* Posts by emmanuel goldstein

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

emmanuel goldstein

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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emmanuel goldstein

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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emmanuel goldstein

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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Inside the EYE of the TORnado: From Navy spooks to Silk Road

emmanuel goldstein

NICE ARTICLE...

But might have been more accurate to say Silk Road was like eBay, rather than Walmart.

Very interesting read though.

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KRAKKOOOM! Space Station supply mission in PODULE PRANG EXPLOSION CHAOS

emmanuel goldstein

Re: Resupply

those copies of the 'Daily Mail' are not for reading...

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UNCHAINING DEMONS which might DESTROY HUMANITY: Musk on AI

emmanuel goldstein

Re: I'm not worried

Applying the Bekenstein Bound equations to the human brain, you get a maximum information content of approximately 2.6 x 10 power 42 bits.

This represents the ammount of information necessary to emulate a human brain down to the quantum level.

Not possible in 2014 but inevitable at some point in the future and maybe not too many years away.

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Three new charges laid against alleged Silk Road kingpin

emmanuel goldstein

AH, THE PARADOX THAT IS THE U.S.A.

Founded with righteous principles of freedom paramount. Now creeping towards totalitarian status and yet still the birthplace of TOR and printed handguns and Silk Road Market. I love it and hate it in equal measures.

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'A motivated, funded, skilled hacker will always get in' – Schneier

emmanuel goldstein

Re: off topic, & i apologise in advance

thanks. I get why it wouldn't work now.

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emmanuel goldstein

off topic, & i apologise in advance

***in theory***

I want to decloak a tor hidden service.

if I have the ability to scan the entire intenet, won't I eventually discover the IP of a machine that serves the hidden service I'm looking for?

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SPECIAL iPHONE TROUSERS will ease Apple into the fashion world

emmanuel goldstein

it's about time the emperor, I mean fanbois, learnt they are not actually wearing anything at all

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Hey Brit taxpayers. You just spent £4m on Central London ‘innovation playground’

emmanuel goldstein

Re: SOMEONE PLEASE REBOOT REALITY

Not to mention that utter cunt, George Osbourne, ripping off, with no discernable sense of irony, dialogue from "Trainspotting". What a fucking cunt.

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emmanuel goldstein

SOMEONE PLEASE REBOOT REALITY

As if box-ticking bullshit like this is not enough, free speech itself is under attack (see Theresa May's speech today).

I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it any more.

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How the FLAC do I tell MP3s from lossless audio?

emmanuel goldstein

totally agree. there is no good reason not to use FLAC. unless you are forbidden by the likes of Apple.

This article is more of a call to choose operating systems that do not lock us into proprietary file protocols.

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FBI boss: Apple's iPhone, iPad encryption puts people 'ABOVE THE LAW'

emmanuel goldstein

Re: And all completely irrelevant to us right-pondians...

nice try. as far as they are concerned you are obstructing access. even if you genuinely forgot the passphrase, you're looking at some serious bird. basically, you let them in or go to jail. simples.

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Ordnance Survey intern plonks houses, trees, rivers and roads on GB Minecraft map

emmanuel goldstein

I'M NOT BEING FUNNY BUT...

what the fuck is the point of minecraft?

seriously, please can someone explain?

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NSFW: Click here, watch iPhone 6 being TORTURED

emmanuel goldstein

FANBOIS' SHINY NEW TOYS GET BENT

apparently the iPhone 6 plus has an undocumented feature - a flexible screen (and a flexible body). quality.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/apple/iphone/11117809/The-iPhone-6-Plus-bends-but-not-by-design.html

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Stray positrons caught on ISS hint at DARK MATTER source

emmanuel goldstein

Pedant alert

Opening sentence:

Data.... *ARE* being suggested...

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Damien Hirst, eat your heart out - these guys chop up TAXIS

emmanuel goldstein

Just

fools and their money....

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iPhone 6: Most exquisite MOBILE? No. It is the Most Exquisite THING. EVER

emmanuel goldstein

A peasant asks...

How, Mr. Pie, do you reconcile the paradox of Apple producing the most beautiful object in the universe without the almighty Steve running the show?

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Microsoft's rumoured $2.5bn Minecraft gobble expected on Monday

emmanuel goldstein

Re: So.... any revenue and profit numbers?

man, you are so right. the markets are hyper-pumped on surreal QE wierdness. BUT there's a HUMUNGOUS correction in the post.

buy physical gold, bitchez...

PS

my cousin's a fund manager.

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LOHAN acquires aircraft arboreal avoidance algorithm acronyms

emmanuel goldstein

BUSH

Branch and Unplanned Snagging Heuristic

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Fanfare of trumpets as LOHAN reveals mission patch

emmanuel goldstein

First class

Hats off to Fenke et al.

Top patchery and looking forward to seeing it hewn from the living cloth.

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Tor attack nodes RIPPED MASKS off users for 6 MONTHS

emmanuel goldstein

MY PREDICTION...

tor will be around long after Putin has been consigned to the dust-bin of history.

off topic, but does anyone else find the new iPhone ad (crayons are dangerous) particularly nauseating?

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Apple fanbois SCREAM as update BRICKS their Macbook Airs

emmanuel goldstein

Re: top tip

Confucious say:

"Dent in MacBook inversely proportional to dent in Wallet"

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emmanuel goldstein

top tip

apple owners, rather than risking lethal software updates, just buy new kit every few months.

oh, i forgot, you already do that.

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German brain surgeon flies in for vital LOHAN operation

emmanuel goldstein

Can't wait...

LOHAN is starting to take on grown-up dimensions and excitement levels are rising fast!

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British cops cuff 660 suspected paedophiles

emmanuel goldstein

Re: Police declined to explain how they "snared" the suspects

they claim to be monitoring and interdicting people using tor. I don't buy that. tor is still pretty much opaque to law enforcement.

and whilst I'm glad they've busted a load of perverts, I'm also glad there are parts of the internet that are truly free.

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BMW i8 plug-in hybrid: It's a supercar, Jim, but not as we know it

emmanuel goldstein

Re: The advert

could not agree more. unfortunately today's breed of corporate marketing drone will never risk anything remotely creative. it's incredibly frustrating for ad agencies and incredibly boring for viewers.

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UK Parliament rubber-stamps EMERGENCY data grab 'n' keep bill

emmanuel goldstein

and how banana republics start.

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LOHAN seeks stirring motto for spaceplane mission patch

emmanuel goldstein

lohan knows...

"the higher, the better."

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Thought PCs were in the toilet? They're STILL eating Apple's lunch

emmanuel goldstein

Re: Profits?

fair point. market share is not everything.

i still think the herds are growing bored of apple's shiny offerings though.

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Victim of Tor-hidden revenge smut site sues Tor Project developers

emmanuel goldstein

it's like...

the bank that's been robbed suing the manufacturer of the clown masks.

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Reg reader fires up Pi-powered anti-cat garden sprinkler system

emmanuel goldstein

Re: smashing idea, but...

when you arrive deactivate the system and let your dog patrol the garden then re-arm it just before leaving.

simples.

might need a larger dog, however.

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Mystery bidder plunders the whole haul in Silk Road Bitcoin auction

emmanuel goldstein

buyer identified

according to zerohedge it was venture capitalist Tim Draper.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-07-02/venture-capitalist-buys-entire-stash-silk-road-bitcoins-us-marshall-auction

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Tom Hanks NICKED my COPYRIGHTED PIC, claims Brit photog

emmanuel goldstein

shock horror...

even some news websites "borrow" uncredited thumbnail images for the top stories ;)

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US Marshals seek buyer for Silk Road's Bitcoin

emmanuel goldstein

Re: Compensate the victims

i think they mean victims of crime in general.

btw, they still have an additional 140K BTC that belonged to dread pirate roberts and which are not yet being auctioned off.

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emmanuel goldstein

Re: Doing it wrong.

of course they're doing it wrong - the federal government never misses an opportunity to miss an opportunity.

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Israel develops wireless-malware-injection-by-smartmobe tool

emmanuel goldstein

Re: Sowing confusion

well said. another example, closer to the source of this story, is the web of lies built around uri geller. lies that certain powers found quite useful, and certainly encouraged.

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