* Posts by LaeMing

1747 posts • joined 23 Dec 2009

30,000 people buy a box of BOVINE EXCREMENT

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It is dry cow patty

Not exactly yicky (we used to play frizby with the fully dry stuff on my Gran's farm as kids.) Cow dung doesn't even smell particularly bad.

I imagine the boxed stuff has been sterilised for health+legal reasons, too.

Put it on your roses, city slickers!

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It's whiff, Jim, but not as we know it: Curiosity sniffs ORGANICS on Mars

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Trollface

Something's going on, can I smell yo regolith?

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Sony sued by ex-staff over daft security, leaked privates

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Re: Bomb theatres with what?

Bomb with canisters of Organic Viagra?

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SURPRISE: Oz gov gives itself room to NEVER finish the NBN

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Re: Australians Lose Every Which Way

When Aust. decommisioned old TV stations, the obsolete equipment was traditionally sold off cheap to their developing neighbours. I guess when Aus' (further-)developing neighbours have upgraded to FTTP they will sell off their obsolete equipment cheap to their de-developing neighbour Aust.

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Re: Yeah there is.

11 billion of copper that was installed at taxpayer's expense in the first place, don't forget.

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I am sure there is.

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I'd suggest selling off our Government.

But I don't think anyone would buy.

In fact we will likely have to pay someome to take it away.

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Hold the front page: Spain's anti-Google lobbyists lobby for Google News return

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Re: Money

Ironically, I once saw an interesting add, but it took me so long to realise I wanted to see it, I missed most of it. Coundn't re-watch it as the controls were locked.

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QEMU, FFMPEG guru unleashes JPEG-slaying graphics compressor

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Units sold?

Does the units sold issue even apply to for-free software like Firefox?

Was the units sold licensing from MPEGLA possibly worded like that to give for-free software an easy exemption?

Curious to know.

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

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Re: ROFL

Bunyips.

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Coming to Blackphone: An app store loaded with privacy tools

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if Blackphone gets big it'll give government flunkies an apoplexy

If they could guarentee that, absolutely everyone would want one. Worth it just on the off-chance!

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This Christmas, demand the right to a silent night

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I have separate phones for work and home

The work one stays at work (to charge overnight).

The home one stays at home (to charge over the day)

I don't take personal calls at work because I am there to work.

I don't take work calls at home because I am there to ... home?

The only private-life person who has my work number is my mum (who is vocally peeved by people who constantly take private calls at work instead of doing their job, so won't call me unless it is a genuine emergency). Oh, my real-estate agent also has my work number, but they aren't in the business of calling me unless it is important.

The only work person who has my home number is my immediate manager (who is happy with me doing my phones like that, and I trust to only call me for a genuine emergency).

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Megaupload overlord Kim Dotcom: The US HAS RADICALISED ME!

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Oh boo hoo: You were voted down.

Crybaby!

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Give nerds their own PRIVATE TRAIN CARRIAGES, say boffins

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Re: Nerd carriage?

"there are so many different varieties of nerds that the partial pressure of each is low enough to make direct interaction unlikely."

Cool kids get 'peer pressure'

Nerds get 'partial pressure'

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Solar sandwich cooks at 40 per cent efficiency

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Re: Coal

Don't forget all the radioactive material released by burning coal - far more than all the world's nuclear plants have ever emitted into the atmosphere!

(Yes, coal naturally contains trace amounts of radioactive materials which don't burn, and so go up the chimney).

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Tough Banana Pi: a Raspberry Pi for colour-blind diehards

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Re: Less is More?

It isn't related to Raspberry Pi.

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Boffins unearth the ultimate antique art - 500,000 years old

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Re: Join the dots

Homo Erectus invented the truss. But they abandoned it because it didn't roll well.

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Apple knob refusenik Sir Jony Ive handed award - for talking BOLLOCKS

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Re: A rare moment of honesty?

I assume he picked up the word 'mangy' from the advertising drivel of whatever cpu house was touting 'mangy cores' a few whatsits back and thought it was an actual word that could be used in a general context.

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#Gamergate folk load flamethrower, roast own feet over GTA V 'ban'

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USians will just have to start getting used to there being a 'rest of the world' out there!

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Brit smut slingers shafted by UK censors' stiff new stance

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Re: it is now illegal, for instance, to detonate nuclear weapons in the UK.

Dang! Another nefarious plan foiled!

And I would have gotten away with it if it wasn't for those dang politicians and their laws.

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Re: Normality

Next up: Female orgasms banned.

(Well if their wives can't have them, no-one can either!)

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Re: Please oh Alien Overlords, save us from the madness!

No self-respecting alien overlord would come near this backwater.

Not even for laffs!

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Re: Let your betters decide

What was the traditional treatment for hysteria (the one that wasn't a slap and was administered by doctors with a special medical device)? Oooooh.

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Re: Double standard?

One is (I am told) for pleasure, the other for torture. Of course the former is forbidden while the latter is okay.

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Warning to those who covet the data of Internet of Precious Things

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Re: And . . . ?

We won't see serious action on this sort of thing until politicians' IoT data starts getting dumped into the public domain.

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Re: "It is certainly OK if the fridge informs me my yogurt is running low"

Day 26. With my fridge still crashed, I am now starving to death as I have no idea how to get food delivered without my fridge's assistance.

Thus ends humanity.

(See Scott Broukell's post below for a more involved version of this scenario!)

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Google kills CAPTCHAs: Are we human or are we spammer?

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No prizes

for guessing what captcha images ChatRoulette will be using!

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Re: 99.8%

Maybe they should be blocking users who consistently get the CAPTCHA right, now?

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Australia to social media: self-censor or face AU$17,000 FINES

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How does this affect users/contributors of distributed social networks?

Like Diaspora et. al.?

I assume since they are not corporations, politicians don't realise such things exist.

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Technology quiz reveals that nobody including quiz drafters knows anything about IT

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I assume this quiz was made up

by the same people who make up those quizzes for Cosmo.

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All aboard the Poo Bus! Ding ding, route Number Two departing

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Poo economy

"...so every time you go to the lavatory it is vitally important to get a receipt."

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Space Commanders rebel as Elite:Dangerous kills offline mode

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Re: Pity!

Yes, I guess I too will stick with Oolite for now!

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DEATH fails to end mobile contract: Widow forced to take HUBBY's ASHES into shop

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In the end,

people should just switch to a better phone company!

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oh

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nevermind....

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Walmart's $99 crap-let will make people hate Windows 8.1 even more

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In my experience that is already the slogan of every retailer in the whole world.

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It's Big, it's Blue... it's simply FABLESS! IBM's chip-free future

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Re: So why Starbucks?

The economies of scale in these types of business are at the marketing end.

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Printing Bad: Meth found in laser printer cartridges

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Re: TSA probably nicked one

I would assume some of the 'toner' was leaking out.

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The last PC replacement cycle is about to start turning

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The laptop and desktop are dead.

Long live the workstation and portable workstation.

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I like the term 'workstation' as it defines where these devices still provide for a strong need - work (ie, content creation). I agree that laptops/desktops for consumption-only is generally overkill these days (outside of hardcore gaming, as the only exception I can come up with off-hand).

I can see good, solid, not-overly-cheap (but-worth-the-price) workstation-class machines going on for a long while yet. The cheap-end will likely be eaten up by mobile though.

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'Tech giants who encrypt comms are unwittingly aiding terrorists', claims ex-Home Sec Blunkett

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Re: Blunket.

I believe the term we are all looking for here is "enemy of the free world".

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REVEALED: Apple fanbois are 'MENTALLY UNSTABLE' - iShop staff

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Re: Hold the presses...

He said he found academia, not middle-management!

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Offshore metadata storage fine by me, says Malcolm Turnbull

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Re: No compelling argument?

Most Australian politicians consider Australia an informal extension of the USA anyway.

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Just call us the Australian Republic of China.

We might get decent public services then, at least.

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Making an entrance: Remote door-opening tech

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Re: I have a small metal key

Well, it's good enough for the TARDIS!

I can recall at least one baddie (probably Tom Baker era.) cussing in exasperation "this lock is too primitive for my equipment to open!"

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Martha Lane Fox: YEUCH! The Internet is MADE by MEN?!?

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Re: Utopian drivel

I am tempted to change my name to "None of the Above" and run! I am pretty sure I would at least get my deposit back!

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Re: The internet is made by people...

regardless of gender.

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Would you blow $5.6m to own a dot-word? Meet a bloke who did just that

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Out, damn'd spot! out, I say!

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Whistleblower behind PM's daughter scholarship leak must wait for fate

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Re: desire to stick the knife in to those politicians they dislike

You mean 'all of them'?

...Gotta buy more knives!

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'Cowardly, venomous trolls' threatened with TWO-YEAR sentences for menacing posts

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Re: New name needed.

I assume the origional source of 'Trolling' came from the art of long-line fishing. Not disfigured sub-bridge dwellers of popular folklore.

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COMET barrels towards Mars, machines of humanity race for cover

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Best make the space domes movable!

Yes! Just like our habitations here on Earth!

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That's no – actually it is: DEATH STAR MOON 'could be full of life-friendly water'

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That's nothing. Outgassing. Don't worry about it.

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