On a clear day, I can see...

, posted: 29-Aug-2006 20:47

The difference?




Read the commentary on ISstartedSomething where I found the Google Video.
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HSDPA coming on September 12

, posted: 29-Aug-2006 17:50

Just confirmed: September 12 is the day Vodafone will officially release the HSDPA upgrade for its UMTS-WCDMA network in NZ.

As mentioned here on Geekzone, Vodafone's currently trialling the network at 1.8Mbit/s in the main population (read the entire post)...



Genitalia and insect cooking tips from the BBC

, posted: 29-Aug-2006 13:14

Finally, a food programme worth watching: Cooking in the Danger Zone on BBC.

It's food writer Stefan Gates who wades in with an open mind, curious tastebuds and an iron-clad stomach. Brave man he is too. I've not had dog ever (won't e (read the entire post)...



Madame Speaker takes umbrage to finger-filming and bans TV3

, posted: 29-Aug-2006 13:03

Margaret Wilson comes down like a pile of bricks on TV3, and bans them from filming in the Parliament Chamber for three days.

Wonder how long a ban this blog entry would get me, if The Speaker saw it?


Media release2 (read the entire post)...



More on NZ FACT's 'Anti P2P program'

, posted: 28-Aug-2006 10:07

The reincarnation of Techremarks, 10Layers.com, has a good follow-up on the coverage around NZ FACT's spying on filesharers. 10layers slams NZ FACT's initiative as "a load bull" and a FUD (Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt) spreading attempt.
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New Parliament website falls over immediately

, posted: 28-Aug-2006 09:36

Viewers hoping to behold the beauteous new NZ Parliament website were left disappointed this morning, as it buckled and fell over almost immediately after it was launched.



I managed to see a bit more than that of it though, and (read the entire post)...



FACT's secret P2P spy program launched

, posted: 26-Aug-2006 17:03

Reading Hard News about Russb gallivanting around 'Frisco and having a good time, there was one item in particular in his blog that tickled my curiosity.

Russell writes:

This story from the Herald, about copyright int (read the entire post)...



Mongrel Mob helps build Otara creche

, posted: 26-Aug-2006 16:05

I've got mixed feelings about this RNZ story, which says that Mongrel Mob's Notorious chapter has helped build a childcare centre in Otara.

On the one hand it's good to see the Mobsters do something good but on the other, they (read the entire post)...



Burqas or Bikinis

, posted: 26-Aug-2006 09:39

The Dominion Post has quite a remarkable story about National MP Bob Clarkson, who is in hot water for saying muslim women should not wear full body-covering burqas in public.

I don't think MPs should dictate what people wear in public (read the entire post)...



iPod in airplane toilet turns WoW fan into terrorist

, posted: 25-Aug-2006 21:36

This is the story of a World of Warcraft fan travelling to Canada and not divesting himself of personal electronics before using inflight conveniences:

http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=11211166&sid=1

Read an (read the entire post)...





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