* Posts by Destroy All Monsters

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Bloke clicks GitHub 'commit' button in Visual Studio, gets slapped with $6,500 AWS bill

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The voice form the bathtub

"This happened before ... and it will happen again"

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Re: This is the kind of thing that keeps me up at night

I also want to set limits on what and how much an AWS key can be used for.

1) Use a specific credit card

2) Amazon tells you often to use three-factor auth for the root account

3) Use separate IAM users with specific permissions for specific tasks (this takes some getting into and also queries on stackoverflow, but the interface is really nicely done)

4) ???

5) Protect!

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This is like, your programming man.

Dude, you are getting some advice:

1) Credentials always in config files in a separate project not under version control. Config file reading is easy and can be done in 5 lines or less. Use XML, atttribute = value, whatever.

2) When needed, slurp the credential files

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Farewell to Borland C++: Embarcadero releases Delphi and C++ Builder 10

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Software not as an App? HERESY!

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Oh no, startup Massive Analytic unleashes 'artificial precognition'

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Move over, Cortana!

We already have the Avatar:

The Amazing Criswell:

Known for: "Making erroneous predictions, predicting the future on TV, radio, books, records and in newspapers and as a narrator and actor in the films of Ed Wood"

"Can you prove that it didn't happen?"

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As predicted.

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Re: If the technology is even a fraction as good as advertised...

Or one could go all Sarah Connor on them. But that would be cheating.

(What's that? Obama debarked from AF-1 on hearing "whistleblower-hunting"? Shurely not?)

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Microsoft backports data slurp to Windows 7 and 8 via patches

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GAAHHHHH

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Snap out of the snapshot habit, says mutant upstart Reduxio

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Re: When will it end?

Never.... never. The ride goes on.

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The future of IT is – to deliver automation. Discuss

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Re: Automation is the history of IT

> shadow IT system

I don't think this term means what you think it means.

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Re: And the upshot is...

MS also has PowerShell which is quantum leap in OS management comparing to bash.

Damning MS with faint praise?

Let's just say "It's about fucking time, Microcripples!"

Practically anything is a "quantum leap in OS management" compared to bash in 2015.

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Re: Who will own the A.I. ?

More to the point, what will THEY do?

"Being super rich" does not mean all that much except that you can amuse yourself with starting interesting industrial projects if you are so enclined. It definitely does NOT mean being able to block economic activity of the downtrodden proletarians, at least not in a society based on a free market.

Yes, Marx' horror vision could only come about in Marxism or other forms of oligarchic control. Weird, ain't it?

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Jailbreaking pirates popped in world's largest iCloud raid – 225,000 accounts hit

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Re: A linguistic/numerical question

It's like voting for George Bush the younger, you see....

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Re: Furrying information

Damn furries. Besides posting their appalling furry porn on perfectly good NSFW imageboards.

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Re: But but but....

Go to your Apple's Walled Gargen and STAY THERE.

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Boffins laugh at Play Store bonehead security with instant app checker

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Re: Virus Total

In that case Virus Total is "all 53 antivirus scanners", really.

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The doctor recommends one coffee and transcendental meditation before posting.

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I have to say this sounds rather cool.

More things to study. Sigh.

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T-Mobile US CEO calls his subscribers thieves, gripes about 'unlimited' limited tethering

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Re: Modify handset ?

Can I also modify my debit card please to have unlimited access to bank money, please ?

This only works if you personally know Mario Draghi.

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The War on Customers (was: Re: Unlimited doesn't mean unlimited then...)

Regular, non-tethered 4G LTE is unlimited. The ability to use your phone as a hotspot is an add-on they give you for free.

Can I get an explanation for why these two things are actually separate to the point where one demands metering and the other not? Except for, you know, "marketing segmentation we want to impose" kind of reasons?

"This week, I am taking aim at a select group of individuals who have actually been stealing data from T-Mobile," said Legere.

This "stealing" word is like the "terrorism" word nowadays: If you hear it, it's likely some arsehole with an agenda has taken the mic and we are not actually talking about stealing or terrorism.

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US to stage F-35-versus-Warthog bake-off in 2018

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Against an F-16 actually.

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BRRRRRTTTTT!!

F-35s and A10s to compare their effectiveness in close air support

> F-35

> Close Air Support

... by an underpowered, barely carrying so-so fighter plane that needs to pack away the ordinance for illusory stealth capabilities and can't loiter?

Pfffff..... hahaha!

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Spaniard claims WWII WAR HERO pigeon code crack. Explain please

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Re: probably something like

The more layers they have to go through, the less likely they'll figure out what that value is.

You must be the kind of person who keeps your dog on three leashes, one of them electronic.

Once your sergeant( carrying lots of paper, matches and suspiciously many books by Jane Austin as well as a OTP) has applied all the useless layers he will be holed, have "volunteered" to help the SS with their enquiries or the value of your message will be zero.

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Re: probably something like

But then you wouldn't need to encrypt it? (Carrying TWO codebooks around is a bit nightmarish)

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In redneck heaven, internet outages are the American Way

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What a wonderful sight to behold at dawn: Shotgun damage

Actually it's Texas, so it used to be part of the King of Spain's dominion...

Definitely not "the colonies".

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“A tech drove three hours to get the spot where the outage was occurring"

The bonus question is, was he a Sun Person?

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NASA names New Horizons' next target

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So it practically lies on the current trajectory.

How much delta-V do you need?

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Boffins clock MONSTER BLACK HOLES inside quasar-hosting galaxy near Earth

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Re: Oh FFS

That's because one system is chaotic and the other is pretty much not, it's a system in spindown mode dumping energy into its surroundings with rather simple statistics.

Learn2Science.

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Re: Boffins and Bozos

The Grand Unification of Boffinry and Bozonosity is called Buffoonification, and it has has its own heavy gauge boson: The Commentardon, with spin "whatever". Rumors that Susie and Sheryl will cause the Commentardino to appear have so far not been met with experimental success, probably because his mass is a multiple of the Mall Scooter.

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Re: Old news

The DUHLY MAIL is a bit confused about QM.

They are using both the metaphor of a "particle having a certain position and thus being able to be labeled as having passed a certain point" and a "particle being a complex-valued probability density function (aka 'wave' to the charver public though this has nothing to do with a wave front, right and center). You can't have it both ways.

That the 'wave' changes depending on whether you drop a grating into its environment before you extract the position information from said wave is exactly as it should be according to even naive QM.

For the macroscopic object, you exponentially quickly collapse to the fat-arsed behaviour of massive daily objects: HERE and NOW become very important indeed.

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Re: Intriguing potential explanation for what a quasar really is

Just make sure you are not in the axis of ejecta of this devil's engine of entropy maximization, and all will be fine.

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Re: Old news

It's worse. Depending on how you are moving relative to Markarian 231 (not to be confused with Spandex 12), the merger may have occurred at any time selectable of your past. It depends on m/s values, too.

Can't be arsed to do the special relative calculations, anyone with no girlfriend tonight might be so kind...

all people are Time Travellers

No. All people are Time Spaghetti. That's not the same at all.

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Artist's view of a binary black hole.

Mr Artist, please. This doesn't look like a binary black hole at all.

semimajor axis of ~590 AU and an orbital period of ~1.2 years

That's around 14600 km/s on a circular orbit. Nice!

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Google robo-car suffers brain freeze after seeing hipster cyclist

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Re: @Dan Paul

I find it fascinating (and hilarious)

Which is just another way of saying "it rustles my jimmies though I'm not fully sure why" or "somebody is wrong on my Internet".

Right-wing Libertarian

Mr. Marsden, I do think this omelette fell out of your cranium?

Next up: Dry Water, Unblue Sky, Leftists for Freedom and Free Money.

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Re: "A.I. is hard."

They're not only not done, their hardware is incapable of accomplishing the complete job.

It's like someone is talking about the human brain here.

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A new problem in AI

The Google Car Driving Dilemma?

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I would have gotten out and knocked the wanker off his bike. Then run over his bicycle. Five times.

Dammit Vlad, stop driving in Mother Russia Suburbia, da?

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Google tells iOS 9 app devs: Switch off HTTPS if you want that sweet sweet ad money from us

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I don't agree at all about the "nothing unsafe".

The user likely expects the whole page to be crypted (indeed, he may well expect the whole page to be same-origined). Leaving half of it in a bizarro eavesdropper state (from where JavaScript may be injected to render the rest of the page a festering mass of unsecurity) is NOT a good idea.

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By not showing these ads, the programmers lose out on vital revenue.

I have witnessed the rise of the vital revenue on the net. I will be glad when it's dead and done.

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Re: Irony

"hypocracy" is something else though. Government by the bottom maybe?

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Malware menaces poison ads as Google, Yahoo! look away

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This is unclear

We read:

Independent French malware researcher Kafeine (@kafeine) points out operators on underground forums who are selling stolen traffic relating to malvertising with prices ranging from US$4000 for 100,000 multi-geographic hits (known in the marketplace as 'loads') to US$70 for 1000. By country, GrandClix sold United States traffic for the highest buck with US$500 for 1000 hits, and Australia and the United Kingdom attracting US$450 for the same amount.

Hold, on, what is the "stolen traffic relating to malvertising"?

Are we talking about malware installed into surfers' browsers generating fraudulent clicks to websites of the unethical customer of this "service", thus bumping iut up in Google PageRank and similar charts? This malware being installed by maldvertised exploits? So an uncalled-for tab/popup window would appear in the victim's browser?

Also, here:

"He buys ads for three bucks from an ad company and then defrauds them out of $1000s from ad fraud"

How? When does the ad company pay out?

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And of course there's the possibility of a hypervisor attack that can break out of a VM...

From JavaScript to out of the VM?

This is like worrying about Iran's quasi-nonexistent self-repudiated nuclear program that is being inspected anyway.

Not all attack paths are realistic. For more on this, see "Independence Day" (Roland Emmerich, 1996)

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BACS Bank Holiday BALLS UP borks 275,000 payments

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Re: That's as it should be

7 people of 8 believe in the tooth fairy.

From The Roosevelt Myth by John Flyyn:

After delivering his inaugural address, Roosevelt issued a proclamation closing all banks. The next problem was to open them. It was assumed by everybody who watched these proceedings that Roosevelt had a plan of his own which he was keeping secret. The strangest feature of this whole comedy-drama is now to come. Having closed the banks, Roosevelt had not the faintest notion how they were to be reopened. He had not the slightest plan of any kind in his mind. He had not even given the matter a thought. This, I know, is difficult to believe. Yet it is true, as we shall now see.

... Congress was called to meet on the 9th. And Will Woodin assured Roosevelt he would have legislation dealing with the banking situation in time. On Sunday, Moley and the new Attorney-General, Homer Cummings, worked on an emergency proclamation. This invoked the powers granted the President under the Trading with the Enemy Act passed in the First World War. It declared the four days from March 6 to March 9 a bank holiday, forbidding all banks to pay out either gold or currency but providing that the President might in that time permit any or all banks to carry on such transactions as they deemed proper. In preparing this document, the draft already prepared by Mills and Ballantine for President Hoover was used. It was issued on Monday, March 6. It was a clearly unconstitutional act but justified by the emergency provided Congressional confirmation could be quickly received and for this confirmation Roosevelt asked, though he had refused to tell Hoover he would do so.

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Re: I feel sorry for

My employer ran a dummy payroll for emergencies each month in parallel with the normal one

That's some crazy prepared right there. I am not sure many small businesses would want to do that.

What if the payroll hardware was ALSO down?

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That's as it should be

Thousands of employees expecting to be paid ahead of the bank holiday weekend

Peons should learn that "bank holidays" are not about holidays but about trying to keep bank runs under control because LOL fractional reserve banking.

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NCA arrests six Lizard Squad users after gaming firms, retailers targeted

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Re: Engage with them?

autistics

Are you retarded?

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Malvertising maniac messes MSN, serves corrupted creative

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Re: "a change from leveraging Microsoft’s Azure."

You are looking at once-in-a-lifetime deleveraging of accumulated speech capital here. If we close the mental gap, we might find ourselves on the same page with rather pedestrian normspeak.

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So...

An advertising love canal?

(And what is a "corrupted creative"? Should that be a "corrupted vital revenue?")

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Win10 PCs still stuck on slow boat from China, warehouses empty

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Meanwhile, in the Intertropical Convergence Zone

The PC market is back in the doldrums

Logbook, 16:30: A large white whale was spotted by cap'tn Nadella on the horizon, but it escaped unharmed.

The wait under the leaden sun goes on.

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