* Posts by Big-nosed Pengie

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Telstra's answers El Reg's Smart Home security questions

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I wouldn't let Telstra secure a roll of toilet paper.

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Australia teases binning x86 for Power CPUs in new supercomputer

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Headmaster

"Compute"

It's a fecking verb.

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DARPA hands space junk spotting scope to US Air Force

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Yeah! What's that in football fields?

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Who killed Cyanogen?

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Re: "try to leverage its market power"

Anyone using "leverage" as a verb is automatically disqualified from entering the company of adults.

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18 seconds that blacked out South Australia

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Another triumph of privatisation.

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High rear end winds cause F-35A ground engine fire

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Can't fly in the rain, can't start in the wind. A triumph of modern marketing.

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Naughty Zuck: Facebook fudged its video ad numbers

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There are ads on Facebook?

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Ad flog Plus: Adblock Plus now an advertising network, takes cash to broker web banners

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uBlock Origin

That is all.

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Good job, Oz feds: Conroy wants you investigated for privilege and contempt

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Facepalm

Welcome to the Banana Republic of Australia.

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Facebook replaces human editors with McChicken romping, Fox News faking AI bots

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All I can say is thank the gods for Fluff Busting Purity.

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Microsoft redfaced after Bing translation cockup enrages Saudis

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MS gets it right for once

and all three of its users in Saudi Arabia are unhappy.

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KFC-scented sunscreen

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KFC has restaurants now???

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Australia Post says use blockchain for voting. Expert: you're kidding

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FAIL

Re: Australia Post's search for relevance ...

"C'mon AusPost ... you can do better than this!"

No they can't.

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Microsoft promises free terrible coffee every month you use Edge

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Starbucks and Microsoft - a match made in heaven.

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An anniversary to remember: The world's only air-to-air nuke was fired on 19 July, 1957

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Jubilant morons.

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Starbucks bans XXX Wi-Fi

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"Food" chain McDonalds, but not "coffee" chain Starbucks?

Starbucks is to coffee as McDonalds is to food.

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Microsoft wins landmark Irish data slurp warrant case against the US

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Re: Common sense prevailed?

"ommon sense naw. Follow the money. If they don't rule for MS this will certain sector of the US economy , Sure you might not like them but this would of screwed over apple,google,Face book and just about every tech company that wants to do business in Europe."

Could we have an English translation, please?

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Microsoft's cringey 'Hey bae <3' recruiter email translated by El Reg

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Headmaster

"An after-party invite sent out to interns..."

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

Or are you just trying to impress college age kids?

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Australian Information Industries Association*: you're not the future of democracy, so please shut up

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What could possibly go wrong? I'm sure Diebold would be more than happy to sell us one.

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Filet-O-Phish: Insecure NFC tag relics hidden under Maccas tables

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MacDonald's New Zealand and Australia restaurants?

They have restaurants now???

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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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