This also shows that the story about the USA wanting him extradited to Sweden so he could be spirited away was a load of codswallop which he invented to avoid questioning over sexual misconduct allegations. The USA could always have done what they are doing now, get him direct from blighty.
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Re: final straw?
Which shows that the USA could have simply sought to extradite him from the UK all along and that he actually jumped bail to avoid questioning in Sweden over sexual misconduct allegations. Whilst trying to fool the "world" that Sweden would somehow funnel him away to Uncle Sam, in a barrel of pickled herring now doubt. Red Herring more like!
Re: Um... he's leaving...
The problem is that only a government entity could achieve what the nbn is required to do in a place like Australia which has vast empty areas and many far-flung small-population centres. Leaving it to private enterprise will, quite properly, mean that only profitable areas will get any attention.
Why so greedy????
What ticks me off most about this kind of story involving an entity like Telstra is that they are already wildly profitable and hold an almost monopolistic position over vast segments of the market due to previously having an actual monopoly.
It's not the greed which astonishes and appalls me but the level of greed.
Re: Oh dear
"...Very poor practice to rely on static IPs, mostly by BOFHs who don't understand their network but it suddenly 'just worked' with static IPs. If you have to bodge, at least use DHCP giving out reserved IP addresses based on MAC address."
That sounds like some misremembered second hand advice that someone gave you about something else.
Re: Foreigner Tax
"The problem with this is that 25% of the Swiss population are foreigners (like myself), most of which dont have any vote on this matter.
But yet we are expected to pay an exorbitant fee to subsidize a bloated TV system which broadcast esoteric content for a multitude of small regions and several languages in which we no interest."
So you're happy enjoy whatever benefit if its that drew you to the country but expect to not contribute to the bits you don't like. Such entitlement!
Re: Commercial TV is also a mandatory tax...
Not to mention the fact that commercial broadcasters curate the news and current affairs they inflict upon you to further their own agendas with little or no accountability.
Here in Australia, we no longer have a TV license fee, funding of our public broadcaster is decided by the government of the day according to some "rules". The ABC is constantly under threat of a "productivity review" especially if the government doesn't like something they broadcast. They are constantly accused of bias, yet time and again have been shown to be fair and balanced by various independent reviewers.
Once a bastion of hard hitting investigative journalism which held our government to account, they are now a toothless tiger and the commercial offerings here are sycophantic shills pandering to the lowest common denominator.
Don't let tis happen to your national broadcaster!
Re: bit of an ass
"the whole thing was a set-up by various governments completely prepared to abuse their position of power to silence Wikileaks."
It hasn't silenced Wikileaks. Wikileaks is more than Assange.
In founding Wikileaks he did something great but I think that was the pinnacle.
Sweden is one of the least corrupt and most transparent countries in the world. In 2016 it ranked 4th when the UK ranked 10th.
If the USA was going to try to orchestrate something Sweden would not be the partner of choice. If fake charges are going to be created in order to get him into some place more accessible by the USA you'd want to use a country that has some degree of credibility but with an opaque and corruptible administration. What you and others suggest doesn't make sense.
What really happened is that Julian Assange allegedly sexually mistreated a partner in a way that is illegal in Sweden and then used his position and connections to avoid questioning and possible charges. Sounds a bit Weinsteiny to me...
From a different perspective...
Way back at the toward the end of the GFC, the cash flow at the place I worked went from a trickle to a very slow drip to non-existent. Pre-GFC my predecessor had the bright idea of purchasing all of our equipment (rather than leasing) which many people scoffed at but as it turns out it was a great decision.
What that meant was that when we didn't have any money to pay bills, or lease payments, we could keep working because we owned all of our equipment and software. Had we not been able to do that 500 odd people would have been out of work.
I see this cloud thing in a similar way. Had we been in the cloud at that time, when we were unable pay our bills we would have lost, or certainly jeopardised, access to the very tools we would have needed to make more money and at the time we needed them most.
Whilst I'm not advocating purchasing everything as my predecessor had done I think that its very important to secure the tools that make your business run, bill customers and collect payments with. Renting computing time in the cloud and software as a service is not the way to do that.
Not what they once were....
Both my personal and business experience of Telstra (living and working in a small regional city) is that where once Telstra was the go to service provider for mobile and Internet they are now merely an also-ran.
They once provided an expensive but reliable premium product and good customer service. They are still expensive but their product quality is not premium anymore and their customer service is woeful. The customer service staff whilst very friendly and pleasant are not actually very helpful because they are limited to following a script and are unable to do anything beyond that. At a technical level it takes a gargantuan effort to get to speak to anything remotely like someone who can understand and then resolve anything but the simplest of problems.
My employer uses Telstra Managed WAN and the service operates flawlessly. However, if I need to have any adds or changes made it takes an eternity and is usually implemented incorrectly the first time around.
They over communicate mostly meaningless and cryptic messages that provide little detail and they are so focussed on customer feed back they are actually turning that into a negative. Every time I deal with them I am asked to provide feedback in some way, by email, SMS or tone/voice response.
It is unbelievably annoying when you deal with Telstra as many times each week as I do.
Wow, what a rant, but I do feel a bit better. We must do this again some time. :)
They still told us fibs...
It may well be true that this information is now out of date but at the time the PM and his deputy were criticising SAs switch to renewables and blaming it for the blackout they were doing so in contradiction to the advice at hand.
"Just after 7:00PM on 28 September, the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (PMC) was told: “At 1618 AEST, all of South Australia suffered a blackout, most likely triggered by strong winds which have brought down transmission lines and pylons and lightning strikes”.
That advice never changed: a 5:00 AM teleconference on 29 September heard this from the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO): “the generation mix (i.e. renewable or fossil fuel) was not to blame for yesterday’s events – it was the loss of 1000 MW of power in such a short space of time as transmission lines fell over”"
Even though what they said may now actually be true at the time, as far as they knew, they were lying to us.
I am so fucking tired of hearing the words "victim blaming"!!! I'm not trying to pretend that victim blaming doesn't exist, but its gone far too far.
If I tell a person "don't walk down that dark laneway alone, there have been a few muggings there recently" thats good advice and I'm would be appreciated for it.
However, if I say "don't walk down that laneway alone, a number of people have been raped there recently" suddenly I'm accused of victim blaming. Some feminazi will have my head off because women should be able to wear what they like and walk where they like with impunity.
I agree, all people SHOULD be able to walk wherever and wear whatever they like. The reality is they can't because there are dickheads about that might harm them.
It's a what?!
“Automatic data processing machines, weighing 10 kg or more and presented in the form of systems, (excl. personal computers and machines comprising in the same housing at least a central processing unit and input and output unit)”
So, it's not a computer or anything like a computer but it's an automatic data processor and it weights more than 10kg. WTF?
And if Microsoft can't be bothered developing apps for Windows Phone, will anyone else?
That's the whole point really isn't it. Sad really.
I recently had to set up a Windows Phone for one of my users (we were strictly iPhone before that.) and I was very impressed. It really is a very nice smart phone. It's too bad they were so late to the party with a decent OS. They could have been (and still may be) a major player.
Re: It's all for the best
"Agreed. Leave twitter to just be an SJW echo chamber and have people with alternative views find a better platform."
It's not about getting rid of alternative opinion. It's about getting rid of steeple that echo and amplify vile character assassination.
It is possible to express an alternative opinion without being c**t! See I just did it!
Re: Police are officer or constable ...
I don't think they demand to be called "sir". I think the citizens are trying to be as respectful as possible, you know, to avoid being shot.
I am surprised at how calm that young woman was. Is it because being shot is so common place? A sad state of affairs.