* Posts by PleebSmash

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AMD opens kimono on chip futures a little more

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*tips kimono*

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I Sense Stacked DRAM And 15 Teraflops Cards In AMD's Future

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Helium-filled drive tech floats to top of HGST heap

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Chris plz

or, fantasy maybe, leapfrog over it and go instead for vacuum drives with zero platter atmosphere friction.

Activate the warp drive, we're leaving this planet.

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Microsoft shows off South Korean PC-on-a-stick

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why not Windows 10?

I thought Windows 10 was going to compress the system files and reduce the footprint. Why put Win 8.1 on this stick (other than Win 10 not being ready by May)?

But wait, maybe the free year of Windows 10 upgrade will apply to 8.1-on-a-stick...

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.Free domains at Amazon while Google says bye to .family

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Re: Google has .phd??

Maybe they'll tie it into their Gmail for academic institutions product. Join up, get .phd

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.FYI - The new .info!

Chocolate Factory doesn't need .tube. It already has the youtu.be domain for URL shortening

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Swedish prosecutors finally agree to London interview for Assange™

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Re: Even if the charges are ultimately dropped by the Swedes

They will cut a deal. Easy to justify given that it's a diplomatic matter now.

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Re: Interview

Is it right that alleged rapists should be allowed to choose the terms of their investigation and prosecution? That seems perverse in itself.

It is right for authorities and citizens to negotiate and come to an agreement. Assange is not choosing the terms of his "prosecution". If they had enough evidence, they could have charged him years ago. They can still decide to charge him after the interview.

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Re: Good for him… maybe?

I have a feeling that if the Swedes end their investigation, the UK will just cut a deal with Assange.

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Google gives spit n' polish to world's most expensive Chromebook

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Re: 2 USB slots and an SD card...

The SD card reader wasn't in the original either.

This is an all around good upgrade given the $300 price cut.

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Google will make you live to be 500, claims Ventures president

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Re: I hope I die before any of this becomes a reality

Your "corporate overlords" are people just like you. And if they can have near immortality, they'll fear retribution and death that much more.

What happened to the open source movement? They don't get to take a stab at mind uploading? Maybe you should support freetards and anti-copyright movements before they could become a problem for mind uploading. Or not take a humorous dystopian mind uploading video seriously.

Regardless, suicide is always an option if you remain staunchly pro-death.

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Re: Who'd WANT to.

It's not hard, it's nanobots. Even before effective nanobot therapies are produced, senolytics could be used to clear out senescent cells. Your cynicism on the possibility of a post-scarcity utopian society is natural. A long string of failures would tend to suggest that it can never work. But it's technology that makes such a society possible, and technology is advancing rapidly. Divide the cost of energy by 10 while making numerous technologies more resource efficient, and the possibility looks a lot better.

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Re: Cruel and unusual punishment

You won't have a menial job since those will be automated, and you won't be on a zimmer frame since anti-aging technologies will ensure youth from the inside. You are mired in the old ways.

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Re: Unless you happen to earn what the head of google does

You won't have a job filling shelves, since that job will go to a robot.

Face it, it's immortal utopia or bust.

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Re: "Google will make you live to be 500"...

Complete correction: anti-aging nanobots will be cheaper than traditional health care, as they are preventative and could be used to target all of the body's cells. Doctors of the future will mainly be ER doctors, since any gradual damage to your body will be stopped short by nanobots.

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Anti-aging is pro-youth. What you call natural is actually a collection of diseases. Cosmetics won't be required.

We can put the "extra" population right here on Earth, or send them out to space (no, not with today's technology). Birth rates are in decline.

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Re: Because there aren't enough humans already....

You assume that the planet can't sustain 10-20 billion people. You ignore the fact that birth rates are in decline all over the world.

Slowing population growth, advancements in solar and fusion, advancements in hydroponic/aquaponic crop yield, advancements in space propulsion all will help eliminate the unsustainability you're afraid of.

Your chosen deity offers an opinion on death, not wisdom. If he had stopped to discard his irrational beliefs, maybe he would have lived long enough to change his mind:

"Jobs’s faith in alternative medicine likely cost him his life.... He had the only kind of pancreatic cancer that is treatable and curable.... He essentially committed suicide." According to Jobs's biographer, Walter Isaacson, "for nine months he refused to undergo surgery for his pancreatic cancer – a decision he later regretted as his health declined."

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Re: You don't need to live to be 500

Cristoph is right. If the first person to live to 200 is alive today, that person won't have much trouble living 10,000 years, barring bloody murder or cosmic demolition.

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle told me being immortal is bad!

In 1922, the psychical researcher Harry Price accused the spirit photographer William Hope of fraud. Doyle defended Hope, but further evidence of trickery was obtained from other researchers. Doyle threatened to have Price evicted from the National Laboratory of Psychical Research and claimed if he persisted to write "sewage" about spiritualists, he would meet the same fate as Harry Houdini. Price wrote "Arthur Conan Doyle and his friends abused me for years for exposing Hope." Because of the exposure of Hope and other fraudulent spiritualists, Doyle in the 1920s led a mass resignation of eighty-four members of the Society for Psychical Research, as they believed the Society was opposed to spiritualism.

Doyle and spiritualist William Thomas Stead were duped into believing Julius and Agnes Zancig had genuine psychic powers. Both Doyle and Stead claimed the Zancigs performed telepathy. In 1924 Julius and Agnes Zancig confessed that that their mind reading act was a trick and published the secret code and all the details of the trick method they had used under the title of Our Secrets!! in a London newspaper. In his book The History of Spiritualism (1926), Doyle praised the psychic phenomena and spirit materializations produced by Eusapia Palladino and Mina Crandon, who were both exposed as frauds.

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Quantum computers have failed. So now for the science

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cool opinion

Says quantum computers can't ever work.

Admits three qubit versions work.

What's this, 9 qubits?

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Cash'n'Carrion restocks atomic keyrings

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Re: How??

Just glue two of the small ones together and you'll have your nuclear weapon.

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Boffins say Mars had ocean covering 20 per cent of planet

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Alien

alternate headline

BRIGHT YELLOW DEATH STAR EXTERMINATES ALL LIFE ON MARS

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Telstra to let customers access their own metadata for AU$25

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Joke

"from April 1st"

how appropriate

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Super SSD tech: Fancy a bonkers 8TB all-flash PC?

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The only consumers who "need" more than 256 GB of NAND are gamers that want to store full games on the SSD (and games regularly top 50 GB now).

In the states, some 1 TB models (not "Tb" you pleb) have dipped to $350. That's roughly 10x the $/TB of hard drives. Getting a 128 or 240-256 GB SSD is a great proposition for speeding up a personal computer. 8 TB bulk storage? Not so much. Yet.

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Re: Probably enterprise gear pricing

Current 3D NAND uses large process nodes. Samsung currently uses 30-39nm. Micron's first parts will be larger than 20nm. Samsung already sells a 32 layer product and Intel/Micron will sell a 32 layer product this year. 64-96 layers is probably doable. 1000 layers is probably achievable. I hope it doesn't end before 100,000 to 1 million layers.

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Re: Excuse me

I'm fairly sure that it's not the helium-filling that gives a boost to areal density.

The text you quoted didn't say anything about areal density.

HDDs manufacturers have lost the storage density race to SSDs. They just have to hold on to the $/TB crown to survive.

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Snowden 'ready to return to US', claims lawyer

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Re: Unfortunately

I don't see how this statement by the lawyer got any press. It's not substantially different than what Snowden and his lawyers said months ago.

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$250K: That's what Lenovo earned to RAT YOU OUT with Superfish

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Black Helicopters

Suckerfish

That's chump change to make millions of consumer machines more vulnerable to security services.

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Spotty Ceres baffles boffins with bright patches

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Alien

Confirmed by NASA administrator Charles F. Bolden, Jr.

A L I E N S

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SIM hack scandal biz Gemalto: Everything's fine ... Security industry: No, it's really not

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The Intercept vs. Gemalto

https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/02/19/great-sim-heist/

https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/02/25/gemalto-doesnt-know-doesnt-know/

Since commentards like user 72594 are still getting it dead wrong, I'll preemptively remind everyone that this is The Intercept's reporting (Jeremy Scahill and Josh Begley), not "Snowden... post[ing] a scare story."

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Not even GCHQ and NSA can crack our SIM key database, claims Gemalto

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Snowden didn't post the story, genius, the Intercept did.

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Gemalto: NSA, GCHQ hacked us – but didn't snatch crucial SIM keys

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Re: Another predictable line of comment....

It's always fun to believe that the NSA ex-employee is telling the truth and Gemalto is lying, though :)

Wipe that emote off your face you smug fuck. You think Snowden, Intercept, etc. altered slides to add "successfully implanted several machines and believe we have their entire network"?

Nope, Gemalto got owned and you're in denial. I bet some higher up Gemalto employees are stitching together their golden parachutes right now.

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Why does the NSA's boss care so much about backdoors when he can just steal all our encryption keys?

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Re: Why is this guy allowed into a cyberSECURITY conference at all??

Its like inviting a fox to the poultry-judging contest!!

You have to admit they have good taste.

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Hawking thesp Eddie Redmayne and Snowden doc Citzenfour win Oscars

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OLPC spin-off teases modular 'Infinity' computer

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~ara ara

It's a neat idea but how many years will new modules be produced? Will you be able to plug in a 7nm CPU module down the road?

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Mozilla mulls Superfish torpedo

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Windows

idk I think it got a little better here

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Samsung pulls ahead of Qualcomm in mobe chip race with 14nm Exynos

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If you're going to refresh an octa-core big.LITTLE design with a die shrink, the big cores should get mostly a performance boost and the little cores should use less power.

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Get ready for the El Reg Storage Winners-n-Losers super chart

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Megaphone

larger

larger charts please

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Apple LIGHTSABERS to feature in The Force Awakens

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Devil

sith icon

Well the analog, spitty part was clearly taken to heart.

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W3C turns BROWSERS into VIBRATORS

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about the rec

That is a short recommendation. It's just vibrate(number). Or vibrate([time,pause,time,etc]). Where's intensity? Do some devices allow vibration of different corners, sides, areas, of the device? Like haptic feedback?

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You'll NEVER guess who has bought I Taught Taylor Swift How To Give Head dot-com

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WTF?

Re: MarkMonitorScrewedTaylorSwiftDotCom

omg it's real

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Back seat drivers fear lead-footed autonomous cars, say boffins

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cough

The best thing about hypothetical autonomous car congestion is that the passengers could be productive throughout, while meat drivers waste more of their time.

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ANOTHER US court smacks down EFF's NSA wiretap sueball – but won't say why

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Stop

which is it

EFF: Today's ruling in Jewel v. NSA was not a declaration that NSA spying is legal. The judge decided instead that "state secrets" prevented him from ruling whether the program is constitutional.

Reg: A California court has once again upheld the legality of the US National Security Agency's Bush-era mass telephone surveillance program, but has withheld its reasoning on grounds of national security.

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Russian revolution: YotaPhone 2 double-screen JANUS MOBE

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we can do it

We now have the technology to watch Top Gear on a grayscale e-ink display.

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Re: Wht's the point really ?

YotaPhone 3: Paperwhite Edition

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Major US news organisations to develop ROBOT JOURNALISTS

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Re: Ethics Chip?

Every bot will have an ethics chip designed and programmed by Rupert Murdoch.

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Paris Hilton

Re: Refreshing

recorded accurately and with no personal bias or spin kinda appeals

You forgot about Instagram filters applied in real time.

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Big Brother

Gannett owns USA Today

It's almost time

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Sony Pictures claims 'Nork mega-hack attack' cost it just $15 million

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Get off Twitter – and onto Google if you want to find TWITS and tweets

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Re: ehhh

It's not just "is it down". It's "what happened". Site owners will take to Twitter to explain downtime.

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