225 posts • joined 10 Dec 2012
Re: Perfect time for owners of an exchange to scam their customers
Alternatively, it could be a third party who wants to exert some control over the Bitcoin exchange market. Driving smaller and/or vulnerable players out of the market, then setting up your own exchange in opposition (with the backing of the stolen BC), could that be a possibility?
It would be even funnier if Apple tried to sue someone and the court decided that it had no jurisdiction, because Apple doesn't pay taxes. Sadly, that's never going to happen.
Re: Did WeChat copy Line?
WeiXin predates Line, so I presume the answer is "No". Do I win a prize?
> HTML is a sexually-transmitted disease
I know. I always practice safe editing and protect myself with WCAG.
It's a long story ...
I don't believe the NBN alone would be enough for me to change my vote.
There are many significant issues that have driven my metamorphosis from a "right wing" voter to my current stance (and that would include a general lack of vision for the economic and social development of Australia). The NBN may be one of the issues, but not decisive in itself.
Re: Couldn't agree more
I certainly don't regard QANTAS as the worst airline I've flown with ... that award would go to the (now defunct) Olympic Airways. QANTAS are by no means the best, but they're not the worst either, and I have not had any truly horrendous experiences with them.
As to the budget airlines, it's not always a real economy - the last trip I booked to Jakarta, after taking into account the potential charges for food, luggage, seat allocation, etc, etc, the QANTAS fare in fact came in cheaper (as well as avoiding a lengthy layover in KL).
Re: Balancing Imbalance
Ah, Queensland .... beautiful one day, fatal the next :-)
That said, 2 hours doesn't seem a very long time for a mud wasp to locate a site and build a nest (even though they are very quick). Are they completely sure the plane hadn't been left standing somwhere previously with the probe uncovered, but no-one had (ahem) noticed that it wasn't working?
Operation Sovereign Website
This is easily fixed ... put some ADFA cadet in charge of the website, then refuse to publish any information on the grounds it would compromise military operations.
Being assaulted is always a bad experience, regardless of whether you are badly injured or not. But, maybe she is taking the wrong message from this incident. If you are going out to places where there is a risk of assault (and these days that can be pretty much anywhere, you don't just have to walk down dark alleys), you need to keep alert to what is going on around you* to try and avoid bad situations as far as possible. I don't believe wearing your Google glasses "all the time" is going to help your situational awareness..
*Yes, I know that's no guarantee, there are people who will king-hit you from behind without warning..
"They've done so, the company says, three times faster than those who use other methods"
IOW, it's taking only 1 minute, instead of 3?
Love to see how this develops.
Although, the cynic in me would say that Sydney has had self-driving cars for years ... you know, the ones that get to Casula, engage cruise control and turn their brains off until they reach Cooma (though to be fair, Canberra's not immune from that either).
Indeed yes. Although extending internet access to everyone may be a laudable aim, I can't help feeling that making money out of people who are surviving on a couple of dollars a day may be harder than MZ is anticipating. That's if they even have access to a computer (and reliable electricity).
I don't understand why the wheels would sustain less damage when moving in reverse. Can anyone suggest reasons?
The difference being ...
Elvis Presley is alive and well and working as a news reporter for Indonesian state TV. I've seen him.
Crotchety old bastardry aside ...
This is really a valuable exercise, and everyone should try this sort of thing occasionally. Especially for those of us over a "certain age" (meaning me, not Simon), a bit of mental exercise becomes important to prevent the grey matter from seizing up completely.
I keep an old Nokia in my desk, so I can revert to this for a week occasionally - as well as deliberately dispensing with other technologies from time to time.
A group of hackers who knew exactly when the site would be under maintenance and the funds vulnerable?
If I were a copper, I think I'd start by questioning the staff.
Re: What about the Americans who need jobs?
Yeah ... send the wretched refuse back to their teeming shore.
To summarise ....
Looking at the graphs presented, I think my interpretation would be "nice guys don't post on online forums".
"The infrastructure is known to be better in the Jakarta region than in other parts of Indonesia, which is likely to have been a key factor in Foxconn's decision."
I confess my mind boggled slightly at that statement ... admittedly Jakarta has more infrastructure than many parts of Indonesia, but as to the usability ... the road system can be jammed solid for large parts of the day, and that's when it isn't flooded. Indeed, it's almost possible to drive the 100km from Solo to Semarang in the same time it takes to get from central Jakarta to the airport.
Re: Taraniis may concern
Taranis = Celtic God of Thunder
The photo makes that reference pretty clear ... it would have almost been made for a painting by J.M.W. Turner.
As to the length of time it took to get the news out ... maybe they couldn't get an internet connection and had to take the news to Adelaide by runner? </joke>
Ne dérangez pas le chat qui dort, s’il vous plait. J’ai d’autres chats à fouetter.
(Interestingly, while Bing sort of manages to translate the first part, it totally misses the second. Google is the reverse).
May I contribute to the degradation of Jude's Friday productivity with Wangqing and Fuxing ... both towns in Jilin Province?
Re: Microsoft FAIL
Maybe, just maybe, a bit of pre-game sledging will do Satya no harm at all.
Continuing the cricket analogy, will he pull a performance like the 1981 Headingley test, dragging victory from the quicksand of defeat? I will wait and see.
Oh and BTW, Simon, we had something of a discussion about the Sachin Tendulkar thing yesterday at work, with the result being not quite as clear-cut as may have been expected. At the risk of being consigned to the outer darkness, and of course forever banned from the subcontinent, can I continue this in the forums? It being Friday and all :)
"India's greatest player, Sachin Tendulkar"
Now, there's a way to start an argument! How about Sunil Gavaskar? Rahul Dravid? Or the bowling of Bishen Bedi or Kapil Dev? the Nawab of Pataudi for creating India as a competitive test nation? (yes, I'm really that old!).
Re: Can't wait to not buy this one!
"It's getting rare to see a guy wearing a watch ..."
Maybe so, but it is quite common to see women wearing watches, and often worn as a co-ordinated accessory. So maybe Apple have in fact done a bit of homework on this one.
Thanks for that.
Now, please can we have an analysis of UK porn traffic from 21 November to 2 February?
"based on the fact that you just threw your iPhone off a cliff, it appears you may be somewhat irritable this morning"
Guilty, I'm afraid
I finally succumbed after SWMBO's Siemens A55 gave up the ghost recently (we both bought Android smartphones).
My wife is finding a couple of advantages - first off, the ability to increase the font size in messages, but also (given she tends to type messages in a mix of English and Indonesian), it's much easier to use the smartphone touch-keyboard than trying to use the phone keypad with T9 switched off
But, in general, understand the sentiment, so no downvote!
This is a little story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody. There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it. Somebody got angry about that because it was Everybody's job. Everybody thought that Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn't do it. It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done
Perhaps somebody should have briefed the operations manager (preferably without calling him an idiot).
Re: has anyone else noted
I've noticed Abbott putting the boot into the ABC, refugees, union members, dole bludgers, climate scientists, teachers - basically anyone who can't hit back - but I can't say I've noticed Snowden in particular.
But you're spot on about the security vetting - my son seems to be perpetually filling in paperwork for some form of security clearance.
Won't somebody please think of the children ...
"don't let the braindead plebs distract you with all the camera talk...."
I suspect a lot of the "camera talk" may also have to do with security and privacy issues about people being able to film hands-free without anyone else being aware.
In my workplace, there are quite strict (legislated) secrecy provisions, so it probably wouldn't be acceptable to have someone wandering around with a device that could film screens and/or documents without anyone knowing. And I'm sure we wouldn't be unique in having these concerns.
Don't worry, Simon ... even if they restore the redirect, it still won't be useable!
Because you can now only log in to Medicare using your MyGov ID (which is a completely-impossible-to-remember-random-sequence), then link this to your Medicare account. Unfortunately, having just tried this, the Medicare site won't accept your password as valid; and using the link to reset your password won't work either, because the email with the password will be sent off into the ether somewhere (it's neither in the inbox nor the spam filter).
Re: I'm wondering .....
One would hope it would cost a bit less to maintain and run than actually sourcing a brand new one. Still, as my grandma used to say, "don't look a gift horse in the mouth".
"... it makes them a waste of space as far as work is concerned"
An unkind person might say, that is nothing to do with marijuana ...
Once the Queensland Government declares "Anonymous" to be an illegal bikie gang, they'll all be getting their mandatory jail terms.
Not sure why anyone would be taking up Schapelle's cause now - she's already served most of her time, and if no-one irritates the Indonesians too much, she could be out again fairly soon.
“That said, we've always been very lucky with power around this area … it might be because of our proximity to [Melbourne] hospitals.”
Maybe - but since the hospitals have their own backup generators in case of power cuts, it wouldn't be sensible to rely on proximity and 'luck'.
Re: ...and what's even worse!
You have a pool !!! ... bloody luxury!
We had to make do with making sweat angels on the floor ....
Re: Next time ...
Here (In Australia) at least, "obstructed vision" applies to anything that gets in the way or can distract you, including GPS, things dangling from your rearview mirror, etc, etc.
If a cop is grumpy and you give a bit of lip, you can get a ticket for a dangling rosary. I'm sure some cops would be quite happy to test out whether the side-bar of a google glass would be a large enough obstruction to your peripheral vision to justify a ticket.
Next time ...
Maybe the cops will be waiting outside with a ticket for "driving with obstructed vision".
Re: Phase IV
Unless you find that all the tags are in a pile under the tree where the bee-eater is nesting. Would still mess up the experiment though!
Will it arrive ...
... when the robins are nesting?
The phrase "roaring forties" somehow springs to mind here ... though, I suppose if you can control a weather ballon over Tasmania, you can do it anywhere.
As a Samsung user ...
... may I say ... er ... let me think .... wait ... what was the question again?
This of course was intended to highlight a truly significant event in the stables at Flemington (there being no room at the inn due to school holidays and the test match being on, etc etc).
Unfortunately, it was largely missed, since the shepherds were all watching the cricket, and of course it was really, really hard to find 3 wise men in New Zealand...
In other news ...
Depsite an heroic effort, Vulture South's Solar-Powered Electric Earthbound Dirigible Overlander (SPEEDO) fails to complete the World Solar Challenge, after the brave playmonaut pilot is found to have melted in the desrt heat somewhere near the Tropic of Capricorn.
I stand corrected.
But, shouldn't a feminist programming language be called C#^+?
"the toxic Patriarchy that is inherent in and that permeates all current computer programming languages"
Simon, you should know that nothing gets done in Canberra between now and Australia Day. Especially this year, with the pure blue sky, the roar of cicadas drowning out the traffic, and The Ashes back where they belong. It just feels like Christmas, and who's worrying about work?
Oh, and a Merry Christmas to the Vulture South crew!
He was probably lucky ... I believe, with some species of African snakes, the bitten limb may need to be amputated.
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