* Posts by Destroy All Monsters

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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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El Reg Redesign - leave your comment here.

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Re: I'll check back later --> Mine protects me from Pron

Why would you want to be protected from Pron?

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These large images!!

WHHHHHHYYY!!

They are always the same stock images ANYWAY. It's not like they would give any information.

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Sony hackers PINCH early version of James Bond Spectre script

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The name?

Online. James Online.

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HORRIFIED Amazon retailers fear GOING BUST after 1p pricing cockup

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Re: Probably expected an INT, got a BOL instead

That would be FAIL on so many levels that one would think it was not 2014 but somewhen medieval, with assembler and everything.

Then again, I hear the US is currently getting a hard-on about their torture practices, so medieval sounds about right.

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Unless you know of a way of writing bug free software?

Between "Bug Free" and "Bug Full" is a large way to travel. Start with the first step.

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"any single failure" == "one missapplied price"

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Dark matter-hunting boffins spot EXCITING signal in X-ray spectrum

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Re: Speaking of EXCITING signals

Department of Homeland Security. They will put it on a no-flight list.

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – Thin plot, great CGI effects

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Re: The hobbit: five battle armies movie is AMAZINGLY FANTASTIC!!

Finally the majority nor I believe Peter Jackson is capable to produce a "mediocre" film.

Mr. Jackson, don't you have anything better to do?

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UK flights CRIPPLED by system outage that shut ALL London airspace

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Re: Shit happens

A time for colonial marines and nuking sites from orbit.

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Hackable intercom lets you SPY on fellow apartment-dwellers

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Deep reporting!

I think it's not good if the text occupies less space than the lead-in picture and needs to be embiggened by another large in-text picture.

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Microsoft pulls a patch and offers PHANTOM FIX for the mess

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All aboard the incompetence train

One would think that being able to roll out maintainable systems and being more capable than a CS major writing code from his bedroom is what Microsoft should be about.

Apparently not.

The roots of barely-functional consumer-tier software meant to overtake IBM quickly cannot be shaken, it seems.

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So, does anyone in UK.gov actually know what G-Cloud is for? Apparently not

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There! Look!

What does it say? What language is that?

Brother Maynard, you're our scholar!

It is Marketanic-Governementese!!

Of course. Smoothtalk of Procuriatana!

Of course.

What does it say?

It reads, "Here may be found...

"...the last words of Mark Craddock, former lead for G-Cloud buyers:

"'He who is valiant and pure of spirit...

"'...may find the Holy Savings of Energy...

"'...in the Data Centre of Arrrkkkkk."'

Come on!

That's what it says.

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But then he morphed into shotgun Jesus and proceeded to righteously clean up.

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Bernie Madoff's coders jailed for role in $65bn ponzi scheme fiasco

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18 billion? Peanuts. The real deal goes on.

Will coders at the Fed, enabling 80 billion fraud every single month, see an investigation?

Will SEC people, basically enablers of the permanent Wall Street scam and a political weapon against people who lose support of the US-style kuromakus, and who got warned in no uncertain terms for YEARS about Bernie but decided to just pretend not to see anything get investigated next?

Damm, these oceans only carry small fish. Must be all that pollution.

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Hipsters snap up iPod Classics for $$$s after Apple kills rusty gadget

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So...

...do the MP3s sound better on spinning rust devices than on those modern soulless "flash" memory stores, which are digital to the core?

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Put me through to Buffy's room, please. Sony hackers leak stars' numbers, travel aliases

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Re: Punishment for.....

A spiderman franchise guru mediation instead?

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1&1 goes titsup, blames lengthy outage on DDoS attack

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As if!

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Apple lawyers fight to silence dead Steve Jobs: 'No right' to hear him from beyond the grave

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Was the Death Star REALLY taken out by a "rebel" in a single X-Wing?

Some very experienced engineers,architects and pilots have proven/shown that it is simply impossible to fly a plane into a building and leave a hole such as was made. The wings would have collapsed, the tail would have fallen of, An aluminium bodied aircraft cannot physically fly through concrete and steel, it's just structually impossible.

These the same guys who find faces on Mars?

Must have been tough distributing all those plane pieces over lower Manhattan. It's also weird that a couple of planes went missing with passengers on board.

GET OUT!

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Virgin Media's ad fibs EXPOSED by bitter rival BT

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Re: Fucking Lying Bastards The Lot Of Them

Best overall strategy: choose a random supplier using a fair dice.

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It's nearly 2015 – and your Windows PC can still be owned by a Visual Basic script

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"holes". But, yeah.

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Re: JPEG, really ?

Offshore. Developers. Writing code. Cheaply. Quickly.

Then your license fee is increased.

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I have overheard on the loo that cow-orkers are still wont to use these as it gives them "superior productivity", like a good laxative.

vulnerability in the Windows graphics system that could allow a malformed JPEG image to let an attacker read off sensitive system information

I am old enough to remember when claims of getting the clap via JPEGs was considered a joke on Usenet.

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Microsoft opens Azure cloud to US govt for vid surveillance, etc

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Re: Hypocrisy?

You seem to be against the freedoms. Why do you mistrust US so?

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Meanwhile, in the public debt cesspool...

Redmond, naturally, thinks it's the best positioned of all the public cloud providers to offer services to agencies, having taken a number of measures to ensure that its government offering meets strict standards.

Fantastic marketing-speak for "now open to all comers"!.

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So - you thought you knew all about the INSTANT COFFEE DUNES of TITAN?

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Re: Blowin' in the wind

And don't get me started on the "sand molecules".

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“This simulation reproduces the fundamental physics governing particle motion thresholds on Titan.”

I love analog computers!

The "sand" on Titan is unlikely to be the same as what we find by the sea in Brighton. What exactly it is made from remains uncertain, but boffins think that rather than crushed up shells or grit...

Dead nanomachines? I'm not saying it is aliens, but...

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Re: Ethanol?

Carlsberg. Probably the best beer in the Home Galaxy.

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Re: Irony

Fracking Titan!

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Hunt the RAID killer: Exablox builds object storage that isn't

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Buzz Overload!

RAID rebuilds take too long and disk failure likelihood during a rebuild increases with rebuild time. That pointed Exablox towards object technology but with filer access.

Thus:

The OneBlox filer involves customers buying an empty 8-slot Oneblox node with 4 x 1GbitE ports, at $10K list, and populating it with 3.5-inch disk drives which the Exablox OS turns into a filer resource using an underlying object storage technology. All the management is cloud-based and the system discovers new nodes and adds them into a clustering scheme, the OneBlox Ring, using peer-to-peer technology.

I see the "not a RAID thing" but I don't see the "disk failure likelihood during a rebuild does not increase with rebuild time." If your disk croaks, new copies of the objects previously on that disk need to be created from the objects elsewhere on the system. A subsequent disk croak will still propel your data into never-never land.

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Linus Torvalds releases Linux 3.18 as 3.17 wobbles

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Re: Linux future

Good forks get subsumed back into the mainstreams. Bad forks wither on the vine.

Competition is the universe's only way to get rid of the crud.

(This is why people tend to design ways to get rid of competition.)

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"The Linux Lord"

Holy damn my week starts off well!

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Google App Engine has THIRTY flaws, says researcher

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Re: Do these flaws apply to all GAE; or just to Java GAE instances

Most likely no unless Python and PHP are really recompiled to Java then run on the Google-specific virtual machine. But then again, there shure will be other problems and integrity violations. A person knowledgeable in Googgggle AppEngine needs to provide info.

(Also: No AppEngine for Erlang? DISCRIMINATORY!)

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Re: Surprise!

I guess it is to remind the person who originally posted it on the Microsoft story that every platform has security issues.

Alzheimer's is a terrible disease.

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Sacre block! French publishers to sue Adblock maker – report

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Re: "Les cochons vouloir de l'argent!"

Fetchez la vache!

In other news, the paper is called "Les Échos". "L'Écho" is another one and "L'Echos" not very correct.

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PlayStation Network blasted offline AGAIN. Just not Sony's decade

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Re: Pissing off the wrong people.

The problem is, we just don't know.

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El Reg Tombstone icon when?

Sony has been battling yet another DDoS of its PlayStation Network ... Hacktivist group the Lizard Squad claimed responsibility for the latest security breach

In the same way that bludgeoing a car to scrap metal with a sledgehammer is not carjacking, a DDoS crapout is not a "security breach".

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Re: Pissing off the wrong people.

you do know that your details -including whatever you used to pay for the subscription- is now in the hands of whoever cares to download the data, right?

Random affirmations on the Internet.

Citation needed.

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NASA prods sleeping New Horizons spacecraft: Wakey, wakey, Pluto's calling

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Re: Navigation

Actually, it can be done (but is not yet):

Autonomous Spacecraft Navigation With Pulsars

In the paper we have shown that autonomous spacecraft navigating with pulsars is feasible when using either phased-array radio antennas of at least 150 m² antenna area or compact light-weighted X-ray telescopes and detectors, which are currently developed for the next generation of X-ray observatories. Using the X-ray signals from millisecond pulsars we estimated that navigation would be possible with an accuracy of ±5 km in the solar system and beyond. The error is dominated by the inaccuracy of the pulse profiles templates that were used for the pulse peak fittings and pulse-TOA measurements. As those are known with much higher accuracy in the radio band, it is possible to increase the accuracy of pulsar navigation down to the meter scale by using radio signals from pulsars for navigation.

They don't use angular measurement, just pulse timing ... I have to think about his this works.

Meanwhile:

How do we know a spacecraft's location?

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What is this I don't even

said APL project scientist Hal Weaver

BBC Interviewer: "Good afternoon, Hal. How's everything going?"

Hal: "Good afternoon, Mr. Amor. Everything is going extremely well."

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Drone in NEAR-MISS with passenger jet at Heathrow airport

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Re: Licence required?

"7KG". Seven Kosher Gravitational Constants?

That's enough to make anyone go all kabballistic!

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: The fantastical Francesinha

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Re: RTFA

Much obliged, my good fellow!

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Re: RTFA

It's the young ones. Today, they want to get paid to get fed, then give people a hard time by driving around on mall scooters ...

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You don't have to be a genius to tap into Albert Einstein's BRAIN

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How Einstein Ruined Physics

I don't see this at all. Finally serious math where it should be!

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Vendor lock-in is truly a TERRIBLE idea ... says, er, Microsoft

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Re: Pull the other one!

A healthy dose of realist cynicism, I see. Carry on!

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Experimental sci-fi novel Elysium is ALMOST irritating ...

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Blood Music reloaded?

Hmm .... BRINGING CHALLENGING FEMINIST SCIENCE FICTION TO THE DEMANDING READER? Oh, okay then.

But can I read this in the pub while everyone around me is going through the societally-demanded motions of ethanol-fuelled silliness required for the post-black-friday days?

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