Monthly Archives: May 2013

Dereel NBN Tower Finally Gets Approval

NBN Co has finally won the fight to erect a wireless tower for their network rollout in the tiny Victorian town of Dereel: Dereel NBN Wireless Tower Gets Green Light “A National Broadband Network wireless tower has been cleared for construction in Dereel, after the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) quashed residents’ objections.” “The […]

Closest Motor Racing Finish In History?

Overnight, did Peter Dempsey – (running in the Indy Lights series) – just score the closest race victory in a motor racing event? At 0.0026 seconds, he probably did. It was closer than even the previously recognised closest finish – (0.014 seconds) – between Ayrton Senna and Nigel Mansell at the 1986 Spanish Grand Prix: […]

So Which Logo Did The Age Put With The Ford Story?

It is disappointing for all Australians that Ford Australia today announced they will cease all production in Australia from 2016, with the loss of 1200 direct jobs. Disappointing too that The Age didn’t take a little more care in choosing the photo to go with the article on their front page? Kinda looks like the […]

News Limited Seeks Excess Access To Your Social Media Accounts

With the News Limited mastheads moving to the “metered paywall” model for their online activities, I curiously checked out what sort of information they might want to sign-up as a registered user. I was a bit surprised. When signing up using your Twitter account, they want access to “read tweets from your timeline”, “see who […]

The Future Of Telecommunications (1961 Style)

Just stumbled onto this fascinating vision for the future of telecommunications – as that future was seen by AT&T in 1961. Keep an eye out for your rocket delivery from France!

Bittersweet End To Dog Attack Saga

My regular readers will remember my involvement in a serious dog attack incident in my street on a quiet Sunday morning in August last year. The follow up response to the incident was less than ideal, but the hands of the local council were tied by the existing laws on what they could and could […]

Kurt Busch Drives V8 Supercar At Austin

Last week, Kurt Busch was given the opportunity to drive a prototype V8 Supercar at the Circuit of the Americas, as a promotional event for the upcoming Austin 400, the first V8 Supercars event held in North America. Video of his drive has now emerged: Apart from apparently being in the wrong gear a few […]