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* Posts by Thorne

1076 posts • joined 10 Apr 2012

$195 BEEELLION asteroid approaching Earth

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Re: Just wait for...

Some....

Crashing into some other countries could make the asteroid more valuable.

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Re: Just wait for...

No. It's value is in space. Getting the remains off the moon makes it significantly less valuble. If you could get it into Earth orbit, it would be worth more (assuming you don't crash it into the earth and wipe out Canada)

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Watchdog casts an eye over ‘throttling’

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Re: Nothing to do with pirates

If they didn't want P2P then why sell 100+ gig a month accounts?

It's like selling you a Ferrari and then taking back the wheels to make sure you don't speed.

In reality it not even to stop you speeding but so they don't have to fix the crappy roads.

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Pirate

Nothing to do with pirates

Telstra is doing this so they don't have up upgrade services while waiting for the NBN to come in.

Why spend money on DSLAMS if you need to rip them back out in a couple of years (or less)

Pirates are a good excuse to to reduce traffic to delay upgrades to save money. Nothing more. Nothing less.

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Apple said to develop curved glass iWatch with Foxconn

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Re: @Thorne

No shadow, time for a sandwich!

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Re: @Thorne

If there is a shadow, time for sex?

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"Rolling in wearable computing may void the warranty."

But wearing nothing makes the sundial work better...

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Re: Wow, like playing darts.

If your iOwl is running iMaps I don't like the odds of him finding Starbucks let alone making it back home...

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"If you have a moment I can drop my trousers and a sundial will be projected from my arse"

Wouldn't be easier to roll over and think happy thoughts?

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Australian Parliament issues summons to Apple, Microsoft, Adobe

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And the net result will be?

Squat!

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Now UK must look out for crappy SPACE weather - engineers

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"I'm increasingly worried about pianos falling from the sky"

Don't buy a Morris Marina

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Australia joins hunt for corporate tax dodgers

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"it's a catch 22. Companies are putting mucho money into politicians pockets so the politicians keep passing the laws to allow them to get away with it. Hell, many politicians are doing the same thing!"

Pollies leave the loop holes because they use them themselves

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If you want to make them pay, change the law. Name and shame is a total waste of time. Don't blame them for legal tax minimization.

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"which while legal do not reflect the intent of the law."

Ummm law has nothing to do with intent ( or justice for that matter ) The letter of the law is the law and everybody wants to minimize tax so if it's legal, it's legal.

Don't like it? Change the law

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Kickstarter project says open source can blast Death Star costs

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Re: not to mention...

Did anyone check if the satellite NK launched was a mini deathstar?

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'Broke' Estonian suspect pleads guilty to DNSChanger click fraud scam

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Re: He might be broke but ...

5 years in the big house an then retire to a luxury villa in the Cayman Islands.

Still sounds like a bargin...

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Apple loses bid to 'cut in line' in Samsung patent dust-up

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Re: Time is short it seems...

"I have no suggestion as to how they fix this."

Shoot all the lawyers

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Wikileaks reveals Icelandic FBI shenanigans

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Re: Well...

"The bit where the big superpower tried to enter Iceland and use Icelandic police as a their peronnal puppet is a good guess."

Like New Zealand...

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Rotund Mega baron Dotcom offers bounty for breaking his crypto

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Re: HACKER NEWS

Purchase? What is this word you are talking about?

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Boffins propose satnav tracking for 'KILLER KOALAS'

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They're real!

A drop bear once bit my sister ...

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You thought watching cat videos was harmless fun? Think AGAIN

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Re: trap-neuter-return

"Perhaps this could be applied to NRA members too?"

The same thought occured to the NRA too hence the reason why they want to keep assault rifles....

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Re: If only we were allowed to kill these bloody vermin!

"I was recommend a super-soaker filled with a mix of vinegar and cola. The cola sticks and the vinegar tastes foul when they try to clean their coat."

I'd recommend caffine free diet pepsi. It tastes truely disgusting. No additives needed...

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Asteroid mining and a post-scarcity economy

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Re: hmm @Grave

"while it might seem like a catch22, the problem of stupid people can be solved by education"

Some of the dumbest people I know are also the most educated...

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Re: hmm

Actually, long term, asteroid mining will be worth a fortune. Material in space costs $20K per kilo to get it there. Whatever you can make up there will be siginificantly cheaper and easier than getting from the Earth.

The survival of the human race depends on getting off this rock. Already too many people living here so the more you can ship out the better. The key to this is facilities in space and whomever can build and control these will make a fortune.

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Australian spooks want mobile dev to build ... something

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Re: If I had to guess,

It's "Spying for Dummies"

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Japanese boffins tout infrared specs to thwart facial recognition

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WTF?

Privacy at the cost of your diginty...

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Student claims code flaw spotting got him expelled from college

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Re: He played it pretty dumb...

"For a computer student I think he didn't play this very smart at all."

Running scanning software traceable back to him wasn't smart. If you want to report security bugs, do it anonymously because no good deed goes unpunished...

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Google pulls 'racist' Make Me Asian app

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Re: He needs to make a 'Make Me Honky White Trash' app to readdress the balance.

That would be awesome....

Mullets, wife beater singlets, tatts, guns, beer

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The world is full of sensitive little petals

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‘Anonymous’ hacks Oz Uni’s email to protest bulk iPad buy

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Re: What's the alternative?

"I would be interested to see the average test scores of the pupils there pre and post the iFlood."

The tests have show that their angry birds scores were significantly higher after...

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NASA sends Mona Lisa into space by LASER

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It's just an excuse to build orbiting laser cannons...

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Playboy fined £100k by Blighty watchdog for FLASHING SMUT at kids

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Re: Wait... Playboy == Hardcore?

When your a religious nutjob, anything not wearing a burka is hardcore...

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Re: When the hell...

The Oatmeal sums this up best

http://theoatmeal.com/pl/senior_year/sex_ed

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Little Johnny can find hardcore stuff that makes Playboy look tame using Google in three seconds flat.

Type your perversion in, turn safe search off, select videos or images and suddenly all the smut you could ever watch in a life time at your fingertips.

Just shows what a total waste of time these watchdogs are...

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Fans of dead data 'liberator' Swartz press Obama to sack prosecutor

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Re: Time to get real

"10-30 years in prison and fines/legal fees that would bankrupt J.R. Eweing is utterly disproportionate. Aaron Swartz wasn't a serial rapist, murderer or child molester - any of whch might deserve such punishment. He was a misguided guy who broke the law."

But hacking and/or copyright infringment is a far more serious crime than rape, murder or child molestation...

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Re: Jstor question

If storage is so expensive that it requires $10 per article per read then how could Swartz release it for free?

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Re: Copywrite copyrite

But JSTOR isn't the creator, just the publisher. JSTOR collected money for access to the journals but none of that money went back to the creators of the journals which was the whole argument.

JSTOR got given the journals for free and charged for the access for everyone else.

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'Doomsday' asteroid Apophis more massive than first thought

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Re: It'll hit the Pacific off Santa Monica, California

"Yeah thank God it won't hit a true bastion of society like Mississippi. "

Sounds like we need a second asteroid....

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If he fails we have Chuck Norris as a backup. Chuck never fails.

The only point to sending Bruce first is we don't have to try and bring him back...

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John McAfee goes Hollywood with Warner Bros. movie deal

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Re: How interesting

Evil scientists, viruses, murder, frame ups, zombie dogs, government conspiracies, dramatic escapes to freedom and amusing costumes.

It's Resident Evil meets Bourne Identity meets Master of Disguise.

Pure Oscar material right there.

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Just what the world needs: Android in the rice cooker

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Re: The Windows rice cooker...

"And the Apple rice cooker does exactly the same as the android one, but costs twice as much."

You forgot it only cooks organic fair trade certified iRice available from your local iStore

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Re: The internet fork...

"Just yesterday I saw on the telly that at CES there is a diet fork that vibrates if you eat too fast, and it of course comes with the obligatory iPhone app to upload your eating habits to the cloud."

And it links to facebook so if you eat too much it changes your status to "John Smith is a fatty fat fat"...

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Re: So

Wait until they have lasers...

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If it did more than cook rice then maybe.

This is right up there with the internet connected fork...

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White House rejects Death Star petition: '$850qn too pricey'

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Re: This @ dssf

"The Death Star on the other hand has already been built and is hidden in orbit behind the moon"

That's no moon.

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Toy train company bids for West Coast Mainline

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Paris Hilton

Damn thats why I couldn't find any train on BigJugs....

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Boffins develop microwave weed-zapper

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Re: So Aussie BS knobs go all the way to eleven too!

"My hoe does all the weeding."

And that would make you the pimp?

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Latest exoplanet discovery is a virtual CLONE of Earth

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Re: How old is the star?

"And is it anywhere near the 4.5 billion years that Earth needed to have a technology using species?"

If it wasn't for religion we could have been a lot more technologically advanced well beyond what we are now.

Perhaps the aliens weren't so stupid which explains why they can make spacecraft capable of flying between stars.

The aliens who did invent religion are most likely still at home killing each other with rocks...

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Twitter won't unmask racist Frenchie unless US judge says so

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Re: "We adhere to the laws of the countries in which we operate."

"If a US company aids and abets a computer based crime, and then adds insult to injury by brazenly flouting due process, then an extradition request must be made against its management."

A crime where? France where the compainants are? America where Twitter is? or Iran where hating Jews is a national past time?

Welcome to the legal murk that is the internet. This whole effort is a total waste of time. Odds are the person who made the comments isn't even in France. Even so can you prove the person accused made the comments or did someone do it because he didn't secure his wireless? Was it done from a wireless hotspot? Did a hacker frame him?

Thousands upon thousands of dollars wasted on blood sucking lawyers and years later these idiots will realise they were trolled and there is SFA they can do about it.

Someone called you a bad name. Harden the F up cause there is nothing you can do about it.

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Bringing Iron Man to life: Exoskeletons, armour and jet packs

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Re: As much as I like our superheros

The future of warfare isn't big honking robots. It's small cheap disposable robots.

You have a mech warrior sized robot verses a swarm of cat sized robots. The small robots hide / bury themselves. When the big robot comes alone they attack and climb it. Get to a knee / hip joint and detonate. Crawl to weapon ports and blow them too.

A squad of human soldiers come into their area and they hunt them like velociraptors on crack. Gut them and vanish again.

Take the robots to the Nth degree and you have the nano swarm that eats the big robot and builds a second swarm out of it's corpse.

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