The Creator Of Usent

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    Horry Guest

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    Pete D Guest

    Hahaha, good old Spot, now theres a name I haven't heard for a long
    time...................................................................
     
    Pete D, Mar 5, 2008
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    Steve Brooks Guest

    I love the "Between the guy that claims he invented Usenet and all the
    sane people."

    The trouble with insane people like The Doggy are they think they are
    the sane ones.

    The silly old bastard thinks he has reported me to the cops for this
    being a physical attack.
    Not only has he invented the Internet he also created an algorithm that
    can enlarge a postage stamp sized image to the any size you like (even
    wall size) without any loss of quality. Apparently we haven't seen it
    in action because no commercial company can afford to buy it off him.

    He owns 20 businesses but not one of his websites list an address or
    telephone number. You have to make contact via a webform.
    He sells millions of dollars of pictures and wedding packages a year (he
    is Brisbane's Best Wedding Photographer) but as pointed out the other
    day none of his businesses are registered for GST.

    If you need to know his different names these are a couple he used in
    the last 6 months
    He is now posting as doggie-duck or Douglas

    I often wonder if he ever posted as DAVO as they both like to brag how
    good they are with a camera and brag about what they own and how much
    money is in the bank.

    He received post of the week for this little classic.
    If you do post about him please be aware his son is the police
    commissioner of QLD and he has the director of the AFP on speed dial.

    Apparently Atheist Chaplain and I have a rather lengthy complain
    circulating the AFP at the moment but after 6 months of asking he can't
    tell us the complain number so we can call and let them know who we are
    so they don't have to waste time searching for us.
     
    Steve Brooks, Mar 5, 2008
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  8. Is that so !!
    My Accountants Husband will be VERY interested in that little titbit (did I
    mention he is currently the Department Head (temp while his boss is away) of
    the Regional Auditors team for the ATO :)
     
    Atheist Chaplain, Mar 5, 2008
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    Troy Piggins Guest

    Have I mentioned how handsome you look today? :)
     
    Troy Piggins, Mar 5, 2008
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    Horry Guest

    Doesn't that make you a little uncomfortable?

    Strange how she tells people that, too.

    Anyhoo...
     
    Horry, Mar 5, 2008
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  11. I have known both as friends for over 20 years, why would I feel
    uncomfortable ?? :)
    my accountant doesnt go around telling people her hubby works for the ATO,
    and neither does her husband, when people ask what he does, he deftly
    changes the subject.
     
    Atheist Chaplain, Mar 6, 2008
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    Horry Guest

    Fair enough. Personally, I wouldn't have a friend doing my tax, either.

    What would happen if your accountant made a wrong call in a legally unclear
    area, following which you were audited, issued with a large tax bill which
    included a significant penalty component? Or if she made an inadvertent
    mistake which led to proceedings being taken against you by the ATO?

    The arrangement seems rife with conflicts of interest (or at least
    friendship-destroying scenarios), IMO.

    That's probably because tax collectors have been unpopular since before the
    birth of Christ.

    He's probably also sick of people asking him tax questions, or volunteering
    "horror stories" about their dealings with the ATO which he can't respond
    to.
     
    Horry, Mar 6, 2008
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    They were welcome guests BC? I think not.
     
    Oksana Gutteridge, Mar 6, 2008
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  14. Usualy when you get audited by the ATO in situations like that your
    Accountant is present, and this would be the case for me :)
    Fortunately I have always been scrupulous with my Tax as I dont see it as an
    un-nessisary burden and am only to happy to pay my fair share. I dont make
    dodgy claims for anything and I have recepits and correct documentation for
    everything I do claim. Most of my friends think I'm strange when I say I
    can't wait for the day I'm paying $300,000 in tax a year !!
    No conflict, its not my ATO mate is actualy doing my taxes, though having
    him there ensures a quick, unofficial audit, and because he is such a
    straight shooter I already know that if we do ever get audited, he will not
    have anything at all to do with it, and thats as it should be.
    exactly :)
     
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    Gerrit Guest

    SNIP
    Steve

    You got this wrong you know, his algorithm is much smarter than your
    description of it..
    He claims his algorithm adds detail that is not in the original picture but
    is in the original subject!

    Gerrit
     
    Gerrit, Mar 6, 2008
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    Steve Brooks Guest

    Sorry I forgot
    I sit corrected.
     
    Steve Brooks, Mar 6, 2008
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  17. I've seen that on CSI: Miami and several other TV shows.
     
    Wolfy 'Dial-up' Wildeblood, Mar 6, 2008
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    Spot Guest

    Hahaha, good old Pete D, now theres a name I've never heard
    of...................................................................
     
    Spot, Mar 6, 2008
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    Big LN Guest

    LOL,

    'Onya
     
    Big LN, Mar 6, 2008
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  20. A minor correction and some evidence..

    And here's the link (one of many), for anyone interested, brilliantly
    titled
    "Enlarged digital images with more detail than the original"
    http://groups.google.com/group/comp.graphics.apps.photoshop/browse_frm/thread/90dff1d6c6425889
    He was also busted there for falsifying information on his website.
    (That website, like many others, is now defunct... but I still have
    the pages cached for a rainy day.)
    Well, according to 'Graham Hunt', a very close friend (grin) of
    Doug's, he was selling it to Samsung for a fortune!
    Here:
    http://groups.google.com.au/group/aus.photo/msg/31be057b969378d7
    Douglas states:
    So Douglas refers to 'Graham' as his 'factory foreman' (even tho'
    Graham signed off as Douglas on some threads, just as Julian, and
    Sarina, and others have... Douglas is about as good at sockpuppeting
    as he is bad at lying..)

    Lucky old Samsung, I say...

    (O;
     
    mark.thomas.7, Mar 6, 2008
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