* Posts by Destroy All Monsters

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Painfully trendy: Someone just spent $200k on ebola.com

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Re: Local version

Your marketing skills need some honing.

Unless you are planning a big event on bad taste murrica horror fun dayHalloween.

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Re: ISIS TLD?

At some point they will have to request ".caliphate" at ICANN.

There will be only a single address: "www.nofunallowed.caliphate"

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Re: Natural Ebola remedies

people who are swallowing bleach (hypochlorite) after being told that this will cure ebola

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especially if from Nigeria.

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Voyager 1 now EIGHTEEN LIGHT HOURS from home

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... where they will find out that it has been totally dismantled and picked apart, then filled with the remains of a roadside picnic (non bio-degradeable) because Sol is situated in a galactic ghetto.

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HUGE SHARK as big as a WWII SUBMARINE died out, allowing whales to exist

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Re: Just imagine

You can just use that Nazi U-Boot pen that Indy discovered in the Indian Ocean after he managed to hold on fast to the conning tower for about 8 days straight.

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UNCHAINING DEMONS which might DESTROY HUMANITY: Musk on AI

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Re: "Thou shalt not make a machine in the likeness of a human mind."

"...we have folded space from Dragon iX"

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Re: I'm not worried

I'm sceptical that a true AI program can be developed.

Actually it's probably pretty easy and I expect task-specific good, very good AI within the next 20. Anything that has a short-memory buffer than the human's "7 elements" will kick our arse.

But so what.

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Musklerian Jihad when

"I think we should be very careful about artificial intelligence. If I were to guess like what our biggest existential threat is, it’s probably that."

Seriously? Tomorrow a specially engineered pathogen can go AWOL from USAMRIID or some Monsanto biolab, nuclear war may start over any necon-coveted land with trace amounts of petrol, meteoroids may wreck our shit, ecoysystems may go titsup making the post-bronze age collapse look like a walk in the park, and he's worrying about AI?

Megahint: Unless the AI manages to P-ify NP, it's not going to magically transform the humans into computronium appendages.

Plus, it's kinda hard to produce cheaply unless functioning nanotech assembly is invented first. The jury is still out on whether that is even possible.

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Reg hacks see the woods or the trees In the Forest of the Night

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Alien

Quite accurately described in "Forge of God" where hydrogen is harvested from the oceans to basically plant H-bombs every meter along the tectonic plate boundaries, releasing so much oxygen that the forests start to burn.

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CATACLYSMIC Sun BELCH causes hour-long RADIO BLACKOUT in SPAAACE

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Re: Surprising

There is no outfit called after the Sun God Ra yet, there is only Isis.

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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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'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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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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