* Posts by Destroy All Monsters

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One black hole, three galaxies, four BEELION solar masses – found by accident

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These black holes are fucking bastards

Imagine what you could do with 4 billion solar masses of prime quality matter.

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Re: Simple question

Metaphysical musings and what-ifs about unobservable events may be fun (especially if had with a selection of quality beers) but are not Science.

RSW! (Read some Wittgenstein)

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German nuke plant viruses

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Whut!

Please tell me reactor control systems are not running Windows but something actually safe, secure, real-time, auditable, inspectable, documented and possible ground through a formal verifier?

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Apple man found dead at Cupertino HQ, gun discovered nearby

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In the grand scheme of things though, Andromeda Galaxy is barely affected...

(Sadly, this incontinent gun event has already received more attention than a marriage party gate crashed by an incontinent Hellfire missile. It's all a matter of perspective. What a world. I hope Shalmaneser is recording all of this.)

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Another failed merger, Carly? Ted Cruz to bring in ex-HP boss Fiorina as running mate

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Re: Carly is a natural for the job!

Frankly, Good Samartians should volunteer in droves to do a JFK on the whole motherfucking lot of themgive them an Uber ride to the Fletcher Memorial Home. This includes "Hitler Detector" and part-time SMTP server admin Killary Klingon.

Putting Kh'arly anywhere near a seat of power is just asking for trouble. A failed business clown that pretends to be able to talk other leaders down as if they were boardroom acolytes? She will probably manage to get into a nuke exchange with certain other nations within a month.

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Getty Images flings competition sueball at Google Image Search

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If that's the price, that's the price.

Correct. The buyer sets the price. Not the seller.

(Also, in this case the beef seems to be with the fact that Google is not causing more people to buy images from Getty. Well, that's not going to change by a lawsuit or by making people go to the webiste that displays said image originally from Getty.)

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Linux infosec outfit does a Torvalds, rageblocks innocent vuln spotter

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"Not for you?"

That's against the GPL.

(The GPL Defamation League will be in touch!)

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30 years on, Chernobyl wildlife still feeling effects of nuke plant catastrophe

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Re: Shrinking brains, faltering fertility and cloudy sight

It's PHB radiation.

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So...

Any info on how it looks in Belarus?

There is more contamination and a contaminated area twice the one in Ukraine but the local government likes to look crossly at any data collection efforts.

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It's World IP Day! Celebrate by making money from a dead teenager

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Docker hired private detectives to pursue woman engineer's rape, death threat trolls

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Trolls?

Find, remove teeth and kneecaps.

Then move underneath bridge. From on high.

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Germans stick traffic lights in pavements for addicts who can't take their eyes off phones

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Re: Darwin award??

You will lose a good part of the consumovoter demographic!

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BOFH: Thermo-electric funeral

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Make my BOFH great again!

the resurgence of the American gilded age

Obvious fantasy as the great expansion into the plains is over. Clearly the writer is overegging the pudding.

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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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Europe's Earth-watching sat rides Soyuz to orbit

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> Kourou, French Guiana

> Multistage Soyuz

> Arianespace rocket

Holy reentering Kerbals, that's actually amazing.

Did they set up a whole Russian launch infrastructure, complete with Russian-gauged trains and all?

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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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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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"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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