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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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RealFred

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

RealFred

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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RealFred

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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RealFred

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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RealFred

http://www.zdnet.com/au/lobby-pushing-for-australian-piracy-crackdown-donates-millions-7000026421/

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RealFred

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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RealFred

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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RealFred

Re: Removal of links

The links still work from Australia, so its either your government or your browser.

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RealFred

Re: Australian Federal Government - The New NORKS

Because China has such a wonderful human rights record.?

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RealFred

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.

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RealFred

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.

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RealFred

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

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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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Digital Post Australia goes titsup in orderly fashion

RealFred

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

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Study: Users don't much care about Heartbleed hacking dangers

RealFred

Re: People don't have time to get worried

Most people really don't give a shit

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NBN Co must wait until mid-2015 for fast cable modems

RealFred

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

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Tim Cook: Apple's 'closer than it's ever been' to releasing new product range

RealFred
FAIL

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

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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

RealFred

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
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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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