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Interview: Michael Cordover, voteware freedom-of-information crusader

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Give that man a medal.

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Voteware source code requester labelled 'vexatious'

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"What - you want to see how we manipulate the results? Bugger off."

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Latest casualties of Iraq fighting: Facebook and Twitter

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Re: Religion

Probably closer to 99, but have a like anyway.

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'Hashtag' added to the OED – but # isn't a hash, pound, nor number sign

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Re: octothorpe

Precisely, It's a crosshatch. Trust the Yanks to fsck it up.

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Soccer Football in SPAAACE! ISS 'naut nails zero-G bicycle kick

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Re: Typical

Given that the Americans measure everything in football fields, they probably got it right.

Of course they never say which brand of football. (I assume they're all different sizes.)

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MAC MEN: Apple hiring 1,000 people for internal ad operation

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The Microsoft solution - don't build a decent product, but do lots of advertising.

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Monster croc 'the BALROG' tussles with mighty Titanoboa snake

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...about 16 feet long and weighed in at 900 pounds

But what's that in football fields?

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Apple? More like FAP-PLE: Fanbois are the BIGGEST PERVS, say people who know

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Trollface

This gives new meaning to

"You're holding it wrong."

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CSIRO claims milestone in solar-powered steam turbines

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They must be stopped!

Defund them immediately!

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Jade Rabbit nearly out of hop

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A damn good effort for a first go!

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Windows XP fixes flaws for free if you turn PCs into CASH REGISTERS

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But Windows has always been a POS

Well someone had to say it.

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Bing's the thing in Microsoft's push for cheap Windows devices

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Windows 8.1

Now with even more shite!

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Amazon granted patent for taking photos against a white background – seriously

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"Approaching"?

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US officials vote to allow Bitcoin for political donations

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No doubt they'd allow dog turds for political donations if there was a buck in it.

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Laser deflector shields possible with today's tech – but there's one small problem

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I'd have thought that a mirror would be cheaper.

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Shocking 'new iPhone' is also - BZZZZT!! - a Taser-like stun gun

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Maybe they were just holding it wrong.

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Russia 'incompatible with the internet', cries web CEO 'axed by Putin'

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Elected judges?

Idiot.

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Deep desert XP-ocalypse averted as Reg man returns

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Haven't we done enough to the poor old Aborigines but we have to impose Windows on them too?

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USA opposes 'Schengen cloud' Eurocentric routing plan

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Re: sigh

"I guess they could care less how the rest of the world view us."

I suspect they couldn't.

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'iPhone 6' with '4.7-inch' display 'coming soon', but '5.5-incher' 'delayed'

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Have they patented 4.7" displays yet?

If not, why not?

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Apple poking at idea of bayonet phone fittings

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Bayonet lens mounts?

Wow! What a brilliant idea! No-one's ever thought of that before - no prior art there. Definitely a well-deserved patent.

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Hotmail-gate: Windows 8 code leaker pleads guilty to theft of trade secrets

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Re: "Hotmail-gate"

A turd by any other name...

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Australia's opposition backs warrantless metadata collection

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About what you'd expect from the Liberal Party Lite.

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NSW government gets into the smartphone case business

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*The "Opal" name is consciously modelled on London's "Oyster Card".

How TF does that work?

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Microsoft Australia slashes price of Surface Pro 128GB by $AUD400

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Linux

Will it run Linux?

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Meet the man building an AI that mimics our neocortex – and could kill off neural networks

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Re: ai won't

It's hard to take anyone who can't find the shift key seriously.

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Homeopathic remedies contaminated with REAL medicine get recalled

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"Homeopathic remedies normally consists of highly diluted solutions of natural substances water"

I fixed that for you.

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Haunted Empire calls Apple 'a cult built around a dead man.' Tim Cook calls it 'nonsense'

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Whereas previously it was a cult built around a live man.

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Good riddance to American internet oversight says Microsoft

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Microsoft is in favour of it?

Gods. There must be something dramatically wrong with it!

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Daring danger-drone dives into VOLCANIC eruption – what happens next has to be seen

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Very good

Providing you mute the sound.

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Murdoch dumps Microsoft, prepares to Hangout with Google

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Re: Well, that screws...

"Don't they have Office 365 available in Aus?"

Yep. That's why they're going with Google.

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Facebook, Instagram give dodgy online gun sales the BULLET

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There are *legal* gun sales online?

Facepalm.

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Belgian judge mulled BANNING APPLE (actually, its website) in Euro warranty row

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Simple

Fine them $1M a minute until their web site complies.

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Steve Ballmer: Thanks to me, Microsoft screwed up a decade in phones

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"You're pretty genius in our business if..."

You're pretty idiot if you failed primary school English.

I note that there's no mention of "quality" anywhere. Plus ça change.

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Google, eBay to Australian gov: 'protect us from our users'

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No representation without taxation!

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Confirmed: New Microsoft strategy boss advised President Clinton, ex-UK PM Blair

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You know why they call him a guru?

Because it's easier to spell than charlatan.

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

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I've flown Emirates a few times from Oz to Europe and back. The stopover in Dubai is a PITA, though the view on departure can be pretty amazing. But the planes are new, the interiors are pleasant (for people tubes), the seats are relatively comfy (for aeroplane seats), the entertainment system (it's Linux - I saw them boot it) is awesome and the food was restaurant quality (not Michelin star, but I've had much worse).

Oh - and the prices were less than those of Qantas.

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Daimler hints at Android-powered telematics in future cars

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I only found out recently that my wife's car uses Windwoes. No wonder it's such a flakey piece of crap! (The connectivity system, not the car - the car's brilliant.)

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Office Online rises from ashes of 'confusing' Office Web Apps

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A dog turd

by any other name would smell as sweet.

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SPACE VID: Watch JUMBO ASTEROID 2000 EM26 buzzing Earth

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Re: As big as three football fields??

One thing that bothers me about this new and now universal unit of measurement is which brand of football it's referring to. I assume that a gridiron field and an Australian Rules field are not the same size, and that neither is the same size as a rugby union field.

This Balkanisation of units is going to get us into trouble one day.

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Imprisoned Norwegian mass murderer says PlayStation 2 is 'KILLING HIM'

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Re: If they were serious about punishment

That would be cruel and unusual punishment.

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Renault unveils mini-SUV equipped with a QUADCOPTER DRONE

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Facepalm

Sooooo ugly!

Sooooo stupid!

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Microsoft to Australian government: our kit has no back doors

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I'm in the bridge business

And I've been doing very nicely out of this, thank you.

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Department of Human Services removes Medicare from internet

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Idiots

As above.

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Startup-land finds a sympathetic ear in Canberra

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Ever heard of...

Fletcher Jones and Staff?

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Australia floats plan for national social media regulator

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Facepalm

Here we go again

See title.

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Amazon workers in Delaware reject trade union membership

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Idiots.

They deserve all they get.

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Facebook gets a 'trending topics' box (just what its cluttered pages need)

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Social Fixer

Thank JehovaJesus for it. It removes that and many other abominations.

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Apple coughs up 7 hours of profit to refund kids' $32.5m app spend spree

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Re: They provided FULL refunds

A better outcome would have been full refunds plus a fine of, say, 1,000 times that amount.

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Foot-loving cat burglar nicks THREE THOUSAND individual socks

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I suppose that makes the cat a pedophile.

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