* Posts by Destroy All Monsters

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What’s the KEYBOARD SHORTCUT for Delete?! Look in a contextual menu, fool!

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Bigger on the inside

The only time I came unstuck was when running the reports through the woeful Lotus GraphWriter, which applied its own fiercely dogmatic rounding logic, producing pie charts whose percentage-labelled slices invariably added up to 102 per cent.

A "House of Leaves" of IT, then? Don't open the submenus.

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Vanished blog posts? Enterprise gaps? Welcome to Windows 10

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Re: 2015 will be the year of Linux on the desktop.

I detect postmodernism in all its gory.

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Re: Windows 7 with a flat theme

What is this I don't even?

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Worst. Comic. Book. Ever. Marvell's Chipman defeated by France in another patent battle

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Is it a fact that algorithmica and mathematics (i.e. true statements about invariants) still cannot be protected in the EU, so we see a Yuropean company making hay off this in the US, which indicates that said company would support the protection of such reified elements of discourse in the EU in a heartbeat?

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EU blesses $19bn Facebook-Whatsapp marriage

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Re: Facebook? whatsapp?

Bubble-embiggened elephants mating?

MUOROROROR!!!!

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Google ordered to tear down search results from its global dotcom by French court

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The global dotcom is .com.

Not really. This is a Verisign-administered TLD local to the US.

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Let them use Froggle

Companies should either obey the law, or get out of the region.

Cut French IP addresses off from Google search?

I support this.

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POISON PI sniffs WiFi from your mail room, goes on rampage

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Re: Eh

Otherwise how does it communicate back to the Black Hat? Is he (for its always a he) sat outside in a car or at the starbucks across the road?

I suggest you look into ... a trained bucket brigade of WarKitteh, strategically positioned all over the town because your crazy prepared skills are crazy.

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One Windows? How does that work... and WTF is a Universal App?

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Re: where the fun really is

No. Go back to your cage!

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Re: Its been tried before

That was a pretty populist app.

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Re: Just provide one API

You must have also missed that C# is by far the fastest growing programming language over the past few years

It's about fucking time the rest of semi-opposable-thumb keyboard hacking brigade move off their C/C++ addiction. Can we now move on LISP?

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Re: What happened to Windows NEIN?

A new kind of Y2K, then.

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What happened to Windows NEIN?

Did I have to do a Chicago dive?

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NAKED CELEBRITY PICS LAW BOMB dropped on ad giant Google

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Google controls everything! It is their fault!!

I wonder how lawyers manage to generate these long strings of adjective-laden diarrhea of utterly faked outrage. Is it crack? Is there a special school??

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Leaked: Mobile operators' SCARE campaign against net neutrality

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There are enough arguments against "net neutrality" proposals...

...the biggest of which is that proponents are not sure what it is about in the first place.

There is no need to stoop to "think of the children" bullshit.

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EVIL patent TROLLS poised to attack OpenStack, says Linux protection squad

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"We must kill them. We must incinerate them. Pig after pig. Cow after cow. Village after village. Troll after troll. And they call me a pirate. What do you call it when the pirates accuse the pirate? They lie ... they lie and we have to be merciful to those who lie. Those nabobs. I hate them."

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DARPA joins math-secured microkernel race

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Re: Weasel wording?

Speaking of TLA, we have recommended reading in Leslie Lamport's "Specifying Systems - The TLA+ Language and Tools for Hardware and Software Engineers". Downloadable legally, too.

Do it now.

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LulzSec supersnitch led attacks on UK, Australia – report

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Then they moan and bitch about encrypted phones

From Hoover the body remover to COINTELPRO to Oklahoma to Clipper Chip to Waco to creation of "imminent terrorist menaces" from whole cloth since the late 90s while missing the one that were actually being fomented. Then we have the "War on Drugs". And now this. Did I mention utter incompetence at getting their IT in order?

Large bureaucracies are and always will be undistinguishable from the mob.

Now, if they only had a secret deal with aliens to show for this. But no...

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Bash bug flung against NAS boxes

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Hmmm.....

That pretty cool black-and-white background photo with the otherworldly death screen is revealed to be a shopped version of a photo by Rodrigo Basaure.

I suppose this is all on the level?

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QNAP again?

install an ELF backdoor

Clearly these are TROLLs.

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Proprietary OS source code LEAKED to web – from 40 years ago

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Re: Now compare that to modern mobile OSes

But this is not a "mobile OS", it's made for things that today would be lower than washing machine controllers. Yeah, there is no standard for hardware on mobiles (nor on immobiles, for that matter), but so what?

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Intellectual Property Fetishism of the Worst Sort

Note, however, that this source code release does not mean CP/M is open source. The code is being offered for educational purposes only and no commercial use is allowed.

Yeah, well no, successors of Gary, you ain't gonna conquer the world with that anymore and bring in BILLIONS; give it up.

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Wide Open Data: NYC taxi dump catches strip club Johns

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Ok, what's bad now?

The public is being scammed

Well, there really is no such thing as "the public" (a concept born of a smokescreen of confusion hiding the very special interest of having others pay for one's swimming pool). After taxation, bailouts, public debt ramp-ups, absent pension payouts and the "social security" Ponzi, this is decidedly one of the minor scams where vested interestes not of "the public" are being irreparably damaged. Care-o-meter at 0.

as the data can be enormously valuable

Many things can be enormously valuable. But so what?

Secondly, there’s really no such thing as anonymity.

A statement that is meaningless with no context. The quality of "anonymity" always exists in some context.

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Biz coughs up even less for security, despite mega breach losses

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Yes

We just had a Battery Stable Horse Bolt event, so interest in security was suddenly rekindled.

Which is nice, I suppose.

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Supercomputers: The Next Generation – Cray puts burst buffer tech, Intel Haswell inside

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Re: Just Wait

Once the mechanical nanocomputer comes up, you can have everything in one cm³. If you can afford the cooling and the electrical energy input. Unless reversible computing takes off big (but then you will STILL have to dump infocrap at some point), or the current political situtation continues for ANY LENGTH OF TIME.

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Ice, ice maybe: Evidence of 'Grand Canyon' glacier FOUND ON MARS

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Re: "they just recently found it and no else noticed it before"

"Naked selfies of SCIENCE found on an Internet! MILF Nature Uncovered!! Film at 11."

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Apple finally patches Bash Shellshock vuln that WAS NOT A WORRY, OK?

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Re: Is this really relevant for OS X?

> an Internet service gateway using BASH as the gateway.

What do I see?

1) CGI does not mean there is an "Internet service gateway", whatever that is.

2) bash is not written BASH

Clarity, please!

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Business is back, baby! Hasta la VISTA, Win 8... Oh, yeah, Windows 9

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Remember when "Windows NT" was the KILLER OF EVERYTHING™??

The danger for Microsoft is that if everybody standardises on an operating system that's three versions old, it will have lost its raison d’être as a tech firm.

GOOD!

When the x-th malware outbreak, info exfil and other uncontrolled wild crap and cancer occurs on Windows machinery in the tower of disorganization that you inhabit, the realization that "Windows in the Enterprise" will forever be a fool's errand and a clusterfuck of epic proportions shall enlighten you like a magma blast from a 10'000 year old Icelandic volcano. I don't know what the solution is but it sure cannot be found in the House of UsherSaddam Nutella.

The whole abortion of "Microsoft shall provide you with a reliable, manageable, understandable, and usable-for-all-kind-of-users system ... for a small fee" has to be flushed, killed, strangled, crushed, enterred, disenterred and incinterated. Then deposited into Chernobyl sarcophagus.

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Shellshock: 'Larger scale attack' on its way, warn securo-bods

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Re: run for the hills!

> a server is not supposed to be using Bash for its system accounts

Care to explain why?

"I'm so secure I shit bricks, my CPU only runs NOPs"

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Lord Keynes, please!

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WHY did Sunday Mirror stoop to slurping selfies for smut sting?

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Obligatory Google Diss is Obligatory

So, for example, the US Federal Drug Administration's 2012 sting on Google over advertising by illegal pharmacies induced the public to pay for black market drugs.

Woah inducing people to pay for their wares? Whatever next? Copyrights and stuff like that??

Seriously though, a clear-cut case this wasn't. When you need to embiggen the affair by having a convicted con-man relentlessly hotcalling Google reps, you will get the man eventually. S.O.P. for the FBI, sadly. Maybe they should go after actual criminals instead of creating them from whole cloth? Yeah, I know, so 1980s.

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Re: Entrapment???

I don't where you got you brain from but did the lady, in fact, intend to deliver the goods?

No?

Oh, the lady didn't even exist?

Well, then.

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Crouching tiger, FAST ASLEEP dragon: Smugglers can't shift iPhone 6s

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Re: Are all the greymarket phones

No they come in 50 different shades.

More fong shui, Cook, please!

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Ruskies use commercial crimeware to mask 'patriotic' Ukraine hacks

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Straight outta Nuland

stealing entire corporations all the way to engineering "domestic revolts" in neighbouring countries

Oh, you mean "color revolutions". No , wait... those countries are an ocean away. So it's probably justified. And if muslim, we bomb them to smithereens, inventing imminent threats as we go. So that can't be all bad, then?

Governments - looking out for you since the Assyrian empire.

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Pizza stores popped, sandwich stores sacked in PoS plunder

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That malware's got character.

The malware evaded anti-virus software and remained in Jimmy John's sandwich stores from June to 5 September this year.

Evading anti-virus software is like outwitting TSA officers, but staying in the sandwich store for 3 months like a slightly creepy diner guest in a David Lynch movie is pretty sly.

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Ello? ello? ello?: Facebook challenger in DDoS KNOCKOUT

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Hear, hear!

If they "blocked IPs", then a DDoS it wasn't.

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CURSE YOU, 'streaming' music services! I want a bloody CD

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Re: Just an idle thought

Of course, I have a few CDs with tracks that have this kind of hipsterism going.

I am sure there is some mind-bending recursive truth of Gödel-Escher-Bach level in there, but I just can't find it now.

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Re: You think you're old...

You need a player with a USB stick (insertable such that it doesn't stick out) accepting every (free, non-DRM) music format, not using FAT and no bigger than the palm of the hand.

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That glass of water you just drank? It was OLDER than the SUN

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opens up the idea that water may be found elsewhere in the universe

Yes. How has that been in doubt, ever?

Something must happen to the solar masses of hydrogen and oxygen blasted into space by supernovas. What could that be?

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iPAD-FONDLING fanboi sparks SECURITY ALERT at Sydney airport

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Metal Gear!??!!

"Head buried" means invisible to security!

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Microsoft on the Threshold of a new name for Windows next week

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After "Windows"

"Trapdoors".

I'd vote for it.

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Japanese volcano eruption reportedly leaves 31 people presumed dead

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Hopefully there is no nuclear reactor involved this time.

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters:

"Nearly 200 people are in the process of descending the mountain, but we are still trying to figure out details. I instructed to do all we can to rescue the people affected and secure the safety of the trekkers."

I like it how politicians always issue diamond-hard instructions to rescue people, secure stuff and project the batsymbol onto low-hanging clouds. As if they actually were somehow in the chain of command. Or even in the chain of competence.

Abe is otherwise known for making a passable impression of a Basset and irreparably destroying the Japanese economy through his application of the "three arrows" voodoo policy. Pray to God Amaterasu that he is kept away from this.

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Alien gimp gag or cosmic golf ball? NASA tackles question everyone's asking

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Re: says:

Unless this is somehow linked to Roswell, I don't see what Eisenhower has to do with this?

(He wasn't even listed on the "most salvageable persons list" in case the alien invasion would be going ahead before 1960, as everyone in the know expected, a plan nixed by the Council of Reticuleans uniformly in disgust once they discovered that humans had invented COBOL, a feat that indicated a new low for the Orion arm and earned this part of the galaxy a few additional demerit points.)

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Bad boy builds beastly Bash bug botnet, boxen battered

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> Bash isn't useful for startup wrappers etc. That's what the bourne shell is for.

I wonder where people pull these retarded "rules" from. Do they have an Ouija Board connected to the deep platonic souls of K&R?

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Hackers thrash Bash Shellshock bug: World races to cover hole

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Re: OpenBSD for the win @iEgoPad

Oh, and by the way, I'm an AIX zealot, and am feeling a bit smug.

Ah, that was the system in which any process could read the environment variables of any other process, right? It's true it has been some time...

AIX was derived from AT&T code

And we all know that true enlightement only comes from code touched by the holy hand of Ma Bell.

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Bruges Booze tubes to pump LOVELY BEER underneath city

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Chthonic!!

It's best to lay it along Ley Lines for maximum unification.

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Re: it makes sense

SCIENCE!

So it was worth it to guarantee Belgium's neutrality after all.

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A Norsified Linux for Windows and OS X wobblers

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The feel of a pig in a cage on antibiotics is kept alive by cozy words

I was wise to not use ISIS because, well, Murrica.

However expect moral panic about nazi terror being unleashed by Tea Partiers deploying Freya Desktops to plan bomings in the US in a minute or two. Because, Linux is anarchist, thus potential terrorist, right?

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Bubble 2.0? Moneybags VC Andreessen warns profit-free startups: 'You will be VAPORIZED'

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Re: Most asset classes...

Hell yeah.

I remember Dot-com_commercials_during_Super_Bowl_XXXIV. Probably on Youtube somewhere.

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Why is there a question mark after "Bubble 2.0?"

Maybe because this is actually "Bubble 3.0", the third one in about 15 years? Probably a record in the history of humanity.

M. "Snowden is a Traitor" Andreessen, is late to the party. I don't see why him saying something is making it more visible...

As I mentioned earlier:

How Financial Bubbles Fester And Burst—Even As The Fed Says Not To Worry

In today’s post Wolf Richter offers some solid insights on the dynamics of financial bubbles which merit further comment. The starting point is to recognize that once they gain a head of steam, financial bubbles tend to envelope virtually every nook and cranny of the economy, creating terrible distortions and destructive excesses as they rumble forward. In this instance, Wolf Richter explains how Silicon Valley has once again (like 1999-2000) been transformed into a rollicking capital “burn rate” machine that has spawned a whole economy based on striving for bigger losses, not better profits.

This latter development—- currently exemplified by 44 VC start-up companies in the IPO pipeline with a valuation of more than $1 billion each, despite no earnings and scarce revenues—-is indicative of late stage bubble dynamics. Say January 2000!

Needless to say, our monetary central planners remain hopelessly bubble blind—- still professing to see no significant speculative excesses because they are looking in the wrong place. Janet Yellen, for instance, keeps insisting that stock valuation multiples are still well within “historic ranges”. So DO NOT BE TROUBLED....

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