Granny versus Mercedes coupe

, posted: 2-Jul-2006 17:20

No contest... (read the entire post)...

World Cup: Zizou on fire ends Brazil's hopes

, posted: 2-Jul-2006 08:53

Zinedine Zidane out-Brazilianed Brazil in today's quarter final in a game where the French were in control most of the time. Zidane's long, perfectly placed free kick across the Brazilian box in the second half found the un-marked Henry who didn't mi (read the entire post)...

World Cup: Deutschland über Argentina; Ukraine folds against Italy

, posted: 1-Jul-2006 09:57

Finally, an enjoyable World Cup game without too much controversial refereeing or play-acting on the field. Argentina looked like semi-finalists after Ayala headed in the first goal of the game in the 49th minute and the Germans seemed unable to get (read the entire post)...

Parliamentary messenger not charged over Telecom leak

, posted: 30-Jun-2006 19:25

Michael Ryan, the parliamentary messenger who leaked the cabinet documents outlining the government's new regulatory package for the telecommunications industry to Telecom New Zealand won't be charged by the police, TVNZ reports.

A (read the entire post)...

Spain makes P2P filesharing illegal and kills legit Internet usage?

, posted: 29-Jun-2006 20:23

The MPAA is probably dancing a jig over Spain making peer-to-peer filesharing illegal last Thursday, but did the Spanish parliament really stop to think about how the ban will be enforced?

Instead of directly going after the filesharers th (read the entire post)...

Free short films on Vodafone 3G

, posted: 29-Jun-2006 19:08

Wondering what to do with that 3G Vodafone of yours? You could watch some short films made by New Zealand directors and crews on it, over the Vodafone Live! service. It's free, too.

Although Vodafone's head of the Live! service Tim (read the entire post)...

Telecom New Zealand to voluntarily separate wholesale and retail businesses

, posted: 27-Jun-2006 15:06

We heard about it earlier today at Computerworld and it's true: Telecom New Zealand will voluntarily separate its wholesale and retail operation ahead of government regulation. Computerworld story here.

This is pretty big news - we' (read the entire post)...

World Cup: ref hands Italy victory against Australia

, posted: 27-Jun-2006 08:03

If you didn't already think the World Cup is a badly refereed farce, the Italy-Australia game will have made up your mind for you. As predicted, the Azzurri resorted to method acting instead of playing football and were rewarded by a match-deciding p (read the entire post)...

World Cup: Four red and sixteen yellow cards in Portugal-Netherlands game

, posted: 26-Jun-2006 13:16

I didn't see the Portugal - Netherlands game but wish I had now. The BBC says:

There was more action in the referee's notebook than on the pitch.

Russian ref Valentin Ivanov "continued to throw cards arou (read the entire post)...

World Cup: Sweden and Mexico knocked out

, posted: 25-Jun-2006 12:23

Sweden is going home after being pulverised by Germany in the World Cup. The 2-0 result doesn't reflect how much Germany were in command of the game; it could easily have ended up with one or two more goals for the German side, especially after Swede (read the entire post)...


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