* Posts by Winkypop

3163 posts • joined 21 Oct 2008

Google's new view of the world takes two pics to make 'DeepStereo' 3D

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All your algorithm are belong to us

Impressive for otherwise flat images.

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SPACE BRAIN OVERLOAD: Titsup Pluto probe problem explained

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I'll never wrap my head around the maths...

Let alone the level of skill required to manage such marvels.

Steely eyed missile-men/women, each and all.

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Australian government mulls secret terror court proposals

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I'm not going all Godwin but...

I'd be happy to use the scary version of the F word.

Fascist.

This Government hates it's people and despises their (ever reducing) freedoms.

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WHY did NASA probe go suddenly SILENT - JUST as it was about to send pics of remote ice-world?

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Still bloody amazing

Either way

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Apple Music: First three months for free? We lasted less than 3 hours

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Meh

Another update to iTunes 64bit?

Another bork?

I'll stay with my last stable release for now thanks.

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Ford recalls 433,000 cars: Software bug breaks engine off-switch

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You can have any state you want

As long as it is On...

My overalls -->

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Rosetta spots potholes IN SPAAACE: Someone call the galactic council

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Exogorths!

"The cave is collapsing!"

"This is no cave."

― Leia Organa and Han Solo

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Exogorth

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VPNs are so insecure you might as well wear a KICK ME sign

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Re: Is there really a VPN solution called "Hide my Ass"

It's very big with the Equus, Asinus rustler set.

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WikiLeaks docs show NSA's 10-year economic espionage campaign against France

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Don't look here!

Look over there -->

TERROR

BAD GUYS

ETC..

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Australian opposition senators slam TPP treaty process

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This

Is going to hurt.

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ACCC clears copper for the NBN

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FAIL

Copper

How 1877!

Wow.

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Wake up, sheeple! If you ask Siri about 9/11 it will rat you out to the police!

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FAIL

Basically

People are stupid.

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Oz politicians SUCK at drafting trade agreements

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TPP

Totally Powned Plebs

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Raising a stink in court: Innocent poo banditry warehousers win $2.2m

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Clean up on aisle 5

Maybe someone was squatting in the building?

(Sorry)

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Kamikaze Rosetta probe to ram comet it's chased for billions of miles

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A Mythbusters ending!

Crash or blow some stuff up.

I approve.

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WikiLeaks spaffs files showing NSA spied on French presidents

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I'd be more suprised if they DIDN'T spy on us

There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.

Oscar Wilde

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Germany says no steamy ebooks until die Kinder have gone to bed

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Wunderbar

Australia is not the only country with clueless politicians when it come to the inter tubes!

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This whopping 16-bit computer processor is being built by hand, transistor by transistor

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That's quite a bit of work

I hope he solders on....

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Australia gets its Internet filter after Senate vote

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Ignorance must be bliss

So many people seem to practice it.

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Say 'cheese'! Cassini probe ZOOMS IN on Saturn's craggy Dione moon

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Orbital mechanics et al

Somewhat* above my plane of mathematics.

* astronomically

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Canadian government websites hosed, Anonymous takes credit

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Oh Canada

I imagine this will result is some very very polite apologising....

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Phone scamming up 30 percent last year: Report

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Good morning, this is Robo Dialer, you can call be Rob

Yes, I'm sure the Tax Office would call me at 6:20am asking for me for personal information about a obviously bogus unpaid 'invoice'.

Annoying, yes.

Stupid, very.

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YOU ARE THE DRONE in Amazon's rumoured new parcel delivery plan

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WTF?

Umm no

I don't want a random stranger knowing my address and coming to my door.

Also, stalkers would love it.

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Trans-Pacific Partnership stalled says Australian trade minister

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Let's hope the TPP is terminal

It's "passing" would not be missed.

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Hating on 'Like Farms': boffins trawl for Facebook fakes

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Likedin

See above

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Sun's out, guns out: Plucky Philae probot WAKES UP ... hits 'snooze'

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I was less than confident

But now I'm Philae Philae happy!

Boffins rock!

(puns intended)

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Australia gets its site filter at LAST

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Abbott's either mad or very very stupid

It would be kinder if he was mad, at least he'd have an excuse.

- Entitlements rorter

- Sexist

- Homophobe

- Kiddie fiddling Priest supporter

- Climate denialist

- Science denialist

- Tilter at windmills

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Australia's data retention regime starts October 13th says A-G

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Time extension please

Just until this moronic and spiteful government are thrown from office.

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NBN build contracts rejigged, without Telstra

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Wow

Even though NOT in Government, Labor's NBN 1.0 has managed to save $20 billion!

"Turnbull conceded that in spite of the shift to a “multi-technology” model, there are still factors that could cause cost blowouts to the network, but maintains that rolling out fibre would have cost “$30 billion more” (pre-election that number was $50 billion but who cares? – Ed)."

I sadly await being underwhelmed by the LNP's dog of an NBN 2.0

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Bill Nye's bonkers LightSail spaceship unfurls solar sails at last

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Giant space goon bag!

In space, no one can hear your next order!

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

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Paper driving licence death day: DVLA website is still TITSUP

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Staged roll-out anyone?

"Yesterday was the official launch of the DVLA site, as paper licences became obsolete as of midnight. After a major collapse"

A new site mixed with a global deadline?

Really?

Wow.

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Voyager 2 'stopped' last week, and not just for maintenance

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Happy

Come in number 1 and number two

Your time is up.

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The $60,000 logo: What it costs to change a website

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Wow

The thing I can no longer connect to has a new logo.

Whoop-de-fucking-do.

Whale-song and hipster beards all round!!

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China's hackers stole files on 4 MEELLION US govt staff? Bu shi, says China

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Re: American spy doomsday

Meanwhile: Tinfoil prices are up!

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WikiLeaks offers $100k for copies of the Trans-Pacific Partnership – big biz's secret govt pact

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Re: Amongst other dodgy deals....

@ dan1980

Good point.

But I'm sure the TPP isn't going to help the plain packaging laws.

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Amongst other dodgy deals....

....the tobacco industry dearly wants an end to Australia's highly-successful Plain Packaging laws.

Instead of killing their customers, for a change, it's killing the cigarette manufacturers.

Example:

http://www.smh.com.au/business/the-economy/explainer-victorias-economic-growth-strong-but-tobacco-industry-running-out-of-puff-20150603-ghfyqe.html

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Science teacher jammed his school kids' phones, gets week suspension

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In the 1970's

We would get in trouble for passing notes..... the precursor to SMS.

Imagine that kids, a world without the Net.

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Hubble spots Pluto's moons are a chaotic mess of tumbling rock

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Call it whatever you like

The science is awesome!

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It's not over 'til Saturn's spongy moon sings: Cassini probe set for final Hyperion fly-by

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Seed pod?

Space monsters

S P A C E - M O N S T E R S !!!!

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Long, sticky summer ahead: Win 10 will be with OEMs by 31 August

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Meh

New task bar thing-a-ma-jig has appeared. Win7

"Get Windows 10"

Hmmmmm.

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Taming the Thames – The place that plugged London's Great Stink

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Thanks

Another excellent article.

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NBN must limit downloads to 12 Mbps downloads until copper handover

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Stop the bytes

Oh Malcolm, what a cluster-fuck.

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Hardcore creationist finds 60-million-year-old fossils in backyard ... 'No, it hasn’t changed my mind about the Bible'

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Loaves and fishes

Is the fossil wrapped in an old copy of the Creation Times?

BTW: It's 2015, are we really still doing the bronze age myth shit?

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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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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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