* Posts by Destroy All Monsters

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How the NSA hacks PCs, phones, routers, hard disks 'at speed of light': Spy tech catalog leaks

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Re: Waldorf and Stadler are so grumpy

Can't be, he comes into the show at page 3.

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run like Obama did

I think there is some confusion with Forrest Gump here.

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GOLD JULY BOOJUM

At least I now have new names for my servers.

howlermonkey.homelinux.org sound pretty good.

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In a nutshell. Not i'ts not big corporations and weak copyright.

Interview with NSA Whistleblower Bill Binney: Afraid We’re Spreading Secret Government Around World

The FBI, Drug Enforcement Agency, and law enforcement, along with the NSA, are collecting information on Americans and then using that information to arrest people. “Parallel construction” is then used to “fabricate evidence” that is substituted with evidence that is subsequently collected legally and through mechanisms that have traditionally been an accepted part of criminal investigations.

In former senior NSA employee and whistleblower William Binney’s view, this is the “real problem.” It is occurring without a warrant and they can bring this information into court. He calls it the “planned program perjury policy right out of the Department of Justice.”

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Finally, in his opinion, data on US citizens needs to stop being collected indiscriminately. How law enforcement uses this data needs to be addressed.

“They’re all talking about NSA analysts and to me that’s not the real threat. The real threat comes from those other people, who can come at you with guns and put you in a prison and take you off without due process.”

Enjoy your comfy sofa, gently lulled by the TV, chuckling to yourself.

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Re: So this is why windows PCs slow down over time.

The Timmy McVeigh party still needs to be created.

Gore Vidal: The Meaning of Timothy McVeigh

For Timothy McVeigh, [Waco and Ruby Ridge] became the symbol of [federal] oppression and murder. Since he was now suffering from an exaggerated sense of justice, not a common American trait, he went to war pretty much on his own and ended up slaughtering more innocents than the Feds had at Waco. Did he know what he was doing when he blew up the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City because it contained the hated [Feds]? McVeigh remained silent throughout his trial. Finally, as he was about to be sentenced, the court asked him if he would like to speak. He did. He rose and said, “I wish to use the words of Justice Brandeis dissenting in Olmstead to speak for me. He wrote, ‘Our government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher. For good or ill, it teaches the whole people by its example.’” Then McVeigh was sentenced to death by the government.

Those present were deeply confused by McVeigh’s quotation. How could the Devil quote so saintly a justice? I suspect that he did it in the same spirit that Iago answered Othello when asked why he had done what he had done: “Demand me nothing, what you know you know, from this time forth I never will speak word.” Now we know, too: or as my grandfather used to say back in Oklahoma, “Every pancake has two sides.”

When McVeigh, on appeal in a Colorado prison, read what I had written he wrote me a letter and …

But I’ve left you behind in the Ravello garden of Klingsor, where, live on television, I mentioned the unmentionable word “why,” followed by the atomic trigger word “Waco.” Charles Gibson, 3,500 miles away, began to hyperventilate. “Now, wait a minute … ” he interrupted. But I talked through him. Suddenly I heard him say, “We’re having trouble with the audio.” Then he pulled the plug that linked ABC and me. The soundman beside me shook his head. “Audio was working perfectly. He just cut you off.” So, in addition to the governmental shredding of Amendments 4, 5, 6, 8, and 14, Mr. Gibson switched off the journalists’ sacred First.

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Re: hahahaha

> It just occurs to me that westerners know so little about the world outside the West

It is only for the best, otherwise they would no longer sleep seeing how "the west" flattened and poisoned whole countries and even now supports the worst shits in the 'tans.

Governments are not nice, whether headed by Putin or "dumocratically elected" retards.

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Is this a new variant of "I have noting to hide, so I have nothing to fear"?

Charming, charming.

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Re: Who actually makes all this stuff?

MWAHAHA! World domination.

Maybe they already have full AIs in their cellars.

But yeah, we need to find actual instances of this GOODSTUFF.

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If traffic is encrypted it will be TCP

LOLWHAT

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Get AK74, go inna woods.

I will bring the beans.

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Re: The sheeple are so gullible

Plus a blackish government agency is not bound by economic constraints. Want more more? Get more money, if need be from the future.

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Coming in 2014: Scary super-soldier exoskeleton suits from the US military

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Next project: DARPA Dark Helmet

"It's advanced armor. It's communications, antennas. It's cognitive performance."

More like cognitive dissonance, am I right?

Yeah I know. "Deficits don't matter" (conservatives) and "We owe it to ourselves (liberals) is the song we all sing while in the trash compactor. Empire demands its tools, gets its tools.

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HP: We're axing 29,000 workers? Add another 5,000 to that

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Re: While

Saving lives from the blight is not her job description!

In reality, "the economy" should absorb that. I thought there were a dearth of skilled IT people?

Or are we still aching from the skewed economy due to endless interest rate manipulations by the "people in charge"? Let me take a look outside...

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BlackBerry CEO John Chen: Y'know what, we'll go back to enterprise stuff

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Re: Virtual Wraithdom is the LOVE Application Implementation Device and a Truly Hot Driver

That's typical for missives from El Martian. It's like Philip K. Dick's "Pink Ray", only slightly mistuned.

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Re: Beginning to dislike Blackberry stories

I don't see how. Nortel self-executed its management out of fear from legal problems at exactly the wrong moment, lost courage, then got lawyered mercilessly for all its worth like Gimp.

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2013: A Space Odyssey - a cosmological review of the year

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Just before the Gong

Jews in Space (but without Mel Brooks)

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Re: Get the mass right

After deflection by Putin's Iron Fist, the poor meteor just had 10 tonnes left.

(It is "tonnes" not "tons")

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Do not forget the 0.2 milliJoule neutrinos drilling our southern pole

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Blame Silicon Valley for the NSA's data slurp... and what to do about it

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Re: @Andrew Orlowski

Begging the question of whether "copyrights" are "property rights".

"But... MUH PROPERTY, PIRATE!" "Fuck you, this is MY harddisk!"

See the difference?

"Property rights" and "Privacy" are completely orthogonal things. And so are "Copyrights". Mashing all this up into a guacamola ain't helping nobody.

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Way to miss the point and foobaring it

The ridicule is thoroughly justified, for trusting giant corporations - whose business models rely on selling your identity to advertisers - to safeguard your privacy is like hiring a kleptomaniac to guard the sweet shop.

The very second paragraph mixes up privacy violations by companies and privacy violations by state. While the first are a nuisance, the second get you into a concentration camp. They are not the same at all.

Then talking about how "copyright" has been "weakened" (what? I must have been dreaming the last twenty years) and can be applied to the problem at hand, while it is basically a state-granted monopoly that state can give a flying fuck about is sadly jumping the shark.

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Gay hero super-boffin Turing 'may have been murdered by MI5'

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Re: Security Risks

John Dee advised quantitative easing 1? Well, it seems more than likely. Get ready for some financial scrying!

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Re: Perhaps a Soviet Double Agent ordered Turing's Death

Did the Soviets know he existed?

It is likely, seeing how in the US quite a lot of communist sympathizers were copying the hell out of everything, but maybe the UK was more straight.

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Always trolling on New Year's Day - A posting blight gets underway Duuh, du-dU dudu dudu...

Be openly Jewish if you want to but please do not force your opinion that everyone should accept your behaviour.

I will now fan the flames...

Gay Jews have 'higher souls' than gentiles, says deputy minister: Habayit Hayehudi's Rabbi Eli Ben Dahan says same-sex marriage is prohibited just as marriage between Jews and gentiles is.

(Runs away in asbestos gear)

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Re: I say!

I'm curious about the Intersex thing. WTF is that?

You really should have watched "District 9".

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Re: Security Risks

Hear, Hear!

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Re: I don't know about the motives of the Register

repent of your wickedness and give your heart and life to Jesus Christ before he comes in Judgment on this wicked world, which will be very, very soon

Uh yeah. Just another 10↑↑2 years or so (in Knuth up-arrow notation) until the Hippie from Palestine is back among us. I guess. Then it's off to Gitmo and no messing.

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Of course, connaisseurs of fine bandes dessinées know that the "take him out" scenario was put into a comic, written by Benoit Peeters and illustrated by Alan Goffin:

Le Théorème de Morcom

Christopher Morcom was Alan's first ... uh ... love interest.

Sadly, the Deadly Apple was replaced by a Deadly Car Accident.

Scans cannot be had on the Interwubs thought, this publication is too obscure.

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Apple loses sauce, BlackBerry squashed and Microsoft, er, WinsPhones (Nokia's)

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"Big numbers scare me"

Well, surplus is kicked up into the Mozilla Foundation which currently has ~130 million USD invested in financial instruments. There is no reason to drive around with the balls near the concrete, is there?

OTOH, why not find out and write it up?

Starting points:

Mozilla Corporation and Foundation

List of Mozilla products

Firefox estimated cost

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Someone must have been sleeping through the Summer of Surveillance.

But unless the technology industry supports consumer demands for consumer sovereignty, acknowledging that we actually own our own data...

You "own" no "own" data.

In the sphere of the so-called "civil society contract" (a blank contract which apparently one signs when conceived), you are a naked worm to be fingered, stopped, questioned, indexed, briefed, debriefed and numbered. As well as metadata-hoovered. Apparently people don't care too much. Don't tell me you "own" any data.

In the sphere of private contracts, Google may X-ray you as you use their services for "free". There are no "consumer demands" and there is no demand for "consumer sovereignity" (whatever that is) and hoping for a "scandal" to "fix" things is bonkers. What form would that scandal take? ("Single mom safeway shopping information leaked! Film at 11 - After Miley Cyrus' latest arsewiggle...") The good thing is, you can always refuse those services and there are some legal restrictions on data aggregations, with more in the pipe.

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Saucy Snapchat addicts EXPOSED: Exploit code to poke holes goes wild

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Re: Snapchat was how I found out I'm still innocent.

> 2013

> Still innocent

HOW!

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JAILBREAK! US smut spam king Kilbride flees minimum security prison

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USD $1 million is NOT "significant funds"

Pretty sure you can find more in the freezer of some Congressmen.

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Slurp away, NSA: Mass phone data collection IS legal, rules federal judge

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What the FUCK am I reading from the berobed one?

"Like the 911 Commission observed: the choice between liberty and security is a false one, as nothing is more apt to imperil civil liberties than the success of a terrorist attack on American soil," he wrote"

Barring the fact that anyone citing the 911 Omission Commission, handpicked by the powers in charge to STFU and get with the program is suspect, we may paraphrase:

"Fascists want more fascism and are eager to hang on to any moralpanictrain to reach their goals so we need more fascism to not let any moralpanictrain leave the station, which will undercut fascists."

RIGHT! THAT'S IT - EVERYONE GET OUT, LAST ONE CLOSE THE DOOR.

the choice between liberty and security is a false one

Yep, apparently it is not false in the sense of "decreasing liberty will not increase security" but false because "we need less liberty to have more security". It is thus decided. You can now use Benjamin Franklin as a generator drive.

I'm pretty sure that disgusting cockroach John "it's not torture if we do it" Yoo cannot be far behind with punditry and opinionating, leaving a trail of slime.

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BEASTED: Apple fined $666k in Taiwan for iPhone price meddling

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The seventh iSeal

" copped a festive shoeing ... US$666,700 "

Clearly a "beastly" shoeing, but then I heard that "6" is a lucky number in asian lands?

Well, our evangelicals will probably looking through Revelation NOW, looking for signs that Jobs is somehow connected to the Apocalypse of St John. Well done, Taiwan. Occupy Xtians!

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Who's the best-built bot that makes the US military hot? SCHAFT!

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Downvotes? Are there optimists here tonight?

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Re: Skynet coming too?

Thou shalt not make a machine in the likeness of a human mind...

...because it would suck too much!

That would be a saying by the Machine Pope then?

All hail His/Her Positronic Illumination! Praise Be!

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You forget the upcoming super-recession, just prior to a fat serving of NEW HITLER. It's gonna be hilarious.

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Joke no more: Comedy virty currency Dogecoin gets real in big Xmas heist

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Wow so greenback. Much Yellen! Such inflation. Wow.

Well, the government would be doing something similar if ... oh wait ...

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Android, Chromebooks storm channel as Windows PC sales go flat

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Oh yeah?

1) Macbooks to expensive/complex for Joe Bloggs. What's funny about that?

2) The Googlers in Mountain View are not the target market for Chromebooks. What's funny about that?

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Torvalds: Linux devs may 'cry into our lonely beers' at Christmas

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Attention deficit disorder and the Xbox generation

"Fast forward five years"

ITT: Young whippersnappers who think technologies are grown in seven days.

"Fast backward five years" and it's even only post-financial-crisis. Try fast forwarding from the mid-90s.

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Re: Windows is so great

Don't open the wounds about why in heaven and hearth Yurop is arsing around deep in the eurasian continent.

It's like it is 1840 again.

The reasons for the British invasion and occupation of Afghanistan in the late 1830s are many and varied. They mainly revolve around what one of the 'victims' of the event referred to as 'the Great Game'. This was the name given by Arthur Conolly to denote the shadow boxing between Russia and Britain for influence in Central Asia for much of the 19th Century.

Ok, install on!

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The mystery of the mystery posts.

What is their meaning? Did anon not take his meds?

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Re: Adjectives

Why so negative?

Enjoy life a beer lonely while pondering over the content of /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/em1 with nary a documentation in sight and google bringing up Oracle docs of all things!!

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“Nothing really exciting stands out” which is “just how I want it”

Excellent!

Stable as she goes.

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DJANGO UNCHAINED: Don't let 'preview' apps put you off Fedora 20

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Re: Liveblogging "At the Fedoras of Madness"

"Avahi is another Lenart Poetteing idea - like Pulse audio and systemd. These aren't bad ideas at all, but the implementation of each one has been a big headache. So submitting a bugzilla report that Lenart must address is a good way to slow/prevent the next 'Poetteing invention' from causing havoc."

Avahi... OUT!

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Liveblogging "At the Fedoras of Madness"

Oh man. Clearly the FAT DEATH has moved from the Java Enterprise "Community" to the lowly sysconfig world.

Not enough with DBus and NetworkManager, now I need to fight another bubbling servitor monstrosity from the nethermost abysses of integrated functionality, which should forever have been kept away from seeing the light of day:

The systemd fallacy

And this is the first thermos of coffee for today....

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British Second World War codebreaker Alan Turing receives Royal pardon

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Re: Unjust conviction on many levels despite being 'right' at the time.

Well, quite a few of the nomenclatura were jewish (including Trotsky) while the Red Army strung up jews for being "for the capitalists", so what's the problem?

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Re: The man in the high castle

"The Man in the High Castle" is more exploration of PKD's question of "what is real" than anything else. Excellent reading, read at least once every few years.

"The Plot Against America" is still on my reading list.

Do not forget Robert Harris' "Fatherland", and also watch "It Happened Here".

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The man in the high castle

"many of us might not be free to enjoy the season"

Not into a gradle-to-grave welfare-warfare well-regimented state when you can drive your Volkswagen Mark IV at 160 kilometer pro stunde down to London in order to enjoy Weihnachten with the rest of the very anglo-aryan family?

Come on now!

You would probably still get Krugman talking up the economy on Deutschlandfunk, so there is no escaping that iffyness.

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Ho, ho, HOLY CR*P, ebuyer! Etailer rates staff on returns REJECTED

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Re: Facebook

But in this case, there actually was content, though not for long.

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