* Posts by Destroy All Monsters

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Photographer hassled by Port of Tyne for filming a sign on a wall

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Re: Just sayin'

Photographers wanting to photograph in a style that looks like "hostile reconnaisance", moreover.

What is this world coming to?

(My style of "hostile reconnaisance" is scoping through a Bushnell across the axis of a long boomstick. It tends to shut people up.)

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Baitu dess ka, ne?

Thank you for your considered opinion which, after analysis, appears to be a waste of perfectly good electrons written by an airhead.

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Poor recruitment processes are causing the great security talent drought

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Re: It may be deliberate

Recruiters are not monopsonists, you know. Go find a company that will hire you at an acceptable salary for your skill level.

We have hired outside-of-the-EU-common-job-exchange-area (whatever it is called), which demands an official signature and a statement that "no local talent could be found in spite of searching". Thing is, we liked the Romanian developerette .. and local talentt could indeed not be found, it positively sucked.

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SCO vs. IBM looks like it's over for good

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Drinking to Groklaw, whoever they are!

The time-tested argument "I own everything of value ever, it's written on this little piece of paper" has resulted in SCO shareholders and employees getting rogered good.

I remember some of those employees actually drinking the kool-aid and staging a pro-SCO protest back when people thought Iraq would be over "soon". Where is their job now?

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GitHubber wants to revive the first Unix in a PDP-7 emulator

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A ruguous yet squamous code revivla

This sounds like a special project to unleash the True Form of Microsoft through code necromancy and bring about fanboy armageddon. We will end up in the nether world of Fourthly Divided Wall Opening. YOu have been warned!

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Donald Trump promises 'such trouble' for Jeff Bezos and Amazon

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Woah. The president will be guarantor of a free/independent press?

That's a third rail in US politics. Sheldon Adelson and other influence mongers must be picking up the phone and threaten to withhold funds/transfer funds to presidential competitors or to talk darkly about "reputation".

But apart from that, has the neocon post been different under Bezos? I don't think anything has changed.

Plus, you can't get good press outfits by decree.

Also, nobody actually wants to read the stuff such an outfit would put out. Better go through the day with the rah-rah amurrica dream.

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BOFH: This laptop has ceased to be. And it's pub o'clock soon

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Yup, looks like something landed close to home.

I hope the article was instructional.

The next question would be "How pointy is your hair, then?"

(Plus, if the answer had been straight, the boss would just have said "I don't believe you because my nephew says it's very secure and he's in third grade!" and this would just have resulted in an accident in the server room a bit later.)

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Re: I am having exactly that sort of day

WHY DID YOU BUY A 3D PRINTER? YOU KNOW WHAT WOULD HAPPEN!

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Pentagon to Dept of Defense: Give us $580bn for cyberwar and spacewar

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Re: $582 BEELLION?

It's gonna go through.

You do know that the Community Organizer President ("imma aiming for a nuke-free world") is not averse to a nuke renewal/refresher program at the cool tune of USD 1 trillion? Because Russians are in Crimea or something.

Even Hillary "I smoked Lybia" Klingon has said that she would "look into this" if elected.

The cleansing economic crash can't come fast enough.

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Competition? No way! AT&T says it will sue to keep Google Fiber out of Louisville, Kentucky

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LIst AT&T board of directors

..under the heading "these people are terrorists ... shoot to kill on sight."

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Sub-atomic boffins glimpse four-pack tetraquark

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Re: Holy underpants

And a quadro-pounder with cheese. That's four pounds of meat.

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But DZero collaborative IS a Tevatron team?

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Online crims delight in watching you squirm, says Mandiant

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Re: Pre-emptive strike!

in the newly forming USSR

Looks like someone is drinking neocon cool-aid here. Bon appétit!

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"Reverend" Jones is alive!

The "Kool Aid" drinker is the industry. Decades of technical debt in security (not to mention PHB debt in understanding of the most basic technical elements whatsoever) are biting now, indeed.

drink the kool-aid

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Microsoft acquires Xamarin: An obvious move not without risks

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Re: Fingers crossed...

I can handle C++ without screaming in agony as much as I do in Java ;-)

Put your hands up and step the fuck away from that workstation! Calmly, now!!

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Re: Cross Platform == Lowest common denominator + bugs

Any serious commercial applications will be written natively for each platform.

1997 called and wants its memes back!

(What does "natively" mean anyway? Yup, "in C with lots of #ifdef"s)

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Linux lads lambast sorry state of Skype service

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Redditor dont_think_so_ says "To be a functioning member of society today, Skype is pretty much unavoidable

Yea, that's a Redditor all right.

How can we euthanize these types of "functioning members of society" as fast and painlessly as possible?

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Patient monitors altered, drug dispensary popped in colossal hospital hack

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Know-it-all medical personnel in charge

"IT? How hard can it be? I am a DOCTOR!"

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Oracle: Oregon's attorney general leaked our confidential memos in health portal row

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You could put out a bowl of cocaine....

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Lonely bloke in chem suit fuels Mars orbiter

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Damn Germans.

There is no Rammstein song called "HYDRAZIN" but there well should be.

Or else, russian punk metal maybe?

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Re: Killer mushrooms

100% green fuel!

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Re: Reminds me of the time....

I never painted a boat but my looks ain't so good ...

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Re: Cancer ahoy

Russians blow that all over their launchpads?

"Ok Gordon, fill the Monomethylhydrazine into the little hole over there!"

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'I bet Russian hackers weren't expecting their target to suck so epically hard as this'

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RIGHT!

"Many engineers I know, me included, have fallen foul of counting backwards down to zero using an unsigned variable instead of a signed one,"

Many "engineers" are not using static analysis and/or are switching compiler warnings off while they get a cuppa coffee.

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Apple fans take iPhone unlock protest to FBI HQ

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Remember Waco, remember Ruby Ridge!

The FBI are definitely not shining or helping their case as usual.

They lie like a rug.

It's actually sad.

One might actually agree with them for once, but then ... nah, they just can't get ever behave differently than an entitled federal shit outfit.

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Re: Iphone

Patriots and terrorists deserve each other.

One should cordon off a large desert, then they can go there and play.

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NASA boffin wants FRIKKIN LASERS to propel lightsails

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Re: "photons may lack mass"

Jake post coming from another universe (as usual)!

In this universe:

> The quantae of the electromagnetic field have zero rest mass (I hear they are actually superpositions of weak and electromagnetic bosons, so this is a bit more complex than expected)

> The energy content of said field will manifest as gravitational mass in the usual Einstein field equations

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Re: Would them there lasers be shark mounted ?

The sail will move to a low-wage solar system.

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Confused by crazy crashes? Check your Linux kernel virtual Ethernet code

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Re: As Donald Knuth says

But this one is not premature so the saying doesn't apply.

It seems to be a missing enum value, rather

When going to the network:

> CHECKSUM_UNDEFINED_AS_YET

> CHECKSUM_UNNECESSARY_BUT_CAN_BE_DONE

> CHECKSUM_TO_BE_DONE_BY_HARDWARE

> CHECKSUM_ALREADY_DONE_BY_SOFTWARE

When coming from the network:

> CHECKSUM_UNVERIFIED_AS_YET

> CHECKSUM_VERIFIED_BY_HARDWARE_AND_PASSED

> CHECKSUM_VERIFIED_BY_HARDWARE_AND_FAILED

> CHECKSUM_VERIFIED_BY_SOFTWARE_AND_PASSED

> CHECKSUM_VERIFIED_BY_SOFTWARE_AND_FAILED

Probably not possible to implement these because of reasons, but still.

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Austinites outraged as Google Fiber tears up Texas capital

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Hah!

254 complaints were filed with the city over problems related to construction of the network

The next complaint will be broadcast!

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Linode probe into 2015 crack finds fake 2FA creds flaw

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Re: Security Fail once again

Who is Pascal Monnet, who is behind Frenchanon and why are they having a conversation in french about Linode?

Maybe Pascal Monnet and Frenchanon are coworkers?

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Ukraine has a Eurovision pop at Russia

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That's going to flame harder than Right Sector burning Russians in Odessa

Yeah, someone will come up with Banderistas doing the Jewish population in such ways that even German Nazis started to retch and there will be fisticuffs and worse in front of the Eurovision venue.

Not bringing popcorn to this one.

More like something that can stop russian 7.62x39

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Ransomware scum add Joomla to their list

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Re: This can all be prevented easily

Conspiracy theory!

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Linux Mint hacked: Malware-infected ISOs linked from official site

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Re: First page of comments shows a nice example of what does "troll-feeding" term mean

Actually, I do. As it is annoying to do on the command line, I even scripted it to allow copy/paste off the website onto a simple cmdline script. Nothing to write home about:

https://s3.amazonaws.com/hjnwbvbfyi/checkdathash.sh

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The feel when the discussion reminds one of the Amiga vs. Atari ST days of retardation

This thread is full of really bad trolling.

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Re: md5?

Or you can use honest-to-god GPG signature.

Yeah, I know, nasty to use etc.

Meanwhile: "Linux Bulgarian Mint"

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UK carrier Three in network-wide ad-block shock

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Re: Not new for me

I didn't live at my stated postcode

How did it know?

Someone has scrounged on usability testing again.

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Re: 3 is f***ed

Just watch

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Solution to tech bros' disgust of SF homeless people launched

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Re: Welcome to the Self-Enrichment Center

It's not the "stockmarket", which is just the syndrome, it's the mnoney printers, Keynesians and "Quantiative Easing, Escape Velocity any Time Now" crazies.

It's all been explained since the 1920s or so. But hey,...

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Re: Actually, the real issue here ...

You don't know how the economy works, do you?

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there is now the word 'Satire' in bold at the start of this article.

No longer works in the 21st century.

Besides, it could be meta-satire.

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SpaceShipTwo ready to slip the surly bonds of Earth for Virgin Galactic

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Re: So excited!

Portals?

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Re: Yes, It's Exciting And All That

For a space elevator, you sure need a stonking big media business. Would playing world porn king for 200 years bring in enough cash?

(Btw, do space elevators do need boosts whenever they lift something or is the angular momentum directly coming from the rotating Earth?)

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Europe's ExoMars mission enjoys orchestral fanfare

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But is the engineering any good?

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US DoJ files motion to compel Apple to obey FBI iPhone crack order

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Re: That is what laws and courts do.

I still don't understand what "freedom" has to do with it.

I think people are starting to mightily confuse things, disingeniously (Apple and its iPhans) or not (appreciators of freedom from the Omnipotent Government and opponents to unreasonable searches and seizures)

It is an open court decision, not a secret agency backdooring action, or plausibly deniable executive order from White House. It isn't even an UK-style "order to self-incriminate", forcing one to hand out encryption keys.

One can even appeal.

You know, in the olden days, court orders may be issued and mystery boxes might appear on the Main Distribution Frames in the phone company building. That had nothing to do with chilling effects, enabling Russia or China (evil bugbears) or involving constitutional problems. Yes, there are abuses. Thus, vigilance.

We have seen some utter crap in the last 20 years and many people now in powerful places or on Sunday morning TV should be hanged till dead for that crap, but this isn't in that set.

And how exactly do you, under the US Constitution, force programmers to write software

Am I in an Orlowski article? What does the US Constitution and forced programming have to do with it? Here's your answer:

1) Hire programmer

2) Transfer $$$ (duly taxed)

3) ???

4) Program written!

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German mayor's browser tabs catch him with trousers down

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Gimp

It's the safe word.

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Comodo's 'security' kit installed a lame VNC server on PCs on the sly

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Re: What's up with you all?

It's our responsibility as users to maybe port scan and test our shine new security package?!?!

It's also our responsibility to test our yogurth for Anthrax.

NO, FUCK YOU!

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How junior do you need to be....?

I can't imagine the kind of internal management structure that could give rise to such shit.

Actually, I can, but it's for 6-people startups of pimply-faced nerds plus a freshly-baked CEO with delusions of adequacy.

How can I trust any certchain with "COMODO" certs near the root?

Well, at least you get a "free trust logo" with your horribly expensive SSL cert.

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Easter Islanders didn't commit 'ecocide' after all, says archaeologist

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Re: Define collapse

I guess it's a terrible collapse when you are IN the terrible collapse. Otherwise it's just "one of those things". Contemporary events in the "Middle East" come to mind.

Also, the Island didn't recover. It will take a bit longer for that to happen. That's the main takeaway point.

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Reeeehhh?

I'm sure I saw an article pretty much exactly like this shortly after the US proceeded to do the Forever War On Stuff, on this here very hallowed pages of El Reg. Probably when Jared's book came out?

Slow rant day?

Anyway, either because you behave like a drunken sailor or because nature pulls a trick on you, society collapses, soil is gone, point of no return reached, you are dead, it's over. Whether one later wants to shoehorn green memes or anti-green-memes into this fact is rather tedious. The fact that it is even possible to fuck up that bad willingly w/o combustion engines to help along should be food for thought enough.

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