Monthly Archives: September 2013

Funny Smell Over NBN Co Board Resignations

Something smells a bit funny to me with this story of the entire board of NBN Co resigning. While there is no doubt that they have resigned, the mechanics of the situation don’t completely add up. All But One NBN Co Board Member Hand In Resignations “Chairwoman Siobhan McKenna tendered her resignation along with other […]

What The Hell Myki?

While smartcard ticketing for transport networks is a fabulous idea, the debacle that is the implementation of the Myki system in Victoria just goes from bad to worse. Myki Glitches Leaving Users Feeling Ripped-Off “He said the clock on the myki top-up machine was 15 minutes fast, so his pass was not technically active when […]

Safety Car Spins…Under Safety Car!

Not much to say here except “too funny”:

Murdoch Then And There – What About Here And Now?

With the federal election run and won, delivering a result for better or for worse, for many people the question of the power and influence shown by Rupert Murdoch and his media empire over the result will likely remain a point of debate and contention – and for a very long time. There has been […]

Website Bullied By Coalition Lawyers

Earlier this week, a rather blunt and straightforward website came online, voicing displeasure against a swathe of Coalition election policies. The publisher has a right to have a say, right? Until the Coalition’s lawyers got wind of it, apparently. The owner of the website, Jesse Richardson, issued a media statement (click for full size): “My […]

The Ultimate Coalition Filtering Betrayal

At 12:00am this morning, the election advertising blackout commenced. This morning on television, Opposition leader Tony Abbott confirmed that all of their policies for the 2013 election had been released, in preparation for the long awaited release of their costings. Yet, this afternoon a serious piece of policy was released. An old foe of the […]

Triple 8 Wildcard Bathurst Entry Revealed

To be piloted by three-time World Touring Car Champion Andy Priaulx and three-time Race of Champions winner Mattias Ekström, today has seen the unveiling of the wildcard Bathurst 1000 entry from Triple 8 Race Engineering. Looking very nice indeed!

Media Still Misrepresenting NBN Debate

One of the most frustrating parts of being a supporter of the current National Broadband Network (NBN) model is the constant misrepresentation of many of the aspects of the designs, financials, and rollout of the network. While it is certainly true that the rollout hasn’t gone as smoothly as hoped, the project is broadly on […]

What Does Gigabit Broadband Look Like?

So what does this gigabit broadband everyone is talking about with the National Broadband Network (NBN) actually look like? This demonstration comes from rural England’s B4RN co-operative, where the speeds available are directly comparable to the speeds the Coalition’s alternative NBN plan would deny 71% of Australian’s from receiving – and a network that members […]