* Posts by lambda_beta

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Sysadmin ignores 25 THOUSAND patches, among other sins

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Re: 25,000 patches sounds pretty bad, but...

25,000 patches is about right ... because software really really really sucks!

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Want Edward Snowden pardoned? You're in the minority, say pollsters

lambda_beta
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Texas

Isn't that the state where the governor (Perry) rented a stadium (with public funds) to hold a prayer meeting for rain during their drought a few years back?

However, it didn’t work!

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Just ONE THOUSAND times BETTER than FLASH! Intel, Micron's amazing claim

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Re: A MAJOR breakthrough,

he article specifically states that the elements are *not* memistors.

No ... the article states "The cell material has its resistance changed between two levels". I believe that's called a memistors.

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Re: A MAJOR breakthrough,

" A MAJOR breakthrough"

No .. if fact this idea was conceived back in the 70's by Leon Chau at UCal Berkeley. And in 1980 HP (Stanley Williams) produced memory elements that could shift resistance and hold their state and was reported in the magazine Nature. They were called 'memristors'. I wish someone would report the research from scientists and engineers rather than the companies which make the money from these ideas.

As a side note, people are working on 'memcapacitors' and meminductors'.

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One of the greatest computers made for home use!

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MORE Windows 10 bugs! Too many Start menu apps BREAK it

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Not to worry!

No to worry - by the time Window 13 comes out, all these issues (and other we don't yet know about) will be resolved.

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Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo crackup verdict: PILOT ERROR

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"Likewise the FAA should have been more insistent in its controls - ensuring a sufficient safety culture existed in the company."

And you know what would happen ... all the aholes would cry 'too much government regulation .. let the maket pace decided about safety.

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Five data centres you can't live without

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Re: Headline?

Actually, life as we know it would go on without any of them.

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Ballmer's billion-dollar blunders: When he gambled Microsoft's money and lost

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Re: Repeat after me...

Bring back Microsoft Bob. It was way ahead of its time!

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Re: Furniture ?

You mean deck chairs on the Titanic.

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Sixty-five THOUSAND Range Rovers recalled over DOOR software glitch

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Re: Experts?

You mean the same "experts" that design this crap?

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Pan Am Games: Link to our website without permission and we'll sue

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Re: Dear El. Reg.,

Sirs, I would be grateful if you allow me to withdraw my reply to edit my reply " Sirs, I would be grateful if you allow me to edit my reply which stated "Sirs, I would be grateful if you allow me to post a reply to the comment which stated ' "I would be grateful if you allow me to post a comment to this item."

Thank you

lb'

Thank you

lb"

Thank you

lb

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Re: Dear El. Reg.,

Sirs, I would be grateful if you allow me to edit my reply which stated "Sirs, I would be grateful if you allow me to post a reply to the comment which stated ' "I would be grateful if you allow me to post a comment to this item."

Thank you

lb'

Thank you

lb

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lambda_beta
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Re: Dear El. Reg.,

Sirs, I would be grateful if you allow me to post a reply to the comment which stated "I would be grateful if you allow me to post a comment to this item."

Thank you

lb

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Smartphones are ludicrously under-used, so steal their brains

lambda_beta
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Re: "Why would I want my phone connected to the washing machine or cooker?"

Now what if your 'smart' phone ends up in the washing machine, will it be 'smart' enough to shut off the washing machine and let you know you've screwed up? Or will you have to wait for the rinse cycle to find out?

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Chromecast gains wired Ethernet dongle

lambda_beta

Re: Go wired!

You're confused by simple words. I did not mention mobile devices - which is almost by definition never connected by wires.

And, judging by your comment, my brain should go wireless. Who needs all those neurons, synapses and hard-wired connections anyway?

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lambda_beta
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Go wired!

Not often more reliable, but just more reliable, as well as, safer, faster and easier!

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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

lambda_beta
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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

lambda_beta
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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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lambda_beta

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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lambda_beta
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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?

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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?

lambda_beta
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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

lambda_beta
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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

lambda_beta
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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

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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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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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