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Hackers Release AAPT Data To Protest Aussie Policies

JimboG Re:Not sure this is the best idea (62 comments)

Oh I wish I had mod-points.

This is kind of why it's a good thing. At least this issue is getting some more news coverage now, so people know about it enough to get upset about it. It's the people's opinion that the Gillard govt. is reacting so strongly to, well that and other third party interests... but I bet at the moment they are more interested in being popular than anything else.

At least this kind of activity puts a question in the layman’s mind. "Hrmmm maybe this data retention thingy isn't such a good idea after all. I don't want my neighbours to know I'm looking at midget porn"

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: What's Holding Up Single Sign-On?

JimboG Re:Single Sign-On (446 comments)

I use lastpass and think it's great, but for security reasons I don't let it keep my email sign on details. That way if there is ever a breach I can use the email reset features of whatever websites it has. Call it medium-paranoid.

more than 2 years ago

Russia Talks Moon Base With NASA, ESA

JimboG Re:Just remember... (197 comments)

Mike? Is that you?

more than 2 years ago

Patent Reform Bill Passes Senate

JimboG Re:I'd like to take this time to patent.... (368 comments)

The first post. I didn't invent it, but I did get here first.

.. and therefore filed it. Congratulations, you have now earned the scorn and derision of slashdotters for infinity less one day.

about 3 years ago

Windows Already Up and Running On ARM Architecture

JimboG Re:Users will hate it. [depending] (348 comments)

Unless Microsoft just drop all but the most uncomplicated software that is... There is probably a lot more money is selling people 'Windows Tablet 8' software than letting them run Office XP anyway. You're right though, to gain any market share there will need to be some great advantage like running legacy software.

more than 3 years ago

My in-use, non-TV displays add up to (diag.):

JimboG Re:My humble list (264 comments)

24" Primary Desktop
10" Travel Netbook
4" Phone
4x48" Videowall Display
3x24" Work Desktop
15" Work Laptop

Also, I'm broke and live with my parents.

more than 3 years ago

Aussie Police Probe Virtual Worlds For Money Trail

JimboG Re:In other words... (87 comments)

Damn you Slashdot. I want to edit my spelling mistakes.

more than 3 years ago

Aussie Police Probe Virtual Worlds For Money Trail

JimboG In other words... (87 comments)

They can sit at thier desks and eat donuts.

more than 3 years ago

Limewire Being Sued For 75 Trillion

JimboG Re:Some perspective (545 comments)

Overheard in the RIAA's offices last week: RIAA Exec no. 1) "Those bastards, We're going to sue them for all the money in the world!" RIAA Exec no. 2) "We can do that?"

more than 3 years ago

China Starts Censoring Phone Calls Mid Sentence

JimboG Re:Who cares? (366 comments)

And then promptly enacted economic reforms that caused tens of millions of deaths! Besides, it's not like some cultures want to not be part of China (*cough* Tibet. *cough* Uyghurs.).

So? *cough* Confederacy *cough*

more than 3 years ago

Apple Sues Over App Store Trademark

JimboG Cost of innovation Cost of litigation (285 comments)

I'm assuming from all the litigation against competitors by large U.S. technology/software firms, it is cheaper and easier for them to sue than to come up with new products and ideas for their customers.

more than 3 years ago

Teen Cancels Party After 200,000 RSVP On Facebook

JimboG Re:Who's responsible... (191 comments)

Yes, she should have made the event private. But 16 year olds do stupid things. I really don't think the NSW police will take the 17 year old to court over this. He'll get a slap on the wrist. The cops in NSW are the 'look like they are doing something without actually doing anything' type. As long as people can read the papers and see there is something being done it all seems to be good enough. Nothing will come from this, except a chuckle.

more than 3 years ago

Teen Cancels Party After 200,000 RSVP On Facebook

JimboG Re:Who's responsible... (191 comments)

He was charged with using a carriage service to harass - same as if he had called her up and abuse her. Fair enough I think.

more than 3 years ago

Angry Birds Exec Says Console Games Are Dying

JimboG Re:News at 11 (350 comments)

I think the point may have been the business model was old hat, not the platform. Small payments for less content. I don't agree however.

more than 3 years ago

US House Subcommittee Votes To Kill Net Neutrality

JimboG Re:You overlooked something... (607 comments)

Different foreigner here... but I don't see how our external point of view is so different to yours (excluding how much it affects us). We get CNN, Fox, and all the other mainstream lies here too; we can also read most of the papers. We also get added perspective.

more than 3 years ago



Conroy does it again

JimboG JimboG writes  |  more than 4 years ago

JimboG (1467977) writes "Internet villain of the year, and Australian Senator Stephen Conroy has accidentally released a report containing details of Telstra's proposal for Australia's national broadband network ( The article states "It (the report) contains highly detailed information about the value of Telstra's existing copper network assets (between $8 billion and $33 billion), extensive financial details including its cost of capital, network access prices and an analysis of funding uneconomic services in the bush.""
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