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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

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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RealFred

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

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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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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

RealFred

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

RealFred

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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Chrome browser has been DRAINING PC batteries for YEARS

RealFred

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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