* Posts by lambda_beta

102 posts • joined 26 Oct 2011

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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

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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

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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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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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Planning to fly? Pour out your shampoo, toss your scissors, RENAME TERRORIST WI-FI!

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they will still think either you are an American terrorist

Actually, they'll think you're an isis terrorist masqurading as an Al-Quida banker who is masqurading as an American used car salesman who thinks that Obama was born in Iran, and really working for the Hamas while masqurading as a black.

Just remember it's not Wi-Fi hotspots that kill people it's packet switching that kill people.

It's all very simple .. we lost.

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Happy 2nd birthday, Windows 8 and Surface: Anatomy of a disaster

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Re: separation of OS and GUI

100% correct. It's funny how things change hands, but not really. The original Apple was open, open, open with the 6502 and open hardware etc. while IBM was a button down closed and expensive company. Then we change ... IBM buys off the shelve components and OS (DOS) to make it's PC while Apple closes it's OS and steals stuff from the Xerox Star computer. Now we have the Mach kernel (from BSD and Next) running the heart of Macs with a GUI on top, and IBM running a integrated OS. Then we have Appletalk, LAN manager and SNA which give way to UNIX ip. And all the while the IBM big machines run Linux.

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You folks probably don't have much to say on the Comcast-TWC merger ... FCC extends deadline for comments anyway

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Big Cable Internet Company, Inc.

Don't forget this merger basically carves up the US between two cable companies, Comcast and Charter. What this includes is phone, internet , as well as, TV.

As I've said before, forget about net neutrality, it's been dead for a long time. This is all about creating a monopoly, and it's going to get done. I'm afraid you are correct, The 'Big Cable Internet Company, Inc.' is here now, and we don't have to wait till 2024.

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FCC boss Wheeler: Lack of broadband choice is screwing Americans

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Re: America Fuck Yeah!

Unfortunately, you're so correct.

"The third largest lobbying increase between the first and second quarter of 2014 was logged by Comcast Corp, which publicly announced plans to merge with Time Warner Cable in February. Comcast spent $4.5 million in the second quarter, a 40 percent hike from first-quarter lobbying expenditures of $3.2 million."

So in the first two quarters of 2014, Comcast has spent almost $8 million on lobbying. When the Comcast/Charter/Time Warner/Spin-Co merger is approved by Washington, it will be largest cable/ISP company in the US, guaranteeing a virtual monopoly.

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Why has the web gone to hell? Market chaos and HUMAN NATURE

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Bell was one of many

Charles Bourseul, Antonio Meucci, Johann Philipp Reis, Alexander Graham Bell, and Elisha Gray, amongst others, have all been credited with the invention of the telephone.

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Heartbleed implicated in US hospital megahack

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PR Guys at it again

This outfit must be working the PR guys overtime. I just love how they do this crap and get away with it.

- "an unnamed investigator"

- A person "involved in the investigation who wasn’t authorised to comment publicly" blamed the Heartbleed OpenSSL bug

- "This confirmation of the initial attack vector was obtained from a trusted and anonymous source"

Anytime I want to know something I always go to an unnamed investigator who wasn’t authorised to comment publicly but learned this from a trusted and anonymous source.

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US TV stations bowl sueball directly at FCC's spectrum mega-sale

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Re: this will only screw over OTA viewers

Not sure where you live, but I can hardly pick up stations 20 miles away. The problem is OTA viewers are getting screwed becuse there is more money to be made elsewhere. The FCC has turned into an agency which is completely controlled by the money bag businesses.

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Netflix swallows yet another bitter pill, inks peering deal with TWC

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TWC and Comcast

Comcast is about to purchase TWC. Coomcast is also making a deal with Charter to swap customers, which leaves Comcast as the monopoly it always wanted to be.

Bottom line:

Net neutrality is DEAD! (Actually it never had a chance). So buckle up and feel the greed.

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'Chinese crims' snatch 4.5 MILLION patient files from US hospitals

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Re: Many years ago...

Not sure which army you were in, but I served from 1967 to 1970 and my service number was NOT my SS number.

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"Unfortunately, we have joined numerous American companies and institutions who have been victimized by highly sophisticated, criminal cyber-attacks originating out of China"

That must of taken a dozen PR guys pulling an all nighter to come up with that crap. The wording is amazing:

- no medical records nor any financial data were grabbed by the miscreants

- joined numerous American companies

- victimized

- highly sophisticated

- originating out of China

To whom do these assholes direct this stuff?

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The internet just BROKE under its own weight – we explain how

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512K limit

I thought this was solved years ago ... oh sorry that was the 640k limit ... never mind.

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CIA super-spy so sorry spies spied on Senate's torture scrutiny PCs

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Re: Land of the free (dreams)

Corporations are "people" too --- nope corporation have more rights than people!

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Dish Network to FCC: Block that Comcast/Time Warner merger

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Not only Comcast

This also involves Charter , as well as Comcast. They will team up to re-map their territories in the US and ceate another comapny which they'll jointly own. Truly a monopoly!

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Amazon begs Feds for drone test permission slip

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Not to Worry!!

Not to worry ... at 400ft and 55lb it will hit you at ~110miles/hr. It would be like getting hit by a 1-ton auto travelling at ~20mi/hr.

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Lindsay Lohan sues Grand Theft Auto V makers for 'using her image'

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The question is?

The question is who gives a shit!

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Microsoft: NSA security fallout 'getting worse' ... 'not blowing over'

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Re: Stay away from US products...

But wait .... 99% of US products are Chinese!

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Code Spaces goes titsup FOREVER after attacker NUKES its Amazon-hosted data

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Anyone who stores anything in the "cloud" deserves what they get. I'm not sure how this out-sourcing thing got started, but to put your source code on any server but your own is complete stupidity.

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100% driverless Wonka-wagon toy cars? Oh Google, you're having a laugh

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Re: Things I would like to see

Bangkok ? How about Boston!

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Snowden never blew a whistle, US spy boss claims

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Re: More theatre

Did you expect anything less from politicians? They have no clue about any of this.

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NASA stitches 3.2 gigapixel 'Global Selfie' mosaic

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Re: Technology-enabled narcissism...in spaaaaaaace!

Replace cool with stupid!

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Google: 'EVERYTHING at Google runs in a container'

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Re: Back to the Future?

30 years ago, most PCs were task switching ... not truly multitasking.

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Microsoft Surface 3 Pro: Flip me over, fondle me up

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Re: "Nobody invented the screwdriver hammer"

You can hammer a screw, but you can't screw a hammer.

- ancient Chinese proverb -

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LA air traffic meltdown: System simply 'RAN OUT OF MEMORY'

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Just goes to show how F**KED UP computer software is!

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Report: Climate change has already hit USA - and time is RUNNING OUT

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Anyone who thinks that US Senator James Mountain "Jim" Inhofe is not a complete clueless asshole, is an asshole.

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Super-heavy element 117 DOES exist – albeit briefly. Got any berkelium handy?

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Re: What? Renaming atoms?

Ununoctium: Uuo 118

Series: Noble gases

Group:18

Period:7

p-block

Discovered: 2006 (Russia/United States)

Joint Inst. for Nuclear Research / Lawrence Livermore Lab.

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Friends don't let friends use Internet Explorer – advice from US, UK, EU

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Re: "two websites that didn't work well without [IE]"

Netscape rules!!

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Microsoft's naughty Cortana NOT ALLOWED NEAR CHILDREN

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Re: How long before..

They won't run out of things to say ... they're female.

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AMD unveils Godzilla's graphics card – 'the world's fastest, period'

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500W

But does it need a cooling system flush every 20k watts?

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Internet is a TOOL OF SATAN that destroys belief, study claims

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Re: Maybe

Hey Blind Faith was a great group.

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Those damn pagan Python scripts ... what do you expect from code with no semicolons? They rely on indentation ... the devil's work.

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Too late, Blighty! Samsung boffins claim breakthrough graphene manufacturing success

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Re: The real difference

Dear old fart ... you missed the point. No, I never worked on the STAR, but saw a demo about year before Apple came out with the LISA (I did use a LISA). It was the concept that Apple stole, not the computer. Just as XEROX didn't invent the three-button mouse, it did invent the mouse.

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Re: The real difference

You're absolutly correct, Apple basically copied Xerox's STAR computer and made it into the LISA and MAC. But, I don't believe for a minute that the world would be a poorer place without Apple.

What Apple is really good at is re-packaging other people's ideas to make them look shiny and new.

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We don't want your crap databases, says Twitter: We've made OUR OWN

lambda_beta

Re: SInce when are secondary indexes novel?

What is a secondary index anyway?

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Organic food: Pricey, not particularly healthy, won't save you from cancer

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Healthy?

The science is this article is dubious to say the least. But the logic is far worse. First off, this was a study about getting cancer and not about general health. So the study finds (?) no correlation between organic foods and cancer but now we jump to the conculsion that organic foods provide no health benefits.

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MH370 airliner MYSTERY: The El Reg Pub/Dinner-party Guide

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Re: Best I've seen yet on this story

Here it is:

The mother ship with a tractor beam has the airplane.

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Previously stable Greenland glaciers now rushing to the sea

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Re: sooo.....

Looks like your head is up your ass. I kown, your argument is that it's not in the "good" book, so let's not get facts in the way.

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O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! Friday is Pi Day

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Yes ... But

What is pi in base pi?

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Magnets to stick stuff to tablets: Yup, there's an Apple patent application for that

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Re: The USPTO

Didn't you know Jobs invented magnetism before he died? So it's only natural that Apple should get the patent. Screw all those people who claimed to have something to do with it - Ampère, Coulomb, Faraday, Gauss, Heaviside, Henry, Hertz, Lorentz, Maxwell, Tesla, Volta, Weber, Ørsted - they had no clue.

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