* Posts by Destroy All Monsters

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update is borking boxen everywhere

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Re: I tried edge after the update and it went direct to malware.

Thats' WEIRD!

http://www.digitalcitizen.life/

"9 features that make Microsoft Edge a better browser than others"

"How to enable and use Cortana straight from the Windows 10 lock screen"

"15 reasons why you should get the Windows 10 Anniversary Update today"

You seem to be missing out.....

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I laugh

Not helped by the fact that Microsoft still haven't been able to ship an adequate bootloader not written by in-house people with brain developmental problems. They can have for free from the grub site.

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Billion-tonne IceCube: Sterile neutrino does not exist

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I raise you a fourth family...

We're, um, Straight Outta 'fourth' 'trons... 'trinos... you know what we mean – scientists

Yo, El Reg!

I hope you realize that the "neutrino" has nothing to do with "threes" (the separation into electron/muon/tau families is something that goes sideways across all particle classes).

It's "neutrino" for "the little neutron" in italian.

I think it was Fermi who came up with that to explain mysterious missing momentum in subnuclear physics, apparently going to a particle that did not show up on any photographic plates...

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Re: Photo credit...

... the drone was then shot down with a sterile neutrino blaster!

Rest In Peace, Drone!

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West country cops ponder appearance of 40 dead pigeons on A35

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Re: I love Devon

"He repeatedly set fire to the Roths' shed, tractor, enclosures and hay - killing a calf in one blaze."

His crotch was on fire, I see!

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Re: meanwhile...

Wild youthful ladies dancing naked in your bed & breakfast were unfortunately not be seen.

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Re: I love Devon

Totally Fortean!. It's Da Zone, mon!

I remember reading about the Devil's Footprints in the pre-Internet age and going "WTF!"

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Power cut crashes Delta's worldwide flight update systems

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Re: Single point of failure

"There are always bigger fish to fry!"

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Re: Single point of failure

Or the americans found somebody to liberate into democracy.

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It's....

its

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Breaking 350 million: What's next for Windows 10?

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Re: Pacman & cancer

"There are some good things about Windows 10"

COMPARED TO WHAT?

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Render crashing PCs back to their component silicon: They deserve it

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Re: Laser printer toner

> As for Dune, I wonder if Sting ever regrets appearing in that turkey?

I remember that he said that we would never again play someone who will use violence to reach his goals (i.e Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen).

Note that Sting was a bit on the old side to play that particular nasty brat. Even if he carried good genetic material and managed to entertain a harem at 15, it was time to release the water (or some saying like that).

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Re: Ah bless..

I wonder how an antivirus for a Mentat would look like.

"Ah, Dr. Kaspersky? I have been expecting you..."

"Certainly Mentat. Now, this won't hurt a bit (unpacks gear)...."

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Re: photo

It was an accident.

Je was just doing morning stretching exercises, and the laptop ran into her outstreched fist, gireviously hurting itself.

Always in a hurry, those laptops.

Yes, it happened at the local police station. Why?

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كَثيب ? Kull Wahad with Fatwa on the side!

Is it just me or does this week's mugshot of Dabbsy of Star-abia look more pouting than usual? Also, that expansive hair must be a real pain to keep lice-free in a Palmerya.

Thumpers ahoy!!

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Classic Shell, Audacity downloads infected with retro MBR nuke nasty

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Re: News just in....

...where she is rudely interrupted in her explanation of tomorrow's rainy day by an offer to DOWNLOAD WINDOWS 10 NOW OR LATER?

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What, you want support by virus writes?

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'New CERN particle' a fluke

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Re: Potential jumpsharkon spotted!

Unfortunately I don't think a new WMAP is forthcoming and the "cosmic background imprint" is possibly beyond anything that can be ferreted from the noise inherent in the signal.

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Re: Scientists doing honest science

we start getting our machines to do most of the science then things will truly go exponential

(From The Lack of Progress in Science: Sex Differences)

"All models are wrong, but there are still superior and inferior models. Their measure is in how they correspond to, and predict, reality. Not how they correspond to our ethical judgements of how the universe should be.

Many sociologists dissent from this position. They’ve marched into the academy and taken it over. Because of their ideology that all things are social, they believe they can reshape the fabric of the universe through their own normative preferences. To me this is a problem. I struggle against it. Our deep human intuitions often reject, and recoil, against fragments of reality. But to successfully grapple with reality we need to attempt to understand reality on its own terms, not our own.

I may struggle in vain. Could it be the liberal Whiggish scientific moment in history is over? History is written by the winners, but perhaps in the future science will also be written by the winners. I’m not sure that the truth will win out. Perhaps the glass will become darker, rather than clearer. There are genuine difficult empirical questions about the nature of human variation and our dispositions, and how it relates to the values that we hold to be true. The fact that we’re still discussing sex segregation in sports and how it is unjust illustrates how far we’ve come in the solipsistic and socially constructionist direction.

Imagine that in the end of days all the mandarins will be sociologists, who come not to bring illumination of the truth, but to determine the nature of the truth for us to agree upon. Perhaps this is the true end of history, as humanity returns to an equilibrium where the bracing aspects of reality are shielded from the masses, which lay indolent in their delusions, while the technocrats and artificial intelligences confront the outside.

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Potential jumpsharkon spotted!

Meanwhile, theoreticists (theoreticians?) are going overboard. "You want particles? I give you particles!"

Ghost particles may explain why gravity is so surprisingly weak

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Protect your staff from Toronto's terrible Twitter trolls, bosses told

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Re: The Reg = SJW?

So what IS the conservative opinion about Leslie Jones?

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How the HTTPS-snooping, email addy and SSN-raiding HEIST JavaScript code works

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Re: As a client, there is not much you can do.

Maybe one could simply inject randomness into processing times and response sizes?

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Re: The worse thing about this attack?

Okay!

The next bug will be backronymed to "FREEDOMFRIES"!

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Bimodal IT: Let the backlash begin

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Why the ice cream?

This article needs the picture of "f*cking cowboy" or sweating towel guy.

I have found that modern IT veers into the tri-modal mode whereby the third mode is "too fast and too furious", where you are fully agile, have impossible deadlines imposed from on-high with "roadmaps" (such as they exist) kept secret lest the peons beome restive and "it has been decided that funding will not be increased in the foreseeable future". The only way to "work" in those conditions is having another tea.

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Game over, security researchers – DARPA’s AI bug hunters are coming for your jobs

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Re: Something does not add up here ...

Thumbsup for this quick back of the morning coffee napkin computation.

Maybe DARPA secretly deployed its first 1dm³ nanocomputer developing tremendous entropyheat as it computes at peta-LIPS speed under the hood of a large array of rather pedestrian Intel-brand Intel processors?

Thumbsup for this exercise in bug-finding. I'm looking forward to some papers in IEEE Software / IEEE Computer / IEEE Intelligent Systems.

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Bomb victims denied .ir grab

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Weird

Iran-financed bombing in Jerusalem back in 1997

Wasn't that bombing done by Hamas, which is actually Sunni and thus unlikely to receive much financial backing by Shia Iran?

Is this another one of the "Iran is responsible for all the evil done to Israel since the time of Pharao and also for Hitler's socks" US political trials?

Eagerly awaiting a lawsuit against the good Saudis now that those "28 pages" have been published.

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Londoner jailed after refusing to unlock his mobile phones

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Re: Petty crime

I don't think having a Replica Antiquity in his wardrobe means he's going to off Brian today.

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Oh yeah?

Britain's equivalent of the FBI

Hopefully they do not want to become the Blue Festering Heap of Incompetence and Mendacity which was already pretty bad during the hacker moral scares of the 90s but which is now reaching nadirs that makes one think of the times when Stalin Purged

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PC pioneer Gary Kildall's unpublished memoir revealed

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Re: "to pen" is not a verb

"to pen" is not a verb

Go back to Pokémon Go, noob:

to pen (formal): to write something: "She penned a note of thanks to her hostess."

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Simply not credible: The extraordinary verdict against the body that hopes to run the internet

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Re: Umm, some balance please

ICANN is much more open and fair than, say, the International Olympic Committee, or FIFA, to name but two.

Objection your honour! Attorney "Yes Me2" is setting the bar deliberately low using an old-school rhetorical trick, but does not address any of the accusations, in particular, willful perversion of ICANN's own internal processes to make sure said processes result in apparently previously chosen outcomes that seem suspiciously linked to pecuniary interests. Indeed there is an intention to deflect the discussion to the well-foundedness or otherwise of allowing new TLDs.

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Do I hear snorting at this trough?

We are still studying the declaration, but according to ICANN’s bylaws the next step will be for the Board of Directors to consider the declaration

Organization "I" personnel need to be shot to the moon without oxygen supply and the EIU is a feel-good backscratching operation (the 80s really are long gone), oh surprise!

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Windows 10: Happy with Anniversary Update?

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Re: Now an Then

You seem to have a bad case of CamelCasing and otherwise Capitalize wrongly.

Otherwise you seem to not really know what you are writing about (bhut have heard about some keywords), and otherwise seem ready for the White Wagon. Calling other people imbeciles seems a bit rich.

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Re: If Cortana can not be disabled....

Loud farts?

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Re: Unarguably

> the best OS ever

I spunked myself.

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Muh drivers!!!

> 2016

> People still performing "I have more driver availability than you" bitchslaps in forums like juvenile faggots from the early 90s on Usenet.

>MFW

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It's a conspiracy!

Google plant Nadella who after successfully destroying MS Windows Phone division is moving onto the desktop OS

If is revealed as TRUTH! via a WikiLeaks infodump, I will set up a shrine to Google in my backyard.

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Bloke faces years in the clink for using hacker-leaked press releases in $30m trading scam

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Enhanced collaborative debt obligations? I will buy anything with "enhanced" in it.

Insider trading == An accusation leveled as some small fish when the hoi polloi must be served another example of a witch and her judicious burning to show that all is well in the completely rigged "casino capitalism" and the milkable idiots can indeed hand over their money secure in the knowledge that this market is fair and controlled.

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Meanwhile

High official and people close to high officials of the Bush "Johnny Walker" II administration (Iraq war, Blackwater, Halliburton and all that) and the Barak "Da Peace Bomba" Obama administration (Innumerable wars, "saving the economy", QE and all that) who made out like bandits and are now sleeping on beds made of greenbacks next to luxurious swimming pools got off fucking scot free.

It's a great world, just don't get caught. Faggots!!

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update: This design needs a dictator

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And in my house, Windows 10 IoT will NOT run, ever. Goddammit!

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Don't want to vote for Clinton or Trump? How about this woman who says Wi-Fi melts kids' brains?

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No, people are already quite mad and what's worse, they keep throwing Pokéballs at Him. Thus the Great Elder One got bored, is now sulking in his undersea palace where walls meet at impossible angles and is commiserating with P.U.T.I.N. on the phone (thanks $ABRAHAMIC_DEITY_OF_CHOICE for fiber optics).

Meanwhile, Clinton: We Know Russia Behind DNC Hack, Aims to Influence Election: Accuses Trump of 'Encouraging' Putin

Please let Shoggoths crawl all over D.C. because I just can't stand the permanent hysterical whoring and freak show anymore.

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MSFT hikes training prices

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Re: So, let's add it all up then.

> Helpdesk as useful as a lead balloon just burying you in make-work activity while pretending to solve your problem

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Hackers brew Intel chip defence kit to neuter budding exploits

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Their cross-platform Intel platform framework

Something is wrong here!

Also, Intel cannot be trusted in the first place, Management Engine and all...

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Meet the chaps who run the Black Hat NoC and let malware roam free

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Weird

Why does the Black Hat NoC resemble a close-up of a stylized vulture??

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Pokémon Go tragedy strikes

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After "Trump is Putin's Poodle" (really!)

Pokémon Go a tool to destabilize Russia

Not sure whether true, it is the "Washington Times" after all. >< What does the Reverend Moon say to all of this?

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Kaspersky so very sorry after suggesting its antivirus will get you laid

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Re: I fucking hate the over-sensitive MRA asses out there

I will leer as much as I want, thank you very much.

Especially nowadays, where the overheated sexual competition among young females has led to delicious pretend-offerings of possibility of sex (it's all for show, of course).

Also, I think you are generalizing too much and using the "rapist" hammer pretty early on. Not to mention the "females have it baaaad" argument. Yeah, try to tell that to divorced dads in certain countries...

> They do not owe you sex, or dates, or anything because you are a "nice guy"

No, because if you are a "nice guy" you will die childless. Welcome to primate behaviour. Go for the jugularsome other organ.

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Mickey Mouse Club had Mickey Mouse security: Disney's Playdom forum pours out passwords

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Oh, good ...

THE HEADLINE JUST WRITES ITSELF!

I don't know why I am in this Kafkaesque version of a 21st century, things looked so positive as seen from the early 90s...

Where did we fuck up?

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WhatsApp chats not deleted

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Re: Why wouldn't you?

Amazingly, RDBMs are the fully functional wheel that is being reinvented again and again in square forms all over the world.

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Re: Very remiss

Never, ever avoid SQL, you are missing out!

The Syntax is horribad and in dire need of of NG-SQL, but the semantics rolls all over anything. It's a free, easy-to-use vector processor.

Start here: JOOQ Blog

Beyond that, we have of course ... Datalog.

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Windows 10 Pro Anniversary Update tweaked to stop you disabling app promos

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Re: Matters Arising...

> though some consumer routers won't block encrypted packets even when told to (

How do these routers find out said packets are encrypted??

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Dem-owned-crats: Now its congressional committee is hacked

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Re: Real Problem?

Yes, yes, "I demand evidence of absence" etc.

> but that's because no one uses it and thus no one is trying to break in

Guess that's good enough then.

An e-mail server is not particularly complex and can be run in a very secure fashion (the SMTP protocol is arse for nowadays though). Postfix is pretty good.

Breaking in via e-mail servers? The 80's called and want their wormable exploits back.

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