* Posts by Simon Smith 1

18 posts • joined 8 Jul 2011

Kids hooked up with free Office subs at Microsoft-addicted schools

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And this behaviour is...

...different to the "free" 'Google for Education' how?

My kid's school has just mandated the use of Chromebooks* next year thereby sucking the kids further into the Chocolate Factory vortex than they already were.

At least M$ are upfront about being in this game for a profit.

*yes, I know that they don't *need* a Chromebook to use Google for Education but you try telling that to the school, and they won't believe you.

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Rumoured rain can't dampen sun-racers' spirits

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...Adelaide, a cosmopolitan metropolis ...

Bwahahahaha.

No, please stop it, my spleen will be rent asunder

Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

Ouchies

Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

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BOOGIE BALLMER: Steve Dirty Dances at tearful Microsoft leaving do

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Oh it's late here in Aus but...

...surely you cant go past this little ditty from TISM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQO1qZD5lek

warning: seriously NSFW

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Linux 3.11 to be known as 'Linux for Workgroups'

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@ Balardi...

...are you Eadon in disguise?

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Apple needs help: iWatch, 'Retina' iPad mini delayed until 2014?

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Re: They don't have a chance...

Hey... I resemble that remark! I thought calculator watches were *way cool*...

...mind you, I was seven at the time.

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Throwing arms let humans rise above poo-flinging apes to play CRICKET

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Coat

Optionally optional

Hate to burst a few bubbles but (ulp!!)...

...Netball is actually a derivative of Basketball!!!

No, really, it is - the strict positioning and odd flow of netball is, actually, due to a major misinterpretation of basketball's rules. In our house netball is referred to as 'girlie basketball"

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Scan your branes LIVE IN REAL-TIME, thanks to GPU-surfin' boffins

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Headmaster

Re: Branes

Jim. Branes is a word, jst not as we know it.

<pedant>

In this context it probably should be 'branes

</pedant>

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Spies in the sky: The leaps and bounds from balloons to spook sats

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Re: Passendale on 1st pg

Any fule kno wikipeedeea is rite

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passendale

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NASA probes spots temporary third Van Allen radiation belt

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Facepalm

"...Surface of Marts..." you say Grayson? Wherefore is this majestic world of which you speak?

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Curiosity Mars rover flashes pics of GREY drilled powder sample

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Joke

Oh, come on...

...any fule kno that dust is just the drillings from the concrete studio floor.

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Love in the time of the internet: A personal memoir

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Coat

Re: So...

Why? Are you intending to make roast potatoes?

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Want to improve your software testing? Automate the tools, love-up the developers

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FAIL

"The ideal practice is to write requirements that can be directly converted into an acceptance test"

Christ on a Bike! Please tell me that isn't fucking news to software developers?

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Curiosity parks for a day, looks back in wonder

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As any fule kno...

...they would use the Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator

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Map of Tasmania to be redrawn

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FAIL

Remind?? National Level??

@ Martin Budden. But, but, but... Australia *is* 'federated properly'. Australia's mish-mash fucktard government structure is precisely *because* they are 'federated' and not a single entity - hint, look up 'Federation' in a dictionary.

Anyways just look at the numbers. 7 projects == 7 project managers + 7 (min) project gophers + 1 project director + countless overhead roles (funded) @$3mill <> a lot of useful geospatial output.

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Kodak's moment: Camera biz files for bankruptcy

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OT but...

...Lord Weinstock did *not* dismantle GEC-Marconi. He retired in 1996. The slippery slope started with the selling of the defence arm (Marconi Electronic Systems) to BAe (as it was then) in 1998. Weinstock left GEC-Marconi in a very healthy state.

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Eleven - if you will - rocktastic music movies

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FAIL

With the utmost due deference...

..Comic Strip's .Bad News Tour preceded Spinal Tap ergo Spinal Tap == Bad News Tour. And Bad News Tour was an order of magnitude better.

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Catch of the Day on track for $AU250m

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Optional

"verticles" you say Grayson?

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Parmo v poutine: The ultimate post-pub nosh deathmatch

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FAIL

Pffffftttt........!!!!!!!!!!

Lightweight fare!

To do the job properly you fry up some onions, bacon, salami and garlic. Mix with the properly larded chips then top with gravy and lashings of cheese. Now grill to melt the cheese.

During the meanwhilst fry off the pork schnitzel, top with pizza sauce, ham, bacon and cheese. Slap in the grill alongside the chips.

Once cheese has melted and both concoctions are buibbling nicely then decant to a plate, grab a pint of whatever, eat then call heart surgeon!

Bliss!

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