Who would have thought that the NBN would drive up real estate prices.. But WAY back in yea old times a phone operator had to plug your telephone connection into a another socket and then manually ring the destination phone (people need a lot of space in a central place for all the phone lines) and later the mechanical exchanges took over but the increase in the number of phones and dial up internet made BIG machines - Now it's all computer controlled and computers don't need buildings - they can be in the cloud... So if the NBN doesn't need your "centrally" located property any more - It's a hot property $700m + https://www.news.com.au/finance/business/breaking-news/telstra-sells-700m-property-trust-stake/news-story/76a123069fc06398915c1f425fdd581c ... See more
Telstra has offloaded its 49 per cent stake in a newly established property trust to a consortium led by Charter Hall for $700 million.
Novix migrated to NBN today.. if you had any bounced emails today it was because the "internet" was up to 8 hours working out we had moved our services.
Australian Universities train great Doctors, Engineers, Lawyers and increasingly less I.T. workers - so we have to import them? https://www.itnews.com.au/news/australia-will-now-headhunt-tech-talent-for-permanent-residency-529508 ... See more
‘Global Talent Officers’ to recruit 5000 skilled migrants.
Retro game lovers - just in case you missed it https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/program/go-8-bit-the-video-game-show
Award winning comedian and well-known gaming and technology fan Dara O Briain hosts his third comedy series celebrating the world of video games. Part comedy panel show, part physical game show, and wholly competitive, each week Dara is joined by his core team of respected games expert and comedian.... ... See more
Australia is getting a New Super Computer - finally - the last one is near 7 years old. https://www.itnews.com.au/news/fujitsu-to-build-australias-next-supercomputer-528816?
To be used by CSIRO, Geosciences Australia and the Bureau of Meteorology.
Bank with the National Australia Bank (NAB) welcome back to the past... As annoying as Microsoft updates can be on your home PC - Your bank might be still using software based on technology more than a decade old, and now Microsoft say you can't pay us enough to protect your customers? https://www.itnews.com.au/news/nab-loses-microsoft-extended-support-lifeline-for-server-2003-apps-527027 ... See more
Forced to re-home them as vendor calls time.
Facebook+Google+Apple+Microsoft+++ Are so big they would qualify as a G20 country, nice that the G20 say it is time to protect their "citizens" https://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/g20-puts-tech-giants-on-notice-over-terror/news-story/93842a7d033e26a86cb6b55f229d99f6 ... See more
The world's leaders have pushed social media giants to root out terrorism and violent extremist content to protect everyone using the internet.
It's nearly 50 years since NASA put a man on the moon - BUT it is also nearly 50 years since SOFTWARE landed on the moon. Yep the lunar lander only had 4096 bits of read/write memory, and the rest was "core" memory which had to be "stitched" into something the size of a couple of shoe boxes. listen to episode 5 of 13 seconds to the moon to find out how the first digital computer landed on the moon https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csz4dn ... See more
On 13 May 2019, the BBC will be launching 13 Minutes To The Moon, a 12-part series covering the Apollo programme through the final dramatic 13-minute descent of the Apollo 11 mission, when everything came close to going badly wrong. ... See more
Electric vehicles are coming and now maybe with lights and sirens... https://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/first-electric-vic-police-car-hits-road/news-story/a872d7f2e266df618ed20729d0012c6b
Victoria's hoons are on notice as police introduce their newest addition to their fleet, an electric car that can accelerate from zero to 100km/h in less than three seconds.
You might have seen the media reports this week that the 5G wireless broadband network has been officially turned on. It's been marketed as downloading a whole movie in 10 seconds... that's great when you have had the syncing/spooling hourglass while watching streaming video, but it also has some real world applications - HD video streaming and data streams to high power computers from drones and robots will make it possible to take humans out of the danger zones, The paris cathedral fire was fought from inside by a robot, - Colossus was a bit clunky - Imagine a 5G Drone to water bomb fire.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdMf1o0Nr-g ... See more
Watch Colossus the robot helping firefighters at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France. Amazing robot created by Shark Robotics. - - - Credits - - - Vide...