* Posts by Destroy All Monsters

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Gartner forecast dartboard falls off wall, lands in pile of crumpled dollars

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Fiddling while the Weimar Situation is resurgent

“This is not a crash, even if it looks like one,”

About as recomforting as your dotty doctor saying "this is not terminal cancer, even if it looks like one".

John-David Lovelock: “rapid rise in the value of the US dollar against most currencies has put a currency shock in the global IT market."

It's all relative. On the way down the toilet, the dollar seems to be the least sick man: Why The Dollar Is Rising As The Global Monetary Bubble Craters

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Instead of public sector non-jobbery, Martha, how about creating REAL entrepreneurs?

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Our primary distributor Zednax runs the OpenBSD Store and sells our releases worldwide out of the UK.

Why not out of Luxembourg? At least it would be "mainland". Plus: 17% VAT.

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Using Office 365 at work? It's dangerous to go alone! Take this...

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Biggest mistake we EVER made was using 365 for email.

Explain!

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Drill, baby, drill: HIDDEN glaciers ON MARS hold 150bn cubic metres of precious frozen WATER

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And salts. Lots of salts.

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Marvell: We don't want to pay this $1.5bn patent bill because, cripes, it's way too much

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Patents: Sought by the Wright brothers while Europe built planes

THEY ARE PATENTS.

Retarded shit for rent seekers. From a university, moreover.

Oh wait, it's Amurrica. Never mind.

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A MILLION Chrome users' data was sent to ONE dodgy IP address

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Re: Popular?

This is signed "Cuddles", a "Happy Tree Friend" with lots of morality tales about dangerous behaviour.

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Re: Urgh

AFAIK there is no sandboxing for extensions. Extensions like NoScript definitely could not run if there were. There should be though.

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and that includes the compiler itself in case you're wondering

MITIGATED!

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Re: And how is this..

we just don't know

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FBI to WordPress users: patch now before ISIL defaces you

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Re: Requires a valid nonce?

Stop watching BBC.

Definition - What does Nonce mean?

A nonce is a type of data bit identification in IT security and other types of technical systems. It is a number or other data variable that is used only once.

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If the FBI warns that they "noticed something", there is probably not much up

Still, being defaced by ISIS is probably something that has to be taken more literally than would otherwise be done.

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Defiant Labio lawyer spits on black hats after 'med data' theft

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Leaving a friend's car unlocked with the keys in the ignition in a dodgy neighbourhood is not only only stupid, it's probably a crime in itself in most places.

Most places in Amurrica only, I hope?

Oh, sorry, I forgot - it's done to show up the companies with weak security, right?

I don't think so. They just look for low-hanging fruit and shark the dangling bits.

What, was the 20,000 euros just to cover bandwidth costs and associated stuff?

They seem to make it quite clear that is for cigarillos and carribean vacations.

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Saturn's rings, radio waves ... poetry? At home with Scotland's Mr Physics

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Re: "Marquise" Marconi was a low level noble PATENT THIEF and FRAUD....

Stormfront member, please.

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OTOH, the original "Maxwell Equations" were rather less pleasant to look at than today. It took a serious refactoring effort during the next 25 years:

The Long Road to Maxwell's Equations

It could be argued that these equations got their start 150 years ago this month, when Maxwell presented his theory uniting electricity and magnetism before the Royal Society of London, publishing a full report the next year, in 1865. It was this work that set the stage for all the great accomplishments in physics, telecommunications, and electrical engineering that were to follow.

But there was a long gap between the presentation and the utilization. The mathematical and conceptual underpinnings of Maxwell’s theory were so complicated and counterintuitive that his theory was largely neglected after it was first introduced.

It took nearly 25 years for a small group of physicists, themselves obsessed with the mysteries of electricity and magnetism, to put Maxwell’s theory on solid footing. They were the ones who gathered the experimental evidence needed to confirm that light is made up of electromagnetic waves. And they were the ones who gave his equations their present form. Without the Herculean efforts of this group of “Maxwellians,” so named by historian Bruce J. Hunt, of the University of Texas at Austin, it might have taken decades more before our modern conception of electricity and magnetism was widely adopted. And that would have delayed all the incredible science and technology that was to follow.

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Re: We can't even think of a word that rhymes.

I was shocked to find out I knew nothing of Maxwell's existence

Did the curriculum stop after Newton?

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Re: Not measured

A constant which interestingly wanted to STAY constant, whatever the galilean reference frame.

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Supposed spy-busting Anonabox insecure, says Cloak Project

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Hmmm.... ripens like a banana.

Sounds like an Internet of Things thing where people freshly inducted into the industry learn as they pump out the unripe boxes for the consumers.

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Linux Australia hacked, warns personal details exposed

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Woah there, based rooter!

The names, phone numbers and street and email addresses

So they downloaded the phone book?

We had harder hacks at uni.

At least the "unknown root exploit" is of interest.

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Are you sure there are servers in this cold, dark basement?

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"I could do in 1 hour. But for that, I need to short the circuit breakers first!"

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"Mine not bitter, your not bitter ... better get the case on twitter!"

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HOW a Greek restaurant can survive for years with bad food, badly stored etc ... ??

Just waiting for a bailout, obviously.

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Even more, how does that company even survive? Do they have a special relationship with Big Money/The Queen/The Mob/YouGov?

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CoreOS bags $12m, touts Tectonic – a DIY Google cloud for big biz

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I guess it's more "lightweight" (regarding space and indirect calls till you hit the hardware)?

Boring...

I am at the point where "exciting" makes make throw up...

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Boffins: Large Hadron Collider NOW movin', we're getting down and crush groovin'

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Not at all. The sucking sound of funding is in the multitrillion wars (that's factors of 1000s above what we are talking here). Fusion is doing quite well with its own Big Item projects.

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Re: Are we all doomed?

That would mean mathematical consistency of Einstein's theory is a necessary and sufficient condition for Einstein being sure not having made mistakes. Wrong on both counts:

Mathematical consistency of the theory might exist (insofar as one can be sure about that), but it might be totally useless in physics, describing a world that is not this one (e.g. a 2D+1 spacetime).

Mathematical consistency or even soundness of the theory might be missing but it might well be very useful in physics (most of physics is dirty tricks, fast haxx and formulae that look good for unfathomable reasons)

You need that telescope.

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Streak life: Oz woman flashes boobs at Google Street View car

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Last action hero!

the public expectation is that we take action

Officer cracking one off while checking Gargle Street View for instances of disorderly behavior. Film at 11!

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Microsoft drops Do Not Track default from Internet Explorer

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Re: We have noticed...

This remind me of the SciFi story where a marketing experiment is run (in a [spoiler]groundhog-day closed-world environment[/spoiler]) to see whether a good, fat heckling by megaphone at 0600 to BUY THE FUCKING FRIDGE YOU SHIT followed by an apology a bit later will actually result in more sales. I can't remember who wrote it though.

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Streaming tears of laughter as Jay-Z (Tidal) waves goodbye to $56m

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Re: Fred-rick Nee-chee

Great fill-o-suffers rarely work together in the same band.

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Re: Streaming? more like Steaming

people who'd populated their phones/mp2 players with music rather than relying on Streaming services

One would expect a spontaneous sharing experience to occur, no?

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Re: Damned if you do, damned if you don't

WTF are "windfall profits"?

And damn you Dabbs for making me watch this Youtube stuff in disbelief.

The buggers can't win

Probably the best meta-moan in the world.

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Light the torches! NSA's BFF Senator Feinstein calls for e-book burning

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Re: Next week...

Anarchist's Cookbook causing controvery? Yeah, it's 1995 again! PARTY HARD!

Seriously, my nostalgia will make me dig out ANCIENT PRINT COPIES OF WiRED. STOP IT, you dumb politicians!

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Mozilla piles on China's SSL cert overlord: We don't trust you either

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Unless specific governments take this over I can't see how you can regulate it.

As governments are to all evidence a fat part of the problem, this would be a case of destroying the village in order to save it.

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Bigotry posted by your Facebook account? Use this, Mister UKIP MP wannabe: 'I was hacked'

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Israel's secret nuclear program.

About as secret as a wart on a witch's nose.

The americans are still cleaning up that superfund site in Apollo, Pittsburgh. Incidentally.

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It's enough to get ISIS in your OINKMENT

Whole crusades have been won by HAM BOMBARDMENT! And Yurope's "Common Agricultural Policy" is heavy into channelling taxpayer funds (current or future) to BIG HAM, the consumption of which will VERY SOON be made less appealing by the ham-fisted application of sin taxes ("to ensure continuing health of the populace", natch) to these fatty goods with artificially depressed prices. Coincidence? I THINK NOT. I CAN SMELL THE BACON!

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Crack security team finishes TrueCrypt audit – and the results are in

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Re: Useless on GPT partition tables (i.e Windows 8)

add Bitlocker

Si has it gotten any better?

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Re: Luck and Life

You can ONLY trust the math.

The implementation around it, however, is open to suspicion.

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You want disruption? Try this: Uber office raided again, staff cuffed

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Re: illegal software...

It's not really peer-to-peer but Uber is sitting pretty in the middle.

Thus the pear-shapedness.

In other considerations, how can an app be illegal if it basically reduces to twitter.

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Ding Dong, ALIENS CALLING

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Re: There always will be limitations

So you are smarter than NASA?

No, but I'm not stupid enough to believe that all of physics from the ground up needs to be rewritten because some idiots didn't pay attention in class when error bars were explained.

quantum entanglement

Amazingly, that kind of thing can be tested anywhere, consistently and we have the math to describe it (even if it did take von Neumann to write the primer). That "NASA" retardation, not so much.

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Sony tells hacked gamer to pay for crooks' abuse of PlayStation account

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No refunds under any circumstances is their standard policy.

Never give in to terrorists' demands!

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Yet another one in permanent ethical beta.

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Snowden didn't scare many out of US clouds says Forrester

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Re: The main reason is quite simply local law

Maybe obfuscation math is looking at prime time. Unless outlawed, of course.

(No, I have no idea how that would work, but it sounds like a good premise for a SciFi story written in the 80s where describing the current state of the world would have meant using the adjective "dystopian". John Brunner, anyone?)

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“Your business partners are accountable to their governments, and you can’t expect them to put your interests above their own or those of their government.”

The government's interests trump those of the citizen and corporations line up behind that?

I think Robert O. Paxton wrote about that in "The Anatomy of Fascism". So did Günter Reimann in "Doing Business under Fascism".

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Google cracks down on browser ad injectors after shocking study

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Re: Unwanted ad injectors aren't part of a healthy ads ecosystem

In other news, people are a-ok with providing data to the Zuckoberg/NSA complex and to cloudify stuff on companies established on the "4-eyes" compact.

They also vote in the same dumb fucks who a currently driving the car to the next wall at breakneck speed every single time.

The experiment has failed.

Remove humanity!

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Re: Not only with Chrome either.

We should convince the neocons that ad agencies are actually SECRETLY FINANCED BY IRAN and trying to DESTROY ISRAEL.

That would fix things in a jiffy.

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Re: Well of course...

April fools was yesterday.

But ethical day is everyday!

In Googles defence, Ethical Manner (TM) is still in beta.

That would be bethical behaviour ("bebe"), then?

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Power, internet access knackered in London after exploding kit burps fire into capital's streets

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There goes the cloud, in the shape of belching smoke

Ever hear of browsing using your phone? wifi?

I hate to break it to you, but these systems actually use cabling to bring the data to whatever exchange point it needs to go to.

hope you never work in my building

Is that the one where unicorns magically radiate data to the destinations, powered by bionic carrots up their arses?

Go to bed, PHB!

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Nuclear waste spill: How a pro-organic push sparked $240m blunder

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Re: Waste of Time on a Wednesday...

Differently abled are always good targets for politically incorrect jokes.

Do you want polonium with that?

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Re: Organic cat litter

silicon dioxide which as well as being carcinogenic

It's sand, eejit. Do you smoke it or something?

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