- NEWS.com.au | Saddam to go on public display (June 30, 2004):
Iraq will take legal custody of Saddam from the US Army today and the former dictator is to make his first court appearance tomorrow.This is going to be really interesting, as well as - probably - leading to the most turbulent time in Iraq since the US tanks rolled in (again). / Saddam trial may not be first: Iraqi ambassador. 30/06/2004. ABC News Online
- NEWS.com.au | PeopleSoft tackled over $28m blowout (June 29, 2004):
BUILDING materials company Crane Group is trying to negotiate a settlement with software vendor PeopleSoft after 'significant cost and time overruns' in its ERP implementation, including a $28.8 million budget blow-out.Big is not necessarily better. Plus, delivering the product does not always mean success - if people lose jobs to pay for it, the business has not had an overall benefit.
- NEWS.com.au | New spam laws ignored (June 30, 2004):
'(Marketers) think of spam as junk emails. They don't see email marketing or public relations as falling neatly into (the definition of) spam.'....which is amazing, really. They don't think spam emails and junk emails are the same thing?! Idiots.
- Guidelines suggested to target eBay fraudsters. 30/06/2004. ABC News Online / NEWS.com.au | Push for online auction laws (June 30, 2004):
The national protocols would include using state-of-the-art technology to protect ebay users, as well as developing a close relationship between the internet site and state police.eBay must be thrilled. All other auction sites must be pissed.
- NEWS.com.au | Snap pay for barely Barbie (June 30, 2004):
An artist who photographs undressed Barbie dolls with kitchen equipment as a comment on the subservient role of women has been awarded legal fees of $US1.8 million ($2.5 million) after toymaker Mattel lost a five-year legal attempt to stop him. ... The judge said the case should act as a warning to companies who tried to intimidate individuals over minor infringements of copyright.Wow, the right of the artist wins over the right of the corporation...!
- First drug-driving test trials delayed. 30/06/2004. ABC News Online:
Equipment problems have halted the roll-out of the Victorian police force's drug-driving testing program.
- FOX SPORTS | League | Tallis gets all clear (June 30, 2004). In classic Fox Sports style, this article is actually mostly about contracts being signed at the Broncos (Lockyer is signed up for the rest of his career!). Good news, pity about the shithouse journalism.
- Gaming regulator to investigate casino sex services claims. 30/06/2004. ABC News Online / NEWS.com.au | Crown accused over prostitutes (June 30, 2004). Anyone who doesn't think this sort of thing happens (and will always happen) is naive to say the least. Besides that, whether you like it or not both gambling and prostitution are legal; so this is really just a theft case.
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