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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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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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Elon Musk GIVES UP ON SEX: He'll make do with a 'cheap' Tesla III instead

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Sued over Model E?

Seriously, WTF?

Unholy shitstorm of a precedent there. Lets watch all of the US offices of European car manufacturers sue each other into oblivion for the use of "Spyder"

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Australia gets spooks' charter, new leak penalties

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Disconcerting

"The new legislation introduces a single warrant covering networks of computers (instead of requiring a single warrant for each intrusion); the right for agencies to use innocent third-party computers to access other computers; and the ability for intelligence officers to disrupt computer operations."

My flatmates and I share an internet connection via a switch. Will they view that as a network and one warrant to gain access to all of out data and PC's when they only want one of us?

Also, how will that work in regards to wifi hotspots? Will that be viewed as "a network", thus giving them carte blanche over anyone who connects to it?

Even though the UN has said that International Law could be breached by all this mass surveillance, do you think any of the countries doing it will care, especially considering they are the same countries who flouted international law by invading Afghanistan and Iraq, implemented torture regimes in their prisons, and ignored our constitutional rights.

The more this goes on, the more tempted I am to give up on the IT trade, ditch all devices that can be snooped on, and just become a laborer doing a shitkicker job.

Got one mate thats never had a computer, mobile phone, bank account, and successfully sued his employer for unfair dismissal when the company went to electronic funds transfers only, and fired him when he refused to get a back account.. I used to call him a luddite. Now I think he was the wisest of us all.

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German NSA probe chief mulls spy-busting typewriters

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CIA spooks now to go hungry?

It prompted Merkel to last week expel America's CIA chef in Berlin and fire another in a series of salvos at the US surveillance complex stating that "spying is ultimately a waste of force".

What will they do without their own personal chef?

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Listen: WORST EVER customer service call – Comcast is 'very embarrassed'

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"May I speak to your supervisor."

I politely phrase it in such a way, that I get what I want very quickly.

"Would you care to put me through to someone who is paid well enough to handle the torrent of abuse, name calling, swearing, and threats of legal action, or do you want to bravely face all this alone?"

If they don't give me what I want, then you can't say they weren't warned.

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BitTorrent not to blame for movie revenues, says economist

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Re: More probably, Hollywood (etc.) ...

Agreed.

Just go to IMDB, and have a look at some of the movies either under, or about to go into production.

The Spiderman franchise wasnt even 10 years old when they decided to reboot it.

Fantastic Four is getting a reboot.

Since Twishite, ane tween book franchise is getting a movie deal, when before it wouldn't have even gotten a direct-to-video offer.

LOTR and 300 inspired a lot of crap directors and producers to dig through ancient history and do their own rendition of classic myths.

And let us not forget the never ending sequels to a reboot, of a remake of of a reimagining of a movie that was good in its day, but gets shat upon from a great height by someone who thinks they can do it better (by adding more explosions and fucktons of CGI).

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Get an EYEFUL OF CURRY for the sake of your brain

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Alzheimers Test

So, if you can remember the next day why your arse burns when you take a dump, you don't have Alzheimers?

...I'll get my coat.

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Child diagnosed as allergic to iPad

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Re: Plastic cases

Agreed.

Time for tech-makers to stick to all natural products, like ivory, whale bone, and rhino horn.

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Data retention saves Australia from TERROR says Labor MP

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I call bollocks on this.

Bring in these laws, and the "terrorists" will just go back to the cold war handbook, and rely on snailmail, dead drops, codewords and face-to-face meetings to plan whatever attacks they want.

As ugly and disgusting as it was, I think the Cronulla riots did more to prevent any home-grown terrorist attacks than anything data retention laws will do.

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Canuck reader threatens suicide over exact dimensions of SPAAAACE!

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To quote Weird Al

Don't wanna be a Canadian idiot

Don't wanna be some beer swillin' hockey nut

And do I look like some frostbitten hose-head?

I never learned my alphabet from A to Zed

They all live on donuts and moose meat

And they leave the house without packin' heat

Never even bring their guns to the mall

And you know what else is too funny?

Their stupid Monopoly money

Can't take 'em seriously at all

Well maple syrup and snow's what they export

They treat curling just like it's a real sport

They think their silly accent is so cute

Can't understand a thing they're talkin' aboot

Sure they got their national health care

Cheaper meds, low crime rates and clean air

Then again well they got Celine Dion

Eat their weight in Kraft macaroni

And dream of drivin' a Zamboni

All over Saskatchewan

Don't wanna be a Canadian idiot

Won't figure out their temperature in Celsius

See the map, they're hoverin' right over us

Tell you the truth, it makes me kinda nervous

Always hear the same kind of story

Break their nose and they'll just say "sorry"

Tell me what kind of freaks are that polite?

It's gotta mean they're all up to somethin'

So quick, before they see it comin'

Time for a pre-emptive strike!

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Murdoch calls for ISPs to be liable for users' activities

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Biting the hand that feeds it

Given that Telstra also streams Foxtel over it's cable network, I wonder how long until Telstra come to the conclusion that it is no longer worthwhile providing Rupert & Co that functionality, if News Corp will sue it's service provider for something that they are not responsible for.

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Amazon snubs FTC: We'll see you in court over kids' in-app cash blowouts

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The questions that need to be asked.

Did the owner of the device, and card, enter the card details into said device for storage, and then fail to implement any form of security around those details to prevent misuse?

Yes.

Did the device/card owner willingly give the device, with stored details, to their child and let them use it unsupervised?

Yes.

Does the device owner prefer to have an electronic baby sitter for their child, rather than spending time with them and taking an interest in their childs activities?

Do the T&C's of said device make the device owner aware of how the details are stored, and how they can be used?

Yes.

Problem Source: Parents.

Problem Destination: Anyone but the parents.

Car Analogy: Parent gives the car keys to a child so they can sit in the car and play at driving. Child stars car and drives it into the wall, causing damage. Parents blame car manufacturer.

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Sorry, chaps! We didn't mean to steamroller legit No-IP users – Microsoft

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Countersuit potential.

Now that Microsoft has set the precedent ni gaining control over items which they do not own due to security concerns, perhaps No-IP can now launch a legal battle to gain control over all Microsoft products, as it can be shown that the majority of malware and virii attack Windows systems due to Microsofts inability to write secure and stable code.

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EFF sues NSA over snoops 'hoarding' zero-day security bugs

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Re: Daniel " the US government wasn't hoarding vast amounts of zero-day security flaws"

Given that polygraphy is, at best, a pseudo-science, and that polygraphs can be fooled by a cool and calm demeanor, I wouldn't even trust him then.

Threatening to slam his testicles between 2 bricks if we think his lying would be a more effective way to obtain the truth from cretins such as this.

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Police at the door? Hit the PANIC button to erase your RAM

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Overload

Just get yourself a system with nothing but SSD's, and set up an overload circuit on your UPS.

Cops knock on the door, you hit the button, and they enter to the smell of fried silicon.

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Astronomers spot hint of first EXOMOON, possibly

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If they looked closely enough

Would they see a few Eagles parked on it's surface, being maintained by people with dodgy hair and flared trousers?

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Ancient Earth asteroid strike that dwarfed dinosaur killer still felt today

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FTFY

The impacting body, which could have been an asteroid or a comet, was between 264285.7143 and 414285.7143 Linguine wide and hit the Earth at 0.6671% of the maximum velocity of a sheep in a vacuum. The impact would have caused a crater around 54235.8173 Double-decker buses across and the resulting tsunamis would have been thousands of Chuck Norris's high.

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Big Content goes after Kim Dotcom

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Re: I find it amusing

Most movies "fail to recoup", not due to piracy, or being bad, but by this wonderful little device called "Hollywood Accounting".

This is the same "Hollywood Accounting" that had Universal studios in court trying to claim that the Lord of the Rings trilogy made next to nothing so they wouldnt have to give Peter Jackson his fair share of the profits.

Besides, if you read the comment to which you replied, it wasnt about Edison stealing, its about how the movie industry moved to get away from Edison so they could steal from him.

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Tesla firms hot bottoms: TITANIUM armor now bolted to Model S e-cars

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Australia's opposition backs warrantless metadata collection

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It's Time

For us to remind the politicians that they work for us, not the other way around. No more shall they pass laws which leave a bad taste in the mouth of honest aussies.

No more shall they sell off our assets because they dont know how else to fund the pay rise they give themselves.

It's time for us to yell "NO!" at the top of our voices, shatter the windows of parliament with the sound of our indignant rage, and deafen those who have the "born to rule" mentality. They think they can get away with it because aussies typically dont give a shit, but the more they take the piss, the more aussies are going to arc up and rebel against the rule.

Fuck the NSA, fuck the GCHQ, and fuck ASIS. Get real jobs you privacy invading perverts.

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NSW government gets into the smartphone case business

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Hassle to find in your wallet?

Try putting it back into the same slot every time, and that hassle disappears.

Or, if you dont give a crap about basic security, just hold your wallet up against the reader (and let it sniff all your other cards at the same time).

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