304 posts • joined 5 May 2013
Re: Feeling here
It's always the accountants who feel nervous after a merger ...
Re: Re: What's "Cricket?"
I attended the Australia vs Scotland match at Worcester in the 1999 World Cup. Australia won without getting into third gear, but Scotland comprehensively out-sang the Australians in the crowd. Scorecard: http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/current/match/65196.html
Re: Gigabit not needed, what a load of crap!
nbn says Gigabit is not needed in homes. Yes, plenty of businesses need it. And they can go buy it today from carriers other than NBN. Why don't they? Price, probably. But at least nbn will eventually have a universal service.
Re: Why Nobody buys 100mbs
Spot on Mr B - the many Australians without broadband are waiting and waiting. If you have rubbish broadband, I imagine the argument about which carriage medium is largely moot. I've written before that speed of rollout is what really matters. Once the nation has a better baseline, then we can see what services make a difference and if they need gigabit services.
Re: Re: State of the copper?
FWIW I have had three telstra copper problems in the last three years in my 100-year old inner city suburb with postmaster general signs on some pits. On each occasion my ADSL drops from its usual 15Mbps to about 4. My ISP makes me test my router with a different filter and then asks if I have a spare router (as if) and then warns that if I've called it in wrong I'll have to pay $400 to telstra for their call-out fee.
In each case it takes telstra about an hour to locate and repair the fault. The copper on my street or into my home hasn't been touched. And I've never seen the copper dug up or out.
Re: What other phones are modular and would need Greybus?
The Moto Z has interchangeable hardware add-ons. Not quite the full modular experience. But at least some flexibility
Hello |FNAME|, let me assure you I am not a bot.
I wondered that myself. No word on that AFAIK
Re: I Know!
The NSA wants to know when you have three monitors. So the ABS has to hide the fact they want to know. Or something. Look - Someone rigged my election. Those people. YOU KNOW WHO. Lock them up. And also lock up people with three monitors.
Re: This comment echos the sentiment of a large majority of readers of this article.
The cauliflower was quite nice. IMHO it is better when cut, roasted until quite brown, the pureed with salt, butter and a splash of milk. Like mash, only nuttier and better
Re: Re: Donald Trump is a plonker
Hard not to pity US voters - a campaign in which Trump offers flimsy policy based on his alleged ability as a negotiator and Clinton offers policy that won't change much. And little prospect of politics getting classier or more substantive any time soon
Re: Is she says the Rooskies did it ...
Is any politician qualified to comment on it? Can any politician even spell HTML?
Re: S7 != Note 7
The author has been slapped. Ouch!
Stored value ≠ digital cash.
I sat next to a Mondex chap on a long flight once. I told him I was a tech journo. He was quite pleased. Over the next hour he tried to explain why Mondex mattered. I just didn't get it. The rest of the flight was frosty.
Re: "US$150m - a decent chunk of India's budget"
$US150m for a nation that is still trying to get clean water and electricity to several thousand villages is more than a rounding error.
Re: Thought for the day
I knew someone would go for the gussets.
Pretty sure metadata retention was a Brandis, not a Conroy. Although the ALP waved it through
No by-election needed for casual senate vacancies. The ALP picks a replacement, the GG signs off on it. Done deal. Not a single vote needs to be cast. Except by factional hacks deciding who gets the gig
AFAIK the idea is that by making things like creating temporary WLANs something more people can do, NetAdmins can get to know every packet by name and convince them to do amazing things that really matter.
HP split up? Really? When?
Nah ... just messing with you. Old habits die hard. Fixed that wee error.
Re: Got me
FWIW I joined when I got my first job in journalism 20-odd years ago. Sent in a cheque for a week's wages. Huge sum of money to me at the time.
And then I heard nothing. For 6 months. Until a new bill for another week's wages arrived.
I asked why I was being asked to pay again when I never heard back on my membership application. I was told told that there was no way to pay half a year's fees and that the membership card printing machine was broken and had been for six months.
I do hope the MEAA has improved since.
Re: "one of cricket's oddest rules"
Look I wrote the headline so of course I am going to defend it. But I don't think it is egregious clickbait. The announcement said if you've lost your phone, ask the crew to find it. I could have over-egged it way more than that!
Re: Re: Dear Japan
Speaking as a resident of the Commonwealth who came to the UK, nourished your hospitality and travel sectors lavishly, paid taxes for a bit, then buggered off to where the weather is better with lots of lovely pounds in hand, I can say the Commonwealth is 100% behind Britain. If it gives us some nice trading concessions to make up for the ones it can't get from Europe any more. Also, if you would revert to being rubbish at cricket that would make us better-disposed towards you.
Re: Re: From the usual (high) standard of stock photos used
Our production team picks most of the images. We have a licence to a stock graphics service, but try not to use their cheesiest stuff.
I was hoping someone would get that reference. Well played, Sir.
Re: More of this, please.
Noted on the "more please". Suspect I'll move on to other things rather than go deeper on this product.
Re: Stick + Battery Loader
Yup. Hence Campfire NAS
Microsoft will happily Azurify those for you too
Re: Re: Confidentiality
I gotta disagree. You wouldn't want world+dog seeing the fine print. NDAs are standard procedure. The selling on consignment thing is a whole other deal designed to cynically maximise profit. But legal, for now
I contest the light heated the moisture on the child skin, or perhaps subcutaneous moisture. Hence scald.
Yes: They've not broken ground yet, never mind plugged in a server
Re: Connect the dots yourself, author
Feel free to support this one with data: I know of no advanced FTTP rollout canned for FTTN. FTTN and DOCSIS districts are, AFAIK, all in places the FTTP footprint just had not been meaningfully planned.
Re: Simple explaination
FWIW it happened for my personal accounts too.
Re: Yeah but
The minister will only be standing because he's been in the portfolio for three weeks. The previous minister, however, is now hopefully one typo away from permanent demotion
Re: This has been the case for 6 months
The focus of the story was the price cut. Or I hoped it was.
Good point. My sources need to be better at naming agencies
Re: No communication between Federal and State?
Qld payroll was a monster mess, but inquiries found IBM was not wholly to blame. Government gave bad specs and let the meter run instead of controlling the project.
Re: just asking
Make your hand tasty
Re: Just a short list... (not meant to be comprehensive)
Pretty sure Google maps was invented in Australia, but Lars whathisname wot done it wasn't an Australian.
Re: Oh dear, a system to change the *whole* business will be done as just a S/W change out.
Yup. If this project goes too far beyond IBM, Fujitsu, NEC, DiData, CSC and Accenture I'll be very surprised.
I wish more people would make this point. While the argument over media continues, those without adequate broadband wait. And wait.
Re: Ah, Wales' answer to the 8 bit market
I learned to type on the Speccy. I maintain it taught me a style that requires fewer fingers and I rattle along at a comfortable 60 WPM touch typing. Wthi no tyops whatosever.
Re: Re: Idiot rant
I have a lot of difficulty using ADF enrolments as some kind of loyalty metric for a wider community.
I struggle to see how I am punching down in the direction of a Senator-elect.
Re: What evidence do you have?
Firstly, I say stopping migration won't "of itself" stop terror attacks. Secondly, consider the many people who have become radicalised after first encountering ideas online. No local contact with migrants was required. Immigration was not a factor.
Howard had a good long waft at it. And under the current government we got data retention and site blocking. the piece makes no comment on which side of politics does this stuff. just explains what's happened in the past
Just sniffing the breeze. the same breeze that has of late blown in Brexit, the possibility of a Trump presidency, Hanson back into Australian parliament. I don't know this will happen. But I do know debates about crypto are already happening. And intuition tells me this piece - which is presented as comment, not news - is likely.