* Posts by Destroy All Monsters

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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS arrives today complete with forbidden ZFS

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Re: LTS?

"Oracle lost interest in maintaining that five years ago"

Oracle never lost interest in making moneyextracting money or controlling things though.

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Re: Priorities: "Busyware" vs "Stableware"

People were annoyed that it was one massive bundled binary rather than a lot of smaller components which could be maintained independently

Annoyed?

ANNOYED?

This seems to say more about the Clueless Tweeter "ain't doing no reading of dusty literature" Generation than about the "product" in question.

I would be mad as hell. It would be enough to call for a good KKK-style expedition complete with wild night rides and burning torches in order to adjust attitudes.

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FBI's PRISM slurping is 'unconstitutional' – and America's secret spy court is OK with that

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Re: Simple solution...

Like wanking and voting.

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Re: Those of us in other countries

> the rule of law

It's only for utter arseholes on the business end of state-mandated exploitation. Deal with it.

Better do some getting and start mucking shit up for fun.

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Saw-inspired horror slowly deletes your PC's files as you scramble to pay the ransom

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Re: Incomplete reporting

I don't know, I have tested all the known ones and they were all good.

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Law prof Lessig cuffed

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Antisocial activity in your neighborhood. Code: Assemble, Contain, Report!

Fellow citizens! Stay in your designated "Free Speech Area"!

(directly left of the dump site behind the out-of-town Walmart)

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Intel preps for layoffs: Chipzilla sharpens axe for deep job cuts

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Re: They are stubborn!

x86 is not awesome. Not at all.

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Re: Alternative Viewpoint

No ... these are CP sales, shurely?

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Furious customers tear into 123-reg after firm's mass deletion woes

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Re: VM <> Cloud

Please enlighten us, "Just Enough", what are we missing?

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18/04 never forget!

So April 18 will henceforth be remembered as "CLOUD DELETION DAY"

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Re: Maybe it's a hoax

Truth is stranger than stackoverflow.

(Synchronicity on the Internet? Sysops everywhere, beware!)

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Re: Takes courage

Code this shit explicitly.

Using a programming language.

Any programming language.

Not murderhack "how is this interpreted NOW?" bash.

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Chinese con-artists cop to US military counterfeit chip switch caper

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How is that working?

Are the "duds" (I would think they will at least pass initial simple tests?) supposed to have the same serial numbers as the originals? Are they produced on request?

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Obama to admit Moon landing was faked?

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I am disppoint

I was finally hoping for the big Space Nazi reveal, delivering Flying Saucers to Saddam and all.

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Intel's XPoint emperor has no clothes, only soiled diapers

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Re: one last point

Cross-Point is X-Point?

Marketeering match criterium: 100%. I need your clothes, your boots, and your motorcycle.

That wayback link is good stuff.

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Swedish air controllers debunk cyber attack disruption theory

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"This was the "solar storm" that affected no other northern nation's ATC" [Citation needed]

You may have access to ATC logs, but we don't. Care to share?

(In other words, who would know about the Downtime of the Swedes if there hadn't been some finger pointing involving P.U.T.I.N.?)

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Chilling evidence emerges of Kilocat weapon

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Seeing how State is splurging on this new weapon of mass destruction, they will have to find quite a few "tax evasers" lest the Central Bank printshop need to shit out yet another container of greenbacks. On the other hand, they are in form now, not long till the burning shit hits the hoi polloi.

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On the Fritz!

Worse: Mathematical catiomatization followed by weaponizing via purrification. The overfelining cations alone will transmoggify the area around Ground Whiskas furr hundreds of square kilometers.

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Re: simple comedic timing

It's just as well that US Patent 5443036: "Method of exercising a cat" (using a laser pointer) has lapsed!

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Cinema boss gives up making kids turn off phones: 'That's not how they live their life'

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Re: Something's not right

I guess artsy europeanfurreign movies being shown in the small crumbling building that the city planning council forgot can be viewed without the "always on" distraction. These are for "old people" anyway.

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Google unleashes TensorFlow 0.8 for your distributed machine learning needs

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But why do these have Tensor character? I would understand this for QM simulations, but NNs are nonlinear, and heavily so. And "invariance of the tensor multiplication result under change of coordinate system" sounds not like something one is looking for here.

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Is it useful for something?

...and why do they call it "TensorFlow"? There seems to be no tensors in there. Is it just because it sounds good?

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Hey, Atlantis Computing. What the heck is this in your EULA?

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If Vendor N doesn't have an EULA that prevents it, then Vendor E can publicly say that Vendor N has terrible performance, 'look.. here are the results'. At least this way, the worse these vendors can do is exactly what I did here, Vendor E, N, H etc and allow the customer to infer what it means.

"If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen"

These things cannot be avoided (unless you are in an environment managed via 5-year plans), after all I could always astroturf by dissing product X pseudonymously on forums (as is done in politics, and, no I am not antisemitic) so the way to go is to go to th trade press and sponsor fair&independent comparisons.

Trying to given customers an EULA ENEMA instead is just plain stupid.

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C-level Wet Dreams Of Power (WeDrOPs) often don't match reality

Are these things even enforceable? You can't impose random bullshit in an EULA and expect it to be valid.

Isn't the worse Atlantis Computing (who they?) can do, annul your support contract in spiteful anger?

Sure, they might try to sue -- and become the laughing stock of the Internet in 12h flat. Might be expensive for the receiving end of course, unless there is a clear prior case on this.

These clauses made appearances in the mid-2000 when companies noticed that their gear might be getting a good dissing in articles and lawyers tried to solve the problem with a clause pulled out of their arse. I never heard of anyone getting sued though.

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Euro watchdogs give America's data-sharing Privacy Shield an 'F'

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Hush!

Is that the sound of wool being pulled over eyes?

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Bay Area man forced out of his $400 box home

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The Smell of the Red Republic of California

The big issue here is that he was paying someone else. He might be able to get away with that in his own house, but not when you're paying someone else.

Control, Interdict, Verify, Tax & Squander, Deploy Eminent Domain Rulings if someone wants to "develop" a neighborhood.

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NASA prepares to unpack pump-up space podule

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Re: Full Circle

I think that idea was already floated in the original von Braun series ("Across the Space Frontier") - inflatable, rotating ring stations with added plating outside as needed (it wouldn't be a real Space Nazi fortress without plating. right?)

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Linux-fight! Dev's plan to bundle kernel patches sparks debate

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This is why Change Management exists

Agile? Not so much.

At one point, falling downstairs has to stop. Show me the patch state!

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Prof Hawking to mail postage-stamp space craft to Alpha Centauri using frickin' lasers

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Re: Accelerando anyone?

"The Dark Forest"

Is it like "Forge of God", only more gothic/Alastairian?

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Re: IKEAShot 1

You will have to keep that lazer on-target for more than a few minutes...

Amazingly, on the project website they write:

The rising power and falling cost of lasers, consistent with Moore’s law, lead to significant advances in light beaming technology.

I didn't realize that "Moore's law" (more like Moore's rule of thumb of economics - valid till we hit the physics brickwall) applied to high-power lasers... evidence of that is sparse.

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Re: It's a historic day for Alpha Centuri!!

This event will be covered up by Smoking Alien.

You only imagined you heard this on CB (Centauri Band) amateur radio and mission control personnel regrettably all died because the salad being served in the canteen that day was infected with Centauri tapeworm.

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Re: Mot(i)e - sized probes?

Nah, Motie sailprobes are Apollo-sized.

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Re: star wars

To be fair, most of the research is actually coming from astronomical observatories, given that the military technology is still crap, retardely expensive, easy to defeat and likely to stay so.

FTFY

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Windows 10 debuts Blue QR Code of Death – and why malware will love it

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Re: What will make this work

Download the Micros0ft Windows 10 diagnostic app for Android

Since I have installed this, I get offers from Nigerian princes and my compromising family photos are being used on /b/. How can I stop this?

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Symantec cloud portal goes titsup after database crash

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It's like having faith in the Bible.

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Re: Getting worse...

Wake me up when they find out that it was Cryptolocker!

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Sweden 'secretly blames' hackers – not solar flares – for taking out air traffic control

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Might be but...

Harrumph!

From "solar storm" (so, WAS there a solar storm or not?) to precise finger pointing ("an elite hacking crew linked to the Russian military intelligence service GRU") and general wobbling of the knees (" Vattenfall might come under attack") in 15 seconds?

And why would Russia randomly be stressing out peaceful Swedes? And make it obvious that they can, indeed, do so? Cyberdickwaving is not a good enough reason.

This sounds suspiciously like someone from NATO elicited an urgent statement showing a "clear and present danger" to aligned countries (a "secret" statement, say no more!). NATO is currently under attack in the Transpondian Homeland as a White Elephant Looking for Aggro, costing lots, not being paid for by Europeans and which should rightly have been dismantled back in the 90s as the US occupation forces and medal generator that it is.

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Saturn spacecraft immune to mysterious Planet 9's charms

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So...

I have heard Internet rumors that well-known supermassive tinfoil planet Nibiru will "arrive" this month (disappointingly not having arrived in any preceding month or even year, thus giving a full-fat two-finger salute to the ever-hopeful predictions that are well explained in hardcover books which can be picked up at the next Internet tat store for a fee), causing "unprecedented mass extinctions" (that would then be "massively massive mass extinctions" of heretofore unheard-of massivity. Professor Quatermass sure will have something to say).

I totally need some clarifications on where Nibiru has been before this month, where it will arrive from and by what means this is supposed to happen. Otherwise I'm going to log off!

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Mindless Flash masses saved as exploit kit devs go astray with 0day

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HAH!

+1 for "ravaged runtime"

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Watch: SpaceX finally lands Falcon rocket on robo-barge in one piece

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Re: Coming soon . . . "Those waves look backwards!"

What will happen to the 9/11 truuters when the "28 pages" will hit the front page?

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SpaceX's Musk: We'll reuse today's Falcon 9 rocket within 2 months

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Re: Game Changing...

Well, state-owned-and-operated outfits can always rely on "special undertable deals" and "taxpayer support". So they aren't going anywhere.

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Meanwhile, at the Pork Barrel Bar..

U.S. needs up to 18 more Russian rocket engines: Pentagon

The Pentagon will need to buy up to 18 more Russian-built RD-180 engines to power rockets carrying U.S. military satellites into space over the next six years or so, Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work said in an interview on Friday.

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McCain said last month that two Russians placed on the U.S. sanctions list because of events in Ukraine were leaders of Russian space agency Roscosmos, which he said was the parent of the company that makes the RD-180 rocket. [Add more family relationships for strong Monty Python humor]

ULA has said it was moving forward with two companies developing their own U.S. engines, Blue Origin and Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, but such development programs were difficult and took years to complete.

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Re: "Merlin engines"?

Pretty sure the trademark does not apply to "throw firey shit out of the back" engines, so it doesn't matter.

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IBM's tops sales staff face long haul...to Hawaii

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Re: I "won" - but I sure as hell am not going

> Lepoards and spots

I don't see what the Holocaust data-processing machinery sold to a rabidly nationalistic regime has to with this.

(Sadly, today you will find yourself at the business end of a lawsuit should you decide to BDS the "only democracy in the Middle East", i.e. proto-Naziland. Imagine a law that forced you to trade with Nazi Germany because not doing would have been racist and 'anti-germanic'? We sure have come a long way.)

This world is going places. But that's just by the by.

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Microsoft drives an Edge between Adobe and the web: Flash ads blocked

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Re: If only

You didn't tick the "play once and be done with it" option?

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Panama Papers hack: Unpatched WordPress, Drupal bugs to blame?

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Another Doubting Thomas says

Uncle Shmuel Points Fingers (Aka “Panama Papers”)

To use a KGB expression the CIA’s “ears are clearly sticking out” in this strategic PSYOP who point is very obvious: to jump on the Wikileaks bandwagon and create a little “imperial wikileaks” in the hope to be taken as seriously as the real thing.

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Some might wonder if those documents are true and, if yes, how the CIA, or some OGA, could have come across these very “sensitive” files? Simple.

For many years already the US government has been using its influence to get all the main financial centers of the world under its control. Some countries, such as Switzerland, have simply bullied in giving up their traditionally secretive banking practices, while banks were infiltrated by US agents and spies. The grand plan is simple: to take control of all the money flow worldwide. You want to bank “safe”? You better do it in the USA or else…

Now look at the James Henry quote reported by the NYT above: “we have an onshore haven industry in the U.S. that is as secretive as anywhere”. Get that? What this means is this: “If you want to hide money, that’s fine with us, but only as long as you hide it with us“. It’s that simple. And, of course, if you want your money safe, you better not disobey Uncle Shmuel because he can take it anytime he wants. Elegant, simple, effective. Beautiful, really.

The truth is that while the US intelligence community is rather incompetent, especially in HUMINT, the US control of the financial movements worldwide is nothing short of superb, especially in region of the world already controlled by the USA (such as Panama) or with banks with a long history of corruption and shady activities (Deutsche Bank, HSBC).

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Read America's insane draft crypto-borking law that no one's willing to admit they wrote

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Re: "No one is above the law"

Sorry, I misspoke.

Hold on, there is a reeducation van holding in front of my house. That's weird. Be right back.

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Re: Failure to measure up

grant well meaning motivation to these two individuals

${preferred:socialistic_dictator_from_history_books} also had well-meaning motivation -- it just didn't fully match other people's continued well-being.

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Man pleads guilty for serving white hat with DoS, swearbot, sex toys

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Re: The guy is a fuckwit and...

Unless there is a special law requiring "minimum sentencing", another "bipartisan" nazi initiative.

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