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1031 posts • joined 10 Apr 2012

Oprah Winfrey tweets her love of Surface – from her iPad

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You and I could retire on those few bucks

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So why didn't she tweet that she was sick of this Apple crap and wished she had one one the new surface tablets?

Saying how much you love something usually assumes you're using it

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Re: Blame the staff

Of course she can. An automatic filter on the iPad removes the om nom nom noms from the tweets

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Blame the staff

It was a staffer. I can't see Oprah tweeting her own tweets. She dictated the tweet to the staffer while another staffer fed her Twinkies

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Microsoft building poo-powered carbon-neutral data center

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"Awaits obligatory "Microsoft have been making crap for years, now....." comment."

Microsoft has been recycling crap for years. Same shit all new price.....

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Google hires top US traffic fed for DRIVERLESS CARS project

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Re: The real obstacle

"It's a potential PR disaster, BUT if they can get v1.0 to be demonstrably safer than people, hopefully they'll be able to avoid knee-jerk panics."

It will be safer than people but the media will beat it up into a frenzy.

"Robocar MURDERS granny!"

not

"Silly Old Bag Steps Out in Front of Car"

Then the lawyers will come crawling out of the cracks.....

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Re: Sweepstake

"The world already has vehicles that people do not have to drive themselves...they're called busses."

This makes the assumptions that busses exist where you are, are going where you need to go and are running at the time you need to leave.

I'm in a rural area and do a lot of late night driving. Not a bus to be seen

But when you live in a city and think the rest of the world is like what you see, I can see how you get your mistaken assumption...

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Re: Said it years ago.

"At that point, why do you need to own a car? Hello Johnnycab!"

So you can drive around in something someone hasn't puked in (unless it was yourself)

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Sydney Uni boffin wants database to track smokers

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Australia is full of assholes who's whole lives revolves around telling people how to live theirs

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Not sinister, just Australia's nanny state mentallity.

They want to tax fat because advertising isn't working and licence smokers because the tax isn't working.

Before long all Australians will be forced into padded rooms and fed nothing but tofu to protect them from themselves

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Patent trolling to go under anti-trust spotlight

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If you chop the heads off a few trolls the rest will crawl back under the bridge

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Liberals propose law to regulate social media

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Re: Pointless

"Have you heard yourself? Bullying is not an unavoidable fact of life either in school or work, just as sexual harassment (also, bullying) isn't and was stamped out. If you work for a company that tolerates bullying, you should do something about it, standing round and thinking that the victim should man up - presumably because it's not happing to you, therefore isn't a problem - is a pathetic cop out of a weak coward."

Name one place where bullying and/or sexual harassment has been stamped out? Can I have a reality check here please?

Stupid bullys do it publically and get caught. Smart bullys are sneaky and do stuff behind your back and where there are no witnesses. Yes it's horrible and unfair, blah blah blah but it exists and no amount of stupid laws is going to stop it.

Bullys pick on victims. If you don't want to be bullied, don't be a victim

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Re: Simple answer

Great idea!

And while we're at it lets make the postal service responsible for hate mail and the phone service responsible for prank calls.

Stupid suggestions like this is where stupid politicians get their stupid ideas. It doesn't solve the problem and could end up breaking the internet.

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Re: Here's an idea ..

"Require everone who posts on social media to have a licence and be forced to swipe a card when they post. The fees collected can go toward administering an anti-bullying quango. If you go a year without posting something offensive then you get your money back ..."

I'd never get my money back.... (Too many whiny pussies who can't handle the truth)

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John McAfee blogs for help, offers $25K reward for neighbour's killer

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Re: writing a graphic novel about the anti-virus pioneer

Zombie dogs will make it a better read otherwise it will be just about a loonie in lederhosen.

I can see it now, a crazy virus scientist accused of creating zombie dogs verses an evil goverment conspiracy. The hot 20 year old double agent sent to seduce him and his dramatic escape to freedom.

You could make a movie from this. A cross of the Bourne Identity + Resident Evil + Master of Disguise.

Awesome!

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AWS lands in Sydney, at a price

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Re: At a price?

Australia should be dearer. The backbone around here charges for data in and out. The US is only charged for data in. Good ol Telstra double dips charging both the host and the users for data in and out.

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Humans becoming steadily STUPIDER, says brainiac boffin

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Re: Has he bothered to test this hypothesis?

Not really

The more primitive societies are still evolving. Modern society is de evolving.

A stupid tribesman who kicks a lion in the balls gets eaten. A stupid bogan who kicks a lion in the balls get rescued by the keeper and posts the video on youtube.

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You could always make the illegal drugs legal with a built in contraceptive. No more crack babies and less stupid people breeding

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Re: It's simple...

Yes you can but the side effects are fatal

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"I say, the ones who manage to survive and thrive without becoming bit-parts in a 1984 Apple ad are the ones we want. The ones who are smart enough to work the system instead of be consumed by it. The ones who choose not to conform. The ones who can still think, instead of just regurgitate Paul Dacre's foul opinions on the Register's comment boards."

You have the unemployed mother and her current defacto, six to eight kids all to different fathers. Mum and "current Dad" spend the day at the pub playing pokies. The younger kids have been taken into foster care. The older ones roam the streets at night. The charities provide the food, pay the rent and the social security and child support is spent on drink, smokes and gambling.

This is playing the system and being bright isn't required. Welcome to the new generations of society

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Re: They did

"How else would they watch the BDs of 300?"

They didn't. They did reinactments instead

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Re: Seems unlikely

"You claim that the importance of intelligence rises. I dispute that, but true or not, this is irrelevant. What matters is the importance of intelligence to the ability to survive and procreate. I contend that intelligence was more important for those functions in a less regulated, more dangerous Athenian environment."

If you look at koalas, they eat food which is nutrient poor so have evolved with a smaller brain so it requires less energy to run. Stupidity is their survival trick.

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Re: Judging

The genepool needs more chlorine

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Re: Hitler would be proud.

The problem is science is making up for genetic problems which in previous times would have prevented the person from breeding. Infertility, birth defects, genetic faults, butt uglyness can be corrected by science thus the person has a chance to breed.

Now that these faults no longer stop you, Darwinism promotes traits that help you breed more. In modern society traits that use to hold you back now help you, of which stupidity is foremost. Second is being a crap parent. Traits that make you a crap parent (drug users, drunks, abusive etc) are now a good trait for breeding. In the old days, being a crap parent meant your children would be more likely to die thus ending your genetics. Now being a crap parent, society cares for your children while you devote your time to making new little rejects.

Society has been breeding animals to achive the desired traits for thousands of years. It's about time it applied the same standards to itself.

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Re: He's right but for the wrong reason

Another Quote

"The problem with America is stupidity. I'm not saying there should be a capital punishment for stupidity, but why don't we just take the safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself?"

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There is more than enough people on this planet. What needs to happen is giving birth should become a privilage and not a right. Drug users, the professionally unemployed, drunks and the general dead weights of society shouldn't be breeding but if you look at society we reward them with massive child support payments for their little hordes of car thieves and vandals.

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Re: All it takes...

".. is for less intelligent people to breed faster and leave more offspring than more intelligent people."

Intelligent people plan for their children such as education and upbringing and as such only have one or two children normally.

Stupid people have happy hour.....

Smart people are fighting a losing battle

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"If the Athenians were so great how come they didn't have Playstations?"

Because they didn't have Playstations...

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Sorority girls gone WILD: '1 to 3' casual sex 'hookups' every MONTH

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Re: Hookup

"So your daughter may in fact have kissed 12 people in her first year away. Not that shocking really."

Or starred in 36 pornos...

There's quite a bit of scope between the two

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Re: Oh for glod's sake!

"Sex was restricted by religion as a control method for the masses. What STD are you going to get from masturbation? Yet it is not allowed by some."

No STD but there is always RSI

(Not to mention going blind...)

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ROGUE PLANET WITHOUT A SUN spotted in interstellar space

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"I vaugely remember a short story about explorers encountering a sole planet so far away from other stars that the inhabitants were amazed that the universe contained anything more than just them. Wish I could remember what it was called."

Well it wasn't the Bible then....

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Teen project sparks WORLD-WIDE PEE-POWERED HYPEGASM!

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Re: Dehydrated?

"If their pee is strong enough to power a generator I suggest they probably ought to be drinking more water."

And less vodka

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Re: Already been asked

They won't give the money to you. They promised it to me. They said your guy was a liar and a thief but my guy is a former priest and swore an oath to god to never lie

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Quarter of Brits don't believe that cell towers improve phone reception

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Heading translation "one in four Brits are morons"

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Egypt takes hard line on internet pr0n, calls for total ban

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Re: Who needs pr0n

"When you have a whole house full of "wives", you are LIVING pr0n."

No a suitcase of case and a hotel room full of hookers is living porn. A whole house of wives is living hell

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Re: Not just over there, sadly

Australia is just as bad with it porn blocking firewall. Luckily they dropped the idea (for now) but not before Telstra and other providers installed it

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Fujitsu guru: Win 8 will triumph. And we'll have brain plugs in 2027

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Re: Human integrated Windows? Noooooo

Blue face of death

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Apple engineers 'pay no attention to anyone's patents', court told

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Re: They're stretching the definition of a VPN to breaking point

No, prey seems right...

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Re: Love these lawyers

A law firm not far from me. Vile, Vile and Vile

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Apple tries to add Galaxy Note, Jelly Bean to patent slapfest

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"You have to either accept patents and protection of IP or not - but think it would kill innovation if we discarded them completely. You ask the average Joe in the street and they would say the Samsung device was near-enough a copy as it is. No one is saying they can't make a tablet but realistically there is a difference between making one and copying one."

Have you seen Apple's patents? They're total crap. Slide to unlock. Rounded corners. Bounce back. Two or more fingers on a touch screen.

Stuff like that shouldn't be allowed to be patented.

Patents are required to protect inventions, not eye candy, not the obvious.

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Widow lost savings in Facebook stock, sues all concerned for $1.9m

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Don't forget the one million she needs to help with the "pain and suffering". The casino would have to cheat by gouging out her eyes

What a total crock

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Who needs flying cars when we can robotically sort Skittles?

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Re: He's got some work to do to beat human fingers though

Yeah but the machine won't eat them while doing it

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Mystery robot-bringing UFOs sighted by Indian troops on Tibet border

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Re: There's only one explanation

It's like a rerun of "Superhero Squad"

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Scientist plans to catch Bigfoot with remote-control blimp

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Odds are the closest footage he gets is a couple of hairy rednecks getting frisky in the woods

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Apple's anti-Googorola patent lawsuit tossed by US court

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Is it just me?

Or is Apple getting bitchslapped from every direction?

Maybe going thermonuclear wasn't such a good idea.....

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Verizon staff arrested for stealing customer's nude pics

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Re: @Rampant Spaniel

"Just because you can does *NOT* mean you should."

Just because they shouldn't doesn't mean they won't

Just assume any pictures you take will be seen publically before you whip the camera out.

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"And just to head off the posters who I'm fairly sure are at this moment furiously typing, "She deserved it for being dumb enough to have the pictures on her phone!" - why? You have a reasonable expectation of the privacy of your data just as you do the stuff you keep in your desk drawers at home. If you wouldn't want a cable tv tech to rifle through your filing cabinet, there's no reason to condemn anyone for having what is essentially the same thing done to them."

Yep, she was dumb. In fact taking nude pictures of yourself on a whole is dumb. The TV cable guy shouldn't go through your drawers but what if he does? What if your ex boyfriend gets pissed off with you? What if your computer gets a zombie virus? House broken into. Computer techs and on and on.

Anyone taking nude photos of themselves and/or sex tapes risks themselves. Don't be so god damn stupid.

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Re: Let me put on my rocket scientists hat a second....

And believe it or not, some people are just that stupid.

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Files aren’t property, says US government

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The Cloud Industry

If something was to kill the cloud this would be it.

The government has basically said they can take any servers because someone has done something illegal using it and all the legit users have no rights to get their files back. Microsoft's Skydrive, Google Drive and iCloud have just started looking shaky

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Mexico to Apple: You WILL NOT use the name 'iPhone' here

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Karma is a bitch

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