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Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney

Marquis231 Blogosphere (878 comments)

I'd just like to say that at 10hrs+ into the hostage situation here in metropolitan Australia facebook and twitter are in virtual meltdown

about a week ago

Australia Elaborates On a New Drift Model To Find MH370

Marquis231 Re:Obsession (154 comments)

Personally I believe the government funded search efforts are less than altruistic. This first occurred to me as I was standing in a park in Perth one night high on LSD when a massive Lockheed AP-3C Orion flew overhead at low altitude. I recognized the craft immediately though I'd never seen one in person, a truly massive american behemoth.

That experience, compounded by news in the local papers that a Chinese destroyer had joined our own Australian naval vessels off shore to assist in the search cemented in my mind that the search for MH370 was really just pretence; an excuse for regional governments in the southern hemisphere to conduct wargames. The amount of fuel alone consumed in the search thus far is astronomically uneconomical, it makes no sense to me otherwise.

about three weeks ago

Peter Kuran:Visual Effects Artist and Atomic Bomb Archivist

Marquis231 Thanks (37 comments)

I've been studying the history of rocketry and nuclear science for years and never did I come across this YouTube channel before, thank you! The Starfish Prime video is particularly amazing, but then they all are.

about 2 months ago

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 3 months ago

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 5 months ago

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 6 months ago

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 7 months ago

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 8 months ago

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 8 months ago

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 8 months ago

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 8 months ago

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 8 months ago

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 10 months ago

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 10 months ago

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.

1 year,10 days

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

1 year,16 days

Warner Bros. Admits To Issuing Bogus Takedowns

Marquis231 I'm shocked (199 comments)

Is anybody honestly surprised at this point?

about a year ago

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

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

about a year ago



Australian Senator Brands New Laws "A fascist ****fest of Orwellian proportions"

Marquis231 Marquis231 writes  |  about 2 months ago

Marquis231 (3115633) writes "Following recent revelations many are still struggling to make sense of the United States and Global surveillance landscape. Despite the growing controversy the Australian federal government is now fast-tracking new anti-terror laws including a 2 year mandatory data-retention scheme ahead of the TPP agreements and G20 global economics summit. West-Australian Senator Scott Ludlam has commented on the technical aspects of the new laws calling the proposed changes "A fascist ****fest of Orwellian proportions"."

Australian Senate Fast Track New Anti-Terror Laws

Marquis231 Marquis231 writes  |  about 3 months 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."

Australian Senate Introduces Laws to Allow Total Internet Surveillance

Marquis231 Marquis231 writes  |  about 3 months 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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