Monthly Archives: February 2012

How To Burn 200 Gallons of Jet Fuel

In perhaps the most bizarre Daytona 500 in history – (which finished after midnight, on the day after it was originally scheduled) – Juan Pablo Montoya demonstrated the quickest way to get rid of 200 gallons of jet fuel. NASCAR does not run in the wet on oval tracks, and when it does rain, trucks […]

V/Line Get a Problem Right!

I’m usually the one of the first people to strike out when V/Line commits one of its usual operational-come customer service disasters. Regular commuters will have heard every excuse in the book – usually at the expense of the what the real cause of the problem is. They either don’t tell commuters what is going […]

MP Website Censoring Comments?

On Tuesday at 12:13pm, I posted a comment on the website of Alex Hawke, the federal Liberal member for Mitchell, in regards to this article about a speech Hawke made in parliament in opposition to proposed changes to the Australian Marriage Act. Here’s a screen shot of the post I took at the time: “You […]

Updated NBN Rollout Information Released

NBN Co, the company building Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN), has today released its most recent updated mapping information with respect to already announced rollout sites. Some of these sites have expanded beyond previously announced details with respect to premises passed. Detailed Map Release Dates – January 2012 While the dates listed are actually when […]

How Much Road Can a Single NBN Build?

So Tony Abbott wants to take the money that will be allocated to the National Broadband Network (NBN) over the next 10 years – ($35b) – and “build some roads”? Interesting. Possibly – (and almost certainly) – quite useful. Shall we have a look at just how much road a single NBN-sized chunk of funding […]

All Without a Filter

Do not be fooled by the lack of news in regards to Australia’s planned mandatory internet filter. It is still on the agenda, and the powers that be who think we can’t protect ourselves and our children from the “bad stuff” still want to develop and deploy a censorship mechanism to deliver on their goals. […]

Coalition Now Saying Fibre A Good Idea?

A curious tweet just now from opposition communications spokesperson, Malcolm Turnbull, in regards to “ultrafast” internet being launched by British Telecom. Malcolm suggests in his tweet that this solution – (FTTC for most people, and FTTP for those who want it) – is better than the full FTTP network currently under construction by NBN Co. […]

How Telcos Will Win on Building Towers

Almost immediately after posting my previous article in regards to the erection of communications towers for the National Broadband Network (NBN) or for mobile telephone and data communications through the major telcos, I remembered something that I’ve been meaning to write about for a long time. Innovation – or more directly – innovation in how […]