* Posts by Destroy All Monsters

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Largest advertising company in the world still wincing after NotPetya punch

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Re: Class action lawsuit against the NSA?

My Chinese Cookie says "unlikely"

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Re: Local admin rights

Why on earth does an accounting application require local admin rights other than perhaps for installations?

Preemptive tax auditing & collection?

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We need to merge boardroom meetings, malware and Grenfell tower conflagrations. But how?

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Trump's CNN tantrum could delay $85bn AT&T-Time Warner merger

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Muh CNN!

Best commentary on the dumbass attack suffered by CNN actually on RT:

The Hunt for Reddit User: CNN proves it can do investigative journalism

RT is quite like El Reg: Between the sponsored content and lines fed by the ministry of goodthink, there is stuff one can agree with.

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Re: Anti-Trump bias?

CNN viewership is up in the last year. They are gaining viewers.

Liberventionist mindcontrol emitter aka Clinton News Network. A sad statement about Murric, really.

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May the excessive force be with you: Chap cuffed after Star Trek v Star Wars row turns bloody

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What is this ballot?

There isn't even "Alien" (aka "Space Truckers vs. Illegal Immigrants") on it. Space-Pirate based arms-bearing libertarianism is also forgotten. Why even vote? And one cannot even disfigure the ballot. Is this modern democracy!

Completely gratuitous article on voter abstention by someone who actually likes Corbyn: Elections: Absenteeism, Boycotts and the Class Struggle.

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While USA is distracted by its President's antics, China is busy breaking another fusion record

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Re: "some physicists reject his theories"

Hydrinos are still alive?

I remember when it was just claimed that the electrons improbably dropped down an orbital to yield "compacter hydrogen" and energy. 20 years ago or so?

So the story changed to "conversion to dark matter".

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Microsoft hits Alt-F4 on 3,000 global sales staff

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Re: Does this mean an end to the extortion calls?

There will just be a menacing van with Victor the Lawyer doing daily rounds, creating management sweatstains,

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Tape lives! The tape archive bit bucket is becoming bottomless

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Re: Long term problem

Regularly re-read random tapes from the vault just to see?

You will notice unavailable tape drives relatively quickly.

It's like checking that all the plutonium is still in the basement vault.

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Windows Insiders with SD cards turn into OneDrive outsiders

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Wut?

the industry standard of support for NTFS

That's a new one. I thought it was FAT?

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DeepMind needs to think about the broader implications of its tech – report

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Re: Clinical trials

isn't there a formal protocol to make a statistical comparison between the outcomes of Google's diagnosis and those of existing diagnostic methods?

I thought this basically is the statistical comparison?

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Create a user called '0day', get bonus root privs – thanks, Systemd!

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Re: the problem with clueless amateurs...

must return values for things like "the file wasn't opened" and "attempting to overflow the buffer

Any other good ideas from the medieval era?

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Microsoft boasted it had rebuilt Skype 'from the ground up'. Instead, it should have buried it

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Re: I face a dilemma.

But 100% of smiling Shutterstock youngsters support the new Skypiniative!

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Britain's warhead-watcher to simulate Trident nukes with Atos supercomputer

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Re: "Give it time and I'm sure there will be some advanced boffinery on ARM."

FORTRAN?

Yeah, T'was nice to code linear algebra operations on single-CPU vector machines, like, you know Cray Y-MP and that stuff.

I STRONGLY doubt FORTRAN is still a good fit for today's massively parallel systems.

If they are still using FORTRAN, it's just another case of "we have always done it this way around here", followed immediately by a horse terminal removal wagon.

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Re: Crysis

Not it's a Bull.

You will have to pay extra for it to run anything.

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Watch: Armed Ukrainian cyber-cops raid MeDoc in NotPetya probe

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Re: Hmm

Putin?

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Time to rethink machine learning: The big data gobble is OFF the menu

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Suddenly sanityland

Unfortunately, we can't stop here.

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Shock: NASA denies secret child sex slave cannibal colony on Mars

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FAIL

Well, well, well!

According to the Daily Mail, there is an offshoot of this colony right here in the UK (giving link to RT because the Daily Mail Shutterstock pics are kinda disturbing, and possibly illegal in the UK)

Actually Sad!

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Re: School boy mistake

Either late onset psychosis or this guy is psyops.

I mean, the CIA likes to kill Castro, delivers weapons to ISIS and can't detect an Arab Spring onset, but organharvesting on Mars?

There is even a Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_David_Steele

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Bonkers call to boycott Raspberry Pi Foundation over 'gay agenda'

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Freddy Raspberry enters a gaybar, sings "It's a kind of Code Gig"

Rainbows have been used since the times of the Amigay (PROOF!) to pull youngsters into the homoverse. It's an ancient hacker's tradition.

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SpaceX halts Intelsat 35e launch twice in a row

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Thanks, Trump!

Illegal Immigration is down; Satellites are rotting on their rockets!

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Happy 4th of July: Norks tests another missile

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Oy!

What's on TV, then?

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SBU claims Russia was behind NotPetya

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The SBU eh?

That's the same SBU that apparently is now involved in an assassination tit-for-that with the self-proclaimed Republics of Donetsk and Lugansk, using car bombs

Not exactly a bunch of do-gooders. Do we trust them?

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China pollutes ocean with bloody big rocket

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Re: All my sympathy..

Multi-generation concentration camping is not conductive to good research and only something I would recommend for the Monsanto-style "good ideas" club, politicans and lawyers.

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Don't you mean pollutes Murrica with Chinese manufacturing?

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Re: Long March - you read it some poetry didn't you?

Yes. A foundational myth of Communist China (I hear it was not as epic as Mao or Otto Braun wrote it down, really)

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Re: Elsewhere reported flight aborted one hour after launch...

The livestream definitely showed something really high up and in orbit and people being cool about it.

So definitely no abort before at least LEO.

It is sad that China is still so easily butthurt about something as unsurprising as problematic hi-tech. Until they get rid of that particular asian social particularity, the path to success will be littered with lots of failures and dead corpses.

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Re: Where's the kaboom?

Sometimes the whole village goes down the drain (warning: the audiotrack seems to suggest satan is holding a dark mass at launch time)

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So. A cross-Europe cyberwar simulation. Of ransomware

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So basically this is a fun & games themepark ...

... vendors and consultants can strut their stuff, "persons in charge" can look important in made-up scenarios, public relation desks get to use the vocabulary with which we can all be bullshitted next and politicians can say "we are doing ... something".

Got it!

"overall ability to reach full EU-level situational awareness"

I anyone in Europe reaches even 10% EU-level situational awareness in anything, powerful telekinetic seers must have been hired.

"inspired by events such as the blackout in Ukraine in Christmas 2015"

"Based on a true story" etc.

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NASA: Bring on the asteroid, so we can chuck a fridge at it

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Forward-looking statements should be removed from the glossy prospectus

Only a small change in a threatening asteroid's orbit would be needed to swing it away from Earth, as long as it happens “well before the predicted impact”.

I missed the part where this "well before the predicted impact" warnings comes and we actually have the technological capacity to do anything at all about said impact withjin a 20y timeframe.

I'm really starting to hate nerds who watch Sci-Fi and then go to NASA.

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Tick-tick... boom: Germany gives social media giants 24 hours to tear down hate speech

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Re: Choices, choices

The problem is that neither of those ever happened.

Actually they DID happen... but there is always an angle outside of the progressive ergosphere, so let's have it:

The Donald & the la Raza Judge

Trump, Immigration and the Supreme Court

(Comments on that site are rather inflammatory and would definitely be squashed by Madame Merkel's Goodthink Control Squads, so beware)

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Better not say anything bad about The Only Democracy in the ME

Because it seems the US definition of "antisemitism" is being rammed down the legal pipes hard:

International Campaign is Criminalizing Criticism of Israel as “Anti-semitism”

Especially in Germany, this might be hugely successful.

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Did you know? Today is International Asteroid Day! Wouldn't it be amazing if one were to...

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Re: El Reg ?

I'm unconvinced we could get enough fuel up there to make a trajectory correction, even if there were 20y warnings. There are now too many Wars On Stuff to fight.

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Are these people are aboard for massively increasing our nuclear power usage?

Because you ain't gonna meet the asteroid with "renewable energy" sources.

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Re: Awesome job title

I hope the uniform is stylish.

Also, all photoshoots must be done from floor level looking up at the chin.

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Europol, FBI, UK's NCA ride out to Ukraine's cavalry call

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Re: I like to think of it

Yeah, about that..

Senate Committee Approves Boeing Exec Shanahan as Deputy SecDef

At his committee confirmation hearing last week, Shanahan came under tough questioning from Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., the committee’s chairman, on the long-standing issue of whether the U.S. should provide lethal defensive weapons to Ukraine in its continuing struggle against eastern separatists backed by Russia.

In written answers submitted before the hearing, Shanahan said he needed access to classified material before he could take a position on Ukraine.

“The provision of lethal defensive equipment as part of our already robust security assistance program is an option I plan to look at closely if I am confirmed,” he wrote.

McCain said Shanahan’s response was inadequate and threatened to block the nomination. “Not a good beginning. Not a good beginning. Do not do that again, Mr. Shanahan, or I will not take your name up for a vote before this committee,” the senator said.

Shanahan then submitted a revision to his written response: “I support lethal defensive security assistance to Ukraine. The United States must do more to counter Russia’s aggressive behavior and support the people of Ukraine.”

Ukraine: Written off.

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Just an NSA+Microsoft negative externality

F-Secure is greatly reluctant to label NotPetya as “state sponsored”, but is “less and less” sceptical of that hypothesis.

I'm sure "consulting fees" can reduce the scepticism some more.

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Ubuntu 'weaponised' to cure NHS of its addiction to Microsoft Windows

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In other news

A few large, black "cleaner" vans have been spotted being loaded with bottles of FUD, lobbyists, lawyers and stuffed brown envelopes and been seen exiting the Microsoft UK parking lot, driving by grim-faced "agents".

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French general accused of nicking fast jet for weekend trips to the Sun

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Is that all?

Seriously, this is such bullshit. Or anarcho-tyranny in action.

Who even cares?

The whole Lybian war cost "les contribuables" quite a bit more for frank negative results. Nobody of the glitterati even got a one-way ticket to the euthanizing Fletcher Memorial Home (along with Hillary Clinton and Susan Rice - one can dream right?) for that particular clusterfuck.

MUH COSTLY ALPHA JET! And the EU wants to inject a few billions more and upgrade its military prowess and cover Murricans in western Iraq and look into Ukraine? (While disallowing Wehrmacht memorabilia in barracks of course, can't have that, whoever heard of military being meant to kill anyone?)

Sod off.

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NATO: 'Cyber' is a military domain

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Kowtowcrat fronting bloated imperial occupation forces demands bloater imperial occupation forces.

Earlier this month, the Ukraine parliament said NATO membership is a “strategic target” for the country

The Ukraine parliament says a lot of things that are entirely ridiculous.

Also, Article 5 (and 6):

The Parties agree that an armed attack against one or more of them in Europe or North America shall be considered an attack against them all and consequently they agree that, if such an armed attack occurs, each of them, in exercise of the right of individual or collective self-defence recognised by Article 51 of the Charter of the United Nations, will assist the Party or Parties so attacked by taking forthwith, individually and in concert with the other Parties, such

action as it deems necessary, including the use of armed force, to restore and maintain the security of the North Atlantic area.

Any such armed attack and all measures taken as a result thereof shall immediately be reported to the Security Council. Such measures shall be terminated when the Security Council has taken the measures necessary to restore and maintain international peace and security .

Article 6

For the purpose of Article 5, an armed attack on one or more of the Parties is deemed to include an armed attack:

- on the territory of any of the Parties in Europe or North America, on the Algerian Departments of France,

- on the territory of or on the Islands under the jurisdiction of any of the Parties in the North Atlantic area north of the Tropic of Cancer;

- on the forces, vessels, or aircraft of any of the Parties, when in or over these territories or any other area in Europe in which occupation forces of any of the Parties were stationed on the date when the Treaty entered into force or the Mediterranean Sea or the North Atlantic area north of the Tropic of Cancer.

Well, these days treaties are just pieces of paper and can be interpreted any which way that suits US. Which is why US is sitting in Syria and attacks Syrian forces in Syria w/o a declaration of war while doing SFA against ISIS, and it's fully OK.

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Kaspersky Lab US staff grilled by Feds in nighttime swoop

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Re: I think the government has figured out what a gaping hole AV is

Absolutely.

Putin is looking personally into every company's relation to the state.

However, his permanent dwelling in a bacta tank plugged into the direct-to-brain infofeeds of his Evil Europe-Menacing-China-Looking-Shia-Supporting Empire are visibly taking a toll on him: he looks a bit tired on TV.

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Everything you need to know about the Petya, er, NotPetya nasty trashing PCs worldwide

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Re: Wishful thinking...

It will just be an incitement to declare local security and maintenance as incompetent, then ship the jobs to India.

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Re: Lots of fishiness here.

Well, some people just want to see the world burn.

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"Putin and his pals in action?"

Goddammit El Reg. You guys have a direct pipe to the Clinton News Network or what?

CNN does it to make its ratings go up by pulling in the dumbs (ding, dong). We don't need this here. Stop it.

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Blighty's first aircraft carrier in six years is set to take to the seas

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Re: Bit stunned to find it's not nuclear

You know the carriers aren't nuclear armed, I know they aren't, it just doesn't seem to matter to the protesters.

I hear South Sudan is ready to accept anti-nuclear protesters with open arms.

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Re: Still needed?

Thumbs down?

Ok, we will wait for some enemy-du-jour to fire a few missiles into it resulting in nice explosions and mucho casualties before the selling action. Ok now?

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Huge ransomware outbreak spreads in Ukraine and beyond

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Re: if the virus is really named Petya

> hammer and sickle

Yeah but sovietism has been dead since, likle Gorbatchev.

Anyway, Putlet cannot hold a candle to Real Russian Nationalism.

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No, Murricans might think this has something to do with CHAMBERLAIN and FOREVER HITLER and kick off an all-encompassing nuclear war against Russia, China, Syria, Iran, Qatar, Koni and The Nork.

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Re: The next stage

It's all the work of Emmanuel Bitcoin.

May Brother says so.

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