* Posts by Winkypop

3120 posts • joined 21 Oct 2008

Post-pub nosh neckfiller: Bog-standard boxty

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Boxty +

Irish bacon = yum

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2.8 million victims squared up by malicious Minecraft apps

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Carefull kids

It's a minefield out there

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Messerschmitts, Sinclairs and a '50s living room: The Bubblecar Museum

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For the Love of Cars - Series 2 Ep4

This episode is about a Fiat 500 but features a tour of the Bubble Car Museum.

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Polygraph.com owner pleads guilty to helping others beat lie detector

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WTF?

Polygraphs

LOL

As if they even work!

However, if you think they do:

I have an IED detector for sale, you might THINK it's just a stick, but...

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China decrees local internet must go faster to stimulate growth

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Speed it up

So we can block it more efficiently.

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That DRM support in Firefox you never asked for? It's here

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FAIL

Don't innovate

Just restrict!!

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Pakistan URINE STORM: Google Maps chokes off user editing

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So

If a farmer were to cut their grass in a particular androidy-pissing-on-an-apple way it would be OK then.

Not grass, but similar: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marree_Man

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Telstra builds trans-continental land bridge for data

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Re: Living in Perth....

Easterners eh?

Come over here stealing our meager bandwidth!

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Meh

Living in Perth....

Ya wouldn't know it.

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1998 asks to speak to Turnbull about local calls

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Oh Malcolm

You're not very good at this, are you?

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'Photof*cket' men manacled, indicted over Photobucket password-protected pic plunder

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Call me old fashioned but...

...if you'd prefer no one saw your pics why put them on the Internet?

I'm not joking.

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Astroboffins eyeball MONSTER GAS HALO hugging Andromeda Galaxy

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Good article

More mind-stretching science please!

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ALIEN HUNT: Water similar to life-bearing Earth lakes FOUND ON MOON of Saturn

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Alien

Let's go

I'm up for it...

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Online pizza order saves woman and children from knife-wielding kidnapper

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Unhappy

Cops arrive - perp cuffed - kids safe and all

But no pizza?

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FOUND: NASA's stray balloon located in the middle of nowhere

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Pint

XXXX marks the spot

Perfect landing, time for a beer.

Australia!

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Pacific nation accidentally does good thing in web crackdown

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Imprisoning kids

Never justified.

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iPhone case uses phone's OWN SIGNAL to charge it (forever, presumably)

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Fantastic

Add 1000 more covers to the phone and power YOUR WHOLE HOUSE!!!!!1111

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Mars needs TRAFFIC COP to stop probe prangs, says NASA

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Alert

Americans, Indians and Europeans....

So, is it give way to the right or give way to the left?

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Bridge, ship 'n' tunnel – the Brunels' hidden Thames trip

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Excellent article

Now I need to return to London, again!

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Tesla Powerwall: not much cheaper and also a bit wimpier than existing batteries

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Good article Richard

Thanks

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Kill all geoblocks says Internet Society of Australia

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Facepalm

We are so screwed

TPPA...

(ineffective) new filtering...

Talk of a VPN ban...

We will be hosed, good and proper.

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Tesla reveals Powerwall battery packs for homes, Powerpacks for cities

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USD$3000

So that would be roughly eleventy-million once 'converted' to Australian currency....

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NASA's Messenger craft SMASHES into Mercury: See ya later, alien crater

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Ooops

There goes their no claim bonus.

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What is Apple's idiot tax on Watch these days? 'About $265 or 80%'

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Do the kids even wear watches these days?

And doesn't iTime just stop when your iThing battery gives out?

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Apple to devs: Watch out, don't make the Watch into a, well, a watch

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Big Brother

APPLE: This is not the time you are looking for

FAN BOIS (monotone): This is not the time we are looking for

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NASA 'UFO' pops a leak, lands in outback Australia

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Bloody Kiwis

Always coming over here and then staying!

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Twitter's share price crashed 18% thanks to ONE LONE TWEET

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Unhappy

Twitter

- Adverts

- Trolls

- Hate

- The religious

I think I can make better use of my time.

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NBN Co loses the “Co” for AU$700,000

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FAIL

Better move to a marginal seat

You want NBN?

Sure, here ya go.

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Massive TalkTalk data breach STILL causing customer scam tsunami

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ID me, ID you!

A call centre drone for an actual company you use, rings you up out of the blue. (Marketing)

They then proceed to ask YOU to identify yourself.

????

I'm sure they can hear me laughing as I hang up.

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Something's missing in our universe: Boffins look into the SUPERVOID

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Galactic Homeopathy

There's nothing in it.

Boom Boom!

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Fed-up Colorado man takes 9mm PISTOL to vexing Dell PC

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PC had bugs

Now it's got slugs!

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Lawyer: Cops dropped robbery case rather than detail FBI's StingRay phone snoop gizmo

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This made me laugh

"a third suspect who took a plea bargain is now seeking to change her guilty plea."

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Mt Gox LEAKED Bitcoin for years before heist, says WizSec

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While we are on the musical tropes

As Max Merritt & The Meteors sang:

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Baby, I've been watching you

Watching everything you do

And I just can't help feeling

Someone else is stealing

You away from me

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I see it written in your eyes

And you confirm it with your lies

Though the whip you weave can hold me

I would rather that you told me

Where you want to be

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Oooh! slipping away from me

Oooh! slipping away from me

And it's breaking me in two

Watching you slipping away

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KABOOM! Billionaire fingers dud valve in ROCKET WIBBLE PRANG BLAST

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Trollface

Call in Scott and Alan Tracy!

TBs 1 and 3 never had this problem.

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Go for a spin on Record Store Day: Lifting the lid on vinyl, CD and tape

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Pirate

This ^

If you can digitise your own LP legally, is downloading it from someone else illegal?

Assuming you own the same album.

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NASA probe sent to faraway planet finds DWARF world instead: Pics

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Joke

They don't build 'em like they used to.

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Boffin

Science +1

Scientists +1

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Comet 67P found to be COMPLETELY UNATTRACTIVE

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Bounce or no bounce

It's still amazing that humans landed a semi-autonomous device on a moving comet.

All the science after that is a bonus.

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Bloke hits armadillo AND mother-in-law with single 9mm round

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Strange when you think about it

If someone fired a weapon near a built-up area where I live, it would rain cops AND feature on the evening news.

In America, it's just another day, with maybe a trip to the La-Z-Boy shop and a band-aid for the MIL.

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NO, Joe Hockey, a 'Netflix tax' wouldn't raise 'billions'

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Old Joe "Eleventy" Hockey

As far as Federal Treasurers go, old Eleventy is a train-wreck looking for a section of track to fall off.

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Cisco loses logo lawsuit against WiFi inventor boffinhaus

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The CSIRO are a trusted organisation in Australia

The other mob are just some foreign company who make stuff.

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Tasmania wants more backbone

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Cables?

I always thought the Internet arrived in Perth via camel train.

Maybe it just seems that way.

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Dallas Buyers Club doubles down on Oz Torrenters

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Very Possibly Not

Nice article Richard.

In the interests of further, open and free, public discourse...

Keen to evade data retention? Here's how to choose a VPN - Crikey

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Netflix fail proves copper NBN leaves Australia utterly 4Ked

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Dear Malcolm and Tony

"Eventually, Australia will disappear from the map of Nations That Matter, as the nation stares at a spinning animation, waiting for a future that never finishes loading."

Luddites!

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Don't be stiffed by spies, stand up to Uncle Sam with your proud d**k pics – says Snowden

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The NSA are a bunch of dicks

You know, detectives...

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Feds ponder jamming journo comms in Australian Parliament

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No phone access in Parliament for journos

It's the 1950's again!

Install a single public phone box outside Parliament House and the journo who is fastest can lodge their story first.

While we are at it, make them all wear hats with a PRESS card in the rim.

I'm off to the pub before the 6 o'clock swill deadline!

Six o'clock swill

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Fake Pirate Bay site pushes banking Trojan to WordPress users

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Stop

Flash

Just say no.

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Boris Johnson backs trade union campaign to ungag civil servants

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Facepalm

"the highest standards of confidentiality, integrity and probity"

So a two tier system then, one for civil servants, another for politicians.

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Power, internet access knackered in London after exploding kit burps fire into capital's streets

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I told you, I told you all

The Internet is the devil's work!!!!

See; flames from below!!!

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UK's National Museum of Computing celebrates 10 glorious years

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Well worth a long detour...

I went well out of my way to see TMoC on a recent UK driving holiday.

I dragged the wife along as well, mind, she had no choice.

Great stuff, friendly people, could have chatted all day long.

I enjoyed it too.

: )

I am now the proud owner of a Colossus coffee mug!

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