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HUMANS all come FROM AFRICA: HERPES does not lie

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Nothing good ever came from Africa...

Herpes, AIDS, and even worse : the whole human race.

</misanthropia>

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Billionaire vows to turn 007's Lotus Esprit into actual SUBMARINE CAR

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Re: Really?

If he manage to perform the conversion and retain the external aspect of the car, then it will be more of an awesome hommage than a butcher job.

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Amateur image-wrangler reveals stitched snap of Saturn's splendour

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Re: Back-scatter?

Yes, it's thanks to the rings.

Phil Plait had a very interesting article dissecting this picture : http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2013/10/17/cassini_s_saturn_incredible_mosaic_by_gordon_ugarkovic.html

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Here comes Windows 8.1! Microsoft grits teeth, pushes upgrade to world

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"... features they already had and average users couldn't find."

And thanks to the ribbon, average users and experimented users can't find them.

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OAR-some! 18ft SEA SERPENT discovered off US coast

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"it won't fit in the freezer"

Can't they just rent a 20' refrigerated container?

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Cannabis can CURE CANCER - cheaply and without getting you high

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Indefinite article is phonetic rather than alphabetic.

Making it very confusing for non-native speakers...

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US parents proclaim 811 'Messiahs'

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And how many Upgrayedd?

Idiocracy feels more and more like a documentary.

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Bonking boffins say bacon biters won't breed

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Who need breeding if you can have BACON?

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Foxconn 'fesses up to labour breaches: Made students work long hours

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Re: Free as a bird!

In communist China, participation terminates YOU!

Sorry...

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Leaping SpaceX GRASSHOPPER ROCKET jumps 2,500ft, lands safely

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Re: Can someone explain...

Because they're not innovative enough where it counts (according to the jury) : PR, marketing and fiscal avoidance.

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Control panel backdoor found in D-Link home routers

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Re: None so blind, etc.

Well, it's not like you cannot test by yourself if the remote management access via WAN port is indeed disabled...

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NASA's Jupiter probe wakes up after unexpected snooze

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Re: "in proper measurements..."

the gravity assist will take it from 4200% to 4670% of the maximum velocity of a sheep in a vacuum.

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McDonalds tells fatties to SUPERSIZE THEIR BRAINS

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"The Goat Who Ate Everything"

At least Mc Donald's customers will be able to identify themselves in this character...

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Watery asteroid discovered 150 light-years off hints at habitable worlds

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"potential for habitable planets"

is this right? or should it be "potential for formerly habitable planets"?

A white dwarf don't strike me as a good candidate for finding habitable planets... Did I missed something?

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That 'DIAMOND SUPER EARTH' may actually be WORTHLESS ball of gas

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Re: Fahrenheit?

Is there a El Reg unit for temperature?

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Nokia tears devs' hearts out, shutters Symbian and Meego stores early

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Commitment?

Only for those who believed Elop. With such a sense of commitment, I wonder why he's divorcing...

Mine is the one I take whenever a female friend start talking about "going to the next step in our relationship". Prehemptive action is the best course of action in order to avoid divorce!

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Samsung touching up ROUNDED, CURVY plastic enhanced MODEL

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Curved glass? Apple (may) already have patented this thing last week

"The invention relates to a building made using building panels where the building panels may be glass, may include a plurality of glass layers, and may be curved. The building may include glass fins and glass beams for support, and a glass roof. The glass building panels, glass fins, glass beams, and glass roof may be connected together by a plurality of fittings."

Now they just have to prove the new Samsung can be used as building material. Not that difficult.

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

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Sometime I wonder if I've got asperger...

... but most of the time I just think I'm just an asocial jerk.

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Study accuses media companies of cooking the books on piracy losses

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And bears are catholics. Or something like that...

One day... one day... I'll enact my cunning plan :

- Record something. Anything. Hell, who cares. It's all about the business model.

- Setup a website advertising this record as "the one time offer of a lifetime", priced at 1 meeelion dollars.

- "Finding" a pirated torrent of the thing.

- Claiming the whole earth GDP as "profit lost to piracy".

Worse is... Jean Michel Jarre actually beat me to a similar stunt : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_for_Supermarkets

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Doctor Who to land on the BIG SCREEN and in 3D in November

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In 3D? only one reaction to have

EX-TER-MI-NATE!

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The LSD trick cyclist, the 1980s pop-star and video games to REPROGRAM YOUR BRAIN

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woops... wrong one.

When I saw the title, I thought it was about Jeff Minter.

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ZERO-G DINOSAUR made from bits and bobs by space station flight engineer

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Indeed... She's awesome!

Smart, caring mother, geeky... and pretty on top of that. Wow.

She really deserve to takes the place of those vapid retards that pass for "role models" for young girls around the world.

Unfortunately, i'm afraid it won't happens.

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Boffins: Earth will be habitable for only 1.75 BEEELLION more years

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Re: There's a ton of bollocks in the article...

Let's make it three then.

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Torvalds shoots down call to yank 'backdoored' Intel RdRand in Linux crypto

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"...your plans to kill the president (of Belgium)"

They're right next to the plans to kill the king of the USA I suppose.

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Microsoft relents: 'Go ahead, install Windows 8.1 on clean PCs'

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What?

"they are supposed to know to close a Metro program that they have to drag it to the bottom of the screen"

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I guess i'll have to lose the habit to temporary drag the application windows down in order to see the one right under them.

Nah, screw this crap. Any Win 7 still up for sale somewhere?

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Korean stealth-scraper plans will turn 450 metre tower INVISIBLE

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Re: I might have to....

A former friend of mine used to tell me that Korea was in south east asia. and thought I was confusing Korea with the Kamtchaka peninsula when I told her it was closer to the northern parts of the Japan (yeah, I was a bit wrong, I know)

She was from Korean origin, but adopted and lived in Europe all her life.

You don't have to be from the USA to be confused about geography.

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Phil Collins' daughter 'will give you A VIRUS' – security bods

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Real information...

... or just a VIRAL promotion hoax for the actress?

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Women in IT: ‘If you want to be taken seriously, dress like a man’

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Quite sad...

and it's unfortunately the case in most technical jobs. The few females in our crew get some strange looks at them when they DARE wear a skirt.

at least the "change my hair colour as often as Microsoft releases security patches." part made me smile.

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Boffins lay bare exotic Lara Croft meteorite element ununpentium

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Re: RussAmericonium perhaps?

Let's call it Snowdenium.

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Boffin blends benevolent beer

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Here comes Brawndo! with electrolytes!

Gives people what they crave.

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Mobes, fondleslabs, web sending Brit families back to THE FIFTIES - Ofcom

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"modern TV programmes reiterate the plot"

Plot? What plot?

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Terror cops swoop on couple who Googled 'backpacks' and 'pressure cooker'

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Ah, America...

The land where it's easier to buy guns than to buy a pressure cooker.

We need a "I don't want to live on this planet anymore" icon :s

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Google scientists rebel over company's support for 'climate-hoax' Senator

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"Wars, famine and disease used to keep this in check."

Yeah, a good war, we really need one soon.

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"a real scientist is sceptical of ANYTHING that is not proven"

Can't upvote that enough. :)

I'll even go even further by stating that several scientific advances happened when a few scientists were sceptical of something that was supposed to be proven.

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@Steve Knox

<Any "scientist" willing to shill for the deniers can start their search for sympathetic funders here:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_change_denial#Private_sector>

Here we go again. Any scientist trying to disprove the current scientific concensus is not a real scientist but only a sellout to the Big Bad Industry.

Still less ludicrous than quoting the Bible to deny climate change however.

I'm wondering if climate change is triggered by all the hot air around those silly debates.

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Climate change EVEN WORSE than you thought: It causes WAR and MURDER

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The russians are right...

Deporting criminals to Siberia seems to be a good solution.

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Sammy had Sweet Fanny Adams to do with Swiss Fanny madam's blast

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"100% legal battery not made by Samsung with a Samsung logo on it?"

Erm.... My bad.

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Re: So...

If only... It's probably not a "counterfeit" battery, but just a cheap 100% legal one.

It might even be the same manufacturer as for the 787's infamous ones.

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Robot cop called in after MAD BONGER blown up in LIQUID MARIJUANA EXPLOSION

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Re: Very unfortunate...

"They were smoking pot, they don't deserve a death sentence."

Sure... Blasting the neighborhood, going for a stroll with a machette, trying to rob people... The mark of fine citizens.

If they removed themselves from the gene pool in their attempt, I won't have shed a single tear.

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Planetary paparazzi snap candid pics of Earth, Moon from space

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Re: Sorry but ...

Those pictures remind me of the Total Perspective Vortex...

I'll edit the Cassini one and add a helpful "YOU ARE HERE" behind the arrow.

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100-metre asteroid 2013 NE19 zipped past Earth today

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Crap!

Missed again!

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Boffins, Tunnel Tigers and Scotland's world-first power mountain

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Re: Splendid!

Indeed, and this can be said for the whole "Geek's Guide to Britain" serial. This was an awesome idea!

Let's hope for the "Geek's Guide to Europa" version one day - there's enough material for decades of articles :)

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Worldwide tax crackdown planned against tech globocorps

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"Care to show the numbers?"

Even if I agree about the stupid "MOAR TAXES" of the current french government and the need to cull the herd of civil servants (well, they're not that civil and some of them don't really serve), you asked for numbers, so...

- EADS -> 15% owned by the french state, via Sogeade

- AREVA -> 14.3 % owned directly by the french state, 2.5% more indirectly (CDC) and an extra 2.5% via EDF

- EDF and its 73 nuclear reactors (15 in the UK) -> 85% owned by the french state

- Arianespace -> 35%, via CNES (down from the 60% on its inception)

Shall I continue? I covered the nuclear power industry, aerospace business and space programs.

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Paypal makes man 1000x as rich as the ENTIRE HUMAN RACE

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Re: Are you telling me...

So....

- Sports geeks used to start in college mostly for scoring with the cheerleaders

- The cheerleaders do those stupid dances mostly for scoring with sport geeks

- The public just enjoy the cheerleaders' skimpy outfits.

Why don't they just make porn? it would be far easier.

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Re: Are you telling me...

Mmmh... "spawned in" does not mean "moved for obvious tax evasion purposes to"

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Lasers to carry 622 Mbps Earth-Moon link

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Can only figure one use for broadband in space

Sending pictures of a cute kitten with the following caption : "Can I haz moonburger?"

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D'OH! Use Tumblr on iPhone or iPad, give your password to the WORLD

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Re: Tumblr is a website, right?

The benefits are :

- Ability to slurp additional personal information on the user - expecially that he use a smartphone

- Ability to send third party ads without being annoyed by ad blockers

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what? oh, you mean "benefits for the user"? well... WHO CARES?

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Beijing offers cons reduced sentences for friendly Tweets

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Nothing to see here...

They are only commuting a part of prison sentences to public-relation community service.Far better than the west's slave-labor kind of community service.

It's a good step for China's carceral system.

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Boeing batteries back under spotlight as 787 burns at Heathrow

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Re: Theory

This guy can say anything, as long as the certification agencies don't listen to him and still require mandatory LLR verification for level A and B SW.

Can understand why he said that, unit tests are very costly.

But I've seen enough level D software to know how ugly things can get without proper code inspections and unit tests...

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A little sidenote for those not familliar with DO-178B :

This standard defines 5 levels, from A to E, depending of the criticity of the SW.

- Level A software is for the most critical SW that may lead to a catastrophic accident (Typically, most of the onboard computers and display units are level A)

- Level D software is for the non critical parts. Mostly diagnostic tests or dataloading SW that can only be activated when the equipment is plugged in a special device are example of level D SW (as long as the selector bootstrap is level A of course)

Properly designed In Flight Entertainment SW should be classified as level C, as it may lead to an extra workload for the cabin crew - a blue screen may makes passengers quite nervous...

- Level E is a catch-all category which means "any SW not developped following DO-178B guidelines". Windows 8 Aircraft Edition for example.

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Geez, when you have to write a sidenote longer than the actual message, you know you're doing it wrong.

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