* Posts by OzBob

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Canadian bloke refuses to hand over phone password, gets cuffed

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Re: Hidden TrueCrypt volumes

Gordon bennett, the UKIP membership is strong in this one!

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Complicit Kiwis sniffed Pacific comms says Snowden

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Re: You should read the mainstream news articles

PM me when you get better informed then.

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You should read the mainstream news articles

they are filled with ass-covering words like "possibly", "potentially", "might have".

The loonie left here are pointing at vague statements and screaming "conspiracy!". Big yawn all around.

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Speaking in Tech: Tinder Plus: 4 times pricier... if you're an OVER-28 wrinkly

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Antipodean adventure?

Go to Bathurst 1000! Bogans, Big-Bangers and Eskys as far as the eye can see.

http://www.v8supercars.com.au/championship/2014-v8-supercars-championship/supercheap-auto-bathurst-1000

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It's a Mega blast: PayPal drops Dotcom's Mega

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Re: Why don't they

Because KDC hid his Bitcoin assets with his Mrs, who promptly started shagging his gaming protege and filed for divorce.

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Acer enters Windows Phone fray with cheap Liquid M220 mobe

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Re: I don't see an explanation about what MWC actually means.

Thanks. Sounds religous BTW.

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I don't see an explanation about what MWC actually means.

is the "M" for mobile?

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At night, scary wildlife comes out to play in the chemical factory

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Saw a legendary sign down at Lands End Cafe

"We do not replace food stolen by seagulls". Must have had a few 'Merkins through recently threatening to sue.

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Assemblers were once people: My aunt did it for NASA

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Damn!

Was enjoying the article until I saw the RIP at the end, which meant there was not going to be a follow up.

A pity with all these entrepreneurs collecting old kit, no-one is collecting the memories of those who used it (and how they made it work). Perhaps we need an archive of their experiences for future generations to refer back to?

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BOFH in mugnificent return to Cash'n'Carrion

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Re: 10 Quid!

A true BOFH would have a key to the stores cabinet and an account on a local trading website to supplement his online shopping budget. You need to earn your stripes there, PFY.

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Boffin: Use my bionic breakthrough for good, and not super cyborgs

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And not a single mention

of Kelvin Warwick (aka Captain Cyborg, and various other profanities too crude to list here).

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How good a techie are you? Objective about yourself and your skills?

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Glad to hear you made it through your dark days

I would be interested in hearing from more Register IT professionals about mental health issues. It seems to happen a lot but gets talked about hardly ever.

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Seven months of Basil Brush on YouTube: Er, boom boom?

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Classic Basil

Basil Brush: Hello Killer

Cilla Black: It's Cilla.

Basil: Oh, terribly Corry.

boom boom.

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For pity's sake, you FOOL! DON'T UPGRADE it will make it WORSE

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Doesn't the mac

have voice recognition that could type it for you?

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Big Brother in SPAACE: Mars One picks first 100 morons to suffocate, er, settle on Red Planet

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Is Russell Brand one of the other 4 UK entrants?

Please please please please please please please please please please please please please

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Worst … commute … EVER – Surrey to Sydney

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Re: I don't want to be pedantic, but...

You are being literal rather than figurative, (or just plain thick)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Literal_and_figurative_language

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Re: That would be telling...

Sounds like the Mrs said "sod this, I want my Burberry and Kappa, I;m taking the kids back with me". (You remember the "Wanted Down Under" BBC series? When they refuse to go, or come back within 1 year, dollar to a knob of dingos poo it's the whining wife).

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$10,000 Ethernet cable promises BONKERS MP3 audio experience

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Might as well have called it

a flux capacitor.

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The Interview? Kim Jong-Un, you really shouldn’t have bothered

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Re: It's got Seth Rogen in it

when he's in a minor role (50/50, this is the end ) he isn't bad. When he's co-head-lining, that's when its crap.

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: The Red Dwarf chilli chutney egg sarnie

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Oversold it, major fail!

You had me going right up to the part when you tried to tell me a Red Dwarf fan was married (and to a girl!).

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Speaking in Tech: Uber and Google on the road to DRIVER-FREE cars

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Forget the Superbowl

It's the World Cup of Cricket in New Zealand starting shortly. American Football is as incomprehensible to the rest of the world as Cricket is to Americans.

http://www.icc-cricket.com/cricket-world-cup

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BYOD is NOT the Next Biggest Thing™: Bring me Ye Olde Lappetoppe

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Re: Interesting

I used to have one cellphone and the old boss paid the bills and never looked at the call logs. The new boss started querying me on the large number of whore-houses on my call list, so I had to outsource my personal numbers to a burner phone. Ce la quinne.

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Carmakers DEFLATED by AIRBAG FLAW as US watchdog recalls TWO MEELLION vehicles

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I am jack's complete lack of surprise

"X" must have been more than the cost of a recall.

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Dark Fibre: Reg man plunges into London's sewers to see how pipe is laid

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Re: Security?

Would terrorists go down there with the risk of exposure to and infection by pork products?

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: Chickpea stew à la Bureau des Projets Spéciaux

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Nice to see Juno MaGuff is getting work

after "Inception".

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Is it humanly possible to watch Gigli and Battlefield Earth back-to-back?

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Re: Computer Games Movies

"Jesus H. Corbett"

Actually with that beard of his, I see your point.

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Netadmin wanted for 'terrible, terrible, awful job nobody wants'

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An organisation as bad as that is described

does not happen on it's own. It takes dedicated incompetence on the behalf of HR, the immediate supervisor and the IT manager. Not to mention an internal vendetta or two.

I have seen great managers in IT, they are assertive, have the ear of senior management and are direct and honest in their dealings (with both subordinates and their peers). And they are as rare as hen's teeth.

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Alan Turing's LOST NOTEBOOK goes under the hammer

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"The Imitation Game"

The "U-571" of Turing Biopics (What a complete load of tosh, dramatacised up for Hollywood).

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Ski MOUNT DOOM or take top coffee to the beach? Your choice

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Re: Auckland is a separate world in its own from the rest of NZ

We actually say "asians" here rather than "orientals", but the word "asians" means pakistani and indian origins in the UK, rather than the type of people Prince Phillip would casually comment on their physical appearance.

have you ever seen "once were warriors". my brother was a sparky for the housing corp, he said it was a documentary.

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Auckland is a separate world in its own from the rest of NZ

and many people actively chose not to go there. It is more cosmopolitan but is also jammed with loads of people in close proximity, in NZ terms (two harbours on opposite sides of the isthmus). The North Shore (where your author was based) is quite well off, with South and West Auckland being the grotty areas. There are loads of foreigners there as well (orientals and pacific islanders mostly) from the Pacific Rim Nations, so expect a different cultural vibe to the place.

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Cash'n'Carrion launches big January sale

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You're out of Large

we work in IT, our Large is everyone elses Medium. Please restock.

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Speaking in Tech: Amazon Fire Phone – 'insanity' but 'genius'

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Sarah had to verbally tip-toe through the monologue about minorities and women

But some very relevant points made.

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Police radios will be KILLED soon – yet no one dares say 'Huawei'

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Sounds like someone

wrote the spec for this comms kit after watching "Aliens". (And we all know how well that turned out).

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Software-defined everything: So, WHEN is the 'future'?

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Re: Looking forward to this

What, throwing more hardware at a problem? It's called SAP HANA.

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Three expat Brits explain their move to Australia

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Re: My 2c

Seriously, you know how certain areas of the UK get slagged off for being backward? The Aussies are worse and quite frankly pride themselves on it (imagine a "chav" with worse dress standards and a larger car, and you have a "bogan"). Set your watch back 40 years in terms of social progress and halve your IQ, and you will fit right in.,

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Re: Not being British

Antipodean humour is very much designed around having a thick skin. If you are offended with being continually greeted with an insult, then down-under is not the place for you.

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Healthcare: Look anywhere you like for answers, just not the US

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Re: So remind me again

Sports injuries are by definition, "accidents". No-one accidentally and consistently shovels more calories into their gob than they exert.

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So remind me again

Why can't we tax fat bastards more than thin people, to cover their medical expenses?

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Kim Dotcom vows to KILL SKYPE with encrypted MegaChat

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Herr Bunter, please expedite your return to the US

to face the charges you are accused of, and stop wasting our time with these petty distractions.

Name me on instance where an intercepted Skype call has been determined to infringe on someone's privacy.

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El Reg's festive dating app guide, Pt. 2: The FEMALE perspective

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Woz moves to Oz

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Seriously?

Woz is moving to the one part of Australia that always gets left off the souvineers? (Did you ever see a plate or ash-tray of Aussie with a Tasmania on it?)

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TRAGEDY STRIKES Vulture News Central but details remain scrambled

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So

the intern with the fetish for stop-frame animation has moved on to greener pastures? Meh

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I'll be back (and forward): Hollywood's time travel tribulations

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Problem with Time Travel Movies

is that they need to be intelligent enough to stimulate thought, and simplistic enough to make money in America. Dilemma much?

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Re: The Time Traveller's Wife

Apparently the time travellers wife is a metaphor for something, some say "relationships", I say "mental illness" (and I'm not being flippant).

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Swiss McDonalds serves up no-holes-barred cheesy action to punters

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Reminds me of the news article

of the couple who were denied fertility assistance in australia after they had unsuccessfully tried to conceive naturally for 6 months. They protested this refusal quite voiciferously. Apparently when the law was drawn up, it did not conceive (sorry) of both members of couple being lesbians.

http://www.fact.on.ca/news/news0204/yn02041a.htm

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – Thin plot, great CGI effects

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Saw it yesterday in HFR 3D here in Wellywood

Not half bad, did drag on at the start and I will admit it is basically a vanity piece after the LOTR. The madness scenes with Thorin were quite effective and it did not feel as contrived as the first 2 (with the introduction of the love interest yadda yadda). Sir Pete should have trimmed it at 2 episodes but I'll buy the 3D edition of this one in 9 months to complete the set.

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So this Saudi Prince calls and asks why he can't watch movies ...

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Re: An IT Manager asked me to raise a formal Change Request...

Holy cow, a user that wants to follow due process? Most users spend more time justifying to me why they do not need to follow the process than they would have spent actually filling in the forms. And it does not help when the user hints at contract renewals coming up and the managers cave and allow it to go through "just this once" (repeat ad infinitum).

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Brit smut slingers shafted by UK censors' stiff new stance

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well that spells the end

for kink.com and it's associated websites, who seem to revel in that sort of thing. (Seriously NSFW).

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Kim Dotcom Dotcan remain on bail, despite Fed protests

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Re: What's the big deal?

Shoot it down with what? There is no combat wing in the NZ airforce, the skyhawks were mothballed in 2002, the closest we have is a Stuka and a Hurricane that Peter Jackson (the lord of the rings guy) has in the South Island.

http://www.omaka.org.nz/

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Star Wars: Episode VII trailer lands. You call that a lightsaber? THIS is a lightsaber

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Apparently the big meme so far

is that there is a second black person in the Star Wars universe. And he's a storm-trooper.

PS. What the special meaning of the droids and the rocks in the supercalifragalistic edition?

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