62 posts • joined 1 Dec 2008
Re: Blue sleeves?
'a long-haired "hippy" from the darkest depths of their technical department' - I had that role in a medium-sized Australian hardware supplier once upon a time...
It's somewhere between "Ouch - the roof of the car's hot" and "Someone get the bandages - I touched the car roof" (in the range 40 - 45 C in the shade - not uncommon in Central and South Australia)
Re: Will that water stay in Australia?
"Or get made into Fosters"
Nope - we're not going to export it (no-one in Australia drinks Fosters - unless they're European backpackers).
Re: @Mad Mike
Got it in one
Actually, Start8 from Stardock can be configured to have TIFKAM as a menu option, so yes, it does work with it . You can also add TIFKAM applications to the start menu - you click it, it runs full screen and when you close it you return to the desktop. Best of all worlds really.
Actually, in a couple of buildings where I have worked, there has been a 13th floor, but it was designed and used for utilities (air-con, telecoms, power distribution etc) so couldn't have been let out even if the owner wanted to.
While I agree with the thrust of your comment, it must be pointed out that greens in general believe
1) Nuclear power is much too dangerous and the waste problem will kill us all. Therefore it has no place on a green grid
2) Hydro requires dams which will (a) flood wilderness areas inhabited by endangered species and (b) regulate the downstream flow, removing the 'natural' flooding and drought, again endangering the ecology.
So, while it makes sense to use nuclear and hydro, all the while the Australian government is in the pocket of the Watermelon party (green on the outside, red in the middle) it will never happen.
Re: Interesting stats...
South East Asia is not only close, but cheap to access as well...
"but I suggest they don't park or fly it near the Ettamoga Pub"
About time they changed that ute on the roof
No firs around here
Would a nice pine do instead?
So... I can market a game called 'Monopoly' in the US? After all, it's a common word...
Pot, meet Kettle
"and their interest is not having to send 2,000 letters, hear 2,000 people and investigate 2,000 computers,”
So, why don't APACOR just start 2000 civil copyright infringement lawsuits against 2000 account holders and send out 2000 'settlement' letters? Or can't they be bothered either?
Re: You missed the point.
You can't be 'The Rego' - that's the sticker on my car's windshield...
Re: Blue US Robotics Sportster....
Remember the TI Silent 700? Thermal printing terminal with a 300 baud acoustic coupler.
Did a lot of remote system updates on one of those...
(Icon is close to an acoustic coupler...)
Re: Money is not lost from the economy
In the vast majority of cases, it IS being lost from the economy - the US economy
Re: "OEMs, please pay attention. This is how you build a PC.”
Stylus - the difference between drawing and finger-painting
Re: £2 a day
As an Australian, I have to point out that the spoon is optional
Re: Five or six?
Number six is a dummy - which implies Number 5 is Alive
Go to a London pub and see who's behind the bar...
Only as much as in the mining, transportation and 'coking' of coal...
Too bloody right, cobber
Astronomers have been talking about them for years, but this is the first real candidate discovered.
Hoover the Cats?
Actually one of our old cats really enjoyed a quick vacuuming - and it kept the fur to a manageable level (he was a long-haired).
Wasn't a TI Silent 700 thermal-paper terminal was it?
Megaphone 'cos my hearing's starting to go these days...
Certainly not all
Add to that that you get one 'porn' hit for the front page and another 'porn' hit for every story that you go to - and yet another when you leave that story and return to the home page.
At that rate I'd have about 40 from work today just going through the tech sections in various news.com publications.
Yes, let's kill the lawyers
because after looking at the way the law is mangled and degraded by some of these 'people', it is probably the best option.
(other than taking off and nuking them from orbit)
See post above
Apple et al aren't being ripped off. It's the people who pay good money for the gift cards
Not for some...
Yes, I had notived this. While it doesn't affect me (I'm with another ISP) I have let friends and family know - and all who aren't currently stuck in a contract ARE going to be voting with their feet about this and letting them know (on the 'why are you leaving?' form) exactly why.
What do Indonesia, Australia, Britain and China have in common?
Re: Australia, make that narrow minded government. Last survey I saw was 96% of the population opposed to the filter...
Ahh the conservatives started it - Except they didn't
The liberals provided a 'Net-Nanny' style PC-based filter that you could download, free of charge, from your ISP. It wasn't compulsory, it wasn't whole-network based and, it seems, it wasn't downloaded a hell of a lot either.
Of course the latter fact was seized upon by Conrod who decided that the reason for the poor takeup was that it was all too hard for the poor timid public and something had to be done 'for their own good'.
"countries only export the beer they don't want to drink"
Which is why you seldom see Fosters here in Oz
(Typed while drinking a bottle of Cascade,,,)
At the local office..
we always drove past before the sales force were out on the road, so the carpark was full of WANG cars
A dentists site banned!
Probably did a keyword search and found "root" canal...
Not like an open door...
Unfortunately your 'open door' analogy falls over in this respect. If I am walking around with any laptop (especially one running Windows) it will automatically connect to any open wi-fi point.
It's closer to someone shouting from the roof top through a megaphone and then complaining because someone heard them.
We tend not to use grills - barbecues work much better...
Re: Not news
1991 called and wants it's file-transfer methodology back...
IT icon, because IT has moved on since then...
As a photographer...
please send me a keyboard ASAP
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But with 'that type of thing' banned from the squeaky-clean Apple universe, exactly how do you load it up????
"Of course you could just look at the data" - What? You've actually managed to find a complete dataset?
(couldn't decide between Joke Alert or Black Helicopters - after all, if you actually have the data then the helicopters will be after you soon)
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But for how much longer will we be able to read articles like this one? With Luddite Conroy trying to force things through and micro-manager Rudd pulling the strings I don't see much hope for democracy in Oz, unless you're willing to toe the party line.
Title not required
The Australian 'Do Not Call' register specifically exempts charities and political parties. Another reason we have gone ex-directory as well.
re: Chinese Proverb
And man who has case of beer doesn't give a damn....
Re: The Martians are coming
Damn you - I have this strange ululation running through my head now.
Time to break out the vinyl...
re; Recycled Canon tech?
Try the 40D or 50D - nice big LCD on top...
It may not get rid of all governments, but it might just rid us of Conroy and Rudd (won't hold my breath though...)
Whatever he's on, I want some.
Beer, because that's a good start.
stephenconroy.com.au may be down, but stepehconroy.com.is well active
Location of Washington
which is also a village in West Sussex - sadly no university
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