* Posts by Destroy All Monsters

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Free Windows 10 could mean the END for Microsoft and the PC biz

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Re: Oh no!!!

Not sure whether Advice Dog?

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If only it were illegal to get stock photographs larger than 200x200 pixels because of "unfair competition".

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Sony blames NORK The Interview cyber strike for delayed Q3 report

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Why is there a side-order of a picture with Norkorian Grands Fromages??

I thought the only ones insisting that Nork is involved were FBI glitterati looking for a fast-track promotion and President Obamacare. What's up with that?

Did I mention this image is too large? It's time for me to get into on-the-fly DOM rewriting.

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Adobe finds, patches ANOTHER exploited Flash 0day

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Re: Wasn't Flash supposed to be history by now?

Silverlight is still out there, too, you know.

It's Freddy and Jason do dance in your browser.

That change owes much to Adobe security boss Brad Arkin who implemented a strategy that sped the time-to-patch from 10 weeks in 2009 when Arkin joined as a product security bod to a recent record of 36 hours.

You can say what you want, but I would consider this as "taking security seriously". Microaoft doesn't even manage to reach circular orbit around this kind of deadline.

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Is it humanly possible to watch Gigli and Battlefield Earth back-to-back?

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Re: Surely "Gigli" cannot be as bad as these ones ?

You forgot all the Baby Movies and Santa Movies ever.

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Re: Soo... Battlefield earth...

WIth XENU you can do anything?

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Ya! YA! SHUB NIGGURATH!!

what happens if you watch the unwatchable, and indeed what are the effects of watching two unwatchables back-to-back

The unwatchable will watch you back. This will be your spiritual end.

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Top US privacy bod: EU should STOP appeasing whiny consumers

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Actually, we in the EU are proud of doing BOTH.

Then both get subsidies from the taxes of each other.

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Appeasement? Munich! MUNICH!!!!

“A great data protection law is no good if you don’t enforce it.”

Yeah, well, Team Amerrica should know.

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LEAKED Qualcomm processors reveal sexy new specs

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Re: IS IT?

Sounds like an excellent device for distributed bitcoin mining?

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FBI-baiter Barrett Brown gets five years in chokey plus $890,000 fine

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Big Brother

It's political life, Jim, but not as we know it.

"secretive US data investigations outfit Stratfor"

Nice newspeak for a "low-tier political influence machine and criminal outfit all too often paid with free taxpayer money"

Here is a little refresher: Stratfor or Stratagainst

If there were any seriousness to the "MUH CYBERSECURITY" meme-pushing currently wafting out of bodily openings of politicians all over the "West", these guys would be looking at a long stint inside.

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Lies, damn lies and Wikipedia: Murder suspect NOT a Plaxo founder – ex-staffer

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Re: Wikipedia Leftist Bias

You seem to be ready to do some editing as "anonymous user"?

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Eurovision tellybods: Yes, you heard right – net neutrality

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Whenever someone is for Net Neutrality

...there likely to be a shallow grave, a skeleton in the closet, waking vested interests or shary-cary People of the Left. Or all of them in an unholy alliance.

I just can't decide which subset is active now.

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2014 in infosec: Spammers sneak small botnets under the wire, Java is dull

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Flash and Internet Explorer were popular targets, too, but there's an increasing focus on the Apache Struts Framework, Cisco warned, and Silverlight attacks were up 200 per cent on the year, the report claimed.

"Apache Struts" sounds early 00-s levels of ancient and isn't "Silverlight" dead as having been branded with Microsoft Mark Of Undevelopment?

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SO. Which IS more important to humanity: Facebook, or Portugal?

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No-one likes Israel?

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Re: Sad number game

I disagree, but the number must

a) Have been expressed not in monopoly money

b) Not be pulled out of someone's arse and embiggened come hell or high water

At the end of the day, the number WILL inform an economic decision to do X instead of Y. It's like a p(success)

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Re: Reg - Why are you asking this?

Because one can never praise the power of 227 BILLION USD enough!

(This sadly is actually the amount of "reconstruction effort" put into IraqThe Caliphate; most of that didn't end up where expected I reckon)

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Megaphone

What about ISRAEL?

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MYSTERY RADIO SIGNAL picked up from BEYOND our GALAXY

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Alien

Get ready for turd impact!

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Re: Contact

> Worst 6 words to hear before having sex

These are 7. Words.

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Re: Local Sources

EXPLAIN POLARIZATION!

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Video nasty: Two big bugs in VLC media player's core library

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Paris Hilton

Re: FFS

Is that some kind of beverage?

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Apache retains perch atop global web server market

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Paris Hilton

.onomatopeia for you-know-what?

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Well within the noise range

No champagne before IIS dips below 20%.

Keep on target!

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Nice SECURITY, 'Lizard Squad'. Your DDoS-for-hire service LEAKS

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Re: Will the list be published?

WRONG! The theorem of absolute shittyness states that there must be a most shitter element that is the supremum of the pile and so high up the ladder that shit projections can no longer reach him, given that: the most shitter element has strong political connections, mass media "reporting" is overall shit-tier and nobody gives a shit anyway.

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Big Brother

Re: Teenage kicks

Mornings raids have been standard operating procedure since at least Napoleon and definitely since long leather coats could be mass-produced.

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"lel-lite", perchance?

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Firefox 35 stamps out critical bugs

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Re: Have they enabled look like Firefox yet?

> 1 in 10 trillion people

Spouts off.

Can't into math.

Probably has a browser bugged to hell and back.

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Alabama tops US teacher-pupil sex league

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Re: Of all the things that there should be a league table of...

Humans doing human stuff in the land of the nominally free? My care-o-meter registers 0.

It's better than getting scarred for live by the school priest for daring to mention genitalia.

Now, the league of Japan please.

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Re: Accused or convicted?

You will get a sex offender mention and lifelong inability to live within N kilometres of a school anyway.

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Microsoft and mate release Azure transporter beam

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Paris Hilton

So how do you move between EC2 locations?

Create a snapshot, upload to S3, download from S3, create AMI, then run?

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Scary code of the week: Valve Steam CLEANS Linux PCs (if you're not careful)

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Holmes

Re: What is the best practice here?

Run all executables which are supplied without Source Code in a chroot environment

Whether you have the source code is only relevant if your theorem prover can prove that shit won't hit the fan (however defined) when the program corresponding to said source is run. This is unlikely to be in the realm of attainable feats even in best conditions and even if said open sourced program has been written in Mercury.

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Scumbag Steve Meme goes here

1) Writing "# Scary!" in the code

2) Not performing any checks anyway

...probably because "no risk, no fun!"

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OTHER EARTHS may be orbiting our Sun beyond Neptune

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Impressive

Besides, future dynamical evolution [of suspiciously extra-solar comet 96P/Machholz 1] displays orbital flips when its eccentricity is excited to a high value and its orbit turns over by nearly 180°, rolling over its major axis. This unusual behaviour, that is preserved when post-Newtonian terms are included in the numerical integrations, may also help understand the production of NEOs on retrograde orbits.

post-Newtonian = Using GR in numerical integrations?

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Holmes

They must be way bigger to show up in the calculations.

We already know there are larger fish than the Not-Planet Known To Be Inhabited By Dwarfs:

Best Served Cold Objects

There may even be quite a few mars-massing objects in non-ecliptic orbits. These are known as "Oligarchs". None has been found so far though.

Checking the abstract indicates that they expect larger-than Earth masses:

The existence of an outer planet beyond Pluto has been a matter of debate for decades and the recent discovery of 2012 VP113 has just revived the interest for this controversial topic. This Sedna-like object has the most distant perihelion of any known minor planet and the value of its argument of perihelion is close to 0°. This property appears to be shared by almost all known asteroids with semimajor axis greater than 150 au and perihelion greater than 30 au (the extreme trans-Neptunian objects or ETNOs), and this fact has been interpreted as evidence for the existence of a super-Earth at 250 au. In this scenario, a population of stable asteroids may be shepherded by a distant, undiscovered planet larger than the Earth that keeps the value of their argument of perihelion librating around 0° as a result of the Kozai mechanism. Here, we study the visibility of these ETNOs and confirm that the observed excess of objects reaching perihelion near the ascending node cannot be explained in terms of any observational biases. This excess must be a true feature of this population and its possible origin is explored in the framework of the Kozai effect. The analysis of several possible scenarios strongly suggest that at least two trans-Plutonian planets must exist.

"2012 VP113" is of course also called "Biden".

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Re: Nibiru!

Take a mars bar and call me in the morning.

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Hollywood vs hackers: Vulture cracks Tinseltown keyboard cornballs

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Pair ncissing!

Also: "INTRUSION DETECTED - FIREWALL BREACHED".

At least you get a porn flick at the far end.

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Angel

Re: You just wait for the remake.....

DAT DISCUSSION on Stackexchange: "How does David Lightman in WarGames manage to hack a computer by dialing a number?"

"There was an internet, and you connected to it. You didn't have the World Wide Web."

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Venture Capital investment in Silicon Valley hits dot-com boom levels

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Headmaster

Get me that permafailure Krugman on the horn!

"THIS TIME IT'S ALL DIFFERENT!!"

No, I don't think so.

Afterwards:

"NO-ONE COULD HAVE PREDICTED" etc. etc.

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Elon Musk: Wanna see a multimillion-dollar rocket EXPLODE? WATCH THIS

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Re: Quite a few incorrect posts above and bad facts in article

this was a successful TEST

But clearly that bar is still in the red?

junit_frog.jpg

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Pint

CAP'TAIN, WE NEED 50% MORE PRESSURE!!

Scotty, come out of that Jeffreys Tube!

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Fokken owsome

I suppose killing the barge that way would still be hard to do no matter what.

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LIFELESS BEAGLE on MARS: A British TRIUMPH!

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Re: Re. Beagle 2

A LIKELY story.

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Leiningen and the ants

still doesn't beat arriving on a aircraft carrier with a mission accomplished banner 7 years before the war actually ends

Correction, mylord!

"...before the war actually ants."

It ants into ISIS.

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Re: The UK can and will go back to Mars

The sandy expanses may indeed be attractive to our southern neighbors, but if there is oil underneath, they will still not be spared the bombing.

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Go Canada: Now ILLEGAL to auto-update software without 'consent'

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Re: La Geist

So can take a glorious trip to Europe? Preferably carrying an AK to unseat our heads of state?

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Re: No, you can't

This morning TheGOOG downloaded something new to Chrome

tl;dr

Why are you even consorting with Google. Are into succubi or something?

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Re: Excellent news

> Were this prison, you'd be our bitch.

Riiiiight.

Meanwhile, with Harper in charge, you know EXACTLY who is the one biting cushions.

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Prez Obama snubs UK PM's tough anti-encryption crusade at White House meet

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I can't explain....

...the burning white heat of hate whenever I see those nominal "heads of state" pushing forth their narcissistic agenda informed by the special interests whispering into their ears. What did they succeed in doing. Anything? Anything AT ALL? No. All their "achievements" are lies, flimflammery and massaging of statistics, and at best kicking the can down the street.

Begone! Begone forever.

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Lazy FTSE 350 firms think lawyers can fight off cyber-security worries

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The guys wrecking the EURO issue edicts on "cyber-risks"

such as edicts from the European Central Bank

MUAH!!

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