* Posts by LaeMing

1833 posts • joined 23 Dec 2009

Twitter probes terror threat: Medieval murder mob ISIS allegedly puts co-founder in crosshairs

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Re: They don't want Twitter shut down?

Silliest thing is that that (stolen or otherwise) Rolex doesn't actually tell the time any better than my $10 watch from an internet junk store. It is purely a symbol of wealth with no added function from the dollar 'value'. A pure symbol of aristocracy if ever there was one.

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(I used to have fun with street-hawkers in China trying to sell me a 'Rolex' by showing them my plastic sports watch and explaining I already had a watch. They always took the message with good humor.)

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Re: There are so many these days

It is endemic in the human population. Won't be fixed unless all the non-nut-cases do something drastic about it, which they won't on account of not being nutcases.

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Re: They don't want Twitter shut down?

Like all fundamentalists, their doctrine is only inflexible where it concerns what other people can and can't do.

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$250K: That's what Lenovo earned to RAT YOU OUT with Superfish

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Re: Suckerfish

I imagine they have alrady lost more than that in sales since it came to light.

(Icon for Lenovo of course).

As a company I have had little dealings with but by default would have assumed they were one of the 'reputable' brands, they have now been relagated to 'another dodgy box slinger' status in my mind. And that will be a very hard perception to change in me now, even if I actually wanted to change it.

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W*nkers of the world unite to SAVE THE PLANET one jerk-off at a time

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Re: When do you break even?

Until all that is left is a shrivelled bloody nubbin, I would guess.

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Microsoft man: Internet Explorer had to go because it's garbage

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Re: Um, what?

Well, when it comes to IT mono-cultures, Microsoft /is/ the leading expert in the field these past few decades!

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Intel, Apple and Cisco crossed off Chinese Gov's kit list

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Re: Wake up, investors in China...

At which point the west would nullify all its debt owed to China. And likely nationalise all the Chinese investment in the West (and yes, there is a damned lot, in my part of the West, anyway!). The economies are a bit too inter-linked for that sort of thing anymore!

Also: A man with a million dollars is nowhere near as powerful as a man who owes you a million dollars!

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Oh No, Lenovo! Lizard Squad on the attack, flashes swiped emails

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Re: The wording of that tweet.

Even CloudFlare is determined to keep their distance from any association with Lenovo!

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US trade bods: No, your iPhone can't detect CANCER

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Re: Paging - Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard....

It's what snakes use to slither more efficiently.

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Don't detect cancer. Don't cause cancer.

What dang use ARE the things, then!

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Australia's Akamai ranking has nothing to do with the NBN

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Re: your Mum seems to be an ideal candidate for a FTTP service.

Sadly, both Optus and Telstra wireless are so chronically oversubscribed in mum's area that, despite having a 3-4 (of 5) bar signal, I can't even connect her to the respective networks' own sites to pay their monthly fee!

They tried to blame it on increased usage due to it being school holidays. Not for the whole of the past 6 months it bloody isn't!

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Hello Barbie: Hang on, this Wi-Fi doll records your child's voice?

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Anatomically incorrect

This doll seems 3 eyes short of the usual complement for this kind of thing!

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Passing asteroid MOONS the HUMAN RACE

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Re: So what you are saying...

Either i was very slow when I posted the above, or I influenced a re-do of the article title?

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So what you are saying...

...is the little bugger mooned us on the way past!

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Lenovo to customers: We only just found out about this Superfish vuln – remove it NOW

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Re: Another list to add to

Yes, brand loyalty is a two-sided coin: "There is no wrath like that of a zealot betrayed."

(Not accusing you of zealotry, that is just the way the saying is traditionally worded.)

- A former indi-dev on Apple's platforms (don't get me started!)

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Australian government may take leave of its census

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Online census

Sort of assumes the entire population has access to online. ProTip: they don't. Not by a long shot yet.

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'Net neutrality will turn the internet communist – and make Iran's day'

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Re: Netizens of the world unite!!

"or at least be forever consigned to have Comcast as their ISP"

I don't think cruel and unusual punishments should apply in our new world order.

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A cookie with a 7,984-year lifespan. Blimey, Roy Batty only got 4!

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Few things I note:

My user account has moved from cpu-to-cpu and storage-device-to-storage-device for over a decade now (and I don't even use cloud - this is just my /home partition moving about as I upgrade stuff), so assuming that the age of a physical device has anything to do with it is naff.

I don't accept 3rd-party cookies. It is a fairly accessible setting in any modern browser.

The sort of cookies I do like to accept (page viewing preferences) I would prefer to outlive me.

I intend to live forever. Or die trying*.

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* Vila Restal, Blakes 7, BBC

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Free Windows 10 could mean the END for Microsoft and the PC biz

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Supported life of the device

Simply lasts as long as the Software Supplier (MS in this case) wishes to support the device. Once they decide to not support the device, its supported life is over. QED.

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Sony's super-frumpy SmartEyeglass goggles are $840 Google Glasses

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Re: For those who don't click through the Sony link:

4. Any attempt to arrest a senior SONY employee results in shutdown.

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BLAME ENGINEERS: Workstation sales soar by 8.9 per cent a year

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Creators gotta create.

Otherwise there is nothing for the masses to do with their shiny low-end kit.

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Find My Phone does just one thing but Samsung's messed it up

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But it costs 15 quid do download.

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Boy, 16, cuffed after posting selfie with body of kid he allegedly killed

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Re: Inadmissable...

I imagine the 'hole' is not in their software, but part of the screen-shot ability inherent in most OSes since there where screens to screen-shoot.

(Icon for snapchat users, not poster I am responding to).

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Official: Single people need to LOWER their EXPECTATIONS

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I tried lowering the bar...

...but the magma kept flooding the hole.

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Boffin the boffin and his boffinry pals in double dwarf super-prang alert

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Re: 700 million years!

Needn't worry. Plenty of time to prep the popcorn.

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German minister photo fingerprint 'theft' seemed far too EASY, wail securobods

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This is why...

...all the government officials, their bag-men and the like wear gloves in Dystopian-Future SciFi!

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BURIED: Oz gov won't reveal telcos' guess at data retention costs

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If only that headline stopped after the third word!

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China and Russia start again with this UN internet takeover bull****

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No. We can't have nice things.

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Oz spooks hack, try to fry Middle East servers – report

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Re: I Bet...

@Fluffy Bunny. You obviously don't pay taxes. The last tax return notices came with a nice pie chart showing how little of my tax dollar actually gets spent in human services.

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Trans-Pacific trade treaty close to signoff says USA

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Re: Any government that signs the TPP is comitting treason against its nation and its people

Beat me to it.

I wonder if the TPP can be twisted so the Austraian People can sue their own government.

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Facebook kills pic of Mohammed weeks after Zuck's Je suis Charlie!

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As healthy as hating on facebook generally is,

If a country's laws are crap, it is up to that country's citizens to get them changed, not some big multinational corporation. Or would people like to set a precedent for unelected company CEOs setting national policies where and how they see fit*

* I mean without at least pretending to go through a government sock-pupet!

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ICANN orders re-evaluation of dot-gay

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Personally,

I am not really concerned what my dots do in their own time.

... < ooh! it's a threesome!

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Drone in NEAR-MISS with passenger jet at Heathrow airport

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And this...

...is why we will never get our flying cars!

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What gets the internet REALLY excited? Kittens? No. EXPLODING Kittens

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Or in this case, a fake beard!

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Come and Twiddle Tek Gear's one handed keyboard

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Pluck to type. Strum to spam.

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Re: Left Handed?

I use an Infogrip BAT chorded keyboard quite a bit (typing this on my work one right now!). I purchased left-handed ones because I like my dominant hand free for the trackball. And the style of trackball I preferr (thumb-on-ball) only comes in right-handed anyway.

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Cubans defy government's home internet ban with secret home-made network

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Unfortunately,

My mum (no Internet access) is just out of line-of-sight to my sister (ADSL2) for a cantenna.

Cuba? Nah, regional-urban Australia here!

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Landlines: The tech that just won't die

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I went naked for a while (fnar fnar)

Then my ISP switched me back to bundled as their wholesaler was offering that cheaper.

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Ex Machina – a smart, suspenseful satire of our technology gods

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March 5?!?

Aussies have to wait until March 5???!!!

Cooooommmme Onnnnnn! I can understand making the Yanks wait, but please:

Won't someone think of the Commonwealth!

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Dotcom crypto keys not for the FBI: NZ High Court

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Re: So just how long will it take

Which is why Kim suspects they have already cracked his crypto. But without legitimately obtained keys, they can't use anything they may have found (or now use any of it anyway if it was ruled they should never have been given copies of the drives in the first place).

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SCREW you, GLASSHOLES! Microsoft unveils HoloLens

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Re: A new term to describe them?

Holo-heads.

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Re: Hope they truly work

"their Hardware is miles better than their Software these days"

This has been the case since they first got into the HW business (which is when no-one would make a keyboard with a Windows key on it for them, I beleve).

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MYSTERY RADIO SIGNAL picked up from BEYOND our GALAXY

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I find your observation...

...Spock-on!

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Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaah

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Bush-first NBN build was back to front says NBN Co CEO

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Yes, I think the point was to make sure the 'outback'* actually got some attention /before/ anyone had a chance to renig on the deal.

Ah well, best laid plans, etc.

* Anywhere that isn't a state capital.

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Facebook is MORE IMPORTANT to humanity than PORTUGAL

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Re: How many of those 4.5 million jobs were within Deloittes?

Cats don't do the W-word.

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India pushes ahead with slimmed-down fibre rollout

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You really expect a politician to even be aware of a major publication in their current portfolio area?!

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Is India copying what Mal-wear Over-bill is doing or is it the other way around?

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Australia tries to ban crypto research – by ACCIDENT

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Re: Good I say.

@Keef - we haven't finished bein stupid yet! QED.

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Dongle bingle makes two MEELLION cars open to exploit

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Re: Crash to stop insurance price hike

Might be time for CAN bus people to discover this revolutionary new technology called a 'firewall' (not the type that sits between the engine and your feet!)

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could result in loss of life

I hope their product liability insurance is up-to-date!

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Prez Obama snubs UK PM's tough anti-encryption crusade at White House meet

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Cyber

Because the 'leadership' wants to do to us much the same as what the fictional Cybermen want to do to us?

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