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1717 posts • joined 23 Dec 2009

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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Meh

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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FAIL

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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Joke

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

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Something ate Google's 8.8.8.8 at about eight in Asia's evening

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Re: Why are we limited to just two?

Can't speak for MS, but my *nix box allows an arbitrary long list. 8.8.8.8 is my fallback if both my ISP's DNSes trip over.

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Google AXES AndroidScript app used by 20,000 STEM coders WITHOUT WARNING

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Trollface

Starting over from scratch.

Careful now!

http://scratch.mit.edu/

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Re: Android named apps

Lucas was fairly forgiving about these things. But now it is Disney you have to watch out for!

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HOT BABES! Worried you won't get that JOB in IT? MENTION how hot you are

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Re: Bloke turns up for an interview...

Well if they aren't advertising to blokes too, they are missing half their market!

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US astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson: US is losing science race

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Re: I'll tell you one thing

But spunking three orders of magnitude more money on new ways to kill people is all okey dokey.

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Australia's Digital Tech curriculum looks to be shelved for another year

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Unfortunately 'think of the children' doesn't cover their education.

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Adobe spies on reading habits over unencrypted web because your 'privacy is important'

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Nah, I like a /leeeeeetle/ bit of formatting in my text.

Not so much that it inteferes with reflowing the text to whatever screen/resolution I choose to use, though!

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Trollface

"Just reading page 129 of the EULA again."

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Good thing I only read things made available in HTML.

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Why US Feds and g-men kick up a stink about a growing smartphone encryption trend

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In the end, if these people really cared about saving lives,

they would be working traffic patrol.

Not publicly-funded James-bond-themed LARPing

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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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Flame

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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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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Alien

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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