- NEWS.com.au | 900 transformers at risk of exploding (June 3, 2004):
ENERGEX has attempted to play down fears more than 900 electrical transformers in south-east Queensland are at risk of exploding and causing massive damage.Here's me thinking we just had a lot of unlucky possums exploding in the distance.
- Ladies' nights nixed - World - www.smh.com.au:
A top civil rights in official in the US state of New Jersey has ruled that bars cannot offer discounts to women on 'ladies' nights', agreeing with a man who claimed such gender-based promotions discriminated against males.As with so many of these cases; before making a judgement, you should imagine the same situation but swap the genders. So; would people accept a situation where men got in free and got half price drinks? Shit no, that's discrimination. So, yes, when women get in free and get half price drinks - that too is discrimination. It's probably not the most important fight going; but the principle behind the decision is worth noting.
- GlaxoSmithKline sued over anti-depressant. 03/06/2004. ABC News Online / Drug company sued for suppressing anti-depressant findings - Health - www.smh.com.au:
The lawsuit, filed in New York State Supreme Court, said GlaxoSmithKline suppressed four studies that failed to demonstrate the drug was effective in treating children and adolescents and suggested a possible increase of suicidal thinking and acts.The thing to remember is that drug companies are no more our friends than illegal drug pushers. Neither group has our best interests in mind.
- Microsoft granted patent for double-click - Breaking - smh.com.au :
Microsoft has been granted a patent on the double-click by the US Patents and Trademark Office.OK, this shit just isn't funny any more. Eventually Microsoft is going to get a patent on work, tax us all and become the government. Or at least, it will in America; thanks to the patent insanity over there.
- NEWS.com.au | Entertainment | Harry gets horror rating (June 03, 2004):
The third Harry Potter wizard tale was yesterday given a surprise M15 rating by the Office of Film and Literature Classification.
- Mitsubishi admits to covering up car defects. 03/06/2004. ABC News Online:
More than 150,000 vehicles will now be recalled. Mitsubishi says it does not yet know if any of the vehicles were exported to Australia.
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