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Australian Schools Go iPad-Crazy

anarche Re:Waste of Money (293 comments)

Sort of.

Capt. Kevin's "Economic Stimulus Package" - which was very successful at insuring us against the GFC - was more aimed at getting money spending than where it was spent.

My old primary school (that my parent still live down the road from) now have two lovely, big, identical assembly areas - coz the Gubberment didn't bother to ask if they needed a second one, but just built it.

And while the funding "had to go to Australian institutions" - where else could it go? But as soon as it gets to Hardly Normal, that new iPad sends the money straight to the US...

more than 3 years ago

Open Source Participation Gains Support In China

anarche Open China (35 comments)

And soon, they'll be contributing to Android too!

more than 4 years ago

Google's China Rival To Create Android-Like OS

anarche Re:I for one... (130 comments)

Yeah, they're what we call the "indigenous population" that were there hundreds of years ago before being colonised by the Chinese.

more than 4 years ago

Scaling To a Million Cores and Beyond

anarche Re:multi core design (206 comments)

that sounds like a mathematics phd in the making to me...

more than 4 years ago

Verizon Charged Marine's Widow an Early Termination Fee

anarche Re:Simple really... (489 comments)

Explain to me what exactly the war has to do with defending our country?

The US has only fought one war in the last century that involved defending our country, and that was fighting against the Japanese during WWII because they attacked Pearl Harbor first. The rest of them were pointless wars for politicians personal agendas and the safety of the US and it's citizens was never threatened.

Basic theory of national defence: fight your wars on someone else's soil. Otherwise you'll be fighting them on your soil.

Oh, and your figures are severely skewed because you forgot to take into account the fact that when he's deployed the military covers all of his expenses, so that money is pure profit.

Really? The Army pays for his mortgage while he's away?

more than 4 years ago

US Shows Interest In Zombie Quarantine Code

anarche Re:Information control is the goal. (195 comments)

To make it a political issue and to use Australia of all places as the example is exactly the wrong way to go about it. We all know that Australia has a completely censored internet with a list of sites people cannot go to because the government does not like the information on these sites.

We can't let this come true! I would miss my paranoid rantings by the ill-informed!

Australia does not have censorship of the 'net. It was trialled, it was scrapped, and the Prime Minister championing it has been axed (more because he's a tool, but anyway).

The only censorship in Australia's 'net is the shit service provision.

more than 4 years ago

US Shows Interest In Zombie Quarantine Code

anarche Re:Principle and practice (195 comments)

The other thing worrying would be forced steps to remove things. I could go with an "ensure you're clean rule", but would be against a "ensure you're running this particular security measure" rule.

I like this until it becomes a "ensure you're running Nortons, as recommended by the Australian Government/your ISP". And no, it doesn't come as part of your connection deal..

more than 4 years ago

Australian Government May Shelve Internet Filter

anarche Quality of Reporting (143 comments)

Ahhh the Sydney Morning Herald, still shit

Prime Minister Kevin expected to call the election before the end of the year...

Really? Pretty sure the Constitution says we have to have an election by November

more than 4 years ago

Inside Australia's Data Retention Proposal

anarche Re:Vote em out I say (154 comments)

But the other guy is going to scrap the NBN!

I want 21-Century Intertubes!!!

Why can't there be a third option!!!

more than 4 years ago

Inside Australia's Data Retention Proposal

anarche Re:Sup? (154 comments)

Best AC post in the history of the Internet.

Filtering in 3..2..1..

more than 4 years ago

Inside Australia's Data Retention Proposal

anarche Re:So...what's the next stage? (154 comments)

You have got to be American.

Our constitution does nothing except stop the Federal Government from stealing all the States' powers.

And its starting to fail at that.

more than 4 years ago

North Korean Flash Games For Export

anarche Re:A hellhole is not a tax dodge or investment opp (211 comments)

China is authoritarian; some of the laws are strict by our standards, but if you obey them and mind your own business, you'll probably be left alone.

not according to this bloke who's farm is being illegally confiscated because of property values in china..

more than 4 years ago

How To Get a Game-Obsessed Teenager Into Coding?

anarche Re:Same way you get your kids interested in gaming (704 comments)

Mod parent up. Not everyone has the mindset for programming.

Having said that - if you can't build your own engine - maybe get him started on modding?

more than 4 years ago

Tetris Clones Pulled From Android Market

anarche Re:Alternate repository ? (396 comments)

you need tAppPackage (i think its called - definately starts with t..), but yes you can install any apk on Android.

Or you can install with the SDK (adb install

Hell, someone should start a Notris google group to host these...

more than 4 years ago

Telcos Waking Up To the Value of Your Location

anarche Value (178 comments)

Did someone say cheaper phone calls??

more than 4 years ago


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