* Posts by Destroy All Monsters

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Sinclair is back with the Spectrum Vega ... just as rubbish as the ZX

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Re: ...

Maybe one can connect it to a mobe somehow? Special USB cables and all that.

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Re: RCA? Pah. Young 'uns know nothing

Also, my Atari ST was better than your CBM Amiga.

Tell this to me in the back of the bus and see what happens!!

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Globe-spanning SEA-ME-WE 3 sea cable feared cut, broken or ...

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Re: NSFW?

In german it would be "Seemöve" - seagull

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Re: Bah!

I don't think doge is involved. At all.

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Re: Cuts........

That military budget?

NOTHING LEFT TO CUT!

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Re: TV show "Mighty Ships", look for Tyco Resolute

where the cables were so intertwined that you never removed an old cable, for fear of damaging the other cables

My nightmare is to crawl through the cable mass, trying to find the exit, with only a glowstick as aid.

Maybe Junji Ito has done a work on sysops....

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Orion: To Mars, the Moon and beyond... but first, a TEST FLIGHT through Van Allen belt

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It's sad. Obamacare-don't-care levels of sad

When I hear "Orion" I want to see seriously Teller-tier nuclear propulsion in space, not a pork barrel cannon aimed at preferred suppliers by the Obama administration to make friends and buy regional support while keeping the greenery and kumbaya-feeling of environmentally sustainable space travel alive, meanwhile promising the impossible (go to Mars) and the seriously uninteresting (go to Moon).

Nuke 'shroom as icon, of course.

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FCC bigwig grills Netflix: If internet fast lanes are so bad, why did YOU build them?

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Re: Huh?

Having the cake and eating it too.

An old story. Be against free trade, then export, claiming free trade. Be for taxing the rich, then against taxing the rich as the "rich" attribute descends to your level etc. etc.

So by that logic, a neutral net means the flicks would come from their data center to the customer

Or rather, might come from their data center to the customer if they were the only one on the infrastructure.

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By the Rivers of Babylon, where the Antikythera Mechanism laid down

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Re: Lost in translation?

Never played "civilization"?

But yes, someone had to come up with the trick of getting smelter fires hot enough....

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Re: Lost in translation?

15 minutes using "timeline" and GIMP. timeline seriously needs to start exporting PNGs.

Mechanism in context

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Re: Been in the museum where they have this object

Far Right Wing attitudes are libertarian, and 'social control rejecting'.

Mr. DODGY GEEZER of dubious pedigree....

Don't know if you are trolling or just utterly fecking clueless.

The Internet is vast. Start reading Mises' "Omnipotent Government" or Hayek's "The Road to Serfdom" as a little warm-up. You can download for free.

Also, a slave's life was not necessarily a poor one. For 'slave', nowadays read 'contractor paid board and expenses only'...

AHAHAH. No. Slavery conditions

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Re: Been in the museum where they have this object

You can't help but wonder what mental capacity the people back then possessed without their minds being dulled by the everyday conveniences we have at our disposal today.

Slaves. They had slaves. Aristotle apparently was worrying about how hard life would be if the daily problems were not being managed by slaves. He also considered jobs not in the farming or military sectors as unworthy of free men, thus showing a sad lack of understanding of basic economic matters. Not to mention frankly extreme right attitudes. For the frankly nauseating elogy of state control, consult Plato.

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Wikipedia won't stop BEGGING for cash - despite sitting on $60m

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Re: 60 Million Dollars!!

> To me, it always appeared to be one of the most useful sites on the internet.

Not getting around much?

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Docker, Part 2: Whoa! Spontaneous industry standard! How did they do THAT?

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Re: Docker, like it or not?

It's just like another Jason/Freddy installment.

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ICANN and co U-turn on permanent seats for 'net 'UN Security Council'

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Why the hell do I have to permanently keep up with WEIRD SHIT?

It's enough to make anyone give up the Interwebs and buy a TV for accelerated mind euthanasia.

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Sony Pictures hires Mandiant, asks FBI for help after MASSIVE cyber attack

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A remake of the 3rd man.

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E-cigarettes fingered as source of NASTY VIRUS

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Re: We need the hard evidence...

The sysop really hit the puffers this time.

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systemd row ends with Debian getting forked

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Off to a bad start

> Init freedom.

Oh my fscking $DEITY

Seriously why does the choice have to be between init's barely-working duck tape and systemd's skynet-tier complexity? Just get a Prolog interpreter in there for flexibility and bog-simple sequencing based on short scripts and be done with it.

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Did North Korean hackers nobble Sony Pictures?

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Re: What proof does anyone have that Sony was hacked at all?

The files detailed below appear to relate to the automatic content recognition systems operated by anti-piracy company Audible Magic.

audible_magic_sftp_private_key.ppk

audible_magic_sftp_private_key.ppk

set_ssh-private-key-file.htm

audible_magic_sftp_private_key.ppk

private_and_private_key.txt

"Good. GOOD!" (Galactic emperor handwring and cackling laughter).

But ... they are using PuTTY?

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Re: A plague on both their houses

In what direction?

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Re: What proof does anyone have that Sony was hacked at all?

My thoughts exactly.

We are all so ... cynical these days.

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Men, Women and Children: Shows how crap the internet is via the medium of crap film

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Re: ivanica@ntlworld.com

wouldn't be able to watch anything these days otherwise, excepting the aforementioned Turing flick and the upcoming Hawking biopic

...about that....

One has to learn to say NO to megaturds flung out of directors' arses (which are then sold to the potential public in hushed tones of reverential awe accompanied to "the music of the feels" because gayness is a touchy-feely subject etc.) See here and in particular:

The Imitation Game: inventing a new slander to insult Alan Turing

and

'The Imitation Game,' or 'How the breaking of the enigma code was kept secret from Winston Fucking Churchill.'

At least the Hawking biopic is acceptable (apparently). If they just cut and pasted the black hole imagery from Less-than-Interstellar over to that, I would be happy.

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REUH!

15-year-old boy who is unable to, err, have a "relationship"

What the hell? These are "relationships"? Also, back when we were young, these "relationships" might well have resulted in stern lecturing by parental role holders.

So, back to the Nihon Hikikomori Kyōkai

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Holy sh*t! Amsterdam man in pop-up public toilet shock horror

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Re: Get Smart! (spoiler alert!!)

"Your meat intake has been excessive during the last 2 days, 007"

The special lift of SHADO in the director's office also comes to mind.

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Re: Golden showers (don't Google that)

Some people pay that much for the beer they drink.

WHERE in UROP can I get beer at that level of cheap? And I am not talking luxury beer, just something not Carlsberg and drinkable.

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Re: Safety features?

Actually lizard escape pods in case the apocalypse comes.

Cunning.

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Blackout Saturday: Oracle website DIES after mammoth US shopping binge

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Larry, please.

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Larry Hellison and the Mystery of the Blackout Saturdays.

Very unbreakable, I see.

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Google Chrome on Windows 'completely unusable', gripe users

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Re: How Widespread?

Maybe it's all those extra resources slowing it down?!

The Gühgle-Mycrosôwt theorem: WIth increasing resources, programs experience polynomial slowdown.

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Lord Lucan, Murakami's Strange Library ... and a hitchhiker's guide to the Computing Universe

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Re: Bugs

...which would make those unreal bugs, and thus hard to debug.

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Re: If the grand revelations are...

I still remember the original Siegel and Canter massive spamvertisement usenet butthurt. It's probably up there with dead people at Rolling Stones performances in historical significance.

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Sony employees face 'weeks of pen and paper' after crippling network hack

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The question is...

....did they get the Dixie Flatline's personality construct out of Sony's vault?

Case flipped to cyberspace and sent a command pulsing down the crimson thread that pierced the library ice. Five separate alarm systems were convinced that they were still operative. The three elaborate locks deactivated, but considered themselves to have remained locked. The library's central bank suffered a minute shift in its permanent memory: the construct had been removed, per executive order, a month before. Checking for the authorization to remove the construct, a librarian would find the records erased.

The door swung open on silent hinges.

`0467839,' Case said, and Molly drew a black storage unit from the rack. It resembled the magazine of a large assault rifle, its surfaces covered with warning decals and security ratings.

Molly closed the locker door; Case flipped.

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Re: @AC (was: It never does)

eventually comprehend that things have changed in the last 50 years

> 2014

> C is still being taught at uni in "muh computer science"

How do you expect management to catch up (they have just arrived at the deming cycle)?

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Japan pauses asteroid BOMBING raid – still no word from Bruce Willis?

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Re: Thought the Japs were in a shitload of debt!

It's Abe and his 'nomics.

His real identity is actually YEN PRINT MAN and his MAGENTA SPANDEX.

There is nothing he will not buy!

Tennouuuu heikaaaa banzaiii!!!

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It's BLOCK FRIDAY: Britain in GREED-crazed bargain bonanza mob frenzy riot MELTDOWN

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Consider....

From "Hyperinflation and Hyperreality: Thomas Mann in Light of Austrian Economics" by Paul A. Cantor

... If modernity is characterized by a loss of the sense of the real, this fact is connected to what has happened to money in the twentieth century. Everything threatens to become unreal once money ceases

to be real. I said that a strong sense of counterfeit reality prevails in "Disorder and Early Sorrow." That fact is ultimately to be traced to the biggest counterfeiter of them all - the government and its printing presses. Hyperinflation occurs when a government starts printing all the money it wants, that is to say, when the government becomes a counterfeiter. Inflation is that moment when as a result of government action the distinction between real money and fake money begins to dissolve. That is why inflation has such a corrosive effect on society. Money is one of the primary measures of value in any society, perhaps the primary one, the principal repository of value. As such, money is a central source of stability, continuity, and coherence in any community. Hence to tamper with the basic money supply is to tamper with a community's sense of value. By making money worthless, inflation threatens to undermine and dissolve all sense of value in a society. Thus Mann suggests a connection between inflation and nihilism.

Perhaps in no society has nihilism ever been as prevalent an attitude as it was in Weimar Germany; it was reflected in all the arts, and ultimately in politics. It would of course be wrong to view this nihilism as solely the product of an inflationary environment. Obviously Weimar Germany faced many other problems, some the legacy of World War I and the Treaty of Versailles, some the legacy of nineteenth-century German thinkers such a s Nietzsche. But as Mann's story reminds us, we should not underestimate the role of inflation in creating the pervasive sense of nihilism in Weimar Germany. A glance at the back of an American dollar bill shows two phrases: "United States of America" and "In God We Trust." Somehow our money is connected with our political and even our religious beliefs. Shake a people's faith in their money, and you will shake their other faiths a s well. This problem has become particularly acute in the twentieth century, because ours is the age of paper money, money that has to be taken on faith alone. That is why we have to put "In God We Trust" on the back of our dollars; nobody really trusts the Chairman of the Federal Reserve. In "Disorder and Early Sorrow," Mann invites us to consider what happens to our lives when we are forced to take our money purely on faith and that faith is betrayed by the government.

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Woah

I just heard that Jean-Claude Juncker wants to pull EUR 300 billion out of his arseof the print shop.

Consumer demand will skyrocket, this should blackenize the black Friday to further shades of utter black, thus boosting the economy.

The final solution is near.

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Azure has put new life into Active Directory

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Re: I beg to differ ;)

Azure AD's the future, and it'll ****ing crush...

Better man the escape pods, then. Unless they need AD to open the hatches.

But then again, Satan Nadella might be more "open" and "interoperable". It would be nice.

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Re: on premise AD has one advantage..

So your company is mainly soliloquizing?

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Re: Call me a sceptic

Meanwhile business marches on ignoring the IT department that doesn't adapt to the business needs.

Is this like a paraplegic "marching on", ignoring the wheelchair that doesn't roll?

Meanwhile in the real world, Linux has so many holes and vulnerabilities that the NSA doesn't even need to bother to ask for access....

This message from Microsoft Grassroots written on a machine that has hopefully been patched during the last PATCH TUESDAY, between packets of pwnage and unsecure OLE shit, hmmmm?

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Citrix clambers aboard GPU-powered app-delivery bandwagon

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"Strategic planning process for end user computing"

Systems and methods are described for obtaining a first governance score that is a measure of federation for a platform, a first risk score that is a measure of risk tolerance for the platform, a first audit score that is a measure of record keeping ability for the platform, a first productivity score that is a measure of workforce productivity for the platform, and a first elasticity score that is a measure of change tolerance for the platform. The method further obtains operational readiness scores that are measures of processes used to manage the platform within an organization, adjusts the first scores based on the operational readiness scores, calculates respective corresponding second scores pertaining to the organization, calculates a respective assessment for each of the adjusted first scores based on a comparison of the adjusted first score with the corresponding second score, and provides a summary of the assessments.

A patent on pulling floats out of the arse? In 2014?

Yes, it's amerruca.

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Pity the poor Windows developer: The tools for desktop development are in disarray

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Hmmm... decisions.

I like the choice between old cancer, updated cancer, new cancer and roadmapped cancer in the morning.

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Bladerunner sequel might actually be good. Harrison Ford is in it

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Re: Re Replicant

The bolt on bit -- that was from the operning sequence of The Shining, wasn't it?

Indeed.

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Re: Hopeful

Or they could just do a new good film instead.

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Re: What's so great about Blade Runner?

stuffed to the gills with American cliches

They became clichés AFTER Blade Runner, little grasshopper.

All I can see is a scruffy good-ish guy

It's called "hardboiled" style. Luckily the Director's Cut dropped the "I'm Tracer Bullet" voiceover.

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Re: "It's too bad she won't live. But then again, who does?"

Gaff was so depressed by having had to tell this lie that he changed his name, invented himself a new life and enlisted in the Space Navy. He ended up commanding a Battlestar rustbucket with no modern computer support and a misfit crew, not to mention an alcoholic XO.

And that's when his Replicant troubles REALLY started...

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Re: -1 Geek Point

That would make it the Millenium U-Boot.

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UK boffins: We'll have an EMBIGGENED QUANTUM COMPUTER working in 5 YEARS

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Re: DON'T OVERLOOK CONRAD ZUSE, PLEASE

Z3: Electromechanical (i.e. relais-based cirtcuits), digital, programmable (albeit via tape), missed the conditional branch instruction.

Colossus: Electronic (vacuum tubes), digital, programmable (albeit via switchboard)

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My understanding of quantum computers is that they're somewhat equivalent to massively multicore computers

Hmmm..... not really. More like an analog computer.

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AWS CloudFront wobbles at worst possible time

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Re: This confirms my theory

This could be confirmed by looking at the spot prices for the EC2 datacenters?

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The gender imbalance in IT is real, ongoing and ridiculous

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What

None of what I have read matches anything of reality.

It is also a delusion born out of feminist dogma to deny differences due to gender.

It is also not a problem if there are professions that have a gender imbalance.

Can we now close this dossier?

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