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links for 2010-07-20

People on the platform (photo) | Leefe rates the world… A long row of people stand on platform 22 at Central Station, Sydney waiting for the train going around the city circle via St James. (tags: ping.fm) Tinfinger: IT lizards … Continue reading

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links for 2010-07-18

Clouds at the airport (photo) | Leefe rates the world… Looking out the windows of Kingsford Smith Airport's domestic terminal at planes of fluffy white clouds and blue sky peeking through. (tags: ping.fm) TV downloads threatening video stores If video … Continue reading

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links for 2010-07-16

World News Australia – Japan trials billboards that watch you Digital advertising billboards being trialled in Japan are fitted with cameras that read the gender and age group of people looking at them to tailor their commercial messages. (tags: digital … Continue reading

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links for 2010-07-15

Joint Select Committee on Cyber-Safety – Submissions (tags: government Senate cybersafety committee internet) Why the RIAA Doesn’t Mind Losing Money on Lawsuits A document has been making the rounds showing that the RIAA paid more than $16 million to its … Continue reading

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links for 2010-07-12

Conroy's filter ain't dead, just resting It's a little premature to celebrate the demise the Australia's mandatory internet filtering plans. – There was much jubilation late last week as the digerati claimed a victory over the government's "back down" on … Continue reading

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links for 2010-07-04

What do you do with 50GB between 2am and 8am? | Leefe rates the world… My ISP has just increased the monthly download quota. Going from a reasonable 30 GB peak and 30 GB off-peak, to more impressive 50 GB … Continue reading

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links for 2010-07-03

Kate Lundy for IT: The Change We Really Need | Gizmodo Australia Piece by Gizmodo on why Kate Lundy should replace Stephen Conroy as Communications minister. (tags: KateLundy StephenConroy DBCDE replace Gizmodo) Rudd's decline shows voters want reform but never … Continue reading

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links for 2010-07-02

Delimiter – Should Gillard replace Conroy with Lundy? Several of Stephen Conroy’s harshest critics have backed the idea that Julia Gillard should hand his Communications portfolio to fellow Labor Senator Kate Lundy in the event Gillard took the Prime Ministership … Continue reading

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links for 2010-06-13

The Policy Laundering Project The United States and to a lesser extent the European Union are trying to force international institutions as well as less powerful nations to adopt a wide variety of bad policies as part of the so-called … Continue reading

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links for 2010-05-22

links for 2010-05-21 | Leefe rates the world… Mr Ro Bots and ePets (cartoon) | Leefe rates the world… (tags: ping.fm) (tags: ping.fm)

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