* Posts by Destroy All Monsters

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IBM places Watson's IoT brains in Munich

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Paris Hilton

Complete with Munich Palm Tree

Why is this illustrated with a photo of Huawei Shenzen Headquarters?

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Hacktivist pranksters stick it to the European Space Agency

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Re: Hold them accountable for hacking

> ASSnonymous

Some kind of Space Station?

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Re: Mailing list

https://justpaste.it/pnlp

> Content has been removed

Dawww!

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> Hacktivists

Is this code for "jerks"

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Janet pulls open network info for good after DDoSers exploit it

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Pirate

This is why we can't have nice things

> Find perps

> Align perps

> Use of laser-guided tank rocket resulting in youtube-worthy gore

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Windows' authentication 'flaw' exposed in detail

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Pub's not open yet, so no.

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Re: Well, Ain't that dandy!

Actually, it's most of the *nixes authorization schemes that is a utterly unable to cope with actual needs

Are you cereal?

Give me link to a gripewrite, please.

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FAA introduces unworkable drone registration rules in time for Christmas

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And another one

Is Drone Racing Legal?

The FAA’s justification for prohibiting FPV is that the pilot’s eyes are not on the aircraft, which in its view is contrary to the part of the 2012 law that says that for a flying device to be considered a model aircraft, it must be flown “within visual line of sight of the person operating the aircraft.” Traditionally, modelers have taken “visual line of sight” to mean that the model must be close enough that the pilot can see it if he looks in the right direction. But with its 2014 interpretation, the FAA redefined this phrase to mean that the pilot needs to keep the model in sight at all times, and it very specifically prohibited the use of video goggles.

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Gamer ransomware grows up, now infecting UK, Euro businesses

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Re: Windows only; Infection due to continued bad security policy - nothing new

Do NOT allow untrusted executable content

Welcome to Windows. You will like it here.

Only allow plain-text email

That train has already left the station and pretending it's still boarding is disingenious

Strip and quarantine attachments

Yeah right

Do NOT use Adobe Flash

I would but "internal communications" sometimes demands it be used

Sandbox any HTML user-agent in an unprivileged account, that is NOT the same account the users routinely use, and does NOT have access to their user profile

Good idea but no-one is gonna follow that either.

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Assange inquisition closer after Sweden, Ecuador sign pact

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Re: Oh come on, this is no longer about criminal goings on.

> make the US look like dicks

That train has left the station a decade or so ago.

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Re: rumour has it

> writes Snowdon

> calls someone "cretin"

Man, the FEMA trailers with full gas bottles can't come fast enough.

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Hackers add exploit kit to article asking 'Is cyber crime out of control?'

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Re: blame

How about Putin?

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Node.js Foundation gets a small sprinkling of Yahoo!

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No, it's the top of the bubble economy.

There is the "pointless skyscraper correlation" whereby it is stated that the highest and most economically senseless skyscrapers are built just before the economy fueled by freshly printed money inevitably implodes (look up the one someone now wants to build in Basra. Yes, Basra!)

There must be a "pointless IT tech correlation" whereby square wheels are pushed out as new and refreshing stuff that one absolutely has to know about, so buy the book -- while perfectly elegant, good, optimized and tested solutions exist by the shedload.

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US government pushing again on encryption bypass

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Very useful if you are a shark. Especially an official one.

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Whenever this issue comes back to the table

... by law, 1% of high-ranking officials from the military/security/policing complex should be randomly executed. All names would be on the table. No Exceptions.

That would chill the mofos out good.

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Revealed: Mystery 7-year cyberspy campaign in Latin America

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COUGH

"doggedly probing a 1994 Buenos Aires bombing"

That the one where dogged probing fingered Iran as the culprit instead of the far more likely far-right hit squads? Insofar as the "dogged probing" continued to dog the Iran "theory", this did not bode well for ultimately useful information.

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Cisco bitten by Java deserialisation bug, working on patch

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Re: Drop Java

Yes, and you are full of shit.

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It's ASN.1 library problems all over again

deserializes arbitrary, user-supplied Java serialized data

Kornheiser_Why.jpg

If only there was a tool that traced the trusthworthyness of data flowingf through a system....

Aliens, because they also forgot to check data coming from an Apple laptop directly to the Queen Mothership over Alien Wifi, with dire consequences.

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Google says its quantum computer is 100 million times faster than PC

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Re: WOW Quantum Computing from NASA......

In today's Empire of Wishful Thinking, that can't be far off.

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Re: A cynical load of hogwash...

This.

I would also like to know whether it is actually using Quantum Effects in there or whether it is, in the end, just a special-purpose ANALOG COMPUTER (i.e. a physical system that models the problem you want to solve). Because I remember papers that were disputing the presence of Quantum Effects in a D-Wave in particular.

The abstract at least nicely elides the question.

Analog computers being millions of times faster than symbolic processing machines at a given specialized task is not a particularly surprising finding.

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Libertarian hero: 'Satoshi Nakamoto', government funds, the NSA and the DHS

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But we can say that it's odd to find someone currently touted as some kind of libertarian hero is so fond of government and queued up for it cash on so many occasions.

Why not. People glom on things they can get. Which ain't much nowadays.

Hell, some "people" with proven track records of mass murder, antidemocratic behaviour of the worst sort, doing nothing of consequence and a strong whiff of narcissistic personality disorder have "progressive" credentials.

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Re: They've got the wrong person...

Time travel and Japan? Sounds like an episode of "Stein's;Gate"

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IBM dispels the doubts and bags quantum computing funding deal

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Re: The problem with Quantum

Your point being?

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Re: Absolute gold

"There are a lot of doubts that certain quantum technologies could ever work."

I think one will find that Dr Ross Anderson is rather alone his "findings". It's pretty fringe and I hear a bit on the not-particularly-well-thought-out side, being instead on the crank "everyone is wrong except me" position.

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"despite ongoing concerns about the technology's practical application"

Dear El Reg, please specify EXACTLY what these "ongoing concerns" are. This is like claiming that there are ongoing concerns about the practical applications of an SSTO vehicle because hell, it doesn't exist just yet.

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US Navy's newest ship sets sail with Captain James Kirk at the bridge

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One missile hit and it's all over.

its gentle sloping sides are good for deflecting projectiles

Those must be softballs. The times of iron walls are long past gone.

Today's "projectiles" aka autonomous missiles, hypersonic or otherwise, will transform this silly radar-evading contraption into a rapidly expanding shell of debris and fleshy parts.

A couple of "terrorists" (even though they attacked a clear military target) ripped the destroyer USS Cole a new one with just a dinghy and some plastic explosives ... of course this gave the US a good occasion to demand money from any and all members of the momentary axis of evil, as the Empire is wont to do, but I digress.

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UK research network Janet under ongoing and persistent DDoS attack

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Re: Guilty

I didn't even know Janet still existed.

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Russian "Pawn Storm" expands, rains hell on NATO, air-gapped PCs

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Give him a rest.

He just gave a dossier about ISIS smuggling oil into Turkey, of which the US was TOTALLY UNAWARE and which is UNIMPORTANT IN ANY CASE and WE WILL BEGIN BOMBING IN FIVE MINUTES TO MAKE UP FOR IT, the poor sods (sounds like the time when no-one actually saw that Buk rolling around except people who apparently are used to snapping Sasquatsh judging by the photographic quality, really bizarre)

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Re: Ah the irony of it...

Dear Anti-Citizen.

It was "PICK UP THAT CAN"

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"JHUHUGIT" sounds like a new meme

Also, why is there a photo of St. Basil's cathedral?

Are the hackers operating from its crypt?

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IBM kills Hack A Hair Dryer women-in-tech vid after backlash

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Oh no

People being professionally offended on others' behalf again?

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Putin's Russia outlaws ECHR judgments after mass surveillance case

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Re: Putin it to 'em

Putin may well be a vicious and nasty dictator type

He clearly holds fast with a somewhat ironish grip, but I dread what will follow if the US Empire's plan for Regime Change in Russia actually succeeds.

Amurricans either think that after Putin there will be liberal sunshine democracy like the one they dumped back after 1900 or else they fully are underwriting a complete nucleonization of Russia into a controllable "ex-Yougsolavia Heavy" (controllable by NATO troops shurely, while they manage to encircle the truculent Chinese Panda into a ring of steel). In both cases, sanity is absent.

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Re: If Russia's surveillance is incompatible,

Some are in, some are out...

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Obama calls out encryption in terror strategy speech

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A man with no honour, a man with no decency

The president of the ISIS-enabling nation says ISIS means we need to control you.

I am actually starting to believe the latest "events" were indeed false flags.

This is all just simply too beautiful.

Plus, he's making fun of the Russians, who got actually hit by ISIS. Who are actually the only ones operating in Syria in accordance with any semblance of international law. And are cleaning up the money-making ISIS-Turkey oil trade. That's got to make certain deep-state players nervous.

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France mulls tighter noose around crypto

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Re: Bravo France!

ISIS says: "Just as planned"

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Work on world's largest star-gazing 'scope stopped after religious protests

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I will found a new reglion....

The goddess Knollij commands me to find out everything I can about the universe, at scales above my lowly self as well as below and also commands the relentlessly pursuit of the construction of machines exhibiting higher levels of intelligence. She also orders me to expand throughout space and time and exploit stuff at my heart's content as well as to fill the galaxy with life so that it eventually looks like a fucking punk industrial neon-lit night club from Andromeda. All other religions and gods are apostasy and need to be eventually assimilated by evangelical persuasion - or else! Parliaments, ecodudes and political bodies that stand in the way of Knollij shall be squashed like bugs and cleansed by fire. Otherwise, however, peace shall reign and no life, creature or system shall be harmed unless its opposition to Knollij is irredeemable.

KNOLLIJIAN JIHAD SOON!

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Re: Bad Old Days

Like China will give a fuck.

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"ecocide"

I put it in my dishwasher every day!

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And the reasons for buying new IT gear are as follows ...

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Re: One of these DGS-1216T is new enough ... but the other is so old

It's all a game to them.

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That photo

That's a Dell!

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New edition of Windows 10 turns security nightmares into reality

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Re: There is another option

Well, software has a rather larger state space than a toaster, so good luck with that.

And as long as people insist on "C"/"C++" and likewise impossible-to-get-it-right languages with the underlying stack-over-the-hardware flaky in any case and mathematical-proofs-of-conformance-to-specs both still rather rare (except in aerospace and then bugs occur) and often impossible-to-very-hard-to-do (dynamic languages? out goes the proof) and the specs inevitably error-prone, I will stay with the updates, thanks.

Inb4: "I program better in C/C++ than you will ever do in Mercury/Haskell/F# my mouth breathing proves it" ...

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Re: They're damned if they do and damned if they don't

Eliminate that straw man and your title is patent bollocks

This.

It would be nice to stop conflating "updates that are primarily good for Microsoft's bottom line (with the concomitant cost foisted onto the customer)" and "updates that are good for Microsoft's customers" into a single concept.

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Microsoft Office 365, Azure portals offline for many users in Europe

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Yup!

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Re: Normally I'd be

http://downdetector.com/status/office-365

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Time for Nutella

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Brit hardware hacker turns Raspberry Pi Zeros into selfie slayers

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Re: Interesting and eclectic choice of targets

> after 15 years of wrecking the middle east

> daesh (which happens to be the same as ISIS btw) in need of ideological recruitment

> implying

The Pentagon ALWAYS thinks that there are huge problems that need to be opposed with counter-propaganda which is somewhere between annoying (complete amurrica-centric bullshit being foisted on unsupecting locals) and frankly toxic (enabling nasty nazi bastards and/or pretending to see sovietsPUTIN wherever unamericanism mushrooms), thus becoming a huge fucking problem for mankind.

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Europe launches search for Einstein's space-time ripples

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Re: Make Work Project For ESA

Say this to me in real life and see what happens.

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HPE: If we don't give Deutsche Bank right contracted outcome, we'll lose money

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Pastel box draughtsmen apocalypse

6k external consultants

Somebody is going to go around looking for the Nutella then.

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'Dear Daddy...' Max Zuckerberg’s Letter back to her Father

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Re: Cheap shot, Mr. Orlowski

I don't even know how this can be downvoted.

Facebook is irrelevant. It's not even bullt on real money. Or wealth for that matter.

The one to petition would be Big Zaibatsu.

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Currently the US military budget is about equal the welfare budget.

If you want to do good, destroy everything the state stands for and BUILD YOUR FUCKING HOSPITAL YOURSELF. Then SHOOT the MOFOS who drop by to TAX YOU TO PAY THEMSELVES.

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The usual taxation sob story: IMMA HELPING POOR WIDOWS

running hospitals, schools, social services etc in the UK

You misspelled "bombing sandpeople" and "shifting money to well-connected, overly rich, IP-loving companies for shit services rendered". HTH.

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