* Posts by Destroy All Monsters

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CCleaner targeted top tech companies in attempt to lift IP

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Re: How did...

Inside job on the build server AFAIK.

This falls under "poisoning the software supply chain".

Inb4 "Putin did it and Merkel is next etc."

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FedEx: TNT NotPetya infection blew a $300m hole in our numbers

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Re: Congratulations!

> Putin blowing up something you depend on is more likely

"Clear and present dangers", on page 55 at the bottom, directly before NAZIS detected on Twitter protecting statues of General Lee.

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Equifax's disastrous Struts patching blunder: THOUSANDS of other orgs did it too

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Maybe you should start to learn about that IT thing instead of being smug for no reason except total ignorance.

Just a hint.

As for laughing at Jini? Well yeah, agent architectures. So what? We have them.

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Boffins discover tightest black hole binary system – and it's supermassive

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the pair of voids

Not particulary voids. One could call them "spacetime horizons"

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What's that, Equifax? Most people expect to be notified of a breach within hours?

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I seem to remember that at that time Music was the most common non-STEM (we didn't call it that then) degree for computing professionals.

That was when computing professionals were actually mathematicians or maybe engineers in electronics.

I don't see what Music has to do with any of this unless we are talking vocational college and a Moog synth.

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One Answer: Trump

Ah, the eternally direct reasoning of the progressive brain.

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Re: Not Qualified

You're casting personal aspersions on someone based on your own prejudices. Stop.

Can there be any OTHER prejudices that should be considered?

I don't think so.

They are called hunches & heuristics and work pretty well.

This is also why people stay out of colored neighborhoods. It's not racism.

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Re: Words are cheaper than sysadmin time

Whoever's problem it is, DO IT!

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NASA Earthonauts emerge from eight-month isolation in simulated Mars visit

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Hmmm...

Can we have some information about sexual release during the stay?

I see this team is not well-balanced (nor very diverse actually, quick, someone get me an aggrieved well-financed organization not named after a Dead White Male on the phone)

'Hang on, Trump has done what??!?'

SFA, why do you ask?

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Re: Hmmm

Reminder that GERTY was the evil AI that Musk/Hawking are warning about.

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Downloaded CCleaner lately? Oo, awks... it was stuffed with malware

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All we have to fear is the Pear itself!

(That went pear-shaped fast etc.)

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RIP Stanislav Petrov: Russian colonel who saved world from all-out nuclear war

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WESTERN LEADERS ARE UP IN ARMS AND SHITTING THEIR PANTS ON TV!

PUTIN VISITS ZAPAD 2018, A "TROJAN HORSE" AND A REHEARSAL FOR SOVIET RUSSIAN INVASION of stuFF WHILE HACKS OF INNOCENT CITIZEN ROUTERS WILL FLIP THE ELECTION FOR LIBER-MERKEL WHILE TRUMP TIES ARE CONFIRMED AS THE TOTAL SURVEILLANCE RUN BY OUR WELL-MEANING TLAs AND CNN AND THE DNC-MANDATED CROWSTRIKE SO CLEARLY PROVE.

Yeah, who is paranoid?

No wait, it's all just dumb electioneering and shifting money to the MIC.

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Nuclear weapons are only viable as a deterrent if the person in charge of them is perceived to be non-rational. Which explains so much.

Complete utter bullshit. Where do you get that stuff?

If you are perceived as non-rational the only entry in the game matrix means destruction.

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Able Archer (actually the post-Able Archer exercises as I vaguely remember) practically Did It: This declassified US intelligence report from 1990 is one of the most terrifying things you'll ever read

Also good to read at least once per year:

Computer System Reliability and Nuclear War

Before they serve you the latest Reality-Dehanced SCANDAL (YES! SCANDAL! WITH INFORMED SOURCES!!) along with your Soma pills and NY and Washington broadsheet.

(El Reg, please get a web designer who doesn't consider an editing window of about 1/20th of the actual screen surface a good reason to get his head examined or just quit the "industry" in shame)

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Senators call for '9/11-style' commission on computer voting security

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Re: 15 years too late

https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/09/14/the-russian-hacking-story-continues-to-unravel/

El Reg, please stop dropping comments or just become straight BBC bluepillnews w/o excuses FFS.

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Re: 15 years too late

"I still haven't see a shred of credible evidence" . . . Then you are willfully blind.

Sorry, I don't have access to the Super-Duper sources you evidently have.

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Re: 15 years too late

Yep, complete with sucide-in-Mexico with a person taking a close look at problems, as I remember.

Still, here we read:

"There is no credible doubt that Russia attacked our election infrastructure in 2016,"

Actually, after practically a year of Hillary-and-NYT-generated hot air with various progressives, churnalists, Merkel and other Disgustables in hot pursuit, I still haven't see a shred of credible evidence that would support such a statement.

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DoJ: Look! Google is giving up overseas data for warrants outside Second Circuit

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But I thought you could download them already today.

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Rise Of the Tiny Machines: Boffins cook up autonomous DNA sorting robot

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Re: Astonishing. Sorting without energy.

Sorting MUST expend energy as you are reducing entropy fiercely.

I would say the "random walking" does the trick. Heat energy is picked up by the mechanism (not really a robot) from the DNS strands and soup in which it swims, which propels it around and cools down in the process.

"It would be a good time" to start thinking of the ethical, legal and social implications, he told us.

What? When is that? Yes, a good idea, let's wallow in thinking about "social implications" and the effects on inner-city blacks. Has the Guardian Mentality infected EVERYTHING?

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Boffin wins (Ig) Nobel prize asking if cats can be liquid

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Still better than reading Ta-Nehisi Coates latest production (which you actually have to pay for)

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Re: Internal Loudspeakers

Wrong. They are tired of men staring at OTHER WOMEN's wobbly bits in addition to not listening to them.

You can't fight all those little state machines in the brain.

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Missed patch caused Equifax data breach

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Updated database

"World's Biggest Data Breaches: Selected losses greater than 30,000 records (updated 10th Sep 2017)"

http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/worlds-biggest-data-breaches-hacks/

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Re: Speed kills

You are very wrong. This has nothing to do with agile, CI or devops, which are all Good Things development-wise because most developers can't design or find their own arse in the code they produce (I have seen nominal "experts" at work ... hahahah!).

No, this is a question of allocating enough horsepower to maintenance, patrolling and defense-in-depth.

Its' the delusion of the "the system is stable and in production, we won't touch it, DISPAND THE TEAM". Which is is the anithesis of agile, CI or devops.

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It's a good thing if it's Trump's fault.

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It's September 2017, and .NET lets PDFs hijack your Windows PC

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Atlassian kills God, rebrands as a mountain, a structurally unsound 'A' or a high five

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Right

Maybe they could fix usability problems that have been open for about 5 years or so instead of moving them to "low priority".

And stop re-skinning the interface every 6 months, introduce HUJ bugs (currently it's not possible for me to CTRL-V paste into Confluenc, except in Chrome. Been the case for a month now. FFS!)

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Developer swings DMCA sueball at foul-mouthed streamer PewDiePie

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Re: Perjury

It sounds very far fetched to even consider "streaming" as copyright infringement of any kind or shape.

The game dev is not selling the streaming experience. He is selling the gaming experience.

This might well open a can of unhealthy worms.

And, PewDiePie has raked in millions? Really?

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Apache Foundation rebuffs allegation it allowed Equifax attack

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Re: An Attempt at Blame Shifting?

> Apache is responsible for fixing and providing updates/patches in a timely manner

While this "responsibility" may fall under "providing a better jop than 99% of the pay-for outfits out there", a quick look at the Apache license will show that:

https://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0.html

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, Licensor provides the Work (and each Contributor provides its Contributions) on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied, including, without limitation, any warranties or conditions of TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. You are solely responsible for determining the appropriateness of using or redistributing the Work and assume any risks associated with Your exercise of permissions under this License.

Not happy? You know where to find Microsoft. Oh wait...

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Equifax mega-leak: Security wonks smack firm over breach notification plan

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Re: How is their response "good"?

I think it was the sarcastic "good".

If not, one should flush those contented "security researchers" down the loo illico presto.

Most belong there anyway, being glorified mechanics looking for flaws in systems built by peasants led by donkeys.

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TOP.MEN are working on this.

"Who?"

"TOP. MEN."

Yeah, looks like my former CIO has found a new job.

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Scotiabank internet whizzkids screw up their HTTPS security certs

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"Issued by COMODO"

I stopped reading or caring at that point.

Because it means the IT guys even be bothered to read contractual fine print.

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Microsoft says it won't fix kernel flaw: It's not a security issue. Suuuure

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Re: Design flaw?

It's Obi-Wan Feature

"This is not the executable you are looking for"

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Big Tech fumes over Prez Trump's decision to deport a million kids

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DACA rescinded? Literally DACHAU implemented.

The DRAMA is hilarious.

Apparently Mexico is a hellhole that kills its own people who need to take refuge at the Zuckerburg using Liberal Superhero Obama's extra-legal discretionary decision making.

Now the legislative actually has to do some work and discuss a bit, and we can't have that, can we?

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Flying electric taxi upstart scores $90m from investors

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Re: Another delightfully wacky German aerospace project

But all the fun of wanting to stick it to England is now gone.

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15 'could it be aliens?' fast radio bursts observed in one night

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Hawking Bacon

Professor Hawking (and Elon Musk) seem to be the sciency showbiz equivalent of bacon: getting their soundbites on subjects they scarcely know anything about makes everything better!

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Microsoft sets the date for Fall Creators Update

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Re: Ya'll missed it by a mile...

Microsoft was NEVER brilliant.

The only good idea they ever had was take up Dave Cutler on a offer.

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Re: Android names

Creator's Winter is coming.

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All those WHYs

It could be it's an Alien Intelligence trying to tell us something but we still haven't found out what.

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"New experiences made possible by Windows Mixed Reality"

Does this mean I get a free subscription to the New York Times?

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Hubble Space Telescope spies possibility of liquid water in TRAPPIST-1

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Re: Major trade possibilities

You don't have enough money, you have to pay 100 BEEEELIONS to Merkelland first.

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That virtually impossible classic compsci P vs NP problem is virtually impossible, say boffins

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Re: What the hell is #P-Complete?

#P definition

A problem is P‑complete if the solution is easy to find, and NP‑complete if the answer is also easy to check. The paper shows that the n‑Queens problem can be cracked, but not a second time quickly.

This needs to be reformulated.

Please El Reg, can we have a diagramming tool to quickly upload a simple back-on-the envelope diagram to explain things?

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Big Tech slams Trump on plan to deport kids

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I have never understood America's xenophobia and attitude towards immigrants and foreigners, when you consider the entire country consists of immigrants and foreigners.

OTOH, why should the US and Euroland be the only countries to have open gates for the huddled masses?

Apparently it's a moral thing to allow your kid's country to get swamped by random people wandering around looking for a better life in a somewhat economically successful countries, thus destroying them utterly (because economic resources happen to be finite, as constanly bemoaned by greens), but I don't see it.

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Rich CEOs are the new moral guides! Engage laugh track!!

"Your pension schemes and your medicart will be HURT!!!"

HA HA HA HA HA.

This is coming from golden parachuters, tax-squirrelers (not that there is anything wrong with that but one should not be hypocritical) and H1B Visa exploiters probably not batting an eye when the US starts yet another 20-year war and prints money for bailouts, subsidies and tech economy liftups.

I hope the honorable Bong and Garland of Flowers were at least cos-signatories of this particular peice of cuckery.

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Don’t buy that Surface, plead Surface cloners

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Re: Berlin or Bust

Aren't UK denizens just about to be declared counter-Merkelite Euro-separative honorable Nazis in Germany, and thus open for a good shellacking? Germany may be dangerous.

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It's for people who get one thrown in when they buy their private charter flight.

You know, to pass the time on long flights.

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P≠NP proof fails, Bonn boffin admits

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Re: Oh well, Every failure is a dress rehersal for success. *

As said previously, it probably is not a mathematical problem at all, so there may well not BE a solution space.

"Prove that c = 1".

Well, duh!

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Let them eat Clay!

The Clay Mathematics Institute is offering $1m in prize money for solutions to these problems.

The Clay Mathematics Institute is silly because if some has the solution (as long as it is constructive) he would be RAKING it in and probably take over the very living brains of the Clay Institute Members by midnight.

Say Brain, what do you want to do tonight?

The same we do every day Pinky: Try to prove P=NP!

ARF!

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Criticize Google, get fired: Spotlight spins on ad giant's use of soft money

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Re: drain the swamp

Unfortunately, Trump is the swamp.

We will need a lot more hardcore conservatives to get anything done.

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Uber sued by Uber for tarnishing the good name of Uber

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Re: Maybe just change your name?

From the 1940s onwards, not so much...

Don't tell me the Poles had many friends...

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Living in space basically shoves a warp drive into your blood stream

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Re: Prevention is better than cure.

Turns out that anything above 1 rpm starts to affect people, and beyond 3 rpm it's not good.

Not sure this makes much sense. A few units seem to be missing.

Wouldn't one rather express this as differential force bewteen foot and inner ear?

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