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alexkidman

@alexkidman@aus.social

Multi-award-winning freelance Tech Journo, Co-host Vertical Hold podcast, Former editor at CNET, Gizmodo, PC Mag, Finder and many more. Retro gaming, Prince and Godzilla fan. Send coffee.

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alexkidman, to running
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#Parkrun done, AND I hit 100km down for #TheMay50K... but I'm not done yet. Read the latest blog update as I sweat through the final week of fundraising for #MS and DONATE TODAY!!!

#Running #Australia #KissGoodbyeToMS

https://www.themay50k.org/fundraisers/alexkidman/the-may-50k-2024

alexkidman, to random
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It’s #Parkrun time. Tail walking today, so my timing will be lousy… but today I also hit the 100km mark for #TheMay50k ! https://www.themay50k.org/fundraisers/alexkidman/the-may-50k-2024

alexkidman, to random
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Wow. Just discovered that there's still a market in dodgy anti-EMF pendants.

Also that Internet advertising algorithms are so bad, so inaccurate that they think there's any point at all in trying to push that utter junk in my direction. I mean, I could report the ad, but what would the point be? The big ad concerns -- your metas, googles and all -- clearly don't give a tinker's cuss, they just want their cut of the money.

alexkidman,
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@bastardsheep Dammit science, build better flushing mechanisms!

alexkidman, to australia
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Today in scams, a dodgy MyGov email with a handy QR code to help you log in and claim an early tax refund!

Which is, of course, a SCAM. A total and absolute scam.

https://alexreviewstech.com/got-a-qr-code-for-a-mygov-tax-refund-its-a-scam/

alexkidman,
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@ozjonty Absolutely. These scams work because that’s not well enough known.

alexkidman,
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@ariaflame precisely so (and by design). Problem is that plenty of folks do not realise this.

alexkidman, to random
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Do feature phones still have a place in 2024? Absolutely, but what’s it like to use one? I’ve been testing out the Aspera F50 to find out. Here's my full text and video review!

https://alexreviewstech.com/aspera-f50-review-simple-and-cheap-4g-volte-upgrade-and-thats-about-all/

alexkidman, to running
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I don’t usually update my #TheMay50K page twice in a day.. but it turns out today has been an AMAZING day for fundraising. Read the latest (astonishing!) blog now and donate TODAY!

#Running #Australia #MultipleSclerosis #MS #KissGoodbyeToMS

https://www.themay50k.org/fundraisers/alexkidman/the-may-50k-2024

alexkidman, to random
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Over at Gizmodo Au, I've reviewed the ASUS ROG Phone 8: A gaming phone with a difference. Actually several, though it's still probably not the premium phone for everyone...

#ASUS #ROG #ROGPhone8

https://gizmodo.com.au/2024/05/asus-rog-phone-8-pro-edition-review-2024/

alexkidman, to running
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New day, new goals, new blog post as my #TheMay50K fundraiser hits new heights and I go more than a little CRAZY by upping my limits.

I’m only going to make it with your help, so read the latest update and donate TODAY!

#Running #Australia #MultipleSclerosis #MS #KissGoodbyeToMS

https://www.themay50k.org/fundraisers/alexkidman/the-may-50k-2024

alexkidman, to MultipleSclerosis
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This is my shocked face.

Why shocked?

Because I just hit 100.9% of my donation total for (with thanks to Brodie F, Ray S and Chris B) -- and I have NO intention of stopping now! I'm going to keep running (tomorrow) but you can still donate TODAY!

https://www.themay50k.org/fundraisers/alexkidman/the-may-50k-2024

alexkidman, to random
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Reminder: The Apple 100 best albums list is a clever marketing exercise, but like most listicles, it's mostly there to draw attention and outrage in equal measure.

Like the music you like, maybe use such lists to expand your musical horizons, but ultimately music is there to be experienced and enjoyed. Different people will appreciate different things and THAT'S OK.

alexkidman, to random
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A great read here: "Online has a scam ad problem (and it’s only getting worse)"

https://www.pickr.com.au/opinion/2024/online-has-a-scam-ad-problem-and-its-only-getting-worse/

alexkidman, to random
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New Video! 30 Seconds of Tech, taking on the Asus Vivobook S 15, the company's first Copilot+ Windows 11 machine.

Well... taking on in a limited way. A very limited way...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ko0K37teeU

alexkidman, to microsoft
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Do I have an opinion on Microsoft's big push for Copilot+ PCs?

You bet I do.

At Gizmodo Au, I've dived into the details (that we know) and the problems (more than just the one...)

#Microsoft #Windows11 #CopilotPlus #AI

https://gizmodo.com.au/2024/05/copilot-pcs-future-of-windows/

alexkidman, to running
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My 100km run for continues, as I hit 90% of my running goal — and an amazing 95.1% of my funding goal! Read the latest blog post and DONATE today!

https://www.themay50k.org/fundraisers/alexkidman/the-may-50k-2024

alexkidman, to running
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Wow. Now at 85% of my distance goal and 91.5% of my fundraising goal for #TheMay50k - would love for your donation to put me over the 100% level (hint, hint) #Running #multiplesclerosis https://www.themay50k.org/fundraisers/alexkidman/the-may-50k-2024

alexkidman, to pokemon
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New review time, as I spin some silver balls with Knight Rider, Xena Warrior Princess and Battlestar Galactica in the Universal Pinball TV Classics pack for Pinball FX on Nintendo Switch!
#Pinball #Switch #Review #Nintendo

https://alexreviewstech.com/universal-pinball-tv-classics-pinball-fx-switch-review/

alexkidman, to australia
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New review time (text and video), as I put the mid-range Oppo Reno11 F 5G through its paces.

#Oppo #Reno11F5G #Australia #Android #Smartphones

https://alexreviewstech.com/oppo-reno11-f-5g-review-fast-charging-good-camera/

alexkidman, to australia
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Day 20 update for my 100km #May50K run, as I invoke the spirit of Bryan Adams in an effort to raise donations. Read the latest blog update and donate TODAY!

#MS #Australia #OwMyLegsAreGoingToFallOff

https://www.themay50k.org/fundraisers/alexkidman/the-may-50k-2024

alexkidman, (edited ) to running
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New Video: 85km down (yes, really!) in my run to raise funds for vitally needed research — but I need to up both my pace and the pace of donations! Please watch, share, like and above all, DONATE!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13Ra26EO6rU

https://www.themay50k.org/fundraisers/alexkidman

alexkidman,
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@askekammer Thankyou! And of course, boosting is fine - it’s always a matter of giving what we can when we can.

idealaw, to random
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What’s an appropriate penalty for someone who messages me immediately after sending me an email, to tell me that they’ve sent me an email?

Or sends me a contract to review, then immediately sends a meeting request to discuss it?

Maaaate I can’t usefully discuss something if I haven’t had a chance to even read it yet.

alexkidman,
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@idealaw Instant beheading. Look, I know, some will say it’s harsh, but it’ll get you out of the meeting AND serve as a strong deterrent to others to try similar. A win-win with no legal consequences* (*Does not constitute legal advice).

alexkidman, to random
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Kicked Saturday off with a #parkrun and possible best run time of the year (official time pending). Also adds another 5km to my #May50K run for #MS research - I’m super close to my fundraising goal so please consider donating today! https://www.themay50k.org/fundraisers/alexkidman/the-may-50k-2024

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