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Inside CERT Australia

The Fanta Menace Julian Assange... (74 comments)

Your services are required. I expect the information to appear on Wikileaks ASAP.

more than 3 years ago
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New York Times Paywall Goes Live, Loopholes Abound

The Fanta Menace Re:Tor circumvents Paywall? (127 comments)

Delete all your nytimes.com cookies and it will let you have another 20.

more than 3 years ago
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SABAM Wants Truckers To Pay For Listening To Radio

The Fanta Menace Dear MAFIAA (337 comments)

I listen to music while I work all the time. You're never going to get a cent out of me for it.

more than 3 years ago
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Aussie PM Office Calls For Government Ban On Gmail, Hotmail

The Fanta Menace Re:I call deflection .. (178 comments)

Amusingly, the nutjob opposition leader is even more unpopular.

more than 3 years ago
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Aussie PM Office Calls For Government Ban On Gmail, Hotmail

The Fanta Menace Pointless (178 comments)

Blocking webmail services is like whack-a-mole. There's likely to be one somewhere that you'll miss, and when the potential leakers (henceforth known as patriots) find it, you're back to square one.

more than 3 years ago
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Facebook Photo of Stolen Ring Puts Couple In Jail

The Fanta Menace Re:Fitting name... (143 comments)

'I want a ring. I want a ring. I want a ring' Gawd, that guy is lucky he's going to jail. Any woman who hounds like that isn't worth it. For what it's worth, I will /never/ buy someone a ring. It's simply not needed.

more than 3 years ago
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One Man's Quest To Build True Artificial Life

The Fanta Menace I'm not interested... (98 comments)

...in seeing any of them again, even in 2D.

more than 3 years ago
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SSDs Cause Crisis For Digital Forensics

The Fanta Menace Well, I guess.. (491 comments)

...we better ban them, then.

more than 3 years ago
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Australia Bans New Mortal Kombat

The Fanta Menace Re:Shit (119 comments)

You don't have to pay to enter the city centre. I've walking into there many times.

more than 3 years ago
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Does Syfy Really Love Sci-Fi?

The Fanta Menace To be fair... (742 comments)

...all of the Stargates deserved to be axed. Terrible. terrible television.

more than 3 years ago
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Chrome May Drop the URL Bar

The Fanta Menace Please make this optional. (343 comments)

I want the url bar. Making drastic interface changes without giving the user an option to accept them smacks of GNOME-style arsehattery.

more than 3 years ago
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News Corp. and Apple Unveil The Daily

The Fanta Menace Re:Walled Paradice. (249 comments)

A choice between two leaders isn't much of a choice.

more than 3 years ago
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Facebook Opens Up Home Addresses and Phone Numbers

The Fanta Menace Re:Message from Facebook (459 comments)

However, I untied my shoelaces, not detied them.

more than 3 years ago
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UK Gov't Wants To Block Internet Porn By Default

The Fanta Menace Re:Oh wow. (642 comments)

Provide me with proof that it was not common for children to see their parents having sex in their single room peasant dwellings pre-1800. Or, frankly, in some third world country right now, where they have similar conditions.

more than 3 years ago
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UK Gov't Wants To Block Internet Porn By Default

The Fanta Menace Re:Oh wow. (642 comments)

I don't actually believe this. I wouldn't mind betting that pre-industrial civilisation, that children saw this sort of thing all the time - and not just pictures and films, but real life sex. Ie, their parents.

Privacy in homes is a modern thing. I bet the children saw sex regularly and didn't think anything of it at all. They probably grew up with far more well-adjusted attitudes towards it than people in modern societies do.

more than 3 years ago
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Drop Out and Innovate, Urges VC Peter Thiel

The Fanta Menace Re:Why under age 20? (239 comments)

So, lets say you're 25 and you want to drop out and innovate... wait a sec, you graduated at 22 and have had the job of your dreams and 2.5 kids over the past 3 years, right?

Que? How many people in first-world countries have children at 22-25 now? Most people aren't even married until in their 30s. And if they have any sense, they'll leave it even later.

No-one wants to be stuck with kids, a mortgage and the utter boredom of 9-5 office work in the prime of their life.

more than 3 years ago
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Aussie Spies Spooked By Cyberwar

The Fanta Menace Re:This isn't surprising. (72 comments)

Anonymous seems to mostly go for websites, however (although they did manage to take out Mastercard's transaction server, which was an interesting touch).

If they only went for Australian government websites, it's no big loss. I don't know why the press went so nuts last year when the Dept of Comms webserver went down - meh, it's hardly important.

more than 3 years ago
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America's Cubicles Are Shrinking

The Fanta Menace Re:Misguided Rationalization (484 comments)

Y'know when I was younger I would have worked on a shelf if it meant I had a job and I was doing something I loved

How many people these days are actually doing something they love? I love to work with Linux, but every fucking sysadmin job out there now is loaded down with compliance bullshit which I have absolutely no interest in.

more than 3 years ago
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Voyager 1 Beyond Solar Wind

The Fanta Menace Re:Article Text (245 comments)

You don't know that aliens haven't been there before.

more than 3 years ago

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