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I see two problems:
1. Define political speech.
2. Define religious speech.
Both will make a bushfires look like a lit match. One man's religious speech is another man's hate speech.
Also, nice of you to ignore legally resident immigrants, and the rest of the world.
I like boring. I have had far too much excitement at work over the last couple of months.
My own backup system at work is very similar. Rsync to internal server, and then an external server rsyncs the really important stuff to itself.
I don't have snapshots though. Probably could add them, but it currently isn't a business requirement.
I got something similar, saying there were lots of failed attempts to log into my account, and my account could get locked. It also asked me to turn on 2FA. I ignored them because I wasn't too worried about that account, and the password is unique.
Now I'm curious, and I'll have to check the link that was sent to me in the email to see if it was a phising attempt.
I want the Russians* to lift data about our pollies through a TCN mandated back-door and then publish it somehow. Bonus points if it's Christian Porter, Mr Potato-head or AFP top brass.
* or anyone but the Chinese, because if its China the chuckle-heads in Canberra will just blame hardware back-doors from Chinese kit.
Too bad the routing is absolute pants. It is supposed to be traffic aware, but it sent me crawling along the motorway before I gave up, dived down the next exit and asked Google to take me to my destination.
The only thing I like about HERE is the speed limit knowledge (when accurate) and that it shows my current GPS speed.
Just because your car can hold it's lane and not run in to traffic doesn't lessen your responsibilities on the road. If I was that officer I would write the driver a ticket for driving without due care and attention.
I have a car with adaptive cruise control, that doesn't mean I don't have to be ready to use the brakes; it just means I don't have to use them myself as often. Most of the times the cruise control uses my brakes is when a car changes in to my lane in front of me.
If I had a Tesla I would probably use the autopilot a lot, I would still pay attention to the road though.
To use electronic voting the systems need to be open source, there must be no way to tie a voter to a ballot, and there must be a way to ensure that a a voter is only tagged as having voted if their ballot is in the system. There are probably many more requirements that I haven't thought of, which is another problem, we need to scope out the entire project.
You also need to make sure that you don't dis-enfranchise anyone. I know a lot of people that would struggle doing electronic voting, and if you consider the various government systems I've used in my time, I might struggle as well..
"Australia, why the metric monkey fuck do you keep electing these douchecanoes? Get a third party in play and flush the lot of these xenophobic bastards into the sea."
I'm trying damnit, but too many of my countrymen keep putting the majors as first preference.
In the Senate my first choice was the runner up to get a place at the last election. Hopefully the double-dissolution will create some^Wmore chaos in the Senate, for a couple of years at least.
VR is more than just 3D. If it was only about 3D I'd probably be happy with my nVidia's 3D Vision. VR is about immersion. It gives you a wide field of view that tracks your head movement, giving you the impression of actually being there.
I wouldn't show you a 3D movie, because that would be pointless and insulting. I would show you VR because while it might not blow you away the same way as everyone else, you can enjoy it.
"The second hoped-for effect is to make life easier for Australian retailers, who complain they cannot match offshore players on price."
The local retailers by and large still won't be competitive. There is a PC bits shop near me that charges way under RRP which is cometitive with foreign prices, but that's about it.
Those who set the RRPs in Australia are taking the piss.
Seeing as I'm on Telstra Cable and getting 100Mbps down I should not have any issues with Netflix. I do though. The quality keeps moving between fantastic and potato, and I get the occasional stoppage.
I keep meaning to use a VPN to test if they are shaping traffic, I may have to finally pull my finger out and do that this weekend.
Actually, they mix quite well for as long as the lightning is there; it is often whatever is at the end of the copper that doesn't mix well with lightning.
I actually lost a COM port to a nearby lightning strike, the modem was fine, and there was nothing wrong with the rest of the computer, I just was never able to use that COM port ever again.
I'm actually more than a little annoyed that I get 5Mb/s at home living in Brisbane, and I'm hard pressed to saturate it, and yet my mother lives in the country and gets 9Mb/s and I can fully saturate her link easily.
I'm fairly confident that I live closer to my exchange than she does to hers.
I have this memory of a mobile phone with a slide out keyboard that ran Linux; must have been my imagination if Canonical is going to provide for those of us that "[have] been waiting for the power of Linux to make its way to [our] hand[s]."
Mine's the one with the N900 in the pocket.
I'm tempted to jump through all the hoops required to own and operate a limousine, and then sign up as an Uber driver.
I don't know how much it would cost, but I'm sure it would be worth it to see the expression on the enforcer's face when I pull the requisite paperwork out of the glove box and then tell him to give me my money and GTFO of my car.
Providing the information that this US court has requested involves someone in Ireland breaking Irish law.
Breaking the law is illegal.
Therefore this is an illegal data grab.
In addition, this isn't a valid search warrant. You can't search an Irish property with a US warrant. Well, you could, but someone could break your legs for your troubles and probably walk off scot free.
The other US companies are right to be scared. If I hold sensitive data on a service provided by an Australian subsidiary of a US company, and these shenanigans are allowed, than the US can seize my data at any time they wish without consulting an Australian court.
Naturally this isn't something I like the sound of; therefore I will not put my data at risk in this manner. Now, I might be a small drop in a large ocean, but these US companies are already looking at losing their foreign markets because of the NSA actions, and this is another nail in that coffin.