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Honeybee boffin STINGS OWN WEDDING TACKLE... for SCIENCE

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Re: @mahasamatman (was: Only 382 ... ?)

jake asking for proof - now isn't that rich.

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Is Google really mulling building a US cellphone network? Allegedly, yes

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Trollface

"You must sign into Google+ to complete the call as dialed"

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CERN team uses GPUs to discover if antimatter falls up, not down

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Silicon Valley wage collusion case will go to court

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Poor Koh

Seems like she has to deal with these tech companies' bullshit on a weekly basis.

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Meet the man building an AI that mimics our neocortex – and could kill off neural networks

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WTF?

Re: The day AI works...

"...time honored manner of great philosophers, such as Socrates, with a series of questions"

Except Socrates' arguments usually made sense. On the other hand, I have no idea what point your post is trying to convey.

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Get Quake III running on Raspberry Pi using Broadcom's open-source GPU drivers, earn $10K

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Stop

Re: call me a cynic

Where exactly are you getting ~$500,000 from?

Also, it is the Raspberry Pi Foundation offering the reward, not Broadcom.

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Boeing going ... GONE: Black phone will SELF-DESTRUCT in 30 secs

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@Adam 1

Thanks for producing my favorite comment of the week.

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US Senator lobbies feds to BAN BITCOIN

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Stop

"I am most concerned that as Bitcoin is inevitably banned in other countries, Americans will be left holding the bag on a valueless currency."

What a crock of shit. That's a nice way to scare people away from using Bitcoin, but it's not actual evidence.

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Harvard student thrown off 14,000-core super ... for mining Dogecoin

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Should have mined Bitcoins instead - the exchange rate is much, much higher. Unless maybe he stuck to DogeCoins because they're easier to mine?

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Microsoft pockets a HUGE '$28' on an Xbox One: But NOT REALLY

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Facepalm

"In your FACE, Sony! That's 10 bucks more..."

Are you trying to tell me that the device that costs $100 more is also more profitable?

Whodda thunk.

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XBOX ONE and PS4, you'll make us RUN OUT of INTERNET

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Re: Enough with the capitalization

Interesting, I did not know that. Thanks for the link!

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Megaphone

Enough with the capitalization

This is slightly off topic, but for fuck's sake, could The Register cool it with the capitalization (*) in the headlines? Go to the homepage right now and you'll see a majority of the headlines have capitalized words. You wouldn't go around bolding and underlining every other word, would you? Enough already! Use it sparingly, for when you actually have something that warrants it. Right now it just makes the site look like it's full of click-bait.

(*) Capitilise and capitalisation, alternatively, for my friends on the other side of the pond

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PlayStation 4 a doddle to fix: Handy if it OVERHEATS, for instance

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Re: Hard to find faults with PS4, isn't it?

The new Uncharted will be the first blockbuster. As for the second? Not sure yet - The Order looks pretty awesome.

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Coroner suggests cars should block mobile phones

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FAIL

Great f**king idea

There is no way this will work.

Option 1: Make jammers a standard "feature" of automobiles. Queue the DIY instructions for disabling it. Or, better yet, watch in horror as enterprising individuals yank said jammers out of their cars to deploy them in less noble applications.

Option 2: Make it a "feature" of cell phones, implemented with the accelerometer/gyro/GPS/whatever. Circumvented in short time.

Option 3: Maybe the car has a built-in RF module which, when the phone picks up the signal, disables itself. That too shall be disabled and/or re-purposed to disable cell phones elsewhere.

Never mind that these ideas are ridiculous to begin with.

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Microsoft FIRES devs into the CLOUD with Visual Studio Online

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Re: @dogged

Visual debugging may be the most wonderful feature ever - I won't argue that. But you completely ignored the actual point I was trying to make.

ShelLuser is right to complain about basic usability issues. His sentence, "...hoping that all the suckers "valued customers" who bought 2012 are now going to buy into 2013 to get rid of their problems." sums it up nicely.

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Mushroom

Re: @dogged

We've all gotten by just fine without "visual debugging" (whatever the hell that is), so yes, I think it is fair to "obsess" over things that are important. You know, like usability.

Congrats on being scammed by the MS marketing department.

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Google Nexus 5: So easy to fix, it's practically a DIY kit - except for ONE thing

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Coat

Re: Just Wait

Not quite - In fact, Apple uses bits of phone to hold their glue together.

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MEDIC! Google, Oracle, Red Hat docs race to save crippled Healthcare.gov

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Re: WTF?

I'm all for knocking Java (for various reasons), but this one can't be blamed on language choice. Sounds like the dev team was just incompetent.

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WTF?

"...although Google stressed this is not a company-led initiative."

In other words, Google wants it to be clear that they don't actually care.

Huh?

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Locked-up crims write prison software that puts squeeze on grub supplier

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Trollface

Re: "If you have any device with an integrated circuit in it, I likely wrote..."

jake?

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NSA-friendly cyber-slurp law CISPA back on the table with new Senate bill

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Meh

Yeah, we hear it. But there's not a whole lot we can do. New boss, same as old boss, etc. etc.

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Snowden: NSA whacks US in the WALLET, slurps millions of contacts books

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That's exactly the attitude that those in positions of power were hoping for. Congratulations.

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Google to award bounties for fixing non-Google open source code

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Coat

Re: fun with numbers

It means you're only about 1/4 as elite as the guy who got $3,133.7.

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Google chap reverse engineers Sinclair Scientific Calculator

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Coffee/keyboard

Re: @Fictional CV

Seems legit.

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Re: Been there, done that. In 1985.

You certainly have done a lot of ego stroking, jake, but not a lot of proof-providing.

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Tor usage up by more than 100% in August

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Stop

Re: Whatever the reason...

Your understanding is incorrect.

I qualified my statements with "presuming they choose to route traffic for other users". Diziet got it - any client can become a node if they choose. It is this type of user that will improve network performance.

"From what I've seen, though, service/hosting providers don't always like TOR nodes on their networks." - This is true only for exit nodes - that type of node serves as a boundary between the Tor network and the traffic's ultimate destination. The other, more common, type of node simply routes traffic between two Tor nodes. The traffic through this type of node cannot be inspected because it's encrypted, so ISPs have to basis for complaints.

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Whatever the reason...

it's good news. The more users, the faster the network (presuming they choose to route traffic for other users) and the better the anonymity (more traffic = more noise for someone focused on a specific user).

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Step into the BREACH: HTTPS encrypted web cracked in 30 seconds

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Re: Ok....

@AC and @djack - Thanks for clarification

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Ok....

And how is this any different from the BEAST exploit?

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Google ups ante to $5,000 for Chrome browser bug bounties

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Re: Biggest bug is the auto NSA spy feature

Two points:

1. Yes, we get it - the jokes have gotten old.

2. With the revelation of all these programs, it's really not the browser you should worry about. Sure, Chrome might slurp up more than, say, Firefox. But in the end, choice of browser doesn't matter when *everything* is captured anyway.

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Facebook bug leaks contact info of 6 million users

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Trollface

Re: RegEx

Ah, I should have specified re.DOTALL. Thanks for the additional test case, though.

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IT Angle

RegEx

(.+)\sFAIL$

Yup, it's a match.

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Comcast expands public Wi-Fi net using customers' modems

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Terminator

Tomorrow's security vulnerability, today.

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German govt DUMPS 170 NEW PCs riddled with Conficker

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Trollface

Re: Install Eadon

That's GNU/Eadon to you!

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Google tool lets you share data from BEYOND the GRAVE

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Erm, no.

"Bad: that people need to rely on Google to tell your family you are dead"

Rely on it? I doubt it - the real purpose is to share/delete information that family members wouldn't be able to otherwise access because they would lack the password. From article: "The minimum timeout is three months..." - I don't know about you, but if my family hadn't heard from me in three months I think they'd realize something was up, and certainly before receiving an email with subject "User 10393232053 kicked the bucket".

"Worse..."

Wrong again - the service will attempt to contact you one month before the account timeout (via phone/email) to verify that you are still alive (for lack of better phrasing). If you sign up for the service and ignore the emails it's your own damn fault.

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PayPal glitch stalling Admob payments to developers

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Coat

Cheque?

Check. Er, I mean, got it.

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Samsung Galaxy S 4: A slim stripper with palms hovering over its body

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Re: Looking good.

Cyanogenmod is excellent (running on Galaxy S2 Skyrocket for me)

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CloudFlare's Railgun protocol gets buy-in from web giants

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Re: Or, you could, y'know, design you [sic] pages right?

Many sites are already designed like that. Ever hear of this thing called Ajax?

The point is, not every site should be designed with asynchronously loaded content. Do you want your favorite news site to appear blank for the first few seconds while the "ever changing" content is loaded from the server?

The purpose of Railgun is to provide a layer of optimization and caching on top of sites that wouldn't benefit from being "Ajaxified". The so-called "intrusive caching system" that you allude to is really nothing more than an automated static version of Ajax. The difference is, instead of stitching together the static and dynamic content in the browser, it is done on the CloudFlare servers.

(By the way, does anyone really use XSLT?)

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Sony promises PC-based PlayStation 4 for Christmas

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FAIL

Re: @Ragarath

This is very much complicated by the fact that the PS4 will use a SOC (system on a chip) - one die, containing both the CPU and GPU. So, no user-upgradable GPU.

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Lenovo, PayPal, launch post-password plan

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Coat

Re: PAM?

How exactly will lubricating the device make it more secure?

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Boffins FREEZE PHONES to crack Android on-device crypto

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Meh

This is no more notable than any other documented cold boot attack.

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Heroku cops to poor tech performance for last THREE YEARS

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Facepalm

Re: Re: @DAM (was: It's a fair cop.)

"Nurse, he's out of bed again!"

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Journo says Elon Musk apologized for Tesla battery fiasco

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Happy

Re: Yes but

Reactor in the back - what could possibly go wrong?

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Re: Yes but

... and until said electricity doesn't come from fossil fuels in the first place.

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Opera joins Google/Apple in-crowd with shift to WebKit and Chromium

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Trollface

Re: No Steven! It's a trap!

Didn't you see my public service troll advisory?

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Trollface

Re: @JDX

*Troll detected*

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LibreOffice 4.0 ships with new features, better looks

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Megaphone

Re: @The BigYin

What the hell is your problem? batfastad wasn't bitching or demanding anything. He simply mentioned a feature that he would like to see implemented in GIMP. Now go take some Prozac.

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Study: Gay marriage support linked to pr0n consumption

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Meh

Hold on a second...

If it can also be shown that an increase in IE market share leads to an increase in web developers targeting IE, then I might be able to get behind that last graph.

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Samsung: Never mind Steve Jobs, let's snap off a piece of stylus biz

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Coffee/keyboard

Re: Vibrating pen? Interesting.

Upvotes for everyone!

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Ten 3D printers for this year's modellers

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Amazon Associates

They do have an account. Notice tag=regtopten-20 in the URL when you click the button (after you are redirected.)

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