* Posts by Destroy All Monsters

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Ad biz now has one less excuse to sponsor freetards and filth

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Daily Fail?

freetards and filth

I came here hoping for an article about subhuman Palestinians and subhuman Russian-speaking people living in Ukraine getting their just desert, instead of which I served another article about "piracy". Arrrrr!

“drain the swamp of dodgy networks, dodgy agencies and dodgy sites"

At least the rhetoric is up to it.

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Windows Registry-infecting malware has no files, survives reboots

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What happened to Microsoft's lauded "Security From the Ground Up" initiative?

Marketing wants more complexity and nice colors. Engineering is bitching and moaning about it. The guys in charge have no clue what a computer is all about.

1) Marketing is important, it brings in the bacon and throws mightily good parties

2) Engineering are boring nerds who can be bought with a few cookies or the threat of outsourcing

3) The guys in charge ... are the guys in charge.

PLAYMOBILIZE IT!

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Google's mysterious floating techno barge SOLD FOR SCRAP

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Re: Kids with more money than brains.

They could just buy the streets.

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Re: they were going to do illegal medical expirements on it

Professor Desty Nova is now working at Google, doing Karma Research?

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Microsoft: IE11 for Windows Phone 8.1 is TOO GOOD. So we'll cripple it like Safari

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> Be the biggest cause for "optimizations" and assorted cancers on websites for over a decade

> Suddenly take the moral high ground, whiteknight the industry and emit a sickening ooze of outrageous statements of self-praise

Pretty sure many cow-orkers from the Only Democracy in the Middle East are working over there. It's the only causal explanation that is possible.

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Facebook goes down, people dial 911

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Re: Wait... what?

FACEBOOK DOWN?

Hanging is too good for them! Call the gas trucksFEMA trailers.

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Speak your brains on SIGNAL-FREE mobile comms

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Re: Serval Project is much more interesting

> lots of people are going off grid which is annoying ISIS no end.

Aren't frequencies forbidden by Allah? If so, how can ISIS be annoyed?

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CIA super-spy so sorry spies spied on Senate's torture scrutiny PCs

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There is a word for this

"Out of Control and Running the Show"

If that manifestation of Ancient Evil Brennan is not reassigned to a post controlling speeding tickets at the Mexican border right fucking now, and a few upper levels of the CIA hierarchy are not decapitated along with him, the Land of Freedumb deserves all it will get. And it will get a lot.

Also, chuckle at that war-driving obedient and opportunistic hag Pelosi getting the jitters: Pelosi Hesitates To Criticize CIA: 'They Really Come After You'

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Microsoft's Euro cloud darkens: US FEDS can dig into foreign servers

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It's for thwarting Putin's nefarious designs, so it's all good!

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ICANN can't hand over Iran's internet, bomb victims told

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Re: War Crimes

The case for Israel is made of four propositions that should always be presented in the correct escalating order.

-- We rock

-- They suck

-- You suck

-- Everything sucks

That's it. Now you know everything that it took me a lifetime to learn. The rest is details; filling in the dotted lines.

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The US has supported much worse groups than Hamas

Currently supporting MEK, a frankly unhinged group bent on blowing shit up in Tehran. But they are "our" terrorists, and we cannot sue ourselves. Can we?

Did I mention that Iran was already found guilty of having done 9/11? It's true! So it wasn't Saddam? No wait. Bin Laden? Err.... I don't know any longer ....

In faireness, it was not done by the FedGov court but by the court of a piece of land that is strongly lubed by the largesse of certain Middle Eastern Democracies.

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14 antivirus apps found to have security problems

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Re: Java Exploit in Callous Cat Does Not Care" website

No having NoScript?

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Israel's Iron Dome missile tech stolen by Chinese hackers

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You mean "nothing will have changed". Iron Dome is just another US autoblowjob that funnels future US tax revenues via Israel to US companies. The result is shit, as is the custom with warcrap unrestrained by an actual need for having to perform: it can barely intercept "missiles" made of sheet metal and duck tape. (The actual intercept rate being a closely-guarded secret, an estimation brings up 10%)

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OKCupid: OK, STUPID, YES we set you up with BAD DATES. On purpose

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"Personality goes a long way"

Hanging onto a piece of wood for dear life in face of all that fa***try? (not in the gay sense)

I would say she DOES have personality.

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'Blow it up': Plods pop round for chat with Commonwealth Games tweeter

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Following noise on Twitter

MADNESS!

Anyone remember the old one about "fortune" being used in a Perl list context and I put the shotgun in an Adidas bag and padded it out with four pairs of tennis socks, not my style at all, but that was what I was aiming for: If

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KDE releases ice-cream coloured Plasma 5 just in time for summer

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Re: Flat look

I really feel sorry for the visually-impaired users

A major point indeed. The world does not consist of 18 year old looking for fashionable desktop styles.

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Re: Very confusing

My other car is a ZSU

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Re: KDE always struck me as a tad ... childishly nerdy ...

oK!

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Blighty will be BIGGER and BETTER than Germany, confirm beancounters

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"I shall resist the urge to paint this black."

"I shall resist the urge to paint this black."

"I shall resist the urge to paint this black."

x 100

... but how is the situation on the rolling brownouts planned for a bit later this decade?

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Philip K Dick 'Nazi alternate history' story made into TV series

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Re: Anyone read Dominion by C J Sansom?

Churchill shacking up with Germany would never have happened though. His favorite pastime was mongering for war against the Huns, since before WWI.

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Re: africa

No-one talks about what happened in Africa.

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under no circumstances should any Jewish state be allowed to defend itself

...Dragging pro-cleaning operations via mechanized armies by ultranationalist religious nutcases into a discussion about PKD

...Being that kind of an asshat

His brothers had been killed in ‘44, strangled with wire by British commandos, the Long Range Desert Group which had operated behind Axis lines and which had become especially fanatic during the last phases of the war when it was clear that the Allies could not win.

“How do you feel about the British now?” she asked haltingly.

Joe said, “I’d like to see them do to England what they did in Africa.” His tone was flat.

“But it’s been—eighteen years,” Juliana said. “I know the British especially did terrible things. But—”

“They talk about the things the Nazis did to the Jews,” Joe said. “The British have done worse. In the Battle of London.” He became silent. “Those fire weapons, phosphorus and oil; I saw a few of the German troops, afterward. Boat after boat burned to a cinder. Those pipes under the water—turned the sea to fire. And on civilian populations, by those mass fire-bombing raids that Churchill thought were going to save the war at the last moment. Those terror attacks on Hamburg and Essen and—”

“Let’s not talk about it,” Juliana said. In the kitchen, she started cooking bacon; she turned on the small white plastic Emerson radio which Frank had given her on her birthday. “I’ll fix you something to eat.” She dialed, trying to find some light, pleasant music.

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Tachovsky would be best for this task. But he's dead.

Very difficult, as typically for PKD, this has less to do with Nazis as with the exploration of "inner space" and the frankly Jungian connections between what we perceive and how that perception seems to alter what is real. There is lots of internal monologue in that story (and the style of that monologue is important), something which can never be rendered on-screen. No, "hard boiled" voice-overs don't work.

Still, I wish success.

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Google's Canadian 'memory hole' to continue

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Re: Comment comment comment

You forget about Tiananmen all over the world.

(Then you forget about Lybian Liberation all over the world. Then you forget about Iraq all over the world. Then you forget about the world. It's like Philip K. Dick's "Eye in the Sky".)

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Secure microkernel that uses maths to be 'bug free' goes open source

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Re: Compiler and runtime(s) also guaranteed defect free?

> gcc

> formally verified

TFW. Choose one.

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Bring back error correction, say Danish 'net boffins

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In before "I have thought 10 seconds about it and it won't work because...."

Oh wait.

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NSA man: 'Tell me about your Turkish connections'

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Re: Don't lie to us Dabbs, we know you're a terrorist!

Well, we now know how TERRISTS are CLASSIFIED:

The Secret (but UNCLASSIFIED) Government Rulebook For Labeling You a Terrorist by Jeremy Scahill and Ryan Devereaux

There is even a download of the same... 166 pages. No, I won't read it. It's like something amanfrommars would write.

It is easily possible to find some ACTIONABLE INTELLIGENCE based on articulable and REASONABLE SUSPICION duly signalled by a NOMINATOR who provides PARTICULARIZED DEROGATORY INFORMATION on Mr. Dabbs.

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Put down that Oracle database patch: It could cost $23,000 per CPU

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Re: Old tricks work best.

My pleasure.

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Re: And that's why...

Yeah, well....

So when will PostgreSQL Global Development Group actually move into the 21st century and manage to set up a bug tracking database?

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Old tricks work best.

Basically the old "extra lapdancing fees" scam.

And did I spy a previously unknown usage for the word nascent in: "It really should have a default initialization setting that renders the option/feature nascent"?

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DAYS from end of life as we know it: Boffins tell of solar storm near-miss

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Re: Probably a stupid question

I herewith declare the downvoters as retards and fools.

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>The satelites would get fried

LOLNO

> Most electronic that isn't shielded would also fail as induction currents from the magnetic storm we'd get from the CME hitting fries all the delicate components

Someone is confusing CMEs with a Magnetar going off 10 light-years away and it ain't me.

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Re: Probably a stupid question

No. It wouldn't even be affected if switched on.

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Re: Ouch

That's pure Hollywood drama. I demand Bratt Pitt!

So basically, worldwide EMP.

Not at all. Collapse of large parts of the electrical grid due to induction in large conductor loops, sure. Cities will become a bit difficult to live in for a few months; it would actually bring home to the yanks what it means to be on the receiving end of a "shock and awe" and a "mission accomplished". On the other hand, what will be up pretty much immediately will be GPS and battery-powered computers. Until the batteries run out, that is.

Meanwhile, I hear the Ebola breakout in Sierra Leone is intensifying...

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ONE EMAIL costs mining company $300 MEEELION

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Re: Headline wrong?

Exactly. It cost some pension funds and small investors $300 million (because hey guess who is gonna hold the bag in the end on "trader's" losses).

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Need a US visa, passport? Prepare for misery: Database crash strands thousands

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All the skilled people are working on the Obamacare databases ... oh, wait!

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"The Bureau of Consular Affairs has been experiencing technical problems with our passport and visa system," Marie Harf, deputy spokesperson for the State Department, said in a press briefing on Thursday. "The issue is worldwide, not specific to any particular country."

If Marie opens her mouth, she is saying something between a half-truth and an outright lie with probability close to 1.

Though I cannot fathom what she is trying to retruthify here.

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Sysadmin Day 2014: Quick, there's still time to get the beers in

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Re: BOFH Appreciation day

Whenever you check under the raised floor and find a body down there.

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I can't believe this started before the War on Terror

Those were better times.

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Beancounters tell NASA it's too poor to fly planned mega-rocket

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W Bush wanted to return to the moon which was a good idea. until elected a second time.

HTH.

There was never any serious attempt to do anything along these lines. Or if there was, you can find it underneath an office carpet. The guy had a surge to implement, dontcha know.

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Re: I thought the business case was obvious?

Putn would not stoop to using that fact to his own advantage?

Welcome to Capitalism, yank!

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Re: Solid boosters?

Basically you fit a shaped charge ring around the top and bottom and cut both ends off.

Brilliant idea, but you have to hope that it's Bruce Willis or Putin (or both) flying the shuttle at that moment. You sure won't be able to trust structural integrity of the exterior LOX/LH tank. Or the Shuttle wings.

Just one lighting was one of the nightmare scenarios...

Probably called a "half-circular excursion arc"?

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We are doomed. DOOMED!

Meanwhile, take a wank at CNN:

What an Enterprise! NASA physicist, artist unveil warp-speed craft design

NASA's Harold White has been working since 2010 to develop a warp drive that will allow spacecraft to travel at speeds faster than light -- 186,000 miles per second. White, who heads NASA's Advanced Propulsion Team, spoke about his conceptual starship at a conference last fall. But interest in his project reached a new level this week when he unveiled images of what the craft might look like.

This, this is what counts as progress today - CGI imagery, fantasy and make-believe.

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Re: Certain cuts will have to be made, say the bean counters

But the savings will be immediately allocated for the War against the Caliphate, the War against the Emirate, the Pacific Pivot or The Other NATO Expansion. I despair.

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Re: On Mars, on time, on budget.

As long as you land next to the chinese restaurant, all is ok.

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Putin: Crack Tor for me and I'll make you a MILLIONAIRE

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Re: Someone on the red line Vlad ...

Putin to Langley: "Who do you think we are, native americans?"

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iOS slurpware brouhaha: It's for diagnostics, honest, says Apple

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He's that old?

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"Dead people are rising but Authorities say there is no cause for alarm."

but there's no evidence that they were put there for any reason other than poor engineering

I find this hard to swallow. Especially as it is Apple.

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