* Posts by Big-nosed Pengie

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Have a Cptn Cook: VXers learn 'Strayan to plunder Down Under

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I'm an Australian and I still don't know what "shirt-front" means.

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Telstra wants to become the Uber of Telstra

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Using Telstra is its own punishment.

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FBI's Tor pedo torpedoes torpedoed by United States judge

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Headmaster

What does the FBI have against foot fetishists?

Or did they mean paedophiles?

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Microsoft will rest its jackboot on Windows 7, 8.1's throat on new Intel CPUs in 2018 – not 2017

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Re: "One solution is to boot a Linux USB stick ..."

"This is the kind of person that works in a basement..."

...running the supercomputer or the stock market or the Internet...

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Surprise! That blood-pressure app doesn't measure blood pressure

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This one seems to qualify.

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Two-thirds of Android users vulnerable to web history sniff ransomware

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Re: I'll look forward to the fix

Next time get a Nexus. :-)

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Australia and America working on global no-state-hacking pact

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Mushroom

...says the twunt who's single-handedly destroyed Australia's chance at a modern Internet infrastructure and who's been an ardent supported of data retention laws.

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Tor launches invite-only exploit bug bounty

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Headmaster

"Invite" is a verb. The word you're looking for is "invitation".

You're welcome.

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Oklahoma bloke cuffed for Chrimbo caprine coupling

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Keyboard - you owe me a new one.

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Microsoft in 2016: Is there any point asking SatNad what's coming?

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"Possibly more noble intentions, but awful execution"

So - no change then.

Except noble intentions. That's new.

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Linux

MS have never failed to meet my expectations.

I've always expected it to be absolute shite, and it always has been.

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'Showbiz hacker touted stolen celebs' X-rated vids, scripts, songs'

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Headmaster

Where did he find the stolen celebs?

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The Register's Australian technology headline predictions … for 2017!

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"Australia's left-of-centre Labor Party"

I'm not sure whether this is a story about a different Australia, a fictional Australia, or a prediction that by 2017 we'll have a left-of-centre Labor Party.

We certainly don't have one now.

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Lenov-lol, a load of Tosh, and what the Dell? More bad holes found in PC makers' bloatware

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Procedure for my new Lenovo:

Take out of box;

plug in;

insert USB with Linux image;

press secret Novo button with paperclip;

disable UEFI;

reboot;

format HDD;

install Linux.

Problem solved.

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Work on world's largest star-gazing 'scope stopped after religious protests

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Facepalm

You don't want to anger the volcano god.

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ACCC says Trans-Pacific Partnership's IP bits will hurt competition and consumers

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Gee - who'd o' thunk it?

Besides everyone I mean.

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Pause Patch Tuesday downloads, buggy code can kill Outlook

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For the first time they can honestly say that it's not a bug, it's a feature.

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Feeble Phobos flaking as it falls to Mars

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That's three spellings of the moon's name in one article. Would you care to try for four?

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Facebook's laser-powered internet drone preps for take off

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Clouds?

Could they be a problem?

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'I posted winning race ticket in Facebook selfie ... and someone stole it!'

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Re: Maybe it's for the best...

Isn't that what they call a masturbator?

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World's most frustrating televised Linux install just got more frustrating

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Headmaster

"Install" is a verb. The noun you're looking for is "installation". You're welcome. :-)

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Dev to Mozilla: Please dump ancient Windows install processes

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Headmaster

"Install" is a verb. The noun you're looking for is "installation". You're welcome. :-)

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Crypto cadre cloud-cracks SHA-1 with just $75k of compute cost

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Headmaster

"Compute" is a verb

You're welcome.

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Microsoft, the VW family sedan of IT, wants to be tech's new Rolls-Royce

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Rolls Royce?

Trabant would be more accurate.

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Patching a fragmented, Stagefrightened Android isn't easy

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Re: Ha ha ha ha haah hah haaa

My Nexus 4 got the update yesterday.

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Australia to capture biometrics at the border under new law

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We-uns is jus' like Merka now!

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Right, suits off: Windows 10 preview Internet Explorer is here

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Re: biiig problem...

A classic case of stupidity being its own punishment.

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2015 Fiat 500 fashionista, complete with facelift

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Re: Leagues per hour?

But what's that in hogsheads per furlong?

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Australia gets its site filter at LAST

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Facepalm

The gods preserve us from this buffoon.

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Windows 10 upgrade ADWARE forces its way on to Windows 7 and 8.1

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Re: I'm confused

"a Windows 8/8.1/10 install"

I suspect you mean installation.

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Electrons ride huge plasma tubes above Earth

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What a brilliant young woman!

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Swordfish fatally stabs man after man stabs, fatally, swordfish

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Fish 1...

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Get off the phone!! Seven out of ten US drivers put theirs and your lives at risk

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Is the US the last country on the planet to ban hand-held mobes while driving?

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High-level, state-sponsored Naikon hackers exposed

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Re: an executable file with a double extension.

But surely they'd see the double extension and...oh...wait...Windows users.

But surely they wouldn't allow important systems to run unapproved exe files and...oh...wait...Windows users.

A pattern is starting to emerge.

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Sorry, Windows 10 early adopters: Microsoft Edge WON'T block ads at launch

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That would be "still".

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Choc Factory finds 84,000 ad injectors targeting Chrome

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How about allowing AdblockPlus for Chrome? Problem solved.

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Turnbull's Digital Transformation Office is actually working!

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Facepalm

iOS only? Seriously? So it could only reach - what - 15% of users?

This is the kind of brilliance that we've come to expect from Turnbull.

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This is Sparta? No - it's Microsoft Edge, Son of Internet Explorer

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Classic.

"Hey - this product we've got really stinks. People hate it."

"Well, we'd better fix it then."

"You mean make it work better?"

"Don't be stupid - we'll do what we've always done!"

"Ah. Change the name. Gotcha."

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Microsoft points at Skype, Lync: You two, in my office – right now

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Re: Oh boy, probably continuing the ever-worse skype releases...

Skype turned to shite as soon as Microsoft got its grubby hands on it, and it's getting worse. Now it's just untrustworthy shite.

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Massive gravitational lens flare unveils EINSTEIN CROSS SUPERNOVA

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Headmaster

El Reg, you really need to find correspondents who have a basic command of English, or use a sub editor.

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Australia to get spooks charter at cost of at least AU$188m

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Australia has an opposition now?

Thank the gods. What are they called?

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Microsoft man: Internet Explorer had to go because it's garbage

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Re: Well…

" Its shocking that to date - Internet explorer doesn't work on linux or android out the box."

I'd say it's a good thing. There may be some in the open source world who'd be tempted to try it - this takes away whatever minuscule temptation there may be.

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Australian ISPs agree to three-strikes-plus-court-order anti-piracy plan

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Re: Blimey!

"When did Australia become a fascist state?"

At the last federal election.

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Samsung's spying smart TVs don't encrypt voice recordings sent over the internet – new claim

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Re: Hollywood is responsible....

"I wonder what the S.I. units of Incompetence are?"

5 Samsungs = 1 Microsoft.

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Snowden doc leak 'confirms' China stole F-35 data

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No doubt there was much hilarity as the Chinese pored over the plans of the Flying Lemon.

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Mock choc shock: 3D candy printer is good news for sweet-toothed swingbellies

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Re: Hershey stands for a unique chocolate flavour..........

"Hershey chocolate" is an oxymoron.

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Hubble 'scope snaps ENORMO SPACE ERECTION: Pillars of Creation 20 years on

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Headmaster

Anyone who adds a modifier to "unique" - as in "very unique" should be shot into space in a canon to examine the pillars first-hand.

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El Reg Redesign - leave your comment here.

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Truly awful

Really - did you actually pay that 10 year old to do that?

Dreadful. Just dreadful.

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It's nearly 2015 – and your Windows PC can still be owned by a Visual Basic script

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It's nearly 2015

And people are *still* using Windows?

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Apple denied 'App Store' trademark by Australian court

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Maybe if the twunts at Apple paid tax on their Australian operations they'd have a stronger argument.

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