* Posts by Destroy All Monsters

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Startup Knupath offers world a new CPU architecture

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No but now cats know that you know.

They won't take this lying down. You better watch out tonight.

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Re: all we need to know

A D-Wave does some kind of stochastical process. This one is straightforward Algebra In Silicium.

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Q: Is it wrong to dress as a crusader for an England match?

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Re: floating off Kaliningrad on an Aegis missile destroyer

Well, the F-35 props may be out-numbered in case of an "event" as one single of those blow-up planes costs a gazillion Euro.

That's one thing I'm a bit looking forward to as in my advanced age I like to see fireworks from time to time: A "limited" nuclear exchange with Russia on Toady Witch Hillary's "watch", which she will probably hope to pull off with the loss of a few "FucktheEuropeans" cities, a good deal.

But I digress, better take my blood pressure pills.

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Re: Hmmm....

All these guys were purged bolshevik-style because someone wanted to get the money. They are dead, Jim.

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Re: Mihi persuasum est odisse acerbe

As positive results can be used to justify the inception of suspiciously first-strike-capable "missile defense systems" in Romania and Poland to counter Iranian missiles which don't exist, I would hope so!

PAY 5% OF GDP TO NATO NOW! THE CULTURALLY DIVERSE PRESIDENT RECOMMENDS IT!!

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As long as the crusader fires pork at his enemies, it's ok!!

Hmm "liberal" (in the US sense) newspaper detects the pushbutton of the "original sin of being white", writes article apologizing for this to the Non-Christian Sun People and Receivers of the Order of the Refugee Monies.

FILM AT 11!

I so can understand Trump voters.

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Don't go chasing waterfalls, please stick... Hang on. They're back

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Organizational microsoervices?

I have seen a COBOL guy in his 50s and he was a non-talking curmudgeon, practically impossible to work with, a danger to the company.

Maybe the "guys in their 50s doing COBOL" who quit when hearing "agile" were like that, in which case they deserve the job market they will encounter. Otherwise there should be ways to accommodate that particular development section which more likely wants some steadiness instead crazy youngsters re-discovering sexthe ropes making them confused and angry. Put a communicating "project manager" in front of their door to perform proper I/O.

project managers can become a rare breed and can become scrum-masters

The scrum master is just the scrum master. The propels the scrum cycle. The project manager is the guy on the phone, in contact with the guy with the money and doing the Gantt chart. Both job descriptions are not comparable at all. Once project managers think they are scrum masters or the converse, problems beckon.

JP Morgan Australia senior managers have installed cambam boards for themselves.

I think this is written "Kanban". It is a nice communication device, especially to give some visual input to PHB dropping by to "ask for a little project on the side", but it's orthogonal to agilism...

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The Fog of Cyberwar: Now theft and sabotage instead of just spying

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That was a pretty short interview

...with a guy having lots of scareisma.

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TeamViewer: So sorry we blamed you after your PC was hacked

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I would call the users careless and fucking idiots too if needed!

...same as you get thrown out into the street if you behave in inappropriate manner in a bar, with a few bruises as a bonus.

But what we actually want to know is whether there is something to the recent hijack reports?

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Geek's Guide to Britain – now a book. Permission to geek out granted

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Re: What have the Britons ever done for us...

Unfortunately, also John Maynard Keynes and the Fired Mars Bar.

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Even in remotest Africa, Windows 10 nagware ruins your day: Update burns satellite link cash

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Re: Should be running CentOS or some other LTS Linux

Black men can't jump?

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Re: ISLAMISTS killing the animals ?

1) Provide free passage to join ISIS

2) Just kill them all in situ

That's what P.U.T.I.N. did, and he got vilified for it (while Al Qaeda now has a Washington Lobby, we have reached levels of iron irony.)

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Re: Set all your connections to metered

How I wish for calls into user-provided Lua scripts to control the system's logics instead of the stupid search-wonder-click-oh-no-can't-do-that-it's-buggy-anyway bullshit idiot GUI routine.

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Re: Don't use Microsoft products ....

mess about with an operating system which underpins a large number of life critical processes; e.g. in hospitals and medical equipment, air traffic control and some aircraft flight control systems

Empirically demonstrated preference say that these are NOT "life critical processes", they are processes for which "cheap and cheerful and a quick hail mary" are good enough and a reboot is likely to fix things within allotted MTTR. Any spillage can probably be mopped up by lawyers and gag orders (with dead people piously under-rugged while whistling a joyful tune)

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Windows 10 market share jumps two per cent

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Re: Get with the times, grandpa!

What's not to like?

Please post yoof yodeling orgasmically in Microsoft stores or I won't believe you.

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Re: Low marketshare

"Pirates" may well be more consumer-firendly than the original outfits and actually have FEWER backdoors...

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A message to the MS astroturfist

Stop trying to hold MS back because you refuse to change.

Yes, it's a very 20/21-st century thing to pretend to know best for everyone out there. In the domain of politics, we have the mountains of bones to prove it.

In the marketplace, even in the one in which Microsoft is the Gorilla, it's the customer who decides whether he wants to "change" and in which direction this not-coincidentally-left-unspecified "change" is supposed to go.

If Microsoft brings out a compelling improvement, fine. I could imagine paying for it and using it from time to time.

If Microsoft brings out a whoring OS laden with rank ideas that gene-combined in various "customer-orientation" committees with too much antithetical directions about the "next big ting", not fine.

Go back to basics, make clear what is going on, give options, don't threaten the customer or handle him like you own his arse.

More here: The 'new' Microsoft? I still wouldn't touch them with a barge pole

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Hmmm... I think the whole Excelsheet of corporospeak has been included there...

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Re: PC upgrades were compelling...

I like to search the Ribbon while barrelling down the highway!

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Universe's shock rapidly expanding waistline may squash Einstein flat

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Re: MOND ?

MOND is not even a theory, it's adapting a formula to observation with no theory to buttress it .

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Re: Well..

Quantum reality is not a 'part of' classical reality. Classical reality is the observation of quantum reality on a macro scale.

Correct. And Gravitation is likely to turn out to be a not-quite-cancelled effect of something else. The efforts to explain it as an "entropic force" haven't gone anywhere though.

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Re: Distance to Mars

That's not how it works.

No "universal expansion" in gravitationally bound systems ... in the same way as there is no expansion of atoms in a rapidly expanding cloud of gas.

You would see local effects if the expansion acceleration accelerated ... I think. Someone more au fait with the math may shed light on this.

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Re: Well..

Einstein himself didn't like the original form of his equations, and was pleased that Hubble's findings allowed him to get rid of an ugly and implausible constant.

Well, that constant happens to not be implausible, it is actually different from zero, empirically.

So there.

There are number of modifications of Einstein Gravity, some of which are mathematically good-looking and fitting what we see, but so far there has not been compelling evidence to prefer them over bog-standard "simple" GR: Alternatives to GR.

Even Gödel tried his hand at that: Gödel metric.

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Storage greybeard: DevOps, plagiarism and horrible wrongness

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Re: Key Differences

Scripts don't cut it (beyond a certain point of course) and we see folks that are tipping. Scripts that are no longer sustainable , the scaling fell down.

To which we can all agree...

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When you factor everything out...

Fix Bad Stuff

Stop Bad Stuff happening

Do Good Stuff

Make Good Stuff easier to do

We are now working at levels of barely sustainable speed, complexity and technical debt, as well as unheard-of boardroom delusions of adequacy, but that's about it.

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Why Oracle will win its Java copyright case – and why you'll be glad when it does

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Re: This article conflates two important issues

If Google wins I can pinch 11,000 lines of someone else's copyrighted OSS code and disregard the license terms entirely. And if 11,000, why not 12,000. And if it's widely distributed already, why not the whole lot?

Rather amazingly, courts discuss such "sliding scales" all the time. That's actually why they are there for-

For the moment though Google have a lot of fanbois on their side

Could be that people not cheering for Oracle are actually not Google fanbois? Just a though, Mr. Anonymous Bush Junior.

Google ... tax evasion, money laundering (France)

I think you forget the "allegedly" here and what does that have to do with anything. (Also, if you want to have a business in France that actually survives you better do tax evasion in any case. No wait, better move to Morocco.)

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UCLA shooter: I killed my prof over code theft

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Re: Correction needed

If you want to take the politicially correct leftistextremely precise wording option, it's "ex-PhD ex-student" and "ex-professor".

Also apparently an accident of schizophrenia, this can happen.

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Re: Stolen code?

I doubt if any 'new' code has been written in the last thirty years

To sharpen this odd statement, this sounds like the thesis "no new algorithms in 30 years".

I call utter bullshit. Then I say, "Go back to your Excel sheet. Or better a library and learn something!"

Turbo codes are the first to come to mind. That took 1 second.

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TeamViewer denies hack after PCs hijacked, PayPal accounts drained

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"Du hasst mich gefragt und ich hab nichts gesagt!"

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Indeed. It has been the modus operandi since Neuromancer, when the Gang did a good one on Sense/Net...

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"The depicted scenario is a heinous abuse of TeamViewer’s software."

Well, TeamViewer team says "Regular TeamViewer installations are not affected by this particular scam, and do not represent a security issue." so that statement is about something else.

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Rise of the Machines?

Unless there is a huge building with what could only be called an "uncalled-for center" able to commandeer a sizeable number of machines, I suspect the Rise of the Machines has finally begun!

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That sinking feeling: Itanic spat's back as HPE Oracle trial resumes

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Re: Destroy All Monsters Ho-hum!

Thanks for the canned ragesponse, but did anyone mention Sun?

> hp salesgrunts showed us with some glee

Must be a first.

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Re: Itanic is right!

I am not sure that statement makes particular sense.

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Ho-hum!

IA-64 is marketed today as Itanium and is targeted at mainframe-like performance and multi-threading

Well, that's just the hype.

Did anyone ever manage to produce a compiler that generated good VLIW code? I can imagine that it works wonders for specialized applications. For example. vector processing works wonders for linear algebra operations. However, does this approach work in general or are the compiler overhead and/or the inability to actually use the VLIWs efficiently too costly?

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'Windows 10 nagware: You can't click X. Make a date OR ELSE'

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Re: Evolve

Trying using punctuation, motormouth shill.

I find from the comments that its more the people who dislike something trying to force others to follow there lead

...says some guy in a post trying to force others to "be quiet" and follow along like good sheep.

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Re: I can understand not waning to support multiple OS

"Not wanting to support multiple OS", eh?

Yes, I can understand getting lots of dough in for scant work.

Meanwhile, Microsoft cannot even support multiple Offices. Install Skype for Business off an Exchange Online subscription with Office 2013 already on-PC? Nope!!.

"Stop, you should wait to install Office 2016. We'll have to remove the following if you continue: Microsoft Office Home and Business 2013 - en-us. This product doesn't work with Office 2016 right now. We're working on a solution. [Install Anyway] [I'll wait]"

That company so deserves to disappear.

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There is a few inches in that shaft left I see.

No lubricants?

Suits you, sir (or madam, as the case may be).

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Microsoft warns of worm ransomware, finds fix in Windows 10 upgrade

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In time for 1st of June!

Nice non-WiX "operating system" you got there. Shame if something infected it, right?

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Jaxa's litany of errors spun Hitomi to pieces

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This is why Japan prefers to fire refurbished WWII dreadnoughts into orbit

The sequence of events before the break-up, as far as the analysis can determine, started with a problem in the attitude control system

It always starts with a failure of the attitude control system - the one of the organization.

It is likely that someone pushed the development team too hard, or not enough money, time, manpower or skill were available, or procedures were generally inadequate and haphazard, or communication channels broke down and proper work was replaced by top-down PHB wish fulfillment activity.

A bit like what regularly transpires from other Japanese industrial sectors, like the nuclear one.

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Bletchley finds Hitler plain text war machine on Ebay, buys for £10

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...and it turned out it was just a BOY fashionista design

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Indeed. As everyone knows, Mr Hilter is living peacefully in Folkstone at the moment and planning an European tour (with an extended stay in the Brussels-Strasbourg bicephalic capital)

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Touched by HITLER!

Its has an extra-large NEIN key!

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Don't panic, says Blue Coat, we're not using CA cert to snoop on you

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Re: Would this help?

All the developers are busy shifting crap around in the toolbars.

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CERT warns of hardcoded creds in medical app

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Re: A genius plan. Again.

The lock on the stable door might jam, leading to security by accident.

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Re: Remember back when ...

Actually, no.

Wasn't that DEC VAX?

(Also, default =/= hardcoded)

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Surface Book nightmare: Microsoft won't fix 'Sleep of Death' bug

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Re: The sales drone was right.

...then tell him to keep the change.

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Re: Not the Only Issue

Bottom line: the technological advances of the product have not been matched by technological advances in support which gives IT departments support headaches as the Surface woos business users very well. Its good for those who need to flaunt it less so for those that need to work it even though it has the grunt.

Bottom line: The technological advances are unripe and sheer flimflammery propelled by glitzy graphics. Business users should stop buying overpriced gear that tries to be more than it can be, and is useful only for impressing co-meeters or the lady from accounts. Buy proper work gear instead. It's easier on the shareholders and customers. It's also a policy that will help getting through the post-crash period. Which will be around soon.

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Re: Even Worse

I've checked all the power settings, checked all the updates, and the thing still drains power whilst appearing to be off (screen's definitely off, no fans, just cook in the laptop bag).

One should take an IR image to see what component continues to drain power.

This is in the tradition of Microsoft letting the con-sumer (the one at the receiving end of the con) figure out what's wrong with the product.

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Feds raid dental flaws dad

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Going after the guy who tells you you are an asshole feels like partying in the '90s ... but then!

Then Dailydot cites Shafer:

“Many IT guys in the dental industry know that the Patterson FTP site has been unsecured for many years. I actually remember them having a passworded FTP site back in 2006. To get the password you would call tech support at Eaglesoft\Patterson Dental and they would just give you the password to the FTP site if you wanted to download anything. It never changed. At some point they made the FTP site anonymous. I think around 2010.”

"RING RING! " "Hello?" "Dear Patterson ... CLASS ACTION SUIT!"

Under the California Act, any data subject whose covered confidential information or records data were negligently released may recover nominal damages of one thousand dollars ($1,000), whether or not the plaintiff suffered or was threatened with actual damages, in addition to any actual damages. If there was actual economic damage or personal injury resulting from the breach, punitive damages of $3,000 per individual are also available.

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