Feeds

* Posts by Destroy All Monsters

8993 posts • joined 3 Jun 2008

Windows 8.1 Start button SPOTTED in the wild

Destroy All Monsters
Silver badge
Trollface

Yes?

No!

1
0

Speaking in Tech: 'It's the democratisation of the internet GONE MAD'

Destroy All Monsters
Silver badge
Paris Hilton

A completely different question...

Who is that blondemonster with the unlikely coiffure for space operations in the hook-me picture?

0
0

Tim Cook: Wearable tech's nice, but Google Glass will NEVER BE COOL

Destroy All Monsters
Silver badge
Facepalm

Re: He's grasping at straws.

"I wear a watch. It is a tastefully sized, lovingly hand crafted mechanical work of art that contains as many, if not more, parts than a mobile phone"

Right.

0
1

First 'adult' app for Google Glass planned 'within days'

Destroy All Monsters
Silver badge
Childcatcher

Re: This could get all a bit 'Strange Days'

Hopefully without the "guro/snuff" parts.

0
0
Destroy All Monsters
Silver badge
Thumb Up

I, for one, support this opening of new markets!

0
0

Stop the Microsoft, Skype wedding, screams enraged Cisco in court

Destroy All Monsters
Silver badge
FAIL

Re: Anything with 80+% market share

"A patent is a government sanctioned temporary monopoly given in exchange for contributing to the public knowledge base."

In other words, a privilege. And if the patent is worded correctly, you allocate quite a bit of the idea space and give nothing away.

Do you want champagne and nose ajax with that?

The proposal is not "punishing success". It is giving air to further developments.

3
4
Destroy All Monsters
Silver badge
Childcatcher

Re: Amazing, Holmes

If these people don't leave, the B-Ark is gonna be mighty big.

1
0
Destroy All Monsters
Silver badge
Thumb Down

Re: Anything with 80+% market share

No.

"Release all claims of patent" is the minimum that should be imposed. No antitrust shenanigans but you don't get to stay the king of the hill via the government's guns and badges. Do it via competition.

6
4

Wonder substance pulses QUADRILLION lasers per second

Destroy All Monsters
Silver badge
Holmes

Re: Hold on!

A "laser" should work on a narrow peak of frequencies, otherwise it's just a (white) light.

As you take the signal in the time domain over to the frequency domain, you will notice quite naturally that:

Long-time-signals can have very narrow peaks in the frequency domain.

Short-time-signals necessarily have very broad bumps in the frequency domain.

Until you reach the dirac function which has no extension in one, but infinite extension in the other domain.

1
1
Destroy All Monsters
Silver badge
Paris Hilton

Hold on!

These are short pulses, so how can they be "lasers?" The shortness alone guarantees that a very wide band of frequencies will be in the pulse.

0
5

Soyuz brings new crew to International Space Station

Destroy All Monsters
Silver badge
Facepalm

WHY would you want to take an Olympic Torch on a spacewalk? Who comes up with those ideas?

2
2

How God and übergeek Ron Crane saved 3Com's bacon

Destroy All Monsters
Silver badge
Windows

Well, well...

Nowadays you have to justify yourself if you so much as spend more than half an our on a PROPOSAL.

Engineering? We will outsource that to India. And BYOD!

2
0

May threatens ban on 'hate-inciting' radicals, even if they don't promote violence

Destroy All Monsters
Silver badge
Big Brother

Re: Won't be able to post hate comments

"BURN! BURRRNNNNNNN!! BUUURRRRRRNNNNNNNNNN"

The Commentard Watering Hole Is Now Closed

Keep Calm and Keep Thinking of Ponies

4
0

Google cyber-knight lances Microsoft for bug-hunter 'hostilities'

Destroy All Monsters
Silver badge
Trollface

But your Operating System does Bezier Curves!

That must count for something?

4
0
Destroy All Monsters
Silver badge

I wasn't aware that he was part of a development team.

7
0

Security boffins say music could trigger mobile malware

Destroy All Monsters
Silver badge
Devil

"You have no idea of my hidden infection channels....."

Hehehehehe!

0
0

Now it gets serious: Fracking could RUIN BEER

Destroy All Monsters
Silver badge
Pint

Re: Germans, Beer, Purity

"Fracking liquids, Mandrake! Fracking liquids in childrens' beer pitchers!"

1
0
Destroy All Monsters
Silver badge
Paris Hilton

Re: She needs to visit Colorado

So how about the rumor that there was Worcester Sauce in fracking fluid samples?

Seriously though, why you want to put diesel into liquids meant to fracture hydrocarbon-bearing materials?

1
0
Destroy All Monsters
Silver badge

Re: Fracking needs to be fully controlled

> Laws mean nothing to most oil companies

What the hell does that even mean?

1
0
Destroy All Monsters
Silver badge
Alien

Gut Helmut!

produced over 15.6 million hectoliters (3.3 billion pints) of Bier

I think we need a Boltzmann Liver, suddenly appearing mysteriously in empty space (because quantum fluctuations make it so it MUST appear from time to time in any point of an universe that is old and large enough) just to process all that!

1
0

The Tomorrow People jaunt back to the airwaves

Destroy All Monsters
Silver badge

Re: They're a bit old aren't they?

They were undiscovered quickly.

0
0

Tea, Earl Grey, hot! NASA blows $125k on Star Trek 3D FOOD PRINTER

Destroy All Monsters
Silver badge
Paris Hilton

Re: Flavors

In The Matrix the saying was that "everything tastes like chicken, which is why chicken tastes like anything". Maybe inkjet ink tastes like chicken.

0
0

Forget the word 'cyberwar' says Marcus Ranum

Destroy All Monsters
Silver badge
Thumb Down

But... MUH Cubersecurity

'an extended struggle that will take time, money and commitment from everyone'

You mean an extended taxpayer-funded stupidity that will transfer wealth from the populace to military welfare queens and government-danger-close contractors who will deliver total bullshit for tons of dosh, sorry "monetized debt which we owe to ourselves".

You may also get boring cretins on the speechification circuit and even more boring books about cybergeddon, but that's par for the course.

Do you want freedom fried with that?

6
0

'Catastrophic failure' of 3D-printed gun in Oz Police test

Destroy All Monsters
Silver badge
Thumb Up

FUND IT!

0
0
Destroy All Monsters
Silver badge

Re: A different concern?

> Perhaps the governmental worry has more to do with the guns being made of plastic...

Right, anyone old enough to remember the media panic when the "plastic gun" by Glock came out? UNDETECTABLE IN AIRPORTS, ZOMG!!

0
0
Destroy All Monsters
Silver badge
Facepalm

Unsuccessful SuccessCase

The US and Australian police instead of spouting off, actually do the tests, and conclude, even when produced by the cheapest available 3D printer that the gun is extremely dangerous, "both to the person it is being used against and to the user."

They also found out it was made of plastic.

Using a gun is a uniquely cowardly act but using one of these is going to play right into the "gangsta" mentality where using one is spun as a uniquely brave thing to do.

Not only do we have ganstas with gangsta mentality with real guns, but now we have to worry about them having plastic gun initiations, too? Shock horror.

1
0
Destroy All Monsters
Silver badge
Thumb Down

Yes, I'm happy to live in a world where the intelligence people check my Internet searches, purchases and my communications generally but where buying a plastic printer falls through the cracks. Whew!

1
0
Destroy All Monsters
Silver badge
Facepalm

Re: Bullets

I didn't know there was a large red button that makes bullets cost £5k each?

0
0
Destroy All Monsters
Silver badge
Devil

Re: Why are the Yanks scared about this?

At least Michael Moore will be able to do a movie with spiritually unlifiting background music about this.

0
0
Destroy All Monsters
Silver badge
Boffin

Re: 3D gun?

Hi, Cave Johnson here. In the next test will have you fire our new 4-D gun. That's right, 4-D! You may have heard about that 3-D plastic gun printing business from the papers. Caused quite a ruckus over last summer's silly season. Well, at Aperture Science we have got one better and increased the dimensionality by a full 33.33%. Now you can fire a gun and the bullet will go back in time and actually hit your own backside. Please don't pay attention to the gore in the waiting hall. There were some testers to whom the aforementioned actually happened.

2
0
Destroy All Monsters
Silver badge
Big Brother

SOMETHING DOES SOMETHING AND WE NEED A LAW AGAINST THAT!

Cost to taxpayer: ~ a few million bucks while actual problems stay unsolved and the legal system is clogged up.

Advantage: Securocrats get a free platform, bureaucrats justify paycheck, legal profession justifies paycheck, journos pumping the dross justify paycheck, old ladies sipping earl grey feel securer-er.

Effects: nil

Rinse, repeat.

2
0
Destroy All Monsters
Silver badge
Trollface

Re: In other news...

> THE SKY IS FALLING!

It's only the printed one which is.

0
0

Reports: New Xbox could DOOM second-hand games market

Destroy All Monsters
Silver badge
Holmes

Re: Locking software to an account is nothing new...

Nothing probably but why do you accept being made an ass of?

0
0
Destroy All Monsters
Silver badge
Thumb Down

A honorable gentleman says....

If you can't afford the product you have no human right to get it by installing from media you obtained without paying the original content creators.

This is an amazingly circuitous route of saying "rent is due because I say so".

1
0
Destroy All Monsters
Silver badge
Big Brother

Re: high street hackers..

I think if this goes ahead we'll be back to the days where you can walk into a store and get your console modded.

Unfortunately, rampant empire building by bureaucrats has it made it so that the whole security apparatus and SWAT overkill power of AUS/US/UK's Homeland Jackboot Security will come down on modders like the fist of Himmler in a short time.

0
0

BBC suspends CTO after £100m is WASTED on doomed IT system

Destroy All Monsters
Silver badge
Thumb Down

"rampant and seemingly unstoppable theft of digital IP across the globe..."

Must be happening in another dimension. Or maybe it's irrelevant?

1
0
Destroy All Monsters
Silver badge
Facepalm

Re: Money? it's not real money

Yeah, well, of course in the private sector no one ever has an IT scheme fail and if they did they would never, ever, recoup the loss by simply passing it onto the public.

You sarcasm is commendable but I'm not so sure you know what you are actually talking about.

Except, ha ha, this mess was largely made by private companies (Seimans/ Atos) who, er, passed it back onto the public in the form of the BBC who tried to rescue some value from it and failed.

So how did they manage that mysterious feat of "passing it back onto the public in the form of the BCC?"

And spell Siemens properly, please.

0
1
Destroy All Monsters
Silver badge
Facepalm

Re: @theflashyblade

On the other hand, from the industry that brings us techniques of the week like 'agile' and even 'LEAN agile' while almost without exception ignoring the wisdom of things like The Mythical Man Month, I'm frequently not sure what the point is.

I'm sure of that because you clearly missed what the Mythical Man Month was about and how "agile" may be able to help - at least in a certain number of cases.

1
0

Internet cafés declared 'illegal businesses' in Ohio

Destroy All Monsters
Silver badge
FAIL

Re: No legitimate internet cafe is being hurt

> As usual the knee-jerk reaction by the liberals

Liberals? Hey, Mr. Conservative. Your hat.

2
2
Destroy All Monsters
Silver badge
Thumb Up

Re: Government

Thumbs up for Great Mencken.

2
1
Destroy All Monsters
Silver badge
Thumb Down

No Fun allowed!

There basically gambling dens by a misdemeanor.

Who gives a flying f*ck except the cretinous cretins continually minding your own business?

4
4

Experts: Network security deteriorating, privacy a lost cause

Destroy All Monsters
Silver badge
Thumb Down

Start off with a turd? Expect me to read this?

"We've got North Korea with ICBMs and we've got Iran developing an atomic bomb, but that's not our biggest problem" Brocade Communications chairman David House said

Iran is developing an atomic bomb? Says AIPAC and various sycophants of BushCo, which includes the sorry editorials of WaPo (yes, you Hyatt, you prick) and the War Street Journal.

Instant disqualification as mouthpieces of the War Lobby.

You, Mr. House, are just another useful idiot.

5
2

Paul Allen buys lovingly restored vintage V-2 Nazi ballistic missile

Destroy All Monsters
Silver badge
Holmes

Re: News Chronicle November 11, 1944

Says radio control used for initial part of flight followed by inertial guidance systems - which made it quite accurate in direction but poor on range.

And ... the analog on-board computer that everyone forgot about: Helmut Hoelzer’s Fully Electronic Analog Computer used in the German V2 (A4) rockets

It seems to do attitude control and position correction by integrating the sideways accelerations, if I understand weel, though ... where are the accelerometers? And how does it know it is on course?

0
0
Destroy All Monsters
Silver badge
Big Brother

Re: Don't say I didn't warn you

Meanwhile at MI6...

"We get message!"

"Main screen turn on!"

"It's Allen...!"

"Dear Your Majesty's Secret Service. Respect MY PATENTS! Or else ..."

"What you say!"

"You have no chance to survive, I have vintage ICBM!

"MUAHAHA ....." [meow]

17
0
Destroy All Monsters
Silver badge
Headmaster

Re: A question for rocket scientists on El Reg...

Germans ... the only thing they can't do is fix the UK's LA-85.

2
6

SAP in search of autistic software engineers who 'think different'

Destroy All Monsters
Silver badge
Big Brother

Re: Fixed it for you

> All corporations exploit all their workers.

Marxist Bullshit. You can *always* walk. That's the extent of the exploitation. Then cries arise "but muh pension scheme / unemployment benefits blah blah". These are chains that link you to GOVERNMENT. Enjoy them.

Meanwhile... Let the SAP HUMAN INSTRUMENTATION PROJECT commence!

0
0

Did Kim Dotcom invent 2-factor authentication? Er, not exactly...

Destroy All Monsters
Silver badge
Meh

I'm so tired

Pretty sure prior art predating the first gleam of patenting lighting up the mind of an innovator having an idle period on the khazi can, and will, be found.

0
0

Is the next-gen console war already One?

Destroy All Monsters
Silver badge
Devil

Re: New controllers needed

That's entertainment. That's entertainment...

You now picture a well-dressed Danny deVito on the Microsoft board saying that.

0
0

Woolwich beheading sparks call to REVIVE UK Snoopers' Charter

Destroy All Monsters
Silver badge
Big Brother

I told you so. Now I have to surveil you. For you own good.

Reid, the former Labour home secretary, said the bill was a crucial weapon against terrorists and warned that it would take "some huge tragedy" for Britons to see the need for legislation.

Rule #1 of bureaucracy: Never let a good crisis go to waste

Old' Orwell warned us about those guys ... "when they strike, they strike hard."

5
0

Apple cored: Samsung sells 10 million Galaxy S4 in a month

Destroy All Monsters
Silver badge
Trollface

Re: "life companion for a richer, fuller, simpler life"

So Ronery!

0
0