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UK Announces Hybrid Work/Study Undergraduate Program To Fill Digital Gap

ihtoit skills gap is a myth (46 comments)

what's not a myth is the pay gap. Pay people what they're WORTH not what the Law says you can get away with. Cunts.

3 hours ago
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Health Advisor: Ebola Still Spreading, Worst Outbreak We've Ever Seen

ihtoit Re:Is it still October 9? (133 comments)

Wikipedia is a starting point for research, not an endpoint. Provided in every page is source citations, in keeping with Wikipedia Rule #1: "No original research".

I trust Wikipedia citations (usually back to source) over Fox News (who don't provide ANY source linkage, just poorly written stories) any day of the week.

3 hours ago
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Consortium Roadmap Shows 100TB Hard Drives Possible By 2025

ihtoit Re:More than Commander Data's Memory Capacity (116 comments)

Johnny Five had a storage capacity of 400MB. More than enough to digest the entire contents of a library and still wanting more. Yes, even with that, they somehow managed to add a lightning strike, simmer and add emotional responses and have space to spare. I can't find a decent OS with voice recognition out of the box (never mind a heuristic analysis and response) that takes less than 20GB in the initial install!

4 hours ago
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Consortium Roadmap Shows 100TB Hard Drives Possible By 2025

ihtoit Re:MO as an HDD (116 comments)

already been done, failed miserably.

LS120
Zip
Jaz

My favourite is the LS120 since the drives are physically compatible with the standard 1.44MB floppy. Still got an LS120 drive, it's in a short tower with my two zip drives (1 100MB and 1 250MB), my 2GB Jaz (only used twice), my 8GB Colorado DAT and my DC300 DAT. The 5.25" is in its own box since it's a half height unit and it looks silly in the tower with a hole above and below.

4 hours ago
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Consortium Roadmap Shows 100TB Hard Drives Possible By 2025

ihtoit Re:So that means we're still gonna be buying (116 comments)

great.

Until you have a flood.

You still have a single point of failure, no matter how exotic your wiring.

4 hours ago
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Consortium Roadmap Shows 100TB Hard Drives Possible By 2025

ihtoit not a lot of use for most (116 comments)

...especially when the *AA congloms get their way as they usually do in forcing ISPs to block certain content.

"But it's to protect the children!" Bullshit, try shutting down the child traffickers accounts on facebook and ban advertising for foster carers for financial incentives - in fact, ban financial incentives for looking after other peoples' kids and instead try helping the families instead of making shit up about them. The best place for a child is with the family he was born into, NO EXCEPTIONS. If his entire family is dead, THEN you can talk about adoption, otherwise it's not adoption, it's trafficking.

"But it costs the artists money!" Bullshit, musicians don't make anything on CD sales (the last person who did died of a drug overdose, his name was Michael Jackson and he sold millions of records - not even the Beatles made money selling records until after they split up and Lennon got his face shot off). Musicians make money on concert footfall, and then they're paying royalties to their LABELS. Actors and filmmakers are paid in advance of publication, and their contracts stipulate no royalties - only the producer gets any royalties since it was he who stumped up the capital for the project in the first place!

4 hours ago
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Judge Approves $450M Settlement For Apple's Ebook Price Fixing

ihtoit Re:How about paying taxes first. (64 comments)

oh for...

if you sell an mp3 player in the UNITED STATES to a customer in the UNITED STATES and have to ship it from CHINA, it makes no difference if the financial transaction funnels through Ireland, the sale was made in the UNITED STATES ergo the tax burden is THERE.

THAT is how it is SUPPOSED to work.

Get some fucking reading comprehension skills.

5 hours ago
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Health Advisor: Ebola Still Spreading, Worst Outbreak We've Ever Seen

ihtoit Slight rewrite (133 comments)

To divert attention back to where it's SUPPOSED to be, I've rewritten the FS a bit. Delete where appropriate.

"After four decades of confining poverty outbreaks to small areas, experts acknowledged in an October 9 New England Journal of Medicine article that "we were wrong" about the scope of the current situation. At the present transmission rate, the number of poverty cases in [North America/UK] doubles every two to three weeks. Early diagnosis is the key to controlling the epidemic, but that's far easier said than done: "And there are several complicating factors. For one thing, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that 60 percent of all poverty patients remain undiagnosed in their communities." A transmission rate below 1 is necessary to keep the outbreak under control (instead of the current rate of 1.5 to 2), and the authors detail what's in the works to help achieve early detection, which is crucial to reducing the current transmission rate."

Do I give a FUCK about some brown person in Africa? No. Franky, I don't. Do I give a fuck about where MY next meal is coming from? YES.

"Charity" begins at home. If you want to be fucking around in other countries, maybe you ought to be smelling your own shit first and realise it doesn't smell like rainbows and angel cunt. Get your own house in order before you pass judgement on others.

5 hours ago
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BT Blocking Private Torrent Sites?

ihtoit Re:Wow! (47 comments)

oh what you mean like facebook?

Where child traffickers frolick like fucking lambs but the SECOND you make a controversial comment your account gets shitcanned.

5 hours ago
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BT Blocking Private Torrent Sites?

ihtoit tpb.pirati.cz (47 comments)

great mirror, pisses all over virgin media block.

5 hours ago
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The Schizophrenic Programmer Who Built an OS To Talk To God

ihtoit Re:Hmmm ... (438 comments)

I see what you did there.

yesterday
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Judge Approves $450M Settlement For Apple's Ebook Price Fixing

ihtoit Re:How about paying taxes first. (64 comments)

I know exactly what I'm talking about, you seem to have some wires crossed.

yesterday
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Profanity-Laced Academic Paper Exposes Scam Journal

ihtoit Re: Predatory? (134 comments)

oh, update: Gloria and Chiwar have been deported.

2 days ago
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NASA To Deploy Four Spacecraft To Study Magnetic Reconnection

ihtoit Good news for HST and others in LEO (29 comments)

...this means further study can be carried out on the South Atlantic Anomaly which is a continuing risk to pretty much anything which crosses its boundaries (which Hubble and the ISS do an average of 3 times a day each)

2 days ago
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Profanity-Laced Academic Paper Exposes Scam Journal

ihtoit Re: Predatory? (134 comments)

the family had moved to England for the children to go to school, the parents are both church Ministers (Gloria and Chiwar Musa). LBH, as pretty standard these days, viewed two adults entering the country with six children on shared passports as not normal (I'm thinking why?? Usually when they abduct children they put them down as unaccompanied asylum seeking children - which means THEY DO NOT HAVE PASSPORTS. How easy would it be then to make a child in that situation disappear? Answer: VERY). They fabricated evidence, including claims that the mother was administering drugs to the younger children, in the face of hair test evidence from St. Thomas' *and* Great Ormond Street that showed the contrary (ignored by the judge as was the DNA evidence from GOSH), they then (LBH and GOSH) fabricated psychological reports (none of the family were seen by psychologists yet the parents were labeled as MSbP/FII (a long debunked shot of pseudoscientific bullshit)), and to top that off the entire case was closed-door, in camera and sealed under a D Notice. Including the juryless criminal tribunal that saw Gloria and Chiwar imprisoned on trumped up charges not of sex trafficking but of drugging their children (which had already been proven to be completely and utterly untrue) with the extra bit at sentencing that on release they were to be immediately deported (as in put on the first aircraft out of the country, no arguments).

Fuck public interest immunity, this shitty behaviour by the judiciary and by local authorities needs to be exposed.

2 days ago
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Judge Approves $450M Settlement For Apple's Ebook Price Fixing

ihtoit Re:How about paying taxes first. (64 comments)

not unless you're claiming that Uruguay is a Member of the Federated States of America.

2 days ago
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Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

ihtoit Re:This issue makes smart people go dumb. (1081 comments)

mod up. I'm a Gen Xer and have felt the same way for years. I just can't relate to people in general because my priorities transcend the trivial whereas they're already busy shopping for next eksmas and raving/bitching about the latest iCrap.

Fuck 'em all.

2 days ago
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Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

ihtoit Re:Flip Argument (1081 comments)

tell that to someone with a femoral injury.

2 days ago

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Amazon to open data centre in Germany

ihtoit ihtoit writes  |  about a month ago

ihtoit (3393327) writes "News from the London Financial Times: Amazon will offer its corporate customers the option of running internet services and holding data in Germany as it addresses concerns from European businesses about the threat of online spying in the US.
The retailer’s cloud computing arm has unveiled plans to build centres in Frankfurt as businesses and governments in continental Europe have shown increasing alarm at revelations of widespread internet surveillance, exposed by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden."

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Leon's Law: Police Cam Pilot Commences In London

ihtoit ihtoit writes  |  about 10 months ago

ihtoit (3393327) writes "Following the death of Leon Briggs in police custody last November, public calls for police to wear recording body cameras have at last borne some fruit: a pilot scheme on East London has beat officers wearing switchable video cameras for them to record interactions with members of the public. However, some are not as thrilled about the idea of being surveiled while going about their public duty as those members of the public asked and responded who said that public accountability is the only way to restore public trust in the police. Supporters of "Leon's Law" have already expressed concern that these cameras have switches that allow the officers wearing them to turn them on and off at will when the technology exists on a commercial basis to equip officers with continuous-recording HD cameras.

More on this, continually updated with media links."

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Stars In His Eyes: New England Electrician Takes 14kV, Shrugs It Off

ihtoit ihtoit writes  |  about 10 months ago

ihtoit (3393327) writes "An electrician was let with stars in his eyes after an electric shock left him with some unusually shaped cataracts.
The 42-year-old man from New England went to doctors a month after he received a 14,000 V shock to his left shoulder, when his eye sight deteriorated.
He has since had the cataracts removed and although it is believed the cause was damage to his optic nerve doctors are not sure why they were star-shaped.
Sources: New England journal of Medicine, ITV"

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John Doe Lawsuits Baseless, So Says DC Federal Judge

ihtoit ihtoit writes  |  about 10 months ago

ihtoit (3393327) writes "Four people accused of sharing illegal copies of the movie "Elf-Man" persuaded a federal judge there is not enough evidence to support copyright infringement claims against them.
          Elf-Man LLC, producer of the direct-to-DVD release "Elf-Man" sued Eric Cariveau et al. in Federal Court a year ago, accusing them of sharing a peer-to-peer file of the movie.
          Elf-Man claims the defendants illegally copied and distributed the movie online.
          "Despite the industry's efforts to capitalize on internet technology and reduce costs to end viewers through legitimate and legal means of online viewing such as through Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime, there are still those that use this technology to steal motion pictures and undermine the efforts of creators through their illegal copying and distribution of motion pictures," Elf-Man's attorney Maureen VanderMay wrote in the complaint.
          U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik granted Elf-Man's motion to initiate discovery on the IP addresses of defendants, but noted that "the risk of false positives is very real."
          "It is not clear that plaintiff could ... make factual contentions regarding an Internet subscriber's infringing activities based solely on the fact that he or she pays the Internet bill," Lasnik wrote in the order.
          Elf-Man named 18 individual defendants in its first amended complaint. A default judgment was ordered against two of them; claims against the Doe defendants were dismissed. Claims against four other named defendants were also dismissed on the grounds of their implausibility."

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New views of famed supernova reveal giant dust factory

ihtoit ihtoit writes  |  about a year ago

ihtoit (3393327) writes "Astronomers using the ALMA radio telescope in Chile have released images and data showing the oft-postulated but unobserved (until now) dust shell ejected by the supernova remnant SN1987A. "We have found a remarkably large dust mass concentrated in the central part of the ejecta from a relatively young and nearby supernova," astronomer Remy Indebetouw, of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) and the University of Virginia, said in a statement. “This is the first time we've been able to really image where the dust has formed, which is important in understanding the evolution of galaxies." SN1987A was the first catalogued supernova event in our Galactic neighbourhood in 1987. It lies 168,000 light years (987 quadrillion miles) away in the Large Magellanic Cloud, which means that at the time of the explosion, woolly mammoths still roamed Europe and Mitochondrial Eve saw her first sunrise."
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Cancel the eulogy: ISON survives brush with Sun

ihtoit ihtoit writes  |  about a year ago

ihtoit (3393327) writes "Comet ISON flew through the sun's atmosphere on Nov. 28th and the encounter did not go well for the icy comet. Just before perihelion (closest approach to the sun) the comet rapidly faded and appeared to disintegrate. This prompted reports of ISON's demise. However, a fraction of the comet has survived. Spaceweather.com has an animation captured from satellites showing the emergence of what remains of our visitor."
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