- How I Became the Kind of Person Who Can Work a Room
- Psychologists Discover How People Subconsciously Become Their Favorite Fictional Characters
- ‘Because’ has become a preposition, because grammar | Sentence first
- What the world must look like to a flying bird (hint: awesome)
- No need for 100Mbps NBN, Switkowski tells Senate - Delimiter. In essence, Switkowski has revealed that he's a stuffed suit for the coalition and has absolutely no ability to plan for the future. The truth is we don't really know what people will use 100mps for; but we know that demand for bandwidth grows extremely fast and we can safely assume we'll need at least that much by the time the NBN would have been finished. We know the copper network is absolutely on its last legs and no plan for the future should rely on it. But we also know Switkowski isn't in this to provide anybody with good broadband, he's here to mismanage it enough so the whole thing can be shut down as a failure and the infrastructure flogged off to a private operator. Australia will remain an internet backwater for decades longer thanks to this government. But hey, it's ok - Turnbull will wave iPads at us as though mobile devices are relevant to the need for high speed broadband in the home.
I don't know much about art, but I know what I like:
- Tony Abbott defends Gonski reversal, saying election pledge was misheard | World news | theguardian.com:
Tony Abbott has denied breaking an election promise over education funding and the Gonski reforms, insisting he never vowed to maintain the same money for each school. His argument that the promise was "plural" – matching total funding for all schools – comes despite the education minister, Christopher Pyne, declaring before the election: "You can vote Liberal or Labor and you'll get exactly the same amount of funding for your school." Abbott also told voters on 2 August that he would end uncertainty by "guaranteeing that no school will be worse off over the forward estimates period" – a reference to the four-year budget cycle.Presumably Pyne was only addressing those voters who send their kids to private schools, where the Coalition is sending the money 'adjusted' from public school budgets.
- Gonski report co-author labels Christopher Pyne 'a minister on L-plates', as funding stoush heats up - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
- Tony Abbott's controversial speeches wiped. Tony Abbott is at war with Eastasia. Tony Abbott has always been at war with Eastasia.
- His country, our grim future:
I will not go into other policies with likely adverse consequences, such as piling massive new spending (much of it on maintaining benefits for the already over-privileged) onto the government's declared "budget emergency", or the firing of most of the nation's government scientists, or the picking of a fight with China right on top of not picking up the phone to the President of Indonesia. These and many other of the early actions of the Abbott government are cause enough for worry, but education and climate change policies are the really scary ones because they each have irreversible lifetime consequences.
Skydiving planes collide in Wis., all escape. Also, many were wearing head cameras:
- Origins of Common UI Symbols | Visual.ly
- For Nearly Two Decades the Nuclear Launch Code at all Minuteman Silos in the United States Was 00000000:
Those in the U.S. that had been fitted with the devices, such as ones in the Minuteman Silos, were installed under the close scrutiny of Robert McNamara, JFK’s Secretary of Defence. However, The Strategic Air Command greatly resented McNamara’s presence and almost as soon as he left, the code to launch the missile’s, all 50 of them, was set to 00000000. Oh, and in case you actually did forget the code, it was handily written down on a checklist handed out to the soldiers.The nuclear launch codes were essentially written on the proverbial post-it note stuck to the monitor.
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