* Posts by Destroy All Monsters

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That's cute, Germany – China shows the world how fusion is done

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Re: $14 Billion buys you and awful lot of oil

But the US alone spent 3 trillion on The Fifteen-Year Shufti and it's still not over (actually getting worse and more UN-unchareterish by the week, and Saudi Arabia may yet cooly implode)

Oh well, money printing and fintech will still save us. Right?

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Re: Soon...

Nah, Chinese Restaurants alone are sufficient for that.

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Fired Norse Corp CEO blames the media

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Re: Classy

Yes he does.

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Re: Sales weasels.

Necessity-driven ignorance of basic facts springs eternal.

If one is "very cheaper / faster / better" than the competition, there is probably a heap of debt, technical, personal or otherwise, accumulating in the corner, studiously ignored by (sometimes overly youthful) management waiting for the "escape velocity" to take over.

The fact that customers demand the moon and a complimentary iPad for a sum that might support a lone siberian survivalist living on beans for a month does not help.

(Also a nice foreshadowing what will happen to lots of companies once the cheap paper money dires up and the monetary bubble inevitably collapses)

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So. Are Europeans just a whining bunch of data protection hypocrites?

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Re: I spy with my little eye...

This explains why millions upon millions of migrants are pushing into Europe.

Yeah, thanks USA/UK/Europe for the retarded War on the Middle East and Regime Change in Lybia and Syria. Thanks for building up ISIS, too, I guess.

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OpenSSL fixes bug, gets dissed by German gov: That's so random ... not

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Re: Need a New Spokesman

PEGIDA-kun, please.

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Winning Underhand C Contest code silently tricks nuke inspectors

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Nice coding, but I think "dismantling" means "show me the plutonium in the form of MOX fuel rods" or something like that, doesn't it? So this trikcery ain't gonna work.

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German Chancellor fires hydrogen plasma with the push of a button

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"Wendelstein 7-X"

With that kind of Perry Rhodan styled naming, this MUSS SEIN EIN success!

Did the assembled button-pushing politicians carry rayguns and wear spacesuits of zany design?

Bum icon because 1) A tear for the outrageously fascistic storytelling of my youth and 2) That photo vaguely looks like there is a homeless person in the plasma chamber

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Socat slams backdoor, sparks thrilling whodunit

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Re: Interesting point.

it would take some significant number crunching to discover that it's not prime.

Not at all:

PRIMES is in P

(Ok, it's still O(log(n)^12) and the AKS algorithm is not used in practice, but still...)

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ROR!

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Windows 10 will now automatically download and install on PCs

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Re: All this has done

The correct plural of 'box' is 'boxes'. We are not German, or does it make you look especially cool?

Seriously, how much newfag to computing are you?

boxen /bok'sn/ pl.n.

[very common; by analogy with VAXen] Fanciful plural of box often encountered in the phrase `Unix boxen', used to describe commodity Unix hardware. The connotation is that any two Unix boxen are interchangeable.

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Re: Sue 'em

So you CAN sue.

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Safe Harbor ripped and replaced with Privacy Shield in last-minute US-Europe deal

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Because money.

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BT broadband is down: Former state monopoly goes TITSUP UK-wide

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Syrian refugees or Donald Trump.

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Bah! The situation shown is business as normal in our office whenever the "planning" is being rejigged, which happens randomly between 11:00 and 18:00. It is positively correlated with the "most important meeting of this week" being suddenly canceled for unstated reasons a hour or so earlier.

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Re: Well we are no doubt minutes for a socital collapse here

Anyone want to Join my Leather clad marauder gang? The ability to grow a green Mohawk is not necessary but will help in your application.

Finally a comprehensible message from HR!

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Microsoft: Yes, we are going to kill off Enterprise Agreements

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Re: Then again...

Thank you for helping Microsoft help you to help us all.

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Chip chomped after debug backdoor found in Android phones

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"It was mainly found in devices running Android 4.4 KitKat, due to a debug feature created for telecommunication interoperability testing in China."

Add to this to "management authentication issues" for backdoor newspeak.

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Hackers mirror 250GB of NASA files on the web

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NASA studying aerosols, film at 11

This leet hack by fucking retards is exactly what I needed to bring me off a dangerous depressive attack.

Thanks, I guess.

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Cloud growth? Take a number, Microsoft. Two engines have stalled

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Re: This is a no brainer

More like economic unreality.

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Meanwhile, in production...

Office365 has suddenly decided to pull down JavaScript from something called "msedge.net". Probably yet another Microsoft domain after "live.com", "dead.com", "msoffice.com", "msazure.com", "azurems.net", "momoneyforms.com" and "msafia.net".

This is the new way of working with production software: random shit changes with no compelling reason. You get to know new domains, new ways of throwing JavaScript into your face, it's a blast!

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Why a detachable cabin probably won’t save your life in a plane crash

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Only Cave Johnson is able to perform this feat of superengineeering!

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You see, Yuri...

Why is the cabin landing in a Windows XP screen background?

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BOFH: In-depth IT training needs a single-malt distillery

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Yeah, it's like you still get incadescent lightbulbs "made in Romania" and "only for outdoor use". No problem.

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Intel and Micron's XPoint: Is it PCM? We think it is

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Re: Duck

Sounds like O.J. Simpson is not admitting to killing his wife.

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GitHub: We're sorry (again) about (another) outage

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Re: Self-referentiality

Miau Pulpa, shurely

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Whew! How to tell if a DevOps biz is peddling a load of manure

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Re: But at heart, it is just tools and methods

I like this reference to SUnit.

And then I notice that - in 2016 - we are still not at the level of Smalltalk.

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Do not be so pretentious.

You will never get it right first time, unless someone already wrote the book on how to do it before you.

And even then you need to be able to read.

POGUEs collecting medals for bravery etc.

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Re: My Bullshit detector says that...

IE, Java and Flash

Putting Java into the same pan as IE and Flash is a tad unfair, though.

Even very unfair, TBH.

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Land Rover Defender dies: Production finally halted by EU rules

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pseudo-Libertarian right-wing

Hmmm ....communistic fascists, then?

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Re: yet

Please.

No-one is "going back" to FAL battle rifle or old AKM, but of course stocks exists, same as you can find admittedly glorious fascist MP-44 in Middle East.

Indeed, AK series have moved on to AK-103 since long time, comrade. Now even very different AK-107 being considered for general usage.

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GitHub falls offline, devs worldwide declare today a snow day

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The cool thing about working on OSS is when GH goes down its like a free holiday How do those suits feel now :P

Way to miss the point of Git...

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Senate marks Data Privacy Day with passage of critical bill for Safe Harbor

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The Act will extend the same privacy rights that US citizens enjoy to European citizens, and will provide European citizens with the right to proper judicial redress over how their data is handled by American corporations and the US government.

Hmmm.... "Thanks for nothing", I guess?

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Google DeepMind cyber-brain cracks tough AI challenge: Beating a top Go board-game player

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Re: Very Impressive

All those saying "it's not AI because MUH opinion!!" - you are eejits whose expectations are based on a died of Hollywood movies.

Back in 1956:

"Hey, let's do something more interesting than computing ledgers on computers. Like, symbol processing, learning, maybe even play chess and checkers, invent appropriate programming languages with new concepts, work on that neuron stuff, I dunno ... lots of things to do".

"We need a catchy name"

"How about 'Artificial Intelligence'. Sounds out there. 'AI' for short".

"'kay'

"Check it out, guys! I have a built a machine to solve checkers!!"

An utter eejit in a wifebeater comes in. "It's not like in the movies. This is not AI!. Do expert systems first."

"Check it out, guys! I can find out what ails the patient via a question-answer system"

An utter eejit in a wifebeater comes in. "It's not like in the movies. This is not AI!. Do expert systems first."

"Check it out, guys! I have a built a machine to play chess!"

An utter eejit in a wifebeater comes in. "It's not like in the movies. This is not AI!. Do expert systems first."

rinse, repeat...

Fuck you all, go back to your jerkoff website development in crapnode.js

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Re: Very Impressive

It's AI

Fucking tired of the "it's not AI if it has been done" meme.

(It's not General Artificial Intelligence, but that's something else)

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'Unikernels will send us back to the DOS era' – DTrace guru Bryan Cantrill speaks out

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Re: Cores are cheap, it's how to use them...

Aren't we into actor-based languages today (i.e. Erlang and Elixir etc.) because "sequential" processes are nice but the demand for synchronous exchange makes them a bit less than real-world capable? See also What's the difference between the Actor Model of Concurrency and Communicating Sequential Processes

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Re: Forth

Forth has been doing it the exact way he says is terrible for 40 years.

That bullshit. You are mixing concepts. Forth is a language. The language runs on something. Free to you to run it on bare metal, but if it runs on Unix, your argument is invalid.

You can run Java on bare metal if you write a language VM for that.

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Re: Hard and fast

And then there's the performance issue.

The last argument of the incompetent

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This gun says you ain’t leaving until my PC is fixed

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I support this 357 call!

Especially when a Dell Dude is on the other side of the boomstick.

Double satsifaction!

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Come on kids, let's go play in the abandoned nuclear power station

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Re: Crap pop culture joke and the additional costs of Not Borrowing to fund things

I the people who are not skilled in atomics are powerfully trained in advanced genetic engineering, it will even out (trade, etc.).

If they are skilled in web & stuff or management shenanigans, well....

But there is no need to go mercantilist in any case.

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Re: NIM [Radioactive] BY

Well, at least it's not guarded by the Knights Who Say Ni.

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Re: Fast Breeders

But Wunderland is a planet of Known Space which delectably likes to develop esoteric weapon systems?

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I think the easiest explanation is that we are trying to "throw stuff downhill"

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Yeah, the Shah was big in buying nuclear tech. Sadly, he was a CIA arsehole.

I thought the Iranian embargo had ended? (Except for the US, which immediately decided that ballistic missiles had something to do with nuclear bombs, and decided to use that pretext to continue with sanctions alone like easily-bought flipfloppers they are).

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Rather ballardian stuff

There is a book on France's nuclear industry, "The Radiance of France" (a review here), which develops the history of France's ostensibly civilian nuclear programme and how it was "sold" to the nation. Anyone know of a similar one about the UK?

Also, I want these glazed DU ashtrays.

(Ballardian: "resembling or suggestive of the conditions described in J. G. Ballard's novels and stories, especially dystopian modernity, bleak man-made landscapes and the psychological effects of technological, social or environmental developments.")

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Facebook CSO slams RSA Conf for repping 'the worst parts of the security industry'

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It's facebook

But I agree 100%

Information Security is mostly Quality Assurance.

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Stop the music! Booby-trapped song carjacked vehicles – security prof

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The stupidity is you

Because, yeah, if I plug my laptop into this company network, I can instantly become root on the fileserver, configure the firewall and peruse the CEO's e-mail.

Happens all the time. Great stuff!

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Cowboy design in the physical space

"Basically, give me 18 seconds of playtime and we can insert the attack code"

A bad case of "Snowcrash", indeed.

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US rapper slams Earth is Round conspiracy in Twitter marathon

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Re: Impossible!!!

No, it was Hitler and he believed were were on the INSIDE. Or something. I once read it in a spiritual magazine, so it must be TRUE.

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Re: No real mates

So, they are management?

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