Andrew McGlashan wrote:
> On 8/04/2015 12:08 AM, Russell Coker wrote:
>> At the meeting there was a mention of the fact that we now have a legal
>> precedent for film companies to force ISPs to divulge the names of customers
>> who might have torrented movies.
> This was bound to catch up with iiNet [and other] users....
>> Is there any good anonymous peer to peer software? Something that uses tor
>> hidden services for all communications?
> Much better to just keep to legal and proper downloads, don't you think?
Well of course that goes without saying !
the very idea of owning movies which I haven't paid for;
or even converting DVD's so they are playable outside of brain-dead DVD
(which mostly also seem incapable of playing them);
is abhorrent to my higher moral self.!
I even believe there are some who have copies of that other OS what was
it called .....;
anyway they have not paid for it apparently.
There seems to exist a whole category of software ..shareware ?
where such behaviour is rife.
This software philosophy, what's it called 'open-source' ?;
why it's just encourages such an attitude !
Oh Andrew; how I concur with you regarding the wickedness of the world !
regards Rohan McLeod
Labor opposing East West Link - good news, at least for me.
There is no contract signed yet - so all uncertainty claims are quite
strange. It is up to the government in power to create certainty - by
waiting with the contracts until after the election.
The process is before the courts because the link did not go through a
proper planning, assessment and consultation process yet. The lack of
process created the uncertainty.
So the government can correct it by honouring process. This would make it
a decision made by a government which asked for a mandate from the
Below my letter to Terry Mulder (terence.mulder(a)parliament.vic.gov.au).
Maybe you would like to contact him too?
the Labor decision to dump the East West Link is a good one for us in
Please cancel the project if you care for Victoria. It may save hundred of
millions or billions of dollars of claims when the project finally ends in
the bin, as it should.
The East West Link is not a properly planned project. I contacted you before
about my concerns. Some of the events and claims are truly bizarre if you
are familiar with the area as I am.
I work in Kensington. I frequently use the bike track along the Mooney Ponds
Creek you want to overshadow with another bunch of lanes. I also spend a lot
of time waiting for and in trains from and to Craigieburn and Upfield which
never go on time.
It is not a surprise that the whole case is before the courts. The rush to
lock it in resulted in a shoddy process which defies logic and did never
satisfy requirements of proper consulting with the public. Even now, the
design is still work in progress, and some of the "corrections" over time
looked as professional as me designing a model train with my son. How can
this being assessed? How can the community have a sufficient input in this
How can you sign contracts with this uncertainty? It will be a liability for
any future government and all Victorians.
A tender process where you continue with one bidder only is another detail
not making sense. I never do that if I want a good deal.
You were elected with the Liberals claiming support for the Metro Rail Link.
You did not advance the project. Instead it became another train wreck of
"planning on the run".
Please bring that back into action instead of tinkering with the East West
Link if you want to do something for Victoria.
I think LUV could have a (or more) team(s)at this event this weekend.
If anyone is interested, ** please register and let me know **. I have
1. I will go to the idea sprint on 28 May. (Thursday).
2. Last year I went to this event (or equivalent)...and I had no idea
what it was all about before going! I just went there teamed up with 4
other people I have never ever met before and ... we actually won the
2nd Prize!! from about 12 or 15 teams. I consider we should have won
the first prize, but as it was a return ticket to USA, that made it
difficult to share between 5 of us!! ...So put it this way, if the
judging criteria is same as last year, I have a fair idea what it takes
to win a prize! (and what it takes not not win one!!)
3. If you are interested, please email me with skills you can
contribute. Note that non-techies can also be involved, infact I think
this is why we did well last year, as we had a good balanced team with
highly complementary skills.
Someone with Open Street map api skills or Google map api (or the Nokia
stuff - forgot how its called?) would also be highly useful.
People who can put up a good webfront with python/php/perl etc backend
Someone with good communication/marketing skills also useful.
-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: Public Transport Victoria, Tripathon this weekend
Date: Mon, 25 May 2015 01:44:50 +0000
From: Dean Economou <Dean.Economou(a)nicta.com.au>
Dear Infrahack participants:
I wanted to let you know about another event in the Infrastructure space
being run this weekend.
PTV and Collabforge are holding a “Tripathon” where PTV’s real time
transport API is being made available.
The tech jam is this weekend, 30^th and 31^st May with an idea sprint
and API launch on Thurs 28^th May.
WIN CASH PRIZES (up to $10,250), MENTORSHIP, WORKSHOPS AND A CHANCE TO
COLLABORATE WITH INDUSTRY-LEADERS.
WHATEVER YOU MAKE, YOU KEEP.
All welcome and further details below.
/Please send to your networks of developers, UXperts and business
*Website - *http://www.victripathon.com/#victripathon
*Tech Jam registration - *https://victripathon-techjam.eventbrite.com.au
*PTV Timetable API and Events Launch
*Ideas Sprint registration
NB, NICTA folks are not eligible for prizes but we’d love you to come as
mentors or judges.
*NICTA** l** **www.nicta.com.au
*T + **61 418899339*
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I am not a huge fan of the Melbourne Herald-Sun and I believe the somewhat similar English Sun, is one of the Murdoch's
papers which seemed to have little regard for privacy. So I found the following link which a friend sent;
somewhat curious. But it did prompt the question suppose an ombudsman wanted to set up a secure
drop box for "IT-naive whistleblowers", is it feasible ? and how could the whistleblower be certain
of that anonymity ?
regards Rohan McLeod