* Posts by StephenH

22 posts • joined 27 Sep 2012

Microsoft whips out real-time translator for Skype calls

StephenH

Re: German

I had a University lecturer from Pakistan who learnt English in Germany. I suspect this will be similar

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Ten excellent FREE PC apps to brighten your Windows

StephenH

To install all in one go

Best way to obtain and install of the the apps mentioned is ninite.com . Tick the programs you want from the list and it installs them all with a single click while bypassing the optional adware that many come with

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Met Office: 2014 was FIFTEENTH WARMEST UK SUMMER on record

StephenH

Re: wtf is Palaeopiezometry?

How did you go with "bonzodoodaology" ? Can't wait for that one to be published

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Oz gov lets slip: telco metadata might be available to civil courts

StephenH

They'll claim those protesting are just friends of criminals and terrorists - they can be tarred as such and safely ignored

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Free government-penned crypto can swipe identities

StephenH

Re: Am I reading this correctly?

Or sit in a Centrelink office waiting area - you can be pretty sure the people there will 1. Have a Centrelink card and 2. Be waiting for a long time

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Deloitte's dumb rules stop us from telling you about everyone else's dumb rules

StephenH

You can't get a copy of the report without an order, signed in triplicate, sent in, sent back, queried, lost, found, subjected to public enquiry, lost again, and finally buried in soft peat for three months and recycled as firelighters

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Oz trade minister RUBBISHES TPP fears

StephenH

It's not the first time that Govt ministers have jumped on semantics. The extension of patent duration delays the time before drugs go down in price. It does not make them go up.

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Cops apologise for leaving EXPLOSIVES in suitcase at airport

StephenH

We can be confident that we won't be reading of stuff ups like this in the future - once the laws making reporting such things illegal get through.

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Boffins build CYBORG-MOTHRA but not for evil: For search & rescue

StephenH

"I'm not sure how much use a moth will be in airlifting the victims out of the disaster zone."

Frank Zappa has already demonstrated this principal in his tale of Billy The Mountain" in which the protagonist goes into a telephone booth, covers his body with maple syrup and used the resulting swarm of flies to raise said booth into the sky.

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In space no one can hear you scream, but Voyager 1 can hear A ROAR

StephenH

"now 19,093,090,914km from Earth at the time of writing and moving further away at a rate of about 15km a second"

If that is true I am impressed with writers ability to time his typing the the nearest .07 of a second being the time that the craft takes to travel a km.

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MIT and CERN's secure webmail plan stumped by PayPal freeze

StephenH

"questioned ...if we have government approval to encrypt emails"

Does Paypal have government approval to ask such questions?

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Vodafone Australia's 'doubles user traffic' on free weekend

StephenH
WTF?

You can keep usage down on a free weekend by keeping it secret

I'm a vodafone user and they certainly didn't contact me to tell about any free data weekend.

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El Reg's Deep Outback XP upgrade almost foiled by KILLER ARACHNIDS

StephenH

BTW the red back spider antivenom whose existence we have been comforted by for decades is now claimed to be ineffective

http://www.medicalobserver.com.au/news/redback-antivenom-ineffective-research-finds

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US govt: You, ICANN. YOU can run the internet. We quit

StephenH

Someone else for the movie industry to sue - if a German domain registrar can be held responsible for the content of websites, then it's just a few steps away

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NBN review team looks like old Telstra board

StephenH
Holmes

The first rule of Govt reviews- don't have one without knowing what they'll recommend

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Oh, shoppin’ HELL: I’m in the supermarket of the DAMNED

StephenH
Unhappy

It's extra special if you can combine fast checkout with those near-field card readers. Without them you put the card in the slot . With them you wave or tap the card, wait and then repeat several times before putting you card in the slot.

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Wikileaker Bradley Manning pleads not guilty to 'aiding the enemy'

StephenH
Big Brother

141 witness for the prosecution but only 1 allowed for Manning. His only hope is the Chewbacca Defence

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Obama calls for study into games ‘n’ guns link

StephenH
Holmes

Re: White House Accused of Lateral Thinking

American right wing groups have a long history of rejecting science or experts in any field and being damn proud of it.

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Guatemalan judge orders McAfee released from detention

StephenH

I expected he'd get a free 30 day trial

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Tor node admin raided by cops appeals for help with legal bills

StephenH

Re: Clever police

"In the same way they fine small ISPs but not the owners of the cable or satelite."

I'd like to see them confiscate a satellite or cable while they investigate.

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Purpose of RFID finally discovered: It's for pairing up socks!

StephenH

Missing socks turn into wire coathangers. It the only explanation for the shortage of one and the surplus of the other

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New Zealand Prime Minister apologizes for Dotcom spying

StephenH
Coat

Of course it's on shaky ground

New Zealand is known as the shaky isles for a reason.

Meanwhile, what about all the poor sods still without access to their data?

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