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30 years on: The day a computer glitch nearly caused World War III

FozzyBear

He may down play his actions

The fact of the matter is, there are precious few people out there willing to disregard the idiocy the computer screen is telling them and make intelligent decisions on their own. Even worse, more and more people are willing to be lead blindly by the technology at their disposal even when that small part of the brain (common sense) is screaming at them not to do it.

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Assange fails in bid for election to Australian Senate

FozzyBear

Re: Go Palmer!

My thoughts exactly. Personally love to see a debate between him and Abbott. I'm sure Palmer would be able to throw in a reference to budgie smuggler somehow. It was this comment I was hoping for in the rudd v Abbott, but alas just boring policy crap.

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Oz government-in-waiting releases new online child protection policy

FozzyBear

What a friggin' waste of money, but then again a guess that's what the pollies want. A population that is ignorant and clueless,

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You thought only Google dodges UK taxes? So do all the Brit firms

FozzyBear

Gromm

There's a difference between "minimising their costs" and "tax fraud".

That's right there is a big difference "tax fraud" indicates that you have broken a law to avoid taxes. "minimising their costs" indicates they are using existing loop holes in the legalisation to minimise the tax they need to pay.

Typically, the government sits a whines over this "gross" injustice rather than acting on closing the loop hole which they created in the first place.

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Astronaut Chris Hadfield's Space Oddity ends in Kazakhstan

FozzyBear
Happy

Lucky Bastard

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Apple adds Galaxy S 4 to Samsung patent suit

FozzyBear

Don't you just want to bitch slap apple

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Your Flying Car? Delayed again, but you WILL get it, says Terrafugia

FozzyBear
Devil

Seriously, considering the drive in today, if they hand out licences for flying cars the way they do for an ordinary driving licence in NSW, I can foresee Darwin rubbing his hands in anticipation of the mass carnage.

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NYC attorney seeks mobe-makers' help to curb muggings

FozzyBear

Re: With a court order

The only problem with that is that it only provides the cell that the mobile is currently connected to. true you can triangulate, but a GPS locator is better

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Judge sets the date for Patent Smackdown 2: The Damages

FozzyBear

Well at least all those lawyers will get another pay day soon. Driving around in last years model merc or BMW must be devastating for them

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One of the world's oldest experiments crawls towards a fall

FozzyBear
Devil

Hope he has more than one camera pointing at it. I can see Murphy's law rubbing his dirty little hands in anticipation of fucking up the camera or connection in some way just before it drops

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Budweiser's bonkable Buddy Cup brings Facebook to the pub

FozzyBear
WTF?

WTF

I go to the pub to get away from the tech. Last thing I want is a drunken dipshit interrupting the schooner or two I'm trying to enjoy with mates.

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Australian Federal Police claim arrest of 'LulzSec leader'

FozzyBear
Facepalm

Anyone dumb enough to publicly "proclaim" themselves the leader of any hacking group deserves to be arrested. Any cop dumb enough to believe these claims, should be sitting next to that idiot in the docks charged with diluting the gene pool

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Google's teeny UK tax bill 'just not right', thunders senior MP

FozzyBear
Happy

I am reminded of Kerry Packers senate hearing and the quote he made regarding the amount he paid in personal tax.

"I am not evading tax in any way, shape or form. Now of course I am minimizing my tax and if anybody in this country doesn't minimize their tax they want their heads read because as a government I can tell you you're not spending it that well that we should be donating extra."

Not exactly company tax but the principle applies why would you pay any more tax than you are required to by law

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And they're off: Hubble, Herschel race for hot pics of space filly

FozzyBear
Happy

Da Vinci and Picasso may have produced some great art, but, these pictures are the real art that inspires

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Australian Feds charge 17-year-old 'Anon' with four crimes

FozzyBear

in NSW laws were passed so that it is almost impossible to send a first to third time offender (juvenile) to gaol. The laws in this area demand overwhelming evidence and circumstances for the magistrate to even consider anything other than a stern warning and a good behaviour bond. This has held true even in cases of violent assault.

I don't necessarily agree with it but that is the law as it stands.

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NASA chief: Earth is DOOMED if we spot a big asteroid at short notice

FozzyBear
Facepalm

I cannot believe that the experts and the author of this article forgot about the asteroid busting Bruce Willis.

I'm pretty sure in that documentary of his it only took a couple of rednecks and less than 2 hours to put a stop to that potential disaster.

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Insourced staff paid a pittance but don't want to leave

FozzyBear
Thumb Up

I chased the almighty dollar, thinking that the long hours, the long commute and the high stress was what was expected or the norm. I wised up, now when or if I think of moving companies, I do it, based not on the salary but the work/life balance programs they have in place and the people i get to work with.

I work to live not live to work. A company can jam the extra 10-20% if they expect 10-12 hour days and regular weekend work.

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One-time wannabe governor charged for Facebook share Ponzi scheme

FozzyBear
Devil

I thought

the whole FacebooK IPO was a Ponzi scheme.

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US nuke lab drops Chinese networking kit

FozzyBear

Has someone been reading Freedom by David Suarez and making idol comments over the water cooler.

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Sculpted 66-pound jubs survive lightning blast, 26ft drop

FozzyBear

Her breasts were under her hips ?.

30Kg Saggy boobs, Hmm, this is a picture i can do without seeing

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Oz R18+ game rating goes live

FozzyBear

@Magani

I have been saying this for years. We definitely need to get rid of state or local. Getting rid one level of bureaucracy would be a huge money saver for the tax payer. Not to mention we could take all that dead wood in low level government jobs and get them to do something useful like.....

Oh fuck I knew there was a hole in the plan.

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US judge SLAMS both IBM and the SEC over bribery settlement

FozzyBear
Unhappy

I must say the bags of cash is a bit on the nose, I have images of a 50's gangster movie running through whats left of my mind now, thanks IBM. It seems that most IBMer's I have had to deal with do dress like they are from a 50's gangster movie

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Hubble takes furthest peep back into universe's history

FozzyBear
Happy

You know

Viewing pictures like these really makes you think about your place in the universe,

Theologians will ponder the implications to their religions.

Scientists will analyse and draw conclusions on the data returned.

Politicians will call a meeting and debate how they could best spin this to their advantage.

Libertarians will scream with anger how the money could have been better spent on some social cause.

And other sections of society will have their views also...

me I just think its fucking awesome.

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Australian State launches IBM probe

FozzyBear
Devil

Royal Commission

the legal equivalent of having a colonoscopy without any sedation or lubrication. I must say it couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of anal retentive bastards.

Oops my prejudices slipped through there.

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Court ruling means Kim Dotcom can sue NZ spooks

FozzyBear
Pirate

the truth wont come out

They will admit their mistake in court and offer "appropriate" compensation for fucking him around, but, when asked for details between NZ and US the government they will simply say you can't have them. they will cite any number of different reasons, national interests or details are protected under some weird act. Either way he will get some money but not the pleasure in exposing any agreement the two governments have.

Unfortunate really, as I'd love to find out how the fuck the US can make demands to another government for a simple matter of copyright violation, which is interestingly, a civil matter in all countries except for the US and now japan,

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Business sues for $750,000 over bad Yelp review

FozzyBear
Thumb Up

Way to kill your own business

Even if the allegations are completely false would you actually hire this guy to do your renovations? Not bloody likely. Did a shit job, you would be second guessing whether you should have a go at him or post a bad review

@ sooty 'This highlights a general problem with user reviews, people are pretty lazy... If they get ok, even good service they probably won't bother to go online and write about it.".

Not likely considering the content of Facebook and twitter, it seems we live in an age where people are only too happy to share every moment and action of their inane lives

Thumbs to the guy destroying his own business Darwin award of the business world

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Iran's Photoshop FAIL: 'New drone' actually Japanese university bird

FozzyBear
Mushroom

Be Afraid VERY Afraid

Iran has also just released pictures of their progress on their nuclear program. Picture to your left

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Man rummaging for lost laptop in skip gets tipped into garbage truck

FozzyBear

Obviously

trying to retrieve years worth of porn downloads!

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Ocker CANNIBAL DEATH SPIDERS invade Japan!

FozzyBear
Devil

The red back causes national terror!!!!!!!!!!

BLOODY HELL ship over funnel web and white tailed spider, Bugger it truly inspire national terror ship over our 5 deadliest snakes as well. Piss off the taipan or the king brown (damn easy to do too) and those bastards will take delight in chasing you down. Close off the beaches give them the box jellyfish, sea snake, blue ringed octopus and great white, then for fun the male platypus for the freshwater.

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New Oz road rules forbid touching mobes

FozzyBear

The number of times

I have been stuck at a set of lights for the second time because the dipshit in front was checking their text or email messages (so engrossed they don't even hear the horns going off in the background). Realised the green light at the last moment, they speed through on the orange leaving me behind fuming on another red light

If these laws are necessary so it gives those wankers pause so traffic can flow (well as well as can be expected during peak hour) so be it

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Protestors target Google over that video

FozzyBear
Devil

Is it just me

or has the reactions to this video been more offensive than the video itself. Considering I haven't watched the video I couldn't say. This does raise an interesting point though, could they not have employed the same self control (indifference) and not have watched it..

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Japanese fanboy robbers empty shops of iPhone 5s ahead of launch

FozzyBear
Happy

Perfect endng to the story

would be an end note \

stolen iphone 5 found smashed in landfill. Police baffled over human combustion as dozens of fanbois burst into flames over loss

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New Zealand's Copyright Tribunal to hear first cases

FozzyBear
Flame

The big question is

How did they gather the alleged evidence of the IP's slurping their valuable product. Unless it can stand the usual tests of evidence gathering then each case should and most likely will be thrown out. Even if thsis is a civil tribunal poking gaping holes in their "evidence" gathering it should show these bastards for the money grabbing, corporate fatcat arseholes they are.

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Police mistake reveals plan for Assange's Embassy capture

FozzyBear

the police

Can only.keep this level of security for so long. Sooner or later the budget will demand that police levels are.either reduced or removed completely. Crims in the surrounding areas must be having a field day with the reduce police presence in their areas.

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Lawyers: We'll pillory porn pirates who don't pay up

FozzyBear
Devil

arab nations

Can you imagine the shitstorm this.would create in the Arab nations if individuals are fingered. Head would roll, literally.

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Indian gov bans bulk texts as workers flee Bangalore

FozzyBear

A Mobile In Every Hand scheme to provide phones to over six million of the poorest households

Just what the poor need, a smart phone to be able to twitter what they haven't had for dinner. At least it is a new twist to the usual crap.

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Kidney-for-iPad fanboi sues after illness strikes

FozzyBear

Re: What to say.

I do..This situation is seriously FUBAR' ed.

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BOFH: Our Excel-lent new boss and the diagram plan

FozzyBear
IT Angle

Holy crap

had a manager just like that. After said moron asked what DWH stood for I wiped everything out and drew a nice looking cloud one arrow going in labelled “FM” and one arrow going out labelled “FM”.

She asked and I told her Fucking Magic.

Some berating ensued I pulled her up short and flatly refused to spend another hour each day explaining what I did, how I did it and why I did it. I was not going to spend that time so she looked good to her bosses while my own deadlines got missed

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Iranian nuke plants rocked in midnight 'heavy metal blast'

FozzyBear
Happy

Cruel and unusual

My first thought was Rebecca Blacks' Friday but I have to agree anything from JB is just as bad.

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Champagne at CSIRO after WiFi patent settlement

FozzyBear
Happy

Nice

Should have been more considering the tech, but at least that money will be going back into R&D in Australia. Hopefully the current government doesn't grab it for it own.

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Extended software support 'immoral and indefensible'

FozzyBear
Coat

Nice pipe dream

It'll never happen. Being an analyst with any sort of knowledge I thought he would have realised that Software companies are being run by the mafia. If you think I'm joking I direct you to any "consultant" from IBM mid range services or anyone from SAP.

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Indiana Jones flicks out on Blu-ray this Fall

FozzyBear

Crystal skull

Thanks to some quick thinking and a bottle of scotch I was able to remove the memory of that movie. I have since replaced it with the south park episode that so eloquently summarised everyone's feelings about that movie and what speilberg/lucas did to a treasured boyhood movie icon.

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IT staffers on ragged edge of burnout and cynicism

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Holmes

Almost all sectors of the IT industry suffer from the overwork and underpay scenario. The question is how to fix it A better research paper would have just highlighted the bleedin' obvious then concentrated on how to fix it.

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Goldman Sachs developer cleared of code theft

FozzyBear
FAIL

Re: Re: The sentence itself was absurd

Anonymous Coward @17:53 you are an Anonymous Idiot.

IF TRUE, then his actions could have cost his former employer millions of dollars, in which case one has to view this as the 'theft' of millions of dollars.

In criminal cases the theft of the item is based on it's actual value NOT the potential Earning capabilities of the item. In this case the development costs or purchase price. The above statement sounds like the typical crap a music executive would spew out on the subject of music piracy.

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Feds to carmakers: 'Rein in high-tech dashboards'

FozzyBear
Unhappy

Sad really

that you must put common sense into actual guidelines or law. A driver hurtled through a school zone yesterday whilst texting and nearly cleaned up 4 kids crossing the pedestrian crossing, including my own, he noticed at the last moment and skidded just meters away. The bastard is lucky to be walking today.

What is so bloody important that you MUST read that text message, is it more important than keeping yourself or someone else alive by paying attention to the traffic around you.

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Internet simulcasts don’t need extra royalties

FozzyBear
Devil

Every time

I read one of these stories related to music industry trying to protect their copyright I keep conjuring an image of an ostrich with it's head stuck in the sand or the 50's style fat banker in his pin stripe suit smoking a cigar. In this case I'm goin' with the fat banker.

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China clamps down on foreign telly on its channels

FozzyBear
Facepalm

Meh!

Considering the crap that is aired during prime time nowadays I wouldn't mind the OZ government clamping down on the content either, However, the content I'm talking about is the reality shows. Just when I thought it was safe to turn on the TV again after bog brother finally got pulled. I am now bombarded with morbidly obese people across all channels trying to lose weight. I'm sorry is this what passes for entertainment?

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NSW government accused of dodgy software cover-up

FozzyBear
Facepalm

Not the first

and it wont be the last failed Government IT project.

Rewind the Clock back over a decade to the COPS system. Over $100 Million and the system still did not do what was required. After 2 years they finally started talking to the end users and getting the "Real" requirements rather than the crap that some knucklehead sitting in an office thought the system should do rather than what the system needs to do.

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Barack Obama: Bland, predictable and cheesy ... on Spotify

FozzyBear

Well

I can't see him winning too many votes admitting to the following

Death metal Selection (I listen to this after after having to listen to the morons that make up the voting public)

Acid!Dance. What else would you listen to when tripping out on the latest weed the government can offer.

Oh can you just imagine the lynch mobs that would form if he admitted to listening to iron maiden's Number of the beast in the bible belt.

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BOFH: The Cloud Committee Calamity

FozzyBear

Outsourced

It appears that the BOFH is outsourcing his operations now. True it does provide a bloody good alibi, but now there are 8 other people he'll need to deal with.

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