* Posts by Destroy All Monsters

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Wanna free web domain for a year? Hey, it's not rocket .science

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Get aperture.science then install a portal on it!

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AMD's new Carrizo: The x86 notebook processor that thinks it's a GPU

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Re: Interesting

All fabbed in Taiwan!

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For pity's sake, you FOOL! DON'T UPGRADE it will make it WORSE

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Re: Decaff soya latte

These things are full of computers nowadays.

But there sure is a difference between "consumer-tier data processing clobbered together by 'engineers'" and "stuff properly developed by actual engineers".

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"US International"?

US International keyboard layout

My exceptionalism!!

I think even white house spokespersons (currently blondemonster Pzaki, I think) will affirm these do not, and never did, exist and any rumor to the contrary are terrorist inventions.

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Excellent recounting, Mr. Dabbs

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Blackhat: Michael Mann brings an informed cybercrime yarn to the silver screen

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Re: So, the Mann is back

Plus the soundtracks are generally excellent.

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Something Coming Through – aliens, LA noir, techno-thriller, dystopia ALL in the mix

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The next Alastair Reynolds?

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So long, Lenovo, and no thanks for all the super-creepy Superfish

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Re: $shitlist += "Lenovo"

You will find that you should have written

push($shitlist,"Lenovo");

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Re: Cue the ClassAction lawsuits in 3... 2... 1...

Stop protecting McDonalds.

I you can't handle the heat, don't drink coffee at McDonald's.

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Re: What is it with advertisers?

if it did, there'd be nothing on the shelves and we'd all have six cars

The goal of advertising is not to increase the available wealth of the target, but but have him allocate wealth differently than it would have been done otherwise.

And seeing how people are in debt up to their eyesockets while still having three cars....

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Re: Cue the ClassAction lawsuits in 3... 2... 1...

The Woman with the McDonald's coffee had third degree burns on her thighs and genitals

McDonalds now serves lava? Probably not in polystyrene cups.

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TrueCrypt + Norton AV = BSOD, wail disgruntled users

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Re: OEM encryption

many laptops already have a built in encryption (full disk, part or choice partition)

Wrong, but seeing the levels of QUALITY, CARE and SKILLS-EXHIBITED of BIOS code in general, would you ever trust industrial waste of that kind?

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The Extreme Centre, Rise of the Super Furry Animals and The Kind Worth Killing

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Socialism: it's fun, try it!

“In memoriam: Hugo Chavez, the first leader of a movement that defeated the extreme centre”

Woah. The guy the who managed to actually wreck Venezuela's economy so much that it turned from a major coffee exporter to a rounding error on the exporters' charts and even toilet paper became an item of rarity? Yep, it's not the Yankee's fault. It's believing in your Marxian power of economic übercontrol.

I think we can skip this book.

“refuse to step down and talk to the people whose worlds they have destroyed.”

Is that so.

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Man the HARPOONS: YOU can EASILY SLAY ad-scumware Superfish

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Re: Ain't that a kick in the head

Any worst than by the NSA or any other foreign gov agency?

Actually I do think the ones wearing chutzpahs are indeed worse.

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CEO Addy Piranhas regrets ...

CEO Adi Pinhas told El Reg ... "Fortunately, our partnership with Lenovo was limited in scale..."

That's the first time I have heard "fortunately" combined with "limited in scale" from a provider of "PUPware".

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Hellooo, NSA? The US State Department can't kick hackers out of its networks – report

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I never thought it would come to wanting Reagan back, but here we are.

Messages regarding US policy on the Ukraine, and other files, have been swiped from the system, two sources report.

There is a policy different from getting the current retardation of Ukrainians killed and ignoring Nazis in order to get Chevron some fracking rights and cause grief for Putin in order to realize the liberal/neocon pussy-wetting dream of "regime change" in Russia? I think we should be told.

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HAWKING ALERT: Leave planet Earth, find a new home. Stupid humans

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Re: It's never going to happen

a level of human greed* that's never been seen before which will destroy us all** fairly shortly

Not all all.

We have just reaching a level of moneyprinting that is historically unprecendented (i.e. creation of the illusion of wealth, which apparently can be allocated by the powers that be to preferred actors at the push of a return key).

The current expectations regarding payout by governments and ROIs from investments just cannot be fulfilled. There is not enough actual wealth. And the current debt mountain must be ablated by few 10s of percents (the 2008 crash eliminated 5% or so I think). This will cause gnashing of teeth not far from a limited nuclear exchange, but that's the way the cookie crumbles when you believe the easy, smooth lies of Keynesians and Krugmanites.

Once we have gone through the hardship that looms in the immediate future and honest accounting is back en vogue, we will talk about space faring again.

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Re: Clever chap!

Please find any useful way to get "off the planet" while leaving the bioshpere at home.

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Dutch MEP slams 'cowboy practices' of GCHQ 'n' pals following Gemalto allegations

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Re: The "Law of the Jungle".....is still the only law

Relevance?

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But what, exactly, could they have done?

I know... BOMB LYBIA!! DRONE YEMEN!!! Hell yeah.

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BLOOD STAR of the NEANDERTHALS passed close to our Sun

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Re: Timely...

The Star

"Pretty women, flushed and glittering, heard the news told jestingly between the dances, and feigned an intelligent interest they did not feel. “Nearer! Indeed. How curious! How very, very clever people must be to find out things like that!”

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Re: Alien probes

"Nagios II - Son of Oort"

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El Reg chefs whip up Post-Pub Noshographic

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Re: The most astonishing thing about this series is ...

No, but we are IT.

> keep yourselves healthy.

Overrated.

Also: Pork dose a day keeps the ISIS away.

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Hello Barbie: Hang on, this Wi-Fi doll records your child's voice?

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Re: Obligatory Harry Harrison reference...

This rather makes me feel like the world is entering a Philip K. Dick universe. But which one?

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Tim Cook slurped our brains, snarl fat battery bods A123

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Re: Serfdom?

This is the secret sauce that makes your product more competitive than anyone elses.

Here is a free-market idea: If that idea is so valuable, then the NDA should be accompanied with a payout to keep the engineer's mouth sealed (may have to be done through a bank account to be liberated in 10y time). Not with a threat to sue. Might work better.

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Did NSA, GCHQ steal the secret key in YOUR phone SIM? It's LIKELY

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[T]he UK's interception regime is entirely compatible with the European Convention on Human Rights.

Entirely compatible? So there is a SOAP interface.

It's currently between your feet and your arse is against the wall.

What do?

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Have YOU got Equation NSAware in your drives? Meh, not really our concern, says EU

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Re: add 1000% TAX on all hardware and software from US (and UK) companies

> Basically boot start a EU wide tech sector.

Not sure whether serious or totally retarded.

Have fun getting rid of all cross-licensing schemes and generally getting the EU tech sector anywhere other than navel-gazing and taxed/regulated/mismanaged to the general shape of a quivering puppy.

There is a good reason why Europe is an economic shithole getting shittier by the day.

The US is still the powerhouse, in spite of all its governments attempt at raping it into a socialistic shape amenable to the liberal lunatic fringe.

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> Sometimes the government - or their contractors - have to do some real nasty stuff

Nazi bullshit

> living with your "rights and freedoms"

Scare quotes. Thanks for clarifying.

> This is not new as it was first demonstrated at OHM 2013

This is not new as demonstrated by Reinhard Heydrich c.a. 1942.

Get Rekt M8!

The finger in the icon is not the correct one.

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Superfish: Lenovo ditches adware, but that doesn't fix SSL megavuln – researcher

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Re: SSL Certificate now public

IT IS THE SAME ONE IN ALL CASES??

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Sadly, it has come to the point where no shot is too cheap and no hyperbole is left unrealized anymore.

"Ah, Mr Creosote. Can I offer you a large, wide-screen image in the middle of your preferred website, sir?"

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Well....

> Prospecting for a new laptop

> Dell has only no-longer-composable "take it or leave it and better lube up" crud on display

> Visit Lenovo's website instead

> Need to tell NoScript to "enable temporarily" websites I have never heard of

> Ghostery pops a vein growing a World Trade Center in the corner

> Nope.jpg

Still have no new laptop. Am I a failure?

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UK public sector biz keeps French giant Atos buoyant

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An no increase in GDP occurred

THANK YOU UK TAXPAYER!

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Inside GOV.UK: 'CHAOS' and 'NIGHTMARE' as trendy Cabinet Office wrecked govt websites

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Re: "trendily-designed webpages bereft of useful information"

LOLNO.

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Re: Agree--new BBC is a heart-sinker

It's saddening when Al Jazeera actually provides more and indepth coverage of actual news

I don't see how that is saddening. It has also been the case since the Bush II Iraqi pratfall now.

If the US goes to the the length to find the exact hotel room through which a tank projectile shall be "accidentally" lobbed or bothers to blow a marked journalist team off a Baghdad roof by JDAM they must be doing something right.

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Re: Symptom of a much deeper problem.

+1 for The Truth

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Re: Agile everything

RITALINAGILE.

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Re: Fire all the people in charge, now.

And since those in charge made all their designers be coders:

Designers that code?

Go to check that link.

They "code" in HTML and CSS.

kill me now.

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Re: Presumably....

"tabletised" web pages

Pretty sure there is a strong positive correlation between tabletization of a website and the merciless dumbing down of offered content (and the increasing length of the Ghostery popup). Not to mention the impossibility of finding the rare left-over nugget not yet shat on by editiorial policy. People then leave...

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Re: Presumably....

Trying to recreate the spirit of the printed paper online, then?

Sadly, you cannot create a left-of-center wrapper for your fries with that!

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HTTP/2 spec gets green light: Faster web or needless complexity?

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Re: Complexity leads to bugs which lead to security problems

We live in an age where our computers rival living beings in complexity.

Not really.

It's not like protocol handlers cannot be written with the proof they have been implemented according to specification (of course the spec may be wrong, but that's the way it goes). Protocols are never really complex in any meaningful sense.

It's people faffing around with C and handwritten manglers like medieval hunchbacked differently-abled persons who are the real problem.

Coding in Mercury? Hell yeah.

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The Nietzschean eternal rebirth

That would in deed be a very sensible thing to do, as it would also create a boundary between authentication, session handling and the rest of the application. Plus you could do amazing stuff with a minimal amount of code, and since "remote frame buffer" is a fairly well defined set of requirements, we could even support multiple protocols rather easily.

Will "X Terminals" be back? Yes. Yes, they will. Already, we have "remote desktops in the cloud".

We should have stayed with the NeWS of the early 90s. Imagine all that JavaScript horror which could have been avoided (we are now at the maximum entropy NodeJS stage of course, which sounds like someone is implementing a real-world Monty Python sketch for confused people just out of uni, but so be it!)

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Re: i can see myself

@Roo : The real question is: Are you using Erlang?

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Re: yeah but

Quantitative Easing is the answer to everything. Even to bandwidth problems.

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Re: This says it all...

WHERE ARE THE SNOWDENS OF YESTERYEAR?

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Ukraine suddenly 40% more interested in UK tax info – HMRC

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Allocate resources that don't belong to you: Yes we can!

Even countries that do not have a desperate need to shore up their public finances

A nice euphemism for

"The goverrrnmental pirates have wrecked everything out of sheer greed, mismanagement and cronyism and need more. Disregard the multibillion-$CURRENY debthole, that's for the future (or for foreign taxpayers via the IMF)"

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Hoping for spy reforms? Jeb Bush, dangerously close to being the next US prez, backs the NSA

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Ron Paul is rather oldish now.

Anything but "I came, I saw, he died" Hillary, basically the liberal-socialist side of old bomber Cain. But Jeb is not an answer.

If only we could have some Hope and Change...

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Watch a hot, speeding space alien explode all over Earth's Beaver

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Re: @Neil deGrasse Tyson

Good enough. Gleisners will follow.

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Which I call 20150217_haemorroid in this animation...

which NASA is calling 20150217_meteoroid in this animation

> Facebook

> Adobe Flash

why.jpg

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Big Brother in SPAACE: Mars One picks first 100 morons to suffocate, er, settle on Red Planet

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That would make them all Cave Johnsons.

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Microsoft's patchwork falls apart … AGAIN!

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Failure circus is fail, followed by "it's not our fault".

This is what happens when you rush regression testing to meet externally imposed arbitrary 90 day deadlines.

We can work fast, or we can work accurate.

...And these 90 day deadlines apparently mean tweaking default values in Muffice is priority #1 and needs to be rolled out stat.

Context: It IS important.

The context being: The codebase is shit and the regression test set is arbitrary and possibly absent. And our dev skillset is arbitrary too. Prima donnas, freshmen and people miscommunicating with their navels trying to deal with arbitrary complexit injected by marketrdroid demands I suppose.

In any normal industry lawyers would be crawling up your arse. And this will happen sooner or later.

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