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40 posts • joined 17 Nov 2008

Oracle's Larry Ellison has the MOST MASSIVE PACKAGE IN PUBLIC

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Earn?

I question the use of the word "earn" in articles like this - nobody earns that much they are just lucky enough to be employed by a company silly (greedy) enough to afford to give them that much.

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Mechanical monster macropod LEAPS out of the lab

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Yep that's a wallaby

Yeah I agree with the author that ain't no 'roo, a small rock wallaby at best.

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How a Facebook post by blabbermouth daughter cost her parents $80,000

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Check?

I know this article is about an American case, but the reg is still an English publication. Did no one else spot the gratuitous Americanism 'check' where 'cheque' should have been used?

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Vulture South teams with SAGE-AU for annual Sysadmin survey

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Re: Link missing

Of course I can, and did, 'google' it. I just wished to point out that it would've been prudent for the author of the article to include it...

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Coat

Re: Link missing

Oh my what an attractive website indeed, just fills me with the urge to join up.... </sarcasm>

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Holmes

Link missing

How about a link to this SAGE AU mob for us sysadmins who've never heard of them until now?

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Shivering boffins nail Earth's coldest spot

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Pint

Bit nippy

Any where with a temperature that has a negative (-) in front of it is too cold for sensible humans. Anywhere with a double digit negative is definitely a place to be avoided, ya can't enjoy a beer when it's that cold.

I'll stick to sunny ol' Oz thankyouverymuch.

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Australia's States in online shopping tax grab

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Megaphone

Save us all money

Scrap State governments in Australia - that's the best way to save us all money... We are ridiculously over governed.

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VMware to customers: STOP INSTALLING OUR SOFTWARE! NOW!

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Agree

Too right Chris, I'm sure many do what I do - Haven't the time or resources for a full test environment let alone testing every patch/update for every piece of software - I just wait til a critical mass of other admins have applied their updates and see if articles like this appear.

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Ashes latest: Don't show Ozzies THIS perfect spin bowl science ... too late

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Sub Ed should know better

Surely that should be 3 for 98? The correct was to report cricket scores is No. of wickets lost for score obtained. At least it was when I were a lad.

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Star Trek: The original computer game

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Pint

Too big to run

I remember coming across the code in a computer magazine and laboriously typing it all in only to find 8K was insufficient memory to store it and execute it. Had to do some modifying to reduce the size so there was enough memory left to allow execution - Aahh the joyful teenage days in front of a monochrome display, tape drive & keyboard built in - all hooked into a primitive processor with less capacity or capability than today's digital watches...

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Australia gets a space strategy

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Alien

Big Empty

With the great big empty that is most of the inland of this wonderful island, we should seriously be looking at launch capabilities surely?

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Archaeologists uncover 'Unicorn's lair'

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Pint

Name of a Pub?

Perhaps they have found the oldest pub with a cute name, not an actual lair of unicorns?

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The Register lands in Australia

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WTF?

Job Titles

When signing up I found it a little odd that the available choices for "Job Title" did not include Systems/Network Administrator... Surely there are a number of other BOFH's besides me, who read this fine site regularly?

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Enterprise IT's power shift threatens server-huggers

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Stop

Users get what they want?

Since when does this happen? In the spirit of true BOFH's everywhere users will continue to accept what they are given, and say thank-you-very-much for the pleasure.

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'Spacetime cloak' could act as 'Star Trek transporter'

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Boffin

re Cunninger

This is a word that can obviously be attributed to an Edwardian 'scholar' named Baldrick, vassal to the noble Lord Edmund Black-Adder. Baldrick was oft known to have a cunning plan, and on occasion he would devise a plan that was cunninger.

Don't you know your history?

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Nude trampolinist bounces free from court

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Trampolines and the missus

I've done that with a missus, not mine at the time, and it is lots of fun trust me. Said trampoline was fortunately in a spot where it would be damn near impossible for any neighbour to spot us.

Unfortunately now that we are together, we got rid of the trampoline.

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3D TV: Avatar or Ishtar?

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FAIL

Fully agree

My eyes already work in true 3D (I can see the world around me) more over I can move to a different spot and get a new perspective on what I'm seeing.

When they offer me the ability to rotate an image through all 3 dimensions, or just move around and see it from different angles - WITHOUT- the need for special 'glasses', then and only then will I consider it 3D technology and fork out my hard-earned for it.

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German jugs pulled from iPhone

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Paris Hilton

I'll take your flame bait

You need to take a good hard look at yourself, before calling others names - we're not talking hard core pron here it's just a little bit of tits and ass (maybe the odd pussy too?). There is nothing 'bad' or 'evil' about naked humans. This is censorship in its most crude form and should be resisted at all costs.

IMHO if there was more nakedness, and a LOT less violence, in the mainstream media/entertainment industry then a lot less people (like you) would have hangups about it and the world be a better place.

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My mother-in-law wants this! (For her birthday, you understand)

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Pint

Well Said - give that man a beer

I fully concur. I'm often sneered at for having a simple old Nokia, people seem to expect a Network/Systems administrator to be a gadget geek, well sorry I'm not. Even when I purchased my current handset the sales drone tried to up-sell me something whiz-bang that did lotsa stuff - fortunately her boss overheard my increasing frustration and told her exactly what I wanted and where to find it in the store.

A phone is a phone and it should: Have No Camera. No Internet. No CRUD!. All it needs to do is make calls & receive calls. Unlike you however I do use sms (Sometimes I DO NOT want to talk to you, but do need to communicate).

Modern designers have seemingly forgotten the old 'KISS' principle: Keep It Simple Stupid!

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Google slapped in domain name spat

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Pint

Have they tried

So has Mountain View had a go at Booble.com <search engine for smut if you didn't know>

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US Navy 'PANDA' tech to sniff out 'deviant' sailors

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Grenade

Hmm could it be

Sophisticated

Korean or

Yemeni

Naval

Enemy

Tracking

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Tesla Roadster travels 313 miles on single charge

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Alert

Being a pedant

It's not 'Southern Australia', tis South Australia. Yes I know we have "Western Australia" and the "Northern Territory" but the bit in the middle at the bottom is definitely just plain old South Australia.

Oh and in regard to the article I must agree with Stef4 - Let's have a real world test of these technologies - Major city, peak hour, foul weather etc etc ....

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Aussie Sex Party in evangelist head-to-head

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Pint

Who do you prefer

Given that fundamentalist Christians have a known propensity for telling everyone how to live and what to believe - I'd much rather have the neo-pagans running the show, at least they mind their own bloody business where my lifestyle choices are concerned.

Vote 1 - Australian Sex Party.

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Huawei pours cold water on Oz spy probe reports

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Grenade

Politically Incorrect Solution

Ripley had the right idea: Take off and nuke 'em form orbit, just to be sure.

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The internet celebrates the Big Four-O

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Pint

Happy Birthday(ish)

Amazing isn't it, just a few weeks in and the first Denial of Service via buffer overload occurs, no wonder we are still plagued by such things (-;

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Poor porn protection hurt Firefox 3 uptake

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Pint

Finding El Reg

@ All those complaining about finding our beloved El Reg in the FF location bar: just make it your home page, as I have. Then it automagically loads when FF starts and is only ever a single click on the 'Home' icon to get back to it :-) Simple really.

And I must agree with other commenters - If you're surfing pr0n - then FFS!! clear your history/urls/cookies etc when you finish your session. Shhesh how hard is it.?

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US broadband speeds 15 years behind South Korea

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Grenade

Luxury I say!

You should try living down under. We dream of speeds approaching the lower end of the US figures. And our beloved leaders want to filter the slow trickle we get - sheesh!

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Australian police charge banking Trojan suspect

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Pint

Herding Drugs

Maybe that was meant to be hoarding drugs...

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Scientists print out super-slim battery

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Joke

El Reg Standard Units

That must surely be in reg std units - thus it is an impressive 6.5-7 Wales

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Great Australian Firewall to censor online games

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Grenade

He's just a very naughty boy

Just one little wedge and they get their foot in the door. Then they start to show what they really intended in the first place - About time this issue just died a natural death, Australian Adults DO NOT need censoring, and kids should be controlled by their parents not the gubberrmint.

PS. Stephen Conroy is NOT *the* senator *for* Victoria, he is (apart from being a total wanker) just a senator from Victoria.

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Microsoft cries foul over Google Outlookware

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Flame

Good Thing That!

Well it seems to me that Google has done something right. The first thing we did when MS introduced desktop search was to disable it on all machines AS IT IS A RESOURCE HOG!! If MS had a decent search utility that didn't require 100% CPU for extended periods to do it's job then maybe people would use it?

Alternately if L'users weren't as thick as two short planks and actually stored stuff in logical places then there would never need to be a 'search' function. But I know that's not going to happen, even IT people aren't always that sensible with their files.

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Cobol hits fifty

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Love It - Happy Birthday Darling

What a lovely old girl she is.

I remember spending hours writing COBOL programs by hand on paper! How many of these young whipper snapper script kiddies have ever bothered to hand write a program first? This is boring and time consuming I know, but it does allow one to do an old-school technique called 'desk checking' - A vital step in getting code to compile and run first time without bugs. (Yes it can be done, I've done it!!)

Long Live COBOL - I hope she is still around in another 50 years continuing to prove that the likes of Java, C++/C#, Perl, Python and all these other new fangled, fly-by-night, pseudo languages are just passing fads.

-- Now if you'll just pass me my walking frame and coat I'll be off.

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Tasmanian devil whirling onto endangered list

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Which Wallaby

So how did you manage to steal one of our players from the ARU*? And if this were a Sarth Efrican story would be giving away springboks?

I think is just a clever ploy to undermine our great Rugby team and give your own hapless team a chance of winning... (yeah, yeah I know you won a World Cup a few years back, but hey we have to let win sometimes).

*Australian Rugby Union - for those non-believers who don't know squat about the game they play in heaven.

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New Zealand bolts net filtering regime into place

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Boffin

@out of curiosity

The Aussie flag has the large white seven pointed star-of-federation under the Union Jack. Obviously the Kiwis don't have, nor would they want, this on their flag. This represents the original seven states and territories that constituted Australia (NSW, VIC, QLD, SA, WA, NT & TAS. ) Why the ACT is missing no one knows or cares, but that's probably because it didn't exist at the time of federation.

Also the Stars of the southern cross (both flags have all five) on the Aussie flag are white, while the Kiwis have red stars with a white trim.

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EU funds Antipodes-in-90-mins rocketliner concept

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Missing the Point!

We antipodeans are happy here knowing you lot are a very loooong way away, well a day at least. We don't want you just ninety minutes of 'hurl-and-roll scare granny witless' flight away.

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American 'football' goes 3D

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Rugby

All Blacks - Pah! Watch the Wallabies in full flight that'll get you better value for your 3D experience.

Then again even the All Blacks could beat the pommies.

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Aussie government muffs plans for internet filtering

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Silly filters

There are some less obvious blockings by filters too, such as looking for the website for the local RSL Club in Pittwater, took the IT team ages to work out why the filter thought that particular site was unacceptable. We eventually realised that anything in Pittwater could not be looked up all because some TWAT decided to put in a filter.

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Tron sequel already in production

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Go

At Last!

It's not like we haven't been waiting long enough for this! Sheesh, half the target audience weren't even born when the original came out.

PS. I'd forgotten how cool a light cycle is, now I WANT ONE all over again...

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El Reg seeks top net neologism

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Paris Hilton

MILF

Has a nice ring to it, and the conotations can leave the mind a wandering...

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