A Tweet Is Worth A Thousand Words

After a recent tweet from Malcolm Turnbull (@turnbullmalcolm) dismissing one of my usual offhanded barbs about him using BT as an example, even after their ex-CTO slammed FTTN, I’ve decided to pick apart Turnbull’s BT/DT/AT&T argument. It really needs to be done as no one has challenged him on this at all considering these “fine…

R18+, What Is It Good For?

For about a decade now gamers have been crying out for an R18+ classification. Over the years we’ve seen games “refused classification” (essentially banning sale or importing) or modified to shoehorn them into the MA15+ bracket. There’s many examples of this, some notable ones being Left 4 Dead 2, Fallout 3, & The Witcher 2.…

Politicians On Twitter: Political Pain Or Gain?

Over the past year or so, more and more politicians are turning to Twitter to get their message out there, the question is though: does it work? For some, Twitter is a great broadcast system. Press releases are just a few clicks from being released into the wild, ideas can be toyed with, you can…

VDSL – Extending Copper Beyond Usability

Over the last year or so, Malcolm Turnbull has attempted to sell VDSL via FTTN. Through this time I have personally brought up with Malcolm the drawbacks of going with VDSL ( or even VDSL2) in a FTTN (Fibre to the Node) configuration. These all seem to have been dismissed, along with any rational debate…

The Politics of Deceit

It seems there are many ways that politicians deceive us; through spin, campaign promises that were never intended to be enacted, through omitting key information about policy. This is normal, we’ve come to expect to not be told the 100% honest to goodness truth by a politician, actually, we expect to be lied to from…

New Blog

I’ve lost count how many blogs I’ve started then let die, hopefully this time I actually spend some time looking after this one. I intend this to be a collection of rants on geek stuff, gaming, politics & maybe even food. Enjoy.