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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.

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