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Doctor Who To Teach Kids To Code

ChunderDownunder Re:Britain only (119 comments)

My government licenses Doctor Who through the ABC, the federally funded national broadcaster

Why addict hundreds of thousands of Australian schoolchildren to Doctor Who, such as my 13yo nephew, and then deny them access? :(

3 hours ago
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Doctor Who To Teach Kids To Code

ChunderDownunder Re:Britain only (119 comments)

We still have the queen - maybe I'll write an angry email to prince william!

3 hours ago
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Doctor Who To Teach Kids To Code

ChunderDownunder Britain only (119 comments)

Sorry, CBBC games and videos can only be played if you're in the UK.

Commonwealth citizenship apparently grants no privileges.

8 hours ago
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Debian Talks About Systemd Once Again

ChunderDownunder Re:One of the worst points about systemd (519 comments)

Seriously, what do people want? That nothing must be using Linux specific kernel features ever, because that is unfair to other OS's?

When I use gimp, pidgin, geany etc on a Windows desktop, it's because they consistently work well with a thin Gtk+ shim over Win32. That's without installing a Linux compatibility layer like cygwin.

If in future one has to install some cygwin-systemd abomination just to run Gimp, then free software will have lost a fan.

3 days ago
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White House Wants Ideas For "Bootstrapping a Solar System Civilization"

ChunderDownunder Re:Step one (348 comments)

War of 1812?

4 days ago
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Ex-NSA Director Keith Alexander's Investments In Tech Firms: "No Conflict"

ChunderDownunder Does he brew beer too... (59 comments)

...in Nova Scotia?

about two weeks ago
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Object Oriented Linux Kernel With C++ Driver Support

ChunderDownunder Re:Why do people still care about C++ for kernel d (365 comments)

If, in practice, the whole 'distro' is compiled using the same compiler, i.e. g++, then it matters not about a standardized binary API?

about two weeks ago
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Lost Opportunity? Windows 10 Has the Same Minimum PC Requirements As Vista

ChunderDownunder Re:Why still 32bit builds? (554 comments)

Because Windows RT runs on ARMv7, so the code remains 32 bit clean.

If a handful of people wish to run Windows 10 on their 10 year old Athlon XP/Pentium 4, they can.

about three weeks ago
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Elon Musk: We Must Put a Million People On Mars To Safeguard Humanity

ChunderDownunder Re:SubjectsInCommentsAreStupid (549 comments)

I wouldn't call Khan an environmentalist.

about three weeks ago
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Elon Musk: We Must Put a Million People On Mars To Safeguard Humanity

ChunderDownunder Re:Can we rename Mars... (549 comments)

It has been done before, mate.

A utopia by that name was founded in the South American nation of Paraguay way back in 1893.

about three weeks ago
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David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures

ChunderDownunder Re:Simple answer (942 comments)

Well 0 is still cold but our summers get as high as 45, which is hotter :-)

about three weeks ago
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David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures

ChunderDownunder Re:Feet and inches (942 comments)

At least in the wool industry here, fabric is measured in microns.

about three weeks ago
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David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures

ChunderDownunder Re:FP? (942 comments)

Australia made the transition back in 1974.

You'll survive.

about three weeks ago
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David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures

ChunderDownunder Re:Simple answer (942 comments)

Water freezes at zero and boils at one hundred.

What could be simpler?

about three weeks ago
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Energy Utilities Trying To Stifle Growth of Solar Power

ChunderDownunder Re:Depending on local ordinances... (488 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. :(

about three weeks ago
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Man Walks Past Security Screening Staring At iPad, Causing Airport Evacuation

ChunderDownunder Re:More disturbing.... (217 comments)

Not for a couple of years at the federal level.

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

about three weeks ago
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Man Walks Past Security Screening Staring At iPad, Causing Airport Evacuation

ChunderDownunder Re:The terrorist won. (217 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.

about three weeks ago
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At CIA Starbucks, Even the Baristas Are Covert

ChunderDownunder Re:Is it that much of a problem? (242 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...

about three weeks ago
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BT and Coke To Offer Free Rural Wi-Fi In South Africa Through Vending Machines

ChunderDownunder Re:Uh seriously? (71 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.

about three 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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