* Posts by Aussie Brusader

69 publicly visible posts • joined 9 Jul 2010


US judge SLAMS both IBM and the SEC over bribery settlement

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What about the laws in China and South Korea?

How can a US regulator and Judge enforce punishment on an offense that happened in another country?

Wouldn't this be prosecuted over there, unless the meetings took place in the US of A?

I can't see how we can shout 'Go get em!!' and then bitch and moan when the US legal system is applied to ordinary people in other countries.

I'm not defending their actions, just wondering if this needs to be prosecuted in the country that it actually happened in.

Facebook digs in over Jill Meagher page

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Receiving a fair trial should always trump free speech.

If I had any power there should be no reporting allowed for any potential, current or on-going (appeals) trials.

Once someone has been found guilty and exhausted all recourse, then possibly the media horde and get in.

Though even then I rather tell tell them to politely Foxtrot Oscar.

Bing is the most heavily poisoned search engine, study says

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This is why I only Trust and use the "My Web Search" toolbar.

That way no sites work at all.

You get a completely secure internet connection.

Australian tabloid decides to fight trolls ... with trolls

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I haven't picked up a printed newspaper in ages

Sounds like they're desperate for readers...

Sci-Fi fans blow stacks at copybot attacks

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More of this high visibility FUBAR is needed.

Neil Armstrong dies aged 82

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Blizzard pwned: Gamers' email, encrypted passwords slurped

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So the only way to win

Is not to play the game?

Success! Curiosity Mars lander arrives precisely on schedule

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Bloody awesome!

Outlook.com launch a gold rush for jokers, spammers

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I just registered one

But it fails to show my inbox in Firefox. *yawn*

Galaxy S III dumps universal search, tries to dodge Apple's sueballs

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This needs to continue

Only when the courts finally get fed up with this shit and hold the patent issuers to account will things change.

Maybe. I can dream, right?

iiNet wins High Court trial

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I'll drink to iiNet as well.

What I don't understand is why there's so much copying of the shit they're making?

Airline strikes, unions outraged

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He's played the unions perfectly.

He's pushed the company into the void, knowing that the Australian Government cannot afford for it to collapse. With the weight of the Government, Fair Work Australia has demanded that the aircraft be put back in service and that the unions cannot take any more strike action.

I believe he's check-mated them. They can't do any more disruptions without breaking the law and having severe penalties; and Qantas is back in the air.

But what about their brand? I'm sure he's thought this through far beyond just re-launching aircraft.

Aussie Sex Party takes the whip to .xxx domains

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I'd make a complaint about this post

But that would just re-enforce your point.

Court bans man called Peter from calling himself Peter

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RE: Is your name not Bruce?

I think we're all down here in Oz....

Cheapskate Aussie net-shoppers safe from GST for now

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It's been the other way around before now

Importers and retailers are finding out that the market forces are making them redundant as the consumer can now import goods directly and easily.

This would also applies to the shopping centre owners who now have a whole lot of space that's not worth the current cost their asking.

Just like book stores are changing from a 'book store' to a 'printed paper back' store. There will always be a market, but it will be smaller.

Time to change your business structure or close up and go home.

Hack attack kills thousands of Aussie websites

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@All backups wiped

My thoughts exactly.

This is why I always do my own backups and testing and never rely or trust a third party to have and follow correct procedures.

In business, "Trust nobody, check everything" wins, or at least keeps your business alive.

World Health Organization: Mobile phone cancer risk 'possible'

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Easy fix

If you're worried about the risk, don't use a mobile phone.

Keep out of the sun and live in a faraday cage.

Or just use the Three/Vodafone network as there's almost no coverage,which means no risk? Am I rite??

One thumb up for Facebook security improvements

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Remove all security on Facebook

And replace it with the a notice that says "Everything you write on this public site can be accessed everyone everyone else"

Nintendo knocks back 3DS software update

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Have they noticed the flaming pile that is Sony and 'gone back to double check the systems'?

Pre-NBN, Telstra upgrades to ADSL2+ in Tasmania

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Nothing like a bit of competition

Telstra can call it what they like. The timing says everything.

Bring on the NBN and Telstra will have to match it.

Australian Privacy Act feels revamp pressure

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Time for someone to be made an example of

Let's scare the fuck out of all the other businesses so they lock down their databases and networks, reduce the information stored and start treating consumers with respect.

Robot pirate invented in USA: 'Yarr-2 D-2'?

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Paint it

Make it look like a soda can and they'll prolly ignore it if they see it sitting in a corner too.

Stolen smart-meter SIM leads to outrageous 3G bill

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$200,000 wouldn't be that hard on Telstra

Telstra is f*cking expensive for mobile data. Their coverage is good, but f*ck me, you pay for it.

Sony hack revives Oz disclosure debate

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Don't use real name or birthday

This is why I fake my name and birthday when non-essential systems 'require' I give them information.

And this is not really me writing this...

Never have and never will own a console system (if you can actually own one).

All you have to do is wait and they bring themselves down.

Carriers vs cops: Australia's spectrum conundrum

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If it was my choice

I'd invest in the emergency services and give them 40MHz.

The communications carriers can bid for the remaining 2 slots.

Lets see what it's really worth to them.

Emergency services give back to the community where as the carriers only take.

IBM wants to relieve Aussie traffic pain

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Awww crap. Not the interwebs :(

I thought they were going to give us fast broadband.

They are a computer corporation,?


Here in Perth, West Aus, heaps of people cycle - straight past the parked cars...

Mind you, it's getting a bit dangerous to be a pedestrian.

iiNet against the world: final round draws near(ish)

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Why aren't the banks targetting ISPs and phone companies?

Apparently there's lots of online fraud, maybe the banks need to come down hard on ISPs and phone networks (EFTPOS)... Makes sense if the FACTA can do it.

Judge to music industry: 'Worth trillions? Forget it'

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The world has moved on

And is not playing their game anymore and they're kicking and screaming for attention.

How does it feel to be redundant?

Aussie TV production house takes on Apple

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And the winners are...

The lawyers.

The courts just have their time wasted.

Message from South Oz: YouTube not for assaults

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Pointless legislation

Who keeps comming up with this shit and thinks that it'll make a difference?

I would put it that filming should be manditory, then you'll really know what happens and who did what to who.

There's enough cameras around anyway, so I hope they'll turn them all off 'incase we see a fight'.

Of course, this will just apply to the students and others, not the school CCTV or authorities.

ISP proposes independent body to police copyright

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Car analogy doesn't work (in West Aus at least)

It offers an “imperfect” analogy to traffic infringements, noting that whatever penalties someone may incur as the driver of a car, punishment never extends to “the total denial of access to transport.”

A quick look on the WA Police site finds the following.

"For any applicable offence police must impound a vehicle for 28 days for a first offence. For a second offence they must impound a vehicle for three months. Upon conviction for a third or subsequent offence, as well as the normal penalties for the offence, a court may also order the permanent confiscation of the vehicle or its impoundment for up to six months."


Also, the Police tow the car away when they stop you, not when a court says you're guilty. There's been a few cases here where the driver has not been found guilty, but they or the owner have been without the vehilce for 3 months. Forget about compensation too.

Oz governments find new use for censorship

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The way this is going

It looks like they're making everyone a convict again...

BOFH: This buck's for you

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Very nice.

Good work.

Ten... fantasy swords you wish you owned

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re: If you can't beat 'em, join 'em

I'd forgotten about those. Time to clean the dust of those books.

More interception, less scrutiny as Oz Senate passes wiretap laws

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Big Brother

Getting data is only a small part of the operation

You then need people to trawl through it and find the interesting stuff, and then pass it on to the departments that actually want or need it. Then they have to rinse and repeat.

ASIO have been doing a lot of advertising on the interwebs lately for extra staff.

The Register and Australia-New Zealand

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That explains the extra stories from Aus

And I thought it was because we were more interesting that everyone else...

Good Stuff.

Australians safe from Mortal Kombat

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They can do what they want. Those that want it will still copy or download it; or buy it overseas if they can be bothered.

It's like they put their collective finger in a leaky dam and ignore the rushing water that's going around it...

I'm sure they feel better for it though.

Flash drives dangerously hard to purge of sensitive data

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Why is this so negative?

I see this as a fantastic feature as I'm always getting called to 'undelete' photographs of Aunt Mary's 60th birthday. I'll be recommending SSDs to family.

Gifts for the Geeks

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One site for all


That is all.



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I haven't heard that since watching cartoons. Every Aussie knows the correct way is 'chk chk boom'

How to kill your computer

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I just lend mine to friends and family

Laptops and PCs that have worked flawlessly for years last about 1 week. Dead drives, jammed keys and operating speeds that make turtles look like speed junkies. I just don't get it.

I now only give away old stuff, cause I know I won't want it back.

The people in the videos seem to have some serious anger issues and way too much spare time.

I can't be bothered with doing anything apart from leaning across and dropping broken stuff into the bin.

Calling Australia's IT Pros: Optus wants to kick your sporting arse

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Problem is that the prize involves leaving my desk and physical work

I'd give Mark Webber a go on F1GP though :-)

Seagate DeLorean: World's priciest hard drive?

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I've already ordered one next week

Apparently it's ready for pickup last Tuesday, I received the confirmation on early next year.

Oh, wait. Or was it the other way around?


What would happen if Doc Brown bumped into Dr Who?

Maybe they can set up a race and whoever starts first... wins :-)

WTF is... up with e-book pricing?

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I was looking to purchase an e-book reader

But I can't justify spending +$100.00 so that I can then buy licences for books.

I'm not interested, there's no financial benefit to me to change over.

My wife and I are currently building a 2m x 3m bookshelf to store all our books and we're going to fill it, not counting all the ones we've donated to charities.

If the publishers will let me 'rent' a book then maybe, but curently the cost (purchase & restrictions) are too high.

Christians vs metalheads in FB flame war

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I knew this handle would bite me in the arse one day*

*I have nothing to do with who ever this group is, just seemed a cool name at the time. Please don't hurt me.

Australia claims it invented cutting-edge tech before rest of world

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I can see it now...

An Aboriginal looking at the list on the wall of stuff to be made and being unable to find his axe.

It all went down hill from there.

Shut up, Spock! How Battlestar Galactica beat Trek babble

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I haven't watched the series, but will now

I made the assumption that it was another crappy unrealistic series extension.

I'm putting it down for purchase in the not too distant future...

Thanks for the review.

Top Ten Retro PC Games

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My favourite site

www.abandonia.com for all your legal old school downloads.

I've lost a few more weekends after finding that place... :-)

The great Aussie firewall is back - and this time it's personal

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GiveAF*ckOMeter is twitching

On one hand I wish them good luck with it as I know it won't work, they're banning the sites already anyway, right?

On the other, I want them to put in writing that when it does fail to 'save us from evil', that they and the contracted companies will re-pay the costs.

I won't hold my breath with regards to the second bit, even China can't stop information entering/exiting.

Motorola sues Apple over - what else? - patents

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The lawyers are winning - not sure anyone else is though

It could be due to lawyers scouring the world for possible infringements, suing on the off chance of a win and therefore showing the corporate suits that they're being proactive.

My GiveAFuckO'Meter isn't even twitching.