* Posts by Destroy All Monsters

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Dumb MongoDB admins spew 600 TERABYTES of unauthenticated data

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Re: нет!

Dude, I don't think people who want to run MongoDB would consider PostgreSQL a solution.

> both worlds

What two worlds are those?

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нет!

Most exposed instances run on cloud servers including Digital Ocean, Amazon, Linode, and OVH and do so without authorisation enabled, in what Matherly says is a trend in which cloud instances are more vulnerable than datacenter hosting.

I don't know about the others but at Amazon you have to explicitly punch holes into the Internet-facing packetfilter (which is separate from any packetfilter that may be active on the VM) to let through traffic, and why would anyone do that?

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Microsoft: Hey, you. Done patching Windows this month? WRONG

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Re: Kernel mode fonts

You have really no idea of what it takes to render complex vector fonts for professional output.

Go crawl back under a rock and cuddle your professional output, idiot.

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Re: huh?

Try to scroll a complex documents with lots of text in different fonts, antialiasing, kerning, etc., and some complex graphics, and try to render it smoothly while the user scrolls or zooms it...

"But... but ... MUH OPTIMIZATIONS! I can't do it! HERP! DERP!"

I agree the situation would be completely hopeless if practically the whole company consisted of low-grade fakers unable to even understand how this "Operating System" that they are supposed to own even works. Well thought-out optimizations and proper architecture would be right out and it everybody would think it be a good idea to shit all over everything and do insecure stuff where it shouldn't be done.

As I suppose this is not the case at MS, some other factor must have been very important.

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Re: Adobe crapware again?

Just take the time to look at how font rendering works, and how a graphic card works, and maybe you'll understand why. And you'll also learn why most Linux desktops and windows managers are pure crap.

Troll or 15-year old who has just discovered fanboism?

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Dwarfworld PLUTO may not have a real DOG on it - but it does have a TAIL

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Re: I wonder .....

We're Jews out in space

We're zooming along

protecting the Hebrew race

We're Jews out in space

If trouble appears

we put it right back in its place

When goyim attack us

We give 'em a smack

we'll slap them right back in the face

We're Jews out in space

We're zooming along

protecting the Hebrew race

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The Ruskies are coming for you, NSA director tells City bankers

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Ah ahahaha!

So it is a race against time for COMRADERIE and GLORY for the Russians as "Wall Street" and "The City" could messily implode at any moment, with problems ranging from shitty software written by overpaid web developers, dangerous feedback loops everywhere, addiction to free money injections directly from the printing press, valuations with no relation to the economic fundamentals and debt abysses never seen before.

and about this....

And that gets to the real truth about the Wall Street bubblies which were flowing last Friday. Morgan Stanley’s chief equity strategist, like the rest of the sell-side stock peddlers, has it exactly upside down; and the proof of the pudding in this instance lies is in Morgan Stanley’s own “New Tech” index of 16 high flyers of the present era.

This charmed circle includes Google, Amazon, Baidu, Facebook, Saleforce.com, Netflix, Pandora, Tesla, LinkedIn, ServiceNow, Splunk, Workday, Ylep, Priceline, QLIK Technologies and Yandex. Taken altogether, their market cap clocked in at $1.3 trillion on Friday. That compares to just $21 billion of LTM net income for the entire index combined.

The talking heads, of course, would urge not to be troubled. After all, what’s a 61X trailing PE among today’s leading tech growth companies?

As it happens, quite a bit. When you take GOOG’s middle-aged profits machine out of the mix, you get something altogether more frisky. Namely, a collective market cap of $840 billion for the other 15 names in the Morgan Stanley index and LTM net income of exactly $6.0 billion.

As we said at the top—-let’s see. That’s a PE multiple of 140X. That’s February 2000 all over again.

Take cover. The Wall Street bubblies are back!

I reckon the Russians will lose.

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Russian billionaire: GET me the ALIENS ON THE PHONE. Do it NOW

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The odds of finding signal are about on the level of finding intelligent commentary on YouTube.

But then again, the result of Alien Google, the Self-Driving Ad-Slinging Galacto-AI, or even the Galactic Lads from Lagos might ready to talk, who knows.

Time to re-read either "His Master's Voice" (Stanislaw Lem), "Missile Gap" (Charles Stross), "Contact" (Carl Sagan), also "Hinterlands" (William Gibson).

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Ashley Madison hack: Site for people who can't be trusted can't be trusted

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Windows

Yeah, from 1933 .... when Hitler was no more repellent than any other machist leader (like Hillary Clinton for example), Roosevelt admired and tried to learn from Mussolini (hence, the "New Deal" - command econonomy, hurrah!) and Stalin was big everywhere crazies hoped for the proletarian revolution....

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"including users' sexual fantasies"

Luckily it's not religious/political/management fantasies, or there would be trouble.

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North Korea's Red Star Linux inserts sneaky serial content tracker

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Re: Downside

The "general firing" was apparently not confirmed.

involuntarily supporting some dictatorship

Better than voluntarily supporting some dictatorship, or enabling ISIS for "regime change", hmmmmm?

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Re: "When analysing the OS ..."

More likely the kernel is considered as tainted by the closed source module.

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"opprc" = "oppress PRC"?

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Microsoft attaches Xbox stream bait to Windows 10 hook

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Re: Who will upgrade to ... RAISE THE CONFEDERATE FLAG!

reinforcing each others hatred

Casting doubt on Windows 10 is now RACISM?

Yes, I am expecting Articles Of Major Disapproval on liberal websites soon. Then we will probably be grouped together with libertarians for wage slavery or something.

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Microsoft's usual difficulty of keeping business and consumer segments apart.

...firmly in the "consumer segment", then, this Operating System resides?

Interest not kindled, it is.

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Microsoft to spoofed Skype users: Change your account passwords NOW

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Those tweets...

They make me lock and load my trusty blunderbuss.

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Facebook's React Native is exciting devs. Or is it, really?

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Re: "Winning the web is the whole darn world.”

Well, at least I now have heard about the MEAN stack: MongoDB, Express.js, AngularJS and Node.js. The mind boggles. What the fuck is that shit and how is it of any use to anybody?

Converting to the MEAN stack gives your development team a number of benefits, the three most significant being a single language from top to bottom, flexibility in deployment platform, and enhanced speed in data retrieval.

More like barely able coders falling over themselves, unable to get any meaningful work done while the applications blow up left and right.

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Re: Off topic comment here

Unless the crash comes, which won't be long.

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Happy NukeDay to you! 70 years in the shadow of the bomb post-Trinity

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Re: No mention of the neutron bomb?

Putin destabilising and trying to establish puppet governments

The worst thing is that this is not even the case.

Meanwhile, Kiev's chocolate king oligarch has nazi troopers and tourist islamists trying to cause serious trouble. Europe still has a few yearsdecades of fun times ahead.

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"Hmmm... this software has bugs"

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Re: What worries me...

Are they still in their silos, rotting? Are any missing and if so, where did they go?

Really, it's a mess...

Who are the nuclear scofflaws

Given all the frothing by hawkish U.S. Senators about Iran’s possible development of nuclear weapons, one might think that Iran was violating the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

But it’s not. The NPT, signed by 190 nations and in effect since 1970, is a treaty in which the non-nuclear nations agreed to forgo developing nuclear weapons and the nuclear nations agreed to divest themselves of their nuclear weapons. It also granted nations the right to develop peaceful nuclear power. The current negotiations in which Iran is engaged with other nations are merely designed to guarantee that Iran, which signed the NPT, does not cross the line from developing nuclear power to developing nuclear weapons.

Nine nations, however, have flouted the NPT by either developing nuclear weapons since the treaty went into effect or failing to honor the commitment to disarm. These nine scofflaws and their nuclear arsenals are Russia (7,500 nuclear warheads), the United States (7,100 nuclear warheads), France (300 nuclear warheads), China (250 nuclear warheads), Britain (215 nuclear warheads), Pakistan (100-120 nuclear warheads), India (90-110 nuclear warheads), Israel (80 nuclear warheads), and North Korea (10 nuclear warheads).

Nor are the nuclear powers likely to be in compliance with the NPT any time soon. The Indian and Pakistani governments are engaged in a rapid nuclear weapons buildup, while the British government is contemplating the development of a new, more advanced nuclear weapons system. Although, in recent decades, the US and Russian governments did reduce their nuclear arsenals substantially, that process has come to a halt in recent years, as relations have soured between the two nations. Indeed, both countries are currently engaged in a new, extremely dangerous nuclear arms race. The US government has committed itself to spending $1 trillion to “modernize” its nuclear facilities and build new nuclear weapons. For its part, the Russian government is investing heavily in the upgrading of its nuclear warheads and the development of new delivery systems, such as nuclear missiles and nuclear submarines.

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Intel TOCK BLOCK: 10nm Cannonlake delayed to 2017, bonus 14nm Kaby Lake to '16

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JIT compiler

More like an interpreter.

Warren Abstract Machine in hardware when?

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Is it even economically feasible to reach 7nm?

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Hackers invade systems holding medical files on 4.5 million Cali patients

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Re: Calling California "Cali" ...

Yeah, but calling it "Socialist Republic of California" is just too long.

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Ant-Man: Big ideas, small payoff

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Re: Oh Dear!

while wearing their underpants outside their trousers

It's true. We have politicans wear their underpants on their heads. Much more funny!

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But... but...

Wasn't it "Mighty Atom" (maybe of the Marvel universe ... or was it DC... ?) who behaved like Elon Musk and could shrink himself to mini-size?

I remember that he paired up with Batman (he also had to explain basic vector arithmetic to Wayne, not the brightest kid in the block, but hey, it's a 1%-er) and at one moment had to enter Batman's brain via the ear to perform inner surgery after a coma attack.

An then Mighty Atom got split in "The Death of Superheroes", accidentally nuking the whole Kansas...

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Google robo-car in rear-end smash – but cack-handed human blamed

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Re: "and they never get tired, irritable or distracted".

Safety rules typically forbid recursion: Risk of stack overflow, Recursion makes it impossible to do the V&V necessary for a system like the ETCS

Even V&V consists of badly processed knowledge, applied badly.

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Re: Bumper sticker

Why not a Confederate Flag to enrage liberals?

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Re: "and they never get tired, irritable or distracted".

Toyota engine management ... 256.6K Non-Comment Lines C Source on page 18.

Even if this is something lawyerly-arguably close to MISRA C .... WHAT!

The inertia inherent in industry, bullshit whirling around in closed loops in execs' heads and the cruft pushed by "learning institutions" and impressed on young minds must be just insurmountable.

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NASA boffins peer at Pluto: Could it be ... is that ... OATMEAL?

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Re: Oatmeal?

Stand still, laddie!!

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Thanks for open sourcing .NET say Point of Sale villains

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Linux

Well, it happens

Richard Stallman famously left his MIT user account open to world & dog because principles, causing rejects of society to misuse it.

In other news, Linux is used to manage Concentration Camps in $BAD_COUNTRY etc.

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Brit school software biz unchains lawyers after crappy security exposed

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A "copyright" on a 256-bit number?

A number that is supposed to be secret?

That's a new one in deeper levels of retardation.

They could have called up "disclosure of trade secrets", but still...

If they had registered a trademark on that number, it would make sense, but then it would no longer be a secret.

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Windows RT on life support: Microsoft vows it won't pull the plug

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Re: Shame

You would have to abolish Microsoft, kill the employees from management downwards and eliminate marketing and 50% of the devs just be doubly sure, then replant a sane mindset over a decade or so.

So, quite a lot of effort really.

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Feel like you're being herded onto Windows 10? Well, you should

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Windows 10 migration?

Not even on the horizon in this company here.

Hopefully there will be a way to give users Linux with a functional Outlook and Office on top a bit before any migration plans start the sunrise period.

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"50% less crap!"

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Microsoft to Windows 10 consumers: You'll get updates LIKE IT or NOT

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Re: I went and saw if there was anything about WSUS and Windows 10

Massive fireballs are sponsored by the government of Iran.

I think you mean Israel.

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No more numpties running spam bots because they decided to run Windows

Unfortunately no.

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No one is forcing you to use Windows

SAY THIS TO MY FACE IN THE REAL WORLD AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS.

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Re: THE SKY IS FALLING!

Don't be harsh- someone has to defend Windows.

We have ways of dealing with these people.

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Re: I'll go for two months.

Fuck all these people and the shit they are peddling.

"Customers who are embracing Current Branch for Business do need to consume that feature update within the allotted time period of approximately eight months or they will not be able to see and consume the next security update,"

So, we are now "consuming" security updates. Om Nom Nom Nom.

I hope CDC erroneously mails live anthrax to Redmond.

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Mozilla's ‘Great or Dead’ philosophy may save bloated blimp Firefox

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Re: Ditch electrolysis, drive progress

Why? Each process comes with its own baggage, if you have more of them running at once there is more baggage.

BULLSHIT LEVELS OF CRUD! That "baggage" is EXTREMELY MINIMAL. Synchronization, locks and context switching won't magically disappear. Threads give you tons of problems in return that you need to keep in the box. Today one has supercomputers on the desk and processes are "too much baggage"? Why dontcha go for fibers while you are it. Processes were ok in the 70s and 80s but now that all the cool kids absolutely need to shoot themselves in the foot (while tweeting while taking selfies while falling downstairs thinking about how cool Node.js is) by ill thought-out multiprocessing ideas that were borderline braindead (unless used for very specialized contexts), which used in wholly inappropriate contexts using wholly inappropriate abstractions in stateful programming environments. LIFE IN "IT" IS ETERNAL COMEDY!

Why Threads are a Bad Idea (for most purposes) -- John Ousterhout.

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Re: Ditch electrolysis, drive progress

One process per tab is exactly the type of bloat that makes other browsers so heavy on overhead, CPU and memory.

Err... hello? Care to explain WHY?

Modern machines and OS are MEANT to run multiple processes and processes share identical memory pages and communicate via shared memory. Single-process architectures are just arse-backwards UNLESS you are very sure of your capability to run threads and very sure about the security of your single process. Or you want to accept the security risk to do fast even processing (and even then, please write in Erlang). But Firefox is not Nginx.

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Re: Ditching XBL/XUL would mean Mozilla shooting itself in the foot

XUL has been replaced

But... by what? Some other XML format? Griffon? (I wish)...

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Re: What ?

If only politicians could fall as easily, we might just have ourselves a mob rule.

FTFY

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Microsoft to offer (very) limited support for Linux on Azure

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Not interested as long as AWS exists

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Pluto Pic: Is it a DOG? Is it a HEART? Or is it ... is it ... BIGFOOT?

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Re: Pyramid

BECAUSE THEY CAN!

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Ex-MIT prof jailed for 'making experimental film' about bank robbery. In a bank. Without saying it was a film

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Re: Wait, the guy robbed a bank...

Actually, it is clearly OUT of Greece and in Switzerland.

Greek pension schemes, however, STAY in Greece.

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Re: Maybe thats what my colleagues are doing...

I have the utter conviction that this is true and "psychotronic office: dilbertisms live" is being filmed.

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Mozilla loses patience with Flash over Hacking Team, BLOCKS it

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Is this some kind of Alicebot?

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Who wants to stay unhacked forever?

I'm running v28. The security issues for this version are totally inconsequential

SPLUTTER

I do hope you are running in a VM, dude.

Or do are your really sure that all of these in now way affect the codebase of 28.

Protip: The fact that no-one in a shitty forum takes you up on your offer to hack an exploit for your venerable codebase browser means nothing.

Security by obscurity is a much better system.

Is this like whitey playing it cool in the ghetto?

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