* Posts by Thorne

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Australian ISPs agree to three-strikes-plus-court-order anti-piracy plan

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Re: The dog ate my homework

My kids know right from wrong. They'd never pay $45 for a DVD they could get on the Pirate Bay for free. That would be plain wrong.........

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Re: smith1965@hotmail.com

All they need to do is work together and make a central standard method of accessing the content easily and cheaply. They can get together and sue people. Why not get together and make a solution?

Step one: All work together

Step two: Ring Google

Step three: Make a Youtube like system. Have free content with ads with the revenue going back to Google and the content providers. Have a paid system with no ads

Step four: Everybody loads their content into the one site

Whoa! Suddenly piracy is virtually dead overnight and content providers get paid and the freetards get their free content. Who'd of thunk it?

But noooooo. Lets sue people and maybe make dozens of separate websites with stupid regional licencing deals and crazy pricing and bribe governments to make new laws........

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Re: The dog ate my homework

Ignorance of how to secure it?

I'd open it for plausible deniability so now they have to prove it was me not just my connection.

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Re: Blimey!

"With copyright infringement, the punishment should fit the crime."

Damn straight it should. If I get caught pirating a TV show I should be forced to watch ads.....

What? I go to jail and pay hundreds of thousands of dollars? Doesn't look like the punishment fits the crime then........

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Scavengers pick bones of collapsed telly-spaff upstart Aereo

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And it's idiots like these is the reason why people pirate.

All Aereo did was extend the broadcast range of existing channels giving them a wider audience for their advertising but they sued it into oblivion and now people go back to pirating......

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NBN Co numbers suggest FTTP build could be done for close to Labor's budget

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"then the wild numbers being thrown around by the coalition would have been very easy to refute indeed"

How do you pick which liar is telling the truth?

Despite the costs FTTP is better than FTTN because at some point you need to rip out FTTN and put FTTP in.

Do the job once and do the job properly.

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Big Content picks on small Australian ISPs again

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Re: quite

"Not sure if you are correct in the "Piracy has not dented the profits of big movie in any significant way" , but you are definitely correct about archaic distribution."

The three strikes laws when in France resulted in a drop in piracy but also a drop in legit sales.

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Tie this to manditory data rentention

Throw in the TPP and you have a recipe for disaster

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Hoping for spy reforms? Jeb Bush, dangerously close to being the next US prez, backs the NSA

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Just like the Jews...

If you listen and believe everything a flaming bush tells you, you too will spend forty years in the wilderness....

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Apple LIGHTSABERS to feature in The Force Awakens

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Except it's a red one so it's Sith......

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Re: Warranty void if seal is broken

Very hard to fight someone when you have to hold the lightsaber the right way to make it work.......

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STINKY nerds: Sick of horrifying chums with your terrible BO? Nosey Google wants to help

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Re: Completely pointless

If you can make it for ex wives / ex girlfriends it will be a goldmine......

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Completely pointless

Stinky nerds don't have friends to avoid........

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Got an Android Wear gizmo? Yeah, you and '719,999 other people'

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Re: Apple who?

"And how much do you think Hololens is going to cost?"

Estimates say just over $300US but add the Australia tax to it so $1200AUD here..........

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Re: Apple who?

" I don't see it over-taking smart watches for a bit yet"

There is nothing to overtake with smart watches. They really haven't kicked off.

As for Apple's iwatch, it's not shiny enough. Looks just like a normal watch. What's the point of buying wank gear if nobody notices your iWatch?

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Apple who?

"The Android platform will have to significantly improve its sales if it wants to compete with Apple."

Screw Apple. If Hololens is half as awesome as it looks in the videos, then it's the new benchmark to beat.

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Over 50? Out of work? Watch out because IT is about to EAT ITSELF

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The Answer

"but what happens

when someone gets the crazy idea to let Watson

read all of Stack Overflow and O’Reilly and

Slashdot and Google Groups"

It comes up with the answer "Have you tried turning it off and back on again?"

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Robot vacuum cleaner EATS WOMAN

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I was waiting......

For some comment about how it doubles as a sex toy......

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BURIED: Oz gov won't reveal telcos' guess at data retention costs

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Re: Once again ...

Perhaps because the government is full of old luddites sponsored by large companies.......

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Ex-squeeze me? Baking soda? Boffins claim it safely sucks CO2 out of the air

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Re: Carbonates are how the Earth deals with excess CO2

"Well.. there's a lot of abandoned/closed open pit mines. Bury it there maybe?"

A total waste of time and money. The tech might have a use for low cost scrubbers for space or diving but cleaning up coal is the most retarded idea in existence.

Plants clean up CO2. Ploughing fast growing crops into the soil traps carbon and improves the soil. Growing trees to use for housing traps carbon.

Plenty of ways which are far easier to clean up CO2 than burying a chemical mess.

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LOOK OUT - it's a GOOBER! Google's über-Uber robo apptaxi ploy

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Re: I'd be more shocked

People will still own their own and in fact will own more as people who can't drive will be able to use one.

What it will do is kill off taxi drivers, truck drivers and car park attendants.

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Uber is safe but Google is betting on Johnny-Cabs replacing the taxi drivers. At some point Uber's drivers will get shafted and replaced by autonomous vehicles.

Right or wrong, this is just what will happen and how Google is placing their bets.......

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Windows 10 heralds the MINECRAFT-isation of Microsoft

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Re: I almost took it seriously

I'd take it seriously. With MS' development of Hololens, their future direction is a three dimensional operating system. A game where you can connect blocks together and make something work suddenly holds a new interest to MS.

Watch some hololens videos and minecraft shows up quite a bit. A lot of minecraft concepts will bleed into the windows OS.

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Facebook kills pic of Mohammed weeks after Zuck's Je suis Charlie!

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Re: As healthy as hating on facebook generally is,

"If a country's laws are crap, it is up to that country's citizens to get them changed, not some big multinational corporation"

Tell that to the TPP............

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Trans-Pacific trade treaty close to signoff says USA

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Re: Any government that signs the TPP is comitting treason against its nation and its people

"I wonder if the TPP can be twisted so the Austraian People can sue their own government."

Well yes but as the elected representatives of the Australian people the compo will go to the government......

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Increased gov spy powers are NOT the way to stay safe against terrorism

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Re: an act of God

"God created Man in His image, with free will and intelligence."

Maybe he made the first one with free will and intelligence but like a dodgy photocopier the later copies have faded and blurred.

(I'd even go as far as to say that those most lacking free will and intelligence can be found amongst his followers)

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Re: Trouble is, the last time round

"I believe the green party are still an option as they oppose net monitoring"

The Greens are never an option as they are a total bunch of fruitcakes. The half a dozen things you might agree with isn't worth the million of stupid things they want.

Screw living in a cave on recycled tofu..........

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Snowden doc leak 'confirms' China stole F-35 data

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Re: This is probably very bad..

"I can for certain tell you that those outrageously blatant copied cars have no superior features, except of course, much reduced price."

As the Russians once said during WW2 "there is a certain quality to quantity"

A plane half as good but ten times as many in the air is still superior........

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Windows 7 MARKED for DEATH by Microsoft as of NOW

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Re: 711

"Unfortunately you're wrong about Windows 8. The reason for the Windows 8 UI is that people who are now bitching and moaning are the same people who declined to join the "customer experience improvement program" while their mum merrily said fine, go ahead."

My mum had windows 8 and hated it. Something about a touch interface OS on a computer with no touch screen. Gee my brother got chewed out for upgrading her.

Windows 8 was a total ballsup. The more new stuff you shove in, the more you should leave stuff the same. If the computer didn't have a touch screen it should have looked exactly like 7.

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BATMAN LASER builds smaller, faster hard drives

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It works because....

I'm Batman

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IsoHunt releases roll-your-own Pirate Bay

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Re: Wack a Mole.

The police might have a giant cheeseburger eating ass too but by releasing the source to anyone, the whack-a-mole board is now the size of the Milky Way.........

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Nork-ribbing flick The Interview AXED: Sony caves under hack terror 'menace'

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Pirate

"I'd go only if were good. Why reward Sony out of defiance with profit for a bad film."

How about we pirate it and f#$k Sony and the terrorist at the same time?

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If I was Sony I'd release it free to download. If they think they can keep people from seeing it with threats, a world wide release free stops them dead in their tracks and has the opposite effect they were hoping to get.

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SURPRISE: Oz gov gives itself room to NEVER finish the NBN

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Re: Shut it down

"It was created by the KRudd government solely to buy a lot of ignorant votes. It succeeded. Now is a good time to shut it down."

It can't be. It didn't buy your vote and you're pretty ignorant........

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Is there anything left the Libs can do to destroy the NBN any more?

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NBN Co, Turnbull, issue contradictory broadband speed promises

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Re: Broken analogy

"This highlights the stupidity of Labor's ideology first approach. Small rural communities would have been better served by FTTN than being pushed onto fixed wireless or worse satellite."

What total crap! Yes FTTN may be faster than wireless or satellite but once you're over 300M away it's no better than ADSL2 which a lot already have and lets face it most rural people ARE more than 300M away.

There is absolutely no point to spending billions putting in a new system that is no better than what people already have.

As far as I'm concerned if you have a copper line now then you should get fibre at some time. Until then leave the current system in place. Don't waste money on a crap system that offers no improvement.

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Bang! You're dead. Who gets your email, iTunes and Facebook?

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Re: Apple's view

"Hey, if cartoon pornography floats your boat that's your personal choice."

Personally I don't want to pass on my cartoon porn collection to my next of kin. Hopefully they won't ever open that Pandora's box........

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Re: Apple's view

"If I can bequeath my stack of CDs to a loved one upon death, which were only ever my right to listen to the content therein, then how does that differ from bequeathing my iTunes account (and the rights to listen to the media therein)?"

I can't bequeath my iTunes accounts and songs to my next of kin but I can bequeath my NAS drive full of pirated music and movies to them.

Damn lucky I don't have an iTunes account then isn't it?

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The Pirate Bay SUNK: It vanishes after Swedish data center raid

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Whack-a-mole

And just like a whack-a-mole game, the moles just pop up elsewhere.

I live in hope that the idiots, one day, realize they are wasting their time trying to kill piracy using police and decide to killing it by making legal content cheap and easy to access.

Yes I live in hope and might as well wish for world peace and a chicken in every pot......

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BIG FAT Lies: Porky Pies about obesity

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"The real cost center for the NHS is obstetrics."

Old people are the real drain. Just like an old car, they need repairing constantly because more and more keeps wearing out. A young person goes to the doctor only when something is wrong such as an injury. Old people keep going back and back because their body is worn out.

If you want to bring the cost down, bring in euthanasia. A lot of people would choose a peaceful death over 10 years in a dementia ward busy regressing back into their childhood. That's also not covering a painful death due to terminal cancer.

Put the emphases back on the quality of life instead of the quantity.

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100 IT workers face the axe at CSIRO

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Why doesn't the government...

Put the $400M it just earnt off the CSIRO's wireless patents back into the CSIRO?

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SCREW YOU, net neutrality hippies – AT&T halts gigabit fiber

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Re: We manage it in Europe

"That's why people from Europe come to the US to pay our "outrageous prices" for the care they want."

Is that why Americans sneak over the border to sponge off Canada's universal healthcare system?

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Re: Obama Plan for Internet?? - Nooooo!

"Instead it was about making young, healthy people pay for the healthcare of older, unhealthy people."

Of course young health people pay for the healthcare of older unhealthy people. That's because young healthy people usually don't need a doctor as often and old people do.

In the end young people become old people and then they use the doctor.

Universal healthcare takes taxes from everyone and supplies a basic health system for everyone. You pay the taxes when your young and don't need it but it covers you when your old and you do. If you're unemployed or retired you will still be treated and don't have to die in the gutter.

Health insurance like to cover the young and healthy cause they don't need it so they make massive profits and then kick them to the curb when they get old and start eating into the profits.

The American system is entirely broken and all it takes for the fucktards who support it is some unemployment or scumbag insurance assessor cancelling their insurance when they need it to see just how wrong they were.

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Re: Obama Plan for Internet?? - Nooooo!

"Is Obama trying the same tactic on the Internet as he did with Obama Care?? "

I could never figure out what American's have against universal healthcare. Is it because it infringes on your democratic right to die in the gutter?

That said the moronic Australian government are trying to bring the same retarded healthcare system in here cause it works so well in #Merica

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Police in U-turn as 'shop a gun-owner' hotline is scrapped

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Re: Don't dare clean or maintain your firearm!!!!!

"(* apart from the carry piece and the back-up when considered prudent)"

The unregistered backup for when you accidently shoot some black kid and need a plant?

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Bloke, 26, accused of running drug souk Silk Road 2.0 cuffed by Feds

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Re: Mmm...

"The FBI - because when you put to much of the wrong substance in your body you wind up dead"

Like cheese burgers?

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Australia's going to need a standalone metadata retention bureau

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Re: Realisation

"Despite having a voting system that encourages the emergence of new parties"

What reality are you from cause it's not this one. Australia has a two party preferential voting system. It is designed to prevent new parties from ever replacing Labor/Liberals. New parties can start as much as they want but will always remain a minor party.

Despite personal thoughts about One Nation, it highlights everything that is wrong with the Australian system. When One Nation started, in some seats it had up to 48% of the primary vote in some seats but still lost. The two major parties can redirect their preferences to each other to kill off any serious contenders.

What we need is a graduated preferential system. My first place is worth one vote. Second place a half, third a quarter and so on. It would stop the major parties from controlling the outcome by preference stacking.

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Just the beginning

2 years is just the start. Next will be 5 years and then 10 years and then forever.

All it will take is a police office to dislike you and go fishing for something to charge you with. Currently they don't need a warrant but getting a warrant is a joke anyway. Just look at the AFP raids on the Muslim terrorists. 150 officers and 30 raids and all they got was one plastic sword.

Data retention will not make anyone one bit safer and will be just for screwing people's lives. Terrorists will be fine but remember that episode of Game Of Thrones you missed so you downloaded it to catch up...........

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Russians hear Tim Cook is gay, pull dead Steve Jobs' enormous erection

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Re: Poor Putin

"you're not a real man until you've been fucked in the ass".

Does an ex wife using the family court count?

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Big Content outs piracy hotbeds: São Paulo, Beijing ... TORONTO?

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Pirate

On behalf of Australia, I feel hurt to be left out. Better head to The Pirate Bay so we score better next year.....

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