320 posts • joined 5 May 2013
National Broadband Network (NBN)
This was always going to happen so here it is.
Let's try not to go over the same old ground here with "but fibre is better and good things might not happen if we don't build the NBN with fibre" arguments.
Having said that, anyone out there on fibre? What's it like? Does it really make a difference once you cram it down consumer-grade WiFi around your house?
Re: Oh yeah, a famous blogger here has had a DOS attack on his website for 3 days now
Thanks for the tip OzBob. We'll see how this one develops.
Oh and let it be noted: Kiwis are currently KILLING Australians here. KILLING.
Let us Aussies wake up, willya?
Seriously, though, Kiwi friends - whassup in tech down there? Other than Kim Dotcom self-promoting?
Hello Kiwi readers. You haven't been (entirely) forgotten. This thread is for you!
SAGE-AU IPv6 roadshow
The System Administrators Guild of Australia - SAGE-AU - is throwing an IPv6 roadshow across this wide brown land. Registration details here.
The good news: this one is going to every state or territory capital city bar Darwin. The fun kicks off on March 13 in Brisbane and winds up on the 14th in Canberra.
Australian VMware user group events in february
VMware user groups are among the more vigorous such organisations in Australia and their annual conferences attract hundreds of IT pros.
The next round take place next week!
VMUG Melbourne kicks things off on February 4th at the Hilton on the Park. Details at this link.
Sydney is on February 6th, details here.
Vulture South will be at both days. Tap Simon on the shoulder and he may favour you with one of our special antipodean fridge magnets, the ultimate in sticky content!
Re: What the officer meant to say ...
thanks for reading. Your subtlety eluded me.
Have cleaned the lenses of my glasses and removed some cynical grime.
Re: Editorial Conventions
Seeing as NASA has just cut back its budget for planetary science, I'll forgive them some sub-editing foibles. Whaddyareckon?
10:00AM +/- 60 minutes. Must be espresso-derived. The rest of you are doing it wrong.
Re: Could be a promising start to a whole new genre
Well played, Sir. Well played.
Re: not quite on topic but
Thanks for the thoughtful comments, Denarius.
I wasn't trying to suggest that integration causes problems, just to very quickly provide some context for readers around the world.
As I say later on, I've no particular insight into how these communities can thrive. But the presence of some connectivity there certainly looks to have promising potential.
Re: Does El Reg really think they will get a reply
FWIW, Microsoft does reply to inquiries on most topics. Apple hardly ever replies to inquiries regarding anything other than products that are already on the market.
Re: BYOD - A dead end street
No-one's paying us to do anything regarding BYOD. Sheesh!
BYOD is an idea. It's out there. Vendors are catering to it and telling us hacks it's impossible to hire anyone under 30 without it.
My intent here was to look at it from a different view: would the concept be so viable if people wanted a games console?
Move along, nothing to see here except typos.
I'm blaming the back-to-back VMUG and AOSUG meetings last night. And my fat fingers.
Re: What's your planned outcome ?
The outcome is simple: get the study into the debate. Distribute it widely. Make sure all media that report NBN-related matters get the study, understand its key points and use it to further their work.
Re: Australia's largest state?
Fair call. Changed to "most populous".
Re: "Approve proposals that more locals love"
There's only one Victoria Yeeros, and thank goodness for that. Bloody expensive there these days. IMHO The Sultan's Table in Enmore destroys it for value and taste.
Disclaimer: I have no affiliation with either.
Double disclaimer: We're arguing about kebab shops? I'd better move this to Bootnotes before this gets out of hand.
Gray Ham, I'm sure. Follow the link in the story and search on "sole trader". You'll find the bit we've referred to there.
Re: I know it's petty...
MR, my decision to mention the 4WD wasn't a "4WDs are inappropriate urban behemoths" thang. Instead, it was included to give readers a chance to understand the size of vehicle that did the damage. It seemed worthy of inclusion to me to give a little extra information to help readers evoke just what happened.
Beer cos I'll happily buy you one.
And the name for Android monitors is ....
"Pokemon". The idea came to me on the train this morning. A bit miffed I didn't think of it while writing the story, actually, but better late etc.