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2852 posts • joined 21 Oct 2008

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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SPACE: The FINAL FRONTIER. These are the TEN-YEAR images of star probe Cassini

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Up with this kind of thing!

Up into orbit and beyond!

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New South Wales' prime plod pushes data retention, again

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Facepalm

" 'we're prepared to give up some of our privacy in order to remain secure?"

Secure from W H A T exactly?

In this case the miniscule risk is far outweighed by the huge intrusion.

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Western Australia considers ban on R18+ games

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Fucknuts

See title.

I guess mail will be opened at the border now....

And woe betide anyone who downloads a game....

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Qld Health payroll worker charged over fake overtime claims

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FAIL

Very naughty

Common people need to understand that only the politicians can get away with rorting.

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Foxconn CEO: 'Suicides weren't our fault'

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A testable claim

"with more than 470,000 workers in Shenzen, scale alone made it inevitable that the company would have suicides among its workers"

Let's see the math when compared to similar large scale Chinese operations.

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What a whopper, LG: Feast your eyes on this 77-inch bendy TV

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Windows

My 10 year old 42" HD plasma is doing fine thanks

For the shite that is on TV these days, it's perfect.

Let me know when the content improves, and I don't mean the resolution.

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Steria, the MoJ and a £56 MILLION Shared Services write-off

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Shared Services

Shit Services

These types of bean-counter wet dreams rarely work as planned/promised/budgeted.

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US Supremes just blew Aereo out of the water

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Make content easier to consume

Cheap*, reliable and everywhere....

* Yes, we need to pay something.

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iFind: Critics slam Kickstarter campaign for miraculous battery-free phone finder

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Avoid disappointment

Just send your money to me.

I'll just spend it on beer, but at least I'm upfront about it.

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Microsoft tests HALF-INCH second screen to spur workplace play

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What?

Really?

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Coulson GUILTY of conspiring to hack phones between 2000 and 2006

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Not guilty, perhaps

But no credibility, certainly.

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One amazing reason why NASA boffins are celebrating Curiosity's 687th day on Mars

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A very lonely birthday party

Maybe Curiosity can make a wish for mankind to one day join it on the surface of Mars.

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Firefighters deliver trapped student from GIANT GERMAN LADYPARTS

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What a.......

Cnut

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POTUS promises Trans Pacific Partnership text

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Big Brother

We have agreement then.

You will do as we say.

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Digital Post Australia goes titsup in orderly fashion

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Wrong business model

With Wrong-way Turnbull in charge of the "NBN", they should have gone in for messenger pigeon husbandry.

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Chap builds rotary dial mobile phone

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Dial?

Once saw a child 'use' an old phone by simply pressing on the numbers painted within the dial.

Nothing happened of course.

They had no idea that you had to rotate the dial.

Ahhh, I remember pulse dialing very well.

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Google's driverless car: It'll just block our roads. It's the WORST

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Mile by mile club

Let's go for a "drive", love.

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