* Posts by Destroy All Monsters

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Spammer sprung to run Russian national payment system

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What can go wrong?

Nothing!

He will easily liaise with Wall Street types, Banksters, Hedge Fund Operators and other riffraff.

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Feds hunt 30-year-old alleged to be lord of Gameover botnet

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I van damke!

I feel like we need Bruce Willis and a team of misfits trained in the use of arcane Texan oild drilling machinery. But why?

A DoJ statement on the case alleged Bogachev is using the online nicknames "Slavik" and "Pollingsoon"

Pretty sur, he's also now as "Tuna". Damn Ukrainians.

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Apple's steamy OS XXX picture leak riddle: Blurry snaps deleted

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Re: Disappointing

Because change for change's sake is good.

It's refreshing.

It appeals to teenagers and random hipsters who couldn't into IT if their backup depended on it.

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blurry photos of what's supposed to be the next OS X

Photos. Of an operating system.

FECK OFF!!!

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Apple: We'll tailor Swift to be a fast new programming language

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Re: Interesting how this creates another advantage for Apple

That looks like shit.

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Yet another Dylan?

Anyone remember Dylan?

I was pretty excited about it - for a couple of months.

It also sank without a trace.

Well, back then Apple was throwing out people as fast as they could. Now they have the military budget of a small country in the bank. So....

Anyway. Bartender, one LISP please. With added STM.

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What about just straight C ?

Frankly, you are part of the problem.

C was something like a cutter from a gore flick in the 80's. It is so now.

The only good thing about it is brevity of the manual. Which is, of course, very important.

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Supreme Court nixes idea of 'indirect' patent infringement

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Re: Interesting ruling, but

But what if a drug company develops a pill that's a cure for leukemia, and someone copies it by producing a pill that contains all but a couple ingredients

SO FUCKING WHAT!

so few patients would take it instead of the official medicine

A) BRANDED SUPERSHARK® WALLSTREETO™ RELAXATOR® subsidized by Medicare B: USD 1500 per dose.

B) Shenzen Blue Oyster Copycat: USD 10 per dose.

A poor schlok in a poor country will go for B), not for A) even if there are risks, you can be sure of that. But at least he can go for B)

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Microsoft's NEW OS now runs on HALF of ALL desktop PCs

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Re: Downvoters

the tiny minority who really use Linux for everday computing

Where the hell do you think you are here? Fecking toff.

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Re: Its not suprising..(Just use Classic Shell!)

Just stay with 7

He ... BROKE THE HOLY UPGRADE CYCLE!

STONE HIM!!

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Quantum teleportation gets reliable at Delft

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Re: Question.

I would assume this is the first step towards real teleportation. Teleportation of data happens almost instantaneously through measuring entangled particles.

Totally wrong. First you "teleport" (the correct way is "move") quantum state which you don't know what it is. Nothing happens "instantaneously" (because in what frame?) And if you "measure" it, you do not even to get out if bed, you already lost.

The closest thing to "real teleportation" is putting the thing on a truck and driving it there. Ain't no way around that.

as you measure (and thus set) the spin of one electron, the other immediately takes on the complementary spin

In the same way as finding out that you have the queen of spades in your hand causes your opponent to have the queen of hearts?

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Re: *Ahem*

Pestilence has retired after the discovery of penicillin

Not even wrong.

Never, ever attempt "who wants to be a zillionaire".

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FAA: All systems GO for Virgin Galactic space plane to launch from US

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Re: New Mexico Spaceport Authority

Not so fast, young grasshopper.

This is just the cargo-cult future.

Whether the actual future will ever arrive is still open.

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SpaceX 'Dragon V2' ROCKET PODULE can hover-land on Earth - or MARS

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depending on how well the money flows from the US government in the next couple of years

A nice formulation for "current and as yet unborn taxpayers".

Problem is that the economy is rapidly reaching extreme buttock clenching time. We will see.

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Re: SPACE!!!

World president? Are you crazy? We have already enough problems with the US president.

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Did NASA probe detect a KILLER GAMMA-RAY burst in Andromeda?

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Well, in this case you just get pure light (gamma radiation), so there won't be shielding by magnetic fields (which trap electrically charged particles, forming the Van Allen Galactic Fried Grilling Zone)

On the other hand, the atmosphere is pretty good absorber of this kind of energy. You will get ionization in the upper layers and the accompanying chemical reactions (NOx formation and whatnot, possible elimination of the ozone layer) and electromagnetic phenomena on-ground. See also: electromagnetic bursts from nukes popping in orbit.

Not sure how much energy could be maximally put into the atmosphere by an Andromeda-located neutron star merger and what the consequences would be. Enough for an extinction event? Some PhD should do the calculations.

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SPB's mountaintop HQ menaced by WOLVES

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Re: Good news for the Tourist industry!

"If the Wolf is too fast for you, you are too slow!"

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TrueCrypt turmoil latest: Bruce Schneier reveals what he'll use instead

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Re: Nah, follow the money...

All that effort and time in planning to completely discredit the brand only to try and resurrect it later as a commercial venture? If that was the plan...

Maybe they are Cylons.

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Re: All this...

It's just another Gainax Ending

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Re: re: "closed up before a more detailed review could be done of the code"

the crypto-analysis phase which requires incredibly skilled people to actually perform

I don't understand. The code review is not there to ascertain that the cryptographic algorithms are any good. The cryptographic algorithms should follow the specifications...

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Because it's the Sound of a Thump on the Table!

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Downvote your dick away, it's coming!

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"Somebody was about to de-anonymize the Truecrypt developers, and this is their response," suggested Prof Green.

Isn't a list of Names that are under Particularly Close Surveillance by NSA due to be revealed "soon"?

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For your next privacy panic, look no further than vending machines

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Re: More useful to look at those who do *not* buy

"Hello, Mr. Snowden!"

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French Hacker Legion is West's foremost snoop squad says Robert Gates

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Freedom Fries back on the menu soon!

So, did that french Mistral frigate sale to Russia actually go through? I thought it was still on hold.

“There are probably a dozen or fifteen countries that steal our technology in this way."

When one thinks five seconds about the possessive pronouns in this phrase, throwing up bilious acid in the face of unelected bureaucrats robbing you blind (if not maiming you outright) is the best thing to do.

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TrueCrypt considered HARMFUL – downloads, website meddled to warn: 'It's not secure'

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Re: Hmm .....

if something isn't fit for OpenBSD, then they either patch it or drop it

OpenSSL says that this is not so

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Re: If you were the NSA...

Surely we can find some new bugbear du jour. Can we blame the "Dark Web"?

Dear Monsieur Wojcik,

Might have been your mom instead. Frankly, one must be a bit woozy in the head to call NSA "bugbear du jour".

NSA is first in line when suspicious shit HTF in relation to crypto. Their prior is extremely high. Bayesian evaluation of

Probability( NSA involved | Weird and mysterious stuff happens with crypto )

yields a value rather far away from 0.

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Re: Replacement?

From your brain to your hands is where the trust begins and ends.

Dr. Strangelove is of a different opinion.

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Re: Intriguing

Sounds like a nontruism.

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All along the watchtower...

And also...

The TC devs have been willing to labor in obscurity for 10 years on an ideological project that almost certainly hasn't earned them a living, that is wasted on and unappreciated by most computer users, that could earn the devs some pretty powerful enemies, and the importance of which has arguably been steadily eroded by the feature creep of popular operating systems.

It would not be shocking to learn that the devs were fairly eccentric. Socially idiosyncratic. Crotchety. Grouchy. Zealots. Justified paranoids. Assholes, even. And I say this with affection: I've used TrueCrypt for years. It warms my heart to imagine that my security software was designed by grouchy zealot paranoid assholes.

I point this out because most of the "something is UP" vibe this story seems to radiate really just comes down to "But this is so abrupt and confusing!" That is, it comes down to the social signals connected to the event, or lack thereof. But the devs have never been very forthcoming with any sort of social signals. If they're grouchy zealot paranoids, they may see social signals as weakness. Well, in this newfangled game, where every detail of your writing style is preserved for all time, for later analysis by computers and programs that don't even exist yet, maybe they can be.

I'm coming around to the point of view that this isn't as crazy a way for the devs to quit the TC project as it seems at first blush. TC is open source and I'm sure the program will continue to be developed to some degree by someone. Probably several projects, several someones. Maybe the TC devs (who haven't updated TC at all in nearly two years) have a new project they view as more important. Maybe being a grouchy zealot is really tiring.

posted by Western Infidels at 9:24 PM on May 28 [18 favorites]

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Re: Exclusion from Wayback machine

I like this:

The best explanation I've seen is a rage-quit, based on the commit history; as if someone was making changes and then decided "fuck you people" because the audit kickstarter got all kinds of money and Truecrypt got nothing.

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Re: The real questions

Mr. William Hague, please stop the downvoting, kthx.

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Re: The real questions

Clearly, if it's (2) then rolling back to earlier versions and moving to a serious hosting environment that is not the weakest link in the chain may re-normalize the situation.

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I shiggedy

I seriously hope they didn't ENCRYPT password with TrueCrypt instead of HASHING them in an irrecoverable manner using "openssl passwd -1 -salt $SALT $PASSWORD" then putting them into a RELATIONAL DATABASE!

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It's time to put a fork in it.

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Snowden never blew a whistle, US spy boss claims

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A nation of muggles.

Yes, the education system of the US is in such a parlous state that actual skilling-up has to be performed by knowledgeable person from abroad.

These then train sysops.

Which are then mistaken by amurricans for spies.

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KerryTruth®. So nourishing you absolutely want to hear more of it!™

"If he cares so much about America and he believes in America, he should trust in the American system of justice," Kerry said

Hey it's the Swiftboat Wonderboy speaking again. You know, the guy who allegedly threw his medals over the fence of the White House house, then found them back to show them on TV. Guy's just sick. I wonder what kind of black magic they use to keep his brain alive?

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Linux Foundation flings two full-time developers at OpenSSL

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Re: LibreSSL

Yeah, but the content makes up for it. "AES Infinite Gerbelling Extension" And immediately thereafter "Weaponized Comic Sans: This page scientifically designed to annoy web hipsters - donate now".

And then

"The OpenSSL 'Foundation' is basically a FIPS consultancy - we are not. We believe this creates a priority inversion to the needs of the larger community. FIPS is actively harmful to the security of the library,... FIPS is not a goal of LibreSSL"

This may explain why OpenSSL.

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Meanwhile, at OpenSSL

This is sendmail levels of bad.

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How to strip pesky copyright watermarks from photos ... says a FACEBOOK photo bod

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That's pretty Uber!

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Welcome to the ISS. Don't mention Ukraine if you ever want to leave

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Re: who cares about the Ukraine?

Pretty sure US/NATO is ready to fight for Ukraine down to the last Ukrainian.

Obama gave his full-on "exceptional superimperialist commander in chief" speech at West Point. You know what's coming.

(Meanwhile people rejoice because April's durable-goods orders are unexpectedly up 1.6% as Uncle Sam buys Nuke Subs for 18 billion on the credit card. The end is near.)

Also, El Reg: "Comrade". A quarter of a century after the Soviet Union imploded? Really, now.

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MH370 'pings' dismissed as false positives

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Re: It Landed

> terra firma

What planet is that?

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Re: Frequency

I hope there is someone on that search mission who has fscking system diagram of all of this!

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Cyber crims smash through Windows into the great beyond

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Re: @king of foo - Gnu/Linux?

Microsoft likes complexity, in particular complexity that is there not to help the user, but to befuddle him and lock him in. On one hand, functionalities may be split over several packages to make upselling possible. On the other hand, features you really do not want may come pre-packaged to embiggen the product. That makes systems hard to think about and to design properly.

And then you connect all this to the Internet, which is frankly riding the devil. Why is that? Occupy Babel explains..

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Google's driverless car: It'll just block our roads. It's the WORST

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Obviously public transport also hurls insults at you (whether you outside or inside said transport) and additionally runs stress tests on suspension, brakes and steering wheel hydraulics of the transporting vehicle. It's much more versatile!

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100% driverless Wonka-wagon toy cars? Oh Google, you're having a laugh

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"Fracking protocol droids doing deliveries again, talking my ears off"

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"I have seen traffic you people wouldn't believe."

Who could possibly have antipathy to a technology that kills over a million people every year around the world?

French fries?

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Google's SPDY blamed for slowing HTTP 2.0 development

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Shouldn't people "fix" TCP first?

I regularly hear Bad Things and Possibilities Of Tuning.

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Re: WWW cannot be saved

And SSL/TLS is a security & management nightmare which should be deprecated ASAP, not enshrined in the next generation of protocols.

The council of Elrond demands an explanation for this bullshit.jpg

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