* Posts by Scott 26

46 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009

Fort Lauderdale websites DDoSed after Anonymous threats over feeding ban

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Re: Don't do as I do!

nice, have an upvote

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Google dodges 'costly' legal precedent, settles Daniel Hegglin case

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FAIL

Ha

first link from a google of his name is a facebook post calling him all kinds of things

damn, nsld beat me to it :)

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Cracking copyright law: How a simian selfie stunt could make a monkey out of Wikipedia

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Facepalm

what about.....

... those "art" installations that have a bunch of paint splatters across the canvas by some animal.

So there's no copyright on them? So I can legally copy and reproduce them as no cost/fee?

sweet!!! Well, would be if they weren't complete shite

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Kiwi ISP 'Slingshot' stones geo-blocked content

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shame its Slingshot - you'll never be able to watch Netflix/Hulu/etc via it anyway... well, not without buffering all the time

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Kiwis unplug supercomputer after intrusion

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Facepalm

Our mainstream media last night described Fitzroy as being so powerful it was classified as a weapon by the US.

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IBM accidentally invents new class of polymers

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purple latex gloves?

So they've found an artefact then?

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VMware hooks Desktone into vCenter

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Interesting. We are doing a DaaS deployment at the moment (well, at the solution architecture document stage), and there is a desktone component according to our provider's requirements doco... so I might re-read things a bit closer tomorrow...

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Mexican Cobalt-60 robbers are DEAD MEN, say authorities

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Pint

Re: Question ?

You should do a reddit AMA... that's a helluva experience!

have an upvote + vbeer ;)

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OAR-some! 18ft SEA SERPENT discovered off US coast

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Re: Oarsome!

Of course if you were a Kiwi, you'd be familiar with "Oh for Oarsome" (uttered by boxer David Tua on Wheel of Fortune... as in "I'll have an Oh for Oarsome")

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Grand Theft Auto V: Violent, sweary and amazingly ambitious

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@AC - have an upvote for TYO reference.....

I don't understand, does this mean we have got multiplayer or not????

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Should Nominet ban .uk domains that use paedo and crim-friendly words?

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Re: What I told them.

and I'll give you ======>

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Unreal: Epic’s would-be Doom... er... Quake killer

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Black Helicopters

BF1942

Played BF1942 at a BF-only LAN solidly through the night.... next morning, the girlfriend picks me up and we take a walk along the waterfront - a small aircraft (a Cessna, or similar) appears from behind a hill - my first/only reaction was to frantically look around for an AA gun.... GF decides it was time I got some sleep!

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Google mounts legal challenge to surveillance gag orders

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@ Andrew Jones 2

Well said, have an upvote

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How NSA spooks spaffed my DAD'S DATA ALL OVER THE WEB

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Black Helicopters

Re: Caught bang to rights

It'll be Mission Kim Possible! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tahF3jhU0Vk

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Queen's Speech: 'Problem of matching IP addresses' to be probed

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Whereas on the other side of the world....

In NZ, it is about to get easier for the spooks :(

http://techliberty.org.nz/govt-proposes-gcsb-control-over-nz-communications-in-new-tics-bill/

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Revealed: Vendors’ worst sales fluff

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Joke

Re: Sales??

"out people"????

Are they gay, or outdoorsy folk?

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Kiwi Coroner says Coca-Cola helped kill woman

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As a fellow Kiwi, I can't help but think "oh well... Darwin Awards, and all that", but she spawned 8 brats... ffs.

So all I can think is "what a dumbass she is/was, and so is her family"

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Why you need a home lab to keep your job

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Re: Lucky?

Input Director is what I use at work.

Windows only, though. And at the time I was using Synergy you couldn't share the clipboard (I see you can now).

Plus synergy's configuration was a bitch (easier to manually edit the config file) - look easier now.

home labs: mine has just died... and of course I have no support (obsolete, hand-me-down hardware from work) so I'm buggered.

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BOFH: Tenacious B and the Printer of Destiny

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Re: Sharp MFD F2 40

first hit leads here!

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LucasArts' Dark Forces

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Boffin

I bought this and "Nativity In Black, a Tribute to Black Sabbath" on the same day and thus listened to it constantly while playing DF.... to this day certain tracks on that CD still conjure up scenes from various levels :)

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Win hot vForum tickets

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Boffin

bah!

already got my Access All Areas pass, and vBeers tickets....

oh well, see you there!! :)

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Aliens Blu-ray disc set

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Re: Errrmmmm....

"Still pining for what could have been - google 'William Gibson Alien 3 Script' and you'll see what I mean!"

this is what I tell people - Alien 3 could/should have been just as scary as Alien and just as actiony as Aliens

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Lingerie-clad she-devils romp past watchdog

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Childcatcher

Re: Porn

you're fucking kidding me, right???

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Katie Price's teasing 'strapline reveal' avoids bust

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I always liked that snickers ad of Vinnie Jones grabbing Paul Gascoigne's balls with the slogan "Got nuts yet?"

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Carmageddon

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Re: Bloody EMI!

Blocked in NZ as well....

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Whale versus shark in KIWI DEATH MATCH!

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Slow news day in Australia

Author is in Oz. NZ-Ozzie friendly rivalry dictates items like this get reported in Oz (no doubt resulting in such comments as "call that a shark attack? THIS is a shark attack!")

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Samsung Galaxy Note

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Coat

"PS..in slight mitigation my review unit didn't have a box/manual/quick start guide etc."

does any smart phone these days?

(thanks, I was just leaving anywho)

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Netflix rules out Kiwi launch

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"Netflix has rejected New Zealand as a potential international launch spot because of low internet data caps and content rights issues."

I can see lots of discussion of broadband caps, but none further on digital rights issues....

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FalconStor founder found dead

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Facepalm

oops

Isn't the photo credit a bit off, given the subject matter?

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id Software Wolfenstein 3D

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Don't forget

... Ken's Labyrinth - Ken Silverman's early Build Engine game

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Spam blacklist snafu prompts global gnashing of teeth

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WTF?

unlike

yeah they're great - blacklisting entire /23 subnets.....

That's effective....

where's that sarcasm icon.....?

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Swedes decline to FCKU2MF

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and.....

there is a courier driver in Wellington, NZ, with the plate THIZ H0

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Atlantis spacewalkers snapped through shuttle windows

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Boffin

10-button calculator

I took them to be digital timers

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HTC sets timeframe for Hero Android update

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Unhappy

same here

(except my magic is VodaNZ branded, so I'll have to wait even longer)

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Rogue admin waits for verdict

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Boffin

BOFH

I think he is like me: I get el Reg via RSS, and for some reason Simon's BOFH doesn't report itself to the feed, so he would have (like me) created a custom search query for "BOFH" and used that for the RSS feed.

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Draconian new electoral laws for South Australia?

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Big Brother

Also in NZ

We've had this in NZ since the last election......

Political commentary/billboards/etc must be signed by a real name etc....

:(

fuckers, the lot of them.

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What to do about virtual server security?

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Boffin

process process process

as the virtual infrastructure guy, I'm continuously being asked by devs, app support, testers, etc "can I have the VI console, and access to VM x,y,z?"

no.

Then I tell them the analogy of the "key/swipecard access to the server room" - do you have physical access to our datacentre? no, well the VIC is the same thing... so you won't be getting that either.

So far, so good - it's been a strong enough argument to stop them bitching to their boss, who in turn bitches to mine, and I then go thru my little speech again, and their boss goes away thinking their staff have not been 100% up front to him.....

/Muntz

ah-har

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X-rays beat computer as best invention ever

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Joke

best inventions were all Roman.....

better sanitation and medicine and education and irrigation and public health and roads and a freshwater system and baths and public order

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Today marks 'least productive' day of year

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Joke

and

RE: R Callan Posted Monday 26th October 2009 12:49 GMT

"Happy

As Monday* was Labour Day, what do you expect?

*Down here in NZ anyway. Don't you love public holidays?"

and today, the day after Labour Day, it's cold and miserable enough to make me think I'm back in London. ;)

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Google Reader burrows deeper into your web-addled brain

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Joke

recursive fail

because I got here from Reader, if I choose to 'like' this feed, will it push article about improvements to Reader to the top?

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US special forces tool up with 'plasma blades'

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Joke

For Adun!

how much text do I need to type here to get it to submit!?!??!?!

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Beeb's Carla Bruni coverage hits rock bottom

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Boffin

In my Uni days.....

..... I did a course called "Analytical Chemistry".......

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Google shuts down bank snafu Gmail account

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WTF?

fark......

..... gmail account holder should for potential loss of business because s/he can't get into their email.

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Microsoft takes on Wet Willie's to punt Windows 7 in Paris

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Stop

camera shake

FFS!!! Hold that fucking camera still......

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Bank of America demands thumbprint from armless bloke

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Coat

Hopefully, I'm not repeating 1000s of other posts

"Don't mind 'im - he's 'armless"

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Mars projected to collide with Earth

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Coat

so what....

... 400 years or so will see us being irradiated by Betelguise going supernova ;)

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