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Microsoft refuses to nip 'Windows 9' unzip lip slip

RealFred

Which in turn copy Microsofts and Apples desktop metafore. So what exactly is your point. Everyone copies everyone else's ideas, its nothing new amd Open Source has been a major copier of anything and everything they possibly can get away with.

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Munich considers dumping Linux for ... GULP ... Windows!

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Re: I smell a shill

What, because they've dared criticise your holy grail. It hasn't worked for Munich because of a whole lot of reasons, be they technical or operational. Instead of seeing if the problem can be fixed, the Open Source crowd bitch and moan about everything and point the finger. I suggest they start looking at their software and give it the functionality that people want/need.

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Microsoft cries UNINSTALL in the wake of Blue Screens of Death™

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Re: Spelling in Title

or this one "The fixes issued on Patch Update Tuesday addressed privelege escalation bugs ". Perhaps El Reg needs to get its spelling checker working

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Intel launches Internet of Stuff Parkinson's research project

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Is there anywhere we can get more info on this research project

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How to promote CSIRO's ICT in Schools in your community

RealFred

You may also want to correct some of the facts,

there are ample numbers of skilled IT graduates and experienced workers that don't have jobs in IT and can't get jobs in IT because of offshoring.

Working with teachers in schools is not for the feint-of-heart. Once you get around their attitude of they know everything and you know nothing because you're not a teacher, you may make some inroads. If it requires that teachers have to give over control of something, it will never happen. If they have to change how they teach, it will never happen because most of them are still stuck in the "stand at the front of the class and lecture students" mode of teaching.

How do I know this, I worked at a school in IT for 10 years.

The CSIRO should do something worthwhile with its time and money.

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Australia's metadata debate is an utter shambles

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Re: Meta-data

Or even worse when the metadata stored is htt://www.ilovepuppies.com/lovemypuppy.jpg is changed after ilovepuppies goes titsup and another image is posted that is rather different.

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Re: Meta-data

That sites disgusting and should be blocked. There now no-one can see it. Job done

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Re: The envelope analogy

Hadn't considered that. Might suggest it to the pollies, or some Australian journalists if they can put their schooners down long enough to listen

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Re: Tony Abbott should listen to himself

Please include the whole quote

"I have no doubt that the civil libertarian brigade will do their best to stop this, but my responsibility as prime minister is to keep our country safe. That's my responsibility, and all the expert advice from every single counter-terrorist agency is that this information is absolutely essential if we are to maintain our vigilance against terrorist activity"

And the civil libertarian group should do all they can to stop this, along with our support. The government is still trying to get this shit made into law, even though 2 successive governments have tried and failed and a third one is trying. I was listening to the radio the other day and the general comment was "if you're doing nothing wrong you have nothing to fear", and thats from the public. You're right, we are screwed but the rest of the population will take us down with them. The politicians won't do it on their own.

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Re: Experts . . .

Both sides of politics have tried this stuff before. They all need to be taken out the back and educated. You decide on the persuader.

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Re: Abbott is a complete and utter incompetent

But who was caught without his pants, in public, so he's no great judge of a persons character

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Help Australia's PM and attorney-general to define metadata

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Re: Papers Please!

If you have a credit card and use it, you can be followed anywhere. You brought petrol and motel accomodation in Upper Combucta West, who was he visiting, what business did he have there. A few innocent questions and they have the information they need. See, its really easy.

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The difference is yours is currently in place. We still have a chance to stop ours

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Re: Brandis

I said nothing about anyone being admirable

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You would think that with the articles that have been published by El Reg about Australia and the attempted metadata collection by the pollies, that the Brits wouldn't have the same thing place. Sorry but GB is the most watched, recorded and surveilled country on earth. Perhaps you should be looking in your own backyard and fixing them before commenting on things from another country

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Re: That's the problem with lies

And lying is something that ALL politicians are good at, fortunately none of them have good memories

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Re: and our beloathed PM

And the idiots in the Labor party will need to vote against this legislation or otherwise they can be seen to be agreeing with it. You forgot that the labor loonies tried the same thing when they were in power, but fortunately got beaten by the ISPs and others. Conroy and his religious mates tried the old "think of the children" speil, which fortunately fell on deaf ears. Howard already tried the terrorist approach and lost

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Re: Brandis

At least he's at a higher level than Gillard, Rudd and Conway. None of those could find a web address if their life depended on it.

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New iGasm: Apple to unveil not one but TWO iPhone 6 models on 9 Sept

RealFred

Re: If the invite arrives...

Crack reporters report on cracks, nothing else

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Vulture South wants FORTY of you to go BACK TO SCHOOL

RealFred

I worked in IT at a school for over 10 years. The first thing you battle is "you're not a teacher so what do you know", followed by "we all need to have unfettered access to everything, bugger security", followed by "little Johnny smashed his laptop and needs a new one now, why don't you have spare ones"

The one that really got to me was, "its not my job to make sure the kids don't do anything to the computers, projectors or any other pieces of equipment in the classroom", but the most famous one was "it all should just work. I shouldn't have to turn the power on for the projector"

So no, I don't think I'll be offering my services, thanks very much.

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Just TWO climate committee MPs contradict IPCC: The two with SCIENCE degrees

RealFred

Re: No Surprise

RM,

What, you can get one of those. One of my friends who has one says it stands for piled higher and deeper.

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Re: Tax attacks

Its not only the British government that behaves like this, its all governments. They need more money to fund their social programs. I have started researching agenda 21 and I'm starting to think thats their endgame.

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Australia floats website blocks and ISP liability to stop copyright thieves

RealFred

Re: RealFred

Which was basically what I was trying to point out. It seems we are trying to convince each other of the same thing

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RealFred

Re: Never under estimate the power of big content

How about the ABC report get their stories straight instead of the one-sided rubbish we expect from them

http://www.zdnet.com/au/lobby-pushing-for-australian-piracy-crackdown-donates-millions-7000026421/

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Re: RealFred

No, but he's just as guilty as the others. Don't try to turn this into a party bashing discussion when its obviously not. Both sides of politics are as bad as each other. they want to censor what we see and hear so they can better control the general population

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http://www.zdnet.com/au/lobby-pushing-for-australian-piracy-crackdown-donates-millions-7000026421/

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Re: Never under estimate the power of big content

Village Roadshow, $4 million dollars to Liberal and Labor parties.

http://www.zdnet.com/au/lobby-pushing-for-australian-piracy-crackdown-donates-millions-7000026421/

Both parties are equally rotten

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RealFred

Re: Just say ...

And none of them are any good

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Re: OzLaw

Which is a shame because Conroy (Labor) tried to do it first and failed. Oh, you forgot to mention that, instead you took a potshot at something thats in the discussion stages and tried to make political mileage out of it.

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Lower prices are BAD FOR CONSUMERS, says Turnbull

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Re: Not so 900lb Gorilla

I've always wondered why the whole market in Australia wasn't opened up to competition for backbone services by either government. Everyone has had more than enough of Telstra (a virtual monopoly) but wants to go down the same path with the NBN Co, owned by the government. The government owns most of Telstra already, so it seems that they wanted to give us the illusion of choice, without having any. It also has the added bonus of being easier to monitor what's happening on the internet, as the government owns the entire backbone.

The government should get out of the comms business and let people who know how to build the infrastructure get on with it.

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Writing about an Australian Snowden would land Vulture South in the clink

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Re: @ RealFred

Actually, I read a wide range of views and articles plus do my own research. It allows me to make up my own mind about matters. Maybe you should try it sometime son. You may be able to take off your blinkers and stop following the labor dogma so blindly

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Re: Removal of links

The links still work from Australia, so its either your government or your browser.

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Re: Australian Federal Government - The New NORKS

Because China has such a wonderful human rights record.?

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Re: Attorney-General George Brandis

And the previous government was inhabited by a scary redhead who was a puppet for the unions and a barking mad Queenslander who thought the sun shone out of his own arse. They were so caring for the Australian people that as soon as they lost the election, they both scarpered to overseas jobs, leaving Shorten (another union puppet) to carry the can. They left Australia with a mountain of future debt that will take a lifetime to pay off.

These previous leaders were the ones that bugged the Malaysian Prime Ministers phone and his wifes phone and ran and hid when they were discovered.

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Re: Australian Federal Government - The New NORKS

I have no problem with immigrants, as long as they wait in line and take their proper turn. There are immigrants who have done the right thing and are being penalised. The queue jumpers can wait their turn. Don't try and make it seem like its a racist remark. It isn't

Part of the article talks about not restricting the media. Thats where it comes from. The media seem to think they can do as they please because they are the media. They need to observe some level of respect for fellow citizens. Following someone and sticking a microphone in their face while asking stupid questions is not journalism. Its thuggery.

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Re: Australian Federal Government - The New NORKS

You may like to look back on recent history. It was the lunatic left that spied on other countries leaders and their wives, tried to introduce internet filters and generally spy on all of us citizens. I don't see you criticising them, perhaps your political beliefs don't allow you to.

You may like to do a bit of research about the supposed Tamil refugees and you will find that they are neither Tamil's or refugees but rather people who decided they didn't like where they were and paid to go to New Zealand. They boats were intercepted in International waters and they were returned to the nearest port.

Journalists are not sacrosanct. They, at times, need to be pulled into line to stop them from misbehaving and publishing lies and halftruths. Their editors won't do it because it makes money for the organisation. I know a few journalists from both sides of the park and they sometimes are fairly free with the truth.

Hopefully these new laws won't pass the Senate, but I wouldn't bet on labor or Palmer voting against them

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Chrome browser has been DRAINING PC batteries for YEARS

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Re: Sometimes, nobody inside cares what *you* think

And this si the typical arrogance of Open Source developers. They want people to use their products, but don't want to give users what they want. I've just dropped using Firefox and Chrome because they suck so much. If thats the standard of Open Source applications, then they really aren't an alternative.

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Digital Post Australia goes titsup in orderly fashion

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Re: Wrong business model

It wouldn't matter who the government of the day was, they still have your data in one place. Why would you only let the NBN build a network in Australia. They tried it before and you can see how well that went. Any government built network is a recipe for disaster. I don't see why they don't let private companies build their own networks, rather than having a government controlled network. It just makes it easy for the government to spy on and censor people. Remember the great Australian web filter, that was Conroys and labors attempt at controlling the internet. What a farce that was. The NBN was their next attempt, look how well that worked out

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Study: Users don't much care about Heartbleed hacking dangers

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Re: People don't have time to get worried

Most people really don't give a shit

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NBN Co must wait until mid-2015 for fast cable modems

RealFred

Why would you want the NBN Company to be the sole supplier of networking infrastructure in Australia. Look how well Telstra worked out for everyone, even after they privatised it.

Having one supplier for network infrastructure is insanity

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Tim Cook: Apple's 'closer than it's ever been' to releasing new product range

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Re: Nothing that innovative coming, then

No, they didn't invent the first PC. They popularised it, which is what they do with everything. They take someones elses idea, make a product out of it and sue the living bejesus out of anyone else who tries to make a similar product, including the person whose idea it was in the first place

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Apple vows to add racially diverse EMOJIS after MILEY CYRUS TWITTER outrage

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Re: WHERE

Can we jail people who use them

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Optus to take control of NBN Co satellites

RealFred

You have to be joking. They can't supply a decent terrestrial service and they are put in charge of Satellites. Must be the cheapest quote

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Australia floats plan for national social media regulator

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Re: Don't underestimate the power of lobby groups

Don't forget that labour tried to introduce an Internet filter (remember Conroy?) and only the fact that ISP's refused to implement it, it would have gone ahead. Don't show your political bias by forgetting to mention this. Both political parties have their loony christian lobby groups.

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Vultures circle to feast on carcass of free remote desktop service LogMeIn

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Re: VPN + RDP?

Probably the same way you connect to the remote PC when the network has failed

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Candy Crush King went 'too far' when it candy crushed my app – dev

RealFred

If they don't defend their trademark, they lose it. The developer should have done his research first. Unfortunately this is what the world has come to, like it or not. Blame the big companies for this state of affairs, they started it.

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Licenses blocking third-party emergency warnings

RealFred

Letting others retransmit the data could result in confusion and potentially loss of life and/or property. The Newspapers and online news sources would then have a field day with this about how the government doesn't understand open data.

You can't have it both ways.

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Vulnerability leaves Cisco small biz routers wide open to attack

RealFred

And so he should. Journalists are paid to write stories from information they are given. He gave the journalist enough information to write the story. He shouldn't have to spoon feed them or bow and curtsy to them. The world doesn't owe journalists a living, they after all, should be just reporting facts.

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Is your IT department too tough on users?

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Re: In my company

The other thing you could do is to get the non IT staff to sit with IT so they understand what IT do. I guarantee that after a few days they will disappear back to their offices, never to be heard from again.

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