* Posts by Winkypop

3017 posts • joined 21 Oct 2008

Watchdogs critical of Oz data retention regime

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Big Brother

Data retention quiz

Do you use the Internet?

Yes: Correct

No: Incorrect, we know you do

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Dongle bingle makes two MEELLION cars open to exploit

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Big Brother

Connected world

Fine.

But I get to set the limits.

For now.

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Apple wants your fingerprints in the cloud

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Devil

Severed fingers on a keyring

Hmmmm, I'll pay with this one today...

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Earth-bound exoplanet hunter's eyes blink open

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Exoplanet exploration excitement

Fascinating stuff.

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Australia tries to ban crypto research – by ACCIDENT

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Devil

Censor yourself now!

Avoid the rush.

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UNDER A VEST: Man cuffed for smuggling 94 iPhones strapped to his body

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Devil

I've told your before...

Never ring me at the orifice!

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Windows 7 MARKED for DEATH by Microsoft as of NOW

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Joke

2020

I see...

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DAMN YOU! Microsoft blasts Google over zero-day blabgasm

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Devil

Google

Do no evil *

* conditions apply

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Australia's Akamai ranking has nothing to do with the NBN

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String

Send more string!

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Saudi Arabia to flog man 1,000 times for insulting religion on Facebook

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Facepalm

Stop making our religion look bad!

[whack!]

Stop making our religion look bad!

[whack!]

Stop making our religion look bad!

[whack!]

Stop making our religion look bad!

[whack!]

Stop making our religion look bad!

[whack!]

Stop making our religion look bad!

....

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Broadband isn't broadband unless it's 25Mbps, mulls FCC boss

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WTF?

4Mbps down and 1Mbps up

Wow!

I'd be happy with even that.

But then I live in Australia.

I'm calling you out LNP!

Where's my NBN?

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ALIEN fossils ON MARS: Curiosity snaps evidence of life

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Re: I'm completely open to the truth myself...

Christian apologetics soundly defined in one paragraph.

Good job.

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BAN email footers – they WASTE my INK, wails Ctrl+P MP

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Facepalm

First world problems

So we have created peace in the Middle East, cured cancer, found a way to properly feed the poor, created cheap fusion power and can turn sea water fresh for pennies a gallon.

Next:

Printer ink supplies!

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Ghosts of Christmas Past: The long-ago geek gifts that made us what we are

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Unhappy

Chopper bike!!

In my world, circa 1971, simply unobtainable!

One kid at school was lucky enough to win one.

The rest of us nearly died of jealousy.

I still suffer....although not quite as much.

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Boffin

Prinz microscope - yes!

Ahhhh, the insect population around my place took an unexpected dive after I got one of those.

As for a science kit, all I needed was a 2 cent box of Redheads (matches), bwaahahaaaa!

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Hubble 'scope snaps ENORMO SPACE ERECTION: Pillars of Creation 20 years on

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Happy

It's full of stars!

Amazing.

We are but dust.

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VPN users reckon Netflix is blocking them

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FAIL

Customer wants your product (an acheivement in itself)

Customer is often willing to pay for your product

Customer is deliberately blocked from consuming your product

Customer seeks alternate avenues to your product

Time to wise up boys!

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Apple's 16GB iPhones are a big fat lie, claims iOS 8 storage hog lawsuit

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Megaphone

Yeah, yeah, whatever!

I'm just dark on Apple cancelling the 160G iPod Classic.

160G (or whatever) of space.

Bastards.

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Google unveils Windows 8.1 zero-day vuln – complete with exploit code

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Trollface

It's OK

No one uses Windows 8x anyway

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Norks blame U.S. for TITSUP internet, unleash racist rant against Obama

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Re: Kim Jong Un

NORKS read the Register!

Or maybe even the Great Leader himself!!

Idiot.

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Google's first stab at control-free ROBOT car rolls off the line

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Pint

Yes please

Will they come with a drinks cabinet?

Every Australian male's dream car: A self-driving Esky*

* Esky is a brand name of a drinks cooler. Also a slang term for an Inuit person.

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Alfa Romeo Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde: Fun, but not for all

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Alfa Romeo the heartbreaker

Loved my past Alfas, so did the mechanic. (2.0 Alfetta*, 2.5 V6 90, 3.0 V6 Spider)

When something went wrong it was always in multiples of $500 to fix.

The melted wiring loom was the worst.

Italian cars eh!

* favourite

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Woz moves to Oz

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Ah Tassie...

If heaven existed it would be like Tasmania.

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ESA: Venus probe doomed to fiery death on weird planet's surface

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Mushroom

RE: And will the Venusians complain?

Probably not.

With extreme heat, strong winds + true acid rain, the crash landing of the odd spacecraft would probably make a welcome change.

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UK cops caught using 12 MILLION Brits' mugshots on pic database

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Joke

Plenty of Tea Leaves

Police to run a new dating site.

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Nork-ribbing flick The Interview AXED: Sony caves under hack terror 'menace'

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Mushroom

NATO are involved!

Shit!

[Runs away]

[Preps bunker]

* National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO)

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Pirate Bay towed to oldpiratebay.org

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Pirate

Torrenting has long gone mainstream

When the Mums and Dads torrent just like their kids, you know big content has missed the (pirate) boat.

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NBN Co, Turnbull, issue contradictory broadband speed promises

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FAIL

Coalition appear to be doing is savaging the NBN

Just like Joe "Eleventy" Hockey has so thoroughly savaged the budget and economy.

The incompetence of this Government will take a decade to erase.

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FAIL

"at least 25 Megabits per second"

Wow!

25 Megabits per second is the new 100 Megabits per second in LNP Fail-World.

Good job Malcolm, you numpty!

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HE'S DONE IT! Malcolm Turnbull unites left and right with piracy policy

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Re: Malcolm's not THAT stupid is he?

But, do they not have advisers, like under 60?

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FAIL

Malcolm's not THAT stupid is he?

Is he?

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SURPRISE: Oz gov gives itself room to NEVER finish the NBN

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Unhappy

Re: I'd suggest selling off our Government.

Yes

A few dozen unprofessional newspaper* front page rants from good old Uncle Rupert did the trick.

You can fool many of the people, much of the time.

* remember those?

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Chinese responsible for 85 per cent of website scams

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Meh

Some of us are fortunate

Many of these scammers attempt English when it is clearly not their first language.

The self-evident social, spelling and grammatical errors often stand out like beacons.

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Parliament face-sit-in to spark mass debate on UK's stiff smut stance

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Joke

If you go down on the woods today.....

I'm not sure about all this, I'm a bit of a face-sitter.

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Australia to block piracy sites if Big Content asks nicely in court

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Trollface

All hail Rupert's Law

May your content not only be licensed but restricted and profitable.

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AliExpress patches account mass harvesting flaw

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I always thought it was "Open Sesame"

Seems it was: "Open AliExpress"

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MP caught playing Candy Crush at committee meeting: I'll ‘try’ not to do it again

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Trollface

So?

What was the score?

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Buy Your Own Device: No more shiny-shiny work mobe for you

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Meh

Work phone for work

When I'm not at work the work phone is OFF.

No work supplied phone, no contact.

Easy and totally free!

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Boffins unearth the ultimate antique art - 500,000 years old

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Early mail system?

"Send more mussels"....

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Sony Pictures struggles as staff details, salaries and films leaked

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SONY, just remember:

The sun'll come out tomorrow

Bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow

there'll be sun

Just thinkin' about tomorrow

Clears away the cobwebs and the sorrow 'til there's none

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Oz lawyers wig out over data retention

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Flame

Current Oz Government

Basically incompetent and also liars.

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#Gamergate folk load flamethrower, roast own feet over GTA V 'ban'

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FAIL

A ban?

The best marketing campaign you never need pay for.

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RIP Microsoft Clip Art – now you can fill your slides with web cat pics

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RIP "screen beans"

YIPPPEEEEEEEEEEEEEE !!

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Chromecast video on UK, Euro TVs hertz so badly it makes us judder – but Google 'won't fix'

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Paris Hilton

Going to see a film at the flicks

"Flicks" is an old slang word for Pictures/Movies.

Seems it's still required after all.

Paris: Well, you know why.

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El Reg reanimates Cash'n'Carrion merchandising tentacle

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Re: Had a sneaky look at work and got

Me too:

Based on your organization's access policies, access to this web site ( http://cashncarrion.co.uk/ ) has been blocked because the web category "Gambling" is not allowed.

....waiting for call from HR now.

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Mysterious BEAM outside London Googleplex ZAPPED

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Holmes

How far away is the nearest Apple store?

Maybe the Apple Reality Distortion Field [TM] has been connected to Google HQ.

Don't cross the streams!

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Businessman takes Google to High Court to block online abuse from search results

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WTF?

Is the surname pronounced:

Streisand ?

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Woman who stung Tinder with sex-pest sueball stings again – with rival Bumble app

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Cry Wolfe

Nothing, I just wanted to use the title.

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Abbott scholarship leaker escapes conviction

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If you see something...

...say something.

Right or wrong, she should be supported for exposing the hypocrisy of a PM who is raising Uni fees.

Fees that will really hurt the less well off.

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Assange™ slumps back on Ecuador's sofa after detention appeal binned

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Devil

How long does Ecuador's London embassy lease have left?

If they had to move buildings I imagine that would be a problem for The Great Assange™

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