* Posts by Destroy All Monsters

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European SPACEMAN exposes EERIE snaps of ISS in Twitter feed

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Re: Dangling cables

Just keep a wrecking bar ready.

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Re: In space no-one can hear you scream

As the walls are only teflon with cheap china-sourced aluminium support, you would be looking at SUCKING DECOMPRESSION HORROR.

Also:

"The astronauts of the ISS certainly seem to have Anglophile tendencies, as they stick strictly to GMT, occupying the same time zone as the cockneys."

Didn't build the Honourable East India Company and all that imperial stuff for nothing, then?

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Virgin 'spaceship' pilot 'UNLOCKED tailbooms' going through SOUND BARRIER

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Re: "Wealthy customers have signed up in large numbers to see a black sky "

Climb a remote mountain or sail offshore - at night

Call the Waaahambulance - Someone is not spending his money as Anonymous Coward and God intend.

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Why are these guys even in charge?

Safety Board.

So basically they have looked long and hard at the tapes and come up with some stunning conclusions?

“We’re a long way from finding cause, we still have months and months of investigation to do, a lot that we don’t know and we have extensive data sources to go through,”

"Me gonna be employed for a loooong time."

I would understand this if a TWA 800 dumps into the ocean (then conveniently explains away explosive residue anyway), but this?

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Oracle users open can of whup-ass on licensing policies

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Welcom to Red Larrydrome

Eating the seedcorn? Shurely not!

So how is the atmosphere INSIDE?

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Disney wins Mickey Mouse patent for torrent-excluding search engine

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Re: What happened to USER requests?

The search engine is called Amazon.

> Clickety Click.

> "Buy now"

> "Due to licensing restrictions, this content is not available for your region"

> ????

> Torrent me this shit!

Anyone who implements "licensing restrictions" deserves to be pirated to death into a festering heap of maggoty shares and unredeemable debt.

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Re: Disney patents internet search censorship

How exactly are they meant to do that? We are already pretty far into brownshirt territory nowadays, but for such a move you will have to put on a black tie, too.

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Spooky GHOST LIGHT reveals DEAD GALAXIES torn apart over 6 BEEELLION years

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The title should be "Against a Dark Background"

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The Imitation Game: Bringing Alan Turing's classified life to light

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Re: Really?

No, no, no: Tunny was broken by not Turing. The part about the Poles is correct though. See also: Hut 8.

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RIGHT!

“I think that if it was a film about a straight mathematician, people would never say, 'Oh, how come there’s no sex scenes so we know he’s straight?'”

JJ Abrams will be in charge for pointless affirmation of "hes is NOT GAY, get it?"

Now everybody read On Computable Numbers with an Application to the Entscheidungsproblem

Bonus points for reading Alonzo Church's paper, "A Note on the Entscheidungsproblem" (The Journal of Symbolic Logic, Vol. 1, No. 1. (Mar., 1936), pp. 40-41.) , which unbelievably for 2014 demands Google-fu to get past the paywall usher on JSTOR. Aaron Swartz's work IS NOT YET COMPLETE.

Background from Jimbo's Nollij Store:

Church's paper was presented to the American Mathematical Society on 19 April 1935 and published on 15 April 1936. Turing, who had made substantial progress in writing up his own results, was disappointed to learn of Church's proof upon its publication (see correspondence between Max Newman and Church in Alonzo Church papers). Turing quickly completed his paper and rushed it to publication; it was received by the Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society on 28 May 1936, read on 12 November 1936, and published in series 2, volume 42 (1936-7); it appeared in two sections: in Part 3 (pages 230-240), issued on Nov 30, 1936 and in Part 4 (pages 241–265), issued on Dec 23, 1936; Turing added corrections in volume 43(1937) pp. 544–546.

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Ex-Soviet engines fingered after Antares ROCKET launch BLAST

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Re: fabricated in Ukraine, not Russia

We are at war with Iranasia as long as AIPAC controls the money spigot.

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It sounds like there is a Potemkin Village somewhere around the next street.

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Re: There is only one hope for our undertaking....

Well, Korolev CAME FROM the gulag because "ZOMG HITLER, AYYY MOTHERLAND!", so there is that.

Along the line of that Turing Biopic: The Chief Designer

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Re: Re:The simple fact is

Chernobyl

Not physics and math.

Engineering, mixed with politics.

Welcome to the retardation.

But at least you get free national parks with that.

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Re: Re:The simple fact is (@ pseudonymous blowhard)

It's, depending of how you define 'development'. From the top of my head, ~90% of the Russian population back then consisted in peasants living as serfs in a feudal system, which is exactly what Russia was until Red October.

Errr no.

Actually Russia was industrializing up very nicely, and then WWI intervened. The fact that they were in process of industrialization actually made it that they could run the war for some time.

After that, it was only smoke and ruins. After "Red October", it went downhill because Lenin thought that adding more smoke and ruins by attacking Europe through newly formed Poland in 1920 to bring the beleaguered proletarians of Berlin and Rome some freedoms would be a good idea. It was all a mess.

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There is only one hope for our undertaking....

CLONE KOROLEV!

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Forget eyeballs and radar! Brits tackle GPS JAMMERS with WWII technology

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Dead reckoning? MUH... how do do I into pen & paper?

WOAH the pork is in.

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Branson on Virgin Galactic fatal crash: 'Space is hard – but worth it'

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Re: Is it really worth it IN THIS CASE, though?

There's a school of thought that believes Grissom and his crew (Chaffee, White) were murdered by NASA/CIA etc.

Smoking Man was seen exiting mission control room.

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Re: To eternity and beyond...

That was one which went into the books: X-15 Flight 3-65-97

Michael J. Adams got confused and had no way to ascertain the heading:

The ground controllers sought to get the X-15 straightened out, but there was no recommended spin recovery technique for the X-15, and engineers knew nothing about the aircraft's supersonic spin tendencies.

The board made two major recommendations: install a telemetered heading indicator in the control room, visible to the flight controller; and medically screen X-15 pilot candidates for labyrinth (vertigo) sensitivity. As a result of the X-15's crash, the FRC added a ground-based "8 ball" attitude indicator (Horton's idea) in the control room to furnish mission controllers with real time pitch, roll, yaw, heading, angle of attack, and sideslip information.

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Re: Is it really worth it IN THIS CASE, though?

This is not about space exploration, this is a rich man putting good men at risk in order to develop a sham space experience for other rich men (and women).

Utter bullshit. These people are professionals and hired to do a job. This is no different and arguably morally superior to when the government hires these people to test new weapon systems or whatever idea crawled out of a politicial animal's brainbox. And then possibly denies that they were killed during testing.

Is it really worth it IN THIS CASE, though?

If it goes into the books, it is always worth it. This is the name of the game in this universe.

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Re: Is it really worth it IN THIS CASE, though?

"is there an option to not fully cooperate with the authorities?"

Probably not and as authorities are meant to check for problems in the routine to make the routine even less risk-free (or not), they will be fecking useless here.

"Ummm... you were using a novel rocket motor? Uh, err........"

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People die in railroad switching yards all the time.

This commiseration theatre is as disgusting as the perpetual "thanking the troops" freakshow.

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Tales of infiltration from Fight Club man Chuck Palahniuk, Peter Carey and Anonymous

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Women are ... leaving homes, work and families behind in the continual search for pleasure.

So what's new?

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Microsoft jolts awake, remembers it still makes Office for Mac

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Tell your boss right out he is a fscking arsehole.

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Trolls pop malformed heads above bridge to sling abuse at Tim Cook

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Re: How come we did not noticed earlier...

If only we stopped exporting our freedoms we could laugh at them from orbit.

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Virgin's SpaceShipTwo crashes in Mojave Desert during test flight

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Re: Insurance Premiums...

> If fact, you cannot launch anything without it.

OH REALLY? Citation needed. Will an irate insurance agent follow you to orbit?

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Re: Well, unfortunately, testing new craft does involve risk.

If you want a glimpse in to future that Sir Richard Branson and his like are taking you to, then watch Elysium!

Anyone who thinks Elysium is some True Message Against Rampant Capitalism has any lesson beyond Hollywood retardation and Matt Damon's pseudo-social arsehattery should have his head examined pronto.

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Re: THE RIGHT STUFF

Pioneers == Those who come back to tell the tale.

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Marc Benioff tethers Salesforce cloud to Blighty

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The problem for European customers is one of corporate and customer data leaving the relatively favourable regulation of the EU for the US.

How does that make sense?

Insulation from the US was one reason cited by the AWS host, saying customers could now architect clouds for back-up and redundancy while keeping their data in the US, as they can now make their clouds span the Frankfurt and existing Dublin regions.

Here is a low-hanging fruit for improvement, El Reg: get an intern and make him read what you have written. Choose one who has "reading comprehension" on his CV though. Today one can never be sure.

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Re: Question is...

Do you think you are special?

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Free government-penned crypto can swipe identities

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Probably a portemanteau term of "inadvisable" and "umentionable".

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The PLAID (Protocol for Lightweight Authentication of Identity) cryptography kit appears to be insecure designed by government.

Beleaguered cards spat out junk data encrypted with an RSA shill key and it was this ciphertext which could be crunched to discover the key used, and a users' card number with accuracy that increased significantly with the number of scans.

Finally that final sequence in War Games makes sense. Armed forces used PLAID to secure the launch codes.

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Programming Office 365: Hands On with Microsoft's new APIs

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Re: Ah, the old MS Solution

I can only agree with the "JSON is for confused freshman who think everything needs to look like a JavaScript structure and have never had to deal with 'enterprisey' problems". Avoid like the plague.

SOAP and WSDL may be "overengineered" but at least they are engineered. Use them. But avoid RPC mode, that idea was dumb when Distributed Computing Environment was a thing, it is dumb today.

Also: Rick Hickey in: "The language of the system"

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FIFTEEN whole dollars on offer for cranky Pentium 4 buyers

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Trusting Intel on anything ever

Sadly these people don't get paid with greenbacks sporting trollface.

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DRUPAL-OPCALYPSE! Devs say best assume your CMS is owned

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Re: Horrendous piece of software

So it's like nodejs, only less bad?

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Re: Bobby Tables

Unfortunately, you do not have an audience ...

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Society for Rational Network Management, War Trackers Interest Group

Subject: Ping

Language path: Optima

From: Society for Rational Investigation

Distribution: Threat of the Blight, Society for Rational Network Management, War Trackers Interest Group

"You should proceed under the assumption that every Drupal 7 website was compromised unless updated or patched before Oct 15, 11pm UTC, that is seven hours after the announcement,

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Humanity now making about 41 mobes EACH SECOND

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Now if we could just isotropically throw them at the universe at 0.999c ...

... that would be awesome.

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No nudity, please, we're GAMING: Twitch asks players to cover up

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NO FUN ALLOWED!

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WHITE HOUSE network DOWN: Nation-sponsored attack likely

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Re: ITS PROBABLY BILL CLINTON...

More like Hillary rubbing it in.

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Re: Presumably this crack is legal

Weed's legal in Colorado!

Cracks legal in D.C.!

Time to upgrade the war on terror so that people buying cough syrup in the US and communist peasants in Mexico get what they are asking for!

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I hope these "sources" are on github.

The attack, blamed by US government sources on Russian hackers

Or maybe ISIS.

Or the Ayatollahs, if not the Ayy Lmaos.

Or maybe the halloweenized Ghaddafi, undead and baying for viagra-powered genocide.

Could be Beaucoup Haram or "Koni 2013".

Or what about Khorasan, the wholly-made-up "new terror threat"?

Or hybridized Russo-Chinese superhackers, reinforced with North Korean DNA?

Or the Ebola, now being fought by the National Guard in Liberia.

Or maybe the french terror clowns.

Enough enemies to make any neurotic go mad.

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BlackEnergy crimeware coursing through US control systems

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Re: Simple fix

How do I download module from arxiv?

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Tron!

Every weel another layers of pwnage is being discovered.

It's like the "agressive clown spree" that has reportedly been plaguing european cities in recent times.

Maybe there is a connection between the planes of existence of the real world and the information world? How can we know?

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BONFIRE of the MEGA-BUCKS: $200m+ BURNED in SECONDS in Antares launch blast

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Re: Blame the terrorists !

> outsourced to India

Not even once!

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Oh, a thumbdown. Carry on, comrade!

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... especially when you are at the very edge of what government-industrial-policy-propelled tech can do.

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Taking a Walloping!

We have confidence we can understand the problems and get back flying when we're ready to fly.

And, as Obama is wont to say "...so that after this initial surge of activity, we can have a more regular process just to make sure that we’re crossing all the T’s and dotting all the I’s going forward”

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KRAKKOOOM! Space Station supply mission in PODULE PRANG EXPLOSION CHAOS

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Re: Won't anyone think of the scientists?!

I suppose that the biggest effort goes into design and getting everyone to sign off the exact shape of gimmick X.

Production? Piddles.

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MEN: For pity's sake SLEEP with LOTS of WOMEN - and avoid Prostate Cancer

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It would seem that putting it to frequent use can have beneficial consequences.

I have heard that is because you are getting rid of all the shitty nasty fat-seeking molecules that we now have everywhere in our tuna. We need the converse examination for women. Also include male and female lactation, please.

Oh, I can I have a larger version of the "hook-me" picture for this story?

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