* Posts by lambda_beta

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Why SpaceX will sort out Sunday's snafu faster than NASA ever could

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Re: NASA inefficiency: The hint is in the name

It's so easy to discredit NASA because it's a government agency. But what the fuck has SpaceX ever done? Could any private company have pull off a walking on the moon in 1969? I think not.

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Get READY: Scientists set to make TIME STAND STILL tonight

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Re: Time is an illusion...

If the 'flow' of time is an illusion then time is an illusion, since time is only measured by the 'flow' of events.

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JavaScript creator Eich's latest project: KILL JAVASCRIPT

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Re: Does that include Welsh?

My vote is pig latin. It will probably have as many bugs as any other language and has the advantage of built-in encryption (for a little while).

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Climate change alarmism is a religious belief – it's official

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Re: If we want less hot air in the world...

We should just ban all religion...

We can't do that, because that would reduce the number of wars we have. Now how can the military justify it's budget?

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LastPass got hacked: Change your master password NOW

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Why did anyone think it was a good idea to have all your passwords stored online?

Why did you think storing anything online is a good idea??

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What does LastPass mean?

Is is the last password you used?

is the password that might last?

is the last time the password was hacked?

is it the last time you'll use LastPass?

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US mega-hack: White House orders govt IT to do what it should have done in the first place

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Re: Well, THERE'S your PROBLEM....

Please, you cannot compare, bugs are things that don't make the product work or not work as advertized. Drying of pets in a microwave is not the same, it's not a bug. Having the microwave stop working for certain foods made by certain manufactures is a bug. Mileage varies on how you drive and where (city or highway), it's not a bug.

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Re: Sounds like a bad case of....

The interesting thing about the neutrons in this element is that, instead of being made up of the usual up and down quarks, it consists only of bottom and strange quarks.

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lambda_beta
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Re: Well, THERE'S your PROBLEM....

Let's not forget the REAL problem ... software, it sucks. It's a house of cards with no solution in sight. We have patches with fix patches which fix patches etc. And nobody knows which pieces fit with other pieces.

In order to rush out the latest and greatest to make that almighty buck, we've sacrificed stability and common sense in design and testing. It's the only product you buy which comes with a 'known list of bugs' and nobody cares.

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Denon delivers low-cost DTS:X AV kit. Finally Dolby Atmos gets some competition

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Re: Blimey!

How about Dynaco or Ampzilla and Phoebe?

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Screw you, ISPs: Net neutrality switches on THIS FRIDAY – US court

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Re: Since when did ISPs own the Internet?

Unfortunately, you have no idea of what you are talking about or any history of technology. The government spent more than a "few millions of dollars" on the internet. The government not only funded the initial project of communication between computers (early 60's), but funded many companies, universities, colleges and think tanks throughout the the period (and still does). This is all direct funding. I worked for one of these firms (mesh network technology) and 90% of all out money came from direct military, DOD or NFS grants, but we we were considered a private company. Every under-graduate, graduate and post-doc student in the sciences is usually funded through grants from the government.

If fact the federal and state governments have recently made money available to expand the internet to rural towns by providing infrastructure and cabling to expand fiber outside the major markets. The cable companies would not do this because they would not make enough money for their investment. In my state (Massachusetts) we have a project called 'Broadband 123' in which the government is funding approximately 1,200 miles of fiber-optic network connecting 123 communties in western and north central Massachusetts to high-speed Internet costing $89.7 million. In order to get connect you still go through a cable company in which they charge you for the 'last mile' of the connection and they make the profit.

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Since when did ISPs own the Internet?

"Today simply marks the beginning of a protracted legal fight over the legality of the FCC’s takeover of the Internet,"

This is an absolutely amazing statement. ISPs are the recipients of one of the greatest hand-downs by the government. The people (through tax dollars) paid for and delivered the internet so that many companies could get rich on technology which was handed to them free of charge. What BS!

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One USB plug to rule them all? That's sensible, but no...

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Re: Argh!

You're missing the point. How else can they sell lots and lots of cables that sort of look alike and you have to pay premium price so you won't go out of mind try to connect things together? It's a plan that works.

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Hardcore creationist finds 60-million-year-old fossils in backyard ... 'No, it hasn’t changed my mind about the Bible'

lambda_beta
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Re: Don't be hoodwinked by 'science'

And now ladies and gentlemen some facts:

Popper isn't a scientist, but a philosopher. And in fact, many other philosophers have had strong criticisms of Popper and his arguments, including Kuhn.

Popper does not say "Any 'science'" that cannot produce observable, repeatable, verifiable results is a pseudoscience".

But he does say "A theory in the empirical sciences can never be proven, but it can be falsified". So according to Popper, there is no theories which are true, only theories which haven't been proven false.

The statement that "Therefore Evolution and Creationism fall into the same category as Pseudosciences", is such bullshit, I don't think even Popper would subscribe to it.

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Wi-Fi was MEANT to be this way: Antennas and standards, 802.11 style

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Re: 802.11 ay?

The picture sure looks like old McDonald with E-I-E-I-O!

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So why the hell do we bail banks out?

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Re: And the Perpetrators @lambda_beta

I really don't have a hardon for bankers. Maybe a lepton, but not a hadron. The point is that none of the other groups you mentioned - footballers, or the musicians, or the z-list celebrities etc., ever get bailed out by the government for screwing up. Not only did we bail out the banks, we put people in charge of the bail-out who originally screwed it up. Wasn't that the point of this discussion?

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Re: And the Perpetrators

Counting only the pool of bonus money (not salaries), employees of the New York security industries in 2014 earned almost twice as much as the total income paid to all employees in the US who worked full time at the minimum wage ($7.25). - Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Ricoh rolls out electrifyingly exciting RUBBER!

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Re: question

Yes it is reversible. In fact it's been used in loudspeakers for years.

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The Internet of Things: a jumbled mess or a jumbled mess?

lambda_beta
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More Crap

This is another way to sell crap that nobody really needs. So when a tree falls on your house, you be able to watch it on your, flavor of the day, smart/i/android/something else device. Another black box which needs a monthly fee to operate. Or when your refrigerator stops working you can cancel your vacation and take out all the spoiled food and throw it away.

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You say you want a musical revolution. Actually, have three

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Re: 7 year cycle

Reminds me of sun-spots!

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iPhone case uses phone's OWN SIGNAL to charge it (forever, presumably)

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Limits imposed by our collective lack of imagination

Does this mean we don't have to eat if we crap?

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Oz quantum researcher to head new journal

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Re: Open Access Propaganda ?

What the hell are you talking about??

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The huge flaw in Moore’s Law? It's NOT a law after all

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Re: Inspiring Entrepreneurs

Let's not forget that really nasty substance H20 (I'm too lazy to figure out subscripts). It not only can make things blow up, it makes rust. I'm surprised it's still legal!

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America was founded on a dislike of taxes, so how did it get the IRS?

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Facts Please

First off, property taxes are levied by the town ... not the state or the federal government. The amount you pay depends on two factors:

1. The accessed value of you house.

2. A percentage based on the assessed value (usually some % per $1000).

The town can manipulate either one to get to the amount you have to pay in property taxes.

The IRS has nothing to do with this.

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FCC hit with SEVENTH net neutrality lawsuit

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You must be kidding!

"We are challenging the FCC's misguided net neutrality order for these reasons and because we believe it could lead to higher prices and fewer choices for consumers."

Oh I see, the US government is trying to jack up the prices and making less choices available. Amazing that such bullshit sells.

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Default admin password, weak Wi-Fi, open USB ports ... no wonder these electronic voting boxes are now BANNED

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Re: First Line Says:

It's actually outsourcing and IT. Because it's the way management can take no responsibility and wash their hands of crappy systems because they have no clue of what they're doing.

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Zombie SCO shuffles back into court seeking IBM Linux cash

lambda_beta
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do you mean ..

Do you mean the original lawsuit that was backed by mircoshit?

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Grab your pitchforks: Ubuntu to switch to systemd on Monday

lambda_beta
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Re: Improved boot speed ?

Correct

Is improved boot speed really something that most linux user wrer waiting. Most installs are for servers which are up 24/7. My ubuntu desktop is also up 24/7. Not quite sure what the big deal is on boot time, other than to sell this, in which case I scared this will end up windows.

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Net neutrality: The world speaks its brains on secret 'open' 'net rules

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Re: Land of the Fettered

Correct! 300-odd million people don't a single, unified, opinion. They just have no clue about what's going on. So, in a way they do have a single, unified, opinion; complete lack of intelligence and understanding.

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Let freedom RING! Americans can now legally liberate phones from axis of network evil

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Digital Millennium Copyright Act

The Act that fucks you while your're sleeping

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Bankrupt RadioShack to close up to 2,900 stores, share others with Sprint

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Good Bye

Good Bye Radio Shack ... I remember as a boy (early 60's) going to your store in Boston and rummaging through the 'bargain bin' to buy cheap parts for projects .. resistors, capacitors, transformers circuit boards etc. A time for hobbyist and innocence.

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Telcos try to head off net neutrality rules with legislation

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Re: Is there anything more to say?

I guess you have lots of data to back that up. No? Or are you pushing air out of you ass?

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lambda_beta
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Is there anything more to say?

"The cable industry spent more than any other industry except the healthcare industry on lobbying last year. Comcast spent $12m; AT&T, $11m; and Verizon, $10m."

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Buggy? Angry? LET IT ALL OUT says Linus Torvalds

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Re: @SolidSquid

Illiterate journalists mean dark matter, which everone knows is the force behind skynet. Dark fiber is the outcome of brown barley consumed in enormous quantities.

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Jammin', we know you hate jammin' too: Marriott U-turns on guest Wi-Fi ban

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Re: conference rooms & lobbies

Just wrap the whole building in a Faraday cage then advertise it as an safe place from lighting strikes.

I can see the slogan :

'The Marriott -- where you'll never have to worry about lighting!'.

Where's my commission on this idea??

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UFOs in the '50s skies? CIA admits: 'IT WAS US'

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Re: Misdirection.

Hiding the other 50%

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Want to have your server pwned? Easy: Run PHP

lambda_beta
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Re: And the alternative is ?

Please ... it's like saying Windows is popular because it's good. Or wars are popular because it's good ..... etc. etc.

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Feds finger Norks in Sony hack, Obama asks: HOW DO YOU SOLVE A PROBLEM LIKE KOREA?

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Re: I get pissed off

Your're not really not serious are you? America has been fighting a war for over a decade because of intel about WMD, which never existed. We went to war over bullshit info and in the process have killed thousands of people, created the most unstable region of the world and created an economy which further divides rich and poor.

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US Ass. Commerce Sec hits back at claims global DNS is DOOMED

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Re: Mesh

Great idea, but again follow the money (Comcast et. al.) .. won't happen. Ironic, that the orginal idea was a scheme from ARPA (renamed to DARPA).

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SPLASHDOWN! Orion lands safely in the Pacific Ocean

lambda_beta
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Re: I was watching the re-entry from inside the capsule!

Unfortunately, NASA probably had to come up some scenario and sold it to the politicians about how this will help us win the cold war ... opps wrong century ... to help us defeat the all bad guys around the world. If it's not in the name of national insecurity, then it won't get funded.

But I agree, better to spend it on this than on a drone that looks like a butterfly and carries a tactical nuclear weapon.

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Internet RFC overseer snubs ICANN and co's web power grab offer

lambda_beta
Linux

like in ejaculation?

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Quantum computing is so powerful it takes two years to understand what happened

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Re: Its all Greek to me.

But what if the wave fuction never collapes? We have no answers, other than 42. Nobody will ever crack that code.

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Snowden files show NSA's AURORAGOLD pwned 70% of world's mobe networks

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For what it's worth

Who do you trust -- nobody

"Paranoia strikes deep

Into your life it will creep

It starts when you're always afraid

Step out of line, the men come and take you away"

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Regin: The super-spyware the security industry has been silent about

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Re: The missing word

Unfortunately, the Ralph Naders in the US are either paid off, in jail or are living in another country (awaiting to be put in jail if they return).

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Lights OUT for Philae BUT slumbering probot could phone home again as comet nears Sun

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pols and green freaks can't find their arse with both hands

I guess they didn't consult with you ten years ago on this subject. Because surely you're an expert on this stuff, judging by your analysis of the situation. Or maybe you should watch the grass grow.

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lambda_beta
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pols and green freaks can't find their arse with both hands

I guess they didn't consult with you ten years ago on this subject. Because surely you're an expert on this stuff, judging by your analysis of the situation. Or maybe you should watch the grass grow.

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FCC to Obama on net neutrality: We work for CONGRESS, SIR, not YOU

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Re: Dear Obama, FCC, Congress

I'm assuming 'your boss' means all the blood-sucking businesses that make lots of money (Comcast, ATT, Charter etc.), which has paid off Congress, FCC and Washington. You meant to say fuck the people!

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BOUNCY BOUNCY: Comet probot Philae landed TWICE

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I do think that the press coverage of all this is a tad light.

Of course it's "a tad light", it news about science!. Most people could care less about anything factual or actually interesting. "News" is all about what sells, and science does not sell.

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Obama HURLS FCC under train, GUTPUNCHES ISPs in net neut battle

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Follow the f***ing money

This is Merica where laws, policy and politics are ruled by money. Last year the major ISPs (the top nine companies) spent $93M in lobbying Washington. In the first two quarters of this year they've spent over $42M. Net Neutrailty is DEAD!

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Voyager 1 now EIGHTEEN LIGHT HOURS from home

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God speed and good tailwinds

I wonder if in another 40 years or so, we can read a story about a technology which had a noble purpose and is still working?

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