This is a true story of how I was scammed and how I traced the scammers to Thailand… …and then paid them a visit.
With as many problems as Microsoft’s new gaming console, the Xbox One, has encountered in its rocky road to the holiday market, the real surprise is that 4chan managed to wait til December before creating the ultimate prank for anyone still holding onto their dreams of an Xbox not “fraught with frustrations.”
Yesterday, 4chan’s infamous /b/ forum—which a few months ago convinced a bunch of people to dunk their new iPhones in water—unleashed an elaborate infographic that promises a “hack” to provide backwards compatibility for the Xbox One.
Not only that, but it will be a mix of technologies so failures will rise and upkeep will cost more. Thanks a bunch idiot liberal voters.
The coalition government will break its promise of delivering 25 megabits per second (Mbps) broadband to all Australians by 2016, and says the final cost will be 40 per cent higher than predicted.
A strategic review into the national broadband network (NBN) shows that 43 per cent of premises will have access to the promised download speeds by 2016.
Federal Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull puts the broken promise down to the coalition not having access in opposition to the full details of network builder NBN Co.
‘We were really confident that goal could be achieved, but we overestimated, clearly, the ability of the NBN Co to deliver,’ he said on Thursday.
Labor’s communications spokesman Jason Clare said that, after three months in office, the government was breaking promises ‘left, right and centre’.
‘This will hang like an albatross around Malcolm Turnbull’s neck,’ he said.
One of Indonesia’s most ardent rain forest protection activists is in what may seem an unlikely position: Spearheading a project to produce biofuel from trees.
But tropical forest scientist Willie Smits, after 30 years studying fragile ecosystems in these Southeast Asian islands, wants to draw world attention to a powerhouse of a tree—the Arenga sugar palm. Smits says it can be tapped for energy and safeguard the environment while enhancing local food security.
I found one you can view outside the USA. Because the Americans don’t want you seeing it because they are hateful and don’t like to share their toys. Unfortunately its not embedding so go here to watch it.
The High Court has overturned Australia’s first same-sex marriage law, according to a summary published on the High Court website.
The court was due to hand down its findings in the landmark case at 12.15pm, however, a statement announcing the decision was accidentally published on the court’s website about 20 minutes before the six judges handed down their findings.
Dozens of couples who married in a five day window before Thursday’s ruling have now had their marriages declared invalid.The Abbott government swooped on the laws the moment they were passed in October, immediately launching action through the High Court to have the Act overturned.
Ok, weird. I know but I have to tell you about something awesome I have found and which you must have. If you can.
Mother fucking Sang Choy Bow sausages from Tender Value Gourment Butchery in Hornsby. I dont live close to them, but I drive all the way out there to stock up on MEAT.
I’m seriously not getting paid for this (not that I ever get paid). I am seriously that big of a fan of their sausages. Yeah, I said that. They are fucking awesome.
Apparently they are opening in Bondi and have another store in Brookvale. So if you can, go get some. I promise you will be happy.
I even vouch for that the sausages are vegan friendly. As in if you eat them, you won’t be such a pasty faced, sick looking, sanctimonious intolerable cunt.
Ps. I dont mean to offend any vegans. I just dont like nor trust your type and I think you’ll be the end of us all.
Pss. more info
THE rape of a Belgian tourist in a dark alley in Potts Point last month is a warning that environmentally sensitive street lighting will take a terrible human toll.
The 25-year-old was walking down a dimly lit Victoria Street from her serviced apartment to buy food at 8.30pm when a man forced her into the alley between two terrace houses.
It was so dark that the traumatised woman could not give police a description of her assailant, or even tell them the color of his clothes.
The alley where she was attacked is at the northern end of Victoria Street in a residential enclave just a block from the bright lights and fleshpots of Darlinghurst Road.
And yet the lighting was like something out of the backblocks of St Ives.
You can expect those lights to be dimmer in future since the Australian standard AS/NZS 1158 has been under review to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
More secret enviro-meddling will come from a body called the “National Strategy on Energy Efficiency” which has been working since 2011 on a plan to “significantly improve street lighting energy efficiency by 2020″.
We can assume “improve” is meant in the Orwellian sense, as cities around the world dim their lights.
Electric light has been the wellspring of human progress over the last century, protecting us from the creatures of the night. Now the luddites of the green movement want to send us back to the Dark Ages.
TOYOTA warns its future in Victoria is under “unprecedented pressure” after Holden said it would cease making cars in Australia, throwing 2900 people out of work.
In what could be the death knell for the entire Australian car industry, Holden said “a perfect storm of negative influences” was to blame for a decision that will send shock waves through the state.
Almost 65 years to the day since prime minister Ben Chifley launched the first FX Holden at Fishermans Bend, Holden said remaining in Australia simply wasn’t viable.
“As painful as it is to say, building cars in this country is just not sustainable,” said GM Holden boss Mike Devereux.
Ford announced earlier this year it would cease making cars in Geelong and Broadmeadows in 2016.
Seriously fuck Holden. Just like Ford these jokers have been making the same car for the last 30+ years. So if you want to buy an Australian car, you could only buy a Ford Falcon or a Holden Commodore. Hardly any other choice cars. The failure of Ford and Holden can be directly blamed on the people who run it and not the government for not bailing these morons out yet again. Their lack of imagination and understanding of the market is. So now thousands of people lose their jobs and bogans will have no place to put their chevy badges. Sad day all round.
Also I know this is a bit rich from a guy who loves his Ford Falcone XR6 turbo. I’m not saying they are bad cars. But not everyone wants a large, beast of a car thats a bitch to park in a shopping center.
Johannesburg – The hunt is on for the fake sign language interpreter who took to the stage during the memorial for former president Nelson Mandela on Tuesday, gesticulating gibberish before a global audience of millions and outraging deaf people across the world.
While dignitaries were addressing the crowd in the 95 000-seat FNB stadium, the young, suited man stood within metres of US President Barack Obama. He had an official security pass round his neck, but no-one seems to know who he is, raising serious security questions.
“He was basically gesturing. He didn’t follow any of the grammatical rules and structure of the language. He just invented his signs as he went along,” said Delphin Hlungwane, an official South African sign language interpreter at DeafSA.
Under pressure once again from the entertainment industry, The Pirate Bay has upped sticks and moved to a new .AC domain, based on the isolated volcanic Ascension Island in the South Atlantic Ocean.
The move comes after the website’s previous domain registry in Sint Maarten – a Dutch protectorate – was seized.
The Pirate Bay team said the website’s former .SX domain appears to have been seized overnight, TorrentFreak reported.
Operators quickly relocated to the piratebay.ac web address, which uses the Ascension Island’s country code top-level domain (ccTLD).
The Ascension Island domain is controlled by the UK. The Pirate Bay stressed that the island is not its final destination, adding that it will soon set sail for safer shores.
Uruguay has become the first country in the world to legalize both the sale and production of marijuana. President Jose Mujica has championed the measure as a way of combatting the illegal drug industry that has decimated parts of Uruguay.
The country’s parliament passed the bill by a vote of 16 to 13 on Tuesday evening. Senator Alberto Couriel, a member of the ruling Broad Front left-wing coalition, called the passing of the bill “a historic day” for Uruguay.
Under the new legislation, the price of marijuana will be set at one dollar per gram, aiming to undercut the current price of $1.40 on the illegal market. The sale and production of the drug will be regulated by a specially-set-up government body which will administer a database of adult citizens registered to consume marijuana.
Victims of child abuse and their supporters walked out of a public hearing at the royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse after the Catholic church’s legal representative quoted the Bible in his opening address.
Peter Gray, representing the church’s Truth, Justice and Healing Council began his opening statement by quoting a passage from the gospel of Mark, prompting cries of shock and disgust in the hearing room.
“Many will remember, from their own childhoods, the ageless words from the gospel of Mark,” said Gray.
“Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such of these that the kingdom of God belongs.”
Members of Care Leavers Australia Network and survivors of abuse walked out of the room, some in tears.
Sersiously, what the fuck?
The filthy and severely deformed offspring of a horrifying incest cult whose members bred together for generations have been discovered in a remote farming community in Australia.
Apparently unknown to the 2,000 people with whom they shared their fertile valley township in New South Wales, at least 40 members of the reclusive Colt family raised four generations of inbred children in one of the country’s worst ever cases of child abuse.
According to the Sydney Daily Telegraph – which published details of New South Wales Children’s Court’s judgement on the family – the case only came to light when authorities were informed that children living in a network of huts in the valley did not attend school.
The subsequent New South Wales Police and Community Services investigation found deformed and disabled children living in squalor; unable to take care of themselves and lacking knowledge of basic hygiene, such as how to clean their teeth or use toilet paper.
Much of the family suffered from homozygosity deformations. You’re talking down syndrome, microcephaly and worse. These poor people.
Measles, one of the most communicable of all infectious diseases, is spiking in the United States, with three times as many cases as usual this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. The spike is due to both foreign importations — infected travelers coming from places where measles is not under control — and local vulnerability: unvaccinated children and adults in the United States.
In a press briefing, the CDC’s director Dr. Thomas Frieden said that from January to November, there were 175 known cases of measles in the US, with 20 of those people having to be hospitalized. The agency would expect to see about 60 cases, he said. Those cases came from 52 separate travelers. Most of the time, the imported virus found only a few people to infect — but nine times, the imports caused large outbreaks, always in people who had not received the vaccine.
“It is not a failure of the vaccine,” Frieden said. “It’s a failure to vaccinate. Around 90 percent of the people who have had measles in this country were not vaccinated either because they refused, or were not vaccinated on time.”
TONY Abbott has urged primary school students to be sceptical about man-made climate change, saying it was warmer during the time of Julius Caesar and Jesus than it is now.
The Opposition Leader, wrapping up a two-day visit to South Australia yesterday, told Year 5 and 6 students that climate change had always happened and, historically, humans had not been responsible.
Climate Change Minister Penny Wong said it was “irresponsible and disappointing” for the Liberal leader to encourage climate-change scepticism in the classroom.