388 posts • joined Thursday 15th September 2011 23:08 GMT
Sure, you could take this onto a plane.
I'd like to see you try to take the AMMUNITION for it onto a plane though.
Don't feed the trolls.
Come on Reg, that's Rule 1 of Internets isn't it?
DON'T FEED THE TROLLS.
DON"T FEED SMARMY GITS.
DON'T FEED MALCOLM TURNBULL.
Bloody hell, it's bad enough living this armpit of a nation without encouraging the Bogan's Hero to keep up with his rabid slather. Malcolm Turnbull makes Arnold Rimmer look like a pretty nice guy.
Do you fail to understand that swuts like Turnbull have NO INTENTION of ever providing even FTTN (of course their mansions will have FTTFB - Fiber To The Fucking Bathroom) as once they get in power the plan will be subject to review, after review, after review, after inquiry, after review, after review, after inquiry, all in the name of 'FISCAL MANAGEMENT', with the reviews being outsourced to OH MY GUESS WHAT? Their brother-in-law's Fiscal Management Consultancy firm based in Fucking Bermuda.
Have a look at the state of NSW with Fatty O'Barrel in power - management consultants are making a mint, while nothing much happens. 43billion spent on infraftructure - yeah, a few compactuses (compacti?) to hold all the FUCKING REVIEWS. We are up to meta-level 4 for the reviews on the NW rail link, something that was mooted in 19-fucking-28!
Chairman of the review committee (pig-trough) is Nick Greiner, Liberal premier in the 1980's. Another failure, but bugger the gravy-train, he's swimming in the lido-deck gravy-pool of the MV.Gravyboat, the world's largest ocean liner - MADE OF GRAVY!
Most expensive nation on planet? check. Most corrupt nation on planet? check. Most likely nation to end up on the B-ark? checkity-check-check-check!
A login attempt is not a hack according to Australian Bureau of Lies, Damn Lies & Statistics.
In other news, ABS reports indicate that 267% of Australians are in fact orangutans called 'Denise' and 9*squirrel/artichoke3% of them live in Ulladulla.
Re: The (fast) Internet is dead, long live the (slow) Internet
Mate, if you are getting 25-50mbps you must be livin' next door to Tony.
Bugger the TV, try doing Architecture over the arsehat system we currently have - we only need to have real-time access to 10GB+ databases from laptops on building sites - doesn't matter what your mates have dreamed up, tech experts that Tony & Malcolm so obviously are, but it bet it leaves Austfailia FAR behind the rest of the civilized world when it comes to BIM!
Don't know the acronyms? Don't understand the applications or the needs? GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF THE SAND.
Maybe a high-speed FTTP solution might fix things?
dere's moor minrals out dere ta be dug mayte.
Gotta keep me boss in dere tax-free jets and mansions and horse studs!
givvus another beer!
Austfailia, you're standing in it.
We don't call this place AUSTFAILIA for nothing you know....
Hi, Welcome to Austfailia maaaaaaaayte... just hilp yersilf ter ar BEWT dirt an minrals.
Darn wuury bart tem f'in smart arse whiners wif dere NBN, we's gunna shoot dat in nar nuts win we git in.
F'in red-head bitch runnin da playce, maaaaayte wis gunna git rid a her tooos.
BEWDY, a proppa cuntry for BLOKES whos loves BEER, FUDDY, ROOTING, SHOOTIN, an DIGGIN STARF UPS.
Nunna dem smart-arse-pooftas roun' ere.
Hopes yers dogs are root'n good.
I think you get 20 years for murder. Sorry to the hardliners above me, but no, he did not commit anything near as bad as murder.
Defacing a website? GET OVER IT.
As Billy Bragg said: "This isn't a court of justice, son, this is a court of law"
The Austfailian Govmint. Leading the world in FAIL technology.
Sharemarket, housing prices, the fortunes of mining magnates and career criminals rose sharply today after the government announced wide-ranging plans to privatize all aspects of the public service including the Bureau of Meteorology, the Austfailian Defence Farce, the Bureau of Farmin', Minin' Shootin', Drinkin', Bettin', Fuckin', Rootin' & Circle-Workers, the Department of Jingoism & Sports Sponsorship and the Upper and Lower Houses. Speaking today from COKEanberra, Prime Minister T. Abbott said while boarding his private jet bound for the traditional Austfailian protectorate of Majorca "This is a great day for all APPLEustfailians. From today, this glorious NISSANation will finally have the rulers it has always deserved - ultra-wealthy foreigners. So long, SUCKERS!"
Re: Aussie names
Boat Harbour (no, really)
Yep, the Smart Country alright.
Also: I thought Fosters was 'strayn for 'Camel Piss'. Fosters exists only to make people drink VB; "nah, mate, I'd rather drink VB." XXXX is entirely palatable, favorably compared to a mid-range Budweiser.
Aaaand a ban on publicly available quadcopters...
and some jail time for anyone found flying one, or publishing open source plans....
Replace CPU, replace HDD, replace GFX, keep mouse.
It's still the same computer, MS. Yes, I am prepared to take it to court.
Wow, I bet Oracle shareholders are leaving in droves.
$18,000 is a slap on the wrist, you can't even buy a really crap car for that in Austfailia. The plaintiff needs better lawyers; the famed harassment case at Myers walked away with several 100K for about 1 or 2 verbal incidents!
Veber? Aren't you the firm that tried to trademark "Python"?
Yeah, we won't be doing business with you; you're too much of a risk.
"nationalised telcomms infrastructure"
Um, why? Because it worked so well for Australia? The only thing worse is when they go and denationalise it again, making the fustercluck even worse.
Bloody slow download!
So either their download speeds are appalling, or the 'three strikes' emails can be sent 10ms apart, and have no legal requirement for a read receipt? "My anti-spam blocked the email, m'lud"
So does this mean....
Your data center must now be covered in brick veneer, fill the whole site apart from 40cm strips of weeds on the sides, have 5 bedrooms per human occupant, use only colours that include the word 'beige', have no eaves whatsoever, must have at least 10kW of airconditioning per human occupant (passive heating/cooling? nah, mate, that doesn't work down 'ere) , if built within 5km of trees must have no timber in construction*, must cut down all trees within 40m*, must have room for at least 15 large SUVs along the street front, must use native vegetation & trees (thus conflicting with the one about having no trees), and must have heavy curtains over all windows**.
* - due to recent changes in legislation 'Construction in Bushfire Prone Areas' ie, THE WHOLE FUCKING CONTINENT.
** - yes, that's a NABERS requirement, pretty much all of them are, actually.
Registered Architect (a REAL one)
Is it just me?
Or does anyone else get the theme from 'Eastenders' in their head?
Yes, UKTV guide in the pocket, thats mine.
Why only foreigners?
Oh, thats right, all Aussies are good law-abiding citizens who are sparkly clean, don't do any of that naughty corruption & graft, and always pay their just and fair taxes.
Like all of our mining & media fatties (why are our rich always so GODDAMN FAT? Do they revel in the stereotype or something?) who are all such good corporate citizens. *cough* Packer *cough* Rhinehardt *cough* Obeid
Would 6pm be a good kick-off time for you?
Tough words, yankees.
Come at us, we'll have you.
Further dangerous Australian fauna
The dry country / scrubland sub-species - LEAP bears. Attracted to taller mammals looking UP to guard against drop bears.
Narguns. Actually THE Nargun, there is only one. Currently living in the Hunter Valler, it just eats you. Looks like a boulder during the day. Said to be 'watching the stars wheel' so it's either a relative of Cthulu, or is going to take cthulu down. I'm betting on the Nargun. You should always rub some earth on you out in the bush because it fools the Nargun into thinking you are part of the earth. VERY good advice. Vegemite behind the ears will also work.
Aquatic Funnel Web Spiders. Think you're safe in the pool? Think that spider on the bottom is dead because it's been there two weeks and hasn't moved? You've just met the AQUATIC Funnel Web Spider. They like to go for a swim when it gets hot, and have to wait for a human to climb up to get back out. Since a Funnel Web Spider's default mood is 'PISSED OFF AT ENTIRE UNIVERSE' this is not a good thing.
Some of the above is BS, by the way, but NOT all of it! The spider bit is true, as is using dirt to scare away Narguns.
No, I am Not A Laywer.
Under Australian law - you're screwed. Get caught with CP and they assume you're guilty; your trial is pretty much a formality & sentencing (serious goal time, and THEN permanent CP register - good luck living more than 5km from children...). If it's on your drive, it's yours. You get to try to prove it isn't - the courts don't seem to need prove you guilty. Nasty, and I'm surprised it hasn't been used more often against politicians etc, but maybe we'll see a rise in this sort of trap soon.
Can a HDD be recovered after the platters have been hammered and blow-torched?
Watering hole attack?
Bloody hell, now they're attacking our beer. THIS MEANS WAR!
How many people, so much money spent...
and they got it so horribly wrong.
Not even governments fuck up that bad.
I would have told them it was a FAIL for only 1% they paid their top marketing consultants, and I'd still be quite well off from the income.
"Bob"? Bit of an odd name...
It wasn't Robert Oliver Francis Howard by any chance was it?
Many changes need to be brought on.
"Still, suicide is an incredibly selfish act that leaves a lot of family and friends utterly bereft."
Well, maybe. For some it's a form of defiance. For others, release; you really haven't experienced pain until you've tried severe chronic depression. I strongly suggest NOT trying it , by the way. It's amusing to have preachers try to scare you with stories of hell - physical pain? That'd be a relief, at least you can point to where it hurts.
As for bringing on many changes - maybe this suicide will. It would be nice if it did.
I fear things will get a lot, LOT worse before it gets better. Big Gov views the Internet as Pandora's Box, and most probably wish DARPA had kept it top top secret.
I'd like an icon with a seedling on it, but will resort to that other symbol of life finding a way - beer.
Re: Is it wrong...
Yes, because it happened in Darwin which means it is drunken delusional bullshit.
Re: sticking a tampon up his nose to pretend to be a Guatemalan trinket salesman
I prefer a ferret myself.
Though how it got there I don't know; now it's there it hurts like hell and it radically alters my sense of smell.
I don't think there is an icon even remotely relevant to this.
Re: Waste of Time
Nutters like this...
I think they are referred to as 'lightning rods'.
Look for interesting little stories from the other side of the world involving Belgians with quiet online trading algorithms.
Why use a doctored version?
"I wonder if any of these laptops had a doctored version of McAfee antivirus so that the users would think they were protected."
Why use a doctored version? I thought the standard version of McAfee led users to believe they were protected - mostly from McAfee's own woeful 'upgrades' admittedly.
And why are you all cowering behind AC? Are you scared of John? Is he some uber-cyber-god who can make electricity leap from your wireless mouse and kill you?
only 100 copies?
Well, it IS Bob Dylan, there must only be about 100 people left who care about the aging whiner.
Re: Coat in advance
and you wouldn't be able to see the colour red or turn left between 15th March and 9th July.
Re: Try Peter F Hamilton
I love the ideas in his books, but his female characters give cardboard cutouts a bad name *cough* Ione Saldana *cough*, and his endings tend to be non sequiturs; massive lumps of deus ex machina or 'if-it-wasn't-for-you-meddling-earthmen-we-would-have-got-away-with-it'.
Wormhole railways are totally bonkers and the occasional highly detailed descriptions of locomotives make me wonder if the young Peter was a trainspotter, or still is.
I'm happy I discovered Iain M. Banks after Hamilton; the Culture series utterly nails the sheer power a post-singularity civilization could wield, and the utterly decadent lifestyle one could have within such a society.
Beer, because in the Culture you could wake up one morning and decide to spend 200 years becoming a master brewer, simply because you could.
Re: Can't be.
My Kindle does, especially as it's the use-anywhere 3G model.
One thing ST:TNG got right
The complete ubiquity of tablets.
They even called them PADDs. According to the STTNG tech manual, you could fly a starship with one, which sounds a whole lot like Remote Desktop. The description of the 'Tricorder' is also very similar to a modern tablet, as it was communications device, sensor, camera and frequently a small bomb if you shorted out it's battery.
The memory sticks were also just that - memory sticks, though I think their storage capacity which was considered large in the late 80's (Petabytes I think) will be normal for a USB5 thumbdrive of 2019.
Quite a creepy short (in modern terms) novel of the old-school sci-fi.
Doesn't have much beyond what we have now except neuron-perfect digital copies of human brains, and some mucking around with philosophical concept of what data (and consciousness) actually IS.
Recommended. Creepy as all heck, but definitely recommended.
Re: Whom does the law serve?
"This isn't a court of justice, son, this is a court of law"
'Rotting on remand' - Billy Bragg
Yes, she was lovely! Wonderful cook too if my memory serves me.
Re: PC Plod is as PC Plod does .. and he just takes and follows orders and is a puppet to muppets?
Ah, noticed that too, eh? Police very quick to go after 'little' easy targets, not so quick or willing to take down the *real* crims.
Is it collusion or conspiracy?
It's answer D: ALL OF THE ABOVE.
Photoshop in Spaaaaace!
I agree with Jon, this looks like a case of 'we got one picture, lets photoshop so it looks like we did a flyby'.
I seem to recall that most asteroids rotate pretty quickly on account of them being pretty small. Also if you pass by that close, your photographic angle should change, and you should see the asteroid appear to revolve. Toutatis, by Toutatis, appears to scale and translate instead of rotate - hence in my totally unprofessional view as an El Reg Comentard it is photoshopped.
Let's hope they haven't been reading 'Titan' by Stephen Baxter, or we are all in for a really nasty 2013.
Someone still uses Quark?
We still use CorelDraw & Quark - WE ARE SCREWED!
There, fixed it for you.
Re: As if!
And here was me thinking Wanks were yankers.
It's the Moon that's fake!
Everyone knows the Mars landings are being faked on the Moon, which is ITSELF a fake, the biggest fake and running joke in the history of art and ... history!
THERE IS SIMPLY NO PROOF OF THE MOON! Every depiction of it is a fake. FICTION - DEPICTION! SEE? They both contain the letters 'ICTION' which is a Rosicrucian CODE! SHEEPLE! WAKE UP! Your Government is conning you! EVEN THE SKY LIES - because the sky is owned by COCA-COLA-IBM! What you see in the sky is just the reflection off geese! ORBITAL MIND-CONTROL LASERS, MAN!
The best way to fight the conspiracy theorists is chaff: put stuff like this on web pages, and the nuts start to believe it.
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