* Posts by Destroy All Monsters

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CIA boss: Make America (a) great (big database of surveillance on citizens, foreigners) again!

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Re: The Phoenix Syndrome

You forget that the other choice was La Clintonita.

Endless selling out to special interest and sure to to kick off a war with Russia.

Better a russian roulette.

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Re: Lying Sack of Trump

How is Putin the model?

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Welcome to the Wipe House: President Trump shreds climate change, privacy, LGBT policies on WhiteHouse.gov

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This is why Trump!

I'll be unembarrassedly old-fashioned here: It is profoundly depressing and vulgar to hear an American president proclaim "America First."

— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) January 20, 2017

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LOLZ

In his inaugural address, Trump did make occasional efforts to promote a policy of inclusion, but he still couldn't resist pitching people against people. He pitched the American people against the Congress men and women who sat behind him, arguing that "today we are not merely transferring power from one Administration to another, or from one party to another – but we are transferring power from Washington, DC, and giving it back to you, the American People."

It's been a long time past that Congress has been working for the American people.

Whether this will change is anyone's guest.

Meanwhile, "fire at will", but beware the Deep State. Better keep away from grassy knolls.

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Mozillans call for new moz://a logo to actually work in browsers

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Re: Huh?

My hope is that all of that will become the past as the stark madness of the Obama (best described as "Bush In Stasis with more race issues") years is fading away.

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saw://a?

Yeah it's like trying to grab something in the dark from a cupboard that you know is full of unprotected used syringes.

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Re: The request is stupid

Dancing monkey will not be seen?

We will FORCE them to be seen!

(But you will be able to disable them in about:config)

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Operator of DDoS protection service named as Mirai author

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Doesn't everything point to Vlad? On the adios speech at UN, the long-suffering Samantha Power was saying that Vald was out to mess up the world the US curated. So I guess Vlad must have transferred money to Anna Senpai via Russian pension funds paid out in the US, we shall find something.

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Lord of the Dance set to deliver high kicks at Trump’s big ball

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"If you fear change you are a bad person!"

Pretty funny take on Obama's tearful adieu and Trump's press conference here: Weepy Globalist to be Replaced By Rumbustious Working Class Hero At Noon Friday

Data hounds may find this information of interest:

Obama stepped out in front of a huge audience in Chicago and delivered a long, gassy speech—51 minutes and 10 seconds. That’s 10 minutes longer than the Farewell Addresses of George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Ronald Reagan combined.

Bush 41 did not technically give a farewell address, although his speech to West Point cadets, the last of his presidency, is sometimes cited as such. I don’t know its duration, but the transcript runs to 3,300 words. The transcript of Obama’s farewell address is just short of 5,000 words, so he left Poppy Bush in the dust, too. This is a guy who really likes the sound of his own voice.

The gold standard in political speeches, so far as I’m concerned, was the one Calvin Coolidge delivered to the Massachusetts Senate 102 years ago, after being elected President of that body. It consisted of forty-four words, thus:

"Honorable Senators: My sincerest thanks I offer you. Conserve the firm foundations of our institutions. Do your work with the spirit of a soldier in the public service. Be loyal to the Commonwealth and to yourselves, and be brief; above all things, be brief."

That makes the Gettysburg Address, at 272 words, look positively flabby. It makes Obama’s farewell address look morbidly obese.

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Nadella calls for AI sector to move beyond 'worshipping' a handful of companies

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I do this regularly, I also try to hipfully use SnapChat but am not really managing.

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Re: Really??

Not really.

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Chrome dev explains how modern browsers make secure UI just about impossible

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Re: HTML5 can do WHAT?!

Trying this now...

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The world is crazy

"Security UI is hard," Lawrence says.

More like

"Security UI swimming in an acid bath of:

1) marketing types and psycho execs looking for the "next great thing" to befuddle the public

2) bright & eager & young & unladen-by-prior-knowledge developers/designers

3) the bizarre idea of "one tool for anything from online gaming to online banking"

4) persistent crappiness/crabbyness of the underlying OS and hardware

is hard

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Meet 'Moz://a', AKA Mozilla after it picked a new logo

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WHY!

What's wrong with the world!

What was wrong with the old (non) logo? (and do I have to call Naomi Klein?)

How is this going to improve anything?

Why was Thunderbird kicked to the kerb?

Why are there important old bugs in Mozilla that won't be fixed?

Why do we have to descend to POTUS guff like "important reflection of the diversity and richness of the Internet" (do we get ISIS videos and BLM mental confusion with this?)

Did someone watch too much "Stein's;Gate" or ".hack//sign" chinese cartoons?

Why won't anyone rewrite that embarrassing Firefox print dialog?

It will remain a mystery.

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'Exploding e-cig cost me 7 teeth, burned my face – and broke my sink!'

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Re: Going for a Darwin Award?

LiI Batteries and water don't mix, so laddies & gentlemen, DON'T TAKE YOU VAPE IN THE BATHROOM!

That's just so much fucking bullshit because we are not talking about slabs of metal here. At all.

Indeed, if your Li batteries are a-burning, the best way to keep them calm is TO POUR WATER ON THEM.

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Explain!

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Re: The actual problems here...

Awesome thanks.

Personally, I don't neither smoke nor vape, but it's always good to know more. It pleases the evil goddess Knollij.

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Google harvests school kids' web histories for ads, claims its Mississippi nemesis

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Why do I have to go to the comment section to get actual news.

Bring back the El Reg tombstone, stat.

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El Reg drills into chatbot hype: The AIs that want to be your web butlers

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> Amazon is luring AI students with the promise of cash prizes if they find ways to make Alexa smarter.

There's this problem right? These people probably don't know 90% of what has come before (and are probably dissing 5% of the rest because they don't understand it). Getting up to speed will take another 20 years of hard work. So the result of dumbly enabling "AI students" will be another hacked bot that will land on the trash heap of failed hope.

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Search for MH370 called off after new theory about resting place is ruled out

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still concious enough to take the plane on a joyright for a few hours but couldn't manage to work the radio? What a crock of ....

People who are 100% convinced of their unprovable pet theory are generally in error.

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Re: Plane Flew To Diego Garcia

What does the plane do in Diego Garcia? (Which is actually UK (rankiest rank colonial) territory, so let's hear it from Theresa)

I heard that the exact same model of a series of 2 had been sitting in a hangar in Tel Aviv, don't know whether true but it sure triggered the pattern matchers.

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Japan tries to launch satellite on rocket the size of a telegraph pole

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Re: Why not have another go?

This being Japan, probably nixed due to internecine bureaucratic/politicial/face-saving struggles with at least two Yakuza in the lobby.

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Re: Good Effort

Understandably this has caused some consternation in Japan, with plenty of people pointing out that without US forces (especially a few choice anti-missile systems) Japan is adjacent to and undefended from the world's craziest nuclear armed regime, and a power vacuum would also allow the Chinese to move into the Western Pacific in a bigger way.

Sounds like something from the Hillary/Neocon prayer book.

Japan has to deal with its regional problems on its own terms. The US forces (and the US for that matter) won't be around forever.

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Re: Telegraph pole?

It's a Tnuktipun Stage Log!

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Laser beam sky mirage cannon can spy on enemies and generate Star Trek-style shields

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The HAARP antennas also heat up the atmosphere, but these heat the atmosphere 200km+ which have the effect of expanding the atmosphere into the path of satellites which can then make them fall to earth.

How many nuclear power stations of radio energy are we talking about?

Also, that BAETECH, i'm pretty sure I saw it in "U.F.O." (the one with the secret lair under the movie studio)

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Smart guns are a neat idea on paper. They'll never survive reality

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Hmm....

The obvious upside to a smart gun is access control. Kloepfer told CBS: "I learned that every 30 minutes in the United States on average a child dies or is injured by a firearm."

What is not being said is whether the one holding the gun is another child or a gangbanger.

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Re: 'Smart guns' - an inherent failure

But what if you inject some Cortana AI into this?

"Why not ask me about gun safety protocols?"

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SpaceX makes successful rocket launch

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Re: Conspiracy? Two references to speeding bullets during the webcast.

It depends on whether ransomware was paid...

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Home Einsteins help turn up 13 new pulsars

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Re: How the hell does a star change its rotation?

It's not a politician.

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Brilliant phishing attack probes sent mail, sends fake attachments

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Re: Amber

On the Internet, nobody knows that you are a dog....

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Flight 666 lands safely in HEL on Friday the 13th

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The Omen!

A fitting foreshadowing to the upcoming ultra-anti-semitic / super-mafiosic / gas-chamber-planning / black racist non-pandering / extra-anti-minorities / Putin-friendly / menacing-plumber enabling Trump administration.

I just don't see how to connect it. Let's have the passenger list, we will find something!

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Oh ALIS, don't keep us waiting: F-35 jet's software 'delayed'

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Re: All this crap about the F35 reminded me of the F111

In Europe, we had the Panavia Tornado...

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UK's largest hospital trust battles Friday 13th malware outbreak

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Re: Gosh.......

> that's just a (now) meaningless epithet spat out by clueless lefties who desperately need to justify their childish beliefs.

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"Earlier rumors of a ransomware outbreak were completely false"

"There is some kind of weird parasite in the vents, will be under control soon!"

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Re: Gosh.......

That's racist and a reminder of Jim Crow south!

Unacceptable in an early-21st century message board.

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Playpen child sex abuse archive admin gets 20 years in the Big House

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The end times are near etc.

How many rings are there and why are they so successful (apart from being absolutely tools for blackmail from the dark side)?

Why Did The ‘New York Times’ Delete A Story About Norwegian Pedophile Network?

(I like the investigation being known as “Dark Room.”, did someone play Life Is Strange?)

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AI shoves all in: DeepStack, Libratus poker bots battle Texas Hold 'em pros heads up

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Re: The use of games to train and test AI is prolific

Of course not.

It solves a particular toy problem in the "domain of AI".

Not generally, but only by the fact that engineers looked at the problem, decided on a way to approach it using heavy computer gear, and dropped a neural network in there for feature extraction.

So the intelligence is in the design team.

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Boffins turn timid mice into psycho killers – by firing lasers into brains

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Re: Is there really no application?

Yeah, I'm still on remission from my MAJESTIC mind-control experiment run by the CIA. T'was a blast.

I agree that mapping brain functions is very useful, but if you mix people in seats of power with psychopathologies into it (and there are many, probably most), things are getting dicey.

Also, Joe Haldeman in "The Forever War":

"Filters up." Gray haze of smoke and dust. Clods of dirt falling with a sound like heavy raindrops.

"Listen up!

"Scots, wha hae wi' Wallace bled;

Scots, wham Bruce has aften led,

Welcome to your gory bed,

Or to victory!' "

I hardly heard him for trying to keep track of what was going on in my skull. I knew it was just post-hypnotic suggestion, even remembered the session in Missouri when they'd implanted it, but that didn't make it any less compelling. My mind reeled under the strong pseudo-memories: shaggy hulks that were Taurans (not at all what we now knew they looked like) boarding a colonists' vessel, eating babies while mothers watched in screaming terror (the colonists never took babies; they wouldn't stand the acceleration), then raping the women to death with huge veined purple members (ridiculous that they would feel desire for humans), holding the men down while they plucked flesh from their living bodies and gobbled it (as if they could assimilate the alien protein) . . . a hundred grisly details as sharply remembered as the events of a minute ago, ridiculously overdone and logically absurd. But while my conscious mind was rejecting the silliness, somewhere much deeper, down in that sleeping animal where we keep our real motives and morals, something was thirsting for alien blood, secure in the conviction that the noblest thing a man could do would be to die killing one of those horrible monsters ...

I knew it was all purest soyashit, and I hated the men who had taken such obscene liberties with my mind, but I could even hear my teeth grinding, feel my cheeks frozen in a spastic grin, blood-lust . . . A teddy bear walked in front of me, looking dazed. I started to raise my laserfinger, but somebody beat me to it and the creature's head exploded in a cloud of gray splinters and blood.

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Now we have Alien / Mandchurian Candidate mice.

What a time to be alive.

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Re: If I were paranoid I'd ask who funds such research.

Feminists?

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Trump's cyber-guru Giuliani runs ancient 'easily hackable website'

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Re: "Let's make America reasonable again !"

> Roosevelt's New Deal policy is said to have been pretty reasonable

Forcing people to burn farm produce "to keep prices high" while no.one can actually pay for the stuff can only be described as "reasonable" in the wishy-washy liberal mindset. I think a fat bullet between the eyes is the only way to respond to that kind of "reasonableness".

More in "The Roosevelt Myth" by John Flynn, an observer of those sad times. Read it.

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Re: And fo rhis next trick

Wow people are actually downvoting this. Must not really know how the world works.

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Re: Insider only

> has a penchant for conspiracy theories

Seen what's going on right now, I would say this "penchant" is hardly unwarranted.

Definitely more tangible than Clinton's fabled "vast right-wing conspiracy" (then a suicide occurs).

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Re: And fo rhis next trick

Jews would nix that, Bernie ripped too many of those off.

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Re: el reg suggestion

Where is Tom Cruise looking at burning trains leaving the station when you need him?

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Re: A great slogan for the next election ...

Let's make America reasonable again !

How exactly do you intend to get back to the times of Calvin Coolidge?

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Re: Bah!

This despite putting the city's crisis management central control facility under its biggest target.

I don't think it is reasonable to accuse skeletor of not having clairvoyance powers (ok, maybe the hit on WTC a few years prior should have given a hint, but apparently the whole Clinton + Bush administration didn't twig on anything either; it's just that immediately everyone knew the Saudi[MEMORY HOLE VIOLATION DETECTED, CONTENT REDACTED]).

The only ones with clairvoyance are the Ruskies as they compile kompromat on future presidential hopefuls that haven't even decloaked yet.

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Re: el reg suggestion

Not so hasty - the train is just leaving the station.

I hope you have your Ray Bans.

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