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Quickflix Wants Netflix To Drop Australian VPN Users

ben_kelley Re: International Copyright (172 comments)

Nine Entertainment is a TV network. Make sense?

5 days ago

Restoring Salmon To Their Original Habitat -- With a Cannon

ben_kelley Father's Day Story? (147 comments)

I thought this might be a special father's day project, but tfa didn't seem to feature a build log or anything. Disappointed.

about two weeks ago

Facebook Tests 'Safe' User Tag For Disasters

ben_kelley Re:What happens when the disaster is over? (62 comments)

I have to say I've not missed getting 20 new photos of my brother's cats posted everyday

You're right. It would be confusing for his page to let you know which cats were safe and which were not. I suspect in this situation it would be clearer to get a fb page for each cat.

more than 2 years ago

YouTube Identifies Birdsong As Copyrighted Music

ben_kelley Re:Lies (730 comments)

content owners

You think? I'm torn between wondering if perhaps they have ... friends in high places, or whether it is worth checking for the BRIAA logo on the letterhead anywhere.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: How Do You Install Ubuntu On 30 Laptops and Keep Them In Sync?

ben_kelley Re:How to (202 comments)

Step 2: Implement poorly researched solution and fsck up the entire project

There fixed that for you.

more than 2 years ago

Commercial, USB-Powered DNA Sequencer Coming This Year

ben_kelley Re:USB device ?!? (95 comments)

Yes, but any organism you sequence becomes LGPL.

more than 2 years ago

Commercial, USB-Powered DNA Sequencer Coming This Year

ben_kelley Re:Get one for just $100! * (95 comments)

<hidden>This result shared with: Friends of friends. Click here to change the privacy settings for this application.</hidden>

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Dividing Digital Assets In Divorce?

ben_kelley Re:Simple... (458 comments)

Oh hell no. There's no way she gets all the 0.

I'm not suggesting you be dishonest or anything, but, do you have any letter Os?

more than 2 years ago

Full-Body Scans Rolled Out At All Australian International Airports

ben_kelley Re:Sounds like they won't (329 comments)

Coming up this week on Border Security:

Immigration Officer 1: ... so the passenger has presented at border control, and has refused the normal safety scan.

Immigration Officer 2: Right, so effectively endangering the safety and security of the nation?

Immigration Officer 1: Yes. That's right sir. What should we do with him.

Immigration Officer 2: Normal procedure. Plastic cuffs, scan him, put him on the next plane out.

Immigration Officer 1: Should we tase him first?

Immigration Officer 2: If you like. It has been a quiet morning, hasn't it? Yeah go for it.

Immigration Officer 1: Thankyou sir.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Mirrorless, Interchangeable Lens Camera Advice?

ben_kelley Re:DSLR (402 comments)

the best camera is the one that you have with you

For this reason my backup (non-DSLR) camera is my phone. I have an in-between compact somewhere in a box in the garage, but to be honest, the convenience of having the phone with me at all times wins. If I know I want to take some care with a photo I bring my DSLR.

more than 2 years ago

Software Bug Caused Qantas Airbus A330 To Nose-Dive

ben_kelley Re:... injuring 12 people seriously and causing 39 (603 comments)

In fact the Qantas safety briefing tells you to keep your belt fastened at all times. It seems like good advice to me, although often when I fly I notice people on the flight that don't have their belt on.

more than 2 years ago

Black Friday, for me, means ...

ben_kelley Re:bushfires (198 comments)

"You know honey, I'm not sure our bushfire defences are really up to scratch this year. Just to be safe, I should go out and get a more powerful water pump, and maybe an automated rooftop sprinkler system ... probably better upgrade the controller, which means another spool of cat6 to hook it all up. Anyway, back soon."

more than 2 years ago

Electronic Contact Lens Displays Pixels On the Eye

ben_kelley Torchwood (126 comments)

I don't see why they are bothering with rabbits. Torchwood had model that worked with human eyes years ago!

In addition to being able to display text to the wearer wirelessly, the contact lenses also double as a camera, so that they transmit what the wearer is seeing back to a laptop.

Documented here.

more than 2 years ago

Pakistan Bans 1600 Words and Phrases For Texting

ben_kelley Re:Oh that's sure gonna work (356 comments)

Except for loser, where you have to add an o when texting.

more than 2 years ago

Computing Pioneers Share Their First Tech Memories

ben_kelley Re:Why Gibson? (99 comments)

I tried to work in a 'that's no floppy drive'/'that's no moon' reference, but it's just not happening for me today.

more than 2 years ago

Computing Pioneers Share Their First Tech Memories

ben_kelley Re:Why Gibson? (99 comments)

I bought an Apple IIc and mechanical printer from Eaton's. ... They were marked down for quick sale. ... I was shocked by the very considerable noise the floppy drive (a separate box) made.

Was it marked down because the previous owner had disassembled it possibly?

more than 2 years ago

RAM in my most-used personal computer:

ben_kelley Re:Answers Explained (543 comments)

256+ to 512MB: My main computer is an iPad 2, iPhone 4/4S, or a mid-range android phone

Either that, or you are one of the people who calls me up to ask me why Norton 360 is running so slow on your main computer, and maybe it's time to replace your current main computer with a real computer.

more than 2 years ago

RAM in my most-used personal computer:

ben_kelley Re:phones...or applicances? (543 comments)

My "phone" is my web browser, e-mail client, interface to social media (G+, fb, Twitter), camera, video player, music player. Oh and sometimes I even use it to make voice calls.

more than 2 years ago

Oxford City Council Mandates CCTV Cameras In Taxies by 2015

ben_kelley Re:Sydney taxis (235 comments)

You need some kind of safety device, which can be a camera, and/or some kind of plastic armour around the driver's seat. I can see why some drivers go for the cameras.

more than 2 years ago


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