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* Posts by Woza

37 posts • joined 25 Mar 2011

Stonehenge's HUMAN ABATTOIR was just a prehistoric Burning Man hippyfest site

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Joke

Re: U2

Did they give away free apples at that concert?

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Robin Hood virus: Chinese hackers target nation's wealthy

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Joke

Baldrick says

He's halfway to being the next Robin Hood - he steals from the rich but he hasn't got 'round to giving it to the poor yet.

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Crack team weighs LOHAN's substantial box

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Re: Customs

Small but essential component - the plucky playmonaut?

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How to promote CSIRO's ICT in Schools in your community

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Headmaster

Before unleashing that text, might want to fix the typo at the end of the first paragraph.

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UK.gov's Open Source switch WON'T get rid of Microsoft, y'know

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Headmaster

Re: Short-term vs. Long term

What you were alluding to was that long-term thinking eludes politicians.

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LOHAN seeks stirring motto for spaceplane mission patch

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A motto, courtesy of Pratchett

Sodomy Non Sapiens - or, as the playmonaut might say: Morituri Nolumus Mori

(Also, for inspiration on mission patches: bit.ly/1oWFDOJ)

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Wireless-controlled contraception implant is coming, says MIT

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Joke

Re: Power

Powered by abstinence, of course!

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Boeing to start work on most powerful rocket ... EVER!

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Re: Scary stuff...

Speaking of the Saturn V: http://arstechnica.com/science/2013/04/how-nasa-brought-the-monstrous-f-1-moon-rocket-back-to-life/

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Use Tor or 'extremist' Tails Linux? Congrats, you're on an NSA list

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Joke

Re: coming round for a chat

"Share advice" - as in "Nice news site you have there, let me advise you about what will happen if you try that again?"

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That's no plane wreck, that's a Google Wi-Fi balloon

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Joke

Missed opportunity

If only Google put playmonauts on their balloons, at least there'd be someone to rescue!

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ALP email SNAFU spaffs campaign plan to world+dog

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FAIL

Re: A wasted opportunity

Problem is, you stop this lot of <typos> and another bunch get voted in...

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SKA under budget cloud in the Great Oz Science Brain Drain

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FAIL

Don't blame me

I voted for Kodos.

(Icon refers to governments past, present and very likely future)

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Boffins debunk red wine miracle antioxidant myth

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Coat

Re: re. urine analysis

Now you're just taking the piss.

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Teen student texter busts 20-second tongue-twisty SMS barrier

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Joke

Re: Did he really beat it?

Weird Microsoft time units? "Your text will be complete in 20 seconds... 17 seconds... 14 seconds... 4 minutes... 1 second... 6 seconds...complete"?

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OpenBSD founder wants to bin buggy OpenSSL library, launches fork

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Facepalm

Re: More than just Eyes

Speaking as someone who as run Valgrind over code using OpenSSL - it is painful.

(And no, valgrind wouldn't pick up the heartbleed bug)

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Whoever you vote for, Google gets in

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Meh

Re: So, the EFF gets donations from Google.

There's also the flip side of the coin: can anyone remember an EFF campaign that attacked Google? Money doesn't always buy action, sometimes it can buy inaction.

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Dear Reg: What is a 'Lag' and a 'Jacksey'?

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Joke

Re: PUBEs

Don't forget Tw*tdangle, from a few years back

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Aargh! My EYEBALLS are MELLLTING! Curse this DEVIL LAPTOP

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Joke

Not just an expert,

An *important* expert.

Well, I'm sold.

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DARPA wants to out-Google-Google

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Mushroom

Memex?

Just wait until Angleton finds out...

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UK spooks STILL won't release Bletchley Park secrets 70 years on

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Re: "A Wren reenactor at Bletchley Park"

A GRAVEDUST system would prevent such evasion.

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US military's RAY-GUN truck BLASTS DRONES, mortars OUT OF THE SKY

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Coat

Re: The Americans must love asymmetric warfare

Having a single vulnerable exhaust port is, of course, mandatory on all battle stations platforms armed with a big frikken laser (TM).

Mine's the one with the womp rat in the pocket,

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Our irony meter exploded: Apple moans ebook price-fixing watchdog is too EXPENSIVE

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Go

New product

the iRony, from Apple. Coming this Christmas to a store near you!

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DE-MON-STRATE! How a DALEK SAVED AUSTRALIA from a Dr Who drought in 1977

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Re: Wanting the Daleks to win

Resches is not extinct yet, for better or for worse.

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Screw Internet-of-Things: Boffins build Internet-of-Sound UNDERWATER

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Re: Biologically compatible?

What would BLUE HADES think?

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Google's Project Glass headman answers most pressing question: 'Why?'

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Re: An interesting view on this from Sci-Fi

Halting State, also by Charles Stross.

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Tesla cars 'hackable' says Dell engineer

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Go

Re: Kids these days

No hand crank?

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Music royalty war spreads to aggregator MediaNet

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Headmaster

Re: Good luck to her if it's true... BUT...

As I read the article the period of infringement would be 8 years, not 2 - from the time the licence was terminated in 2005 to the present day (assuming they didn't stop earlier - I didn't see any mention of such).

$18 million is still a lot, though.

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Put up your ... err ... hand for free vasectomy streamed online

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Joke

Re: Think of the^H^H^H our children

Surely Eadon would only be interested if it was open sores.

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The Spherical Cow lands, spits out Anaconda

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Hyper-V support?

Does anyone know if Fedora 18 works out of the box on Hyper-V? I personally found that I had to install a custom kernel to get Fedora 17 working (specifically the mouse and network cards).

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Scientists build largest ever computerized brain

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WTF?

Re: Java?

1. Are you seriously claiming that you cannot use vector instructions in C code? With the proper switches, gcc can output vector instructions, as can intel's icc and doubtless others.

2. gcc can to better than 'only optimises once' - I direct your attention to profile-guided optimisations. I will concede that an adaptive optimisation scheme would do better at optimising for runtime-variant behaviour.

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NASA releases stunning image of our universe's distant past

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Headmaster

Great image, but

"Most observers date our universe as being about 13.7 billion years old (although some disagree)...

According to NASA, the youngest galaxy in the XDF was formed a mere 450 million years after the Big Bang. Considering that our Earth is generally considered to be 4.54 billion years old, a 450 million-year-old galaxy is a mere babe in the woods."

If the youngest galaxy was formed 450 million years after the Big Bang, it is not 450 million years old, it is ~13.3 billion years old.

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Trekkie pays £45,000 for rusty shuttle

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Joke

Re: Garden shed?

All these terrible puns - time to boldly groan as no man has groaned before.

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Court bans man called Peter from calling himself Peter

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Joke

Just change his name

Not that big of a deal.

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Here lies /^v.+b$/i

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How about

tried{

}caught

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So, what's the best sci-fi film never made?

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Go

Not that I trust Hollywood to do it right, but:

The Icarus Hunt (Timothy Zahn) - or perhaps Angelmass (by same).

+1 for Culture novels, Cryptonomicon, Peter F. Hamilton.

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Australians can’t read or count

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Re: It's all FUD during an election year

Not that I disagree about FUD and The Oz, but given that the current government was elected in 2010, the next national election isn't due until 2013. Have I miscounted, or are you presuming a double dissolution / other exceptional circumstances?

http://aec.gov.au/FAQs/Elections.htm#next_election

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Oz gov kicks off censorship review

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Pint

Re: Let's censor the truly destructive

Classification is more than censorship. I am all for classification, where people can check on a product and see that it contains gore / nipples / bullshit, before deciding if they want to watch it, or if their children* should see it.

And +1 for the MB category.

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* 'children' not because of "won't somebody think of the children", but because adults should be making their own decisions.

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