Re: Is there really a place called "Radio Colony"…
Nice! as an old ham I'm probably one of a small crowd who knows what a yagi is
161 posts • joined 30 Sep 2009
Nice! as an old ham I'm probably one of a small crowd who knows what a yagi is
effing get a sense of humour, wankers! The joke is not about YOU...... chill out and get back to whatever you were doing before you saw the OFFENSIVE (not) robot pissing on an apple.. Jeysus .... I piss on my fruit trees regularly and am training my grandsons to do the same - nitrogen for those that wonder why we'd expose our willies to the cool evening air.
I remember my parents angst when they lent their reel to reel to a "friend" who snapped off the little wings that held the reels in place on one side of the machine.
Basically the machine was buggered despite my Dad's best efforts to replace the wings with pins through carefully drilled holes.
As for applying my schlong to aforementioned machine..... sorry I was a bit too young.
"Geoblocking content should be banned under international trade treaties, according to the Internet Society of Australia"
No argument here in my home.....
Is the the internet INTERnational - NETwork_( yes I admit I'm probably wrong with n my interpretation) really there to give individuals access to "stuff"
Companies that use geoolocking are scum because they use my (your) location to determine price.
I, who doesn't need it (live in the western suburbs of Brisbane) and have very good adsl connection with mostly very good VOIP, will get NBN before one of my friends who lives 40km from me - in the sticks as they say - and relies on mobile phone for his internet at home. My sister in Launceston and friends in Hobart tell me the same story so I'm sure this is echoed around oz.
WTF! The NBN has been bastardised by Turnbull et.al. and they should be pilloried at the next election. A world class system reduced to a deploy-where-it-pays system.
turn off or unplug your computer , it will turn off automatically ---- installing update 1 of 1
Said Hockey " I've worked out a way"
"to get Netflix - the fuckers - to pay"
"I'll charge GST"
" 'Twill bring BILLIONS to me"
"Hey Tony .... now what do you say?"
I would be totally confused by the similarity between the circle and the rectangle. I hope Cisco appeals because of the ultra-rounded corners of their rectangle in the CSIRO logo.
It has long been a passion of mine
a new value for pi to assign
I'd fix it at three
'cos it's easier you see
Sadly I cannot claim authorship of this one but I'll drink to the person who did.
So personally I'm happy that the code is being inspected by others and pleased that Google is paying to get the bugs fixed.
Not sure if you are correct in the "Piracy has not dented the profits of big movie in any significant way" , but you are definitely correct about archaic distribution.
Here in oz you cannot buy the latest Game of Thrones episodes at any price (or so I'm told). So the only way to access them is to download a copy from somewhere.
I'll wager that if they were available to purchase (download) on release, in higher quality then there would be a market.
I don't download copyrighted stuff, but I have no sympathy for the companies that are effectively hobbling their own market.
You clearly do not know that union membership is not compulsory here in oz - in fact I cannot pay fortnightly from my pay to be a union member because of conservative policies of several years ago - but that is another story. What evidence do you have that only union members use plastic bags to cover the joints? ..... thought not ...... actually it would more likely be their employers who told them to cut as many corners as possible - union members or not - and provided the bags to do so. If the "baggers" are independent contractors then I'm sure they are intelligent enough to work out how to cut costs, union membership or not.
Yes I agree that this is inevitable. The ratio of cars on the road to accidents/serious accidents is small but basic probability theory tells us that it will happen somewhere sometime. If you are the uber driver at that somewhere/sometime point then basically you are royally fucked. I doubt that you will get any help or recompense from Uber - they are in it to make money, not to look after you.
Facebook may be worth more in dollar terms, and I accept that dollar worth is the king these days, but I posit that Portugal has far more to offer residents, travellers and visitors than any social media can. Visit Portugal and post your selfies, but remember that facebook is not the real Portugal and the real Portugal probably doesn't give a flying fuck about facebook (yet)
The treatment of Turing by UK establishment was appalling and well below what he deserved but yes, this document should stay in the UK, preferably at the Bletchley Park museum.
People who have not actually been there have no idea about isolation, keeping safe, extreme heat etc etc.
A truly amazing place - not one that I personally enjoy, but well worth a visit next time you are in oz.
Oh by the way if you break down, don't leave your vehicle (at least you'll be able to drink the radiator water if you get really desperate) ..... you did remember that sat phone didn't you?
re AC response, bit tasteless about your fat pipe being on it's way - I don't know whether to chuckle or give you a downvote - but the reality is that there really are people in Oz who have yet to see the wonders of reliable internet.
That some people will buy anything with the "right" name. Just give me a watch that tells the time - I know I'm : overweight, late for my appointment, missing a phone call, not on facebook, haven't run 5km, my heart rate is too high, "NNN" is trying to call me....... Geeze do I need my watch to tell me what I already know?
This snippet says it all "...Telstra's relationship with Foxtel...."
Let me be the first to say "Fuck you Murdoch and fuck you Telstra"
At home l the ham radio software that I use runs on it very well . At work I'm forced to use 7/8/8.1 - Whatever is newest and (best) - but I'll let the systems admins sort out the crap when I cannot do it myself.
"If that were allowed to continue without someone saying something then only Apple would sell anything since they are the best, without question, at everything, period."
What sort of moronic statement is that? I haven't seen an Apple search engine, DSLR, ham radio transceiver, CNC machine, welder........ hell the list of what they don't do/make/produce is bigger than the list of what they do.
You must live in the Apple alternative reality field mate.
As a PDA they - IMHO - were the best, but now smartphones are the new PDA - basically because they do it all and more. I personally hope they can make something of this but actually doubt that the fanbois of various "cultures" will really get it.
Colour me old and I accept that colouring.
.....my singing improves with increased alcohol intake - from what I've heard ..
I'm yet to be convinced of the cost/benefit of 3d printers. Yes they are nice toys, and yes I can see that I can print a dragon for my grandson, but they still seem to be a niche market. Having said that if I had a few spare dollars I may well buy one .....
(apologies to the originator of this if I've made an error in quotation)
It has been an ambition of mine
A new value for pi to assign
I'd fix it a three
'cos it's easier you see
Apparently there have been some attempts to do this - only in USA of course......
I see cyber bullying as being a bit different to what I and others experienced at school 30+ years ago. The herd mentality - eg you're fat, ugly, black, smelly, spastic, etc etc - is not just in the schoolyard but is out there for your idiotic mates - and for that matter any fuckwit anywhere in the world - to copy , emulate and laugh at because nobody deletes it.
In the past it was deleted by the new day (which may have been as unpleasant as the day before) but now, yesterday is still there for the fuckwits of this world to see, laugh at and contribute to.
So yes, laws protecting people ( children) from social media bullies need to be there and need to be enforced. The trouble is no-one really knows what they should look like and who should enforce them.
My 2c worth - keep the change
Tax, what tax? we don't pay no stinkin tax!!! But give us our trademark anyway to protect our business in oz from predators who would have us pay even less tax because we earn less if they use "app store" . Fuck you apple - I'll be more sympathetic about your trademarks when you pay the same tax rate as me....
..... and that's exactly why we should be cutting funding to the CSIRO - they are obviously wasting it on coffee and biscuits and not doing any real science......
(Thanks Tony Abbot - NOT)
Nice article ...... I had a good giggle but unfortunately you will no doubt upset the fanbois
@bert_fe " a bunch of morons" Indeed - led by a scientific illiterate who denies any possible link between rising atmospheric CO2 and global warming.
Paypal are a law unto themselves. I have tried repeatedly to contact a"representative" to assist me with my account to no avail.
FUCK you paypal
.....a service like price usa based in Australia. Their agents in USA purchase and then re-ship to Oz at the cheapest rate they can find. Yes of course you pay a fee but I like the personal contact with the company and their agents. (I suspect that AustPost will not be quite so personal). No, I don't work for them - I'm a very happy customer who lives in the Sunshine State.
There are some excellent mirrorless cameras out there that fit this need. Some have good optical and digital zoom.
A couple of classic quotes that I enjoyed in the article:
"My most important photographic accessory is a bullshit filter."
"To get better pictures requires some knowledge of photography, which you don’t get by buying a DSLR, any more than buying a sports bag makes you an athlete."
I'm an old film man - yes I admit to having a canon SLR back in the day (darkroom enlarger, stinky chemicals etc etc) , and have relatively recently returned to photography as a hobby and purchased a canon DSLR. I've quickly re-learned that the camera does not make the photographer.
But what I really like with digital - my passion is bird photography - is that I can take lots (read several hundred in a morning) and keep only a few because the others range from crap to not good enough to keep.
Sea ice and land ice (glaciers mainly in Antarctica) are not the same. In fact they seem to me to be as related as weather and climate.
Perhaps this provides a more reasoned view?
and there are dozens of other resources out there if you don't like this one
downvote was from someone who either didn't understand the explanation, or is clearly so smart that he didn't need the explanation, or knows better and is too busy to write his own explanation.....
They'll really be in the shit if they don't
don't use the cloud.
For the life of me I cannot understand people who entrust their "secrets" to people (a company) they don't know in a country the don't live in (and quite possible in a language they don't speak) ,and expect those secrets to be looked after. It's really simple - trust nobody!
Colour me paranoid, but in this day and age a little paranoia may go a long way.
Fuck you FBI , and
Fuck you USA
although it has been implied in many of the comments above
Yes, something similar has afflicted several gadgets or plastic boxes for gadgets that I have bought or been given. Fortunately the ones I have, have a nice plastic "skeleton" and the gunk can be rubbed off with alcohol. Still very irritating though.
... them slimy little fuckers were up to something. All that wriggling around in the mud and coming up to gulp MY air.
Fucking Nora .....
Stupidity is alive and well .....
Thanks! That's one of the funniest comments I've read on El-Reg for a while.
people - sheeple
Geeze louise, what a bunch of idiots
... but in this instance justice has been served. Patent trolls who produce nothing should be expunged from the patent system.
his influence on the media is known as the "murdocracy". At the risk of being rude my comment to him is FUCK OFF MURDOCH. The world does not revolve around you, and 5 years after you're gone no-one will give a flying fuck about you. You need adjust your business practices to suit the new order, not the other way around.
Sorry but ebay has lost the plot here in oz. I wanted to sell some furniture for my sister in law and posted it to ebay. in my description I said that it would be cash only on pickup - This was not good enough for flea-bay. No, they wanted an online alternative for purchasers, and cancelled my ad. Well Fuck you ebay and Fuck you paypal! If I want to sell furniture from my garage the people who come to buy will pay cash!