205 posts • joined Thursday 11th June 2009 15:45 GMT
In other news...
Water has been deemed to be "wet"
Sky has deemed to be "blue"
Bears reveled to dedicate in woodland areas
Pope revealed to be of the catholic faith.
I used to work in the Vic program
Vic govt did the same thing to us... sacked them all.. and hired people at half the price, on a per hour contract.
No pay on holidays, xmas etc.
Thank you Mr Howard...
Even after you have left office, you are the gift that keeps on giving..
Re: Install Linux and let 'em come
Yeah, but have you read the release notes for Samba 4 ?
Specifically the "known issues"
DNS - Broken
Replication - Broken
Samba continues to suck out loud.
I'll stick with MS thank you.
Maybe he should go and roll around in his money for a while, to cheer himself up
Australia has a long and established history of killing the science goose, because they are generally short sighted and stupid.
Modern wireless tech was designed despite government involvement, not because of it.
I was all for this protest..
Until I saw her rationale behind it.
Oh for the love of DOG !
There are a shit load of reasons to protest this, but "because the voices in my head say so" Is the worst reason.
Please have that girl tested for schizophrenia ASAP.
That worked so well...
for Vista didn't it ?
Most IT shops are going to go to Win 7.. and stay there for the next 10 years
Re: Screen Australia...
I completely agree.
1) 20 million is too little, too late
2) There needs to be tax incentives to encourage long term investment in the industry
3) Screen Australia is the WORST possible body to oversee this money
The Australian game industry has been dead for the good part of 2 years now, and all the talent has left for over seas jobs. My wife is one of those people.
So if they want an Australian games industry, they need to rebuild it from the ground up, and have a separate body to oversee the grants.
Oh, and throw a lot more than 20 million into the pot.
So first Marines in Darwin...
looks like Australia is succumbing to the same military herpes that Japan, Germany, Iraq, Afghanistan, Cuba etc all have.
Once you have yank bases, you have them for good.
They can aim for the window... and hit it ...
Like a bird.
Win 8 is going to be the upgrade everyone skips, because it's crap.
Re: Colour me confused
because rather than being a broad filter, set by government, it is a very very narrow set of known CP sites, and part of an international effort.
Yeah, technically it's kind of filtering but interpol has no reason or want to filter anything other than CP sites.
I am happy with this compromise
They fire Balmer first !
Noooooooooooooooooooo Don't take my beloved netflix!
Watch MS fuck it up.... move the whole platform to silverlight. then make it so it's Xbox only and completely screw up the content.
Someone get the jumbo popcorn !
This is going to be fucking fantastic !
I wan to the world + dog pan this OS, and hopefully the sweaty, chair tossing, monkey boy gets shown the door.
Maybe Google is hiring ?
Re: Already looking
It will be a likelyhood of a number approaching Zero
Be sticking with Win 7.
Does everything I need... and I have ZERO reason to go to Win 8
Re: I don't understand...
Evergreening mainly applies to drugs.
You take a complex drug, and patent it.
Then, when your patent is about to expire, you tweak it ever so slightly. Not enough to change the effectiveness of the drug, but just enough to make it appear like a different drug to the patent lawyers.
It keeps the cost of the drug up, and keeps the generic manufacturers out of the market
Best quote I have seen on this story...
"This might lead her to losing a lot of votes from voters playing Alliance characters."
That said, I love the fact that her "secret life" involves a computer game, while that of a lot of republicans involve fucking men in public bathrooms."
Quantum suffered really badly, from the writers strike what was happening around that time, which is why it felt like a really dis jointed and half assed story.
I could see what they were "aiming" for, but yeah the execution was kind of screwed up.
Olga Kurylenko makes anything bearable though
When that comes..
I'll be sure to ask the Easter bunny to pass my request onto Santa.
Not shocked in the slightest
The Australian movie industry has all but died, what with the dollar being at parity with the US for so long.
The local Australian industry is one big circle jerk, only ever making movies about the emptiness of suburban life, and how hard it is being middle class.
So yes, now the foreign work has left, it's really just putting extra bullets into the twitching corpse.
Re: tougher IP protection?
Yeah, but look at the alternative
We are boned either way.
It's interesting ..
I doubt even JA was smart enough to plan all this, but the net effect its pretty clear.
The US is putting pressure on Sweden and the UK to get him and they are both bending over and spreading their cheeks as fast as they are able.
The UK is willing to risk an international incident, just to please their American sugar daddy.
I wish I could say at least AUSTRALIA was standing up for one of their own... but they too are laying there, spread cheeked for their US masters.
Maybe we can get him Kiwi citizenship?
Put him up with dotcom ?
Or better yet !
Accounting Fraud !
Will not be buying win 8..
If this is locked to my mobo, and my mobo gets fried, in means I have to buy a new license as by Microsoft rules, it means I have a new PC.
FUCK THAT !
Why does the indusrty...
Hate booth babes so much?
There seems to be this crusade across the gaming industry to stamp out booth babes.
Has the last castle of maleness, the gaming industry, been ruined by feminists too ?
....Jack's complete lack of surprise.
Its the same story with AFACT.
AFACT, doesn't give a shit about the local Australian industry, and is more about protecting the big AMERICAN studios.
Tweets provide better comentary...
Than the twats on TV.
Seriously, every nation is making a complete and utter dogs breakfast of it.
Easier to watch the raw footage, with the sound turned down than listen to NBC go on about how the Olympics related to Ryan Seacreast and dancing with the stars.
Or worse yet, CBC (Canada's broadcaster) Playing "5 degrees of separation" with every athlete and Canada.
Worst of all is the Australian coverage, with consists of the presenters masturbating furiously when an Australian wins a medal.
If no one is winning a medal, they cut back to past Olympics of the same event, where they did win a medal, and start jacking it all over again
I just tell women...
I deal drugs to school children.
I get a better reaction.
Tell them you work in IT support, they either run away, or ask you to fix things.
When I make the leap to Project management, I am just going to tell them.
I solve problems, like Mr Wolf in Pulp Fiction.
This has been tried...
They tried this back in 2001, and it was a dismal failure, because Aussie IT shops do not want to train or develop their staff.
It's a cultural issue in Australia, that they want someone they don't have to do any training.. they can plonk them in a chair, and expect them to do it.
Oh, and they really don't want to pay market rates.
The skills gap that Australian businesses whine about is a myth. It's the fact they don't want to pay market rates.
40K/ year in places like Sydney and Melbourne is not enough to live, and if you do a quick google search, an almost unskilled Lvl1 IT job is going for closer to 45k right now.
So glad I moved to Canada
Yup ! time to get those win7 certs
Win 7 is the new XP, its going to be around for the next 20 years, and will be pulled from business users cold dead hands.
Yup.. screw the US
Why should the rest of us be made to pay to subsidize your crap system?
US internet is America's problem.
So, maybe fix your laws, and make your multi billion dollar cable providers actually pony up more for infrastructure.
Or follow Australia's lead, and re-cable the country with fiber, independent of the existing system
Re: So the real cost for non Win 7 users is..
Except there is no upgrade path from XP / Vista to Win 8.
Well not if you don't want to completely nuke your machine.
Sorry MS, my time is valuable, more than 40$ valuable.
So the real cost for non Win 7 users is..
250 (win 7 licence) + 40
So a 290 + tax upgrade ?
Yeah.. I wouldn't get your hopes up
This s just deferring it till after the elections.
Even then, there is no US treaty stupid enough, for the Australians to reject.
We may put up a token fight, but when it comes to our US over lords we bend over and spread cheeks eventually
Re: Great now we have a child
". Shareholders, CEO's and higher level managers might actually think that nVidia has a bad reputation if this hits main stream news."
It would be true if they gave a crap about the Linux market.
No one cares about linux neckbeards.
Of course Nvidia don't give two craps about the linux market, because most games don't run on Linux anyway. And what to Nvidia sell ? high end graphics cards aimed at gaming. And a drive set that has to be redone every three months, to work with a buggy kernel, for 10 different forks of linux.
Boo hoo.... who bother with an OS that is 1% of the desktop market? Lots of money and f'ing about for now reward..
I am with nvidia on this one.
New York ?
Does anyone else find it ironic that it is now residing in the city that pretty much killed NASA, and is really the antithesis of everything NASA stood for?
You have Wall ST, which killed the economy, and rather than funding going to NASA it bails out rich pricks in suits.
The engineering spirit that drove NASA is totally absent in New York. NY is a sieve that separates money from people. NY doesn't actually produce anything except rich assholes.
The shuttle is more a trophy. a head mounted on a pike as a warning to others.