* Posts by Destroy All Monsters

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How HAPPY am I on a scale of 1 to 10? Where do I click PISSED OFF?

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Re: The machine is not designed to detect things. It is simply designed to go “bleep”.

The Donetsk Referendum:

"Do you support the declaration of state independence of the Donetsk People's Republic?"

Amazingly, no mention of Russia.

I suspect you are making things up.

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'Why do Register commentards get so frothy-mouthed?' Thus started WW3

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Re: The comments section is mostly why I'm here

And now back to work! Do you think this economy is gonna fix itself?

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SPLASHDOWN! Orion lands safely in the Pacific Ocean

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No trolls were fed in this orbital extravaganza.

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> I hope the Russians will understand how to deal with it before soon

He is also very popular. And a better politician than the barely acceptable self-styled neurotic world saviours we happen to have on offer. Could be these things are related.

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Re: I was watching the re-entry from inside the capsule!

I'd rather them blow tax money on Orion

I hate to tell you but no-one is even asking you about whether you like to see this or that done with the taxdollars that your kids will have to pay back.

Yeah, "Orion" is nice (for some values of nice), but so would be Petunias on every balcon of Washington, D.C.

Full disclosure: I would vote for it (or at least something in the general direction of it), if I could and the money was on the table.

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There is nothing wrong with Russia.

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Re: I was watching the re-entry from inside the capsule!

Also, thank you taxpayer of the future.

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Re: 'over 50 years after it managed to make human footprints on the Moon. '.....The End.

How about the one about anonymous coward and the cattle prod?

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Crack open more champagne, Satya, XP's snowballing to HELL

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Re: Meaningless statement by useless stats mangler - film at 11

> Perhaps you can think of a few, if you try.

Deranged people who for some reason feel the pressing need to loudly declare their non-allegiance to Microsoft come to mind.

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Re: Meaningless statement by useless stats mangler - film at 11

Hah! Downvotes from Microsoft grass rooters don't faze me. Give it up.

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Re: Meaningless statement by useless stats mangler - film at 11

I am glad to hear that.

But next you will be telling me that trolling and the sad reality about anything "Microsoft" can actually be distinguished in a finite amount of time?

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Meaningless statement by useless stats mangler - film at 11

So what's gonna happen in January when support for Win7 ends

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Kaspersky: That 2 years we took to warn you about Regin ? We had GOOD REASON

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In this case, why believe that this word has the significance one usually attaches to it?

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Re: Yes!

"Crazy prepared", then?

They must have hored Pham Nuwen himself.

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Norks: We might be aggressive but we didn't hack Sony!

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About that...

"My country publicly declared that it would follow international norms banning hacking and piracy."

Can't find it in any MiniEducation-approved shop? Piracy sorted!

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Orion 'Mars' ship: Cosmic ray guard? Go. Parachutes? Go. Spacerock shield? Go!

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Re: all this amazing slingshot actions with satellites

but they do all this amazing slingshot actions with satellites to speed them up on their way off to the far reaches on the solar system...

Unfortunately, the Big Jupiter is on the OTHER side of Mars...

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Off to the Smithsonian with ot!

the reusable craft

About as reusable as an Apollo capsule, I reckon.

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Sony Pictures MEGAHACK: Securobods pull out probes, analyse badness

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"Probably not a problem"

Yup, this sure is some anomalous material standard insertion procedure, green flashes and panicky cries and all.

Just chalk it up to "blowback from seriously bad behaviour in the 30's" and be done with it.

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Euro spacemen clear Ariane 6 for liftoff

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Re: Software reuse

Pretty sure Eiffel is still not on the menu and they are messing around in the "reduced C" language design space. Of course, Ada is there, too.

OTOH, a must read for anyone past the larval stage of pizza-fueled hacking (which we all liked but one has to leave childish things behind): Reasoning and Veri cation - State of the Art and Current Trends

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Re: Doh!

That's because we want to hear bearded truckers in wifebeaters deadpanning on open radio while they take the Nth trip to orbit with an array of random rusty container that were thrown out of a factory gate in Shenzen 24h earlier, not delicate circus stunts to maybe get a few precious kilogrammes to GEO.

We are a long way from that.

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Deloitte's files on bean counters swept up in Sony hack stash – report

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Re: As if the breach wasn't enough...

In this case, chocolate-covered sugar bombs would be more appropriate.

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Sony Pictures struggles as staff details, salaries and films leaked

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We are reaching manglement orbit. Prepare to disembark!

Some 17 executives, from programming to advertising, were listed as having salaries over US$1 million.

Not that excessive but clearly there is still shareholder value that can be clawed back. Now with extreme prejudice.

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Microsoft hikes support charges by NINETY TWO PER CENT

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Clearly they want to counteract the LOOMING THREAT OF DEFLATION

....a threat that will be realized any Krugman-Minute now, shortly before IRANIAN NUKES KILL US ALL.

So we better print more money and hike prices. Well done, Satya.

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Sinclair is back with the Spectrum Vega ... just as rubbish as the ZX

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Re: ...

Maybe one can connect it to a mobe somehow? Special USB cables and all that.

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Re: RCA? Pah. Young 'uns know nothing

Also, my Atari ST was better than your CBM Amiga.

Tell this to me in the back of the bus and see what happens!!

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Globe-spanning SEA-ME-WE 3 sea cable feared cut, broken or ...

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Re: NSFW?

In german it would be "Seemöve" - seagull

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Re: Bah!

I don't think doge is involved. At all.

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Re: Cuts........

That military budget?

NOTHING LEFT TO CUT!

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Re: TV show "Mighty Ships", look for Tyco Resolute

where the cables were so intertwined that you never removed an old cable, for fear of damaging the other cables

My nightmare is to crawl through the cable mass, trying to find the exit, with only a glowstick as aid.

Maybe Junji Ito has done a work on sysops....

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Orion: To Mars, the Moon and beyond... but first, a TEST FLIGHT through Van Allen belt

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It's sad. Obamacare-don't-care levels of sad

When I hear "Orion" I want to see seriously Teller-tier nuclear propulsion in space, not a pork barrel cannon aimed at preferred suppliers by the Obama administration to make friends and buy regional support while keeping the greenery and kumbaya-feeling of environmentally sustainable space travel alive, meanwhile promising the impossible (go to Mars) and the seriously uninteresting (go to Moon).

Nuke 'shroom as icon, of course.

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FCC bigwig grills Netflix: If internet fast lanes are so bad, why did YOU build them?

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Re: Huh?

Having the cake and eating it too.

An old story. Be against free trade, then export, claiming free trade. Be for taxing the rich, then against taxing the rich as the "rich" attribute descends to your level etc. etc.

So by that logic, a neutral net means the flicks would come from their data center to the customer

Or rather, might come from their data center to the customer if they were the only one on the infrastructure.

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By the Rivers of Babylon, where the Antikythera Mechanism laid down

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Re: Lost in translation?

Never played "civilization"?

But yes, someone had to come up with the trick of getting smelter fires hot enough....

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Re: Lost in translation?

15 minutes using "timeline" and GIMP. timeline seriously needs to start exporting PNGs.

Mechanism in context

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Re: Been in the museum where they have this object

Far Right Wing attitudes are libertarian, and 'social control rejecting'.

Mr. DODGY GEEZER of dubious pedigree....

Don't know if you are trolling or just utterly fecking clueless.

The Internet is vast. Start reading Mises' "Omnipotent Government" or Hayek's "The Road to Serfdom" as a little warm-up. You can download for free.

Also, a slave's life was not necessarily a poor one. For 'slave', nowadays read 'contractor paid board and expenses only'...

AHAHAH. No. Slavery conditions

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Re: Been in the museum where they have this object

You can't help but wonder what mental capacity the people back then possessed without their minds being dulled by the everyday conveniences we have at our disposal today.

Slaves. They had slaves. Aristotle apparently was worrying about how hard life would be if the daily problems were not being managed by slaves. He also considered jobs not in the farming or military sectors as unworthy of free men, thus showing a sad lack of understanding of basic economic matters. Not to mention frankly extreme right attitudes. For the frankly nauseating elogy of state control, consult Plato.

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Wikipedia won't stop BEGGING for cash - despite sitting on $60m

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Re: 60 Million Dollars!!

> To me, it always appeared to be one of the most useful sites on the internet.

Not getting around much?

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Docker, Part 2: Whoa! Spontaneous industry standard! How did they do THAT?

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Re: Docker, like it or not?

It's just like another Jason/Freddy installment.

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ICANN and co U-turn on permanent seats for 'net 'UN Security Council'

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Why the hell do I have to permanently keep up with WEIRD SHIT?

It's enough to make anyone give up the Interwebs and buy a TV for accelerated mind euthanasia.

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Sony Pictures hires Mandiant, asks FBI for help after MASSIVE cyber attack

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A remake of the 3rd man.

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E-cigarettes fingered as source of NASTY VIRUS

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Re: We need the hard evidence...

The sysop really hit the puffers this time.

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systemd row ends with Debian getting forked

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Off to a bad start

> Init freedom.

Oh my fscking $DEITY

Seriously why does the choice have to be between init's barely-working duck tape and systemd's skynet-tier complexity? Just get a Prolog interpreter in there for flexibility and bog-simple sequencing based on short scripts and be done with it.

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Did North Korean hackers nobble Sony Pictures?

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Re: What proof does anyone have that Sony was hacked at all?

The files detailed below appear to relate to the automatic content recognition systems operated by anti-piracy company Audible Magic.

audible_magic_sftp_private_key.ppk

audible_magic_sftp_private_key.ppk

set_ssh-private-key-file.htm

audible_magic_sftp_private_key.ppk

private_and_private_key.txt

"Good. GOOD!" (Galactic emperor handwring and cackling laughter).

But ... they are using PuTTY?

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Re: A plague on both their houses

In what direction?

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Re: What proof does anyone have that Sony was hacked at all?

My thoughts exactly.

We are all so ... cynical these days.

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Men, Women and Children: Shows how crap the internet is via the medium of crap film

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Re: ivanica@ntlworld.com

wouldn't be able to watch anything these days otherwise, excepting the aforementioned Turing flick and the upcoming Hawking biopic

...about that....

One has to learn to say NO to megaturds flung out of directors' arses (which are then sold to the potential public in hushed tones of reverential awe accompanied to "the music of the feels" because gayness is a touchy-feely subject etc.) See here and in particular:

The Imitation Game: inventing a new slander to insult Alan Turing

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'The Imitation Game,' or 'How the breaking of the enigma code was kept secret from Winston Fucking Churchill.'

At least the Hawking biopic is acceptable (apparently). If they just cut and pasted the black hole imagery from Less-than-Interstellar over to that, I would be happy.

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REUH!

15-year-old boy who is unable to, err, have a "relationship"

What the hell? These are "relationships"? Also, back when we were young, these "relationships" might well have resulted in stern lecturing by parental role holders.

So, back to the Nihon Hikikomori Kyōkai

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Holy sh*t! Amsterdam man in pop-up public toilet shock horror

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Re: Get Smart! (spoiler alert!!)

"Your meat intake has been excessive during the last 2 days, 007"

The special lift of SHADO in the director's office also comes to mind.

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Re: Golden showers (don't Google that)

Some people pay that much for the beer they drink.

WHERE in UROP can I get beer at that level of cheap? And I am not talking luxury beer, just something not Carlsberg and drinkable.

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Re: Safety features?

Actually lizard escape pods in case the apocalypse comes.

Cunning.

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Blackout Saturday: Oracle website DIES after mammoth US shopping binge

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Larry, please.

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