* Posts by Destroy All Monsters

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How Microsoft copied malware techniques to make Get Windows 10 the world's PC pest

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Re: Mutating Patches...

I sure hope these businesses are not using Microsoft stuff, because then their sanity must be questioned.

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Microsoft will rest its jackboot on Windows 7, 8.1's throat on new Intel CPUs in 2018 – not 2017

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Re: EOL.

Win 10 is a purely commercial OS without the faintest taint of ideological purity or political correctness, running programs and drivers distributed under any terms you could name without a whisper of protest.

I hope this kind of dross is being written by a paid grassrooter sitting in a warm office in the Redmond Complex, pining for a warm cup of coffee.

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Shock report: People doing 9-to-5 just want to keep using what they are using and not be served the Windows beautified interface "change is good, it's for you best, you will like it, we have also complexified and re-styled/flattened/recolored it a bit for your amusement" bullshit. Film at 11, after Trump!

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Hackers crack OS X, Windows, web browsers' security to net $460,000

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Re: really?

Sadly ....

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A Logic Named Joe: The 1946 sci-fi short that nailed modern tech

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Re: *Remarkably* sharp prediction?

Excellent reminder that this story exists. I found it in a fat "best of" compendium back when we were having fun with warbling phones.(and were probably breaking a few laws meant to protect "muh telecom infrastructure")

See also "Shock Wave Rider". Far better than Toffler's book that inspired it.

Actually Stand on Zanzibar is even better. It's practically like watching CNN and similar shit.

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Astronaut trio blast off to space station with ... er, rearview mirror toy?

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Re: They've always done this

And if it's getting elongated, you are probably too close to a black hole.

Inb4, "The Millenium Falcon has fuzzy dice in the cockpit"

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Putin getting uppity again, not doing as the Serious Empire tells him to!

I do think this fluffy, unidentified stuff is 100% proof of Putin's revanchist and even irredentist attitude regarding our new practically po-faced NATO partners some of which are currently orbiting national-socialism like it's going out of fashion, but this shall be hidden by the Curtain of Righthought. Can't something be done, like ordering an additional dozen F-35 or so? That plane is practically done!

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Microsoft's equality and diversity: Skimpy schoolgirls dancing for nerds at an Xbox party

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Re: Really tired of it all.

Remember that hurting someone's feelings ONCE may be a minor thing that they get over or it could be yet another occasion when they are hurt which happens multiple times every day.

DAILY MICROAGGRESSIONS!!!+

What is the government doing?

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Re: When I was at school ...

Frankly schoolgirls today are leaving nothing to the imagination. Bring back school uniforms, I say!

I wonder how the parents finance all the beautification. Must be all those zero-interest EUROs sloshing around.

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My fetish is actually getting yelled at by Linus

As a result, some women developers walked out and at least one is making an official complaint to Redmond.

Can't take the heat? Stay in the kitchen!

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Re: Sex is a marketing way to sell stuff? What a news!

No censorship or prude intent on my end. It's just not good biz practice.

This is just like, your opinion, man/woman.

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Feds raid 'extortionist' IT security biz Tiversa, CEO put on leave

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Re: Boback...

But then the government in its most feralfederal form (a TLA created by "Edgar Hoover, The Body Remover" that is both utterly clueless and discombobulated and evil enough to ship guns to Mexican Narcos because they can) actually pays them a visit in black "smoking man" limos.

No-one knows what's going on anymore.

Not even Fox Mulder.

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Microsoft's Linux Inquisitor Grand Master is off to Spotify

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Is this a Who is Who of people

...on which to run kinetic strikes?

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Top rocket exec quits after telling the truth about SpaceX price war

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Those are the guys who brought you the Space Shuttle

...and not a single rational thought was had.

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UK Snoopers' Charter crashes through critics into the next level

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Typical Labour

... the bill was a good and necessary way of updating the law ... but the bill's nickname of "Snoopers' Charter" was insulting to the people who work to make the country safer

Going along with all manner of authoritarianisms and bullshit as long as the awkward feeling that someone, somewhere might be offended or made to feel bad by the wording can be avoided.

(Himmler discreetly puking into a handkerchief and asking for a reformulation and more humane final solutions, please)

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Your unpatchable, insecure Android mobe will feel right at home in the Internet of Stuff era

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Re: Sorry, but we are far beyond that

Since classes of exploits like Rowhammer(JS) we know that sandboxes are only an illusion.

Just don' trip over your peremptory statements which seems to go to extremes with scant justification, neither theoretical nor practical.

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Michigan shooter says 'mind controlling' Uber app told him to kill

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It's called "being psychotic"

You start to assign the cause of internal impulses to random external events because your self-model doesn't match anymore what you do, right?

It happens often.

Paging Philip K. Dick etc.

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Millions menaced as ransomware-smuggling ads pollute top websites

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Re: Firefox and NoScript

Well no. That kind of ship has sailed.

Any kind of interface that is not static, just-sitting-there-waiting for you-to-post-an-ugly-form-to-a-server-like-in-a-dsytopian-retro-noir-movie needs it. I do think even North Korea is happy to have left these behind...

If you don't want scripting, you might as well go back to green screen (and without curses). It has its uses...

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We need a logo for this menace

Meanwhile, bum ad-tack

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Hi-def ExoMars launch vid lacks volcanic lair vibe

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Re: Bonkers

Saturn V lifting-off from an underground base

Lifting off from underground bases is like bacon: It makes everything better and pleases the white fluffy cat overlords.

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Linus Torvalds wavers, pauses … then gives the world Linux 4.5

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Steady as she goes

...now can I get a non-cratering KDE5 release. Oh wait, Baloo has started up, oh my god it's full of stars....

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Hackers turn to angr for automated exploit discovery and patching

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Re: All this talk

It's all about going Brazzers on dat code!

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UK fella is a multimillion-dollar cyber-hustle mastermind – US DoJ

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Five airplanes?

What do you do with those?

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Reprogrammble routers axed by TP-Link as FCC bans custom firmware

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Re: Stupid

That is a strawman argument used by the people who lobbied for this reg

Oh surprise!

Same as those old "special national connectors for telephones" meant to prevent "harm to the infrastructure".

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DARPA to geeks: Weaponize your toasters … for America!

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Re: Fire!

Big Data in action!

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Obama puts down his encrypted phone long enough to tell us: Knock it off with the encryption

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Monty Python did a song about Kissinger (the other ultrakill-holding Nobel Peace Prize holder)

...there should one about Obama

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Anti-cyber-attack biz Staminus is cyber-attacked, mocked by card-leaking tormentors

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"a system-wide event, making our backbone unavailable."

Don't sweat it, that happens to politicians all the time.

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Crap IT means stats crew don't really know how UK economy's doing

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Install R!

Also, how can you pretend to find out how the economy is doing when you have bullshit measure like "GDP", a value of double-accounting, cost-can-kicking and fudging if there ever was one?

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A typo stopped hackers siphoning nearly $1bn out of Bangladesh

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Bah

Totally pales against a 3 billion USD-per-month "Quantiative Easing" Repubocrat-condoned robbery of the taxpayer via fresh "money" injections. The EU is even worse with Mahrio N'Dhraghi nuking the Eurozone wholesale from the ECB orbit (with that kind of name the guy must be an alien "who comes in peace")

We need an icon where someone is requesting a smoke and otherwise looks blasé when facing certain end.

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IBM to erase 14,000 people from the payroll – Wall St analyst

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"lower labour cost countries"

Hold on, these still exist?

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What are you doing to spot a breach?

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Re: conflict

Nobody in manglement will want to stick their neck out and delay fancy glossy "projects" to do the bread-and-butter work until a crash and burn event occurs. And even then, if it can be covered up with begonias, business will go on as usual.

This ride is going places.

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HPE's CloudLine gains some weight – blows up from 72TB to 640TB

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Who's down with OCP

Isn't that music from Gulf War I?

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Knackered Euro server turns Panasonic smart TVs into dumb TVs

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Re: Where can I get a good dumb TV?

I would think these exotics are probably mostly relabeled Samsung screens with no frills?

It's getting more and more interesting to import from 3rd World Countries direct.

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Java evangelist leaves Oracle to save Java

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Time to move to Haskell yet?

That beauty has to be moved from its academic doldrums into the mainstream!

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Re: Please just let Java die...Please!

Seems like you have no fucking clue what you are even talking about.

Please stay in your corner or go back to your MEAN stack, oh Cancer of the Internet.

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2016: Bad USB sticks, evil webpages, booby-trapped font files still menace Windows PCs

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Dem Bones, dem dry Bones!

THE RIDE NEVER ENDS!

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Open trucker comms lets Shodan snoops alter routes, tap CANs buses.

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Re: Owners warned?

I don't see what the problem is. Dogma much?

Of course it's a delaying tactic. Not one you can rely on, but security is not about certainty...

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Re: "New delivery address: my place"

Georgy McTrucker may be able to phone dispatch and whether it's normal that's he's being asked to pull into hangar saying "Daesh Import/Export" with weird bearded dudes in pajamas hanging around doing nothing in particular.

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GCHQ: Crypto's great, we're your mate, don't be like that and hate

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"Holocaust", "Turing would have this and that" and a "Moral Questions"??

The button-pushing (if not retconning) is strong in this one...

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US slaps trade ban on ZTE over Iran links

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Iranian sanctions?

Haven't these been lifted?

I know that the US has decided to reclassify Ballistic Missile Research as "Research into Nuclear Devices" the day after the other sanctions got lifted. So US-only sanctions continue. Must be about that.

Makes sense, right? AIPAC money is needed for the show of "presidential candidate" subhumans, so we can't go soft now...

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'You've been hacked, pay up' ... Ransomware forces your PC to read out a hostage note

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Western Ukraine?

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Mountains of madness found on Pluto's Cthulhu Regio

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Re: "there are some places that are even too depressing for Him"

Definitely recommending Houellebecq on Lovecraft

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AMD to fix slippery hypervisor-busting bug in its CPU microcode

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Re: "...execute data as software...

No.

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Re: Learnt something new today

And not only the CPU

At Linux boot time, there may be several "firmware updates" of various stuff of the machine innards.

This ain't your ZX81 anymore.

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Fifth time's the charm as SpaceX pops satellite into orbit

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Re: Missing the point...

Then why are you even complaining about "missing processes"?

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Re: Missing the point...

You should try it's actually kinda fun (it obviously depends on the teacher, got lucky, and the venue was class 1 deluxe)

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How exactly do you rein in a wildly powerful AI before it enslaves us all?

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Re: Bah!

Who cares, it's a fun read.

You want realism, it's gonna be boring. Computing machinery is not very funny to write about (the occasional heist/hack story à la Cuckoo's Egg / With Microsocope and Tweezers / The Exploits of the Two Kevins (and no, not NYT Markoff's shit)) excepted.

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Re: Good idea, but ultimately futile

We have no idea what the limits of intelligence truly are

Not entirely. We are pretty sure it does not involve solving problems outside of P (because P sure ain't NP) and does involve a lot of messing around like a dumbfuck trying to fit square pegs into round holes (possibly emitting electronic noises) until something works. For humans, all this indeed looks better in retrospectivbe because they have the ability to also deceive themselves about their abilities. The real world behaves messily, unpredicatbly and any any predictive horizons are soon swamped by the compbinatorial explosion - and the real world is the game opponent for any general intelligence. It does not look that Quantum Computing will solve any of that. This also kills dead any Soviet-style dreams of putting powerful computers in charge of distributed systems like the economy for some optimal lossless central management (yes, the irony that cybernetics was decried as a "capitalistic science" post-WWII is not lost on me).

An unphysically powerful learning algorithm doing reward maximization (AIXI) has been stipulated as a theoretical framework for a "most intelligent machine". At least it's a honest attempt at finding the upper limit.

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Re: A.I? What A.I.

On the contrary, rather certain it is not very hard to do, really.

Its use cases are not so clear of course.

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