Monthly Archives: September 2012

Turnbull NBN Costing Backflip?

A month ago, Malcolm Turnbull said that he had a fully costed policy document ready to go with respect to his alternative plan for the National Broadband Network (NBN). Yet today, he is taking a different tack: Malcolm Turnbull Promises Cheaper Broadband, Sooner, But No Costings “Mr Turnbull said because the coalition did not have […]

Zero Day Credibility Hole

In another episode of why writers shouldn’t be writing articles when the don’t know what they are talking about, the Fairfax press have come up with this one this morning about a new vulnerability in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer: Internet Explorer’s Huge Security Hole “Zero-day exploits involve software that takes advantage of a security hole within […]

Remembering Nobby

Neil ‘Nobby’ Clarke was never a superstar of Australian Rules football, that’s not what he wanted to be. He just wanted to play football with his mates, and with those mates, he went to the pinnacle of the game. Twice – in 1984 and 1985. However, on the inside, he struggled with depression, eventually taking […]

Hypocritical Turnbull Demanding ‘Answers’

A most curious post appeared this evening on Malcolm Turnbull’s website, calling for answers from Stephen Conroy over the rollout numbers for the National Broadband Network (NBN) in greenfields estates. Some Simple Questions for Stephen Conroy You really want to play this game hey Malcolm? How about all the questions from Conroy you repeatedly refuse […]

What Exactly Are Coles Doing Here?

I found these two apparently identical chickens – (apart from weight) – in my local Coles store on Sunday, and found myself wondering what was going on with the labeling and the pricing: The “extra large” chicken came in at 2.178kg, while the “large” chicken came in at 1.944kg. That’s only 234 grams of “difference” […]

Another Contradictory Coalition Broadband Message

I caught an interesting piece of a speech in the House of Representatives last night, a speech which seemed to further muddy up and contradict the broadband message of the Federal Opposition. The speech came from the the Member for Hasluck, Ken Wyatt. ADJOURNMENT Hasluck Electorate: Broadband “I call on Minister Conroy to intervene and […]

Why The Dangerous Dog Laws Need ‘Fixing’

About a month ago, I was involved in an incident that saw two roaming, uncontrolled ‘pitbull-style’ dogs attacking a tiny little dog being walked by a little girl on a leisurely Sunday morning in my usually quiet street. I wrote about the incident at the time, happy that I was able to help a young […]

Online Abuse and Feeding The Trolls

The recent online incident where model and television personality Charlotte Dawson was systematically and relentlessly hassled on Twitter, until she attempted suicide, has again highlighted the dangers one can face when interacting online. Attacks from so-called internet trolls can come for little or no reason, or as part of a targeted and specific campaign against […]