back to article G'day mate, I'll take two tinnies, a packet of Tim Tams, some Vegemite, and a bork

Bork is going down under today after a Register reader eyeballed Windows doing its worst on a Canberra ATM. Spotted by eagle-eyed Byron at the Spar Express in the Ngunnawal suburb, this ATM looks to be giving itself a jolly good activating in front of bemused onlookers. We're particularly impressed with the use of the third …

  1. Hubert Cumberdale Silver badge

    Couldn't you have included some Australian clichés somewhere in the headline? I think that would have been funny.

    1. Alister

      Well they didn't mention sheep...

      1. Sorry that handle is already taken. Silver badge

        You're confusing Australia with New Zealand

        1. BrownishMonstr

          What's the difference?

          1. onemark03

            The difference between New Zealand and Australia

            Shall we start with our respective positions on the world map?

            Both countries are both very similar and very different in many ways: culture, accent, forms of government, ...

          2. Anonymous Coward
            Anonymous Coward

            Inevitable response...

            "Well, about thirty years and a plastic cover to you, chief."

          3. Sorry that handle is already taken. Silver badge

            One used to be good at rugby and the other is really good at rugby

    2. drand

      I've never known an Australian buy just the two tinnies either. Presumably they're for drinking while deciding how may 24-packs he can get through.

      1. Ochib

        There was much dismay at the Bathurst 1000 race when fans were told that they have a limit of 24 cans of beer or four litres of wine per day

        1. Outski Silver badge

          A slab of 24? Wasn't that half of David Boon's rider for the flight back from an Ashes tour?

  2. Winkypop Silver badge


    AKA: Drive thru bottle shop.

    Two slabs of VB in the boot son and a bottle of fizzy stuff for the Missus.

    1. JetSetJim

      Re: Bottle-O


  3. NanoMeter

    What The Bork!

    That looks borked up. WTB!

  4. Ochib

    sᴉɥʇ ǝʞᴉl ǝq plnoɥs ǝuᴉlpɐǝɥ ǝɥʇ ʎlǝɹnS

    1. Kubla Cant

      Upvoted. But why does inverted text print "l" and "t" as descenders?

      1. Tigra 07

        The capital S has also sunk. Does gravity work differently in Aussieland?

        1. bob42

          >Does gravity work differently in Aussieland?

          Mathematics apparently does, so why not?

        2. Alister

          "The laws of gravity are very commendable, but the only law that applies in Australia is the law of Australia"

          1. John Brown (no body) Silver badge

            Which is why they don't fall off!

      2. David 132 Silver badge

        (Replying to an old thread 'cos it was linked from the front page)

        Because "inverted text" isn't actually inverted at all; it just uses carefully-selected unicode glyphs that resemble upside-down versions of the Latin alphabet. The closest equivalents for 'l' and 't' aren't quite perfect for the illusion, but close enough.

    2. The Oncoming Scorn Silver badge

      Ochib's Razor

      I think the down vote must be from a Australian.

  5. Anonymous South African Coward Silver badge

    ...corrupted disks (normally disk 25 of 27)

    Happened to my OS/2 Warp (red) installation when I did a reinstall after a HDD upgrade...

    ...I just went out and bought the Warp3 (blue) with CDROM. Much easier.

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