* Posts by Destroy All Monsters

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Whew! How to tell if a DevOps biz is peddling a load of manure

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Do not be so pretentious.

You will never get it right first time, unless someone already wrote the book on how to do it before you.

And even then you need to be able to read.

POGUEs collecting medals for bravery etc.

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Re: My Bullshit detector says that...

IE, Java and Flash

Putting Java into the same pan as IE and Flash is a tad unfair, though.

Even very unfair, TBH.

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Land Rover Defender dies: Production finally halted by EU rules

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pseudo-Libertarian right-wing

Hmmm ....communistic fascists, then?

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Re: yet

Please.

No-one is "going back" to FAL battle rifle or old AKM, but of course stocks exists, same as you can find admittedly glorious fascist MP-44 in Middle East.

Indeed, AK series have moved on to AK-103 since long time, comrade. Now even very different AK-107 being considered for general usage.

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GitHub falls offline, devs worldwide declare today a snow day

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The cool thing about working on OSS is when GH goes down its like a free holiday How do those suits feel now :P

Way to miss the point of Git...

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Senate marks Data Privacy Day with passage of critical bill for Safe Harbor

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The Act will extend the same privacy rights that US citizens enjoy to European citizens, and will provide European citizens with the right to proper judicial redress over how their data is handled by American corporations and the US government.

Hmmm.... "Thanks for nothing", I guess?

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Google DeepMind cyber-brain cracks tough AI challenge: Beating a top Go board-game player

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Re: Very Impressive

All those saying "it's not AI because MUH opinion!!" - you are eejits whose expectations are based on a died of Hollywood movies.

Back in 1956:

"Hey, let's do something more interesting than computing ledgers on computers. Like, symbol processing, learning, maybe even play chess and checkers, invent appropriate programming languages with new concepts, work on that neuron stuff, I dunno ... lots of things to do".

"We need a catchy name"

"How about 'Artificial Intelligence'. Sounds out there. 'AI' for short".

"'kay'

"Check it out, guys! I have a built a machine to solve checkers!!"

An utter eejit in a wifebeater comes in. "It's not like in the movies. This is not AI!. Do expert systems first."

"Check it out, guys! I can find out what ails the patient via a question-answer system"

An utter eejit in a wifebeater comes in. "It's not like in the movies. This is not AI!. Do expert systems first."

"Check it out, guys! I have a built a machine to play chess!"

An utter eejit in a wifebeater comes in. "It's not like in the movies. This is not AI!. Do expert systems first."

rinse, repeat...

Fuck you all, go back to your jerkoff website development in crapnode.js

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Re: Very Impressive

It's AI

Fucking tired of the "it's not AI if it has been done" meme.

(It's not General Artificial Intelligence, but that's something else)

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'Unikernels will send us back to the DOS era' – DTrace guru Bryan Cantrill speaks out

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Re: Cores are cheap, it's how to use them...

Aren't we into actor-based languages today (i.e. Erlang and Elixir etc.) because "sequential" processes are nice but the demand for synchronous exchange makes them a bit less than real-world capable? See also What's the difference between the Actor Model of Concurrency and Communicating Sequential Processes

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Re: Forth

Forth has been doing it the exact way he says is terrible for 40 years.

That bullshit. You are mixing concepts. Forth is a language. The language runs on something. Free to you to run it on bare metal, but if it runs on Unix, your argument is invalid.

You can run Java on bare metal if you write a language VM for that.

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Re: Hard and fast

And then there's the performance issue.

The last argument of the incompetent

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This gun says you ain’t leaving until my PC is fixed

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I support this 357 call!

Especially when a Dell Dude is on the other side of the boomstick.

Double satsifaction!

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Come on kids, let's go play in the abandoned nuclear power station

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Re: Crap pop culture joke and the additional costs of Not Borrowing to fund things

I the people who are not skilled in atomics are powerfully trained in advanced genetic engineering, it will even out (trade, etc.).

If they are skilled in web & stuff or management shenanigans, well....

But there is no need to go mercantilist in any case.

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Re: NIM [Radioactive] BY

Well, at least it's not guarded by the Knights Who Say Ni.

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Re: Fast Breeders

But Wunderland is a planet of Known Space which delectably likes to develop esoteric weapon systems?

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I think the easiest explanation is that we are trying to "throw stuff downhill"

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Yeah, the Shah was big in buying nuclear tech. Sadly, he was a CIA arsehole.

I thought the Iranian embargo had ended? (Except for the US, which immediately decided that ballistic missiles had something to do with nuclear bombs, and decided to use that pretext to continue with sanctions alone like easily-bought flipfloppers they are).

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Rather ballardian stuff

There is a book on France's nuclear industry, "The Radiance of France" (a review here), which develops the history of France's ostensibly civilian nuclear programme and how it was "sold" to the nation. Anyone know of a similar one about the UK?

Also, I want these glazed DU ashtrays.

(Ballardian: "resembling or suggestive of the conditions described in J. G. Ballard's novels and stories, especially dystopian modernity, bleak man-made landscapes and the psychological effects of technological, social or environmental developments.")

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Facebook CSO slams RSA Conf for repping 'the worst parts of the security industry'

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It's facebook

But I agree 100%

Information Security is mostly Quality Assurance.

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Stop the music! Booby-trapped song carjacked vehicles – security prof

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The stupidity is you

Because, yeah, if I plug my laptop into this company network, I can instantly become root on the fileserver, configure the firewall and peruse the CEO's e-mail.

Happens all the time. Great stuff!

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Cowboy design in the physical space

"Basically, give me 18 seconds of playtime and we can insert the attack code"

A bad case of "Snowcrash", indeed.

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US rapper slams Earth is Round conspiracy in Twitter marathon

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Re: Impossible!!!

No, it was Hitler and he believed were were on the INSIDE. Or something. I once read it in a spiritual magazine, so it must be TRUE.

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Re: No real mates

So, they are management?

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AI pioneer Marvin Minsky dies at 88

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Marvin, one of the Great "Scruffies", has gone to the Sky Net?

I'm getting old.

I remember him giving a guest lecture in 1991 or so at ETH Zürich. He was doodling on the clear plastic film used in the overhead projector (remember those, kids)?

Afterwards, students snarfed it and reprinted part of the undecipherable postmodern 4-color art in the CS student monthly.

Some good reads:

> 1951 – SNARC Maze Solver – Minsky / Edmonds

> Communication with Alien Intelligence Byte Magazine 1985

(The Scruffyness stems of course from the dual approach to AI)

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Re: He also co-authored an SF novel:

Absolutely.

He nearly got killed on-set when a wrench dropped from the height of the X-Ray Delta One centrifuge setup.

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If you can't buy bootleg gear online in New York, this may be why

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Re: Somehow

Plujs you can't legally carry in NY to take the trash out.

What a sad country.

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Microsoft struggles against self-inflicted Office 365 IMAP outage

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Re: SLA Liability?

Sadly, that sounds exactly like kmail + akonadi.

With added benefit that akonadi will kill your machine after 24h uptime.

Why no Quality Control, KDE?

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Re: Exchange IMAP outage?

Mind you I don't begrudge anyone moving their Exchange into O365. The last thing I want to see these days is on-premise Exchange.

This.

Keeping fickle turdpiles in the server room is too burdensome (did I mention Microsoft Licensing Menacograms?) , so you move to the bigger fickle turdpile that somebody else manages and do a Hail Mary there won't be an turdavalanche.

And who has written the admin interface to Exchange Online? It's really Babby's First Management Interface..

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Re: Not like it worked even before that

Because IMAP is extremely complex!!

No, wait...

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MIT boffin: Big data won't compute? Try these handy quantum algorithms

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I think you will find that Seth Loyd doesn't NEED to justify his career. Especially to random AC retarded riff raff who couldn't pull a square root of -1 out of their arse if their life depended on it.

Still, this article is very confusing. It's a wall of words with no inherent meaning. And I am not fully unskilled in Quantum Computer Algorithms (for which I recommend this book, just saying)

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BOFH: I want no memory of this pointless conversation. Alcohol please

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As long as the pissoir is multi-threading....

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Re: Ah the old division

I also have "vision" but I don't sell it because once I get out of my daze and the shower, it becomes clear that there is a singular lack of usefulness in "vision".

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Re: Pint Maths

WHY!

So young and yet so drunk!

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Re: One can only wonder

Licensing laws were brought in to get them to work sober.

Yes. And Quality Control was brought to make sure stuff only blew up OUTSIDE the factory once delivered to the customer. Thus were Gartner-level types born...

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Five technologies you shouldn't bother looking out for in 2016

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Re: Sex and violence

Then again, watching daesh going out in a spectacular bang would be compulsive viewing.

You can find hilarious videos shot by spotters, choppers or whatever on the Interwebs today, actually. Still in 2D though.

OTOH, I am still looking for the camera view of the AC-130 that repeatedly bombed an MSF hospital for funs and giggles. Some atrocities are not released early.

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Re: From Hamlet

The passage you quote demonstrates how Hamlet is losing his paranoid marbles at this point

Methinks that interpretation is lacking critical mass in the "sufficiently supported by evidence" department. Hamlet does not need to sound clever and is clearly using standard english practiced by Princes and Kings of Denmark (and their running dog lackeys) worldwide. He is just performing a simple unit test on the Obedient Advisor and reaching a clear 11 on the sycophanticity scale.

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Thought you were safe from the Fortinet SSH backdoor? Think again

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Re: that would be the same fortinet...

An AC with a logo? Interesting.

Come to think of it, the shiny made it seem LESS trustworthy, not more. Like a guy with heavy, glittering rings on the fingers.

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Hey, dawg! I hear you like FortiNet, so we put a firewall into your firewall so that you can backdoor while you backdoor.

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"Management Authentication Issue"

The situation whereby it's hard to authenticate management as they are all saying "it wasn't me!"

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Data centers dig in as monster storm strikes America's East Coast

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Re: Travelling advice

What, no Dragunova and two boxes of 7.62×54?

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Re: Nagging worries...

Le livre des visages

I have never heard of that particular grimoire.

Do you go mad when reading it (irrespective of whether you are a Mad Arab named Abdul or not)

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The next Cuban gristle crisis: US Navy warship powered by beef fat

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Re: Spectacular ignorance

Only because germans called clunky, barely functional submersibles "boot" and murricans can't into translation.

They are the most ship of the ships.

The NCC-1701 is a spaceship, not a spaceboat.

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Re: Spectacular ignorance

"warship"

There are only two types of ship - submarines and targets.

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The asshattery, it burns!

Do they burn pork fat when crusing around Muslim lands?

"Today's deployment proves that America is on its way to a secure, clean energy future, where both defense and commercial transportation can be fueled by our own hardworking farmers and ranchers, reduce landfill waste and bring manufacturing jobs back to rural America."

I foresse submarines running on NUCLEAR BEEF throwing out ORGANICALLY GROWN SLBMs tipped with WHOLE EARTH THERMONUCLEAR GREEN SHOOTS.

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Squeeze the banana to log into this office Wi-Fi

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Re: acrylic glass - WTF?

So it's lucite?

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AMX backdoors US govt's comms system with Batman-inspired surveillance mode

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If this is a debugging port, I imagine a customer-settable key pair would be minimum requirement.

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Boffins: There's a ninth planet out there – now we just need to find it

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Re: This explains a lot

The way things are going, the sangria will be somewhat radioactive next time 'round.

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The delta-V to get out of the ecliptic (even with a "throw me out" flyby of Jupiter as was done with the Ulysses probe is going to be enormous. Unless you want to do a 150y orbit around the sun.

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Re: Perhaps

Not at all, the Kuiper belt is there just because and the proto-Eart-Moon collision has nothing to do with anything except the fact that the Solar System was not yet particularly stable back then.

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Re: Hoagwash?

But it's not even in the same orbital plane!

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