* Posts by Destroy All Monsters

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'Fix these Windows 10 Horrors': Readers turn their guns on Redmond

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Re: Welcome to New Windows.

Nein, Nein, Nein, Nein! Absolutely not.

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Re: No Control of Updating

Nobody else has these problems, all your problems are imaginary.

HELLO, MICROSOFT HELPDESK. HOW CAN I MAKE YOU SUICIDAL TODAY?

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Re: Completetly Pointless

What can i say i love windows 10 and everything about it.

The only thing that comes to mind are crazed youngsters of various ethnicities and smartly dressed in suspiciously well-chosen hipster clothing dancing on-premise in a newly opened Microsoft Store.

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Re: Then there is the Whitespace everywhere

> I'll also be glad when the creative (copycat?) types jump on another bandwagon.

> Web design seems to be fashion over function these days.

This. And El Reg has gone down the way of crap design too (back in February, was it?)

Then again, one has to provide jobs to the army of people who think "web design and uglyfication" is actually a real job that is supposed to be remunerated.

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More like this

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Re: I totally thought the thing about Solitaire was a joke.

The spacetime rift opened on 9/11 due to improper shutdown of a dark energy generator on floor 88 finally arrives in IT!

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The place where Bad Sysadmins go after logging out for the last time

Every day is mandatory patch day and "This work will never be finished.”

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German spooks want to charge journalists with TREASON for publishing spy plans

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Re: Works 4 me

Didn't the BND just recently "accidentally" shredder a whole shelf of documents about active neo-nazi groups? There was deep regrets and sundry "explanations" on how this could have happened but not much followup ...

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Woah. Just putting "Landesverrat" in print in Germany is bound to go down like a lead balloon with whirling swastikas.

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US spied on Japanese PM Abe, Mitsubishi, and so much more

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Re: A victim of a pandering book written 100 years ago

they hold up fine

Keep deluding yourself. The Krugmanian death pill has been administered: Japan’s Keynesian Demise: A Cautionary Tale For Our Times

As for Friedman being the opposite of "Lord" Keynes: FUCK NO. Monetarism, Keynesianism - it's all the same to me.

What's killing them for the future even more than the debt is negative growth in population - This is like saying "What's killing me more than the daily crack dose is my permanent lack of money". Err... yes??

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A victim of a pandering book written 100 years ago

Asian powerhouse

Adrift Keynesian wreckage, surely?

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Don't want Windows 10 FILTH on the company network? Step this way

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Re: What version are you runnign anyway

Evidence says you are making shit up.

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Re: The IT Union

You will stuff your smug smile up your arsehole once I go all device management on you, sunshine!

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Re: sacked

You will rue the day that your employer lost business because some "user" was prevented from doing her job by your deliberate action. The computers are there for the business, not your personal gratification.

Confused mind.

Or a babyfaced MS grassrooter who has never had to solve problems created by "productivity tools".

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Re: Stupid, Childish, Clickbait Headlines

They are not calling for ISIS-style Jihad, what more do you WANT?

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Re: Has anyone read

This is boilerplate lawyerse in case they WANT to do something later or something HAPPENS or someone objects to his DATA travelling out into the Internets and get no-win-no-fee attorneys on the case.

How far are they really going RIGHT NOW?

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Windows 10 marks the end of 'pay once, use forever' software

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No, it's still cool.

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Obama endorses 3D TLC flash. How else can you do exaflop computing?

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Re: Meh.

1) Do you really think Obama writes a up a shopping list? He is handed a letter to sign by some gremium of sages.

2) He doesn't even mention 3D TLC flash: announcement

3) That the stuff around the tech has to be designed appropriately should be obvious to the meanest intelligence

In the end this is just another "industrial policy" effort like the 80's "Strategic Computing Initiative" (this one is even called "National Strategic Computing Initiative" again) which started as response to Japan's Fifth-Generation Computer project but veered off into supercomputing and weapons technology within 2 years. More here: Strategic Computing Initiative and Book Reference. It is very unclear whether this is going to help one way or the other or from where the money is going to come from given the parlous, if not cancerous, state of finances with the next recession looming. There will be bailouts to push...

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Re: Buzzardmeat

How is that going to help?

Plus it is not about "figuring out part of". It's about the existence of smooth solutions. This has nothing to do with computation or even practical applicability. And you will have to await a mathematical mind, prize money or not. Maybe Terry Tao will have a lucky break in solving a it?

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Re: Roll out the new crosspoint memory?

gb2 you cave, Mulder

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Small number of computer-aided rifles could be hacked in contrived scenario

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Re: spin drift. (Coriolis Effect?)

It is also why toilet water rotates in a different direction for Aussies (counterclockwise) versus Yanks (clockwise)

BOGUS

You can also be certain that planetary coriolis forces are not going to affect your bullet outside a zero.centered error bar. This is not a fucking neutron star!

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Bloke cuffed for blowing low-flying camera drone to bits with shotgun

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It's time

... for antidrone drones.

And +1 for using projectile weapons in anger, espically if "liberal" whining and manufactured outrage is increased by doing so.

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Be wary of that Russian. He might HAMMERTOSS a software nasty at you

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Miss Kusanagi explains....

The malware beacons to custom Twitter handles, where it scans for specific links and hashtags, then goes to Github where it obtains an image that APT29 applies steganography to, to decrypt commands, and finally executes commands on the victim machine before uploading to popular cloud storage services.

This makes as much sense as anything from "Ghost In The Shell: Man-Machine Interface". Can I have this explained, please?

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Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo crackup verdict: PILOT ERROR

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Re: Motive ?

GO PILOTLESS

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but he should never have been put in the situation where human error was possible

I can't even fathom the confused state of mind that extrudes this kind of statement.

"Likewise the FAA should have been more insistent in its controls - ensuring a sufficient safety culture existed in the company."

Newsflash: The FAA is not in the business of "ensuring sufficient safety culture" (sufficient for what, anyway?)

And you know what would happen ... all the aholes would cry 'too much government regulation .. let the maket pace decided about safety.

Never trust someone who is into Big Government but cannot spell properly.

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Thought YOU'd had rude service in France? Ce n'était RIEN, M'sieu Pantalons Malodorants

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Mangue des baguettes.

potentially racist information such as “Jewish”

TOP LOL! The ethnicity that must not be named?

More seriously, what if there is a big button underneath the desk that "DROP TABLE notices FROM customer_db" in case of a "raid"?

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Three-mile-high pyramid found on alien dwarf world, baffles boffins

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Re: Ooh! Aaahh! Arggghhhh!

Pluto: Not even Moria-tier dwarf planet.

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Re: Pyramid

"Moved pyramid", rather?

"Yes, we aliens like geometrically simple habitations resembling heaps of stones laid done by architecturally rather uncultured hired peasants. It's an ancient tradition..."

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Re: "Just a minute..."

"Oh Shit!"

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Oh, Obama's responded to the petition to pardon Snowden. What'll it be?

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I see. I see.

Meanwhile there is dangerous talk of letting Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard go after 30 years inside to appease Israeli histronics over the Iran deal out of humane considerations.

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Hold that upgrade: Critical bug in .NET 4.6 'breaks applications'

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Re: Sensationalism

There's a reason Sun put that "no nukes" disclaimer in Java.

That was legal arse covering (cowering?).

Maybe Sun/Oracle wants to say "our JVM and the sometimes mind-withering runtime libraries are not to be used for high-assurance tasks". That may be so. The Java language however, is not concerned by this. While Java is not exactly the best language for high-assurance programs, restricted Java is bound to be *better* (in the sense of more testable/easier to write and check) than restricted C/C++ code (like MISRA C) because the code can be checked more extensively.

But yeah, I would use an Erlang and its VM at least for the high-level parts of the nuke control ...

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Re: Just wondering...

If you want the last word in speed you use C/C++ and/or asm regardless of what platform you're on.

I don't know what this even means.

"I have a fast hammer for people who are serially misjudging their skills and resources, so all the world must behave like nail?"

And anyone using assembler on modern CPUs needs to have their head examined. Seriously, go seek help.

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Re: Sensationalism

It's good to hear there has been some progress since Therac-25 and fly-by-night programming

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Puppet draws back the curtain on devops magic with funky gfx and UI

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Re: A picture paints a thousand words..

For once an article without an irrelevant and irritating overly large fondleslab/ADHD-yoofcroud-oriented stock picture of dubious taste? It was relaxing like a warm bath with complimentary saké.

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Debian Project holds Sparc port's hand, switches off life support

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I think it's mainly Fujitsu. And RIKEN. Domo arigato!

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Got an Android phone? SMASH IT with a hammer – and do it NOW

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Day of the Living Deadroids?

So we have some headlining with 10⁹ phones, revised to 0.95 x 10⁹. Is this indeed the number of devices corresponding to "any phones running Android older than 4.1"? If so, how many of those are still in active use and how many are toxic wastevalued recyclable material?

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Re: But its open source

It is?

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Dafug?

I have the weird feeling the bugsies are getting better every week...

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Hurrah! Windfarms produce whopping ONE PER CENT of EU energy

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Re: Coal is delicious

uncontrolled by the multi-nationals

I have bad news for you: until you can buy (duly regulated) nanoassemblers at Aunt Martha's "Homebuilding Goodies", those solar cells are coming from some multinational.

So do those windfarms

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Re: See it

Finally a useful site on the Internet!

Also a bit steampunk-ish

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Re: your forgot a bit

just like diamonds it's held back to increase price ..

Well, I hear the Saudis are pumping like crazy to keep the price down (for not entirely clear reasons ... maybe to mess with Putin or Iran) so no...

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Re: Why's this a story?

Of course 8% of electricity used isn't the same as 8% of energy used - do you think your readers are stupid? 99% of road transport and 100% of air transport is carbon fueled for instance. Don't you think we realise that?

But that just

1) Makes the problem worse for all the investments in time and materials (which HAVEN'T gone where they would actually make sense) have gone into hard-to-maintain infrastructure that won't deliver; this is known as "malinvestments"

2) Means "8%" is actually shit-tier in terms of real achievements

It's like these end-of-quarter results "made more money than slightly under the worst year we had!" announcements.

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Don't be a weak-willed individual akin to a bundle of sticks.

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Ballmer's billion-dollar blunders: When he gambled Microsoft's money and lost

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Killed with fire

Once upon a time there was a book with the title "Barbarians led by Bill Gates". Still applies, I guess.

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Invisible app ads slug smartmobes with 2GB of daily downloads

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T'was a good speech from a balcony in Folkstone, though a bit germanic...

about £300 per year paid to companies like Google by every wage earner in the country

I do hope that UK companies also have customers outside Blighty and the Falklands?

Worse, Google don't really pay any tax anywhere either.

Seriously, citation needed.

That's right, some of that £300 per year in the UK is going into funding foreign pensioners, without it being taxed to help support the UK population first.

How much is "some" .. 0.5%? Any numbers?

Also note that this money supports people who might be on the dole without advertising revenue, so you ACTUALLY PAY LESS TAXES FOR DOLE SUPPORT! Isn't that great?

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Microsoft to Windows 10 consumers: You'll get updates LIKE IT or NOT

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Re: Add Some Update Music

IT UPDATED HERE!

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Happy 30th anniversary, Tengen! Your anti-DRM NES chip fought the law, and the law won

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Re: @Mongo ..."the court ruled that reverse engineering was protected"

I don't think that reverse engineering is still allowed nowadays though. That's want the DMCA is about. And even if it were allowed, you might well run into patents...

Also, how does the copying lawyer trick work? Was there documentation on file ... ? If so, did Nintendo intend to publish it? Otherwise it would have been a trade secret and would never have left the Nintendo "IP Vault"

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SpaceX's blast shock delays world's MOST POWERFUL ROCKET

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Re: Cough ... Space Elevator ... Cough

Nothing coming off the computer screen soon, mate. Even if the american flag can be seen on the space elevator in question (why not the flag of the Greater Co-dominium of Inner Asia, created in 8060 C.E.? I dunno...)

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Re: Screw jobs

I dont't agree with the diatribe but I'm pretty sure it is not "outdated". Indeed the continuing economic wreckage of the Eurozone, in particular France, should show it to be very far from outdated indeed. The US is not far behind....

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