* Posts by Destroy All Monsters

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Uber-creepy: Dial-a-ride devs accused of stalking pop diva Beyonce

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Re: Sad state of transportation in my area

One up for the "gig economy". (Who coined that word?)

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This is why RBAC (or similar), logging and auditing as well as the Security Officer With Teeth have been invented.

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I don't understand this

"In those instances, Uber would lock down the office and immediately cut all connectivity so that law enforcement could not access Uber's information. I would then be tasked with purchasing all new equipment for the office within the day."

Purchase it in the morning and get it working by the evening???

Before the raid? (And who tips off about THAT?)

Whenever the coppers come there is totally nw, unconnected equipment and large boxes everyhwere and people are in the kitchen browsing Facebook and eating donuts?

What??

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Rogue One: This is the Star Wars back story you've been looking for

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And also here

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Yeah. It IS puerile crap.

Basically a coming-of-age adventure story from Japan with space fantasy elements.

But so what?

Go back to Wittgenstein then or check out Mr Plinkett here and even more here

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Re: The sequel

Unfortunately the hijab factory workers turn out to be Zensunni, declare Jihad, upon which Fremen emerge from the galactic badlands and wreck the Empire's shit fiercely.

In the end, the Emperor is declared unfit for duty by the fanatics and replaced by a wiry juvenile badass. Then The Force is declared haram.

THE MERGED-UNIVERSE END!

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Don't tell me Star Wars is suddenly great again?

I feel a bit guilty watching made-up war while real war is run in a country not far away, but here we go!

Can one feel the force of Battlestar Galactica Reboot meme injections?

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Uh-oh! Microsoft has another chatbot – but racism is a no-go for Zo

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Re: Imagine a child socialized by twitter, what did they expect.

> Linux vs Windows vs OSX vs BSD.

Silly thing? About as silly as a discussion about Soylent Green vs. homegrown veggies.

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Re: How can it not be gamed into saying something sexist, racist, whatever-ist?

Thumbs down, eh?

The multiculturalism, it burns!

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Re: How can it not be gamed into saying something sexist, racist, whatever-ist?

But you cannot just walk into the Jewish religion. This ain't Islam (which was cunningly engineered for maximum propagation).

(Ok, you can, but "I elect to become one of the Chosen People according to Book #1" just doesn't sound right, eh? Better have the correct DNA for better soul security, too)

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> right-wing-misanthrope

Not sure whether that is better or worse than a left-wing-misanthrope.

No wait. Left wing misanthrope are per definition impossible! Or are they?

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How boring is fuck bot?

Maybe metal studs can help?

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It's all done in order to pass the Chatting Test.

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Re: @Caffeine Addict

"Podesta is into Satanism!" etc. etc.

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Microsoft quietly emits patch to undo its earlier patch that broke Windows 10 networking

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Re: ,So there's an online fix for not being able to get online?

My feeling is that every Windows PC should be supplied with a short, helpful user guide to the shell commands that may be needed, and how to use them, in case of emergency.

It's almost as if you wish the old DOS days to be back!

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Linus Torvalds releases 'biggest ever' Linux 4.9, then saves Christmas

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Re: 4.10 later than 4.9?

If geeks want to encourage computer literacy use of jargon and non standard usage of things like the decimal point should be avoided.

If doctors want to encourage health use of jargon and non standard usage of things like statistical error bars should be avoided.

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Re: 4.10 later than 4.9?

"It's not a decimal dot, it's a separator!"

Linux Kernel Version Numbering (1)

and

Linux Kernel Version Numbering (2)

The initial Linux kernels had a very simple numbering system. The first, which was released by Torvalds in September 1991, was designated 0.01. This was followed the next month by the 0.02 kernel. The current version numbering system began with the kernel 1.0, which was released in March 1994.

Linux kernels are now identified by a set of four numbers, sometimes supplemented by several additional characters. The first number denotes the kernel version. It is changed least frequently, and only when truly major changes in the concept and the code of the kernel occur. In fact, it has been changed only twice in the history of the kernel: in 1994 with version 1.0 and in 1996 with version 2.0.

The second number denotes the major revision of the kernel version. It was formerly the case that even numbers indicated a stable release, that is, one that was deemed fit for production use (i.e., use in a non-experimental environment), such as 1.2, 2.4 or 2.6. Likewise, odd numbers, such as 1.1 or 2.5, have historically represented development releases. They were for testing new features and device drivers until they became sufficiently stable to be included in a stable release. However, this has changed starting with the Linux 2.6.x series, and new feature development now takes place in the same revision number.

The third number indicates the minor revision of the kernel. It is only changed when new features or new drivers are added. The fourth number represents corrections, such as security patches and bug (i.e., error) fixes.

Sometimes the four numbers will be followed by several letters, such as rc1, ac, ck and mm. The letters rc (followed by a number) refer to a release candidate and thus indicate a non-official release. Other letters usually indicate the person responsible for that release, such as Alan Cox, Con Kolivas and Andrew Morton.

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Bitchslap is coming.

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Re: Since when cooking a Christmas Dinner is via a point and click interface?

Why are terminal consoles still used?

It's all about getting actual work done on a technical device by professionals.

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SpaceX delays manned Dragon capsule launch

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Re: Safety first

> could possibly go wrong with putting supercooled LOX in significant proximity to even colder liquid He.

What *could* go wrong?

Chtulhu rising?

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If you bought a dildo in Denver, the government must legally be told

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Re: Exhibit 2 of 237

He's going to wait for representatives?

This will be subject to extreme growth of spider webbing.

Also, I *would* jail Clinton after having her made a passage through the war criminals court in Den Haag. Along with a few choice personalities from the US, UK and France.

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Re: Time for Washington to get involved

The anger rising within the NRA, you can feel!

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Millions of dollars in sales tax!!!

Let's say 100 million?

At projected 62.6 billion USD of Colorado State expenditures for 2017, this means you could run the Colorado State for a WHOLE 12 HOURS!

Whoppee-ka-yee!

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Rift rift assists swift shift at crest of adrift Occulus

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Abenomics vs. Oculunomics!

You just described most of the Keynesian economies, I think.

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The Koch Brothers. It's them. Or Putin. Or both. Probably both. But particularly Putin. Definitely not Soros.

Anyway, "vomit inducing". That was 1993, wasn't it? Yes, we had 20 MHz SPARC processors back then...

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Symantec sets legal wolves upon Zscaler

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I see!

“We have an obligation to our customers ... to defend our intellectual property when we believe it has been infringed"

No you do not.

You have the obligation to not provide shit and uphold the sales contract.

The rest is your problem.

Today’s action is a necessary step to defend our valuable ideas and assets that Symantec customers rely on for industry-leading cyber defense.

Is this the spokesperson of Dick Cheney?

How is the thing with dodgy "testing" root certificates and unpacking malware in the kernel coming??

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Meet Hyper.is – the terminal written in HTML, JS and CSS

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Re: While there may a serious usecase for a terminal in the browser...

FortiGate has terminal subwindow in the browser interface.

It's needed too because all the options are of course not exposed through the GUI-ish part.

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Dude.

That's what Chromium on which Atom/Electron is built is FOR.

It's not a browser JavaScript container.

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Re: Bingo time!

If you work in a certain framework, you use words used to describe said framework, shock horror!

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Beancounter nicks $5m from bosses, blows $1m on fantasy babe Kate Upton's mobe game

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Re: So?

> had the business owners stole the money

What?

They would be the business owners. Unless it's money from people who expect appropriate ROI, it would be their money. Nobody would (nor should) care.

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Trump's 140 characters on F-35 wipes $2bn off Lockheed Martin

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I hear he was attacked during the campaign for playing golf or building golf courses (possibly racist and/or elitist ones), so it's hard to avoid grassy knolls, really.

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Dell trips over US sanctions by selling PCs to Iranian embassies

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> Iran-Contra Affair anyone ?

Completely different. Read up on it.

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This isn't over yet? No it isn't.

I think the US is the last regime on Earth to do the sanctions thing as these were officially lifted back in January?

It's all about regime change in Syria on behalf of our two pals. You know the two. Both are big in iinfluence among "elected" representatives.

Iran gives Syria support against ISIS and CIA-funded riffraff and that's a no-no. (and to all evidence performs Wehrmacht-style "cleaner" operations via militias, somewhat of a problem).

The neocons & friends freakshow is out in force trying to influence decisions early: Neocons trying to sneak into Trump administration, US Hawks Lay Out Plan for Getting Into a War With Iran However, what the actual policy Mister T. will eventually choose, if any, is anyone's guess.

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US-CERT's top tip: Hack your crap Netgear router before miscreants arrive

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They are running the webserver as root?

...and running a Little Bobby Tables script on it?

Well done.

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HBO slaps takedown demand on 13-year-old girl's painting because it used 'Winter is coming'

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Re: When will the estate of Brian Aldiss sue....

TAKE HBO TO THE CLEANERS!

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Kentucky pried chicken: Fried grease chain's loyalty club hacked

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Re: I remember ...

Since The Matrix we know that the existence of KFC chicken is a sign that we are in VR.

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DDoS script kiddies are also... actual kiddies, Europol arrests reveal

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Later there was some shooting though.

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The old republic gone it is. Today, only drones and villainous scum, there is.

"One of the key priorities of law enforcement should be to engage with these young people to prevent them from pursuing a criminal path, helping them understand how they can use their skills for a more constructive purpose.“

But they don't have any....

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Remember that brightest supernova ever seen? It wasn't one

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Re: Just going to throw this out there

The once-shining US star was last seen just before the Nixon administration, dude! Or maybe even earlier.

The Deep State sure is out to make this election a post-electoral win for The Only Acceptable Candidate. I wouldn't rule out a "security incident" by some concerned, progressive but slightly aspie citizen armed with a Dragunova sourced directly (according to what the WaPo would print) from the USSRRussia. Who then gets a heart attack when apprehended. Madame Clinton president? It's more likely than you think.

You know that's how it works.

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Re: Massive black hole?

It is likely that there is no volume of space inside an event horizon in same way as there is no volume of wood in a woodworm-hole.

> the average density of a black hole with a volume of the known universe, would roughly be the average density of the known universe

Yes. This is because the event horizon increase linearly with mass as opposed to with 1/r³ (something to do with the holographic database that defines the universe, but no-one has an idea what). Inside would look God knows how though, if at all.

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Re: "able to destory an actual star."

Disney will now shut the universe down for copyright infringement.

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Botched Microsoft update knocks Windows 8, 10 PCs offline – regardless of ISP

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Re: Oh goody

Unless the ISP has some weird point-to-point protocol that you just cannot run on your box without reverse-engineering it first out of the modem firmware. (SHUDDER)

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Re: Only Britain? Short answer: No.

I have lost count at how many problems Microsoft's new-found love for 'agile' has spawned.

I don't see where agile comes in all of a sudden.

It's a standard Microsoft update.

Only now it comes without docummentation in the middle of the night and borks you off the Internet so as the plan was to make you dependable on an Internet connection, there is some sort of weird reality collision (MEGASHRUG) and as a civilian you are a bit screwed, right.

Anyway it was probably Putin all along, out to undermine democracy. You know it's true!

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Re: Is this a UK only problem?

Pure speculation on my part but Windows updates do not happen all at once across the world, so it is possible that this may happen later for others.

"later for others"

There is a Microsoft theme song in there.

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Germany warns Moscow will splash cash on pre-election propaganda and misinformation spree

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Anyone who thinks that "Facebook destabilises elections" needs to have their head checked.

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And we are off to an early start!

The establishment is really unhappy about the possibility of getting it up the arse via protest votes, aren't they? CIA is just now trying to rumorize the US presidential election. Didn't obtain the right candidate, apparently. Imagine that, people should have voted for the standard corruptoblishment lift lady, goddammit. Not that there are much signs that Mister T will be enormously better.

Economic Refugees, War Refugess, all sleeping on your front porch, the Turkey clusterfuck, Lybia, the Ukraine scam, the Syria debacle, the Brexit two-finger salute, "Russia is coming! Russia is coming!!!" every single fuckling day, a danger of getting NATO defunded a bit, the EURO bubble about the burst like a pus monster, the economy still in the dumps in spite of Keynesianism, OH MY!

Populist parties against the clowns in charge making headway, OH WHY!

"Fake News" my arse. The MSM are good in that!!

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Ransomware scum offer free decryption if you infect two mates

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Re: Wow. These guys are hardcore.

The thought occurs that paying up would mean "materially aiding terrorism", which is currently a no-no in our "haven of civilization", so better demur.

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Wow. These guys are hardcore.

This sounds like a story from one of those anime "I will not publish these compromising photos of you with kitchen implements if you deliver your two school friends to my rape cellar"

How I know that?

Err... research. Yeah, research.

> Ransomware authors claim the ransom will be used to pay for food and shelter in Syria.

Hopefully the Russkies clean up, because the France/UK leadership (more like Frankenship, amirite) - which is basically the root cause of this mess together with the Saudi pals - is currently doubling down on the "regime change before ISIS" fantasy.

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Real deal: Hackers steal steelmaker trade secrets

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Re: Trade Secret Wars

And it helps to have to start from scratch. No aging infrastructure to deal with. The same thing happened in much of Europe after the war: a lot of opportunities to start fresh meant it was easier to modernize.

Isn't that the broken window fallacy right there

One would think the only way blocking rebuilding would be unions, property lawyers, NIMBYs and crazy legislation. Bombing the factory and killing the employees to break the logjam? Well, why the hell not!!

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Remember that amazing video of the whale leaping out the gym floor and splashing down? Yeah, it was BS

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Re: Magic Leap (of faith)

> Trump is a much worse person than Hilary,

This seems to be a thinkfluencer consensus based on not much more than MSM nastiness later retconned to "fairness". It still needs to be seen that this is so. Trump hasn't yet blown up a whole country and furnished weapons to Al Nusra for no other reasons than to give a blowjob to our two friends in the Middle East and show Putin (officially know as "the new Hitler") who's boss. Electing Hillary, you would have p(WWII) to "destroy evil" hovering at around 99%+.

I would never have thought that I would prefer Bismarck-style ultranasty "Realpolitik" to liberventionist world-saving retardation, but here we are.

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