* Posts by Destroy All Monsters

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Snowden on NSA's MonsterMind TERROR: It may trigger cyberwar

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Re: Yottabyte, my arse!

It can only be on tape.

That's still half a trillion LTO6 tapes. How large is that cube?

I can only imaginge NSA has some very special compression algorithms or this is the target number for end of the decade.

Could that much data have even been pumped into Utah over fibre up to now?

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The internet just BROKE under its own weight – we explain how

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Re: Problems Yesterday

On the Internet, nobody knows whether you are the guy with painful BGP problems.

Nobody.

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Re: IPv6 like OSI is far more complex than necessary

The Tragedy of the Euro

Where is "The tragedy of the IPv6"?

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Re: IPv6 like OSI is far more complex than necessary

Well, I guess it was a second systems effect.

And large companies high on dotcom steroids sniffing upgrade blood.

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Re: Sadly

Dead Packets' Society!

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EE network whacked by 'PDP authentication failure' blunder

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Re: PDP

I would have guessed a spelling error of PHP

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Stanford boffin is first woman to bag 'math Nobel Prize'

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Re: Er

Well, a bit older than a "girl"

Anyway, go back to watching anime.

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Re: I'm wondering ....

Dynamical systems = Can be described by Lagrangians

Dynamic systems = Lots of crap happens

Maybe?

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Your Lie Groups are showing!

Boffins eat tori. Cops eat doughnuts.

Apart from that, nice math doing. Theorems are so far away from the vagaries of MUH OFFICE LIFE and COMPUTER SAYS NO.

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Looking forward to the end of Tuesday? You've patched this month's 37 Microsoft bugs, right?

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Do you want a boot virus with that?

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Tim Cook on pale, male Apple: 'As CEO, I'm NOT satisfied'

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0% semitic??

Do I smell ... anti-semitism??

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We told you jailbreaking your iThing was dangerous

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Hilarious

People click on ads?

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Canadian ISP Shaw falls over with 'routing' sickness

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Re: The 512 BGP Routes problem, presumably?

Just like Y2K with less preparedness?

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Password manager LastPass goes titsup: Users LOCKED OUT

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Must be another dirty trick by P.U.T.I.N.

Now at least I know why my browser startup took so long.

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Fifteen countries KO'd in malware one-two punch

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Re: The antivirus, they do nothing

Modern antivirus software keels over faster than an Iraqi Army facing ISIS

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Putin's unground lair?

...but actually the Feral Underground Cats Commune Internet Hacking Association (FUCCIHA)

Talking of which, is Brennan still in the job? Does he have to personally molest Obama's cat on the White House lawn in front of cameras for something to happen??

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AMD's first 64-bit ARM cores star in ... Heatless in Seattle*

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World going to hell in a handbasket. But then!

First good news I hear today.

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Can't touch this! Microsoft joins OpenGL 3D graphics group

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Re: Put OpenGL ES onto Windows Phone

No.

Why?

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MTTID: "Maybe this time it's different"

Microsoft growing out of the behaviour proper to an badly brought-up underage male left loose on a chatboard? We can only hope.

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Amazon smacks back at Hachette in e-book pricing battle: We're doing it for the readers

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Can't we all get along or Imma just gonna download.

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Re: We all moved to sharepoint.

The popularity of the paperback means that most of the money is made from selling volume, whereas it used to be that people would put down money for a good book.

This is utter bollock because it is only valid in a world in which people are force to buy cheap paperbacks AND NOTHING ELSE, like in a fantasy world made up by Marx-slingers.

In the real world, you can get hardcover first editions if you have confidence in the author shelling out $$$ for immediate gratification, and you can get books in hardcover-only which are very, very expensive.

To see where this might lead, duckduckgo "japanese romance ebooks": three dollars worth of useless mush written in less than two weeks.

There must be a market for this and that market does not exist because excellent authors are forced into paperbacks and need to write crap in a hurry. It's the standard fare of train station bookshops and airport shops.

Also, supply and demand.

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GCHQ recruits spotty teens – for upcoming Hack Idol

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Re: "the vase majority"

You seem to be jaded about this?

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Do you want an Eagle with your Freedoms?

"US-created Cyber Patriot programme."

Everyone abandon thread!

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US 911 service needs emergency upgrade and some basic security against scumbags

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Re: Press 1 for English, 2 if you are in a fatal accident...

"This is the wrong number. You may want to dial 357."

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Re: Think of the children ...

Did that actually happen in the land of "Zero Tolerance"?

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> pop star Justin Bieber

> SWAT team drives up

> "target was confused by the sudden commotion and the sight of HKs and tried to move"

"Pop star" suddenly acquires a different meaning.

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Another step forward for diamond-based quantum computers

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Re: eh?

> which negates some of the advantages.

Not really

> At least it's easy to check the results of the factorisation with a classical computer.

Because this.

We also have "quantum error correction" which actually makes sure that the calculation stays on track and the problem of information loss is considered solved. No, I haven't though about this at all.

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Beware WarKitteh, the connected cat that sniffs your Wi-Fi privates

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Re: re: Beware WarKitteh, the connected cat that sniffs your Wi-Fi privates

This is a country slightly to the west of continental Yurop. Of course there is.

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Re: @Fibbles Noooooooooooooooooooooooo

You know what to do:

How to stop cats pissing on your car, The best cat video ever! - Craig Turner

There are videos on how to terminally get rid of cats; this is not one of them.

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Crypto Daddy Phil Zimmerman says surveillance society is DOOMED

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Re: It aint the State we need to be worried about.

For that we need the State to step up to the plate and protect its citizens

That's some big honking stone under which you have been living for the last twenty years, mate.

Have a military MRE, because that's all you gonna get from state. That and rampant inflation.

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But this is not really a problem, is it?

> Increases in Real incomes for 99% of the US population stopped during the Reagan era

What is the Federal Reserve.

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Re: John Q. needs to realize that...

I'm here for reasoned debate. If you disagree, let's hear why

You are assuming the bureaucracy is there to look out for you.

You are wrong. They are there to look out for themselves and their paymasters who seize your funds to pay them. And they never retreat.

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Re: Ashcroft ... left encryption alone

Probably because he didn't know what that is.

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I raise you a sedition act

Things are going increasingly haywire in inside-the-Beltway and Neocon/Foreign politics, not to mention in economics where the point where the can kicking becomes ineffective seems past. Meanwhile "public forces" seem to be incresingly militarized, psychologically as well as gear-wise.

The prez is not on the side of liberty, not by a long shot (instead he is on the side of "the freedoms"). And so isn't the whole bipartisan clique. The next prez will hopefully not be Madame "We came, We saw, He died" Hillary (because LOL unelectable democrats) but the odds that there will be anything better on display are slim indeed.

The surveillance apparatus won't give up unless pitchforks come out and kebabs are removed from government buildings.

So no, I foresee a worsening.

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Re: John Q. needs to realize that...

Data collection serves two purposes, an ad driven revenue source for the likes of Google, and political control/repression capability for the likes of the 5 Eyes.

Conflating the two doesn't make much sense and leads to bad thinking.

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Re: Italy

Well, that's the country that sics dogs on people at airports to see whether they are illegally exporting gold.

More to the point, is anyone using that kind of service?

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IBM boffins stuff 16 million-neuron chips into binary 'frog' brain

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Re: Not Neurons

You also mentioned learning, I think?

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Re: Not Neurons

Always amazing how random commentards have already invented everything, thought everything through and found something not worthy by scanning through an El Reg article in 30 seconds. Probably while not having reached the first course on differential equations yet.

Well, you eejits have proved you can actually read, so feel free to read some more.

As for using the word "synapse", it has been standard procedure to use it for the connection element since, like, 1943 (A logical calculus of the ideas immanent in nervous activity). Yes, a real synapse is far more complex than anything implement yet. So what?

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Re: Nothing like neurons

25000 rat neurons flew a flight simulator

For some limited amount of "fly".

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Re: Only called Neurons

Indeed, and for the brain stuff, you wanna go to: Blue Brain Project.

What is intelligence exactly? If someone gives me a spec, I'll have a slow AI running on my server once I implement it.

Clearly this question does not make sense, except when the acceptable answer would be that it is the capability to solve problems better than initially expected.

Exactly ultimately how is this different from Transputers? Other than simpler elements and more of them using smaller geometry?

It is the number that counts. Upgrading by a few orders of magnitude allows you to run more interesting experiments.

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Re: Not Neurons

Yeah yeah yeah.

> It might be modelling Perceptrons, which are actually useful for engineering.

They are not very interesting because they are just classifiers handily described in a single equation. This is not that.

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eBay bans CD sales of metal band Burzum, citing offensive material

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Re: I don't get the complaints about Mien Kampf

Just download from the Internets and read ahead.

> People spend their time looking for 'the next Hitler', which is a woeful waste of time.

Freedumb politicians identify a new one EVERY FSCKING MONTH. It's a national sport, which is never a waste of time.

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Oracle Database 12c's data redaction security smashed live on stage

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Also, newspeak

I think I remember the verb "to redact" started to be misused for "to censor" at the time Saddam was worse than Hitler and we Kicking his Ass and then got Mission Accomplished. Why has it moved into standard industry talk now?

Or is my Alzheimer showing?

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I want to go back

Why did Sun have to get bought by Oracle?

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Re: space time continuum stressed again

Chill out. It's just the US bombing again.

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Twitter can trigger psychosis in users

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Re: Trick Cyclists discover new syndrome to justify their existence

> going in for anti-Semitism directed against Jews with no connection to Israel

What

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Yes, and?

"Sometimes, she would spend several hours a day reading and writing messages, neglecting her social relationships and, sometimes, even meals and regular sleeping hours. She finally felt increasingly desperate because she could not fulfill all of the tasks, became increasingly afraid of what would happen to her if she did not, and finally, developed intense suicidal thoughts."

A standard day of the sysadmin-developer.

Really, what's so special?

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Nuts to your poncey hipster coffees, I want a TESLA ELECTRO-CAFE

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Re: meanwhile in the real world

> Nescafe Gold

Horrible.

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Hey guys. We've got 1.2 BILLION stolen accounts here. Send us your passwords, 'cos safety

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Now if we could just get Gopnik Doge in there somehow...

Such engineering. Much social. Wow.

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