* Posts by Thorne

1322 posts • joined 10 Apr 2012

Windows 10 heralds the MINECRAFT-isation of Microsoft

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Re: I almost took it seriously

I'd take it seriously. With MS' development of Hololens, their future direction is a three dimensional operating system. A game where you can connect blocks together and make something work suddenly holds a new interest to MS.

Watch some hololens videos and minecraft shows up quite a bit. A lot of minecraft concepts will bleed into the windows OS.

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LOOK OUT - it's a GOOBER! Google's über-Uber robo apptaxi ploy

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Uber is safe but Google is betting on Johnny-Cabs replacing the taxi drivers. At some point Uber's drivers will get shafted and replaced by autonomous vehicles.

Right or wrong, this is just what will happen and how Google is placing their bets.......

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Facebook kills pic of Mohammed weeks after Zuck's Je suis Charlie!

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Re: As healthy as hating on facebook generally is,

"If a country's laws are crap, it is up to that country's citizens to get them changed, not some big multinational corporation"

Tell that to the TPP............

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Trans-Pacific trade treaty close to signoff says USA

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Re: Any government that signs the TPP is comitting treason against its nation and its people

"I wonder if the TPP can be twisted so the Austraian People can sue their own government."

Well yes but as the elected representatives of the Australian people the compo will go to the government......

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Increased gov spy powers are NOT the way to stay safe against terrorism

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Re: an act of God

"God created Man in His image, with free will and intelligence."

Maybe he made the first one with free will and intelligence but like a dodgy photocopier the later copies have faded and blurred.

(I'd even go as far as to say that those most lacking free will and intelligence can be found amongst his followers)

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Re: Trouble is, the last time round

"I believe the green party are still an option as they oppose net monitoring"

The Greens are never an option as they are a total bunch of fruitcakes. The half a dozen things you might agree with isn't worth the million of stupid things they want.

Screw living in a cave on recycled tofu..........

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Snowden doc leak 'confirms' China stole F-35 data

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Re: This is probably very bad..

"I can for certain tell you that those outrageously blatant copied cars have no superior features, except of course, much reduced price."

As the Russians once said during WW2 "there is a certain quality to quantity"

A plane half as good but ten times as many in the air is still superior........

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Windows 7 MARKED for DEATH by Microsoft as of NOW

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Re: 711

"Unfortunately you're wrong about Windows 8. The reason for the Windows 8 UI is that people who are now bitching and moaning are the same people who declined to join the "customer experience improvement program" while their mum merrily said fine, go ahead."

My mum had windows 8 and hated it. Something about a touch interface OS on a computer with no touch screen. Gee my brother got chewed out for upgrading her.

Windows 8 was a total ballsup. The more new stuff you shove in, the more you should leave stuff the same. If the computer didn't have a touch screen it should have looked exactly like 7.

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BATMAN LASER builds smaller, faster hard drives

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It works because....

I'm Batman

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IsoHunt releases roll-your-own Pirate Bay

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Re: Wack a Mole.

The police might have a giant cheeseburger eating ass too but by releasing the source to anyone, the whack-a-mole board is now the size of the Milky Way.........

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Nork-ribbing flick The Interview AXED: Sony caves under hack terror 'menace'

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Pirate

"I'd go only if were good. Why reward Sony out of defiance with profit for a bad film."

How about we pirate it and f#$k Sony and the terrorist at the same time?

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If I was Sony I'd release it free to download. If they think they can keep people from seeing it with threats, a world wide release free stops them dead in their tracks and has the opposite effect they were hoping to get.

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SURPRISE: Oz gov gives itself room to NEVER finish the NBN

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Re: Shut it down

"It was created by the KRudd government solely to buy a lot of ignorant votes. It succeeded. Now is a good time to shut it down."

It can't be. It didn't buy your vote and you're pretty ignorant........

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Is there anything left the Libs can do to destroy the NBN any more?

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NBN Co, Turnbull, issue contradictory broadband speed promises

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Re: Broken analogy

"This highlights the stupidity of Labor's ideology first approach. Small rural communities would have been better served by FTTN than being pushed onto fixed wireless or worse satellite."

What total crap! Yes FTTN may be faster than wireless or satellite but once you're over 300M away it's no better than ADSL2 which a lot already have and lets face it most rural people ARE more than 300M away.

There is absolutely no point to spending billions putting in a new system that is no better than what people already have.

As far as I'm concerned if you have a copper line now then you should get fibre at some time. Until then leave the current system in place. Don't waste money on a crap system that offers no improvement.

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Bang! You're dead. Who gets your email, iTunes and Facebook?

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Re: Apple's view

"Hey, if cartoon pornography floats your boat that's your personal choice."

Personally I don't want to pass on my cartoon porn collection to my next of kin. Hopefully they won't ever open that Pandora's box........

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Re: Apple's view

"If I can bequeath my stack of CDs to a loved one upon death, which were only ever my right to listen to the content therein, then how does that differ from bequeathing my iTunes account (and the rights to listen to the media therein)?"

I can't bequeath my iTunes accounts and songs to my next of kin but I can bequeath my NAS drive full of pirated music and movies to them.

Damn lucky I don't have an iTunes account then isn't it?

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The Pirate Bay SUNK: It vanishes after Swedish data center raid

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Whack-a-mole

And just like a whack-a-mole game, the moles just pop up elsewhere.

I live in hope that the idiots, one day, realize they are wasting their time trying to kill piracy using police and decide to killing it by making legal content cheap and easy to access.

Yes I live in hope and might as well wish for world peace and a chicken in every pot......

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BIG FAT Lies: Porky Pies about obesity

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"The real cost center for the NHS is obstetrics."

Old people are the real drain. Just like an old car, they need repairing constantly because more and more keeps wearing out. A young person goes to the doctor only when something is wrong such as an injury. Old people keep going back and back because their body is worn out.

If you want to bring the cost down, bring in euthanasia. A lot of people would choose a peaceful death over 10 years in a dementia ward busy regressing back into their childhood. That's also not covering a painful death due to terminal cancer.

Put the emphases back on the quality of life instead of the quantity.

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100 IT workers face the axe at CSIRO

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Why doesn't the government...

Put the $400M it just earnt off the CSIRO's wireless patents back into the CSIRO?

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SCREW YOU, net neutrality hippies – AT&T halts gigabit fiber

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Re: We manage it in Europe

"That's why people from Europe come to the US to pay our "outrageous prices" for the care they want."

Is that why Americans sneak over the border to sponge off Canada's universal healthcare system?

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Re: Obama Plan for Internet?? - Nooooo!

"Instead it was about making young, healthy people pay for the healthcare of older, unhealthy people."

Of course young health people pay for the healthcare of older unhealthy people. That's because young healthy people usually don't need a doctor as often and old people do.

In the end young people become old people and then they use the doctor.

Universal healthcare takes taxes from everyone and supplies a basic health system for everyone. You pay the taxes when your young and don't need it but it covers you when your old and you do. If you're unemployed or retired you will still be treated and don't have to die in the gutter.

Health insurance like to cover the young and healthy cause they don't need it so they make massive profits and then kick them to the curb when they get old and start eating into the profits.

The American system is entirely broken and all it takes for the fucktards who support it is some unemployment or scumbag insurance assessor cancelling their insurance when they need it to see just how wrong they were.

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Re: Obama Plan for Internet?? - Nooooo!

"Is Obama trying the same tactic on the Internet as he did with Obama Care?? "

I could never figure out what American's have against universal healthcare. Is it because it infringes on your democratic right to die in the gutter?

That said the moronic Australian government are trying to bring the same retarded healthcare system in here cause it works so well in #Merica

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Police in U-turn as 'shop a gun-owner' hotline is scrapped

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Re: Don't dare clean or maintain your firearm!!!!!

"(* apart from the carry piece and the back-up when considered prudent)"

The unregistered backup for when you accidently shoot some black kid and need a plant?

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Bloke, 26, accused of running drug souk Silk Road 2.0 cuffed by Feds

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Re: Mmm...

"The FBI - because when you put to much of the wrong substance in your body you wind up dead"

Like cheese burgers?

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Australia's going to need a standalone metadata retention bureau

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Re: Realisation

"Despite having a voting system that encourages the emergence of new parties"

What reality are you from cause it's not this one. Australia has a two party preferential voting system. It is designed to prevent new parties from ever replacing Labor/Liberals. New parties can start as much as they want but will always remain a minor party.

Despite personal thoughts about One Nation, it highlights everything that is wrong with the Australian system. When One Nation started, in some seats it had up to 48% of the primary vote in some seats but still lost. The two major parties can redirect their preferences to each other to kill off any serious contenders.

What we need is a graduated preferential system. My first place is worth one vote. Second place a half, third a quarter and so on. It would stop the major parties from controlling the outcome by preference stacking.

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Just the beginning

2 years is just the start. Next will be 5 years and then 10 years and then forever.

All it will take is a police office to dislike you and go fishing for something to charge you with. Currently they don't need a warrant but getting a warrant is a joke anyway. Just look at the AFP raids on the Muslim terrorists. 150 officers and 30 raids and all they got was one plastic sword.

Data retention will not make anyone one bit safer and will be just for screwing people's lives. Terrorists will be fine but remember that episode of Game Of Thrones you missed so you downloaded it to catch up...........

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Russians hear Tim Cook is gay, pull dead Steve Jobs' enormous erection

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Re: Poor Putin

"you're not a real man until you've been fucked in the ass".

Does an ex wife using the family court count?

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Big Content outs piracy hotbeds: São Paulo, Beijing ... TORONTO?

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Pirate

On behalf of Australia, I feel hurt to be left out. Better head to The Pirate Bay so we score better next year.....

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MARS NEEDS WOMEN, claims NASA pseudo 'naut: They eat less

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Re: This'll never work

"Poor bloody Martian bast*rds"

Only fair to invade them like they keep invading us in the movies...

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I'd volunteer my ex except while her calorific expenditure is low it's because she does SFA.........

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Lords take revenge on REVENGE PORN publishers

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Re: All very well...

Still a total waste of time.

"You see your Honour, I caught this nasty bit of malware and some hacker stole the pictures of my ex and posted them skankyhos.com therefore I am completely innocent and a victim in this crime also"

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FBI boss: We don't want a backdoor, we want the front door to phones

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Re: Let's play "Finish That Sentence."

"I've never been someone who is a scaremonger ..."

But peer pressure made me.......

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Re: Nope

"Surely a guy travelling alone with 3 external drives holding multiple terabytes of data (albeit they were by and large mirrors) constitutes something worth a look? Nope, not interested."

Were you wearing a turban?

I suspect racial profiling is alive and well and may have more to do with your situation.

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Re: Nope

"Shit like Customs being able to take your phone/laptop within 300 miles of the US border w/o any reason whatsoever makes me say "F*ck you, James. With a corn cob""

Australia has changed the laws to allow customs to search laptops/phones for porn. So now they can search any electronic device for whatever they like under the guise of looking for porn. If your device is password protected, you have to hand over the password. Not sure what happens if you tell them to bugger off.

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How can you say you want a legal front door and full co-operation with tech companies when you're slurping all data with no legal grounds from said companies with and without their knowledge, then using secret courts to gag them afterwards should they find out?

Yes you can force them to co-operate and then force them to shut up about it afterwards so the only option is for them to make their systems secure against even themselves so they can't co-operate even if they wanted to.

The government has made this rod for their own backs.........

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NO MORE DOUBLE IRISH, thunders Dublin. Erm, from 2020 that is

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Re: Our governments should stop waiting for Ireland et al

"The top 1% of earners in the UK pay 30% of all taxes. Please explain a) How that isn't fair, b) Just how much of the burden you think they should shoulder, and c) What is your plan b when they up sticks and relocate somewhere less hostile?"

Kerry Packer in the day blew $36M in a casino in one night but yet he paid less tax than me????

The ultra rich have such tax scams going such as the double Irish sandwich that they pay less tax than the average earner.

As for moving, they already do but the business they own remain and they should be taxed properly.

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Brits: Google, can you scrape 60k pages from web, pleeease

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Re: Other search engines?

None of that makes sense.

Their name is in an accurate public record but they feel it's no longer relevant and such instead of getting the record removed, they go on a crusade to remove all links to the public record.

How F#$king retarded is that?

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Re: Other search engines?

@big_D

"but you can't get the pages taken down, that is the problem - well, some you probably could, like YouTube or a private blog, but official press is protected and public record can also not be removed. Therefore you have to make it harder to find "no longer relevant" information.

Also, using alternate search terms will still return the original article.

It stops the "poisoning" of personal search results with information, which could be derogatory, that is no longer relevant or is not in the public interest."

That doesn't make sense. You tell me that you have the right to be forgotten by everyone but the press and as such you need to target search engines to hide the truth?

Either what was said was true and too bad for you or it wasn't and so the page should be removed.

Talk about trying to shoot the messenger......

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Re: Lunacy

"Even if they are, time served is time served. If time is served and the conviction "spent" then the debt to society is paid and it is illegal for you to discriminate based on it. Illegal, as in, you would be committing a crime if you did so.

So a) why do you want this on record? and b) are you happy for the crime you commit in discriminating based upon it to also be permanently on record?"

The point is that getting Google to delete the references still doesn't delete the pages. The records still exist.

These people should focus on getting rid of the offending pages and leave the search engines alone.

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Re: Other search engines?

If someone wants to be forgotten then all they need to do is get rid of the offending pages. If there is no content then the search engines will remove it the next round.

Getting the search engines to delete the reference is like removing a book from a library by taking the index card. The book is still there, just harder to find (until someone reindex it).

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Cops and spies should blame THEMSELVES for smartphone crypto 'problem' - Hyppönen

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Big Brother

Re: Obama's Snooping

Obama's fault?

Pretty sure it was going before him. Will be going after him and is done by every single government in the world........

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Swiss wildlife park serves up furry residents to visitors

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Re: Key Words, Natural Cycle

"By the way calling a deer, "Bambi" is a tactic in order to induce sympathy"

Not to me. Makes it sound more tasty........

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NAKED CELEBRITY PICS LAW BOMB dropped on ad giant Google

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Nude photos loaded into the cloud and privacy is a misnomer.

FIFY

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A total waste of time

It's a whack a mole game. Hit a couple of sites and more sites pop up. Threatening to sue Google cause your crappy Apple account got hacked is kinda ironic......

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Japan develops robot CHEERLEADERS which RIDE on BALLS

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Re: Defeats the whole purpose....

"Nope, sorry, can't do it. It's just too easy."

Sticking one of them down your trousers, you deserve everything you get.....

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Defeats the whole purpose....

The whole point of cheerleaders is to stare to the hot chicks. Might as well watch the toaster.......

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Welcome the world's new Most Phished Country: Australia

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Fishing has always been good down under......

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SURPRISE: Telstra STILL wants all its promised NBN booty

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If putting in an inferior system isn't going to be a cent cheaper then why push the inferior system?

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Big Content Australia just blew a big hole in its credibility

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Re: This is a complex issue in Australia.

The problem they create when they give exclusive deals to Murdoch to try and force people to sign up for his expensive crap cable tv network.

Piracy could be killed off overnight if the retards abandoned their antiquated distribution and licencing system and actually embraced technology

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