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Comment: Re:Customer service? (Score 1) 891

low cost carriers charge extra for any checked luggage, incentivizing those bulging Texans.

I've been on flights where staff have requested that carry-on luggage be stowed in cargo (free at the gate) because the plane overhead lockers wouldn't cope with demand.

Solution? maybe have a set limit, e.g. 5kg for carry-on.

Comment: Re:OK MS bashers. (Score 1) 322

by ChunderDownunder (#47520393) Attached to: Microsoft's CEO Says He Wants to Unify Windows

Scrap Windows RT and dump the locked-down bootloader. You might get a few extra thousand sales of Linux nerds who want an Android tablet/portable debian machine with a keyboard but occasionally need to reboot into Windows e.g. to run a touch-enhanced Visio that work requires.

If MS do continue with the ARM-based Surface, make it run the full Windows 9.

But emulation is a crutch and should be a fallback only. Shrink-wrapped x86-only software needs to go the way of the dodo. you'll have a nifty checkbox in Visual Studio to compile for all architectures and publish to their app-store.

Comment: Re:Can't wait for the cops to bust down my house (Score 2) 56

The 'fraud squad' already contacted me about credit card skimming traced to our home internet, whereby someone had hacked our wifi in a drive-by usage. They suggested we change our password but you wonder how secure WPA2 is anyway...

The local ISP, Telstra, is said to soon be trialling nationwide 'free wifi' to ADSL2 customers by offering a free modem with segregated wifi. So I wonder what firmware they plan to use.

It seems that more and more mathematicians are using a new, high level language named "research student".