Posts by kiwicmc

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Fickle Rock, in reply to kiwicmc,

    The article says late 80's but it must have been open in 1980 as I was living at home in first year of uni.

    Sydney, Australia • Since May 2008 • 72 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Fickle Rock,

    I'd like to give a shout out for Colin at Revival Records in Victoria Street. Passed many an hour there after uni in the '80s before getting a bus back to the cultural wasteland of the North Shore. A lovely bloke who kept a small selection of rarities under the counter for the regulars...

    Sydney, Australia • Since May 2008 • 72 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: The Two Sevens Clashed,

    Heard this on the radio yesterday and was taken back to 1979…

    Sydney, Australia • Since May 2008 • 72 posts Report Reply

  • Access: Feelgood Flicks,

    Russell, If Jim is interested I have a few high quality web cams, that have a good microphone and high quality 720p optics. They were originally designed for video conferencing, but produce a great image.

    http://www.amazon.com/Tandberg-PrecisionHD-Teleconference-Camera-TTC8-03/dp/B004AKNSL4

    They may or may not be better than what Jim is using currently, but he's welcome to them to try out.

    I'm returning to NZ mid January so presuming the boat with the container on it makes it safely to the dock, I can arrange delivery.

    C

    Sydney, Australia • Since May 2008 • 72 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: So much music I…,

    iTunes - “a hideous binary turd that transforms the sparkling world of music and entertainment into a stark, unintuitive spreadsheet.”

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/feb/28/charlie-brooker-pfroblem-with-macs

    Sydney, Australia • Since May 2008 • 72 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The sole party of government, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    More of a parking fine style arrangement then an actual prosecution. Both my wife and I got them, seemed to be pretty automated...

    Sydney, Australia • Since May 2008 • 72 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The sole party of government, in reply to Paul Campbell,

    I think the number of countries with compulsory voting is pretty small, Wikipedia lists ~30 if which only 11 actually enforce the law

    Australia being one of them - I copped a $55 fine for not voting in the local council elections the other year....

    Sydney, Australia • Since May 2008 • 72 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: 2014: The Meth Election,

    Regarding tapping the cable - the PM says "We can categorically state that there is no such programme operating in New Zealand, and any claims that there is are utterly wrong." - yeah, but there's two ends to a cable eh?

    Sydney, Australia • Since May 2008 • 72 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: 2014: The Meth Election,

    I must admit when I first read that post on /. my first thought was - that's so freaking cool... but I like the GPS integration idea. Already been in place for many years of course with location databases within Telco cell management s/w

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  • Hard News: 2014: The Meth Election,

    "According to top-secret documents from the NSA and the British agency GCHQ, the intelligence agencies are seeking to map the entire Internet
    Furthermore, every single end device that is connected to the Internet somewhere in the world — every smartphone, tablet and computer — is to be made visible. Such a map doesn't just reveal one treasure. There are millions of them. The breathtaking mission is described in a Treasure Map presentation from the documents of the former intelligence service employee Edward Snowden which SPIEGEL has seen. It instructs analysts to "map the entire Internet — Any device, anywhere, all the time." Treasure Map allows for the creation of an "interactive map of the global Internet" in "near real-time," the document notes. Employees of the so-called "FiveEyes" intelligence agencies from Great Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, which cooperate closely with the American agency NSA, can install and use the program on their own computers. One can imagine it as a kind of Google Earth for global data traffic, a bird's eye view of the planet's digital arteries." - one can only presume they filter out all the minecraft traffic from our house

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