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What an absolute dick. They will say anything to protect the status quo regarding gun control in the USA. Nice of the Washington Post to clear up the facts regarding Ted's lie.
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Have been trialling a Microsoft Surface Pro and Windows 10 at work in conjunction with a Toshiba docking station that plugs into the Surface's USB port. What an awesome experience. It perfectly replaces my current desktop. Using it as laptop I was initially a little worried that the cover/keyboard maybe a little flimsy but it performs solidly and even has backlit keys. Bonus it can be used as a tablet. As I am only able to have one device this is a bonus 3 in one. Unlike the iPad it works with existing infrastructure and software just like any other PC. I have a Samsung Ativ Smart PC 2 in 1 and have to admit that I prefer the Surface over the Samsung due to the ease which the components on the Surface magnetically click in place, no fumbling to make the keyboard attach, or find where the power plug hole is. The power supply plugs into the Surface regardless of which way you put it in it snaps into place magnetically.
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She is actually right on a few issues. If you going to ask the voting populace the question why not let them decide at the next election instead of spending a small fortune having an extra vote later. Or is the Liberal National Party Coalition's effort to delay a decision in this area by another 4 or more years.
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Awesome. Funniest thing I have seen all day.
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My Nokia 620 upgraded to windows phone 8.1 on the weekend and it is absolutely awesome. It is so freaky how good the swipe keyboard is I can actually see myself writing word documents on my phone. Can't wait for Cortana to be released in Australia. Bing in the last few months has improved out of sight. For all the nay-sayers out their enjoy what you are using but don't knock a windows phone based on some crappy article written by someone who has no idea how to use one.
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Indonesian tobacco exports must be falling. This thing really annoys me. They don't care that their people die young from tobacco related diseases because they don't provide the healthcare costs to their citizens who are dying from tobacco related illnesses. Trade barriers are not the issue here, public health is.
Indonesia wins the right to seek a ruling by the World Trade Organisation on Australia's plain-packaging laws.
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Have any of my fellow Australians who have moved to the NBN and lucky to have fibre to the house (FTTP) like me noticed that despite heavy use their data usage is lower than when they were with Telstra? I am guessing that there must be less lost data packets due to not being on an old copper network????
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The American gun lobby and their supporters will say anything to denigrate our fine Australian gun laws because they would take a huge drop in business or have to argue for a few more armed conflicts around the world. Guns in Australia are still legal for those responsible people who desire them. Don't believe the crap the gun lobby espouse. Gun laws save lives.
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Connected to the National Broadband Network today. Our suburb was cabled under the original contracts so Fibre to the home (FTTH). Yoo hoo.
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All I can say is don't be so doom and gloom and pessimistic about Microsoft collecting the usage statistics and crash reports. I upgraded 3 machines on the weekend with varying initial success. Machine (a PC) updated successfully without issues. Machine 2 (a PC) had a few hardware crashes but updates were issued the same day which rectified the problems. Machine 3 ( A Samsung Tablet Hybrid) had issues the first day with the touchpad not working. The next day it too received an update, this time  from Samsung with the updated drivers for the touchpad. Maybe this is why the data collection is turned on by default. So that unlike previous upgrades were you had to hunt around for the fixes known ones are fixed soon after they are reported. Maybe someone from Microsoft could advise if this is the case or just a conclusion drawn from random events.
Microsoft has expanded its diagnostic data collection with Windows 10, making what had been a voluntary telemetry program now mandatory.
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Indonesian tobacco exports must be falling. This thing really annoys me. They don't care that their people die young from tobacco related diseases because they don't provide the healthcare costs to their citizens who are dying from tobacco related illnesses. Trade barriers are not the issue here, public health is.
Indonesia wins the right to seek a ruling by the World Trade Organisation on Australia's plain-packaging laws.
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  • Maitland Boys High School
    Higher School Certificate, 1979 - 1984
  • Newcastle Conservatorium of Music
    Diploma of Music (Performance Teaching), 1985 - 1987
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  • Department of Human Services
    Business Analyst / Programmer, 2011 - present
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    Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone, Musicianship, 1985 - 1991
  • Department of Social Security
    Customer Service Advisor, 1991 - 1996
  • Centrelink
    Business Analyst / Programmer - Compliance, 1996 - 2011
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