voting blocks of conflicting ideologies working at cross purposes. The most you can hope for from these guys is another report about something wrong somewhere. Most recently, it was the French who had to intervene in Mali on behalf of the UN because it would have been months before any of the African states tagged by the UN to do the job could get their act together.

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Ubuntu tapped by China for national operating system

Nightkiller

Re: I don't understand

Because the Chinese can't complete enough espionage fast enough to be able to deploy properly.

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Ten serious sci-fi films for the sentient fan

Nightkiller

Re: Silent Running

Er..Aren't you thinking of The Night Porter with Dirk Bogarde? She never did a nude scene after that one.

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IBM brains ponder universe, say kids will go nuts for STEAMPUNK

Nightkiller

Re: Glaring omission

Time after Time (1979) with Malcom McDowell and David Warner

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'SHUT THE F**K UP!' The moment Linus Torvalds ruined a dev's year

Nightkiller

Gives new meaning to the Open Source mantra of having many eyes reviewing the code. Sure beats reviewing and simply rolling your eyes in disgust.

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Feeling poor? WHO took all your money? NOT capitalist bastards?

Nightkiller

Re: Public sector

You were going great until you entered your own tautological fantasy with

"The correct way is to tax people less and to have SMALL government that spends less. That way the economy grows because the money flows more in the private sector (wealth creator) than in the public sector (wealth destroyer). yes the public sector is needed but it is too BIG!".

We already know that US taxpayers pay the lowest rates of tax in the developed world.We also know that there are aggressive moves to lower corporate tax rates (see http://www.rantfinance.com/2012/12/02/why-is-the-us-budget-deficit-so-high/ for an objective analysis). Yet the problem in the US is that people and Corporations are paying too little tax for the services they expect to receive. You cannot have Social Security, Medicare, Defense spending, Agricultural programs that pay farmers not to grow crops, foreign aid to make poor people not want to bomb you and not have the means to pay for it. In all of these situations, it does not matter if the solution is public or private. Money. will. still. need. to. be spent. The stupidity of all of this is that lowering taxes for corporations assumes the nonsensical idea that it will trickle down to us. This is wrong. They will simply hoard it, use accounting tricks to create phantom losses or move it around the world wide web just ahead of the auditors. Witness Google's Eric Schmid's non apology for not paying taxes for trade generated in Europe. What people forget is that they are also doing it to Americans as well.

You want a prosperous developed world? Make corporations pay taxes for profits earned in the country it was generated in. No manufactured accounting losses. Ban free trade agreements with countries that do not have the same standard of living as your own. Return jobs back that were exported to employ people with work that is better paying than service jobs. There will be more people employed paying higher rate of tax. (Did you know that 47% of eligible taxpayers in America pay no taxes at all? These must be part of the same 40% of Americans that depend on Medicare because they cannot afford (private) health insurance of any kind.) If there is a job skills problem, have corporations invest in people to help create wealth as well as augment immigration within the countries where they earn their profits. I could go on. Needless to say, these would be steps in the right direction. Oh, and one more thing. Lobbying on Capitol Hill should be made a captial offense.

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Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei 'likes' Facebook despite ban

Nightkiller

Re: In the words of his own Prophet

Can we get an opinion from Ali on this?

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Nightkiller

Re: Assumptions, assumptions...

Meet the new boss - same as the old boss

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China's robot population to lead world by 2014

Nightkiller
Terminator

Isn't this ironic?

The world's most populous country and even they are being replaced by robots? The government might as well start distributing suicide pills for either the prols or the patricians...

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Mystery virus attack blows Qatari gas giant RasGas offline

Nightkiller

Arab Spring?

Seems to me to be just another round of tribal warfare in the good ol' Arabian peninsula.

"Meet the new boss, same as the old boss."

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China could penetrate US with new huge missile

Nightkiller

Re: 21st century warfare

And by that time there will have been plenty of sovereign defaults. The U.S. will just be another one on the pile. When that happens, it will be the source of Chinese economic implosion as well. Wait! The Chinese are the largest buyer of Gold today. Do you think they've figured this out?

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Going viral 9,500 years ago: 'English descended from ancient Turkey'

Nightkiller
WTF?

This is news?

Jared Diamond, in his book "The Third Chimpanzee" wrote about this in 1993-1994 and this was a "popularization" of the research available back then. Are these guys looking for a holiday in Turkey?

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New nuclear fuel source would power human race until 5000AD

Nightkiller
FAIL

The Sea Shepherds at work

Typical. You ask an intelligent question with implications of helping to clean up the mess we've made and you get downgraded for continuing to focus on nuclear energy. True believers would never consider the idea.

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Arctic ICE PANIC sparked by half-baked sat data

Nightkiller

Re: @Lee

More correctly, Jesus not have anything to say about the dietary laws. He simply observed that what comes out of a man makes him unclean rather than what goes into him (Matt. 15.11). More relevant is the episode in Acts 10:10ff where Peter has a vision that made him realize that the dietary laws were no longer applicable. That was further reinforced at the Jerusalem conference where the only dietary prohibitions for non- Jewish converts to Christianity were using blood as a food source and eating animals killed by strangulation (Acts 15:29).

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The 'experts' who never see BBM will never understand RIM

Nightkiller

Re: Anecdotally...

My sons chucked their IPhones after 9 months to get back BBM functionality. They wanted something that was robust instead of chic.

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Greens wage war on clean low-carbon renewable energy

Nightkiller

I like Ben-Gurion's response in the Movie "Cast a Giant Shadow": "We will listen to all of the reasons why it cannot be done and then we will do it."

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Brit cops manacle another journalist in computer hacking probe

Nightkiller

Re: George Dawes

Don't know about that, but the state of the Fifth Estate is bordering on criminal anyway.

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Native Americans arrived to find natives already there, fossil poo shows

Nightkiller

Enough with Aboriginal Land Claim Settlements

Millions and perhaps Billions of dollars at stake, where "First Nations" are claiming vast swaths of territory in North America. With further investigation, it can be established that they too need to pay for the land they are occupying.

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Facebook IPO plunge sparks tidal wave of lawsuits

Nightkiller
Facepalm

Re: Rules of investing

In this case, the issue is M. Zuckerberg's own inflated perception of himself. Everyone else just drank the koolaid because he said so.

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China hits back at US cyber snooping allegations

Nightkiller

Re: Now hold on!

... so you could write this left wing, History distorting, out of context response.

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Spitzer spots first solid buckyballs in stellar disc

Nightkiller

When...

Will they just shorten the name from "BuckministerFullerene" to "fullerene"? No one refers to Einstein's theories as "AlbertEinsteinian". We already know that both were geniuses in their own right.

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New sat data shows Himalayan glaciers hardly melting at all

Nightkiller

I'm so glad you pointed that out. I was thinking that the water was actually flowing up hill.

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Drink diet pop all the time? Look forward to VASCULAR DEATH

Nightkiller
Stop

OK, everyone

take a Red Bull and wait for the next study which highlights the details that the first study missed.

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Legendary investor scoffs IBM stake, nibble by nibble

Nightkiller

Good News

He will not be demanding that the company be broken up in order to create more value for the shareholders.

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Hadoop: A Linux even Microsoft likes

Nightkiller

But

...it still puts on a great race.

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AmEx 'debug mode left site wide open', says hacker

Nightkiller
Facepalm

Same old, same old

These are the clowns I did battle with 3 years ago because they insisted on having customers log into their accounts through http. Needless to say, the well meaning person answering my call in that far away place had no clue either.

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