* Posts by Destroy All Monsters

11543 posts • joined 3 Jun 2008

Security tool bod's hell: People think I wrote code for Hacking Team!

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Re: if they used GPL code in their products...

...only if they are used towards customers. There is no requirement to open-source code used in-house only.

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Re: Easy...

I grant this licence under GPL [whatever version], but

FALSE derived from premises. End of line.

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Re: not possible

Downvoted for stating facts? This is El Reg comment section.

by definition

The license must not restrict anyone from making use of the program in a specific field of endeavor. For example, it may not restrict the program from being used in a business, or from being used for genetic research.

There may be a "non-snooping source license" but it WILL NOT be "open".

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The roots go deep: Kill Adobe Flash, kill it everywhere, bod says

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Re: Flash Bang Wallop What a Picture!

allowing a program in a VM to escape to the hypervisor

These may very well not exist because the isolation of the hypervisor is easier to verify, and can possibly be verified formally.

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Re: Flash Bang Wallop What a Picture!

Because sandboxes don't offer up much protection, especially when it by necessity has to interact with the system.

It depends on the sandbox...

In-program permission verification on legacy system with all the warts < Virtual machine < Another machine < Another universe

But flash should simply be ported to Java.

Then there would be only one problem.

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Re: The real question is...

Wanna make a bet?

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Ahhhh ... echos of A.K. Dewdney's "Computer Recreations"....

Clark recalls that Animal was such a popular game that eventually every directory in the company system contained a copy. "Furthermore, as employees of the company were transferred to other divisions...they took Animal as well, and thus it spread from machine to machine within the company." The situation would never have become serious had it not been for the fact that all those copies of this otherwise innocuous game began to clog the disk memory. Only when someone devised a more "virulent" version of the game was the situation brought under control. When the new version of Animal was played, it copied itself into other directories not once but twice. Given enough time, it was thought, this program would eventaully overwrite all the old versions of Animal. After a year had passed, a certain date triggered each copy of the new Animal program. "Instead of replicating itself twice whenever it was invoked, it now played one final game, wished the user 'goodbye' and then deleted itself. And thus Animal was purged from the system."

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Big Brother

Your DailyKos message

I see the same names cropping up again and again in articles condemning it as a bug ridden pile of hurt.

IT'S A VAST RIGHT-WING CONSPIRACY!

FLASH IS ACTUALLY GOOD FOR YOU!! KEEP IT TO WATCH MOVIES!!!!

THE TRUTH SHALL PREVAIL!!!+!

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Windows 10 Edge: Standards kinda suck yet better than Chrome?

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Re: -webkit- prefixes in Edge

Here, everything from war in the Middle East to a slightly uncomfortable bowel movement is viewed as MS's fault and grounds for a move to linux.

AND IT'S TRUE!

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Beaten blokes HATE the women who frag them in online games

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Hardcoded behaviour not going away anytime soon!

“We suggest that low-status males increase female-directed hostility to minimise the loss of status as a consequence of hierarchical reconfiguration resulting from the entrance of a woman into the competitive arena”.

Imma putting on my wifebeater.

In other news at 11: women prefer pink and hate symbolic computation.

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Cisco re-orgs marketing to hide the brand, EMPTY YOUR WALLET

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Will backfire spectacularly

I. for one, get utterly enraged at being forced to buy.

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Robot surgeons kill 144 patients, hurt 1,391, malfunction 8,061 times

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This sounds pretty good to me!

And these are not autonomous robots / autodocs. They are remote manipulators.

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

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Re: SpaceX Management is to blame, not a broken strut.

Hmmmmmmm... did I hear an O-Ring burst?

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Cops baffled by 'canal corpse' that turned out to be COCONUTS

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Re: Hold your horses

Hollywood tells us that "investigating" such things is fraught with deadly danger...

CHOMP!

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Dumb MongoDB admins spew 600 TERABYTES of unauthenticated data

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Re: нет!

Dude, I don't think people who want to run MongoDB would consider PostgreSQL a solution.

> both worlds

What two worlds are those?

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нет!

Most exposed instances run on cloud servers including Digital Ocean, Amazon, Linode, and OVH and do so without authorisation enabled, in what Matherly says is a trend in which cloud instances are more vulnerable than datacenter hosting.

I don't know about the others but at Amazon you have to explicitly punch holes into the Internet-facing packetfilter (which is separate from any packetfilter that may be active on the VM) to let through traffic, and why would anyone do that?

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Microsoft: Hey, you. Done patching Windows this month? WRONG

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Re: Kernel mode fonts

You have really no idea of what it takes to render complex vector fonts for professional output.

Go crawl back under a rock and cuddle your professional output, idiot.

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Re: huh?

Try to scroll a complex documents with lots of text in different fonts, antialiasing, kerning, etc., and some complex graphics, and try to render it smoothly while the user scrolls or zooms it...

"But... but ... MUH OPTIMIZATIONS! I can't do it! HERP! DERP!"

I agree the situation would be completely hopeless if practically the whole company consisted of low-grade fakers unable to even understand how this "Operating System" that they are supposed to own even works. Well thought-out optimizations and proper architecture would be right out and it everybody would think it be a good idea to shit all over everything and do insecure stuff where it shouldn't be done.

As I suppose this is not the case at MS, some other factor must have been very important.

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Re: Adobe crapware again?

Just take the time to look at how font rendering works, and how a graphic card works, and maybe you'll understand why. And you'll also learn why most Linux desktops and windows managers are pure crap.

Troll or 15-year old who has just discovered fanboism?

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Dwarfworld PLUTO may not have a real DOG on it - but it does have a TAIL

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Re: I wonder .....

We're Jews out in space

We're zooming along

protecting the Hebrew race

We're Jews out in space

If trouble appears

we put it right back in its place

When goyim attack us

We give 'em a smack

we'll slap them right back in the face

We're Jews out in space

We're zooming along

protecting the Hebrew race

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The Ruskies are coming for you, NSA director tells City bankers

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Ah ahahaha!

So it is a race against time for COMRADERIE and GLORY for the Russians as "Wall Street" and "The City" could messily implode at any moment, with problems ranging from shitty software written by overpaid web developers, dangerous feedback loops everywhere, addiction to free money injections directly from the printing press, valuations with no relation to the economic fundamentals and debt abysses never seen before.

and about this....

And that gets to the real truth about the Wall Street bubblies which were flowing last Friday. Morgan Stanley’s chief equity strategist, like the rest of the sell-side stock peddlers, has it exactly upside down; and the proof of the pudding in this instance lies is in Morgan Stanley’s own “New Tech” index of 16 high flyers of the present era.

This charmed circle includes Google, Amazon, Baidu, Facebook, Saleforce.com, Netflix, Pandora, Tesla, LinkedIn, ServiceNow, Splunk, Workday, Ylep, Priceline, QLIK Technologies and Yandex. Taken altogether, their market cap clocked in at $1.3 trillion on Friday. That compares to just $21 billion of LTM net income for the entire index combined.

The talking heads, of course, would urge not to be troubled. After all, what’s a 61X trailing PE among today’s leading tech growth companies?

As it happens, quite a bit. When you take GOOG’s middle-aged profits machine out of the mix, you get something altogether more frisky. Namely, a collective market cap of $840 billion for the other 15 names in the Morgan Stanley index and LTM net income of exactly $6.0 billion.

As we said at the top—-let’s see. That’s a PE multiple of 140X. That’s February 2000 all over again.

Take cover. The Wall Street bubblies are back!

I reckon the Russians will lose.

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Russian billionaire: GET me the ALIENS ON THE PHONE. Do it NOW

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Alien

The odds of finding signal are about on the level of finding intelligent commentary on YouTube.

But then again, the result of Alien Google, the Self-Driving Ad-Slinging Galacto-AI, or even the Galactic Lads from Lagos might ready to talk, who knows.

Time to re-read either "His Master's Voice" (Stanislaw Lem), "Missile Gap" (Charles Stross), "Contact" (Carl Sagan), also "Hinterlands" (William Gibson).

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Ashley Madison hack: Site for people who can't be trusted can't be trusted

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Windows

Yeah, from 1933 .... when Hitler was no more repellent than any other machist leader (like Hillary Clinton for example), Roosevelt admired and tried to learn from Mussolini (hence, the "New Deal" - command econonomy, hurrah!) and Stalin was big everywhere crazies hoped for the proletarian revolution....

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Gimp

"including users' sexual fantasies"

Luckily it's not religious/political/management fantasies, or there would be trouble.

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North Korea's Red Star Linux inserts sneaky serial content tracker

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Re: Downside

The "general firing" was apparently not confirmed.

involuntarily supporting some dictatorship

Better than voluntarily supporting some dictatorship, or enabling ISIS for "regime change", hmmmmm?

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Re: "When analysing the OS ..."

More likely the kernel is considered as tainted by the closed source module.

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Paris Hilton

"opprc" = "oppress PRC"?

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Microsoft attaches Xbox stream bait to Windows 10 hook

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Re: Who will upgrade to ... RAISE THE CONFEDERATE FLAG!

reinforcing each others hatred

Casting doubt on Windows 10 is now RACISM?

Yes, I am expecting Articles Of Major Disapproval on liberal websites soon. Then we will probably be grouped together with libertarians for wage slavery or something.

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Microsoft's usual difficulty of keeping business and consumer segments apart.

...firmly in the "consumer segment", then, this Operating System resides?

Interest not kindled, it is.

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Microsoft to spoofed Skype users: Change your account passwords NOW

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Those tweets...

They make me lock and load my trusty blunderbuss.

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Facebook's React Native is exciting devs. Or is it, really?

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Re: "Winning the web is the whole darn world.”

Well, at least I now have heard about the MEAN stack: MongoDB, Express.js, AngularJS and Node.js. The mind boggles. What the fuck is that shit and how is it of any use to anybody?

Converting to the MEAN stack gives your development team a number of benefits, the three most significant being a single language from top to bottom, flexibility in deployment platform, and enhanced speed in data retrieval.

More like barely able coders falling over themselves, unable to get any meaningful work done while the applications blow up left and right.

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Re: Off topic comment here

Unless the crash comes, which won't be long.

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Happy NukeDay to you! 70 years in the shadow of the bomb post-Trinity

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Re: No mention of the neutron bomb?

Putin destabilising and trying to establish puppet governments

The worst thing is that this is not even the case.

Meanwhile, Kiev's chocolate king oligarch has nazi troopers and tourist islamists trying to cause serious trouble. Europe still has a few yearsdecades of fun times ahead.

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"Hmmm... this software has bugs"

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Re: What worries me...

Are they still in their silos, rotting? Are any missing and if so, where did they go?

Really, it's a mess...

Who are the nuclear scofflaws

Given all the frothing by hawkish U.S. Senators about Iran’s possible development of nuclear weapons, one might think that Iran was violating the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

But it’s not. The NPT, signed by 190 nations and in effect since 1970, is a treaty in which the non-nuclear nations agreed to forgo developing nuclear weapons and the nuclear nations agreed to divest themselves of their nuclear weapons. It also granted nations the right to develop peaceful nuclear power. The current negotiations in which Iran is engaged with other nations are merely designed to guarantee that Iran, which signed the NPT, does not cross the line from developing nuclear power to developing nuclear weapons.

Nine nations, however, have flouted the NPT by either developing nuclear weapons since the treaty went into effect or failing to honor the commitment to disarm. These nine scofflaws and their nuclear arsenals are Russia (7,500 nuclear warheads), the United States (7,100 nuclear warheads), France (300 nuclear warheads), China (250 nuclear warheads), Britain (215 nuclear warheads), Pakistan (100-120 nuclear warheads), India (90-110 nuclear warheads), Israel (80 nuclear warheads), and North Korea (10 nuclear warheads).

Nor are the nuclear powers likely to be in compliance with the NPT any time soon. The Indian and Pakistani governments are engaged in a rapid nuclear weapons buildup, while the British government is contemplating the development of a new, more advanced nuclear weapons system. Although, in recent decades, the US and Russian governments did reduce their nuclear arsenals substantially, that process has come to a halt in recent years, as relations have soured between the two nations. Indeed, both countries are currently engaged in a new, extremely dangerous nuclear arms race. The US government has committed itself to spending $1 trillion to “modernize” its nuclear facilities and build new nuclear weapons. For its part, the Russian government is investing heavily in the upgrading of its nuclear warheads and the development of new delivery systems, such as nuclear missiles and nuclear submarines.

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Intel TOCK BLOCK: 10nm Cannonlake delayed to 2017, bonus 14nm Kaby Lake to '16

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JIT compiler

More like an interpreter.

Warren Abstract Machine in hardware when?

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Is it even economically feasible to reach 7nm?

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Hackers invade systems holding medical files on 4.5 million Cali patients

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Re: Calling California "Cali" ...

Yeah, but calling it "Socialist Republic of California" is just too long.

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Ant-Man: Big ideas, small payoff

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Re: Oh Dear!

while wearing their underpants outside their trousers

It's true. We have politicans wear their underpants on their heads. Much more funny!

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But... but...

Wasn't it "Mighty Atom" (maybe of the Marvel universe ... or was it DC... ?) who behaved like Elon Musk and could shrink himself to mini-size?

I remember that he paired up with Batman (he also had to explain basic vector arithmetic to Wayne, not the brightest kid in the block, but hey, it's a 1%-er) and at one moment had to enter Batman's brain via the ear to perform inner surgery after a coma attack.

An then Mighty Atom got split in "The Death of Superheroes", accidentally nuking the whole Kansas...

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Google robo-car in rear-end smash – but cack-handed human blamed

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Re: "and they never get tired, irritable or distracted".

Safety rules typically forbid recursion: Risk of stack overflow, Recursion makes it impossible to do the V&V necessary for a system like the ETCS

Even V&V consists of badly processed knowledge, applied badly.

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Re: Bumper sticker

Why not a Confederate Flag to enrage liberals?

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Re: "and they never get tired, irritable or distracted".

Toyota engine management ... 256.6K Non-Comment Lines C Source on page 18.

Even if this is something lawyerly-arguably close to MISRA C .... WHAT!

The inertia inherent in industry, bullshit whirling around in closed loops in execs' heads and the cruft pushed by "learning institutions" and impressed on young minds must be just insurmountable.

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NASA boffins peer at Pluto: Could it be ... is that ... OATMEAL?

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Re: Oatmeal?

Stand still, laddie!!

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Thanks for open sourcing .NET say Point of Sale villains

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Linux

Well, it happens

Richard Stallman famously left his MIT user account open to world & dog because principles, causing rejects of society to misuse it.

In other news, Linux is used to manage Concentration Camps in $BAD_COUNTRY etc.

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Brit school software biz unchains lawyers after crappy security exposed

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A "copyright" on a 256-bit number?

A number that is supposed to be secret?

That's a new one in deeper levels of retardation.

They could have called up "disclosure of trade secrets", but still...

If they had registered a trademark on that number, it would make sense, but then it would no longer be a secret.

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Windows RT on life support: Microsoft vows it won't pull the plug

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Re: Shame

You would have to abolish Microsoft, kill the employees from management downwards and eliminate marketing and 50% of the devs just be doubly sure, then replant a sane mindset over a decade or so.

So, quite a lot of effort really.

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Feel like you're being herded onto Windows 10? Well, you should

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Windows 10 migration?

Not even on the horizon in this company here.

Hopefully there will be a way to give users Linux with a functional Outlook and Office on top a bit before any migration plans start the sunrise period.

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"50% less crap!"

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

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Re: I went and saw if there was anything about WSUS and Windows 10

Massive fireballs are sponsored by the government of Iran.

I think you mean Israel.

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