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Australia To Fight iPod Use By Pedestrians

dasmoo Re:They have a point (450 comments)

If you ride your bike through the docklands I hope you get hit by a car. Sure, you might not all be idiots, but the vast majority enjoy road rules only when they suit you.

more than 4 years ago
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Bill Gates Doesn't Work At Microsoft Anymore

dasmoo Re:Don't forget about Apple. (497 comments)

I never really had an issue with Microsoft's lock in as such, it was just that we were locked into to something shitty and there were no viable choices.

Apple doesn't have 90% of the phone market, and it's pretty safe to say they never will. Microsoft had enough of the desktop market to make themselves the only option. Only the prevalence of the Internet solved this by making the OS that you're working on less important.

Don't like Apple's phone model? There are about 5000 other phones you can buy, all running a different OS and all with their own strengths and weaknesses. You are not locked into Apple's model. They run their business how they see fit and it does not cause me any issue (I don't have an iphone).

more than 4 years ago
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Major 'Net Players Mulling IPv6 Whitelist

dasmoo Re:ISPs are not wild about the idea. (158 comments)

I don't understand why the content providers don't just have nameservers that only serve up the AAAA and are reachable only through IPv6. This works for me currently.

more than 4 years ago
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Ubuntu Will Switch To Base-10 File Size Units In Future Release

dasmoo Re:Cannonical is just trolling us (984 comments)

You seem to be really pissed about losing a few gig. Maybe you should buy SAS hard drives instead and move the fuck on. You didn't lose anything. You got what you paid for.

Also you must be really pissed about the amounts that the hard drive manufacturers are ripping you in particular off, due to your fucked maths. (2^10)^3 is a gigabyte, not 2^1000, or, yes, 2^30, but maybe this will make it easier to understand as a gig in decimal is then (10^3)^3, Tera is ^4 and so on. 2^1000 is many, many orders of magnitude off. It's so far off that it's not even wrong. I doubt all the data on the planet would fill a tenth of your GB "standard". Let's just say that these decimal KBs are just to protect you and people like you, from the complexities of simple math.

You remember how your maths teacher told you that you would use the maths one day? Don't. Use the calculator or get someone else to do it. Just shut the fuck up about how you're "losing" a gigabyte because someone changed the standard. It's like complaining that you car isn't as fast when you measure the speed in miles, or maybe that the car should be able to go the same speed as the speedometer says.

more than 4 years ago
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Ubuntu Will Switch To Base-10 File Size Units In Future Release

dasmoo Re:bit and pieces (984 comments)

whoosh

more than 4 years ago
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Coping With 1 Million SSH Authentication Failures?

dasmoo Re:fail2ban (497 comments)

My IP didn't show up in the country I'm in on that list.

more than 4 years ago
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Australian Senate Hears Open Source Is Too Expensive

dasmoo Re:It could be legitimate (365 comments)

Or they don't know there are better tools. Hmm, I need to do something with these numbers in my spreadsheet, which tool will I use?

more than 4 years ago
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Mozilla Puts Tiger Out To Pasture

dasmoo Re:Some statistics (440 comments)

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Firefox 3.5
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10.6 (Darwin 10.x): 1,497,221 (26%)
10.5 (Darwin 9.x): 2,855,842 (50%)
10.4 (Darwin 8.x): 1,379,770 (24%)
All versions of Mac OS X: 5,732,833

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Firefox 3.6
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10.6 (Darwin 10.x): 186,825 (59%)
10.5 (Darwin 9.x): 91,478 (29%)
10.4 (Darwin 8.x): 35,960 (12%)
All versions of Mac OS X: 314,263

more than 4 years ago
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Mozilla Puts Tiger Out To Pasture

dasmoo Re:I blame apple (440 comments)

So because Microsoft couldn't sell you Vista, Apple are ripping you off? If you'd skipped leopard then bought a snow leopard family pack (5 pack) with some friends you'd have saved $30.

more than 4 years ago
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Landmark Ruling Gives Australian ISPs Safe Harbor

dasmoo Re:Prepare for the appeals! (252 comments)

Lawyers don't say awesome. Unless there's hookers and blow involved, then pretty much anything is awesome.

more than 4 years ago
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Australian ISPs To Disconnect Botnet "Zombies"

dasmoo Re:Finally (213 comments)

They're Australian ISPs. They took care of the heavy user problem a long time ago. 120GB is one of the bigger plans, 60GB in the day and 60GB at night.

more than 4 years ago
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Australian ISPs To Disconnect Botnet "Zombies"

dasmoo Re:Finally (213 comments)

I've been calling for this for years, on Slashdot and other venues. ISPs do monitor suspicious behaviour. I can remember many many years ago when I was much younger and playing around with netbus and scanning the default port 1234 with it for about 20 minutes. The next day we got a call from the ISP asking if everything was okay.

This was more likely because of complaints from 40+ year old men watching firewall logs. Back in the day we used to get people installing things like zone alarm, or some other kinda dodgy firewall which alerted them to the fact that someone was trying to scan their machine. Oh the stupid shit that they would ring up with, expecting us to be akin to the police. We would sometimes do something, and sometimes not, depending on how many complaints they would send (the more you sent, the less likely action would be taken). The only action taken though was ringing and asking what was going on, explaining that perhaps they had a virus (or a teenager).

more than 4 years ago
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Australian ISPs To Disconnect Botnet "Zombies"

dasmoo Re:Sad, isn't it? (213 comments)

We could probably send them an email that would talk them into buying it.

more than 4 years ago
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Australian ISPs To Disconnect Botnet "Zombies"

dasmoo Re:Bad Precedent? (213 comments)

Nearly all Australian ISPs block port 25 access to anything other than their mail server. You can turn it off of course, but the majority of people don't complain about it, or use 587.

more than 4 years ago
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IPv4 Free Pool Drops Below 10%, 1.0.0.0/8 Allocated

dasmoo Re:Ill bet this will happen (467 comments)

IPv6 for most end users will mean nothing. End users don't know how to fix mail when it breaks, and as such, won't use it (or will use it until it breaks). The IETF built v6 with the idea of the end to end internet because they want that, not because it's popular.

more than 4 years ago
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Scientists To Breed the Auroch From Extinction

dasmoo Re:Yum (277 comments)

There are a lot of ideas where you can say the Nazis did this already, some good, some kinda evil.

more than 4 years ago
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NASA Finds Cocaine In Space Shuttle Hanger

dasmoo Florida (17 comments)

Well, good luck with that guys, I'm sure there's only one or two people in Florida with bags of cocaine.

more than 4 years ago
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Air Canada Ordered To Provide Nut-Free Zone

dasmoo Re:Shrimp free zone? (643 comments)

Well they're the one with the fucking stupid idea of leaving the house when they have a severe allergy to fur. I mean fuck, if I had an allergy to fur I'd stay the fuck at home where I know there's no dogs or cats or shit, why fucking risk it getting in a cab to go to the airport?

more than 4 years ago

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