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More than $100m in cryptocurrency stolen from blockchain biz

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Re: Isn't it funny...

To be fair, nobody sensible is claiming that.

Agreed. But a lot of people have made the claim over the years.

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Re: Isn't it funny...

Quite. It baffles me that it's always in all caps.

And kleptocurrencies are nothing if not fiat (oh, sorry, they're "backed by math [sic]"...), but they don't seem to understand that either.

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Holmes

Isn't it funny...

...how despite the kleptocurrency shills claiming for 13 years that it's going to replace "FIAT currency" (not sure what that acronym is supposed to be), its "value" is always enumerated in dollars.

Castrol, Submer shift gears to datacenter immersion cooling

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Re: Are Castrol making something new ?

Ahh but why stop at -enes when -ynes exist?

Icon probably relevant...

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Re: Are Castrol making something new ?

There are low boiling light hydrocarbons, n-pentane for example boils at 36°C and 2,2-dimethylbutane at 50°C. Bit of a fire hazard though...

RISC OS: 35-year-old original Arm operating system is alive and well

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I have fond memories of the Archimedes and RISC OS as it was used at my high school. I don't remember the model but it ran Simcity 2000.

NASA tricks Artemis launch computer by masking data showing a leak

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I could even see this overridden in an actual launch.
Shades of Apollo 11!

Bill Gates says NFTs '100% based on greater fool theory' amid crypto cataclysm

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Re: NFTs have no intrinsic value whatsoever, but have sold for multiple millions.

NFTs have no standing in law.

But more importantly, an NFT isn't the title to the image. It's the title to a URL pointing to the image stored on a server you don't control.

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Re: He's partly right

Once the air has cleared there will be room to see the parts of the scene that were actually worth something.

I'd love to know what anyone thinks that might be

512 disk drives later, Floppotron computer hardware orchestra hits v3.0

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Happy

A few weeks ago he published a video announcing the retirement of FloppoTron 2.0, with a hint that more was to come but no further information. A sad day indeed, so imagine my delight when he published this video.

Google engineer suspended for violating confidentiality policies over 'sentient' AI

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couldn't figure out how to format this as a quote, the help refers to html blockquote tags which does not seem to work

Blockquote definitely works!

If you want to launch Starship from Texas, here's some homework, FAA tells SpaceX

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Re: Federal Aviation Authority ?

They've been gearing up to launch these things from the Cape for a while... however NASA has just expressed concerns regarding the potential impact of a Super Heavy launch/landing failure on the facilities currently used by SpaceX to service the ISS. Putting those out of action is not an option so they'll need to sort that out too.

Russia, China warn US its cyber support of Ukraine has consequences

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Re: Consequences Schmonsequences

Deliberately translated to sound silly by whom? The Chinese government themselves?

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Is this guy in any way related to William Joyce?

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Consequences Schmonsequences

China loves warning of "consequences" with its characteristic overdramatic flowery language, usually alongside irony-meter-breaking levels of projection. It's usually pretty good for a laugh, really.

Taser maker offers electric-shock drones to stop school shootings

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Facepalm

You're splitting hairs here. The AR-15 and M16 share a platform and most of the parts are interchangeable.

And if you're going to tell us what assault rifles are and aren't, perhaps don't include medium machine guns?

Logitech's MX Mechanical keyboard, Master 3S mouse

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Re: Corporate user?

My employer lets me use my own input devices.

Well... I didn't ask them but I assume they do.

Boeing's Starliner CST-100 on its way to the ISS 2 years late

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Re: Failover....

The kit, in the case of this craft, is humans; there are already several providers of cargo transport to/from the ISS.

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Re: Just the two failures then..

And if nothing else, the loss of the thruster(s) on this test flight is an opportunity to make further improvements before they start carrying people.

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Re: Competition

Both Boeing and SpaceX have Commercial Crew Program contracts to develop and operate new spacecraft to deliver astronauts to and from the ISS. This event does not affect SpaceX's contract.

It's also worth noting that Boeing has spent almost twice as much to get to this point as SpaceX was awarded for the entire Crew Dragon development and operation program. Boeing is now losing money on the program. If anything this paints SpaceX in a very favourable light.

Voyager 1 space probe producing ‘anomalous telemetry data’

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That's where I was going with it, although my estimate wasn't quite that wild!

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I wonder what the cost comparison is

Ad-tech firms grab email addresses from forms before they're even submitted

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Funny that

As a subscriber to the theory of "if it's possible and it benefits them, they will do it", I've always assumed that this kind of thing has been going on for as long as web pages have been dynamic anyway. It's nice for my "paranoia" to be vindicated.

Disclaimer: I'm not pretending to be clever, just careful.

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Re: Is this really a problem?

I do it regularly, usually to find out how much shipping will cost if a retailer has for some reason decided not to make that information available up front.

But then I don't do it with my own details, you just need to fill the forms with enough vague bullshit to get an answer.

Cars in driver-assist mode hit a third of cyclists, all oncoming cars in tests

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Re: Cyclists are road users, too

I'm reminded of this image macro

Astra Space to launch satellites from Shetland

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Re: Isn't it a bit far from the equator?

All other things being equal, the closer you are to the equator the more flexibility you have. The major issue with accessing high inclination orbits from certain launch sites closer to the equator is having to fly over populated areas, or rather those populated areas (rightly) objecting to being flown over (...and having failed or spent rocket stages land on them). Launching due north from Vandenberg or The Cape would be difficult, for example, hence the need for indirect launch profiles from those locations, or alternative launch sites in less populated areas. The fact that population density tends to decrease the closer you get to the poles is a handy coincidence.

Europe's GDPR coincides with dramatic drop in Android apps

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Re: Great news

The suggestion that it stifles innovation seems like a bit of a stretch

Thinnet cables are no match for director's morning workout

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Re: Full names please.......

Once had to work with a Richard Fidler

Richard Fidler

Rhymes with hide rather than hid though.

Cryptocurrency laundromat Blender shredded by US Treasury in sanctions first

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undermine research in blockchain technology
It's been 13 years now and they still haven't found an application for which it's superior to existing technology, other than crime. How long do you think they need?

Mozilla browser Firefox hits the big 100

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Re: Firefox 100 also detects if your OS is set to a different language

For anything that appears to require Chrome, I use and recommend Vivaldi

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Re: The browser can also automatically fill in credit card details for you

You can disable that feature

Watch out for AI models regurgitating misplaced keys that unlock crypto wallets

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"Leaving your cryptocurrency wallet's private key out on the public internet is not a good idea"

Well, if you must insist in keeping your money where there's no recourse if something goes wrong...

The bad ideas have already been had.

Rocket Lab successfully catches falling rocket booster with a helicopter

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Re: Wish there was a video

There's an onboard shot from the helicopter in Rocket Lab's live broadcast but I haven't seen an external shot, though there might be some external shots of their practice and testing for the procedure.

Human-made hopper out-leaps rival robots in artificial jumping contest

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Meh

Wow

I'm glad there was a photo because the video was almost pointless

US appeals court ruling could 'eliminate internet privacy'

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Re: Wrong Yet Again

Maybe so but does this not make it effective law right now? Also how much does it cost for someone to to elevate a decision to SCOTUS for review?

Also note "could" in the headline.

Ex-Googlers take a stab at building 'general intelligence' that makes software do what you tell it

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Devil

DWIM

Is this DWIM making a return? I can't wait for the mayhem!

Brave, DuckDuckGo to unplug Google's AMP where possible

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Re: Firefox

Firefox Mobile 98.3's Add-ons Manager, at least on my device, provides no add-on search function and only a very short list of installable add-ons. In this list, Redirect AMP to HTML is listed under "Not yet available: We're currently building support for an initial selection of Recommended Extensions". The last version it worked in for me was 69.

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Re: Firefox

I use this add-on everywhere I can, however Firefox Mobile broke it in version 69 (as it did a lot of very useful add-ons) and it still doesn't work as of version 98.

AMD: Our Epyc CPUs helped Mercedes win F1 Constructors' Championship

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But not since the 2019 season.

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Computer says "let them race"

Review: Huawei's Matebook X Pro laptop is forgetful and forgettable

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I've been in video conferences with people whose laptops' cameras and microphones are below the screen rather than above it. It's a very creepy camera angle and when they start typing it gets worse. The microphone is also far too close to the speakers and the resulting sound quality is terrible.

I don't understand how manufacturers consistently get it so wrong.

When the expert speaker at an NFT tech panel goes rogue

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"investing in NFTs"

Can I just be the first to say that buying cryptocurrencies isn't investing; it's gambling.

AMD Threadripper CPU supply severely low, PC makers say

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Re: Naming

Well it's better than Quadfather...

Amazon books rocket flights for its Kuiper broadband internet satellites

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Said Jeff to Jeff...

...where are my engines, me?

If you fire someone, don't let them hang around a month to finish code

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Morals

And the moral of the story? "When you fire someone get them out of the door immediately!"

Pay people what they're worth, I'd have thought

Intel counters AMD’s big-cache PC chip with 5.5GHz 16-core rival

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"world's fastest desktop processor"

So Intel's reverted to flogging clock speed. Is it 2004 again?

Microsoft slides ads into Windows Insiders' File Explorer

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Mushroom

Just wait a god damned minute

Microsoft appears to be experimenting with more adverts in Windows 11

MORE ads? There are ALREADY ads in Windows 11?

Ukraine invasion: We should consider internet sanctions, says ICANN ex-CEO

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Re: It's over

You know that not everything you disagree with is "woke"?

And that "woke" isn't the slam dunk argument you think it is?

You know these things, right?

OneWeb drops launches from Russia's Baikonur spaceport

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...Atlas V's manifest is full ahead of its replacement by the Blue Origin-powered Vulcan...

"Where are my engines, Jeff?"

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