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2769 posts • joined 21 Oct 2008

Borked Bitcoin bunker MtGox in administration: Lawyer seizes control

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Linux

They are not lost

They are just pining for the fjords.

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NBN Co in 'broadband kit we tested worked' STUNNER

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Facepalm

And if you like that

I know a guy who has some magic beans for sale!

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Russian deputy PM: 'We are coming to the Moon FOREVER'

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Joke

The moon is a harsh babushka!

Forget Reds under your beds!

It will be Reds over our heads!!

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Obama allows NSA to exploit 0-days: report

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Meh

Has there ever been a "line"?

I can't imagine any security (or criminal) organisation deciding to ignore any reasonable exploit.

In the case of Governments, it's easier to seek forgiveness than ask permission.

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NSA denies it knew about and USED Heartbleed encryption flaw for TWO YEARS

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Sick and tired

Of explaining this to family and friends.....my heart bleeds!

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Murdoch says Microsoft needs 'big clean out'

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FAIL

Meh

This from a guy who is still trying to sell "news" printed on dead-trees.

Content that is out of date before it is even distributed.

I use the term "news" very lightly.

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Come to Oz for sun, surf, ratting on co-workers and surveillance

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FAIL

We don't have a Government at the moment

We are being led by a neo conservative think tank.

Look up: The Institute of Public Affairs. (IPA)

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Turnbull leaves Australia's broadband blackspots in the dark

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FAIL

Firmly stuck in "Opposition Mode"

They are making this crap up as they go along. They appear to be rudderless.

They have no intention of creating a contemporary NBN, let alone one for the near future.

This current LNP mob only seem to understand being in opposition mode, this is one of Abbott's greatest weakness.

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Curiosity finds not-very-Australian-shaped rock on Mars

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Devil

Even for pareidolia, this is a stretch

If it were accurate, you'd be able to see Clive and Gina as well.

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Mt Gox's 'transaction malleability' claim rubbished by researchers

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Holmes

Zurich researchers, eh?

Because nobody knows how to hide funds better than the Swiss.

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In Australia, protesting against Brendan Eich will be a CRIME

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King Tony

The LNP government here in Aus is a barking-mad, right-wing, bagger-wannabe, xstain-fundy bunch of idiots.

Too harsh?

Not even close.

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Get your MOON GEAR: Auction to feature Space Race memorabilia

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Unhappy

Sad face

These items are about as far out of my reach as the moon itself.

Want, but can't afford!

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Too late, Blighty! Samsung boffins claim breakthrough graphene manufacturing success

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RE: Where will our cats relax on summer days until then?

Every bloody where they like, like they do now.

My workstation is cat hair infested.

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The Punch and Judy show is LIVE NOW cancelled

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Trollface

Cancelled due to wind?

Too many kebabs last night lads?

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Bay of Tweets: US sought to disrupt Cuba with covert social network

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WTF?

What are the US afraid of?

Cuba's universal health care?

That Cubans can keep a 1958 Dodge running all these years?

Their lifestyle?

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Lego is the TOOL OF SATAN, thunders Polish priest

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FAIL

It's quite telling really

Grown man, a priest: concerned about imaginary souls and evil beings, etc.

5 year old: concerned about building the best spaceship, castle, lair, robot, etc....

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iiNet to Senate committee: metadata retention an expensive joke

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Big Brother

A truly free society wouldn't need such laws

Data kleptomania is a disease.

I wonder how Orwell proposed they monitor all the telescreens in 1984?

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El Reg's Deep Outback XP upgrade almost foiled by KILLER ARACHNIDS

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Alert

That's not a State (It's a Territory)

THIS is a State:

Western Australia: 2,645,615 km²

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

Nice article BTW.

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Systems cock-up plagued new hospital in Melbourne

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WTF?

Epic Fail

To do this with regular patients would have been foolhardy enough.

But to do it to cancer patients, many of whom won't speak/understand English, is beyond incompetence.

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Hotmail-gate: Windows 8 code leaker pleads guilty to theft of trade secrets

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Trollface

How dare he make Microsoft look silly!

I'm sure they have a well-paid, specialist team for that.

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Assange not running in new Australian election

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Assange not running

We have enough whackadoos running for the senate in WA, we don't need another side-show Bob.

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Dutch doctors replace woman's skull with 3D-printed plastic copy

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Plastic fantasic!

Yay for the people involved and especially the Head head printer.

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Homeopathic remedies contaminated with REAL medicine get recalled

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Re: What do we do for those for whom it works?

I see your anecdotal evidence and raise you a full clinical blinded trial.

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Google 'Transparency Report' shows rise in government groping

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Happy

Re: Aussies under the boot!

Google it!!

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First pics: Comet-chaser Rosetta hurtles towards icy prey, camera in hand

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Science is amazing

And yet the main stream media is full of cleb tattle tale and rumour.

Look to the stars!

No, not those ones.

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Judge throws out lawsuit lobbed at Facebook for using kids' pics in targeted ads

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Trollface

It was originally going to be named "commercial misappropriation"

But the focus groups didn't think it was hip enough for the kids!

So, they settled on Facebook.

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Forget sledgehammers – crooks can CRACK ATMs with a TEXT

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Joke

However

I'm sure they ONLY withdraw to their daily limit!

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You TWITS! Facebook exec erects billboards shaming texting drivers

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Megaphone

Helmet cam

Over here, the motorcycle plods have a HD video cam bolted to their helmets. They ride up along side, film you texting/talking on your mobile then the cops signal you to pull over. It's been highly lucrative successful.

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Bulls hit city streets after alleged Samsung ad shoot hits the fan

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Facepalm

"Sir" Tony will call another Royal Commission

Then blame labor for the whole thing.

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EE...K: Why can't I uninstall carrier's sticky 'Free Games' app?

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FAIL

Customer Relationship Management and monetisation technologies

Pronounced: Spam

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Turkey's farcical Twitter ban leads to SPIKE in tweets

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Linux

Turkeys

The mortal enemy of the blue bird of happiness!

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TEN THINGS Google believes you believe about Glassholes and wishes you didn't

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Terminator

Meanwhile at the Cantina on Mos Eisley....

We don't serve their kind here!

They'll have to wait outside.

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Queensland cops collar League of Legends 'hacker'

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Coat

Kingaroy you say?

What a peanut.

Don't you worry about that!

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Vote now for the top reader Limerick limerick

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Happy

Bob Duncan

Effort alone.

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MtGox finds 200,000 Bitcoin in old wallets

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Happy

Ahhh now Dougal

They were only resting in my account..

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Blighty goes retro with 12-sided pound coin

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Trollface

Get with the future

Make them all BRITcoins!

What could go wrong?

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The 2 Windsors (Or a tale of two titties)

Side 1: Betty Windsor: Representing the posh, upper class, regal set.

Side 2: Barb' Windsor: Representing the more common, "Cor, look at the threepenny bits on that..." set.

(inspired by ardubbleyu)

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Grav waves: Moment when 'father of Big Bang inflation' learns he was RIGHT ALL ALONG

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Science is amazing!!

But cue the idiot creationists.

Ken Ham: "we can't really know for sure, since we weren't there"

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Surf's up near Saturn as boffins spot waves on Titan

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Alien

Surfing Titan

It's a (liquid) gas!

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NASA: Earth JUST dodged comms-killing SOLAR BLAST in 2012

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Mushroom

Missed

By that much!

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This record-smashing robot solves a Rubik's Cube in 3.253 seconds

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Windows

"Forty years after the invention of the Rubik's Cube"

Old, I'm old!

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MtGox allows users to see a picture of their money, but not have it

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Shell game

Now you see it, now you don't.

And they called it a scam.

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GRAV WAVE TSUNAMI boffinry BONANZA – the aftershock of the universe's Big Bang

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Devil

Yay for boffins!!

Science: Eleventy Billion!

Religion: 0

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Europe approves common charger standard for mobe-makers

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And for non-compliance...

....a number of different charge[r]s will be applied.

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ACCC to target price comparison websites

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"price comparators websites"

Those sites are OK for getting a ballpark value of what to pay and what not to pay.

But I'd never actually click on any of the links or take them too seriously.

Icon: Attention shoppers!!

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Flying Toaster screen savers return on GitHub

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Pirate

Ahhh yes, the After Dark screensaver

The most pirated software of the day at my place of work, and all on 3.5" diskettes.

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Forget superstars, this HYPERGIANT star is 1,300 times the size of OUR SUN

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It's full of stars!

And bloody great big ones too.

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NZ bloke's drunken poker bet ends in 99-letter name

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Even if he changes his name back...

...he's locked into showing his previous name as "Full Metal Havok More Sexy N Intelligent Than Spock And All The Superheroes Combined With Frostnova." on government forms, bank documents, employment forms, etc.

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Cherry-pick undermines NBN business case: Switkowski

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FAIL

LNP - fail train

All aboaaaard!

FTTP is already looking like a non starter.

Rupert WILL be happy.

There was a good reason to go with FTTH.

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