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Edward who? GCHQ boss dodges Snowden topic during last speech

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I want freedom, not liberty, especially from mealy mouthed gangsters like him!

Pedos, fraudsters and other sociopaths/psychopaths seem to concentrate more in (protected) authority, often gangster, positions than anywhere else, so that persons excuses fall flat.

The emergent anarchistic behavior of the internet is a good thing, not bad, because it allows us to bypass these gangsters' control and the reveal their wrongs.

We need less authority; the church is largely irrelevant now, but we still need to make the guilds (the 'worshipful' etc. asses still exist), the banksters (including the BIS and central banks), the neo-feudalist 'democratic' state, and the other corporations (fraud businesses) including the NGOs like the UN, the IMF etc. irrelevant too!

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MARS NEEDS WOMEN, claims NASA pseudo 'naut: They eat less

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Re: Who would deal with the spiders from mars?

Muscle use in low and zero gravity will require better spacial coordination and momentum control of the same mass in three dimensions (see Enders Game) than in an Earth gravity environment, so a much smaller subset of the female population than the male population.

If a female has to be just as strong as a male for a task, then they will need more muscle and expend more energy to carry and use the muscle because not all tasks can be done by multiple people, especially if space is constrained; it will be!

The smaller body volume of a women thus smaller surface area will also be more vulnerable to external thermal changes, which could affect survival.

It would seem better to have a mixed sex crew, to balance the benefits and disadvantages of each sex, and to allow for unknown hazards.

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Happiness economics is bollocks. Oh, UK.gov just adopted it? Er ...

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GDP sucks, and happiness is a reward for doing right.

The GDP includes significant unproductive spending like excessive wasteful consumerist purchasing and massively wasteful government tax funded (which hurts the economy in multiples) interference in the market, like the NHS, an excessive social safety net, wasteful and harmful education, and an excessive military, so the P in GDP is very dubious indeed.

As I see it, happiness is firstly a side benefit of doing the right things to survive (e.g. being productive enough), then having the luxury of resources to do what you want to do, possibly socially; this does not necessarily require paying for stuff, so linking this to the GDP is stupid.

Also a significant proportion of people have abnormal 'happiness' triggers (e.g. people with malfunctioning brains like sociopaths and psychopaths, and other mentally ill people) and these people can be destructive and diminish other peoples happiness so corrupt measures of happiness.

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FBI boss: We don't want a backdoor, we want the front door to phones

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Just Crocodile Tears from increasingly visible government gangsters

Some government is probably OK, to keep the peace and ensure honest trade, but it has gone far beyond that now into quite obvious gangsterism *, so these f'tard corpocracy enforcers should STFU and accept that people no longer trust them, so are locking them out!

* As amusingly illustrated on the Santiago Capital "Stockholm Syndrome" video on Real Vision Television on the internet.

I've also discovered the "Log Horizon" Anime series, and it looks like an interesting model for how limited government could work.

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Microsoft, Docker bid to bring Linux-y containers to Windows: What YOU need to know

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A container would be much less resource greedy than a VM on a non server machine, so limiting this to server OS machines is dense or greedy.

As a Developer, I frequently run VMs on a windows pro/ultimate machine for test environments, but would often prefer to have a lighter weight alternative; I expect other power users would also agree.

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Web Devs: Learn to build high performance websites to banish autumn blues

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It's Microsoft, so who gives a dump.

Platform lock-in multiple times, so not interested.

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Adobe spies on readers: 'EVERY page you turn, EVERY book you own' leaked back to base

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Big Brother

Re: 192.150.16.235

Just added to my fibre router CSM >> URL Content Filter (URL blacklist) as adelogs.adobe.com; that way they can't sneak past by changing the IP address or by using load balancer.

All the worst URLs get blocked at my router, so that all my devices are protected.

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Doctor Who becomes an illogical, unscientific, silly soap opera in Kill The Moon

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Last weeks passed my lameness tolerance, so I stopped delayed watching.

I haven't seen this weeks, and I don't think I'll bother now; there is vastly better quality subbed Anime to watch.

Capaldi looked wrong from the start, the plots are getting worse; I'll skip this lameness until both Capaldi and script writers have been canned.

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CONSUMERISM IS PAST ITS SELL-BY DATE: Die now, pay later

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It's TPTB fault, including the Banksters and the Vatican cult(s).

The problem is basically insanely evil greed by The Powers that Be (TPTB) only tempered by productive innovation and some cunning and infighting in TPTB, with periodic wars (divide and conquer games) to cull the population and for moar profit and plunder.

Starting in ancient world usury (when they were still sensible enough have debt write-off Jubilees), to the evil Venetian banksters, to the hijacking of London (City of London state), to the hijacking of the USA (The "United States" of Virgina state), to the hijacking of Rome (Vatican state), to the formation of the Federal Reserve, BIS and central banks fiat currency conspiracy, with a web of compartmentalised secret society layers linking them together, with plenty of Hegelian Dialectic to steer lower layer secret societies and the proles.

BTW, all those stocks and shares are derivatives in most developed countries because the base debt is only owned by one holding company, owned by the banks which own the central banks, which sell derivative paper to the stockbrokers who sell their derivative paper to you; sound secure? LOL! That is only a fraction of about $1,000,000,000,000,000 of insanely leveraged derivatives debt /which can never ever be paid off/!!!

The banks, the central banks, the publicly owed corporations (who do what they are told by the single debt holding corporation, /not public shareholders/), and the whore governments who get cheap credit so allow ever more of this shit, all of them are basically gangsters; the FUBAR is so bad now, that the rigged illusions of relative economy stability are becoming increasingly hard to maintain, so will fail again!

This stinking vile mess needs to be demolish ASAP and replaced by something simpler without gangster middlemens' 'help', based on genuine value.

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Applied Micro: Get lost, PowerPC! We're flinging 64-bit ARM HeliX cores at robots next year

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FreeNAS, please make a version for mobos using this

Much lower power, ample CPU, 6 SATA 3.0, enough RAM support for a big ZFS cache, and two 10GE controllers! What's not to like?

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Apple, Google mobe encryption good news... for TERRORISTS – EU top cop

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Human Rights are a mirage

In theory Human Rights should protect us, but they are seen as the maximum official rights (privileges) people have, which are often broken unofficially.

What we really need is respected for common law, ethics, morals, and unlimited, cultural, plain common decency, not hypocritical, 'do gooder', creeping socialist, statist rights.

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Move over, Apple Pay: Tesco trials PayQwiq phone-flash pay app

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Payment is not its problem, so this is yet another effort wasting gimmick

Tescos problem is prices which do not match their service, range, and general quality, and to a lesser extent people getting a better deals at discount shops.

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'In... 15 feet... you will be HIT BY A TRAIN' Google patents the SPLAT-NAV

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Why not also have a vertical holographic display with Zombie arrowed at the person

Seem OK to me, because it's probably accurate if they are so clueless that they need a hazard warning.

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Emma Watson urges UN to back feminism – trolls threaten to leak her 'nude selfies'

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"Positive" decrimination and feminist conditioned men are oppressing men.

This nonsense ironically hurts women as badly as men, as documented in the book

"The Myth of Male Power" by Dr Warren Farrell, so the trolls attack is half justified.

Stupid Emma Watson is not helping because the solution is not more feminism and distractions like acceptance of a variance of attributes for males and females, rather it is to stop denying that men and women are different, so think and behave in the different ways, even if there is some overlap.

Too many men have been at least partially conditioned by abuse of feminism by fanatic feminist women has made it socially and legally destructive.

I'm pissed off hearing 'empowered' (spoilt) women saying the problem is 'immature' men when we should be trying to meet at the overlap, and accept and appreciate our complementary differences.

Us men should stop suffering in silence, speak up and expect to be treated as equals; that include learning to spot and no longer accepting abusive manipulation by spoilt women, so that they grow up and become better people. This needs to get political too, to roll back the destructive excesses of feminism e.g. for unfair paternity and maintenance rulings.

As for the UN; no frigging way do I have any respect or trust that gang of Socialist power usurpers.

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Buying memory in an iPhone 6: Like wiping your bottom with dollar bills

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Re: "A little eBay shopping and you can find 128GB Micro SD cards for under a tenner"

Caveat Emptor for very low priced ebay goods, especially newer stuff like 64GB+ cards!

The cheapest good 32GB SDHC card is probably about £10, 64GB card about £23 to £30; 128GB about £70 to £80.

Apple are still seriously taking the piss for a 16GB to 64GB difference of £80, and a 16GB to 128GB difference of £160 for well over 100% pure profit!

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Copyright thieves' cyberlockers slurp MILLIONS from honest creators, study finds

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Re: Hmm

I love your ironic cynicism :)

As you allude to, it is nonsense to suggest that you can steal ideas, because they are intangible and can only be copied.

It is always deceitful sophistry to associate the word thieves or theft, with copyright e.g. the headline.

Copyright is just a discredited state granted monopoly privilege on ideas which serves no useful purpose for the public, hampers the market with artificial scarcity far worse than any private earned monopoly, and contradicts real property rights.

The use of the word Pirate with reference to copyright rebels is also toxic double speak and it is shameful that some dictionaries support this abuse of the word definition.

The study authors are obviously just mercenary trolls for rentier corporate use of a destructive state monopoly privilege.

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Critical Adobe Reader and Acrobat patches FINALLY make it out

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Meh

Who few still use Adobe Acrobat and Reader?

Both are bloated and insecure; I've never had a problem with SumatraPDF (reader) and other PDF writer tools.

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Apple Watch will CONQUER smartwatch world – analysts

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LOL

Only 1 day battery life, not even wireless charging mentioned and if looks bulky as fcuk, please.....

No amount to 'style' can save it; it's just a toy accessory for an iPhone.

IMO only people with more money than sense buy Apple; people are either slaves to the Apple brand (as illustrated for brands in the film "Branded") or it is effectively treated as Bling; IMO opinion several Android devices are better designed, nicer looking, and plain better than Apples portable products, so even the Bling factor seems diminished.

I'm doing better than average, but I still won't consider anything Apple sells, because I have a sense, including for value, privacy, etc.

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Video: Dyson unveils ROBOTIC TANK that hoovers while you're out

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James Dyson is right, other robot vacuums are tiresome jokes.

I had a Roomba, I wore quickly, clogged easily, and eventually broke and they got more expensive, so it wasn't replaced.

So for the Dyson 360 Eye:

* It really is damned tall so will not go under furniture which other robot vacuums can.

* What is the cleaning time between recharges?

* Will it be affordable?

* It better be affordable, because the price of the latest battery hand vacuums and their short cleaning time seriously takes the piss, as do the O fans!

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Hey hipsters: Tabs are so last year, fat phones are where it's at

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BS Fablets are too bulky as phones, and limited for detailed content and readability.

Seriously, you really don't want to be look at much detailed stuff on a phone; too much scrolling.

Around 300DPI is the sweet spot for any quality media on a hand held screen; much above this the detail will be wasted, so there is a niche for fast about 300DPI tablets for anything big and detailed, like magazines, technical books, images and detailed maps e.g. the Samsung Tab Pro and S tablets.

I decided to upgrade to a new Samsung Tab S 10.5" because these are finally good enough for fast 2 page views of PDF books. PDF to EPub conversion for lower resolution screens can have rendering artifacts and EPub often has less detail, so proper full page(s) view of PDFs is really useful.

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Siri: Helpful personal assistant or SERIAL APP KILLER?

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... and if you have a slow, intermittent or no network connection to that other computer or anything else goes wrong it becomes completely useless functionality.

There are also the problems of spying, wrong consequent action, or deliberately managed consequent action in the interest of some other party!

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End of buttons? Apple looks to patent animating iPhone sidewalls

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More prior art patent BS

The US patent system looks rather like a toxic idea waste dump and state mafia protection racket.

How very unoriginal of that worm ridden rotting fruit, and it is a stupid set of ideas idea because

* touch screen side buttons will prevent use of even a clear elastomer "bumper" band

* a case may not be practical, or look ugly, offer far less shock protection on the sides, and be liable to break easily

* side touch screen button are so very stupid, because they will not be tactile /before/ use, to find and press like mechanical buttons, and could be a difficult to press precisely given how small they will have to be; audio feedback and haptics there will be too late, so quite pointless!

Samsung are killing Apple for display tech, ideas, and product, which is why scared Apple were so very nasty in court. e.g. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S models seriously mock the current iPADs, my 10.5" one is wow better at £330!

Android is winning; Apple is hyped, but boring and bla as BMW.

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LG takes on Nokia X, Moto G: These are the cheapie 'droids you've been looking for

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Re: Landfill!!! Fill my pants!!!

Agreed, the Moto G is quality kit.

I looked at all the other cheaper mobiles, and got an 16GB Moto G because it has a near 720p display (320dpi), excellent hardware, Android 4.4.2, a still portable size and excellent value at £130 (fully inc.) from Hong Kong.

HTC so failed here; these are not just mobiles, they are very portable Android tablets, GPS and media devices, and 800x600 and 854x480 are pathetic screen dimensions and DPI.

In my opinion, there is no excuse not to provide at least 300dpi on all new tablet devices, including /all/ GPS map computers.

I'll just be using my Moto G for PAYG phone calls (I'm not a social insecurity zombie), local stored GPS maps, travel, minimal apps and media, so don't need more storage; I have proper 7" and 10.5" Android tablets for more demanding stuff, so I have no interest in pocket busting "fablets".

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Microsoft Azure goes TITSUP (Total Inability To Support Usual Performance)

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Well, Balmer really did stuff up Microsoft after Gates became too stale and retired

It look like the replacement still has a lot of work to do undoing all the damage Balmer did!

Microsoft maybe in the Stagnation phase of a corporate lifecycle, and if it is, it will probably have to do an IBM like fat burn to survive, which it appears it maybe doing.

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Hackers' Paradise: The rise of soft options and the demise of hard choices

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Meh

And the backwardness of the BCS was why I never bothered with the hassle of becoming a member even though I could have easily done so.

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Top Gun display for your CAR: Heads-up fighter pilot tech

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HUD better, gestures bad, starting calls or using social media bad.

HUD is a good idea for keep eyes focused ahead, to show carefully designed information relevant to /driving/, like navigation directions, speed, fuel etc., but only minimal notifications for mobile calls or data, because just too much distracting input can escalate into dangerous mental scarcity for the demanding task of driving a potentially deadly, powerful, load of metal and not having an accident. This is no different from Google Glass, both could easily cause accidents.

Bad 1: Gesture control; device control should be by speech or near physical controls, not gesture; gestures are too costly in a car, because you need both your hands to drive.

Bad 2: Allowing use of mobile phones or interactive media; never allow use of mobile phones or interactive media by the driver of a moving car; at most status!

Bad 3: A transparent screen; this may become useless in bright sunlight.

The designers need to read the book "Scarcity" by Sendhil Mullainathan & Eldar Sharif; many people don't realise the stupid side effects of scarcity.

All conversations on mobile phone calls (yes, even hands free) or use of interactive media while driving should be regarded as dangerous driving, no excuses, so be banned for apps for this device, because these can easily cause unexpected mental scarcity; /always park to do these/, I'm fed up seeing negligent asses driving motor vehicles while using mobiles, with obviously compromised driving!

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African samba queen: Don't cut off pirates' net connections – cut off their FINGERS

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What a vicious women

IP is BS, the arguments for it have been soundly demolished; it's a pity that governments still haven't got the message.

A copyright (BS) ignorer is not a Pirate or a thief; there is never any real loss.

This women would appear to be out of touch, greedy, vicious and a bit mentally lacking.

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65 patches later and Java STILL breaks stuff

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Re: Uh...

A/C "Uh..." is a stupid Troll.

This issue is not Oracles' fault, rather it is cowboy alternative JVM language developers breaking the class constructor rules and temporary getting away with it because the class byte code validator (security code) wasn't as strict as the Java language compiler javac; this check is done by javac because this broken class constructor code could cause race condition bugs and even become a separate security issue, which is also not Oracles' fault now.

What should happen is the offending alternative JVM language providers should be told tough by Oracle and told that it is their responsibility to fix their already broken class constructor code if they want to run their language to run on a JVM. This is also important because their code maybe called by Java code and break it too!

At least Java is not as horrible to fix as dotNet installs, because when they fail, it can get real nasty!

If anything Java can be easier to update than Flash (which I wish would die everywhere), because I've had several occasions when it wouldn't update without a reboot; unacceptable! Browser Javascript is getting nearly as painful as Flash due to the growing bloat of client side Javascript and AJAX which can even make browsers freeze, even on powerful PCs!

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CAPTCHA challenges you to copy pointillist painter Seurat's classic

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This all seems rather pointless (sic)

1. This will really piss off humans more than lame Catchas, so you get less quality traffic too!

2. OCR can already beat Catchas, and a bit of smart image processing code would probably beat this too; anyone with a botnet will probably laugh at this soon.

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Flamewars in SPAAACE: cooler fires hint at energy efficiency

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How useful is this really!?

This data is probably only useful for static flames in low gravity environments, not for a moving flame in low gravity or a flame on Earth, because the more fuel to moves away from the flame before it can burn; I also doubt that a probably highly variable heat output flame would be useful for doing work in a given time period.

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Scotland's BIG question: Will independence cost me my broadband?

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I hope they do leave and learn hard reality.

1. A break will probably significant cut costs to England and the rest of the UK which actually generates net revenue. The break must be conditional on Scotland accepting their share of the national debt, including financial bailouts, and lose access to all shared services of the UK e.g. the Pound, UK Military support, and other UK state services. I don't give a dump about the BBC there because I don't pay for stuff I don't use. It will be good riddance to many Socialist Scottish MPs too!

2. The Scottish will see just how expensive their rampant Socialist decadence is, let alone the planned extras, so eventually understand that Socialism is a destructive addiction when Scotland has to default. I will be amused at the discomfort of the currently parasitic Crown and 'Queen'.

3. When they do ask to rejoin the union, because the EU won't accept them, they will have accept that the current level of significant extra subsidies are completely unacceptable and have to be reasonable.

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You didn't get the MeMO? Asus Pad 7 Android tab is ... not bad

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Dated base with a faster CPU

I can forgive the bottom end 1GB RAM, but it only has a feeble 16GB (actually 12G free) Flash, no support for SDXC (exFAT), so max. 44GB local storage, a dated Android version and only a 1280 x 800 display resolution on a 7" device (215dpi). IMHO it's still landfill tablet junk even with the faster CPU.

I'd like to see a minimum 300dpi pixel density on /all/ handheld pixel display devices displaying text and graphics *; 1920 x 1080 should be the new minimum for 7" tablets and even higher for larger tablets, because tablets are used for more than just video; there is only so much you can do with anti-aliasing, a visual shading trick, of which Clear-Type is a variant.

* GPS and bicycle computers included!

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White? Male? You work in tech? Let us guess ... Twitter? We KNEW it!

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Please stop publishing this Frankfurt School Political Correctness nonsense already

Not enough quality women like tech jobs, so it doesn't matter how some clueless socialist feminist or excuse for a male wants to change the male/female ratio, and racial diversity without merit is a complete load of cow dung too.

Seriously, this Marxist rubbish is getting so very old, boring and tragic! Marx was mostly wrong, because Socialism always fails eventually, and fails faster in more extreme cases like the USSR and Maoist China. It's a great pity that the USA has got a nasty case of metastasizing Socialism cancer now.

The facts are White Men and Asians are generally more interested in tech and/or smarter than the alternatives, and these businesses select for the best staff! Also a smarter women would have children when she is younger rather than the absurd super career women nonsense, because it gets harder to get pregnant, to have healthy babies and to have the energy to take care of the children when she is much older!

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BBC goes offline in MASSIVE COCKUP: Stephen Fry partly muzzled

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I didn't notice

.. but it sounds great; maybe it'll prompt they to also fix the false positives from their mythical TV detector vans so that I stop having to shred their stupid letters for no TV receiver! :-P

The only things I ever remember Stephen Fry being amusing in was Black Adder and V for Vendetta; other than that he seems a bit of a Muppet.

I think the icon is appropriate given well they apparently catered to despicable characters like this when I still watched TV.

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The Windows 8 dilemma: Win 8 or wait for 9?

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Re: Time for some truly revolutionary GUIs?

Open plan offices are the work of the devilishly stupid extroverts who confuse collective rabbiting with results because they need excessive stimulus to feel alive, it's also (bean counter) cheaper, but this is hell for Introverts, and costs a lot more in lost productivity. Luckily I recently got a better arrangement for thinking work, so no longer have to put up with that destructive chaos.

Anyhow, I'll stick with Windows 7 until enough of my favourite software providers see or can be persuaded that Windows is a lost cause, and to migrate to Linux; my Netbook already migrated from XP to Mint.

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BlackBerry claims ugly duckling Passport mobe is a swan in the offing

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What a stupid design

1. Mobiles are already far too big now, a /lot/ wider than even the widest old land line phone, so ridiculously bulky and unergonomic!

2. The width of the passport would be unusable for pockets, possibly even suit/coat pockets, so require a bag or case to carry it in.

3. I bet that keyboard is a pig to use.

4. I you want a mobile that wide, you may as well use a 7" tablet as a phone, and get even more screen space.

5. Sharp square corners like that are a liability, seriously WTF was the designer thinking!

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MIT and CERN's secure webmail plan stumped by PayPal freeze

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WTF is anyone still using PayPal for?

I blacklisted PayPal because the disputes procedure was black comedy, so had to do a credit card chargeback; I couldn't even trust them to forward a credit card payment recently, so I'm frankly astonished that they are still in business!

Vendors and people expecting donations please just wake up and dump these scam artists PayPal; there are plenty of better and cheaper competitors, so I will ignore you if the best you can offer is credit card pass through via PayPal now!

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Saddle up for the Tour de Firmware

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Re: Missed some

An Airzound Bicycle Air Horn is much louder than any buzzer; it can be as loud as 120dB at full volume, so I have the pressure regulator reduced to car horn volume. I have to occasionally use a horn with stubborn idiot dog walkers, 'drunk' cyclists, 'deaf' pedestrians, and when I need to warn people many car lengths away.

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Re: Missed a few bits!

Hmm...

No, disc brakes have a separate aerated metal disc attached to one side of disc compatible hubs of a disc brake specific wheel, and needs special frame/fork fittings near the axle mount with a stiffer frame/fork to stop the frame/fork bending from the high braking torque.

Rim brakes are the older kind of brake and press in a flat surface either side of a rim brake compatible wheel rim. I have some of the V-brake kind on an MTB bike, but mine are the expensive Shimano XTR parallel push ones, and used on decent Mavic wheels which don't bend.

Disc brakes tend to be better in dirty or wet conditions, or when you need to really slow down fast, but tend to be a lot more expensive to buy and maintain than any V-brake, and can disable the bike if you bend a disc somehow e.g. too much wear or a crash.

Anyhow, this article is obviously biased to "Summer Cyclists" on big 700c wheel road bikes, which are often stupid expensive for something usable, even without rip-off bicycle electrics/electronics, and often have worse brakes, worse comfort, less stability/agility and less versatile tires than MTBs; just try riding a road bike in heavy rain, mud or sheet ice in winter, not good, but easy on an MTB with the right tires, which I have, including tool metal studded tires.

As for most Hybrids, putting MTB parts on a road bike like frame; just dumb, because 700c wheels are too fracking big!

Lastly if you buy a four figure bike the 10% you should spend on locks and an annual 10% on insurance soon make this look a costly hobby! Frankly I'd rather have savings, and spend more on computer gear and other useful/fun stuff.

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Overclocking to 5GHz? We put Intel Devil’s Canyon CPU to the test

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Why is anyone so stupid as to even think of using air coolers with top end CPUs.

Ready made Corsair water coolers blow away bloated air coolers for cooling, and are not that hard to fit, and can even be cheaper than top end air coolers; they even do them for GPU cards now! I've used an early ready made Corsair water cooler model for years now, with push-pull fans on the radiator.

I'll have to see a lot faster or have my i7 920 24GB machine die before I even consider a new i7, especially at the stupid money for a new Intel CPU, a new mobo, and over 16GB of RAM. AMD are much cheaper, as I know from building beefy FreeNAS boxes.

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USB charger is prime suspect in death of Australian woman

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Possibly not a dangerous charger

I am rather surprised that the women had burns on her head; even if the headphone wires became part of a mains circuit, because there should still have been enough plastic to insulate her ears. Maybe water was also involved; with water, even good normally isolated kit could become dangerous!

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Unexpected Termination Error at Year of Code: Chief dumps venture for other UK.gov riches

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Stop

Just call a SpAd

a spad they are completely f'ing useless parasites! Anarchy in the UK OK!

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Web moguls ask YOU to stump up big money to STOP big money from winning in Washington

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Farcical and so /very/ dated!

You don't bribe some bad people, you simply kick out the bad people; you sack the dinosaur Status Quo!

Working inside the system is not the solution, the current parties system is broken; the solution is to trash the current system. The booting out of Cantor and the election of so-called 'extreme' parties in Europe are how justifiable pissed-off people are trying to sack the Status Quo.

Frankly representative politics is obsolete; we have the technology now for the people to choose areas where they want direct democracy, so bypassing corrupt representative middleman! It's about f'ing time politics was upgraded for the 21st century, and using fake proof auditable distributed network technology e.g. like bitcoin blockchains!

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Zombie patents raid TI's wallet for $US3 million

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This is black farce

This is all the fault of governments, giving this BS privilege, and more ridiculously allowing this carp to be sold on; seriously WTF did they expect would happen!

Probably the corporations will eventually get so fed up that they will get some of their bought politicians to reduce the scope of IP, but not abolish it because it would never do for parasitic rentiers to have to face a proper free Capitalist market.

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Good god, where will the new storage experts come from?

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Seriously, this is all due to the financial system being based on fraud.

There are lots of books on this, especially at Mises.org; basically the following is the case:

* we have a debt based currency, the government and economy are in a debt spiral, until loads of people go bankrupt or the currency dies, central bank 'printing' only delays this!

* we have have lenders fraudulently providing compounding interest loans, based on fraction reserve of debt(!) bonds and currency, and mostly nothing, so not an honest value for value exchange.

* all this fake money inflation pushes up the price of goods, so makes stuff less and less affordable for younger generations, because wages tend to lag these price increases, so more people have rent stuff.

* toxic waste like synthetic derivatives is just debt fraud on steroids to the n'th power!

People should also have a look at the book "Scarcity" by Sendhill Mullainathan & Eldar Sharif, to learn that people with scarcity can develop tunnel vision, so miss important stuff outside the tunnel and build an inflating debt spiral of currency, time, or other scare resources, and even come to a grinding halt e.g. bankruptcy or Divorce.

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NHS slammed for MAJOR data blunders as scale of patient info sell-off is revealed

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Government can't even mind its own business let alone yours

I opted out because this was so predictable.

Yes, I know all that universal care stuff, but anything governments does which is not pure administration and law ends up rotting on the branch or poisoning the well, because they don't understand how to run stuff which should be run by business, and I don't mean the FU of medical insurance. I'm not having a go at doctors, nurses, etc. just the socialist disorganisation. The worst absurdity is trying to run any closed system with no creative destruction as a market, it just doesn't work, and leads to colossal waste and disorganisation.

You have to make it peoples _business_ to get this stuff right and to suffer personal consequences when it fails, otherwise they get complacent, or worse become socialist do gooders (do bad)!

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Microsoft C# chief Hejlsberg: Our open-source Apache pick will clear the FUD

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It won't help Microsoft much because Java has a much bigger ecosystem

Microsoft still don't get it, the libraries and runtime matter loads, and Oracle need to stop being morons with Google about Java (sorry J2ME is obsolete!), just look at what that clever man Elon Musk has done with the Tesla patents; he gets it that monopoly leads to stagnation. Libraries matter and Java has loads more that .Net, and has Maven to make them really easy to use, so you don't need cruft like Assemblies, or have to use those haystacks the Windows folder and the registry to run code.

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Blame WWI, not Bin Laden, for NSA's post-9/11 intel suck

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All Governments are dangerous and can easly end up as criminal gangs

The basic social contract for governments is the sparingly use of the power /borrowed/ from the people to provide more benefits to the majority of the civilisation than costs, and excessive law, regulation, welfare and spying are pretty damned high on the costs side, so most governments are no longer fit to govern and they know it!

Quite simply, career politics must be forbidden, whole governments rebuilt smaller, and taxes and spending drastically shrunk; and if they don't yield, then they must be forcibly removed.

The reason these criminal governments have lasted so long is because they are funded with fake money, known as fiat (debt) currency and have allowed banksters to set-up profitable /private/ central banks to cheat the tax payers, the bond buyers, and savers via profitable interest on state debt and fraudulent currency inflation, and on occasion excessive deflation to force sale of assets at excessively low prices.

It is no concidence that WW1, the Great Depression, and WW2 happened after the Federal Reserve conspiracy was devised and created; this criminal enterprise made them all possible!

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When will Microsoft next run out of US IPv4 addresses for Azure?

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That's retarded

If they haven't: forewarn customers that IP4 addresses will become scarce and priced much than IP6, started increasing IP4 prices, provided a countdown of addresses for each locale to forewarn people, or shouted where the migration resources are.

I deliberately bought an IP6 compliant SDSL router over a year ago, with a separate IP6 configuration suite including IP6 firewall, because I knew that the countdown to IP4 would become saturated soon. I think I'll get familiar with it, and test enabling IP6 WAN to see if my ISP provides native IP6 access yet, and get security, routing, and other mapping set-up.

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