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* Posts by Thorne

989 posts • joined 10 Apr 2012

Scientists: 'Castration is the key to a longer life'

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Re: 'Castration is the key to a longer life' You first.

It's actually women that cause men to die younger. No balls means no women means live longer.

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Most biofuels fail green test: study

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Re: To say nothing of the fact ...

Making your hummer more environmentally friendly is more important than starving Africans

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Broadband too costly in developing countries, says ITU

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Maybe if Gina was paying the African miners more than $2 a day, they could afford broadband

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NTT demos petabit transmission on single fibre

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Paris Hilton

The possibilities for porn...

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Apple demands $707m more from Samsung

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Gimp

They need to money to pay their chinese workers properly (or better guards to beat them back to work, which ever is cheaper). The fanbois need the iPhone5s

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iOS 6 maps can't find Sydney Apple Store

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Re: Not exactly

"They lost their way a long time ago but they never knew it."

And now with Apple Maps they'll never be able to find it again

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DARPA demos cyborg binoculars to spot the enemy

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Re: Planet of the Apes

Poor monkeys. We could use homeless people and solve two problems at one

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Roxon clarifies data retention proposals with ASIO support

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For my protection

I feel safer already

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Anonymous considering another tilt at Australia

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Re: Here's a clue...

"No one with a brain gives a rat's arse what Anonymous thinks or feels regarding data retention. Authorities are going to do what is right for society and Anonymous can go pound salt while they are in prison."

Yes the police state is good for society. GPS trackers for everyone. Just wait until they invent brain chips to control your every thought. That'll be great for society. No more crime. No more protests and they can program you to vote them back into power.

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Re: I really don't care what Anonymous thinks

"There are proper ways to steer political discourse, and they are the only ones by which a SUSTAINED result can be obtained."

Problem is this legislation doesn't have proper discourse. The police want the powers and so it's getting rammed though despite public opinion, ISP complaints and so on but hey think of the children

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International Trade Commission heeds Moto, targets Apple

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Mushroom

Steve may have decided to go thermonuclear but clearly forgot that nobody wins a thermonuclear war. Just end up with survivors eaking out an existance in a radioactive wasteland.

Kinda like fallout except the mutant monsters eating the survivors are actually lawyers

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Did GM food cause GIANT TUMOURS IN RATS?

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Boffin

Just the way that their handling the results screams setup.

The whole point to science is to release the results so others can replicate the experiment and achive the same results. If everyone gets the same results then the results are correct. If the results are different, then something is wrong.

A non disclouse agreement before anyone can view the results prevents anyone from rubbishing the results. Those who have seen the results are gagged and those who haven't can't comment.

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Governments block YouTube over that video

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Re: Life of Brian?!?

"I dread to think what would happen if somebody released a film mocking Jesus Christ"

Jesus is a regular on Southpark. Scientology gets a roasting there as well but even they don't insult the muslims cause they will start burning and killing.

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Re: During the meanwhile ...

"Giving up pork is easy, there are alternatives like beef and chicken, and pork is not so amazingly good that you just can't do without it. But giving up alcohol, or shagging around? Well, that could seriously dent a guy's fun!"

How dare you say that about bacon. Kill the infidel!

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Re: The religion of free speech

"If believers in free speech are not so prepared, then there will be no free speech."

We are prepared. We protect free speech by speaking freely and not shutting up just because some nutter threatened to murder people if we don't.

Blowing yourself up doesn't get you to heaven, it just gets you dead

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Re: Live and let live @Thorne

"But you're not a wacky lucky underpant extremist so I woudn't expect you to. Hence your comment is, to say the least, mind-numbingly inconsequential."

I don't think there are any underpant extremists but draw a picture of Big Mo and millions of muslim whackjobs will come out howlng for blood so either whackjobs are attracted to islam or islam teaches them to be whackjobs.

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Re: Live and let live

"Irrational belief. Most people have irrational beliefs of one sort or another. A lucky pair of underpants or always doing something in a particular order, always feeling the need to diminish religion."

I haven't strapped a bomb to my ass and tried to kill you because you laughed at my lucky underpants.

There's a point of difference

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Re: If they just ignored it

All religions should be forced to read the Oatmeal's "How to tell if you suck at your religion"

http://theoatmeal.com/comics/religion

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Re: Semiotics

"Perhaps the rioters were just tired of being threatened, bombed, invaded, sanctioned or destabilized repeatedly?"

Yeah Sydney Australia is a crap place. oh hold on. Isn't it a western country? Why are the muslims calling for beheadings, attacking police and smashing cars in Australia?

Your an idiot!

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Re: @solidsoup

"1. The extremists are a few bad apples who pervert Islam and should not cast a shadow over Islam as a religion."

Maybe but they're the nutters we all see. Maybe if muslims bitchslapped these idiots more often then perhaps they all wouldn't get tarred with the same brush

"2. Muslims are very protective of their religion and actively protest any insults."

By burning and killing anyone remotely connected as well as plenty who had nothing to do with it just for fun.

Hint: All we see is what the media shows us and that is muslim nutters burning and killing in the name of their religion. We don't see muslims helping orphans, we see muslims making orphans. We see muslims stoning people to death for dancing, blowing up churches and other sites important to other religions. We see clerics framing disabled children so they can stone them to death. We see children with bombs strapped to them trying to blow people up because that will get them to heaven. honor killings, forced marriages, genital mutilations and so on and on.

No amount of burning, bombing,killing and looting will make the rest of the world respect you. Clean up your followers before asking for respect.

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Re: During the meanwhile ...

"Or would you prefer cake? I have cake too."

The cake is a lie

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Re: During the meanwhile ...

Personally I find the Christians funny

"The Lord is my shepherd"

AKA

"I am a sheep"

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FAIL

These fanatics are their own worse enemy.

If they just ignored it, nobody would even know it existed, let alone watch it. Now thanks to their murdering, raping and pillaging over their anger about it, everybody knows what it is and where it is.

Kinda hard to claim to be peaceful when four year olds are waving placards about cutting the heads off anyone who mock their silly religion.

What is it about religion that attracts such morons?

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iPhone 5 sleuth work points to $199 component costs

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"Hardware's cheap, licenses, marketing, R&D and, lawyers are expensive."

Don't forget the logo. It adds hundreds of dollars to the cost of any item

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iPhone 5 has 'laser keyboard, holographic images'

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Re: Eyeliner3D

"Still requires a projection surface though. Anyone who manages to project into thin air, without any invisible projection screen, will be undoubtedly very very rich as a result."

http://tokyotek.com/aerial-3d-true-3d-hologram-projector/

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Re: Portable St. Jobs prayer booth app

You forgot "Release the hounds!"

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Re: If true...

"It would be patented.

Probably already is."

Actually laser keyboards are already being made so yes patents for that are out. You can already get mobiles with microprojectors and laser keyboards.

holograms are getting there but are not quiet ready to be built into mobiles yet. They could patent it but in all likelyhood the patent would expire before the technology get small and cheap enough to build in

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Re: If it was true then

"If it were then even the fandroids would dump their Androids......"

Yes we would but since it isn't, we won't.

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Brains behind Kazaa and Morpheus unleash patent storm

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Re: Disgusting

One of the patent was splitting data based on a delimited in the data. Even a useless programmer can't go twenty minutes without braking that one.

Really if you look at it all language breaks that patent. Spoken words have a pause between words. The conversation is the data and the pause is the delimited. Written words use space and new line.

Everyonefromnowoneneedstocommunicatewithoutdemilitersotherwiseyouhavejustbrokentheirpatentandwillgetsued

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Vague data retention proposal draws IIA ire and friendly fire

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Once the data is stored, how long until that data is automatically processed and handed over?

Visit "The Pirate Bay" and the Gestapo kick your door in that night and drag you away

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UK.gov's web filth block plan: Last chance to speak your brains

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Re: I can see why parents want it

If parents want it they can download and install a filter on their own computer right now. Why does everyone need an opt out filter even if there are no children living there.

Opt out filtering is the first step before mandtory filtering

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"I agree with real child porn being blocked, but I do not agree with the censorship of art."

Idiot!. For starters kiddy porn is already illegal and is distributed via hidden websites and bit torrents/file sharing

The police don't filter it, they watch it for a while to get the users and then shut the website down and arrest the owners and users. Kiddy porn users use VPNs and encryption to bypass detection so won't be affected by any filters.

The filters are not about kiddy porn but about blocking legit porn under the guise of "Think of the children!". The groups pushing for this are the religious ones who firmly believe that they are saving our souls whether we want them to or not.

Secondly give a difference between art and porn? (or even kiddy porn for that reason). Art is about pushing boundries and porn is one of those that gets pushed a lot. Filters deal in black and white and art is a grey area. It will get filtered.

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Re: ISP (on behalf of the state): Would you like us to impose our morals on your lifestyle?

First step is a voluntary opt out filter

Second step is non voluntary filter to filter out the really nasty stuff

Third step is to extend the non voluntary filter to everything that might upset anyone (AKA Nanny State)

The Australian government skipped step one and two and decided to go straight to step three

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Re: There is a 100% effective filter ...

"You ain't kidding, my Dad bought a PC back around 1998 with one of those physical key locks. It'd been unplugged from the motherboard a week after we bought it. My Dad continued to lock/unlock it without ever testing if it was working for about 2-3 years until we got rid of it."

Yeah did that one too as a kid. He felt in control and we did what we pleased. It was win win.

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Apple's first batch of iPhone 5 preorders sold out in an hour

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Re: Every time

"But EVERY TIME they release and iphone it happens and you would have thought they would have learnt by now how many they need to produce"

They tried to count the iSheep but fell asleep

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Key evidence in Assange case dissolves

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The Aboriginals

I found it funny that the Aboriginals gave him a passport that doesn't work, which is just as useful as a condom with a hole in it, which is what got him into this whole mess.

Almost poetic

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Smack your phones up, says Microsoft

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Re: Can we shack the patent office

You want to shack up with the patent office?

Be warned. Apple hog the blankets.

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New Patent

I'm going to patent throwing the phone across the room to turn the alarm clock off

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The iPHONE 5 UNDERMINES western DEMOCRACY: 5 reasons why

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Re: iPhone owners don't have the time to care...

"Too right, too busy having more sex and earning more money... lol."

Wearing a gimp suit down at the wharves to earn enough money to buy the latest piece of iCrap

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Re: iPhone owners don't have the time to care...

"Not being able to replace the battery gives you better security? Are you sure?"

Yeah, nobody can steal your battery

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NSW Police wins global gong for Facebook project

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Holmes

People already submit events they feel is worthy of police notice ( such as burglary ) and they already get ignored. Hows does a new way to get ignored helping?

To be fair on the police I wouldn't be bothered doing anything either when you know after many hours of work, the perp will be sent before a judge and slapped with the wet lettuce leaf of justice.

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Apple time is now world time

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Re: Trying hard not to upgrade my 4S

To quote Fry from Futurama

"Shut up and take my money!"

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Australian gamers can get high and naked

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"So simulated sexual activity is OK as long as it is either unrealistic or not explicit."

Does the woman "being in the mood" count as unrealistic?

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Humanity facing GLOBAL BACON SHORTAGE

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Re: Hide your stash!

With no bacon he lost the will to live

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Re: Idea

"Instead of feeding cereals to pigs which then get slaughtered and eaten, why don't we just eat the food we grow directly? Would make sense in a world of 7 billion people and rising."

Bacon is concentrated cereal with extra flavor

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Re: I do not like green (eggs and) ham.

"Six ingredients - two slices of bread, four slabs of bacon."

Wrong. Six slices of bacon

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Re: AAAAARRRGGGHHHH!

Crowds of zombie like people eating police officers to stave off the withdrawal symptoms

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Can Windows 8 developers be ‘the new rock stars’?

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How can you be a rockstar if nobody has heard of you?

New pickup line

Man "Hi I'm one of the developer who wrote Angry Birds"

Woman "Lets have sex now"

Might for for actual rockstars, not going to work for programmers

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German court turkey-slaps Motorola in patent case

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I'm insulted that they labled overscroll bounce as "technology". The correct term is cosmetic eye candy.

Motorola will just put out a software update to remove it. No need to destroy anything

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iPhone to account for half of US economy by 2030 - projection

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Welcome to the United States of Apple

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