* Posts by Me Meeson

32 publicly visible posts • joined 19 Feb 2009

Red Hat engineer renews attack on Windows 8-certified secure boot

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C'mon Linux Community, get off your arses and produce an OS that Microsoft will want to certify!

Apple changed shape of Galaxy Tab in court filing

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Isn't that infringing on Apple's IP? I swear they had newTruth out WAY before this rip-off "Truth" that you speak of existed.

The next court case?

Apple Vs Space/Time

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"...should not be generating the types of comments that I've seen above".

If you'd actually seen the comments above you would have found that

"I also have to presume that the actual devices themselves were presented by one or both sides in the courtroom for the judge(s) to directly compare and spot the similarity/differences for themselves..."

is a completely incorrect presumption.

Also, there was only one judge.

Aussie carbon tax in actually-makes-sense shocker

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The font of all knowledge...

Hi Dr Dan,

I assume as a bio-science type doctory person that you realise that the "media" isn't really qualified to discuss topics that have been so disqualified by unqualified opinion so as to re-qualify them as polluted topics (OOH! GM = EVIL!!!!!) I also assume that you have the standard academic love / hate relationship with that "Font of all knowledge", Wikipedia. (Do they deserve the capital 'W'? Not sure...).

Feel free to edit, and forward for further editing, these pages:



Feel free to add your own name to this last list to support the cause.

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"This combined with other recent government tax changes against higher income earners means that the government is just spruiking votes from the low-to-mid income masses, and what's particularly embarrassing as an OZ is that the masses are falling for it."

The "masses" aren't "higher income earners". You douche.

Digital content faces rating scrutiny

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What? like...

"Apps could soon be subject to the same classification regulation as film and video games in Australia, if a new draft of reforms from the committee reviewing the National Classification Scheme is accepted."

Well, that about wraps it up for the NBN

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Intelligent and thorough?

Turnbull is only intelligent and thorough when compared to other politicians. He, like the rest of them, is only interested in personal glory and power.

His greatest talent is facts into pretzels.

1000 day wait for Sarah Palin emails nearly over

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Try something original


I hope you're a troll who got carried away, and not a complete dick like it seems...

Hack attacks on US could spark military action

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Why is it that the US gov and military are pretty much the only groups that use the term "Cyber" without their tongue firmly planted in their cheek?

Everyone else realises that they sound like writers for Dr Who, or throwbacks to 1996 when using that term.

'I own half of Facebook', says New York fuel salesman

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Microsoft lands big handbag on Google's copy kisser

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My problem?

It's not anyone's problem but the Stevenator's. He steals with one hand while taking credit with the other. Even that quote was originally Picasso's...

China-inspired charity aims to sex-down society

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Sorry, I couldn't actually read past...

"However, there was also some concern that the establishment focus on sex education was leading to sexualisation by the back door."

Thanks El Reg. Sometimes all a story deserves is to be used as a vehicle for terrible puns ;-)

Steve Jobs lectures devs, dodges antitrust action

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More self destructive policy from the land of the iTards!

Microsoft defends death of free video in IE 9

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No worries...

Hopefully, IE9 will be the last IE we ever see. If they don't get it right this time, everyone will switch to anything else.

It now takes more dodgy javascript to cater to the different IE versions than to cater for all of the other browsers combined.

I'll believe the "Open Standards" hype when I see it. Even then they'll have to improved speed, security and functionality to at least equal the other browsers out there.

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So what?

What does this have to do with the argument? Are ISO standards free from licensing and IP problems?

Ubuntu 10.04 triumphs over GRUB bug

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They were

It's almost certain that bugs were found in Windows 7 just hours after release. They are discovered all the time. It's just that Microsoft aren't as good about telling the community about them as Ubuntu.

It's spurious logic to say that because the bugs weren't announced they didn't exist.

Oz censorship debate censored on Comms minister's website

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I agree.

Everyone click on http://www.minister.dbcde.gov.au/search?site=minister_collection&client=minister_frontend&proxystylesheet=minister_frontend&output=xml_no_dtd&q=dick+head&btnG=Google+Search

Lets get some true sentiment on that knob jockey's site.

'God help our smartphones,' vicar prays

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Obviously Linux is an atheist.

The Great Aussie Firewall is dead: Long live the firewall

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Big Brother

All Reg Readers please email Stephen Conroy

Hi Peoples,

As an Australian I appreciate the amount of intelligence and disbelief the rest of the world has to this draconic policy.

Can I please ask all of you (Aussie or not) to contact minister@dbcde.gov.au (Stephen Conroy's email) and tell him he's a grade-A arse-clown? He might listen to the rest of the world. Australian politicians never listen to Australians.

Thanks ;-)


Google and MS sued over links to file-sharing site

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IT Angle

Blue Destiny

Google have seemingly removed any reference not only to the links in question, but also to the entire company. I couldn't find it on the first page of a google search... obviously not much SEO going on ;-)

Murdoch puffs Microsoft over Google

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I say we just call his bluff

Can we make a firefox add-in to just remove newscorp sites from results anyway?

You just need to add "-site:fox.com -site:americanidol.com ... <etc>" at the end of every google search query. The list of sites could be pulled from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_assets_owned_by_News_Corporation with a quick scrape for URLs and then, Hey Presto! No more Murdoch!

I'm actually thinking of doing it just to eliminate the amount of garbage i see on the net from murdoch and co.

Why Microsoft's IE 9 will frustrate standards fans

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Ratified 'Standards'

To all who are claiming M$ shouldn't adopt HTML5 because it hasn't been ratified as a standard should remember that EVERYONE ELSE has agreed that it will be the standard (except for crApple who don't like the Theora video format and want to use their own... sound similar?)

I was writing web sites in HTML 4 before it was ratified and I'm really glad I did.

IE is slowly losing market share. It'll take a while but eventually all the dumb-asses out there will come across a good Samaritan who'll point them in the direction of ANYTHING ELSE!

Beer. All WebDevs will need lots of it soon.

China heralds success of iPhone TV

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Jobs Horns

Was this meant to be sarcasm?

"an iPhone application seems a good way to do it, though we can't help thinking it's not quite in the spirit of Apple's branding."

Seems to me that the Chinese government and Apple are perfect bed fellows.

One is trying to push it's controlled media out to a population of happily oblivious clones and the other is the Chinese government.

Aussie atheists knocked offline

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Check out http://www.venganza.org/about/

Trying to stop other people wasting their time / life is a public service. Not really "Dubious", probably a greater sacrifice than most priests etc. make.

At least the priest doesn't need to justify their actions with logic...

WTF is up with with religious people thinking their cult is syllogistic with logic?

VMware plots world data centre domination

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3 Words

Ovirt Dot Org

Apple bars Google's Voice from iPhone

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As usual, the rest of the world don't matter to Apple. STOP BEING SO AMERICENTRIC YOU KNOB SQUATTING PANTS-JAVELINS!

Google Squared - the Cuilest search app ever

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Disregard everything this author writes


As much as I also disagree with Google's dominance of search and information collection, I think this author should not try to comment on it while he's associated with milo.com .

milo.com is driven by Google maps, has no geo-location to speak of and seems to be, stylisticly, something straight from the Redmond camp. All in all, except for the Google bit, very badly written.

Please, as one commenter has already said, don't call the kettle black until you're all nice and shiny...


Irish Wikifiddler hoaxes worldwide journos

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Dead Vulture

Secondary sources = bad

Really, Journalistic integrity has a lot to do with confirming any source that isn't primary. I see the same problem here as when the NY Times (for example) rip a story near verbatim from an indian (for example) newspaper.

The worst bit is that many "reputable" news agencies don't even credit a lot of the stories they rip from "lesser known" news agencies. This can be seen on an almost daily basis by tracing news stories through Google news.

Many journalists today are forgetting that primary sources are the really the only ones worth researching. If you're getting your info from secondary sources, you're using the work done by someone else and you thn need to check all of their "facts" as well as your own.

Tombstone: 'Cause El Reg woudn't know a primary source if it crawled down the interweb and bit them on the NIC ;-)

Apple snips Nine Inch Nails app

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Am I right in saying that "The Downward Spiral" is actually a NIN album rather than a song? I mean, I know the song exists as well but surely Apple would have a bigger problem with the lyrics to Closer (from the same album).

I'd guess that it's actually that song that copped the ban. (Sorry to be a pedant ;-))

Unless Apple like emulating animals...

Penguin... 'cause he's like an animal.

Aussie internet-net will be drawn wider

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IT Angle

Once again, VPNs will kill the clean-feed idea.

Businesses in australia already have VPN links to other countries. If the gov tried to control all encryption keys, the business back-lash would be huge. All of a sudden "For the kids" will be combated by "That's our intellectual property, senator. Go away."

All it'll do is take away any incentive for certain companies to do web-caching, provide add-on services etc. The ISPs in australia will go back to providing nothing but a link to the net, at a much lower percieved speed than before.

Net speeds will suffer anyway. The question is if deep packet inspection is slower than VPN traffic to another country.

All in all, the "clean feed" proposal is one that has been put forward by people who don't understand the tech of the net. Not only are the moral reasons for doing this very dubious, the actual practicality of the idea is non-existant.

Conroy: Do some bloody research before you open your mouth again. You are personally losing the Labor party more voters than the rest of your party put together.

Red Hat cranks virtualization power play

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Check out ovirt.org

RedHat already have a virt suite in dev. Check out ovirt.org. I would guess that this is the development bed for all virt related progress in RedHat EL.

It's only at 0.96 at the moment and much of the architecture is still being finalised but it works bloody well and looks to be a Xen killer. VMWare may still beat them with ESX 4 (or whatever it ends up being called) in ease of use (and some funky new direct i/o stuff), but they still can't beat the price of ovirt ;-)

Apple shares MacBook break-in tips

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I just realised something...

Mac users are like the religious people of the world. PC users are like the atheists.

Mac users get riled up when anyone attacks their precious brand belief.

PC users have NO brand beliefs (if they do, they also apply to Mac hardware. NVIDIA vs ATI, Intel vs AMD etc.) and as such can't really be insulted.

An atheist can offend the religious with their very existence. The religious are nothing but an illogical phenomenon to atheists and not really worth getting riled up over. Until they start killing people in the name of "Love".

In the same way, generic PC users can offend the Mac people of the world, but Mac users are just an illogical phenomenon to the generic PC users of the world.

Alien 'cause I like to probe ;-)