* Posts by Destroy All Monsters

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Queen's Speech: Snoopers' Charter RETURNS amid 'modernisation' push

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Re: Time to leave

> Enacting Big Brother, supporting tax evasion,

Yah no, your worldview is at loggerheads with itself.

UNLEFTIFY YOURSELF!!

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Make Adama proud: Connect your Things wisely, cadet

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You forgot: sound

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Re: Admiral Adama

And as usual, a lady in red was involved in the compromise.

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Creationist: The Flintstones was an accurate portrayal of Dino-human coexistence

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No blacks in that picture!

It's WASPish suburban dinotopia!

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Finally! It's the year of Linux on the desktop TITSUP

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Re: "...rank it the 80th-most-read-about..."

So which is the single non-ignored one?

(had to be said)

Better shut up.

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If IT isn’t careful, marketing will soon be telling us what to do

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Re: Marketing-As-Management Is A Great Way To Kill A Company

Steve Jobs is a "marketing person" as hard as they come. The producer was The Other Steve. Maybe Jobs' bigger-than-others' sociopathy made him a winner.

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That was probably a question from "Jeopardy"

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Re: Huh?

MUH DROPBOX!

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NATS ignored previous recommendations – IT cock-up report

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Re: ...continue to invest...

"as far as reasonably practical" - Who gets to define "reasonably"? The shareholders?

I'm sorry, shareholder companies don't work that way.

It's the safety assurance people. Who put up a recommendation to the board. Who then decides.Which then goes into the minutes. If the regulator is ok with that, cool.

That sounds like no increase, ie continue to under-invest.

Who gets to define "under-invest"? Retards in forums?

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Re: I don't care, I'm too poor to fly anywhere...

I'd prefer if safety in the air wasn't a "for profit" activity

Enjoy your soviet-era bare-knuckles flights.

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Re: Money not invested

You seem to follow the low-brow "Marxist" view of what shareholding is all about and how investment works.

Please upgrade to IQ 75.

Also, saying that "investment was not as high as expected" could just mean that someone decided that things were good enough and didn't want to go for gold-plating or that traction could not be achieved because projects went slower than expected. Simples.

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Candy-cane optimism tastes sweet in Disney’s Tomorrowland

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Re: I loved this film

can't figure out how to move an excess of CO2 and heat some place less harmful

Or they could just simply widen the planet's orbit.

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Is that a nuclear fireball over the Tomorrowland Tower?

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Google patents DEVIL TOY which will BRAINWASH KIDS

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Re: Patent madness

It must be a practical joke, like the "axle-mounted rotative device to support linear movement of goods" patent (or whatever it was called) to just troll the USPTO for the doofus club it is.

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Re: Handcrafted and Unique

They also work differently.

You wear tin foil hat => You get carried off

You don't wear sheeple hat => You get carried off

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VR rift OPENS UP: Total Recall Technologies hurls lawsuit at Facebook's Oculus

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Re: At last! The business use case for VR

Would that be a no-win, no-fee grue?

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Hacker uses Starbucks INFINITE MONEY for free CHICKEN SANDWICH

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Only tard who haven't realized that taxes ARE exploitation are paying attention to those kinds of things.

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Re: A race condition, really?

I think studying transactions was moved off the curriculum at some point to make place for JavaScript hacking and social meedja.

defeatist_gallic_shrug.jpg

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They are just selling "coffee", not droning people with big government bucks money allocated from taxpayers by do-gooder liberventionists, FFS!

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GDS to handle Govt payments? What could possibly go wrong?

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Re: Paying people money

> the epoch of historic money printing

> that bit of extra interest

Ahhh nnnuuu!!

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Heroic German rozzers rescue innocent lamb from sordid brothel

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The little lamb is named Birke, and is known to have a fleece as white as precipitation in the form of flakes of crystalline ice.

Wouldn't she be called Ammonia, then?

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WHOOPSIE! Vast US health insurer CareFirst plundered of 1.1 MEELLION records

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Re: Here we go again

And how are you going to make a penalty big enough to make big medical companies actually pay attention without the risk of collateral damage? And since the medical profession is about saving lives, that collateral damage can turn deadly.

The US market in healthcare is totally dysfunctional anyway and caught in the vice of crazy-arse regulation, and stalking no-win no-fee lawyers while nepostistic payouts and subsidies are guaranteed to connected players via RetardoCare all the while "progressives" are baying for "cheap healthcare" at "no cost". A bit of collateral damage might be exactly what the doctor ordered to properly euthanize the whole festering heap.

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US Air Force launches not-so-secret space plane. Thanks Russia

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Re: Good research, bad alliance

The U.S. was naïve and foolish to ever get in bed with the unscrupulous Russian government.

Senator McCain, sir! Don't you have a rabid attack dog speech to prepare on Ukraine? Stop posting here. There's people to save and countries to bomb!

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Meanwhile, in a small cottage on the coast...

"ULA is honored to launch this unique spacecraft for the U.S Air Force. Congratulations to the Air Force and all of our mission partners on today's successful launch! The seamless integration between the Air Force, Boeing, and the entire mission team culminated in today's successful launch of the AFSPC-5 mission."

Goddammit, son! Did you tune into Radio Soviet Corporate America again? Turn that shit off!

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Apple announces 'Home' iOS 9 app to run the Internet of Stuff

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No interested

...unless I get GERTY to manage my house.

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Mobiles at school could be MAKING YOUR KID MORE DUMBER

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Re: Extrapolation

It isn't just children, adults also go into a comatose state and become unresponsive to locally generated input.

I have also reflected on bringing cattle prods to the synchronization meetings as people not currently "on air" are prodding the portable bullshit for "urgent mails" or repeatedly tapping the screen because there is some game on for which you have to respond in realtime to other players (something invented by the Google cancer, I hear). It's like something out of a comedy show.

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Re: Extrapolation

Underage drinking sex? A new activity?

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Are we looking at the first domain name meme? Neigh

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epic.horse

shit!

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AI pioneer reckons China's where the Rise of the Machines will start

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Re: I'm sorry Dave, but I can't let you do that.

...bought via Baidu!

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Re: "you need data and you need compute power,"

I thought the whole thing about babies brains was that it was a shedload of computing power dedicated to processing data?

Exactly. There are two things in this universe: Bulk matter and structures able to process data.

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"I enjoy working with people. I have a stimulating relationship with Dr. Ng of Baidu"

Seriously, I hope his statement was marketing material by Baidu and he just read it off.

Content compression: "I love Baidu"

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Please no non-consensual BACKDOOR SNIFFING, Mr Obama

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Re: WTF Richard Head

"[We must not] allow a means of communications which it simply isn't possible to read"

For starters, politicians would have to shut up talking utter bollocks.

It's not going to happen.

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Milking cow shot dead by police 'while trying to escape'

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Gawd/ess.

But consider that they didn't call in an air strike.

"Diary strike on my position!"

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Re: A cow is actually quite dangerous

2262 cattle-caused injuries were reported in NZ. Even sheep caused 1500 or so injuries

Statistics don't mean anything if no context is given though.

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Wikus van der Merwe: Cow Morph!

So.... how many of the bluejackets are recycled veterans of the "Mission Accomplished" wars?

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Robots.txt tells hackers the places you don't want them to look

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It's nice to have regular recalls, but...

Didn't we have that discussion back before Y2K?

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Feds: Bloke 'HACKED PLANE controls' – from his PASSENGER seat

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Re: Un-fucking-believable

Why connect everything to everythimg else in such a dangerous way? It is insane!

Can you explain why you believe any of this?

Do you also believe no planes rammed the WTC?

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Re: Until I hear from an expert..

Pretty much this. The design criteria that go into a home router with multimedia storage (cheap and nasty and everything on the same cable) are NOT the same as those that go into a plane (unless there is a war on and most of the capital infrastructure can no longer deliver), even if people get that impression from watching too much Navy CSI or whether crud fills the screens these days.

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Re: Lemmings !

Think about O rings, and Feynman, and pressure to deliver on time and on budget. At any cost.

If you really want to make a good point, it helps to actually know the story. "Pressure to deliver on time and on budget at any cost" had nought to do with the Challenger Launch Disaster except in hindsight. It was a problem of creeping, uncorrected biases of the risk perception. These are very hard to prevent. More here: Review: The Challenger Launch Decision: Risky Technology, Culture, and Deviance at NASA

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Re: Lemmings !

I do think we might agree on one point: if people can't determine after reading several articles at Ars Technica and The Register whether the two systems are even *connected* or not, then either the articles are weakly researched, or such essential details are kept under wraps -- quite possibly both.

It is a good question but I can at least say that there are people thinking about the security implications at aerospace companies and making doubly sure that data goes only one way. Sure there may be undiscovered problems, but SOHO routers these ain't.

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Re: he should have known better

"Earlier you said you gave up trying to infiltrate the cockpit from the IFES?"

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Not the first time an IFES has caused a problem, see this deadly crash caused by shoddy install:

Quite so. There is a clear link between the IFES failure and loss of plane control: electric power. Arrest it now!!

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Re: simulaton vs experiment.

Joke Icon doesn't cover it...

Indeed it doesn't. It's a sad indictment of the level of intelligent discourse that, today, passes as acceptable.

No wonder we risk going to "nucular" war with Russia while making fart jokes over Ukrainian gas.

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FBI levels of retardation and career-chasing

We haven't made any progress from when it was feared that Kevin Mitnick could start WWIII from prison by whistling launch codes in DTMF into the phone if any were provided to him to him, right?

Don't they have some terrorist sleeper cell to "incite" and then drag off to the cleaners?

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Penn State University network sacked by China malware blitz

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So how about for-profit academics with corporate backing bolstered by govnm't bureaucracies?

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Re: Call me cynical

You don't actually live in America do you, because you would know you can't do shit these days without giving out your SS number.

That's the effing point: If you give them to world&dog they are not secure. Using them for things they are not mean to be used for does not make them secure or worthy of high-level security measure. Read the link, Einstein.

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KA-BOOM! Russian rocket EXPLODES over Siberia minutes after lift-off

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Re: Make rocket go now comrade

Get out of here, Stalker!

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all they need to do is manufacture the airframe and body

Didn't this kind of "only" exercise take ~10y for the X-33. Then the towel got thrown in?

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IN YOUR FACE, Linux and Apple fans! Oculus is Windows-only for now

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Re: Wht is rationale for article?

And if you combine it with IoT, you are looking at the mother of all hypelodes. It might open a Rift in spacetime.

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