back to article Free Wi-Fi, SMS alerts for Sydney commuters – if ALP wins election

The collapsing New South Wales state government has launched a pitch for the geek vote, announcing it will provide free Wi-Fi on Sydney's bus and train network if re-elected next month. The struggling government has also announced that it will launch an SMS alert service for bus commuters at the end of the month. The Wi-Fi …

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Grenade

Yeah that'll work

Free Wi-fi and SMS certainly makes up for a state up to it's neck in debt, a crumbling infrastructure, increased taxes, corruption, inept and clueless leaders. Unfortuantely the liberal party doesn't offer a better alternative

Fuck we're screwed either way

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Anonymous Coward

if you ignore the vandals

You'd end up with the same system that most cities have for thier trains, an electronic sign that indicates the time until the next arrival.

However, with vandals, you have to lop their heads off, one at a time, until all of the stupid genes are gone.

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well

to be fair, now that practically in Sydney everyone owns mobile phones, what would be the point in replicating that communications network and display at every bus stop at vast expense? They'd spend a huge amount of cash over x years doing it all when by x-1 years, practically everyone will have a phone that's capable of running a Sydney Buses when's-the-next-bus-Doris app.

Hmm, put like that, it's weird that NSW Labor hasn't used this as an opportunity to shovel more money in the shitty hands of party donor contractors...

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Alert

and if ALP don't win

...Tony Abbott's gonna scrap every plan for technological advancement and have us all reading the bible by candlelight.

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FAIL

I love the smell...

...of a desperate politician in the morning. Just like all of Kristina Keneally's stunts, this one is doomed to failure.

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