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Comment Wow, this happens in other countries as well? (Score 2) 356

Big media did the same thing with the Australian government recently. Now instead of fiber to the home, we get fiber to the node and a crappy copper connection to the house which is controlled by a monopoly company with no incentive to fix it, and not a good record of caring one iota about their customers.

Comment Re:Parents (Score 1) 284

While this is true seriously as a parent....what kind of dumbass leaves magnets where a 4 YEAR OLD can get them? Now obviously this wasn't the brightest bulb in the box, at 4 my boys knew that non-food items didn't belong in the mouth but still, not very damned smart.

Bah! My 4 year old was able to dismantle a hard drive on his own. They loved playing with those super strong magnets. Just sayin...

Comment Re:I'll freely admit to it (Score 2, Interesting) 289

I sold my Amiga 1000 in the early 90's, and I am sooo sorry I did. Best computer ever.

I remember feeling a genuine sense of loss when I sold my 500 and later my 1200. I have never felt the same emotional connection to any of the PC's I have owned since. I will always have a soft spot for the old Amigas.

Comment What can be done about this - in 3 weeks? (Score 1) 169

We have a federal election less than one month away. Unfortunately, I think it's mainly the minority of geeks and nerds which fear it and understand these plans. How do we mobilise the rest of a generally apathetic nation in 3 weeks before a federal election to rally against this?

Basic is a high level languish. APL is a high level anguish.