* Posts by Destroy All Monsters

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Get an Apple Watch or die warns Tim Cook

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"Basically his organs were shutting down."

Gotta play louder then.

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Multinationals hiding more than half a trillion from G20 tax collectors

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WOW! SUCH TAX LOSS! MUCH ABSENCE OF STATE GLITTER!

We could actually fuel about 1/10 of the Iraq war with that. THINK ABOUT THIS! 10% FREE WAR!!!

Well, you can have money going into actual productive investments instead but who wants that? Today, we can just print up the stuff, right?

KEYNES WAS RIGHT! No wait, then we wouldn't need tax collectors either. Ermm...

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Block storage is dead, says ex-HP and Supermicro data bigwig

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Re: really?

That's positively STEAMPUNK!

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GCHQ director blasts free market, says UK must be 'sovereign cryptographic nation'

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Rebellious colonies forever burdened with shit-tier math!

"[the] Director was referring to the UK being a world leader in [cryptography] in its own right, in that we do not need to depend on other countries, whether state or industry, to have this capability."

Mathematics works the same (and possibly even better) in the cindery remains of the British Empire?

Fancy that!

Greg Egan may have been up to something with "Luminous" (1998).

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Cryptowall 4.0: Update makes world's worst ransomware worse still

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Re: Hunt the bastards down and publicly execute them

But what if they transfer their ill-gotten gains directly to charity?

Eh, eh? Answer me that!

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Doctor Who's good/bad duality, war futility tale in The Zygon Inversion fails to fizz

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Re: "How long can the ceasefire last?"

...and then you hire Kissinger!

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Voting machine memory stick drama in Georgia sparks scandal, probe

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Re: Transparency

Stealthy Dopant-Level Hardware Trojans

That sure is some crazy Pham Nuwen stuff. But why not?

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Re: Lost ballot box

Actually a good argument for mandatory voting: You know when a fat percentage of votes has dropped off a lorry or a new box has been "discovered" on the way from the voting office in the trunk of the governor's BMW.

Of course, one could also track them easily with numbered (non-counterfeitable) seals. What's good for your water counter should be good for the ballot box.

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they're a bit slack

Like in "all the bits are hanging out and the tech ain't helping while suspiciously many people are observing street pigeons, whistling"?

With some luck this ain't gonna result in a Raymond Lemme surprise "suicide". To quote Chris Floyd "Local police ruled that Lemme, a happily married man eagerly planning his daughter's wedding, had suddenly decided to slash his wrists."

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Let's get to the bottom of in-app purchases that go titsup

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Re: SCART

That was the meta-exit right there.

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Re: Old TVs

Yeah. Our TV had pushbuttons of the quality used today to launch ICBMs.

SCHZLACK! SCHZLACK! BZZZZTT. "Fuck you, antenna!!!!"

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Re: Totally irrelevant fact

Java is the devil's work in C's braces.

But the GC is nice.

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Re: Youtube is not just for kitten videos

But the Guardian says it's "ENGROSSING" (don't they mean "engorging"?)

Though I don't know what about Office Sluts & Fat Guys could ever be eng.rw...whatever.

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Safe-mail.net goes titsup. Storage failure blamed

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Re: Coincidence?

Also, the MSF hospital bombing was an ACCIDENT, m'kay?

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AMD sued: Number of Bulldozer cores in its chips is a lie, allegedly

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Re: Everyone knows

But the instruction set for the 1-bit processors was not too refined. The ide was to have a "computing memory" IIRC. Well, the monograph is still in print... (also: review).

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Re: Frivolous legal case, should be tossed out

> I selected an 8-core/4-module FX-8350 specifically for kernel and OS builds

But what about memory bandwidth?

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Post eagle images!

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Scarface's explosive 'Little Friend' goes under the hammer

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Re: Probable Cause

This is the Internet.

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I remember the M16 underbarrel launcher also being used in Luc Besson's "Nikita" (was he the first to introduce Rabid Urchin Girls With Unlimited Guns (RUGWUG)?) but the grenade that goes with it didn't look right at all and was front-loaded. I don't think so.

(Additionally, the back-then rather futuristic looking Steyr AUG was shown with a silver finish like something out of "Barbarella" and was used for sniping instead of a proper sniper rifle ... WHY)

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Re: Very Hip.

That's what that literally unhinged robot doge is for, isn't it?

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Re: Probable Cause

It's a prop.

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Yay, more 'STEM' grads! You're using your maths degree to do ... what?

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Re: "Before Current Era arithmetic is useless"

I have also not heard that you can leave out a part of arthmetics and still get a meaningful complete set of operations.

In logic, you may disallow the law of the excluded middle / double negation to get intuitionstic logic from classical one, but stil...

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Re: If you can't calculate the angles on a 50-cent coin...

THIS!

Of course it's not absolutely necessary. But it's definitely a strong indicator that sciency and engineering stuff is not for you and you may want to go into sociology, comparative literature or opening a hamburger stand.

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Exam board in 'send all' fail: Hands up who knows what the BCC button is for?

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Re: What would Jesus do?

Unless you useth a loop capable script for sending mail messages, be-eth you gone.

Bayeux_Tapestry.jpg

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Re: Idiots

USENET CANCEL MESSAGES! THEY WERE A THING, ONCE.

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Linus Torvalds targeted by honeytraps, claims Eric S. Raymond

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"Your conspiracy theory only makes my penis harder!"

That he's essentially circulating a wild conspiracy theory makes it even harder.

Drop the "wild", and reformulate "conspiracy theory" to "warning about trivial exploits" and we are getting there.

We are talking US, here. This is the country that has discovered a "college rape" epidemy recently.

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Fancy flying to Mars? NASA's hiring

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Re: L'enfer

Keeping Sartre at bay ... in SPAAACEEE!!

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Indeed.

Under "We Came, We Saw, He Died" Hillary, the "Pivot to Asia" has a chance of getting red glowing hot.

And wrecking CVNs in the China Sea is like shredding gold-backed banknotes under a cold shower...

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GCHQ's CESG team's crypto proposal isn't dumb, it's malicious... and I didn't notice

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Re: I love the way A.N.Other hack thinks GCHQ are dumb

I agree with boltar on this, but the proof is in the puddingdoughnut.

Mindless dedication enabled by free money can accomplish a lot of things that to an external observer might look like intelligent beings were at work.

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Re: @ King Tut

King Tut, eh? Do we know each other from Zürich, circa early 90s?

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UK govt sneaks citizen database aka 'request filters' into proposed internet super-spy law

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Paris Hilton

I do think it would be more expedient if WE fucked them?

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Microsoft's OneDrive price hike has wrecked its cloud strategy

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WTF?

"Big data sets, for example. A friend of mine works in fMRI research"

> Professional Settings

> TiB of data

> One OneDrive Personal Cloud

> From home

Not even once.

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Volkswagen: 800,000 of our cars may have cheated in CO2 tests

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WHEN WILL IT STOP!

> carbon dioxide scandal

I can only imagine these cars magically load burnable and BURN IT stuff WHILE-U-DRIVE!

Next: Dihydrogen monoxide holocaust!!! Mufti of Jerusalem consulted VW engineers etc.

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Halo 5: Overhyped, but still way above your average shooter

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Re: Wut?

Homework

Somebody has something to say about that:

Don't any of you stupid **** tell me it's in the novelization or some stupid ****

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Now VW air-pollution cheatware 'found in Audis and Porsches'

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Intredasting.

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Re: Is anybody surprised by now?

These engineers have their hands in EVERYTHING!

It may be true but it would not be the "lowly engineers" but the guys sitting in on board decision, as The War Street Journal writes.

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 that sank the company’s market value by 43% since Sept. 18 and triggered a world-wide recall to refit the engines to meet clear-air standards, these people said.

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.

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Re: Parvenu.

But will you be able to park on a yuropean supermarket car park?

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Apple killed our app say Chaos Computer Club

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Walled Garden Rules are Walled Garden Rules

But if you make shit up while applying them they are no longer rules, they are willful pig-headedness.

And pestilence shall come unto your family and be carried down the generations forevermore!

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Re: Well Duh!

KNOWLEDGE IS A CRIME!

DO YOU EVEN PRAISE JOBS?

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'T-shaped' developers are the new normal

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Re: Work like a ninja"

Ninja is the uncertainty if I really existed in Tokogawa Era Japan at all

Yeah right. As if deniable black ops "dirty tricks" operators would not have been a money-making full-time skill in an period of internecine warlord management. Especially one full of idiots who have their heads turned sideways due to some perverse cultural norms about honour.

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Re: The developers of today

Crap untyped Scripting languages make spotting implementation mistakes hard.

Yes. But nobody is using dependently typed programming languages, or even simply typed functional ones (Standard ML for example). And then you get weirdos complaining about garbage collection like it's 1970s.

This industry is still drawing pentagrams around dead chickens.

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Printed. Framed.

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Linus Torvalds fires off angry 'compiler-masturbation' rant

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Re: The Linux kernel is the most compiled thing anywhere

"It has to be 100% compatible with every single C compiler on the planet, because they're all going to compile it."

Just what.

Oh wait. Sarcasm.

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Re: There is code smell in here

> Way to prove you have no idea what you're yapping about. Any chance of you not commenting on articles/comments about C with your usual drivel now?

Says an anonymous coward who is quite likely wetter behind the ear than a baby wipe. GB2 XBox, jerk.

Also, who has talked about "hardcoding"?

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Re: The FORTRAN FEMA trailer has stopped nearby....

> You just wiped out most of the astrophysics community.

Yeah, I have seen those kind of "writing" by a PhD student.

1) Borrow olden code in FORTRAN to do fluid dynamics around a blackhole

2) Not sure what it does, how to call it but it fits right in where I have these call parameter things. Also runs well on the basement vector processor (remember this was a bit earlier in my career)

3) Produces pretty graphs which look good on the projector. "Nobody else will use it anyway"

4) ???

5) SORTED!!

Next grad student will pick up the code at 4)

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The FORTRAN FEMA trailer has stopped nearby....

> lack of FORTRAN programmers

I hope the genocide continues and spills over into the "C" language crowd.

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There is code smell in here

mtu -= hlen + sizeof(struct frag_hdr);

1) Use of the error-prone "-=" only liked by crazed C-fashionistas

2) sizeof(struct frag_hdr) should prolly be constant, why is it computed here?

But most important:

Feels like "mtu" should be constant in this context. That's what "mtu" means. We are modifying it?

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Next year's Windows 10 auto-upgrade is MSFT's worst idea since Vista

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Re: GOODNESS!

Microsoft astroturfing has seen better days.

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WINDOWS 10: THE WINDOWS KEYNES WOULD HAVE WANTED

That "Free Windows Upgrade" also sounds a lot like Money Printing: Nobody wants it except some suited guys in a boardroom who have decided to not invest into much effort into getting richer, it is sold as an improvement and a great idea ("20+ totally wrecked economies since 1920 can't be wrong!!"), it gives everyone a hard time and fucks up people whose remaining lifespan is too short to reinvent themselves yet another time.

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Re: "perfectly legitimate advertising" bollox

Yeah I don't know why in this New Millenium "*advertising" is automatically labeled as "perfectly legitimate". It is not and the people who come up with this sort of crap should have their jaw rearranged by Boris the Russian Jail Warden.

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