* Posts by Destroy All Monsters

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Windows 10 is FORCING ITSELF onto domain happy Windows 7 PCs

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We haff ways of MAKING you inztall!

So they DIDN'T sign up for the free download-upgrade (the downlorade?) but are still getting it?

Very much highly irregular. That's not the ocean you hear, that's a chorus of lawyers.

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How the Arab Spring blew the lid off the commercial spyware

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And if you stayed till the end of the closing credits...

"As a result governments acted. The British government put restrictions on Gamma until they fled the country, the French acted against Amesys, and the US government has now amended the Wassenaar Arrangement to deal with the issue."

And then they went and abraded Lybia and Syria to the stone age under the banner of "regime change/making the Middle East safe for Israel"

THE END!

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Microsoft vacates moral high ground for the data slurpers' cesspit

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HOW DID YOU GET INTO THE MS MEETING ROOM?

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Re: Microsoft? High morl ground?!

ISTR from my readingof Groklaw over the years that MS was behind the SCO farce.

Only tangentially. That guy from SCO (Daryl McBride I presume) wrecked the company all by himself.

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Today, "worrying" IS doing something wrong. Be happy, keep shopping! ♪ ♪

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X-wings, pirates and a generic Lara: Gamescom 2015

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Isn't Lara a bit young?

From the footage shown you could have plucked Lara out of the game and replaced her with Uncharted’s Nathan Drake, The Last of Us' Joel or any of Assassin Creed's assassins, so close was the gameplay to all of the above.

Guards were sneaked up on, glass bottles were lobbed as a means to distract and matchsticks were used to keep my eyelids open. The fault wasn’t with Lara alone either: Quantum Break, Remedy’s time-travelling, cover-based shooter, looked similarly insipid

Face it: One's getting old. Games hold one's attention when younger but at some point one has to move to more interesting, rewarding (or not) real-world activities. Whereupon one regrets all the hours spent creating random activity in electronic hardware (but the sights seen and feels had were overwhelming, maybe more so in retrospect)

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Crackpot hackpots pop top of GasPots

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Is the prison-industrial complex posting here?

I find the permanent call for "jail time for company execs" for weak security awareness (a sort of disciplinary bulverism) in this here venue both obnoxious and moronic. Stop it.

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Microsoft lures iOS devs with open-source app tools for Windows 10

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Re: Languages

Objectionable C

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Global cybercrime fraud boss ran secret pro-Moscow intel sorties

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Re: One more reason

> atrocities in Crimea

No-one even got killed.

Meanwhile the US has offed quite a few tens of thousands of Iraqis/Afghanis and continues to seek "regime change" in Syria by getting in bed with Saudi Arabia and other ISIS enablers. Well, the put some effort into it recently and sent 45 "moderate rebels" to Syria, who then get promply pwned by the Nusra front.

Give me 10 Putin instead of 1 Team America.

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In one instance he probed Ankara regarding what it knew of the movement of Russian fighters to Syria, according to the research.

Hold on, there are "Russian fighters in Syria"? When? Why?? Unless these are irate jihadis from Chechnya.

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Pentagon email hacked, Russia already blamed

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From COCOM dom to collar-wearing sub

Couldn't the US just retire from that bullshit "IT" thing? They are no longer able to handle it, politically or technically. Or mentally.

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Biggest security update in history coming up: Google patches Android hijack bug Stagefright

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Re: Re asdf: Incredible!

iOS was deployed on more than a billion devices world wide

I didn't know Apple was big in the embedded market?

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Junior defence staffer on trial for 'posting secret dossier to 4chan'

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Re: Whats more stupid?

Do you even know what a Darwin award is?

Could be you are the guy with the Totenkopf-adorned General's cap, in which case, apologies.

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AIDS? Ebola? Nah – ELECTRO SMOG is our 'biggest problem', says Noel Edmonds

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It's pollution of brains

Jesus Christ these people are utter scum, fecking telemarketers of crap memes.

Fuck your "energy", when you die it's not departure, your energy is transformed into low-grade heat. This has been known for a long time.

Give him a free ride to Syria.

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Microsoft changes 'Outlook Web Access' to 'Outlook on the web'

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Re: Outlook on the web?

Geek thanks I have been stressing whatever remains of my liver with the best the no-yet-muslim-and-affiliated-alcophobics world has on offer!

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Outlook on the web?

How about "The Road Ahead"?

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Re: >featuring the orange-highlighted ' Action toolbar'

It's pretty ok actually but the Microsoft-specific text formatting which interworks with nothing and uncopyable text in the most impossible places (like, IN THE ADDRESSBOOK, HMMMNNNNN!!?) really riles me up a bit.

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IT security staff have a job for life – possibly a grim, frustrating life

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Re: Only with software

Software is the only product that you buy broken and then have to pay a periodic fee to get it fixed gradually

It depends.

I know a few vendors who will sell you software that has a fat chance of being "not broken", for some collaboratively agreed-on values of "not broken". The downside is that is rather simplistic and won't fullfill desires for glitz and swag. And unless you are a Known Name, your VISA card is not going to take the price tag either.

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I, for one, welcome the rise of the Infrastructure Endgame Machines

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Re: mainframe

Zion!

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McAfee tells El Reg: 'My shootout with the police was highly exaggerated'

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HEAT!

"Crack shot or not"

Do I sense innuendo?

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Global spy system ECHELON confirmed at last – by leaked Snowden files

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Re: Put a stop to it...

Copy and paste messages like this every time you make an email and cell phone call, will plug up the system and neuter those seeking to data mine the communications networks.

Ah. something like this.

There used to be an Emacs plugin for Usenet posting back when the two Kevins were a thing, but I can't remember (ruffles around in Phrack magazine archive... dissociated press? no that's not it)

Well, I didn't find it but I found this in 1996

Catching glimpses of shadowy enemies at every turn, (crying CIA guy) Deutch characterized them (hackers) as operating from the deep cover of classified programs in pariah states. Truck bombs aimed at the telephone company, electronic assaults by "paid hackers" are likely to be part of the arsenal of anyone from the Lebanese Hezbollah to "nameless . . . cells of international terrorists such as those who attacked the World Trade Center." ... Restated, intelligence director Deutch pronounced in June there was classified evidence that hackers are in league with Libya and Iran and that countries around the world are plotting plots to attack the U.S. through information warfare. But the classified data is and was, at best, anecdotal gossip -- hearsay, bullshit -- assembled by perhaps a handful of individuals working haphazardly inside the labyrinth of the intelligence community. There is no real threat assessment to back up the Deutch claims. Can anyone say _bomber gap_?

Oh yeah. T'was ever thus. And China was not yet on the USAsian map ...

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Re: Excellent article!!! WTF was ECHELON doing on or about 9/11?

1) Since at least Nixon (book review, book review etc.) we knew that we were up shit creek without a paddle.

2) The paranoia of The X Files for example was not generated from thin air; it was an expression of the general feeling that there were things going on in deep state that were not kosher at all. The bizarre wheelings and dealings and civil liberty infringements of the Clinton years were like a rash slowly breaking out.

3) I don't know whether ECHELON was involved into 9/11 but there definitely was failure of TLAs to "connect the dots" apparently more due to careerism and internal interference running than anything else. But there was also bizarre distraction noise generated by Israeli services just prior to 9/11, and we would like to read the 28 pages indeed.

4) The "regime change in Syria" omnishambles is typical for modern governmental action. Plus currently the US is playing Al Qaeda's airforce in Yemen (for the Saudi friends) while NATO-alley Turkey is supporting ISIS to "abrade" the Kurds. It will get worse. Don't get me started on the Ukraine direct-to-video bullshit.

Nuke icon because that's we are moving towards.

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Re: Citation Needed

Disappointed Conspiracy Theorist

You can go to The Intercept, there are links at the article end. For what it's worth.

You can now go back to watching NAVY CSI arsehattery.

The history of Yakima in an NSA historiographical newsletter? Come on NSA; just publish a book already.

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Re: The main purpose of mass surveillance is not security

Power is power. That's good enough.

I find powerful operators also grabbing the millions as a side-dish just disgusting.

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This is a Major Major Major Major moment!

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Remember Impero, the school software biz that went ape over a vuln? Someone's got revenge

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Think of the environment before publishing this software cockup!

"To save future cost, time, and carbon footprint, should security researchers be contemplating similar methods, we wanted to make clear that an email to security@imperosoftware.com will suffice!"

This sounds like the guy who has to deal with Picking Up What the Dog Left Behind tries to smoothen problems caused by Oversized Egos In a Child's Mind Supported By Lawyers in the upper echelons.

(No these are not the names of GSVs)

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Fork off! FFmpeg project leader quits, says he's had enough with these forking AV libraries

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I will get a makerel and watch a good dolphin sex flick.

Despondent Penguin!

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Lights out for Ada Initiative – women's group closing shop

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Any PHB worth his salt, of course.

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We made a new Do Not Track thing – not like you'll use it or anything, huffs emo teen EFF

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Re: Bah!

Bend over to find out!

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Netzpolitik spy journo treason case stalls, chief prosecutor told to quit

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Re: So to be clear

Range's ousting functions to calm the grumbling masses who want to see "justice served" for the attack on freedom of press but fail to realize the big picture which happens to be much more ugly.

Frankyl I still don't see what you are alluding to. A conspiracy that failed and therefore is hiding a BIGGER consipracy?

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Re: Two wrongs don't make a right

But that's the whole point of separation of powers: no one branch of government can go it alone, and if one does get out of line it's the responsibility of one of the others to stop it

But ... isn't the prosecutor is part of the executive branch (that's what he is: the attack dog of the executive). So if the minister reins him in isn't this entirely appropriate? Otherwise how could the justice minister fire the dude?

It sounds to me that this "separation of power" talk is so much waahambulance stupidity.

"Stop this bullshit and go home"

"No I won't"

"FIRED!"

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Re: Needless surveillance is treason

Adam Smith said (to compress) all capitalism inexorably leads to monopoly.

What the fuck am I reading?

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Re: Another day …

You feel ambivalent about this outcome?

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LOL

Kanonen auf Spatzen.

Outcome predictable.

Prosecutor should have shown some good judgment instead of going full out.

NEXT!

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Hacklands introducing geeks to something called 'outdoors'

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Why is there a girl in that picture next to proto-Zuckerberg?

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Assessing the power of Intel’s SSD 750 … but check your motherboard before buying

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This is not a RAID array...

Useful in scenarios where destroyed hardware is survivable or get two of those?

And would i appear as a "persistent RAM disk" until the system call appears that says "make this block persistent"?

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Obsolescence of food is complete: Soylent now comes in bottles

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Space-war astronaut fodder.....

...on EARRRRTTTHHHH!

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Hey, Apple! 1999 just called and it wants its voicemail avatar back

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Re: Hello.

"The divorce lawyer will be in touch!"

When AIs collide.

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Sysadmin jailed for a decade after slurping US military docs

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Re: The American way?

Later Ollie was embedded correspondent for operation Gulf War II. True story!

Oliver North: amoral unkillable.

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Re: Probably some bad things in there

Well, as interest is verboten, medieval-style (money has no price in Islam by decree, while the West tries to kill the price by printing money) there may not be much to do. One would have to expand into camel management and "interest-replacing-services".

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Probably some bad things in there

D. Information Paper on Qatar Key Issues

E. Information Paper on Saudi Arabia Key Issues

F. Information Paper on United Arab Emirates Key Issues

G. Information Paper on Bahrain Key Issues

The underbelly of the ISIS-finance hub? I would really like to see these...

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Lottery chief resigns as winning combo numbers appear on screen BEFORE being drawn

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He drove off in a DeLorean.

Generally these affairs are under permanent inspection by "independent auditors". Not so here?

Come back, Tito!

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Boffins: Spooky, spinning SPACE PEANUT butters up Earth with close flyby

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"Radar imaging" of the Dark Ambient Peanut "understood to be around 1.2 miles (2 kilometres) long"

This is pretty good radar imaging ... interferometry? How does it work?

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No, Microsoft: Your one-billion Windows 10 goal is just sad ... really sad

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Because people are NO LIKING X therefore X WILL BECOME SUCCESFULL and NYA NYA NYA

I think this kind of statement only applies in /pol/itical discussions...

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Windows 10 marks the end of 'pay once, use forever' software

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Re: I think that everyone, here, has missed the point entirely.

Stop smoking crack or you will see FEMA trailers rolling to all-american GAS CHAMBERS in no time. I grant you that there is dangerous talk of randomly starting a war with Iran or concentrating mooslims in merica into camps.

Also learn what a Quantum Computer actually is. Start with "Quantum Computing Since Democritus".

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Don't want Windows 10 FILTH on the company network? Step this way

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Re: slower and sloweeerrrrr

I think we here have us one of the "creative persons" responsible for the "designer websites" and "well-written code" inflicted on us honest citizens.

Might be a witch, too.

I do think this should be spanish-inquisitioned ....

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Edge out rivals? No! Firefox boss BLASTS Microsoft's Windows 10 browser brouhaha

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Re: Yes

Knock! Knock!

Who's there?

THE BROWSER WARS OF 1999! FEAR!!!

Seriously, is this still a thing? It's 2015!

If you wanted to have Firefox in the first place, you have enough sophistication and Google-fu to switch back to it, should you want to.

This "the user is too brain-crippled to be able to choose (but we want him to have CHOICE anyway!)" is just so fecking retarded.

Let them have their smalltime ways, point and laugh at them but stop writing emotional "open letters"..

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Watch leggy ROBOT INSECT WALK on WATER before JUMPING OFF

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Very nice, but...

1) Is it a robot? It rather looks like a device able to move 4 pieces of preformed wire ... in the same class as a stapler, which is not a robot.

2) Why do today's videos always have that infuriating Hollywood-slice-of-life-comedy-style background music? One always expects being forced to watch a fat guy falling downstairs or a baby in a "cute" situation in the next second.

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This hospital drug pump can be hacked over a network – and the US FDA is freaking out

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Re: Already inside the hospital?

"Here lies patient tended by machine X. He died of port 80"

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El Reg touches down at the ESA's Spanish outpost, sniffs around

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Re: Think of the children!

What, not brainwashed?

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