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links for 2010-05-09

The Tell-All Generation Learns When Not To, at Least Online – The conventional wisdom suggests that everyone under 30 is comfortable revealing every facet of their lives online, from their favorite pizza to most frequent sexual partners. But many … Continue reading

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links for 2010-05-04

Penguin cookbook calls for 'freshly ground black people' | Books | A recipe for tagliatelle with sardines and prosciutto has proved a little too spicy for Penguin Australia, after a misprint suggesting that the dish required "salt and freshly … Continue reading

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Bishop tries for a conversion

After the recent Atheist event in Melbourne, the Catholic bishops of Australia seems to be singling out Atheists as the reason for the current drop in church a attendance. Though Atheists feel that are being made scapegoats. Perhaps the problem … Continue reading

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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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Ferrari goes Anime

I don’t normally write about cars here, so consider this post to be about Anime. I recently cam across images Ferrari 458 Italia. And it looked to me like something out of Japanese Anime. Perhaps Ghost in the Shell. or … Continue reading

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Schools will be rated by Lleyton Hewitt

In today’s Sun Herald Julia Gillard reviles that schools will now be rated by Lleyton Hewitt. Upon hearing the news at his court in Melbourne Mr Hewitt raised his fist and screamed in joy. The familiar ‘Common’ could be heard … 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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Banks Y2K10 bug

So it appears that the Y2K bug has turned up a little late. Maybe the big had budget and scope problems, and is running behind schedule? The Bank of Queensland EFTPOS machines have had problems since the 1st. And now … 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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