* Posts by emmanuel goldstein

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Creationist: The Flintstones was an accurate portrayal of Dino-human coexistence

emmanuel goldstein

well said. when Dawkins was challenged to a debate by one of these cranks he declined, saying "it would look very good on your CV, not so good on mine."

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Re: Derr.....

"That would be an ecumenical matter"

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RAF Eurofighter gets a Battle of Britain makeover

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Re: Hats off to Flt. Luey Nicolson

yes, and worth noting that he was just 24 years old at the time. maximum respect.

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Bank-heist malware's servers phone home to Russian spookhaus

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far too sophisticated to be the work of the FSB

in Putin's Russia, they send thugs to your offices (hospitalizing anyone who protests) and when your lawyer links the subsequent corporate looting to friends of the big man, that lawyer is arrested, murdered in prison, and then, in a macabre touch that Gogol would have been proud of, posthumously put on trial and convicted. his name was Sergei Magnitsky.

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Wheely, wheely mad: Petrolheads fume over buggy Formula One app

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Re: F1 is pants...

for my money, motoGP is where the epic battles are at.

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'The Google execs, the journalists, plus Brit and US spybosses in a cosy mansion confab'

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Re: I see...

If yu nu go unda fowl coob, fowl cyaa shit pan yu.

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Multiple fondling on the MIGHTY 12-INCH iOS 9 SLAB — so, so close now

emmanuel goldstein

Re: They are getting bigger......

one day, hopefully soon, we will all live in a shiny, round cornered, iUniverse.

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US Air Force launches not-so-secret space plane. Thanks Russia

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The fact the ULA (a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Corp and Boeing) is still reliant on Russian technology to launch US military hardware has been questioned by some in Congress, with Senator John McCain (R-AZ) complaining that the US was essentially funding Russian companies, despite ongoing sanctions.

or perhaps it's a sign that humanity can achieve more through cooperation?

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'Millions' of routers open to absurdly outdated NetUSB hijack

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from SEC Consult Vulnerability Lab:

"While NetUSB was not accessible from the internet on the devices we own, there is some indication that a few devices expose TCP port 20005 to the internet. We don’t know if this is due to user misconfiguration or the default setting within a specific device. Exposing NetUSB to the internet enables attackers to get access to USB devices of potential victims and this would actually count as another vulnerability."

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Chinese cyber-spies hid botnet controls in MS TechNet comments

emmanuel goldstein

you can listen to an example of a real numbers station here:

the lincolnshire poacher

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Rand Paul: I'll filibuster the hell outta the Patriot Act, fellow Americans

emmanuel goldstein

Re: Go, Rand, go!

you mention Rand Paul "making enough noise". well it is interesting to note how mainstream U.S. news organizations are doing their best to starve his campaign of the oxygen of publicity. it's almost as if they think he will go away if they ignore him.

you can sense the entire political and business "establishment" (Democrat AND Republican) becoming increasingly unsettled by Paul and his rather fresh thinking on everything from marijuana to reigning in the military and stopping the insane militarization of the police.

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The Patriot Act - precisely the sort of tyrannical governance that the United States was founded to oppose. The Founding Fathers, particularly Thomas Jefferson, would be absolutely horrified. So sad.

And on the horizon, a Bush/Clinton presidential race. It's beyond parody.

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In a galaxy far, far, far away ... Farthest ever star system discovered

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Re: I'm confused

this galaxy is 13 billion light years away in time. due to space expanding, it is very much further away in terms of meters

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yes, helium and even some lithium was around before stars.

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Re: I'm confused

when we say "the universe", we're referring to the sphere of space we can observe. this so called "observable universe" contains everything from which electromagnetic radiation has had time to reach us.

the universe is 13.7 billion years old. however, because space itself is expanding, the radius of the observable sphere is about 46 billion light years.

the further we look, the older the light is - right back to the cosmic microwave background, around 380,000 years after the big bang. we can't see beyond that point because the earlier universe was opaque.

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Singapore's prime minister releases source code for his hand-coded Sudoku-solver

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cameron is already out there, weaponized and in the wild. the thought of adding coding to its capabilities is deeply troubling.

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El Reg merch tentacle mulls retro LOHAN T-shirt

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how about a small competition for the readers to come up with something? make some relevant bits of artwork available for download (logos, plane shape etc.) and see what happens.

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I think the T-shirt design needs to be on a dark coloured shirt. It looks a bit weak on white, IMHO.

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Geneva boffins make light work of random numbers

emmanuel goldstein

it's absolutely essential to base the decision on a quantum event, not a macro event like a coin flip. it's the superposition of the two outcomes that effectively spreads the 50:50 mix of outcomes throughout the multiverse.

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One cool use was by Max Tegmark and Anthony Aguire. They co-authored a paper, couldn't agree which of them should have their name listed first, so used a quantum random number generator to decide. In this universe Aguire is listed first but, in 50% of the level I and level III multiverses, Tegmark is listed first. Nice.

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Smile! Brit transport plods turn bodycams on travelling public

emmanuel goldstein

tine to set up a crowd-funded ScrambleSuit business.

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The Apple Watch: THROBBING STRAP-ON with a knurled knob

emmanuel goldstein

Re: Your cringeworthy article implies

have another one.

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Re: Subjectively objective

the word "gorgeous" is objectively gorgeous.

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Bloke, 22, in knockoff Microsoft Xbox ring gets 18 months in the cooler

emmanuel goldstein

i would *really* like to know how they could build current gen consoles AND make a unit profit.

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Apple Watch: Exactly how many vids does it take to teach a fanboi to tell the time?

emmanuel goldstein

you couldn't make it up. it's shaping up to be a kind of badge for the modern twat.

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Love-rat fanboi left bobbing for Apples in tiny Japanese bath

emmanuel goldstein

Lucky she found out now. Another few days and his brand new iStrapOn would have been in the drink too.

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Fed-up Colorado man takes 9mm PISTOL to vexing Dell PC

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at least no armadillos were harmed.

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Hungry Apple fanbois can now buy a lunch date with Tim Cook

emmanuel goldstein

Re: What's for Lunch?

and the chips will be glued in place.

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Fanbois: We paid $2000 for full satisfaction but now we have SPREADING STAINS

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ER...

i wonder if this problem only affects male apple users?

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Gullible Apple users targeted by bogus order cancellation scam

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Re: WOW

Here you go:

"Gullible Apple users targeted"

That'll be all of them then.

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'Tech City should not be relying on Game of Thrones ravens'

emmanuel goldstein

WHAT IS TO BE DONE?

So, Ross Ulbricht is a criminal. Watch "Bitter Lake" on BBC iPlayer and weep. The real criminals are running the show.

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: Sizzling sag aloo

emmanuel goldstein

simple tarka daal

also good:

cook yellow dried split peas according to instructions on packet.

while cooking them add chicken/vegetable stock to water.

meanwhile chop plenty garlic and Stephen (fry) until almost burnt.

add the fried garlic to the cooked daal.

for the tarka:

put one tin plum tomatoes in a pan add some crushed garlic then rinse all tomato out of tin with water and add.

simmer the tomatoes/water/garlic mix until reduced then crush with potato masher.

season with salt and pepper then add to cooked daal.

use hand blender to smooth tarka daal.

get stuck in.

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What do China, FBI and UK have in common? All three want backdoors in Western technology

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I need your clothes, bootloaders and CPU cycles

best. subhead. ever.

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: Chickpea stew à la Bureau des Projets Spéciaux

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Re: where's my LOHAN patch?

many thanks for sorting that.

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emmanuel goldstein

where's my LOHAN patch?

I was responsible for the least voted-for LOHAN flight message and was promised a badge/patch thing. Come on Lester, follow through on your promises.

Top nosh recipe, reminds me of a cassoulet.

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Cryptolocker 3.0 scum bounce victims over Invisible net

emmanuel goldstein

Er....

there was no "Silk Road Reloaded". there was "Black Market Reloaded" and there was "Silk Road 2".

Also, AFAIK, they were all TOR based. not I2P.

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Saudi govt pauses flogging dad-of-3 for Facebook posts – after docs intervene

emmanuel goldstein

Re: ... and these are the people the west supports

it's not just about oil. Saudi spends billions on weapon systems made by US and EU companies. That's the reason we let them get away with murder.

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Bitcoin exec gets two years over illegal Silk Road funny money trading

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@KAT HALL

you mean swapping bitcoins to cash, surely?

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US Navy's LASER CANNON WARSHIP: USS Ponce sent to Gulf

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LIMITED RANGE

I don't understand why the range is only one mile.

My understanding is that for lasers the intensity is inversely proportional to the square of the beam width.

Whilst some beam divergence is inevitable, one mile seems a very short distance for this to be the limiting factor.

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UK boffins: We'll have an EMBIGGENED QUANTUM COMPUTER working in 5 YEARS

emmanuel goldstein

Re: Britain might take the lead in quantum computing

That made me laugh so much, my wave function collapsed.

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DON'T OVERLOOK CONRAD ZUSE, PLEASE

"The boffins at Bletchley Park were the first to design a programmable computer"

The first programmable computer was produced by German pioneer Conrad Zuse. The functional program-controlled Turing-complete Z3 became operational in May 1941.

He was also ahead of the curve in the field of digital physics. See "Rechnender Raum" ("Calculating Space" in English).

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Got a spare $600k? Then an ancient Apple-1 could be yours

emmanuel goldstein

Re: What is it with Apple I auctions?

There is a sort of deadline - in the sense that the current high value for these artifacts is very likely to be ephemeral.

They're riding a price bubble that Damien Hirst would be proud of.

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Data protection laws come to the rescue of poor, underpaid UK MPs

emmanuel goldstein

Re: MPs: Lying, thieving, corrupt gits who think the rest of us are stupid

they are scum. and this creates a highly dangerous environment, where democracy looks seedy and opens the door to extremism.

why not go back to the time of Socrates and select the government by lottery?

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Branson on Virgin Galactic fatal crash: 'Space is hard – but worth it'

emmanuel goldstein

Re: To eternity and beyond...

i just googled "space related deaths" and was informed that, as of 2013, there had been only 13 fatalities. This includes *all* Soviet programs, moon landings, ISS, Space shuttle etc.

Beardie's activities have to date killed four people (this latest accident and 3 in a 2007 explosion).

That doesn't seem quite right, on balance.

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emmanuel goldstein

Re: human endevour

i get what you are saying, but it's naive to compare deaths caused by a deliberate act, such as 9/11, to deaths caused accidentally.

it's also disrespectful, I think.

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yes, but...

there has been sustained criticism, from within the industry, of their use of nitrous oxide based rockets since the explosion in 2007 which killed 3 people.

on the plus side, Justin Bieber is booked on the first flight...

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Dub pioneer Rupie Edwards' Ire Feelings – 40 years on

emmanuel goldstein

NOSTALGIA

fantastic article. I love dub reggae and have never heard of Rupie Edwards. Life is so unjust. The best are often unacknowledged.

Lived in Dalston (Sandringham Road) in the 90s - can't go there now.

L - A - B - Y - R - I - N - T - H

Oi, Oi

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Brazil greenlights $200m internet cable to Europe in bid to outfox NSA

emmanuel goldstein

IN OTHER WORDS...

All your cables are belong to U.S.

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