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2869 posts • joined 21 Oct 2008

Dozens of COPS cuffed in Turkish Prime Minister's wiretap probe

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Re: It's weird

It's a fowl media conspiracy across England's green and pheasant land!!

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Astronomers scramble for obs on new comet

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Pint

Amateur by title only

Well done that man.

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TRIANGULAR orbits will help Rosetta to get up close with Comet 67P

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Philae is due to touch down on November 11th.

Where an appropriate silence will be observed.

Lest we forget.

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Cargo truck crammed with garbage explodes IN SPAAAAACE

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Flame

But

It's not Thursday!

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Rupert Murdoch says Google is worse than the NSA

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Hey Rupe!

Bugger off!

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Supervalu supermarket stores stung by sneaky sales system scammers

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FAIL

Hmmmm

"The safety of our customers' personal information is a top priority for us,"

- Just not quite as top a priority as to prevent this shit from going down.

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What does a flashmob of 1,024 robots look like? Just like this

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Now

Make them a bit bigger and balance a beer on top.

Automated bar staff!

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Password manager LastPass goes titsup: Users LOCKED OUT

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I don't get it

How hard is it to remember: 123qwerty ?

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Poll: Australians hate government data retention plan

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What percentage of the public understand [other amazing sciency thing]?

Politicians are reliant on most people not understanding the issue or the likely impact.

They use complacency and ignorance as a shield.

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No, minister Turnbull, IP addresses aren't part of routine billing data collection

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Big Brother

So, does that mean...

...they are recording stuff now that they are not allowed to, or willing to disclose?

So:

“the security services, the police, ASIO and so forth, are not asking the Government to require telcos to record or retain information that they are not currently recording.”

Asshattery is afoot.

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2,285,295 Aussie logins nabbed in Russian password haul

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Phew, that was close!!

They could have got all of our metadata as well !!!!

http://www.news.com.au/technology/online/george-brandis-metadata-interview-fails-spectacularly-internet-reacts/story-fnjwnhzf-1227016188974

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Australia's metadata debate is an utter shambles

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Re: Abbott is a complete and utter incompetent

Fair comment, had forgotten that.

I still think Malcolm sans-dacks is a better bet than Stunt Boy.

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Abbott is a complete and utter incompetent

If ever proof was needed.

He only needs to open his mouth.

As a previous (and fellow Tory) PM said; "Tony Abbott is a dangerous politician"

http://www.independentaustralia.net/politics/politics-display/malcolm-fraser-tony-abbott-a-dangerous-politician,5267

And this from a politician who was successful at getting a Labor Government dismissed!

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Australia to retain telecommunications metadata

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FAIL

Attorney-General George Brandis

The same Attorney-General George Brandis who today had his pro-hate speech amendments tossed out - by his own party!

More fail ahead.

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NASA tests crazytech flying saucer thruster, could reach Mars in days

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Pfffft

Hasn't Deepak Chopra had one of these in his Quantum Free-Flow Energy Mind Control Flux Converter for years?

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Facebook goes down, people dial 911

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Alien

Apols to Roger Waters

And when they found our shadows

Groups 'round the social media sets

They ran down every lead

They repeated every test

They checked out all the data in their lists

And then the alien anthropologists

Admitted they were still perplexed

But on eliminating every other reason

For our sad demise

They logged the only explanation left

This species has amused itself to death

No tears to cry

No feelings left

This species has amused itself to death

Amused itself to death

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Users should PAY for their piracy says Turnbull

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"told Sky News"

Always keep your masters happy.

This LNP mob are so transparent.

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Too rich for an iPhone 6? How about a gold-plated Brikk?

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Happy

Yes but...

...anyone know the name of TV show the clip is from?

TIA

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NBN Co adds apartments to FTTP rollout

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Unhappy

So many plans and counter plans, from both sides of Parliament

So little action from anyone.

NBN, not going to happen.

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Australia floats website blocks and ISP liability to stop copyright thieves

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Never under estimate the power of big content

....political donations and poorly informed politicians.

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Forty-five years ago: FOOTPRINTS FOUND ON MOON

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Re: Sigh

Totally agree.

Something for the fans:

http://www.firstmenonthemoon.com/

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Last nights TV news claimed there were 9 moon landing missions.

"Apollo 11 and 8 other moon landings"

Probably researched on Twitter by a 20 something graduate.

For the record:

Apollo 11 Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin

Apollo 12 Charles "Pete" Conrad, Alan Bean

Apollo 14 Alan B. Shepard, Edgar Mitchell

Apollo 15 David Scott, James Irwin

Apollo 16 John Young, Charles Duke

Apollo 17 Eugene Cernan, Harrison H. "Jack" Schmitt

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Thanks to the men and women of NASA, et al.

You inspired a 7 year old boy to dream and to get excited about science.

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Lads from Lagos turn from 419 scams to basic malware slinging

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Devil

It's unkind to mock the less fortunate

But when it comes to scammers, I make an exception.

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iiNet says metadata retention means a great big tax on everything

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FAIL

"Australia's government has pledged to reduce red tape, lower the cost of doing business and reduce the size of government."

Don't forget; No new taxes and no cuts!

The LNP are batshit insane and stacked with xstain fundies.

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Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 claimed lives of HIV/AIDS cure scientists

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Unhappy

Flew that route 4 weeks ago

Pretty much the same airspace, I even remember thinking about the conflict below as we over flew...

So random, so unnecessary, so evil.

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Writing about an Australian Snowden would land Vulture South in the clink

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Attorney-General George Brandis

A particularly nasty piece of work.

Mind you, Abbott's cabinet is crawling with awful, bigoted, white men, and one scary mad woman.

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Phone charging log helps to convict murderer

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Joke

Guilty

As charged!

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Remember when Google+ outed everyone by their real names? Now Google's sorry

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Google, I'll let you know

Don't contact me, I'll contact you...

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Japanese artist cuffed for disseminating 3D ladyparts files

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I'd get one of those canoes, but

I'd look a bit of a cnut in it.

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NASA: ALIENS and NEW EARTHS will be ours inside 20 years

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Cats

I'll bet Lister took shore leave there and left his pet cat behind....

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Data retention saves Australia from TERROR says Labor MP

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I'm game

I'm game to live 'dangerously' but retain my privacy.

But it's not about the miniscule risk of 'terror' is it?

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BitTorrent not to blame for movie revenues, says economist

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Movie theatres!

I remember those.

A trip down memory lane.

Are they still staffed by clueless droids?

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Murdoch calls for ISPs to be liable for users' activities

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Hey Rupe!

Piss off you meddling old drongo

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NBN Co execs: No FTTN product until 2015

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FAIL

Meanwhile at the Murdoch mansion....

....and evil, if not un-worldly, cackle is heard far and wide.

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Space geeks' resurrected NASA Sun probe ISEE-3 now on collision course with THE MOON

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A disued McDonalds

The best kind.

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El Reg nips down IKEA's 'I've Got A Screw Loose Street'

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Re: There is an street named AC/DC

That and also:

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

In Melbourne.

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Man FOUND ON MOON denies lunar alien interface

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@ AJ MacLeod - Wow

Just wow.

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The Windows 8 dilemma: Win 8 or wait for 9?

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There's a clue in the name

Wwww8

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Dead letter office: ancient smallpox sample turns up in old US lab

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Windows

CDC, Atlanta, mystery vials, hmmmmmmm

It's the prequel to The Walking Dead!

Walkers!!!

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It's alive! Space hackers fire up zombie Sun probe's engines

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Applied boffinry!

Nerds are GO!

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Kiwi ISP 'Slingshot' stones geo-blocked content

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Interesting

BIG Content:

Don't pirate 'cause we don't get paid!

Don't geo-unblock 'cause we....errrr, get paid in an acceptable currency....!?

Hang on?

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Royal Navy parks 470 double-decker buses on Queen Elizabeth

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470 buses!

Where's Mr Knievel when you need him?

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EPIC FAIL, FACEBOOK: FTC complaint against creepy mind games filed

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Devil

You had me at: "EPIC FACEBOOK FAIL"

That is all.

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Like frozen burgers, 'Bigfoot' DNA samples have a touch of horse

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Bigfoot DNA

Findus were unavailable for comment.

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Trick-cyclists defend Facebook emoto-furtling experiment

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Re: Soooooooooooooo

Given a big enough water supply, I guess that would be called homeopathy.

AKA effectively, pure water.

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Fibre to YOUR premises NBN still on table pending telco talks

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FAIL

Just more FUD

For all the whining and bitching about the NBN the Libs did in opposition, since taking over the LNP have managed to run it completely off the tracks.

Bah-humbug to Turnbull and the Rolls Royce he drove in on.

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Mystery bidder plunders the whole haul in Silk Road Bitcoin auction

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Devil

Sold

Or stolen (again)?

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British and European data cops probe Facebook user-manipulation scandal

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Terminator

The trick is....

....to never join FB.

[Engage smug mode]

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Catch cack-handed baggage handlers in the act with Ericsson's SPY SUITCASE

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Adventures of Crash Test Bag

Coming soon to cable TV

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