Considering how much property developers in Australia charge over international mean prices for appartments with floor-plans that could best be described as "designed by a bad game of Tetris", I can't feel much sympathy.
1894 posts • joined 23 Dec 2009
I always assumed robots.txt was just to flag parts of the tree that were not worth the robot's trouble. As both a courtesy to the search engines and to reduce bandwitdh to your web server. Nothing to do with security.
Using it for security is like leaving your front door open and a note on the table saying "please don't nick anything in the bedroom".
Re: A Good Thing, despite the politics
My last Aus tax notice did contain a paper with an annotated pie chart depicting the gross areas+portions in which the income tax money gets spent.
Re: I think I can speak for the majority when I say:
Sadly, the true majority say 'Derrrrrrr'.
Forget the rest.
THIS GUY for president!
That's not what international trade agreements are for.
He who lives by the sword....
Your tax dollar...
Our RFID swipe cards really do only work from one side. No idea why!
They keep bumping the version number every time they /don't/ find any bugs.
...it was a certain female intern's dress that was crusty.
Bad net citizens...
...get their IP blocks banned.
Isn't that how Sgt. Schlock's people started out?
Re: Gross problems
Earth and Mars have been exchanging pieces of rock (blown off each respectively by large meteor impacts) for the entire age of the solar system. Any contamination is already long done.
Re: 38% @ 12Mbps and 38% at 25Mbps
"You're just like Turnbull, you argue that because people are on slow speeds now that they will never use faster speeds."
Wow. If they used that argument on roads development just think how much money they'd save!
Re: Bipartisan support
They know: that's how they are taking away what little privacy and rights we have.
...by this mornig I am passing some nutter at the train station complaining that 'America' has found another Earth and is hiding it from us.
...the two versions of Eddie the Shipboard Computer of Heart of Gold. Each worse than the other!
" I can even work out your personality problems to ten decimal places if it'll help. "
Sea-monkeys and X-ray specs.
The best introduction to the reality of advertising any kid can have.
I believe the expression is...
"hoist by their own metadata".
I can see your true colours, shining through.
...they could just lock themselves in, completely dis-connected from the outside, and never come out?
As Kaz Cook once wrote:
"You can always tell a bottle-fed baby!"
But if they go after real criminals they might get hurt!
Re: What do you expect?
When I lived there there was a pub on every corner, a brothel on every corner, and a church on every corner.
Get drunk, get laid, get forgiven. Only cross on the green.
Re: Last action hero!
I assume he was caught viewing the image, so had to justify it.
Re: No, its not the same
If they are determined to not let someone get away with something on the grounds that someone complained, it will be a first. Complaints, even of dangerous crimes, are routinely referred to Sgt. Somebody Else's Problem.
Re: Hitler is a bit extreme.
Well, (as implemented in the field) Communisim is just the nanny-state in corporate-heirachy form, so probably yes.
Hitler is a bit extreme.
Control-obscessive sociopath, certainly, though.
Will there be a version of all these services for all the people who can't get NBN (or any internet at all)?
The ground is an inside job. Obama did it.
Won't somebody think of the...
(and full upvotes for the quite-justified rant).
Hmmm. I wonder if enough people ran a background process that randomly walked the web with their spare bandwidth, would that completely trash the value of all this metadata?
Would running such a process provide a plausably deniable mask for one's genuine activity?
It is nothing like stalking.
There are laws against that!
In response to NK being pointed at for a likely unrelated hack of Sony, the NSA claims responsibility for a likely unrelated outage to NK. Sounds about right.
Lets just call this what it is - James-Bond-themed LARPing on the taxpayer's tab.
Re: Not being offensive
It's a good way to calm oneself down.
Phone charging stations in every holding cell (dare you use them!).
Since I don't have any personal use for a smartphone (feature-phone does me fine). I assume if this becomes compulsory one day, the government will be shipping me a smart-phone free of charge! And my mum too.
Also, I assume it will support ALL currently actively-supported Phone OSes. Not just the iWinDroid trinity.
Also also, what if the battery dies? Or the phone gets broken? Are you banged up until it is recharged or repaired? What happens when a police officer 'accidentally' drops it in the mud?
Australian Feral Government's War on Education continues.
Re: Put the TLD first, but keep the dot separator
Yes, yyyy-mm-dd is the default international standard, which happens to be the one many countries, including China have adopted.
Re: Thank the gods they didn't do it like they do their dates!
To be fair, US dates work perfecty when written as words: "March the eleventh, 2015". Which is where I assume they took their ordering from (the archaic fuddie-duddies!).
I prefer yyyy.mm-dd myself, with the most-significant digits to the left, just like we do decimal numbers.
A 1541 in a NUC. That would need TARDIS technology!
I want a 1540 in a NUC form-factor!
Re: Are you saying...
I don't believe I mentioned the last labor government. If I had, I doubt I would have had anything better to say about them. But a dogged inability to comprehend more than 2 (pretend-opposing) viewpoints is all most people can manage. QED things will never improve.
Look at all the liddle babies!
"Quick and cheap"
Our Feral government in a nutshell.
Afterall, why invest in a future that they personally won't be around to benefit from?
May their children build a slude-reclamation-works on their graves!
I deeply suspect this is part of a plan to drag us down to third-world-levels before selling us across the pacific into the Union of States.
Re: So what happens if the ring is broken?
You get a goatse error?