* Posts by Destroy All Monsters

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FBI alert: Get these motherf'king hackers off this motherf'king plane

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Just FTW.

The further along from 9/11 this ride with no brakes on the rape train goes, I'm increasingly going FTW.

It started with FTW from Anthrax attacks, FTWed-out on random unmotivated attacks on Afghanistan by President El Shrub, over-FTWed when Iraq was bombed to smithereens for the 100-th time since president Klingon went full retard after enjoying his interns (by the same El Shrub), FTW²ed when colored President Bendy-Wendy-Spine blew up Libya and FTW-ed out relentlessly when ISIS finally was internationally recognized (no, wait ... am I going too fast here?)

The sad thing is that people born in those FTW times will never have seen anything else and will think this is situation normal. As bad as being born into some kind Orwellian fantasy with added asshattery and dumbfuck stupidity.

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White House cyber-general says US must be able to cyber-nuke the worst of the cyber-worst

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Bad guys, good guys

"We need to have a larger toolset to go after what the bad guys are doing"

Infantile america, to the bitter end. Is it the fluorine in the water?

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RSA supremo rips 'failed' security industry a new backdoor, warns of 'super-mega hack'

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Thought your dept was on budget this year? THINK AGAIN, matey

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Re: Huh?

You mean an automatic price hike is not actually a price hike?

Sounds like something Mario Draghi could come up with.

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JavaScript CPU cache snooper tells crooks EVERYTHING you do online

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Re: From what I can tell...

Trolls aren't even trying anymore.

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KABOOM! Billionaire fingers dud valve in ROCKET WIBBLE PRANG BLAST

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Re: "Landed Fine"

How is it possible that in the year 2015 we are actually worse at orbital transport than we were in the 1960's?

Idiot. Learn to distinguish: Going UP and Coming DOWN.

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I don't think this is the spirit of Tintin's gaily colored moon rocket

Shit's coming down FAST in the footage. And the barge is damn small...

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Who runs this world? Sony Pictures CEO jokes about getting UK culture minister fired

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snap taken in 1994 of a 22-year-old George Osborne with his arm around his pal Natalie Rowe. In 2013, she published an autobiography describing her time as a dominatrix

Why it's always OTHER people having fun? I should have studied less...

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US Navy's LOCUST DRONE CANNON is like death SWARMED up

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Re: The enemy of my enemy...

I wonder how much the improvements in the USA's relations with Iran

Not really improvements as this can go either way with neocons/Israelis threatening a "small, circumbscribed aggression on Iran" at any time of the day for no particular reason whatsoever. I hope Russia delivers those embargoed S300 fast and extends credit as needed for more before someone decides to have a go because "the price is low so why not".

Additionally, US are helping Saudis bomb the shit out of Houthis in Yemen (and the UN is on board) because they have something to do with Iran, while AQAP takes large areas.

It's like a Neal Stephenson "I can't believe this would ever happen" novel of clusterfuck come alive. In 3D IMAX!

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Responsibility to deliver!

"We had to destroy the village in order to enhance the freedom of Amazon packetization to it!"

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Re: oblig

More obligatory:

From " Weapon Systems of the Twenty First Century or the Upside-Down Evolution" by Stanislaw Lem (translated 1986):

Some of the pseudo-insects could pierce the human body like bullets; others could form optical systems to throw sunlight over wide areas, altering the temperature of large air masses so as to produce heavy rainfall or fair weather, according to the needs of the campaign. There existed "meteorological insects" corresponding to nothing we know today. The endothermic synsects, for example, absorbed large quantities of energy for the sole purpose of causing a sudden drop in temperature over a given area, resulting in a thick fog or the phenomenon known as an inversion. Then there were synsects able to concentrate themselves into a single-use laser beamer; they replaced the artillery of the previous century -- although one can hardly speak of replacement, since artillery as we understand it would have been of as much use on the battlefield as slings and catapults. New weapons dictated new conditions of combat and, therefore, new strategy and tactics, both totally unhuman.

For those who loved the uniform, the flag, the changing of the guard, standing at attention, drill, medals, and bayonet charges, the new era of war was an affront to their noble ideals, a mockery, a disgrace! The experts of the day called the new military science an "upside-down evolution," because in nature what came first were the simple, microscopic systems, which then changed over the eons into larger and larger life forms. In the military evolution of the postnuclear period, the exact opposite took place: microminiaturization.

The microarmies developed in two stages. In the first stage, the unhumaned microweapons were still designed and built by people. In the second stage, microsoldiers were designed, combat-tested, and sent to be mass-produced by "construction battalions" of nonliving microdesigners. A phenomenon known as "sociointegrative degeneration" displaced humans first from the military and later from the weapons industry. The individual soldier degenerated when he ceased to be an intelligent being with a large brain and grew increasingly small and therefore increasingly simple, or when he became disposable, a "single-use soldier." (Some of the antimilitarists had maintained, long before, that modern warfare's high mortality rate made "single-use soldiers" of all the combatants, with the exception of the top-ranking officers.) In the end, a microfighter had as much brain as an ant or a termite.

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The strategical-numerical superiority of the computer-produced echelons finally forced even the most competent of commanders, including field marshals, into retirement. A tapestry of ribbons and medals on the chest was no protection against being put out to pasture. In various countries, at that time, a resistance movement developed among career officers. In the desperation of unemployment, they even joined the terrorist underground. It was a malicious trick of history -- no one deliberately planned it -- that these insurrections were crushed by means of micro-spies and minipolice built on the model of a particular cockroach.

This roach, first described in 1981 by an eminent American neuroentomologist, has at the end of its abdomen fine hairs that are sensitive to even the slightest stirring in the air. Connected to a special dorsal nerve bundle, the hairs enable the roach to detect the approach of an enemy, even in complete darkness, and so to flee instantly. The counterparts to these hairs were the electronic picosensors of the minipolicemen who concealed themselves in cracks in old wallpaper at the rebel headquarters.

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Sysadmins, patch now: HTTP 'pings of death' are spewing across web to kill Windows servers

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Almost nothing but venom and bile and for what?

This kind of remark is a great example of the modern mindset of the know-nothings freshly shat out of university: Any insecure shit is ok as long it is patched eventually (and is FAST), we let wild coders dump unvalidated stuff from the internet through kernel-level drivers (but we have RAPID TIME TO MARKET), runtime checks are never needed, all code is equally good, and it's all kumbaya from here.

The problem is not the patch. The problem is that this thing exists in the first place.

HERE IS YOU CRAYOLA NOW STEP THE FUCK AWAY FROM THE KEYBOARD.

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Frankly, I look at this clusterfuck in utter disbelief.

Oh well, at least the number of "IIS sites in operation" will go south.

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Labour policy review tells EU where to stuff its geo-blocking ban

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Asymptotically approaching extreme newspeak now.!

What's called (propaganda-friendly term) "geoblocking" really means "freedom of licensing".

I think Orwell wrote a whole book about how coercive action can actually be relabeled as "freedom", "peace" and "choice" (well, he seems to have missed the last one but then again the marketdroids had not yet gone full retard back then)

If you think Europe is lots of countries with even more languages, then the reform is coercive.

How the hell does this make sense? OH NO, IMMA BEING FORCED TO SELL.

Next up: If you think the UK is a lot of town with even more local traditions, then the reform is coercive.

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Re: EU's Digital future (Nightmare)

So you are for geo-blocking while bemoaning that fact it is not possible to geolocate accurately in case of digital goods? HOW!

Don't tell me you were against "country of origin VAT applies" before being for it.

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Re: Meanwhile, in the real world...

far less money being available for local material, while a wave of generic hollywood and euro-pap does far better

I have been alive long enough to have hear this argument being recycled for >30 years. Either taxpayer money is always found to "fulfill a pressing need for local cultural diversity" (aka. vote buying of the "creative types" because no-one is actually interested enough for the product to make economic sense) or else the market is totally not as bad as continually portrayed.

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Google’s plan for WORLD DOMINATION takes shape. And it begins with a patent

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Re: This shit is patentable?

Actually building a model and demonstrating its use according to the patent would. Right?

If that were the case, patents on "business procedures" and on "how to distract a cat with a laser pointer" would be rightly impossible.

And I am talking about IEEE Intelligent Systems or AI Magazine, not to mention books about multirobot coordination here.

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This shit is patentable?

Pretty sure I have read of this ÜBERGENIUS idea about 30 times in the last 20 years. Literature search too hard of Patent Retards?

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Don't collect bugs, invest in fly-spray says bug bounty operator

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Re: So Be It and IT

Does the internet and world wide webs and alternate media sources have to do everything?

It is our only hope. But they don't dispense satchel charges, so something more may be needed.

One way or the other, "it's happening" soon, fellow amanfrommars

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Interesting...

What kind of diagrammatic notation is that?

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Chrome version 42 will pour your Java coffee down the drain: Plugin blocked by default

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HTML 5 app

You mean JavaScript/ECMAScript app?

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Microsoft points at Skype, Lync: You two, in my office – right now

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Re: Oh boy, probably continuing the ever-worse skype releases...

Skype was NEVER good

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National Grid's new designer pylon is 'too white and boring' – Pylon Appreciation Society

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Re: Dual Use

GENIUS!

"Individual, you are charged with multiple anti-civil violations - Anticitizen status approved! Alert community ground protection units, local unrest structure detected. Assemble, administer, pacify."

"Damn, there must be electricity pylons around here!!"

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Re: I hate pylons

A one off cost of £7.2 billion for removing a blight from massive areas of the UK as well as providing a more reliable system and creating a serious number of jobs?

Fail at economics. Hoovering up £7.2 billion via taxes, immediate or deferred, does not create jobs. It destroys them.

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Because there are no female sockets accepting the rugby players' bits?

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Re: Snap, crackle and pop

No, it's bullshit and after having covered in fear of the microwave oven, the ElectroCrowd has moved on to demonized "pulsed" energy from mobiles and Wifi "pollution".

This reminds me of a story from Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction magazine from the early 80s where a kid takes refuge from his abusive father near HV overland lines (his dad can't pursue him there because of a pacemaker). He then acquires the paranormal capability to smell other people's (and animals') emotions.

Well, HV lines were new back then, I imagine.

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Re: Stop!

Errr... what? Maybe, but you better stand on on foot for the duration. The voltage differences across your crotch may be painful otherwise.

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Re: Not Hidden by Design

First off, all power lines should be buried.

Only someone in charge of other people's money and bereft of knowledge of the vagaries of capacitance can say those things.

It looks heavy and is very static

Gb2 tweeting granny club for a beautiful spotless english landscape

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Re: > Burying

Still waiting for the superconducting cables.

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Incomprehensible boffins bring quantum computers a step closer

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Re: At Last!

there is NP complexity behind the Schrodinger equation

That's the first time I have heard that kind of statement. You may want to provide citations.

The Schrödinger equation is a bog-standard differential equation. It solves nothing. You just let it run. Whether you need infinite precision at the density of reals is a matter of discussion, and I remember reading that the symbolic computation of the values would eschew the need of making physical use of the reals.

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Unlike conventional computers, which store data on transistors and hard drives, quantum computers encode data in states of microscopic objects called qubits.

Well, the "qubit" is the mathematical representation of a superposition of two distinct states, whereas transistors and hard drives are physical machines. Apples and oranges?

Also, the qubit is not very interesting. Interesting is:

1) Get a bunch of N qubits together

2) Wire them up so that some Hamiltonian is being implemented

3) Let the machinery run, thus moving the "state space vector" in the 2^N dimensional complex space (entanglement!)

4) After some time, measure the qubits along the projective axes, getting a classical 0..1. string with classical probabilities (collapse the wavefunction!)

5) If 2) was good, 4) is probably the solution to your problem.

Here, we are at 1).

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Re: What's quantum dots got to do with quantum computing?

No

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Re: At Last!

You can't prove that but it seems to be a law of nature (see most anything by Scott Aaronson and in particular NP-complete Problems and Physical Reality and this blog entry) Indeed, whenever you think up a physical machine with quantum powers to collapse NP to P, it fails through some unphysical assumptions you need.

As P = NP would actually would mean that things that are easy to check are easy to guess, immense powers of godlike computation would ensue and as this trick is not being performed in nature to all available evidence, the P = NP believers and agnostics have to be firmly placed in the camp of cranks and perpetuum mobilists.

Technically: BQP is strictly smaller than NP.

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What would have stopped TV5Monde hack? Yup, MOAR LAWS

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Excellent Igor. All is going according to plan!

My dastardly plan to soften up people for imminent world domination by replacing Oetti's brain with my ExtraTard Business-o-Tron StateWorship 2000 death-by-political-hypnosis device is proceeding. Nobody has noticed the operation which we cunningly performed in the loo of the Brussels Ritz Carlton!

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Labour manifesto: Tech Bacc, not-spot zapping and hi-speed interwebs

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Re: So why is it computer science graduates have the higest unemployment rate?

"We didnt't find a software engineer and the computer scientists were all too expensive, so we hired a web designer instead."

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Grandmaster FLUSH: Chess champ booted for allegedly cheating with iPod app in the loo

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Re: someone sending him suggested moves?

...in a deep, throaty voice.

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Re: "... check players for electronic devices before they enter the toilets."

...rolls in a portaloo with integrated EMP coil.

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Backdoor bot brains snatched after cops, white hats raid servers

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Re: Oi

No, it means some types of endpoints are not secure.

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Re: Don't/Can't people notice these infections?

Did you run CCCleaner and reboot the machine?

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PHYSICS APPLECART UPSET as dark energy disappears, Universe slams on brakes

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Re: In The Beginning, there was nothing. Which exploded.

But it does. Position uncertainty means non-virtual particles may be faster than c sometimes. Special realtivity means that in that case there are reference frames where these particles go "backwards in time". Turns out that these horrors are exactly antiparticles going forwards in time. So there is a good reason for having antiparticles and they do ferry information from the future in a certain sense. It's very satisfying when you realize that a closed loop (particle pair creation and annihilation) in a Feynman diagram can be seen as the same particle going forward, then backward in time.

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Wrong. The "big crunch" is max entropy as at that point, everything has collapsed gravitationally to maximum mixture. At the "big bang", gravitational clumping is minimal, so entropy is very low.

you may be confusing "crunch" with the "heat death" hyothesis where everything gets converted into entropic so-called "heat" energy which just keeps expanding into an empty infinity

"Heat death" means that the universe ages without crunching. Entropy increases constantly until every cm³ of space is just a uniform warm bath of heat and no useful work can be done anymore (this happens after the last black hole has evaporated and possibly the last proton has decayed and/or rest mass has gone to zero for some reason or other). Ultimately, you just have very-low energy photons, and the universe continues to cool off as it expands (OTOH, there would be nothing left to even build a clock with, so is there actually TIME at that point?)

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Re: shouldn't the first question be...

Nothing has changed, this is the basic assumption (remember the "alpha changes!" flap around when Bush II went to Afghanistan ... nothing concrete ever came of that - the universe seems set in most ways)

However these star crackers change their behaviour as the universe ages, kinda like with your bones. There is more metal around at later stages of the evolution for example. So all the physics are the same, but actual behaviours differ. Kinda like you can have hypernovae but only at early stages of the universe.

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Woeful groans over Game of Thrones' spill on piracy sites

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Game of Torrents!

1) No stress

2) Wait until you have reached IDLE TIME (will this ever happen? will death come sooner?) and/or everyone has moved on to the next thing

3) ???

4) Get the whole block cheap on Amazon or from a sale bin, no hassles (unless the EUR no longer exists by then)

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Videogame publishers to fans: Oi, freetard! STOP RESURRECTING our dead titles online

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Re: Whoosh

The El Reg boffinry is the best. They have mutant bastard childs of ingsoc indoctrinators and incense-preserved marketdrois beavering away in the underground vaults of Umbrella CorporationReg Towers.

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Re: I feel this won't end well because not enough influential people care about old games.

what they have already done with music, movies and books

What did Google do to music, movies and books?

Amazon did more, I think.

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Struggling through the Crystal Maze in our hunt for a spare CAT5

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I actually watched this 13 ghosts movie. I guess it was worth the beertime I was having but now I feel bad and empty inside. This is "worst ever" levels of quality!

A commenter on imdb says:

Some people praise the set design, but you won't catch me doing so. It might have sounded like a neat idea to have every single wall and floor and ceiling made of sturdy clear glass, with Latin phrases written on every surface in white letters, and it may even have looked impressive to the cast and crew as they walked around the set, but to us, it's just shopping-mall chaos that hurts the eyes and conveys nothing. And what's the POINT, visually speaking, of having the house reconfigure itself, if it ends up looking precisely the same after as before?

He hasn't heard about glass offices.

Now, having "lorem ipsum" in phosphorescent "Extra Serif Alchemical", size 666 on every fucking office glass wall sounds like a neat idea.

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It's a donkey with augmented decision power.

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Re: Freedom at a price

As a general rule, in Spain if there is no law permitting something it is basically illegal.

It is always good to consider citizens as euthanizable robots of the state apparatus that need a certified upload before they may function. It keeps lengthy discussions at bay.

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ICANN urges US, Canada: Help us stop the 'predatory' monster we created ... dot-sucks!

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Americans will think this is actually a country, probably near Sweden or thereabouts

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Re: Or, in other words.

Thats' ALSO 127.0.53.53

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