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390 posts • joined 17 Jul 2009

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Doctor Who becomes an illogical, unscientific, silly soap opera in Kill The Moon

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What an episode of utter poop. I know Doctor Who is far from 'hard' sci-fi but there is soft and then there is this crap. The moon is an egg, really? Really? REALLY!?!?

And then we get to the paper thin allegory for abortion (Really Doctor Who?) with the Doctor leaving it to 'womenkind' and judging humanity for wanting to survive... I wanted to slap Clara when she tapped the abort button. Putting billions of lives at risk for her morals. Stupid bitch.

And the plotholes... oh dear god the plotholes!

Seriously I've been giving this season a chance, but I'm getting to the point where I'm going to drop it if things don't pick up, there has been one good episode (the bank episode), all the others have been retreads of previous nuWho episodes, only not as good.

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Opposition: we passed Australia's 'spook's charter' on PURPOSE

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Absolutely pathetic. I expect this kind of crap from Americans, but not in my own country.

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Hawking: Higgs boson in a BIG particle punisher could DESTROY UNIVERSE

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Not overly worried about the Higgs after all how many grains of sands does it take to destroy a planet?

[i]One at sufficient velocity. [/i]

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Snowden shouldn't be extradited to US if he testifies about NSA spying, says Swiss gov

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Be interesting to see if they manage to get him there, I can see the yanks playing silly buggers, they've shown they have no respect for international law or justice before.

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What happens in Europe, doesn't stay in Europe: US giants accused of breaking EU privacy pact

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Is anyone surprised? The American government and American companies can't be trusted to honour their commitments or agreements, known fact.

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'Apple is TERRIFIED of women’s bodies and women’s pleasure' – fresh tech sex storm

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I think the obvious solution would be to simply ban the offending words for man bits, then everyone can be unhappy. But seriously, if you're getting an iPhone engraved like it was a bit of jewellery you're a moron anyway.

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iPhone user SHAMEGASM: 'I beg of you', delete sex app from my purchase list

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Am I the only one thinking that perhaps the iPhone isn't exactly shaped in the correct way for this purpose?

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Spanish village of 'Kill the Jews' votes for rebrand

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I guess the types of tourists the old name was attracting wasn't what they wanted :p

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Nintendo says sorry, but there will be NO gay marriage in Tomodachi Life ... EVER

tkioz

Damn. Talk about entitlement. Honestly, what's next? Complaining because there are no transgender options for the characters?

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Win XP holdouts storm eBay and licence brokers, hiss: Give us all your Windows 7

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I've been running Win7 for a few years now, and frankly there is no way in hell they are getting me on the abortion that is Win8, I've tried it, both with the 'metro' and with the 'classic' and it's horrible.

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I NEVER DONE BITCOIN, says bloke fingered by new Newsweek

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/sigh

Disgusting paparazzi style behaviour by the press. Seriously, the men went out for lunch and they couldn't leave him in peace to eat his meal? Even if he did invent bitcoin, that's a bit beyond the pale. He's not a criminal, nor does he hold public office, they should back the hell off.

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Yes: You CAN use your phone as a satnav while driving – appeals court

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Re: Not in the UK.....

A family friend got done for "drunk driving" and lost his licence for twelve months because he was sleeping in the drivers seat of his car, with the keys in his pocket.

Seriously, he knew he'd had too much to drink, so decided to sleep it off in the car, cops rolled up, tested him, and busted him.

Yes. the law is stupid.

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tkioz

On the google class thing, what if you get one of the proscription versions to replace your current glasses? Would you need to keep another set of them in the car just for driving?

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Google coughs up $6.8m for FREE BUSING for San Francisco youth

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"With this unprecedented gift from Google"

Less a gift and more "oh will you SHUT UP AND GO AWAY" money I'm thinking.

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US can't get its hands on Navy hacker Victor Faur, aka SirVic

tkioz

Sounds fair to me. A person shouldn't be punished for the same crime twice.

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Those NSA 'reforms' in full: El Reg translates US Prez Obama's pledges

tkioz

All I see here is a polly waffling on about things that he has no intentions of doing anything about, all these 'reforms' are a smokescreen. I wonder what the NSA has on him?

I wonder what history will say about these events in a century or so...

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Remember when SimCity ABSOLUTELY HAD to be online? Not any more – fancy that!

tkioz

My point is that only an idiot would 'review' something that he couldn't actually review.

I suggest you look up "fit for purpose" in retail law... They sold a product that *didn't work*, people are well within their rights to give a bad review on a product that doesn't work. Simple as that.

It's suppose to work *out of the box*, not three days after they take your money. Gamers need to stop letting companies get away with this "launch trouble" bollocks.

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Honestly the online requirement wasn't even the worst part of the game for me. No, there were problems that stood head and shoulders above that little chestnut. The fact it ran like a three legged retarded chipmunk chief among them, along side the dumbed down gameplay, the terrible traffic AI, and the plainly stupid nature of the "sims" that went to the nearest workplace/house during each cycle and were basically identical NPCs (despite the fact we were promised *individuals*), etc.

All problems that Haemimont and Kalypso, companies less than a tenth the size of EA solved with Tropico 4.

I really regret spending my money on the game, and it's soured me on a franchise I've played for over twenty years, and I doubt I'll ever by another Simcity game.

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NSA refuses to deny spying on members of Congress

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This amuses me greatly. Of course they are spying on their 'masters', but they've got the best interests of the country at heart... honest.

The Americans never seem to learn from history, first the FBI under Hoover now the NSA.

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Oz Government: TPP papers will stay secret

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Democracy? What's that?

Utterly disgusted by this crap, and utterly disgusted that the major news outlets in Australia aren't all over this.

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DON'T PANIC: No FM Death Date next month, minister confirms

tkioz

Wow. The UK is getting rid of FM radio? Seriously?

I could get behind the switch over to digital TV, but FM radio? What's the point? Sure it might be better, but think of all the cars out there with suddenly useless radios. It's not like you can get a set-top box for your car.

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Apple supplier's '11-hours-a-day' toilers have '1 day off a month'

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Interesting facts, now, as in 2013, is the time when the lowest percentage of human beings are in bondage ever.

Now for the depressing part, it's also the time of the greatest raw number of slaves in human history. Almost thirty million, and that's a conservative estimate, only counting 'recognised' slaves, such as sex slaves and those in enforced servitude.

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And they claim slavery is dead...

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Is Australia backing away from 'fair use' proposals?

tkioz

Typical. It seems like the Content Mafia is intent on shooting themselves in the foot. They fail to see that a fair copyright regime, not the current monster that is in place, will help them more than hurt them, and that by clinging to the idea of expanding at all costs they are simply making more and more enemies. The more they tighten their grip the more people will rebel.

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Bloke named 'human' demands 'COPSLIE' licence plate

tkioz

I'm sorry but what kind of nutter changes his name to 'human' and what government agency let him?

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Singaporeans THANK government for BANNING IaaS site

tkioz

Seems like democracy to me, people want something (in this case a website banned), people get their way.

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Thought you didn't need to show ID in the UK? Wrong

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Re: re: hate for ID

Oh please, services and companies ask for ID all the time. Don't just go saying "This is Britain, we're free". Stop living in the 19th century.

A national ID that is mandated to be accepted as valid ID would do nothing but make life easier for people.

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I honestly don't get the full on hate for 'ID cards'. Honestly I'd love if Australia brought out a Federal ID card. I recently became legally blind and had to hand in my drivers licence... coz you know can't drive anymore.

Trust me, you really, really, miss having access to the defacto ID card that is a drivers licence. Passports just aren't as easy to carry around (if you've got a current one, which I don't), and other ID is hit and miss if it will be accepted, and even when it is it's generally not worth as 'much' as a drivers licence.

Try opening a bank account recently without a drivers licence? It's hellish.

I can understand people not wanting to have a mandatory ID scheme in place, especially those that grew up under dictatorships, but honestly an optional government recognised ID would be worth it's weight in gold. Hell they could even offer one that had all your different government 'permits' (drivers, truck, firearms, etc.) all on the same card.

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Locked-up crims write prison software that puts squeeze on grub supplier

tkioz

Interesting, not a story I'd expect to hear coming out of the states, one of the Nordic countries with their focus on teaching useful skills to inmates maybe, but not the 'tough on crime' Americans.

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A post-Snowden US had better not SQUEAL about Chinese cyber-spying

tkioz

Oh but that would require the United States to understand hypocrisy... something they've failed to do since the birth of their nation.

I'm not holding out much hope.

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In a meeting with a woman? For pity's sake DON'T READ THIS

tkioz

Shocker, people don't like being ignored... who would have guessed?

But seriously too many people spend far too much time diddling their phones. Slow down people, it wont kill you if you aren't jacked into a 24/7 stream of information.

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Drone owners told: stay out of bushfire skies

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It's bad enough that fire-fighters have to deal with reporters, visiting royals, and politicians looking to get their face in the paper, now they need to deal with idiots trying to get youtube hits...

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Swedish teen's sex video fine slashed: Unwilling co-star girlfriend furious

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Re: Really?

Why shouldn't people be free to make private tapes?

I'll tell you a secret that I've discovered after many years of life... people are vindictive jerks. There are enough horror stories about 'revenge porn', leaked nudes, etc. out and about for people to maybe exercise some restraint and think "hmm maybe I shouldn't make a video of myself engaging in a sexual act with this person I've known for a few months".

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Look, if you don't want a sex tape of yourself on the 'net... don't make one in the first bloody place.

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Wanna sell a phone in New York? Better have a receipt

tkioz

Terrible law. Terrible.

I'm sure Apple is all for it of course, because it means second hand stores would lose a major source of supply (people selling their old gadgets).

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Brazil's anti-NSA prez urged to SNATCH keys to the internet from America

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I can't wait for the idiots to crawl out of the woodwork screaming "MERICA INVENTED THE INTERNETS!!! IT'S OURS!!! GET OFF IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT!!!" with more spelling mistakes of course.

Nevermind that when 99% of people online think of the "Internet" they are actually thinking about the World Wide Web which was invented by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, a British man, while working in Switzerland, who like a 'dirty commie' refused to patent his invention...

But never mind that of course.

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Shadowy drug fans threaten FBI agents, vow to 'avenge' Silk Road shutdown

tkioz

And I thought PETA had the market cornered on own goals. I mean seriously what a bunch of idiots.

I'm a firm believe that the so-called "War on Drugs" is nothing but a massive waste of money and the problem would be better tackled by legalising the less harmful drugs (pot for example) and taxing the ever loving hell out of it, while putting money into treatment programs and focusing on the more destructive drugs and those that sell them(heroin, meth, etc).

From a practical perspective it makes sense, you free up resources to handle the really dangerous stuff at the same time as you introduce a new revenue stream (something more than a few countries desperately need) to pay for treatment programs.

But threatening police isn't a way to do it, it anti-productive and makes the job of the sane people working slowly, within the system, to legalise some drugs all the harder.

Disclaimer: I haven't smoked pot or taken any illegal substances in the last fifteen years.

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Billionaire dumps Apple stock because Steve Jobs was 'really awful' guy

tkioz

How can you create a great organization of people and be that mean a person?

Ford Motor Company, founded by Henry Ford, aka a racist jew hating dick.

General Electric, founded by Thomas Edison, if you don't know how much of a jerk this guy was I despair.

I could go on all day...

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Hollywood: How do we secure high-def 4K content? Easy. Just BRAND the pirates

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Re: May work if pople want high quality

High end people will always buy legit media to support yhe high end hardware they have bought

Ha! You don't know some of the people I know then. I know people on $200-300k a year who have massive pirate movie/music/game collections and wouldn't purchase a DVD if it was 1 cent.

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When will they learn... There are people out there in the wilds of the web that see any security system as a challenge, a big bunch of them don't care about piracy or anything of the like, they just want to beat it. Honestly it's like big business enjoys waving a red flag at the cryptogeek bull.

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TWELFTH-CENTURY TARDIS turns up in Ethiopia

tkioz

Holy... This rumour has been going around for months and I've been discounting it just as long... but since the BBC just announced a press conference I'm honestly flabbergasted.

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NSA using Firefox flaw to snoop on Tor users

tkioz

Of course everyone using Tor is a sex offender, terrorist, or international criminal! Why would a law abiding citizen care about the government reading their communications... It's not like supposedly democratic governments are using flying killbots to execute their own citizens without regard to due process...

Oh wait...

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Snowden's email provider gave crypto keys to FBI – on paper printouts

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/sigh

More tactics that the SS and KGB would approve of by the 'freedom loving' American police.

Disgusting. How is shutting down your own company 'criminal' anyway? Or is it because they couldn't use their forced access to spy on Snowden that pissed them off?

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OK, so we paid a bill late, but did BT have to do this?

tkioz

Reminds me of Telco here in Australia that sent me a threatening letter over 70 cents. Yes, I under paid my final bill on a mobile account by 70 blood cents. I couldn't believe it, I honestly thought it was a prank, but none of my friends would admit to it, it wasn't until I got the second letter threatening to send it to a debt collection agency that I rang them and asked "are you bloody serious?". I paid them and made a note to never purchase from that company ever again, people that stupid don't need my money.

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Telco behaving stupidly? Say it isn't so!

Honestly I've seen stuff like this before, and it just ticks me off, they really need to pull their heads in.

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Headmaster calls cops, tries to dash pupil's uni dreams - over a BLOG

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Re: Seems pretty switched on to me

Yeah I read that and thought "err... this man finished university (he's a teacher so he must have) and doesn't know this?"... any system designed by human beings has the capacity to be corrupted.

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tkioz

"individualism" is a dangerous ideology now is it?

Headmaster needs a quick slap upside the head.

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'Peeping while you're sleeping' NSA parody T-shirt ban BACKFIRES

tkioz

Ugg. They claim the rights to the initials NSA? Really... Really? Bloody hell...

I can actually understand the logic behind protecting the seal, but the initials?...

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'World's worst director' plans Snowden-inspired movie comedy

tkioz

Can we pay someone to lock him in a mental ward instead?

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UK mulls ban on tiny mobiles to block prison smugglers

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Unhappy

Yeah and they are also illegal as hell (at least where I live)... One cinema wanted to jam mobiles and got into a fair bit of trouble over it.

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