* Posts by Destroy All Monsters

11100 posts • joined 3 Jun 2008

Now Obama seeks China's help to halt alleged Nork HACK ATTACKS

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He really wanted to see that movie badly

Obama, in a pre-recorded interview with CNN that's expected to air later today, said that the alleged Nork attack on Sony Pictures was not "an act of war".

We are already at the level of stupidity where this needs to be mentioned on TV? I thought we still have a couple of years to go.

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Norks: FBI's Sony Pictures' hacking allegations are 'groundless slander'

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Re: It's a false trail.

A company blowing its foot off with a shotgun, then yelling "look at me, look at me" while lawyers are starting to deploy attack fins and the apparently well-planned marketing ploy actually results in the product being pull off the market in a hurry?

Granted, after 20 years of US presidencies of permanently increasing delirium and retardation, one is fully blasé about practically anything (fully expecting nuclear fallout in Europe any time soon, already stocked up on beer and a hut innawoods), but this seems to take it a bit too far even for the 21st century.

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Kepler's STILL GOT IT! Space telescope spots SUPER-EARTH 180 light years away

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HOLLOW EARTH theory mistakingly CONFIRMED by INTERNET MAGGAZINE!

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The team used the pressure of particles streaming out from the Sun

This suspiciously sounds like someone is not totally in the clear about the difference between the solar wind (not being used) and light pressure (being used).

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Re: re: That's a damn good picture they took.

You missed the foreclosure notice on the door, Bandersnatch. Looks like planet Detroit.

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Heads up! If Tor VANISHES over the weekend, this is why

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MiniLove recommends...

The network does, however, have plenty of legitimate and beneficial applications as well...

Implying that dealing in narcotics would not be a "legitimate and beneficial application" if religious nutcases, curtain twitchers and bureaucrats looking for job assurance by minding your personal business were not finding that activity objectionable.

Next: Tor to be the last refuge of pork eaters, full-fat butter lovers, people suspiciously guilty of liking their privacy and those practicing sexual positions different from the governmentally approved missionary one.

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UK air traffic bods deny they 'skimped' on IT investment after server mega-fail

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Re: Bad Data Input/High System Utilisation.

I have experimented with XML but not used it for real.

It's not very difficult but the Schema definitions must have been created by a committee of maniacs suffering from second system effect. Use it anway! Or something similar.

AFAI hear aviation likes semi-formatted telex-style messaging for some reason though. Bring out the statistical recognizers!

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Re: S/390

I'm sure they have kept the source code and there is no assembler involved. So adapting this to a proper zSeries would involve only around 6 digits... or not?

sweating_towel_guy.jpg

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Re: Know it all politicians get a chance to gob off.

It is also very difficult before the cockup to be certain whether "no problem up to now" means that your systems are sufficiently good or whether lady luck has just smiled a bit longer than usual. For additional info: The Normalization of Deviance.

We are in one of those cases regarding the exchange of nuclear weapons. Regarding the history of the start of WWI, illusions as to which case it actually is are not recommended.

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Re: Overloaded airspace?

But of course that would cost money!

I will also BRING IN the money, and this why people are looking at various solutions to either engineer the slack out of the system (bad idea) or put more slack into the system (e.g. laxer rules regarding aircraft paths, supported by automation)

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Feds finger Norks in Sony hack, Obama asks: HOW DO YOU SOLVE A PROBLEM LIKE KOREA?

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Re: "any sensible government ... would have ..."

"I see your comprehension gap."

More like a basic logic gap.

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Re: Proportional response.

What it means is travel restrictions and frozen overseas accounts of select Nork dignitaries and military.

I thought this was called the "hermit kingdom" or some such?

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That frog's gonna EXPLODE!

The FBI takes seriously any attempt - whether through cyber-enabled means, threats of violence, or otherwise - to undermine the economic and social prosperity of our citizens.

Keynesian in Chains soon?

Obama says he thinks

Indeed. If he didn't say he was thinking, even close observation could not have detected this fact.

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Team Amurrica, please. Don't have enough with ISIS on the plate? Syria and sniffing around the borderlands of Russia not good enough for you? Pivot to Asia too slow? Economy going like a well-oiled locomotive?

Okay then.

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ICANN: The TRUTH about that hacker attack on our DNS zone file database

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Re: But but but

"We are obfuscating ... and we have become exceedingly good at it!"

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Sony Pictures hack is Hollywood's 'Snowden moment' say infosec bods

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I see! Or not.

The other theory – backed by most IT security bods – is that disgruntled ex-employees are the most likely culprits.

I humbly suggest this article should be accompanied by an enormous picture of Disgruntled Internet Cat.

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Hackney council leaked thousands of locals' data in FoI blunder

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Who exactly is the venerable ancient in that image...

... and what does he have to do with the Fol (first-order logic?) blunder?

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Linux 'GRINCH' vuln is AWFUL. Except, er, maybe it isn't

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Re: An easier option ...

> but it's too early

Did someone die?

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New fear: ISIS killers use 'digital AK-47' malware to hunt victims

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These guys are the biggest trolls on the planet

Even more infuriating than Team America. And frankly, I bet it is even against ISIS-enhanced Sharia Law to even know handle universal turing machines. What do they think they are doing?

Can we have a bacon item now?

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Misfortune Cookie crumbles router security: '12 MILLION+' in hijack risk

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Re: ZoneAlarm advert?

I don't know that feel.

Do you have NoScript?

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ICANN HACKED: Intruders poke around global DNS innards

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So we will just have to replace ICANN personnel with your wife?

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Re: "Well, 'cracker' is a racial epithet in the US, that's why the press avoids it."

but there's a good chance they are accurate

But isn't that Sun People doing the racism thing instead?

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CoolReaper pre-installed malware creates backdoor on Chinese Androids

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Mister Wong recommends...

"CE" now no longer means "China Export" but "CoolReaper Enhanced"

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Microsoft says to expect AWESOME things of Windows 10 in January

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Re: Requirements:

"Sorry sir, we have run out of items 1, 2 and 3, which are no longer available from our excellent cuisine for today. May I interest you in a little 4 for a change?"

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URL LOL: Delta splats web flight boarding pass snoop bug

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Re: He's a hacker

It's a "her".

Do you even read?

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London teen pleads guilty to Spamhaus DDoS

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Re: No big deal

It's a slow process but it's foolproof.

New regions of stupid plumbed. Film at 11.

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Re: going down

Being that he is under 18, what are the odds that the "indecent images of children" were of himself or a similarly aged girlfriend?

I would say about 100%.

That still makes him GUILTY OF OFFENDING DAILY MAIL READERS! DE-REZZ HIM NOW!

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If 4G isn’t working, why stick to the same approach for 5G?

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some operators are saying they will start commercial deployments in 2020, and a five-year time-scale is short enough to induce panic attacks

....because this projet needs to survive at least one economic readjustment, possibly the biggest in human history ever, and a tactical nuke exchange with Russia?

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NY premiere of The Interview cancelled after hackers' terrorist threats

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The NYT, a frank necon propeller (not to mention Krugman conduit) says...

If the NYT calls someone "morally treasonous and spectacularly dishonourable” that means another false flag operation is probably in progress and dead people could soon hit the front page under large banner texts.

Might become an interesting X-Mas, indeed.

"HO! HO! HO! Now I have a pretext"

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EU VAT law could kill THOUSANDS of online businesses

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VAT in Luxembourg generally is 15% (which is considered "unfair" by neighbors who can barely squeak by ripping off 20% of any transaction from the jobless hoi polloi), and will be upped to 17% in January (because the governement wants to keep the overpaid civil servant cancer happy more than it wants to reduce unemployment), so I don't see why VAT is a particular factor for Luxembourg.

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30,000 people buy a box of BOVINE EXCREMENT

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What is the point of this?

Really, what is it?

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Re: "you’ve been handling pooh"

It's a reverse pedobear instant.

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NASA asks world+dog to name Mercury's craters (back off, 4chan)

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Krugman crater?

Craters QE1 to QE3 and "last position of the federal reserve" come to mind.

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Sony sued by ex-staff over daft security, leaked privates

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Re: Hackers gone to the next level

Bomb theatres with what? Spam e-mail??

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Patriot strong but otherwise retarded

> These NORK idiots just made it my patriotic duty to go see this movie

You now feel like it's 1937, Germany around here.

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Amazon workers in Germany stage CHRISTMAS STRIKE

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agree on pay increases below inflation to regain competitivity

Pretty interesting as the stated aim of money printing (aiding in eradicating state debt and make well-connected mandarins rich, among others) was exactly to fool workers into believing that they paycheck was going up, while in actuality it was not.

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Re: Bah!

> It makes you vonder how zey ever annexed ze Sudetenland.

That was easy because it used to belong to the Wilhemine Reich and the Sudeten, freshly empowered, were behaving less than adequately to ethnic germans, which were forbidden to partake in the "self-determination of people" for some reason or other.

> SA had occupied the union houses.

In a very concrete sense, SA *was* the union.

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Goes like the blazes: Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 late 2014 edition

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Re: Single page view ?

YOU CAPTURED THEIR SECRET TRICK!

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Sony hackers dump more hunks of stolen data, promise another 'Christmas gift'

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Re: Sony should stop whining

Downvote me if you like, but making a movie-joke about his assassination was JUST PLAIN STUPID AND IRRESPONSIBLE.

I am ambivalent about this.

I have heard about Hillary gloating on comera* about the frank assassination of the Lybian head of state, hounded by all the proper propaganda and JDAM delivery gear that liberal interventionists with neocon boosters can bring to bear. Yet nothing happened. Indeed, Madame is actually, possibly running for the presidential office.

comera: I thought I would fix that typo but then I decided to let it be

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Re: "... put Sony Pictures into the worst state."

Only inside a labor camp.

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Re: Sticking it to the Man is one thing

Oh f0rk-off, I'd bet you are the first person who would complain when you are price gouged, screwed over a contract or a paying through the nose thanks to a cartel..

Hey, hey, hey special snowflake. They make you pay, pay, pay for the willingly engaged-in entertainment.

You sound like someone who considers a salary as "exploitation".

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We are never getting back to... Samsung's baking Apple's 14nm 'A9' chips?

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They would chip the lawyers with a kill switch, too.

SAMSUNG is actually SPECTRE.

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apple knows samsung's kung-fu is the best

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Terror bomb victims demanding Iran's .ir will appeal US ruling

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Just buy ".IRANSTRONG"

Can anyone furnish citation needed about those "1997 Jerusalem bombings" apparently financed by Iran. It is western S.O.P. to accuse Iran of being behind any and all nefarious action, even 9/11. Are we talking about these: 1997 Mahane Yehuda Market Bombings? These, however, were Hamas, which are of The Other Muslim Sect (as opposed to Hezbollah), so I'm not entirely sure.

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Cool Large Hadron Collider to fire into doubly powerful ring

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"I'm looking forward to seeing what nature has in store for us."

Three years later....

"Everything is exactly as it should be. Not a single surprise! Not a single bone thrown at us!!"

DESPONDENCY!

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Welcome to Hollywood! It is cold in here!

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Independent inquiry into British air-traffic-control IT nightmare

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Re: iphone app?

Take your modern smartphone and put it where the US torture report dwells on.

also: IBM System z

Merely being in service so long is no reasons to trust the programme.

Could it be that the 5-minute generation has ARRIVED?

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"business secretary Vince Cable says..."

The only thing works than pointy-haired boss is pointy-haired political appointee

Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

and probably cubicle farms.

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