* Posts by Destroy All Monsters

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Day FOUR of the GitHub web assault: Activists point fingers at 'China's global censorship'

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In the case of USUK it is a "social gain" which we don't want to abandon.

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Re: Yes it was a good idea for British Telecom to share Phorm tech with China

In Soviet UK, homecoming toothed chicken roasts YOU!

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Encryption is the REAL threat – Head Europlod

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Yet another one? How do we get rid of him fast?

Is there a hatchery somewhere? We need to know. Then send Wikus van der Merwe and his cleaners around to remove this illegal setup from the premises. With government lizards like these, we will get prawned in no time!

I also have the impression there have been quite a few people saying "encryption is BAD, m'okay". Similar to the well-manufactured "construction of opinion" about the dangerous Ukraine brawl, this is likely to be a concerted effort at meme injection into the hoi polloi body.

In The History of Public Key Cryptography with Whitfield Diffie, Whitfield Diffie says:

The bottom line of society is that you bear the consequences of your actions. Si, if I know something that the court can legitimately order me to tell them, I can either tell them or go to jail. [American journalist] james Risen is willing to go to jail rather than to reveal his source because he thinks the right and the power of reporters to talk to sources and protect them is indispensable to the news business and to democracy.

[FBI director] Comey wants to take away that choice. The state can always take any information you have without your permission, so that you have no freedom to refuse the state anything. That's a relatively new notion.

So, privacy of communication had certain limits, but there was a solid privacy of face-to-face communication, which was the most important mode of communication at that time.

Since the 20th century or so, remote real-time communication has become feasible and has risen to challenge face-to-face communication as a component of culture. You and I might never meet, but we can talk very satisfactorily on the telephone. Some people in society never meet the people they work or otherwise communicate with. We can expect that, as communications improve and we go from kilobaud to terabaud, the occurrence of these remote encounters will be greater and greater.

If remote communication must be accessible to the state, society will have an awful bug in the sense that it can move away from freedom in a way that can't be corrected. To paraphrase [lawyer and politician] Frank Church, if the intelligence community can turn its power on the American people, there will be no freedom and no way to restore democracy. I think that looks very prophetic at the moment.

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Short circuit at Large Hadron Collider slows return to matter-mauling

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No beam today, always beam tomorrow

Some additional links at Back from Break, as usual.

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Dino-boffins discover ancient, TOOTHY-CLAWED, four-eyed MONSTER LOBSTER

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Re: Pictures or it did not happen

1) Hiking at da shale? Sure beats trying to discover the latest fuckup in the innards of Microsoft Exchange.

2) 3D model of the animal? Darwin would approve.

3) Unrelated but of the interest matching criterium is fuzzily valued at "high": Did Neurons Evolve Twice?

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Re: Weird thought

PRAWNS!

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Frayed British Airways plays down mega hack attack on frequent flyer accounts

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Re: "verboten"

Certainly, Sir Babbage.

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You know these kind of activities are now verboten in the UK?

Missionary position only by royal decree.

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Re: An Outrage I tell You....

They are waiting for PHB to come in on Monday and okay the statement.

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Robot Overlords: Tween babysitting fodder with no in-jokes for the adults

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Re: @Chris

These Tripods? Someone even remembers them? My goodness.

I have to say the sexual fantasy whereby the aliens transform the most beautiful girls of the community into stuffed animals for exposition was very disturbing. Probably couldn't even reach print stage today.

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Building a better society from the Czechs' version of Meccano

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Re: Just to add one

Isn't that "Stahlstadt" (Steel City)?

I feel a righteous germanic desire of wanting to suppress and mercilessly exploit the freedom-and-beauty-loving elvesfrench next door, they and their effete France-Ville.

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Exercising with chocolate: Festival and tours galore

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Re: As far as I'm concerned…

raw cacao drops - can YOU stomach them…?!

Yes I can but I got somewhat of an allergy to them after overdoing it over a decade ago. My immune system would just go into overdrive, so I had to stop.

Better again now, I can actually eat 99% choc bars again.

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What's going on?

Poroshenko: Now guest-writing at El Reg.

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Flak for Slack chaps in yak app hack flap: User database whacked

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has a $1.2bn-plus valuation

what

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Amazon cloud threatens to SMASH the fundamental laws of PHYSICS

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Re: @ Electron Shepherd re: Interesting ToS

AMAZON PROMISES ACCESS TO TVC UNIVERSE!

UPLOAD YOUR SHIT NOW!

Where is Greg Egan when you need him!

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GitHub jammed by injected JavaScript, servers whacked by DDoS

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I came for the UFOs but stayed for the anal probing

One wonders what other miracles of injection are being silently performed by network devices, gateways or otherwise, seeing HTTP traffic going hither and forth.

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SNIA examines standardised access to object-based disk drives

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The way!

This means the drive becomes a NAS. Redundancy will have to be at the "object" level (really just array of bytes, possibly with added tags, amirite?). Any DRM extras?

And does this means there needs to be a firewall on the disk interface lest random TLAs rustle the jimmies of your data center from inside?

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Hey, Microsoft, we can call Windows 10 apps anything we like – you're NOT OUR REAL MOM

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Re: Terminology

and files are stored in directories

Actually the files sequences of block-of-bytes are stored inreferenced from indexed spaces, which, to the undiscerning punter, may look like a hierarchical structure.

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With Multiversal Apps!

Includes reinforced String Theory, p-branes and Schrödinger's Nyancat!

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Chipzilla spawns 60-core, six-teraflop Xeon Phi MONSTER CHIP

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Re: Thomas J. Watson

This will be occupied by Cortana soon.

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Want a full-blown IDE for Node.js? You'll need a Windows machine...

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Node.js is still en vogue?

So now we have the most pointless editor add-on for the most pointless idea ever conceived by mankind (being able to write programs in a shitty language totally unadapted for the task at hand in locations where you certainly do NOT want to see it, ever, and performing extreme gyrations that probe new depths of the saying "reinventing the square wheel" to attain that dubious privilege), thus surpassing muzzles for ducks.

Carry on.

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This is what happens when a judge in New York orders an e-hit on a Chinese software biz

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DVD ripping is still a thing? And controversial???

Check... 2015.... amazing.

Oh well.

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Hey, Woz. You've got $150m. You're kicking back in Australia. What's on your mind? Killer AI

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Re: On the plus side

Is there a brain-eating nanovirus around rewiring the neural substrate of People That Newspapers Like To Fill the Pages Of Sensation With (PETNELI-FIPASEWI) that makes them sound off about arse-biting AI soon with no discernible reason?

The biggest current problem is not "killer AI", it is killer retards with the finger on the red button.

"NATO General Breedlove, you have detected a major "medal gap" for NATO, can you tell us more?"

"PUTIN, PUTIN, PUTIN. BOOM BOOM!! HURRRRR!"

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So, you know those exciting movie-style 3D visual cyber attack ops centres?

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Re: Bah....

You forget the bridge bunnies!

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Sounds cool but...

...it will probably be the Gannt chart of the 21st century: Useless and something for management to look at while delaying taking responsibility.

No, wait, this is civil serpentry. Scratch the "taking responsibility" part.

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BT set to undercut rivals with return to mobile biz

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Re: Hopefully better than Anywhere

What could possibly go wrong?

Everything everywhere.

And then you get a dunning letter for services not provided.

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Ancient SUPERNOVA EXPLOSION contains enough dust for 7,000 EARTHS, say boffins

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7000 Earths?

Better order up a Ringworld.

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The Voices: A horror-comedy that’s as schizophrenic as its protagonist

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Excellent

Another entry for the Psychotronic Video Guide!

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If you can explain what 'an API management platform' is, you too can be worth $700m

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Re: Definition of API Management Platform

HIRED!

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Maybe it has to do with bees?

Also,

"creation of new applications that pull into more customers"

I know that, In Amurrica™, one can "pull into a gas station". But how do you "pull into more customers"? Sounds painful.

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Firefox, Chrome, IE, Safari EXPLOITED to OWN Mac, PCs at Pwn2Own 2015

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"Hackers" don't design (except the ones of the old school and even then their designs generally sucked raw eggs security-wise).

Meanwhile

1) Propose something like Mercury

2) ????

3) 10'000 retards will demand "C"

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Re: false security

WOOLY WINDOWS MAMMUTH: It's got more meat in it!

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Is the DNS' security protocol a waste of everyone's time and money?

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Re: www != internet

those that don't understand IPv6 to abandon that too

It's not hard to understand and it's shita complexity bridge too far.

Any further questions?

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So in which direction will the internet community go? Toward DNSSEC or away from it? It's too early to tell

After a decade?

In other New-York Times / Washington-Post "news", will the US manage to make the Middle East safe for democracy? It is too early to tell.

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US threatened Berlin with intel blackout over Snowden asylum: report

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Re: @tom dial

He thinks "people in charge" have rational thinking processes.

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As an example, you may have noticed that the US is currently biggening up russian "incursions" into and "threats" against Ukraine, being apparently ready to increase the available pool of medals for generals, demand for military goods for contractors as well as the threat level to keep the rubes in line. This just costs them one Europe to obtain fame, fortune and new opportunities at home, who could resist?

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Hackers prove security still a myth on Windows PCs, bag $320,000

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Re: Destroy All Monsters

I see. Language Insecurity on steroids?

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"via a bug in the kernel's TrueType font handling"

WTF am I reading?

Please tell me I am actually on Interzone, monitoring a SciFi short storyperformance art?

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Windows 10 build 10041: 99 bugs on the wall, fix a bug, add a feature, 114 bugs on the wall

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Re: Lifeless, under saturated and empty of all joy.

Anorexic is the term

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Re: Cortana GTFO

I find this rather disturbing.

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UK.gov crackpots: Let's build vapourware-based sharing economy CITIES

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"Frankly, it is akin to setting up a trade body of payday lenders to dictate financial services policy."

Implying this is not what currently happens.

At least payday lenders fill an actual need of the market (which is why they exist in the first place, even if all the world-improving wankers go all huffpuffy on them)

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AI guru Ng: Fearing a rise of killer robots is like worrying about overpopulation on Mars

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Finally some sense

Really, I feel the extreme need to go full ISIS on the people (and frankly with no holds barred, fire cage dancing, head drilling and all that, and no merit points for being differently abled) who push yet another manufactured problem onto the hoi polloi, mental cancer-like, that they suddenly feel is AMAZINGLY IMPORTANT AND WORLD-THREATHENING but is actually as important as Kim Kardashian's increasing case of cellulitis, while the ACTUAL problems are blowing up in our faces like flying RBMK cores, but appropriately passed over until the people in power have made their buck and safe getaway.

When you understand the burning rage at the disgusting stupidity of "western" event manufacturing ... you will shit bricks and know that you are old.

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Zombie SCO shuffles back into court seeking IBM Linux cash

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Can't anyone hang a threat of paedophilia, terrorism threat, Insult to the Prophet or possibly a tenuous connection to P.U.T.I.N. to the persons responsible for this? This would take care of problems mighty quick.

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GCHQ: Ensure biz security by STOPPING everyone from TALKING

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Re: Solution

Gassing office workers is also an acceptable solution. You need to discuss this with the union rep first though, wouldn't want to take any rash measures.

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Osbo: Choose a f*cking IoT fridge. Choose spirit-crushing driverless cars

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Why hold back? Money is infinite!

a Tory government would bring speedier internet connections of 100Mbps to most of Britain

Why not 1000 Mbps internet connections to ALL of Britainthe UK?

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Respect mah privacy! EU delegation begs US to play nice with data

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Re: Respect?

Not Nethanyahu? FUCK THE EU!

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NASA wants you to help space mining corp strip mine the Solar System

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That picture

Looks like someone blew the whole Capitol building into space where it settled peacefully on an asteroid to forever orbit the sun with a bunch of vacuum-dried samples of mentally differently developed homo sapiens sapiens inside.

America Fuck Yeah!

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OpenSSL preps fix for mystery high severity hole

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Re: Welcome to software written in C

Exactly. And when you use stuff like Java, bugs (and security flaws of course) are a built-in feature, but unlike in C there's sod all the developer can do about it.

The problem ----> XXXX

Your head -------> o .... "waaah stop liking Java, it's shit!!"

Writing complex code in C in 2015 is quackery and incompetence. Or a manifestation of ego problems. Deal with it.

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'What don't we want? Robots. When don't we want them? Ever.' Anti-droid hipsters hit SXSW

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Just bulldozer them, Israeli style.

Time to go really brownshirt on these wannabe Butlerian Jihadis before someone decides he is the reincarnation of Unabomber and someone gets killed.

It's not like we don't have enough real problems hitting the fans. We don't need invented ones imagined by an idiot in need of publicity like Elon Musk and a few confused retards taking up a manufactured cause.

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Authy 2FA app popped by simple, secret, code

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#include <DolanDuck.h>

Sinatra dependency rack-protection

I suppose this is not something for women so why the hell is it a dependency on whatever authentication scheme is being implemented? What happened to straightforward simple shit that someone can understand and audit?

"Modern" programming: "Dependencies, dependencies, dependencies"?

With no checks.

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Pi(e) Day of the Century is upon us! Time to celebrate 3/14/15 in style, surely?

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pi and pie: pronounced in the same way in Amurrica

Wolfram added that there is plenty of confusion between pi and pie, given that they are pronounced in the same way.

What the hell is wring with people?

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