* Posts by Destroy All Monsters

13271 posts • joined 3 Jun 2008

Let's get to the bottom of in-app purchases that go titsup

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Re: SCART

That was the meta-exit right there.

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Re: Old TVs

Yeah. Our TV had pushbuttons of the quality used today to launch ICBMs.

SCHZLACK! SCHZLACK! BZZZZTT. "Fuck you, antenna!!!!"

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Re: Totally irrelevant fact

Java is the devil's work in C's braces.

But the GC is nice.

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Re: Youtube is not just for kitten videos

But the Guardian says it's "ENGROSSING" (don't they mean "engorging"?)

Though I don't know what about Office Sluts & Fat Guys could ever be eng.rw...whatever.

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Safe-mail.net goes titsup. Storage failure blamed

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Re: Coincidence?

Also, the MSF hospital bombing was an ACCIDENT, m'kay?

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AMD sued: Number of Bulldozer cores in its chips is a lie, allegedly

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Re: Everyone knows

But the instruction set for the 1-bit processors was not too refined. The ide was to have a "computing memory" IIRC. Well, the monograph is still in print... (also: review).

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Re: Frivolous legal case, should be tossed out

> I selected an 8-core/4-module FX-8350 specifically for kernel and OS builds

But what about memory bandwidth?

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Post eagle images!

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Scarface's explosive 'Little Friend' goes under the hammer

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Re: Probable Cause

This is the Internet.

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I remember the M16 underbarrel launcher also being used in Luc Besson's "Nikita" (was he the first to introduce Rabid Urchin Girls With Unlimited Guns (RUGWUG)?) but the grenade that goes with it didn't look right at all and was front-loaded. I don't think so.

(Additionally, the back-then rather futuristic looking Steyr AUG was shown with a silver finish like something out of "Barbarella" and was used for sniping instead of a proper sniper rifle ... WHY)

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Re: Very Hip.

That's what that literally unhinged robot doge is for, isn't it?

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Re: Probable Cause

It's a prop.

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Yay, more 'STEM' grads! You're using your maths degree to do ... what?

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Re: "Before Current Era arithmetic is useless"

I have also not heard that you can leave out a part of arthmetics and still get a meaningful complete set of operations.

In logic, you may disallow the law of the excluded middle / double negation to get intuitionstic logic from classical one, but stil...

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Re: If you can't calculate the angles on a 50-cent coin...

THIS!

Of course it's not absolutely necessary. But it's definitely a strong indicator that sciency and engineering stuff is not for you and you may want to go into sociology, comparative literature or opening a hamburger stand.

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Exam board in 'send all' fail: Hands up who knows what the BCC button is for?

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Re: What would Jesus do?

Unless you useth a loop capable script for sending mail messages, be-eth you gone.

Bayeux_Tapestry.jpg

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Re: Idiots

USENET CANCEL MESSAGES! THEY WERE A THING, ONCE.

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Linus Torvalds targeted by honeytraps, claims Eric S. Raymond

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Holmes

"Your conspiracy theory only makes my penis harder!"

That he's essentially circulating a wild conspiracy theory makes it even harder.

Drop the "wild", and reformulate "conspiracy theory" to "warning about trivial exploits" and we are getting there.

We are talking US, here. This is the country that has discovered a "college rape" epidemy recently.

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Fancy flying to Mars? NASA's hiring

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Re: L'enfer

Keeping Sartre at bay ... in SPAAACEEE!!

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Indeed.

Under "We Came, We Saw, He Died" Hillary, the "Pivot to Asia" has a chance of getting red glowing hot.

And wrecking CVNs in the China Sea is like shredding gold-backed banknotes under a cold shower...

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GCHQ's CESG team's crypto proposal isn't dumb, it's malicious... and I didn't notice

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Re: I love the way A.N.Other hack thinks GCHQ are dumb

I agree with boltar on this, but the proof is in the puddingdoughnut.

Mindless dedication enabled by free money can accomplish a lot of things that to an external observer might look like intelligent beings were at work.

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Re: @ King Tut

King Tut, eh? Do we know each other from Zürich, circa early 90s?

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UK govt sneaks citizen database aka 'request filters' into proposed internet super-spy law

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Paris Hilton

I do think it would be more expedient if WE fucked them?

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Microsoft's OneDrive price hike has wrecked its cloud strategy

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WTF?

"Big data sets, for example. A friend of mine works in fMRI research"

> Professional Settings

> TiB of data

> One OneDrive Personal Cloud

> From home

Not even once.

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Volkswagen: 800,000 of our cars may have cheated in CO2 tests

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WHEN WILL IT STOP!

> carbon dioxide scandal

I can only imagine these cars magically load burnable and BURN IT stuff WHILE-U-DRIVE!

Next: Dihydrogen monoxide holocaust!!! Mufti of Jerusalem consulted VW engineers etc.

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Halo 5: Overhyped, but still way above your average shooter

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Re: Wut?

Homework

Somebody has something to say about that:

Don't any of you stupid **** tell me it's in the novelization or some stupid ****

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Now VW air-pollution cheatware 'found in Audis and Porsches'

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Intredasting.

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Re: Is anybody surprised by now?

These engineers have their hands in EVERYTHING!

It may be true but it would not be the "lowly engineers" but the guys sitting in on board decision, as The War Street Journal writes.

The two men, Ulrich Hackenberg, Audi ’s chief engineer, and Wolfgang Hatz, developer of Porsche’s Formula One and Le Mans racing engines, were among the engineers suspended in the investigation of the emissions cheating scandal that sank the company’s market value by 43% since Sept. 18 and triggered a world-wide recall to refit the engines to meet clear-air standards, these people said.

Mr. Winterkorn became chief executive and put Messrs. Hackenberg and Hatz in charge of the Volkswagen R&D group and engine development. The two engineers had worked together devising new Volkswagen cars during the critical years when the vehicle maker struggled to develop diesel engines to conform to tough U.S. nitrogen oxide emissions standards.

Months later, in August 2007, Volkswagen canceled the licensing deal for BlueTec with Daimler because it didn’t want to use its competitor’s brand. It rebranded the company’s diesel engine TDI—for turbocharged direct injection.

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Re: Parvenu.

But will you be able to park on a yuropean supermarket car park?

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Apple killed our app say Chaos Computer Club

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Walled Garden Rules are Walled Garden Rules

But if you make shit up while applying them they are no longer rules, they are willful pig-headedness.

And pestilence shall come unto your family and be carried down the generations forevermore!

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Re: Well Duh!

KNOWLEDGE IS A CRIME!

DO YOU EVEN PRAISE JOBS?

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'T-shaped' developers are the new normal

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Re: Work like a ninja"

Ninja is the uncertainty if I really existed in Tokogawa Era Japan at all

Yeah right. As if deniable black ops "dirty tricks" operators would not have been a money-making full-time skill in an period of internecine warlord management. Especially one full of idiots who have their heads turned sideways due to some perverse cultural norms about honour.

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Re: The developers of today

Crap untyped Scripting languages make spotting implementation mistakes hard.

Yes. But nobody is using dependently typed programming languages, or even simply typed functional ones (Standard ML for example). And then you get weirdos complaining about garbage collection like it's 1970s.

This industry is still drawing pentagrams around dead chickens.

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Printed. Framed.

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Linus Torvalds fires off angry 'compiler-masturbation' rant

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Re: The Linux kernel is the most compiled thing anywhere

"It has to be 100% compatible with every single C compiler on the planet, because they're all going to compile it."

Just what.

Oh wait. Sarcasm.

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Re: There is code smell in here

> Way to prove you have no idea what you're yapping about. Any chance of you not commenting on articles/comments about C with your usual drivel now?

Says an anonymous coward who is quite likely wetter behind the ear than a baby wipe. GB2 XBox, jerk.

Also, who has talked about "hardcoding"?

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Re: The FORTRAN FEMA trailer has stopped nearby....

> You just wiped out most of the astrophysics community.

Yeah, I have seen those kind of "writing" by a PhD student.

1) Borrow olden code in FORTRAN to do fluid dynamics around a blackhole

2) Not sure what it does, how to call it but it fits right in where I have these call parameter things. Also runs well on the basement vector processor (remember this was a bit earlier in my career)

3) Produces pretty graphs which look good on the projector. "Nobody else will use it anyway"

4) ???

5) SORTED!!

Next grad student will pick up the code at 4)

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The FORTRAN FEMA trailer has stopped nearby....

> lack of FORTRAN programmers

I hope the genocide continues and spills over into the "C" language crowd.

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There is code smell in here

mtu -= hlen + sizeof(struct frag_hdr);

1) Use of the error-prone "-=" only liked by crazed C-fashionistas

2) sizeof(struct frag_hdr) should prolly be constant, why is it computed here?

But most important:

Feels like "mtu" should be constant in this context. That's what "mtu" means. We are modifying it?

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Re: Ohshit.

Go back to your PHP.

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Next year's Windows 10 auto-upgrade is MSFT's worst idea since Vista

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Re: GOODNESS!

Microsoft astroturfing has seen better days.

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WINDOWS 10: THE WINDOWS KEYNES WOULD HAVE WANTED

That "Free Windows Upgrade" also sounds a lot like Money Printing: Nobody wants it except some suited guys in a boardroom who have decided to not invest into much effort into getting richer, it is sold as an improvement and a great idea ("20+ totally wrecked economies since 1920 can't be wrong!!"), it gives everyone a hard time and fucks up people whose remaining lifespan is too short to reinvent themselves yet another time.

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Re: "perfectly legitimate advertising" bollox

Yeah I don't know why in this New Millenium "*advertising" is automatically labeled as "perfectly legitimate". It is not and the people who come up with this sort of crap should have their jaw rearranged by Boris the Russian Jail Warden.

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No, we're not sorry for Xen security SNAFUs says Ian Jackson

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Re: Bugs

"All bugs are shallow with enough eyes."

But that doesn't help. You still need to recruit enough eyes and make what the code does visible in the first place. And this includes shipping a large testing base btw.

Otherwise it's just a reformulation of "all NP-hard problems are easy given enough time..."

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> it's practically impossible to write code that runs below the OS in such a language

Go back to first semester and stay there.

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You mean to say?

> "assert-like mechanisms perhaps?"

They don't have this simple "must use to not be considered utter caveman" squeaky-bottoms avoiding tool?

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Anonymous hack group plans to out anonymous hate group

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Re: @ Your alien overlord - fear me

Really? What a vapid statement.

Next: BDS now ILLEGAL in France. Because saying something about shitheads is as bad as being a shithead.

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American military sites secured with dud SHA-1 cipher

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Re: When you haven't failed *lately* ...

Trying to project imperial power abroad is tough and has a high probability of resulting in oodles of FAIL.

Like, you know, the permanent slapstick show in the Middle East.

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What upgrade cycle? Tablet sales crater for fourth straight quarter

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Headmaster

Ok, cool.

Now can we please kick the arse of webdesigners to redesign websites back to their former un-tabletized versions because the current ones are offensive and stupid with their huge background images and JavaScript scroll magic. And I specifically include the "new" El Reg look.

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UK ministers, not judges, to sign off on Brit spies' surveillance

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Big Brother

And from that we can deduce that the home secretary signs anything and everything put in front of her, just in case?

I feel a good Hindenburg joke coming up

(It goes like this: Random story with a guy eating sammich .... when the guy in the story finishes it, a secretary will tell him not to leave the lunch paper around because President Hindenburg will probably sign it.)

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Plus ça change, but ça Oswald Mosley.

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