* Posts by Shane 4

95 posts • joined 26 Aug 2011

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Five technologies you shouldn't bother looking out for in 2016

Shane 4

Next iphone should have been number 1 on the list. As a joke, because it's Apple!

Driverless cars at number 2

Netflix(Australian catalogue) 3 It's not a joke unfortunately

Smart TV's recording you and sending ads at 4

Encryption(lack of and government backdoors) at 5 The real number 1

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Did North Korea really just detonate a hydrogen bomb? Probably not

Shane 4

Nobody cares!

Hey look everyone, It's the boy who cried wolf....... again!

Even if it's true, No one cares Nork.

You offer nothing on the world stage other than threats and parades of synchronised dancers, Go back and play in the corner of the room, NOW!

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Australia's smut-shocked senators seek net censorship (again)

Shane 4

Both parties need to stop being a parent!

First they uses tax payers money to hand out to single parents and bludgers, Then it gives baby bonuses to new families like a grandparent would do to help out, Next is first home buyers grants like a mum/dad would chip in for their kids.

Now it is acting on behalf of a parent in censoring things from minors, My advice to all you in government positions is GTFO!

What next RFID chips implanted in newborns, So they can be tracked at all times?

We can all laugh now but just you wait what the future holds, When they are just left alone to pass any law they like, All in the name of "protect the children", "terrorism" or "national security".

Forget Nth Korea,Pretty soon it will be Malcolm Jong-un leading the democratic people's republic of Australia!

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Kim Dotcom slams 'dirty ugly bully' Uncle Sam as extradition hearing ends

Shane 4

Re: Time to wake up

Are you that very same person who defended leaded petrol or DDT all those years ago? lol

Sometimes laws need to be broken and questions need to be asked, And somebody needs to keep a watch on the watchers so they don't abuse their powers!

Who else is going to do it? A government official hired by the government to monitor the government?

I am sure that will go down well. ;)

"Those who think this is just child's play are clueless and most chose to stay that way. When their bank account gets cleaned out or their personal identity is stolen and their world is turned upside down, then they'll start to get in touch with reality and the digital world that we now live in"

Funny you dare say that considering governments around the globe are calling for even less encryption after Paris attacks.

All so they can "monitor terrorists" or "protect the children" and other buzzwords they like to throw around, If they get their way your bank account details and personal identity will be less secure than they are now!

I dread the day where future houses will have to be built entirely out of glass, Just so everyone else can see they are behaving themselves! We can laugh and joke about it now but who knows, Would not surprise me one little bit if RFID tags one day become compulsory, When a child is born one is placed under the skin. A case of let's "protect the children" after all right?

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Shane 4

So I take it everyone on the planet can also take their car dealers to court for every speeding fine they receive, Car dealer must be responsible right?

They make it so easy for everyone to put their foot down and go over the limit, They also make nearly every new car able to go over 200km/h, Which is double the allowance in my country on freeways.

I don't see how any ISP or service is responsible for what people are doing with it.

Are gun dealers responsible for any shooting that kills someone, Are drug companies responsible for all the deaths caused by people overdosing or mixing with other medication,

Are bottle shops responsible for all the drunken behaviour and violence that kill others?

The list is endless!

Society may as well collapse if they think this way, Because everything can be blamed on someone else.

If I decided to start a business, selling donuts for example and some dude walks in and decides to eat until he bursts how is that my fault?

I am just offering donuts it's not up to me to tell the guy what to do with them!

Maybe Facebook and Sony should be taken to court for allowing terrorists the ability to communicate and plan attacks?

Where does it all stop?

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Microsoft gets Edge on blocking ad injectors

Shane 4

Edge

Glad you pointed the last part out, It is the only reason I don't use Edge.

I need to be able to open all my bookmarks in tabs with one click, So I have gone back to IE for now.

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NewEgg cracks open Australian shipping scheme

Shane 4

More competition is good!

Only use two local suppliers, It's either Scorptec or PC Case Gear when I buy parts, Another option same price or cheaper would be nice, Also might help on availability when some parts are in short supply

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Telstra's Netflix downloads get EVEN SLOWER

Shane 4

Speeds

I am on Telstra cable 100mbit which is already 3 times faster than the NBN obsolete crap government wants to roll out over here.

I can confirm ever since Netflix arrived here, The cable speeds have become a joke especially around peak time as everyone wants to use the net or stream.

It must be the reason why Telstra gave us cable users DOUBLE the monthly gb allowance from 500gb to 1tb, That was as soon as Netflix came here to try and make up for the crap speeds we now get.

So thank you Netflix for the extra 500gb from competition but also damn you for halving my speeds. lol

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Australia’s opposition promises more fibre in national broadband diet

Shane 4

Re: The joke is on us

Don't under estimate Telstra, They were smart.

They knew their old copper network is already well and truly f@%#ed beyond repair and managed to sell it to NBN company for $30 million I think it was or something like that. lol

The ONLY way to do it properly is to run FTTP!

Seems expensive up front but it turns out cheaper in the long run, Idiots in government don't care for "long term" as they only want results now to boost their party.

The cost of the fibre cable has dropped substantially already when NBN was only on the drawing board.

The cost to maintain FTTN and then have to go back and replace it anyway will exceed FTTP's initial cost in the long run. All while Australia falls behind in global broadband speeds and with it potential new start up business's that could have boosted economy and created jobs.

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Burn ALL the COAL, OIL – NO danger of SEA LEVEL rise this century from Antarctic ice melt

Shane 4

"no sea level rise danger", Says some scientist writing from the safety of Washington, Probably in a high rise building.

Try telling that to some pacific islanders who are already feeling the effects of sea level rise, Of course there is a danger depending on an individuals current situation. What can be debated is what is causing it but that is not the headline!

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Apple iPhone 6S: Same phone, another day, but TOTALLY DIFFERENT

Shane 4

I think they forgot one of the zero's on the price!

I know the Aussie dollar is crap at the moment but the iPhone 6s 128gb launched at $1529! o.O

Could get an entire pc for that money.

And I thought $800 was steep for my imported Note II a few years back. lol

Can't see myself ever paying over a grand just for a phone but I am sure many out there do and good luck to them!

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Windows 10 Start menu replacements shifting like hot cakes

Shane 4

Re: Hardly surprising

Disabled people perhaps, Being able to use speech instead of hands may be the best thing ever for them.

Maybe for porn addicts as well, Where the other hand is too busy to type. lol

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'Fix these Windows 10 Horrors': Readers turn their guns on Redmond

Shane 4

Those are only minor things to most of the normal users out there, I am more annoyed by the need to use a Microsoft account to actually use most of the new features in Win 10 like cortana.

Still many of us out there who prefer a local account only for their main pc.

Also the new Edge browser has 3 flaws which will piss off a lot of people out there, Can't open multiple tabs in any of your bookmark folders in one click or any clicks that I can see, Can't open a new tab to a page of your choice such as google search home page, It's either top sites(full of crap like facebook,twitter,amazon etc etc), top sites with news or a blank page. No custom option to open a new tab to a site of your choice.

And the last one is a simple one, Be able to sort your bookmarks by name, Have to currently drag each one to where you want it, A nightmare if you have 100+ bookmarks.

One other thing missing in edge which they will be adding later is extensions, So you can use your ad blocker and themes etc Should have been there from the start in my opinion!

Gone back to using IE/Firefox and Chrome until they can sort the mess out in edge browser.

It is fast though, I'll give it that.

Other than that Win 10 is pretty good, Basically what Windows 8 should have been, It is quite snappy and managed to set up EVERY driver for every piece of hardware I have, Which was a first for me ever. Usually always something windows manages to miss as I have enthusiast parts.

I think if you use the MS account you are going to get screwed, Marketing and spying on you galore.

I would rather just give up the new features like Cortana personal assistant and just use a local account.

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Windows 10 Edge: Standards kinda suck yet better than Chrome?

Shane 4

Stability and speed please

All I care about is NOT seeing, "internet explorer has stopped working".

Give me a stable browser that can have at least 10 tabs open without one of them crashing, And then causing the page or tab to not be able to close, Usually requiring a complete browser shutdown and restart. Damn that was annoying in IE.

I like IE's easy layout, Firefox's functions and Chromes speed, Now merge them all into one browser. ;)

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Australia's PM says data retention laws think of the children

Shane 4

Re: Well, terrorism AND protecting the children

Ohh don't worry about the DNA sample, I am sure they are already in the process of getting a contract for someone to make all the RFID chips to place under each citizens skin!

DNA only tells who you are, They(Governments around the globe) want far more information about you than that. They will be wanting to know where you are at all times soon.

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Top Gun display for your CAR: Heads-up fighter pilot tech

Shane 4

Re: Irrelevant observation number 1:

I already have HUD on my car and I can tell you it is a hell of a lot safer than looking down taking your eyes OFF the road to look at any dials!

The problem with dials is you take longer to read what speed you are doing where as a number is instant.

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IBM boffins stuff 16 million-neuron chips into binary 'frog' brain

Shane 4

Yeah, But can it run Crys..... ahhh forget it I'll get my coat.

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

Shane 4

If the NBN is worst in history then WTF have they been doing all this time in parliament, NBN can benefit everyone where as baby bonuses or first home buyer grants only benefit some! Take your heads out of your arses politicians, Investing money in countries infrastructure is far more important than anything else, Roads/rail/public transport,hospitals,schools and now in 21st century TELECOMMUNICATIONS more than ever.

If they bothered to do any research at all they would have seen some other countries that did FTTN are already saying it was a waste of time and money and are now upgrading to FTTP!

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Carlos: Slim your working week to just three days of toil

Shane 4

The parts that say, Retire later and longer hours don't mix especially for REAL jobs.

By real I mean any blue collar job, Would love to see these office workers on a construction site or in a factory at age 70 doing manual labour. All good and well sitting on your ass punching codes into a computer or talking on the phone to some client anybody can do that. Now try standing for 8+ hours or lifting/carrying/assembling heavy stuff around all day, Or stuck on some assembly line where time is critical. Now picture those scenarios with a 70 year old trying to keep up. Yeah you see the problem!

If anything working day should be cut down to 7 hours so no one is so stressed and tired and it should be a 3 day weekend to fully recover, I bet if that was implemented worldwide just how much better/happier we would all be instead of this constant rush with everything along with stress and the hate/rage/violence that it can lead to.

But then again by the time a lot of these readers reach 70 they will be most likely replaced by robots/programs, That goes for office positions as well! ;)

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BitTorrent not to blame for movie revenues, says economist

Shane 4

Geez let me see, Family night out at movies $50+(That's just the tickets), Putting up with annoyingly loud food wrappers from other people, Others using phones or talking through movie, Coming back to your car that's been keyed from some jealous asshat.

Compared to staying at home with family and friends, Reclining on couch with feet up like gold class, pizza or anything else which you cant take inside cinema, No finding parking space, No annoying people to ruin movie, Large screen TV with Dolby surround, $5 movie rental for HD version on my cable tv box and even 3d version for those that bother.

I think you get the picture, I know which one I'll take every time!

You can have a tv or projector that can cover your whole wall these days for an affordable price, The times have changed. They need to come up with a completely new experience if they want to take peoples money which is getting harder to come by for many.

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Microsoft's new 'Adam' AI trounces Google ... and beats HUMANS

Shane 4

So this will be the ultimate porn(uhh I mean research) tool then?

Who is that hot chick or movie star, Send uploaded image to this program and bingo out pops a few names you can then google even more porn(uhh I mean info). /facepalm

Mind you I bet most of us would end up using it at some point, Would be quite useful.

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Data retention saves Australia from TERROR says Labor MP

Shane 4

This is getting out of hand in all major western countries now, These dickheads seem to forget what our ancestors were fighting for. Freedoms which governments are now eroding away bit by bit. The terrorists have already won with out lifting a fkn finger, They have put fear into minds of governments causing them to act against its own people in the name of "safety".

Next they will be wanting us all to live in glass houses that way everyone can see what everyone else is doing!

Spend money on old school spies and overseas intelligence, Putting more restrictions or taking away privacy just shows that the fight is already lost in my opinion. You can not stop any attack just as you can't stop some completely normal citizen one day losing it for any number of reasons and going on a rampage hurting/killing other people, All the data in the world won't help.

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Lindsay Lohan sues Grand Theft Auto V makers for 'using her image'

Shane 4

Huh?

Think she needs to see an optometrist, I am not seeing anything here.

If anything this is doing her a favour keeping her in the spotlight!

Because before this her name had no significance in GTA V for me, But now it does because of the lawsuit. lol

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Remaining Snowden docs will be released to avert 'unspecified US war' – ‪Cryptome‬

Shane 4

Good point but it can go all out in the other direction as well depending on your love for someone or something.

I would kill everyone on the planet to save my pet dog if it was the only choice as I love her more than anything else, Doesn't make it right though. lol

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SUPER EARTH possibly home to life FOUND in our 'solar backyard'

Shane 4

It's very close. lol

15 light years on current human technology = how many thousands of years to get there again?

May as well be a hundred light years away, To me very close means the moon,That close that we can actually get to it.... apparently. (Just kidding Buzz.) ;)

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Supercomputing speed growth hits 'historical low' in new TOP500 list

Shane 4

Hold's nose shut and speaks out aloud, DO.. YOU.. WANT.. TO.. PLAY.. A..... GAME?

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Tech talk bloke compares girlfriend to irritating Java tool – did he deserve flames?

Shane 4

Re: Irony Failure

The last one is wrong, Sorry to say.

Everyone needs a friend every now and then, All good and well married with partner being your best friend but even so, Both need a break from each other every once in a while. Keeps relationship happy!

And for those alone then it applies even more so to keep you sane.

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Shane 4

Re: Bad poll questions.

You got it wrong,

Second line should be "Farts a lot"

Fourth line should be "Pervs on my other friends"

There fixed it for ya. ;)

Now if a woman said that on stage I would applaud her and get the joke!

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Imprisoned Norwegian mass murderer says PlayStation 2 is 'KILLING HIM'

Shane 4

Re: If they were serious about punishment

You forgot the 5th one which applies in most countries.

5. Waste tax payers money giving them luxuries they don't deserve!

As inhumane as some former communist countries were and maybe some still are, Sometimes a bullet to the back of the head is the best option for certain crimes! cheap and painless and puts an end to it all so everyone can move on.

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Apple plans to waggle iNormous 4½-incher in fanbois' faces

Shane 4

Just give me more storage and an extra days battery use, Couldn't give two shits wether it's iphone or android anymore or 2k,4k,8k resolution or whatever they are trying to push these days, Have had both and they are just as good as each other. 128gb on device(before sd card) would be nice for a lazy bastard like myself who doesn't like deleting their podcasts and other media just to make room!

Ohhh and most importantly seeing as it is a phone after all how about adding a decent antenna instead of the shit from both lately, signal quality seems to be getting worse each new generation, Not sure if it's because of all the BS and bloatware installed or what but it can't be my phone company, The towers don't move!

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Doom god John Carmack teleports from id Software to VR upstart Oculus Rift

Shane 4

YES, Yes you would be addicted to it. It isn't like 3d glasses, This puts you IN THE GAME!

It is a whole new gaming experience, It is so realistic that quite a few people get motion sickness from it and they are still trying to figure out a way to get around that.

If the price is right it will be the next biggest thing in gaming without a doubt. Then of course there are many other uses for it, medical, engineering, military training and yes probably porn.

Only let down is the low resolution but I hear the final consumer version will have a HD version when it's released.

Many out there are willing to fork out $500+ on latest graphics card so they wont have any problem doing the same on something that will totally change their gaming experience.

Bring it on!

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Pro-fibre-to-the-premises protestors call NBN Day of Action

Shane 4

http://www.smh.com.au/it-pro/government-it/telstras-copper-is-nearly-beyond-repair-and-an-absolute-disgrace-union-20131120-hv3mp.html

FTTN will be a fkn disaster and will end up costing far more to repair/replace than just doing FTTP first time around.

Need we say more!

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AIR TIME! Our expert cosies up with the new top-end iPad

Shane 4

Seems decent, I have been on old ipad 2 and just got a hand me down off old man who just got ipad air, Now I have his old ipad 4. Having said that though my next tablet I will buy is probably a Galaxy note 10.1 2014 edition, Just seems like it has most of the stuff I want on it. Better screen,higher pixel density,micro sd card slot, S pen, no issues with flash web sites etc etc.

Ipad air has it right on size/weight department though, It feels a lot easier handling it without much effort!

Sorry but I don't know anyone that prefers cloud over having it stored locally on disc,card,drive or whatever, Cloud is rubbish if you are struggling to get a connection, Why should I need an internet connection just to play a song or video I own. What if the server is down for maintenance, Also don't want my personal files stored on some computer on the other side of the globe where their laws/jurisdiction is completely different to where I am, who knows they could be looking at the data and selling the info to a 3rd party.

Give me a memory slot any day of the week I don't care if it's on an Apple device or Samsung!

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MPAA, RIAA: Kids need to learn 3 Rs – reading, writing and NO RIPPING

Shane 4

3 R's

Maybe a bit of their own medicine,

Relic

Rude

Rip Off

Comes to mind!

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Microsoft: We're nearly OUT OF STOCK of Surface 2 and Pro 2

Shane 4

Wonder if it was written by the same marketing that said Windows 8 sales are through the roof.

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CLIMATE CHANGE made sea levels FALL in 2010 and 2011

Shane 4
Coat

Come on we all know it's the US playing around with HAARP!

I'll get my coat.

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Shane 4

Re: Climate Change = climate speculation

Say that to some of the pacific islanders who have had to leave their homelands behind because their islands are going underwater! lol

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Shane 4

Re: So

But you would have to be an even bigger fool to think that humanity is not having an impact, All you need to do is look at a satellite image(night time shot even better) of our impact on this planet! Not much habitat left for anything else but us.

Also while some of you laugh and snigger at people who at least raise a concern, You or someone you know will get cancer at some point in life from all that shit we put into atmosphere, All the chemicals we dump into water and all the artificial stuff we put into food, Along with sedentary lifestyles.

There is absolutely no question we are having an impact, I think most scientists now agree on that part, The only question is how much are we responsible for, Is it substantial or is it insignificant.

EVERYTHING is linked in some way, Humanity is not separate, Some may like to think we are the all singing and all dancing crap of the world but when the Earth sneezes we all know about it. ;)

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Australia to world: Ploughman, dig our rare earths

Shane 4

Japan has already eased the stranglehold China had anyway, They discovered not that long ago that there are also huge deposits of it on the pacific seafloor waiting to be mined!

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Turnbull 'flat out' seeking NBN killer blow

Shane 4

Re: @mutatedwombat

Great minds think alike! Beat me to the post but state some same issues I have said. ;)

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Shane 4
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Re: Of course we should go with FTTP

Goes to show how short sighted you are! Higher speeds will allow for things that are not even around that one day you will take for granted just like now. You can always go back to your 14.4kbps dial up modem if you like!

You think spending on infrastructure is a waste? It's the best thing any country could ever spend money on, Rather have my tax dollars being spent on this than some stupid fkn baby bonuses or first home buyers grants that just make society worse off and only benefit a minority.

Fibre to the node, yeah that's great download whatever at super fast speeds in seconds to the end of your street then wait hours for it to get to your pc, Bad luck if it's critical work load that needs to be done! Not all out there want it for movies/games downloads, Some run business's or work from home, More speed=more opportunities.

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Australia's coalition launches new broadband policy

Shane 4

No idea

What's worse is at the start coalition said wireless was the future and a better option than fibre, Just goes to show exactly how little they know about how it all works. Wireless base stations what are they plugged into, yeah that's right, cable/fibre, Coalition seems to think wireless just works on magic and faeries. NBN would actually make wireless better by having more bandwidth to go around.

No way in hell I am voting for Liberal next election they have no idea what they are talking about on this subject. Give it up and find another subject to attack Liberal cause on the NBN subject you are just making a complete assclown out of yourself.

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Shane 4

Coalition has no idea

FAIL!

Lost a vote, A lot of people including myself have had 100mb/s connections for the past few years here and they are talking about NBN alternative of 25mb/s, What century are you living in? The whole point of NBN isn't just to provide CURRENT needs but allows FUTURE proofing for all the upcoming HD content in the future as well as enabling business's to utilise teleconferencing and other high bandwidth features, 25mb/s won't cut it for 4k TV's when that comes out but fibre will easily get to 1gb/s speeds which will be what the next generation will need and want.

Coalition has their heads up their asses and is just after a cheaper quick fix, All that will happen is their version will end up costing the same or more later on when they have to go back and upgrade, Better off to spend the money now and do it properly, I don't regard the huge cost as a waste when it is part of a countries infrastructure, Do it right the first time! Rather have my tax dollars being used for this so that everyone will get the option to use it rather than see it pissed against the wall with stupid baby bonuses or first home buyers grants that only a few will benefit from.

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Hard drive sales to see double-digit dive this year

Shane 4

Fools!

While some of you people are relying on cloud or other online services to purchase/view content and get ripped off on, I shall continue to import my cheap(as in half price cheap) and "ORIGINAL" Boxed pc/ps3 games from overseas!

I'll stick to my optical media for a while yet thank you very much. I buy quite a lot of stuff off Steam when they have sales, But other than that their prices just don't compete with a boxed game from online retailer somewhere on the other side of the globe!

Also I doubt the next gen consoles will be cloud only, Would be the biggest mistake in tech history at this point in time.

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ACCC spikes gadget price-fix

Shane 4
Megaphone

Greedy F&#ks!

It has got to the point here in Australia that about the only things I buy here now are food and petrol!

Everything else can be bought online for cheaper sometimes 50% off and a lot of it even has free postage to go with it, People are fed up with the bullshit and it's not just us tech heads that have been doing this for a decade or more but now pretty much every citizen has caught on to online shopping.

And next they want to change tax threshold for low value online goods, Well fuck you too all that will happen is you will see people joining groups and bulk buying imports instead of individual purchases, It's already starting to happen.

My point is stop being greedy bastards and give us a fair price then we will start buying shit here again.

tech/software industry is the worst, A top end graphics card a while back for example(690GTX) was $999 in US but here it is $1400 and our dollar is higher, What's that about 40% mark up, Don't even get me started on software that is even worse especially when you are talking about purchasing then downloading game online that has no reason for extra costs yet we are charged a crap load more.

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Top-secret US spaceplane sets off on another classified mission

Shane 4
Facepalm

Oh come on now,

We all know it was the last ditch effort to try and blow up Nibiru before 21st Dec next week! sigh.....

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NASA: THE TRUTH about the END OF THE WORLD on 21 Dec

Shane 4
Facepalm

Slow death not a fast one

It won't end the way these doomsday movies predict, Way I think the Earth will be is like the frog in a pot of boiling water story.

Humanity, If things happen suddenly we all jump up and take notice wether it's a natural disaster or terrorist attack you name it, But if it's something gradual say cutting a tree down to clear for farmland,Then another and another and after we have cut them all down it's like ohh shit there is no forest left!

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Pong creator turns nose up at Nintendo Wii U

Shane 4
Go

Virtual Reality

I am a hardcore pc gamer but have a PS3 in the lounge as well, Personally I couldn't care what platform wins out I just want TOTAL IMMERSION in my games, It is about friggin' time they had another go at Virtual Reality, Wether it be for pc or next gen console. Back in the 90's it was just a novelty and a bit of fun to try out at the arcades. The hardware and graphics cards required to run VR decently were just not there but now almost 20 years later it is time to try again in my opinion. There are a few projects in developement at present but I would like to see it go mainstream on pc/console within the next few years. I and many out there have insanely powerful pc's just itching to be used but instead all we get are some crap console ports and the odd game that uses more than 2 cpu cores. Latest generation cards from both AMD and Nvidia are overkill for the software, What we need is a new type os software/hardware to utilise the power of these cards, Bring back VR!

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Apple versus Samsung: everything infringes everything

Shane 4

Backfiring

Another convert here, Just went and ordered a Note 2 to replace my old 3GS just incase they try and ban this galaxy phone here.

Bye Bye Apple!

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