* Posts by FozzyBear

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If IT isn’t careful, marketing will soon be telling us what to do

FozzyBear
IT Angle

Huh!

What goes around comes around. This scenario is nothing new, the buzz words and jargon are, the scenario is not. It has always been a balancing act between IT and the business.

Some Marketing, Sales or business drone has read an article on the latest and greatest bit of vapourware and wants it operational as soon as possible. It's the job of IT to bring some sanity and forward thinking to the process. Denying it outright is dangerous; not thinking about how it integrates into existing business and systems is disastrous. It’s the art of balancing these two extremes that is the key. Regardless though it’s IT that’s blamed for the failure. The other department if it succeeds.

It’s the way it was, is, and always will be.

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Boffins have devised TERMINATOR style LIQUID METAL – for an antenna

FozzyBear
Terminator

I'm running for the hills

One dimensional antenna. I call it a sharp needle.

They are working on conttrolling it two-dimensionally. I call that

"Knives and other stabbing weapons"

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KFC's new secret ingredient is a bluetooth keyboard on your tray

FozzyBear
Coffee/keyboard

Given the amount of oil, grease and other crap that oozes from the protein substitute they call chicken a vomit bag and a tray full of napkins would be more appreciated.

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Pandora ordered to pay up extra royalties in BMI row

FozzyBear

Re: 20 years later

Unfortunately these people have all the forward thinking of council parking officers armed with wheel clamps.

Still it is amusing to see them fight a losing battle to keep the old business model profitable

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Swedish Supreme Court keeps AssangeTM in Little Ecuador

FozzyBear

Do we know for a fact that he is still there?

Is it possible they have managed to smuggle him out

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Mars needs TRAFFIC COP to stop probe prangs, says NASA

FozzyBear

Just declare an orbit a tow away zone.

An Aussie tow truck driver would have the offending satelite wheel clamped, towed and impounded before the paint was dry on the sign.

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Accused Aussie game hacker flees to Europe ahead of trial

FozzyBear

Re: Australian Take-away

No Fans here just the aussies down voting the idea of having the bastard back

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EXTREME FEEDING: BLUE whales' gluttonous gobbling of fishy fluids

FozzyBear

Rubber-band nerve lets them gulp straight down throats

Though rare this can also be present in the female of our speciies. Whilst this may marginalise her from the other females, this trait can be highly prized by the males.

Damn I miss her!

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Windows 10 bombshell: Microsoft to KILL OFF Patch Tuesday

FozzyBear

Microsoft taking a swipe at another company

for lax security, software bugs and poor track record in fixing them.

Well they should know, they've been doing it for decades

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Ex-Goldman Sachs programmer found guilty of code theft … again

FozzyBear

Scratch the surface

of a democracy and just below the surface you'll find that rules and laws are really not there to protect you and me or the other guy in the street. The laws are there to protect itself from you or me or the guy in the street. Check out double jeopardy in Australia , UK or US and it has so many loopholes or exceptions they could continue to proecute him til he dies of old age.

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Why recruiters are looking beyond IT's traditional talent pool

FozzyBear

@ boltar

The last guy I worked with had an IT degree and was not shy in telling everyone about it. Gave him a small project to work on.(rework a stored procedure and view). Long story short after three weeks he finally admits that the reason it isn't finished is because he did not know SQL. The guy had a degree in Information and database management!

So, yes, I will take the Builder, or the electrician or guy/girl off the street rather than the likes of him, or YOU for that fact, because Id rather a honest hard worker than a pretentious twat like yourself. .

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Singapore's PM personally programmed C++ Suduko-solver

FozzyBear

An intelligent poltician

Its quite sad that this sparks such a debate and cynical ( or are they hopeful) views. If only there was more politicians that like him with "useful" skills and degrees, rather than the mindless suit wearing drones we are all accustomed too.

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Oz energy company AGL promises to decarbonise by 2050

FozzyBear

and the not so fine print

Of course we will be only too happy to pass along any increases these initiatives cost, real or imagined, onto our customers

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COME BACK – I never said we were quitting public cloud, says HP bigwig Bill Hilf

FozzyBear

HP's wheel of fortune (Strategy) Oh look we've landed back on cloud computing.

Honestly each time HP comes out with a new (read old) strategy I have visions of the three stooges. Whoop, whoop, whoop, slap, doonk, bang, poke!

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What's Meg Whitman fussing over: The fate of HP ... or the font on a DISRUPTIVE new logo?

FozzyBear

Did

Marketing pass out the small mirrors, razor blades along with small baggies of white powder before trying to sell this bullshit Seriously Meg you may have been suckered in by all that marketing bullshit. Don't demean your customers intelligence by thinking they will also.

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NO, Joe Hockey, a 'Netflix tax' wouldn't raise 'billions'

FozzyBear

yep thats right

This moron is in charge of Australia's federal budget

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Dallas Buyers Club doubles down on Oz Torrenters

FozzyBear

piracy rates sky rocket in OZ

yeah that's because even the people who would buy season 6 of SOA are still waiting for it to hit the shelves and are sick of waiting

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Turnbull's digital transformation office DOES SOMETHING

FozzyBear

Seriously

I can condense all of that crap into the following single line of text..

See easily read and understood by all

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This one weird trick deletes any YouTube flick in just a few clicks

FozzyBear

No bieber or minecraft video were harmed..

Well I want to know why not

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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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