* Posts by Destroy All Monsters

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Curiosity Rover's OS has backdoor bug

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Re: Edge conditions.

Err... jake?

There are dedicated "testers" for that who don't actually program.

Mashing these two activities up into single person is not good practice. At all.

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Re: Un gran formaggio?

quatrofromaggio and other disgraces

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Formaggio makes Fromaggio out of VxWorks

Come on Reg

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Storage device reported stolen from insurer RSA's data centre

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...the feel when

9/14 starts the same way as 9/11. Slow.

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: Fancy a ham and cheese 'dry tree trunk' sarnie?

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Re: "Foods Standard Agency" & "Rotting our bodies" Comments?

Never trust continental steak tartare.

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Re: Campylobacter in a crust?

I like to briefly put it next to my Cobalt 60 storage area for a minute or two, myself.

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Re: Tatiflette?

Poke an MP5 in their face for that dangerous egg and the carb part!

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Re: "clearly none of that meat is cooked"

There are rules in the UK to ensure you don't kill anyone.

How does that work then? Seriously...

Related: Drop That Snack! L.A.'s long war against working-class people eating tamales, tacos, Cheetos, and other tasty food

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Nitromethane for humans

Why did homo spanienssapiens invent complex ways to mash together high-calorie protein-fat-merge foodstuff into a portable unit via application of denaturating heat and torture devices like meat hammers?

I must try that.

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Apple fanbois cry (bless) as site motionless during iPhone 6S pre-order wrest

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Re: Taken down on purpose

Why the hurry though. It's not like the product is gonna disappear or run out on Sunday.

It's like these red "SOLD" stickers put up untidilydiagonally in an artsy way on panels in gardens to give the impression the real estate agent was in a particular hurry (implying sales are awfully brisk) when the market is practically titsup and festering.

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Such Inacceptable Heresy!!

Really El Reg, you are asking for the Cupertinian Inquisition here ...

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How did jihadists hack into top UK ministerial emails if no security breach took place?

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Re: What's his name ?

You forgot "Al Nusra (prisoner liver-eating)" and "Al Nusra / CIA supported" (recently eliminated by Al Qaeda), "Al Qaeda / Saudi supported with CIA weapons" as well as the "Internet Trolling Jewish Keyboarder Brigade pretending to be Al Nusra".

It's all a bit of a clusterfuck.

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Just another hit by Paul Muad'dib

> Your spice transport will be delayed

> Your spice transport will be delayed

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MYSTERIES of remote ICE WORLD PLUTO: New pics BAMBOOZLE boffins

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Re: I wonder what the skiing is like!

Hmmm.....

“Now, you didn’t get much in-suit training Earthside. We didn’t want you to get used to using the thing in a friendly environment. The fighting suit is the deadliest personal weapon ever built, and with no weapon is it easier for the user to kill himself through carelessness. Turn around, Sergeant.

“Case in point.” He tapped a large square protuberance between the shoulders. “Exhaust fins. As you know, the suit tries to keep you at a comfortable temperature no matter what the weather’s like outside. The material of the suit is as near to a perfect insulator as we could get, consistent with mechanical demands. Therefore, these fins get hot — especially hot, compared to darkside temperatures — as they bleed off the body’s heat.

“All you have to do is lean up against a boulder of frozen gas; there’s lots of it around. The gas will sublime off faster than it can escape from the fins; in escaping, it will push against the surrounding ‘ice’, and fracture it … and in about one-hundredth of a second, you have the equivalent of a hand grenade going off right below your neck. You’ll never feel a thing.

“Variations on this theme have killed eleven people in the past two months. And they were just building a bunch of huts.

Come to think of it, the suit doesn't need to be an insulator except for the boots, but you have to get rid off the body heat indeed. Best would be to scoop up some ice and make it gas out, taking the heat with it, right?

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Re: Dear {deity} @Will Godfrey

In understand. You will miss the Jihad Show, then....

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Re: Boffins like being baffled

Well, El Reg changed the "baffle" to "bamboozle", which does not sound correct. At all.

Is it a SEO thing?

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Re: Cool

Read Haldeman's "The Forever War" for more!

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Re: The Earth still exists

The only thing that ever crashed into Pluto was a Slaver spaceship with a defect hyperdrive shunt.

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Re: wonderous

Ahasuerus, please!

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Re: Impact hyposthesis

It totally looks like the close-up of a cast bronze pipe fitting with additional pelting by a few sand grains.

Probably the same mathematical description somewhere in there, with a scale factor....

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Re: What would really baffle the boffins...

There is one on every ball-shaped object found in the Orion arm .... HOW MANY DID BOEING PRODUCE? DID THEY OUTSOURCE PRODUCTION TO RETICULEANS? WHAT ABOUT THE IP? WOULD AMERICA BE RICH BY NOW? THE COPYRIGHT LOBBY DEMANDS TO KNOW!!

On another tack, I grew up with the movie "2001: A Space Odyssey" in my not-fully-processed-memes register and later (when I could fit together the disparate elements of written stories in my mind), with the book "2001: A Space Odyssey". The book really makes you appreciate the distances involved.

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Why all the complexity? Why so fractal?

To think that there must be many boulders like these in the galactic halo.

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Intel's 6th gen processors rock – but won't revive PC markets

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Re: Nothing is going to revive the desktop market

True dat.

I don't even know what kind of deranged mind would downvote the self-evident truth.

The PC market is done and so nineties-oughties. Dead as disco.

Once enterprises again centralize the "desktop experience" on to the blade server in the corner, that market too will be gone.

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Re: It's not about the processors

Remember when "glossy" was the new feature to have and parade on tickbox lists? I never found out why.

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Well, I heard Visio has now full BPMN processing modeling with simulation included, so there may be a need for more CPU.

Meanwhile

# cat /proc/cpuinfo

"processor : 1, vendor_id : AuthenticAMD, cpu family : 15, model : 107, model name : AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6000+, stepping : 2, cpu MHz : 1000.000, cache size : 512 KB"

Am I stuckist?

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'Hey Siri, it's Obama, what should we do about Iran?'

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The Siri refugee crisis

"I'm not sure what you want me to change."

How about some hope?

In time for 9/11: Looks like we are back at "cooked intelligence" and (somewhat earlier) Westmoreland's brazen lies about "everything in Vietnam is going extremely well".

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WinPhone community descends into CANNIBALISM and WOE

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Re: I too work for a corporate dinosaur

Weird problems and incompatibilites with "HP" branded gear is nothing new (even though the actual company carrying that brand has mutated more than a Chernobyl chicken), our HP-UX PA-RISC boxen sometimes demanded a specialist be flown in at top dollar pricing to magically sneeze in the server room.

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Don't want to upgrade to Windows 10? You'll download it WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT

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Re: Don't ya just hate it when...

I've hated Linux for as long as I can remember.

Utter irrationality is not a good start for IT.

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"It is an industry practice", eh?

Like a good mugging is a downtown practice, I suppose.

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'Walter Mitty' IT manager admits to buying gun on dark web

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An potential possession in what can only be described as Weapons Of Mass Destruction in a country that fears anything above the fruit knife.

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Let's NUKE MARS to make it more like home says Elon Musk

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Meanwhile under a temporarily quescient volcano

"Yes, Mr. Bond. These hundreds of hangars full of readily assembled fusion candles guarded by loyal leather-clad goons? Soon they will be lifted to orbit on my specially crafted private launch devices. The world will again see greatness. To terraform Mars! A great undertaking, Mr. Bond!"

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Ich nicht bin Charlie: Facebook must crack down on racists, says Germany's Merkel

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DID GERMANY PARTICIPATE IN THE DESTRUCTION OF LYBIA WITH NATO AND THE VARIOUS LIBERVENTIONIST SICKOS AND GAYLORDS (among which frankly sinister types like Obama, Rice, Howard, Berlusconi, Sarkozy and Hillary) THAT LOUDLY TOOK TO THE MIKE AND BLOVIATED ABOUT "RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT"?

NO.

NOT A TRAITOR.

DOES GERMANY PARTICIPATE IN THE DESTRUCTION OF SYRIA WITH CIA UNDERCOVER OPS AND ISIS EMPOWERMENT WHERE LIBERVENTIONIST SICKOS AND GAYLORDS (among which frankly sinister types like Obama, Hillary, Erdogan, Bibi the player) ARE LOUDLY TALKING ABOUT "RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT"?

NO.

NOT A TRAITOR.

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ALIENS on CERES? Nope – it's just dwarf's tucked away MOIST BITS

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Re: Hmm

A honest-to-god illuminated Moonbase Alpha with an excavation site to the top right where surely ancient (and pan-galactic) evil is being unearthed under the unforgiving glare of plasma lamps by foolish explorers from beyond?

This is it, I tell you!

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Record-breaking cosmonaut comes back down to Earth

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Re: Advantages?

My banking agent lives in the Rue Jules Verne. Rendezvous at midnight.

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Stuck in Amazon's web tentacles yet? You will be soon

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But how am I getting "trapped" in tools that I couldn't have had before, in which I can accumulate skills and know-how to move OFF the so-called trap?

On a similar tack, during the industrial revolution, starving peasants had the "choice" to stay put in the countryside or move into the "trap" of large cities and join the throngs working in industry. And so it went...

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Re: A small business perspective

Jake is running a pig farm, not a server farm, somewhere innawoods of Montana (?) and is ready for zombie apocalypse.

So of course it's not particularly relevant for him.

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Re: Some of us avoid Amazon as irrelevant.

Some of us have their heads up their arse.

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US braces for WW3 with Cyber Command 'Vision' of integrated cyberops

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An article of the Onion, with additional Amurrika Fcuk Year!!

*** WE MUST PROTECT THE THINGS WE VALUE MOST ***

Freedom (We gave it up for a bit of convenience)

Liberty (We gave it up for a bit of safety by a guy in blue who is wont to choke you to death)

Prosperity (We gave it up by letting them go off the Gold Standard to pay for bombing Vietnamese peasants, then perform QE/Monetary Diarreha for the mansions of the few)

Intellectual Property (We pledge allegiance to the flag of Mickey Mouse and crack-sniffing MPAAers)

Personal Information (What is this I don't even)

I guess even George Orwell could not have imagined the cravenness. The title itself fits right into MiniLove sloganeering.

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Witness Apple's iPhone-iPad extravapalooza here in our no-hate zone

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Re: The. Most. Advanced. Cell. Phone. Ever.

If the Ukraine situation gets out of hand, maybe not.

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Re: Call that a hypegasm? Why, back home in Texas...

This rape of the bard's cunningly propagandistic tale is appalling!

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Re: Your browser doesn’t support live streaming of the event.

STOP OPPRESSING ME!

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Handing over emails in an Irish server to the FBI will spark a global free-for-all, warns Microsoft

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DAT EXCEPTIONALISM!

Same attitude as for FATCA and AIR PASSENGER REPORTING really. It's all owned by US!

The counter from the US government's lawyers was that withholding the data would let criminals and fraudsters evade American prosecutors by sending their data offshore.

America has less than total jurisdiction over the globe! What did the Empire of Bases buy then? Can't something be done??

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Roll up, roll up: Microsoft, those Irish emails and angry Feds

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Someone from the Kagan family willl be in touch

Last December, Ireland reminded the New York court: "Ireland is an internationally-recognised sovereign nation state ... and does not accept any implication that it is required to intervene into foreign court proceedings to protect its sovereignty."

Uh..oh... someone is looking at a slight insurrection emerging from the US embassy and the democracy-promoting US NGOs.

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It's still 2015, and your Windows PC can still be pwned by a webpage

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Re: Yawn

What. Getting an attack via Internet Explorer is quite more likely than the NSA breaking into you home and infecting your BIOS via special USB.

Start at the bottom and outside and work up and in.

Please describe how you determine these directions.

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Stealth service – Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

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Re: Before I commit any cash on this...

I hear no.

But the mystery of the MSX data tape easter egg deepens.

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Re: Tactical manœuvres

Quiet, now.

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Just WHO is hiring a 'Cloud Transformation Director' for £162,000? Actually YOU are

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"The breadth, variety and complexity of these systems and the business processes they support are on a scale rarely seen in other global organisations,"

"Our superfund site sports challenges rarely seen elsewhere! The chemicals are astonishingly plentiful, nasty and medical knowledge about their long-term effects is nil. They are also very near the aquifer that feeds a largish town nearby."

"politically astute leader, with experience of delivering large (£50million+) infrastructure transformation projects, across complex IT systems"

"Needs to have stirred the martini and be buddy with all the right careerhounds"

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Gloves on as Googler deposits foul zero-day on Kaspersky lawn

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Re: Love the smell of zero day in the morning.

If they get paid for it, they ARE concerned.

This is how capitalism works.

If they are paid for it and are UNCONCERNED, you have a government service.

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Fujitsu sidesteps data scientists with a move toward tuned machine learning

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But where is the commonsense reasoning at?

Required reading for the newfangled data scientist: Old problems still persist as problems: Commonsense Reasoning and Commonsense Knowledge in Artificial Intelligence

Who is taller, Prince William or his baby son Prince George? Can you make a salad out of a polyester shirt? If you stick a pin into a carrot, does it make a hole in the carrot or in the pin? These types of questions may seem silly, but many intelligent tasks, such as understanding texts, computer vision, planning, and scientific reasoning require the same kinds of real-world knowledge and reasoning abilities.

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Ashley Madison made dumb security mistakes, researcher says

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Re: Could it be ...

The lack thereof has nothing to do with "devops". You seem uninformed, devops is not "coders doing everything". Please educate yourself. Unless you are PHB, then please rest content in the sewers of ignorance.

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