* Posts by Destroy All Monsters

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Last 7m non-digital Brits are OUT OF LUCK: I'm OFF, says Baroness Fox

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Re: I'll ask

Isn't that more like Neuromancer or Snow Crash?

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Aussie boffins can detect orbiting SPACE JUNK using rock gods' radiation

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Re: Old tech...

There is no shame in that!

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Re: Larger space junk, maybe

A quarter-wavelength antenna... good thinking. And it must be a single piece of metal, too.

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Re: Before the big bang? Really?

Arrh, me hearties! There sure is a big bang going on aft of us! Methinks we ought to participate!

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Australian widow spider, then?

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REVEALED: How YOU PAY extra for iPHONES - even if you DON'T HAVE ONE

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Re: Yes, but ...

Only in a legal framework that is paralyzed by the threat of "antitrust" lawsuits could this be in any way acceptable:

They're actually not allowed to talk to each other.

It's all completely schizophrenic. Springboards for exploitative practices are erected under the name of stopping exploitative practices. It's almost as if there was lobbying by a large pack of wolves, flimlamming the interventionistic do-gooders. Then band-aids like "consumer protection laws" are put onto festering wounds. Which are then made harmless by lawfare.

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Re: the problem is subsidised handsets

"On a philosophical point, that's why society invented the notion of consumer protection law."

And then society invented lawfare to shut up bad press as a counterpoint.

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El Reg Contraption Confessional No.1: The Dragon 32 micro

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Trollface

Maybe one should give that hardware to a shinto shrine. It could come in handy in the near future.

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Apple snubs discounts, sprays Black Friday zombies with gift cards

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Re: Not in Europe

Please stop pushing white guilt.

"Thanksgiving" has nothing to do with "subjugation of anything". It commemorates the amazing finding that settlers in a command and control "equal sharing" economy nearly croak because everyone is waiting for everyone else to do the work, while giving the settlers the permission to actually sell what they produce puts corn on the table (The stuck-up radicals of Plymouth colony managed to go "somewhat free market" while Jamestown didn't get the message and continued to wallow in destitution and Chavez-style decrepitude).

It also used to be a celebration followed at the discretion of the various states until Lincoln decided to make it another matter of Big State to enliven the civil war wreckage with a bit of Joyful Führermessage.

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Re: Isn't that just good "captialism"?

I'll pay for the train ride!

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Microsoft hires Pawn Stars to shaft Google

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Re: What's the goddamn' deal with Microsoft's marketing zombies?

back again later with something even more crass and oily

"Fracking" marketing. Literally!

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Re: Microsoft, the 90s called, they want their FUD back.

> Record results last quarter.

Because they would permit results to not be totally stellar so shortly before Captain Ballmer's departure?

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Re: Two birds; one stone!

Its 'scripted reality' television.

Hopefully not using Visual Basic. Do they still have the patent on the "is not" pointer comparison operator btw?

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Re: Really hardcore

> What was the video about?

Butthurt.

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NASA pic: DOOMED ice Comet ISON literally had snowball's chance in hell

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Fuck Imma drunk

Microsoft gets treated to late-night observation campaigns?

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PS4 with Black Friday underway: TOUGH, you CAN'T HAVE ONE!

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Re: pizza, energy drink and Tinie Tempah

> Don't you mean...

... the "The Heimlich Counter-Manoeuver", which, being tier 1 of Aperture Science's research and development program, consists in "A reliable technique for interrupting the life-saving Heimlich Manoeuver."

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I dived deep into the VMware community. Here's what I found...

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Re: Stopped reading at the word Twitter

> Anon for blindingly obvious reasons.

Even Nanny Staters are accepted here. Come to the El Reg comment section and feel the power of LOVE!!

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Boffins release 44-MEEELLION-star Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

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But we still don't know where the Second Foundation is!

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Swollen Reg reader recounts FALSE WIDOW spider HORROR

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Well

Lads, I got stung by a mosquito on the ankle once, pustule opened up, got foot infection and amazingly LARGE and PAINFUL swelling, doc pumped me full of antibiotics which the bacterium just laughed at, luckily the reserve antibiotic worked, out of order for a week, then got a reduced bill because of "free healthcare" (but I'm ok with that). Dodged a bullet there.

Don't go outside, Nature wants to KILL YOU!

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RIP Comet ISON: ???-2013. We hardly knew ye

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It's better to burn out than to fade away!

Dat hyperbolic trajectory!

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WATCH LIVE: Comet ISON DESTROYED by Sun, NASA brains fear

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ISON...

I am disappoint!

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WOLVES!!

We are doomed. Must have been that tweetblast we fired at Gliese 621.

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Krakoom! OCZ flies into the ground. Time to salvage the engines and look around

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> WD retail hdd break every month or 2, so everyone buys seagates

Lolwhat m8?

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Weird PHP-poking Linux worm slithers into home routers, Internet of Things

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Richto was my previous name on here - changed because of confusion it was some sort of boast about wealth - not a new account

EPIC RETCONNING!

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'This BLACK HOLE just isn't BLACK AT ALL' snarl boffins

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DISCOVERED: MASSIVE TWEET FROM STELLAR-MASS BLACK HOLE! Contents too inane to put into print. "MY GOODNESS!" SAYS SHOCKED QUEEN. READ ALL ABOUT IT ON PAGE 4.

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Headmaster

No.

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COMET ISON's sun dive climax: RENDEZVOUS with DESTINY

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Holmes

I could tell you it was comet Encke but then I would have to kill you.

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Re: @ Zmodem

> heliostationary polar orbit above the sun.

Such an orbit does not exist and the only one to go "Sun poles" was Ulysses and that took a lot of slingshotting and was over fast.

At The Mission, we read:

STEREO (Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory) is the third mission in NASA's Solar Terrestrial Probes program (STP). The mission, launched in October 2006, has provided a unique and revolutionary view of the Sun-Earth System. The two nearly identical observatories - one ahead of Earth in its orbit, the other trailing behind - have traced the flow of energy and matter from the Sun to Earth. STEREO has revealed the 3D structure of coronal mass ejections; violent eruptions of matter from the sun that can disrupt satellites and power grids, and help us understand why they happen. STEREO is a key addition to the fleet of space weather detection satellites by providing more accurate alerts for the arrival time of Earth-directed solar ejections with its unique side-viewing perspective.

So we have two sats, at 1 AU (i.e. Earth) orbit, and I would bet at the Lagrange Points.

The Jimbo's Horde page has a nice explanation, which leads to this picture of the STEREO's pair current location. So not at the Lagrange points.

To think that the budget for this probably had to be horse-traded over.

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China: 'JADE RABBIT' will be FOUND ON MOON

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Re: Why no picture of the real thing?

This is not Iran.

Nevertheless, if this goes haywire, they are bound to sulk and do something rebellious, like a pillow fight in the pacific.

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Micron: Our STACKED SILICON BEAUTY solves the DRAM problem

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DRAMurai in a bento box, then?

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Thanksgiving ROAST in SPAAACE: Comet ISON faces FIERY SUN DEATH

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Re: Hoping for a good show

Except change orbit and rip your sofa.

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World Trade Organisation chief warns global deals are ABOUT TO TANK

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If goods won't pass borders, armies will.

Governments: Reluctant because "MUH TAX REVENUE REDUCED!!"

Unions: Reluctant because "MUH JOBS OUTSOURCED!!"

Greens: Reluctant because "MUH ENVIRONMENT DESTROYED!!"

Anti-globalist cretins: Reluctant because "MUH EXPLOITATION OF DA POOR WORSENED!!"

Anti-capitalists: "MUH POWA OF MULTINATIONALS INCREASED!"

Mercantilists: "MUH TRADE BARRIERS REDUCED!"

Nanny staters: "MUH HOMELAND QUALITY CONTROL!!!"

Marxists: "ISN'T ECONOMICS A ZERO-SUM GAME??"

The Fletcher Memorial Home still accepts applicants.

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We flew our man Jack Clark into Facebook's desert DATA TOMB. This is what he saw

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Re: Expansion @The Dark Lord

> These are telco style machine rooms

That's interesting, I know the local incumbent operator puts its switches onto a raised floor. This may of course vary with location...

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Fox Mulder mystery venue

Anyone have ICBM coordinates?

Pretty sure Amazon's EC2 is right next door, too.

Nuke pic because appropriate, I would NEVER hurt a datacentre.

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DNA only holds for any amount of time if it has been well-packaged in a protective (no oxidizer, low-radioactivity, not too hot and probably needs chaperoning molecule magic, too) environment and duplicated to hell and back.

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Re: Good God, that's depressing

I find these places very becoming to meditation. It's as close to the mathematical substrate as you can currently get.

Additionally, the plasticky smell, never used kitchenettes and the often very affordable snack and drink dispensers are a plus!

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European Parliament reports HACK ATTACK, turns off public Wi-Fi

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Re: I am gobsmacked!

Network <--//--> Secure

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Angela Merkel's phone was being listened in on by FIVE foreign powers

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Re: Hoist by her own Merkelard ..

[Citation needed], and you better not come up with "lawful interception", which we know exists - just tap the cleartext data stream at the friendly Siemens EWSD.

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Why the Murrican Surveillance State is like a Teenage Girl

However Obama administration officials turned down the offer out of concerns "that letting him leave would wrongly hand Snowden a win"

1) Never admit to wrongdoing

2) Everything is personal

3) DRAMA!!

4) Persistent complaints of "not enough money to survive" after interminable shopping sprees

...aaaand...

5) The ear on the phone at ANY time

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Re: Never underestimate a starving hacker.

Why U watch bad movies?

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Re: Did they all bug her seperatly...

You have malware passing each other in and out of Merkel's phone, HIGH-FIVING....

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Holmes

A firm grasp of the obvious. Then leaving it out.

"If Russia & China are tapping Merkel's calls in Germany, they've gotta be doing the same to politicians in the US. The smartphones that members of Congress use to to call, tweet (and in some cases, sext)? They are no more secure than Merkel's"

Gee, you think? I always wondered how come so many representatives are ready to defend Israel to the last US marine or keep shtum at appropriate moments. Carrots in unlabeled envelopes, sure. But the stick goes a long way, too.

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Samsung's bid to halt grinding wheels of justice in Apple case denied

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> Why do people think Samsung are so inventive?

Yep, those Gooks cannot into computers. We used to bomb them, no?

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Is that you, HAL? No, it's NEIL: Google, US Navy pour money into 'associative' AI brain

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But AI's got personality. Personality goes a long way.

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Re: Pink

Yeah. Once it hits "the chans" everything will dissolve into an orgasmic entropia of Rule 34.

Zebra vs. Airbus nose cone on the trading floor?

HELL YEAH!

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Dropbox joins Linux patent protection hit squad

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Re: A patent cooperative?

It's more like highly enriched uranium. At some point people might fight over it and it could fall into the wrong hands.

I fear in this world the appropriate use of long-ranged precision weaponry is still the best patent protection money can buy.

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Supermodel Lily Cole in Impossible partnership with Jimbo Wales, YOU

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Re: entire article

scared_doge.jpg

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Yes, I am available for consulting jobs

So much naysaying.

Next you will pontificating against altruism like Ayn Rand and segue into how it leads to National-Socialism/Communism.

IT'S GOING TO SUCCEED, I SAY.

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