70 posts • joined 25 May 2013
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
Re: Removal of links
The links still work from Australia, so its either your government or your browser.
Re: Australian Federal Government - The New NORKS
Because China has such a wonderful human rights record.?
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.
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.
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
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.
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
Re: People don't have time to get worried
Most people really don't give a shit
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
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
Can we jail people who use them
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
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.
Re: VPN + RDP?
Probably the same way you connect to the remote PC when the network has failed
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.
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.
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.
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.
Re: Even when the end-users might have some control...
That may very well be true, but if there is an issue with something with an IC chip in it, guess who has to fix it. I'll give you a clue, its not the users or the Business that insisted they couldn't operate without it.
I work for a charity that runs a business for hosting conferences as one of its sidelines. They want to "computerise the whole thing". IT was told this is the system we will be using. We were then asked to cost what was needed. When we came back with a cost of $30,000 the business was shocked. This included the software and licences for two people to use it. It didn't include any work to integrate it with our financial system, training for end users and maintenance. Its not web based, and we need to buy two PCs for it as they don't support Macs
This is what happens when people think they know what they want. We have been told to install it and support it.
Re: I don't get it
What and work on Apple in an enterprise. Thats a laugh and only a fanboy would suggest it. Apple has already proven, through their actions around maintenance and repairs that they have no clue about enterprise grade service and they are quickly cutting out their resellers, who are looking to supplement their income with Windows boxes.
Apple wants to control the entire IT landscape.
Re: numbers need adjustment...?
Compaq haven't existed for over 10 years. I call BS
Re: I don't get it
I think its because I can go to the local computer store and buy a good enough Windows laptop that I already know how to use and I can use all of my old software on it, for about $500, against a Mac laptop that I pay significantly more for and none of my old software works on it.
I know they can run Windows on it in Bootcamp or as a virtual machine, but that makes it messy to use, costs more to set up and they can't be bothered.
Vodafone has the shittiest network in Australia, forever dropping out, lack of coverage etc. When customers complained about the said network, Vodafones response was buy an updated phone, it will work better, we promise
Isn't it Interesting
That reporting in the media still has that air of desperation and hysteria, so they are able to sell more papers or online adds. Really makes you think that nothing in the media business has changed in 13 years
No, what I was trying to say was don't accuse Microsoft of trying to manipulate markets when Apple has been caught doing the same thing and Google has been caught manipulating search results for their own benefit.
I've used ipads, Microsoft tablets and Android tablets. They all have their area of suckiness
I really don't give a fuck what you use.
They can say it sucks without ever having seen or used one because they are IT Gods. and so everything they say must be true
Re: It has come to this
The sneering derision come from ifans and fandroids. These people are fucktards who think that no-one else is allowed on their patch. They themselves can't play nicely as they sue each other into oblivion about rounded corners swipe to unlock. If they are the future of computing, god help us all.
Grow up little boy, competition is good for everybody, even from companies that have tried to manipulate markets to their own benefit (I'm looking at you Apple) and squeeze the opposition out.
And yet, here we are, trying to limit how they do their job and then complaining how ineffective they are at doing it
Re: In other words
I think you don't understand what the article says. Labour was the party that wanted to implement a "Great Firewall of Australia". Luckily there was so much noise that they had to run away and hide the idea.
Re: Science? Tish!
Which is much better than the off-with-the-pixies labour party who wanted everyone to believe that the world was going to hell in a handbasket and they borrowed money to fund their donations to other countries. For christs sake, they couldn't even decide who the fuck they wanted to lead them and then they called all of the labour politicians back to Canberra (at taxpayers expense) to hold what was a laughable election for a leader.
At least the two Labour PM's had the sense to resign from parliament, eventually. One was labelled the worst Prime Minister ever (she set the female movement back 50 years) and the other one was a standing joke, even amongst his own party. He was worse than a sheila when he announced his resignation yesterday. All showmanship and no substance. Talk about cry me a river. He was a person who divided the party and was only interested in how he could advance his own career at the expense of others.
Labour lost the election because people were sick of the infighting, lack of policies, and the lack of general direction. They handled the minority government badly and allowed minor parties too much say in the running of the countries
Labour lost the election, get over it and stop moaning.
Fuck Adobe and their shit software. It took a security breach on their own network to wake them up. The sooner they disappear the better off we will all be
Re: We can all agree that
Rubbish, no-one should be forced into Open Source. It should be good enough that people see it as a better option than its competitors.
Sounds like a lot of sales speak, something Linux has avoided until now
Re: Jumping the gun more than just a little bit.
And now we understand why education is failing abysmally in Australia
You forgot your <sarcasm>. tag. Some people here will think you're serious
Re: <3 Apple innovation
That part I have no issue with. Its all the crowing from the fanbois about how great Apple are for giving away for free what is essentially a service pack, something that Linux and Windows users have gotten for free for years.
When the next version of OSX comes out, people will be charged money for it.
Re: “talking through her hat”
I agree and I used to be a volunteer
Re: @Andy Prough
and IOS and OSX
Inapp purchases has raised its ugly head. It will be interesting to see what the capabilities of the "free software" is and what you will have to pay for extra functionality
Good, I hope its soon. Assange is nothing but a self serving, self promoting git
Microsoft doesn;t charge for service packs, Apple does
In 1882 Australia, then a lowly and rough-house colony, defeated the motherland England at cricket. Wags in Blighty published a fake death notice for English cricket, declaring its Ashes would be taken to Australia for burial. The idea caught on and the two nations have competed for The Ashes ever since.
And the Poms have been sooking about losing that game ever since
Re: Rupert will save us all !!
Remember the filtering debacle the Labor government tried to foist on us. Their version would probably require we submit to their filtering because they own it. Remember it was "to protect the children"
Re: has anyone actually USED a Surface?
except for ipads and apple gear
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