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1097 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009

Five unbelievable headlines that claim Tim Berners-Lee 'INVENTED the INTERNET'

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Re: At least those other publications…

And they didn't call it the "worldwide web" either.

Is that your petard I see being hoisted, Kelly Fiveash?

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Blighty teen boffin builds nuclear reactor INSIDE CLASSROOM

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"Star in a jar"

A star in a reasonably priced jar, no less.

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Your 'funny' cat pics are weighing down the web, so here's a better JPEG encoder from Mozilla

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Ahh, the luxury of the few.

for most of us bandwidth is no longer a problem

Most of who? Feel free to speak for yourself but many of us still don't have that luxury.

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Qantas' biggest problems are … Apple, Samsung and Google?

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Re: Couldn't agree more

I certainly don't regard QANTAS as the worst airline I've flown with

If you'd been fucked about by Qantas as often and as badly as I have then you'd have a different opinion. They are awful.

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Couldn't agree more

Qantas is in trouble because it's a shitty airline and the worst I've had the misfortune to fly with (apart from LOT. I once flew with them in the 70s and it was a bit scary.)

As for Indian food, many airlines offer Asian meals as an option and they are always better than the standard fare.

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Australian bureaucrats to journalist: 'Give us back our bits'

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Don't forget digital photographs

Always destroy the negatives.

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Another climate change myth DEBUNKED by proper climate scientists

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Re: Erm. Yes. Known for a while now?

And this ace research that I posted here a couple of weeks ago:

Fewer but much bigger cyclones

I'd rather deal with twenty Cat 1 cyclones in one season than one Cat 5.

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Woman claims she was assaulted in Google Glass 'HATE CRIME'

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"throwing wet bar towels at her"

By US standards isn't this getting off rather lightly? Given that the alternative is usually anything between a bullet, being "democratised" by an invading US army or even nuked, I think she should be quite pleased.

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'Polar vortex' or not, last month among the WARMEST Januaries EVER RECORDED

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Re: Doing the Warmist shuffle

Who to trust? Rush Limbaugh, Donald Trump and some conspiracy theorists or skilled climate scientists? Tough call.

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French youth faces court for illegal drone flight

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Re: Congratulations

So it's suddeny fun to gratuitously mock someone's sexuality

You couldn't have been more wrong if you tried. Impressive.

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Congratulations

It must have been tempting to use the phrase Nancy boy in this article.

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Fandroids get their very own PERVY SMUT browser

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"the world's first ever smut-focused web browser"

Really? The Pornzilla project is over ten years old.

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App-maker King hopes to CANDY-CRUSH $500m from IPO

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Hmmm

I wonder how this will affect it.

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Devs SLAM UK.gov's JavaScript-astic, 'shoddy' security education website

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"We used JavaScript to create an immersive user experience"

I'd love to give these people an immersive experience in a bath of acid.

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China confirms Jade Rabbit lunar rover has conked out

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Re: Should have spent a bit more

Duracells and a different name. Maybe something that doesn't sound like it was picked from an Anne Summers' catalogue.

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Renault unveils mini-SUV equipped with a QUADCOPTER DRONE

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The Kwid

Bargain price.

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Google invades videoconferencing market with Chromebox for Meetings

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Meetings rooms haven't really changed that much for last 25 years

Now with available with added NSA industrial espionage.

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Greenland glacier QUADRUPLES speed, swells seas

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Let the downvotes commence

One of the predicted symptoms of warming is a decrease in the amount of tropical cyclones but an increase in their intensity. Well, looky look:

Fewer cyclones, but bigger blows

Smart science.

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Dead Kim Jong-il's OS makeover takes a page from Dead Steve Jobs

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Re: That featured screenshot doesn't look like the boot screen

That screenshot rather much looks like an installation screen

Yup, that graphic of the world in the last image looks like a dead ringer for the time zone selection dialogue in an openSUSE installation.

Anyone know if it's used in other distros?

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El Reg BuzzFelch: 10 Electrical Connectors You CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT!

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Re: On an even more serious note ...

No Cannon XLR?

Omissions don't get any more glaring

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Cameron: UK public is fine with domestic spying

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Re: the pub reaction

the pub reaction!

Is he talking about the time he left his kid behind in a pub and everyone was horrified?

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Google gobbles Wi-Fi thermostat maker Nest for $3.2 BEEELLION IN CASH

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Does this mean my boiler will now target me with ads?

No but the NSA will know your thermostat setting.

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Antarctic ice shelf melt 'lowest EVER recorded, global warming is NOT eroding it'

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Australia puts 300 sharks on Twitter

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Most dangerous animal in Aus?

Not sure of the veracity of this list but it seems pretty sound:

· Horse, pony or donkey – 77 deaths

· Cow, bull or bovine – 33 deaths

· Dog – 27 deaths

· Kangaroo – 18 deaths

· Bee – 16 deaths

· Shark – 16 deaths

· Snake – 14 deaths

· Crocodile – 9 deaths

· Ostrich or emu – 5 deaths

· Others, including fish, sheep, goats, camels, cats and jellyfish – 39 deaths

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Glassholes, snapt**ts, #blabbergasms, selfies and PRISM: The Reg's review of 2013

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L is for #Loser

social marketing “experts” embarrassed themselves and singer Susan Boyle by coming up with #susanalbumparty to promote the singer’s latest work.

You think that was a mistake? It's a very effective piece of marketing: At the end of 2013 it's still getting media coverage.

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Snowden: 'I am still working for the NSA ... to improve it'

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Re: The UK should appreciate what Edward Snowden has done for them ...

The supporters of unfettered state surveillance are busy with the downvote button today.

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Re: The UK should appreciate what Edward Snowden has done for them ...

I often wonder, and especially today, what Alan Turing would have thought of all this. His legacy his been flushed down the toilet of history by those that followed him.

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British Second World War codebreaker Alan Turing receives Royal pardon

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Re: At last

That would be hard work and need lots of form filling.

They could make a start by having QEII make a public apology to all those that were criminalised by this law. Next would be the people that suffered from shellshock and were shot for being cowards.

The Queen's Xmas speech would be a good venue for it.

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At last

Now what about an apology and pardon for all the others?

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BT tweaks WORDING of sex-ed web block after complaints

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If I was making such a list...

...I'd start with blocking the really dangerous sites like the Vatican or the White House. These places actively target vulnerable kids with priest and missiles.

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Mosquitoes, Comets and Vampires: The de Havilland Museum

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Re: Mosquito

I was just trying to be witty. Comparing apples and oranges is always futile.

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Re: Mosquito

Best looking aeroplane. Ever.

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Winklevoss: I have put my MOUTH where my MONEY IS

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"You wink at a pair of shoes in a shop window"

Google Glass: As worn by massive winkers.

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Red Hat's pockets bulging on strong Linux, JBoss sales

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Damn freetards

Making money by giving stuff away. How do they sleep at night?

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Australia's new year tech headlines … for 2015!

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Another prediction

Some premises that were on the FTTP list will be getting wireless instead. Not really a prediction as such. This is what an NBN rep told our local council.

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Calling all Spare Rib veterans: Sisters, don't lose your rights!

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The back issues issue

So how many people are queuing up to order back issues? Asking for a friend -------------->

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Hypnotic wind map captures Earth's heavenly currents

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Cyclones

There are two spectacular cyclones in the Indian ocean right now.

Edit: That's the first time I've been able to "see" down the eye of a cyclone. Astounding stuff.

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No anon pr0n for you: BT's network-level 'smut' filters will catch proxy servers too

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Re: Slippery Slope

no a Slippery Slope

It's worse. It's a slippery cliff.

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Re: Who cares!!!

I really don't see what the big fuss is about

Quite obviously.

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Station to station: Ten DAB-Bluetooth combo radios

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Bookmarked...

...to read some time in the 22nd century when Australian DAB covers more than 1% of the nation with better than 80kb/s.

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NSA alleges 'BIOS plot to destroy PCs'

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To quote US senator Orrin Hatch...

"If we can find some way to do this without destroying their machines, we'd be interested in hearing about that. If that's the only way, then I'm all for destroying their machines. There's no excuse for anyone violating copyright laws."

Big Media shill calls for remote destruction of peoples' computers.

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Snowden latest: NSA stalks the human race using Google, ad cookies

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Re: A better useful Firefox "extention" [sic]

Try

Tools / Options / Privacy / Use custom settings for history / Keep until: I close Firefox

Then

Tools / Options / Privacy / User custom settings for history / Accept cookies from sites / Exceptions / Google.com [block]

Life is SO much better...when you don't have any [persistent] system cookies at ALL

I can do all of that and more with CookieSafe and without even opening Firefox's options dialogue.

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A useful Firefox extention

Give CookieSafe a whirl. You can set up a whitelist for the handful of cookies you need and block the rest.

I'm sure there are others but this one works for me.

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China's answer to AIRPOCALYPSE: Fire up the supercomputer

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Entirely predictable

I'm sure many readers will remember seeing footage of roads in Beijing in the 70s and 80s: Stacked with people on identical black bikes. I'm also sure I'm not the only one that thought that if the day ever came when they swapped their bikes for cars then this kind of pollution was inevitable.

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Teary-eyed snappers recall the golden age of film

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The advances in the digital world, whilst making the job easier, and opening the up the magic of photography to a whole host of new "pros", has also made the whole process somewhat more creative.

Digital cameras have democratised the process. Film is essentially free now so people can shoot to their hearts' content and not worry about the cost of stock and D&P. Not only that but they can see the results instantly and learn from their mistakes, something that was pretty hard to do in the days of Xmas-both-ends photography.

If you look at the right sites you can see "amateur" snappers creating images that are the equal and often better than many pro photographers.

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NASA invites you to sleepover: Stay up and watch 'FIREBALL RICH' Geminid shower

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Leonids

Come to Australia if you want to see them. It's summer and the desert skies are like glass. It's the greatest firework show you'll ever see.

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Women crap at parking: Official

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Empathy?

Pfft, empathy is for losers.

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Stuxnet 2 in the works, claims Iranian news agency

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To be fair...

...if, a few years ago, the Iranians had claimed that the US and Israel were planning bespoke malware to remotely damage their nuclear research programme we'd all be calling them a bunch of paranoiacs.

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Drone expert: Amazon's hypetastic delivery scheme a pie in the sky

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Re: All a bit daft...

Poster above points out that the drone still isn't going to know when you're in

I guess that depends on the degree of reciprocation on data sharing between Amazon and the NSA,

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US puts Assange charge in too-hard basket - report

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As Admiral Ackbar said...

"It's a TRAP!"

Now I feel dirty for knowing a quotation from Star Wars.

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