* Posts by Destroy All Monsters

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'It's NOT a fishing expedition', say police over random spot checks on gun owners

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Re: I'm sorry am I missing something here?

I'm sorry am I missing something here?

Yeah, you are missing basic lessons in logic and conceptual ideas about how a non-totalitarian society should work.

Moreover you seem to think that the individual is responsible for the costs generated by hare-brained bureaucratic schemes. Sure, he will PAY for it, but that is something else entirely.

Could be you are just 14 and opinionated, in which case there is hope. Otherwise, good luck to you, brave citizen.

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Re: respec?

> reported sex crimes

Yeah, Daily Mail fare.

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SHOW ME THE MONEY! Ballmer on Amazon: 'They're not a real biz, they make NO cash'

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> how much more austerity we have to endure

Are you enduring "austeriy" (sic)?

1) Your spelling SUCKS

2) You may notice that taxes are going UP, salaries in the state sector are going UP, and debt INCREASES (and thus the value of money DECREASES). How is that "austerity"? It's called "letting everything hang out because no-one gives a fuck anymore".

3) If the US state stole all of Amazon in a single go, it could pay back about 0.5% of the national debt (more like 0.04% once leftists' discounting of outstanding social promises is undiscounted). You think that's going to pay your pension and healtcare? Think again.

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Re: Can't believe that I agree with Balmer

There is no issue.

> creating accounting

Learn2english before attempting to work on the deep pseudo-logic of the tax code, created by psychotics and understandable by autists only.

Of course amazon pays taxes by sole fact that it gives its employees money that they have to hand to the friendly state on as "income tax", so there is that.

Oh, and ... hey Ballmer you stupid arsehole? Your shitty Exchange Online happens to be down currently, even though your status page says otherwise. Yeah, QUALITY MS PRODUCTS.

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Re: This bears repeating here:

Someone who hates paying taxes? MUH EGILATARIANISM! MUH "YOU DIDN'T BUILD THAT" socialist bullshit.

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Re: Can't believe that I agree with Balmer

Yeah but SO WHAT?

I don't see a shareholder revolt and demands to CASH OUT DIVIDENDS OR ELSE. So pumping everything into EC2 buildup or god-knows-what else .. why not? Shareholders are probably okay with this because they are not "buy and hold" or "need the money now for my retirement home" types but trader types with bubble-fueled rabies.

The only thing that one can conclude from Ballmer's bragging is that under his watch, Amazon would still only be selling books, but might have "made lots of money". Or not.

If Microsoft had any serious competitor (evidently not Apple) Ballmer would sing from another sheet entirely anyway.

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Kip Thorne explains how he created the black hole for Interstellar

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Re: Not bad

Also

> Liftoff!

> Inside view: A giant hand presses astronauts into their acceleration seats like in any old-school SPACE MOVIE

> Outside view:

> Rocket is practically not accelerating at all

> Scientifically accurate

Poetic license....

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Not bad

1) Movie about a Black Hole?

2) Get the guy on the phone who co-wrote the telephone-directory sized book on Gravitation

3) ???

4) All those feels and Rousing Magic Spielburg Music!

Definitely more impressive than Greg Egan's Applet efforts.

A smaller version of the book "Gravitation" is A. Zee's (get it?) Einstein Gravity in a Nutshell. That nutshell is the size of a coconut though.

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Re: That reminds me...

THIS IS STILL BEING DISCUSSED

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CATACLYSMIC Sun BELCH causes hour-long RADIO BLACKOUT in SPAAACE

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That why Microsoft Exchange Online is slow today?

the biggest sunspot in nearly 25 years.

I'm confused as I though we also had the calmest solar maximum ever and an upcoming Maunder minimum. Do these two things go hand-in-hand?

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SKYPE has the HOTS for my NAKED WIFE

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Re: My webcam...

It's called a post-it note.

Successfully used during the last business teleconf when I couldn't figure out the baked-in opinion of how a camera control should work that some GUI designer had back when the code was written.

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If only we had a time machine

1) Repackage this article using actual paper and a typewriter

2) Send back to 1975

3) Have it published in OMNI or wherever

4) "Hilarious ... Chilling ... Right up there with 'The Shockwave Rider' or any story of Philip K. Dick. New author ALISTAIR DABBS proves again that he can write a Sci-Fi yarn like the best of them. Seemingly random events of ordinary life in the beginning of the 21st century reveal as much as they hide about an imagined society run amuk and staring into the headlights of crushing progress. Shortlisted for 1975's Nebula Awards".

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Forget the $2499 5K iMac – today we reveal Apple's most expensive computer to date

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YOU ARE UPSETTING THE CONGREGATION!

SIR, I MUST BEG YOU TO LEAVE!!

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Re: Does it still work?

all its original components

Except for these big capacitors...

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Re: How much?

The funny thing is that today legal departments would be all over unlicensed CPU clones. But then, those were simpler times, less infected with pseudo-innovation and laways.

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Re: Homebrew Computer Club

This message brought to you by the Church of Jobs.

Praise be and shall the patented Eternal Flame of Bling burn brightly!

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Re: Any colour you like

That's racist!

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Re: Cultism

> playthings of the wealthy

> "the hands of the people"

Choose one

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Cultism

"Similar to what Henry Ford did with the Model T, Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs put technology directly in the hands of the people".

It was a fscking hobbyist thing!

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The future health of the internet comes down to ONE simple question…

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Re: The whole design of the Internet is to route around central control

Interest in fat paychecks says this won't happen easily.

It's the same kind of phenomenon that one sees in two-dollar clubs of any sort. Fucking idiots take the helm, behave like retarded Napoleons, revel in Machiavellism for the sake of it and award themselves bonuses pulled off the contributions of club members. The only way to solve this is either let the club die messily or throw the idiots out, possibly with some "convincing" related to intimate talks in dark alleys followed by loosened molars, horse heads appearing in the morning and/or sudden fires of their luxury 4x4s.

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Re: DNS MUST DIE

Go back to your freshmen classes.

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Re: Problem with organisations everywhere...

I can't see an alternative to the US Gov smacking them over the head again and imposing a sensible governance structure before stepping back for the final time.

> 2014

> Believing in multicolored bureaucratic ponies making things better, then "stepping back", and even "for the final time"

WTF man.

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Adobe spies on readers: EVERY DRM page turn leaked to base over SSL

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Re: Top Ten Bestsellers.

I never buy "bestsellers", am I abnormal?

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LONG ARM of the SAUR: Brachially gifted dino bone conundrum solved

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Re: I have a question.

Pierson Puppeteers have their brain in the hump ... wait!

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Google opens Inbox – email for people too thick to handle email

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Because OUTLOOK

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Re: "To reminder you"???????

If you continue on this way, you will be remindered to Guantanamo Bay.

Clearly the word "epic" has lost all meaning in general, popular use.

NO U!

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Hep yep

"which may be a boon to anyone stumped by the concept of reading and sorting messages"

The Teen and The Boss generations will rejoice.

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Trips to Mars may be OFF: The SUN has changed in a way we've NEVER SEEN

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Re: "The risks are secondary" @Pascal Monett

Yes, it's a japanese anime: EARTH vs. SPACE NAZIS. Involves dropping O'Neill colonies onto Australia, too. Well done. Stupid kangaroos.

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Nukes in space? Only the country of bears in flaming taxis can be of any assistance.

"Help me, Putin Panslavoni, you are my only hope!"

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Pay a tax on every gigabyte you download? Haha, that's too funny. But not to Hungarians

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Re: Not such a bad idea

Taxing each gigabyte is a bit like taxing each acre, so this is something of a Land Tax for the modern age.

Err.... In what kind of universe is "land" and "number of bits transmitted" in any way comparable?

The only effect will be to depress the number of bits transmitted (adios dreams of a 'digital economy') and suck wealth from the private economy into crony areas. A win situation only for socialists and other leeches.

Well, I guess Blockbuster will survive in Hungary, then.

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Re: Are you a slave?

"Except that taxes don't stop you from working"

Indeed, they make you work harder and longer, as you sweat and toil for the government's largesse (redistribution to those not in need for a small fee and mucho promises) till about Mai or June. Only after that is the income you gain truly yours.

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YES

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Chinese hackers slurp iCloud passwords, Apple's CEO jumps into his jet for China

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Re: demon headmaster?

He's going to break all their Fung Shui protection rings.

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Is your home or office internet gateway one of '1.2 MILLION' wide open to hijacking?

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Meh

Like american wars, the permanent hum of exploitable bug doofosity has become part of the filtered-out background noise of the 21st century.

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APPLE support doc CONFIRMS 'ORGANIZED NETWORK ATTACKS'

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Fill everything with irrelevant data

Let them choke like Monty Python's Gluttony Dude.

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Google+ goes TITSUP. But WHO knew? How long? Anyone ... Hello ...

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Re: I also notice that....

NoScript is in action

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I also notice that....

El Reg pulls in some content from gstatic.com, which ain't forthcoming, leading to white pages and repeat pressing of F5 and/or permanent rotating "loading" icons. Since around start of last week. Any relation?

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VMware's new enemy no. 1 isn't Hyper-V, it's Vladimir Putin

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Russia's recent military adventures

I think the confused author misspelled "The US/EU political adventures". Neocons are already raising noises about Moldova, I hear. It never stops.

The performing blackadder-tier military adventures are also "us" at the moment.

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ARM heads: Our cores still have legs ... as shares tumble amid 'peak smartphone' fears

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Re: Peak Processor?

> The source material is sand

Actually the source material is very clean sand. And water. And petrol, lots of petrol.

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Re: The More moments

Comrade Lenin, please.

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UNIX greybeards threaten Debian fork over systemd plan

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Re: the "fun" part about systemd

I'm not sure why anyone would choose to shut down their laptop when they could just close the lid and suspend, open lid and continue working where they left off.

Autism.

Ever upgrade the kernel?

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Btw, if they are Debian developers why don't they say who they actually are. Why lurk in the shadows?

Have you SEEN youtube videos where Poettering "discusses" things?

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Re: Such hatred

Believe me, when you're trying to figure out why your service isn't starting, systemd looks mighty nice, and upstart is pretty cute too.

To paraphrase a saying from OO programming...

People had a serious problem with properly managing service startups under the increasingly creaky SysV approach.

They thought systemd would be a nice idea.

Now they had two problems.

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Apple flings iOS 8.1 at world+dog: Our AMAZEBALLS 9-step installation guide

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Re: Nice

Next at The Register: What to do if your suspiciously organic Giant Super Robot suddenly decides to stop moving while you are comfy ensconced in the liquid-filled command podule.

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Whisper tracks its users. So we tracked down its LA office. This is what happened next

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Re: razorfishsl

it seems obvious that the whole caper is a very amateur con job being run to exploit the paranoid

Yet another one who falls for CIA decoys hook, line and sinker.

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Re: apparently cloudflare thinks zdziarski.com is undergoing a DDoS

FAP before PRIVACY!

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So how do they leave the building?

Do they have an underground express to some NSA overnight stay facility?

It would be rather cool if you waited till evening for anyone to come out. Nothing. Then at 22:00, Smoking Man exits, gets into a car and drives off...

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Sysadmin with EBOLA? Gartner's issued advice to debug your biz

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Re: The meek will inherit the earth

No panic before elections, remember?

OTOH, I hear this:

If President Obama is serious about tackling Ebola, he should look to individual intiative, as Ron Paul has advised. He writes in his weekly column, “Firestone Tire and Rubber Company has successfully contained the spread of Ebola among 80,000 people living in Harbel, the Liberian town housing employees of Firestone’s Liberian plant and their families. In March, after the wife of a Firestone employee developed Ebola symptoms, Firestone constructed its own treatment center and implemented a program of quarantine and treatment. Firestone has successfully kept the Ebola virus from spreading among its employees. As of this writing, there are only three Ebola patients at Firestone’s treatment facility ... Firestone’s success in containing Ebola shows that, far from justifying new state action, the Ebola crises demonstrates that individuals acting in the free market can do a better job of containing Ebola than can governments.”

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Re: AAAAaaaaargggggggggggh.

We_just_dont_know.jpg

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'LulzSec leader Aush0k' found to be naughty boy not worthy of jail

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Re: "Self Proclaimed Leader"

Actually, if you look at these credentials, you will find that me and my wife are the pope.

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