You know that phone scam where they pretend to be from Microsoft and try hack your computer? They just called CCC. The results were as swift and resounding as you'd expect.
I am laughing so hard I am crying.
twitter.com/grauhut/status/108
(Sorry, link goes to :birdsite:)

Wow, Adam Savage and Kayte Sabicer have both made some wonderful pieces of art for Tested.com over the years but, IMHO, this is the best of them all.
tested.com/art/makers/862049-a

Move over, thylacine. The 150kg marsupial lion Thylacoleo carnifex was Australia's top predator until about 35,000 years ago. 🦁

It had powerful forelimbs and a large claw on each hand. And a full skeleton of this "stealth hunter" has just been analysed.

ab.co/2BczmwC

At this time of the day, downloads are > 40 Mbits/sec, which is about 20 times faster than to ADSL2 service that TPG had been neglecting for the last couple of years.

All-up, it took less than half an hour for the tech to connect stuff and confirm it was working, and then for me to configure security settings on the new WiFi router and power-cycle a few devices such as light-globes that got confused.

Got connected to the NBN, finally!
Dunno why, but the guy seemed to be a combo Telstra + NBN technician. I'm not with Telstra but this apartment building is old enough that it would have been the only option for its first few decades. And, I guess they're piggybacking on the Foxtel cable from node to my wall that's half owned by Telstra.

Protip:

When designing a user interface, imagine some old woman using it, say Margaret Hamilton, and she's clicking your app's buttons and saying to you, as old people do,

"Young whippersnapper, when I was your age, I sent 24 people to the ACTUAL MOON with my software in 4K of RAM and here I am clicking your button and it takes ten seconds to load a 50 megabyte video ad and then it crashes

I'm not even ANGRY with you, I'm just disappointed."

Often mistaken for the Updog, the mysterious Ceiling Cat is pictured here, resting.

Here they are! And they're playing Mirror Reaper! (Song goes for 1 hr 23 min but the set is only 50 min)

My brain is mashed. That was amazing. Imagine like Sigur Ros are playing at a funeral, and the falsetto is replaced with a growl. And then they play one song for 50 minutes.

Aus.Social

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