* Posts by Fluffy Bunny

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Telstra costed fibre to the premises before it was Telstra

Fluffy Bunny
Windows

Re: ADSL happened

An interesting point. I rolled out several building sized networks in the early 90's. It was hideously expensive and only something you'd do in those days for secure networks. So ADSL allowed the telcos to roll out high speed networks (up to 21 MBPS is no slouch) without all that expensive recabling.

Technology improvements (principally economies of scale, but also genuine improvements such as connectors that don't cost $8 per fibre) In other words ADSL was a great filler until it became cost-effective to do a general fibre roll-out.

My only objection to the NBN remains the fact that the taxpayer is funding this, instead of the customers.

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Fluffy Bunny
Headmaster

Re: Oh Australia

Actually, this is a misunderstanding. Telstra was rolling out large amounts of copper to it's backbone service.

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Scariest climate change prediction yet: More time to eat plane food

Fluffy Bunny
Holmes

Re: False premise leads to false results

2015 hottest ever. Except for 2010. And 1997. Oh, and let's not forget the medieval warm period, or the Roman warm period, or the Minoan warm period. Don't worry your pretty little head about that, we have the very best scientists rewriting history to remove those inconvenient truths.

And be very careful not to tell anyone that we're just in the latest of the interglacials, and a rather weak one at that.

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Fluffy Bunny
Holmes

Re: False premise leads to false results

Interestingly, quantum physicists don't accept quantum physics. That isn't to say that they don't accept quantum mechanics. It has made far too many accurate predictions to not be true. But they don't accept the exact same quantum mechanics. There is a tremendous amount of churn in the field, with everybody developing their own specific improvements.

The same applies to relativity. The field is tremendously useful, but it is also very active with everybody providing their own unique contribution. Again, many accurate predictions demonstrate the worth of the theory. Gravitational lensing, and such.

And this is where climate science demonstrates that it isn't actually a science. Although it has made many "predictions" (actually they call them projections because they aren't good enough to call predictions), none of them has come true. Only in climate science do they average garbage and expect to get gold out.

Anybody that points out the failure to predict anything is shouted down. The worst insult is "not the right sort of climate scientist". There are two fatal, false, predictions:

1) computer models all predict far too much warming - two, three, even more, times what is actually found on a long-term basis

2) none of the climate scientists predicted the pause, which has lasted for 18 years an 8 months now.

Finally, in a real science, failed theories are modified in the light of new evidence. Only in climate science is the data modified to fit the theories.

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Fluffy Bunny
Holmes

Re: False premise leads to false results

"Are you going to point out that the emperor has no clothes? The emperor with a very short temper and a thirsty chopping block?

Scientists need grant money to live. Grant money doesn't go to troublemakers like that.

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Fluffy Bunny
Holmes

Re: False premise leads to false results

"Except that things aren't getting warmer. What are getting warmer are the brows of all the "climate scientists" as they rewrite the world's temperature record to turn flat and/or cooling trends into warming. There is a new hockey stick in the world. It is all the modifications to the world's temperature records getting higher and higher in yet another attempt to produce the "world's warmest".

Every site in Paraguay was corrupted. Ditto Iceland. Even in Australia, an astounding level of scientific fraud has been committed.

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Victorian government teacher-laptop scheme illegal, says judge

Fluffy Bunny
Black Helicopters

Re: Apple tax

"...a little bit of trust and a willing to try alternatives..."

We are in control. We will tell you what is good for you.

Trust us...

Trust us...

Trust....

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How to build a city fit for 50℃ heatwaves

Fluffy Bunny
Childcatcher

Re: Green Loons

For a start, 2014 wasn't the hottest year on record. Try 1998, during the El Nino.

And secondly, I can make up any year to be the hottest on record, provided you allow me to rewrite the record books to cool the past. Check out the fraudulent rewriting of the temperature records in Paraguay, Greenland and even parts of Australia.

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Fluffy Bunny
Holmes

Re: Green Loons

That's 18 years and 9 months.

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It's almost time for Australia's fibre fetishists to give up

Fluffy Bunny
Thumb Down

Re: Maybe Maybe not

The copper could only be deteriorating because Telstra is refusing to maintain it properly. Now that a mixed mode solution is on the cards, they are demanding the government pay for them to do the job they should have done in the first place.

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VW: Just the tip of the pollution iceberg. Who's to blame? Hippies

Fluffy Bunny

Re: re: I still don't understand the irrational fear of nuclear power though.

"just bury it in the ground so it poisons our children" storage systems. That's not irrational though

If you just run it through a fast breeder reactor, it solves most of your problems:

1) you can now use 100% of the uranium, instead of the 1% that is U235

2) there is no need to store 99% of the uranium because it is no longer highly radioactive waste, but burnt through to the end of it's cycle and therefore not very radioactive.

Not at all irrational.

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Fluffy Bunny
Headmaster

Re: Yup it's all the 'hippies' fault

"The regulators don't just put out a level that is *impossible* to meet."

Actually they do. Europe has long had much lower levels for various radiation, chemical exposures, etc. I don't think the objective science supports that. And look at the stupidities of the US EPA regulations lately.

"Don't blame the regulators for the Volkswagen Group breaking the law and cheating. You can blame them for a number of other things, but not that."

Actually, I'm not entirely sure that VW are cheating. The regulations are quite clear: set up the vehicle under test exactly this way. Run the test. What happens after that isn't covered. In other words, VW complied with the requirements of the test. Nothing in the regulations says the machine always has to work that way.

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NBN cost blows out by at least AU$10bn and FTTN isn't launched yet

Fluffy Bunny
Facepalm

Ahem, $700,000

Not $700,000,000

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Fluffy Bunny
Facepalm

You appear to have forgotten that the previous (Liberal) government had already written a contract for Telstra to upgrade rural communications so that you would have your broadband. If Labor hadn't torn it up, you would have had it well before now.

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Fluffy Bunny
Mushroom

Re: they killed it

No, Labor killed it. In two ways: creating an obscene monopoly to do a job that could have been done much better with a simple subsidy on ISPs; and by overspeccing the deployment

The vast majority of the cost to run a connection to the home is in the last mile. That is where the connection is split from a local node into a cable for each residence. Replacing perfectly good copper, which already runs at 24 BPS in most cases, with fiber, and the customer then only buying a 25MBPS service, is a complete waste of money. Instead, Labor decided to deploy a 100MBPS service to everybody, 95% of whom didn't want it. And 100% of whom weren't paying for it.

Imbeciles!

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Fluffy Bunny
Thumb Up

Problem with title

"NBN cost blows out by at least AU$10bn BECAUSE FTTN isn't launched yet"

There, fixed it for you.

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One more thing: Swatch trademarks dead Steve Jobs' catchphrase

Fluffy Bunny
Devil

Just one more thing...

Swatch could compete with Apple by starting up a line of personal computers.

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Oi, Google! Remove links to that removed story, yells forceful ICO

Fluffy Bunny
Facepalm

Re: Please remove the link...

"if search.query contains "Blobbo Boggins and result contains "inflatable friend" then exclude result from list."

But have you ever tried to do that for query sets containing millions of exclusions - on a search engine that gets millions hits a minute?

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Australia gets its site filter at LAST

Fluffy Bunny
Holmes

At last a sensible government policy. I don't object to wind farms somewhere else, but please not at the gigantic subsidy that exists now. Every wind farm megawatt (advertised) delivers as much as a hundred kilowatts (real). But it gets subsidised as if it was working in a hurricane 24x7.

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Hardcore creationist finds 60-million-year-old fossils in backyard ... 'No, it hasn’t changed my mind about the Bible'

Fluffy Bunny
Devil

Re: Evidence.

I have conclusive proof that the Earth was created the moment I was born and will be destroyed the moment I die. After all, I have no memories of anything that happened before I was born... right?

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Fluffy Bunny
Facepalm

A fore-runner of the warmist attitude that their models are perfect, as long as you ignore all the evidence that they are wrong.

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Australia cracks tech giants' tax dodge code

Fluffy Bunny
Holmes

Tax "Deeming Rate"

My suggestion is a "Deeming Rate" on money sent overseas. Just like with retirees, whose money is "deemed" to earn income at a certain rate, and benefits are calculated on that deemed rate - even if they deliberately kept it in a low-income account to avoid this.

So, subsidiary of multi-national company x, that send $y billion to Ireland/Singapore/etc which pays at a minimal tax rate, will be deemed to owe tax at the $A rate. Any shortfall will be owed to the Australian tax collectors.

Just my humble suggestion.

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NBN Co says TWO broadband connections are better than one

Fluffy Bunny

Why does it matter?

I'm not sure that it really matters. An Internet company can do whatever it wants.

Oh, wait. They're using taxpayer's money to do it. In that case, all you really need is a tin can and a piece of string. If you want more, why don't you pay for it yourself.

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Apple Watch: Exactly how many vids does it take to teach a fanboi to tell the time?

Fluffy Bunny
Devil

Re: There are probably loads of good reasons for owning one these.

Your hammer is in your other coat.

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You! GOOGLE! HAND OVER the special SAUCE, says Senate (of France)

Fluffy Bunny
Joke

Re: Just tried googling "search engine"

"Mate, that's ridiculous, bing isn't a search engine ;)"

Of course it is. I saw it on Hawaii 5-ho.

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Mega fatcat Kim Dotcom in deportation drama over SPEEDING ticket

Fluffy Bunny
Facepalm

The law that requires you to take material down on request is the US DMCA, which stops at the US border. KDC should never have been persecuted like he has because the US courts simply have no power in NZ.

Unless you run a court in the US (like big media does), when there is no limit to your powers. Whatsover. Black choppers in the night, just SOP.

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Fluffy Bunny
Devil

Did he actually lie? Most countries in the world, developed countries at least, have roads that are perfectly safe at 150 Km/h. Simple speed doesn't make dangerous driving.

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Fluffy Bunny
Holmes

Re: Disgusting article

"This dot com has a real name"

He does, it's Kim Dot Com, he changed it by deed poll.

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THOUSANDS of alleged pirates' addresses to be handed to Dallas Buyers Club

Fluffy Bunny
FAIL

Re: Give them a break....

What movie? I once tried a BitTorrent client called Azureus. As soon as I started it, I started getting a bunch of e-mails claiming I'd been pirating The Sims. Do I look like I'd play The Sims?

False positives are a major flaw of all of these so called anti-piracy tools.

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Liberal MP threatens journo with metadata probe

Fluffy Bunny
Holmes

Re: I believe the expression is...

But fairs fair. Fairfax should at least pretend to have some sort of objectivity. This socialist stooge is openly crowing that he isn't interested in the facts.

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NBN Co says 'ante-up' to fibre applicants

Fluffy Bunny
Facepalm

Re: Low income stuffed under Labor's plan

Fantastic. You suddenly discover that everything you thought you'd get for free actually has a cost.

Welcome to the real world.

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Australia threatens to pull buckets of astronomy funding

Fluffy Bunny
FAIL

Re: Chris Pyne

If you want stupid and self-interested, you can't go past Bill Shorten. Block everything that's good for Australia.

Only there still because Labour rewrote their leadership rules to make him unbudge-able. What a failure.

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Linux clockpocalypse in 2038 is looming and there's no 'serious plan'

Fluffy Bunny
Mushroom

Re: Testing is too expensive !!!

"Why do you think the brief experiment of some countries with genuine meritocracy "

I must have missed that one. So please explain who experimented with a "genuine meritocracy"?

- If you lived in Russia you would know it wasn't there. Toe the party line or go to a gulag.

- It wasn't China. Toe Mao's line or you get shot.

- It wasn't Cambodia. Toe the state religion (communism) or your whole family is shot.

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German music moguls slammed for 'wurst ever DMCA takedown spam'

Fluffy Bunny
Facepalm

Stop it or you'll go blind

""Some people can’t be trusted to send takedown notices and must lose their right to do so when they demonstrate this level of abuse," the site opines."

+1,000,000 to that.

Simple proposal - no automated takedown notices allowed. Ever.

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Australian ISPs agree to three-strikes-plus-court-order anti-piracy plan

Fluffy Bunny

Re: Dumb question from a newbie

"would this protect me, err, him from this 3 strikes malarkey?"

It's a little known fact of law, that it isn't illegal to commit a crime, only to get caught doing so. So, for instance if I were to go through a red light on my girlfriend's bycicle, there would be no penalty. On the other hand, if I were to do it in my Ferarri, everybody on the road would be texting my licence plate to old plod.

Oh, and if you were to say it's against the law to text while driving... well the law can be blind to certain infractions if it wants. After all, it's only a minor little text, whereas if I were to text while driving my Ferarri... the walls of the gaol would be crumbling down before I was let out.

Does this tell you anything about big media?

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Fluffy Bunny

"Out of interest, how long ago were you here. Delayed cinema releases" - actually yes, they are still delayed.

But if you think delayed cinema releases is a problem, try watching a TV series.

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Fluffy Bunny

Re: To State The Obvious...

Actually, getting a VPN to access Netflix would be worthwhile.

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Norton Internet Security antivirus update 'borked Internet Explorer'

Fluffy Bunny
Angel

What's wrong with it?

"Snafu forced hapless users onto OTHER BROWSERS"

What's wrong with using quality software for a change?

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Telstra copper at crisis point, endangers NBN, says union

Fluffy Bunny
Facepalm

All Telstra's fault

Telstra stopped maintaining it's copper network when it signed up to replace everything with shiny new fibre. Now, it seems to be overwhelmed by the problem it created.

Next step will be for us taxpayers to fund the repairs to the copper network.

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Apple LIGHTSABERS to feature in The Force Awakens

Fluffy Bunny

Re: Rule 2. The Future is Old.

Always shiny and new, because you have to replace them constantly. Me, I tend to function over fashion. Or do I mean fad-ism?

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Accused Goldman Sachs code pilferer sues FBI for 'wrongful arrest'

Fluffy Bunny
Devil

Re: The US - a corrupt police state

More correctly, America, the country with the best judges money can buy. Also works if you substitute in police, journalists and politicians...

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Hacker kicks one bit XP to 10 Windows scroll goal

Fluffy Bunny

Re: Backwards compatibility

"if they will also see the light over PDP-11 and RSX-11M " - the VAX had a PDP-11 emulator. Unfortunately it also ran at PDP-11 speed. Rather killed they system when 40 students all wanted to compile their COBOL assignments at the same time.

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How's your F-ITCH-bit? Surge gizmo sparks rash of complaints, watchdog's attention

Fluffy Bunny
Devil

Re: Bitch about fitbit = ultimate first world problem

Definitely a First World Problem.

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Dissidents and dealers rejoice! Droid app hides your stash in plain sight

Fluffy Bunny

Re: No matter how many laws they make

"Encryption isn't illegal"

Not so. It is in many parts of the world.

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Ex-squeeze me? Baking soda? Boffins claim it safely sucks CO2 out of the air

Fluffy Bunny
Holmes

Re: Given...

"Couldn't those have as a result of fires, such as from slash-and-burn agriculture which is also common in rainforests?"

Ooh, nicely played game of pop-up-a-mole. Now the skeptics (which means thinkers as opposed to the true believers of climate warming faith) will waste days finding evidence that there are no forest fires there. Whack.

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Fluffy Bunny

Why bother?

Why would you bother? It has already been demonstrated, very effectively, that the world is not warming from CO2 emissions. It can't, CO2 has a tiny effect on keeping warmth in the atmosphere. A much bigger impact is the upwards convection of warm air at the equators taking heat away and allowing it to cool in the upper atmosphere.

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LICKED: Behold my TOAD-PROOF ERECTION, boasts Aussie boffin

Fluffy Bunny
Boffin

1) Since when did druggies care about contraindications and side-effects?

2) It's a little known fact that bananas grow straight in the wild. Since southerners only want to buy bananas with a stylish bend, they have to be bent as they cross the border. And this is why Queenslanders are known as banana benders.

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Fluffy Bunny
Boffin

The rabbit-proof fence ran right through Australia, from north to south. It worked so long as the governments paid for stockmen to patrol it, keeping it in good order, but more importantly stopping rabbits from burrowing underneath it. Eventually, rabbits did get through and governments were less willing to deal with a problem that had simply become endemic (the rabbit-trap salesmen would typically visit a farm twice - once to drop off a breeding pair of bunnies, a few weeks later to point out the problem the farmer may not have noticed and offer a few traps at a really good price).

However the toad-proof fence is different because it is used on a much more localised scale - each farmer would fence off his own dam. Secondly, and a key difference, it would still work in an area that has been infested because it denies the toads the ability to breed.

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Spent the weekend watching Game of Thrones? You're a FAT LONELY SADDO

Fluffy Bunny

Publish or perish

You have to publish or perish. It doesn't even have to be good science, just have a title that looks good on your resume.

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'Look into my eyes: You are feeling very worried about the climate ... so worried'

Fluffy Bunny
Mushroom

Re: @skelband

"So what we *need* to do is to "

No, it isn't. Reducing our consumption will only work so far, and at enourmous cost to our poor. Every year you read about how poor citizens in the UK and Europe are freezing to death in their homes because they can't afford to heat them.

A much better approach would be to extend our use of nuclear fission and develop new sources, such as fusion and satelite-solar that will increase our energy supply at an affordable rate.

"or actually do something about the problem?"

This is a big one. What, exactly, is the problem? Is it global warming, because I can show you graphs that show the planet hasn't warmed in 18 years. From real data, not that "homogenised" fudge they spout constantly in the media. Global warming hasn't been a problem for so long that the term had to be replaced with "climate change" - a good one, that because that's exactly what climates do - change.

Or is the problem more closely related to a political/religious argument to force us down a particularly hard green path that would see tens of millions die from cold because they couldn't heat their homes?

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