* Posts by Destroy All Monsters

10795 posts • joined 3 Jun 2008

Cloud unicorns are extinct so DiData cloud mess was YOUR fault

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Re: The Cloud is just somebody else's computers

The cleaning lady has the front door keys and the bank (an by extension, the state, which can "seize" the goods at the drop of a writ) has my wallet.

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Re: I've been sayin' it!

Oh, no, Trevor, you're mad! The cloud doesn't need backups! The cloud doesn't need DR to another cloud or locally! The cloud provides! The cloud is immeasurably cheaper! The cloud, the cloud, the cloud!

I can't remember anyone vaingloriously hyping cloudy services to such an extend in the forum?

This is not the marketing department after all.

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We have a winner! Fresh Linux Mint 17.1 – hands down the best

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Re: Upgrades

Keeping your /home on a separate partition helps.

Yes, especially if that partition is encrypted.

Plus, a little git-managed directory with all those nasty configfiles (generally somewhere in /etc) and little compare-and-plonk scripts on the side.

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'Regin': The 'New Stuxnet' spook-grade SOFTWARE WEAPON described

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Re: Yahoo Messenger vulnerability

Since 9/11, I have died many times over and I am now only an illusionless husk ripe for ISIS pickings....

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Re: Strange PDF ...

A secondary payload to infect your visual cortex, dear. The fact that you noticed it is bad prognosis...

Snowcrash soon.

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Re: Who dunnit?

And everyone not of the sheeple knows that Belgium doesn't actually exist!

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I find your profferring of innuendo disturbing

I woke up at 06:30 in the morning, what are you implying?

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SandWorm thrived thanks to botched MSFT patch says HP

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Polish the turd, yo!

So there are likely still more surprises that will need amazingly similar patches in the future?

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The Genome: Loose morals ... and even looser plotlines

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Re: replicants Racheal

Phallic girls make me misspell and stutter!

tl;dr of the above book: Freudian edgy, must make sense to someone.

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Androids in celluloid – which machine deserves the ULTIMATE MOVIE ROBOT title?

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What is this list?

Moon: "Gerty"

And those Gynoids from Ghost in the Shell.

And the military Boomers from Bubblegum Crisis.

Plus all those insectoid robots maintaining the Matrix. These were great (plus the fact they were probably agents who didn't get a job inside the Matrix because of a lack of human-oriented soft skills)

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Ford's B-Max: Fiesta-based runaround that goes THUNK

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Re: why all the dreary cars ?

Spacko, is that you?

I would think that IT people of the non-managerial sort are naturally attracted to miracles of miniaturization and energy-efficiency. Possible exception for people who have the bubble-fuelled jobs in "financial software" (principally, drawing beautiful interactive graphs based on pseudo-science and mumbo-jumbo, should actually be in the domain of artistry), of course.

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Useless 'computer engineer' Barbie FIRED in three-way fsck row

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Re: Not the right way to promote IT among girls... but realistic, after all

>why did she have to be naked?

Static electricity.

See also: Lain

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Re: I don't think this is sexist.

I feel this is basically having fun with the moral outragists, running with the wolves, all while the world burns etc...

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> We ended up having to say it very slowly, very loudly over and over again

Must have been that satellite link to The Other Subcontinent.

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Re: MEN!

Better than when irate islamists are allowed to design school furniture, I'm sure.

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Re: Vocabulary.

It turns out that Winston Smith was working in the spelling department.

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Re: Vocabulary.

"Hemingway"

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Re: Pink crapfest

I hoped this would seqgue into a hot sisterly lesbian sexxor, but no.

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'It is comforting to know where your data centres are.' UK.GOV does NOT

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Seriously KKK?

1) Be forewarned

2) "Come at me bro"

3) ???

4) HACKED!

Has Anonymous hired Dr. King Schultz for optimal penetration?

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Anonymous ‪hacks the Ku Klux Klan after Ferguson‬ threats

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Re: Terrorists?

Amazingly, we already have a word to describe your rioting terrorists, coined some time before the 9/11 brainrot set in and transformed about 60% of the populace into gibbering idiots: It's "rioters".

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That's all folks! US TV streaming upstart Aereo files for bankrupcy

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Re: did anybody get their tiny antenna back before bankruptcy?

I am not even sure that those antenna things actually worked or were just a smokescreen to justify the "one antenna per childcustomer" rule mandated by The Man.

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TV even more irrelevant than somewhat earlier

Meanwhile "Team Reg" toasts the demise of another pirate creative content stealer in the pub, listening to Taylor Swift.

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Renewable energy 'simply WON'T WORK': Top Google engineers

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Re: Hairshirt, Sackcloth and Ashes

Ahhhh.... Economics. As hard ad no-go theorems but always conveniently brushed aside by the people in charge who demand to have innovation on tap and expect that payment in fresh paper money will be sufficient to get the process going-

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Re: heat ?

Relatively minimal to what is being dumped onto us by the big Sun.

This falls into a subclass of "greenhouse effect mitigation". Solvable with some slight planetary engineering while other people resolutly try to get out of the medieval age.

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Re: economic growth would cease

Just being diverted and destroyed wholesale by Keynesian chimps.

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Mutations not included

> 56 dead from the Chernobyl pratfall

I see where you want to go with this article but I still take issue with that kind of statement. Even the rose-colored and scented WHO stats are above this number. Good thing is, one gets a natural park with open-air experiment in genetic changes of unforseen size in the middle of Europe.

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Two driverless cars stuffed with passengers are ABOUT TO CRASH - who should take the hit?

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Re: This is not even a logical question.

But minimax is only valid in the situation of two adversaries (no cooperation implies pessimism) and perfect information for both players (the game matrix is on the table).

And even then there need not be a stable strategy by both players as the payoffs may differ.

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Re: Interesting example, the motorbike one

Unless the driver gives a fuck about government regulations or needs to save a baby from a incoming predator strike etc. etc.

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A properly computable logic of ethics?

Why does this article fall off a cliff at the end? It reads like an abstract. MORE!!

“Ethics change with technology.”

― Larry Niven, N-Space

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'How a censorious and moralistic blogger ruined my evening'

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WTF is an "annoying date"?

"Suave motherfucker" and "Oozing Polonius" are better descriptions. I would have additional ones, but they could be construed as implying disrespect to the gay community.

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CERN IT boss: What we do is not really that special

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While perusing the LHC timeline of operations, this data point was detected:

The size of the LHC constitutes an exceptional engineering challenge with unique operational issues on account of the amount of energy stored in the magnets and the beams. While operating, the total energy stored in the magnets is 10 GJ (2,400 kilograms of TNT) and the total energy carried by the two beams reaches 724 MJ (173 kilograms of TNT).

This is pretty boss!

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Re: It should ALWAYS be called the God Particle...

We shall further infuriate the Good Congregation and term this the "Jehova Particle".

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Re: The so called God particle.

"serious commentators or the Register".

Oh my God Particle!!

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Webcam hacker pervs in MASS HOME INVASION

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At least in the UK, that might well fall foul of Section 3 and/or Section 3A of the Computer Misuse Act (1990)

But if done from Russia you would just get some pornographic moaning about "Russian invasions" from the PM and sophomoric snarkiness on Twitter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, all of which can just be relegated to the background noise of Modern Living.

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A life of cybercrime, a caipirinha and a tan: Fraudsters love a Brazilian

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Re: Unreal

Schools are schools. No moral connotations are assumed. There is, for example, the "School of the Americas" etc.

But for USD 500? MUH HAXX!!

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You think the CLOUD's insecure? It's BETTER than UK.GOV's DATA CENTRES

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Re: well, that's a relief

1) For some reason the DC must be near Cannes (cheap hydroelectric energy?) and have a special luxury hotel for tired sysadmins

2) Promise to invite the people in charge to organize extended tours at repeat intervals no longer than six months for monitoring purposes

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And we should not have hosting contracts more than two years, as the cost [of hosting] is halving every 18 months.

This can be effortlessly spun into "Wise government industrial policy helps create the industry that gives us powerful means of becoming the future technology hub of $WORLD, helps us manage contracts to get maximum value for taxpayer money and also keeps inflation in check so much that there is a danger of deflation which, however is being looked after by the independent Central Bank."

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Azure TITSUP caused by INFINITE LOOP

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Re: People really run windows as a *server*?

The "server version" is actually the only acceptable version.

If they could just reduce the needless emphasis on the graphical muhser interface.

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Re: backronym error?

Performance. It's "Performance".

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Astro-boffins start opening universe simulation data

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Because of the fast size of the full snapshots

Looks like there is some kind of special relativity of IT at work, rotating bytes/s into TiB values?

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CERN's 2014 Xmas gift from the Large Hadron Collider: Two new baryons

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Re: What do they do?

They are "just" particular mixes of particular quarks, in the same family as protons as neutrons.

We want to enumerate all of these, so it is good to have confirmation that these particular states of three.quark bindings exist (as expected) and to be able to measure their masses and decay modes to complete empirical lists and look for surprises.

See also: List of Baryons

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Apple Fanboi? Stand by to get Beats Music LIKE IT OR NOT

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The important question is....

What will Taylor Swift say?

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Microsoft's Azure goes TITSUP PLANET-WIDE AGAIN in cloud FAIL

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Re: Cloud down

More like "Bog"

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Re: something wrong at a fundamental level with Azure.

The Devil?

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In-house stuff fails too, and then you don't get the skills to get it back up again, or worse. You know "database corrupted, where is the backup ZOMG it says 'Monday' on that tape, wait the amount of dust on this shelf says that..... NOOOOOO!"

Clouds mean everyone gets burnt at the same time and the Internet must work and you also better have a local backup just in case.

But in all cases, it's just choose your poison.

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HORROR! Imagine if anyone could find out EVERYTHING you EVER tweeted

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Assistant Chief Constable Theresamanbehindyer?

Does it have European presence though?

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Re: This could be embarrassing

No-one cares what they are saying.

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ATTACK OF THE DRONES: ‘Nefarious’ private use rising, says top Blighty copper

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Re: Prison Contraband

Prison Delivery as a Service?

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Re: Nefarious private use of drones

Nominal Romanians checking out dog presence and access possibilities from the control van, more like.

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