* Posts by acbot

21 posts • joined 25 Aug 2010

Cudo CEO exits for startup

acbot
FAIL

57 signals

Sounds like poor man's 37 signals.

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Pros thrash amateurs in Hong Kong iPhone 4S race

acbot

Maybe you should become a professional queuer instead of actually contributing to society then.

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acbot
FAIL

How long did they have to wait for to generate 90 quid? Surely there are better ways to make money.

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Apple kills code-signing bug that threatened iPhone users

acbot
Gimp

Charlie Miller is very well known to Apple and in the wider security community - this isn't an attempt to gain notoriety as all the fanbois seem to think. As for the question of why he submitted it to the app store - how else could he test that his exploit could bypass the code signing component of the app store?

This is just a case of Apple over reacting (probably by a low level app store QA staff member). They will back down and let him back in when the noise dies down. If they don't they are stupider than they currently appear.

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Two iPads put a hole through man's wallet stomach

acbot
FAIL

Been done better 3 year ago - http://www.instructables.com/id/Death-Becomes-Her-Halloween-Costume/

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Emerson to build NBN facilities

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FAIL

Umm no. Emerson were contracted to build 2 two centres per state. That doesn't mean there are only two data centres per state for the entire NBN.

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If Google builds it, will the applications come?

acbot
FAIL

They were probably laughing at how wrong his analogy actually was.

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Drupal's Torvalds figure gets life-sucking Android app

acbot

Vanity apps

are how the cool kids spearphish these days.

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DIDO: snake oil or wireless salvation?

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Thumb Up

Thank you

For finally reporting properly on DIDO. Now please forward this article to every Australian politician.

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CSIRO opens Cape Grim pollution data

acbot
Boffin

Exactly

They claim this is raw data yet they present it in a very misleading way. Very duplicitous of the CSIRO.

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NBN Co lights up on mainland

acbot
Boffin

Some maths for you

..so you don't put your foot any further down your throat.

These quotes come straight from the article you so kindly referenced.

"the Bruce Highway got $1.4 billion in federal funding for upgrades (over 5 years)...The Pacific Highway, by comparison, received a total of $2.3 billion over five years, including $950 million from the NSW Government."

Now I know the journalist from news.com.au was a little tricky here, but if we subtract the $950 million the NSW government contributed from the $2.3 billion figure quoted we get $1.35 billion. It seems that the Federal government actually chipped in more cash for QLD than it did from NSW. Ouch.

Next:

"While an average $259,000 was spent per kilometre each year on the Bruce, a whopping $540,000 a kilometre was spent on the Pacific."

Now you claim that "500k less per kilometre" is spent in QLD. But $540,000 minus $259,000 = $281,000. It seems your maths has let you down here. If you look back to the previous quote you will note that the Federal Goverment paid more to QLD than NSW, so this shortfall must stem from your State Government.

Sorry :(

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acbot
Boffin

Ok sure

Your first link is saying that the Federal Government has only paid for one third of the total costs of the project (that isn't enough for you it seems). Your second link shows that the Federal Government paid almost equal amounts to NSW and QLD to fund the Pacific Highway, but your state contributed very little in ongoing costs compared the the NSW Government...

Both your examples highlight how your problem lies with your State Government not spending enough on roads. There is no obligation for the Federal Government to pay for your roads but as you have so expertly shown, they have contributed significantly. If you want to see a lack of Federal spending on state infrastructure, come to WA.

This is a classic strawman argument, QLD state spending on roads != Federal spending on communications.

You're up

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acbot
Boffin

You don't understand our political system

Roads and power lines are not funded by federal money, they are paid for with state and even local council funds. The NBN is a federal project using everyone's tax dollars to fund a project that benefits everyone.

Maybe before you rant about things you should actually try to understand them.

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Google floats monthly subscriptions to Chrome OS notebooks

acbot
Megaphone

Are you people stupid

or can't you read properly?

The subscription model is to lease the hardware, the $300+ price tag is to buy the hardware.

No this won't replace your desktop that you play WOW on all day but it might be of some use to people who just want to browse the internet.

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PlayStation Network credit cards protected by encryption

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FAIL

Hmm

Sony never emailed me. I call bullshit on them emailing the majority of their 77 million users.

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Net boffins plot password alternatives

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FAIL

We already have a solution to this

Its called public key cryptography. The problem is most people are too dumb to use it and websites don't implement it.

Also to the windoze user with the biometric device. How in god's name does this protect you from having dildomall.com's database compromised and your password revealed?

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Take-Two talent call betrays Grand Theft Auto V

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IT pros get Google Apps certified

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FAIL

Seriously

You need to buy a web cam to take the test, internal cameras not supported. Give me a break.

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IBM answer machine makes chumps of trivia chimps

acbot
Welcome

Not entirely accurate

Considering there were two humans and one machine it is a bit unfair to measure humanity against the machine and only factor in the score of one human. If you combine their scores and increase the final jeopardy wager of Ken Jennings to 19K then things get a lot closer (although the machine still wins).

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CES wrap: let the battle of the tablets commence

acbot
Megaphone

Not so similar

The one stark difference between the Microsoft - Google parallel you draw is that we can view and modify Android's source code.

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Scareware solicitors sent to regulator

acbot
Pirate

Interesting reply font

He replied in Comic Sans!

http://www.acs-law.org.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=81:andrew-crossley-responds-to-criticisms&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=50

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