* Posts by Destroy All Monsters

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Oracle laying off its Java evangelists? Er, no comment, says Oracle

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Re: About Time

So far the only way to do this I've found is to train in Assembler.

Absolutely. But you have to do it in winter, using only vi and going uphills both ways. And no ordering books at amazon, you have to PERSONALLY drive to a shop 120 miles away and demand that their ordering process take three months and that they lose the package in transit. Did I mention bank switching?

How else can you make the children learn?

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Re: The world is not Java, nor even the JVM.

Erlang was also a town in Germanysome weird-ass country in a prolonged post-war-crispy-bacon scenario, but then again Java was some Island that could be found in the Pacific, Oracle was a professional occupation held by crazy, drugged-up females from ancient Greece while Sun was a big yellow ball in the sky. Later, we also had Plan 9 (a movie) and Limbo (something an Italian once wrote a book on). Penguins were found in Antarctica only etc.

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The world is not Java, nor even the JVM.

Internet of Things, a market that looks tailor-made for the technology

Erlang, COUGH, COUGH.

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Hackers spent at least a year spying on Mozilla to discover Firefox security holes – and exploit them

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Prezero-day exploits.

This should be illustrated with the picture of Donald Duck accidentally hanging himself in "The Hockey Champ"

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Mind-blowing secrets of NSA's security exploit stockpile revealed at last

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fnord font to fnork the populace

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Re: ████████ ██████ █████████████

But what does Oswald have to do with this and was he even in the same room?

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Mad Max: High-octane dystopian desert demolition derby

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the boss just walked back in

And you didn't fight him?

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Bloke clicks GitHub 'commit' button in Visual Studio, gets slapped with $6,500 AWS bill

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AWS is a toy

Pfff... hahahaha!

Don't trust third parties with commercial interests.

Go back to your Lesotho freedom/nocommercial hacker cellar and stay there.

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Re: I don't really trust those folks at Github.

Github for Windows client

Why does such a thing exist??

The point of github is that you can use

1) a browser

2) bog-standard git (which has its own problems and looks like a set of states, all different, arranged in a maze, but that is another discussion)

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Re: Nominative Determinism

But dogged, why should "not knowing who Phil Haack is" imply "nodev"?

I use git btw.

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Re: What is wrong with Amazon?

Can't happen. You can see the bill develop hour by hour on the landing page, and it's not like you can accidentally the whole Virginia data centre.

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Re: Trawling

That would be thrauhlerz in phreakspeak... (apparently a derivative of Lovcraphtianesque)

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The voice form the bathtub

"This happened before ... and it will happen again"

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Re: This is the kind of thing that keeps me up at night

I also want to set limits on what and how much an AWS key can be used for.

1) Use a specific credit card

2) Amazon tells you often to use three-factor auth for the root account

3) Use separate IAM users with specific permissions for specific tasks (this takes some getting into and also queries on stackoverflow, but the interface is really nicely done)

4) ???

5) Protect!

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This is like, your programming man.

Dude, you are getting some advice:

1) Credentials always in config files in a separate project not under version control. Config file reading is easy and can be done in 5 lines or less. Use XML, atttribute = value, whatever.

2) When needed, slurp the credential files

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Boffins learn to send boredom-beating suggestions to smartphone-fondlers

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Re: Maybe it's an age thing

But I LIKE to observe the continual progression of the world towards a mixture of 1984 and Brave New World inhabited by moronic but well-coiffed zombies IN REAL TIME.

PUSH MOAR CONTENT AT ME.

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Wikipedia’s biggest scandal: Industrial-scale blackmail

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Hmmm....

I may agree on the core, but this is an article by the contrarian A - so how much drama and thin threads of rhetoric (including the required seguing into the "won't anybody think of the copyrights" paragraph, where did that come from) am I looking at?

Yes, Wikipedia is very mass of good, bad and ugly as well as the useless and seems to think it should also be a righteous whistleblower site. But so what?

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Re: When Wales Can Fly.

[citation needed]

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French hacker besmuts road sign right under Les Plods' noses

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Re: "the Francophone hacker"

@Bloakey1

I would not like to be a "couille dans le potage" but you are wrong, in fact as wrong as a very wrong thing. Think context as in one who walks and a place dedicated to people who walk.

Yeah well, maybe you should just learn to write french first, matey. Protip: You ain't gonna pass an exam in "grammaire française".

Full disclosure: Writing in french is part of my job description. "Dont acte".

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DSK VHD radio signal in this case.

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Re: The hacker writes that the vulgar display was cut after only 10 seconds

How did they know after just 10 seconds?

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"the Francophone hacker"

Considering that there is a serious grammatical error in

Beaucoup me demande (should be: "Beaucoup me demandent")

...which would have cost us a warm-ish ear when skool still meant something, the "Francophone" demands a "bémol" be applied.

Not to be outdone, the sign dépicted says

Zones piétones (should be: "Zones piétonnes")

OMFG. See me after class.

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Almost all dot-science malicious, dot-cricket rigged, researchers find

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Re: Don't rely on this so called "report"

Just another undeclared ad, then?

Why should the new TLD be particularly prone to exploitation anyway? More than, say .cc, .cx or any other fast domains? Is it just because the total numbers of users is very low and the scammers move in first?

Almost all .science malicious, .cricket rigged, boffins find

It's also not likely to be "boffins". More like the people in the office next to the joss-stick department.

Keep you NoScript, Ghostery and patches dear and near, run your browser in a VM and think before you click. This message brought to by Internet Drama Anonymous.

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Re: It's All Creaking Under the Strain...

There's no such thing as free speech as people commonly percieve it ("I should be able to say absolutely anything").

Thanks for the strawman.

Here's penny. Go buy yourself a whistle but the magic president of freedom may well come after you.

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Popcorn time at Popcorn Time: More vid slurpers hauled into court

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John Doe == as yet unknown person of interest

Like "John Doe #2" of the Oklahoma City bombing, the guy that was memory-holded away while someone resembling him suspiciously croaked in prison.

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Trio of 'nauts thunder towards International Space Station

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They boldly go

...with some serious orthodox blessings!

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Turkey cites crypto software find in terror charges against TV crew

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PKK are not "Jihadists" and why is there an image of the local ISIS dance club?

Seriously, El Reg. Refrain from sucking Erdogan's dick like that. It is very apparent that Turkey currently supports/looks-the-other-way irt ISIS while bombing Kurds and PKK positions for purely internal political reasons. Erdogan is playing the Great Game, which will sooner or later backfire and result in anal blasts of a magnitude never seen in the Bosphorus so far.

What next? Whistleblowers are "terrorists"?

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Farewell to Borland C++: Embarcadero releases Delphi and C++ Builder 10

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Software not as an App? HERESY!

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Oh no, startup Massive Analytic unleashes 'artificial precognition'

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Move over, Cortana!

We already have the Avatar:

The Amazing Criswell:

Known for: "Making erroneous predictions, predicting the future on TV, radio, books, records and in newspapers and as a narrator and actor in the films of Ed Wood"

"Can you prove that it didn't happen?"

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As predicted.

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Re: If the technology is even a fraction as good as advertised...

Or one could go all Sarah Connor on them. But that would be cheating.

(What's that? Obama debarked from AF-1 on hearing "whistleblower-hunting"? Shurely not?)

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Microsoft backports data slurp to Windows 7 and 8 via patches

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GAAHHHHH

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Snap out of the snapshot habit, says mutant upstart Reduxio

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Re: When will it end?

Never.... never. The ride goes on.

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The future of IT is – to deliver automation. Discuss

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Re: Automation is the history of IT

> shadow IT system

I don't think this term means what you think it means.

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Re: And the upshot is...

MS also has PowerShell which is quantum leap in OS management comparing to bash.

Damning MS with faint praise?

Let's just say "It's about fucking time, Microcripples!"

Practically anything is a "quantum leap in OS management" compared to bash in 2015.

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Re: Who will own the A.I. ?

More to the point, what will THEY do?

"Being super rich" does not mean all that much except that you can amuse yourself with starting interesting industrial projects if you are so enclined. It definitely does NOT mean being able to block economic activity of the downtrodden proletarians, at least not in a society based on a free market.

Yes, Marx' horror vision could only come about in Marxism or other forms of oligarchic control. Weird, ain't it?

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Jailbreaking pirates popped in world's largest iCloud raid – 225,000 accounts hit

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Re: A linguistic/numerical question

It's like voting for George Bush the younger, you see....

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Re: Furrying information

Damn furries. Besides posting their appalling furry porn on perfectly good NSFW imageboards.

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Re: But but but....

Go to your Apple's Walled Gargen and STAY THERE.

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Boffins laugh at Play Store bonehead security with instant app checker

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Re: Virus Total

In that case Virus Total is "all 53 antivirus scanners", really.

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The doctor recommends one coffee and transcendental meditation before posting.

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I have to say this sounds rather cool.

More things to study. Sigh.

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T-Mobile US CEO calls his subscribers thieves, gripes about 'unlimited' limited tethering

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Re: Modify handset ?

Can I also modify my debit card please to have unlimited access to bank money, please ?

This only works if you personally know Mario Draghi.

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The War on Customers (was: Re: Unlimited doesn't mean unlimited then...)

Regular, non-tethered 4G LTE is unlimited. The ability to use your phone as a hotspot is an add-on they give you for free.

Can I get an explanation for why these two things are actually separate to the point where one demands metering and the other not? Except for, you know, "marketing segmentation we want to impose" kind of reasons?

"This week, I am taking aim at a select group of individuals who have actually been stealing data from T-Mobile," said Legere.

This "stealing" word is like the "terrorism" word nowadays: If you hear it, it's likely some arsehole with an agenda has taken the mic and we are not actually talking about stealing or terrorism.

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US to stage F-35-versus-Warthog bake-off in 2018

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Against an F-16 actually.

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BRRRRRTTTTT!!

F-35s and A10s to compare their effectiveness in close air support

> F-35

> Close Air Support

... by an underpowered, barely carrying so-so fighter plane that needs to pack away the ordinance for illusory stealth capabilities and can't loiter?

Pfffff..... hahaha!

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Spaniard claims WWII WAR HERO pigeon code crack. Explain please

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Re: probably something like

The more layers they have to go through, the less likely they'll figure out what that value is.

You must be the kind of person who keeps your dog on three leashes, one of them electronic.

Once your sergeant( carrying lots of paper, matches and suspiciously many books by Jane Austin as well as a OTP) has applied all the useless layers he will be holed, have "volunteered" to help the SS with their enquiries or the value of your message will be zero.

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In redneck heaven, internet outages are the American Way

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What a wonderful sight to behold at dawn: Shotgun damage

Actually it's Texas, so it used to be part of the King of Spain's dominion...

Definitely not "the colonies".

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NASA names New Horizons' next target

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So it practically lies on the current trajectory.

How much delta-V do you need?

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Boffins clock MONSTER BLACK HOLES inside quasar-hosting galaxy near Earth

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Re: Oh FFS

That's because one system is chaotic and the other is pretty much not, it's a system in spindown mode dumping energy into its surroundings with rather simple statistics.

Learn2Science.

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