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Spy Expert Says Australia Operating As "Listening Post" For US Agencies

Dexter Herbivore Re:lolwut? (165 comments)

Psssstttt... be careful what you say, they're listening here too.

about 10 months ago
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Spy Expert Says Australia Operating As "Listening Post" For US Agencies

Dexter Herbivore Re:lolwut? (165 comments)

Governments should fear their people, not vice versa.

about 10 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Legal Advice Or Loopholes Needed For Manned Space Program

Dexter Herbivore Re:Ask a lawyer (201 comments)

It's easy? EASY? Ever heard the saying "as cunning as a shit-house rat"? It wouldn't be easy.

about a year ago
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I typically visit a doctor (for medical reasons) ...

Dexter Herbivore Re:I only go... (415 comments)

A vaccine that's 60% effective, being reduced by 20% effectiveness, is still a 48% increase in effectiveness overall. You need to re-examine your logic.

about a year ago
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I typically visit a doctor (for medical reasons) ...

Dexter Herbivore Re:I only go... (415 comments)

Most "seasonal" vaccinations are as mathematically sound as playing the lottery.

A lottery where you have a 60% chance of winning.

about a year ago
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MIT Develops "Kinect of the Future"

Dexter Herbivore Re:Preventive tech? (76 comments)

Stealth technology merging with home design, lots of curved surfaces and irregular density walls in the ideal home of the future.

about a year ago
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MIT Develops "Kinect of the Future"

Dexter Herbivore Re:Cue Military application in ... (76 comments)

Why suppress and classify? Encourage everyone to have one in the home and have a backdoor installed. That would fit with the usual NSA modus operandi.

about a year ago
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BBC Unveils Newly Discovered Dr.Who Episodes

Dexter Herbivore Re:OMG OMG OMG!!! (184 comments)

What about the first few seasons of the rebooted BSG? That was undoubtably an improvement on the original, took a vacuous but fun space opera into new territory as a dark and edgy SF psychodrama. "33" was one of the most sublime SF TV experiences that I've had in my life. Such a pity they ruined it towards the end... actually, that's unfair. They didn't ruin it, but it did drop dramatically in quallity.

about a year ago
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BBC Unveils Newly Discovered Dr.Who Episodes

Dexter Herbivore Re:OMG OMG OMG!!! (184 comments)

Don't worry, ABC is reshowing them all on iView to celebrate the 50th anniversary. You can catch them anytime!

about a year ago
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Facebook and Cisco Offer Check-In Service For Free Wifi

Dexter Herbivore Congratulations (67 comments)

"Congratulations, we'll give you a service that lots of people offer for free,as long as you earn us money!" - Facebook

about a year ago
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Bypassing US GPS Limits For Active Guided Rockets

Dexter Herbivore Re: Huh (126 comments)

A V1, or a Scud.

about a year ago
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Cassini Probe Sees Plastic Ingredient On Titan Moon

Dexter Herbivore Re:really? (71 comments)

Stop believing Onion articles, even if you want to believe.

about a year ago
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Security Researchers Rewarded With $12.50 Voucher To Buy Yahoo T-Shirt

Dexter Herbivore Re:This is news? (138 comments)

They had many choices, simple two choices: Report bug and get $12.50, amazing yahoo was not giving them tree fidy. They could have gone onto some darknets and sold the report for $100,000+. The choice was theirs to make.

Which is exactly why Yahoo should have paid them more. Make the choice less obvious and save themselves a lot of grief further down the line.

about a year ago
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New Real Life Laser-Rifle Cuts Through Metal Like a Blowtorch

Dexter Herbivore Pulse Rifle (143 comments)

"Phased-plasma pulse rifle in 40-watt range".

If only...

1 year,13 hours
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I'd prefer my money be made of ...

Dexter Herbivore Re:Drinking Game rules (532 comments)

"Every community has a bottom 20%, and you have just extracted value from them."

Intrinsic value?

2 drinks everyone!

1 year,14 hours
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I'd prefer my money be made of ...

Dexter Herbivore Re:I don't care (532 comments)

Jewellery, decoration, electronics... there's 3 uses just off the top of my head.

1 year,14 hours
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Ask Slashdot: Has Gmail's SSL Certificate Changed, How Would We Know?

Dexter Herbivore Re:Revocation (233 comments)

Sarcasm doesn't carry over the internet... Sarcasm doesn't carry over the internet... Sarcasm doesn't carry over the internet...

I really should repeat that to myself every time I comment on a /. article.

1 year,2 days
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Ask Slashdot: Has Gmail's SSL Certificate Changed, How Would We Know?

Dexter Herbivore Re:Revocation (233 comments)

I wouldn't particularly worry unless it was signed by the NSA.

1 year,3 days
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Trans-Pacific Cable Plans Mired In US-China Geopolitical Rivalry

Dexter Herbivore Re:NSA (162 comments)

NSA tapped, but not Huawei tapped.

1 year,8 days

Submissions

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Princess Bride quote on T-shirt causes inflight problems on QANTAS

Dexter Herbivore Dexter Herbivore writes  |  about a year and a half ago

Dexter Herbivore (1322345) writes ""Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."

If you remember the line from Mandy Patinkin as being from the 1987 film The Princess Bride, you'd be spot on. But, apparently, the joke went over the heads of several passengers on a Qantas flight at the weekend: they felt threatened by a fellow passenger's T-shirt which had the immortal film line printed on it."
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Kodak exits Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Dexter Herbivore Dexter Herbivore writes  |  about a year and a half ago

Dexter Herbivore (1322345) writes "Embattled company Kodak has been given approval to exit Chapter 11 bankruptcy as U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Allan Gropper of the Southern District of New York has approved Kodak’s $844 million financing led by Centerbridge Partners LP. This hinged on the sale of Kodak’s massive digital imaging portfolio for more than $500 million, which went through for $525 million from a consortium of tech giants. Buyers included Microsoft, Google, Apple, RIM, Facebook, HTC, Adobe, Amazon, and Samsung, to name a few."
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World's oldest fossils found in the Pilbara

Dexter Herbivore Dexter Herbivore writes  |  about a year and a half ago

Dexter Herbivore (1322345) writes "Scientists analysing Australian rocks have discovered traces of bacteria that lived a record-breaking 3.49 billion years ago, a mere billion years after Earth formed.

If the find withstands the scrutiny that inevitably faces claims of fossils this old, it could move scientists one step closer to understanding the first chapters of life on Earth. The discovery could also spur the search for ancient life on other planets.

These traces of bacteria "are the oldest fossils ever described. Those are our oldest ancestors," said Nora Noffke, a biogeochemist at Old Dominion University in Norfolk who was part of the group that made the find and presented it last month at a meeting of the Geological Society of America."

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Australian online retailer is 'taxing' IE7 users

Dexter Herbivore Dexter Herbivore writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Dexter Herbivore (1322345) writes "Australian online retailer Kogan has announced that it will charge 6.8% extra to users of IE7, due to the amount of time required to make pages appear correctly in IE7.

CEO and founder Ruslan Kogan said the business had been spending too much time and money making the site compatible with IE7.

"Internet Explorer 7 has long since passed its use-by date," Mr Kogan said. "It’s a constant source of frustration for our web guys and we’re sick of burning cash on a browser that hit the market nearly six years ago. It goes against everything Kogan stands for.""
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FTL neutrino scientist quits

Dexter Herbivore Dexter Herbivore writes  |  about 2 years ago

Dexter Herbivore (1322345) writes "The head of an experiment that appeared to show subatomic particles travelling faster than the speed of light has resigned from his post.

Prof Antonio Ereditato oversaw results that appeared to challenge Einstein's theory that nothing could travel faster than the speed of light.
Reports said some members of his group, called Opera, had wanted him to resign."

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Giant rats lead scientists to ancient carvings

Dexter Herbivore Dexter Herbivore writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Dexter Herbivore (1322345) writes "Ancient stone faces carved into the walls of a well-known limestone cave in East Timor have been discovered by a team searching for fossils of extinct giant rats.

“Looking up from the cave floor at a colleague sitting on a ledge, my head torch shone on what seemed to be a weathered carving,” CSIRO’s Dr Ken Aplin said."

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Aussie startup wants *IAA support

Dexter Herbivore Dexter Herbivore writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Dexter Herbivore (1322345) writes ""Aussie start-up 'TuneSecure' says it has the technology to hamper illegal downloads of pop music, but it may be too little too late for record labels.

James Erwin, technical director of TuneSecure, said his software crawled the internet for every instance of file-sharing and compiled the data to be used to take action against offenders.""

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Aussie Start-up can restrict downloading over P2P

Dexter Herbivore Dexter Herbivore writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Dexter Herbivore (1322345) writes "Aussie start-up 'TuneSecure' says it has the technology to hamper illegal downloads of pop music, but it may be too little too late for record labels.

James Erwin, technical director of TuneSecure, said his software crawled the internet for every instance of file-sharing and compiled the data to be used to take action against offenders."
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The R18+ debate, Australian views

Dexter Herbivore Dexter Herbivore writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Dexter Herbivore (1322345) writes "AUSTRALIA will not be introducing an adult rating for video games any time soon.

A recent meeting of the country's attorneys-general in Canberra failed to endorse an R18+ classification for games. The following article from news.com.au has excerpts from some of the key players following the recent announcement."
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Australia's R18+ Games, lobbyist submissions

Dexter Herbivore Dexter Herbivore writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Dexter Herbivore (1322345) writes "AUSTRALIA will not be introducing an adult rating for video games any time soon.

A meeting of the country's attorneys-general in Canberra last week failed to endorse an R18+ classification for games. The following article from news.com.au has excerpts from some of the key players following the announcement late on Friday."
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Auto-GCAS, the uncrashable plane?

Dexter Herbivore Dexter Herbivore writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Dexter Herbivore (1322345) writes "Guy Norris of Aviation Week was taken on a test-flight to demonstrate the capabilities of Auto-GCAS (Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System). In his words "The Auto-GCAS’s capabilities can best be appreciated firsthand.". Previous systems warned the pilot of an imminent collision, the Auto-GCAS actually takes control of the plane and performs the manoeuvres to avoid collision."
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4chan trollers make 11 year old girl cry

Dexter Herbivore Dexter Herbivore writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Dexter Herbivore (1322345) writes "FROM a child's foulmouthed rant to police protection and death threats — one US family is learning the hard way about the dangers of giving their 11-year-old daughter a computer. Kerligirl13 aka Jessi Slaughter posted a youtube video that attracted the ire of 4chan trollers and "Anonymous". The follow up video from her father stated that "he's informed the cyber cops" and "I've backtraced it" and also "consequences will never be the same". She's now under police protection according to Gawker."
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The Invisible Gorilla is back!

Dexter Herbivore Dexter Herbivore writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Dexter Herbivore (1322345) writes "MORE than 10 years ago, someone in a gorilla suit wandered through a group of people tossing basketballs to each other. It was caught on film and shown to a group of Harvard University students. When asked about the gorilla, half of them said they didn't see any gorilla. Now it has a sequel, the Monkey Business Illusion. News.com.au covers the story."
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Journals

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The achievement whore

Dexter Herbivore Dexter Herbivore writes  |  more than 4 years ago

I'm an achievement whore in WoW, so why not be one here at /. I've never posted a journal entry and guess what, there's an achievement for it.

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