* Posts by Destroy All Monsters

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FROSTY MISTRESS of the Outer System: Pluto yields to probe snapper

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Re: Hello, mission control?

"YOU LIED TO ME! I'M TURNING BACK!!"

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Sergei, please.

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WTF?

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> 2015

> People unsure about billion being anything else than 10^9 are still posting on the Internet

Just get with the times, FFS.

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Ex Machina – a smart, suspenseful satire of our technology gods

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I hate to be that guy, but tensor calculus has not much to do with steepest descent.

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Actually...

Why is it a fembot?

An AI will not have much in common with a young lady's behavorial logic.

Even in GiTS, the female lead still has an organic brain.

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Re: riveting thriller takes fresh look at AI

every door has to be accessed with a keycard and half the facility is underground

Yep, I can see where this going, but hopefully I am wrong.

It’s rare to say something new about AI

Because in the end it is just another management system, hopefully quite a bit more refined and widely read than the drooling reflex bags wearing suits currently in charge. Vote for AI? I would.

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sphincter-tightening terror of HAL

Dude, what.

Next: the sphincter-tightening terror of tensor calculus.

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'People ACTUALLY CONFUSE Facebook and the internet in some places'

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Re: Internet for dummies

Sometimes being clever doesn't help you to go far, you easily forget a lot of people aren't

But then you open the morning paper and read what various branches of govnm't are doing. And then you remember.

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Re: Another Illusion Shattered

Get out of here, gramps!

This one I repost regularly, it's from October 11, 1994 (Newsgroups: comp.society.folklore, Subject: Re: Folklore and stories re: excessively clueless for-profit users). I wonder whether facebook gets complains about various content on the 'net from obsessive-compulsive content correctors?

"One guy posted a MAKE.MONEY.FAST slime to a few groups, and I sent a message to his postmaster, and attached a curtosey copy to the poster. I get a message back a few hours later, with NO quoted material in it, systematically responding to everything I wrote. He (she?) said that if I reported it to his postmaster, he thought it was very unfair. He was a newbie and didn't know, blah blah blah. Then he asks for the address of his postmaster, so I give it to him. Not long after that, I get _another_ message saying that I shouldn't expect to keep my account for very long because he (she?) reported "my abusive attitude and harrasment" to his service's support. (AOL) I sent another reply back explaining the fine points of the net. I don't know if he ever responded to that; I set slocal up to kill his messages."

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Re: Facebook/Portugal

Some people just want to watch the world burn.

"And nothing of value was lost"

MZARG from ROLZOR XII agrees.

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ATTACK of the FLYING MOUNTAIN: 2004 BL86 goes by like a BULLET

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Re: Re. 2004 BL86

Who comes up with this kind of bullshit.

6.39 pm on Monday

Can't even into timezones. Flat Earth Society, I presume?

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Re: greater affects?

No need

1) This mass is so small that any General Relativity gravitational effects are totally swamped by gravitational noise your St Bernard dog creates when moving around the house. Indeed, we can use Newtonian gravity to get good results about trajectories of the N-body system under analysis.

2) "Gravitational waves" are very weak (Directly from Jimbo's Dubious Font Of Knowledge: If we use the previous values for the Sun and the Earth, we find that the Earth's orbit shrinks by 1.1×10^−20 meter per second. This is 3.5×10^−13 m per year, which is about 1/300 the diameter of a hydrogen atom. The effect of gravitational radiation on the size of the Earth's orbit is negligible over the age of the universe.). They also propagate at lightspeed, so are soon gone.

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No, but your are now flagged by Paul Krugman.

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Re: Rev.6

I don't suppose that there would be much or any warning and certainly no defence against it

On the contrary. You would have about 100'000 years of increasing comet passages. You may fail to build up a defense in that time, but you only would have yourself to blame.

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Re: Philae Phail

It's called "mission lead time".

How long was philae in the development stage?

Now, if we had a few VESTA-powered nature-violating goodness in silos down in New Mexico, ready to go, we could. But we don't.

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Re: One for the budget fetishists

Traumatized squirrels will be taken care of. The Prez is about to announce the next effort, "Squirrelcare" and he has already found another 30 billion stashed behind an old HP printer in the Eccles Building.

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Hopefully...

... a fat piece breaks off and creates a 1500 megaton crater in the midst of Europe.

We could then call it "QUANTITATIVE EASING EUROCRATER"

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SURPRISE! Microsoft pops open Windows 10 Preview build early

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Re: Read privacy statement

It would actually be nice if EULAs had a legally binding hashsum...

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Apple's Beats, Google, and Sony hammered with unpaid royalty claim

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Re: Copyright law only

Pity... there's going to be a lot of great music that will be unheard.

Anon, I.... I want to introduce you to filesharing services....

If you listen to it, there's your explanation why someone should be compensated for it, 43 years later.

Come again? No, actually no. Fuck off.

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IF I HAD BEEN PAID FOR MY OLD CRAP, THE WORLD WOULD BE MINE, MINE!!!

Mwahahahahhaa!!!!!!

UNLEASH THE LAWYERS!

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Re: Too bad.

You seem to be uninformed about how copyright in "anglo-saxon" nations work.

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Doomsday Clock says 3 MINUTES to MIDNIGHT. Again

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Re: Climate Change & Humanity not Doomsday

and still maintain a civilization that will recover

This has been tested by VultureTX!

Here's one for you, Einstein: Energy sources. Absence Of.

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Yeah, no, fuck this shit!

While it is true that the US and Russia are seeking to modernise their atomic armouries, this is mainly because the existing weapons are mostly very old.

Old my arse. I don't know how retarded one get get in financing the MIC in useless plutonium production but

.... a trillion dollar "revamp" bill (lower end of the scale, this is the MIC of course). And remember, this is money we DON'T have, there already is a hole of 120 trillion+ in the taxpayer's pocket. Strenously denied by progressives. And conservative hawks if it suits them.

.... signed by the Obamacare president who vaguely promised to abolish nukes

.... and which includes reneval of aircraft-delivered weapons that the Air Force doesn't even want in the first place

.... and all meant to equip a super-expensive "triad" of land/air/submarine delivered vehicles, something that makes only sense when seen as a cold-war leftover of inter-service rivalries

.... plus the destabilization of the whole MAD system by "missile shields" of dubious value but which may get dangerously better leading to launch on warning, doomsday machines and other Good Ideas of Lost Civilization of the Galaxy.

leads to the conclusion that the taxpayer may well end up getting a BBQ of epic proportions that will be decidedly bigger than promised. At best he will get radioactive pollution (hey, how is the State of Washington doing with its underground cleanup at Hanford? Salmon already alight in the Columbia River?), maybe a stray nuke pop and definetely a trillion dollar less healthcare and public skools.

Realistically it's plain that the risk of global thermonuclear war is nothing like as severe right now as it was during various periods of the Cold War.

Famous last words of people who are very young or otherwise differently abled. The fun with political situations is that new stuff pops up the next minute. Remember The Caliphate? Yeah, that kind of "new stuff".

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FBI-baiter Barrett Brown gets five years in chokey plus $890,000 fine

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Re: The kid has balls

given his life is utterly under the control of the government

You may have been living under stones since Ruby Ridge, but your life is so utterly under the control of the government that the Prez can leisurly order your arse blown away on a whim tomorrow. And the judicial branch will most certainly OKAY THIS.

Even more Bier is needed.

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Pint

governments always have had and always will have more powers and the legal right to use them than an ordinary citizen. If they didn't then society wouldn't function

It's like I'm really in the waning days of the Weimar Republic and I'm talking to one of the hoodlums in charge.

"Das gibt's nur einmal, das kommt nicht wieder, das ist vielleicht nur Träumerei. Das kann das Leben nur einmal geben, vielleicht ist's morgen schon vorbei."

Let's have a Bier on that.

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Re: depicts Abuse of power at it's best

Hey Matt, I thought you were off fighting with the Azov battalion? Do they have Internet in east Ukraine?

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It's political life, Jim, but not as we know it.

"secretive US data investigations outfit Stratfor"

Nice newspeak for a "low-tier political influence machine and criminal outfit all too often paid with free taxpayer money"

Here is a little refresher: Stratfor or Stratagainst

If there were any seriousness to the "MUH CYBERSECURITY" meme-pushing currently wafting out of bodily openings of politicians all over the "West", these guys would be looking at a long stint inside.

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Why so tax-shy, big tech firms? – Bank of England governor

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Re: "the challenge will be for people to develop skills that cannot be displaced by machines"

Labour-saving technology is not to save people from labour, JDX. It's to save companies money on their labour bills.

And this is why you can make retarded comments on the Internet on a machine that costs less than 130'000 GBP.

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"A sense of responsibility is needed.”

Woah there oldster. Next you will recommend 0 tax rates, forceful culling (by agreed nurses of course) of civil servants until state makes up only 1% of the workforce, interdiction for any politician to take the mike more than 5 minutes per week under penalty of death and an immediate retreat from wars of choice abroad. Also, linking the GDP to gold and no way to do debt financing. Did I mention exposure of banks to the risks of fractional reserve banking?

Why, the economy would COLLAPSE.

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Free Windows 10 could mean the END for Microsoft and the PC biz

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Re: Oh no!!!

Not sure whether Advice Dog?

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If only it were illegal to get stock photographs larger than 200x200 pixels because of "unfair competition".

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Sony blames NORK The Interview cyber strike for delayed Q3 report

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Why is there a side-order of a picture with Norkorian Grands Fromages??

I thought the only ones insisting that Nork is involved were FBI glitterati looking for a fast-track promotion and President Obamacare. What's up with that?

Did I mention this image is too large? It's time for me to get into on-the-fly DOM rewriting.

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Adobe finds, patches ANOTHER exploited Flash 0day

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Re: Wasn't Flash supposed to be history by now?

Silverlight is still out there, too, you know.

It's Freddy and Jason do dance in your browser.

That change owes much to Adobe security boss Brad Arkin who implemented a strategy that sped the time-to-patch from 10 weeks in 2009 when Arkin joined as a product security bod to a recent record of 36 hours.

You can say what you want, but I would consider this as "taking security seriously". Microaoft doesn't even manage to reach circular orbit around this kind of deadline.

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Is it humanly possible to watch Gigli and Battlefield Earth back-to-back?

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Re: Surely "Gigli" cannot be as bad as these ones ?

You forgot all the Baby Movies and Santa Movies ever.

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Alien

Re: Soo... Battlefield earth...

WIth XENU you can do anything?

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Ya! YA! SHUB NIGGURATH!!

what happens if you watch the unwatchable, and indeed what are the effects of watching two unwatchables back-to-back

The unwatchable will watch you back. This will be your spiritual end.

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Top US privacy bod: EU should STOP appeasing whiny consumers

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Actually, we in the EU are proud of doing BOTH.

Then both get subsidies from the taxes of each other.

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Appeasement? Munich! MUNICH!!!!

“A great data protection law is no good if you don’t enforce it.”

Yeah, well, Team Amerrica should know.

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LEAKED Qualcomm processors reveal sexy new specs

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Re: IS IT?

Sounds like an excellent device for distributed bitcoin mining?

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Lies, damn lies and Wikipedia: Murder suspect NOT a Plaxo founder – ex-staffer

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Re: Wikipedia Leftist Bias

You seem to be ready to do some editing as "anonymous user"?

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Eurovision tellybods: Yes, you heard right – net neutrality

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Whenever someone is for Net Neutrality

...there likely to be a shallow grave, a skeleton in the closet, waking vested interests or shary-cary People of the Left. Or all of them in an unholy alliance.

I just can't decide which subset is active now.

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2014 in infosec: Spammers sneak small botnets under the wire, Java is dull

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Flash and Internet Explorer were popular targets, too, but there's an increasing focus on the Apache Struts Framework, Cisco warned, and Silverlight attacks were up 200 per cent on the year, the report claimed.

"Apache Struts" sounds early 00-s levels of ancient and isn't "Silverlight" dead as having been branded with Microsoft Mark Of Undevelopment?

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SO. Which IS more important to humanity: Facebook, or Portugal?

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No-one likes Israel?

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Re: Sad number game

I disagree, but the number must

a) Have been expressed not in monopoly money

b) Not be pulled out of someone's arse and embiggened come hell or high water

At the end of the day, the number WILL inform an economic decision to do X instead of Y. It's like a p(success)

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Re: Reg - Why are you asking this?

Because one can never praise the power of 227 BILLION USD enough!

(This sadly is actually the amount of "reconstruction effort" put into IraqThe Caliphate; most of that didn't end up where expected I reckon)

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Megaphone

What about ISRAEL?

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MYSTERY RADIO SIGNAL picked up from BEYOND our GALAXY

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Get ready for turd impact!

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Re: Contact

> Worst 6 words to hear before having sex

These are 7. Words.

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Re: Local Sources

EXPLAIN POLARIZATION!

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Video nasty: Two big bugs in VLC media player's core library

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Re: FFS

Is that some kind of beverage?

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