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US Government seeks restoration of PATRIOT act ISP provision

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The U.S. removes the nuclear brakes

seti: Washington Post article with much more detailed information - "The inclusion, therefore, of a nuclear weapons option in CONPLAN 8022 -- a specially configured earth-penetrating bomb to destroy deeply buried facilities, if any exist -- is particularly disconcerting."
simmo: let's push them into the sea
simmo: (the bombs .. not the americans)
seti: "If the United States continues its current nuclear stance, over time, substantial proliferation of nuclear weapons will almost surely follow."


simmo: sigpipe - there can only be one. UNIX, sigpipe, signal, IPC, thong, ass, booty, asian, latina,


coderman: "Q: What happens if the epoll fd is put into its own fd set?"
coderman: "A: It will fail. However, you can add an epoll fd inside another epoll fd set." - hah! for some reason an epoll set of epoll fd's cracks me up

Structure discovery in conditional probability distributions via an entropic estimator

coderman: wow
simmo: maximum a posteriori
simmo: hidden Markov model
simmo: like in that film with John Malkovich
simmo: a thing like a neural net, for guessing
coderman: in english this is tweaking probability models so efficiently that they become incredibly small/concise
coderman: so picture a neural network used to classify $foo. this method would refine the nnet model so well that you are left with a handful of carefully tuned neurons that perform the classification effectively with very little complexity.
simmo: i guessed right!
coderman: they state that the end result is often simple enough that a human can understand the relationships expressed (read: reverse engineer a nnet) which is usually not possible
simmo: i bet this is patented
simmo: or plain illegal
coderman: its only illegal in amerika


simmo: The notion of a lost continent beneath the Pacific Ocean seems preposterous.
simmo: reading this will only make it seem more so
simmo: "The South Pacific Isotopic and Thermal Anomaly (SOPITA) mentioned in the captions for Figures 2 and 3 is defined not only by relatively hotter mantle temperatures but by differing spatial domains of concentrations of isotopes of lead, uranium, strontium, and neodymium."
simmo: "There is much more to Prof. Keith?s hypothesis for explaining various features of the Pacific basin, but I know that you are already bored to tears, reading so much unfamiliar terminology."

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Ash: amusing
cryptomail: SPLITTING, incapacitating withdrawal headaches for like two weeks, yeah....that's normal. The verdict, indeed, it's Evil.


simmo: "quantum boost"
simmo: "VIA C7 processor will enter mass production at the end of Q2"
simmo: this will run on their existing boards? or do we have to wait until end of QX for boards for it?
simmo: existing VIA processors have no NX?


burtonator: "Dick Cheney said Monday he was offended by Amnesty International's condemnation of the United States for what it called "serious human rights violations" at Guantanamo Bay"

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