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The Schizophrenic Programmer Who Built an OS To Talk To God

Maritz Re:Hmmm ... (448 comments)

Yep. If you don't find it interesting scroll past and don't post. Pretty simple eh. ;)

2 days ago
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Laser Creates Quantum Whirlpool

Maritz Re:I thought the distinction was arbitrary already (59 comments)

If a photon had rest mass, it would not travel at c (the speed of light). Neutrinos have a very small rest mass and travel close to c. If you research it, you'll find it is not semantics. These are technical terms with widely-accepted definitions.

about a week ago
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Republicans Block Latest Attempt At Curbing NSA Power

Maritz Re:DID ANYONE READ THE ARTICLE? (441 comments)

Just to clarify, are we talking about the article entitled "Senate Republicans block USA Freedom Act surveillance reform bill"?

about a week ago
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Republicans Block Latest Attempt At Curbing NSA Power

Maritz Re:Hmmm .... (441 comments)

My answer is that both parties have decided that security at any costs, and privacy be damned is the way of the future.

While I hope my cynicism is misplaced, I personally don't think they give a fuck about security. If they did, they'd do the math and realise there are higher priorities in terms of preventable deaths. What they give a fuck about is power. Specifically, getting it, keeping it, and increasing its scope.

about a week ago
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Republicans Block Latest Attempt At Curbing NSA Power

Maritz Re:slashdot this article title should be changed (441 comments)

You don't see how mass Internet and telephony surveillance is relevant news if you're a nerd? You don't see any relevance with respect to the NSA weakening encryption algorithms and putting backdoors in network gear, and hoarding zero-days?

about a week ago
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Republicans Block Latest Attempt At Curbing NSA Power

Maritz Re:Well of course... (441 comments)

To be honest I don't really think they need to do that. So far, doing jazz hands and saying 'TERRORISTS!' seems to be perfectly sufficient.

about a week ago
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Republicans Block Latest Attempt At Curbing NSA Power

Maritz Re:stupid bullshit (441 comments)

NOBODY is that stupid!

While I think you have a point, I just don't think this bit above is something anyone should ever say.

about a week ago
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What Will It Take To Make Automated Vehicles Legal In the US?

Maritz Re:2013 or so? (320 comments)

Hm, I thought that would be spelled JIGGAWATTS

about a month ago
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Pentagon Reportedly Hushed Up Chemical Weapons Finds In Iraq

Maritz Re:So confused (376 comments)

Bush Jr. is somewhat of a Texan; once you've lied to him, you're probably not going to be able to make a deal.

Fool me once, shame on... Uh, shame.... A FOOLED GUY CAN'T GET FOOLED AGAIN.

about a month and a half ago
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How Women Became Gamers Through D&D

Maritz Re:Where is this "disdain" coming from? (239 comments)

So very true; as Arnold Rimmer once pointed out, "Wasn't it St Francis of Assissi himself who said: 'Never give a sucker an even break'?"

about a month and a half ago
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Glenn Greenwald: How the NSA Tampers With US Made Internet Routers

Maritz Re:Fuck the foreigners Re:What about inbound? (347 comments)

Your example of spying on allies being a good thing is to refer to the Cuban missile crisis? Sorry I didn't realise USA and USSR were great buds at the time.

about 6 months ago
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McAfee Grabbed Data Without Paying, Says Open Source Vulnerability Database

Maritz Re:McAfee in trouble (139 comments)

Public-Paging Face Web

about 7 months ago
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RightsCorp To Bring Its Controversial Copyright Protection Tactics To Europe

Maritz Re:BS (196 comments)

Extremely few children in this country lives in true poverty.

How many of them are truly Scottish, that's what I need to know.

about 7 months ago
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RightsCorp To Bring Its Controversial Copyright Protection Tactics To Europe

Maritz Re:RightsCorp (196 comments)

Chili's pays £2/hour. The staff are paid with your tips.

Not with my tips. I don't eat at Chili's, nor do I live in the UK. But yes, restaurant wait staff often don't even get the minimum wage. Disgusting, isn't it?

I dunno why he put a £ sign there but I don't think anyone gets paid £2 an hour legally in the UK, nor is Chili's around. There was one in Canary Wharf I think but it closed.

about 7 months ago
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Russia Quietly Passes Anti-Blogger Law

Maritz Re:this would never happen in america. (284 comments)

also handed over (or sold) to China and Russia.

lol... Bollocks. I find it really weird that you would make shit like that up. I guess convincing people you're right is more important than being right.

about 7 months ago
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Russia Quietly Passes Anti-Blogger Law

Maritz Re:Russia you were so close (284 comments)

Maybe, just maybe, the Russians have no fucking balls and will let any c**t in charge do whatever the fuck they like.

about 7 months ago

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RE's Skylon Spaceplane Faces Key Tech Test in June

Maritz Maritz writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Maritz writes "El Reg has a good article on how British company Reaction Engines Ltd's ambitious spaceplane design SKYLON, which is designed to get to orbit in a single stage and to be entirely re-usable, faces a test of its pre-cooler technology in June. The pre-cooler is the key to their SABRE engines, which are themselves the key ingredient in achieving a single-stage-to-orbit platform. The pre-cooler aims to take air and almost instantly cool it down to cryogenic temperatures, before using the oxygen to burn with hydrogen fuel carried from take-off.

REL technical director Richard Varvill: "[The pre-cooler] is the only brand-new piece of technology". Varvill had previously said that REL has a 10-year roadmap to actual Skylon flights, with costs during that time of maybe $15bn."

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Did Dr Richard B. Hoover Just Discover Alien Life?

Maritz Maritz writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Maritz writes "Aliens exist, and we have proof.

That astonishingly awesome claim comes from Dr. Richard B. Hoover, an astrobiologist at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, who says he has found conclusive evidence of alien life — fossils of bacteria found in an extremely rare class of meteorite called CI1 carbonaceous chondrites. (There are only nine such meteorites on planet Earth.) Hoover’s findings were published late Friday night in the Journal of Cosmology, a peer-reviewed scientific journal."

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