* Posts by PleebSmash

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US Navy's LOCUST DRONE CANNON is like death SWARMED up

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oblig

obligatory

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Gwyneth Paltrow flubs $29 food stamp dare, swallows pride instead

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Re: eat this

You can meet the $10 challenge (quid a day) using tortillas... especially if you cheat by using bulk rice and beans and dividing the cost. If you can afford to bring in kale and eggs, you can have a breakfast tortilla. I am also a big fan of the chickpeas.

Anybody with the tools necessary to cook, the patience to look for deals, and a larger budget can eat reasonably well. The savings can go directly to beer.

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eat this

I think she had a good start. Ditch the kale, peas, 3 of the limes, eggs. Get 5 lbs of rice, not 2. Get more beans. Combine the wettened beans, rice, and flour tortillas (corn won't hold up). Add flavor (pick 2 of sour cream, lime, hot sauce, cilantro, cumin, or lemon pepper). Just keep eating that for 7 days. If you run out of tortillas, eat it out of a bowl. Add a daily multivitamin (expired, 10 years old, found in the neighbor's trash).

Here's another top shelf idea: Soylent Hummus. Just make your standard hummus in bulk, add some groundup multivitamins (that's a thing, right?) and slather it on crackers for a week (you can't afford pita).

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ICANN banked $60m from dot-word auctions. Just what exactly is it going to spend it all on?

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$60 million is only the beginning. There are more auctions, as well as annual TLD renewal fees from what I recall.

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Just whitelist the originals.

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Slack raises $160m from investors, gets mega $2.8bn valuation

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Re: Hmm, looks interesting

No way is Slack worth $2 billion. Round it up to $3 billion.

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Google: Go ahead, XP stalwarts, keep on using Chrome safely all YEAR

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Windows

Last I heard Google is not in charge of making sure Windows users have the latest operating system.

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Samsung's PCIe flash card: Slim, speedy, and just nibbling power

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Re: @1980s_coder

Downvote these two posts now if you dislike facts.

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@1980s_coder

If we're going to be pedantic, 1 Tb = 125 GB.

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Revealed: The AMAZING technology behind Apple's $1299 Retina MacBooks – a lot of glue

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"Sir Jony's juice"

paycheck earned

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Google’s plan for WORLD DOMINATION takes shape. And it begins with a patent

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Re: New paradigm

It's novel. Your autonomous Uber needs to yield to other droids in order to receive proper maintenance.

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Microsoft cramming free stuff into Galaxy S6es? Not so fast – US telcos

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Re: If you can't beat them ...

20-30% has to beat however low Windows Phone's market share is.

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Google research bods hope to LICK BATTERY life limits – report

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welcome

Google X likes to make things 10 times better. How are they going to make a lithium-ion battery 10x better?

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Videogame publishers to fans: Oi, freetard! STOP RESURRECTING our dead titles online

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Re: I feel this won't end well because not enough influential people care about old games.

It's not really about old games, but making something free so g**

This has to do with modders and archive.org, not Google.

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ICANN urges US, Canada: Help us stop the 'predatory' monster we created ... dot-sucks!

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Re: Or, in other words.

$184,750 is enough for anybody.

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Google wants Marvin the Paranoid Android's personality in the cloud

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Unhappy

Google on the right track.

Douglas Adams may have written satire, but at least Marvin was easy to handle. Plus you can replace its personality.

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Comcast: Google, we'll see your 1Gbps fiber and DOUBLE IT

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Re: sarcastic comment...

Split the traffic 400 million ways (~11% of all Internet users in 2018), and that's 125 KB/s (in 2018). It's meagre.

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Re: sarcastic comment...

Ok, so CERN, Square Kilometer Array etc. have their own big traffic numbers, clearly not counted in Cisco's numbers. It still seems like the backbone can't take on too many gigabit users anytime soon.

And if you manage to saturate your gigabit connection, you're temporarily representing 1/50,000 of the global IP traffic circa 2018 (key word being temporarily).

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Re: sarcastic comment...

Am I doing the math wrong or is there a lot less throughput for traffic than we think?

Cisco: By 2018, global IP traffic will reach 131.6 exabytes per month.

131.6 EB / (30.4375 * 24 * 60 * 60) = ~50.04 TB per second.

Which is ~40 million saturated 10 Mbps connections.

Or ~4 million @ 100 Mbps, or 400k @ 1 Gbps.

So in 2018, about 40 million people globally can get 1.25 MB (roughly a floppy) in one second. That's an average for the whole month (actually derived from 1.6 zettabytes a year) so it could be higher at times, but it still seems very constrained.

Also, there will be about 3.6 billion Internet users and 7.47 billion global population in 2018, so 40 million is ~1% of the world's Internet users. If 25% or 900 million are online, they are using 55.6 KB per second average.

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Cybercrim told to cough up £1m or spend years in chokey

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Found guilty last April, Oshodi is serving an eight-year prison sentence for his part in a phishing attack which netted a gang of eight cybercrims almost £1m of a woman's life savings. According to the Met Police, the gang blew the stolen savings on items from "cheeseburgers to high-end computers and gold". As George Best might say, the rest they just frittered away.

I don't get the feeling Oshodi has £1m sitting somewhere.

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Netflix teams with AWS to launch VHS-as-a-service

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REAL

VERY REAL CONTENT

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Firefox hits prime time as version 37 manifests

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Re: Even more phoning home?

I'm running the developer edition, 38.0a2.

about:preferences#advanced

I'm assuming it's the checkbox labeled "Enable Firefox Developer Edition Health Report". It seems to be unchecked by default, so it could be opt-in (I don't recall changing any defaults since I installed this version). If you check that, you can also check "Share additional data (i.e., Telemetry)". Under that is "Enable Crash Reporter".

The links in this post are the "Learn More" links in the browser's preferences.

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Intel boosts low-end PCs, laptops with Atom-powered 'Braswell' SoCs

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Re: Interestingly...

That's probably the correct move for these SoCs.

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AMD opens kimono on chip futures a little more

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Re: *tips kimono*

Even if all this heterogeneous computing fails to deliver, you still get a monster graphics card!

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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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Atmel stoops to an 'all-time low' in Internet of Things battle

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Re: Decades?

More like the battery will leak charge and acid first. But you get the idea.

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Helium-filled drive tech floats to top of HGST heap

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FAIL

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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FAIL

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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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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