174 posts • joined Monday 10th December 2012 02:48 GMT
Re: Amid the predictable puerile jokes....
OK, OK, I give in ... no point trying to raise the tone of this thread ...
Are MS also aware that "bird" has a different colloquial meaning in Indonesian... but then, men will always listen to their "burung".
I suppose it's down to how the message is presented .... if it's something like an AED, that speaks in a nice, calm, authoritative voice, telling the operator to [b r e a t h e], it could be helpful. Certainly, I find that is quite calming.
Re: Speculative Conclusions do not Compute.....
Ahhhh, Friday ... the sun is shining in a cloudless sky, the trees are vibrant with the green of summer, and amanfrommars is still incoherent ... all is right with the world ...
I don't see how this discovery "throws evolution into doubt" ... although it may change the picture slightly, it appears to be an addition to the data, indeed tending to confirm rather than contradict the theory. However, may change the picture of early human society somewhat - that would be an interesting line to follow up.
Plus ca change ...
Given that these and similar scams have been happening for as long as I can remember, I don't think the message about training staff is getting through very well.
Even more surprised to see South Canberra in the list ... are there any businesses there (aside from cafes and shops selling designer clothing)?
Maybe go back to the game engine we used to use for classroom cricket (an HB pencil with parts of the paint shaved off and appropriate numbers, etc written in to provide random results). Graphics were non-existent, results were horribly skewed, but you could get through a whole test match innings in a boring geography class.
</grumpy old git>
This must be terribly upsetting for everyone in the U.K. I mean, a spider that kills all your cute, fluffy little pets, however will you survive?
Re: doubt more boats would bother Tony
And, in one of those odd little coincidences, N Sumatra province signalled a couple of days ago that it wasn't going to bother controlling any boats bound for Australia: http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2013/11/23/n-sumatra-loosens-control-over-boat-people.html
On the first day of Christmas ...
I wonder, under a Christmas tree in the Istana Merdeka, is there a shiny new LG TV, with a card reading: "Dear SBY, sorry about the spying thing ... hope this makes up for it ... Merry Christmas from Tony"
Am I doing anything on November 26?
Apparently yes ... while reading this article, 3 meeting requests for Tuesday arrived in my inbox. Coincidence? I think not ... clearly a vast conspiracy, obviously involving freemasons (and probably something to do with President Kennedy's assassination too).
Red backs are way down the list ...
Apart from funnel webs (remembering there are several different species of these), there are Mouse spiders, trapdoor spiders and whistling spiders, all of which are far scarier than redbacks. Huntsmen can be big - I've seen one at a friend's house in Captain's Flat that had a leg span the size of a dinner plate - but they are pretty innocuous. White tails are possibly the most common source of bites, given their habit of hiding in beds, but the bite doesn't usually cause more than a bit of local itching or pain.
As to redbacks being dangerous, the only person I've met who has been bitten didn't bother going to hospital - just used the first aid treatment. So, it possibly doesn't matter much if the antivenene isn't too effective,
Re: Job Good Translation eh?
For a machine translation, I thought it was actually pretty good - especially considering the Indonesian love of acronyms and abbreviations.
However, a lot of the noise coming from JKT probably has a lot to do with posturing before the 2014 elections, for the benefit of Indonesian voters, rather than actual shock at discovering the nefarious deeds of the Australian Embassy.
Upton Park ... pah! a novice gambit ... I call Rayners Lane, forcing you to meet your Bakerloo at Kensal Green, thus leaving Mornington Crescent wide open ...
To summarise the summary ....
One third of the data is junk ....
One third is wrong ....
and the remaining two-thirds is duplicated ....
So Singaporeans object to having affairs ... but bonking the Indonesian maid doesn't count?
The training material sounds like a good idea. I look forward to seeing El Reg's analysis of the course content.
Only ... (donning grouchy-old-grammar-nazi hat for a moment) shouldn't they provide "examples of learning activities"? Alternatively, there are plenty of perfectly reasonable adjectives available!
You remember that? S**t, you're as old as me!
Regardless of whether Microsoft gain any traction with Turnbull, explaining their view to the rest of the government is going to be a sisyphean task ... since it involves both technology and economics ...
I can trump that - I've been in one interview (as the interviewee) where one of the *interviewers* has pulled out his phone and started browsing. I suspect it was done deliberately as a tactic, but needless to say, I'm not doing that job.
Re: "Claims that the outage was caused by a distributed denial of service attack are not true.”
It's nothing to do with the OS, just that the amount of data collected has finally exceeded a critical limit and formed a black hole, from which no information can escape ...
Not that sort of hacker ...
... no, your honour, I don't know anything about computers ... I'm just very bad at golf ...
"New Delhi’s response to the growing online threat has not always been as focused as it should."
Phil, you owe me a new keyboard ....
Since everyone's politicising the issue ...
Let's try this:
That's one "illegal immigrant" we're damn lucky to have in this country.
Re: Kids today
Merlins don't go whoosh! .... they go ROAAAAAAAR!
(but I upvoted you, just to make up for that appalling joke).
Old ways are often the best ...
I'm fairly certain that, if "terrorists" had really wanted to kill Cheney, they'd have done it the old-fashioned (and much easier) way, probably while he was out hunting.
A sex-crazed World War II fighter pilot ..
... isn't that a tautology?
Re: Ugh, now The Register is doing it.
Well, since the NBN co is a Commonwealth-owned business enterprise and Telstra is incorporated in the ACT, you could say it's an agreement between Canberra, Canberra, and Canberra.
Come on, it's spring ... just relax, take a drive out to the Cotter one morning and think of all those Sydneysiders stuck in traffic!
A much less angry Canberran.
Thanks for spreading the word, Simon. I hope that seeing a large number of people prepared to stump up cash to support this campaign will have some influence on government thinking.
(and, yes, I have chipped in).
Re: Rain, my arse
*That's* where I've seen you before ... t'rain gauge at t'Town 'all ....
Round about 39-40 Celsius most of this week in Alice Springs. That's just over the ton in the old money.
I gather Adelaide is going to put on some English weather later in the week, though (19 C, and raining).
A certain amount of sympathy for the guy ... for one thing, it's more or less impossible to drive around Greater Jakarta *without* hitting something ... plus, driving a car with the logo of US company, it's likely that the other parties were trying to extract a *lot* more than 200k from him, regardless of who was in fact at fault for the original prang. It's likely that the police wanted their cut as well ...
I just lost my last grip on reality ...
Just wondering what NSA are looking for on LinkedIn ...
"Abdul, Abu Bakir has endosed you for the following skills: Jihad, Koran Recital, Beard Growing"
"JAT and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front have openings for candidates like you!"
Re: The blade itself incites to deeds of violence...Homer.
That would be "nemeses"
Always assuming any one person can have more than one nemesis ...
Re: If the device works...
"If the device works... the wine is undrinkable"
Well, of course ... you don't think an Australian would be so uncivilised as to use the Grange Hermitage for this sort of thing, now do you? It's probably some cheap French plonk (aka battery acid).
Re: Not exactly flashing
Indeed yes. I remember a couple of years ago a Bahraini (?) couple got arrested for having sex in their car ... but they were acquitted because the car had tinted windows, therefore they weren't in public.
Though, it is a bit ironic when US law trumps islamic law for prudery.
Re: Saving millions
Or maybe the government cutbacks have gone further than expected. $450 would at least get a couple of phones, that'd be a communication network.
For once, we beat the yanks to it ....
Quite a long document ... but very short on details (and costings). Presumably all will be revealed on Thursday, but in the meantime "All changes to Government ICT and National Digital Economy Strategy programs will be met within the existing funding provided across the forward estimates" is vague enough for them to do anything or nothing.
I am, nonetheless, curious how they will implement some of these intiatives (which will require consiberable investment in IT) while simultaneously reducing the deficit, cutting taxes, implementing paid maternity leave, and of course stopping the boats.
Re: Here's a start . . .
*Step 7* Conduct a review of the project (or, learn from your mistakes).
The Government's finger-pointing at IBM would suggest otherwise, though. And, holding the briefing on Friday 13 is maybe not auspicious.
Re: Why are the cyber-spies all in Canberra?
The reason? Well ...
- spies actually have pretty boring jobs, so they have to demonstrate they can cope with boredom. Living in Canberra is the perfect preparation, and ;
- the weather here is so terrible (especially in August) that people would rather be at work with the heating on than slipping off to the beach;
- World's OLDEST human DNA found in leg bone – but that's not the only boning going on...
- Lightning strikes USB bosses: Next-gen jacks will be REVERSIBLE
- Pics Brit inventors' GRAVITY POWERED LIGHT ships out after just 1 year
- Microsoft teams up with Feds, Interpol in ZeroAccess botnet zombie hunt
- Storagebod Oh no, RBS has gone titsup again... but is it JUST BAD LUCK?