* Posts by Turbo Beholder

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Google, Amazon, Apple, Facebook blow massive amounts lobbying Trump administration

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Trollface

Is it the same Google that censors results and hides search suggestions to catch any dirt falling on the socialists, and occasionally does even more laughable things, like redefining words in the dictionary?

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Judge uses 1st Amendment on Pokemon Go park ban. It's super effective!

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Re: Pokemon not gone yet?

The concern is moot, but the company's money still exist.

Follow the money, not the concern.

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The tune is familiar, the lyrics are never-ending.

Every problem, indeed, can be solved with "Everything can magically work out with some more tax money" and "Everybody must support degenerate clones of Lysenko".

And if it somehow remains, this only means there's need for more other people's money and more cheerleading for quacks-of-the-season (or both at once: throwing more other people's money at quacks).

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Pirate

THE POOL IS CLOSED DUE TO AIDS AND STINGRAYS (who also have aids) desu desu desu

He's right and has very good points.

But game-the-system potential is enormous.

Which place is the next to be DoS'd with the weaponized herds of weaboo?

Note that the risk of just helping the surprise party hosts is minimal, because the target audience can be easily chosen via fine-tuning content - the players of "1810: The Reconstruction", "Ponies & Unicorns" and "More Than One Way To Skin A Cat" are very unlikely to be the same crowd.

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Worried about election hacking? There's a technology fix – Helios

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Re: "Because you can"

Perhaps need to add "yet another proposition" to ballots at the last moment would appear less often if they were made with less haste and more thinking through to begin with?

Can "WE MUST HAVE A VOTE ON IT RIGHT NOW" possibly be an actual problem more often than an attempt to push something right now because in another week more facts may become public and the campaign will go belly up?

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Re: It's total bollocks

This can happen in any solution.

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Trollface

Same old? http://xkcd.com/463/

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Kill Google AMP before it KILLS the web

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Trollface

> Anybody can cram an illegitimate idea into a web page and – so long as it's encoded as AMP content – it'll look like it's from a legit new organization endorsed by Google.

Oh, come on… "legit" or "endorsed by Google"? It helped two most odious cargo cults, after all (Hubbard's and Mann's).

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Good job, everyone. We're making AI just as tediously racist and sexist as ourselves

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Linux

Your continued presumption to speak for "everyone" is noted.

Also, this:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/Print/2005/02/11/bofh_2005_episode_5/

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Ubuntu UNITY is GNOME-MORE: 'One Linux' dream of phone, slab, desktop UI axed

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Linux

Unity always seemed to me to be a pile of widgets built for one and only purpose of making Mac fanboys go "SQUEE!". It had a scrollbar miniaturized AND auto-hiding. What's the point?

I switched to XUbuntu immediately after getting over attempts to figure out how that weird thing which replaced window panel in Unity can be actually useable.

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President Donald Trump taken on by unlikely foe: Badass park rangers

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Alien

Re: no bias nor inflamatory tone, move along

>sorry, but when the author uses terms like "President Snowflake"

That's just SJWAL rule #3: "SJWs always project". =)

And we all know who pushes this particular scam.

>I mean, the data is out there, so how can ANYONE actually BELIEVE that CRAP???

Those who advertise it don't believe it themselves - except maybe "useful idiots" ("Do you want a cola with that?"). Which is why if you get all fired up, you are pretty much arguing with a TV screen.

Quoth interview of Patrick Moore, in the very Register (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/02/08/patrick_moore_greenpeace_dropout/):

> when I see the NGOs themselves in sackcloth and ashes, then I might put some truck by what they're saying.

> That was 12,000 NGOs – not counting the bureaucrats.

> There tens of thousands more bureaucrats. And there are four of five of these conferences a year.

> Yet here they are telling us we all must stop flying ...

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Coat

That's fine. Siberia has more than enough of space for all the Climate Refugees™ who want to put the money where their mouths are and find the new home.

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Alien

Oh, please.

>I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade

> or convince, not to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality

> the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most

> obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they

> lose once and for all their sense of probity.

> -Theodore Dalrymple

The promoters know well that the whole apocalyptic cult of the Hockey Schtick is a scam - or the biggest ones won't be frequent fliers.

Now, believing that everyone else is enough of an idiot that this scam will hold water even without witch-hunts and censorship - THAT's a desperate self-deception.

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Soon only Ticketmaster will rip you off: Concert scalper bots face US ban

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Childcatcher

Indeed. Therefore what we see is likely to be yet another case of digging under something else entirely under pretence of an idolatrous scare.

Admittedly, it's not as big as "think of teh childern", "clean power", etc but the spirit can be the same on a smaller scale and while scamming a different crowd.

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Turbo Beholder

Indeed.

This bullshit is so old, it's completely fossilized.

"Surely THIS TIME one more stupid law will make an economical niche and problems that created it magically disappear" - watch Episode 99993.

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Facepalm

So let me get this straight...

It's really cheaper to buy a bunch of lobbyist once than to introduce it as a corporate policy and have an admin competent enough to implement it?

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Vatican and musicians at odds over appropriate use of crematorium leftovers

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IT Angle

Shortage of ashes? Samsung to the rescue!

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Obama says USA has world's biggest and best cyber arsenal

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Linux

Re: Lead by example

What will they do? USA is going to remain the Happy Hunting Ground for botnets no matter what.

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Australia's Telstra and Optus outed as two of the world's six most expensive ISPs

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Pirate

Clodflare, seriously?

In other words, the fattest server-side censorship provider on the whole internet points an accusing finger at two fattest client-side censorship providers in Australia.

While they are probably right about the prices, the author here have a curious way of picking the independent experts to heed.

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CERN staff conduct 'human sacrifice' at supercollider site

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IT Angle

Re: I get where they are coming from

It's only in the ancient Spectrum era you could get away with using a random cat.

To have servers healthy, or at least not bugging out for very long, you need to work a tambourine. Preferably with proper logos painted on it.

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Trollface

Funny. I would expect this from American uniderpsities, but a research center in Europe?

Where it rolls, indeed..

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Your mother has a smooth forehead, Klingon language lovers roar at Paramount

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Devil

> In fact, at least one child was initially raised as a native speaker of Klingon."

Wait, whose head is screwed on in such a way that this looks like a good argument AGAINST the move? Oh, right - trekkies.

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Banning computers makes students do better on exams – MIT

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Devil

Or...

Or the education quality is bog-low in both cases, and it just becomes more noticeable?

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French duck-crushing device sells for €40k

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Joke

So... "Duck Grinder" by Powerglove is just a minor artistic exaggeration?

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'I thought my daughter clicked on ransomware – it was the damn Windows 10 installer'

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Devil

Indeed.

I, for one, fed up with micro soft nonsense even at home long ago. But to have anything on air and get a pop up like this? The next time (on air) it would be something to the effect of "Bonus: installing Lubuntu for the beginners".

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EU set to bin €500 note

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Go

Re: The largest note is always 'too big', the 2nd largest is OK.

That's certainly n option.

It's not like anyone will abolish money and force all transaction via oligopoly of a few banks... it's just that the only money left legitimate are small coin practical only for kids to buy cola and train mugging skillz.

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Woman charged with blowing AU$4.6m overdraft on 'a lot of handbags'

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Paris Hilton

Re: Unlimited Overdraft

> On the other hand, if you're making your tenth, twentieth or thirtieth withdrawal of $10,000, which you know doesn't belong to you, and you can't pay back, surely at some point you're doing it with the intent of stealing it. The first time is a lucky accident, and a windfall. Can you still say that by the 20th?

This may be a good point assuming that the client in question is capable of keeping the tracks of money and things.

Do you really think it's a reasonable expectation given that she, well... apparently blew a note-worthy portion of these millions on fancy handbags of all things? She's a valley girl. :D

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Pirate

Thoughtcrime. She failed to tell her lords to stop pouring food in the trough, thus she clearly didn't feel "not entitled" to much.

Which is amusing, because quite obviously she managed to commit thoughtcrime via not thinking. Now that is a bad precedent they make, right here.

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What to call a £200m 15,000-tonne polar vessel – how about Boaty McBoatface?

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Linux

If its mission is basically "Spirit of Mawson 3.0", this name may be downright merciful.

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Microsoft's equality and diversity: Skimpy schoolgirls dancing for nerds at an Xbox party

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Linux

Well, yeah.

But audience-wise... I just don't get it.

Sure, land-whales are traditionally considered more of Apple market, so not kissing up to them is not too great a surprise.

But for weeaboos X-box isn't the toy of choice either. So why did they think doing it Animu Style will be a great idea? Even fursuits would have more of a chance.

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Holmes

Re: Why

Microsoft, sir…

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FAA's 'drone smash risk to aircraft' is plane crazy

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In other words, the usual: power creep.

Wasn't it much the same deal, only a bit louder, with "ritual murders" (in U$), "intellectual property" and "harassment"? There already are all laws needed and more, but somehow an astroturf campaign of obvious lunatics to make speshul exceptions was not waved away, but promoted.

In other words, the usual: power creep.

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London cops hunt chimpanzee in top hat

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Trollface

If only...

Maybe they would have extra clues if, say, someone supplied them with a photo of the tricky beast with the immediate surroundings.

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Ukraine has a Eurovision pop at Russia

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Devil

It's context-dependent.

When he is remembered doing something descendants of his International pets don't approve, not only he was born in Russia, but Besoshvilli is an ancient Russian surname.

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Holmes

> While Eurovision rules do not allow songs with "lyrics, speeches, gestures of a political or similar nature" - and indeed Georgia's 2009 entry We Don't Wanna Put In got into trouble

Therefore... uh... is there any possible conclusion other than "some biological objects are more equal than the others"?

> "This song is precisely what we are all suffering in Ukraine today."

So... did the strangers come to her house and kill her all, or did she simply ate her cake and then bemoan being robbed of it too? Please clarify.

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Drone-busting eagles to darken Blighty's skies?

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IT Angle

Amusing, but only good for delivering a new sort of bird dropping all over those who won't do anything about it. As usual.

The butt of this joke are their birds.

Because electric shock is better at developing reflexes than food. How much a flash tube pumping circuit in cheap soap-box cameras does weigh?..

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US rapper slams Earth is Round conspiracy in Twitter marathon

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Alert

Better late than never!

I think it's about time someone raised this important issue! Someone must Do Something™ - and who if not the Americans? Here's a preliminary plan:

Have some censorship expert make an expensive revolutionary movie exposing this sinister conspiracy. Start giving out diplomas on geomorphology. Maybe a conference somewhere on Hawaii, make the less scientifically advanced countries limit sea travel and contribute to the fund for protecting The Edge from crumbling.

That sort of thing.

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Brit-American hacker duo throws pwns on IoT BBQs, grills open admin

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Linux

Re: New acronym proposal

> I don't really consider it an 'IoT' device as such because no part of its functionality requires access to the Internet.

But the same applies to I.D.I.o.T. devices in general: no part of a garbage can usage or ironing process needs access to the Internet (or even is going to be significantly improved by it), either.

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Steve Jobs mural highlights plight of Syrian refugees

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Linux

Re: Not Another Steve Jobs Nor Another Apple

> The world needs neither another Steve Jobs nor another Apple.

Hopefully.

More to the point, it's a case of preaching to the choir.

Because the MacBook crowd almost completely overlaps with the crowd of those who already cheer for it (not coincidentally at all).

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Alien

> It depresses me that in the 21st century we still talk about our brothers and sisters in the human race as "them", "aliens", "animals" or "illegals".

Really? Huh. I thought the "animals" one comes not from "brothers and sisters in the human race", but from mycoid "brothers".

> We *are* all the same.

Why do you stop halfway? Let's grab this one by the feelers and tow out of its hole to the light.

Specifically, everyone is really an American in a funny hat. So they could as well change it (when it disturbs FEELINGS of the hamburger princesses), because "ONE SIZE FITS ALL"(c). They just don't do it because they don't know about how cool your hat is. Or to be mean.

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Pirate

Re: Big war

> So everywhere south and east of Europe is now a "war zone"?

It's more amusing when people think the rest somehow isn't.

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Australian cops rush to stop 2AM murder of … a spider

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Pirate

But did this spider-hater have sharp ears? And was he executed for attacking a sacred animal? People want to know.

Come on, there are "woman screaming hysterically", "man yelling", valiant attempt to save an itsy bitsy spider, "jealous rage that led to mass stabbing", we're well into second page - and not a single drow joke? Really?

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Outsourcer didn't press ON switch, so Reg reader flew 15 hours to do the job

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Childcatcher

Incoming!

The first generation of the Not Left Behind. And you thought outsourcing stuff to India was shoddy?

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Thai women drugged punters 'with Xanax-spiked nipples' – cops

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Trollface

Lost opportunities!

Just imagine this happening in the Ingsoc land.

The local sheeple would sing in choirs for creation of the "Tits Police" to check every passing woman. While feminists would suddenly turn very modest and never mention the issue.

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Radio wave gun zaps drones out of the sky – and it's perfectly legal*

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Alien

Re: " jamming GPS next to an airport."

> GPS (with some extra bits) is how planes will be expected to get to a runway in most of the world soon.

At least, those careless enough to rely on one system that's completely in someone else's hands. And specifically trust Americans this much (q.v.: Windows, banks).

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Facepalm

No one.

You know how often Jedi ubermenshen most of the time are allowed to get out of trouble via each other's testimony anyway? You know how carefree they are in application of supposedly "less than lethal" weapons?

This one is supposedly harmless to humans... and traceless to begin with. The party will go WILD in no time.

Also, "industrial, scientific, and medical" suggests much more possibilities than just "model aircraft".

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Love your IoT gadget but could you keep the noise down?

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Alert

The sad thing is, it's not even an exaggeration.

You know how many cheap USB devices are knock-offs of each other and use some abominable firmware not compatible with anything except weendoze software that goes beyond "abominable" and into "the things that should not be"? Which in turn is either also not compatible with anything or non-trivially interacts with mouse, because the original long-discontinued abomination was a knock-off of some vaguely similar HID device?.. Yes, those things.

Now replace "everything plugged into wired bus of one machine" with "every shiny thing owned by all human magpies in all apartments in 3 nearby houses".

That's going to be splendid. If you're not within 50 meters of any of those houses, that is.

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Researchers say they've cracked the secret of the Sony Pictures hack

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Trollface

Re: Let me get this straight

> As if getting rid of encryption legally would stop/prevent the bad guys from using it.

"I guess we just miscalculated who the army sees as 'the enemy' is all." (M.Y.T.H Inc in Action)

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Chinese sat-snaps to help boffins forecast Antarctic sea ice

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Any serious attempt “to develop scientific methods for forecasting sea ice conditions” needs to work with weather information, and this is bound to cross the globalwarming circus in no time.

But then, if some facts disagree with the General Line of Party, it's the facts' problem.

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The Internet of things is great until it blows up your house

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Re: Missing the point

This is solved by... NOT being a suicidal chipmunk.

Otherwise it's same old "Oh noes! I live in a baad neighbourghood, don't close my door when leaving home and put a stove with butane tank and a lighter right near it, what do? Now we all need a Big Bro to... mmm... Do Something"

Because various consequences of being a suicidal chipmunk are merely symptoms, there cannot be a good cure for each one. The choice is to try and force the whole world to dance around the self-preservation impaired rodent in question, or simply leave it to its fate.

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