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Australia bins standalone school computing curriculum

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Re: Coding

Then perhaps its just you who has the attitude problem, it certainly seems that way from your comments. Don't be an arsehole. Oh, and perhaps you may like to check your skills in grammar before you call people morons

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or maybe do something really radical, and get out and meet people

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Re: Programming is wasted...

akeane,

Is that your attempt at humour

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Re: Mile wide and inch deep

They only recently broke up all of the ICT Departments in schools in NSW. They devolved the teaching of IT to other faculties, to tie it in with current studies. Good grief, this is just shifting the deckchairs on the Titanic.

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Re: Coding

Perhaps they can start with teaching programmers not to be such arseholes who think that everyone else is a moron. The programmers might learn how to design and code applications so that people can easily use them. Apple programmers do it on a regular basis, how about you give it a try, sport. Don't fall off your high horse, you might hurt yourself on the way down

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Australia's Digital Tech curriculum looks to be shelved for another year

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Then you had best start sharpening your arrows. The last lot of curriculum changes was held up by individual state governments because no-one could accept that their curriculum wasn't the best one available. Also, the teachers didn't like the proposed changes so nothing happened.

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Antarctic ice at ALL TIME RECORD HIGH: We have more to learn, says boffin

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The big problem, you are using averages. How about using proper statistics. As the paper says, scientists have a lot to learn. This whole Global Warming fiasco will eventually result in the failure of people to trust science.

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Its nearly summer, so the ice doesn't stand a chance in Western Australia

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Re: Meanwhile, in earlier news ...

Thats the truest thing thats been said today

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Re: Antactica is melting too

If they know its inaccurate, why are they using it to try and prove their point?

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Re: Antactica is melting too

Averages are misleading. If there are two students, one gets 99% in an exam and 1 gets 1% in an exam, on average they both get 50%

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How much is Microsoft earning from its Android taxes again?

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Because it didn't fit in with the hivethink on ElReg. You created a disturbance in the force by pointing this out

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Third patch brings more admin Shellshock for the battered and Bashed

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Re: More patches....

If you have web services running on your desktop, guess what

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Re: More patches....

Given Apples recent endevours, I'm sure you will want to modify that reply

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Opposition: we passed Australia's 'spook's charter' on PURPOSE

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Re: Mark 65 needs to take a chill pill

What rubbish. It may be Ok to do now, but all bets are off if, in the future, its either not legal or frowned upon. Both parties need to get their f*cking noses out of our business. We supposedly live in a democratic country where there is freedom of speech. They have now taken that away. The journalists are just as bad, in that they have just rolled over and accepted it. When the next election comes around I won't be voting for either Labor or Liberal. I'll use my vote to try to disrupt these arseholes as much as I can. The greens can get f*cked as well

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iPAD-FONDLING fanboi sparks SECURITY ALERT at Sydney airport

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Re: I would prefer convenience at the cost of a few deaths

All acceptable risk really, unless you were on the one that was knocked down, then it becomes a problem.

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Re: And so...

They won a long time ago.

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Re: i hate this man

Get people to take some responsibility for their actions. He should be paying attention to what he should be doing instead of burying his head in some electronic gadget.

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Brandis: NO LIMIT to ASIO network taps

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Re: What could go Wrong Indeed

Don't forget that Labor tried to head down this track as well. So I'm not very hopeful that they understand or want to understand, whats at risk here.

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What could go Wrong Indeed

If the Greens, Palmer and Labor don't combine to defeat this, then we can be sure they are all complicit in it.

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Google grand fromage Eric Schmidt: Backing climate denier lobby a 'mistake'

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Windows

That is the best comment all day. Google two-face, the marketing giant who sells everyones private information to the highest bidder. Have several upvotes my friend

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'Windows 9' LEAK: Microsoft's playing catchup with Linux

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Re: Meeeh

Not in the original, it was in the abacus update version 1 in 1500 BC

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Re: Meeeh

But the cutlery draw isn't labelled, so you won't find the fork unless you search through every draw until you find the right one.

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Re: Meeeh

And it was never very useful

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Microsoft tells judge: Hold us in contempt of court, we're NOT giving user emails to US govt

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And I guess that Ireland can then increase the taxation rate on foreign companies if the US government wants to mess around

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Re: A question and a kudo

Developers Developers Developers

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NBN Co correction: We're rubbish at broadband rollout and NEVER improved

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Funny,

Miranda Devine was the darling of the SMH crowd until the moment she decided she'd had enough of a newspaper that you needed to fold into small pages so you could read it.

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Re: NBN in Melton? No, not really....

The report is another lie from Fairfax, Independant, only if its pro ALP.

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Your comment about News Corp also applies to Fairfax press, Independent, Never. You only have to read their paper to realise their agenda is to take anyones side except for the government, hide the shit that labor left behind and censor comments left in articles on their news columns. They employ left lurching columnists, that can only see their labor Gods.

Why do we need the government to build our communications network. Surely thats a shortcut to a surveillance state. I don't believe any government should own any communications infrastructure, as it makes it too easy to monitor what the population is doing. We should be letting private enterprise build it. That will produce competition, cheaper prices and better infrastructure.

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China: You, Microsoft. Office-Windows 'compatibility'. You have 20 days to explain

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Much like Apple does with its applications and idevices

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Oz biz regulator discovers shared servers in EPIC FACEPALM

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Re: WTF

What law are they trying to enforce? Was the site on Australian soil, was it an Australian company? The only thing they were trying to do was to stop access to a site outside Australia. Thats not something in their legal brief.

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WTF

Why are these clowns deciding what to block and why do they even have the power to do it.. They probably couldn't find the intertubes unless someone showed them where it is. Maybe they should stick to finding corporate criminals. Oh wait, they can't even do that right.

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ISIS terror fanatics invade Diaspora after Twitter blockade

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Re: Medieval terror bastards?

+1 for the link

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NBN Co claims 96 mbps download speeds for FTTN trial

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Re: Cherry picking

This is what should hve happened in the first place. Either that or let 3rd parties build their own networks and sell them. That way we do away with a lot of privacy issues as the government doesn't control the two companies that built the network

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Re: NBN Co claims 96 mbps download speeds for FTTN trial

This is what happens when you make promises to minority parties, so they will vote with you and so you can form a government. Look at where the first installations are, look familiar?

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And considering that the labor government made promises they couldn't keep and ballsed up the whole thing. You only have to read the news to find out that Rudd flew by the seat of his pants, scribbled plans on the back of napkins and allowed the SMH to report what a wonderful thing the NBN was going to be. No wonder the SMH is called shake my head, the whole organisation is a disaster thats losing money and looking to offload some of its assets in order to keep its head above water.

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Microsoft refuses to nip 'Windows 9' unzip lip slip

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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

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

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Re: If the invite arrives...

Crack reporters report on cracks, nothing else

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