* Posts by Destroy All Monsters

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That's gotta hurt: NASA suffers attack of the lame Orionids

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Re: "go outside and look up in the direction of the constellation Orion"

The Sahara desert, Rural India, New Mexico and central china seem to be good candidates at this time.... sorry for the rest of you folks :-)

Getting out in the early morning and looking at the sky all alone will probably open you up for a fast-come/fast-served "signature" drone strike in most of those places.

Sorreeeeyy!!

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Connected kettles boil over, spill Wi-Fi passwords over London

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Re: Why? Does water go off?

IoT: Non-starter until we have C3P0 & R2D2 for full service levels.

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Terror, terror everywhere: Call the filter police, there's a madman (or two) in town

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Neocon wrangling

ISIS is NOT funded by Mossad, because they would meet the Saudi representatives while handing over the money. That would lead to fisticuffs.

CIA has plausible deniability as they give boxes of weapons to "moderates" which then "hand over" the goods for safe passage. Well, till recently. Nowadays they are just dropping boxes of TOWs (the "Assad Tamer") and other gear out of airplanes to not be outmanoeuvered by the Assad-supporting Ruskies.

It's never good to be a civilian when confused imperial elephants wallow and you are in a country on the map of zionists.

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Our intuitive AI outperforms (most) puny humans, claims MIT

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Re: Or to put it another less dystopian way...

The intelligence isn't in the machine, its in the people who programmed it.

That kind of vitalist bullshit is trotted out regularly as the last refuge of the denialists (I found that they also start to blabber about God or equally bizarre concepts in the next minute) but it's not true.

- Your intelligence is not in your kid.

- Organizational know-how is not in the CEO or the investor

- The kinetic energy of a locomotive is not in any of its parts

- Capacity for Big Data analysis is not in any of the programmers or even the team

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In honor of William Gibson

I should be called "Blue Ant" or "Bigend"

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Let's talk about that NSA Diffie-Hellman crack

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Re: question for you folks

Where does that come in now?

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Re: Mathematics fraud

We have all been hoodwinked by this 'Trust the Math' ivory tower BS.

I think there is a song for you that goes like "Don't know much about the math I took".

EDUCATE YOURSELF, EEJIT!

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Three years ago, James Bamford published an article quoting anonymous former NSA officials stating that the agency had achieved a “computing breakthrough” that gave them “the ability to crack current public encryption.”

That was the article in WiRED, right? I thought he had gone off the deep end...

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Microsoft now awfully pushy with Windows 10 on Win 7, 8 PCs – Reg readers hit back

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The worst is that there are people who sound off from the bottom of the barrel who apparently think that making a difference between a "server OS" and a "desktop OS" is totally natural.

Why, sure.

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Re: Windows users have no grounds for complaints

You must have voted for President Shrub.

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Re: get real ... it works great

So if your machine can, it is advisable to bite the bullet and invest the time for an upgrade, just backup your important files first for ease of mind.

"Our trains run on time, the streets are clean and there are no beggars anymore. You WILL like it here!"

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Re: Too much mod

Well, it happened! A drink to Reg Moderation.

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Re: Critical server?

Trusting Microsoft?

Mwahahaha!

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Re: Well Done

It's like nation states protesting that they are not really evil and would never bomb a hospital knowingly, you muts be mistaken. No wait, it actually happened but iit was an error. No wait, the run was phoned in by our allies who were confused. No wait, the run was phoned in by our guys who were observing the place, but there was a spy from a friendly nation inside who had it coming. Ok, we will look for evidence. What's that? One of our tanks has driven through the rubble, destroying what was left? Welp!

GIVE PASS! RINSE, REPEAT!

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GCHQ to pore over blueprints of Chinese built Brit nuke plants

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Re: National infrastructure projects

Possible answers:

1) Absence of imperial stamina: Because the british empire is long gone

2) Economics: They can do it cheaper

3) Warren Buffet economics: We are rich in imaginary wealth and so seem to be able to pay

4) Risk: They are ready to do it at all

5) Critical mass of knowledge: Local know-how has dried up

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"On uncomputable numbers and the Hintereingangstürproblem"

We demonstrably need computational powers about the partial-recursive functions.

BRING ME AN ORACLE!

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Ireland moves to scrap 1 and 2 cent coins

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Re: Finland did this ages ago

> progressive

You are right about that.

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EUROBYL: The catastrophe that just. keeps. on. giving.

Didn't some effing arsehole recently say that "quantiative easing is working"? It's working so well that everyone is jobless, rich people are getting richer and our kids are getting a fat, fat dunning letter before even having been born. While lefties cheer on and demand more of this because they think there is this "austerity" fantasy being implemented.

I remember getting beer for 1c. That was before the EUR though

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Navy engineer gets 11 years for attempted espionage

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enemy combatant

I thought these don't exist anymore as per latest doctrine? Everyone in the World of USA is a Staatsfeind open for presidentially approved droning unless shown not guilty, possibly posthumously.

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"Commander, tear this apartment apart until you've found those plans..."

Now we will never find the location of the single exhaust vent through which a torpedo can be fired into the reactor core...

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OpenBSD source tree turns 20 – version 5.8 of project preps for show time

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Excellent!

I hope the Good Work continues and up-modernizes thoughtfully, and not in a systemd way...

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Reg reader escapes four-month lightning-struck Windows Vista farm nightmare

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I daresay!

and as long as you are living next to a minuteman silo, all will be fine!

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Microsoft offers to PAY YOU to trade in your old computer for a Windows 10 device

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Re: Now you know how much your privacy is worth

a subscription fee for Windows cannot be eliminated as a possibility somewhere down the road

I think Nightcall on repeat is best as the new Windows Theme Song.

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Re: Germany

The hand that doesn't give taketh away.

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Re: If you really - really have to run Windows 10

That picture of paid-for spasming, "dancing" youthful beerbellys makes me rage for no particular reason and I have fantasies of going all Taxi Driver on these people's arse. I want to see the pink mist!

Must be my age showing. Or maybe my habitude of being tortured by Microsoft while they laugh at me through addies.

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Post-pub schnellnosh neckfiller: Currywurst

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Re: When buying Bratwurst in the streets

Shurely "Der Untergang" would be the highest level of capsaicine terror?

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Euro privacy warriors: You've got until January to fix safe harbor mess – or we unleash hell

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Not since Lincoln the Holy Fascist

There is no one authority about U.S. law. There are 50 states and half a dozen self-governing island territories.

Hey. It's 10:00 in the morning. It smells like gin in here. Who has been drinking?

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Bueno!

Actually I hear Juncker The Forever Politician is into Fernet-Branca. I have no idea what that is.

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Re: It's all arse about tit

No refund? No but you can pay in bullets chambered in 5.56 or otherwise.

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The EC already knows that it has to reach agreement rapidly

The EC already knows that it has to roll over and fudge the issue to make legal redress impossible rapidly

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Google, Facebook, Microsoft and buddies stick a bomb under hated CISA cyber-law

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Re: Good grief that was quick!

Well, it's like Rudolph Hess ringing at the Prime Minister's door for some help....

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Microsoft previews cloudy Active Directory Domain Services

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you'd find out it can be internal to your network

You mean there will be local Windows 20XX server system doing DirSync with the cloudy master?

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Internet Architecture Board defends users' rights to mod Wi-Fi kit

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Bootleg WIFI routers, courtesy of Nanny State

Truly, the world's major problems are being solved.

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Faked NatWest, Halifax bank sites score REAL security certs

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Re: x509 broken by design, web security a house of cards

Clearly you don't even know what you are talking about.

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Big biz bosses bellow at Euro politicians over safe harbor smackdown

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Wow, arse backwards logic and the light of freedom can be seen in the hole,

The data is disappearing into the USian (and I might say the USUKanian) black hole. So what is needed is not a reappraisal of the actions that enable this to happen but fatter paint to cover up the ugly picture so that one can have "business certainty"?

It's almost as if there were central bankers and court economists discussing the "strong fundamentals" of the clearly sickly-looking western economies.

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Hackers can steal your BRAIN WAVES

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Re: New?

oh , unless of course the hacker can repurpose the device , alter your brain waves , and take control of your brain, in which case the whoop is indeed , big

"Mounting a scratch monkey", adapted to 21st century?

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Re: Dynamo Humm

Yep, less in need for encryption than my browsing history, which will out me as someone who is about to go postal on politicians with ranged weapons if the current trend continues.

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Android users left at risk... and it's not even THEIR FAULT this time!

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Re: " a dog's dinner that barely functions (hardly surprising, it is Linux after all) "

Don't feed the ANTI-RICHTO!

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Oh, so you are locked into a contract?

Crickets chirping...

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Top boffin Freeman Dyson on climate change, interstellar travel, fusion, and more

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Re: Bob Forward? Try Larry Niven

Got some kind of citation or source for that, because it sounds like bollocks

It absolutely is bollocks.

See this for how to do it with non-magic physics.

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Re: Bob Forward? Try Larry Niven

While we are at it, Freeman Dyson approved of the Ringworld idea (though where you get the scrith and the energy for spin-up from he didn't say)

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Hurrah! Doctor Who brings us a bootstrap paradox treat in Before the Flood

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Re: Time 'pardox'

I never understood how the guys could have used the same time travel machine several times. Wouldn't they meet each other in the box? Time travel locker room!

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Pitchforks, torches, and awful quotes – we read what Cisco's CEO said

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OMG no

Economics? Both unrestricted free market capitalism and outright communism have failed gloriously for the exact same reason: they failed to allow for the full range of human behavior.

Pardon? We have have been visited communism intermittently and since quite some time, but did we ever have "unrestricted free market capitalism", which would indeed allow for the "full range of human behaviour" because in principle there won't be anyone putting a gun to your head forcing you to sell - or buy? No, we didn't! Blatant socialistic policy as well as nepotism of the worst kind has been disparaged a "capitalism" by left-wingers of the red and brown kind alike. But this has nothing to do with "free market capitalism", a mythical beast if there was one.

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Neuroboffins use supercomputer to partially build DIGITAL RAT BRAIN

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Re: A rat is fine too!

No, because Nature is not running discrete state machines (unless it does via the agency of Human-Based Development Efforts, which is an entirely valid point of view). To each its own...

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Top VW exec blames car pollution cheatware scandal on 'a couple of software engineers'

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Re: See this article for a completely different slant on

The two men, Ulrich Hackenberg, Audi ’s chief engineer, and Wolfgang Hatz, developer of Porsche’s Formula One and Le Mans racing engines, were among the engineers suspended in the investigation of the emissions cheating scandal...

The details haven’t been made public, but Volkswagen’s investigation is focused on Messrs. Hackenberg and Hatz, Mr. Winterkorn’s top aides during his tenure at Audi, as well as Heinz-Jakob Neusser, head of development at the VW brand, people familiar with the matter said.

Well yes. Basically three members of the board, then?

Mr. Winterkorn became chief executive and put Messrs. Hackenberg and Hatz in charge of the Volkswagen R&D group and engine development. The two engineers had worked together devising new Volkswagen cars during the critical years when the vehicle maker struggled to develop diesel engines to conform to tough U.S. nitrogen oxide emissions standards.

Months later, in August 2007, Volkswagen canceled the licensing deal for BlueTec with Daimler because it didn’t want to use its competitor’s brand. It rebranded the company’s diesel engine TDI—for turbocharged direct injection.

I see...

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On the other hand.... the hand of Lucas!

For the first few weeks the programmers waited for someone to challenge them because it was such an obvious "Fuck you!" ploy but nobody mentioned it

VW Code -- The Phantom Menace!

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Re: Not me guv.

I don't understand?

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Re: Software Code Reviews?

MUST BE TAKEN OFF THE ROADS IMMEDIATELY.

It would only be a just reward for dumb shit coming out of management mouths.

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