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Corn-based diet turns French hamsters into baby eating cannibals

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Re: Cannibal Corn Carnage

I think it was in the X-files that corn was used as a means to engineer antidote to the alien "black oil", a parasitic substance creating Muscular Grey Alien grubs in human hosts?

Maybe it was all true?

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'Maker' couple asphyxiated, probably by laser cutter fumes

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Re: This happened in Berkeley?

Yes, it is customary to live inside an alarm system nowadays. With some space for the cat.

Why do you think CO alarm would have helped?

(And where is the Trump angle? Come on, El Reg!)

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National Audit Office: UK's military is buying more than it can afford

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Well, the Hope & Chance globalist circus is leaving town...

...so apparently there is suddenly no need for going up against Syria anymore:

London is forced to concede that Syria is a democracy

Ah.

Less expenditures, then.

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Doomsday Clock moves to 150 seconds before midnight. Thanks, Trump

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Re: Cheer up, Its not the end of the world.

Zombie apocalypse would be boring. This year is legendary! Times are good!

On Wednesday, Madeleine Albright, former Clinton Secretary of State, tweeted that she would register herself a Muslim as an act of defiance against President Donald Trump’s immigration plans: I was raised Catholic, became Episcopalian & found out later my family was Jewish. I stand ready to register as Muslim in #solidarity.

So she has cycled through all of the Abrahamic Gods while killing several hundred thousand because "worth it". What a time to be alive.

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Luke Crywalker?

> El Reg comments pro-Trump

> rabidly supporting

This message brought to you from the Obamaverse, where liberal souls go to die once they have left their earthly husks after Trump Coronation Day.

I'm off reading some Pat Buchanan paleoconservatism goodness. He's currently writing about Trump's Wall.

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Re: Made of the same cloth.

Hillary Clinton, please go!

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Instead of marvelshit, you can watch cheap made-for-TV flicks that are still as good today as back during The Gipper's Reign: The Day After (except for the part where EMP stops early 80s cars ... yah no)

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Re: Move along, no science here

> Tell that to the Ukraine.

Uh ... yeah? How is Chocolate King doing anyway?

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Re: Can we 'readers' agree to campaign for El Reg not to Politik... pls...

No, as it brings the clickbait to fruition.

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Re: I call BS

> The man who lost the popular vote

That's not the way it works.

Get over it.

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Re: McMurdo?

So what about the Ancient Ones and their Shoggoths? They will run wild.

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So it's a politicial statement

Since all that is being listed is basically on the the legacy of President Peace Prize.

In particular that trillion-dollar nuclear upgrade (to be fair, mainly pushed by Clintonia while Obama was lukewarm). Because, uk ... Crimea. Yeah. And also that Pivot to China. That too.

Also, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists being for nuclear plants is new. Whenever you go there it's negativity.

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Police pull up van man engaged in dual carriageway sex act

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Re: Not surprised

Tories are easily influenced by Druidic Fertility Spells?

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NASA honors Apollo 1 crew 50 years after deadly launchpad fire

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You mean the God of Feasibility was angered?

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Re: The agency is recognized the world over as the most careful and risk-averse space agency.

The issue here is that simply claiming to be the best at something, without actually being the best, is not going to get you very far in the real world.

Anon, I have to tell you something....

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Re: The agency is recognized the world over as the most careful and risk-averse space agency.

> hubris and complacency of NASA management

But this is completely wrong. I also fail to see why a physics genius was suddenly expert in management practices and sociology (insert random comment on Trump here). A far better account is http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/C/bo22781921.html

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WTF? Francis Ford Coppola crowdsources Apocalypse Now game

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Re: So, if you complete the game an WIN...

Kurtz was apparently code for "we can win this war if we go full out", so you could also bring a contract to "come back to the Pentagon, we need you".

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Re: Koyaanisqatsi

Sure that Indian Nation must be going a bit crazy when they open the news.

(OTOH, there's casinos to run)

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Former Mozilla dev joins chorus roasting antivirus, says 'It's poison!'

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Re: :unsure:

Actually got a very suspicious attachment in my e-mail, twice, pretending to be a "friendly message". Virustotal shows only "Arcabit", "Fortinet" and "NANO-Antivirus" flag it as malicious.

Sigh!

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Re: :unsure:

Great stuff.

Anecdotal evidence and angry blog posts do not lead to good conclusions.

Statistics, can we have any?

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Northumbria Uni fined £400K after boffin's bad math gives students a near-killer caffeine high

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Re: Northumbrian espresso

A good idea, so it will go into the books.

In lyophilized form.

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Disk-nuking malware takes out Saudi Arabian gear. Yeah, wipe that smirk off your face, Iran

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The only way to win is not to mount.

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Trump lieutenants 'use private email' for govt work... but who'd make a big deal out of that?

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Wow this article is really reaching

Someone from the Trump administration is doing something. It's probably unethical and non-liberal.

Apart from that...

Whether the current crop of White House staff has decided to be as conscientious or whether they consider email policy to be another of the official policies they are not obliged to follow, only time will tell.

Implying there are "other official policies they are consider they are not obliged to follow".

Like what?

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Wine 2.0 lands: It's not Soylent for booze but more Windows apps on Linux and Mac OS

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Bozo the coding clown and his merry management men

Well, you know....

This is the company where you need third-party tools to repair their flagship mail client program. (Still not as bad as kmail which just whales on your settings so much that a reinstall is Help Me Obi-Wan Kenobi, but ..)

So what does it mean when one of the "most valuable companies in the history of humanity" pulling in gigabucks via extortionwell-policed licensing can't even manage to get a functional mail reader (that is running on a system that they themselves designed) out of the door?

Yes.

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Using LinkedIn will land you a shiny new job – like, er, CTO of Microsoft

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I don't wanna be negative ... but!

He's also a venture capitalist and is a trustee of the Anita Borg Institute for Women in Technology.

Hmm... startup cred and SJW cred. How can $MEGACORP resist?

"The thing that gets me up in the morning and that has always excited me about technology is its role in empowering people and helping to enrich their lives"

I'm sure we are not talking about US-style by "targeted assassination" program here. Maybe about safe fireplaces, antibiotics and possibly cheap mobiles, but what does that have to do with Microsoft?

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Oh, the things Vim could teach Silicon Valley's code slingers

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Re: Stability is for losers...*

Also, the feel when JavaScript: "Madness

Elm sounds cool though, but how do I connect it to anything.

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Re: Stability is for losers...*

That's not sarcasm, that's the truth.

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Admit that you have sold your soul to the Smug Gnu!

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Why isn't this article illustrated by an Evil Clown?

Like the clown in "IT" (not the ICT, IT. The one by Stephen King)...

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Re: Ah - the good old days

Yes, von Däniken wrote about that.

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> I felt it wasn't trustworthy.

So you edited away.

And then Intel Management Engine just opened a port to all comers.

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Nuclear power station sensors are literally shouting their readings at each other

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Nukes are nervous about RF

Especially in the turbine hall?

I mean, how is that even realistic?

This is not an ultra-quiet radio observation station. There's a fuckton of heavy machinery throwing EM fields all over the place. How can this even be considered to be RF quiet? What would even be the point of it? Yeah, the Geiger counter was unduly stressed by this radio burst. Pull the other one.

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Machine-learning boffins 'summon demons' in AI to find exploitable bugs

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Unverifiability: Welcome to the Real World, where things are more complex than they seem.

That's why we have statistics.

A book from 1997:

Empirical Methods for Artificial Intelligence

...it's actually a book about statistics and running experiments on your new AI-gorithm to see whether it actually is as good as you think it is.

(Also look out for the Black Swan, i.e. the falling-down-the-stairs-HAL-9000-level breakdown that you didn't even know was coming)

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It's official: Ejit – sorry – Ajit Pai is new FCC boss (he's the one who hates network neutrality)

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The Age of President Hair!

Meanwhile, some Good News from Trumpland: The Neocon Lament: Nobody wants them in Trump's Washington.

Predictably this will be spun as anti-semitism.

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CIA boss: Make America (a) great (big database of surveillance on citizens, foreigners) again!

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Re: The Phoenix Syndrome

You forget that the other choice was La Clintonita.

Endless selling out to special interest and sure to to kick off a war with Russia.

Better a russian roulette.

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Re: Lying Sack of Trump

How is Putin the model?

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Welcome to the Wipe House: President Trump shreds climate change, privacy, LGBT policies on WhiteHouse.gov

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This is why Trump!

I'll be unembarrassedly old-fashioned here: It is profoundly depressing and vulgar to hear an American president proclaim "America First."

— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) January 20, 2017

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LOLZ

In his inaugural address, Trump did make occasional efforts to promote a policy of inclusion, but he still couldn't resist pitching people against people. He pitched the American people against the Congress men and women who sat behind him, arguing that "today we are not merely transferring power from one Administration to another, or from one party to another – but we are transferring power from Washington, DC, and giving it back to you, the American People."

It's been a long time past that Congress has been working for the American people.

Whether this will change is anyone's guest.

Meanwhile, "fire at will", but beware the Deep State. Better keep away from grassy knolls.

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Mozillans call for new moz://a logo to actually work in browsers

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Re: Huh?

My hope is that all of that will become the past as the stark madness of the Obama (best described as "Bush In Stasis with more race issues") years is fading away.

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saw://a?

Yeah it's like trying to grab something in the dark from a cupboard that you know is full of unprotected used syringes.

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Re: The request is stupid

Dancing monkey will not be seen?

We will FORCE them to be seen!

(But you will be able to disable them in about:config)

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Operator of DDoS protection service named as Mirai author

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Doesn't everything point to Vlad? On the adios speech at UN, the long-suffering Samantha Power was saying that Vald was out to mess up the world the US curated. So I guess Vlad must have transferred money to Anna Senpai via Russian pension funds paid out in the US, we shall find something.

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Lord of the Dance set to deliver high kicks at Trump’s big ball

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"If you fear change you are a bad person!"

Pretty funny take on Obama's tearful adieu and Trump's press conference here: Weepy Globalist to be Replaced By Rumbustious Working Class Hero At Noon Friday

Data hounds may find this information of interest:

Obama stepped out in front of a huge audience in Chicago and delivered a long, gassy speech—51 minutes and 10 seconds. That’s 10 minutes longer than the Farewell Addresses of George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Ronald Reagan combined.

Bush 41 did not technically give a farewell address, although his speech to West Point cadets, the last of his presidency, is sometimes cited as such. I don’t know its duration, but the transcript runs to 3,300 words. The transcript of Obama’s farewell address is just short of 5,000 words, so he left Poppy Bush in the dust, too. This is a guy who really likes the sound of his own voice.

The gold standard in political speeches, so far as I’m concerned, was the one Calvin Coolidge delivered to the Massachusetts Senate 102 years ago, after being elected President of that body. It consisted of forty-four words, thus:

"Honorable Senators: My sincerest thanks I offer you. Conserve the firm foundations of our institutions. Do your work with the spirit of a soldier in the public service. Be loyal to the Commonwealth and to yourselves, and be brief; above all things, be brief."

That makes the Gettysburg Address, at 272 words, look positively flabby. It makes Obama’s farewell address look morbidly obese.

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Nadella calls for AI sector to move beyond 'worshipping' a handful of companies

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I do this regularly, I also try to hipfully use SnapChat but am not really managing.

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Chrome dev explains how modern browsers make secure UI just about impossible

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Re: HTML5 can do WHAT?!

Trying this now...

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The world is crazy

"Security UI is hard," Lawrence says.

More like

"Security UI swimming in an acid bath of:

1) marketing types and psycho execs looking for the "next great thing" to befuddle the public

2) bright & eager & young & unladen-by-prior-knowledge developers/designers

3) the bizarre idea of "one tool for anything from online gaming to online banking"

4) persistent crappiness/crabbyness of the underlying OS and hardware

is hard

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Meet 'Moz://a', AKA Mozilla after it picked a new logo

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WHY!

What's wrong with the world!

What was wrong with the old (non) logo? (and do I have to call Naomi Klein?)

How is this going to improve anything?

Why was Thunderbird kicked to the kerb?

Why are there important old bugs in Mozilla that won't be fixed?

Why do we have to descend to POTUS guff like "important reflection of the diversity and richness of the Internet" (do we get ISIS videos and BLM mental confusion with this?)

Did someone watch too much "Stein's;Gate" or ".hack//sign" chinese cartoons?

Why won't anyone rewrite that embarrassing Firefox print dialog?

It will remain a mystery.

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'Exploding e-cig cost me 7 teeth, burned my face – and broke my sink!'

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Re: Going for a Darwin Award?

LiI Batteries and water don't mix, so laddies & gentlemen, DON'T TAKE YOU VAPE IN THE BATHROOM!

That's just so much fucking bullshit because we are not talking about slabs of metal here. At all.

Indeed, if your Li batteries are a-burning, the best way to keep them calm is TO POUR WATER ON THEM.

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