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Debt, Socialism and Capitalism
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This is a continuation of the off-topic bit of the NBN rollout discussion. I'll paste the last few replies and go from there:Geoff Hutchesson said:How about this for replies you expected ?…Continue

Tags: debt, capitalism, socialism

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cate Stuart May 7, 2013.

Religion
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Ahhh, the dreaded 'R' word. A topic that has caused war for millennia, and is still often unable to be discussed without a decline into chaos. Let's try to keep it civil here! A thread about clergy…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Ian Macrae Yeates Dec 2, 2012.

Australia and Germany
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In another discussion, Al made mention of the German economy, and after looking at it and writing a reply I thought it might be worthy of its own discussion.Al's post and my reply are posted below.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Phillip Watson Nov 2, 2012.

Conservatism always loses out to progress
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No doubt in such a conservative forum, the title of this discussion will probably be seen as rather provocative! But, it's a point of view worthy of discussion I think.Listening to a…Continue

Tags: conservatism, progress

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dr Caroline Wright Aug 6, 2012.

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Alyn Roule replied to Phillip Watson's discussion Sexual abuse by clergy and Church coverups
"Royal Commission in Adelaide today heard about a Sexual Predator with access to Disabled kids and how the Church covered it up."
Mar 17, 2014
Dr Caroline Wright replied to Phillip Watson's discussion Sexual abuse by clergy and Church coverups
"Cardinal George Pell's promotion to a newly created position in Rome is not a good look as the Royal Commission into child sexual abuse is still ongoing. As he will now be in Rome it hints at "more of the same" of Church cover-ups and…"
Feb 25, 2014
Phillip Watson replied to Dr Caroline Wright's discussion NBN ROLLOUT UPDATE AS IT IS OCCURRING IN TASMANIA AND THE BIG ISLAND
"No, the new satellites form a part of the Coalition's NBN policy too. It is too late to cancel them (although they opposed ordering them at the time). The satellites are still on schedule to launch in 2015, and several of the ground stations…"
Dec 15, 2013
Phillip Watson replied to Dr Caroline Wright's discussion NBN ROLLOUT UPDATE AS IT IS OCCURRING IN TASMANIA AND THE BIG ISLAND
"The thing is that the "sensible need" is constantly getting higher. Much more so than road traffic growth. 10 years ago, 128kbps was considered fast, and 12Mbps (12000kbps) would have been considered a ridiculous "want". Today,…"
Dec 15, 2013

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• Touring/Camping around Australia. I've driven much of every state so far, but haven't reached northern-WA or Cape York as yet. One day.

• Computers and other gadgets. My theory is ensuring I have the latest technology will prevent me being left behind as I get older.

• Astronomy and the exploration of Space. NASA's contributions to mankind are phenomenal. I've always been fascinated by space, and plan on getting more into astronomy in the future. If Australia wins the bid for the Square Kilometre Array telescope (look it up!), it would be the most important scientific project of my lifetime, and an incredible achievement for Australia.

• Science and technology in general. My one great regret from my school years is that I didn't concentrate enough in science classes, and decide to go on to study a science discipline at Uni.
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I'm a 4th-generation Australian from mainly English heritage. I'm a video editor at my own small business not too far outside Sydney. One side of my family grew up in rural NSW around Casino, while the other grew up in Sydney's northern suburbs, so I've got a bit of the bush and a bit of the city in me!

I'm passionate about Australia, and about buying Australian whenever I can. I'm also passionate about science and technology, and I'd love to see far more public funding of scientific projects and organisations, and of public education.

I'm very enthusiastic about the Federal Govt's NBN project, because I think it will result in untold benefits for Australia.

Politically, I'm pretty centre. I like some Labor policies and some coalition, so I've voted both ways in the past. Greens are too far Left, One Nation is (was) too far Right!

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Can we leave the NBN to the private sector?

Opposition spokesman for communications, Malcolm Turnbull, often repeats the position that the Government should stay out of communications infrastructure, and projects such as the NBN should be left to the private sector (or "the market"), with some assistance provided for "unviable" areas.

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Posted on May 15, 2011 at 12:14am

NBN launched interim satellite service

I know there's a lot of you here on satellite internet, so this may be of interest to you:

 

The NBN Co has signed the contracts for it's interim satellite service which will run from this month until 2015 when their dedicated satellites are launched. The interim solution will offer speeds of up to 6Mbps (At least 6 times faster than what you have now), and based on the NBN wholesale pricing it should be considerably cheaper than what you're paying currently for the slower…

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Posted on May 6, 2011 at 2:07pm — 1 Comment

Will the NBN be obsolete before it's finished?

With the constant march of technology, there are often concerns expressed that the NBN may be obsolete before it's even finished.

 

So what are the chances of this happening, and what technologies could potentially make the NBN obsolete?

 

Let's begin with a basic explanation of the fibre portion of the NBN. It uses…

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Posted on April 24, 2011 at 12:30am — 22 Comments

NBN Article in The Land today

I just came across an article in The Land this-morning, which probably sums up better than I could, the benefits the NBN will bring to rural areas. Here is the article, and the conclusion:

 

NBN just one of life's…

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Posted on April 3, 2011 at 2:44pm — 7 Comments

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Welcome, I am looking forward to your content as I have some real concerns that the NBN will disadvantage rural Australia

 
 
 

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