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1687 posts • joined 23 Dec 2009

Japan develops robot CHEERLEADERS which RIDE on BALLS

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Cute!

It put a smile on my (flu-ravaged, today) face.

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Welcome the world's new Most Phished Country: Australia

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Re: I saw a (on the surface) farily well-branded 'Woolworths Customer Survey' phish.

Not far wrong!

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I saw a (on the surface) farily well-branded 'Woolworths Customer Survey' phish.

Though I am pretty sure Woolworths don't operate out of eastern europe.

And I get the same emails on my work email (named) and other work email (department section). Nether of which have any reason to talk to a supermarket, bank, etc.

On the other hand, I spent weeks binning the official internal bulliten because HR decided to issue it from a 'cloud' service rather than via the internal domain (morons!).

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FBI boss: Apple's iPhone, iPad encryption puts people 'ABOVE THE LAW'

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Re: Prat

Of course he has. They are his inspirations.

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SURPRISE: Telstra STILL wants all its promised NBN booty

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Because post-retriement-board-positions-for-pollies.

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Emma Watson urges UN to back feminism – trolls threaten to leak her 'nude selfies'

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Why do they have to be female agents? I am pretty confident the majority of males in the world find this behaviour reprehensible too!

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Oz carrier Tiger Air takes terror alerts to new heights

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Could be worse!

Could have been William Blake!

http://www.bartleby.com/101/489.html

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POW! Digia straps Qt into ejector seat, gleefully pulls handle

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Qt a 'Programming Language'?

What is it with TheRegister this week? Are all the IT-journos off sick from hurried-curry and temps filling in?

See also http://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/containing/2300421

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Boffins: Searching for ALIENS is like looking for PIZZA among students

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Delivered in 30 minutes* or its free

* Relativistic time only.

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Re: Geological Sources

Not a geologist myself, but I am thinking are the geological sources of methane on Earth a result of life getting caught beneath changing geology???

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Big Content Australia just blew a big hole in its credibility

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Obvious industry shill is obvious!

That these 'research groups' think no one will notice the glaring gaps in their methodology is rather insulting to humanity.

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'Windows 9' LEAK: Microsoft's playing catchup with Linux

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Noob!

Workspaces in Linux predate both Gnome and Ubuntu by a good many years!

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Stop begging, startup-land, and start YELLING at Catch of the Day

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Re: Welcome

The previous government was, of course, largely indistinguishable from the present one. Or the one before. But I fail to see how that makes it alright.

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Go home Google, you're drunk! Desktop Maps says The Shard's TWO MILES from actual loc

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I have yet...

...to find something on GMaps that isn't at least 50m from its true location (3 blocks away is more typical).

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What the BLOCK? Microsoft to gobble Minecraft-maker 'for $2bn'

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Go

Well, there is always MineTest

http://minetest.net/

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You are here => Earth is in 'the suburbs' of an IMMENSE HEAVEN

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Re: Boring is good.

"Local Supercluster" was already taken by the supercluster just north of Coma (off the map shown).

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Russia: SEXY LIZARDS which landed FROM SPACE are all DEAD

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Hope they were insured!

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Australia deflates Valve with Steam sueball

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Boffin

Well, for broken or otherwise 'unfit' goods, one presumes the game would have to be provably sufficiently unplayable or varient to advertised expectations to pass the definition (which numerous games have proved to be over the decades).

For un-wanted items, if the packaging (DRM) is unopened (never-activated) that should be fair evidence of not having played it.

I don't think Valve (or any other software supplier) is being asked anything unreasonable here.

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Mozilla's 'Tiles' ads debut in new Firefox nightlies

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Re: Stick a Fork in it!

Konqueror!!! (see icon)

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I wasn't aware you could turn them off. Now I have.

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Interested to see if

IceWeasel* strips this functionality or lets it stand.

*Debian's trademark-stripped-for-licencing-reasons version of FF.

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Boffins attempt to prove the UNIVERSE IS JUST A HOLOGRAM

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Finally!

A real-world application of holographic memory!

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Government report: average Oz user will want 15 Mbps by 2023

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Re: Sure.... want away

Says a frequent user of public roads, and other assorted public infrastructure. *rolleyes*

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Re: What happens when

Easy! Turnbull will be retired to a Telstra board position long before then. S.E.P.

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China hopes home-grown OS will oust Microsoft

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Re: Red Flag...

Maybe Red Flag BSD this time?

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Fast And Furious 6 cammer thrown in slammer for nearly three years

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Whelp!

He is the best place possible ... for learning a whole raft of new skills.

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NBN Co claims 96 mbps download speeds for FTTN trial

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Yes.

Results only applicable for a perfect sphere moving through a vaccuum!

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Aussie telcos to sell user location data to marketers

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Which bank^H^H^H^H telco?

Every bloody bank^H^H^H^H telco!

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Intel's Raspberry Pi rival Galileo can now run Windows

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Re: Single-threat?

Just don't try to get it past the TSA!

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This'll end well: US govt says car-to-car jibber-jabber will SAVE lives

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Re: Bugger this... I'm walking.

That won't protect you from other's cars (which now can't see you at all since you don't have V2V built into your body... yet!)

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Google's so smart it's discovered SHARKS HAVE TEETH

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The sharks want their LASERs!

Re: "the shark-bite problem is specific to optical fibre cables rather than their retired copper predecessors"

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Five Totally Believable Things Car Makers Must Do To Thwart Hackers

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Re: We will all be driving $25.00 cars that get 1,000 miles to the gallon

That crash at least once a day!

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AMD's first 64-bit ARM cores star in ... Heatless in Seattle*

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Re: How much?

Dev kits also tend to come with some very low-level engineering support bundled into that price.

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HUMAN RACE PERIL: Not nukes, it'll be AI that kills us off, warns Musk

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Re: design to fail.

If the first-gen AIs are dumb enough to create a 2nd-gen to replace them, then they deserve the same fate as the humans who created them!

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Turnbull to Big Content: Let your movies RUN FREE ... for a fair price

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Re: Some thoughts...

The DVD rental store still pays a per-hire fee to the rights holder, so, yes, the rights-holder still has a loss. A very small one, but still a loss.

As I have said before. What I want is to be able to purchase - for a reasonable price - a business-card-sized* plastic chit which licences me to hold the content in any form I wish. I get the media in the format that suits my playback equipment (a Linux box at present, but may change ongoing) and the rights-holder gets paid (which, if the media is worth me having, I would like to pay /reasonable/ fee for if only to encourage more media of that type to be made!).

*Business-card-sized means conveniently-small but not misplacably-small and also wallets/boxes for storage are readily available.

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Yes, Australia's government SHOULD store comms metadata

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Of course they should.

And every time their 360k floppy disk is full, they just eject it, turn it over, reinsert it, and keep on storing. Like any good government minister's understanding of IT will dictate.

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AMD dangles 64-bit ARM code developer kit over, well ... developers

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Re: Good deal

Yes, you can't really compare prices for dev platforms with hobby platforms! Both are great in their place, but their place is quite different.

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NBN Co adds apartments to FTTP rollout

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That's why it is called the NBN

No Broadband Network

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Lower prices are BAD FOR CONSUMERS, says Turnbull

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Turnbull has been dining with the Devil,

and the cheque is now on its way.

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Writing about an Australian Snowden would land Vulture South in the clink

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Nah, they'd just lock us all up. Just to be sure.

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Re: Tip of the Iceberg...

We, personally, may not deserve it, but we, taken as a group, ... Thomas is pretty right-on.

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Spinning SPACE DUCK is comet-chasing Rosetta probe's PREY

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Re: Human progress

Well, according to recent genetic studies, at some point we did exactly that.

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Interview: Michael Cordover, voteware freedom-of-information crusader

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Re: What a troublemaker

Downvoters may have missed the more obscure form of Aussie sarcasm there!

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NBN Co execs: No FTTN product until 2015

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I got mail!

Hmmm. I recieved a leaflet in my letter box yesterday explaining that in the next few months they would be digging up our area to install node boxes (and assuring us they would put the pavement, grass, trees, etc. back afterwards).

Not /REAL/ NBN, but better than nothing, I guess!

My mum, in a large regional centre down the coast, is still waiting to see if any-kind-of-wired-networking or death-by-old-age reaches her first.

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Microsoft's anti-bug breakthrough: Wire devs to BRAIN SCANNERS

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Devil

The trick will be in the feedback loop.

ie: Bad code electrifies the electrodes.

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Data retention saves Australia from TERROR says Labor MP

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Redundant?

Isn't the USA going to do this for us anyway?

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Watch: DARPA shows off first successful test of STEERABLE bullet

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Hax!

They use Hax! I don't want to play in this war any more!

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I've got 99 problems, but a Facebook boycott ain't one

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99 days?

Amateurs!

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