* Posts by Destroy All Monsters

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Are we looking at the first domain name meme? Neigh

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epic.horse

shit!

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AI pioneer reckons China's where the Rise of the Machines will start

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Re: I'm sorry Dave, but I can't let you do that.

...bought via Baidu!

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Re: "you need data and you need compute power,"

I thought the whole thing about babies brains was that it was a shedload of computing power dedicated to processing data?

Exactly. There are two things in this universe: Bulk matter and structures able to process data.

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"I enjoy working with people. I have a stimulating relationship with Dr. Ng of Baidu"

Seriously, I hope his statement was marketing material by Baidu and he just read it off.

Content compression: "I love Baidu"

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Please no non-consensual BACKDOOR SNIFFING, Mr Obama

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Re: WTF Richard Head

"[We must not] allow a means of communications which it simply isn't possible to read"

For starters, politicians would have to shut up talking utter bollocks.

It's not going to happen.

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Milking cow shot dead by police 'while trying to escape'

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Gawd/ess.

But consider that they didn't call in an air strike.

"Diary strike on my position!"

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Re: A cow is actually quite dangerous

2262 cattle-caused injuries were reported in NZ. Even sheep caused 1500 or so injuries

Statistics don't mean anything if no context is given though.

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Wikus van der Merwe: Cow Morph!

So.... how many of the bluejackets are recycled veterans of the "Mission Accomplished" wars?

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Robots.txt tells hackers the places you don't want them to look

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It's nice to have regular recalls, but...

Didn't we have that discussion back before Y2K?

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Feds: Bloke 'HACKED PLANE controls' – from his PASSENGER seat

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Re: Un-fucking-believable

Why connect everything to everythimg else in such a dangerous way? It is insane!

Can you explain why you believe any of this?

Do you also believe no planes rammed the WTC?

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Re: Until I hear from an expert..

Pretty much this. The design criteria that go into a home router with multimedia storage (cheap and nasty and everything on the same cable) are NOT the same as those that go into a plane (unless there is a war on and most of the capital infrastructure can no longer deliver), even if people get that impression from watching too much Navy CSI or whether crud fills the screens these days.

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Re: Lemmings !

Think about O rings, and Feynman, and pressure to deliver on time and on budget. At any cost.

If you really want to make a good point, it helps to actually know the story. "Pressure to deliver on time and on budget at any cost" had nought to do with the Challenger Launch Disaster except in hindsight. It was a problem of creeping, uncorrected biases of the risk perception. These are very hard to prevent. More here: Review: The Challenger Launch Decision: Risky Technology, Culture, and Deviance at NASA

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Re: Lemmings !

I do think we might agree on one point: if people can't determine after reading several articles at Ars Technica and The Register whether the two systems are even *connected* or not, then either the articles are weakly researched, or such essential details are kept under wraps -- quite possibly both.

It is a good question but I can at least say that there are people thinking about the security implications at aerospace companies and making doubly sure that data goes only one way. Sure there may be undiscovered problems, but SOHO routers these ain't.

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Re: he should have known better

"Earlier you said you gave up trying to infiltrate the cockpit from the IFES?"

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Facepalm

Not the first time an IFES has caused a problem, see this deadly crash caused by shoddy install:

Quite so. There is a clear link between the IFES failure and loss of plane control: electric power. Arrest it now!!

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Re: simulaton vs experiment.

Joke Icon doesn't cover it...

Indeed it doesn't. It's a sad indictment of the level of intelligent discourse that, today, passes as acceptable.

No wonder we risk going to "nucular" war with Russia while making fart jokes over Ukrainian gas.

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FBI levels of retardation and career-chasing

We haven't made any progress from when it was feared that Kevin Mitnick could start WWIII from prison by whistling launch codes in DTMF into the phone if any were provided to him to him, right?

Don't they have some terrorist sleeper cell to "incite" and then drag off to the cleaners?

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Penn State University network sacked by China malware blitz

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So how about for-profit academics with corporate backing bolstered by govnm't bureaucracies?

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Re: Call me cynical

You don't actually live in America do you, because you would know you can't do shit these days without giving out your SS number.

That's the effing point: If you give them to world&dog they are not secure. Using them for things they are not mean to be used for does not make them secure or worthy of high-level security measure. Read the link, Einstein.

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traced partially to China

How does that work?

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Re: The US will be the biggest loser in a Cyber War?

Cyber War by Richard Clarke

If you enter the bookstore and see stuff by Richard Clarke, make a large detour around the heap of self-serving alarmist claptrap.

The Great Firewall of China is actually part of the defensive perimeter

Anyone who thinks that a "national router moat" is a good idea for playing "cyberdefense" is a few beers short of a sixpack.

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Re: Call me cynical

It is pointless to put much "security" on Social Security numbers. They are totally unsecure in the first place (and this is as it should be: they are just a form of catalog number, not something for identification and certainly not for authentication). The fact that they are used for identification and possibly authentication by various outfits is another problem.

Rationally, the highest level of security you would have on a batch of SSN is the one you would put on a list of names.

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KA-BOOM! Russian rocket EXPLODES over Siberia minutes after lift-off

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Re: Make rocket go now comrade

Get out of here, Stalker!

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all they need to do is manufacture the airframe and body

Didn't this kind of "only" exercise take ~10y for the X-33. Then the towel got thrown in?

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Orbital will be using them for ISS resupply missions!

Once they get one off the pad.

There is a reason for why reusing old engines meant for a rocket that never survived launch back when UFOs were fresh is not the best idea.

amazingly reliable

Evidence says no, at least for the refurbished ones. Also, Preparing of NK-33 engine mass production says "NK-33 acquired the outlook for mass production restoration due to those successful launches.". This does not necessarily mean that russians re-use old engines, just that up to Feb. 2014 they didn't mass-produce them.

Additionally, the failure modes seems to have nothing to do first first-stage engines.

abnormal operation of the third stage engine booster

Not the NK-33. These are RD-0212 made by "Kosberg". Do they have any in store back from the glasnost era? I don't know...

On second thoughts, these guys most likely source a good percentage of the parts from the eastern provinces of Ukraine, which are now being freedomized by the neocon cabal...

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their old stock of soviet built equipment and technology has dried up

Seriously [citation needed].

Building rockets from venerable tech of 25 years ago? A likely story.

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IN YOUR FACE, Linux and Apple fans! Oculus is Windows-only for now

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Re: Wht is rationale for article?

And if you combine it with IoT, you are looking at the mother of all hypelodes. It might open a Rift in spacetime.

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Re: Serious question ...

... is there any adult on the planet that gives a rat's ass?

Planet's going up in flames currently mon, and the gvnm't is crawling up people's collective arse. Better get your rocks off while you still can... and while your money still can buy an "Oculus Rift", whatever that is (sound suspiciously sexual, somehow?)

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Re: 2 x USB 3.0

maintain the 2 dimensional asymmetric resonant response time people are accustomed to

But these cables will need some additional oxygen-depleted copper.

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Mad Max: Fury Road – two hours of nonstop, utterly insane fantasy action

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Re: Yawn!

Boogga the Kangaroo was better in the Comix

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Turkey president: Nuts to 4G networks, we're cutting straight to 5G

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TIP TOP

They way things are going, when the time comes, they will install it, wait a month, then ISIS will tear it down again.

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Right Dabbsy my old son, you can cram this job right up your BLEEEARRGH

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Being self-employed, this means I would have tell myself to go fuck myself and that I should stick my job up my own arse.

Instead of an epic leaving party, you get a peptic one?

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Chinese cyber-spies hid botnet controls in MS TechNet comments

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It's a conspiracy!

The PDF has disappeared from the Internet? What happened?

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Re: Bah!

No, these are bots trying to "follow the price" of another bot that has a programming error as I understand it.

A possible experiment would be to take a bog-standard book and set its price outrageously high, then see bot-set prices rocket up to your price, just 10 cents less...

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BUZZKILL. Honeybees are dying in DROVES - and here's a reason why

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GM crops are more pesticide tolerant thus allowing farmers to spray more

Farmers want to spray LESS, not more. That's the whole point. Ideally, they would not spray at all as the plant kills of the pests all by itself. OTOH, GM crops may be herbicide tolerant to not be killed off with the weed killers, but that is another problem. Then there is tolerance against the usual viruses which tend to ruin your harvest.

Is this linked to usage of GM crops?

No results

However:

Have fun

Pretty much the first article yields:

As the team reports in today's Science, they found that genes of the Israeli acute paralysis virus (IAPV) matched extremely well with hives with the disorder. "If you identify IAPV in a colony, the probability is over 96% that this is going to come from a CCD hive," says lead author Ian Lipkin of Columbia University in New York. The virus was found in only a single sample that was not identified as having CCD.

Time for Bayes!

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Re: Android app--how ironic

Cell Phones are Killing Bees

Do they sneak out at night an whack them over the head?

That bullshit idea (in an article from 2011) is utterly stupid and from the "GSM signals gave my kid cancer/autism due to all the digital hardness in there" sunday morning science idiot brigade. It also has been repeatedly buried. Get lost.

bees reacted significantly to cell phones that were placed near or in hives in call-making mode

Clearly a real-world situation.

The impact has already been felt the world over, as the population of bees in the U.S. and the U.K. has decreased by almost half in the last thirty years – which coincides with the popularization and acceptance of cell phones as a personal device.

No it doesn't and that cretin who wrote that should be thrown out into the street and the "researchers" shot for asshattery.

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Re: Sharing resources between species

I'm sure all those poisons can't be doing us any good either in the long term, even if we aren't killed outright.

Only for fat-accumulating non-degradable ones.

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Azure gives AWS the blues again in Nasuni cloud storage poll

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Do I hear an axe grinding against a chip on the shoulder?

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Re: Stupid article based on one Cloud customer storage preference

Did you even read the article or are you posting in the wrong forum?

None of what you say makes sense i.r.t. to what was originally written which was about I/O speed.

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Facebook tips India and Pakistan into NUCLEAR WAR of words

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Something is missing here!

I feel a whiff of aggression and forceful redrawing of maps which has not occurred in this world since the US single-handedly won WWII.

Why is the US not wading in to protect the people of X from being liberated by Y and rather make sure

☐ they democratically choose their independence

☐ something happens that has nothing at all to do with cleansing, ethnic or otherwise

☐ the rightful heir to the throne of the uniformed goons is a friend of Washington

and the people of X are given the freedoms they deserve?

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IBM trades cold comfort for hot air in Microsoft-AWS slugfest

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Re: It's all marketing bullshit.

Of course, of course. But so what?

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World of the strange: There will be NINE KINDS of Windows 10

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Re: "Perpetual licence or AS A SERVICE" ????????????

well most intelligent users have switched off all updates ages ago, using a better browser and good malware / AV protection...

A suicide pact note found on an Internet?

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SAP crypto offers customers choice of remote code execution or denial of service

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Re: Again?

Mayn reasons are possible:

1) Prima Donna programmers

2) Assertions, Bounds-checking, Lint, Fuzz Testing or even proprer programming languages have not been heard of

3) Dunning Kruger effect (the one on the bad side)

4) "You have USD 1000 to implement this in 2 days, it's just simple compression"

5) Freshmen devs with no guiding hand

6) Rank incompetence everywhere

7) Licensing code or using FLOSS? That's so unmanly!

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WikiLeaks, er, leaks the Bundestag Inquiry into NSA naughtiness

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Re: "Siemens doing business with Russian Intelligence"

any business with Russian Intelligence is against the most recent trade embargo

This kind of statement reaches new levels of retardation.

Anyway, dear American: Why don't you take your trade embargo and stick it where the sun don't shine. Please take the wife of Kagan with you. If you absolutely must defend Ukraine against the naughtiness of federalism and keep it safe for nazi-aligned oligarchs by way of forceful NATO integration, why don't you reimburse the EU for damages and consequences?

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Enjoying the Spring? Microsoft has 13 ways to fix that

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Re: May's patches have been released?

In my book, that makes it time to install April's patches.

I am now texting you about this update policy on your server screen from a Pakistani Internet café.

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Samsung offers $90,000 if you can fix California's epic drought with tech

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Idiotic gimmickry: Real in America. Economics: Unreal in America

It's not the meat....

The Elevator Pitch:

Agriculture accounts for 80 percent of the state’s water consumption, but 2 percent of the state’s economy. To spell it out a little more clearly: Under Jerry’s Brown water plan, it’s fine to use a gallon of subsidized water to grow a single almond in a desert, but if you take a shower that’s too long, prepare to be fined up to $500 per day. The fact that the growers, who remain a powerful interest group in California, happen to be exempt from water restrictions reminds us that water is not allocated according to any functional market system, but is allocated through political means by politicians and government agents.

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Door keys are an option. It's just a matter of time

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a company with millions of dollars in funding and seeking to protect its intellectual property

"IP protection" for IoT shit is a no-no. I don't want crap black-box software hidden away in corners that I can't even reach and that have been transformed to festering boils of insecurity because of neglect by the company responsible. Open Source and standardize or just go die in a corner, crap peddler!

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Boffins brew 'Stop Light' that turns photons in fibre into memory

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So an optical mercury delay line?

Your physics says you don't

And old Einstein says you won't

And I'm boilin' up inside

Ain't no way I'm gonna be slow this time

Tie your Lightspeed down

Tie your Lightspeed down

Lock your photons out of doors

I don't need them whizzing 'round

Tie your Lightspeed down

Tie your Lightspeed down

We gonna be FTL tonight

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DEEPENING MYSTERY of BRIGHT LIGHTS on dwarf world Ceres

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That would mean those metals would be quite a bit less precious once mined.

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All-Russian 'Elbrus' PCs and servers go on sale

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The feel when ... the 90s happen again!

There are venerable systems in that line and frankly I commend the effort.

It's like you are really getting the Sun kit that you wanted in an earlier life.

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