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Living Room / Greatest shipping ripoff ever?
« on: December 15, 2012, 04:50 AM »
 Summer's here, time to get out my old small underwater camera. Needs a new O ring (like a rubber band) for the small watertight enclosure.
Great, on sale via Amazon for $9.95. Better place an order. Great (2), finally an item that they will allow shipping to Australia. Here I was thinking North Korea has less restriction on goods that can be purchased from Amazon... must be getting paranoid.

 Anyway, on to checkout. Wait a mo, this can't be right! I'm ordering a 1 oz (guesstimate) rubber band, and the shipping is $72 - AUSTRALIAN ONES, not cheap US ones.
$72 to send a rubber band to australia. In  their defence, it's expedited shipping. On the other hand, that's the only bloody choice offered.
Amazing.

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Living Room / Re: Remote Android Control Solution?
« on: October 02, 2012, 10:16 PM »
Check this out to see if it's of any use:
https://play.google....tails?id=com.snappea

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I'm talking too much, but can't resist one last thought. Then I'll defer.
I seem to recall how everything pointed to Saddam having WMD. How ironic.

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I'm afraid it's fantasy that Assange is not going to be extradited to the USA, should he reach Sweden. Everything points in that direction
 You say as FACT what at this stage is conjecture. "everything points in that direction" is hardly as basis for an assertion of fact. Everything has pointed to my football team winning the premiership each year for the last 20 years or so by now. They won it about 4 of those 20 times.
 You make be right in your PREDICTION, you may not.

I wonder what would be the story if the alleged crime was, say, child molestation, and the central figure wasn't a darling of the media.
 Would the idea of such a person refusing to go to Sweden to face molestation charges because the possibility of then maybe being somehow shipped to the USA be embraced? Or would the 2 issues be separated?

Whatever, to me it seems a bit like mob hysteria with all sorts of wild, fanciful claims springing up. Most of them based on half truths or rumour or someone is reported as having said instead of actual facts. With our favourite govt to hate being the witch.
Disclaimer 2. I'm Australian, not USA-an. And I hate the way USA culture has swamped Australian culture. (If I had the power I'd ban ALL tv and USA movies from being shown here) So I'm not a rusted on pro or anti USA person
 

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I guess Renegade, that the reason I spoke up - not a smart move - is that the Assange debate seems to run precisely along the lines of claims of "assassination/indefinite detention/torture/whatever" which suggests the extreme possibilities whilst only factually based on the "whatever" possibility. ie the debate is not centred on fact but emotive claims and innuendo. Thus whipping up outrage and condemnation for no rational reason.
 This is not to suggest the USA shouldn't be yelled at for other things. In my youth I found it quite fun, but then I aged and got too lazy to yell at anyone
Disclosure: I hate all self appointed, evangelical, holier than thou proselytizers like Assange. Give me Elmer gantry any day

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OTOH I dont think Assange can be fussy at this stage, what exactly he's facing can be argued, but I certainly wouldnt expect a fair trial (if any)

But what fair trial are you referring to? The ONLY trial we can say with certainty that he's facing is the Swedish one. So projecting to a USA trial at this stage is fantasy.

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No problem ...
http://www.abc.net.a...nt/2012/s3569972.htm
http://www.freedomho...ts-are-assassins-ink
http://www.cpj.org/b...ses-free-express.php

I've selected links from different sources.
Interesting to read the source you quoted. Re assassination, I note what was outlined was
1. A FORMER AIDE to the CANADIAN  PM calling for Assages death
2. A REPUBLICAN (I'n not au fait with USA politics, but I know the president is a Democrat, and I'd assume a lone republican voice couldn't be called the US govt calling for anything.
3. A FORMER white house staffer who PARTLY supported the republican
4, A FOX NEWS commentator.

There are calls for prosecution for espionage, agreed. That seems odd to me (too). Note tho from your quoted article... "Punishments under the Espionage Act can include the death penalty, although in practice the US has not executed anyone for a crime other than murder since 1962"

I think the link you supplied has nothing to do with the US GOVT calling for Assage's assassination.

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if I had the world's largest super-power calling for my assassination/indefinite detention/torture/whatever
I only heard the "whatever" bit from news channels... the other bits I've heard claimed by his supporters and/or himself.
Would like a reference to where the USA govt has called for his assassination as you allege though.

What i meant though is that for a guy campaigning for freedom of information, he's sure allied himself with the antithesis of that in such a  media repressive leader as Correa

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Assange in bed with Correa???? A tad hypocritical?

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Living Room / Re: bicycling suddenly a British speciality?!
« on: July 29, 2012, 07:02 AM »
just saw that poor Cav was a bit upset with the world after the Olympic men's road race because they (the rest of the competitors) didn't ride to suit the British team.
Dearie me, how sad :)

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Living Room / Re: my website hijacked
« on: December 14, 2011, 08:06 AM »
Steps I've taken...
1. scanned MY computer. Since other people reported the hijacking, didnt expect this to fix anything
2. Replaced all instances of hacked htaccess files with a benign versions. The hacked ones returned and I replaced them again.
3. Checked all htaccess files were chmodded to 644.
4. Changed control panel and ftp passwords
5. Flushed DNS as per advice.

Last check shows all is normal but I'll be interested (nay, scared!) to see what the morning brings.
Again, thanks for the interest and suggestions
tony
Edit: I just rechecked. With firefox and opera,  the site works fine. With chrome, I get the russian redirect behaviour. I've cleared browsing data in all.

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Living Room / Re: my website hijacked
« on: December 14, 2011, 05:10 AM »

Thank you. Since the last time I posted, I found a lot of .htaccess files in various directories. I removed them all I think, but the site still was misbehaving for me. Checking just after seeing your reply, I found all to be working ok finally.
Again, thank you to everyone who took the trouble to check it out for me, it's much appreciated
tony

That's what I tried.  In fact, I clicked on all of the links on your site, and none of them went to russia.

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Living Room / Re: my website hijacked
« on: December 14, 2011, 03:40 AM »
thanks so much for testing for me.
 sadly, whilst the first link from the google search works fine, all the subheading links below the first heading - the worumba experience, About Mary and Lindsay,About Worumba Station,untitled - still send you to russia.
 Going directly to www.worumba.com works, but clicking on any links on that default page also directs to russia.

It's not just me, but for anyone. So the corrupted DNS explanation can't be right (I think, given I'm not knowledgeable about these matters)

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Living Room / Re: Lawyer Professional Standards - HILARIOUS~!
« on: December 13, 2011, 08:33 PM »
Many, if not most, professional bodies seem interested in applying sanctions to members for bringing their profession into disrepute.
The lawyer in question has certainly done this and it is not only surprising, but alarming to me, that the South Australian Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal has not been able or willing to see that too.
 

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Living Room / my website hijacked
« on: December 13, 2011, 07:57 PM »
I have a website at www.worumba.com
If I point at an image, which is supposed to link to www.worumba.com/artwork/art.html, I see this address in the status bar. However, clicking the image takes me to :
http://brendarco.ru/original/index.php

I'm sure this arises from me originally adding an htaccess file, making the default somefile.html instead of default.html or index.html.
I set the permissions to 644. In the last few days, this file got changed (not by me) and hence the current problem.

 Ive deleted the htaccess file, I've tried replacing it with first a blank htaccess file, then a file with just a redirect for 404 errors, in case blank htaccess files didnt even get "looked at". However none of these fix the problem of redirection to a russian domain.
 
If I search for "worumba" in google, one of the returned links shows as www.worumba.stuff, but clicking it takes me to http://maildigi.ru/snipe/index.php

My 2 obvious questions are (a) how to fix this mess and (b) since the problem originated with my htaccess file (I think), what permission apart from 644 should I have used to prevent this happening in the future?
Thanks for reading this
tony

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Living Room / Re: How to report wikipedia error?
« on: November 11, 2011, 04:35 PM »
And for your reference (if you didn't enter it there... not sure since it's unsigned), someone did report it:

http://en.wikipedia....ai_Chin_.28singer.29

yes, that was me, following the advice and link you'd just given me

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Living Room / Re: How to report wikipedia error?
« on: November 11, 2011, 07:34 AM »
It's fixed, she's neither dead nor allegedly dead and I'm happy.

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Living Room / Re: How to report wikipedia error?
« on: November 11, 2011, 07:09 AM »
thanks very much for your help. :)

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Living Room / How to report wikipedia error?
« on: November 11, 2011, 06:23 AM »
After hunting around for 20 minutes, and reading lots of text describing contacting wikipedia, I'm still none the wiser about how to report an error in one of their bios.
 Can anyone tell me, or even better, is their a wikipedia heavy out there who could make a simple fix for me please?

I'm seeing, on Tsai Chin's (蔡琴)  page (http://en.wikipedia....ki/Tsai_Chin_(singer)) , that she died today. (11/11/11). No reference to it in the asian newspapers Ive checked, so I think it's wrong. It would make it to the front page of the singapore straits times if it were true for example. And I hate seeing it there - it's freaking me out - as her music means a lot to me .

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The Palm writing recognition was brilliant. It was extremely fast. Much faster than typing on a virtual keyboard. I WISH that some of the mobile OS vendors would bring it back.

Just get graffiti from the market place and install it on your desire HD

Oops...sorry, should have read thread to the end before posting.

I will add though, that at least some diacriticals are possible with graffiti, just don't ask me how. Ive entered some, by accident, but can't remember exactly what I did to cause them to happen.

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I purchased a Desire, took it home, put in sim, made phone calls.
2 weeks later, I purchased an iphone 4 (for friend). Took it home, put in sim....but wait, to make a phone call I had to boot up computer, do a freaking 79Mb download, do other mumbo jumbo... THEN make a phone call. WTF????? Simple?

[OT: I also remember my first apple experience, on a machine touted as being so intuitive. I was quite happy to delete files by dragging them to the trash can, but couldn't figure out how to eject a disk. Someone suggested I drag the disk icon to the trash can...huh???...thats for DELETING. I never did get used to that. Not intuitive]

 I like my desire, she likes her iphone. That's great, to each his/her own. We both happily tease each other about our choices.

 When talking on her phone, her ear touching the phone predictably (every second phone call) puts me on hold, or something like that. I'd say her iphone "just works"...in a strange way, as she can't put her ear to the phone without negative consequences.
So far, ALL my android devices work simply and predictably UNLESS I choose to use them in a non simple way (rooting, installing extra "stuff" to push the envelope.)

 I guess my point is that if your use is "non-demanding", all platforms are simple and work reliably. Hence I find it of little value to hear that i-stuff "just works" or works simply and predictably, as if other platforms don't.

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Living Room / Re: Android tablets to rival iPad
« on: August 01, 2011, 05:14 PM »
I always find it amusing that the Palm Pilot figured out the handwriting issue ages ago with its Grafiti alphabet and interface - and nobody has brought it over to any of the new tablets or smartphones.

Graffiti is available for androids. .... I use it on a desire hd (works good) and installed it on my android tablet (don't like it so much)

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Guys!  Check this out!
http://balsamiq.com/products/mockups

For more discussion on this, check this thread from way back: https://www.donation...ex.php?topic=15868.0

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Living Room / Re: Android tablets to rival iPad
« on: July 27, 2011, 07:07 PM »
 It's good that no one's excited. The zdnet forum reference comes about because
a. zdnet is probably fairly well known so a fair proportion of those reading my post would be aware of the site
b. on an almost daily basis, news pertinent to apple/tablets/ipads/androids appears, resulting in an almost daily ritual of interplatform warfare in their forums.
And regardless of what the news might be, you will find Micro$oft (sic), M$, "walled garden", coolaid, fanboi, "apple hater" used.

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Living Room / Re: Android tablets to rival iPad
« on: July 27, 2011, 12:14 AM »
Just to be clear, I carefully phrased my post because I'm quite unrabid, maybe through indolence, maybe through rugged individualism. I clearly said it's a rival...the list was evidence of that. My point 1 addressed MY preference and why.
My post didn't seem worth getting excited about really.. this isn't a zdnet type forum after all.

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