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Australian Senate Introduces Laws To Allow Total Internet Surveillance

Marquis231 Re:Australia voted... for a kick in the nuts. (212 comments)

I'm also in Northbridge and I actually submitted this story to /. Some other guy has just resubmitted my submission with his name on it, was my first ever submission to /. When I first saw the story in SMH my jaw dropped...I am so disappointed. What is happening to the best place on Earth?

about a week ago
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AMD FirePro W9100 16GB Workstation GPU Put To the Test

Marquis231 Impressive (42 comments)

I'm always so impressed when AMD manages to compete against Nvidia while AMD is only one tenth the size, they have far less resources to invest back into R&D and yet every generation they show up to the ring with a worthy entry ready for another fight. Both my GPU and CPU are AMD make, I love supporting the underdog.

about 3 months ago
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Building the Infinite Digital Universe of No Man's Sky

Marquis231 Procedural (100 comments)

While I'm not really looking forward to this game specifically, I am glad to witness procedural content generation technologies advance as they have. From TES: Oblivion's foliage to Starforge's infinite terrain demo, things are becoming very interesting.

about 3 months ago
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Wolfenstein: The New Order Launches

Marquis231 Insignias (167 comments)

Personally I'm just annoyed that as far as I can tell there are no swastikas or historically accurate insignia's in this game. For me, every time I see that emblem they've opted to use instead it will destroy my immersion. After all, I'm meant to be fighting Nazis.

about 4 months ago
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Australian Law Enforcement Pushes Against Encryption, Advocates Data Retention

Marquis231 Noooo!! (88 comments)

Noooooo!!! Malcolm Turnbull is a bloody inept cunt!! Muh torrents! ~ Perth

about 5 months ago
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Russia Wants To Establish a Permanent Moon Base

Marquis231 Ultima (313 comments)

Also if the Russians want the moon they're going to have to barter for it back off Lord British :) Lunokhod 2

about 6 months ago
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Russia Wants To Establish a Permanent Moon Base

Marquis231 a chance (313 comments)

This is an opportunity for Russia to develop improved rocket technology, I would love to see them using a hydrogen-nuclear engine or even something like project Orion to achieve this. That would really blow smoke in the yanks faces.

about 6 months ago
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Nat Geo Writer: Science Is Running Out of "Great" Things To Discover

Marquis231 Rediculous (292 comments)

I'd like to quote the opening introduction to a book by Richard Feynman I've just started reading called 'There's plenty of room left at the bottom" that seems relevant;

"I imagine experimental physicists must often look with envy at men like Kamerlingh Onnes, who discovered a field like low temperature physics, which seems to be bottomless and in which one can go down and down. Such a man is then a leader and has some temporary monopoly in a scientific adventure. Percy Bridgeman, in designing a way to obtain higher temperatures, opened up another new field and was able to move into it and to lead us all along. The development of ever higher vacuum was a continuing development of the same kind. I would like to describe a field, in which little has been done, but in which an enormous amount can be done in principle. This field is not quite the same as others in that it will not tell us much of the fundamental physics (in the sense of, "What are the strange particles?") but it is more like a solid-state physics in the sense that it might tell us much of great interest about the strange phenomena that occur in complex situations. Furthermore, a point that is more important is that it would have enormous number of technical applications. What I want to talk about is the problem of manipulating and controlling things on a small scale."

Nanotechnology! The very notion that we're running out of Science to do is utterly ridiculous. Due to the nature of scientific revolutions involving paradigm shifts in understanding there are no doubt many 'easy' things still left to discover that have been hiding right under our noses all along and all it takes is another Einstein coming along to shake things up.

about 6 months ago
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Why No Executive Order To Stop NSA Metadata Collection?

Marquis231 Slashdot political body (312 comments)

I've read this whole thread. And as an Aussie sitting idly by watching my own government take after the US in all the ways that matter, confronted by the bickering and infighting on display here I'm concerned. It's getting more desperate everywhere, in the past there were many philosophical & political hard points that users could rally around on this site. One example being the Open Source movement having made for itself a soft-spot in the hearts and minds of many a nerd/geek. Slashdot has never been a sanctuary for M$/Apple zealots and so we could agree on much. But politically? Eh, seems to me we're more fractured than I've ever seen before because things have gotten so bad in post 9/11 America.

about 6 months ago
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Confirmed: Earth's Oldest Rock In Australia

Marquis231 Methodology (74 comments)

I figure they cut the crystals open and counted the rings, all 4.374 billion of them.

about 7 months ago
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Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

Marquis231 Beta sucks (2219 comments)

Way to demonstrate an inability or perhaps unwillingness to truly listen to us or address any of our concerns, your community. Only answer the easy questions, that'll endear us to you. Fuck you. Seriously, fuck you pathetic drones. Do you even read your own site? /. is selling out. ~ slashdotter of over 6 years

about 8 months ago
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Soviet Union Spent $1 Billion On "Psychotronic" Arms Race With the US

Marquis231 past-tense? (230 comments)

What baffles me is that while the existence of an arms race between the USSR and the United States during the cold war is common knowledge a lot of people seem to think the 'race' is now over and that intelligence agencies such as the C.I.A don't continue their infamous work.

about 10 months ago
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Moore's Law Blowout Sale Is Ending, Says Broadcom CTO

Marquis231 Singularity Halted (267 comments)

I think I'll stick with the leading predictions made by people such as Kurzweil over the chief tech officer at broadcom

about 10 months ago
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Warner Bros. Admits To Issuing Bogus Takedowns

Marquis231 I'm shocked (199 comments)

Is anybody honestly surprised at this point?

about 10 months ago
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Weaponized Robots Could Take Point In Future Military Ops

Marquis231 Boston Dynamics (182 comments)

I was eyes wide reading the list of companies involved in this story, alas no Boston Dynamics with their prestigious DARPA funding. Let me know when they've put a gun in Petman's http://tinyurl.com/3ombduo hands and have him on the battle field.

about a year ago
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Senators Push To Preserve NSA Phone Surveillance

Marquis231 Re:Just how badly (252 comments)

Are they daring us to stand up to them? Or do they live in such a bubble that they think the American people will take their abuse forever?

I confess that I too live in that bubble where I think you Americans will take the abuse forever

1 year,4 days

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Australian Senate Introduces Laws to Allow Total Internet Surveillance

Marquis231 Marquis231 writes  |  about a week ago

Marquis231 (3115633) writes "New laws due to be passed in Australia allow intelligence agency ASIO to spy on domestic internet traffic like never before. The Sydney Morning Herald writes that "Spy agency ASIO will be given the power to monitor the entire Australian internet and journalists' ability to write about national security will be curtailed when new legislation – expected to pass in the Senate as early as Wednesday – becomes law"."
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Australian Senate Fast Track New Anti-Terror Laws

Marquis231 Marquis231 writes  |  about a week ago

Marquis231 (3115633) writes "Reported in Sydney's best known publication the Sydney Morning Herald senators in Australian parliament confirmed "Controversial anti-terrorism laws expected to pass in the Senate as early as this week will give spy agency ASIO the power to monitor the entire internet." Australian Lawyers Association president Greg Barns said the new laws would allow ASIO to conduct surveillance on "anyone, any time, anywhere. There are few, if any, limits now." Senator Brandis told the senate "There is no arbitrary or artificial limit on the number of devices."

This means that the entire Australian internet could be monitored by just one warrant if ASIO wanted to do so, according to experts and digital rights advocates including the Australian Lawyers Alliance, journalist union the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance and Electronic Frontiers Australia. The new anti-terror laws also cover the media, jail-time for those who "recklessly" disclose intelligence information. Under the new laws journalists, bloggers or officials could be jailed for 10 years if caught disclosing restricted material."

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