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Music and Movies Could Trigger Mobile Malware

Vombatus A good reason (88 comments)

to turn your phones off whilst watching a movie!

about a year and a half ago

German Court Rejects Apple's Privacy Policy

Vombatus To be fair (124 comments)

It must be hard to ensure that every jurisdiction on earth will be happy with everything that you do

about a year and a half ago

Stanford Study Flawed: Organic Produce May Be More Nutritious After All

Vombatus Re:Of course! (305 comments)

And organic produce is easier to digest than inorganic.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Worth Going For a Graduate Degree In the Middle of Your Career?

Vombatus You should never stop learning (260 comments)

If that comes in the form of a graduate degree, so be it.
As long as you keep learning

more than 2 years ago

Australian Government Denies Microsoft Bias In OOXML Choice

Vombatus Re:I want to believe (193 comments)

Training is popular in Oz because of the "training guarantee" law enacted by the Hawke govternment a couple of decades ago.

The training guarantee rules went out the window some time ago. There is no longer a tax incentive to provide training for staff.

about 4 years ago

UK Wants To Phase Out Checks By 2018

Vombatus Re:Good Riddance (796 comments)

Just to be pedantic, its not the tax office, its Austrac - the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre http://austrac.gov.au/

more than 5 years ago

Slashdot Turns 100,000

Vombatus Re:Groan (443 comments)

You must be new here

more than 5 years ago

Virgin Media To Trial Filesharing Monitoring In UK

Vombatus Re:Time to encrypt everything. (280 comments)

Actually one word or, acronym to be precise, the DMCA.

As far as I know, the laws applicable in the USA do not apply to the rest of the world...


more than 5 years ago

Inside England and Wales' DNA Regime

Vombatus Re:Just take it at birth like in the USSA (141 comments)

Only if you are born in a hospital. If you are born at home, you can tell the doctor to fuck off when he says he needs to take genetic samples.

And if you can talk very soon after you are born, then your genetic material would be worth studying

more than 5 years ago

UK Musicians Back Watered-Down "Three-Strikes" Rule

Vombatus Re:Finally, some sense (229 comments)

... "Heaven knows I'm miserable @#%^H!*( NO CARRIER

Shit, are people still listening to The Smiths in the future?

I'm afraid, Very afraid. I am listening to my portable music playing device while I read this. As soon as I got to this part of the thread, who should come out of the earphones but The Smiths singing Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now.

more than 5 years ago

CSIRO Wins Wi-Fi Settlement From HP

Vombatus What we need (125 comments)

What we need is for the Australian Government to adequately fund CSIRO so they do not have to raise money via lawsuits.

The clever country indeed.

more than 5 years ago

In AU, Dodgy Dell Deal Faces Consumer Backlash

Vombatus Re:Too good to be true? (173 comments)

And they are genuine "Farkarie Rugs" ...

(Someone will be old enough to get it)

I curse the day I married your sister.

more than 6 years ago

Microsoft Denies Paying Nigerians $400K To Ditch Linux

Vombatus Re:Realized they were being scammed? (148 comments)

No wonder they were skeptical, a 400k cashier's check...

But was it 400,000 Nigerian dollars?

more than 6 years ago

City Uses DNA To Sniff Out Dog Poop Offenders

Vombatus Re:Privacy Concerns anyone? (252 comments)

As far as I am concerned, this is an invasion of privacy.

Yeah, keep your nose out of my business!!!

more than 6 years ago


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