226 posts • joined Thursday 11th June 2009 15:45 GMT
The NBN is dead...
What you are seeing is some residual writhing and twitching but it'll just take the LNP to put a few more rounds into it to truly make it die.
The LNP is just waiting for the country to stop paying too much attention to it, before they issue the final deathblow.
The Telstra panel they appointed will come back with the recommendation to kill it by about the end of the year. They are already winding it down.
That ad is pretty honest
I have been in IT for 14 years and I am getting the F**K out because positions like that are becoming the norm more and more, and the pay is getting worse and worse.
At least the PA guys are honest
Re: Suck it up Australia,...
The ABC published a bunch of election data that was broken down by various demographics but it showed that old people overwhelmingly voted for the LNP.
I am sure you are one of the good ones, but sadly you are in the minority.
My own Parents both voted LNP, despite my best efforts to convince them otherwise.
Suck it up Australia,...
You voted in these idiots, so prepare to reap the "rewards"
The LNP is laying the groundwork to kill this thing outright. They just need to slowly press the pillow down over it's face first.
The current government rode to power on the back of the "Grey vote" And all they really care about is getting the most out of their retirement, and keeping the brown people out.
The fact I can't tell if that is satire
Means that Stevo is completely mental, and was always out of his depth.
How is that imbecile a CEO !?!?
Jesus Tap Dancing Christ...
Re: Child facing child pornography charges?
It's only a crime when boys do it.
Is already broken, so I would wager that any sort of NSA complaining is more professional theater than anything else.
Anything truly unbreakable would be illegal.
They are there for show
They are "non executive" board members.
All the major decision makers are ex telstra.
So it will be a board that decides how best to kill the NBN and sell it's carcass to Telstra
Time to buy Tesla stock, while it's cheap.
It'll bounce back once the paranoia goes away
I'll install it as part of the normal patch thing, bu there is no way they can actually make me USE it.
Nobody loves us....
Until something breaks...
Then they love us, in the same manner an abusive husband loves his wife...
With lots of yelling, screaming and occasionally violence
You'll just see the board stacked...
with political cronies of the liberal party and ex Telsta and newscorp execs.
None of whom will know a damn thing about delivering a 21st century broadband infrastructure.
Re: Not shocked
Not really being a bigot.
Old people primarily voted for the LNP, on the basis of a "Turn the boats around, to keep the brown people out" campaign.
The NBN is just collateral damage as far as that voting block goes, because old people have no idea how to use the internet and generally don't see any problems with the speed they have now.
It means they have time to make a cup of tea, and lunch while they wait for their email to load.
If I were in the NBN board's shoes, I would do the same thing.
The new boss wants to implement a substandard project and add a billion dollars onto it for no good reason.
After just 10 years the project will be an abject failure because FTTN / Wireless was a looser idea from the get go.
The LNP's model is built with keeping the existing Foxtel / Telstra / Newscorp happy at the expense of the Australian internet user.
So they are taking a stand and saying "You think you can do it better ? Then you are welcome to try, F**kwit. "
This whole election has been a farce (except without the "being funny" part), that has been handed to us by the old, white racist baby boomer demographic.
MS Certs are not worth the paper they are written on.
MS certs are pretty much useless nowdays. The exams are badly written, horrible exercises in memorization and offer you no clear view of the persons actual skills.
They are pretty much a key word filter for recruiters these days.
Ballmer departing, now this.... things might actually getting better at MS.
I am not shocked.
PC computing power has pretty much flat lined, so businesses are holding onto the kit for longer, and just re imaging when they need to upgrade..
The PC markets will shrink back down to a more reasonable level.
That's utterly hilarious.
But we all know the first humans on mars will be men.
Does that mean Mars will belong to "The patriarchy" ?
Well my English cousins...
You need to do what we did in Australia.
Protest the shit out of it, and make it clear that if they try and implement that PoS, they will not be re elected.
Although Labour isn't much better, they aren't messing with your porn
So glad I left
Watch the Coalition completely destroy any hope has for modern Telecoms if they get elected.
It'll be back to wires, tin cans and pigeons
In other news...
Water has been deemed to be "wet"
Sky has deemed to be "blue"
Bears reveled to dedicate in woodland areas
Pope revealed to be of the catholic faith.
I used to work in the Vic program
Vic govt did the same thing to us... sacked them all.. and hired people at half the price, on a per hour contract.
No pay on holidays, xmas etc.
Thank you Mr Howard...
Even after you have left office, you are the gift that keeps on giving..
Re: Install Linux and let 'em come
Yeah, but have you read the release notes for Samba 4 ?
Specifically the "known issues"
DNS - Broken
Replication - Broken
Samba continues to suck out loud.
I'll stick with MS thank you.
Maybe he should go and roll around in his money for a while, to cheer himself up
Australia has a long and established history of killing the science goose, because they are generally short sighted and stupid.
Modern wireless tech was designed despite government involvement, not because of it.
I was all for this protest..
Until I saw her rationale behind it.
Oh for the love of DOG !
There are a shit load of reasons to protest this, but "because the voices in my head say so" Is the worst reason.
Please have that girl tested for schizophrenia ASAP.
That worked so well...
for Vista didn't it ?
Most IT shops are going to go to Win 7.. and stay there for the next 10 years
Re: Screen Australia...
I completely agree.
1) 20 million is too little, too late
2) There needs to be tax incentives to encourage long term investment in the industry
3) Screen Australia is the WORST possible body to oversee this money
The Australian game industry has been dead for the good part of 2 years now, and all the talent has left for over seas jobs. My wife is one of those people.
So if they want an Australian games industry, they need to rebuild it from the ground up, and have a separate body to oversee the grants.
Oh, and throw a lot more than 20 million into the pot.
So first Marines in Darwin...
looks like Australia is succumbing to the same military herpes that Japan, Germany, Iraq, Afghanistan, Cuba etc all have.
Once you have yank bases, you have them for good.
They can aim for the window... and hit it ...
Like a bird.
Win 8 is going to be the upgrade everyone skips, because it's crap.
Re: Colour me confused
because rather than being a broad filter, set by government, it is a very very narrow set of known CP sites, and part of an international effort.
Yeah, technically it's kind of filtering but interpol has no reason or want to filter anything other than CP sites.
I am happy with this compromise
They fire Balmer first !
Noooooooooooooooooooo Don't take my beloved netflix!
Watch MS fuck it up.... move the whole platform to silverlight. then make it so it's Xbox only and completely screw up the content.
Someone get the jumbo popcorn !
This is going to be fucking fantastic !
I wan to the world + dog pan this OS, and hopefully the sweaty, chair tossing, monkey boy gets shown the door.
Maybe Google is hiring ?
Re: Already looking
It will be a likelyhood of a number approaching Zero
Be sticking with Win 7.
Does everything I need... and I have ZERO reason to go to Win 8
Re: I don't understand...
Evergreening mainly applies to drugs.
You take a complex drug, and patent it.
Then, when your patent is about to expire, you tweak it ever so slightly. Not enough to change the effectiveness of the drug, but just enough to make it appear like a different drug to the patent lawyers.
It keeps the cost of the drug up, and keeps the generic manufacturers out of the market
Best quote I have seen on this story...
"This might lead her to losing a lot of votes from voters playing Alliance characters."
That said, I love the fact that her "secret life" involves a computer game, while that of a lot of republicans involve fucking men in public bathrooms."
Quantum suffered really badly, from the writers strike what was happening around that time, which is why it felt like a really dis jointed and half assed story.
I could see what they were "aiming" for, but yeah the execution was kind of screwed up.
Olga Kurylenko makes anything bearable though
When that comes..
I'll be sure to ask the Easter bunny to pass my request onto Santa.
Not shocked in the slightest
The Australian movie industry has all but died, what with the dollar being at parity with the US for so long.
The local Australian industry is one big circle jerk, only ever making movies about the emptiness of suburban life, and how hard it is being middle class.
So yes, now the foreign work has left, it's really just putting extra bullets into the twitching corpse.
Re: tougher IP protection?
Yeah, but look at the alternative
We are boned either way.
It's interesting ..
I doubt even JA was smart enough to plan all this, but the net effect its pretty clear.
The US is putting pressure on Sweden and the UK to get him and they are both bending over and spreading their cheeks as fast as they are able.
The UK is willing to risk an international incident, just to please their American sugar daddy.
I wish I could say at least AUSTRALIA was standing up for one of their own... but they too are laying there, spread cheeked for their US masters.
Maybe we can get him Kiwi citizenship?
Put him up with dotcom ?
Or better yet !
Accounting Fraud !
Will not be buying win 8..
If this is locked to my mobo, and my mobo gets fried, in means I have to buy a new license as by Microsoft rules, it means I have a new PC.
FUCK THAT !
- iSPY: Apple Stores switch on iBeacon phone sniff spy system
- It's true, the START MENU is coming BACK to Windows 8, hiss sources
- Chinese gamer plays on while BMW burns to the ground
- Pic NASA Mars tank Curiosity rolls on old WET PATCH, sighs, sniffs for life signs
- How UK air traffic control system was caught asleep on the job