55 posts • joined Friday 26th August 2011 07:43 GMT
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.
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.
Coalition has no idea
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.
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.
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.
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.....
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!
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!
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!
Water or Life
Announced next month they say? Wouldn't happen to be on the 21st December would it? (Hey someone had to do say it) ;)
We have discovered life on a another planet, The written word is a lie, The"Book" is wrong, Mass riots on Earth take place which leads to Armageddon.
Wow can't wait ,Sounds exciting. heh
Too many top predators
7 Billion top predators and growing on a finite planet, I don't think it really matters what they do unless it involves population control or colonising another planet. In the end there will be no space left for anything and we will be fighting and killing each other over resources, Ohh hang on a sec that's already taking place!
Earth is looking really great for your great great great grandchildren, Cows/pigs/Chickens/sheep are gonna be the only other animals for them to see and that will be in the supermarket meat section. lol
Re: Definately a Friday afternoon article
I am going to be very vulgar here, But maybe womens bottoms are not as tight for another reason,Thus they are pro at silent farts. o.O
There would be NO system if we ALL worked the system and lived off others hard work.
Old days had it right, If they were anarchic they were outcast from the village and left to fend for themselves, Soon toughened them up if they survived!
I think Rhonnie Johns - Chopper - had it right society needs to,
Re: All it takes...
Problem is those stupid folk will probably come and steal your food that you are trying to grow in your clever hydroponic setup that runs off solar power, And if you don't have any they will probably just eat you!
Worst case scenario would be a stupid person with a gun, Ohh wait a sec.... Society is already full of them. o.O
They didn't need any, Back then COD was real life! Defend the flag had a whole new meaning.
You lose you die for real or you better learn to speak the Persian language!
Re: Seems unlikely
ahhhhhh +1 for the dropbears!
Just when I thought it was gone and forgotten, Those drop bears are back again. ;)
What is more amusing is people still fall for it on youtube and the videos become even more rediculous,Maybe it is a sign humanity is becoming more stupid?
Re: Obama's win will mean...
Which he inherited from Bush, Some Americans soon forget don't they!
Obama came into power at one of the worst times ever, When everything was screwed up, World economy in recession, Multiple warfronts, US economy stuffed etc etc.
He said from the very start of his first term not to expect any miracle as it will take a decade or two to get things back into the good books!
I don't see how arguing or changing from one person to another accomplishes anything as each just scraps the last persons plans, And nothing gets done at all.
With a second term there really is a chance you lot over there may accomplish something this time as those plans won't be scrapped and will be put into place, Wether they work is another matter but at least you will have a valid reason to vote for a change next time if they don't!
Would hate to think of where world would head if Romney had of won, Another witch hunt and dark ages to go through with his backwards/religous views
Xerox/Brother/HP etc etc will have a faster printer out by then!
Well I am just....... Shocked!
I now have 2 reasons to vote for labor(usually my vote is just to get my name crossed off as both sides stink).
1. NBN yes it's expensive but some idiots out there don't see the big picture later on,It will even help you wireless freaks!
2. Uncensored net The way a democratic nation should ALWAYS be
By all means pump more money into Federal Police resources and more man power to shut the child abuse/animal cruelty stuff down and work internationally with overseas law enforcement, While they are at it could they go over to Nigeria and shoot whoever is sending me scam emails every friggin' day, Thanks in advance.
Only Stanley Kubrik was still around, I'd be suing Apple for copying his black rectangle from 2001: A Space Odyssey.
This is Madness!
Madness? This is Cupertino! o.O
I hate when corporations use that word "restructuring", Usually it means firing the low end workers who are
making you the money.
Re: iphone 5 ... too many problems
ohh i don't know about that, It's pretty cut throat on the graphics cards forums. lol
There are some true diehard users out there from both AMD and Nvidia that would outdo any Apple loyalist just from the swearing alone. o.O
Couldn't agree more! Good on her.
I have had to deal with young dickheads in my residential street who seem to think it's ok to play music as loud as they like at any time, Police around and fined by the council soon shut them up. Turn the bass down dipshits it's not a nightclub district, It sounds shithouse so out of tune and is causing you tinnitus,First stage of permanent hearing loss, Won't be laughing when you turn 30! huh what hey pardon?
Don't know about that, It has won me over from iphone. I couldn't care about the back of phone which I am not looking at and no one else can see either as my hand is covering it when I use phone or it's on table, What I care about is the front in all it's glory. Not on some small shitty sized screen such as iphone 5 but the splendour of the mighty Galaxy Note II. Not concerned at all about scratches as the back is easily replaced, Also if I get sick of one colour I can change it not that I care but the option is there, More choice wins me over. For most people I think a smart phone is a SMART PHONE only minority would think of it as fashion, Unless you are referring to 16 year old pimply kids who want to look "cool" with the latest toy. You see some teenagers and even adults in tracksuits and hoodies with the latest and greatest phone, You think to yourself geez mate if I were you I wouldn't be worrying about what the phone looks like,That's the least of your worries people are looking at you not the phone. :)
As for iphones I no longer see them as a fashionable thing to have as EVERY one and their dog has one, Want fashion get something different.
Yet I still see a lot of people using flip style mobile phones which extended are longer than Note 2!
I find it even more daft watching iphone users leaning over at lunch table at work just to try and read their tiny screens,Squint much?
Nice try! ;)
Re: Where are the grammar nazis when the're needed?
Did he actually say that? No wonder I have never actually heard him speak for as long as I can remember. Maybe the Queen gave him a clip across the ears back home or made him sleep on the couch and he has behaved ever since.
Someone mentioned it's too fat? Umm it's thinner than my iphone 3GS!
Another mentioned price will be too expensive? Ummm once again it's actually cheaper than iphone 5 for a 16gb model for pre order where I am.
http://www.kogan.com/au/shop/phones/ iphone 5 $749 unlocked Galaxy Note 2 16gb Unlocked $679
I can't wait for this beast to come out, Easy decision for me. Android time!
I might have to start doing this more often I think, By that I mean skip a generation or two of new tech instead of my usual rush out and buy latest,Because no matter what I get now it IS such a massive improvement and guaranteed WOW factor. ;)
P.S. Must remember this for damn graphics cards,I fall for it everytime!
I swear the comments section is always better than the content, You people are so damn funny,It's not often I am bothered to read EVERY post on a site! +1 to all
Re: Scrawny rapper?
;) you win. Voted you up, Think I might end up with a hernia doing challenges at this age. 1 kelly is enough :0
I think he should hit the weights before speaking this rap shit, Those words don't have any power to me anyway.
I am quite confident even as a now unfit middle aged computer nerd I could lift this guy above my head(Seriously)!
What is up with c-rap today, Absolute shit,Go back and learn from the eighties.
Seems to be a case of find any words that rhyme and put it in a sentence with swear words and speak in loud angry voice.
Could do it for anything really,try it yourselves and see how pathetic it has become. The cat sat on a big motherf*&^ing mat!
Re: @AC 7:28 and upvoters
Already happening at my work place. They come straight out of Uni and end up same place I am working as there isn't any other jobs. But once here they seem to think they are better because they have a bit of paper, I make sure I put them back in their place quick smart. Not only are they lazy and weak but can't even do basic problem solving on the job. People must realise we can't all be doctors otherwise everything we have in society will crumble. Uni is just a sham to take people's money and keep it looking like governments are doing something. What is the bet there will probably be uni degrees for cleaning sooner or later! Laugh all you like now but there are already uni courses for topics that clearly don't need it.
Here is just a sample of some of the most rediculous, But there are many many others.
Re: Lack of content isn't an impediment
I'll still be buying one when I can pick up a 52 incher for under $5000, Also an 8k res tv as well and whatever else comes out as long as the price is right. At the moment though they are the price of a new car. I think I read not that long ago somehwere about the Sony 4k Bravia being in the high 20's, As in AU$20k just a tad out of reach for most households. heh
I don't mind paying 1k premium more than mr joe average out there but 20k more is a kick in the pants for me.
The evolution of HD TV
1080p - Vivid colours and clarity on a screen that does not take up whole lounge room, Can see imperfections on actors skin
4k Tv - Can now see tiny little hairs on actors skin
8k Tv - Can now see the bacteria that lives on actors skin o.O
I smell BS!
Just about ready to dump this old 3GS for a Galaxy note 2 when it's released, Apple screens are a bit too small for me even the iphone 5 doesn't look promising.
Title should of added, "China could penetrate the US with new huge missile and create massive social unrest/unemployment in it's backyard".
They nuke US or any other major country and they no longer have anyone to buy their cheap goods!
I don't think any major power in this day and age is stupid enough to want to attack another,It's now a global economy if one fails the whole lot collapses,May as well nuke themselves as well. It's only the rogue countries that don't want to be part of the global system that is the problem, They are still living in the past.
Obviously these people haven't seen Sand Sharks, Needs to be a class action lawsuit with this one,Wasted a few hours of my life. I wouldn't even put it in the "B" grade category as it would be too disrespectful to that category!
7 billion top predators and climbing, Not having any impact on the planet? Yeah good one! lol
Re: Amazed at the frothing for the benchmarks in reviews.
Low rent of course it's home,Yes money is invested in a few areas,No the income is borderline minimum wage, I work like a dog though,Any overtime available I take it!
Don't drink,Don't smoke,No drugs(except gaming it's addictive)Clubbing days long gone but I am no where near 50 lol
Folks pay for everything,No I wouldn't say that I just spent 10k went thirds on replacing rotted windows for double glazed UPVC! I am telling you now, If you are young don't friggin' move out just because others say so and put money away,You might get a shock how much you have after 10+ years! You could buy that new car or have deposit for block of land or house.
Interest from even just a crappy bank savings account will net you a new high end pc every year for life if you got a decent amount in there, Not that hard just time. How many of you spend an easy $20+ a week on junk food? Thats 1k a year now times that by 10 years, 10k on shit food, Or if you are old maybe you have been doing that for 30 years? There is 30k a cars worth of junk food.That is just one example of where money is easily wasted without most people thinking about where it goes, How many drive to the shops yet you probably could walk and save money, Hell my neighbour gets in car just to drive down to corner milk bar it's quite rediculous but his choice, List is endless.
I make sacrifices in other areas so I can splurge on my pc/car hobbies,Simple as that,Nothing magical and no I don't just eat a bowl of rice and a cup of water each day.
My point is people judge online without having met me, Yet I am the type that would buy dinner for a total stranger even on my shit wage,Hell I even once shouted a friend to a certain establishment back in our days,ahem. :)
Anyways back to what matters,The cards!!!!!
Re: Amazed at the frothing for the benchmarks in reviews.
Some people are jealous I think. ;)
Why move out to rent and pay off someone elses mortgage, Or buy a house and be in debt for next 50+ years for what a bit of privacy,Are they too scared to bring someone home?
Yes I am one of those "losers", Drive around in hotted up car, Splurge on everything luxury and still save more money than most even though I am on low income, A few more years at home and I will buy a house outright, While all those who moved out in late teens or twenties will be still working for next 30+ years to try pay it off and giving banks extra money on interest.
I reckon it was real estate agents or builders who must have come up with the "loser" notion, to keep people buying houses and economy moving.
My folks happy to have me here I am happy to be there, Money stays in family we all win!
Asians/Euorpeans all live together as long as possible and they have no problem with it, And they are the ones you see driving around in expensive cars or have latest tech which make others envious.
I'll take the extra 8fps for an extra $500 thank you very much, Which in turn brings prices down for some of you debt people to afford, We all win.
Try Heaven benchmark 3.0 on ultra/extreme settings in 3d on a large screen or multiple screens, You will see how much faster some of us want/neeeeeeeeed to go! You won't even get to 60fps let alone 120fps,Hell some of you might not even reach the needed 30fps for smooth play. lol
Would have been nice to read,
"Feds crack password using Cray supercomputer 24/7 for one month, It was 123456789!" ;)
NBN is awesome!
Maybe it is a slow uptake because a lot of us are already on 100mbit speeds from Telstra for the past 2 years when they secretly had a package on offer but it wasn't really advertised much!
When NBN raises those speeds to 200,500mbit or 1gbit speeds you can bet your arse I will be signing up if Telstra doesn't have anything to offer me at that time. As HD content and even 4k resolution content starts appearing we will need every bit of extra speed we can get,Fibre is the way to go!
NBN will be one of the best investments Oz has ever done not just for future business transactions but for the general masses entertainment purposes!
The world is flat too and we revolve around the sun, Stupid people sigh..... ;)
Wether it turns out to be bullshit or not at least he is trying to make something what is everyone else doing except whinging and bitching about it.
No matter how rediculous it may seem now, Maybe something can be learned from just doing it instead of talking about how not to do it. Got to start somewhere otherwise you get nowhere!
If even just a minute little thing can come of this it opens new paths that can be experimented on,And if it turns out to be a scam then his credibility is over and will be rideculed, Until it is proven either way grow up and give the man a chance, The applause or mocking can come afterwards.