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

RealFred

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

RealFred

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?

RealFred

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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RealFred

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.

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Android, Chromebooks storm channel as Windows PC sales go flat

RealFred

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.

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RealFred

Re: numbers need adjustment...?

Compaq haven't existed for over 10 years. I call BS

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RealFred

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.

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NBN Co swoops on Vodafone Oz boss

RealFred

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

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'Climate change is like Y2k!' - Oz senator

RealFred
Flame

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

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Microsoft Surface slabs borked by heat-induced DIM SCREEN OF DEATH

RealFred

Re: Competition

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.

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RealFred

Re: analysts...

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

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RealFred

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.

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Google, Microsoft to drop child sex abuse from basic web search

RealFred

Re: ...

And yet, here we are, trying to limit how they do their job and then complaining how ineffective they are at doing it

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Turnbull moves to simplify submarine cable approval process

RealFred

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.

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Oz government science funding to rise...

RealFred

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.

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Buggy software in need of patching? Hey, we got that right here – Adobe

RealFred

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

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Nvidia CEO: Android 'the most disruptive operating system in decades'

RealFred

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.

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RealFred

Re: OS?

Sounds like a lot of sales speak, something Linux has avoided until now

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Google to deliver MOOC for Australian teachers

RealFred

Re: Jumping the gun more than just a little bit.

And now we understand why education is failing abysmally in Australia

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'With free Mavericks, we are turning the industry ON ITS EAR'

RealFred

Re: Haters

You forgot your <sarcasm>. tag. Some people here will think you're serious

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RealFred

Re: <3 Apple innovation

Whoooooooooooosh

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RealFred

Re: Haters

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.

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Oz Army red-faced after ready ... aim ... FIRE burns suburbs

RealFred

Re: “talking through her hat”

I agree and I used to be a volunteer

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It's NOT an iPad - but that's FINE: I learned to LOVE Microsoft's Surface 2

RealFred

Re: @Andy Prough

and IOS and OSX

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Pop OS X Mavericks on your Mac for FREE while you have LUNCH

RealFred

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

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Assange: 'Ecuadorian embassy staff are like my family'

RealFred

Good, I hope its soon. Assange is nothing but a self serving, self promoting git

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Apple's new non-feline Mac operating system, OS X Mavericks, ready to go

RealFred

Microsoft doesn;t charge for service packs, Apple does

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SEC review clears Apple of dodgy tax dealings

RealFred

<slow handclap>

FU Apple

</slow handclap>.

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Barmy Army to get Wi-Fi to the seat for cricket's Ashes

RealFred

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

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ENTIRE NBN BOARD offers to walk the plank: report

RealFred

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"

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Microsoft announces iPad amnesty for fanbois

RealFred

Re: has anyone actually USED a Surface?

except for ipads and apple gear

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Assange fails in bid for election to Australian Senate

RealFred

The best thing to Come out of the election

Is that Assange didn't get a seat. He is a self serving egotistical moron who believes that everyone's private information (except his) is fair game. He wants the whole world to be run as he would like it. We just got rid of one egotistical moron in government. We don't need to replace him with another.

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Australia's opposition cuts funds to IT research outfit

RealFred

Re: LNP policy

Stop chanting slogans. They make you appear stupid and uninformed, while not adding anything meaningful to the conversation. Name some things that the Research Organisation have produced to bolster your argument.

Didn't think so

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Deloitte research says NBN a winner for households

RealFred

The issue with the NBN is that the government controls the company that will run it. We have a company at the moment that people loathe, that was once owned by the government and then privatised, except that the government still has a 51% share in it and still can't run the fucking company properly.

Remember the Internet filter, the Government will use the NBN as a lever to get it in place finally (can you say NSA). Let private enterprise build the NBN equivalent

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Intermedia's Exchange hive goes titsup ... and no one's answering calls

RealFred

unticked the wrong box

FTFY

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The hammer falls: Feds propose drastic controls on Apple's iTunes Store

RealFred
Pirate

Re: Dream list by dreamers

They just did, and they won

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Australia threatens Adobe, Apple, with geo-blocking ban

RealFred

Re: Grey importing??

don't threaten us like that or we'll continue sending Neighbors and Prisoner

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Fanbois get Outlook app for iOS, but only if they sign up for Office 365

RealFred

Re: Translation...

And how is this different from many of the other apps on there that give you the app for free but charge you to use the backend services

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IQ test: 'Artificial intelligence system as smart as a four year-old'

RealFred

I think AI will reach its potential when the soccer robots fall over after a collision, grab their ankle and roll around on the ground. We will then know that it has reached the intelligence of a Division 1 soccer player, which is probably around the 10 year old mark.

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Microsoft offloads heap of critical fixes in 'ugly' Patch Tuesday

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Americans attempt to throw off oppressive, unresponsive rulers on 4th of July

RealFred
Alien

Re: Yesterday was more important

Whats a duck doing running that fast

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Intel rumored to plunk $10bn down for Israeli fab expansion

RealFred

Why not keep this investment in US jobs

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LinkedIn DNS hijacked, site offline

RealFred

Re: Sounds like -

and other bs artists

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