* Posts by Potemkine!

565 posts • joined 9 Jun 2017


Friday fun fact: If Stegosauruses had space telescopes, they wouldn't have seen any rings around Saturn

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"As old as 100 million years"

Muahahaha! Everybody knows the Universe was born in October 23, 4004 BC.

Side question: if Enceladus creates the E Ring, does that mean Enceladus started jetting materials less than 100 millions ago? But then, why?

I used to be a dull John Doe. Thanks to Huawei, I'm now James Bond!

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Black Helicopters


Mr. Dabbs, how do you dare to suppose the US could be dishonest and try to kill a challenger through a smear campaign? Expect a free vacation in Guantanamo next time you try to infiltrate Pinocchio's land!

Does anyone know how to say "Echelon" in Chinese?

RIP 2019-2019: The first plant to grow on the Moon? Yeah, it's dead already, Chinese admit

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Failure is success

One can learn a lot more from a failed experience than a successful one. China's move to experiment with plants on the Moon is very interesting, it's a mandatory step for human colonization in space.

Microsoft sends a raft of Windows 10 patches out into the Windows Update ocean

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Access was already a bad idea in 1997, it didn't get better with age.

Three quarters of US Facebook users unaware their online behavior gets tracked

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only people that possess a minimum of the intelligence genes would be having babies

Genes may be a part, but the build of intelligence comes mainly from education. Give a stimulating environment to a child and his/her intelligence will be thriving.

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No kidding

The most stupid behavior could not be a surprise from a country which elected an orange Pinocchio as President.

Iran satellite fails: ICBM test drive or microsat test? Opinion is divided...

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“All the experts know that satellite carriers and non-nuclear surface-to-surface ballistic missiles are different structurally from missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads”

Absolutely, look at R-7, Atlas or Redstone...

Facebook's pay-for-more-eyeballs shtick looks too good to be true: Page views, Likes from 'fake' profiles

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proof at least that digital advertising can work.

So in the magical world of online advertising, correlation is causality? This explains a lot.

Googlers to flood social media with tales of harassment in bid to end forced arbitration

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Reading this, I'm glad to live in a so-called 'socialist country' where laws protect workers against abuses from employers.

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Yeah, sexual harassment does not exist and is a plot against men... pigs fly too.

CES flicks the off switch on massager award… and causes a buzz

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The real indecency is in CES behavior. Sex is good, not bad. It even enables humans to reproduce.

Cloudera, Hortonworks merge into amorphous data-managing blob after stockholder vote

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112 million Cloudera shareholders approve the merger, compared with 133,726 against and 396,373 abstentions.

It was a marginally closer-run affair for Hortonworks, where 60 million were in favour and one million were against, with 278,356 abstentions.

Voting results Stalin would have been proud of.

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In other words, "we expect you to be loyal to us, even though we won't be loyal to you"

In other words, "fuck you first".

China's loose Chang'e: Probe lands on far side of the Moon in science first, says state media

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More and more impressive

The next human on the Moon may well be a Taikonaut... the first on Mars may come from China too.

Boffins don't give a sh!t, slap Trump's face on a turd in science journal

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"the leader of the free world"


Silent night, social fight: Is Instagram the new Facebook for pro-Trump Russian propagandists?

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Re: freedom and choice

Don't forget that Hitler was elected democratically by your standards.

Technically, he wasn't. His party was the first one in number of elected members but didn't had the majority (33% only). Without the support of the conservatives and the refusal of the Communists to join with the Socialists, he wouldn't have been chosen as Chancelor by the German President.

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if "Some folks are skeptical the social media memes had any impact at all"

... then let say that to advertisers who throw billions into social medias and tell them their money is wasted.

Or the skeptical may be wrong.

Oh Deer! Poacher sentenced to 12 months of regular Bambi screenings in the cooler

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Re: 'Murica never ceases...

/* if EVERYONE has a firearm, criminals will be a LOT more afraid to use them to commit crimes... */

Utter BS, disproved by all statistics on the subject made anywhere in the World.

Stop us if you've heard this one: Facebook apologizes for bug leaking private photos

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"We're sorry this happened"...

... because this time we made no money with the leaked data.

A Christmas classic: Cloudera founder asks staff to stay another day

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"Idiots dare everything. That's how we recognise them"

Britain approved £2.5m of snooping kit exports to thoroughly snuggly regime in Saudi Arabia

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Bloody bastards. All of them, from the coders who made the software to the ministers allowing the sell. They are all accomplice of the tortures and murders to come.

Here's 2018 in a nutshell for you... Russian super robot turns out to be man in robot suit

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Re: Overlords

"A lie told often enough becomes the truth." - Vladimir Lenin

I thought the quote was from the orange Pinocchio?

Windows 10 can carry on slurping even when you're sure you yelled STOP!

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"Privacy Officer" at MS

What a joke.

Supernovae may explain mass extinctions of marine animals 2.6 million years ago

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Please correct

"2.6 billion years ago" -> " 2.6 million years ago"


Super Micro says audit found no trace of Chinese spy chips on its boards

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"Slander! slander! some of it always sticks"

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when company tells you they have looked at their own product and found nothing wrong, you *have* to take that news with a grain of salt.

In the article: now the company says it has the results of a third-party investigator on its side.

The internet is going to hell and its creators want your help fixing it

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Saving democracy

The only way: education, for anyone and free for all. There's no democracy without education.

Learning to people to think by themselves, how to detect fake news, not to rely on one source of information, it's the only solution, no technical mean nor laws won't be able to do that in a reliable manner.

"I'm not sure anonymity and democracy are completely compatible."

I disagree, 'Anonymity is a shield from the tyranny of the majority'.

China on its way to becoming the first nation to land on the far side of the Moon

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Chinese space program is impressive, and should deserve more publicity, even if China was designed as the new Nemesis by the orange Klown.

The search for He-3 reminds me of 'Odyssey 2' when the Chinese spaceship lands on Europa to find water for its propulsion system... Arthur C. Clark was really a visionary man

Ecuador says 'yes' to Assange 'freedom' deal, but Julian says 'nyet'

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So, the idea is UK extraditing the Russian Proxy to Sweden, Sweden extraditing him to the US, soneither Ecuador nor UK violate their word?

Tech support discovers users who buy the 'sh*ttest PCs known to Man' struggle with basics

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Re: The right attitude

users can also be absolute morons too.

I know that first hand!

Nonetheless, even with morons you have to find a way to explain them. I never said it was easy ^^

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The right attitude

When somebody does not understand, then it was not explained well enough.

It's official. Microsoft pushes Google over the Edge, shifts browser to Chromium engine

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Paris Hilton

MS Edge? What's that?

Amazon robot fingered for bear spray leak that hospitalised 24 staffers

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"Wooops" score:

Robots: 1 - Humans: 4,987,499,187,921,198

UK spies: You know how we said bulk device hacking would be used sparingly? Well, things have 'evolved'...

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When someone writes "bulk EI is likely to be only sparingly used", read "bulk EI will be massively used".

The British Home Office was warned about its crappy data management – then Windrush happened

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Re: In occasions like this...

it will lead to riots like the French ones


Estonian ex-foreign sec urges governments: Get cosy with the private sector on cybersecurity

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So, a Social Democrat asks to work with private companies, and Right-Wing Conservatives "let the private sector sink or swim."... Has anyone doubt about the End of the World coming?

Huawei CFO poutine cuffs by Canadian cops after allegedly busting sanctions on Iran

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Re: Canadians as puppets

it's beyond stupid of the Canadians to play this game as American puppets.

Ever heard about 'Five Eyes'?

Pencil manufacturers rejoice: Oz government doesn't like e-voting

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At last...

... common sense wins. It happens so few times, it has to be noticed!

FYI: NASA has sent a snatch-and-grab spacecraft to an asteroid to seize some rock and send it back to Earth

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In which city was the movie recorded?

He's not cracked RSA-1024 encryption, he's a very naughty Belarusian ransomware middleman

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If "unethical" meant "illegal", many lawyers, bankers or mechanics would be in jail.

Naked women cleaning biz smashes patriarchy by introducing naked bloke gardening service

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"It's pretty disgusting, wouldn't you say?"

Like many things, but as long as it is between consenting adults I see no reason why that should be outlawed.

Aversion of some people for everything related to sex is either hypocrisy or a first step towards extinction.

Giraffe hacks printers worldwide to promote God-awful YouTuber. Did we read that one right?

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"Giraffe hacks printers worldwide to promote God-awful YouTuber"

I know the resemblance is striking, but it isn't nice to nickname Trumpy the Klown's daughter like this.

Take my advice and stop using Rubik's Cubes to prove your intelligence

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Re: 1970's black-and-white

The 1970s weren't black-and-white, more of a Fuji knock-off Kodachrome colour.

The 70s were orange and brown. At that time, no need of a screen for a kid to stay awake with such a wallpaper. 40 years later, I'm still allergic to this color combination.

Ex-Autonomy boss Mike Lynch, finance VP Stephen Chamberlain charged with fraud in US

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Just in case they do not know what to answer...it's trendy in those days

Mystery sign-poster pities the fool who would litter the UK's West Midlands

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Do we collectively have so little regard, not just for the land we live on, but ourselves, to think that this is any way to act?

"Me first and don't give a fuck about anything else" is trendy nowadays. The consumer culture led to egotism being the norm... "because I deserve it"

Support whizz 'fixes' screeching laptop with a single click... by closing 'malware-y' browser tab

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Hell is other people

We got three calls from the same user complaining her headset was not functioning... three times we told her it would work better when pressing the button "On" :doh:

HP's Neon Dion says if anything goes wrong, it's totally Intel's fault: CPU shortage may hit PC maker's financials

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Intel shortage

Got the same warning from DELL about Intel's 8th gen CPU shortage... expected to be fixed in Q2/19

GCHQ pushes for 'virtual crocodile clips' on chat apps – the ability to silently slip into private encrypted comms

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The crocodile promising to become vegan.... ROTFL.

Lies and deception are the basement of any intel operation.

OneDrive is broken: Microsoft's cloudy storage drops from the sky for EU users

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Office 361

and counting...

Capita seeks new networking chief: Up for it?

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Total ablations of soul and moral dignity required.


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