* Posts by Winkypop

2994 posts • joined 21 Oct 2008

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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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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Joke

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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Joke

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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Northern Ireland website leaves front door open, spills users' data

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FAIL

Trace it right back...

...to the bean-counter who said NO to the professional web development quote.

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'Pirate block' proposal back on Oz agenda

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First we hobble the NBN

Second we 'restrict' naughty sites

Third we let Rupert, ummm, big-media sue the punters.

Venerable

Politicians

Not!

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NBN Co screws lid on FTTP coffin

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FAIL

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.

NBN! I knew him well.

A plague o' both your houses!

- Apols to Bill S

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I'M SO SORRY, sobs Rosetta Brit boffin in 'sexist' sexy shirt storm

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Unhappy

Seems a bit harsh

That is all.

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Facebook's plain English data policy: WE'LL SELL YOU LIKE A PIG at a fair

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Devil

Facebook

I've heard of it.

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Bible THUMP: Good Book beats Darwin to most influential tome title

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Devil

Noddy goes to the seaside

Much better than that some contrived old artifact.

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NBN 'working' on pay-for-fibre-to-your-premises product

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Facepalm

LNP wet dream

Forget the advancement of the Nation and the here-and-now.

Let the (wealthy) pay for it directly.

Champagne anyone?

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Italian appeal court clears seismologists of manslaughter

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Alert

Stop prosecuting honest scientists

How about going after all the free-energy, pseudo-science, clairvoyant and quack-remedy charlatans instead?

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ESA sends back PRE-LANDING COMET CLOSE-UPS

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Alien

Newest National Park?

Take only pictures and leave only ice-screw marks.

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Oracle gives HR tool to track your fitness

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As if.....

...I'd ever be allowed to leave my workstation during work time!

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'Tech giants who encrypt comms are unwittingly aiding terrorists', claims ex-Home Sec Blunkett

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Big Brother

Pretty soon passwords will no longer be a problem

We can all share the same, Government appointed, one: WarisPeace1984

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Microsoft warns of super-sized Patch Tuesday next week

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Meh

I much prefer updates

To the alternative.

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HP's pet lizard is FERAL PERIL says wildlife group

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Happy

Sick 'em Ralph!

Oh, wrong commercial.

Wrong critter.

But legal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ac9XE2Koxg

(It was on TV, so I guess it is SFW)

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How Hollywood film-makers wove proper physics into Interstellar

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Alien

As long as Tom What's-his-name isn't in it

It might be OK.

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Space Oddity redux: Hadfield's cover back for two years

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Re: Does copyright exist off planet?

So we need Radio Caroline ISS

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Does copyright exist off planet?

Serious question.

Is it truly universal?

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Hackers plunder Hilton 'HHonors' rewards points, go on shopping spree

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Paris Hilton

Hilton Honor

Who knew she had any?

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Hans Neij of Pirate Bay arrested in Thailand

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Devil

It's all relative

People can develop weapons of mass destruction.

People can destroy the climate.

People can start wars.

People can slaughter the enemy.

But

But NEVER dis' the man.

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Brighten your November morning: 900 in-browser arcade classics added to the Internet Archive

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And to think of all those 20 cent bits as a kid

It must be the 21st century!

Free arcade games for all.

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Australia's going to need a standalone metadata retention bureau

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Devil

I for one will be creating as much metadata as possible

And where can I invest in server farms?

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NSW Govt spends half a million dollars on XP support

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Joke

NSW

Non Secure Windows

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Oz gov lets slip: telco metadata might be available to civil courts

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They are bastards

And we are screwed.

Metadata that.

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Australia's media regulator to oversee new data retention regime

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Facepalm

All hail King Rupert

(bows and scrapes...)

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