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Eavesdropping With a Smart TV

Kangburra English or Bingo? (93 comments)

A article? Really? No-one even reads these before they get posted anymore?

about 2 months ago
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Retail Stores Plan Elaborate Ways To Track You

Kangburra Re:Does anyone actually... (195 comments)

If you are about to hit something a passenger will shut up, or better yet, warn you. The person on the phone will not do either.

about a year ago
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Wayback Machine Trumps FOI Tribunal

Kangburra Re:Must be nice (401 comments)

I did this when I lived in the UK, they kept sending reminders that if watching TV I needed one but no-one ever came to check. In fact I did not own a TV so it would have been a waste of time anyway, :)

about a year and a half ago
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Anonymous Helps Turn In Hacker Who Targeted Charity

Kangburra Re:Not Anonymous? (234 comments)

You mean loser, or at least I hope you do!

about 2 years ago
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Apple Tells Retailers To Stop Selling Certain Samsung Devices

Kangburra Re:Thanks Apple (308 comments)

That was last year, I was hunting a Samsung in June 2012!

about 2 years ago
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Apple Tells Retailers To Stop Selling Certain Samsung Devices

Kangburra Thanks Apple (308 comments)

If you hadn't made such a fuss about the Samsung Tabs they would not be so popular today, Here in Australia they are very hard to find, you have to pre-order it while the ipads sit in the shops. I am not suggesting that they are outselling the ipad, but there is a real demand which, in part, has been created by the market leader. What a weird world we are in today!

about 2 years ago
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The Boy Who Loved Batman

Kangburra Re:sofa (157 comments)

king good

about 2 years ago
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Android App Lets You Steal Contactless Credit Card Data

Kangburra Re:Funny... (221 comments)

We have it here in Australia, not happy about it, the new cards have it included for our convenience! lol

more than 2 years ago
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Why 'Nigerian Scammers' Say They're From Nigeria

Kangburra Re:please ignore (209 comments)

Congratulations, you have one the "first post" prize.

s/one/won/;

more than 2 years ago
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Universal Android Laptop Dock: Microsoft Nightmare, Or Toy?

Kangburra Re:It's the apps, stupid! (262 comments)

I have an office application on my phone, I forget what it is but I can open Excel an Word files in it. Maybe not as well as MS office but that even depends on the version you have compared to the document author.

The idea is awesome, all my info on my phone easy to access and work with on the go. It is not going to replace laptops but it is going to dent netbooks.

more than 2 years ago
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Geezers Pick Stronger Passwords Than Young'uns

Kangburra Re:Use case differences... (189 comments)

username: OldGeezr
pwd: G3t0ffMyL4wn!

I am going to start using this, oh wait! :)

Very funny though thank you :)

more than 2 years ago
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UK Gov't Reneges On Open Source Promise For Cloudstore 2.0

Kangburra Truth? (48 comments)

Honestly it is like politicians never tell the truth any more, oh wait! :)

more than 2 years ago
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Dish Network Announces Prime Time TV With No Ads

Kangburra Re:I work in the advertising industry (283 comments)

I work in the advertising industry and it is outrageous how far people can go to abuse others. It isn't free to make all those good tv shows and in my opinion authors should get paid for them. Mostly this is based on advertising on TV. If you don't want advertising, go buy the DVD boxes which don't have them. But have some decency and let people get paid for their hard work. Dish Network is bunch of assholes.

Fine but don't then fill the DVD's with crap about piracy and advertising other shows, I just bought them to avoid getting the actual show I want to see in an uninterrupted format, let me have it!

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: A Cheap, DIY Home Security and Surveillance System?

Kangburra Debian + motion + wput (508 comments)

I know this is coming late but a standard Debian install with motion and wput installled uses any USB webcamera to record video on motion detection and the upload the best image (or images) to an FTP server. So you can get local video and also back up images offsite. It is so cheap you can have several of these working independently. I used this system to monitor landlord movement at my last place and got most of the place covered with a laptop and a netbook.

more than 2 years ago
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S+M Vs. SPDY: Microsoft and Google Battle Over HTTP 2.0

Kangburra Re:Oh god... (180 comments)

Going to make for some great domain names! :)

more than 2 years ago
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Employers Need Wind Power Technicians

Kangburra Re:hmm (170 comments)

Isn't $20 an hour better than no job at all? Or is there some reason the electricians can't work for that amount?

more than 2 years ago

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Australian WiFi inventors win US legal battle

Kangburra Kangburra writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Kangburra (911213) writes "Australian government science body CSIRO said Sunday it had won a multi-million-dollar legal settlement in the United States to license its patented technology that underpins the WiFi platform worldwide."
Link to Original Source
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Last Updated: Monday, 1 October 2007, 10:45 GMT

Kangburra Kangburra writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Kangburra (911213) writes "The BBC has a story that Radiohead fans will be able to choose how much to pay for the band's next album, In Rainbows, which is available for download on 10 October.
Instead of listing a price for the music, the group's website simply states "it's up to you" — and then adds: "No really, it's up to you."

This will be Radiohead's seventh album, but they are not using a record label, having fulfilled their contract with EMI following their 2003 album Hail to the Thief."

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Kangburra Kangburra writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Kangburra writes "The register has a story of how Vista has a bug copying, moving and deleting files.

The Microsoft thread is here.

How many times can a company release a product before it's ready and get away with it? Will people wake up and simply stick with XP?"
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Kangburra Kangburra writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Kangburra (911213) writes "Getting detained at the airport is never fun, even less so when it's due to medical treatment.

This is only expected to get more common and with the new dictator-type regimes in power will not be avoided by authorised travel documents.

More at the Register."
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Kangburra Kangburra writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Kangburra (911213) writes "What do you do if you have one of the first few thousand PlayStation 3s in the US? Take it apart

Kristopher Kubicki & Marcus Yam have done just this over as Daily Tech.

From the article: A little more than a year ago I was one of the lucky few outside of Microsoft to see the inner workings of an Xbox 360. This weekend I had the chance to once again delve into the inner workings of a truly next-generation console.

Daily Tech

and yes it will run Linux! "
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Kangburra Kangburra writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Kangburra (911213) writes "Cambridge, UK, 6th October 2006 — Intercytex (LSE: ICX) and its partner, The Automation Partnership (TAP), announce today that they have been awarded a £1.85 million grant by the UK Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) through the Technology Programme to develop an automated manufacturing process for ICX-TRC, Intercytex' novel hair regeneration therapy. Intercytex is a leading cell therapy company developing products to restore and regenerate skin and hair and The Automation Partnership is a private company specialising in the automation of life science processes.

Full article."
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Kangburra Kangburra writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Kangburra (911213) writes "We all know it's illegal to copy a DVD we hire from the video shop.

What about if the movie has been on TV. I can record (video or DVD) the movie as it's broadcast but can I also see a movie listed on TV and hire the DVD, copy and keep it?

Today with digital TV there is not much to choose between DVD and TV. Certainly a HDTV to DVD recording is going to be better than VHS ever was.

Is the movie copy protected or is it the media (DVD disc)?"

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