* Posts by LaeMing

1885 posts • joined 23 Dec 2009

Stuff your RFID card, just let me through the damn door!

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Our RFID swipe cards really do only work from one side. No idea why!

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Scummy transients FOUND ON MARS by NASA rover

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Re: Mars9?

They keep bumping the version number every time they /don't/ find any bugs.

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Rand Paul puts Hillary Clinton's hard drive on sale

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I believe...

...it was a certain female intern's dress that was crusty.

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China weaponizes its Great Firewall into the GREAT FIRE CANNON, menaces entire globe

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Bad net citizens...

...get their IP blocks banned.

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Self-aware storage? It'll be fine. Really - your arrays aren't the T-1000

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Self-aware storage?

Isn't that how Sgt. Schlock's people started out?

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ALIENS ARE COMING: Chief NASA boffin in shock warning

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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.

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Netflix fail proves copper NBN leaves Australia utterly 4Ked

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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!

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Re: Bipartisan support

They know: that's how they are taking away what little privacy and rights we have.

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RELICS of the Earth's long lost TWIN planet FOUND ON MOON

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Aaaaaand...

...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.

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Google wants Marvin the Paranoid Android's personality in the cloud

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Don't forget...

...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. "

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You. FTC. Get over here. Google is INVADING our children's MINDS – anti-ad campaigners

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Childcatcher

Sea-monkeys and X-ray specs.

The best introduction to the reality of advertising any kid can have.

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Liberal MP threatens journo with metadata probe

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I believe the expression is...

"hoist by their own metadata".

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Everybody sing...

I can see your true colours, shining through.

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Feds ponder jamming journo comms in Australian Parliament

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Any chance...

...they could just lock themselves in, completely dis-connected from the outside, and never come out?

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Streak life: Oz woman flashes boobs at Google Street View car

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As Kaz Cook once wrote:

"You can always tell a bottle-fed baby!"

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But if they go after real criminals they might get hurt!

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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.

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Re: Last action hero!

I assume he was caught viewing the image, so had to justify it.

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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.

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Bristol’s ‘Smart City’ reserved for boffins. Sorry bumpkins

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World's first...

...hack-able city.

Can't wait.

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Apple is like HITLER says Chinese billionaire

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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.

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Hitler is a bit extreme.

Control-obscessive sociopath, certainly, though.

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Turnbull's Digital Transformation Office to 'leave you quivering with excitement'

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Will there be a version of all these services for all the people who can't get NBN (or any internet at all)?

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Lost WHITE CITY of the MONKEY GOD found after 500 years

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Re: “ground-truthed"???

The ground is an inside job. Obama did it.

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Metadata laws pass so it's time to STOP READING LISTICLES

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Won't somebody think of the...

...oncoming traffic!

(and full upvotes for the quite-justified rant).

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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?

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Metadata retention is no worse than STALKING: Turnbull

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It is nothing like stalking.

There are laws against that!

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NORK internet outage was payback for Sony hack – US politician

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So...

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.

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Diablo fingered in offensive ASCII art trial doc shock

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Re: Not being offensive

It's a good way to calm oneself down.

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NSW premier pitches 'digital licence' as election stunt

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Re: Relax

Phone charging stations in every holding cell (dare you use them!).

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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?

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Chief Scientist slams handcuffing research funds to uni reforms

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Australian Feral Government's War on Education continues.

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One does not simply ask the inventor of the WWW what he thinks about memes

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Most interesting.

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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.

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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.

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Intel SoCs it to 'em with new D: Tiny but powerful

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A 1541 in a NUC. That would need TARDIS technology!

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I want a 1540 in a NUC form-factor!

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Australia threatens to pull buckets of astronomy funding

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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.

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Re: Chris Pyne

To be fair. All their kids get posh private educations enabling them to go on to top-paid roles as industry 'leaders' (full sympathies to the respective industries). There is no benefit to them and theirs in public science - not enough payola for the managers in that field.

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Thus continues...

The Australian Feral Government's "War on Education".

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Tired of IoT hype? Internet of SLUGS and SPIDERS is the reality

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Awwwwww.

Look at all the liddle babies!

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Turnbull says no need to future-proof NBN

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"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!

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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.

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Super SSD tech: Fancy a bonkers 8TB all-flash PC?

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Re: So what happens if the ring is broken?

You get a goatse error?

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

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Oops.

Citing my quotes is a professonal habit. I didn't mean to start an ... ahem .... ego .. measuring contest!

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

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Re: @ Charles Manning -- Suckerfish

Also, reg readers represent a disproportionate portion of people with input into major corporate purchase decisions (I am just a tech, working well below management level, but the decisions in my section on what to get within the provided spec is usually left entirely up to me). And we are less inclined than the average one-off consumer to forget. Or forgive.

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Ford to save you from BIKE FITNESS HORROR

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Re: full-fat Transit

Those are the ones that clog the arteries, aren't they?

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Re: all the wheels?

If you only have one bike, you only have to remove the wheels on the side of the van you are stowing it on. For two bike storage, all 4 wheels must be removed. If you want a handlebar basket with plastic flowers on it, you have to take out the spare too.

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Botched NBN installs leave folks with no internet, or recourse

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I am so glad I am still renting, and can move at will.

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You're outta here! Baseball star strikes out sleazy trolls who targeted teen daughter

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Doxing

always makes me think of the removal of a sheep's tail to combat fly-strike (which I believe is known as docking). Or maybe the removal of other parts.

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East Timor was officially removed from the internet yesterday

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While that is largely true, some of us non-ccTLD users are simply little people who don't want to associate with any particular arbitrary region on a map.

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