* Posts by T J

251 posts • joined 15 Nov 2007

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Blade Runner sequel might actually be good. Harrison Ford is in it

T J

Re: Funnily enough...

Yes! I liked that bit too - where the ORIGINAL Roy Batty turns up, and he's a complete special-ops nutcase. And he HATES the replicant version of himself that spared Deckard, regarding it as a cheap copy. The scene in the book where he breaks Holden out of hospital really does deserve to be filmed, though it would probably be the only good bit of the film.

As a general rule, K W Jetter sucks pus in hell. He's regarded as a contemporary/disciple of Philip K Dick but I can never work out why - Dick's stuff is genius, Jetter's is utter shit.

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Deckard's not subject to those rules - at least according to K W Jetter.

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After I got out from under the spell of Prometheus, and realised it was a total piece of excrement, I wanted to leave some of my own excrement in a suitable vessel - so that the director would get to appreciate it, up close and personal, you understand. They NEED to think of these audience facilities!

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Storm of brown

No, no it will be shit.

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Assange's WikiLeaks: Give generously this Xmas – for STATUE of our DEAR LEADER

T J

This is.....

This is a piss take, right? This IS a piss take...... right?

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Mozilla re-negotiates Google multi-million dollar sugar-daddy deal

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And both of them stay crap

Regardless of their relationships, both their browsers continue to s*** me.

Chrome is so utterly bereft of features that it reminds me of Apple's garbage ("Let us think for you... even though we're hipster idiots.") But gee its flash bindings work nice!

And Firefox, with all its configurability and plugin ecology is a PIECE OF BLOATED PIGWARE that uses up nearly a gig of RAM when it's doing *nothing*. And its flash crashes if you breathe.

Would that the two clouds of nerds (or... herd of clowns?) could get together and produce the One True Browser, instead of urinating over their respective audiences.

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'Trust ASIO': Australia passes spook's charter Part A

T J

Re: Australian media drops ball

Word. Oh sorry, icon. No, wait a minute, link to video (bought from a syndicated site).

The aussie media is particularly hilariously bad. And Media Watch - which gets it right 99% of the time - just aint big enough to embarass the whole shebang.

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Back-to-school Patch Tuesday: Critical updates for Internet Explorer, Adobe Reader

T J

Sorry... what's that you say?

Adobe Reader I understand - I occasionally have to fall back to it when I'm not using Okular.

But, what's that other thing? I've never heard of it.

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OECD lashes out at tax avoiding globocorps' location-flipping antics

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Good but Beware

Glad to see this inspired the inevitable usual dickh... intelligent commentary.

Whilst this approach is a GoodThing[tm] - the bastards should pay their fair tax share - anything that starts to look like World Government stirrings makes my blood chill. A Gordon Brown or Tony Abbot at the head of a world parliament.... kinda makes the nuclear exchange threat of the 60s pale into insignificance.

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Quit drooling, fanbois - haven't you SEEN what the iPhone 6 costs?

T J

You can pay for anything you want

Apple never really came up with anything. You can get any gear you want - if you are prepared to pay for it. You always could.

The iPod was a perfect example of Jobbie's marketing insan... genius. Take an mp3 player, moronise the interface (and call it 'funky'), then add an 80G surface-mount spinner. Isn't this wonderful? And it only costs you $800! Just don't drop it.

The MacBook Air - we'll make it so thin that nobody can make a DVD-ROM drive for it... cos, you know, those things are like so dead, man. And they did die, true. About 5 years later. But then there's a little thing called heat-dissipation, but thats ok nobody cares about that. In the meantime, we are so sorry about your scorched testicles, Sir, but they were scorched by Steve so you really should be grateful. Give us $4500 for the new one with less Ball-Scorch....

Decades ago, in the luggable era, Hewlett Packard (I *think*, it may have been somebody else) made a luggable that you could throw over a wall onto concrete. They built it for the military, and it was one of the first devices with 'drop-sensing' that would park the spinner, and all the internals were gel-packed. It cost $30k.

Anything you want. Gimme yo dolla.

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SHINY NEW GADGETS! No, we're not joking, here's a load of them

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More reasons to shoot cyclists

Since the clown-clothed, space and privacy invading, jumped-up t*rds will no doubt use it, hopefully the gear will remain a bright, vivid orange. Makes the little bastards a lot easier to sight up...

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Yawn, Wikileaks, we already knew about FinFisher. But these software binaries...

T J

Linux?

How the hell do you install the Linux one? If you've got root anyway then it's game over.

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Want to buy a Woz-made Apple I? If you need to ask the price, you can't afford it

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F**** Apple and f***** old computing shyte

I am not unique in this - I am an old, very experienced, still perfectly functioning software developer. My dreams are written in Python (it's more efficient than the old way).

And, I hate old computer hardware, ok? I can't stand it. It bores the living piss out of me. People who get enthusiastic about it generate a boredom field that ages concrete by millenia - they are dangerous, don't let them near bridges.

If it's seriously old - like valves-and-mercury era - then that's a different story. That stuff was space-lab frankenstein-lab evilgenius-lab glorious blinkenlicht power to the oversploog! But mainly because it looked really cool, quite apart from any boundaries it pushed.

Old, clunky and stupid plastic boxes, full of step-wise evolutions of green, crappy circuit boards, are your anus, frankly. Pants. Duff. Boring and spew.

And if it's APPLE, ooooooowwwwrrr, then it can REALLY get stuffed (down the curbside drain, with a roight goid kickun....)

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If you think 3D printing is just firing blanks, just you wait

T J

Re: thermoplastic turds

" whizz-whir desktop 3D printers that produce a range of useless, multi-coloured, thermo-plastic turds."

spot on. really sums up the whole thing.

apart from some level of initial prototyping , possibly.

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You guys are ignorant fuckheads. I know that makes me sound like a yank but... you've driven me to it. Keep reading and researching. You are espousing the 3D-printing view from about 1995. It's not 1995 anymore. No, really, look out the window.

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T J

Mmmmmmmm, no.

Mmmmmmmm, no. It's actually getting there VERY fast. You have some more research to do, Sir, but it's ok if you do it after the weekend.

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NSW to build federated ID management rig for staff, punters

T J

Re: Been through this

They'll have a committee of 20. And a budget of several million, most of which will go up noses, into the deserving hands of ladies of the night, and to the building of some damn fine patios.

Any idea that Big Brother could be organised enough to be a long-lasting threat is rapidly dissolving in kafka-sillywalks juice these days.

Nevertheless, when this goes belly-up can I sue them and take ownership of their lives? C'monnnn.....

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Anonymous wifi the latest casualty of Russia net neurosis

T J

Re: @Alfred2 Lessons will be learnt

"Over the weekend, The Independent carried three articles about online bullying (and 'grooming'), within which a former Government spokesman said that the internet was becoming too dangerous for children and that the Government needed to get tough on 'the industry'.

This feels like an initial massaging of public opinion to enable acceptance of restrictions.

One idea mentioned was to use Australian legislation about online bullying as a reference model. So, look to Australia as inspiration for future UK government attitudes and legislation of the internet."

Oh god, please don't! We are a nation of 90% dickheads down here, we can't help you! In fact, we have been fearing idiocies like The Ring Of Steel making its way down here.

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Robot snaps on yellow RUBBER GLOVES, preps to invade Canada

T J

Re: good job they are doing this in Canada

In those there parts, it would shoot back.

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Users should PAY for their piracy says Turnbull

T J

Turnbull needs to pay ME...

...for having to watch his offensive head on my screen and listen to his bullshit. And the same goes for his party and the Liberal Party Lite (the ALP).

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Google kills its successful social network. Yes, we mean Orkut

T J

Whasis?

What's this "Googleplus" thing? Is it like the Red Cross?

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Microsoft's anti-bug breakthrough: Wire devs to BRAIN SCANNERS

T J

Simplest solution...

...surely is just to remove their 'products' from all hardware, everywhere, and replace them with linux based ones?

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Remaining Snowden docs will be released to avert 'unspecified US war' – ‪Cryptome‬

T J

Re: Potty

Word

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TrueCrypt turmoil latest: Bruce Schneier reveals what he'll use instead

T J

Right, so it's just more guesswork bollox

Right, so it's just more guesswork bollox and in the meantime there is nothing actually wrong with TrueCrypt.

Nobody has addressed the elephant in the room - has AES256 been compromised? (Correct answer: no, it hasn't). TC is just a file-system handler built around AES256's one-way functions.

So, carry on people, nothing to see here (yet).

Oh and read this:

https://www.grc.com/misc/truecrypt/truecrypt.htm

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James Bond producers sign on for Edward Snowden movie

T J

Avoiding disasters

So long as they don't accidentally make 'Quantum Of Solace' all should be well.

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Immigration Dept: we have NO IDEA how many people saw asylum-seeker data

T J

We are a nation of dickheads.

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Newsnight goes sour on Tech City miracle

T J

Hello... hello. IS this thing on....

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T J

Mr. Orlowski, I love you.

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UK cops: Keep yer golden doubloons, ad folk. Yon websites belong ta PIRATES

T J

This is really a bit.... sad.... overall. The rozzers have resorted to this. Can't be long before they (rightly) give up entirely and go after corporate tax frauds and other rapists like we pay them to.

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Assange not running in new Australian election

T J

Holy crap - behold the might of public memory! I'd nearly completely forgotten about old Whitedyed Man there!

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XBOX One SHOT DEAD by Redmond following delivery blunder

T J

Xbox? Really?

Players still buy Xboxes? Since Nintendo now call ALL the shots (and nobody is laughing anymore), Redmond is rapidly going down the gurgler, and Sony are busy shooting their balls off from every possible direction... I'm starting to find Xbox stories rather quaint.

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SECRET draft copyright treaty LEAKED: Meet the Trans-Pacific Partnership

T J

Australians play Uncle Sam's pink oboe

Don't believe any of the old bollocks and hype about Australians being stand-up, defy-at-all-odds, revolutionaries - none of it was ever true, it was all propaganda, smoke, hot-air and bullshit, always.

As a nation we LOVE to bend over and take it right up the colon from the lowest, highest, or in fact any bidder.

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Thousands rally behind teen girl cuffed, expelled in harmless 'explosion'

T J

Re: OOPS!

You're a dickhead.

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Vandals break into congressman's office, install Linux on PCs

T J
Linux

A New Era

I for one, welcome our new Linux Installing Overlords.

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Microsoft launches its own 'so.cl' network

T J
FAIL

TOO FUNNY!!

This is TOO FUNNY. Like I say, I am counting down to Google buying M$, I am surmising they will make an offer, even if it is only an industry gesture, later this year.

But can you honestly imagine. No I haven't the energy to type it, just imagine nothing but SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM and more SPAM, security leaks, completely mis-attributed information, and total system outages. Like Windows.

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Vintage alien tech crash-lands in field

T J
Facepalm

Re: I guess thats

Oh GOD did you HAVE to remind me of that episode......

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Anonymous plans DDoS attack on GCHQ in snoop law protest

T J
Mushroom

Re: OK

Agreed. This has been script kiddies and armchair beardstrokers attacking badly secured webservers so far - BIG. DEAL. But sooner or later somebody in there might actually attack something more substantial, though if they are smart - egos are traditionally the letdown of the real hacker - they will tell nobody about it.

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Councils get online arsenal to battle billion-pound bloodsuckers

T J

Re: YAY

Aye, Seconded.

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CSIRO patent-trolls ALL OF AMERICA!

T J
Mushroom

Speaking from Oz....

Speaking as an Oz. It really nice to see CSIRO develop some gonads for once. Their greatest tragedy was Mortein (whatever its known as overseas) - basically the chemical system upon which all fly sprays are based. CSIRO invented that. Then.... gave it away. At least this time they're going after the prize. Go boys.

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MPAA boss: 'SOPA isn’t dead yet'

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Yeah its dead

Yeah, yeah its dead. Can somebody tell him please. Cheers, thanks.

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Citrix champions CloudStack, throws OpenStack under a bus

T J
Megaphone

Go Citrix

Ok 'Citrix' as we who have accidentally had corpseorate jobs at some stages is a total POS, we all know that. It just barely does for WinshyteDOS what X did in 1980 for UNIX.

However - their Xen offering is probably the best virtualization on the market, or at least will be shortly.

For once, I have to agree, its GOOD to be abandoning the opensource original. After what the nerds did to KDE I'm not in a very forgiving mood to developers who think 'features' are 'improvements'.

Go Citrix - go forth and make this work, vmware needs to be kicked out of the market and I doubt KVM will ever reach commerciality at its current glacial pace. And there are no others.

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EU plans tougher punishment for hackers – and their bosses

T J
FAIL

Yeah Good Luck with that!!

Yeah good luck enforcing that boys!!

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Vote now for the WORST movie EVER

T J
Facepalm

Dangerous Minds

Dangerous Minds, with Michelle Pfifer. I still don't understand how the studio didn't decide burning the tapes was a better idea than releasing it. My brain hurts whenever I think about it.

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Climate-change scepticism must be 'treated', says enviro-sociologist

T J
Megaphone

Chaotic Irony

I find it mildly amusing. Dear Isaac's little maths idea would never have worked due to being infinitely subject to initial conditions - but when, he was writing, Chaos was not fashionable maths. That is to say, its full impact on pretty much everything had not been fully recognized at the time. (Also let's face it, he was rubbish. Almost none of his writings have stood the test of time and Yes, that includes his robot stories. He was a hack.)

We now know you can't predict roulette and can only limitedly predict the weather, 'psychomaths' never stood a chance.

But the irony comes from the fact that the idiots 'denying' (I put in quotes to be gramatically and semantically correct - you cannot 'deny' a fact) anthropically forced global warming are usually pig ignorant morons who have never heard of such a thing as Chaos Theory.

Etc.

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Nintendo DSi sends child abuser to the slammer

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Police Assaults

Next step is people to film the Police assaulting them.

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Dotcom hike will net MEEELLIONS of bucks for Verisign, ICANN

T J
Mushroom

Yeah yeah, DNS is DEAD we know

Yeah yeah, DNS is DEAD we know. This is nail, coffin, bang.

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Paedophiles ‘disguise’ child abuse pages as legit websites

T J
Childcatcher

Re: "follows a particular digital path"

Yup, you got it.

This is a bit of a big FAIL for Reg journalism this story.

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Sir Isaac Newton's life rendered as KML

T J
FAIL

OOOH GOODY!

Cos the world desperately needs one more ML.

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German court: Rapidshare must HUNT for dodgy pirate links

T J
Mushroom

Neanderthal

Yeah, yeah, I can REALLY see this decision surviving for ..... about 30 seconds.

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You're crap and paid too much for the little work you actually do

T J
Devil

Yeah

Yeah its a pity but the article is basically right.

You really have to lie and cheat and steal in the IT workplace, more than in any other.

I think this explains the massive rise in consultancies, ppl are getting well sick of this neanderthal crap.

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