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Australian Courts Will Be Able To See Your Browsing History

WillKemp Re:makes no sense (182 comments)

Well we were talking about Australia and i'm pretty sure the answer's "no".

about three weeks ago
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Australian Courts Will Be Able To See Your Browsing History

WillKemp Re:Sadly, not surprising. (182 comments)

No, we started going downhill when Howard was elected - 19 years ago. Things improved a bit under Labor, but didn't get anywhere near back to where they were 20 years ago.

about three weeks ago
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Australian Courts Will Be Able To See Your Browsing History

WillKemp Re:makes no sense (182 comments)

Not in Australia, which is where we're talking about.

about three weeks ago
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Australian Courts Will Be Able To See Your Browsing History

WillKemp Re:makes no sense (182 comments)

In Australia?

about three weeks ago
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Australian Courts Will Be Able To See Your Browsing History

WillKemp Re:makes no sense (182 comments)

Why the hell would anybody sue for divorce on the grounds of adultery nowadays? It's just more hassle and more expense and you're still divorced just the same if you do it the no cause way.

about three weeks ago
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Australian Courts Will Be Able To See Your Browsing History

WillKemp Re:makes no sense (182 comments)

20+ years? Politicians only discovered the internet 3 years ago.

about three weeks ago
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Australian Courts Will Be Able To See Your Browsing History

WillKemp Re:Any effective opposition to this? (182 comments)

Why don't you grow some balls and take action instead of waiting for some hero to save you like a damsel in distress?

Says the AC.

about three weeks ago
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Australian Courts Will Be Able To See Your Browsing History

WillKemp Re:The Australian government was elected (182 comments)

Both Labor and Liberals support this. Its going to happen no matter who you vote for.

No it's not. Vote for the Greens!

about three weeks ago
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Australian Courts Will Be Able To See Your Browsing History

WillKemp Re:Sadly, not surprising. (182 comments)

Australia was pretty cool. Well, mostly - Queensland was always a rogue state. Sadly we've been going rapidly downhill for about the last 20 years. We're gradually turning into the US - but without the basic freedoms of the US constitution.

about three weeks ago
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Physicists Identify Possible New Particle Behind Dark Matter

WillKemp Re:My house of cards, taller than your house of ca (103 comments)

There's plenty of direct evidence for them.

There is no direct evidence of them. If there were, we wouldn't be having this discussion at all.

We've observed huge (galaxy scale) gobs of something that can't be matter as we know it but has mass.

They have not been observed. They have merely been inferred from the behaviour of things which have been observed. However, there are other possible explanations of those phenomena.

about three weeks ago
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Physicists Identify Possible New Particle Behind Dark Matter

WillKemp Re:My house of cards, taller than your house of ca (103 comments)

It seems to me that whatever particle they theorise, if they try hard enough they can find it sooner or later. That makes me suspect that none of them are actually real, but are just artefacts of the experimental methods, and indicators of some much more fundamental reality - which they are completely failing to see.

about three weeks ago
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Physicists Identify Possible New Particle Behind Dark Matter

WillKemp Re:LAMP (103 comments)

[......] LAMP (Linux Apache MySQL PHP)?

You're a bit behind the times - it's more likely to be Linux, Apache, MariaDB, PHP nowadays.

about three weeks ago
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EU Sets Goal To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions 40% By 2030

WillKemp Re:The year (172 comments)

[......] he still remembers the 20s and 30s quite sharply.

But does he read Slashdot? And, more relevantly, has he got used to the fact that years start with 20 now? The "anonymous reader" obviously hasn't.

I remember the 1960s quite well, but even before the current century started, i was used to years starting with 20.

about a month ago
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EU Sets Goal To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions 40% By 2030

WillKemp The year (172 comments)

How far do we have to get into the 21st century before you people stop putting "the year" in front of a year? What else could "by 2030" be referring to? It was arguably ok to write that in the first couple of years of the century, when people were still not used to years starting with "20", rather than "19", but it's not ok any more - it's redundant, clunky, and stupid.

about a month ago
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Preferred smartphone screen size?

WillKemp Re:Missing option (258 comments)

What more do you need?

Email, a web browser, and the ability to read pdf and doc files. I never call people.

about a month ago
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In UK, Internet Trolls Could Face Two Years In Jail

WillKemp Re:Mohammed is the #1 boys name in England (489 comments)

[......] the majority of the population bows to Mecca and Media five times a day [......]

Majority? What planet are you on?

You've been reading the lies spread by that British fascist group that seems to be like a disease on Facebook at the moment, haven't you?

about a month ago
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When will the first successful manned Mars mission happen?

WillKemp Re:oil discovery = terraforming (219 comments)

That's why you have to burn the oil.

That releases the CO2, which is what plants use to make oxygen.

Do you even understand what "burn" means? I'll give you a clue... How does the O get into the CO2? (it doesn't come out of the oil.)

about a month ago
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CSS Proposed 20 Years Ago Today

WillKemp Re:They _Should_ Replace It (180 comments)

What does it even mean that tables should only be used for "tabular data"? Isn't that a tautology? It's like saying, only pour water on things that are already wet.

No, not even close.

Tables should only be used for tabular data because tables have a semantic meaning. Making layout look like it has some meaning is stupid. If you only ever think in terms of sighted people looking at your web pages, then i guess you don't care. If you care about people using screen readers, etc, then maybe you should care.

about a month and a half ago
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CSS Proposed 20 Years Ago Today

WillKemp Re:Floppies (180 comments)

[......] 21 floppies for the original version [......]

Not according to the article you linked to. It says there were 13 floppies in series A and 11 floppies in series X. That equals 24.

I have to say i'm surprised there were that many. I first installed Slackware on my Digital HiNote laptop in 1995 - after downloading the floppy images via Digital Equipment Corporation's "FTP by mail" service (my only internet access was via UUCP). I don't remember there being that many floppies. But maybe you didn't need all of them to install a basic system. I installed X that way too, but probably once i'd got the core Linux system up and running, so i probably reused the floppies.

about a month and a half ago

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Australian lawyers to serve notices via Facebook

WillKemp WillKemp writes  |  more than 5 years ago

WillKemp writes "In what is probably a world first, the Australian Capital Territory's Supreme Court has ruled that Facebook is a sufficient means of communicating with parties to a legal action. Court notices have previously been served by email and mobile phone messages, as well as by traditional paper documents. But, according to an article in the Sydney Morning Herald, lawyers in a mortgage repossession case were granted the right to serve notices on the defendents via their Facebook profiles after private detectives failed to come up with any other means of contacting them."
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