31 posts • joined 1 Apr 2011
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.
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.
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.
... 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???
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.
I preferred gopher
Gopher worked far faster over 2400baud modems.
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.
Can I have a Galaxy Tab instead?
Sounds like Libel to me.
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.
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???
If it cant be played on my PCs Blueray Disc Player then its faulty and I want my money back.
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.
(in a previous life: Perick, Healer Craft Second, Harper's Tale MOO)
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...
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...
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.'
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........
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
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..
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.
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.
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.
Let just hope they make the system Android Friendly too?
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?
He's not the only ione
See here for another rant from another ex-pat Australian having the same argument with G+.
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).
This is all old hat, we had near field communications many years ago.
It was called bluetooth.
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.
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.
Thats no over-reaction, thats just Queensland Police being Queensland Police (aka Fun Police)
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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