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Energy Utilities Trying To Stifle Growth of Solar Power

ChunderDownunder Re:Depending on local ordinances... (213 comments)

That's the economic miracle of privatisation. Sell off voter-owned infrastructure to foreign owned cartels who then bribe politicians with donations.

Thanks, Jeff Kennett. :(

2 hours ago
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Man Walks Past Security Screening Staring At iPad Causing Airport Evacuation

ChunderDownunder Re:More disturbing.... (109 comments)

Not for a couple of years at the federal level.

But scaring the proles coincides with bombing Islamic State to smithareens.

7 hours ago
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Man Walks Past Security Screening Staring At iPad Causing Airport Evacuation

ChunderDownunder Re:The terrorist won. (109 comments)

When it comes it airport security, pretty much.

There's $AU630M in extra funding to security agencies, some of which will be spent on the latest high-tech toys at airports. Australia doesn't currently do finger-printing or eye scanning but expect that to be standard for any flights bound for the USA.

Obama, or rather his 3-letter agencies, will be keen to insure "terrorists" never get on a flight to US airspace, which involves sympathetic nations rolling out new protocols and technologies in each departure terminal.

7 hours ago
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At CIA Starbucks, Even the Baristas Are Covert

ChunderDownunder Re:Is it that much of a problem? (239 comments)

A minute or two, actually.

Tap previous grounds into a knock-box, rinse portafilter, grind beans, tamp them down, draw espresso shots, steam milk, style a love heart in the froth.

That's just for a caffe latte. The slow pour-over filter coffee nerds rave about is an art form that takes a while...

yesterday
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BT and Coke To Offer Free Rural Wi-Fi In South Africa Through Vending Machines

ChunderDownunder Re:Uh seriously? (70 comments)

If they'd stuck with the original formula that contained traces of cocaine, of course...

In South American regions coca is available over the counter in dry leaf form (for mastication during highland walks) and in tea bags, obviously at lower concentrations than the white powder rich folks snort.

3 days ago
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Drones Reveal Widespread Tax Evasion In Argentina

ChunderDownunder The Neighbourhood (208 comments)

Since it wasn't mentioned in the article, the neighbourhood in question is Nuevo Quilmes.

Google's satellite imagery indeed shows some very low density housing. I guess we're talking the mega-rich who moved out of Recoleta.

4 days ago
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Microsoft On US Immigration: It's Our Way Or the Canadian Highway

ChunderDownunder Re:Fine! (363 comments)

The Salish Sea straddles Washington State and British Columbia if Microsoft want to move HQ from Redmond to Vancouver!

4 days ago
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Rosetta Code Study Weighs In On the Programming Language Debate

ChunderDownunder Re:Dual Typing? (165 comments)

Type inferred languages often allow you to sidestep type inference by explicitly declaring the types using a semicolon following the declaration.

Microsoft's TypeScript follows that convention when augmenting ecmascript, e.g.

function add(left: number, right: number): number {
        return left + right;
}

5 days ago
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Rosetta Code Study Weighs In On the Programming Language Debate

ChunderDownunder Re:Compiled Strongly-typed Languages -vs- Scripts (165 comments)

(I believe he was referring to Haskell.)

Java's boilerplate isn't a great advertisement for static typing. For a more modern perspective running on a virtual machine, F# and Scala provide OO semantics atop a Hindley-Milner-Damas inspired type inference but with perhaps too much esoteric functionalness for the average mortal!

One wonders if RoR would have existed if someone had managed to craft a killer web framework on, say, Ocaml a decade ago.

5 days ago
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South Australia Hits 33% Renewal Energy Target 6 Years Early

ChunderDownunder Re:Yay SA! (169 comments)

Coles and Woolworths are typically open 'til midnight across Melbourne.

5 days ago
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South Australia Hits 33% Renewal Energy Target 6 Years Early

ChunderDownunder Re:They need to get their shit together (169 comments)

The current federal government panders to polluting industries and skeptics, particularly to luddite senior citizens. A 20% renewable target nationwide is ahead of schedule, which prompted lobbyists to commision a report favouring a roll-back because it would hurt big business.

We have a bypartisan 5% emissions reduction by 2020. Yes, 5%, which is a joke of a target if they were actually serious.

5 days ago
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South Australia Hits 33% Renewal Energy Target 6 Years Early

ChunderDownunder Re:Wuppee (169 comments)

Just one state, which has a minority of the country's coal mines.

5 days ago
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South Australia Hits 33% Renewal Energy Target 6 Years Early

ChunderDownunder Re:Works particularly well in SA/Victoria (169 comments)

Thanks, South Aussies!

I'd hate that this importation would be an excuse for Napthine (or whoever's runing the place post November) to sit on their hands and do nothing. The Coalition government in Victoria slashed climate action in response to Gillard's carbon tax at the federal level.

I would hope both sides launch policies during the state election campaign as a response to Abbott and Palmer repealing the legislation, since Direct Action is dead.

5 days ago
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Fork of Systemd Leads To Lightweight Uselessd

ChunderDownunder Re:With a name like "use-less-d"yes (468 comments)

Well google have BoringSSL, perhaps it's a trend of stupid names for forks in seeking to discredit the upstream...

about a week ago
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Fork of Systemd Leads To Lightweight Uselessd

ChunderDownunder Re:Err... (468 comments)

Don't the "haters" regard systemd as some all-encompassing Hurd-like wannabe, except whereas Hurd runs on top of a microkernel (mach), systemd bootstraps linux? :-)

A "Hird of Unix-Replacing Daemons" might otherwise be a good description of systemd...

about a week ago
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Australian Police Arrest 15, Charge 2, For Alleged Islamic State Beheading Plot

ChunderDownunder Re:At least they were arrested (165 comments)

In this case, I believe, for one or more of them is Afghanistan. i.e. they were child refugees from the post 9/11 conflict whose homeland we bombed to smithereens.

Now grown up, they've become radicalised in Sydney by foreign born clerics.

We don't have the death penalty here.

about two weeks ago
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Australian Police Arrest 15, Charge 2, For Alleged Islamic State Beheading Plot

ChunderDownunder Re:Eh. (165 comments)

I just read about the Tim Mclean case. What's even more horrific is that PETA sought to gain publicity for animal rights by running an ad. Eeek!

about two weeks ago
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Airbnb To Start Collecting Hotel Tax On Rentals In San Francisco

ChunderDownunder Re:AirBNB is a bit bullshit, in my opinion (71 comments)

Just curious, how much a night is a room at the hilton, including your membership?

about two weeks ago

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Android forked, apps to run in Java SE

ChunderDownunder ChunderDownunder writes  |  more than 3 years ago

ChunderDownunder (709234) writes "Android not quite free enough? Dalvik sluggish? Concerned about the Harmony/Dalvik lawsuit? Can't run your favourite app on your desktop? IcedRobot will allow Android to run as a software stack on top of OpenJDK, the standard edition of Java (TM). The obvious target bringing Android compatibility to Meego but also to Windows/Linux/OS X desktops."
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