* Posts by Destroy All Monsters

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The sound of silence: One excited atom is so quiet that the human ear cannot detect it

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So basically they set up a resonating ball and spring device, although a small one with no friction?

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Apple's Mr Havisham: Tim Cook says dead Steve Jobs' office has remained untouched

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Re: It's always intensely funny when some sociopathic suit claim to have feelings and a soul

iBeediBeediBeed!

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Re: This article wierds me out

Supernatural Horror in El Reg Reporting!

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The Apple Watch and CROTCH RUBBING. How are they related?

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What's going on here??

Dabbs, what are you doing in my room!

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Not pro Bono: Apple's audio junk mail made spammers' lives easier

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Re: Well this is bollocks

It's not as if they planted it on any device

iStuff are not devices?

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HP: We will eradicate the colour grey from our market

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Re: They want it both ways on globalization

Google and Apple colluding on employee salaries

You should not be amazed at all. Once it comes down to disallowing people to talk to each other and agree on pricing you know the inner progressive logic overrides the libertarian.

Only people who somehow think that there is a god-giving right to get high salaries from Google/Apple for divine work rendered or that people are actually being forced to work there (they are monopsonists on the job market, right?) have any sort of problem with that.

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Sleepy spotless summer Sun's shock solar storm surge stuns scientists

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Re: " ... our nearest star."

The representative of the OUR will have a word with Obama soon for a few billion years of unbilled fusion services.

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Read The Gods of War for every tired cliche you never wanted to see in a sci fi book

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Hillary's fever dream!

Just a Hollywood movie plot which is probably being pitched to some director right now as the blockbuster for summer of 2015. Happens all the time.

President of the United World Government

Imagining that a "United World Government" could do anything except gaze at its own navel through the mirror maze of superbloated bureaucracy, free-fall-devalue the world currency and pass most of the time suppressing dissent in the most brutal manner imaginable -- as opposed to be able to set up Mars as a lifeboat -- is beyond ludicrous. UWG would be the Koch brotherscartel. And if anyone told me that he wanted ship me to Mars for survival, I would immediately conclude I was being cunningly Lincoln Train'd.

Wait! There are wars, poverty, pollution, envirocollapse and everything? This seems to be confirmation that "there is no daylight" between World Government and the Bad Guys. Maybe this is aaactually a sly psychological thriller which cunningly hides the key to a deeper layer of the story? Read it again, dear reviewer, and report back.

Back to reading the "Southern Reach Trilogy", which is now complete.

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spɹɐʍʞɔɐB writing is spammers' new mail filter avoidance trick

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Re: Extension hiding should be BANNED.

In any case using a "file extension" (something that comes a limitations of MS-DOS FAT filesystem) as metadata in 2014 (in particular, in determining what process should read the file) .... no wonder this "industry" is a joke.

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But what if you now mirror it?

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It was indeed a combination of the two. Which could also be simply referred to as "rotated".

More on this in Rotations, Quaternions, and Double Groups by Simon L. Altmann (1986)

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Re: And of course...

No one will be suspicious of a message from their "bank" with the text written backwards...

It's like ECB negative interest rates. Nothing surprises anymore.

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> we cannot say anything coz this forum is full of window cleaners

This is not like you are an university prof in Israel talking about Gaza. Speak your mind.

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I read it as "Backwarps". Probably a special maneouver of the NCC-1701?

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Hacker publishes tech support phone scammer slammer

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Re: Yes, but...

> supported software

Honor among thieves?

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Hey, HP shareholders! Mike Lynch is set to buy a 180-foot superyacht with his Autonomy loot

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That will be one very happy armateur, then!

1) Leo splurges cash that might have been better spent on serious investments yielding ROI and government chest-beating windfalls in the form of jobs and taxes

2) Shareholders complacent

3) ???

4) A HUGE YACHT FOR CONSPICUOUS CONSUMPTION APPEARS!

Well, these are the bubble times!

Keynesians will rejoice as they are incapable of distinguishing between consumption and investment but so be it.

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Found inside ISIS terror chap's laptop: CELINE DION tunes

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I like to wake up to extremo-muslim speeches from my computer in the morning.

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CELINE DION TUNES BOMB ON LAPTOP!

"BLACK DELL" JIHADI POISON AUDIO SHOCKER! SEAL TEAM AGHAST: "MY HURT WILL GO ON!"

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> a bloody obvious place

It was found on the 10:15 to Milton Keynes??

Must have used TrueCrypt, too. He He.

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5 Nigerian gangs dominate Craigslist buyer scams

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Re: How do banks still get away with this s**t...

Plus surcharges.

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City hidden beneath England's Stonehenge had HUMAN ABATTOIR. And a pub

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Re: 'Boffin's ... seriously

Are you 'eHacks' seriously still calling scientists 'boffin's.

Leather-elbow patch tweed jacket wearing one, please!

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So basically, Lovecraft was right?

Unless these soon-defleshed corpses died of natural causes or internecine struggles?

"Piecing together the tales which Norrys collected for me, and supplementing them with the accounts of several savants who had studied the ruins, I deduced that Exham Priory stood on the site of a prehistoric temple; a Druidical or ante-Druidical thing which must have been contemporary with Stonehenge. That indescribable rites had been celebrated there, few doubted; and there were unpleasant tales of the transference of these rites into the Cybele-worship which the Romans had introduced. Inscriptions still visible in the sub-cellar bore such unmistakable letters as “DIV . . . OPS . . . MAGNA. MAT . . . “ sign of the Magna Mater whose dark worship was once vainly forbidden to Roman citizens. Anchester had been the camp of the third Augustan legion, as many remains attest, and it was said that the temple of Cybele was splendid and thronged with worshippers who performed nameless ceremonies at the bidding of a Phrygian priest...."

I hope these researchers very carefully check the walls of their sleeping quarters.

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Net neutrality protestors slam the brakes on their OWN websites

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Re: Ole Jule Cretins.

What you mean is you have no choice at the level of expense you are willing to pay for what is a luxury service.

Why U bring economics into a discussion about emoting over non-egalitarianism?

Fuuuu I agreed with Matt....

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Re: What's in a Name?

Battle Forth is better than Battle Toads and I am an experienced gamer!

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YouTube, Amazon and Yahoo! caught in malvertising mess

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Re: Totally agree

You must be new on this Internet. Welcome to the learning experience.

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Shades of Mannesmann: Vodafone should buy T-Mobile US

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Re: Outlook: fine

record fines handed out to American banks

Names?

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Troll or thief? User claims Bitcoin founder Satoshi Nakamoto dox sabotage

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Re: Un-Unknown hacker

The LULZ is strong with this one.

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BBC Trust candidate defends licence fee, says evaders are CRIMINALS

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I regulate you: Instant superiour content!

an unregulated TV market involves a race to the bottom

I can't even fathom what the "unregulated" adjective has to do with a "race to the bottom". Yes people want to watch low-brow stuff and this includes BBC "science". But so what?

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BONEHEAD FANBOIS encamp outside Apple Stores

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Re: "This couple is sponsored by VideoMedicine, which allows doctors to Skype their patients."

Skype, egg, Skype, Skype, bacon and Skype

I didn't know Skype was a major factor in getting your arteries clogged?

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Re: "I'm standing outside ... "

in a completely different place

Not to mention with a completely different content than what has actually been discussed, as will transpire later when the knives comes out.

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Re: not a Delivery?

IT companies don't sell wheelbarrows.

Your iQueue iTicket, sir.

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Hawking: Higgs boson in a BIG particle punisher could DESTROY UNIVERSE

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"I WILL DO ANYTHING TO STAY IN THE NEWS"

Seriously, shut the fuck up, Prof.

Rehashing old physics ego-vertisements, Might/Could/Bes and pulling random energy levels out of the hat just doesn't cut it.

Peter Woit, February 21, 2013:

At the AAAS 2013 meeting in Boston this past week [Feb. 2013], a press conference was held to update the media on the Higgs. What the media got from the press conference was the news that the Higgs may spell doom, unless supersymmetry saves us. This isn’t just doom for HEP physics research, it’s doom for the entire universe:

“At some point, billions of years from now, it’s all going to be wiped out…. The universe wants to be in a different state, so eventually to realise that, a little bubble of what you might think of as an alternate universe will appear somewhere, and it will spread out and destroy us,” Lykken said at AAAS.

This is based on a renormalization group calculation extrapolating the Higgs effective potential to its value at energies many many orders of magnitude above LHC energies. To believe the result you have to believe that there is no new physics and we completely understand everything exactly up to scales like the GUT or Planck scale. Fan of the SM that I am, that’s too much for even me to swallow as plausible.

If you are being kept awake by the Higgs metastability issue, you’ll want to know the Higgs mass as accurately as possible. The rumor from ATLAS is that the difference in best fit masses between the gamma-gamma and ZZ channels has narrowed, with gamma-gamma moving up slightly to 126.8 GeV, ZZ quite a bit, to 124.3 GeV.

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Nvidia builds CUDA GPU programming library for machine learning – so you don't have to

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I would hope Captcha crackers would develop this by themselves.

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Europe's Google wrangle: PLEASE, DOMINANT Mr Schmidt? More?

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Re: The unfairness goes much deeper

"which largely explains the lack of competition from the EU and Google's dominance therein"

Seems like the standard Euroweasel's complaint. Whatever happened to Capitalism (the little of what remains in the Eurozone, that is?)

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I don't know what the icon on El Reg's story is....

... but I propose to replace it with the movie poster of "Les Misérables", shifted to EURO-BLUE.

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Ultimate hardware hack: Home Depot nailed by vice merchants

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Truth in embedded images!

Also:

The statement says there is no evidence that debit card PINs were compromised and that the investigation was "focused on April forward".

Details of the purloined cards have since appeared on public carder site Rescator.cc, conveniently split into geographic regions to help crims slip under bank fraud radars.

So they don't read Krebs or El Reg or what do they mean?

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Enigmail PGP plugin forgets to encrypt mail sent as blind copies

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I don't even know anymore

This seems to demand the invention of a new class of facepalm all on its own.

Writing secure code is NOT like driving a dune buggy, FFS.

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NASA said a 60ft space alien menacing Earth wouldn't harm us: Tell THAT to Nicaragua

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How weird

The Chelyabinsk interloper also had nothing to do with the other earth-grazing asteroid that everyone was observing coming from another direction and still the close encounter and the impact occurred closely together in time.

Can we get Fox Mulder out from the basement again?

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Snowden shouldn't be extradited to US if he testifies about NSA spying, says Swiss gov

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Also, fly around Ukraine because the are incontinent Buks.

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One could charter one. Doesn't cost all that much according to Avinode: 17'000 GBP in a Citation 2, one way.

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Square Kilometre Array reveals its 1.6TB-a-day storage and network rigs

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Re: currently working hard to fill the 10 PB ..

Kim Dotcom is a fan and follower of Jabba on Galacto-Tweet and has already loaded it to MEGA!

Get your slugs in!

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Alibaba swings a large one with STONKING IPO legal bills

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Re: big $15.8m payout to lawyers

How the F*CK does one need 22'000 hours of work for a shitty IPO? It's an IPO. It's supposed to raise money (in this case a ludicrous amount that can only ever be possible in proto-Weimar idiot show of rampant money generation, but still...) That's all.

They must be handselecting the cocaine grains that Wall Street mavens will blow up their behinds in the evening.

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Doubts cast over FBI 'leaky CAPTCHA' Silk Road rapture

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Re: Yes, but do you believe them?

Yeah, still waiting for proof of: the Taliban's unwillingness to hand over Bin Laden just after a discussion on pipelining flopped, Saddam's Weapons of Mass Destruction, Iran's nuclear ambitions, Assad's use of gas in the presence of UN inspectors and a Russian invasion. Can anyone help?

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Former Bitcoin Foundation chair pleads guilty to money-laundering charge

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Re: Wait a minute

The government loves illegal activity; it is easy to "profit" off of it in the name of justice.

Related: Never have have any important amount of cash when on an US highway!

Aggressive police take hundreds of millions of dollars from motorists not charged with crimes

...an aggressive brand of policing that has spurred the seizure of hundreds of millions of dollars in cash from motorists and others not charged with crimes, a Washington Post investigation found. Thousands of people have been forced to fight legal battles that can last more than a year to get their money back.

Behind the rise in seizures is a little-known cottage industry of private police-training firms that teach the techniques of “highway interdiction” to departments across the country.

“All of our home towns are sitting on a tax-liberating gold mine,” Deputy Ron Hain of Kane County, Ill., wrote in a self-published book under a pseudonym. Hain is a marketing specialist for Desert Snow, a leading interdiction training firm based in Guthrie, Okla., whose founders also created Black Asphalt.

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Re: Wait a minute

Holy shit! I just realized that without government we would have NO MONEY?

Thank God of the disgusting eejits in charge!

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Boffins hunch over steaming cups of coffee to find HIDDEN SECRETS of caffeine

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Basically, it's Dr. Isaac Kleiner.

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Weekend reads: Perfidia, Fatherland and The Incredible Unlikeliness of Being

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Re: A down vote for this.

> he hates the Clintons and the Kennedy's.

Doesn't everybody?

> Good law abiding black kid with his hands in the air was shot in the back by a white cop for no reason was pure BS.

That's true. There was a good reason as after detailed examination of the facts it turned out that the first assessement of the police officer was correct: the suspect was black, so deadly force was justified.

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Oi, you don't work here, MR ANYTHING BUT incisive – get your grubby mitts off our commentards

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whyboner.jpg

Dont you mean up?

Also, where in that regtastic moderation lair control uberscreen is the button that shifts a comment to the "comment of the week" trash compactor??

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Beer in SPAAAACE: Photographic PROOF

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Re: Aahh - Belgian beer !

They probably thought you would be going back to the office for the afternoon.

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De-colonization proceeded regardless!

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