* Posts by Destroy All Monsters

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West country cops ponder appearance of 40 dead pigeons on A35

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Re: I love Devon

Totally Fortean!. It's Da Zone, mon!

I remember reading about the Devil's Footprints in the pre-Internet age and going "WTF!"

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PC pioneer Gary Kildall's unpublished memoir revealed

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Re: "to pen" is not a verb

"to pen" is not a verb

Go back to Pokémon Go, noob:

to pen (formal): to write something: "She penned a note of thanks to her hostess."

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Classic Shell, Audacity downloads infected with retro MBR nuke nasty

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What, you want support by virus writes?

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Simply not credible: The extraordinary verdict against the body that hopes to run the internet

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Re: Umm, some balance please

ICANN is much more open and fair than, say, the International Olympic Committee, or FIFA, to name but two.

Objection your honour! Attorney "Yes Me2" is setting the bar deliberately low using an old-school rhetorical trick, but does not address any of the accusations, in particular, willful perversion of ICANN's own internal processes to make sure said processes result in apparently previously chosen outcomes that seem suspiciously linked to pecuniary interests. Indeed there is an intention to deflect the discussion to the well-foundedness or otherwise of allowing new TLDs.

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Do I hear snorting at this trough?

We are still studying the declaration, but according to ICANN’s bylaws the next step will be for the Board of Directors to consider the declaration

Organization "I" personnel need to be shot to the moon without oxygen supply and the EIU is a feel-good backscratching operation (the 80s really are long gone), oh surprise!

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Windows 10: Happy with Anniversary Update?

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Re: Now an Then

You seem to have a bad case of CamelCasing and otherwise Capitalize wrongly.

Otherwise you seem to not really know what you are writing about (bhut have heard about some keywords), and otherwise seem ready for the White Wagon. Calling other people imbeciles seems a bit rich.

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Re: If Cortana can not be disabled....

Loud farts?

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Re: Unarguably

> the best OS ever

I spunked myself.

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Muh drivers!!!

> 2016

> People still performing "I have more driver availability than you" bitchslaps in forums like juvenile faggots from the early 90s on Usenet.

>MFW

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It's a conspiracy!

Google plant Nadella who after successfully destroying MS Windows Phone division is moving onto the desktop OS

If is revealed as TRUTH! via a WikiLeaks infodump, I will set up a shrine to Google in my backyard.

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Bloke faces years in the clink for using hacker-leaked press releases in $30m trading scam

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Enhanced collaborative debt obligations? I will buy anything with "enhanced" in it.

Insider trading == An accusation leveled as some small fish when the hoi polloi must be served another example of a witch and her judicious burning to show that all is well in the completely rigged "casino capitalism" and the milkable idiots can indeed hand over their money secure in the knowledge that this market is fair and controlled.

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Meanwhile

High official and people close to high officials of the Bush "Johnny Walker" II administration (Iraq war, Blackwater, Halliburton and all that) and the Barak "Da Peace Bomba" Obama administration (Innumerable wars, "saving the economy", QE and all that) who made out like bandits and are now sleeping on beds made of greenbacks next to luxurious swimming pools got off fucking scot free.

It's a great world, just don't get caught. Faggots!!

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update: This design needs a dictator

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And in my house, Windows 10 IoT will NOT run, ever. Goddammit!

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Don't want to vote for Clinton or Trump? How about this woman who says Wi-Fi melts kids' brains?

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No, people are already quite mad and what's worse, they keep throwing Pokéballs at Him. Thus the Great Elder One got bored, is now sulking in his undersea palace where walls meet at impossible angles and is commiserating with P.U.T.I.N. on the phone (thanks $ABRAHAMIC_DEITY_OF_CHOICE for fiber optics).

Meanwhile, Clinton: We Know Russia Behind DNC Hack, Aims to Influence Election: Accuses Trump of 'Encouraging' Putin

Please let Shoggoths crawl all over D.C. because I just can't stand the permanent hysterical whoring and freak show anymore.

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MSFT hikes training prices

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Re: So, let's add it all up then.

> Helpdesk as useful as a lead balloon just burying you in make-work activity while pretending to solve your problem

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Hackers brew Intel chip defence kit to neuter budding exploits

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Their cross-platform Intel platform framework

Something is wrong here!

Also, Intel cannot be trusted in the first place, Management Engine and all...

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Meet the chaps who run the Black Hat NoC and let malware roam free

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Weird

Why does the Black Hat NoC resemble a close-up of a stylized vulture??

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Pokémon Go tragedy strikes

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After "Trump is Putin's Poodle" (really!)

Pokémon Go a tool to destabilize Russia

Not sure whether true, it is the "Washington Times" after all. >< What does the Reverend Moon say to all of this?

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Kaspersky so very sorry after suggesting its antivirus will get you laid

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Re: I fucking hate the over-sensitive MRA asses out there

I will leer as much as I want, thank you very much.

Especially nowadays, where the overheated sexual competition among young females has led to delicious pretend-offerings of possibility of sex (it's all for show, of course).

Also, I think you are generalizing too much and using the "rapist" hammer pretty early on. Not to mention the "females have it baaaad" argument. Yeah, try to tell that to divorced dads in certain countries...

> They do not owe you sex, or dates, or anything because you are a "nice guy"

No, because if you are a "nice guy" you will die childless. Welcome to primate behaviour. Go for the jugularsome other organ.

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Re: Wrong end of the stick

Well, none of them are skilled hacker ladies.

Not a single dog collar, outrageous lipstick, retarded piercing/tattoo or otherwise clothing associated with sex workers.

Clearly, they need technology help from the bedraggled male. It's demeaning!!

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Triggered!

sexist pop-up advert

Somebody is having a deliberate laf on the "I'm running with the PC crowd" here, right? Right??

Otherwise, let's make it illegal to show, talk to, comment on, depict, or even look at the ladies.

Is it time for Burqas yet?

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Mickey Mouse Club had Mickey Mouse security: Disney's Playdom forum pours out passwords

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Oh, good ...

THE HEADLINE JUST WRITES ITSELF!

I don't know why I am in this Kafkaesque version of a 21st century, things looked so positive as seen from the early 90s...

Where did we fuck up?

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WhatsApp chats not deleted

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Re: Why wouldn't you?

Amazingly, RDBMs are the fully functional wheel that is being reinvented again and again in square forms all over the world.

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Re: Very remiss

Never, ever avoid SQL, you are missing out!

The Syntax is horribad and in dire need of of NG-SQL, but the semantics rolls all over anything. It's a free, easy-to-use vector processor.

Start here: JOOQ Blog

Beyond that, we have of course ... Datalog.

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Windows 10 Pro Anniversary Update tweaked to stop you disabling app promos

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Re: Matters Arising...

> though some consumer routers won't block encrypted packets even when told to (

How do these routers find out said packets are encrypted??

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Dem-owned-crats: Now its congressional committee is hacked

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Re: Real Problem?

Yes, yes, "I demand evidence of absence" etc.

> but that's because no one uses it and thus no one is trying to break in

Guess that's good enough then.

An e-mail server is not particularly complex and can be run in a very secure fashion (the SMTP protocol is arse for nowadays though). Postfix is pretty good.

Breaking in via e-mail servers? The 80's called and want their wormable exploits back.

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Re: Real Problem?

Unless you are naive enough to think that they don't have a pile of 0 days at their disposal they can use for any potential scenario.

I you must be on the Internet, then don't run any software flaky/complex enough to even have outstanding exploitable flaws, have IDS, mandatory access control, and VM your shit and put suicide traps on the frontline servers.

Unless the network stack or hardware has a backdoor, you will then be able to sleep soundly.

Of course, Hollywood has made it clear that "I'm in" will always happen but that is dubious at best. So far hacks have been via the social route and via cruddy software on the front running on rickety, barely maintained and badly configured hosts possibly running Windows.

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The bigger they get, the harder we fall: Thinking our way out of cloud crash

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Really, it goes in two directions

"Simple cloud" scenario -> Profit from joining your in-house knowledge to the vendor's knowledge as well as the vendor's buying power and connectivity in keeping your systems up and running and on the net, while being able to extricate yourself or "pivot" (what a weird word) to a replcement solution as the need arises. This is why I love Linux on EC2 - in-house knowledge is not allowed to wither on the vine, the config is visible and one can fire up a local machine on need. Although you may not get to use all the bells and whistles and candy offered.

"Complex cloud" scenario, SaaS etc. -> WTF is even going on!

Fail Whale Mug.png

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Someone (cough, cough VeriSign) just gave ICANN $135m for the rights to .web

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Woah!

The wining & dining (not to mention ancillary activities) must have been brobdingnagian.

so there has to be a significant element of corporate strategy and very deep pockets for the auction price to make sense

It's the twilight years of the largest financial bubble human history has ever seen in its over 100'000 years of history, nobody has to explain shit anymore.

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New US spy satellite in orbit

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Geostationary?

So.... listening to radio?

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Avoiding Liverpool was the aim: All aboard the world's ONLY moving aqueduct

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Re: Bah!

This enormous mass of bridge might well be only a quantum dot to the reality level above....

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I got the "Geek's Guide to Britain"

It came in an El-Reg red-colored (antistatic?) bag, nice touch.

So, will there eventually be a "Geek's Guide to Britain II: After Brexit"?

(Also currently reading: How Not to Network a Nation:The uneasy history of the Soviet Internet. Great stuff, if someone is interested ...)

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Russian spy aircraft are flying over Britain – and the MoD's cool with it

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El Reg, please

> state propaganda agencies

> links to RT.com

I know RT is not 100% disinterested, but, well ....

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Did Donald Trump really just ask Russia to hack the US govt? Yes, he did

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Re: Politically correct socialists

More commentary from the decidedly not-conservative / not-republican Consortiumnews:

The Fear of Hillary’s Foreign Policy

The Democratic convention leaves one with an uneasy sense of déjà vu about the potential foreign policy direction of a second Clinton presidency. We’ve seen this movie before and we know how it turns out: badly.

The mood among some of the Democratic Party’s foreign policy cognoscenti here is one of an unadulterated smugness bred of certainty mixed with a sense of global entitlement. One Democratic U.S. senator lamented to a roomful of well-heeled donors and foreign policy experts on Monday that the U.S. had “lost” Ukraine. Lost? Was it ever America’s to begin with?

Yet the Democratic Party’s foreign policy elites are certain that that is so. They are also certain Donald Trump is dead wrong about everything; they are certain NATO is the “cornerstone” of American national security and therefore any criticism of the alliance is “dangerous”; and many are certain that the Republican nominee is the Kremlin’s very own Manchurian candidate.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may well be the most qualified candidate for the nation’s highest office since George H.W. Bush, but there the comparisons end. Clinton is not running to extend the Obama legacy (whatever that may be) but to extend the Clinton legacy, and this should worry us deeply.

I don't want to read the biblical tea leaves but...

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Re: Politically correct socialists

Looks like the Clintonite Hasbara has arrived. Thinkprogress.org shall be pumped into every home!

The hatred for HRC is startling

I don't see why "hating" a burnt-out (and possibly psychopathic) neocon, product of the imperial city, promising four more years of the same of bullshit (or worse, quite likely worse) is "startling".

The record of HRC speaks for itself.

Where do the "politicial correctness" elements come in? It's because La Clinton uses them in a fully conscious way. Instead of promoting good policy and bring new stuff to the table, it's "Vote for Me, I'm a Woman - Please disregard the rest of my shit!".

Woman should be at home and tend her garden.

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Trolling the insufferable and frankly toxic Democrats hard

Even the MSM notices what's up:

Grand Theft Convention.

No, that's not a new video game. But it is what we just saw Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump do to the Democrats and Hillary Clinton, and the Democrats and Hillary Clinton are helping him do it!

During about an hour-long news conference earlier Wednesday, Trump was asked repeatedly about allegations that the Russian government is behind the hacked and leaked Democratic National Committee's emails that embarrassed the party on the eve of their national convention in Philadelphia. Trump quickly pivoted to also discussing Clinton's private email-server controversy and the 30,000-plus emails the former Secretary of State had deleted from her private server under questionable explanations and circumstances.

Advantage Trump.

Then came the money quote, or the bait, when he said: "Russia, if you're listening,I hope you're able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing; I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press."

That comment was sure to grab headlines all on its own, but then the Clinton campaign incredibly took the bait and had a top policy advisor respond with this statement: "This has to be the first time that a major presidential candidate has actively encouraged a foreign power to conduct espionage against his political opponent."

Advantage Trump.

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Re: Treason

TRUMP ROCKS YOUR SOCKS OFF!

Get over it!

Additionally,. he's probably the only thing that stands between us and nuclear war with Russia.

But then again, humanity ending because the politically correct thing to do is to vote for a mendacious imperial neocon that happens to be female (though sadly not black and gay, one cannot have everything) is just a cynical glimmer in God's scheme of things.

See me not care.

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Cortana expelled from Windows 10's new school editions

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Right up until you need an application from the store and you can't add it ... and the developer will not bother with a non-store version

Every developer shall have the right to not sell his wares to me!

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Lowland Scots plunged into panic by marauding ostrich family

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Re: Ayrshire is NOT Glasgow

Inside-UK racism?

Must be Pakistani taxi drivers telling bad jokes...

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Pokemon GO-ZILLA: Safety fears after monsters appear in Fukushima danger zone

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Re: Up next...

That's a Pripyachu!

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Re: Pokemon/Godzilla aside, anyone else finding this recent admission pretty sobering:

Not really as this is how bureaucracies function again and again and again. And again.

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Re: Why not

Well, I don't know. You could hit a particularly juicy spot. It's never a good idea to let alpha emitters inside.

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Did the Russians really hack the DNC or is this another Sony Pictures moment? You decide

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Uh-oh!

"Our research into Guccifer 2.0's infrastructure further solidifies our assessment that the persona is a Russia-controlled platform that can act as a censored hacktivist," the intelligence biz said. "Moscow determines what Guccifer 2.0 shares and thus can attempt to selectively impact media coverage, and potentially the election, in a way that ultimately benefits their national objectives."

So Guccifer is the anemic Russian Response to the "National Endowment for Democracy" and sundry "NGOs" whose stirrings are indicative that regime change and/or the AC-130 gunship of peace and understanding is going to visit your premises?

"The 9-step program: Hitlerization, Sanctions, Local Clients, Human Rights NGOs, Sabotaging Diplomacy, Criminalization, Scare Word Genocide, Media and Propaganda, and finally Bombing."

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Harrison Ford's leg, in the Star Wars film, with the Millennium Falcon door

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Re: I don't believe it

What scene was that?

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Re: Sounds like a scene from a film I watched recently...

More leathery, more wrinkly, more door-closey ... more deadly!!

***Harrison Ford in "Pak Protector" ***

Now in movie theaters worldwide ... should you choose to be in the same room as popcorn-munching, texting, chatting, fighting, Pokémonning, annoying and uncough yoof!!!

(OTOH the odd ISIS adherent or depressed up-armed youngster might make this an unforgettable near-death experience or beyond!!! FEAR!!)

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Be advised: Doors in Star Wars may close prematurely or not at all.

A court in Milton Keynes was told today that the 78-year-old had passed through a door of the spacecraft

"Pretend Spacecraft", please ... "Fantasycraft" is more appropriate, even.

pinning him to the floor with "the weight of a small car"

A small European or a small American car? And why does the door need that many Newtons?

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Re: Eh? What?

It's good this didn't happen in the airlock!

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It's 2016 and your passwords can still be sniffed from wireless keyboards

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I love the wireless, but I suspect wired is the only way

"XOR encryption in certain Microsoft wireless keyboards."

Oy vey ... I am not surprised.

Logitech are confusing because they have their special radio dongle which is not really Bluetooth and they ALSO have Bluetooth keyboards (Bluetooth security having its own problems which suspiciously sound as if someone was trying to keep it insecure; nah, can't be... )

Now, how hard is it to crack either of these systems??

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Washed out summer? Fear ye not: DVDs for DevOps droogs

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Actually some show the column on the bottom line, for example.

"Bottom" brings us to:

Significant whitespace: when you are using a bondage & discipline language and you have forgotten the safe word.

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