* Posts by Destroy All Monsters

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CERN publishes massive data set

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300 Terabytes of particle collusions and accompanying analysis

The collusion is all about denying voters the right to vote and propel loose particles Trump/Hillary to the Red Button Golden Eagle Seat Of Utter Democracy Kitsch, isn't it?

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Website extortionists rake in over $100,000 without lifting a finger

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Everyone expects the Armada Collective.

But then it doesn't show up.

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'No password' database error exposes info on 93 million Mexican voters

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"leaves people exposed to phishing and identity theft"

In Mexico, it also leaves people exposed to a lot more...

You could argue that the separation between the Bad Guys and State is Work in Progress, so if they want to get you, they have the data anyway, but still...

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BOFH: Thermo-electric funeral

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Re: Surprising how much thermal mass there is in the cool head of a hammer

It's an entropy augmentator!

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I don't think water will be enough as a drying cycle will call up the undead hardware again. You need add salt to ensure correct electrolytic exchange across the floating gate membranes.

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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS arrives today complete with forbidden ZFS

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The arguments from before the War on Terror are baaackkk!!

Do you touch yourself while trolling?

> not enough life (Unix) experience

LOL

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Re: Thought Experiment

Nicely written but:

If someone was allowed to distribute a modified Linux kernel under the Apache licence, for example, they need never pass a single byte of the Source Code to anyone outside their organisation; and yet it would still be considered Open Source

is totally wrong. It would not be Open Source, per definition. And putting the Apache license onto a binary would be like putting "guaranteed gluten-free" onto a concrete block. Absolutely pointless.

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Re: Please drop your license. You have 20 lawsuits to comply.

But what about the non-free graphics drivers from AMD and nVidia? They're supplied as blobs, so why is this any different?

They don't come with a distro that says "GPL" on it. Load them into the kernel you can, of course, after download from the manufacturer's website. Also, the kernel then is considered "tainted" AFAIK, so bug reports will be downprioritized.

Isn't free software wonderful?

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Re: ZFS

there are MANY reasons why a module needs to have a 'closed source' component

Not a single one. Unless you like to play The Gimp in Zed's Basement.

Also, "regulation" doesn't work by "closing source". It just doesn't. If the FCC "demands it" (haven't checked), the FCC is full of cluless idiots doing Broadcom's bidding (oh surprise!)

If you want "tamperproof", well, you better have the appropriate chip on you board. This is known as "trustworthy computing", i.e. trustworthy from the manufacturer side while the user gets an additional bell on his collar.

So if you can re-compile the kernel and the ZFS module for the new kernel, there should be NO issue with the GPL.

Your personal interpretation of the GPL is well noted.

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Re: Priorities?

Can someone please get to work and write "systemd in Action"...

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Re: @WolfFan - just downloaded

It has everything to do with Stallman trying to control other people's software. I repeat: Stallman can bite me.

This must be the extreme freetardist corner of the freetardist section of the freetard republic of freedom?

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Re: memory requirements?

There are people not using it?

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Re: Priorities?

I'm forced to use Linux because it is free, and people don't want to pay for software.

Astroturf-kun, please.

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Re: LTS?

"Oracle lost interest in maintaining that five years ago"

Oracle never lost interest in making moneyextracting money or controlling things though.

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Re: Priorities: "Busyware" vs "Stableware"

People were annoyed that it was one massive bundled binary rather than a lot of smaller components which could be maintained independently

Annoyed?

ANNOYED?

This seems to say more about the Clueless Tweeter "ain't doing no reading of dusty literature" Generation than about the "product" in question.

I would be mad as hell. It would be enough to call for a good KKK-style expedition complete with wild night rides and burning torches in order to adjust attitudes.

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NASA injects cash into solar electric motor

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But... muh energy?

So can you actually light this baby around, say, Jovian neighborhood without having an actual nuclear reactor aboard? Just with panels?

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Clinton's $1m troll fight

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Re: Why is Billary not in jail yet?

Because she is a credible threat to the republicans establishment it's play as dirty as possible.

No-one needs to play dirty with Hillary. The facts will do.

As for failed wars, you may want to remember who has been in charge for the last 8 years or so. We didn't have Syria or Lybia before, you know. We have Ukraine and are not happy with Russia or China. And we still have Iraq and Afghanistan.

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The smallest violin is playing!

"Hillary’s supporters are more enthusiastic than Sen. Bernie Sanders’ supporters, yet often times are discouraged from engaging online and are 'often afraid to voice their thoughts' because of the fear of online harassment."

Looks like her paying shocking obedience to AIPAC has paid off ... they seem to have handed her the propaganda handbook.

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Amazon attempts rule fudge to take exclusive control of new dot-words

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Re: I just want to register...

bezos.vatefaire.enculer

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How IT are you? Find out now in our HILARIOUS quiz!

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Re: Your dabb-le in psychology baiting must have been pre-1991

There is nothing wrong with getting elected as Tory Party member, you can even go pretty far with that kind of endorsement.

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Weird

I'm getting the feeling I am reading one of those old-school Science Fiction stories found in those "Nebula Awards" or "Michael Moorcock presents..." anthologies of my youth.

It's either the beer or some subconscious trigger. Maybe the disturbing questionnaire silliness?

I remember is J.G. Ballard's "Answers to a Questionnaire" (on the Internet). Also, John Sladek's "Anxietal Register B" (which appeared in John Christopher's Mind in Chains, but I had to look that up), basically a form that you don't want to fill in as it goes progressively deeper into querying information about your inner space. Shit's not on the Internet though... pity.

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Dell looking at higher debt mountain to buy EMC

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Buying EMC, eh?

Why not redo the utter disgrace that is the Dell website? (due to being a cobbled-together mess of dedicated consumer confusion, who then get told that they actually CAN'T configure the stuff they want the way they want it)

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'Impossible' EmDrive flying saucer thruster may herald new theory of inertia

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Re: enables high speed interstellar travel – but with only minimal fuel

Yeah. The kinetic energy is not appearing from nowhere. Not even in make-believe physics.

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The first hint you are reading an Orlowski article

Despite skepticism from the scientific priesthood

People who know their shit are a "priesthood".

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Not this stuff again

McCulloch suggests the same effect accounts for the anomalies observed when spacecraft accelerate around a planet: they jump.

They what now?

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12,000 chopped: Intel finds its inner paranoid

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Re: The refrigerator knows when the yoghurt goes bad.

Billy Mays in your "Thing"?

It is more likely than you think!

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Re: this technology is making jet travel safer

No, the Minuteman 1 had a specially designed discrete-element computer, not anything off-the-shelf (with "TRUE" at -10V... damn)

Let's get the camera in here

D-17B computer, complete with instruction set! (That is what should have been scrolling in Terminatorvision™!)

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FAIL

"It looks from here like a software question, not a hardware question."

No, it looks like a design and a "do you REALLY want to have this? Are you REALLY CERTAIN?" question.

Intel is not in this game.

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Kent Police handed domestic abuse victim's data to alleged abuser – a Kent cop

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Re: but... but..

Does it take a referendum to bring back the death penality?

Lax behaviour in society has gone too far. There must be some counterbalancing pressure....

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FBI's PRISM slurping is 'unconstitutional' – and America's secret spy court is OK with that

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Re: Simple solution...

Like wanking and voting.

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Re: Those of us in other countries

> the rule of law

It's only for utter arseholes on the business end of state-mandated exploitation. Deal with it.

Better do some getting and start mucking shit up for fun.

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Saw-inspired horror slowly deletes your PC's files as you scramble to pay the ransom

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Re: Incomplete reporting

I don't know, I have tested all the known ones and they were all good.

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Law prof Lessig cuffed

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Antisocial activity in your neighborhood. Code: Assemble, Contain, Report!

Fellow citizens! Stay in your designated "Free Speech Area"!

(directly left of the dump site behind the out-of-town Walmart)

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Intel preps for layoffs: Chipzilla sharpens axe for deep job cuts

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Re: They are stubborn!

x86 is not awesome. Not at all.

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Re: Alternative Viewpoint

No ... these are CP sales, shurely?

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Furious customers tear into 123-reg after firm's mass deletion woes

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Re: VM <> Cloud

Please enlighten us, "Just Enough", what are we missing?

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18/04 never forget!

So April 18 will henceforth be remembered as "CLOUD DELETION DAY"

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Re: Maybe it's a hoax

Truth is stranger than stackoverflow.

(Synchronicity on the Internet? Sysops everywhere, beware!)

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Re: Takes courage

Code this shit explicitly.

Using a programming language.

Any programming language.

Not murderhack "how is this interpreted NOW?" bash.

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Chinese con-artists cop to US military counterfeit chip switch caper

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How is that working?

Are the "duds" (I would think they will at least pass initial simple tests?) supposed to have the same serial numbers as the originals? Are they produced on request?

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Obama to admit Moon landing was faked?

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I am disppoint

I was finally hoping for the big Space Nazi reveal, delivering Flying Saucers to Saddam and all.

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Intel's XPoint emperor has no clothes, only soiled diapers

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Re: one last point

Cross-Point is X-Point?

Marketeering match criterium: 100%. I need your clothes, your boots, and your motorcycle.

That wayback link is good stuff.

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Swedish air controllers debunk cyber attack disruption theory

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"This was the "solar storm" that affected no other northern nation's ATC" [Citation needed]

You may have access to ATC logs, but we don't. Care to share?

(In other words, who would know about the Downtime of the Swedes if there hadn't been some finger pointing involving P.U.T.I.N.?)

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Chilling evidence emerges of Kilocat weapon

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Seeing how State is splurging on this new weapon of mass destruction, they will have to find quite a few "tax evasers" lest the Central Bank printshop need to shit out yet another container of greenbacks. On the other hand, they are in form now, not long till the burning shit hits the hoi polloi.

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On the Fritz!

Worse: Mathematical catiomatization followed by weaponizing via purrification. The overfelining cations alone will transmoggify the area around Ground Whiskas furr hundreds of square kilometers.

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Re: simple comedic timing

It's just as well that US Patent 5443036: "Method of exercising a cat" (using a laser pointer) has lapsed!

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Cinema boss gives up making kids turn off phones: 'That's not how they live their life'

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Re: Something's not right

I guess artsy europeanfurreign movies being shown in the small crumbling building that the city planning council forgot can be viewed without the "always on" distraction. These are for "old people" anyway.

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Google unleashes TensorFlow 0.8 for your distributed machine learning needs

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But why do these have Tensor character? I would understand this for QM simulations, but NNs are nonlinear, and heavily so. And "invariance of the tensor multiplication result under change of coordinate system" sounds not like something one is looking for here.

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Hey, Atlantis Computing. What the heck is this in your EULA?

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If Vendor N doesn't have an EULA that prevents it, then Vendor E can publicly say that Vendor N has terrible performance, 'look.. here are the results'. At least this way, the worse these vendors can do is exactly what I did here, Vendor E, N, H etc and allow the customer to infer what it means.

"If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen"

These things cannot be avoided (unless you are in an environment managed via 5-year plans), after all I could always astroturf by dissing product X pseudonymously on forums (as is done in politics, and, no I am not antisemitic) so the way to go is to go to th trade press and sponsor fair&independent comparisons.

Trying to given customers an EULA ENEMA instead is just plain stupid.

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