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Windows 8.1 Update Crippling PCs With BSOD, Microsoft Suggests You Roll Back

demonrob Re:For some it was just a plain black screen (291 comments)

Different woolworths. This is the australian one. There's even a seperate South Aftican one too I believe,

2 hours ago

NASA Releases Footage of "Flying Saucer" Braking Test, Declares Success

demonrob Re:Keep believing, nerds (55 comments)

I'm sure we can find a minister in the Australian government who does.

about two weeks ago

Critics To FTC: Why Do You Hate In-App Purchasing Freedom?

demonrob Re:Their Job (171 comments)

as if the kid will notice the psychologist whilst crossing the road concentrating on the all important game screen.

about two weeks ago

Nightfall: Can Kalgash Exist?

demonrob Re:fundementally impossible (86 comments)

hey, there are australians here, don't bring logic and science into it, we no longer believe in them, so therefore you scientists must be wack jobs.

about three weeks ago

Coming Soon(ish) From LG: Transparent, Rollup Display

demonrob Re: Could this be the year (64 comments)

that's cos you're looking right through it. You are part of the 30 percent!

about a month ago

Chinese State Media Declares iPhone a Threat To National Security

demonrob Re:Seriously, an iphone? (143 comments)

Its not the work on the phone - its the tracking of the location.

about a month ago

Bug In Fire TV Screensaver Tears Through 250 GB Data Cap

demonrob Re:It's 2014 (349 comments)

Because the internet companies are charged via data size. Think the links between countries - these are charged by capacity. How do you think it should be charged instead? Or should it just be free?

about a month and a half ago

Dump World's Nuclear Waste In Australia, Says Ex-PM Hawke

demonrob Re:Bad idea! (213 comments)

Mutant Koalas are the real concern. The current ones are already dangerous enough with their pissing and scratching.

about 3 months ago

UN Court: Japanese Whaling "Not Scientific"

demonrob Re:It all winds up on a dinner table (188 comments)

But do they research the dear and the roos? Maybe the now-unempolyed Japanese researchers can come over and research these animals instead?

about 5 months ago

Continued Rise In Autism Diagnoses Puzzles Researchers, Galvanizes Advocates

demonrob Re:Medicalizing Normality (558 comments)

Society is changing to interact less in person, and more via electronics .

Tell me more about this electronic breeding you are suggesting? Austism as an evolutionary step? Not likely, but todays society is more likely to allow autistic people to survive and to cope and even to breed than past ones.

ps: if only autism did mean 'good at math!' - our's takes too many short cuts and struggles where she should succeed. She's great at sport trivia though!

ps further: and a bit later on I see that sOnicfreak seems to have also worked out this electronic breeding! I think that's what he's saying anyway.

about 5 months ago

Creationists Demand Equal Airtime With 'Cosmos'

demonrob Re:Demand all you want (667 comments)

Cosmos covers 20billion years, Creation covers 6000. So no it shouldn't be equal time, it should be a direct ratio of time between the concepts.

about 5 months ago

Sulfur Polymers Could Enable Long-Lasting, High-Capacity Batteries

demonrob Re:Still a ways to go...until we get where? (131 comments)

yes people, this is an interesting discussion, but we do really want to know about the efficiency of unicorn farts. I've heard so much mentioned of them lately but no hard core mathematics or science about it. Do we need to ask the CSIRO for an opinion once they have finished their dragon reasearch?

about 5 months ago

Sulfur Polymers Could Enable Long-Lasting, High-Capacity Batteries

demonrob Re: Dat Envelope (131 comments)

maybe add a couple of wind turbines as well?

about 5 months ago

Japanese Firm Proposes Microwave-Linked Solar Plant On the Moon

demonrob Re:no reason to leave home (330 comments)

but we could use the power to fire lasers at those moon people

about 6 months ago

John Carmack Left id Software Because He Couldn't Do VR Work There

demonrob Re:Boo fucking hoo (146 comments)

Why would you want to cry? You got emotional problems you want to tell us about? You do want to read the article and think about it since that is the whole point of these sort of articles. He started a company, he left, people want to know why, its tech and gaming related so its totally relevant. So AC go off and cry about your lack of imagination and sense of interesting.

about 6 months ago

Schiller Says Apple Is the Last PC Maker From the Mac Era, Forgets About HP

demonrob Re: Oh (474 comments)

but it is important - people are writing wrong things on the internet and it must be fixed!

about 7 months ago

Schiller Says Apple Is the Last PC Maker From the Mac Era, Forgets About HP

demonrob Re:Oh (474 comments)

who is talking PCs? Computers is the word. Cray made (still make?) fairly good computers. And so do many of the others. And why pointing out when Apple started - the discussion is THE MAC. For an AC you really are pretty dumb.

about 7 months ago

Programmer Debunks Source Code Shown In Movies and TV Shows

demonrob Re:oh duh (301 comments)

It's implied in the film that he's somehow either passing the phone company the right signals to make his calls free

- this needs to be even mentioned on slashdot? oh dear, where has the geek cred gone? And you say 'somehow' - this was standard cracker practice back then.

about 7 months ago


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