* Posts by Destroy All Monsters

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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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Re: the probe landed roughly where it was expected

Patriot Missiles: A cautionary tale of getting your floating point act together!

Yes, that's for YOU, young whippersnappers!

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THIS HAS BEEN A SUCCESSFUL FAILURE!

“The UK can and will go back to Mars.”

The Outward Urge with a stiff upper lip, now!

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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?

tired_bugs_bunny.gif

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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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Amazon's tax deal in Luxembourg BROKE the LAW, says EU

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Re: When I worked in Belgium some time ago...

... the Friday evening trains to Luxembourg were widely reported to be packed with people taking their week's cash-in-hand earnings to their Luxembourg banks

Never seen those over there. The people go from Luxembourg TO Belgium at the end of the day because Luxembourg is one of the rare places in Europoorland that are still economically active.

As to "evasion", frankly, if you worked in Belgium, you WOULD do that.

40% and more (probably more around 60% if VAT is counted, amirite?) for a non-existent, corrupt and dysfunctional government mainly known for building bridges to nowhere. The rest will will be taken upon your death.

The dictatorship of the proletariat was not meant to be like this.

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Burnt-out socialistic Euro weatherwane

The issue is also embarrassing for Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, as he was prime minister of the micro-state when the deal was done.

Also now talking tough about crackdowns on "tax avoiders".

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FERTILISER DOOM warning! PESKY humans set to WIPE selves out AGAIN

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Re: Who's Big Al?

He's like Marcellus Wallace, but contrrolling your fridge via the IoT

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More interesting than "The Big AI fear", but....

Everything important to civilisation," he contends, took place prior to 1914: he specifically mentions "the development of agriculture, the rise and fall of the Roman Empire and the Industrial Revolution".

A dubious claim. Antibiotics, Computers, Advanced Mathematics, Internal Combustion Engine are forgotten? I guess that would be "some kind of civilization" then. I also don't see how the Roman Empire comes into this. Europoor-centric, moi?

In the prof's view it's extremely urgent for the human race to cut down on fertiliser over-use, as this could knacker the eco-system to such an extent that it could no longer support civilisation and surviving humans would have to return to life as hunter-gatherers.

This point urgently needs further explanations. It seems to compress a few books into a pithy phrase.

I have heard that Phosphorus is hard and harder to find in appreciable quantities though. Let's have some market pricing....

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Hollywood vs hackers: Vulture cracks Tinseltown keyboard cornballs

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Re: Awwww... come on....

Ouch. FOILED AGAIN!

OTOH, Trinity accurately hacks via SSH in the Matrix #3 I think. I can just barely remember.

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Re: "it's a Unix system, I know this"

"it's a Unix system, I know this"

Just as ADORABLE as back then!

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Re: Cough Cough!! Independence day

Apple computers can interface directory to Aliens

When Steave Jobs has seen a Turing Machine, he has seen them all.

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Re: It's not a movie but...

There is a XIII series?

The original comic didn't feature skeleton keys, just an onion layers of conspiracies, gunplay and dead people. Pretty gud!

Luckily for all concerned the hero of Blackhat is Chris “Thor” Hemsworth, who is as familiar with the gym as the server room.

In the real world, you will meet IT people like this, sadly in the other direction.

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David Cameron: I'm off to the US to get my bro Barack to ban crypto – report

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Re: A request

Naomi Klein is not exactly well-known for her ability to research or present something she didn't explicitly decide to prove before writing the damn book.

Unfortunately, this.

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The Project for a New Oceanian Century

Does anyone have the totally unwarrented feeling that he had a big folder in his desk and was just waiting and hoping for someone's cat to fall downstairs?

Totally unwarranted, I am sure.

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Re: Whatever.

Thank you for your interesting slice-of-life posting.

Your point being?

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Re: Terrorist are naughty

> whose entire agenda revolves around hiding the fucking obvious

Facesitting is forbidden in the UK!

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Mr President, is this a war on hackers – or a war on people stopping hackers?

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Obama's presidence is really the fail train without brakes.

Totally fits into the accelerating medievalization of society at the request of special interests that has been pushed for the last 30 years.

Don't talk, don't work, don't copy, don't hide, don't save, don't transact, don't read, don't think, don't research, don't hope, don't change unless the government gives you explicit approval.

Or a SWAT team will pull up.

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MAINFRAMES are SO NOT DEAD: IBM's launched a new one

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Re: Pics.....

I support this statement. JE SUIS EL REG!

> You are not The Metro!!

More like TIFKAM. Pretty pictures, blaring into your eyes.

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Re: After the election comment

It's too late for mindbleach. It was ALWAYS too late for mindbleach.

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Re: Rubbish - Old IT Grey suits out!

> As a young programmer

> The principles of IT are constant

"Wise before his age", huh?

Go back to Computer Science 101 and learn something.

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Re: So is it running z/OS or Linux or both? @boltar

Design space explorations!

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Australia tries to ban crypto research – by ACCIDENT

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Science now run by wombats

> It's just a way for the government to buy votes

Most people are too arsetarded to even know what this is about and would like to watch TV unmolested, whose vote are they buying?

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NSA: SO SORRY we backed that borked crypto even after you spotted the backdoor

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His excellency regrets.....

Wertheimer argued:

The case doesn't prove the NSA is actively trying to subvert crypto standards, merely that a mistake had been made and then rectified.

It's like I'm really at the OJ Simpson trial.

He pointed out that the NSA was keen to fund more mathematical research

Of course.

and – post September 11 – this work was vitally needed

Because the Saudi trolls used hard crypto to run their show. It was totally not due to the utter ineptitude of the infighting TLA salad of the Heimland. Also, Saddam gassed his own people.

Carry on.

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TERROR in SPACE: ISS 'NAUTS FLEE 'gas leak' to Russian module

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Re: SpaceX

Coattails, shirley?

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Re: True for the whole world

You forget the ubiquitous taste of chicken.

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Re: You can't get to there from here

The connecting tunnel between the Russian and US sector is called "The Ukraine", not sure why.

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Why not open the hatch and take a sniff?

The smell of ammonia is hard to ignore.

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Re: Big Three?

Moties. All classes.

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Node.js fork io.js hits version 1.0 – but don't call it production-ready

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Nork.js, production ready, ever.

Can anyone recall me what the point of Node.js is? Except giving people somewhat of an excuse to not having to look beyond JavaScript when coding horribad stuff on the server side, far better solved with proper languages?

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PlayStation-processor-powered plutonium probe prepares Pluto pics

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Re: Clyde W. Tombaugh, discoverer of Pluto

The Plutonians may have something to say about that.

All of them are dwarfs and will not be taken seriously.

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Re: Routers... in Space!

Even though I'm a space buff too, given the choice of space missions or little to no plutonium on earth I'd take the latter any day.

WHY? I see no problem with Pu on Earth except the one in nukes and dumped into the environment, and the annoying filling of pants that antinuxers perform whenever the subject is even mentioned. Yes, it's a nasty element in daily bodily processes. Don't ingest it.

That being said, for probes you need the special kind of Pu that alpha-decays, generating lots of heat. The temperature difference thus created powers the RTGs on space probes. This Pu can only be made in special reactors from Neptunium.

The standard Pu is not particulary decay-happy and just sits there with low alpha activity, mainly waiting for neutron showers..

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AMD plugs firmware holes that allowed command injection

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You will say "notherboard" when you get the considerate response of the vendor to your request.

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Re: A Little More Than 90 Days

It's always good to troll the very discombobulated Microsoft for great justice.

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Insert 'Skeleton Key', unlock Microsoft Active Directory. Simples – hackers

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Illogical. This IS the bigger issue.

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Sounds like a Stuxy TLA hit

If you already have the domain admin credentials why would you need this piece of temporary, only works until the next reboot malware?

I don't understand where the problem even is.

You want to have someone (who is not you) who has the domain admin credentials install this little baby on behalf of you. Maybe using an USB stick.

Whether it remains in memory due to inability to write on disk or to stay undetected I don't know. But are DCs rebooted often?

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Windows 7 MARKED for DEATH by Microsoft as of NOW

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Re: A definative date

Linux developers will have figured out what users actually wanted on a desktop OS

Developers figuring out what users want

Users figuring out what they want

On a desktop OS to boot.

What next anon, P = NP?

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Re: WTF?

Win7 in banks? Anon's conclusion keener on shinyness than security

Just finish your studies before commenting.

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Bloke in Belgium tries to trademark Je Suis Charlie slogan

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Re: Interesting graphic

I'm sure Cabu did him, possibly even during his exile in France.

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Re: Ironic

The article forgot to mention

You pretty much had me there. But then you made a little mistake:

"Capitilist Adventures"

You seem to be posting from North Korea. What is your REAL agenda?

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Re: Interesting graphic

Ayatollah Khomeini is Shia Muslim, you ignorant oink.

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Belgian resident Yanick Uytterhaegen’s trademark application covers multiple products including laundry and cleaning products, printed matter, clothing, footwear, toys, decorations for Christmas trees, fruit juices, and even beer.

What, no bullets? FAIL.

Meanwhile, did you know Birmingham is 100% mooslim? (this news brought to you by the Hillary propeller though).

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This $10 phone charger will wirelessly keylog your boss

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These days, you would be done for animal cruelty for this.

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Re: Decrypt any Microsoft wireless keyboard: MUH TRUSTED COMPUTING!!

Even their high-end keyboards have "proprietary 2.4Ghz" goodness. But they are "Compatible with Microsoft Windows 8 and Windows RT", and "BlueTrack" (is that like a "Cesco Router") so that's ok then.

I knew it was bad, but I didn't think it would be that bad. Guess not buying MS-branded hardware was yet again a good choice.

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Attackers planting banking Trojans in industrial systems

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Malware carpet bombing and targets of opportunity

So is this like the Allies getting a bit silly in later stages of WWII and dropping bombs on anything and everything to test those device and because why the hell not?

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