This Week at NZCS
Bad news on the SKA plus #TPP update
Paul Matthews, NZCS CEO
Those who follow such things will know that New Zealand and Australia have been working very hard on trying to host the next generation of scientific advancement, the Square Kilometre Array, on this side of the world.
The SKA is worth billions of dollars but more importantly, would likely spin off a significant high-value sub-industry in Australasia if it was based here. It's basically a giant telescope - larger than has ever existed before - made up of a heap of satellite dishes collectively covering a million square metres.
Taku Waimarie Hoki!
Inbox War, Sabu and ICANN
by Juha Saarinen, Newsline Editor
Early this month, a spammy email went out. Unlike pro-spams, it was sent out with lots of addresses in the To: field and more in the Cc: field.
That happens often enough, usually when inexperienced PR agency staffers send out releases. However, what mustn't happen happened: Someone got upset at being spammed, and replied to everyone with an angry "Remove Me".
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Privacy Update: Data breach - it could be you
Marie Shroff, Privacy Commissioner
Time for some stories: I thought I'd give you an insight into a few of the data breach cases that have come over my desk in recent weeks. And you needn't worry; I've fudged some of the details so I'm not spilling the beans entirely! But you might recognise some patterns - I hope you do - and you might be able to glean some cautionary tips. They all involve data breach of one sort or another.
Improve your "network" with better posture.
by Dr Joel Taylor , Chiropractor, Mt Eden Chiropractic
IT workers tend to sit down and not move over extended periods of time and this is not healthy. Dr Joel Taylor of Mt Eden Chiropractic is offering some advice on how to avoid and overcome the Geek Slump.
Your nervous system is made up of an estimated 15 billion nerve cells that are sending millions of signals every second to and from your server (brain) out to your network (body). Your spine protects this amazing bundle of cables and your posture can have an affect on the information being carried within it.
Apple's Steve Wozniak coming to New Zealand
We're very excited to see that Apple Co-founder Steve "Woz" Wozniak will be coming to New Zealand and presenting on the Apple Story - Disruptive Innovation, Inspiration and Entrepreneurial Wizardry.
NZCS members heading along can save $100.
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