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* Posts by Fred Pilcher

12 posts • joined 14 Dec 2007

Duck and cover: ROSAT is the next re-entry

Fred Pilcher
Headmaster

Begs the question?

I don't think you know what that expression means.

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Leo DiCaprio slated to play Turing in biopic

Fred Pilcher
Happy

I'm looking forward to hearing Mr Di Caprio trying to do an English accent. That should be a hoot.

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How expensive are Australian NBN services?

Fred Pilcher

Good job, Richard.

It's a bloody difficult comparison to make and you've taken a good shot at it. Yes, capped vs unlimited are an additional difficulty but given the enormous costs associated with our low population density and geographic size, I think you've probably come as close to anyone at providing a basis for comparison.

@scottf007 - as any fule kno, services provided by private enterprise are always cheaper, better, faster, more efficient and altogether shinier than services provided by government. [Eyeroll]

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Massachusetts PCs infected by data-hungry worm

Fred Pilcher
Happy

MAssachusetts?

Wasn't that the place that hounded its CIO out of his job a few years ago for daring to suggest that they abandon Windows in favour of Linux?

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Norway's military computers targeted in serious attack

Fred Pilcher
FAIL

Title

Any military that runs Windows on its computers deserves all it gets.

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Google location tracking can invade privacy, hackers say

Fred Pilcher
Grenade

MoFos

What the **** is it about these bastards? What kind of toxic culture exists within these organisations that makes them think it's allright to do this?

And here I was thinking of buying an Android phone.

Sue the bastards out of existence.

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HP price tag could nix Marrickville council's 'Israel boycott'

Fred Pilcher

Is this where the title goes?

Good in theory, in practise not so much.

Perhaps the solution would be to boycott any *new* deals. It'd have the desired results in the long run, but cost little if anything.

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Kogan hits 'net-on-TV', Android, Ubuntu markets all at once

Fred Pilcher
Happy

Brilliant!

The man's a living national treasure!

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Nokia N900 Linux smartphone

Fred Pilcher
FAIL

Bastards

Nokia has no plans to release the N900 in Australia.

Bastards.

Bastards.

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Microsoft disables automatic IE 8 downloads

Fred Pilcher
Gates Horns

Oh, MS,

you're just making this too easy.

Perhaps Microsoft is just a social experiment to test out the truth of PT Barnum's aphorism that there's one born every minute.

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Get a celebrity autograph on your mobile phone

Fred Pilcher
Coat

It was an understatement

Wasn't it PT Barnum who said "You'll never go broke underestimating the taste of the American public"?

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Terry Pratchett has Alzheimer's

Fred Pilcher
Unhappy

Damn

Damn damn damn damn damn damn damn.

Too young. Yes, I know it ain't over yet, but it shouldn't be over for another 30 years at least.

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