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Poetry For Sysadmins: Shall I Compare Thee To a Lumbering Bear?

Forget4it Poetry says ReadMe ... (31 comments)

README
http://www.advogato.org/person/ReadMe/diary.html?start=9#0

+ Like most public domain distributions this package contains a README.
+ Unlike those packages, this one contains ***only*** a README.


Bootstrap
begin
{

  • I write therefore you are reading;
    else you are reading then someone has been writing;
    I am that someone;
    I am a literature machine;

}

about 2 months ago
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Hackers Ransom European Domino's Customer Data (including Favourite Toppings)

Forget4it pun (100 comments)

Once they have taken one Pizza Co, the others are bound to fall sooner than later - the Domino theory ...

about 3 months ago
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Apple Refuses To Unlock Bequeathed iPad

Forget4it from the grave (465 comments)

The mother is in the right place - she could have a word with Steve Jobs and all would get fixed. Shame he's not here on earth to kick ass for her now.

about 7 months ago
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End of Moore's Law Forcing Radical Innovation

Forget4it doggerel (275 comments)

No more Less is More

No more Moore's Law

We're more or less

Left only multi-core.

about 9 months ago
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Bitcoin Exchange Value Halves After Chinese Ban

Forget4it Bitcoin analysis: (475 comments)

Bitcoin analysis: Bit = Zero or One Coin = Heads or Tails No wonder the value is fairly random (leading or trailing zeros - - toss a coin)

about 9 months ago
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Death and the NSA: A Q&A With Bruce Schneier

Forget4it Re:Cold warriors (149 comments)

The intelligence community ... was made as an conventional army fighting another conventional army (the GRU and KGB) and the sigint operations was hand-tailored to this kind of war. But what has happened since is that the enemy has changed.

It's like the immune system gone into overdrive attacking its own body - c.f. Aids.

about 10 months ago
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Delta Replacing Flight Manuals with Surface Tablets

Forget4it pun warning (244 comments)

Sure they'll work fine on the surface, it's when they get in the air I'd begin to worry.

1 year,17 hours
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Ikea Foundation Introduces Better Refugee Shelter

Forget4it on the move? (163 comments)

Ikea furniture can be fine - until ... you move house. It's not made to be taken to pieces and put back together again - a second time. Hope the refugees are not on the move ... oops.

about a year ago
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New Moons of Pluto Named Kerberos and Styx; Popular Choice 'Vulcan' Snubbed

Forget4it Post colonialism ... (194 comments)

What ever we earthlings call them now they'll have to be renamed later when we discover the name the natives use for their own world. Post colonialism rules!

about a year ago
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Altering Text In eBooks To Track Pirates

Forget4it Re:Article in case of slashdotting (467 comments)

Okay is the "youÃ(TM)re" the intentional typo in your "piracy" of that article?

about a year ago
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3D-Printed Gun May Be Unveiled Soon

Forget4it pun for the title (625 comments)

That would be quick on the draw then.

about a year and a half ago
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Declassified LBJ Tapes Accuse Richard Nixon of Treason

Forget4it BBC audio on this (536 comments)

Listen also here (til Saturday): http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01r93sr/

Twenty years ago, Charles Wheeler and David Taylor, his Washington based producer, were told that Richard Nixon had secretly sabotaged the Vietnamese peace talks in the autumn of 1968, to continue the war and ultimately strengthen his chances of claiming the presidency. It was an act of political espionage that cost thousands of American lives. Back in 1994, Wheeler and Taylor conducted their own investigation, tracking down those involved to piece the story together. Then they waited for the classified material to be released to confirm one of the greatest acts of political subterfuge in American history. Charles Wheeler died in 2008, before the release of key White House tapes relating to the affair. Now, using these newly released recordings, as well as many of the interviews they recorded at the time, David Taylor pieces together this intriguing story.

about a year and a half ago
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Physicists Discover a Way Around Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle

Forget4it Re:Not a violation of the uncertainty principle (153 comments)

Well said mpoulton

John Gribbin several decades ago made a point of not mistaking the uncertainty principle a measurement problem in his book In Search Of Schrodingers Cat>
QUOTE: from Chap 8.

These startling conclusions were published in the Zeitschrift fur Physik in 1927, but while theorists such as Dirac and Bohr, familiar with the new equations of quantum mechanics, appreciated their significance at once, many experimenters saw Heisenberg's claim as a challenge to their skills. They imagined that he was saying that their experiments weren't good enough to measure both position and momentum at the same time, and tried to conceive experiments to prove him wrong. But this was a futile aim, since that wasn't what he had said at all.
This misconception still arises today, partly because of the way the idea of uncertainty is often taught.

about a year and a half ago
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How Do We Program Moral Machines?

Forget4it Re:Obvious Answer (604 comments)

ops that should have been Robot: R. Daneel Olivaw

about 2 years ago

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I fought the Law n' Science won!

Forget4it Forget4it writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Forget4it (530598) writes ""The science writer Simon Singh has won a landmark victory at the Court of Appeal in London giving stronger free speech protection to writers facing libel threats for raising issues of scientific controversy." the BMJ reports."
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Forget4it Forget4it writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Forget4it (530598) writes "Today's Guardian in an informative article entitled "Multimedia package provides global platform to a troubled mind" discusses the aftermath of the VT events in the context of the ease of use of the technology employed. It quotes Dewey Cornell, a clinical psychologist and director of the Virginia Youth Violence Project:

We have given a platform for individuals to express themselves and mentally ill individuals are quite capable of making use of the media to express their feelings in a dramatic way,...
Was this guy a Geek?
Or What?"

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