* Posts by tkioz

408 posts • joined 17 Jul 2009

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'Aaron's Law' back on the table to bring sanity to US hacking laws

tkioz

Yeah I don't see this passing. Not in "tough on crime" America.

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Woeful groans over Game of Thrones' spill on piracy sites

tkioz

Weeelp here's guessing that press screeners are going to be done differently next year.

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NBN Co strangles bird: satellite users limited to 20 GB / month

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@mathew42

>That would be the responsibility of Labor who over promised, under delivered and over spent.

Labor has been out of office for 18 months mate, it's time to stop banging that drum, it's time for the LNP to start taking responsibility for their actions.

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tkioz

How dare people who pay for their bandwidth use it! How dare they!

/s

In all seriousness, a "fair go" has to be one of the most misused expressions of the last decade.

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Bush-first NBN build was back to front says NBN Co CEO

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@ Neoc

Sorry, I should have said Melbourne and Sydney, but the point still stands. I remember everyone chattering and claiming that soon "everyone will have cable" and then somehow the rollout stopped when they finished those cities, leaving most of the country needing bloody satellite dishes if they wanted PayTV and ADSL for fast internet... when they bothered installing it.

Since then a handful of small companies have done a handful of cities, but part of the reason I supported the NBN was the idea that the 'bush' (to those in Melbourne that means anything outside Geelong) would get it first so they couldn't pull a repeat of the cable crap.

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tkioz

Yeah because that worked *so* well when they deployed cable in rural areas back in the 90s didn't it...

Oh wait sorry, I forgot, they finished the capitol cities and stopped bothering.

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Windows 7 MARKED for DEATH by Microsoft as of NOW

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Unhappy

I must be old

I must be old because it feels like just a few months ago that I installed the Windows 7 free beta a little while before its release and later purchased a copy...

I honestly don't see myself upgrading anytime soon, I really just don't need an OS, the one I've got works fine.

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BILL GATES DRINKS 'boiled and treated' POO. Ah, 'delicious'

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Holmes

It always amuses me how squeamish people are over the whole human waste into drinking water thing. Literally every glass of water you've ever drunk in your entire life was at one stage some kind of piss, human or animal, likely both, that's how the world freaking works, it's a mostly closed recycling system that turns shit into food, piss into water, and so on.

Machines just allow us to see the process a bit clearer.

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FREE EBOOKS: Apple falls into line with EU refund laws

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Re: Sod the books, free music

Have to be pretty committed to be a jerk to do this... It's not like it's a one click process and I'm sure people spamming refund will get looked at closely.

This is honestly a good step forward, people looking for a way to trash it are just cynics of the highest order. Most people are honest, or well lazy enough not to bother with gaming the system.

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tkioz
FAIL

Assumptions

I love how people assume that readers will scam the system. I bet you any money the people that jump through the hopes to get a 'free' ebook will a tiny number of the total users.

I don't know about you guys but I actually reread my books and I like to have a nice collection to fall back on.

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Norks' internet goes TITSUP in possible DDoS attack

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Trollface

You know I wouldn't mind if they were kept off the 'net permanently. Though I'm sure their big brother (China) would bitch about it.

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Nork-ribbing flick The Interview AXED: Sony caves under hack terror 'menace'

tkioz

What a pack of gutless wonders.

I wasn't very interested in the film, I thought it was a rather pathetic idea really, but pulling it because North Korea threw a fit and a bunch of servers got hacked? That's even more pathetic.

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Terror bomb victims demanding Iran's .ir will appeal US ruling

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Unhappy

I have little love for the Iranian government but I honestly hope nothing comes of this, for the simple reason that domains are already a bloody mess, having people take over entire top level ones would make it worse!

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Australia to block piracy sites if Big Content asks nicely in court

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Facepalm

Welp guess VPN provides will be seeing a lot more business in the near future.

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Brit GUN NUT builds WORKING SNIPER RIFLE at home out of scrap metal!

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Thumb Up

Better title needed.

Bit of a misleading title, but still a very nifty little bit of work.

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Apple denied 'App Store' trademark by Australian court

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Holmes

I'm glad our courts have a shred of common sense.

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I'M SO SORRY, sobs Rosetta Brit boffin in 'sexist' sexy shirt storm

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Facepalm

Really?

Frankly I find the shirt offensive to the eyes (all those colours! Oh my goodness! Someone tell him about the colour wheel already!) but come on, let it go people.

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Doctor Who trashing the TARDIS, Clara alone, useless UNIT – Death in Heaven

tkioz

Will someone please for the love of all that is holy give Moffat the sack already? I agree with everything in the review, at this point he's gone beyond 'cute' injokes and into full on wank.

It's not funny anymore, the stories don't even make sense half the time, and don't even get me started on the logic bending crap like a the moon is an egg.

He needs to go.

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

tkioz

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

tkioz

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

tkioz

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

tkioz

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

tkioz

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

tkioz

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

tkioz

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

tkioz

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

tkioz

"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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tkioz

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

tkioz

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

tkioz

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'

tkioz

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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tkioz

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

tkioz

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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tkioz

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

tkioz

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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