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* Posts by DownUndaRob

36 posts • joined 1 Apr 2011

Turnbull says NBN 'most reckless commitment of Commonwealth funds in our history'

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Bias much

When the person doing the report is from Telstra, then I have a large vat of salt to go with any report they come up with regarding NBN

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App maker defends selling S.F. parking spots as a FREE SPEECH issue

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the meatspace alternative?

So if I am approaching my car on foot and indicate to another driver who is visibly looking for a spot that I am about to vacate, am I then committing an offence? As I see it the APP is doing nothing more than allowing me to broadcast my intent a little wider and quieter.

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600 school sysadmins sacked in New South Wales

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If they didnt exist in the 1950s...

Well thats the problem with this federal government today, it seems that they are still thinking and acting like its the 1950s, and unfortunately them new fangled computer things just dont exist yet..

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Microsoft crows about 149k-seat Office 365 deal that costs it MILLIONS

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Bandwidth

Have to wonder if they have budgeted in the extra costs to bandwidth and traffic costs into the equation, plus the sites that have small thin pipes to them at present.

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Google's Drive SLASH, secret 'big upgrade': Coincidence? HARDLY

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Buggy GDrive

Now if only Google could fix the file duplication bug that it has would be great. (https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/drive/Yjmkd4nbhw4%5B1-25-false%5D)

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FACE IT: attempts to get Oz kids into IT jobs are FAILING

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Shennanigans, I call Shennanigans

For the 18 years Ive been working in the IT industry there has always been an oversupply of potential employees, always got to watch your back because someone else wants your job.

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Australia's proto-NBN now decaying in the desert

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Microwave still in use

I can show you locations where the microwave links are still in daily use for telephone calls and can handle a blindingly fast 9600baud if you are lucky.

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Windows 8.1: Read this BEFORE updating - especially you, IT admins

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Will MS compensate me

Cant help wonder if Microsoft will compensate me for data downloaded thrice instead of the once, after all traffic costs in Australia and I'm on a quota plan, in fact this download alone over three devices could account for 18% of my monthly allocation instead of the 6% for getting it once.

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Bang away – just not 'with friends', Zynga tells naughty hookups app

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... with friends

So Im going to be sued if i have Coffee with friends???

What a stupid law, dont tell me... its from America right???

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North American teams land in Oz to race for the sun

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Mobile Coverage

As an NT resident I can tell you that there is far more coverage in the smaller towns than you think, but only if you are with Tel$tra.

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Is this the first ever web page? If not, CERN would like to know

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I preferred gopher

Gopher worked far faster over 2400baud modems.

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Terabit trial gives Telstra some backbone

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FAIL

Data Useage

Robertson noted that technologies like the terabit transport are important, since both Internet and non-Internet data traffic are doubling each year.

Yet Telstra's latest mobile phone plans double the call and text quotas and halves the data useage available... left hand/right hand I think.

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The Register lands in Australia

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Linux

ipad?

Can I have a Galaxy Tab instead?

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Lawyers: We'll pillory porn pirates who don't pay up

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Black Helicopters

Libel

Sounds like Libel to me.

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Second win for Apple as Galaxy Nexus sales banned in US

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FAIL

In all fairness

The 'learned' judge should also ban the sale of the iPhone so as to create a level playing field, and also encourages both sides to conclude the legal action in a timely manner. As it stands Apple can now drag its pathetic, tantrum stamping feet, as long as it wants.

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Vodafone turns to AWS for cricket streaming app

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Facepalm

What If

what if there was a way that the stream only needed to be sent out once, kind of like a broadcast signal, we could call it mulitcast or something???

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Monty Python and the Holy Grail on Blu-ray

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Thumb Down

Faulty

If it cant be played on my PCs Blueray Disc Player then its faulty and I want my money back.

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Dragonriders of Pern author Anne McCaffrey dies

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So long and thanks for all the fish

One of only two series I ever got into (can you guess the other one)

I wish her clear skies.

Rob.

(in a previous life: Perick, Healer Craft Second, Harper's Tale MOO)

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Bushfire halts solarcar race in its tracks

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Rugby???

What is this Rugby thing you speak off, is that the game where grown men run around a filed having a fight over a ball?? This is central Australia here, we play Aussie Rules...

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FAIL

Say What

The town is spellt Wauchope, you were there, you saw the signs, and you still didn't spell it right.

Also you dont need to move off the road for an oncoming roadtrain on the Stuart Highway (unless your a wimp) you just need to keep driving in a straight line. The highway is designed for two of those things to pass each other head to head, so your little car is no issue.. grow a pair...

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And they're off! Day one at the solar races

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Stop

All STOP

UPDATE from the World Solar Challenge: 'Due to bushfires at Barrow Creek and road closures a new control stop has been established at Wauchope 116km south of Tennant Creek to replace the control stop at Barrow Creek. Three cars – Tokai, Nuon & Michigan are currently in that control stop. Event officials are awaiting advice from Police regarding the re-opening of the Highway.'

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Holmes

Welcome to my part of the world..

The NT News has just reported on their facebook page (at about 13:30 ACST)

The Solar Car Challenge might be interrupted. Bushfires NT have just informed us they are planning to close the Stuart Highway, at Barrow Creek, due to raging bushfires.

Hmmm Barrow Creek and British backpackers........

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World Solar combatants rev their engines batteries

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Meh

The NT News Facebook Page reports

at: 13:30 (ACST)

The Solar Car Challenge might be interrupted. Bushfires NT have just informed us they are planning to close the Stuart Highway, at Barrow Creek, due to raging bushfires

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DownUndaRob

for ducks

They hold it at this time of year because if they held it earlier they wouldnt get enough sun on the southern half f the continent to run the car, if they held it later they wouldnt get enough sun on the northern half of the country.

The southern winters are overcast most of the times anyways..

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Happy

Kangaroo

Until you get south of Tennant Creek you have a better chance of hitting a buffalo, donkey or wild pig than you do a kangaroo.

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colour blind

Just for reference, the boys in blue in the NT wear Khaki.

And if your internet connection is fubar, I'm guessing your using someone other than Telstra for your service provider.

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Provider: Anti-piracy ruling has 'killed Usenet'

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FAIL

Fail on how Binaries start

Not at all, the BEGIN line was part of the message as placed by a program called UUEncode. it turned all the 8bit characters into 7bit characters that could then be represented as ASCII characters. Look it up.

FIDOnet carried binaries the same way.

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Qantas trials iPad in the sky

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Vendor lockin?

Let just hope they make the system Android Friendly too?

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Apple wins (another) Samsung Android injunction in EU

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Facepalm

F**k off apple

I have patented the useage of the * to obfuscate swear words, please pay me my royalties :)

Seriously this patent BS is getting worse by the day, how on earth can you patent the bleedingly f**king obvious?

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Google+ bans real name under ‘Real Names’ policy

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Facepalm

He's not the only ione

See here for another rant from another ex-pat Australian having the same argument with G+.

http://infotrope.net/2011/07/22/ive-been-suspended-from-google-plus/

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How expensive are Australian NBN services?

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WTF?

Average Income, where can I get that

From the article: "average wage (about $AU1,300 here, $US800 there)." when can I find a job that is paying this 'average' you speak of, mine is more like the figure you quote for the 'there' site.

That AND I get to live in the most expensive capital city in the country (and no I dont mean Sydney).

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PayPal teaches Androids to swap cash

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Coat

old hat

This is all old hat, we had near field communications many years ago.

It was called bluetooth.

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MS to WinXP diehards: Just under 3 more years' support

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FAIL

Yeah Right?

At least on my XP box when I click delete it starts deleting, and not discovering every bloody file its about to delete.

XP search is far superior to Win7 search, and a damn site easier to navigate.

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Four National Broadband Network myths

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FAIL

NBN is a misnomer

In reality the Network is 121 Regional Broadband Networks (or RBNs) that will be stitched together by a third party provider (Telstra, Optus, NextGen). For example the Northern Territory FSA will not be able to connect to the rest of Australia, (let alone the world), without using some other party that is NOT the NBNco in order to do so.

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Facebook planking game claims its first victim

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Paris Hilton

Over-reaction??

Thats no over-reaction, thats just Queensland Police being Queensland Police (aka Fun Police)

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Oz network hits serious speed bump

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Headmaster

Dont be confused

By the Download cap (ie how much we are allowed to download per month before shaping and/or excessive traffic charges) and the bandwidth we are supplied with (normally OPEN2 where available) so up to 24Mbps (theoretical).

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