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Australian Spy Agency Seeks Permission To Hack Third-Party Computers

Antarius Re: How do we stop them? (210 comments)

Touche.

Though I vaguely recall some Kiwi in the early 90s beating a shark off with a cricket bat...

about 2 years ago
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Australian Spy Agency Seeks Permission To Hack Third-Party Computers

Antarius Re: How do we stop them? (210 comments)

Distractions... You obviously weren't watching the cricket then. ;)

about 2 years ago
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Australian Spy Agency Seeks Permission To Hack Third-Party Computers

Antarius Re: How do we stop them? (210 comments)

Baseball bats? Surely you meant "cricket bats?"

about 2 years ago
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Australian Spy Agency Seeks Permission To Hack Third-Party Computers

Antarius Re: How do we stop them? (210 comments)

along with Conroy they plan to make Australia worse than China

Fortunately that one has been cancelled.

about 2 years ago
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Australia Attorney General Proposes New Laws To Stop Twitter Trolls

Antarius Schoolyard Bullies? (213 comments)

I'd like to know what sort of person that Farah was, growing up.

I wouldn't mind betting that I'm like a lot of slashdotters - was physically bullied during high school by athletes such as Farah, to the point that the thought of going to school made me physically ill and I contemplated suicide to escape the (seemingly) never-ending physical and mental abuse.

I'm disgusted by Trolls too, don't get me wrong. But I want to know if Farah is "without sin" (clearly he's not, at least in Gillard's case) before I give him an ounce of sympathy for "being bullied."

more than 2 years ago
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Lexmark To Exit Inkjet Printer Market

Antarius Re:Good (228 comments)

I had some good experiences with their lasers, especially in big government departments.

Of course, I was the contracted Lexmark service agent, so my good experiences were in being paid to work on them. ;-)


(To be fair, they were a decent workhorse. That said, they were all equipped with PostScript, so I didn't have to deal with driver issues.)

more than 2 years ago
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Study Shows Marijuana Use In Teens Correlates To Decreasing IQ

Antarius Re:News Flash (626 comments)

Sure fucked your grammar, however.

Wait... You fucked your gramma too?

more than 2 years ago
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Judge Orders Release of Ex-Marine Detained Over Facebook Posts

Antarius Re:Ex-military, current paranoid schizophrenic (333 comments)

Neil Young planned the invasion of Kuwait.

So he's responsible for inflicting atrocities and human suffering on a grand scale AND of an act of war?!

more than 2 years ago
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Apple and Samsung Both Get South Korea Bans

Antarius Re:Damages (216 comments)

Or 2 if you're in Australia. ;-)


Obligatory links: Australia pays $150 (13"), $200 (15") or $300 more (15" Retina) than the USA before considering the exchange rate.

more than 2 years ago
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CowboyNeal Looks Back at the SCO-Linux Trials

Antarius Re:Let's NOT look back. (157 comments)

Ooh, anyone have a broker who can buy some of this for Non-US residents? I'd love to buy a couple of hundred share certificates in SCO to have on hand.

Not only is it cheap toilet paper, but think of the novelty value and gag-gift potential!

more than 2 years ago
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Stanford's Self Driving Car Tops 120mph On Racetrack

Antarius Re:TYPO (97 comments)

Au contraire, once you're driving 150mph, the scale inverts and the cyclists start having chances of Undeath.

If these self driving cars are going to be allowed to travel at 200mph, we're going to be seeing zombie cyclists everywhere!

more than 2 years ago
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Motorola Releases an Official Bootloader Unlocker

Antarius Re:causing... injury... including death... (123 comments)

Don't need a phone for that; I've had two Navman Navigators built 8 years apart try that on me in Adelaide. And if you've ever heard of Adelaide water, you know that'd be fatal.

more than 2 years ago
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Mars Curiosity Rover's First Road Trip Planned

Antarius Re:Proof that Curiosity is on Earth! (65 comments)

Indeed. I've been to Glenelg many times and was once a fan of the Glenelg Football Club.

If they're looking for proof of intelligent life, they're going to the wrong place. ;-)


(Just kidding, of course. Nothing wrong with Glenelg)

more than 2 years ago
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Google Seeks US Ban On iPhones, iPads, Macs

Antarius Re:yay for software patents (404 comments)

The complaint at the U.S. International Trade Commission claims infringement of seven Motorola Mobility patents on features including location reminders, e-mail notification and phone/video players, Motorola Mobility said today.

Reading a 1 page article isn't really that hard...

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: A Cheap US Cellphone Plan With an Unlocked Phone?

Antarius Re:t-mobile (288 comments)

Wow... I'm actually in the boondocks of South Australia. Population is 1,500, the nearest major city is a population of 15,000.

I can see two shiny 3G towers from my bedroom window. (Telstra and OpenNetwork (Optus/Vodafone etc))

If mobile carriers there don't think that a city with 500k population doesn't warrant a tower or two, then I'm afraid there's no hope for your telco industry.

more than 2 years ago
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GUI nostalgia draws me back to ...

Antarius Re:GUI? (654 comments)

Desqview was fucking awesome. With QEMM and Desqview, I was able to actually still use my computer while the BBS was running.

more than 2 years ago
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GUI nostalgia draws me back to ...

Antarius Re:GEM (654 comments)

Came to put in an Atari post, glad to see someone else had already done it.

GEM on the ST was great - MultiTOS/MiNT on the Falcon 030 was even better. All during times that a PC that cost 6 times as much couldn't touch it.


This is an apt poll for me. I had a major case of nostalgia in the leadup to my birthday and just bought a Falcon 030 on eBay. I was one of the lucky ones to get one originally (apparently the first one in Oz), but stupidly got rid of it in order to finance my first x86 machine when it was obvious that the Atari platform was dead.

more than 2 years ago

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Australia to get R18+ Games Rating

Antarius Antarius writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Antarius (542615) writes "Who says that common sense doesn't prevail? Well, with the Australian Government, I guess that is usually true. But finally, the games rating debacle seems to have an end in sight.

"The federal and state governments have reached an in-principle agreement to provide an R18+ rating for video games."

"Federal Justice Minister Brendan O'Connor welcomed the in-principle agreement saying it is a "big step forward in the long running debate on classification. The introduction of an R18+ classification for computer games will provide better advice to parents and help prevent children and teenagers from accessing unsuitable material."

Hopefully this leads to recently banned games like L4D2 and Mortal Kombat being released in Australia, now that we're not as afraid that our nation will become desensitised to violence against zombies or pixels."

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