* Posts by Winkypop

3064 posts • joined 21 Oct 2008

Metadata retention to cost AU$3.98 a year per customer

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Don't mind the quality - feel the width

Data retention: Just the latest security theatre scare. Perfect grist for the mill. The gullible public will be suitably impressed as they read about it in their shitty Murdoch tabloids.

But wait....just think of the dozens of terror acts that this will help prevent!!

About the same as before: 0

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Marathon race ace FOUND ON MARS – NASA boffins overjoyed

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Achievement unlocked!

Well done to all involved.

Science is awesome.

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Metadata retention is no worse than STALKING: Turnbull

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Give them time

Once introduced, and to justify the privacy invasion and cost, the Government will hold a series of flag-wavy briefings on a whole load on unspecified 'terrorist' intercepts and near-misses!

Oh, and this too:

Yes, you behind the bikesheds, stand still laddie!

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Hilton member accounts info, trip dates open to plunder

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Paris Hilton

Hilton has honor?

Who knew?

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Internet Explorer LIVES ON, cackle sneaky Microsoft engineers

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Headmaster

Re: Less is more, not

Yes "fewer" did cross my mind.

I think I've been here too long.

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WTF?

Less is more, not

Just last night the good wife needed to do some online training.

Her company website said: "To log in use Internet Explorer 9 or less"

Needless to say, but I will anyway, she couldn't proceed as IE 11 was "unsupported".

I later got her access via Firefox 36x. This seemed to work OK despite a warning to use FF 2x !

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Snowden tells tech bigwigs: It's up to you to thwart mass surveillance

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Meh

Re: What an ass clown Snowden is

At least he's brave enough to identify himself.

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Netflix tells Australian ISPs how to tap its fat video pipes

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Unhappy

Great

Now all I need is half-decent bandwidth.

NBN = No Bloody Netflix

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Malcolm Turnbull proposes taxing Google and Facebook ads

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The big guys always win

Surely they will find an easy way around such puffery.

Malcolm looking for loose change to help Hockey's budget disaster. -->

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ALIEN LIFE drenched in HOT FLUID on Jupiter's Ganymede – is that so?

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Devil

An ocean supporting life - although only in its most basic form

A bit like Blackpool then?

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NSW premier pitches 'digital licence' as election stunt

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Big Brother

Relax

What could possibly go wrong?

"Sorry Officer, me batteries gorn flat"

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Chief Scientist slams handcuffing research funds to uni reforms

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Flame

I thought they were just incompetent

Now I know the LNP are actually malicious.

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MPs 'alarmed' by millions of mugshots on Brit cops' databases

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They take us all for mugs

This will reflect negatively on those calling the shots.

Such abuse will not go away in a flash.

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Telstra to let customers access their own metadata for AU$25

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Big Brother

But....

...will Telstra provide data on the data request for your metadata?

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Choc Factory splatters 51 bugs, Mozilla bumps cert checker

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Boffin

Give "cloudfuzzer" a job

Still, $19K is a start.

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Super SSD tech: Fancy a bonkers 8TB all-flash PC?

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Afordable, probably not yet.

But give it a while and bingo!

Want.

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Australia threatens to pull buckets of astronomy funding

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FAIL

Chris Pyne

Proof that higher education doesn't stick with some people...

Moron.

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Lost WHITE CITY of the MONKEY GOD found after 500 years

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Alert

Don't tell Steven Spielberg

He might want to make another Indiana Jones movie.

We don't want another stinker like: "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull"

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Snowden 'ready to return to US', claims lawyer

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Big Brother

You're only as 'un-guilty' as the Government wants you to be

Yous pays your money

Yous takes your chances...

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Optus joins iiNet with free-to-download Netflix offer for Australians

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Unhappy

OK

Now if only we had a decent broadband strategy and network...

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Turnbull's Digital Transformation Office already missing deadlines

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Where are we Mike?

Fucked if I know Mal!

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NASA upgrades Rosetta, Voyager and moon landing tracker

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I for one...

Bow down to the giant space-magpie, our new over lord!

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Forget 1,000 lashes for Facebook posts, Saudis now want to behead blogger Raif Badawi

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Devil

Hey Saudi authorities!

A pox* on you and your ridiculous superstitions.

Everyone deserves the right to ridicule religion.

It should never be afforded any special status.

* To use another equally silly superstition.

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WANTED: A plan to DESTROY metadata, not just retain it

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Devil

You're all guilty of something!

The Feds just haven't written up the charge sheet yet.

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SIM hack scandal biz Gemalto: Everything's fine ... Security industry: No, it's really not

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PR flack Versus IT Security

PR flack for the win.

They always do, regardless of the truth.

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NBN Co numbers suggest FTTP build could be done for close to Labor's budget

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Meh

Hmmm,maybe

The LNP would have reacted the same way had the cost come in neutral.

Their formula for "good government" is: Labor = bad, LNP = good.

Nothing more.

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Give us a week to GUT Superfish, begs Lenovo CTO

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Devil

Too late

She cried!

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Greens want better metadata access oversight

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Whatever you may think of The Greens...

Australian Greens Senator Scott Ludlam is pretty much spot-on with the problems surrounding data retention, AKA metadata.

Skip being alert, jump straight to alarmed.

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Did NSA, GCHQ steal the secret key in YOUR phone SIM? It's LIKELY

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Joke

And just as well too!

Imagine how many times we would all have been dead-ed by the terrorists had our overlords not treated us like children.

</sarcasm>

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So long, Lenovo, and no thanks for all the super-creepy Superfish

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"Superfish wasn't a major contributor to the manufacturer's bottom line"

This begs the question; why do it then?

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Your hard drives were RIDDLED with NSA SPYWARE for YEARS

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Anyone got their phone number?

I have an old HDD that's completely banjexed.

I wonder if they can access the data for me.

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Big Brother in SPAACE: Mars One picks first 100 morons to suffocate, er, settle on Red Planet

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Pirate

Eviction!

Takes on a whole new meaning on Mars.

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Australia's PM says data retention laws think of the children

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Electronic graffiti

If Tony was really interested in stopping child abuse he would start by getting the kids out of the detention camps. Their abuse is actual, it is known and it is documented.

https://www.humanrights.gov.au/our-work/asylum-seekers-and-refugees/national-inquiry-children-immigration-detention-2014

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Boffins baffled by the glowing 'plumes' of MARS

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Circle work?

Maybe Curiosity gets bored between mission tasks.

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Chinese food safety officials drank so much during working lunch that one of them DIED

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The booze was probably safer

Chinese imports

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Hackers break the bank to the tune of $300 MEEELLION

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Are they sure it was hackers?

It could have just been a few Bank Execs taking out their annual [cough] performance bonuses.

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Dutch government websites KO'd by 10-hour DDoS

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Joke

I am very disappointed in this story

I expected a lovely big picture of a windmill.

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Jeb Bush, the man who may lead the US in 2016, dumps Floridians' private data on the web

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No beating about the Bush

These people are idiots.

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Governments beg Twitter for more data; network offers birdcage droppings

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Australia made a timid 10 information requests

Probably just Tony Abbott making inquiries about his lost "electronic graffiti" password...

http://www.theage.com.au/it-pro/government-it/tony-abbott-dismisses-social-media-as-electronic-graffiti-again-20150126-12yg26.html

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Boy, 16, cuffed after posting selfie with body of kid he allegedly killed

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Unhappy

Guns eh

I wonder how often a gun is illegally or inappropriately fired in the USA every day.

It would make a sombre mash-up as little red pins popping up on an online map.

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World's mega-rich tax dodge exposed: Meet the HSBC IT bloke at the heart of damning leak

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I'm way too poor to avoid tax

It's illegal, for me.

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NBN Co strangles bird: satellite users limited to 20 GB / month

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What's the problem?

Our illustrious, if not mortally wounded, PM says it's mostly just "Electronic graffiti" anyway.

And anyway, people in the country don't use technology, or drive cars, or whatever.

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SWELLING moons of ice dwarf Pluto snapped by NASA spy-probe

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Devil

Yeah, well what to know is....

Why does Goofy wear pants and Pluto doesn't?

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Avoiding data retention will be as easy as eating a burger

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Greens Senator Scott Ludlam

Vote [1]

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ALIENS are surely AMONG US: Average star has TWO potentially Earth-like worlds

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Alien

Come out, come out

Where ever you are...!

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Australia's (current) PM Tony Abbott again calls for metadata trove laws to pass, ASAP

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FAIL

"Australia's current prime minister"

But for how much longer?

Anyway...

If this 'meta data retention' is so critical then why have their own experts admitted that off-shore services will be exempt/excluded?

Those obscure ones, like, you know, gmail, twitter, facebook, etc.

http://scott-ludlam.greensmps.org.au/content/media-releases/gaping-holes-data-retention-laws-will-only-hurt-australian-businesses-greens

The whole scheme is crap, this is just a weak attempt to (change the headlines and) force labor into agreeing to a bad law that will save the kiddies from the terrorists!

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Telstra: we don't collect the metadata the government wants now

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Terminator

Move along

...these aren't the metadata you're looking for...

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Watchdogs critical of Oz data retention regime

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Big Brother

Data retention quiz

Do you use the Internet?

Yes: Correct

No: Incorrect, we know you do

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Dongle bingle makes two MEELLION cars open to exploit

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Big Brother

Connected world

Fine.

But I get to set the limits.

For now.

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Apple wants your fingerprints in the cloud

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Devil

Severed fingers on a keyring

Hmmmm, I'll pay with this one today...

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