* Posts by Destroy All Monsters

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Dutch MEP slams 'cowboy practices' of GCHQ 'n' pals following Gemalto allegations

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Re: The "Law of the Jungle".....is still the only law

Relevance?

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But what, exactly, could they have done?

I know... BOMB LYBIA!! DRONE YEMEN!!! Hell yeah.

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BLOOD STAR of the NEANDERTHALS passed close to our Sun

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Re: Timely...

The Star

"Pretty women, flushed and glittering, heard the news told jestingly between the dances, and feigned an intelligent interest they did not feel. “Nearer! Indeed. How curious! How very, very clever people must be to find out things like that!”

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Re: Alien probes

"Nagios II - Son of Oort"

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So long, Lenovo, and no thanks for all the super-creepy Superfish

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Re: What is it with advertisers?

if it did, there'd be nothing on the shelves and we'd all have six cars

The goal of advertising is not to increase the available wealth of the target, but but have him allocate wealth differently than it would have been done otherwise.

And seeing how people are in debt up to their eyesockets while still having three cars....

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Re: Cue the ClassAction lawsuits in 3... 2... 1...

The Woman with the McDonald's coffee had third degree burns on her thighs and genitals

McDonalds now serves lava? Probably not in polystyrene cups.

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El Reg chefs whip up Post-Pub Noshographic

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Re: The most astonishing thing about this series is ...

No, but we are IT.

> keep yourselves healthy.

Overrated.

Also: Pork dose a day keeps the ISIS away.

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Hello Barbie: Hang on, this Wi-Fi doll records your child's voice?

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Re: Obligatory Harry Harrison reference...

This rather makes me feel like the world is entering a Philip K. Dick universe. But which one?

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Tim Cook slurped our brains, snarl fat battery bods A123

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Re: Serfdom?

This is the secret sauce that makes your product more competitive than anyone elses.

Here is a free-market idea: If that idea is so valuable, then the NDA should be accompanied with a payout to keep the engineer's mouth sealed (may have to be done through a bank account to be liberated in 10y time). Not with a threat to sue. Might work better.

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Did NSA, GCHQ steal the secret key in YOUR phone SIM? It's LIKELY

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[T]he UK's interception regime is entirely compatible with the European Convention on Human Rights.

Entirely compatible? So there is a SOAP interface.

It's currently between your feet and your arse is against the wall.

What do?

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Have YOU got Equation NSAware in your drives? Meh, not really our concern, says EU

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Re: add 1000% TAX on all hardware and software from US (and UK) companies

> Basically boot start a EU wide tech sector.

Not sure whether serious or totally retarded.

Have fun getting rid of all cross-licensing schemes and generally getting the EU tech sector anywhere other than navel-gazing and taxed/regulated/mismanaged to the general shape of a quivering puppy.

There is a good reason why Europe is an economic shithole getting shittier by the day.

The US is still the powerhouse, in spite of all its governments attempt at raping it into a socialistic shape amenable to the liberal lunatic fringe.

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> Sometimes the government - or their contractors - have to do some real nasty stuff

Nazi bullshit

> living with your "rights and freedoms"

Scare quotes. Thanks for clarifying.

> This is not new as it was first demonstrated at OHM 2013

This is not new as demonstrated by Reinhard Heydrich c.a. 1942.

Get Rekt M8!

The finger in the icon is not the correct one.

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Superfish: Lenovo ditches adware, but that doesn't fix SSL megavuln – researcher

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Re: SSL Certificate now public

IT IS THE SAME ONE IN ALL CASES??

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Sadly, it has come to the point where no shot is too cheap and no hyperbole is left unrealized anymore.

"Ah, Mr Creosote. Can I offer you a large, wide-screen image in the middle of your preferred website, sir?"

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Well....

> Prospecting for a new laptop

> Dell has only no-longer-composable "take it or leave it and better lube up" crud on display

> Visit Lenovo's website instead

> Need to tell NoScript to "enable temporarily" websites I have never heard of

> Ghostery pops a vein growing a World Trade Center in the corner

> Nope.jpg

Still have no new laptop. Am I a failure?

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UK public sector biz keeps French giant Atos buoyant

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An no increase in GDP occurred

THANK YOU UK TAXPAYER!

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Inside GOV.UK: 'CHAOS' and 'NIGHTMARE' as trendy Cabinet Office wrecked govt websites

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Re: "trendily-designed webpages bereft of useful information"

LOLNO.

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Re: Agree--new BBC is a heart-sinker

It's saddening when Al Jazeera actually provides more and indepth coverage of actual news

I don't see how that is saddening. It has also been the case since the Bush II Iraqi pratfall now.

If the US goes to the the length to find the exact hotel room through which a tank projectile shall be "accidentally" lobbed or bothers to blow a marked journalist team off a Baghdad roof by JDAM they must be doing something right.

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Re: Symptom of a much deeper problem.

+1 for The Truth

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Re: Agile everything

RITALINAGILE.

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Re: Fire all the people in charge, now.

And since those in charge made all their designers be coders:

Designers that code?

Go to check that link.

They "code" in HTML and CSS.

kill me now.

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Re: Presumably....

"tabletised" web pages

Pretty sure there is a strong positive correlation between tabletization of a website and the merciless dumbing down of offered content (and the increasing length of the Ghostery popup). Not to mention the impossibility of finding the rare left-over nugget not yet shat on by editiorial policy. People then leave...

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Re: Presumably....

Trying to recreate the spirit of the printed paper online, then?

Sadly, you cannot create a left-of-center wrapper for your fries with that!

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HTTP/2 spec gets green light: Faster web or needless complexity?

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Re: Complexity leads to bugs which lead to security problems

We live in an age where our computers rival living beings in complexity.

Not really.

It's not like protocol handlers cannot be written with the proof they have been implemented according to specification (of course the spec may be wrong, but that's the way it goes). Protocols are never really complex in any meaningful sense.

It's people faffing around with C and handwritten manglers like medieval hunchbacked differently-abled persons who are the real problem.

Coding in Mercury? Hell yeah.

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The Nietzschean eternal rebirth

That would in deed be a very sensible thing to do, as it would also create a boundary between authentication, session handling and the rest of the application. Plus you could do amazing stuff with a minimal amount of code, and since "remote frame buffer" is a fairly well defined set of requirements, we could even support multiple protocols rather easily.

Will "X Terminals" be back? Yes. Yes, they will. Already, we have "remote desktops in the cloud".

We should have stayed with the NeWS of the early 90s. Imagine all that JavaScript horror which could have been avoided (we are now at the maximum entropy NodeJS stage of course, which sounds like someone is implementing a real-world Monty Python sketch for confused people just out of uni, but so be it!)

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Re: i can see myself

@Roo : The real question is: Are you using Erlang?

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Re: yeah but

Quantitative Easing is the answer to everything. Even to bandwidth problems.

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Re: This says it all...

WHERE ARE THE SNOWDENS OF YESTERYEAR?

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Ukraine suddenly 40% more interested in UK tax info – HMRC

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Allocate resources that don't belong to you: Yes we can!

Even countries that do not have a desperate need to shore up their public finances

A nice euphemism for

"The goverrrnmental pirates have wrecked everything out of sheer greed, mismanagement and cronyism and need more. Disregard the multibillion-$CURRENY debthole, that's for the future (or for foreign taxpayers via the IMF)"

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Hoping for spy reforms? Jeb Bush, dangerously close to being the next US prez, backs the NSA

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Ron Paul is rather oldish now.

Anything but "I came, I saw, he died" Hillary, basically the liberal-socialist side of old bomber Cain. But Jeb is not an answer.

If only we could have some Hope and Change...

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Watch a hot, speeding space alien explode all over Earth's Beaver

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Re: @Neil deGrasse Tyson

Good enough. Gleisners will follow.

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Which I call 20150217_haemorroid in this animation...

which NASA is calling 20150217_meteoroid in this animation

> Facebook

> Adobe Flash

why.jpg

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Big Brother in SPAACE: Mars One picks first 100 morons to suffocate, er, settle on Red Planet

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That would make them all Cave Johnsons.

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Microsoft's patchwork falls apart … AGAIN!

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Failure circus is fail, followed by "it's not our fault".

This is what happens when you rush regression testing to meet externally imposed arbitrary 90 day deadlines.

We can work fast, or we can work accurate.

...And these 90 day deadlines apparently mean tweaking default values in Muffice is priority #1 and needs to be rolled out stat.

Context: It IS important.

The context being: The codebase is shit and the regression test set is arbitrary and possibly absent. And our dev skillset is arbitrary too. Prima donnas, freshmen and people miscommunicating with their navels trying to deal with arbitrary complexit injected by marketrdroid demands I suppose.

In any normal industry lawyers would be crawling up your arse. And this will happen sooner or later.

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Re: I am getting my coat...

> 2015

> Still savescumming in Word

I hope not

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And nothing of value ceased to function

...the patch improved nothing, at least for the manu users who report that...

It's the hands of fate!

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Apple LIGHTSABERS to feature in The Force Awakens

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Re: Retrogression of the "Force".

German and Japanese technology actually improved after the war, courtesy of us bombing everything flat. Then the Americans made very generous loans and donations to allow them to rebuild with the latest technology.

This is beyond retarded and just proves a total misunderstanding of how an economy works, it's practically the picture-book-for-6-years-old view of the economy espoused by Keynesians.

1) If you "bomb everything flat" it's over. There isn't even the wherewithal to build the machines to build the machines to build the machines. It's called the capital base. The skillbase is gone too.

2) The "donations" you mention (aka "the Marshal Plan") mainly went to well-connected figures in Sweden and Greece, not germany.

3) It took about 30 years and the effects of post-war liberalization to get Germany anywhere near an acceptable industrial base. And there were still bombed-out areas, shitty roads, bad services, limited resources and underdeveloped regions.

4) US-based investors, meanwhile just could go on buying up everything, investing and expanding into Europe, and generally transforming most of the world into a dollar-dominated backwater. Of course the economic havoc of wartime and the subsequent "small wars" (not to mention the economic havoc of the preceding "New Deal") must have loped off a few hundred billion gold-based USD of lost revenue but hey, who is counting?

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Boffins baffled by the glowing 'plumes' of MARS

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Re: Slightly baffled by aurora comments

Correct...

The plumes could be some sort of very unusual aurora, 1,000 times brighter than anything seen on Earth, triggered by a very strong magnetic pocket in the planet’s crust that drove solar wind particles out into the atmosphere.

... MARS MAGNETIC ANOMALY #1?

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Your hard drives were RIDDLED with NSA SPYWARE for YEARS

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Re: Grzegorz Brzeczyszczykiewicz

The feel when SNOWCRASH!

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Channel on track: British tech insolvencies fall to seven-year low

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I have numbers and they may mean this or that!

Bloomberg from last year:

Japanese corporate bankruptcies fell in 2014 to the lowest level since the final year of Japan’s asset bubble, as a government request for banks to alter loan conditions for smaller firms helped companies stay afloat, Bloomberb News reported. Business failures slid 10.4 percent in 2014 from a year earlier to 9,731 cases, the fewest since 1990, Tokyo Shoko Research Ltd. said in Tokyo today. There were no bankruptcies among listed firms last year for the first time in 24 years.

Japan's economy is shot to hell and moving south as we speak.

I'm just saying...

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Hackers fear arms control pact makes exporting flaws illegal

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Re: Intention of the agreement

Politicians' buttocks?

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Re: I wore a T-shirt similar to this one on several trips (10? 12?) ...

"Justice" in the US is always hilarious.

Best in the world right behind Russia. At least our slavic friends don't brag about it.

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Re: Might be worse

Hagbard Celine apparently was owed money for carding services and a suicide occurred.

"The shit is out there"

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Re: Export licence

Remember all those stories about hacking and security tools being exported to [choose your repressive Middle East state here] who then used them to repress 'rebellious' citizens? The government will want to keep this sort of thing under control...

You are mistaken. These were security tools duly licensed and exported under full cognizance of said government, and fuck the people ending up in torture chambers. "Keep it under control" they would. To tax the sale.

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Boffins grasp Big Knob, get ready to go ALL THE WAY at the LHC proton-punisher

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The Supersymmetry Bet: A bottle of Cognac can be won.

This is an extension of the bet of 2000, whereby no Supersymmetric particles were discovered during the first LHC run but people just moaned "we haven't tried enough ENERGY yet", so ... replay!

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Re: Re. Crash!

I think this kind of faciness is now at bog paper stage; these "compact extra dimensions" need to be not-too-compact for this to work and there is scantno evidence of anything like that.

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Hacker catches Apple's Lightning in a jailbroken bottle

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Re: I wonder why Apple customers don't sue for such things

Most people only care about looking cool on the bus while being totally retarded inside playing casino crap or browsing myfacebook. They might even check the stock ticker for added stupidity.

"Debugging" == "Get out of my face geek".

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Google founders to offload $4 BEEELLION in shares

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Don't panic, dear readers, at the prospect of Google's share price (and the balance of your pension fund) diving

Woah, that Brooklyn Bridge must be going chaep right now! Guess what, all that free money from QE making the stock market casino a bit crazy has its effects:

How To Find The Next Bear Market—–Look Around!

Let me start by saying the level of opulence in Silicon Valley has far exceeded what was present in the Bay Area 15 years ago. The developers with the $350 ripped jeans and $125 flip-flops have been around for years, but this is different.

and

Stock Market Alert: I’m Not Trying To Scare You—– I’m Trying To Warn You

The reason I seem so bearish today is that I feel the current risk/reward equation in the stock market presents investors with all risk, no reward. Valuations, across a variety of metrics, suggest stocks are roughly 80% above their long-term average.

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Hackers break the bank to the tune of $300 MEEELLION

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"fleeced $7.3 million through ATM withdrawals"

Seriously, HOW?

Even with $1000 per day, that's still 7300 days standing at the ATM.

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Online retail giant Amazon GOES TITSUP ACROSS EUROPE

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When @AmazonUK goes down it makes the fire phone a brick, open any app and it tells you the phone not registered! Shocking!

Stay away from this central control shit.

Looking at the intermittently up home page, they went over it and besterified it yet again. Judging from the retarded ULTRA-LARGE/ULTRA-WIDE picture format newly employed that is currently de rigueur with every web designer priding him/herself on being irredeemably autistic and subscribed to all the premier webby lifestyle magazines, it suits them just right.

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