* Posts by Dagg

282 posts • joined 13 Jul 2010

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Take that, creationists: Boffins witness birth of new species in the lab

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FAIL

Re: Get with the program!

Actually the lion belongs to the genus Canis

Massive Fail.

The lion (Panthera leo) is one of the big cats in the genus Panthera and a member of the family Felidae.

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Trump's taxing problem: The end of 'affordable' iPhones

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Mushroom

Re: I am Mad

I guess all I can do now is go to Canada, where is that immigration portal.

Crashed!

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McDonald's sues Italian city for $20m after being burger-blocked

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Pint

Re: The real reason

disgustedoftunbridgewells

Yea, all the foreign crap beer like old hen, whatneys, marstens, newcastle brown etc they keep trying to serve at mega expensive imported beer prices.

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Self-driving cars doomed to be bullied by pedestrians

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Re: I called it a couple of weeks back.

Cheapest and best option yet : a solid white line 3ft* out from the kerb, stencil a bicycle within every 100 yards* or so and NO PARKING. At all.

Won't work in Melbourne, it will end up full of parked cars especially expensive German cars.

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Trollface

The obvious solution is to visually identify the robot cars (similar to cop cars) so they can be played with safely . Anything less would be criminal endangerment of pedestrians!

Aah, a new sport, Disguise a normal car as a robot car and go hunting for idiots.

Your defence was "They just jumped out in front of me you honour and I did not have enough time to react!"

The tree of life is self pruning....

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Mercedes answers autonomous car moral dilemma: Yeah, we'll just run over pedestrians

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Re: Do not be so mean to merc drivers

@Gene Cash

You missed the sarcasm tags..

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The exploding Note 7 is no surprise – leaked Samsung doc highlights toxic internal culture

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FAIL

Re: Business as usual then

" I guess the labor laws in South Korea are a bit behind"

Same in australia, Coles, 7-eleven, grilld are good examples of how to abuse your employees.

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Student software finds new Minor Planet found way out beyond Pluto

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Coat

It is a reef of space

Mines the one with the spaceling in the pocket.

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18 seconds that blacked out South Australia

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-0.9s two wind farms drop out -192MW

The fact that two wind farms that would be geographically separated drop out within 0.1 of a second indicates that a lot more was going on. Whatever caused them to drop out would also be the trigger to cause the interconnect to also drop out.

It appears to me that if you are going to overload a wind farm it will drop out hence both going at the same time followed closely by the interconnect.

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Coffee/keyboard

Re: Working wind turbines won't help...

It would appear that SRAS1 start-up failed due to a software issue

Haha M$ strikes again! DEATH BY BSOD.

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Dagg

Re: That table actually tells us why Turnbull is right

Are you contending that if the wind farms had not been built, and new or existing power stations had been in their place the blackout wouldn't have occurred?

It doesn't matter how many new power stations that SA had if the feeders dropped out and disconnected them from the grid. It is not normal practice to place a coal fired power station in the middle of the city, it would be placed closest to the coal fields. Say at the end of a 275 kV feeder...

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Thumb Down

Re: RET plan

Why is nuclear power not even considered in Oz, considering the amount of Uranium we dig up?

Because it costs considerable amounts of money to build and run nuclear power stations. Australia may have the ore but it has nothing to turn it into fuel for a reactor.

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Dagg

Re: That table actually tells us why Turnbull is right

No it doesn't, how many MW was lost when the three 275 kV distributors dropped out. That would have caused more of a pull from victoria than any wind farm drop down.

The direct contributing factor was the loss of the distributors... not the wind farms.

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Windows updates? Just trust us, says Microsoft executive

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Flame

Re: El Reg sat down with....? Wow!

you think i'm going to show my fucking parents the difference between Xfce or GNOME or KDE and play "find the start bar" for them

Yea, I'm sick to death of trying to explain to my friends and family where everything has disappeared to in windoze8 and windoze 10. The standard comment was why did they change it? I can't find anything anymore. etc.

With the UI change especially to W8 it might have been easier to move my friends to linux as from their point of view both UIs are nothing like they used before.

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These diabetes pumps obey unencrypted radio commands – which is, frankly, f*%king stupid

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Pint

Re: Unhappy luddite

Yeah, but the outcomes are pretty unpredictable.

Not at all! The more beer the uglier the result.

Beer helping ugly people breed since forever.

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Flame

Re: And people wonder why I don't trust modern technology!

I have no problems with the concept of modern technology it it just the way some f*ckwits implement it. Seriously what the f*ck where the thinking sending anything in the clear! Absolute bloody tools, this is basically criminally negligent.

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Google 'screwed over' its non-millennials – now they can all fight back

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Windows

Age and treachery

Will always over come youth and beauty. The icon says it all <G>

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Dagg

Re: Hmmm....

No IBM has methods to get rid of you from there as well.... Been there have the scars!

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Sudden explosion in reports of exploding phones

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Mushroom

Re: Okay... let me be the first to ask...

As it was in the back pocket he might have been "clenching it wrong" instead!

Nah, I recon he dropped the S.B.D. from hell. icon says it all...

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Good God, we've found a Google thing we like – the Pixel iPhone killer

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Big Brother

Re: How long until Google decides ...

..."unlimited cloud storage for free" will not be unlimited or free?

Of course it is free, paid for by the NSA...

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'Google tax' already being avoided, says Australian Tax Office

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FAIL

But, But they are lawyers...

There was a letter in the local paper that stated that politician needed to be lawyers to allow then to create laws.

Guess what, they probably ended up as politicians as they were crap lawyers.

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The Australian Bureau of Statistics has made a hash of the census

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Mushroom

Still CRAPPED

I have just received a 3rd paper census form to fill in! The original arrived 2 days late was fill in and posted back weeks ago.... And they still keep posting census forms through the letter box.

How much is this crap fest costing?

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Google's become an obsessive stalker and you can't get a restraining order

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Re: It will continue for a while longer

Have you ever ordered a fruit-flavored gelatin dessert?

No, I just order jelly.

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Don't go chasing waterfalls, please stick... Hang on. They're back

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Devil

You've described Scrum. Minimal ceremony, self organising team.

No! Scrum IS a ceremony, it is the prayer at the altar of the church of agile

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Mushroom

Re: One thing I've noticed

Agile tends to foster good communication WITHIN a team and makes it easier for everyone to engage with the project;

Pure double speak bullsh*t, this is just another way that agile is used to blame the development team.

What! it failed!!!!! You devs must have failed to communicate!!!! BAD DEVS

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Flame

Re: Problem is that Agile doesn't work

Totally disagree with your disagreement.

Never worked in an Agile project that actually worked.

Currently working on project, seen two attempts to deliver, now on the third and still no delivery. Agile is an excuse for having no idea how to do something and just starting and attempting to learn on the job.

In the real world when you have a multi million dollar project with a fixed functionality, fixed time frame and fixed budget agile doesn't work.

The agile approach is to start with an undefined idea, no requirements, stuff around for ages, waste a lot of money then deliver some flaky stuff that does something. This might be ok for a startup where the stuff delivered becomes hipster and takes off for a couple of months. But if you are a real world bricks and mortar place with real stuff to do with people and suppliers to pay then build your software using the same techniques as you would build a building, dam etc. Start with a set of solid requirements functional and NON-functional, plan it cost it then start building. At least you will have a chance of getting it built on time and on schedule.

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Radio hams can encrypt, in emergencies, says Ofcom

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Re: Anything goes?

Good point about the privacy issue.

I've had similar problems in the AREC (Amateur Radio Emergency Corp) reporting the recovery of dead body during a SAR mission.

That was NOT information the search coordinator wanted exposed to the general public and reporters.

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CERN staff conduct 'human sacrifice' at supercollider site

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Re: Dear Daily Mail...

PS. The video both causes and cures cancer.

What happens if you play it backwards...

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Ad-blocking ‘plateaus’, claims hopeful ad industry

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Re: At last some sense!

@Aus Tech why? I would have thought that as an ozze you should understand sarcasm, it's only the yanks who don't.

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Tech support scammers mess with hacker's mother, so he retaliated with ransomware

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Devil

Re: HCF

On the PDP 11 (not the micro code version) the closest was 014747(octal) MOV -(PC),-(PC)

You loaded into the last memory location and executed, it just filled the whole memory top to bottom with 014747.

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Physicists believe they may have found fifth force of nature

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Big Brother

Re: Oh come on, we know that other force..

The universe is finite, stupidity (especially human) is infinite!

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Native Skype for Windows Phone walked behind shed, shot heard

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Cloud based - not much use

Having everything in the cloud sounds nice, the only problem is if you have a crap connection then don't even bother....

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IBM makes meek apology for Oz #CensusFail, offers no fail detail

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WTF?

Re: Here's how it works...

Reasonably competent System Integrator IT Architects (and yes there sure are a lot still remaining, even in IBM) make reasonable recommendations.

The problem here is the SALES idiots that over sold a cheap substandard solution.

The competent architects should be involved in the bid process (I normally was) from that you then work out how much and how long. That is what you should be bidding, but no, some sales idiot looking for a commission says "They won't buy for that, we'll just drop they price and screw them over with scope changes" (been there) when you as architect get to deliver you have a major WTF moment!

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IBM used dud DoS shield for failed online census says Oz PM

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FAIL

That's at best. The far more likely scenario is that the ABS did not do enough to either specify the required level of protection or simply palmed that off to IBM and stuck their heads in the sand.

The IBM approach:

Customer: I would like to buy a car.

IBM: Certainly, $xxxx please

Customer: ok

IBM: here is your car

Customer: Where are the tyres and there is no engine!!

IBM: Oh, you never asked for them, they are extra.

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'Alien megastructure' Tabby's Star: Light is definitely dimming

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Angel

Nah someone is building a hyper spatial bypass

We just haven't checked our local galactic planning office.

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BBC detector vans are back to spy on your home Wi-Fi – if you can believe it

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Re: Once upon a time detector vans existed

>The vans detected the leaked local oscillator (not the IF) from the first stage of the radio receivers that picked up the TV signal.

I thought they actually used the 15,625 kHz from the EHT osc as that really radiates and using a null looped antenna you can get a very close direction.

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First Wi-Fi box ever is chosen as Australia's best contribution to global history

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Thumb Down

Re: Just a short list... (not meant to be comprehensive)

Fail, the Fridge is not australian, a yank in the UK built the first working unit in 1834, a pom build a large scale plant in australian in 1856.

But the first "fridge" was in 1913 in the states.

The electric drill was patented in australia but never built, the first one was built in germany.

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Blighty's Coastguard goes into battle against waterborne Pokemon

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Happy

Re: Don't mess with evolution!

The tree of life is self pruning.

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Mystery black hole hides by curbing its appetite

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Re: missing mass (or at least some portion thereof) found?

Just because we can't find it doesn't mean it doesn't exist.

One option is to do the maths to see if this type of phenomena could explain dark matter / dark energy...

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Lightning strikes: Britain's first F-35B supersonic fighter lands

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Coat

What's the bet that they used agile to develop the F-35 software.

IT angle, 'nough said...

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NRA guns down 38,000 Surge.sh sites in anti-parody spray-and-pray

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Re: Misleading

civilian citizen of good character And what the hell defines that! I've been in the states and from where I was the only definition of good was you went to the right church.

The fact that they may go to church is certainly no indication of being good, just ask those screwed over by the catholic priests...

Religion and guns are a bad mix.

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Devil

Re: Lesson learned

Satire... We are talking about Americans here, aren't we?

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Gun-jumping French pols demand rapid end to English in EU

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Headmaster

Re: Me

centuries the language used in diplomacy was french..

Only in Europe.

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Israeli researcher fans fears: here's another way to cross the airgap

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Big Brother

Re: Distance

I have no idea how far a meter is, it would depend on the size of the actual meter and maybe the type; audio, RF, voltmeter, amp meter, water meter...

I suspect you mean metre which is an actual unit of distance.

One day americans will get to understand metric...

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Cats understand the laws of physics, researchers claim

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Boffin

Perpetual motion

Dropped cat with piece of buttered toast tied to its back.

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AWS blames 'latent bug' for prolonging Sydney EC2 outage

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Mushroom

Re: The Cloud...

>Which is why you have a contract...

Yea, right. What isn't included is excluded and if it is included there will be so many caveats around the inclusion that the whole thing means you a screwed.

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Our CompSci exam was full of 'typos', admits Scottish exam board

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Facepalm

What do you expect.

Those who can do, those who can't teach (or set exams)...

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Rats revive phones-and-cancer scares

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Re: Purveying woo @ Flocke Kroes PNGuinn

That is nasty! I have a copy of pet rats and they are nice, clean, honest and cuddly. To imply that politicians are rats is an insult to rats.

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Microsoft won't back down from Windows 10 nagware 'trick'

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Gimp

Re: Not All Bad

>c# is great

C# is like having sex with too many condoms...

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