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Government to bar code kids to keep better stastics

As part of a new system implemented by the Federal Government, all school students will be bar coded. Students will be required to scan themselves when they site for tests to improve data tracking. And, as an added benefit, it … Continue reading

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iiNet one, AFACT zero

This morning the twitterverse was abuzz with the news that iiNet had won the cast AFACT brought against them. It was found that ISPs are not responsible for what users use them for. Nice to see you can’t punish ISPs … Continue reading

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Kraft’s sweettooth snacks on Cadbury

Cadbury, my favourite brand of chocolate, is being devoured by Kraft. For a deal worth £11.5 billion ($20.28 billion), or 860 pence a share, most of the articles I have seen talk about the worry of having to make ‘making … Continue reading

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And the bank said “Go home and procreate”

Japan’s largest banking group says ‘Go home and procreate’. Taking the government directive to boost the population seriously, management at Mitsubishi UFJ sent staff an email telling them to go home at 5:10pm rather than the usual 7pm. The idea … Continue reading

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Welcome to Melbourne – Biohazard Zone

SBS reports that Melbourne has been declared ‘swine flu capital of the world‘. With 874 reported cases of H1N1, Melbourne has twice the prevelance of Mexico. That is a swine flue cases at 1 to 9,139 in Victoria, and at … Continue reading

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Kyoto to be less combini-ent

It seems Kyoto is planning to take drastic measures to reduce greenhouse gasses. Close all the convenience stores (combini to the Japanese). Well, not quite that drastic. Japan Today reports that Kyoto is encouraging convenience stores to close early, so … Continue reading

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AI advocates believe we have passed the event horizon, soon we will see Hal

At the centre of a black hole there lies a point called a singularity where the laws of physics no longer make sense. In a similar way, according to futurists gathered for a weekend conference, information technology is hurtling toward … Continue reading

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Mattel recalls more toys in Chinese lead paint alert

THOUSANDS more toys are being pulled from Australian shelves as an international investigation delves deeper into China’s disgraced manufacturing industry. In a recorded statement, Mattel’s Australian marketing director, Julie Kearns, said the company had been testing toys since the paint … Continue reading

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Thirty truths for young dads

“IT’S FATHER’S DAY tomorrow and, while fathers of all ages deserve praise and acclamation, we should raise a special cheer for the nation’s more recent dads.” A humorous list of 30 changes in their lives new fathers may recognise. (SMH, … Continue reading

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Dora the lead paint explorer

Dora is recalled from exploring. Sesame Street is no longer giggling. Barney is facing extinction. Mattel is recalling 83 models of Fisher-Price toys. In Australian the product recall is estimated at 43,000 and in the USA at nearly 1,000,000. An … Continue reading

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