* Posts by LaeMing

2131 posts • joined 23 Dec 2009

North Korea unveils its home-grown Netflix rival – Manbang

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Re: @AC Typical monolinguistic anglophone

If you hear what you think is a Chinese person repeatedly saying the 'N' word, they might just be saying the local version of 'um....'

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Re: Only 50 odd years behind the curve

Pajero formally means 'Manly' (which was why it was chosen) but it is pretty easy to see how that had long before shifted to the colloquial 'Wanker'.

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Australia Post says use blockchain for voting. Expert: you're kidding

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Blockchain! It's blockchain! Blockchain!!! Use blockchain!...

...to cure cancer, solve global hunger, bring peace to the world and save ALL the children.

What can't the latest new technology do?

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Render crashing PCs back to their component silicon: They deserve it

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Re: "...Bastards, the lot of them."

Speak softly.

And carry a 23" shifting spanner.

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Microsoft adds useful feature to PowerPoint. Seriously

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Re: "updation"

Updation, updation, updation.

A man had an operation

They took out his brain

and put in a moldy cabbage

(Real life seldom rhymes) updation.

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Apps record your heartbeat but now you worry the Census will remember your name?

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My understanding for the Census being anonymous in the past was that it was so people wouldn't feel inclined to lie to protect themselves.

For example: with the violent hostility to anyone-who-doesn't-believe-as-me going on around the world at present, I certainly don't want my beliefs or their possible lack indexed to my identity and stored off somewhere that will inevitably become effectively public-domain sooner-or-later (not that I am inclined to trust the government or its agencies with such personal information themselves, either!).

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Church organist nabbed for playing glory hole in excelsis

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Re: Need I say anything...?

He used the wrong hole. God was in the cubicle on the other side.

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Re: Is Organist the right term?

Why isn't it 12 inches long? Because then it would be a foot.

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Gullible Essex Police are now using junk science lie detectors

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The police origionally hired the laughing psycic.

But the plods misinterpreted the expression "strike a happy medium" and law suits are pending.

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Official: AMD now stands for Avoiding Miserable Death

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Re: Kept going by PS4?

Which might be why AMD is working towards being a supplier of ARM cores too.

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Cryptography vs. bigotry: The debate Australia needs to have

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It isn't the popular figurehead Hanson per-se, but her shadowy handlers that you really need to worry about.

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Man sues YET AGAIN for chance to marry his computer

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I don't see why not.

I spent years married to an inanimate object!

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Wasn't getting off on it though, hence the past tense.

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Man killed in gruesome Tesla autopilot crash was saved by his car's software weeks earlier

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I recall not seeing an oncoming NSW State Rail heavy vehicle until it was disturbingly close a few decades back, as it was a perfect 'Eucalyptus green' against a forested background.

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Zuck covers up mic and cam pickup because sharing isn't always good

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Re: I actually spy on my camera and mic

Does your TV support BlueTooth?

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Re: I actually spy on my camera and mic

You know your telly is really 'smart' when it starts hacking you for its own amusement and profit!

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Just to remind you not to plug in a mic, I am guessing.

Possibly not even security-related. I was always plugging my headphones into my mic jack in the dark under my desk until I changed cases and my new one has lit front panel port-icons.

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Israeli researcher fans fears: here's another way to cross the airgap

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Re: Distance

I guess if you have an 'air-gapped' computer in the same roome as a networked one, they could (slowly) communicate back and forth.

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Late night smartphone use makes women go blind

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Re: Men too

But at least their prostate health will be tip-top.

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Ransomware scum build weapon from JavaScript

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But it might contain diamonds!

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Rejoice, fatties: Giving chocolate electric shocks makes it healthier

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Re: Aussie Mars Bars vs UK Ones

Yep. Australia is just more lax about ingredient list requirements. Manufacturers like to complain they can't fit any more on the label while their exact same product+package manages just that in other parts of the world with more pro-people government policies.

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BOFH: Follow the paper trail

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To paraphrase a feedback note that has been floating about the 'net for years

"If I had one day left to live, I would spend it in this seminar as it made the day seem like eternity."

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Chinese loan sharks seek salacious selfies as collateral

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Re: Bah!

Or 4 that just didn't find it in the least funny.

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Chinese space station 'out of control', will do best firework impression

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Re: Before

YAAC: "A brilliantly conceived but badly execute attempt to flatten Australia from space."

Wot? It wasn't flat enough already!?

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Even in remotest Africa, Windows 10 nagware ruins your day: Update burns satellite link cash

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Maybe,

they should encourage the militarised poachers to hunt Microsoft board members to extinction?

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Re: Disclaimer

Every disclaimer that I have ever seen in the past couple of decades out of a packaged software house explicitly forbids its use in potentially life-threatening situations. So no sue-ball.

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ARM Cortex-A73: How a top-end mobe CPU was designed from scratch

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Re: MOBE

I prefer the descriptive contraction 'MoFo'

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Telstra gets AU$180 million to run national cancer register

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The Big Titsup

Might work out for breast cancer.

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Australian Greens don't believe Silicon Valley can save the world

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Yes!

It's got what plants need.

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FBI director claims that videoing police is causing crime uptick

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Re: Simple solution

Pollies won't end the 'War on Drugs' while they are getting so much slush funding from the big drug cartels to keep it up. Just like the illegal alcohol producers were the biggest fans of prohibition, the cartels like the prices being kept higher than they would be in a fair market.

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A modest proposal: dump the NBN mess on Telstra

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We have a national election coming up?

I always have trouble keeping track of the petty small-time politics.

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Goodbye: XPoint is Intel's best exit from NAND production hell

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Intel... If they are smart...

History doesn't have much good to say on that combination of concepts! :-)

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Storage with the speed of memory? XPoint, XPoint, that's our plan

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Re: The future is vertical

If all the fast stuff is integrate on a SOC, with just low-pin-count for connecting to slow peripherals (USB, Network PHYs, etc.) I might even be able to go back to making my own computer mainboards!

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How innocent people 'of no security interest' are mere keystrokes away in UK's spy databases

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Looking up oneself...

Sounds like a euphamism for having one's head planted in one's posterior!

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Dutch PGP-encrypted comms network ‘abused by crooks’ is busted

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Re: Why not go further?

Don't forget, politics is often used by criminals. Need to shut that down too!

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Adobe scrambles to untangle itself from QuickTime after Apple throws it over a cliff

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Maybe Adobe should consider...

...properly supporting open media standards in a timely fashion?

(choke choke choke).

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Uninstall QuickTime for Windows: Apple will not patch its security bugs

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@ProprietaryFormatProblems

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US anti-encryption law is so 'braindead' it will outlaw file compression

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Re: BSA

That's just infinite-monkey effect. Eventually one of the monkeys will say something you happen to agree with by pure chance.

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There's oil in that thar … Chinese space probe?

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Cheap shot.

"What could possibly go wrong when sending oil into space at 500 times sea level pressure?"

The US military will try to 'liberate' it?

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PayPal freezes 400-job expansion in North Carolina over bonkers religious freedom law

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But there is the rub. A depressingly large portion of humanity /don't/ have anything more important to worry about. Sad little lives, really.

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Re: I guess it is time

I am only suggesting they obey the law of the region they are in. You can't go to prison for that. Wait. 'Merica. Nevermind.

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I guess it is time

for all the post-op/hormone-treatment trans-gender people across the US to descend on this place and make a show of using the bathrooms they are now legally required to. En masse. Ideally forming a nice long queue. The more masculine-looking the XXs and the more feminine-looking the XYs (all other variants as they feel appropriate) the better!

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Woman scales Ben Nevis wielding selfie stick instead of ice axe

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Re: We are interfering with evolution

Also, as a social species, the willingness to help others and the resulting tendency to be helped by others is - for better or worse - a rather intrinsic part of our genetic programming.

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Reddit's warrant canary shuffles off this mortal coil

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Re: Assume the worst

As Drew sang:

"I put 100,000 pictures of my butt on the internet / so the NSA could spy on it / keep an eye on it / maybe call the FBI on it"

The whole song is worth a listen (slightly NSFW).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzAuXuxD0Oo

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India orders 770 million LED light bulbs, prices drop 83 per cent

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I'm still trying to use up all the free CF lamps we were given here in Aus several years back (I got into CF lamps before they were cool! :-) The bulb in my living room is one of the first I bought, 24 years ago, and still running!).

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Gumtree serves world's worst exploit kit to scores of Aussies

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Re: Ad Blocker

I don't use an ad blocker. I do use a powerful privacy-invasion / malware blocker. For some reason I see very few ads.

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Your money or your life! Another hospital goes down to ransomware

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Old saying may be appropriate...

He who attacks a healer shall thereafter be denied healing.

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Feds tell court: Apple 'deliberately raised technological barriers' to thwart iPhone warrant

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Yes, though even in the US, the chances of being gunned down by a terrorist or a local nutter are still pretty miniscule.

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Austrian mayor spunks €40k on virgin-eating dragon

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Last year I had to break the universe by moving the stationary cabinet in my office.

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McAfee gaffe a quick AV kill for enterprising staff

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Re: responsibility

And 97 percent of the MS-Windows users' need for admin rights are from poorly written (mostly third-party) software who's programmers haven't realised it isn't '98 anymore! (But they still pay for it :-( )

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Microsoft releases Windows 10 preview for Raspberry Pi 3

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Re: PCs fading away...

I believe it is called an AIO (All In One) PC. I think it is an Intel initiative.

And, unlike an iMac, you can - in theory at least - separate the mainboard out of the monitor to upgrade/replace either separately if you are above the no-user-servicable-parts-inside level of proficiency with tech. (And assuminy you can find someone who makes parts for the psudeo-standard!)

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