* Posts by RealFred

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Spartan on Windows 7? Microsoft is 'watching demand'

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Re: Doesn't matter if Win 10 is free, people won't update

You really don't know what you are talking about do you. Do some research before you post

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ACCC gives thumbs up to TPG's NBN fibre-to-the-basement raids

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This is how it should have been. Rather than having a monopoly or duopoly with the two carriers not giving a rats arse about their customers, we suddenly have a third company that will create some real competition. I'll bet Telstra's service improved radically in the area and hopefully prices will drop.

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Microsoft just saved Windows Phone... Now stop whining

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Re: More Windows Phone Landfill

No wonder you posted under anon coward. I have a Windows phone, the battery lasts 3 days, I have all the apps I need, the phone has never missed a beat. Pity I can't say the same about my wifes iphone 5 or the Android I had before my current phone. Quite a few people I know are sick of their Android/iphone rubbish and are starting to look for something else. Maybe you should actually look at one and use it for more than 10 seconds before you open your mouth and spew rubbish about something you know nothing about

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India pushes ahead with slimmed-down fibre rollout

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They are copying what Malcolm is doing. Its fibre to the node, not Fibre to the premises

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GRENADE! Project Zero pops pin on ANOTHER WINDOWS 0-DAY

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Re: Google, the new Microsoft @Lost

I guess if you prattle on long enough you can find excuses for Google. The truth is their behaviour was shameful. I hope someone does the same to Google because then you will hear them scream about it and their legions of Google fans will go on about how it is unfair to do it. Me, I really don't care about Android too much.

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Re: Damn, crikey.. <fill in expletive of choice>

Google, do no evil, what a crock of shite, especially when they have security issues years old. They are rapidly becoming a company I wouldn't touch with a 10 foot pole.

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Internet Explorer 12 to shed legacy cruft in bid to BEAT Chrome

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Re: Bugs please

Only if you do the same for all other browsers

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Re: Chrome is getting bloated too

I use chrome on Macs and Windows 7. At times it grinds both machines into the dust. On the Mac its worse. Safari on the mac is equivalent to IE on Windows, horrendous

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Re: I can still

Of course when Linux doesn't work as well as you'd like, blame Microsoft for bribing the managers. Inuendo is the best weapon as then you don't have to prove anything.

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Re: What a mess

Apple users get no choice either. They must buy machines with OSX on them

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HE'S DONE IT! Malcolm Turnbull unites left and right with piracy policy

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Re: Counterproductive ... Security Wise

Also, don't forget that Labor tried this as well and failed. They also had a chance to kill it off in the Senate, which they didn't do. They are as responsible for this as the Liberals. Both parties and the independents need to be ashamed of themselves.

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Tesla confirms Australian launch date

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If they are used to negotiating with Australian Unions, they should have no problems. Expect the Unions to try to bargain 6 figure salaries for everyone. Thats what drove the current incumbents out of the Australian market.

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E-vote won't happen for next Oz election

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Re: Electronic Voting is more Secure

Also, each ballot paper is initialled by the person handing it to the voter, as another person marks the voters name off. When the ballot is closed all of the papers sorted and returned to the person who handed them out, and they are then counted. there are two people involved in this process. If paper numbers don't match, it is referred to the supervisor immediately

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Don't assume public trusts you, MI5. 'Make a case' for surveillance – Former security chief

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Re: given a choice between the three...

But do you trust Wikipedia, its been known to change content of articles etc to suit its own political games

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Yes, Virginia, there IS a W3C HTML5 standard – as of now, that is

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Re: It's not that difficult..

Whose time and money, probably your time and the customers money.

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Then why is it I have to still use 3 different browsers to get things done. Each one has its own suckiness and bugs and websites have their own suckiness and bugs. Nothings changed or going to change, except we will still hear moaning from devs about how each browser should follow whichever standard they think is appropriate.

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Whistleblower behind PM's daughter scholarship leak must wait for fate

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Re: doubtful hero

This is the issue people are happy to overlook. What about the journalist and their part in the whole thing.

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Re: Hero not Villian

Did the Journalist try to find out if the information wasn't obtained legally, and in fact the person who was providing the information didn't do anything illegal to gain access to the data. The journalist in this case was at least as culpable as the whistleblower

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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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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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