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What Fire and Leakage At WIPP Means For Nuclear Waste Disposal

ozduo sounds like (154 comments)

a great target for a terrorist. what would it take to detonate?

about three weeks ago

Paralyzed Woman Walks Again With 3D-Printed Robotic Exoskeleton

ozduo I cant wait (41 comments)

for a 3d printed-exoskeleton for my penis. lots of programming possibilities here. Ha Ha!

about 2 months ago

Ask Slashdot: What Games Are You Playing?

ozduo Re:Civilization 4 (669 comments)

I have logged over a thousand hours on Civ5, that says it all!

about 2 months ago

Asus Announces Small Form Factor 'Chromebox' PCs

ozduo Samsung designers are nuts (125 comments)

they coloured it black then called it a Chromebox - where's the chrome?

about 2 months ago

Jade Rabbit Spotted By American Eagle (LRO)

ozduo The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (58 comments)

must be using Chinese hardware. Otherwise they wouldn't be able to insert false pixels to keep up the lie! Ha Ha

about 3 months ago

Safeway Suspends Worker For Sci-Fi Parody of His Firing

ozduo this video is a great resume (191 comments)

for the video industry, and a lousy one for the grocery industry.

about 4 months ago

Australia's $44B Broadband Network May Settle For Fiber Near the Home

ozduo Re:supplying fibre to every home (229 comments)

At the end of the day people don't want to be tethered to the end of a cable when viable wireless alternatives are soon to available. Australia's largest phone/internet provider Telstra is testing LTE-A Technology which Hits 300Mbps Wireless Speeds. It should be easer (supplied years sooner and much cheaper) to blanket OZ with LTE-A than spending $7,000 per household to supply fibre. http://hothardware.com/News/Australias-Telestra-Hits-300Mbps-Wireless-Speeds-With-LTEA-Technology/

about 4 months ago

Australia's $44B Broadband Network May Settle For Fiber Near the Home

ozduo Re:supplying fibre to every home (229 comments)

Yes they have moved to slightly left of centre these days, but as I am slightly right of Genghis Khan THOSE WHO USE CAPITALS ARE SOCIALISTS!

about 4 months ago

Australia's $44B Broadband Network May Settle For Fiber Near the Home

ozduo supplying fibre to every home (229 comments)

was Labor's (the previous socialist government) voting carrot. With most Australians living in sprawling suburbia it was impossibly expensive. The current (conservative) government was forced to offer a modest substitute to compete for votes. Hopefully they will totally renege on this and then let private enterprise get on with supplying us affordable and innovative access to the internet.

about 4 months ago

No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service — and No Google Glass, Either

ozduo Just imagine (845 comments)

the tin foil this place must use!

about 5 months ago

Google Starts Tracking Retail Store Visits On Android and iOS

ozduo Re:you can turn off tracking (157 comments)

I was using irony to make my sarcastic point! sorry it went over your head. (that's another demonstration of irony)

about 5 months ago



Spy expert says Australia operating as 'listening post' for US agencies

ozduo ozduo writes  |  about 6 months ago

ozduo (2043408) writes "Intelligence expert Professor Des Ball says the Australian Signals Directorate — formerly known as the Defence Signals Directorate — is sharing information with the National Security Agency (NSA).

The NSA is the agency at the heart of whistleblower Edward Snowden's leaks, and has recently been accused of tapping into millions of phone calls of ordinary citizens in France, Germany and Spain.

Mr Ball says Australia has been monitoring the Asia Pacific region for the US using local listening posts.

"You can't get into the information circuits and play information warfare successfully unless you're into the communications of the higher commands in [the] various countries in our neighbourhood," he told Lateline.

Mr Ball says Australia has four key facilities that are part of the XKeyscore program, the NSA's controversial computer system that searches and analyses vast amounts of internet data.

They include the jointly-run Pine Gap base near Alice Springs, a satellite station outside Geraldton in Western Australia, a facility at Shoal Bay, near Darwin, and a new centre in Canberra."

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Medicare cuts could come from sensitive area

ozduo ozduo writes  |  about 2 years ago

ozduo (2043408) writes "2nd May The Australian National times reports that "THE government is expected to target one of the more delicate areas of medical care — cosmetic genital surgery — in its search for cuts to the cost of Medicare. The increase in so-called ''designer vagina'' surgical procedures is expected to come under tougher scrutiny in relation to eligibility for Medicare benefits in Tuesday's budget.""
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