Recent content by The Lamb

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    President Trump Getting Options to Crack Down On Chinese IP Theft

    Not just high tech stuff. Branded clothing, shoes, car parts, homewares, basically everything that requires mass production is made in China. Those fake Louis Vuitton bags from China are probably made in the same factory as the real ones. When I worked in the pharma industry there were always...
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    A Plan to Rescue the Web from the Internet

    NN gives control of what you see to your search engine, no NN gives that control to your ISP and whatever search engine they allow you to use. Either way, it's mostly good or not so bad for Google and Facebook, assuming ISPs choose not to block them. None of the options will free you from the...
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    The Army Has Ditched Its Plans for a New, Short-Term Rifle Replacement

    Out of curiosity, as someone who lives in a gun free part of the world and has never held a firearm, why is this the best at the moment?
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    Intel Aims to End Legacy BIOS Support by 2020

    Some of the kit at my work runs off of ISA controller cards. I have to keep a stack of shitty old PCs just in case the workstations fail.
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    SpaceX is Launching a Secret Mission Called 'Zuma'

    Express news article: NIBIRU SHOCK CLAIM: SpaceX to launch secret Planet X probe TONIGHT - codename Zuma Lol.
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    Star Trek: Discovery Will Return on January 7th, 2018

    So it gets better? I gave up after about 15 mins into the first show, it was just one stupid thing after another: Oh, our normal instruments don't work, so let's use an antique hand telescope instead of the enormous telescope they have down in navigation, oh, the radiation is too dangerous for...
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    NASA Posts Space Launch System Animated Video

    Once the Chinese start installing mass drivers on the moon, funding for NASA will go up.
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    21st Century Fox Has Been Holding Talks to Sell Most of the Company to Disney

    I know I have the minority opinion, but I think X-Men and mutants having their own private 'universe' makes more sense to me. Otherwise 'Us and Them' has Spiderman and the Hulk over here with us normal non-mutants. Why do they all have to be in every story together?
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    “Lord of the Rings”: Amazon, Warner Bros. in Talks for Series Adaptation

    As much as I love WoT, I feel there's a much greater chance of it being a disappointment when transferring to the screen: So much in the WoT world is visually apparent only to some characters, and there is lots of cool but hidden internal dialogue. I feel like on the screen this would all be...
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    Bloodhound SSC Starts First Test, Hits 210 MPH

    I think it's funny that the Bloodhound uses a supercharged 5.0 Ltr Jaguar V8 engine, just to pump fuel to the real engine.
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    Tesla Makes Quick Work of Puerto Rico Hospital Solar Power Relief Project

    It looks like the array allows panels to be removed relatively easily. Maybe when the next storm comes they batten down the hatches and batten up the panels. The battery supplies power overnight and charges through the day. I hear there is a factory making them.
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    Huawei Could Release A "Foldable" Phone Next Year

    You're the only other person I've seen who doesn't like curved screens. Whenever I use someone else's Samsung the specular reflection stripes on the curved areas seem so annoying. Why is it a good thing to have a screen that curves away from the user?
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    Readers Crash Cambridge University Website Accessing Hawking's PhD Thesis

    I studied at Cambridge, and once I was sitting with a chum at the curry place by the Granta, when Hawking came past in his chair with his wife. We thought he was going to come in and have a vindaloo - but he carried on past. Still, I get an anecdote that I nearly had curry with Stephen Hawking.
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    MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Hands On Preview

    William Mountbank. But sadly I don't get so much time to play as I would like. Still haven't touched my Uziels.
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    Paris Plans to Banish All but Electric Cars by 2030

    You probably can. London has an automated number plate reading system, and it charges drivers entering the city limits proportionally to their vehicle CO2 emissions. Electric cars go free, and people with muscle cars have the money to afford the charge. Who wants to drive in Paris or London...