* Posts by Thorne

1112 posts • joined 10 Apr 2012

Who OWNS data generated by 'connected cars' sensor slurpers?

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Re: Easy Answer

"ahhh the naivety...

First its for your own safety, however Its a long slippery slope..I can just imagine the Police loving this. Caught not wearing a seat-belt by your SIM card. And how long before GPS data is added etc.

(Substitute speeding, parking in a no parking zone, etc take your choice)"

No naivety here. I've known the police would install black boxes for years. A total record of when and where and fines will be automatically deducted from your bank account.

These black boxes will be legislated that all your data belongs to the government.

The only thing that has a hope of crushing the black box dream is self drive cars. If the car is driving and can't break the law, then there is no money to be made and the government loses interest.

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Easy Answer

Who owns the sim card? They're the ones paying for the data thus should own it. Phone companies don't transmit for free.

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Imprisoned Norwegian mass murderer says PlayStation 2 is 'KILLING HIM'

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Re: He previously complained bitterly about the lack of hand lotion.

I hope his complaint about hand lotion was because his cellmate wasn't using lube.....

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Re: If they were serious about punishment

With a name like Fluffy Bunny, you'd think you'd be less serious. My comment was an insulting dig at Windows 8, not actually a comment about the role of prisons.

If I was actually commenting on Brevik, I'd say just surgically remove his eyes, ears and tongue and let him spend the rest of his miserable life, dark and alone, dependant on the charity of others, not whining that his playstation doesn't have the cool new games.....

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Re: If they were serious about punishment

"they'd give him a Windows 8 machine instead."

Prison is about rehabilitation, not punishment. You can't give him something that will make him want to go out and kill someone.......

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The UNTOLD SUCCESS of Microsoft: Yes, it's Windows 7

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FAIL

What the hell did they expect?

When they forced a touch interface onto desktops without a touch interface.

If the idiots had left the start bar alone and allowed desktops to default to the desktop mode, they would have never had this problem.

If MS bothered to ask consumers this would have never happened.

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Microsoft gets with the times, builds two-factor authentication into Office 365

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Will it stop the NSA snooping

Probably not.....

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Prince sues 22 music file-sharers for ONE MEEELLION dollars each

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Ummmm

Are these Americans or is he going to have to file in Durk Durkastan?

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Anonymous: Sign this petition or we'll … get mad about the media?

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MPAA spots a Google Glass guy in cinema, calls HOMELAND SECURITY

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Re: Damn you Halley Berry in Cat Woman....

No just the whole movie (which was god awful). The plot was more rancid than week old road kill and less substantial than a budget porno.

Worst movie ever.

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Pint

"Make sure you have your memory switched off then."

I've tried to for some movies and for some I've tried to wipe the memory. Damn you Halley Berry in Cat Woman....

Beer icon cause I'm still trying to wipe it.

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Re: According to the Law.....

"fraud & kidnapping and attempted rape"

Which charge was the real one and which one was to get the press?

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Our Milky Way galaxy is INSIDE OUT. Just as we suspected, mutter boffins

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"Well I don't believe in the Big Bang I'll tell you that. How did this become such a believed theory? It has glaring "plot holes". I think just settling on the BB is lazy science."

Don't tell me you go for the "God made it in six days" theory?

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ESA rejoices as comet-chasing Rosetta probe wakes from 3-year nap

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Re: good media

Probably mining bitcoins while it waited.....

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HP sticks thumb in Microsoft's eye, extends Windows 7 option for new machines

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Ahhhh Vista 2.0.......

Or was that Windows ME 3.0?

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Indian minister's wife found dead after Twitter rampage

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Clearly it was an accident

She slipped over onto some bullets.....

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Google Glass driver told she CAN wear techno-specs while on the road

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Clearly the cop was corrupt

"Abadie also beat the speeding ticket he gave her for driving at 85 miles per hour in her Prius because of lack of evidence."

A prius capable of doing 85mph? Clearly the cop lied.....

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Top patent troll sues US regulators for interfering with its business

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Re: re: re: leave Waco

Is Waco short for "We ain't coming out"?

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Re: leave Waco

Just crazy cultists armed to the hilt with assault weapons and boxes of matches......

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Google gobbles Wi-Fi thermostat maker Nest for $3.2 BEEELLION IN CASH

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Mushroom

"No but the NSA will know your thermostat setting."

Cause terrorist like it hot......

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Stupid American Patents.

"featuring "innovations" such as a rotating dial with an LED to indicate the temperature"

Is it just me or is this another stupid American patent? A rotating dial with an LED? What new exciting development next? A togglable switch with with an LED?

Stupid damn American patent system.

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TPP treaty nearly ready to roll over us, says Oz minister

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They sleep very well on a big pile of cash.....

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Gorilla Glass fights dirty, dirty germs with antimicrobial coating

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Gimp

Clearly.....

They didn't want the fanbois to get sick when they make out with their iDevices....

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Italian woman stunned by exploding artichoke

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Re: I will therefore

"Buy tinned artichokes, hire a butler and cook, and get them to take the risk"

Easier to just eat bacon....

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Bay Area plots Googlebus tax after local residents riot

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Re: Excuse me?

Great idea!

Lets get rid of the busses and the tech workers can all drive to work instead.

Maybe if the F-wits had an issue with the busses, they could actually run and charge the bus service for the companies. Google would only be subcontracting from a bus company anyway.

Can't see how Google can win. The existing bus services don't cater to their business. Residents complain about the private bus services. Residents complain about the extra cars if there was no busses. Residents complain if the tech companies move out and take their jobs and money with them leaving the residents living in a depressed area and dropping house prices.

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Time travellers outsmart the NSA

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Personally I'd of hoped

That time travellers would have evolved beyond Twitter....

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Australia's new year tech headlines … for 2015!

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How do you?

"Pressure to do so will come from the fibre-to-the-premises-or-nothing crowd, which may finally figure out that it needs to engage meaningfully and not just send in petitions."

How do you engage meaningfully with politicians? Bribes?

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Harvard kid, 20, emailed uni bomb threat via Tor to avoid final exam, says FBI

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Re: Missing the obvious...

The stupid part was confessing. Last time I checked TOR wasn't illegal. He might have been ordering drugs for a frat party, looking at weird porn, pirating a movie or looking up his favourite Jihadist website.

Plenty of reasons to use TOR.......

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Re: You're hardly a kid at 20

You're only young once but you can be immature forever.....

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United Nations signs off on 'right to privacy in the digital age'

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A total waste of time

That will be ignored by every spy agency in the world......

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Re: That's a relief then

Well they used one magic wish to ban smacking of children in Australia.....

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XMAS SPACEWALK planned to fix ISS's dicky cooling gear

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Re: Ssshhhh.....

Not if you're trapped in a floating tin can with a couple of carolling astronauts.......

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Snowden: I'll swap you my anti-NSA knowhow for asylum ... Brazil says: Não

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Funny. I was thinking of "The computer says Não"

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Turnbull's NBN is startup-land's litmus test

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Is it just me?

At some point the copper will have to be replaced with fibre. Considered a lot of area has really bad copper lines to begin with, not mention line splitters and other doodads to compensate for the lack of infrastructure to start with. A lot of places will need the copper replaced otherwise fibre to the node will offer no improvement. If you have to replace the copper, why not replace it with fibre?

Really if the stupid government hadn't sold off Telstra or at least hadn't sold off the tax payer funded monopoly on the phone lines, they could have been running fibre while replacing copper as part of a continuous upgrade cycle and we'd have the NBN by now.

They should do the job right the first time. It's not going to get cheaper to do later if you do half a job now.

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Pirate Bay ties up in Peru

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Re: No shortage of countries they can head to

"Actually their best bet would be to head for Iran - thepiratebay.ir. After all, Iran has openly stated that it refuses to enforce American IP laws"

Problem with that is, Iran is an Islamic country and the Pirate Bay is chock full of porn. Considered they think earthquakes are caused by promiscuous women, God would really punish them for hosting TPB.

Asia might be a better bet.

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Apple's iPhone plant didn't kill UNDERAGE TEEN factory worker

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Re: @Oninoshiko

I tried to burn the 2009 remake out of my memory

I failed.....

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Bring it on, stream biz Aereo tells TV barons – see you in Supreme Court

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Morons.

I can't see why they're fighting Aereo. Aereo has increased their consumer base increasing the spread of their advertising.

If someone increased my market and it didn't cost me a cent, I'd say go for it.

But noooooo. They want Aereo to pay them to help them. Just like the newspapers suing Google for sending them traffic.

Some people just need bitchslapping until they grow up.

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Smarty Ring promises technology at your fingertips

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Re: What on earth ...

"At 0:26 in it declares it has a "butt call alert" - is there something I don't know about Chennai - is "butt call" a synonym for something?"

Butt call is a call of nature

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Re: One Ring to rule them all

It's not an iRing.......

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Google's patent chief slammed the US patent office – now she's the agency's acting director

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If the patent office was tougher on BS patents, then companies wouldn't submit BS patents just to be knocked back and thus less backlog and a net result of better quality patents

When they allow the patenting of the obvious, more and more people patent the obvious and go into the trolling business for a quick buck.

The patent office made this rod for their own back.....

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TPP leak: US babies following bathwater down the drain

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Usually I would crow that I didn't vote Liberal but Labor would sell us out in a heartbeat and in fact, they were in power when this crap started.

Who do you vote for when the two major parties are identical and the supposed third choice is a bunch of fruitcakes who would have us living in caves hunting feral animals with recycled sticks?

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Good on Australia

For siding with the Americans in selling us all out to the multinational companies........

Maybe they'll toss the good little lap dog a bone

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Cheap 3D printer works with steel

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Re: About that Star Trek stuff...

"But what is "printing" for housing - or building in general?"

They're a big printer that comes on a truck that prints layers of a concrete like polymer. Builds the basic structure of the house and roof ready for fit out.

Saw one that is capable of doing the wiring and plumbing while printing the house.

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Re: About that Star Trek stuff...

Actually they're working on 3d printers for housing and food. Healthcare is a bit more complicated......

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Microsoft researchers build 'smart bra' to stop women's stress eating

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Re: I'm Sorry....

Do you have to register your boobs with Microsoft? I want that job......

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Re: And let the flood of ...

Does a Microsoft smart bra come with windows?

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Windows

I'm Sorry....

But your boobs have performed an illegal operation and will be shut down.....

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FTC torches Android flashlight app for spying on users

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Big Brother

Sue! Sue I say...

Goldenshores should sue the American Government for being uncompetitive and monopolistic.

How dare they limit unauthorised tracking of everybody to just themselves.....

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SHOCK! US House swats trolls, passes patent 'extortion' bill

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Re: It was promising...

Most lawsuits, the loser has to pay the winner's costs, mind you winning costs doesn't mean you get all your money back. As best you'll get maybe 70%.

Been there, been screwed and that was with us winning......

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FCC boss hints at change to neutrality policy

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Bastards!

"Should carriers be allowed to charge more for data hogs, someone who plays online video gaming 20 hours a day"

They do already. It's called faster plans with bigger downloads......

What stinks is QOS preventing us from ever using the data and speed that we paid for.

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