The real reason DSL costs so much?

, posted: 31-May-2006 08:04

Michael Sainsbury writes in The Australian's IT section that telecommunications technology giant Alcatel overcharged Telstra for supplying DSL equipment, by hundreds of millions of dollars.

Although it's amusing to see Alcatel CEO (read the entire post)...

Massive loss for Vodafone keeps investors happy

, posted: 31-May-2006 06:17

Mobile telephony giant Vodafone says it made a vast loss for the year to March: after slashing the value of assets by '23.5 billion, the company lost '21.9 billion. In NZ dollars, that's over $64 billion, or close to half of the count (read the entire post)...

Donate Xtra goodwill credit to Indonesian quake efforts

, posted: 30-May-2006 14:57

The Indonesian earthquake toll is huge according to news reports, with the number of dead now at some 5,500 and 130,000 people homeless. People need aid desperately, but donations from New Zealand are slow to build up, due to "compassion fatigue" say (read the entire post)...

Pretty please Xtra, can I have some credit?

, posted: 28-May-2006 15:47

DPF posted on Kiwiblog that Xtra customers will have to apply for the four days' worth of Internet usage credit that Telecom promised to give after a week of severe network outages.

"Surely not," I thought, because didn't Telecom&# (read the entire post)...

Bloggers and EFF win against Apple Computer

, posted: 27-May-2006 17:06

Support Bloggers' rights!

The Electronic Frontier Foundation says that a Court of Appeal in the State of California has ruled in favour of that organisation's petition that said the Powerpage web sit (read the entire post)...

Nandor and Ddongchimi separated at birth?

, posted: 27-May-2006 14:46

I was reading Computerworld a couple of weeks ago, and saw a picture of Nandor Tanczos, the Greens rastafarian member of parliament, that seemed familiar for some reason. Nandor has long dreadlocks that he piles up on his head for special occasions.< (read the entire post)...

Vista slips until February 2007 or later?

, posted: 27-May-2006 13:09

As I'm trying to make up my mind whether to wait for the Beta 2 media to arrive or bust my data cap downloading the ISOs for Vista, I spotted this piece by Martyn Williams on PC World.

In it, Steve Ballmer says:

The o (read the entire post)...


, posted: 27-May-2006 11:45

I've often wondered why popular politico blogger David Farrar went with the dull-sounding Kiwiblog instead of the TLA that everyone knows him by, which is DPF. Nobody calls him "David" and hardly anyone knows him as "Farrar" either.

S (read the entire post)...

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Silly me for giving Telecom the benefit of doubt

, posted: 25-May-2006 22:03

Video Rejected: Copyright Infringement DMCA Complaints <> to me Dear Member:This is to notify you that we have removed or disabled access to the following material as a result of a third-party notificat (read the entire post)...

Chinese malware authors launch Microsoft Word Zero-Day exploits

, posted: 23-May-2006 19:14

Alerts are coming out about new malware that exploits an hitherto unknown vulnerability in Microsoft Word. It is apparently China-based attackers who are sending out email messages with Word attachments. These in turn contain malicious code that inst (read the entire post)...


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