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Facebook, Apple: LADIES! Why not FREEZE your EGGS? It's on the company!

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You are confused.

Surrogacy is not adoption.

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Hey, non-US websites – FBI don't have to show you any stinkin' warrant

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If the FBI hacked the foreign server

Then is is still illegally obtained, as they only have the scope to work within the USA, not outside. That's the CIA's job.

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Is Apple incubating a Macbook, iPad bastard child?

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MacPad

Sounds like a scottish sanitary napkin.

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BENDY iPhone 6, you say? Pah, warp claims are bent out of shape: Consumer Reports

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Re: Is There A Racism Angle Here?

"What other company making anything from nappies to paperclips to Nobel Prizes has come under such a semi-organized, endless campaign of belittlement?"

Plenty. Just go to The Checkout for some viewing pleasure.

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WRISTJOB LOVE BONANZA: justWatch sex app promises blind date hookups

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Drag 'em back to t'cave.

Always remember to drag them by the hair.

Drag them feet first, and they fill up with dirt.

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Big Content Australia just blew a big hole in its credibility

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Game of Thrones

GoT is a great example of why Big Content has to pull their finger out of their arses to deliver content in a timely and affordable manner.

It used to be available on iTunes and Amazon for about $8/episode, until Foxtel tied HBO up with an exclusivity deal. Now, in order to get GoT on time, you are forced to subscribe to Foxtel for about $80/month. That equates to paying more than double compared to what you previously paid per episode.

Sure, you will also get another 30 odd channels (I refuse to count the +2 channels, as they're just repeats), but most of those channels you will not watch, as who needs another Impulse Buying Network, or endless re-runs of The Golden Girls, or Nazi Aliens in Spaaaaaaaace (History Channel), or Storage Wars (insert redneck state here), Vapid Housewives of (insert another state here), and the list goes on.

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Not pro Bono: Apple's audio junk mail made spammers' lives easier

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Have you checked your EULA?

Is it clearly printer on the outside of the box?

Do the sales-droids hand me a written copy to peruse prior to me handing over my hand earned money?

No?

Then under Australian consumer law, it is illegal, and unenforceable. All terms and conditions of a sale must, by law, be made apparent to the consumer prior to the point of purchase.

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Microsoft splurges 2½ INSTAGRAMS buying Minecraft maker Mojang

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How long

Until the first screenshots of the blue block screen of death start circulating?

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Slap my Imp up: Bullfrog's Dungeon Keeper

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Overlord

Another fun game to be evil in.

I've also got Dungeons, but I don't seem to enjoy it as much as DK or Overlord.

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Forgive my ignorance

But what is KeeperFX?

Have they reworked DK with graphical updates and such?

I still play it on an old 486 running Win98 I keep handy for my older games collection. I still make it a point of playing the Baldurs Gate series at least once a year.

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Uber alles-holes, claims lawsuit: Taxi biz sued by blind passengers

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Re: Sounds very suspicious ..

It may in fact be an internal sabotage attempt by the taxi industry, especially given the "common knowledge" of organised crime syndicates controlling a bunch of taxi tokens and companies.

Get a few of their drivers to work for Uber in their spare time, and deliberately perform stunts like this in order to bring down a competitor from within.

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Scared of brute force password attacks? Just 'GIVE UP' says Microsoft

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Translation

We've never taken security seriously. Why should you?

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Something smells PHISHY: It's the celeb nudie iCloud PERV trap...

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Trollface

nothing to see here

Are you referring to the pics of your own wobbly bits that Steve was requesting?

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If your kid blew $$$s on in-app tat, Google has a slice of $19m+ for you

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Still the parents fault.

They were the ones who agreed to the T&C's, which stated this would happen.

If they decided it was too difficult to read the fine print relating to the services which they want to use, it's hardly Google's fault.

Parental laziness is the root of the problem, as it were they who decided little Johnny, or Jospehina, could only be properly entertained by a piece of electronic tat, rather than interacting with the snot nosed brat themselves.

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African samba queen: Don't cut off pirates' net connections – cut off their FINGERS

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Studying Amanfrommars

If so, he's a poor student. Not enough misplaced capitals in the middle of the sentences.

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Nigerian 419's

They're still around. I got one the other day purporting to be from Rev Steven something on behalf of the World Bank, offering to aid me in claiming my "inheritance" from a deceased estate in Nigeria.

I read it for a chuckle at the spelling and grammar, added the sender to my ISP's blacklist, and binned it.

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Help Australia's PM and attorney-general to define metadata

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Papers Please!

It seems we are no longer allowed to do anything without Big Brother watching over us "for our own good".

Between Brandis and Budgie Smuggler Boofhead demanding we hand over all details of our electronic communications without warrant or complaint, and the NSW govt making it near impossible to travel on public transport anonymously, we have truly arrived at a police state.

Time to migrate to a less oppressive regime. Iran maybe.

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Windows Registry-infecting malware has no files, survives reboots

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For those that missed it in the article....

While it is true that an AV solution should catch the infected file before it executes it's payload, the questions that need to be asked are;

"Why does Microsoft still insist on the failed concept of security through obscurity?"

"Why the fuck is it possible for a word processing document to reach that deeply into the registry and affect those changes?"

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Pentagon hacker McKinnon can't visit sick dad for fear of extradition

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"There is a difference between not liking the US government and not liking a US citizen"

What is the average percentage of the US population that can be bothered voting? Roughly 60%

So, that's 40% of the populace who can't be arsed to make enough of a difference locally to try and mitigate the global opinion. Enough of a reason to dislike them.

Then, you have those who constantly vote for the one party, regardless of actual policies, and do nothing to hold their chosen representatives accountable when they breach international or local laws. Given how it happens on both sides, let's call that 30%.

Then, we can add about another 10% for either the extreme right or left wing loonies who demand the rest of the world HAS to work the way they want, regardless of whether that way works in reality.

So there is justifiable dislike and/or hatred for 80% the US populace.

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Microsoft blasts sueball at Samsung over Android patent royalties

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Re: Samsung, think? hahaha.

"Samsung are big, very big, and when they see a competitive advantage in breaching a contract, or simply breaking the law outright (collude, lie, cheat and steal), they do so without compunction. The history of Samsung of the past decades is littered with examples of this type of behaviour."

And this is different to Microsoft's "Extend, Embrace, Extinguish" philosophy how?

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Sneaker-maker Reebok cooks up performance-enhancing BACON

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Re: What the hell is CrossFit?

Whenever I get the urge to exercise, I lay down until the feeling passes.

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Recording lawsuit targets Ford, GM in-car CD recorders

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Because iThings are a status symbols of these type of executards, and if they went after their status symbols, then they'd have to settle for "non-magical" phones like the rest of humanity.

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Yes, Australia's government SHOULD store comms metadata

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Re: By the same reasoning, the Government SHOULD handle the NBN also.

Which version of the NBN?

Labor's Fibre To The House?

or

Liberals Fruit Tin and Twine to the Neighbour's house.

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Doesn't matter who tracks and stores it

It's still just plain fucking WRONG.

Fair enough that the ISP's dont want to lose customers due to the price of connectivity going up.

But us taxpayers don't want a new "anti-terror" tax, which is less about anti-terrorism, and more to do with unwarranted snooping on all aspects of our digital lives.

Not to mention the new laws they are shoving down our throats whose sole purpose is to punish whistle-blowers for daring to bring government nastiness to light, it seems they do not want to be subject to the same laws as everyone else.

I wonder, are there any legally minded folks out there who could have a browse through the hastily drafted anti-terrorism legislation, and see if it can be used to prevent the government from launching their own war of terror upon our personal privacy?

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FREE PARTY for TEN lucky Australian Reg readers

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Re: Limericks

We don't have a Nantucket, but we do have some interesting town names like;

Bong Bong

Cockburn

Iron Knob

Kanahooka (Why yes, yes she can)

Koolyanobbing

Mount Buggery

Rooty Hill

Watanobbi

Wolloomooloo

Yorkeys Knob

to name but a few.

And let us not forget Min'o

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China in MONOPOLY PROBE into Microsoft: Do not pass GO, do not collect 200 yuan

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Hypocrisy

A country which gives you one choice of political party complaining about the lack of choice for Office Suites.

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Apple winks at parents: C'mon, get your kid a tweaked Macbook Pro

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How will you run OS X on that cheaper Windows laptop?

By installing Linux and a faux fruity desktop.

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Senate introduces USA FREEDOM Act to curb NSA spying excesses

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ASSHATS

American Security Services Hoarding All Terrestrial Secrets

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Flamewars in SPAAACE: cooler fires hint at energy efficiency

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Re: oh hell...

Nah, you'll just now have the conservatives wanting to know how we can weaponise Titan to use against terrorists.

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Microsoft bakes a bigger Pi to cook Windows slabs

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No Apostraphe

"There's no apostrophe so the crime against punctuation is Microsoft's."

No wonder they can't write decent code. They can't master basic English to start with.

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Indian techies-in-training face down MAN-EATING LEOPARD - and WIN

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Coat

Movie Idea

The Life of (Raspberry) Pi

I'll get my coat.

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Russia: There is a SPACECRAFT full of LIZARDS in orbit above Earth and WE control it

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Pint

Have an upvote to counter the ignorant git who doesn't know his Python.

And a pint. Python is always better with a pint.

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ONE EMAIL costs mining company $300 MEEELION

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Accomplices

Shame they got off scot-free.

I am, of course, referring to the "news outlets" who didn't bother to verify the email, and just blindly publish it.

Also, you can't tell me that each new organisation does not have its own contact person within the various financial institutions that they could contact for absolute verification. Given how many times this has happened in the past (remember what happened to Apple's share price when the fake news of the Jobsian heart attack circulated in 2008), you would think they would at least try and get second opinion for the facts, instead of trying to get the "scoop".

If one such email can create havoc such as this, we really should be looking at why such a weakness is present in the system. I guess greed will always trump logic.

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Australia floats website blocks and ISP liability to stop copyright thieves

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That's ok.

I'll just make a copy of the "quoted version" from the UK.

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US judge 'troubled' by Apple's $450m bid to end ebook price-fixing row

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Re: The ruling is an insult to justice.

And your rabid fanboism is an insult to common sense.

Apple were found guilty of violating the law to the detriment of consumers. Don't get all shitty with the rest of society just because you now realise that your next iThing will be more expensive in order to pay for the legal costs of Apple's dodgy actions.

Learn some IT basics so you can then understand how to get 2 devices to communicate with each other outside of the Jobsian walled garden.

Cue the downvotes. Unlike you, I have the balls to put my name to my comments.

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Help yourself to anyone's photos FOR FREE, suggests UK.gov

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Quoting

When people quote, they often just take the bits they want, and leave the rest out.

Now, we can quote grumble flicks by removing the poor quality "But you're my daughters friend, it would be wrong if you got down on your knees and sucked my cock" acting, and skip straight to the part where she does indeed, get down on her knees and opens her gob.

We can also quote action movies by removing any of the "hey, all you bad guys stop shooting so we can have a 5 minute conversation with the guy who is dying" scenes.

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Send a guboat

And land on the completely wrong beach like they did 100 years ago.

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Bad back? Show some spine and stop popping paracetamol

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Gunja Works

Although I'm not sure if it actually lessons the pain, or you just stop giving a shit about it.

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Apple fanbois SCREAM as update BRICKS their Macbook Airs

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Re: @ JEDIDIAH -- Learn the First Rule of Computer Science

You also have to bear in mind the First Rule of Computer Science;

As soon as you make something idiot-proof, the Universe responds by building a better idiot.

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PayPal post-checkout cash slurp a FEATURE not a BUG

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Nigerian Customers

Only if the are Princes, or former Prime Ministers.

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Excellent Payment Experiences...WTF?

"After looking into the issue, we communicated this is not in fact a vulnerability. We work closely with our merchants who use Express Checkout to provide them the flexibility they need to complete their transactions in a timely manner so they can offer excellent payments experiences to their customers."

An excellent payment experience is when you hand over the cash for something, and then find out that it's currently on special and you're getting it at a discounted rate.

It does not mean that once you have paid for the goods, the merchant is then able to tack on extra expenses just because they can.

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18,000 Apple employees could get bite of profits with class-action lawsuit

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Foxconn Managers

Appear to have been less "rogue agents", and more "towing the company line".

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Telstra to KILL 2G network by end of 2016

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Bollocks to buying a new phone.

"Telstra says 2G traffic now accounts for less than one per cent of its traffic.."

Given that with 3g/4g, they only claim to cover 99% of the Australian population, maybe they should increase that number to 100% before killing off 2g.

Not to mention I have lost count of the amount of times Ive been forced to clock my phone back to GSM in order to boost the signal enough to be able to make phone calls* when in remote or regional areas.

*Sure, I can still make phone calls when on 3g/4g, but they sound something like;

"Hel....I'.......ing.....ut......serv.....re.......oh fo.....cks sa....."

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New Star Wars movie plot details leak, violate common sense and laws of physics

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Re: You want cross genre???

No cross genre thank you.

Last thing I want on my small screen, direct from the Syfy channel, is "Sarlaccnado".

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Unlikely

With Abrams involved, it's more likely to be a blue waffle.

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Dude, you're getting a Dell – with BITCOIN: IT giant slurps cryptocash

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Re: Don't Being Conned By BitCoins

"You can't use a pick to mine gold unless you find a gold deposit. All you need for a bitcoin mining box is an electricity supply and a network connection."

Sort of like how you can't mine bitcoins unless you find a blockchain? Sure, it's easier to find a blockchain these days than it was to find a gold vein when pickaxes were the tool of choice for gold miners, but the analogy stands.

It comes down to time vs return. With todays mass production techniques, it is far quicker to make money from the production of mining rigs, than it is to mine the bitcoins.

Same as how it was quicker to make pickaxes and sell them off, than it was to make one, and then go out and mine the gold yourself.

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Re: Don't Being Conned By BitCoins

You mean like if picks and mattocks reliably mined gold, why would anyone sell them?

Or if shares in a successful company reliably made money, why would anyone sell them?

Moron.

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Microsoft's Xbox TV studio OBLITERATED

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Re: Blakes 7

Well, if you're not going to attempt a remake of the original with your missus, then I guess you wont mind if I try then.

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Orange spent weekend spamming customers with TXTs

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FAIL

Competance

If they can't get a simple text message service running right, what sort of confidence are they instilling into their customer base that they can get anything technical on their network right?

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Banning handheld phone use by drivers had NO effect on accident rate - study

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CB Radios

Truckies have been using CB radios for decades before the invention of mobile phone.

CB's require one hand to be away from the steering wheel, so logically that is just as dangerous as using a mobile phone.

Then there are the cabbies who play with their booking systems whilst driving.

Cops play with their radios, and phones, and speed cameras, and computer systems while driving.

If they were truly serious about road safety, then there would be a blanket ban on all of them.

Of course, with cops "being better drivers" and "receiving training", then there should be no reason why the same training in use of mobiles whilst driving should not be made available to the general public. But they won't do it, as the training would only give them a on off payment, whereas a ban will be a continuous revenue stream for the greedy twunts.

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