* Posts by Destroy All Monsters

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Stealing, scamming, bluffing: El Reg rides along with pen-testing 'red team hackers'

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Re: Military grade

This isn't /k/ !

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Re: Sounds like a story...

Anyone who has grabbed Mitnick's "The Art Of..."

.... knows the tricks.

Dones't mean he/she can effectively defend against them.

Like for real-world viruses, the cell wants to help.

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Guess King Battistelli's plan to fix the Euro Patent Office. Yep, give himself more power

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Playtime's over: Internet-connected kids toys 'fail miserably' at privacy

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It is not entirely clear to me how Nuance is involved, aren't they just doing speech processing and generation?

I suppose the audio stream goes out over the Internet (unencrypted?) to Nuance's servers, is processed according to customer demands, then another audio stream goes back into the creepy puppet?

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Re: What's wrong with just pulling a string and a dozen phrases?

But Totoro is pretty scary.

And that Catbus is just NOPE!

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Don't have a Dirty COW, man: Android gets full kernel hijack patch

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Re: Also, unicorns

> F'king hell, we can't win.

The last time that was possible was somewhat before WWI, I think.

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Tileki! Tekili-Li!

This penguin seems vaguely threatening.

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What can we use to hit Intel between the eyes, thinks Qualcomm – a 10nm ARM server chip

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Re: One thing's for sure

> W.I.N.D.O.W. S._S. E. R. V. E. R.

Not even once.

Been on 2012R2 just this afternoon.

It's a playground of crazy. "Notepad"? "My videos"? "Windows Explorer"? Click Click Bing Bing???

As if a millions of consumer minds had suddenly clamored for a "professional" system, then been utterly silenced with Disney-level shit. I fear something terrible has happened.

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Re: "pretty much can name their price in the high end"

That's how it works.

If consumers decide that the product is too dear for the purpose or the prevailing economic conditions, the market will auto-correct in any case.

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10nm? Capitalism FTW!

10nm is frankly amazing!

At IEEE Spectrum (Leading Chipmakers Eye EUV Lithography to Save Moore’s Law) EUV (13.5-nanometer light) we read:

Today, GlobalFoundries uses triple patterning when it makes its 14-nm chips, the most advanced ones currently created in Fab 8. This means that, for certain critical layers, a chip takes two extra passes through a scanner—and every other tool that is used to make those layers. And the company anticipates going to quadruple patterning at 7 nm, its next chip generation, says George Gomba, who is leading the company’s task of evaluating the technology at a SUNY Polytechnic Institute facility in Albany, along with colleagues from IBM.

For now, GlobalFoundries plans to roll out its 7-nm chips in 2018 without EUV, but it is reserving the option of pulling the technology in when it is ready. A key question for Gomba and his colleagues is when the cost of EUV will break even with multiple patterning. And it’s a very tricky question to answer because it depends on a number of unknown factors, including how bright EUV light sources will become and the uptime of an entire EUV lithographic system—the percentage of time it’s actually available to be used.

So, how good will the production capacity for 10nm be in mid-2017 (for a rollout in 2018)?

EUV is not yet fully ready. Maybe in 2018+.

(Compare with the optimistic prediction of EUV Chipmaking Inches Forward: ASML says extreme-ultraviolet-light machines should be bright enough for commercial production by 2015 from of July 2013.)

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New British flying robot killer death machines renamed 'Protector'

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They are already Obama air lines. No change expected.

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Re: Wedding Parites

> Yeah sure it was a wedding party, that explains all the AK47's got to love thick liberals!

Wigget, why don't you and the propeller of the Zumwalt both meet?

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Re: For Your Protection

s/fired towards you/complimentarily deployed for your immediate attention/g

Otherwise it's all good.

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Information on smart meters? Yep. They're great. That works, right? – UK.gov

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Umm....

The Government worked in partnership with GCHQ on its blog21 on smart metering infrastructure"

This inspires as much confidence as seeing two men in black leather coats doing a beeline towards your front door at around 06:00 in the morning, while a largish Daimler-Benz is idling on the kerb.

What exactly is going on here?

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Stung by Dynamics 365 hike? Microsoft has a deal for you... just don't expect much

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Re: Nice stereotype in the image

> With black men getting shot by police so frequently

I hear it's statistically not as bad as meedja makes it out to be.

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Re: Nice stereotype in the image

But is it racism?

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King's College London staggers from outage, replaces infrastructure services head

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Re: Safe space

No, no but there was talk about giving them a save space instead.

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Re: What the fsck?

But is it logarithmic or linear?

"You know, the boss came in today with a Frostick of at least 3.0"

"Goodbye, lunchtime!"

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Re: there but for the grace of God...

> was know that RAID6 is required for SATA disks

Explain!

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Violin Memory axes staff just before Christmas, gives CFO $150k bonus

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Re: Cory is that you?

Such is life in the El Reg Zone!

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Re: I wonder how many people got axed to pay for the CFO's bonus?

This has happened before and it will happen again.

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Software can be more secure, says NIST, and we think we know how

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Re: Maybe Hire Professional Software Engineers

S'truth but ...

> formally trained in a university environment

It's not enough. I know.

You need to be embedded in a coder sweatshop and suffer mightily for a few years to really get into hit. In fact, you need someone that is both a bit of a mathematician and of a woodworking artist and who can consciously walk the line between those two domains.

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Re: Start by actually writing your own code!

It's a judgement call.

Write you own if you have time, money, and the skills.

But beware of the freshman's error who think's capable of doing good and ends up reinventing the square wheel. And who forgets about testing and debugging. And that the maintenance problems just BEGIN once the code has shipped.

Generally not worth it.

In fact, don't do it. If you must, clean up an existing library.

"The best code is no code."

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> We tend to pick the best tool for the job, but it does mean that I'm now supporting a system written in a mix of node.js, d3, bash, Ruby, Java, T-SQL, Postgres 8, Postgres 9, Mongo, Python 2.7, Python 3, Go, MDX, DAX, R, Cypher, SPARQL and some proprietary stuff.

If you are using node.js and Mongo, you are NOT picking the best tool for the job.

It sounds more like your are picking the tool that is hot.

And not even a single logic programming language?

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Going underground: The Royal Mail's great London train squeeze

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Re: 20%...

> 5% unemployed will become 15-20%

That was the past, I think.

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The UK's Investigatory Powers Act allows the State to tell lies in court

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How is this even possible?

The Whig Theory of History fails again.

It's like crazy, lazy and entitled sysops (possibly demented by self-inflicted information and task overload) locking users out so that system can run uninterrupted and unimpended by the vagaries of the people (was "2001: A Space Odyssey" actually a sly methaphor for "2016: A State Odyssey"), and the people get an explodo-collar to make doubly sure. Well, they are out shopping anyway (low prices only today!), so that to make triply sure.

We got through the Cold War with all the attendant bullshit, scare, wetwork, agitprop, coverups scandals, spying and counterspying ... and now this??

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Elon Musk-backed OpenAI reveals Universe – a universal training ground for computers

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Re: So... they're teaching AIs how to use the net before launching them onto the real world.

> After all, it DID get Trump right..

Explain!

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Re: Hoping to teach AI agents the common sense they need...

CYC has not gone far with this (or has it? not much has been written on CYC since the early 90s, it was a prematurely ambitious project), and it's not by playing vidya that you get common sense.

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Re: The Real Singularity

A planet inhabited only by politicians ensconced in leaderbunkers and bots in pointless deadly feedback loops.

Many planets in the galaxy blighted by this disease, there are!

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AI is fun again?!?

Unleash your SOAR or whatever.

Here's hoping for better NPC AI in games because let's face it, the current ones suck. Even the Alien in "Alien.Isolation" was not that feral.

And I don't really know why, it's not as if learning algorithms were invented yesterday. State machines still rule. Is it just the lack of processing power on PCs and consoles?

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Re: "This darkness troubles me. I yearn for the light"

It's fantasy!

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CloudFlare warns of another massive botnet, er, flaring up

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Usual White House clownshow

"We have the opportunity to change the balance further in our favor in cyberspace – but only if we take additional bold action to do so"

Spoken like someone who doesn't understand the problem, who thinks that security is a zero-sum game and can only be performed by state actors (the dreaded "we", i.e. "we the State") and that there is some sort of Cyberspace which is just another venue for Team America to boldy stick a manly dick in.

Anyway, it's all Putin's fault, and also Iran's, and North Korea's. And China's but mainly Putin's.

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Watch your back, Netflix: Viu on track for 10 million subs next year

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Dat Shutterstock picture

The faces when a male with a bigger appendage than the current real-life contender appears on the screen?

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Guessing valid credit card numbers in six seconds? Priceless

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Re: WHAAAAAAT???!

"Your pensions have been burn down to keep the casino stock exchange based economy going a little bit longer

(appalled silence)

BWA-HA-HA-HA!!"

What is so depressing about that?

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> Good job this is December, in January you might wonder if you wanted that site in your Internet Connection Record.

Of course you want that. Generate as much noise as possible, let the datagreedos sort it out [Insert random raging jihad links or links to putin-friendly websites here]

Also: OMG, prefetch. People who think this was a good idea to incorporate into the overall design were probably the ones who boiled frogs in the microwave when kids.

> malwarebytes

Why!

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Icelandic Pirate Party asked to form government

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Excellent!

A nation founded by nordic raiders will be able to do this!

No effeminate faffing arround like in a french gouvernmental haute couture prostitution show.

(Insert appropriate citation from Shakespeare's "Henry V", whatever it is)

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American supremacy, space, liability, funding, openness – AI gurus lay it all out to US senators

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That's a good point. Intelligence is all about ignoring things that you don't need to perform the current task. A hard problem.

As Judea Pearl wrote in "Probabilistic Reasoning in Intelligent Systems" (review) back in the 80s: License to ignore gives us permission to act

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Re: The motives are many

Or if someone is stil interested in the swansong of the 5th Generation Project: CACM 1993-03 (Vol 36, Num. 3) "End of the 5th Generation Project"

T'was great ;_;

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Microsoft, IBM, Intel refuse to hand over family jewels to China

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Re: Benefits...

There is a lot of T-bills in the Chinavault, thanks to Central Banking.

Same as for Saudi Arabia.

And, you know, we need to keep the Saudis happy, because, um.....

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Re: China has demanded technology transfer for years

But the copying means they cannot get a local engineering culture reliably up and running (while ours is being destroyed by MBAs and stock market capitalism)

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Re: a small step

We will have to start reading mandarin comments, and get our heads around stylistic curlicues of chinamind-written recursive loops. Then the world gets taken over by a Higher-Order-Logic language based on Confucianism using only ideograms....

I wouldn't be able to keep up!

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Re: Anon obviously

That's practially not sabotage.

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WTF LOL

"Chinese regulators, which will check the code and schematics for security holes."

Civil servants able to solve Halting Problem next!

I always though there was Alien DNA in them Chinamen...

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Jersey sore: Anchor rips into island's undersea cables, sinks net access

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Re: @crazyOldCatMan

That's because Hitler was left wing. Only crazy-arsed nationalistic left wing.

The big irony of the 20th century is that this was successfully buried under the wreckage of the Monster Battle of European Socialist Regimes.

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Brexit means Brexit: What the heck does that mean...

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Re: The future of the EU

"The EU is done, it is a matter of time, we indeed live in interesting times."

Downvoted for stating facts?

The EURO and its demonic wealth-transfer/wealth-destroying spawn the ECB were the end of it.

That and the willingness to toe Washington's line. The breakdown of Turkey is just beginning, the refugee/economic-migrant crisis is not over by a long shot, Ukraine is a festering sore soon to be granted VISA-free travel rights. Whatever next.

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Re: Data means ...

Riker means Riker etc.

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Investigatory Powers Act signed into UK law by Queen

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Re: HMRC :-) or not?

This is exactly the argumentation that brings this kind of legislation to your door, into your bedroom and up your sphincter.

It was for the pedophiles. It was the terrorists. It was for the tax evaders.

Yes, I would sign away my liberty and embrace Hitler so that everybody pays the tax that's due. Especially the jews.

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Sh... IoT just got real: Mirai botnet attacks targeting multiple ISPs

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Re: Declared another nefarious deed by PUTIN, out to undermine "faith in democracy"

Oh, downvotes, really?

Well, explain this then:

German leaders angry at cyberattack, hint at Russian involvement

German politicians say action must follow a hack that paralyzed some 900,000 internet connections. Berlin stopped short of blaming Russia, but fears are growing Moscow could try to influence the 2017 German election.

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Declared another nefarious deed by PUTIN, out to undermine "faith in democracy"

Begin headline in 15 minutes!

(Faith in WHAT now?)

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Plastic fiver: 28 years' work, saves acres of cotton... may have killed less than ONE cow*

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Dumb problems

This is even dumber than the "transgender toilet" bullshit in the US.

This planet is full of animal protein. Deal with it!

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