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South Australia Hits 33% Renewal Energy Target 6 Years Early

PenguSven Re:Yay SA! (169 comments)

I grew up in SA.

A trip back to Adelaide now is like a trip back in time. Comparing to queensland is like saying "Florida isn't that bad, at least we aren't in Alabama fucking our sisters".

Let me know when I can go to a supermarket after 8pm somewhere in the Adelaide suburbs.

about a month ago
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Interview: Ask Richard Stallman What You Will

PenguSven Re: Denommus (480 comments)

Fucking children is not about personal liberties.

That's the problem with you toe jam afficianados, you can't reject one thing rms says and accept that he has said fucked up shit. You just keep trying to make it sound like everything out of his mouth is absolute truth.

about 8 months ago
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Interview: Ask Richard Stallman What You Will

PenguSven Re:Denommus (480 comments)

Kiddie fucking, child porn and fucking apes and dolphins. That's insightful?

about 8 months ago
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Interview: Ask Richard Stallman What You Will

PenguSven Re:GPLv4 (480 comments)

How is that off topic?

The parent asked about the FSF forming a committee to define "what is evil". The founder of the FSF has made numerous comments arguing against the criminal status of the topics I mentioned, some of which are generally considered "worst of the worst" crimes.

about 8 months ago
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Interview: Ask Richard Stallman What You Will

PenguSven Re:GPLv4 (480 comments)

A committee to decide on what's "evil", by the organisation founded by a man who thinks necrophilia, bestiality, possession of child pornography, incest and pedophilia should be legal.

Next: CEO of McDonalds named Director-General of the World Health Organisation

about 8 months ago
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Interview: Ask Richard Stallman What You Will

PenguSven Re:Erotic Novel (480 comments)

No, but probably a barn yard scene, a nursery scene, and a graveyard scene.

about 8 months ago
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Interview: Ask Richard Stallman What You Will

PenguSven Re:Denommus (480 comments)

Wait till you hear what he has to say about necrophilia, bestiality, possession of child pornography, incest and pedophilia.

about 8 months ago
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Death Hovers Politely For Americans' Swipe-and-Sign Credit Cards

PenguSven Re:Signatures are not about security (731 comments)

Because that is a pain in the ass. Entering a pin and giving a signature adds a lot of annoyance without improving security much.

Tell me about it. My Visa is Chip+PIN issued in Australia. When I (not often now with local bank account) use it in Thailand, the attendant will ask (because the machine asks them) if I have a PIN for it, to which I say yes, and happily punch it in. The attendant though, will then insist I sign the bottom of the receipt that says clearly (in English at least, I assume in Thai also) "No signature required". If it happens once I have a locally issued card (and thus will use it more) I will press the issue and see what happens.

about 8 months ago
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Death Hovers Politely For Americans' Swipe-and-Sign Credit Cards

PenguSven Re:It's about time. (731 comments)

Which just gets people used to typing their password into a random web frame, if they can even remember what it is. This is why I normally use my Amex card for ordering online, it doesn't have any of this crap.

A couple of times I've had that "verified by visa" prompt come up (my card is issued by an australian bank) - apart from asking me to answer a question, it also shows a "Personal Assurance Message", which is effectively text i have supplied to the bank previously and is a sentence, not just a word like a dogs name or something.

about 8 months ago
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Apple Maps Flaw Sends Drivers Across Airport Runway

PenguSven Re:The real question is (311 comments)

Presumably the car would realise it shouldn't go through a fucking gate without confirmation?

1 year,25 days
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Apple Maps Flaw Sends Drivers Across Airport Runway

PenguSven Re:The real question is (311 comments)

What the fuck does this have to do with a wheel falling off a car? That is a clear and present danger. GPS is at best, advice. ADVICE. If i went and bought some piece of shit ford and the GPS gave me wrong directions, yes I would hold Ford responsible and expect them to fix it, but I would also not blame them if I was stupid enough to ignore multiple warning signs and a fucking gate, and thus drove onto a runway.

1 year,25 days
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Apple Maps Flaw Sends Drivers Across Airport Runway

PenguSven Re:From TFA (311 comments)

Or why they would be removed after a GPS app is updated?

1 year,25 days
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Apple Maps Flaw Sends Drivers Across Airport Runway

PenguSven Re:The real question is (311 comments)

Take some fucking responsibility for your own actions. They had to go through a fucking gate, and past multiple signs saying they shouldn't be driving there. Yes Apple's maps have a bug, and they have said they are fixing it. What has the airport management done to prevent unauthorised access to the runway? What have the drivers done to improve their own common fucking sense?

1 year,25 days
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Apple Maps Flaw Sends Drivers Across Airport Runway

PenguSven Re:The real question is (311 comments)

And it's Apple's fault that this route is open to drivers? Apple's data comes from third parties - a lot of it is aggregated by the likes of TomTom etc, from local authorities. Remember the bullshit about people getting lost in Victoria (australia) looking for a town called Mildura? The local mapping data had two locations for Mildura - one in the middle of a forrest, one where the town is. Any idiot that follows a navigation app's directions off a highway onto either a dirt track through a forrest or onto a fucking runway, deserves it. They are assistants, not foolproof deities.

1 year,25 days
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Apple Finally Fixes Unencrypted App Store Login

PenguSven Re:Typical haters (52 comments)

Session cookies should contain a Session identifier, not login credentials.

about a year and a half ago
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ITC Rules Apple Does Not Infringe S3 Graphics Patents

PenguSven Re:ho snap htc bought the wrong warchest (81 comments)

Yes, because apple believes HTC is infringing on their patents. So because a company has been doing something longer, it's impossible that they could copy a new competitor's product(s) ? I just looked at images of that LG phone, and I think anyone who claims it's a copy is stretching things a bit. People complain that Apple's lawsuit over the Samsung tablet is crap, and those two devices are much closer in design than the iPhone and this clunker.

more than 2 years ago
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Telco CEO Asks For "Baby Bell Solution" For Australia

PenguSven Re:The Fed? (66 comments)

Just because the US Federal Reserve is run by Chimps in suits, doesn't mean ours is.

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft Makes Chrome Play H.264 Video

PenguSven Re:Priorities (535 comments)

It costs both Microsoft and Apple more to USE the H.264 patents than they get back from owning some of them - neither is doing this for financial reasons, apart from perhaps, wanting to sell devices that work with the video form every man and his dog is creating and consuming.

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft Makes Chrome Play H.264 Video

PenguSven Re:And Yet, No Ogg Theora in IE (535 comments)

Oh yeah, it's the lack of H.264 support that's stopped Linux on the desktop from taking off. Sure. You keep telling yourself that.

more than 3 years ago
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Google To Drop Support For H.264 In Chrome

PenguSven Re:Pretty soon... (765 comments)

If you actually read what I wrote, the browser native controls for the <video> tag should have a way to make it full screen - Safari for instance puts a full-screen button to the right of the scrubber, just as in Quicktime X.

more than 3 years ago

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