Taito Philip Field out of Parliament for now - Video

, posted: 31-Aug-2006 12:00

Looks like Philip Field isn't the Teflon Taito after all: news is in that he's been placed on leave from Parliament while Police investigate allegations of bribery against the Labour MP.

The ongoing saga of Field looked like it mig (read the entire post)...

Kiwi spammers: Smartmailpro and Mercury Subs

, posted: 31-Aug-2006 11:37

Despite complaining about unsolicited email from Mercury Subs in April this year, I got another spam to my IDG address. Mercury Subs' dirty address list doesn't even have the right first names, as you can see:

Full mess (read the entire post)...

Bergen kills Linux migration plans

, posted: 30-Aug-2006 09:23

Bergen Council in Norway made headlines in 2004 when it announced that it would rip out HP/UX servers and Microsoft Windows desktops in favour of Novell/SuSE Linux. It was meant to be one of the largest Linux migration projects in Europe, with over 5 (read the entire post)...

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)...


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