So they're trying the Uber defence, "these regulations don't apply to us because we're not a carrier."
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You got the Linode pricing wrong, it's $10/month for the 2GB plan, which is probably why Linode isn't worried. I'm certainly going to stick with them (once I'm ready to start a server up again).
Re: Harold Holt
You forgot to mention that it's a naval facility.
Because without the other drugs it might impair their ability to turn out passable copy by the deadline.
I also "don't mean coffee, tea or tobacco".
On the one hand, you have Apple whose products I won't use, and in the other you have the Big 4 Banks, whose products I won't use unless I have no other choice.
Is it possible for the ACCC to upset both sides?
Too bad the routing is absolute pants. It is supposed to be traffic aware, but it sent me crawling along the motorway before I gave up, dived down the next exit and asked Google to take me to my destination.
The only thing I like about HERE is the speed limit knowledge (when accurate) and that it shows my current GPS speed.
Just because your car can hold it's lane and not run in to traffic doesn't lessen your responsibilities on the road. If I was that officer I would write the driver a ticket for driving without due care and attention.
I have a car with adaptive cruise control, that doesn't mean I don't have to be ready to use the brakes; it just means I don't have to use them myself as often. Most of the times the cruise control uses my brakes is when a car changes in to my lane in front of me.
If I had a Tesla I would probably use the autopilot a lot, I would still pay attention to the road though.
Australian Information Industries Association*: you're not the future of democracy, so please shut up
A long way off
To use electronic voting the systems need to be open source, there must be no way to tie a voter to a ballot, and there must be a way to ensure that a a voter is only tagged as having voted if their ballot is in the system. There are probably many more requirements that I haven't thought of, which is another problem, we need to scope out the entire project.
You also need to make sure that you don't dis-enfranchise anyone. I know a lot of people that would struggle doing electronic voting, and if you consider the various government systems I've used in my time, I might struggle as well..
"Australia, why the metric monkey fuck do you keep electing these douchecanoes? Get a third party in play and flush the lot of these xenophobic bastards into the sea."
I'm trying damnit, but too many of my countrymen keep putting the majors as first preference.
In the Senate my first choice was the runner up to get a place at the last election. Hopefully the double-dissolution will create some^Wmore chaos in the Senate, for a couple of years at least.
A better fix is that software shouldn't start burning more cycles just because the system time is 45 years out.
Has anyone tried using this hack to set the year to 2038 or beyond?
VR is more than just 3D. If it was only about 3D I'd probably be happy with my nVidia's 3D Vision. VR is about immersion. It gives you a wide field of view that tracks your head movement, giving you the impression of actually being there.
I wouldn't show you a 3D movie, because that would be pointless and insulting. I would show you VR because while it might not blow you away the same way as everyone else, you can enjoy it.
Why do Aussie cards cost more?
I mean, I'm not complaining, but I'd be interested to know what the reason is.
Is it that they are harder to come by, or is it that they are more attractive because they don't get protected as well?
Re: Elop ?
It's funny, because when I heard about this when I got to work this morning I was thinking the same thing.
I hope he performs as well for Telstra as he did for Nokia.
Re: ..because, statistics.
Maybe, but it is interesting when you have Telstra cable running at 100Mb/s that you can struggle to watch Netflix without it constantly stopping to buffer, yet everything else worked just fine.
If it's alternative music that they are worried about then they should look at themselves. After all, Triple J broadcasts a lot of it and they are government owned.
You're thinking of trademarks. You don't lose copyright because you don't pursue violations.
Sounds like a job for Simon
If the JVPESS could spend a couple of months under the tutelage of his neighbourhood BOFH, he'll be able to sort things out quite quickly.
Assuming he survives the encounter. Either way it's win-win; no more dealing with crap, he's either dead, or the tossers are.
"The second hoped-for effect is to make life easier for Australian retailers, who complain they cannot match offshore players on price."
The local retailers by and large still won't be competitive. There is a PC bits shop near me that charges way under RRP which is cometitive with foreign prices, but that's about it.
Those who set the RRPs in Australia are taking the piss.
The funny part of that is that even on Telstra Cable you get a shit-house Netflix experience.
Time for testing
Seeing as I'm on Telstra Cable and getting 100Mbps down I should not have any issues with Netflix. I do though. The quality keeps moving between fantastic and potato, and I get the occasional stoppage.
I keep meaning to use a VPN to test if they are shaping traffic, I may have to finally pull my finger out and do that this weekend.
Re: Too good to last
For consumables like this, then yes, recycling should be high on the list goals; or if you can't make it recyclable, at least make it biodegradable.
Re: Too good to last
"Is that what we want, a future filled with crappy products, made so for the sake of recycling?"
Yes, because that will lead to good products that are easy to recycle.
Which reminds me, why aren't I at the pub?
Think of the Children!
Anyone that uses that as an argument in their favour has just spouted a load of bollocks, and deserves to be kicked in same.
Re: So here we've had a surge of complaints from irritated customers…
Well played sir, have one on me.
Re: "Surprise: lightning and copper don't mix"
Actually, they mix quite well for as long as the lightning is there; it is often whatever is at the end of the copper that doesn't mix well with lightning.
I actually lost a COM port to a nearby lightning strike, the modem was fine, and there was nothing wrong with the rest of the computer, I just was never able to use that COM port ever again.
I'm actually more than a little annoyed that I get 5Mb/s at home living in Brisbane, and I'm hard pressed to saturate it, and yet my mother lives in the country and gets 9Mb/s and I can fully saturate her link easily.
I'm fairly confident that I live closer to my exchange than she does to hers.
Linux on mobile.
I have this memory of a mobile phone with a slide out keyboard that ran Linux; must have been my imagination if Canonical is going to provide for those of us that "[have] been waiting for the power of Linux to make its way to [our] hand[s]."
Mine's the one with the N900 in the pocket.
I'm tempted to jump through all the hoops required to own and operate a limousine, and then sign up as an Uber driver.
I don't know how much it would cost, but I'm sure it would be worth it to see the expression on the enforcer's face when I pull the requisite paperwork out of the glove box and then tell him to give me my money and GTFO of my car.
You are dense
Providing the information that this US court has requested involves someone in Ireland breaking Irish law.
Breaking the law is illegal.
Therefore this is an illegal data grab.
In addition, this isn't a valid search warrant. You can't search an Irish property with a US warrant. Well, you could, but someone could break your legs for your troubles and probably walk off scot free.
The other US companies are right to be scared. If I hold sensitive data on a service provided by an Australian subsidiary of a US company, and these shenanigans are allowed, than the US can seize my data at any time they wish without consulting an Australian court.
Naturally this isn't something I like the sound of; therefore I will not put my data at risk in this manner. Now, I might be a small drop in a large ocean, but these US companies are already looking at losing their foreign markets because of the NSA actions, and this is another nail in that coffin.
Re: unsigned int, anybody?
I think a better idea would be using an arbitrary precision integer. No need to worry about overflow, as long as you have memory to store it.
I don't know this world any more
Microsoft releasing their stack on Linux? It is making me question my sanity.
If they release Office for Linux I'll have to call the dribbling academy to come and get me.
Better start fitting myself for a straight-jacket now.
You don't need to commandeer them if you have your own.
I wouldn't worry too much about keeping the drone safe, if it crashes you're down a few thousand bucks, which is better than having barbecued pilots and losing a few hundred thousand dollars.
The question on my mind is can you effectively water-bomb fires from a height where you are safe from drone-strikes.
Re: $200 Laptop Comparison - Screen Quality
Not to mention that in 10 inches your screen resolution is likely to be something like 1366x768, maybe less.
I'm waiting for a 17 inch laptop that has a resolution better than Full HD.
What is this "sleep" you speak of?
Why do I get the feeling that a lot of the people that want to keep sysvinit have never tried to read a service script, let alone write one.
Believe me, when you're trying to figure out why your service isn't starting, systemd looks mighty nice, and upstart is pretty cute too.
I for one welcome our systemd overlords.
Given the new tie up between Centos and Redhat, can we assume that Centos 7 will release at the same time, or will it be a few months? Enquiring minds and all that.
No reversal needed
They have a plain text dump. They can take these password, hash them with the same salt as the FB password, and see if they get the same hash as is stored in the database. You know, like what happens whenever you log in.
If you collect the 5% stake in the company, it is then in your interest to improve the value of that company. You'd start offering suggestions on how to improve things, and seeing as you had sufficient knowledge on how to break it originally, these suggestions would actually be worth something.
I am sceptical about anthropogenic climate change, but having them talk about moving to more nuclear power makes me happy.
I may not agree that humans are causing climate change, but as a country boy at heart, I like clean air.
What is next?
We are now past what everyone suspected with "Burning Platforms", and knew when Nokia said it was going with WinPho.
I guess now we see if there was any plan past this point.
"we're going to hit the ground running"
I see what you did there...
If you don't want her, what makes you think we do.
Aw hell, with a few beers I'm sure she'll look all-right.
The BOFH is precognisant
I remember him talking about the magic of WORN drives may years ago
Re: Careful Linus
Considering the anniversary in question, it could be considered appropriate.
Re: What is wrong with you Microsoft...
Someone get the girls in bikinis!
All I'm hearing is everything in the kitchen screaming racial epithets at each other.
They are all free to use, it's just how much you have to pay for support that differs.