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Comment: Price pints that bad? (Score 1) 347

My first instinct is to say this is a bad idea... But here in Australia we pay $20 for a movie ticket already. I'd be quite happy to pay $4 to watch new release movies, in the comfort of my own home, on my own 55 inch TV instead of paying $16 more for the inferior experience of a trip to the cinema.

Comment: Down Under... (Score 5, Funny) 273

by klingers48 (#45286251) Attached to: Slashdot Asks: What Are You Doing For Hallowe'en?
Being Australian? I can go grumpy old man on those few kids that usually go trick or treating. It's always fun watching blank stairs of incomprehension as I tell them that their mums and dads are bad parents for indoctrinating their children with an Americanized handout mentality as well as bad neighbours for expecting me to cross-subsidize their efforts with candy.

Get off my lawn. Clean up those eggs and toilet rolls.

Comment: Re:Tiniest violin (Score 1) 292

by klingers48 (#45185689) Attached to: OCZ May Be On Its Last Legs
True that. I can remember a couple years ago when I purchased on of their early generation Agility 120gb models. The firmware randomly crapped out after I'd had it a couple months, but at the time I thought it was a general drive failure. The disc identifier on BIOS boot-up was all borked.

It was only a few months later when I googled that error purely on a whim I found it was a firmware issue... God the rigmarole I had to go through on their support forums with a (admitedly awesome and helpful) support guy to get a new version of the firmware for the drive... Gargh.

To the drive's credit, a couple of years later and it's still humming along. I just wish it hadn't been so damn hard to get that firmware upgrade.

Heard that the next Space Shuttle is supposed to carry several Guernsey cows? It's gonna be the herd shot 'round the world.