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* Posts by Thorne

1053 posts • joined 10 Apr 2012

Protestors target Google over that video

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Re: I always get confused listening to these folks...

"I for one am really rather glad about the mix of cultures. I can remember what food was like in the 70s."

I'll take their Kebab but they can keep their God to themselves

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Re: "Campaign for Global Civility"

"You do realise that this shooting has caused protests all over the Islamic world? What's that? No? You don't keep up with news that shows Islam in anything except a bad light."

You're quite correct. I haven't seen seen muslim protests about shooting little girls. Haven't seen any for forced marriages. Haven't seen any for honor killings. Haven't seen any for suicide bombers. Haven't seen any for stoning people to death for dancing (follow ad nausum for female education, genital multilation and the rest)

On the other hand I have seen protests followed by murder, burning and pillaging for a crap youtube video. Also seen the same for cartoons of muhammad and burning of korans.

Any other religion, insults are ignored (as the general rule). Islam answers insults with murder and destruction.

Here I am, in a western country.

If I draw a picture of Muhammad with a bomb for a turban and post it on the internet, will muslims A: Ignore it or B: try to kill me?

If a draw a picture of Jesus molesting an altar boy and post it, will the christians A: Ignore it or B: try to kill me?

Christian will ignore it but some looney muslim will try to track me down and kill me followed by other loonies offering vast sums of money as a reward for killing me and a stack more declaring a jihad on my ass and declaring anyone who kills me get a free pass to heaven.

There's the point of difference you peace loving muslim. If there is a god, I'm pretty sure he's not in favor of that shit.

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Re: "Muslim Action Forum"

Splitters!

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Re: Supposedly.....

"some small-time producer somewhere makes an insulting D-movie about your religion"

D rate? it wasn't that good.

The muslims should piss off home and let movie producers murder and pillage over the insult it is to movies.

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Re: "Campaign for Global Civility"

Killing little girls doesn't offend islam, in fact killing little girls gets you to heaven.

Muslims need to fix their crap religion before demanding respect.

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Re: ROT13

"In the days of newsgroups, text would be ROT13 encrypted, marked (in plaintext) "offensive to ...." -- and if you decrypted that ROT13 and got offended, you had no one to blame but yourself.

Could something like that not be done for video, audio, pictures .... ?"

Muslims get offended by knowing it exists. These clowns haven't watched it to get offended. Someone told them it existed and thus they are offended.

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Air China passenger arrested for in-flight phone abuse

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Re: Always

"What would I be able to see at 30,000 feet."

Massive clouds of smog. Been there, seen that.

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Kiwi spook stood down after Dotcom SNAFU

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Re: NZ is obviously the best place to claim Political Asylum ...

Not really, Kim still got raided by Sargent Stupid and the Jackboot Brigade. They took all his money, kicked down his door waving automatic weapons and only now question the legallity of it all. Their American masters are backing away quietly leaving the Kiwis to take the fall for the massive cockup.

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'No cutting off people's internet based on secret evidence'

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Actually you can take it a step further. Cutting the internet will cut VOIP and for some households, that leaves them with no phone

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Engineer designs glass slipper on Quora

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"Given a choice, I think 'gorilla glass' sounds much stronger than 'fairy glass'..."

Maybe the fairy godmother was large and hairy....

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Pretty Sure

The original didn't have a pornstar heel as well.

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Second LulzSec member pleads guilty to Sony hack

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Paris Hilton

Re: So much .. "fail".

HideMyAss sold his ass right out

(Paris cause she sells her ass right out too)

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Study finds file sharers buy more music

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Well Durrr

The French found this out when their three strikes law reduced the number of legit sales. You can't help these morons

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Global action takes down tech support scam

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Re: Short conversation

Even shorter "But I have an Apple"

Works even faster

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Re: What exactly is the crime?

"One remote desktop session and hefty credit card charge later "

The real question is what did they do while remotely logged in?

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Swiss photographer sues Apple for pilfering her eyeball

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"Just need to work out how to get them to use a picture of my brown eye for a fat cheque!"

Gay magazine?

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Astroboffins to search for mega-massive alien power plants

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Re: If we are no alone

"True. Flying Saucers don't just have rounded corners. They are circular."

Circular is nothing more than a rectangle with really rounded corners

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Re: Ah, but...

Stars are nothing but a reaction turning matter into energy. I cannot see aliens going to the bother of surrounding a star to capture the output. By the time they reach that level of technology, they will just turn matter to energy themselves and the only way to not have energy is to have no matter.

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Re: If we are no alone

"We have Macbooks that can upload a virus to the mothership."

It wasn't the virus. Steve Jobs realized the aliens had stolen his "technology" and went all thermonuclear on them. The motherships got over run with lawyers and the aliens lost the will to live. Apparently living several million light years away doesn't protect you from American patent laws.

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Pastafarians: Get your noodly appendages off that Facebook suspect

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Re: Aspergers/Atheism connection?

"I certainly never felt the need to lash out like a frightened (albeit high-IQ) child against religion in general."

And I have never felt the need to shoot a 14 year old girl in the head for wanting to go to school in the name of Allah.

Religion is all about letting other do your thinking for you. I prefer to do my own thinking

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Re: Daft thing is ...

"I really just don't get the basic concept of anything being "blasphemous" at all."

Hear hear.

Personally I can't figure why a being who can create the whole universe needs so much money. Since he can't smite blasphemers or evil I must conclude that god isn't omnipontent, omniscience and is really crap with money.

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Microsoft trials Digits finger-sensing bracelet

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Re: Me like

It's got lasers in it. Not going to be self winding or solar

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Pakistan blocks 20,000 sites in wake of anti-Islam vid

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Re: Fucking numpties.

"but they know it can't be blocked"

Yes it can be blocked. We'll post over Stephen Conroy to help them. He knows how

(They can keep him afterwards)

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The catch 22 of all multinational companies. Sell your beliefs for money or hold fast and lose out to someone who will sell out

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Crazed Microsoft robot accuses BBC kids' channel of Win8 piracy

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Re: If it's a bot

The robot did swear and if it lied, then it's off to robot prison for it

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More Spam

"I agree with you but $100 is too low and it should not depend on what your taking down, the small guy needs protecting more so than the big players."

$100 is fine when they're sending out 1.5M requests a week. The whole point of the fine is so they don't just send out automated crap

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40,000 sign petition to oust Rep. Paul 'pit of hell' Broun

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Re: Proving yet again that the inmates are running the asylum

I live in another country too but stupidity is contagious. Our politicians have been around the Americans too much and caught the stupid disease.

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Be kind to him. He's a chemist not a biologist (I suspect he might have been sampling his own wares as well)

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ReDigi fights for right to sell used digital music

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Pirate

The music industry wants it's cake and eat it too.

How can piracy be theft but virtual goods can't be resold because there is no physical object?

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Deep-sea worm recalls Star Wars favourite

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In other news, the penis headed fish found in Vietnam has been named "Piccard"

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Google settles epic US book-scanning battle with 5 publishers

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Re: Riddle Me This Batman

"Ebooks are also subject to VAT that traditional books are not which drives their prices back up."

Ebooks have no printing costs, no shipping costs, almost no staff costs yet are only marginally cheaper than a paper copy shipped around the world.

If I buy a second hand copy of a book it will be cheaper than the Ebook.

Now I'd assume the author earns just as much for an Ebook as a paper book and I can't see the author earning more than $1 a copy, the publishing companies must be spending a fortune on hosting or just ripping everyone off.

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Re: the rights of the copyright-holders have been acknowledged ...

Better to ask forgiveness than permission.

Books will have a wider audience and a longer life electronically and if Google had asked permission off every author and publishing company, it would never happen. Ever. Not in a million years.

This way the project has happened, law suits settled and precidences set. Yes some rights got trampled on the way but any other way nothing would have happened.

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DON'T PANIC: Arctic methane emissions have been going on for ages

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"It's not quite as black and white as that."

Yes it is. Damn you farting penguins

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Apple files 'Shake to Print' iOS patent application

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I'm going to patent the idea of shaking a device voids the warranty.

Muhahahahahahaha

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Re: Oh dear.....

Now when you shake your iPad, you put into silent, turn on the flashlight and print, all at the same time.

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Samsung claims Apple jury foreman LIED to get REVENGE

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They should stick the retrial on Judge Judy. I'd pay to watch Judge Judy verbally bitchslap both Apple and Samsung

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Re: I read that book

"unbiased judges who are capable of reasoning for themselves."

Is there such a thing?

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Googorola mysteriously pulls plug on ITC Apple patent probe

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Maybe they found a cheaper and easier way to bitchslap Apple. Considered Apple hasn't dropped the subject I doubt Google has either so the bitchslapping and name calling will continue on for awhile yet

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Conroy wants telcos to wear undies on heads

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Re: Sooks

Conroy might have the power but yelling "Suck it bitches" isn't a smart way to prove a point.

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Re: "I have unfettered legal power"

"Seriously - that level of arrogance is dangerous in any democracy."

Australia is a democracy? I thought it was a retardocracy. I only vote to vote out the retards I hate most and the last retard left gets the job. Democracy implies I'm voting for someone I want to run the country and these clowns can't run a chook raffle.

The only person worth voting for is Craig Thomson because he CAN organize a bonk in a brothel. The rest are not that gifted.

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Oregon farmer devoured by own hogs

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Re: Feed 'im to the pigs, Errol

It was his Angry Birds T-shirt that pissed them off

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Bloke jailed for being unable to use BlackBerry Messenger freed

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"Just wow... this guy really got the book thrown at him for a mistake. And we literally cannot get rid of Abu Hamza, a man that clearly deserves several books thrown at him."

Several books wrapped in a safe

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Tesla drops veil on TOP SECRET solar Superchargers

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"What would the UK Government do if people stopped paying 60% fuel tax and got their car power for free?"

Tax sunlight (It wouldn't be the first time the UK government did that. Australia has rain tax so it could tax sunlight too)

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ASIC chimes in on data retention, seeks more intercept powers

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Re: Why?

They can get a warrant but the whole purpose is after they get the warrant, they have access to everything you have ever done.

Current they can only see what you do after the warrent. They just want to see everything you did before the warrant you know incase their charges don't pan out, they can charge you for visitng the pirate bay or such years ago.

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Google promises autonomous cars for all within five years

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Re: The future

Or alternatively, Skynet will take control of the self drive vehicles and use them as hunter killers

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"Is an automatic car going to avoid a bad pothole in the road? how will it deal with the Police and emergency services wanting to get past?"

Yes the automatic car will avoid the pothole. The first car hits the pothole and records it's location. It then transmit the location of the hole to passing vehicle heading back that way which in turn transmit it to to other passing vehicles so all passing vehicles know. The first vehicle then also submits the location of the pothole to the road authority while passing a radio receiver.

As for police and ambulances, they will get fitted with a radio version of the siren. I'm a police car, I'm at this location, I'm going this way. Self drive vehicles will pull over long before any human knows their coming. Traffice light will change so there will be absolutely no blockages to emergency vehicles.

"We don't have fully automatic trains and those things are on rails with a hugely limited number of destinations, no pedestrians to worry about. So why do we think cars will be much easier?"

Cars will be harder than trains. The only reason why train drivers still exist is because of unions protecting the drivers.

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Google charms Greenpeace with wind powered data center deal

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The Opening Night

Was going really well until the waiters brought out the whale sashimi h'orderves ....

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325 Dicks sell for AUD$20m

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These days Tricky Dicks is exactly the same as Bing Lee only more expensive. I'm supprised they haven't gone broke already.

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Russia blocks Monsanto corn in GM study fallout

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Re: sigh

Considered you need to sell your soul to Monsanto to grow it, I suspect that is more likely a reason to ban it than a dodgy study done by a french quack.

Personally I'd blame the roundup more than the GM corn for any increase in cancer

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Linux-based Tizen mobile platform lives!

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FAIL

Need Apps

Need apps to build marketshare and need marketshare to get apps.

Apple got in first. Android got in by not being Apple and Microsoft will fill third place. Anything else will struggle to gain traction.

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