* Posts by Destroy All Monsters

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Thanks, Obama: NSA to stream raw intelligence into FBI, DEA and pals

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Raw intelligence?

Obama, depositing raw sewage out of spite like a little scorned girl.

(Well, I could imagine a memo on his desk saying "You do this or no lucrative speaking occasions for you, Mr. Soon-Ex-President", and he has known how his bread is buttered since his selection at the national convention way back when.)

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AWS, you crack us up. Rebrands Westminster 'Webminster'

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Re: Wikipedia Central

£2 for a cup of coffee?

Remember when £2 could buy you a house outside of London??

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AT&T CEO clambers up Trump's tower, explains why he should shower gold for Time Warner

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Re: Not sure

Nobody knows.

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The only reason for mergers

Embiggening the Golden Parachute and screwing (not-partial-to-inside-info) shareholders.

It also means we are the bubble top.

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

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Re: WTF?

Who the heck designed a system that can't cope with connection loss? These things aren't going to be working in an idealised lab, but out in the field where things break.

I think the pervasiveness of this kind of sophomoric crap in commercial (and also open-source systems cough) now has progressed to the point where it is acceptable to see it in high-reliability systems.

(The whole RPC paradigm is basically a testament to connection optimism in the service of self-serving convenience)

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Re: " whoever finds it can probably look back and KNOW where the aircraft has been"

Any notion that dullards future insurgents could get into the system, let alone ready that data is quite absurd.

Yup. You would need a deprogrammed protocol droid for that.

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Re: National security

on the basis that MS is Business Standard, Secure and Professional

Failure comes in many modes

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Maps and alarm clocks best thing about mobes, say normies

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There is another use...

Smartphones are used for looking busy and standoffish in public spaces.

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Crims shut off Ukraine power in wide-ranging anniversary hacks

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Re: On the bright side

You seem to be alluding to this bullshit

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Yeah, but quite a lot of is about things you don't hear about on DW and France24, whereas the latter dish the daily Soma about how we are Good In Syria, Ukraine is on the freedom train, our Politictactoeicians are glorious (especially Merkel), Trump is 100% pig disgusting and Putin is in every router and underneath children's bed.

Also:

Further attacks against the State Administration of Railway Transport left Ukrainians unable to purchase rail tickets and delayed payments when the Treasury and Pension Fund was compromised

Railways down and the Pension Fund empty? A daily occurrence in France.

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Ouch

Sounds like someone was playing "Alien Isolation: Corporate Lockdown" for real.

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Binary star bash-up should add new light to Northern Cross in 2022

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Re: Just "visible to the naked eye"?

"Visible to the naked arse"

-> Pull down pants

-> Get sunburn

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Re: A new star in the sky

Count me in as long as the NEW MESSIAH is not a Liberal Interventionist Multicultural Goodthink Fetish, has Schwarzenegger Spine, imposes a flat tax, trashes PC nasties and BLMers and cleans up leftofascist parliamentarian geezers and political TLAs civil serpents with a shotgun while playing "I can't get no satisfaction" on a boombox, loudly.

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Boom tomorrow

Any civilization in the neighborhood will not be amused then?

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Dieselgate: VW pleads guilty, will cough up $4.3bn, throws 6 staff under its cheatware bus

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"Faceless" Uncle Sam sounds particularly pissed

A good time to review what went down:

Mettle Fatigue: VW’s Single-Point-of-Failure Ethics

Roland L. Trope, Trope and Schramm LLP

Eugene K. Ressler, US Military Academy Emeritus Faculty

After a year of denials, Volkswagen admitted in September 2015 that multiple makes and models of its diesel vehicles contained defeat device software. The decisions leading to “Dieselgate” involved a corruption of engineering ethics that the profession ought to address.

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For Fark's sake! Fark fury follows 5-week ad ban for 5-year-old story

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Re: Time to get with the times.

Okay.

But now I will go with my obviously-underage sexy french comic onto public transport just to piss people off.

Where is my dirty coat. Ah here it is.

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Time to get with the times.

I demand that girls be kept under burkas between the age of 0 and 20, just to be on the safe side and no pictures may be taken.

Also, please just apply "A ark" to each and every psychologist, humanity can do without those quacks.

When one thinks that meanwhile highly places people can take trips on the "Lolita Express" and this is then quietly under-rugged ... it's pretty bad.

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Anti-smut law dubs PCs, phones 'pornographic vendor machines', demands internet filters

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Japan now inaccessible from North Dakota!

Oh fuck.

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It's now 2017, and your Windows PC can still be pwned by a Word file

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Village People!

Young man, why you look so appalled.

I said, young man, better get used to it now.

I said, young man, 'cause you're in a new age

There's no need to read the EULA.

Young man, there's naught you can do.

I said, young man, when you feel so observed.

Shark the wire , and I'm sure you will find

Many ways to lose your data.

It's fun to send te-le-metry.

It's fun to send te-le-metry.

etc. etc.

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UK Parliament suddenly remembers it wants to bone up cyber security *cough* Russia *cough*

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Since the 2010 defence review

Hmm..... Stuxnet, eh?

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Snapchat chooses London for international headquarters

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Care-o-meter

[ZERO]--|---X-------------[MEDIUM]-------------------[HIGH]

| = "below won't even comment"

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Is! Yahoo! dead?! Why! web! biz! will! rename! to! Altaba! – the! truth!

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Re: Dear New Owners

It's over.

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Re: Twitter

Probably cheaper to just set up a competitor.

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Re: Google shows no ads on its home page

Hmmmm... plugins, browser bars, branded browsers, on-desktop crapware, "Portals" and the '"Microsoft" Network'.

Yeah.

Just thinking about it makes me lock and load.

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You know how cop cars pile into each other in old comedy movies? That's how the Moon was built, say boffins

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Re: Balletic

> because he was vilified by the establishment

Generally an indicator of Good Stuff in PC-infected 21st century politics and court economics.

In science, the "crank alerts" have to go on if mass appeal paperbacks and "imma being suppressed" books are hitting the airport shelves before peer-reviewed papers show up in the journals.

OTOH, the "mainstream" itself may be crank and in need of attitude readjustment as is the case with the current "multiverse" retardation bandwagon whereby meangingless drivel hidden underneath integral signs just doesn't stop. It must be the management equivalent of "avoid the hard work while still moving up" via memo control, fawning peacock meetings and fad pursuits.

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Momentum Transfer!

That's easy and happens currently with the Moon.

The Moon transforms the plastic Earth into an ellipsoid (mostly visible through tides).

The Earth rotates faster than the Moon orbits around Earth.

The ellipsoid bulge is thus always "ahead" of the Moon.

This slows the angular momentum (rotation) of the Earth.

Conversely, this increases the angular momentum (orbit speed) of the Moon.

A faster Moon moves out.

Continue until Moon orbit corresponds to Earth rotation.

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You have the right to be informed: Write to UK.gov, save El Reg

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Freedom is not free

I feel the blood of the mighty will soon run in the streets again (or was it of patriots? I don't know any longer over all the PC indoc)

(Revolution just after I check my facebook page!)

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Fake History Alert: Sorry BBC, but Apple really did invent the iPhone

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Re: Optional

> by using Google as a verb....

Goggle spokesperson, I presume?

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Re: Fake news? Shurely shome mishtake?

> Colour me shocked.

You missed the icon here.

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Man jailed for 3 days after Texas cops confuse cat litter for meth

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Nothing beats Reverse Robin Hood operations sold by Ministry-of-Truth propaganda-induced moral panic.

"may have kept our children and loved ones free from being introduced to drugs."

It may also have kept levels of alien anal probing low, who knows?

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ZTE laying off 3,000

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"front companies to get around sanctions on Iran"

Are the US the only ones still insisting on this?

Between wild accusations of "violations" of this or that because Iran has a few liters of heavy water too many that they are supposed to get rid of by selling to the US who won't buy because, you know, sanctions....

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BOOST! LEGO's computing future and its ground-breaking past

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Re: One of the world's great companies

The manufacturing part is completely roboticized, I hope you are not hoping for "jobs".

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Could YOU survive a zombie apocalypse? Uni eggheads say you'd last just 100 days

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Re: What an incredibly simplistic mathematical model.

> The modern obsession with fictional zombies is mostly just an allegory

Yeah, this reminds me of this article from 2012: "Obsessed With the Undead". Time flies...

On Halloween, an army of the undead will be unleashed upon Mission Bay off the coast of San Diego. U.S. soldiers, Marines, special forces, police and emergency responders will face the challenge of a lifetime as the flesh-eating scourge threatens to devour their ranks — literally.

Of course it’s not real. This is a five-day “counterterrorism summit,” but we’ll just refer to it as yet another — albeit extremely creative — government boondoggle. Starting this week, more than 1,000 people participating on the taxpayers’ dime will get to break away for five days from the daily grind and the Xbox 360 to play Resident Evil zombie hunter on a 44-acre reserve (luxury resort) blown out with “immersive Hollywood sets” that feature everything from authentic looking villages to “pirate havens” and hospitals soon to be filled with ill-fated good guys suffering from ersatz bite wounds.

Move over, George Romero. No one can recreate the over-the-top zombie apocalypse like a private security firm (in this case, Halo Corporation, a beltway bandit operation formed by ex-special operations and intelligence agents) flush with government contracts and corporate sponsorships, and access to the best weaponry, surveillance gear and other technological wizardry the post-9/11 paranoid domestic security state can buy.

Why Zombies?

World War Z is an implicit condemnation of the post-9/11 Bush Administration, but easily a metaphor, too, for the self-destructive politics pulling at the levers of American power today.

Political hubris in Brooks’ “fictional” Washington so blinds the leadership at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue that when honesty and clarity are needed the most, the White House stonewalls, stalls and sacrifices time and lives before finally setting a straight course for survival. For millions in World War Z, it is too late.

Though there are as many disquisitions on the subject as there are movies, books and television series, it’s no stretch to suggest that this mistrust of government ultimately fuels our overall fascination for the undead. Sadly, we could imagine a government that causes and covers up toxic spills, dangerous pandemics or even zombie outbreaks. After a decade of real war, our sense of security and control has eroded so sharply and in so many ways we hardly believe anything the government says, ever.

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Re: What an incredibly simplistic mathematical model.

> The nearest Trump rally.

I expected this kind of "response".

More and more people seem to be infected by Trump Derangement Syndrome, which is worse than Bush Derangement Syndrome or Obama Rainbow Pony Syndrome. Hopefully this will burn itself out or will have to activate the FEMA trailers.

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Re: Guns + ammo, lack of electricity

Ebola is only about 50% fatal.

AFAIK it's higher and you will only survive if you are under medical supervision anyway.

I case of outbreak, those wards will be full, fast.

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"tweet-triggered nuclear annihilation"

Shit's more unstable than ever. A fart could kill us all.

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Elon's SpaceX gets permission to blow up another satellite or two

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FUCK YEAR!

I spite of Mr. AO.'s uncalled-for character assassination only comparable to a liberal talking about Trump, I'm totally rooting for this.

GO SpaceX!!

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Insane blackhats behind world's most expensive ransomware 'forget' to backup crypto keys

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Re: Bah!

Hillary, plz go.

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Re: Google docs spreadsheet with Ransomware info

Your reflexes are good.

Myself, I verified whether the URL was referenced more than once before accessing and still the nagging thought remains that it would be a good vector.

Yes, there is EcmaScript, but at least google docs stuff cannot run macro viruses in your browser (I think) so there is that. Anyway, QubesOS when??

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As if that were hard in cryptoshit.

If there is no code to send out the keys and there is no code to store the keys, you know what's up.

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British military laser death ray cannon contract still awarded, MoD confirms

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Re: Never mind Lasr cannon

Excellent plan!

Meanwhile, I have prepared a funding request for means of remotely controlling an enemy's oxygen provision, aka. "force choke". I need to profit from the NATO/mandatory 5% of GDP military spending. The time is now!

There is a 100% guarantee to get the contract if an italian firm is involved.

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Re: Why do taxpayers have to fund this?

> will eventually end up paying the full cost twice they buy the darn thing.

FTFY.

Also, I wonder against what or who this is supposed to be used. It's a bit dear to blow up Iranian speedboats.

In any naval engagement of the future I see, there are no survivable surface ships.

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Re: operational in all weather

But what if this is a gamma-ray laser?

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It will be fitted to loan sharks.

For "recovery operations" during the next "financial" crisis.

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Hackers could turn your smart meter into a bomb and blow your family to smithereens – new claim

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Re: In Other News...

And not provided via a smart meter.

Yet.

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Researchers work to save trusted computing apps from keyloggers

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Go back to your webdesign!

Yeah, because I sure am going to rely on hand-coded stuff. NOT.

Also: Learn about how CPUs are designed these days. And stay out of planes, will you.

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Re: Since when have hypervisors and microkernels been equivalent?

> And not everyone's convinced about formal proof of non-trivial code either.

So what. Not everyone is convinced about wearing helmets while biking either. Fuck them. Roadkill. Get with the program, it's not 1990 anymore.

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Puny galaxy packs a big punch: A gazillion joules' worth of radio bursts

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Re: That is big

It symbolises the amount of energy it takes to prevent yourself from throwing up after mentally picturing Trump and Putin consummating their bromance.

I don't know, but this kind of now-so-very-tired forced meme ach-so-Hillary-liberal-jawohl-du-schwein-deplorable talking point indeed makes me wanna puke. Preferably on the one who just uttered it.

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‘Artificial Intelligence’ was 2016's fake news

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Re: Whiter than white

> Dragon speech to text has been going for donkey's years

Hell I saw it in action in the early 90's. It was running on a large PowerPC box, was dog slow and didn't get all that much right.

There sure has been advances since then in these "mechanistic processes", one cannot deny that.

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NASA eyes up supermassive black holes, neutron stars

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That picture!

At least since the movie "Interstellar", so-called "artists' impressions" of black holes as black balls sitting in a strudel of gas should be bannned and any editor using them should be put into the same nefarious set as WaPo/NYT editorial cancer.

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