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Financial Services Group WCS Sues Online Forum Over Negative Post

Billlagr Re:Really Bad idea... (112 comments)

This is probably going to be back-pedalled faster than Tony Abbott running from gays on a boat.

I like your style. The whole thing stinks like lawyers fishing for business. Had they just left it alone, without the lawyering and heavy handed threats, it would have faded away and been forgotten in short order. The thread would have been buried away amongst the other bazillion now inactive threads. Doing this ensures that they generate huge amounts of negative, national publicity and probably some kind of backlash, and be ever associated with "Oh that WCS mob, you know, the ones that try and sue people to keep them silent".

about a month ago
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Financial Services Group WCS Sues Online Forum Over Negative Post

Billlagr Really Bad idea... (112 comments)

Whirlpool is incredibly popular, and has a very loyal user base - the offers of money for a legal fund are starting to roll in! I saw nothing in the thread that is defamatory, the OP asked for advice, was told 'do your homework' (entirely sensible), OP came back and said 'I found a better deal, thanks'. Nobody came out and said "this company is shit!" I very much doubt they have a leg to stand on, and all they have done is ensure that a future Google search will bring this little act of douchery up and forever associate their name with it. Good Job!

about a month ago
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Android Motorcycle Helmet/HUD Gains Funding

Billlagr Re:This helmet scares me. (126 comments)

I have an AGV helmet rolling around in a cupboard somewhere, it has a 'clippy' type strap - metal tongue clips into the other part, kind of like a seatbelt, but there are two release buttons - one on each side that need to be pressed. This is the only helmet I have ever seen that has this setup (although, obviously my experience is limited to my own and friends helmets!) My last 3 have been Shoeis, and all have had the double D rings. I agree with you and the GP as well - this stuff already exists, in pieces, and people try to use it as it is today - BT headset for intercom/phone, phone/GPS attached to the tank or in the top pocket of a tank bag, so on the face of it, integrating everything and making it easily accessible on a bike is not a bad idea. However, I'm not sure this is the way to do it. It may work better in a car, where you have the luxury of a steel shell and more space, inside a helmet..not so much

about a month ago
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HP Gives OpenVMS New Life and Path To X86 Port

Billlagr Re:All the happy (136 comments)

I haven't touched VMS in...well literally, years. Last time I used it was on a VAX 11/780, and MicroVAX(en) II's I think? Wasted many an hour on 'phone' instead of doing assignments. When not at a local terminal, I used terminal mode on a DEC Rainbow 100 (manually-dialled 2400 baud modem) Talk about keep it in the family..

about 1 month ago
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The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

Billlagr Re:Pft (962 comments)

Damn. Forgot the character thing. The point still stands if you can interpret it.

about 2 months ago
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The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

Billlagr Re:Pft (962 comments)

âoeThey must have heaps of cash and theyâ(TM)ve got to have a package between their legs, letâ(TM)s be honest,â âoeI donâ(TM)t need them to speak, they donâ(TM)t even need to speak.â Direct quote from a female Australian senator. On the radio. Now reverse that - a male saying something about rich and big-busted, and their career would be finished. Sexism is alive and well, but it's not just men.

about 2 months ago
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Registry Hack Enables Continued Updates For Windows XP

Billlagr Re:Excellent (322 comments)

Or unless your company has paid out the extra cash to Microsoft for extended support..

about 4 months ago
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UAV Operator Blames Hacking For Malfunction That Injured Triathlete

Billlagr Re:And does Mr. Abrams carry insurance (178 comments)

Unlicensed business...soooo I'm taking a guess that any insurance he may have had, will be well and truly null and void..

about 5 months ago
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Who Makes the Best Hard Disk Drives?

Billlagr Re:Amazing how times change. (444 comments)

Absolutely - I had 2 fail from 2 purchased in under 12 months.

about 8 months ago
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Australian Teen Reports SQL Injection Vulnerability, Company Calls Police

Billlagr Re: Was not arrested (287 comments)

Well that would make her, what, 11 when she had sex? Maybe they should be investigating the father for possible jail time?

about 8 months ago
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Spy Expert Says Australia Operating As "Listening Post" For US Agencies

Billlagr And this is news.. (165 comments)

How? I'm an Aussie, and this is no great unexpected revelation. Pine Gap is a joint Aus/US operated facility, and I'm pretty sure that nobody really thought that it was just a nice place meeeting place for American and Australians to swap recipes.

about a year ago
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SSD Failure Temporarily Halts Linux 3.12 Kernel Work

Billlagr Re:RAID (552 comments)

Nobody is too boring, citizen. Go about your life now.

1 year,9 days
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Class-action Suit Filed Against Microsoft Over Surface Write Off

Billlagr Re:How does this help anyone? (212 comments)

Maybe they could compensate all the stockholders with a free Surface RT? I hear there's a few spares around..

about a year ago
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Android Tablet Gives Rare Glimpse At North Korean Tech

Billlagr Re: TV (125 comments)

Don't forget the State run knockoff Disney channel! Hooray for Comrade Mouse demonstrating glorious leadership in exceeding production quotas!

about a year ago
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Android Tablet Gives Rare Glimpse At North Korean Tech

Billlagr Re:TV (125 comments)

It's probably actually desirable - since streaming media is not accessible (IE YouTube and the like), the TV tuner is a sort of way of having government controlled media delivered. True it isn't on demand, and you can't pick what you like when you like, but it's probably the next best thing and can be tightly controlled

about a year ago
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Video Gamers See the World Differently

Billlagr Re:Shocking... (160 comments)

Maybe we should give him an aimbot, to blast people hiding behind the wall off his lawn

about a year ago
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First Looks At Windows 8.1, Complete With 'Start' Button

Billlagr Re:side-by-side (800 comments)

I heard that there's some kind of new computer being developed that might do just that - I thnk it's called an Amiga? Or is it a Macintosh..I don't know, all this new technology is too hard to keep up with.

about a year ago
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CipherCloud Invokes DMCA To Block Discussions of Its Crypto System

Billlagr Re:back up again (85 comments)

Stories like this always just astonish me. Surely companies like this would realise by now, that by pulling this kind of stunt, they are essentially slashing their own wrists. Bullying their way into a legitimate discussion about their product by making questionable demands that screencaps be taken down just a) raises suspicion about the quality of their product, b) generates a lot of negative publicity and c) turns the very people that their product is targeted at against them! Striesand effect FTW

about a year ago

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Playbook Approved by Australian DSD

Billlagr Billlagr writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Billlagr (931034) writes "RIM's Blackberry Playbook has been approved for use, within strict guidelines, for use by the Australian Defense Signals Directorate. It is the only tablet device that meets the strict security standards, and may be used to secure information with a classification of up to and including RESTRICTED or PROTECTED."
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Woman strips to lingerie, gets TSA patdown - twice

Billlagr Billlagr writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Billlagr (931034) writes "Dr. Banovac always refuses to go through the metal detector. She has to use a metal wheelchair and that means that she always gets a pat down no matter what. Lately, she says she feels violated because the pat downs have become increasingly invasive during the last few months. "If it happened anywhere else, it would have been sexual assault," she declared to a local newspaper."
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US to review airport pat-downs

Billlagr Billlagr writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Billlagr (931034) writes "It seems that people power and common sense have won out over security run amok. The TSA are reviewing pat down procedures at airports following a string of complaints.
The head of America's Transportation Security Administration, John Pistole, is now saying his agency will consider some changes.
"There has been a concern raised with the travelling public and members of congress have expressed concern so yes, we're going to look at how can we do the most effective screening in the least invasive way," he said."

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