* Posts by DownUndaRob

63 posts • joined 1 Apr 2011

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Google: We're not killing ad blockers. Translation: We made them too powerful, we'll cram this genie back in its bottle

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Pay for my traffic

Will Google pay for the extra traffic I will end up using, parts of the world still live on a quota internet model.

Android clampdown on calls and texts access trashes bunch of apps

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Re: Call recording too.

I also use ACR, fortunately they have released a version I find in Samsung Apps that still works as it used to...

Top AI conference NIPS won't change its name amid growing protest over 'bad taste' acronym

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Facepalm

Re: GIMP

So change the name of GIMP to something that includes Image in its name???

Howabout

The Gnu Image Manipulation Program.

???

As it turns out, no, you can't just run an unlicensed Bitcoin money exchange

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America != World

Has anyone pointed out that this guy lives *in Mexico* therefore is subject to Mexican law, not US law...

Australia's Snooper's Charter: Experts react, and it ain't pretty

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FAIL

Jbhyq or shaal vs vg jnfa'g fb frevbhf

Guvf sebz n tbireazrag gung pbhyqa'g rira vzcyrzrag n qrprag Angvbany Oebnqonaq Argjbex, ubj ba rnegu qb gurl guvax gurl pna trg guvf yrtvfyngvba evtug?

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Re: Set

Please name this VPN provider, I may be interested.

Mailshot meltdown as Wessex Water gets sweary about a poor chap called Tom

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and for Bill Posters

But poor Bill Posters, what did he ever do to have signs off him being prosecuted posted all over town??

ZTE can't buy chips from America – but can still get sued for patent infringement in the US

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Facepalm

Do these patent title strike you as vague, or bleedingly obvious

These patent titles seem so incredibly vague that the could mean anything,

Telling someone half their password in email and the other half by phone could be a breach of US Patent 9,325,600

Date engraved onto net neutrality tombstone: June 11, 2018

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Facepalm

"Restoring Internet Freedom" ??

"Restoring Internet Freedom" ??

Who comes up with these titles, should be charged with false advertising.

Zero Tech Emitted: ZTE halts assembly lines after US govt sanctions cripple mobile maker

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cant see past his own boundaries.

Attempts to rescue car industry, damages two tech companies in the process (Qualcomm & Acacia)

Woeful NBN services attract ACCC's attention

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Facepalm

ACCC already intervened.

The ACCC's intervention in the design phase of the NBN is what caused this issue (and they were warned that it would happen).

The original 14 POI plan was technically superior.

Domino's Pizza delivers user details to spammers

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Good luck on the Diet Coke

Domino's has gone pepsi

10 minutes of silence storms iTunes charts thanks to awful Apple UI

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Plagiarised..

Paging the estate of John Cage...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4%E2%80%B233%E2%80%B3

Linux kernel hardeners Grsecurity sue open source's Bruce Perens

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To quote Shakespeare

GRSecurity doth complain to much, methinks.

nbn™ blames cheap-ass telcos for grumpy users, absolves CVC pricing

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FAIL

There is no N in NBN

This was originally a plan for 7 diffferent large redundant networks (14 POI plan) but the ACCC stuck its nose in and dictated a 121 POI plan (no redundancy).

This will NOT be an NBN until traffic can get from Perth to Sydney without leaving the NBN network.

Right now its 121 RBNs.

Nothing could protect Durex peddler from NotPetya ransomware

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Coat

Branding Overload

Here in DownUndaLand Durex is a brand of Sticky Tape, made for an interesting moment reading the headline...

Congratulations IBM for 'inventing' out-of-office email. You win Stupid Patent of the Month

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Re: Ummm ...

But, if vacation first appeared in BSD4.3, then it was created in California...

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Ancient news..

>man vacation

[....]

HISTORY

The command appeared in BSD 4.3

[...]

And wikipedia tells me BSD4.3 was released June 1986.

So that's 30 years ago...

Competition and wholesale costs, not lack of fibre, crimp broadband in Australia

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Scope Creep

Australia's NBN was going to be a sleek looking mouse.

Then politics got involved.

Now it's an elephant.

Want to come to the US? Be prepared to hand over your passwords if you're on Trump's hit list

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T&C Breach

Sorry the T&C of my service provider tells me not to provide *my* password to *anyone*.

Im not about to breach them just for you, so I guess I will continue to NOT VISIT the USA...

PS: My country is better than yours, nah nah nah nah nah...

Now where is my coat?

Let's replace Ethernet with infrared light bouncing off mirrors!

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Air quality

I guess the release of the fire suppression gas would instantly stop the network too...

Oz government on its Centrelink debacle: 'This is fine'

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Re: Plausible deniability?

I solved this problem, I emailed Mr Tudge to introduce myself as one who is being told he has a debt that I believe doesnt exist..

No response...

Standing out from the crowd with an Android phone? You and 90 per cent of the market

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and the other .1%??

87.5% of phones are running the Android platform.

12.1% are Apple

00.3% the rest

=====

99.9%

So what are the other 0.1%??

Skype for Linux users can crash-test video calls in v1.10 Alpha

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Voicemail changes too

Not to mention the email I received earlier this week telling me that voicemail services will be turned off for skype-skype calls... You know a phone call is a phone call is a phone call.... I wonder if I can get phone number portability on my Skype-in number (as it is listed as my primary contact for business).

Australian desert deluge demonstrates why we're doing it

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Blades

I would recommend the best vehicle to get there would be fitted with blades, fast spinning ones that repel the earth and allow you to float/hover and such...

Yep, rent a chopper..

NBN Co makes it official - backhaul charges will fall

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No 'National' in NBN

This is the costs incurred when creating 121 REGIONAL Broadband Networks instead of the original 7 that were planned...

NBN Co adds 'burbs to copper map, claims 'speed up' rollout

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Out of interest, what were your parent's speed on copper compared to yours?

Turnbull says NBN 'most reckless commitment of Commonwealth funds in our history'

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Bias much

When the person doing the report is from Telstra, then I have a large vat of salt to go with any report they come up with regarding NBN

App maker defends selling S.F. parking spots as a free speech issue

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the meatspace alternative?

So if I am approaching my car on foot and indicate to another driver who is visibly looking for a spot that I am about to vacate, am I then committing an offence? As I see it the APP is doing nothing more than allowing me to broadcast my intent a little wider and quieter.

600 school sysadmins sacked in New South Wales

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If they didnt exist in the 1950s...

Well thats the problem with this federal government today, it seems that they are still thinking and acting like its the 1950s, and unfortunately them new fangled computer things just dont exist yet..

Microsoft crows about 149k-seat Office 365 deal that costs it MILLIONS

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Bandwidth

Have to wonder if they have budgeted in the extra costs to bandwidth and traffic costs into the equation, plus the sites that have small thin pipes to them at present.

Google's Drive SLASH, secret 'big upgrade': Coincidence? Hardly

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Buggy GDrive

Now if only Google could fix the file duplication bug that it has would be great. (https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/drive/Yjmkd4nbhw4%5B1-25-false%5D)

FACE IT: attempts to get Oz kids into IT jobs are FAILING

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Shennanigans, I call Shennanigans

For the 18 years Ive been working in the IT industry there has always been an oversupply of potential employees, always got to watch your back because someone else wants your job.

Australia's proto-NBN now decaying in the desert

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Microwave still in use

I can show you locations where the microwave links are still in daily use for telephone calls and can handle a blindingly fast 9600baud if you are lucky.

Windows 8.1: Read this BEFORE updating - especially you, IT admins

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Will MS compensate me

Cant help wonder if Microsoft will compensate me for data downloaded thrice instead of the once, after all traffic costs in Australia and I'm on a quota plan, in fact this download alone over three devices could account for 18% of my monthly allocation instead of the 6% for getting it once.

Bang away – just not 'with friends', Zynga tells naughty hookups app

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... with friends

So Im going to be sued if i have Coffee with friends???

What a stupid law, dont tell me... its from America right???

North American teams land in Oz to race for the sun

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Mobile Coverage

As an NT resident I can tell you that there is far more coverage in the smaller towns than you think, but only if you are with Tel$tra.

Is this the first ever web page? If not, CERN would like to know

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I preferred gopher

Gopher worked far faster over 2400baud modems.

Terabit trial gives Telstra some backbone

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FAIL

Data Useage

Robertson noted that technologies like the terabit transport are important, since both Internet and non-Internet data traffic are doubling each year.

Yet Telstra's latest mobile phone plans double the call and text quotas and halves the data useage available... left hand/right hand I think.

The Register lands in Australia

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Linux

ipad?

Can I have a Galaxy Tab instead?

Lawyers: We'll pillory porn pirates who don't pay up

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Black Helicopters

Libel

Sounds like Libel to me.

Second win for Apple as Galaxy Nexus sales banned in US

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FAIL

In all fairness

The 'learned' judge should also ban the sale of the iPhone so as to create a level playing field, and also encourages both sides to conclude the legal action in a timely manner. As it stands Apple can now drag its pathetic, tantrum stamping feet, as long as it wants.

Vodafone turns to AWS for cricket streaming app

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Facepalm

What If

what if there was a way that the stream only needed to be sent out once, kind of like a broadcast signal, we could call it mulitcast or something???

Monty Python and the Holy Grail on Blu-ray

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Faulty

If it cant be played on my PCs Blueray Disc Player then its faulty and I want my money back.

Dragonriders of Pern author Anne McCaffrey dies

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So long and thanks for all the fish

One of only two series I ever got into (can you guess the other one)

I wish her clear skies.

Rob.

(in a previous life: Perick, Healer Craft Second, Harper's Tale MOO)

Bushfire halts solarcar race in its tracks

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Rugby???

What is this Rugby thing you speak off, is that the game where grown men run around a filed having a fight over a ball?? This is central Australia here, we play Aussie Rules...

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FAIL

Say What

The town is spellt Wauchope, you were there, you saw the signs, and you still didn't spell it right.

Also you dont need to move off the road for an oncoming roadtrain on the Stuart Highway (unless your a wimp) you just need to keep driving in a straight line. The highway is designed for two of those things to pass each other head to head, so your little car is no issue.. grow a pair...

And they're off! Day one at the solar races

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Stop

All STOP

UPDATE from the World Solar Challenge: 'Due to bushfires at Barrow Creek and road closures a new control stop has been established at Wauchope 116km south of Tennant Creek to replace the control stop at Barrow Creek. Three cars – Tokai, Nuon & Michigan are currently in that control stop. Event officials are awaiting advice from Police regarding the re-opening of the Highway.'

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Holmes

Welcome to my part of the world..

The NT News has just reported on their facebook page (at about 13:30 ACST)

The Solar Car Challenge might be interrupted. Bushfires NT have just informed us they are planning to close the Stuart Highway, at Barrow Creek, due to raging bushfires.

Hmmm Barrow Creek and British backpackers........

World Solar combatants rev their engines batteries

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Meh

The NT News Facebook Page reports

at: 13:30 (ACST)

The Solar Car Challenge might be interrupted. Bushfires NT have just informed us they are planning to close the Stuart Highway, at Barrow Creek, due to raging bushfires

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