* Posts by Destroy All Monsters

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Weird garbled Windows 7 update baffles world – now Microsoft reveals the truth

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Re: As if anyone needed another reason to not use LOSER10

Just one more little reason....

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Re: Once I was a computer geek...

Why do these pieces of shit called "word processors" exist at all?!

Not fully sure. They appeared before markup was a thing, and later persisted in metastasizing in spite of TeX and company, probably because the special notation made people afraid. Even nowadays, barely functional "WYSIWYG" web editors written in JavaScript that generate rage are mushrooming, as using markup would be both simpler and controllable. I'm looking at you, Atlassian...

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Disruptive innovation!

"Software as an Enema" has arrived

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Well, I always wanted to talk to Steve Ballmer...

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Slander-as-a-service: Peeple app wants people to rate and review you – whether you like it or not

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Cybersharknado soon?

Let's do this!

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Lies from VW: 'Our staff acted criminally but board didn't know'

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Re: "planet-killer dieselware"

It's always the hippies' fault.

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Re: The old Seth Blatter excuse

We are not talking war crimes here.

OTOH, Dick Cheney is still free as in freedom? Pity.

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Re: Olaf Lies!?

The german pronounciation would be "Lease", so it doesn't quite fit.

Anyway, this must be the latest shark-jumping act in "THE CONSPIRACY OF THE PEONS".

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Aussie students set to hack cloud biz to hell

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Transgenderism has gone too far

All female participants will be offered mentoring through the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet

There are also partly female participants?

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Rusky antivirus company FIRE BOMBED for research blogs

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Re: "the attacks seemed unprofessional" ?

So you can anti-firebombing professional professionals armed with Dragunova?

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Linux-powered botnet lets rip on victims with 180Gbps network floods

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Re: Don't allow ssh access with a password

Of course, a "key" is just a particular password itself...

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The Matrix will now reboot in 3... 2...

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There was a little bug a big back:

http://arstechnica.com/security/2015/07/bug-in-widely-used-openssh-opens-servers-to-password-cracking/

"akonadi" is the search server as I know. No need to panic.

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Re: Erm....

You are probably safe. Probably. Unless ....

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UK.gov unleashes 3D virtual world to train GCHQ's kiddie division

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Shortage for the goal of.....?

"there would be a workforce cyber-skills shortage of 1.5 million by 2020"

There will also be a shortage of hyperdrive shunt operators and xenobiologists, but so what?

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Do you agree with our fee hike? Press 1 to answer Yes; or 2 for Yes

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Re: I don't Think So

Actually it's a real-world satire.

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Mobile first? Microsoft decides to kneecap its Android users instead

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Microsoft never gives you anything to rave about. A best, it's "meh+".

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Fiorina: I rushed out HP servers to power NSA snooping. Mwahahaha!

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Even the Gipper's head of OMB has something to say:

Clueless Carly: Crony Capitalist Warmonger With Flash Cards

Carly Fiorina proved at least one thing last week. Namely, you don’t have to be a career GOP politician to come across as a war-mongering neocon and abortion-bashing statist demagogue. She took the stage fully formed as a frightul modern-day Torquemada, threatening to bring fire and brimstone down on anyone running afoul of her righteous indignation and crystal clear grasp of the Truth.

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The truth is that Fiorina was a once and failed CEO only because she rode the Lucent Bubble to undeserved fame during the blow-off phase of the massive 1990s tech bubble. Its peak market cap of $250 billion at the time of her departure for Hewlett-Packard in 1999 was not due to her business prowess as head of its major division or that ATT’s gussied up maker of prosaic equipment like switchgear had invented anything new under the sun.

Lucent’s giant but fleeting market cap was entirely a product of the Greenspan Bubble and the fact that its leadership including Fiorina had no compunction about goosing its sales by lending billions to its customers, many of who were tech era start-ups rapidly burning off their VC supplied cash.

In any event, Lucent’s stock crashed and eventually plummeted to less than $10 billion after it took multi-billion write-offs for its bad debts, laid off more than 50,000 employees and confessed to the SEC that it had doctored its accounting. More importantly, Fiorina had gotten out of dodge just in the nick of time.

... But it was at HPQ that her immersion in the destructive financial engineering that has become endemic in the C-suite of corporate America went full frontal. Even Donald Trump called Fiorina on her phony claims about the company’s spectacular growth during her tenure—–claims which the company’s SEC filed financial results don’t remotely support.

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Google and NASA hop into bed with quantum computing biz

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A really bizarre development.

It probably doesn't work better than go faster strips but one never knows (and doesn't NASA hook up with bizarre stuff like "reactionless drives" that have had no result in 20 years?)

Meanwhile, not defeatable by quantum computers, adiabatic or otherwise: Honest-to-God SAT problems.

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German regulator sets VW deadline

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Re: "can only be done with a big hit to the performance of cars on the road"

> buy diesel

> thought they were doing the right thing

I don't know to what level of self-delusion people will go, but I want to find out.

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Re: It'll be expensive...

would be an actual solution to the pollution issue

Because destroying the old cars and manufacturing new ones sure won't generate pollution, or waste for that matter.

This is the same reasoning behind the "cash for clunkers" idocy: wholesale destruction of working machinery because GAIACULT and, after all, money can be printed. Please leave thinking on the level of differently abled 6-year olds to politicians.

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Oktoberfest!

A new meaning!

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WATER SURPRISE: Liquid found on Mars, says NASA

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Re: Tasty Morsel

Good! CON-TAMI-NATE!

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World panics, children cry, workers sigh ... Facebook.com TITSUP

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I don't see what this has to do with Star Wars?

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Unfortunately against the onslaught of fake productivity via Quantitative Easing, it won't even make a blip on Krugman's monitor.

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Astroboffins snap BREATHTAKING, WISPY Veil Nebula supernova debris

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I am comparing this with a picture of the whoée structure (the one shown for the present El Reg article being just a part of the whole Nebula) in a book from 195. Blue-white & black, printed on cheap post-WWII paper, the ink is oily in appearance. There is no detail in the image, the stars are fat dots ...we have come some way, indeed.

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ICANN chair plays chicken with internet control-halt-shift

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Fat sacks of the Roman Empire

In order to hit a critical deadline, the main details will need to be decided by the end of that particular huddle

An excellent way of proceeding is to close the door and not let them be reopened until consensus is reached.

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Re: The Arrogance is strong in this one.

I dunno. How is it possible to talk like that without having been on meth for a few years?

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NOxious VW emissions scandal: Car maker warned of cheatware YEARS AGO – reports

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Re: Today VW ...

Who would spend £1000 on a car worth £1500?

Anyone who doesn't want to spend £10'000 on a new car?

The repair cost has naught to do with the resale value (which, in the example above, would be more like £500 with a CD deck thrown in, amIrite?)

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Re: First rule of engineering.. cover thine Arse!

I can't disagree but it sounds like the engineer's version of "crazy preparedness".

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TODAY ONE CAN NEVER BE SURE.

This really could be a 100% honest statement by any of the US-american presidential hopefuls.

Yes, we are living in those times.

DOWNVOTED!

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VW’s case of NOxious emissions: a tale of SMOKE and MIRRORS?

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Re: Only VW?

hedge funds buy up oil futures thus creating a future shortage which drives up the price

I declare this utter tosh and a confusion of cause and effect. Plus, someone must SELL the oil futures.

textbook on hedging was bloody expensive and you can pay to read all the details for yourself

I'm not going to read any crap by mathematicians with a PhD out for a quick buck. Ever.

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Re: Only VW?

How can hedge funds drive oil price? They are hedge funds - they hedge risks. One fart by a Saudi Prince into a sillken handkerchief has more effect on oil price.

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Re: Sir Humphrey

Non-denial denials.

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And then your government, which already gave you around USD 40'000 to pay off while you were awaynot even born yet (it's a "social contract" you see; it says that your future must suck), decides to ream you out with "Quantitative Easing" while you look at the worstalling prices.

Whom can we trust anymore?

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Re: Bit ranty, any actual facts yet?

I've seen that allegation in El Reg comments, but nowhere else. By whom "are we told" ?

By common sense?

You don't behave like a sweaty guy with a Mackintosh if you can actually perform.

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Blighty's GCHQ stashes away 50+ billion records a day on people. Just let that sink in

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The right not to be forgotten?

Maybe we should enshrine it as additional "Human RIght".

That would just make it legit, liberals could take to the benches and defend the utter goodness of governmental oversight, "accidents by MP5" could lead to heartfelt expression of "he wanted too much of his right not to be forgotten" etc.

Problem solved!

Once we go full Oswald Mosley/hard left this can be morphed into the "right to be remembered".

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'Steve Jobs filmmakers opportunistic? Apple, you've got a factory of children making phones'

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Re: "it's not a great part of our world"

At least 3 fanbois have the anti-capitalistic mentality where jesus phones are extruded whole out of governmental offices and fabianistic planning by sharing, caring bureaucrats ensures success.

Or maybe they just think that Apple and Rapacious Jobs just CANNOT be opportunistic because that would DEMEAN THE CHURCH?

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Re: Zero Tolerance?

"As usual?"

These are the same governments that visit death, destruction and ISIS on whole areas of the world for political support by lobbies of foreign undemocratic governments and the self-indulgent illusion of reaching "defenestrator of the freedoms / responsibilizer to protectoratify" hit levels in history books.

Money is not everything!

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Cannae make her do it capt'n! I need more stockmarket energy!

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Re: Looking at the money I am inclined to agree

"than"

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"it's not a great part of our world"

Why is that guy a CEO of anything except his garden shed?

I'm sure non-opportunity-seeking regimes like North Korea will receive him with open arms.

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Break from the future: Hold the new stuff and fix the web first

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Bring out The Goog. The Goog is in beta!

Indeed it is not so much that the web is moving too fast, but that there has been seemingly no effort whatsoever to fix things that have long been broken

Because it's easy to throw out some stuff "finished" to 55% written by developer monkeys fresh out of school who actually believe writing JavaScript code is different from self-abuse. Slap some "tracking" on it (sourced from Google) to see how people are using it -- easier than thinking hard about how it should work -- then forget about it because the hype cycle demands some new unfinished product be wheeled out by the end of the quarter. This will go on until the next "crash that no-one could have foreseen" flenses the marketplace and things calm down again.

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Reg readers: We want to integrate you into our Continuous Lifecycle

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Re: Well...

Are you gonna hold a speech or not?

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NASA rover coders at Intel's Wind River biz axed – sources

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Hmmm.....

Guess the next version will be written in PHP. Cheaper that way anyway.

Is that Catbert I hear?

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Penny wise and pound foolish: Server hoarders are energy wasters

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Re: Sooooo... someone, somewhere

Maybe something in the DIY route has fallen under the table? What could it be....

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UK in Frenchy cyber love-in to ward off 'information bomb'

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Well, Well it's getting hotter in the "democracies" because the Message Needs Some Control, right?

Ironically, shortly after the New York Times expressed its concern for journalists in early August, the Guardian reported in an article written by William C. Bradford, a recently hired assistant professor in the law department at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. The article, entitled “Trahison des Professeurs: The Critical Law of Armed Conflict Academy as an Islamist Fifth Column,” was published in the National Security Law Journal of George Mason University Law School.

Bradford argued that the U.S. should be more aggressive in attacking Muslims to include attacks which are war crimes under the law of war. But it was his advocacy that the U.S. military attack other “lawful targets” in its war on terrorism, which include “law school facilities, scholars’ home offices and media outlets where they give interviews” that caught the most attention. These civilian areas were all places where a “causal connection between the content disseminated and Islamist crimes incited” exist, according to Bradford.

Furthermore, Bradford wrote, “Shocking and extreme as this option might seem, [dissenting] scholars, and the law schools that employ them, are – at least in theory – targetable so long as attacks are proportional, distinguish noncombatants from combatants, employ nonprohibited weapons, and contribute to the defeat of Islamism.” In other words, dissenting scholars are unprivileged belligerents and subject to attack, just as journalists are according to the Law of War manual.

Not to defend him but Bradford was articulating the underlying logic of the new Law of War manual’s position that dissenting journalists can be targeted as unprivileged belligerents. This, as stated above, is consistent with oppressive extra-constitutional martial law practices which Chief Prosecutor Mark Martins boasts of as “U.S. domestic common law of war.”

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In modern days "revolutions" are just about tweeting a bit more than usual, then going back to watch TV.

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I can has Continental Balance Of Forces by depoping the countryside?

*We* were on the frontline covering the little surrender monkey's ar$es.

For this style of historical retconning you now get the AMURRICAN BAGDE OF EXCEPTIONALIST KEYBOARDER HONOR!

Long may it stain your shirt.

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This Paul Virilio seems to have been the typical lefty pretend-intellectual.

What an impenetrable utter crap. He's actually pining for more state intervention and control? I hope he's happy and will get a fat drone on his worthless arse.

A fundamental disorientation which completes and perfects the social and financial deregulation whose baleful consequences we already know.

I'm still waiting for "social and financial deregulation" that exists anywhere except in the minds of the Marxist/Leninist and "Progressive" lumières. The drowing man cries for more water!

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