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Pretty much everyone except the politicians and big business think so. And it isn't about trade - it's about business extending their power over governments. So you'd think the politicians wouldn't like that.
Posted: May 27, 2015 @ 08:34
Modified: May 28, 2015 @ 10:24
And from a teenager who had to learn computational fluid dynamics to do it. Very neat.
Posted: May 20, 2015 @ 09:18
That is all.

Ok, no it isn't. But coding gives you so many possible futures.
Posted: May 15, 2015 @ 14:01
Geo-blocking sucks. But it is there because licenses have been given out for geographical regions to distribute content - physical or electronic. But it needs to go. Boo-hoo to the businesses that depend on it - everything is global now; this has been a trend for a decade or more (even before region code enforcement on DVD players was outlawed in Australia) so get with the program already.
Posted: May 8, 2015 @ 12:43
While there has to be a bit of balance towards the privacy side of the spectrum, current governments are overwhelmingly obstructionist when it comes to releasing data the should be public.

This is a great example of community involvement and exposing issues with not only police actions but everything publicly provided.
Posted: May 8, 2015 @ 12:39
We've waited far long enough to be acting on this.
Posted: May 8, 2015 @ 12:36
If there are complaints about the secrecy behind the creation of the TPP both here (in Oz) and in the US - why are we doing this? Why does it have to be secret? This is a bad deal in the making.

We already know that the previous free-trade deal has meant jack for us so why are we bothering?
Posted: May 8, 2015 @ 12:30
To be clear, this is the beginning of the end for lots of jobs in the transport industry. But long-haul trucking (not high traffic areas; just the outback stuff) is ripe for this type of technology as it is an easier (but not easy!) problem to solve.
Posted: May 8, 2015 @ 12:06
Funny stuff - written by Tesla owners.
Posted: May 5, 2015 @ 16:32
That being said - in this case they don't understand technology. They're asking for encryption that everyone can use and trust that can't be broken by the "bad guys" but can be unlocked by properly authorised law enforcement when they need it.

Can't be done. If you have something that can unlock it then it will quickly become completely unlocked. And then no-one will use it.
Posted: April 29, 2015 @ 09:39
When an individual can manipulate the stock market (and that's bad!) what can large companies do?
Posted: April 23, 2015 @ 09:20
This is very cool - QR codes for people with special needs.
Posted: April 22, 2015 @ 10:43
This is very interesting - how to use Twitter (but it could apply to just about anything) to build a functioning, agile town.
Posted: April 20, 2015 @ 21:37
I'd be interested in giving this a go...
Posted: April 13, 2015 @ 17:06
Tags: Science
It turns out that "trickle-down" economics may not actually work. Latest research shows that the rich get richer with economic growth while the poor don't see that much benefit.
Posted: April 7, 2015 @ 09:10
When there is a culture of cycling (and I don't mean the lycra clad variety) I think it makes cities a nicer place.
Posted: March 31, 2015 @ 09:20
This is a long-term trend - and most of us in the Internet/computing game get it - that the value of a company is not based on bricks-and-mortar.

However, the issue here is that many companies are valued on - well - pretty much nothing. Why is Snapchat worth so much given that they have no revenue? Why was WhatsApp valued so highly given that the had some revenue but not in the billions of dollars?

Is this valuation false? Are we headed for a crash? Are we in a bubble?

I don't know - I'...
Posted: March 30, 2015 @ 10:48
Is this the total answer? No. But it's a start. However, we need to consider the cultural problem faced in Australia. When we stop kids from riding to school or to the playground (or whatever) then we stop them riding as teenagers and adults. And that's the problem.
Posted: March 27, 2015 @ 08:57
Malware infected machines that are not connected to each other in any way can communicate by using thermal signaling. Wow.
Posted: March 25, 2015 @ 16:54
Modified: March 25, 2015 @ 16:54
If you relate this to Australia's relentless march towards metadata retention it is reasonably easy to see that simple data can be turned into significant conclusions.
Posted: March 25, 2015 @ 08:43
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