Monthly Archives: June 2012

Just In The Nick of Metro Trains Time

Must admit, I had a bit of a chuckle with respect to a sequence and timing of a pair of tweets from Melbourne’s Metro Trains this afternoon. First, a warning of services changes due to an infrastructure fault: “Sydenham/Upfield/Craigieburn customers: some trains may run direct from Flinders St instead of the city loop due to […]

Happy Birthday Alan Turing

Today is the 100th birthday of Alan Turing, widely regarded as the father of mechanical and electronic computing. He was a genius mathematician and cryptographer, and helped win World War II by breaking the German Enigma encoding machines. Despite his wartime efforts, he was persecuted for being homosexual, and most believe that the mental anguish […]

Will Apple Be Stupid Enough?

Rumours have abounded for some time that Apple will introduce a new smaller dock connector on the upcoming iPhone 5. Now, of course, rumours about new iPhone features come and go, and a great many of them turn out to be FUD, whether initiated by Apple themselves to throw people off course, or by over-enthusiastic […]

Why 13CABS Is Right And Wrong

There has been a lot of talk today about a campaign launched by Melbourne’s 13CABS – (a co-operative consisting of Yellow Cabs, Black Cabs, and a number of other smaller depots) – with respect to a recent taxi industry review, one recommendation of which has been the proposal to introduce unmarked, London-style “mini-cabs” into the […]

What Actually Is The NBN Objective?

In the ongoing debate on whether or not the National Broadband Network (NBN) will ever be completed in its current form, there are many different views. Mainly because in a project that would be expected to take ten years, there are many different possible outcomes. Of course, the federal opposition through its communications spokesperson Malcolm […]