This is a really interesting talk on “living by numbers”. I’ve seen reference from other people on fitness blogs about sleep monitoring on a regular basis, and the idea that you can track personal health data and adjust your lifestyle to improve health (or reduce household CO2 emissions, etc.) is a nice ideal. I have a few reservations, however… Chris… Read more →
Taken at Hoyts Broadway last night. All the ad displays were showing this as we walked into the cinema.
One of the security blogs I follow came up with a link to an interesting article in Playboy. Apparently the whole scare-storm about Al-Jazeera was caused by some guy who conned the Pentagon into buying software that didn’t exist to decode terrorist signals which didn’t exist. This was all kept hidden away within the CIA’s Directorate of Science and Technology… Read more →
They’re following the lead of printer manufacturers – trying to stop the use of generic refills. In the latter case of printers it was toner cartridges; here it’s batteries. This is apparently part of a larger policy on Panasonic’s part – and it’s all to protect you, the customer; a third-party battery will almost surely blow up the camera and… Read more →
Really. Don’t (NSFWÂ – wildlife, that is – pics)!
The Sydney Morning Herald is reporting that the NSW Education Dept. has released the desired specs for the laptops that are supposed to be rolled out to all school students: Less than 1.75 kg, with battery – that’s almost netbook territory, but around $2000 for a business notebook should get you close to that from what I can see. That’s… Read more →
Mark Newton, who works for Internode, is one of the main spokesmen (in an unofficial capacity) against the Federal government’s proposal to setup up ISP-level filtering on the Australian internet. The title of this post is a quote from an opinion piece on the ABC’s website, where he rightly takes Senator Conroy and the Australian Families Association to task for… Read more →
This appears to be a case of someone in love with hammers. Sure, it’s important to make sure that we’re monitoring water usage properly and to target investment in better infrastructure in such a way that the critical areas get addressed first, but to claim that such is The First Step to Water Security is over the top. It looks… Read more →