* Posts by PleebSmash

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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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Confirmed by NASA administrator Charles F. Bolden, Jr.

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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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Childcatcher

~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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Paris Hilton

Hollywood Accounting

What happened to the billion dollar loss incurred?

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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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Paris Hilton

ehhh

Knock it if you want, but real time tweets are a pretty good or at least a possible way to gauge public opinion, get instant reactions to live events, see if/when websites have stopped working etc.

What kills me is that there is no search box on Twitter's front page (not logged in). I had to type search.twitter.com to get a redirect to https://twitter.com/search-home.

https://twitter.com/hashtag/BrianWilliamsMisremembers?src=tren

Google's move is just a continuation of hoovering up data and adding more semantic wolfram-like search. Like snippets from Wikipedia, Google News results, or now a box of 2-3 tweets. As long as it doesn't crowd search results/vertical space it is probably good. For someone who still uses Google anyway.

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Turing notes found warming Bletchley Park's leaky ceilings

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Re: Secret advertising?

It looks defunct. Another example of El Reg raiding Google Image Search for a random image to slap on the article.

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Extra detailed Big Iron coverage, LIVE TODAY at The Platform

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Go

do it

HPCWire with more analysis and less sponsored content?

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Samsung gets KINKY with new Galaxy in 50 SHADES OF GREY

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Terminator

that's not how thin it is

That's the length and width. It is bendable and is inserted into your ear, piercing your brain.

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#VultureTRENDING: YESS! It's Pantsr, the Sharing Economy super app that delivers on the BOTTOM line

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Coat

I'll get my pants

I believe.

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Microsoft eyes slice of Raspberry Pi with free Windows 10 sprinkled on top

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Re: Run Away!

@Psmo Please do not summon the Worstall

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Re: Now this explains it

$35 is practically priced out of the IoT space.

$35 is the RaspPi space, the cheap robot/drone space. A space that can convincingly use extra cores and RAM.

For IoT I think <$10 or Edison-sized. Certainly no ports.

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Google, Amazon 'n' pals fork out for AdBlock Plus 'unblock' – report

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It should be trivial to block <video>, <audio>, and <canvas> but none of my browsers seem to have that out of the box. So the solution yet again is another extension. I think there is a developer tools type extension that comes with all of those options.

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Re: Begun the Ad Wars have

It just means that a slice of users who managed to install AdBlock in the first place but are too lazy to change the settings or download a fork will have to see some text ads. That's worth undisclosed millions to Google and friends.

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Turbocharged quad-core Raspberry Pi 2 unleashed, global geekgasm likely

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usb ports

I forgot about the addition of 2 more USB ports, the killer feature.

Inb4 gigabit ethernet.

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Quantum of Suspicion: Despite another $29m, D-Wave doubts remain

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Re: "...but for those it is much, much faster."

They're in secretive venture capital and trade secrets mode.

The fact that Google, NASA, Lockheed, etc. have given D-Wave millions made them look a lot better, but their refusal to be academic about how it works tarnishes that. I don't count Google's quantum computing side effort against D-Wave since D-Wave admits they aren't making a general-purpose quantum computer.

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Re: I heard they just need $50M more to complete time travel machine

We're taking your coat.

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Intel brings Broadwell to businesses with 5th-gen Core chips with vPro

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Re: Wake me up..

#HoldOutForSkylake

Just because a technical achievement is amazing doesn't mean I'll stop being a cheap bastard.

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Facebook kills pic of Mohammed weeks after Zuck's Je suis Charlie!

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Doesn't Facebook offer a Tor hidden service for access?

I'd say they are at least partially committed to free speech despite complying with local laws.

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Google reveals where AT&T, Comcast, Time Warner Cable will next offer Gbps broadband

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insert fiber into me

10/10 headline

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Opera Jon weaves a brand new browser

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This browser is also Chromium, so you will have to give up that third engine.

RIP Presto.

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Welcome to Spartan, Microsoft's persuasive argument for... Chrome

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Windows 7 to Windows 10

Anyone taking the free upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10?

I'm thinking of doing it once it has been out in the wild for a couple of months.

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