* Posts by Destroy All Monsters

13260 posts • joined 3 Jun 2008

The 'new' Microsoft? I still wouldn't touch them with a barge pole

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HEAR HEAR!

Hear from a nonWin PC, that is.

Meanwhile my other PC is applying the latest "re-apply WIndows 10 upgrade offer nagware" "important fixes". It fails at applying it though (KB3035583)

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Windows 10 free upgrade offer ends on July 29th

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The Last of Us

Microsoft has announced that the free all-you-can-eat Windows 10 upgrade buffet will close forever

More like "just what we give" buffet?

US$119 is the price Redmond has set for the Home version of the operating system

HA HA HA! Well incited, Redmond!

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'Apple ate my music!' Streaming jukebox wipes 122GB – including muso's original tracks

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Re: 122GB ? Pah. Windows 10 OneDrive client ate over 200GB of my files!

Wrutten by .Net munkeys possibly so codekewl that they dropped out of uni as the material was too abstract, now hidden inside the bowel of the Redmond beast and lorded over by the marketing barons of interconnectedness and cloud sharing. Yes, GiBs will be lost.

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'Bitcoin creator' Craig Yeah Wright in meltdown

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Re: Of course

Maybe he totally, utterly believes he is SN (as some people believe they are the Messiah and pull others along in their mesmerizing slipstream), but whenever he turns around and tries to prove it, reality conspires to thwart him!

It would be like a protagonist of a PKD novel. Just get romantically involved with young girls and add a bit of the IoT to make it complete.

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CRAIGH WRIGHT DID NOTHING WRONG!

He will be back as a politician.

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Brits who live in 'smart cities' don't really know or care

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Re: Soooooo.......

WHEN YOU TRY TO BOMB A SMART CITY, IT ACTUALLY BOMBS YOU BACK!

Smart cities are disliked by Coalitions of the Willing and other astroturf outfits.

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Re: What a fantastic lark!

My Tesla would certainly fit into my smart city while I admire the sunset from my cyberterrasse tended by robogardeners which excusitely cut the leaves of bioengineered salad growing in my sustainable conapt microgarden, with the IoT fridge loudly wifiing out for more lettuce!

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Microsoft: Why we tore handy Store block out of Windows 10 Pro PCs

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Re: I've come to the conclusion

Microsoft search revenue rose by 18%.

How much in real terms?

Also, Granny will be off the Internet once the Upgrade to Win10 has knackered the network interface for good (as happend in this here VAIO which is not in the list of system approved for Win10 but definitely in the list of system that pester you to upgrade to Win10 ... INTO THE TRASH IT GOES)

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Why is "Calculator" even an "App"? The fall into the black hole of stupid continues unabated.

Anyway, use a proper language and a REPL (like groovysh) for fastest help in arithmetic.

Programs imitating physical calculator devices of the 80's are just naff.

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Review legacy code: Waking dragons is risk worth taking, says Trainline ops head

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Re: Feature triggers uninstall

This is a handy feature, don't diss it!

> Bug detected in production system

> Instant uninstall

> "Pub o'clock, it seems"

Also, this article needs a powerpoint presentation with more info.

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Monster Cloud and an angry customer wanting a refund: A Love Story

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Re: It's a one man band

Time for some due diligence and go ring at the company door.

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Re: "Everyone's an Engineer"

> Rockstar Coders, Ninja Sysadmins, Database Gurus

Avoid anything like that, and if given half the occasion, burn it with fire!

This is why I barf when IEEE design up another advertisement for

★ ★ ★ Rockstars of [some IT stuff] ★ ★ ★.

(Next up: "Rockstars of Counterinsurgency", "Ninjas of Extraordinary Rendition", "Mavericks of Legalized Illegal Surveillance", "Gurus of Quantitative Easing" etc.)

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Re: Threats?

That's what you get when mailing the nerd cave.

Apparently these people have nothing better to do than write extensive mails while finding their inner lawyer and patting themselves on the back?

Support: We just amuse ourselves with e-mails.

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Ultra-cool dwarf throws planetary party

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Re: Trappist-1

Planet COORS I to COORS IV, then.

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Revealed: HMS Endeavour's ignominious fate

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Re: Sailed the replica once...

So... I hear this ship was made to ship coal?

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Re: Hungry now

Do not take the wind out of anon's sails.

It's time to leave the doldrums of the IT operations room and head to new horizons.

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Japan's Hitomi space 'scope bricked, declared lost after software bug

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Re: 'Paranoid Programming Practices'

There is also Better Embedded System Software by Philip Koopman. See also Philip Koopman's Home Page

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Re: 'Paranoid Programming Practices'

That's a classic. Therac 25 will meet you now.

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If the Internet of Things will be SOOO BIG why did Broadcom just quit the market?

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Unless the board consists of vampires.

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Miguel de Icaza on his journey from open source to Microsoft: 'It's a different company'

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Re: Java is the big problem?

I love these Hillary Clinton style e-mails. Mafia-style circumlocutions, dirty backhanders and planned, intentional pollution of the software ecosystem for all to see.

These people would put melamine into milk in a jiffy if they were in that market.

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Re: The thirst for the same old "it's better" slogan cannot be quenched

Someone at reddit writes regarding Why your F# evangelism isn't working and this raises an interesting point:

... Another example of this was Microsoft's .Net platform and C# when it first appeared. MS was pushing .Net like no tomorrow and convinced the pragmatists that .Net was the way forward on the Windows platform instead of Java, and of course Mono worked out very well for them because they could point to it as an independent cross-platform implementation.

The problem is MS is not doing the same thing today: they're not pushing F# as the way forward in programming .Net like Apple is Swift. They're afraid to cannibalise the C# business despite the pain points like concurrency and high ceremony/boilerplate. When Microsoft speaks, the pragmatist herd listens.

Today, F#'s biggest competitor is not Haskell or OCaml or whatever, but rather C#.

Oh, Miggy. Now I understand.

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The thirst for the same old "it's better" slogan cannot be quenched

Miggy says:

And we found that there was a real thirst with developers to use a high level language which is better than Java and Objective-C. We saw our market grow from zero to hundreds of thousands of developers. I think C# is definitely growing. It is nice how much investment is still going into C# the language.

The only mental image that comes up is a dog endlessy chasing its own tail on which the text "a better bracketty language" can be seen. That dog is seriously retarded and unapologetic about its avoiding ideas that are actually an improvement.

If he had said F# the language, yeah. But C#???

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Re: Miguel de Icaza is a great coder, and will always be so

I do not know him personally but dislike quite a bit what he is doing. Neither do I know Ballmer personally. Both might be nice people to meet in person. Then I don't think so. Neither do I care.

This sums it up nicely.

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Re: open source people universally hate Miguel.

Jimbo's Qt article is pretty informative.

Man, these stories from the times of the Unix war, rise of Linux and Internet Bubble Crazy make me nostalgic.

What stories will we tell when the currently crazy-as-mofo-papermoney-economy-moreover-laden-with-a-few-wars-we-can't-afford crashes into a smoldering heap of compost?

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Re: @Teiwaz - It was about the patents

So Google can reap the benefit of GPL without any of its adverse implications on Google's IP, because most of Google code never leaves Google machines.

Yeah, but who gives a fuck? THIS IS WHAT THE GPL IS ABOUT (at least in v2 version)

People should take some time to read and understand the licenses they talk about...

NO U!

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Re: He's right about one thing...

Dalvik was Java.

Stop being a stupid jerk.

Google used them just to attempt to avoid to license Java

Somebody is using a tool that somebody else created. Stop him!!

Seriously, even Orlowski Arguments are better.

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It's 2016 and now your internet-connected bathroom scales can be hacked

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Re: What if...

There will be a law against that in a jiffie!

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Re: I think you ought to know I'm feeling very depressed

Admit it, you have been reading Philip K. Dick again!

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Re: What's the worst that could happen?

Well, for the H bomb that was some fear that it could ignite the atmosphere. They did some calculations, then proceeded anyway. That took BALLS!

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A complimentary victory scale awaits you in your bathroom

The onle problem I see with your networked scale is that it failed to wish you a nice day, play relaxing elevator music WHILE BRIEFLY ITEMIZING THE GOVERNMENTAL BRILLIANT IDEAS OF TODAY and remind you where your PLACE is.

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Intel loses its ARM wrestling match, kicks out Atom mobe chips

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But Windows Phones were/are ARM machines?

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Re: Don't see Intel succeeding at IoTs.

IoT is not even a thing, even conceptually it is not developed yet. Hacking something up at home does not an IoT make, it's still just a mini PC with Ethernet, a Gaston Lagaffe innovation. How the hell are you guys arguing about whether RasPi or Arduino is best for it?

Did I mention that it isn't even certain whether anyone of the "consumer demographic" will even shell out for IoT stuff, whatever it is when it will be something?

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Windows 10 handcuffs Cortana web search to Bing and Edge browser

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Re: "What's a Cortana?"

It's the ultimate objectification of women and their inability to a proper search.

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Re: "..we have seen some software programs circumvent the design of Windows 10.."

It's not like it's an "Operating System". Back in oldentimes, before Newspeak was applied, was meant to be a 'configurable hardware abstraction platform' instead of the crap propeller that it is now.

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A Threesome with Cortana!

Messieurs Bing and Edge doing the "Search Box" thing.

Playmobil enactment soon!!

MOAN!

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Microsoft's Windows 10 nagware storms live TV weather forecast

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"Flash is a terrorist who may or may not, exist. Dump his body!"

You mean like with that Saudi guy?

"Yeah. Sea Burial. It's all in the Koran and totally halal, here, honest guv! From the carrier deck."

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John Connor: The Upgrade Chronicles

"How did you defeat Skynet, then?"

"I clicked on 'YES' in the 'Upgrade to Windows 10' dialog that was showing"

"Gimme 5!!! You fucking SAVED HUMANITY!!"

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WSUS server is missing!!

"It's shit! Why don't you install shit manager to make it less shit" and other amazing truthinessisms from the network domain.

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Neo4j CEO: We're at 'a huge inflection point for graph databases'

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Re: What goes around, comes around

Well, yes.

It sounds to me like we could implement a Graph Retrieval Language (like Gremlin) on top of relational databases.

Now, we need some good stats on Neo4x + GRL vs. RDBMS + GRL. Numbers, I want to see numbers!

Interesting point is, how do you handle the transactions (what are the transactions?) in graph database?

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Adware from French runs away and hides on 12M machines

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All of that could have been avoided!

UPGRADE TO WINDOWS 10!

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One black hole, three galaxies, four BEELION solar masses – found by accident

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These black holes are fucking bastards

Imagine what you could do with 4 billion solar masses of prime quality matter.

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Re: Simple question

Metaphysical musings and what-ifs about unobservable events may be fun (especially if had with a selection of quality beers) but are not Science.

RSW! (Read some Wittgenstein)

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German nuke plant viruses

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Whut!

Please tell me reactor control systems are not running Windows but something actually safe, secure, real-time, auditable, inspectable, documented and possible ground through a formal verifier?

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Apple man found dead at Cupertino HQ, gun discovered nearby

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In the grand scheme of things though, Andromeda Galaxy is barely affected...

(Sadly, this incontinent gun event has already received more attention than a marriage party gate crashed by an incontinent Hellfire missile. It's all a matter of perspective. What a world. I hope Shalmaneser is recording all of this.)

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Another failed merger, Carly? Ted Cruz to bring in ex-HP boss Fiorina as running mate

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Re: Carly is a natural for the job!

Frankly, Good Samartians should volunteer in droves to do a JFK on the whole motherfucking lot of themgive them an Uber ride to the Fletcher Memorial Home. This includes "Hitler Detector" and part-time SMTP server admin Killary Klingon.

Putting Kh'arly anywhere near a seat of power is just asking for trouble. A failed business clown that pretends to be able to talk other leaders down as if they were boardroom acolytes? She will probably manage to get into a nuke exchange with certain other nations within a month.

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Getty Images flings competition sueball at Google Image Search

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If that's the price, that's the price.

Correct. The buyer sets the price. Not the seller.

(Also, in this case the beef seems to be with the fact that Google is not causing more people to buy images from Getty. Well, that's not going to change by a lawsuit or by making people go to the webiste that displays said image originally from Getty.)

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Linux infosec outfit does a Torvalds, rageblocks innocent vuln spotter

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"Not for you?"

That's against the GPL.

(The GPL Defamation League will be in touch!)

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30 years on, Chernobyl wildlife still feeling effects of nuke plant catastrophe

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Re: Shrinking brains, faltering fertility and cloudy sight

It's PHB radiation.

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So...

Any info on how it looks in Belarus?

There is more contamination and a contaminated area twice the one in Ukraine but the local government likes to look crossly at any data collection efforts.

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