228 posts • joined 15 Feb 2010
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.
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.
What a friggin' waste of money, but then again a guess that's what the pollies want. A population that is ignorant and clueless,
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.
Don't you just want to bitch slap apple
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Da Vinci and Picasso may have produced some great art, but, these pictures are the real art that inspires
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.
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.
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.
the whole FacebooK IPO was a Ponzi scheme.
Has someone been reading Freedom by David Suarez and making idol comments over the water cooler.
Her breasts were under her hips ?.
30Kg Saggy boobs, Hmm, this is a picture i can do without seeing
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.
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
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.
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.
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,
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
Be Afraid VERY Afraid
Iran has also just released pictures of their progress on their nuclear program. Picture to your left
trying to retrieve years worth of porn downloads!
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.
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
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..
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
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.
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.
Can you imagine the shitstorm this.would create in the Arab nations if individuals are fingered. Head would roll, literally.
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.
Re: What to say.
I do..This situation is seriously FUBAR' ed.
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
Cruel and unusual
My first thought was Rebecca Blacks' Friday but I have to agree anything from JB is just as bad.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.