* Posts by Destroy All Monsters

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Dwarf planet Ceres has a watery secret: An 11 mile wide ice volcano

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Bring it closer to the Sun

A gigantic salty swimming pool!

The atmosphere would be a problem...

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Lindsay Lohan's Grand Theft Auto V cartoon case kicked out of court

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Re: The never ending hypocracy of the progressive liberal never ceases to amaze.

Proud member of Alt-Right checking in (well, not fully, but, you know...)

Who you calling "Progressive", bub?

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Re: Looks like Lohan?

Can't unsee

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Aggrieved cat sues 4chan for unapproved use of lolcat images

"That image looks EXACTLY like me, falling down stairs" says aggrieved cat.

Lawyers say this lawsuit could take some time but expect millions in payout.

Meanwhile, it is reported that aggrieved cat is on rehab again. "I haven't been sniffing at glue tubes all that much" was the only statement that could be obtained before we went to press.

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A plumber with a blowtorch is the enemy of the data centre

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I hope someone brings out a book

...and includes all the commentary.

Copyright has been waived, right? Right?

What's that noise? Oh no, it's Andrew coming at me in hot pursuit...

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Re: At least the switch was still there

This is why good jobs go to China.

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SETI searchers: We still haven't found what we're looking for

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Re: Cloaked?

Are there actually any examples of stealthed satellites? Or actual use of laser comms?

The X-37 doesn't look very stealthy, that special ferrite coating will be ablated on re-entry...

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It's a conspiracy!

Yet another hit by P.U.T.I.N. who controls Trump who controls White Supremacist Farmers and Suburban Mysoginistic Racists who are listening to Talk Radio on shortwave which captures Alien signals beamed from Dark Satellites which hypnotizes them into following the Illuminati Voices to vote for Lizard People so Hillary will win!

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What do microservices do to data stores? Netflix is built on them and had no idea!

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Re: Stop the madness

It's nice for playing around with Erlang/Elixir though.

Also, it probably is a solution to problems form the 90's (Distributed Computing Environment etc.) when CPUs were feeble, RAM was scare, and RPC was thought to be a good idea.

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Re: containers != microservices

Well said, thank you good sir (or madam, names on the Internet being what they are).

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Watch SpaceX's rocket dramatically detonate, destroying a $200m Facebook satellite

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Re: Hydrazine

Reticulans like to drink it "on the rocks".

Humans, however.... well .... liver failure and cancer. And that for minute amounts.

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Re: Kerbal

A Ballardian Failure Mode, then?

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Re: Wet beach sand

Might as well do Orion From Ground.

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Re: I have mixed feelings about this...

Africa is never a winner.

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Re: Impressive!

China is mightier. And also squashes "rumors". (Ok, so it wasn't a rocket, but it's a bad case of crater nevertheless)

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Baa NooBaa black sheep, have you any storage?

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Progressive cough!

Baa NooBaa black sheep, have you any storage?

Dat be racist!

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TalkTalk's appeal against paltry ICO data breach fine thrown out

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One hour of CEO's billable time

Industrial production of bespoke bullshit and spin: Amazingly still pretty expensive in 2016.

One would think the price would have dropped precipitously in the last 20 years or so.

Where, oh where can I get my Cheap Bullshit Fix??

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L0phtCrack's back! Crack hack app whacks Windows 10 trash hashes

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Re: Good password selection

No, this is likely to be caught by extensive dictionary tries.

Use shocking nonsense instead:

passphrase-faq.html

but:

passphrases-only-marginally-more-secure-than-passwords-because-of-poor-choices

And also:

how-linkedins-password-sloppiness-hurts-us-all

where a commenter says:

Now the fine prints:

Use a different randomly generated password for each service.

Use a password manager for most of your password.

For the handful of important services (banking, main e-mail...) use:

-> unique passwords

-> use systems with limited number of trials (timers and so on)

-> use multifactor authentification

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Re: Did anyone else read "NSA recommended"...

If I deliver there, will I be menaced by glorious AKM?

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BT boils over, blows off Steam, accuses Valve of patent infringement

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As ahistorical as an American hearing about foreign lands who "suddenly attack"

"Multi-user display system"

Filed ... 2003?

What kind of utter cretin with no knowledge about computing is filing patents over there? Shareholders should sue for such a waste of money, time and whatever remains of brain.

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FBI Director wants 'adult conversation' about backdooring encryption

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Re: Feels ...?

But the government also has the right to invade that privacy

Frankly, this says it all.

"Government" does not have ANY "rights" whatsoever, and invasion of privacy is NEVER, NEVER a "right". There may at most be a temporary, court-granted waiver.

That phrase right there should start an armed insurrection against the occupying power.

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"Collecting information". Yes. We are.

Be very afraid.

The FBI is currently "uprooting terrorists" by setting paid "agents provocateurs" on mentally challenged brown people who can then be nabbed "in the nick of time" and paraded in front of cameras as "potential terrorists" in a fashion that, I am sure, has absolutely not come from a manual on how to do Stalinist purges.

If they "collect information" about nefarious use of crypto, some poor sods will make contact with the prison-industrial complex in unexpected ways.

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Behold: Huawei evokes always-wise God Cloud – with Terminator users

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I have no mouth and I must install Windows

waxed ontological

The correct adjective is "eschatological", methinks.

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More banks plundered through SWIFT attacks

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"Money" disappears?

Not a problem, the "fractional reserve" will become fractionaller.

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Windows passwords leak tip

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Assumptions have been made and statements were issued.

"Malicious users can use the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol for malicious purposes. Firewall best practices and firewall configurations can enhance network security by helping to prevent potentially malicious traffic from crossing the enterprise perimeter"

After hours and hours of doing logical analysis of these amazing sentences, I have found that they all reduce to "TRUE". My paper will be in the next issues of "Letters in Microsoftian Logic and Content-Freedom".

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Dropbox: Leaked DB of 68 million account passwords is real

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But you then also have to go out and tell the world immeditately about the breach.

How LinkedIn’s password sloppiness hurts us all

Examining the breach, LinkedIn didn’t have very much of an insurance policy. It was employing raw SHA1 for password hashing, but perhaps even worse is the fact that the company never even attempted to cash in on it. Back in, 2012 they failed to identify and acknowledge the breach in a timely fashion, and when they eventually did, they apparently only forced a password reset for the accounts belonging to the initial 6.4 million hashes. The evidence suggests that the remaining 165 million accounts were allowed to use those same compromised passwords.

That’s not the way this should work. When you suspect a password database has been compromised, even just in part, you cash in on that insurance policy immediately by activating your incident response team and your public relations team. Companies ideally should notify the general public and users in an expedited manner, forcing a password reset for all users as soon as the breach is contained and the threat has been eradicated. By the time LinkedIn made a statement about the breach, by contrast, I already had 70 percent of the passwords cracked. Every moment LinkedIn hesitated was potentially devastating for its users. And for the love of god, do not try to downplay the incident by saying something stupid like “Most of the passwords on the list appear to remain hashed and hard to decode." Instead, companies should just acknowledge the plain and simple fact that if password hashes have been accessed, users are at real and measurable risk of account takeovers.

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Ummm

the attacker would need the salts to decrypt the hashes

That is not like hashes work.

I am also not sure the attacker "would need the salts". Generally they are right next byte to the hash, possibly after or before a separator...

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SETI Institute damps down 'wow!' signal report from Russia

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Re: Most likely

Thermodynamics (Shannon-Nyquist Law)

I don't see what a theorem about the sampling rate necessary for reconstructing an analog signal has to do with Thermodynamics, or interstellar communication for that matter.

Also, the "Cosmic Background Radiation" is strongly above 11 GHz (centered at ~160 GHz). Actually 11 GHz seems to be still a quiet region.

We need to concentrate on Spectroscopy

What? I don't suppose you mean optical SETI...

Note that the purpose of the Radio Telescopes isn't to look for alien transmissions but signals from stars

I don't see anyone who disputes this but one can always piggyback for some signal processing goodness now that the CPUs are cheap and plentiful.

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Re: Bah!

Idiots! You'll be laughing on the other side of your faces when your chests are bursting open and space weasels are leaning out for a look from between your nipples!

Well no, I have the perfect Alt-Right recipe for keeping Liberals at bay!

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Hillary will be thrilled!

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Windows 10 Anniversary on a Raspberry Pi: Another look at IoT Core

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Re: So you want .NET on a Pi?

WHY!!

Whenever you give Mono a second chance, Harambe dies again.

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Re: "Store"

Welcome to Windows World.

That smell comes from the Welcome Mat, it's made of Install Shit.

Problem?

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Height of stupidity: Heathrow airliner buzzed by drone at 7,000ft

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Re: I call bullshit

They CAN be a metre long, but the craft spotted in the first tale WAS NOT A FUCKING DRONE! It was remotely piloted using FPV goggles as hinted at in the article.

1) That is still a drone

2) How do we ACTUALLY KNOW it was "remotely piloted using FPV goggles". Do we have Paranormal Seers on the plane?

3) Does "remote piloting using FPV goggles" even work at serious distances? Freestyle radio links ain't magic...

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the nature of the devices means the pilot may be miles away

Does that really work or you need a taxpayer-sourced satellite uplink for this?

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Re: Cue loads of people saying...

Something pretty much like this, I guess.

Hmm....

When the number of cancer cases in the vicinity of the accident rose disproportionately in the years after, suspicion rose that the jet, contrary to US statements, may have been loaded with ammunition containing depleted uranium. In 2002, however, a test of soil samples from 250 meters around the crash site revealed no traces of depleted uranium. Another possible explanation for the increased cancer rate in the surroundings, which gained credibility because no uranium was found, is that the aircraft carried JP-8 fuel. This jet propellant is considered highly toxic and may have spread around the area of the crash.

Well, I sure don't wanna work on a carrier.

Anyway... about that case where the WHO insists that Iraqi Uranium Babies have actually nothing to do with Uranium in the environment....

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Re: Cue loads of people saying...

Nothing would happen, unless these bombs were really equipped with the goods and the safety were off.

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More plastic bags?

Yeah, drones...

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Missing Milky Way mass blown away by bingeing supermassive black hole

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Re: Missing matter

No, Dark Money emerges from the Central Bank, which is like a Central Black Hole of Bullshit and Venality, whenever somebody says "financial crisis". That Dark Money will then have to be backfilled by 16 generations of taxpayers while the glitterati throw hard "wealth transfer" parties and deposit baryonic shit on you closer-to-Zimbabwe doorstep.

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Re: Teethed vaginas etc.

How do you know? Have you been?

There is this mathematical infrastructure called "Einstein Gravity".

It's the point where you shriek "Belgium" with your last breath in this universe.

But... Belgium does not exist? I was always a plan to make the Huns shit blood and guts for wanting to become a European Superpower?

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Re: "dark matter"

perhaps we should call it 'Don't Matter'

But it does matter. The Dark Matter part keeps the galaxy together, while the Dark Energy part (which may or may not be a cosmological constants, confusing accounts and hastily written papers differ) blows the universe apart. What could be more important? Indeed, I fart in the general direction of your baryons.

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Re: "a million-degree gaseous fog permeating our galaxy"

It's not dark matter, it's just hydrogen ex-gas.

Dark matter is and stays undetectable and to all evidence does not interact via photons.

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Teethed vaginas etc.

swallowed by the gaping mouth

Very poetic but completely wrong as there is nothing beyond the "mouth", gaping or not.

It's just a horizon, or else a one-.trip time machine into the future.

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Jovial NASA says Juno flyby a success

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Apart from that

...any specs on the Juno computer anywhere?

CPU, RAM, tech, notes by development team, project management...

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Notting Hill Carnival spycams: Met Police rolls out real-time live face-spotting tech

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blacks have more trouble getting good education and a good job

Any explanation why? The assumption is always that there is some evil anti-black conspiracy here. Maybe blacks just aren't in the mood of getting good education and a good job (and social justice warriors take then go out and complain loudly on their behalf). I dunno, just an idea.

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'Second Earth' exoplanet found right under our noses – just four light years away

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Re: Evolved VelociRaptors make Colonel Sanders happy

Motherfuckers are just upgraded chicken. We would be like Alien to them, in their vents, shorting out their alert systems. Let them come, roll out the BBQ!!

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Re: I wish they would can "Operation Starshot"

Good luck dragchuting against the light of Proxima from 0.9c downwards. That must be some motherfucking humongous sail.

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Re: Every time someone prefers Hillarycon, Harambe has to die again!

Powering up the Godwiniser already, eh?

Oh yeah you think?

Not even talking hypothetically.

Wrecking a few countries and being onboard for wrecking a few countries using rank propaganda and crying liberals from the safety of the desk, then cackling about it on TV?

I don't know what you need then.

People have been hanging from rafters for far, far less.

As for the "mildly corrupt bureaucrat" .. HA HA!

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Google 'Solitaire' ... Just do it

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Re: Warning!

> leet developer

He was some kind of prof

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Juno probe to graze Jupiter on Saturday

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Re: Interplanatery Warfare

Well, that's having the Iran story a bit of arse-backwards, but thanks for trying and being open to propaganda by the usual Neocon suspects.

> we had a chance to back that uprising against the mullahs

You guys fucked Iran over after the first revolution, please stay out, mmokay?

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Re: Interplanatery Warfare

This is an American mission.

First drop stuff, find out if someone complains later.

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