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+ - Stranger than fiction: Julian Assange with a Mullet

Submitted by jonniesmokes
jonniesmokes (323978) writes "From The Guardian: The WikiLeaks party leader channels his inner bogan to lip synch his way through one of Australia's favourite songs – a rewritten version of John Farnham's greatest hit – in his latest pitch to be elected to the Australian Senate. Juice Rap News – a spoof internet bulletin where presenters rap the latest headlines – shot the segment at the Ecuadorian embassy in London"

Comment: Re:anti competitive? (Score 5, Informative) 331

by Shippu (#41718541) Attached to: Is Qualcomm the New AMD?

Superior now. But when amd were ahead intel bribed the major pc makers not to use amd chips. During that time most of dell's income came from intel payments, for example. This is what destroyed amd since they could and can no longer afford r&d.

The solution would have been for them to pay amd at least 10 billion in damages instead of 1, but that ship has sailed.

Comment: Re:switched to radeon, not thrilled. (Score 1) 281

by Shippu (#38462876) Attached to: AMD Radeon HD 7970 Launched, Fastest GPU Tested

I had a similar problem with my nvidia 7600gt, where I would get lock ups every 10 minutes or whatever in most games, which was apparently caused by a hardware bug. There were also green dots and lines that would appear on the screen. Like they would start as dots and turn into lines if i scrolled down a web page for example.. So this type of shit isn't limited to ati/amd.

Comment: Re:Opera is my favorite browser (Score 1) 222

by Shippu (#36568950) Attached to: Opera Founder Jon S. von Tetzchner Resigns

Just in case you don't know, switching to "mask as Firefox" in site prefs usually fixes these things. Something here may be useful to you; dunno if the neptune plugin still works. One thing I'll miss about Opera is being able to put buttons on the start bar.
The likes of Google seem to deliberately break stuff for Opera users so it's not always the company's fault. On the other hand, they haven't bothered integrating hardware acceleration yet despite having a working version in 2008, so if you want to play Angry Birds you need to use something else, which is another reason I'm jumping ship.

Comment: Re:Opera is my favorite browser (Score 1) 222

by Shippu (#36562476) Attached to: Opera Founder Jon S. von Tetzchner Resigns

It happens with clean installs, on different computers with XP and Win7. Even in the latest beta which I'm using now. The frozen page thing happens on pages with no flash that I know of, and usually ctrl+a or switching tabs a couple of times fixes it. It has happened lately on youtube though, along with other bs like the video freezing when you change volume.. I think it's rarer than it used to be.
That's the tip of the iceberg though. It's just full of bugs and issues that come and go with each version which have become increasingly annoying, mostly since version 10.

Comment: Re:Opera is my favorite browser (Score 1) 222

by Shippu (#36560172) Attached to: Opera Founder Jon S. von Tetzchner Resigns

Opera has become so buggy it is barely worth using any more. It still has at least two really fucking annoying bugs which I reported in 2007 (usually can't select text in text boxes such as this one without right click/select all first, and pages randomly becoming uninteractable). I actually have a huge list of bugs, but no point in posting it anywhere. The devs don't seem to give a shit, which is a shame. I need to figure out which other browser I can customize close to Opera then make the switch.

Comment: Re:I'm tired of Matt Welsh (Score 1) 139

by Shippu (#36041352) Attached to: NASA Gravity Probe Confirms Two Einstein Predictions

I don't have this problem. It's probably Opera's fault though. For some months I've been wanting to try Firefox/IE9/Chromium because Opera has many unfixed bugs that go back even to version 9. For example, I can't select any text in this text box without doing a right click>select all first. I reported this to them 4 years ago.

Comment: Re:Scams (Score 1) 199

by Shippu (#35763194) Attached to: Amazon Named the "Most Reputable Company"

They should have standards for what they sell or allow to be sold through them though. At least I would hope the most reputable company in the US did.
Selling those books depends on naive people not realising what they are buying. There are about 300000 of them so far and not that many have reviews. Cons usually depend on someone's greed or naivete but that doesn't mean they deserve to get conned or that scammers should be allowed to get away with it.

I never got burned by any of this, but others did. The stuff that costs 1p is never eligible for prime or free shipping, although often there are alternative sellers who can provide free or cheaper shipping.

To be fair, Amazon's customer service has been excellent any time I've needed it.

Technology is dominated by those who manage what they do not understand.