* Posts by Webcrowd

6 posts • joined 23 Sep 2012

Who Won the Fondleslabs?

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Who Won the Fondleslabs?

Just wondering who won the fondle slabs? We were asked to vote for a new name for the Australian Register and 2 iPads were on offer, just wondering who won??

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Better luck next time Blofeld! Five Bond plot myths busted

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Yes cause the plot holes are the problem with Bond films. I gave up when I saw some turkey wheel stand a semi trailer just by revving the crap outta it and dropping the clutch.

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Microsoft gouges Australia lightly on Surface

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Australians get gouged by everyone!

Exactly the point I was going to make. While they can argue shipping and costs of local supply / labour, it doesn't make sense that anything I buy online as a digital download is still being loaded up way above the equivalent US price.

One of the worst for it is Adobe. In the US, the price for the full CS Master Collection is $2599, In Australia it is $3949 EX GST. Thats a whopping $1350 premium before you even add taxes. Now considering there is no discount for selecting the electronic delivery, how on Earth can they justify that!!!

As you pointed out iTunes is no better with the same songs costing more in the Australian Store compared to the AUS, even allowing for currency fluctuations.

In the case with the Surface pricing, it doesn't appear to be as severe as we are used to, and if you take into account currency fluctuations it seems pretty reasonable.

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The Register lands in Australia

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Re: You missed the point.

I think most of The Rego readers can tell the difference between an Infinite Resource of Knowledge and a sticker I slap on the Ute so I can go into town to pick up the sheep dip and get pissed.

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Re: You missed the point.

Thanks Stuart. I have been reading The Rego for years now, but I just had to comment on the terrible names on that List.

I was going to go the other way where Aussies usually shorten peoples names too, and maybe suggest just "Reg". But Reg is this shifty guy I know down the pub who, if you give him the nod, can get you a TV "at the right price" and insists thats it is not dodgy and came "off the back of a truck" , and I don't think this reputable publication would want to be associated with or mistaken for the other Reg, so Rego seems perfect.

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Webcrowd

You missed the point.

In Australia we ALWAYS add an "O" to the end of everything. IF you are going to be truly Australian, none of those names suffice at all. You will need to be:

"The Rego"

Put that on your list.

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