* Posts by Destroy All Monsters

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Apple blings up new iMac with latest Intel chips, next-gen Wi-Fi

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Re: all-in-one iMac

These days and the future is streaming / digital download.

As evidenced by the "maybe not always connected" XboxOne brouhaha.

Still, I might agree that it is USB stick.

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Re: Next gen WiFi???

Do people (over the age of 12) actually say things like crApple?

YES. Now go away or I will taunt you a second time!!!

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Firms fined $350,000 after yogurt sting uncovers review rigging

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My yoghurt is the bestest, longest in upper Brooklyn, yo! You buy now.

It's good that tax dollars are being used to bust dodgy yoghurt off the interwebs.

Now. Can we get the dodgy addies by "Flower566 from Nigeria" off the dating sites, too?

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Re: This is an excellent story

Would SEO again!

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Report says PRISM snooped on India's space, nuclear programs

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I think keeping an eye on their nuke program is warranted

After all, Bush Junior promised to feed them nuclear materials under the promise that it "wouldn't be used for military purposes", thus freeing up all the materials they already had for the military.

One really wants to know when the big one comes.

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Microsoft: Surface is DEAD. Long live the Surface 2!

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What kind of keyboard costs GBP 10?

The horror. The horror.

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"If you sit by the river long enough, you will see the body of your enemy float by."

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New iPhone sells out, millions in hands of lucky fans, Cook cock a hoop ...

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Re: Pent up demand

What kind of "pent up demand" is that though? More like karmic lust.

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Déjà vu?

They must have changed something in the reality distortion field.

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'Occupy' affiliate claims Intel bakes SECRET 3G radio into vPro CPUs

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Anti-capitalist?

Clearly, MinLove/MinEcon CPUs as required in every worker's home set will NOT HAVE any security problems.

What's that? Not ok with that?

You are being vanned!

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Boffins debate killing leap seconds to help sysadmins

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What the fuck is wrong with TAI!!

Just use it.

UTC is TAI with wallclock corrections.

Clock should use TAI. Computations should be in TAI. WTF is wrong with people.

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> Surely we can easily predict when we need leap seconds, couldn't a non-connected machine be programmed to insert them at the right time?

You wish!

Slowdown however depends on many random effects - tides, air pressure, random displacements of masses within the earth's interior, continental drift etc. So it's not particularly deterministic.

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One of last few iPhone 5Ss STOLEN from within MASSIVE POLICE CORDON at Apple Store

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Re: Clearly

we're over austerity then

Remind me again when austerity occurred except in left-wingers' and NYT columnists' sloganeering?

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Re: yyhey'd have £60m tied up in a warehouse, doing nothing but waiting for launch day

As opposed to billions lying in off shore accounts doing nothing but waiting for a tax amnesty.

You really need to know the basic fact that that money is not "lying there". It's being used. Maybe to finance your job. It's just that someone has a claim on it.

And as long as the tax part hasn't been hoovered away, it's probably being used to produce stuff people want as opposed to stuff bureaucrats imagine people want (less the skim-off for bureaucrats' paycheck, of course)

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Layoffs at EMC's RSA security division

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Re: Good Riddance !

Really, Lockheed Martin itself is another factor in the downfall of "western civilization" along with the cancer of liberal presidents and their caring gender-equality sidekicks. Does its F-35 even fly?

F*CK THEM ALL.

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Douglas Adams was RIGHT! TINY ALIENS are invading Earth, say boffins

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Re: Oops

No.

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Re: Diatoms, its full of diatoms!

NANOTECHNOLOGHY from SPACE!

SCIENTISTS say "IT ACTUALLY LOOKS LIKE A DIATOM"

Page 3: PROOF of QUASI-BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING by NON-HUMAN ENTITIES.

Page 4: Worried housewives ask: "Does SPACE OBAMA know about this?"

Page 5: Carrier Strike Group DISPATCHED to LOW EARTH ORBIT: KERRY announces PROTECTION of FREEDOM against all SPACE DIATOMS. "This will not stand. Oh! The inhumanity!!".

PUTIN OUTED AS SPACE MONSTER SUPPORTER ON PAGE 12!! Jon Stewart: "Only elderly fat housewives root for DIATOMS and PUTIN. FAIL!"

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Re: ISS et al

Astronauts always shower down while still in the airlock, you know.

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Latest Snowden reveal: It was GCHQ that hacked Belgian telco giant

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You can't get certified against 27002 as it's just a collection of "best practices", not requirements (as is 27001)

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You mean "ISO 27001" (Requirements for the Information Security Management System).

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Re: hmm

There is only one way to save our city: Neo The Tea Party

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"trouble spots such as Yemen and Syria"

And evidently Belgium.

Nazi flemish speakers, dependent and destitute Walloons, crumbling infrastructure, nepotism that would make the MIC blush, a large and unfriendly Muslim population, high taxes, mafiosi everywhere, weird killing sprees, dangerous child molesters, a dysfunctional government, rumors of violent secession soon, and danish pastry.

They got it all.

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I'm felling a bit Amdocs about all of this.

But as a US citizen, you should cherish the fact there will be a trunk line linking you not only to friendly people in Virginia, but also to friendly people abroad.

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Axe falls: Virgin Media plans to kill 600 management jobs

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Gud!

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Fanbois shun 'crappy plastic' iPhone 5C

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"We observed a lot of grim-faced buyers counting out thick wads of cash"

You phone is in the laundry.

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Don't laugh!

Under Jobs, your Cult Conviction wouldn't have been so lackadaisical

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Boffins: Earth will be habitable for only 1.75 BEEELLION more years

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Hurry up?!?!

Who can we bomb?

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Ex-CEO Elop's plunder to total $25m in voyage from Nokia to Microsoft

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Arr. Do you reckon it be fun and dances waiting a long time on a burning galleon? Even if he put on the course for Davy Jones' locker himself.

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Re: yawn...

Everyone who invested in Nokia made out with a lot of money because they were all investing when it was at rock bottom.

Implying it's not still at rock bottom (oh look a dead cat bounce). Now that they burned the mobile division down and will sell it, it's not going up quickly either.

Lawsuits are gonna fly. I can feel it.

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Obama Zucker-punched: 'NSA PR bungle whacked public trust in web giants'

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Re: No gratuitous use of "bitch?"

Arrrrr! Matey Zuck is taking the french way off this brigantine. Why enliven his departure with the mention of bung hole wenches and hornpipe players?

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Hiroshi Yamauchi, bizlord who gave the world Donkey Kong, dead at 85

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IT bloke denies trying to shag sheep outside football ground

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Re: Caught on CCTV

Ewe online, I reckon.

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So, Linus Torvalds: Did US spooks demand a backdoor in Linux? 'Yes'

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Go Go Gadget au Backdoor!

The last thing you see is the picture of a white fluffy cat while you download your own doom!

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DARPA: You didn't think we could make a Mach 6 spaceplane, so let us have this MACH TEN job

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Re: Basic questions for DARPA projects

> How much in the world of medicine has its roots in military R&D do you think?

That's easy.

Deduct the cost of actual wars, and I would guess about minus 3-4 trillion USD.

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Meet the Unmagnificent Seven: The critical holes plugged in Firefox update

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Re: Confused

NEVER! These are HUGE BUGS that warrant a full VERSION INCREASE!

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Re: Surprise!

Why would you want to compile such a list?

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Leaked docs: NSA 'Follow the money' team slurped BANK records, CREDIT CARD data

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Re: OFAC report has some of these details

As if the NSA could be arsed to even *look* at lawfully obtainable data.

Hold on, why do the Feds need those kind of fishing expeditions in the first place?

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Re: chris lively

Matty, Matty.

It's pretty retarded to newspeak the meaning of "sheeple" into "those who DISTRUST the well-intentioned government".

Now get off your mall scooter and take a deep breath. What's the matter? Fearing that the market of Itaniums will crash even more when the NSA is put on a leash?

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Re: How is this a surprise?

Well, I got a writing from my bank start of the year telling me that they were now "Patriot Act Compliant".

The bank is not even US based.

Like feeling Vader's dick in you. BIATCH!

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THE TRUTH about beaver arse milk in your cakes: There's nothing vanilla about vanilla

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Re: Anal Ooze

I will refrain from talking about beaver juice! At all.

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'Honker Union' sniffs 270 hacktivism targets

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Then as today

False flag attacks - a trusted tool in international politics. Mix with the sound and fury of the pliant mainstream media, and pretend there is necessity to "do something" immediately while climbing on the high horse of your glorious civilization and off you go.

As seen by Hergé:

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Life … moves … in … slow … motion … for … little … critters … like … flies

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There is a problem with that idea

Because I have no memories at all of perceiving the world as moving slower when I was a kid.

There should be if that idea was true. Unless they are Orwellistically rearranged, too.

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IBM proffers $1bn for Linux development on Power

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The title still is no longer required.

Good!

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Securo-boffins link HIRED GUN hackers to Aurora, Bit9 megahacks

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Re: Chinese Hacking Group?

Thirded. Could be real Chinamen, but might as well be standard Kerrybait.

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NSA spooks tooled up with zero-day PC security exploits from the FRENCH

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Re: Dodgy

But in that case, where on the dodgyness level does that leave the NSA infodumping their stuff into Israel's lap.

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Good point. Also, it's <300 dead. The > 1000 comes from the US and they are the only ones with that kind of inpho.

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Re: Crock of shit

Technically, they should be using AKMs. Or even AK74.

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Facebook reveals plan to WIRE THE PLANET

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Meanwhile, lawfare

Israeli NGO (more like QUANGO, amIrite) threatens to sue Facebook for hosting Iranian ministers

Legal Action Center on Monday threatened to sue Facebook if it does not immediately and permanently take down a social media site recently provided to “15 ministers of Iran.”

A letter from Shurat Hadin to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and general counsel Colin Stretch noted that the state and government of Iran are under “numerous sanctions by the United States government.”

Next, Shurat Hadin said that various laws, presidential executive orders and regulations administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the US Department of the Treasury make it illegal “to export or supply goods, technology or services” to Iran or its government.

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Want to sit in Picard's chair while spying on THE WORLD? We can make it so – ex-NSA man

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Re: This is the best they can come up with?

Matt Bryant in his impersonation of a particularly twisted version of Eadon. Doesn't see the forest, doesn't see the trees.

Bryant. I mean brilliant.

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