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Internet Censorship Back On Australian Agenda

therufus We Aussies have form (109 comments)

It's probably worth noting that at one point (and probably still), Australia was the number one downloader of TV shows in the world.

That being said, we're constantly delayed waiting for current seasons of shows to be played on our free-to-air stations.

about 8 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What To Tell Non-Tech Savvy Family About Malware?

therufus Re:Create a non-admin account for them (340 comments)

Norton? LOL.

From the fact that he's completely illiterate about computers automatically implies he already has Norton installed. That AND the fact he's on AOL.

It seems OP is pretty savvy, why not register a domain name for him and set up an SMTP account you can remotely administer. It doesn't mean he'll never have his email hacked, but he'd be less of a target.

about 2 years ago
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Devices on my home network (less modem):

therufus And my count is.. (374 comments)

Web/Samba server
Torrent server
Main PC
Laptop
Parents PC
Nintendo Wii
Xbox
HTC Desire HD
Samsung Galaxy S2

That's 9 by my count.

about 3 years ago
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Australia's National Broadband Network Officially Open For Business

therufus First post!!! (161 comments)

Well, it would have been. I don't have this new NBN thingy yet...

about 3 years ago
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Microsoft Releases Windows 8 Developer Preview

therufus Avoid 8, there's a pattern (266 comments)

I've found there is a pattern for MS operating systems:
95 = unstable
98 = excellent
ME = better left forgotten
XP = still kicking and doing ok
Vista = poorly received
7 = best yet

That's my opinion based on being in the industry and speaking with other computer techs over the past 15 years or so. So with the bad/good/bad/good/bad/good pattern, I'm staying clear of 8 and waiting for 9 ;)

more than 3 years ago
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Apple Bans Game App That Criticizes Smartphone Production

therufus Apple/Scientology? (213 comments)

I've always jokingly called apple the "Cult of Macintology", but now it's even more obvious. The cult of $cientology sue people when they don't like what they're saying, Apple also take action (by the sole means they can) by killing off criticism.

Can anyone say Streisand effect?

more than 3 years ago
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Apple Blocks Sale of Galaxy Tab 10.1 In Australia

therufus Just go away Apple! (316 comments)

Apple haven't made a decent product in years, they can hardly be called innovators, they're just a marketing monster. And when someone does something vaguely distasteful to them, they sue them. Maybe Apple is just a branch of the Cult of $cientology.

The fact that Apple have such market share is proof that society is slowly getting dumber and dumber.

more than 3 years ago
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Australian Attys General Agree in Principle on R18+

therufus So stupid (32 comments)

So now our governments stupidity has made world news. Pathetic.

more than 3 years ago
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I Name My Servers After:

therufus Show your inner nerd (722 comments)

Server = Howard (from the Mighty Boosh days)
Laptop = Bollo (again, Mighty Boosh)
New server = Leonard (The Big Bang Theory)
New PC = Sheldon (same)

Originally I had all surnames from The Simpsons but got sick of trying to spell Nahasapeemapetilon.

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft Patents Foot Computing

therufus April fools! (107 comments)

I'm kinda confused. I'm certain it's not April, but.... Ok, just try to tell me that if this article was posted April 1, you would believe it!

more than 3 years ago
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iPad Steering Wheel Mount

therufus Great idea!!! (230 comments)

Especially when you hit the car in front of you, the airbag deploys and the last thing that goes through your head before you die is an iPad with bloodstained bejewelled on it.

more than 4 years ago
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What Free Antivirus Do You Install On Windows?

therufus Re:That's what we use (896 comments)

Eee-Set, nod thirty two.

Not a real tongue twister if you ask me.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware is tougher. We just say Em-BAM though ;)

Better yet, see how many people can't pronounce Kaspersky. I've heard "Gas-ber-skie", "Kas-ker-skee" and "Ka-per-skee". Last time I checked it was named after Eugene Kaspersky who pronounces his name "Kass-per-skee".

more than 4 years ago
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Speed-Assembling Servers

therufus Re:Uh yeah... very speedy. (160 comments)

I know right? They call it a race to assemble a server. It's like running the 100m sprint, but starting 80m down the track. Children could do this.

I used to build computers on a daily basis. We once got an order for a multitude of PC's so myself, and the other guys at work decided to have a race. We had a box cutter, screwdriver, all the components in a pile still boxed and the desire to win. I can't remember what the timing was, but from pickup the box cutter to powering on was less than 5 minutes.

Someone reversed a cement mixer of fail up to the slashdot main page and emptied.

more than 4 years ago
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Scientology Attacker Will Be Sentenced To Jail

therufus Unfair? (354 comments)

So, if I start a cult and force my members to kill people I see as a threat I'm absolved of punishment. But if I make your computer system go haywire for 10 minutes, I'm sentenced to jail time?

Well, [sarcasm]I can see how that's fair![/sarcasm]

more than 4 years ago
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Windows 7 Has Lots of "God Modes"

therufus Re:Those strings can't be right (422 comments)

On a related sidenote, IDSPISPOPD actually stood for iD Smashing Pumpkins Into Small Piles Of Putrid Debris. This information is useless I know, but interesting if in a conversation with hardcore DooM players.

more than 4 years ago
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Raise a Glass — Time(2) Turns 40 Tonight

therufus First Post! (114 comments)

There is a rickroll in article. Beware to click!

more than 4 years ago
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Verizon Changes FiOS AUP, -1, Offtopic

therufus Re:Cows (560 comments)

the cake is (still) a lie!!!
the cake is (still) a lie!!!
the cake is (still) a lie!!!

more than 4 years ago
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Verizon Changes FiOS AUP, -1, Offtopic

therufus Re:Someone wants to check /. from work (560 comments)

Somebody mod this as a troll. The poster has actually posted something that is ON TOPIC.

The shame!

OMG PONIES!!!!! ----->

more than 4 years ago
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Verizon Changes FiOS AUP, -1, Offtopic

therufus Re:Windows ME (560 comments)

the cake is a lie!!!
the cake is a lie!!!
the cake is a lie!!!

more than 4 years ago

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The man who designed Darth Vader dies.

therufus therufus writes  |  more than 2 years ago

therufus (677843) writes "It's a sad day for the concept art world. Ralph McQuarrie, the artist who created concept designs for the first Star Wars trilogy, the original Battlestar Galactica television show, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, E.T., and other science fiction classics, has passed away at age 82. He set our minds on fire and made so many of us fall in love with science fiction. He'll be missed."
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Anonymous to form a bank?

therufus therufus writes  |  more than 3 years ago

therufus (677843) writes "Bitcoin is an open-source virtual currency generated by a computer algorithm that is completely beyond the reach of financial intermediaries, central banks and national tax collectors. Bitcoins could be used to purchase anything, at any time, from anyone in the world, in a transaction process that it is almost completely frictionless. Yes, that's right, the hacktivists now have a virtual currency that's untraceable, unhackable, and completely Anonymous."
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Ubisoft's DRM cracked. For real this time.

therufus therufus writes  |  more than 4 years ago

therufus (677843) writes "A few days after the release of Assassin's Creed II, naughty piracy sites were announcing they had cracked Ubisoft's Online Services Platform. Turns out, that wasn't entirely true. While it was possible to load into the game, players were unable to advance past a certain memory block. But now, it seems like they'll need to draft a new response. Less than 24 hours ago, a crack began circulating that removes the DRM entirely. PC Powerplay Australia has been covering the development."
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South Australian Political Speach Law Backflip

therufus therufus writes  |  more than 4 years ago

therufus (677843) writes "Earlier today Slashdot reported on South Australia outlawing anonymous political speech. Attorney-General Michael Atkinson, the very man who sponsored this, has now done a backflip saying "I will immediately after the election move to repeal the law retrospectively". He goes on to say "It may be humiliating for me, but that's politics in a democracy and I'll take my lumps"."
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Demonoid down again,

therufus therufus writes  |  more than 6 years ago

therufus (677843) writes "Not too sure when this started but it can't be very long ago, Demonoid.com is down again. A few months ago it was reported that Demonoid was shut down by the CIRA. It seems this may have happened again. Now when going to the Demonoid site you are greeted with "The CRIA threatened the company renting the servers to us, and because of this it is not possible to keep the site online. Sorry for the inconvenience and thanks for your understanding."

Could this spell the end for Demonoid? And if so, what will happen to other torrent sites that must bow to the pressure placed upon them?"
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Austrailian student speeds up broadband by 200 X

therufus therufus writes  |  about 7 years ago

therufus writes "A MELBOURNE PhD student has developed technology to make broadband internet up to 200 times faster without having to install expensive fibre optic cables. Harnessing the potential power of telephone lines and DSL broadband, the technology will deliver internet speeds up to 250 megabits per second, compared with current typical Australian broadband speeds of between one and 20 megabits per second."
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2Clix drops case against internet forum

therufus therufus writes  |  more than 7 years ago

therufus (677843) writes "Earlier this month, a story surfaced that the owner of the Australian internet and communications forum Whirlpool was being sued for comments posted on the site, allegedly defaming software company 2Clix. It seems however, that 2Clix have changed their minds and have now dropped the case. "Simon Wright and the Whirlpool legal team can confirm that they received informal notice from an employee of 2Clix that there may be an intention on the part of 2Clix to withdraw their Statement of Claim against Simon.""
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BOB SAGET! Tourettes guy passes away.

therufus therufus writes  |  more than 7 years ago

therufus (677843) writes "According to a press release on tourettesguy.com, Danny passed away a few days ago from complications due to a car accident. Tourettes guy was an unexpected popular internet personality, frequenting youtube and other video sites. A DVD will soon be released with footage of his antics. It will be a free download, but if you purchase it, the money will go to Danny's family."
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therufus therufus writes  |  more than 7 years ago

therufus (677843) writes "NineMSN Australia is reporting that police are using Myspace pages to track down the killer of murder victim Carly Ryan

"Police believe the web of message boards stemming from Carly's own Myspace profile could be crucial to finding out how the 15-year-old died.""
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therufus therufus writes  |  more than 8 years ago

therufus (677843) writes "An Australian company has developed a way to grow a fruit tree with multiple varieties of fruit on the same bush. A fruit salad tree, developed by the West Family in New England, New South Wales, Australia, bears up to eight different fruits of the same family on the one plant. All fruits retain their own individuality, with staggered ripening times."
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therufus therufus writes  |  more than 8 years ago

therufus writes "Irish company Steorn claims to have developed a new technology which produces clean, free and constant energy. "This means never having to recharge your phone, never having to refuel your car. A world with an infinite supply of clean energy for all. Our technology has been independently validated by engineers and scientists — always off the record, always proven to work."

They are currently looking for skeptical scientists to prove their technology wrong."
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therufus therufus writes  |  more than 8 years ago

therufus writes "Asus and Gigabyte have formed what they call a strategic alliance. In a press release on the Asus website they have detailed plans to form a joint venture with Gigabyte enabling them both to use the same research and development pool and allow Asus to take over strategic positions in Gigabyte's board of directors."

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