Have A Look and Listen to WikiLeaks Party Candidate
When we think of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange springs to mind. Not only for his situation in London, but also for Bradley Manning, the whistleblower who gave us that shocking video showing US airborne troops gunning down innocent civilians.
We also laughed when Assange announced that he may stand for the Australian Senate in his home State of Victoria at the next election. [ Read More... ]
New Zealand PM walks out of press conference amid spy bill grilling
Tensions are high in New Zealand over a new bill that would allow the country's GCSB agency to conduct warrantless NSA-style spying on citizens. Prime Minister John Key, who was grilled on the bill at a presser, cut the meeting short and left early. [ Read More... ]
Tony Abbott at Oxford: fighter, networker, Thatcherite
Twenty-two months in England transformed the beer-swilling, rugby song-singing chameleon – and gave him a new hero
'Abbo' the heavyweight contender: "He shut his eyes when he boxed, that meant he was scared," says his sparring partner, Nicholas Stafford-Deitsch
In the Oxford university rugby team in the autumn of 1981, there was a loosehead prop with a mixed reputation. [ Read More... ]
BY NICK STOCKTON
You Won't Believe How Insanely Detailed This Australian Guy's Fictional Maps Are. Seriously.
People in the Koana Islands love baseball. The first league play started in 1882, barely six years after the MLB. Between the top-tier, Triple- and Double-A leagues, there are over 180 teams spanning the island nation. Fans are so rabid that there's even talk of expanding to a Single-A league, adding even more teams.
If you're a baseball fan, you might be surprised you've never heard of this. You'll be even more surprised when you try to find the Koana Islands. That's because the 32-island chain, with its nine major cities, 11 national parks, 93 million residents and a landmass that is equal to Spain and Sweden combined does not really exist. [ Read More... ]
Man Invents Machine to Turn Plastic Into Oil
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WikiLeaks publishes 400 gigabytes of encrypted 'insurance' files
WikiLeaks has released a trove of encrypted 'insurance' data on Twitter and Facebook. The data can't be read without an encryption key, but the movement's supporters say that could be published later in case anything happens to leading WikiLeaks figures. [ Read More... ]
Would you trust Facebook with your CREDIT CARD? Social network plans to roll out a pilot payment system to rival PayPal
Facebook is working on a pilot system which could rival PayPal by allowing users to make mobile purchases using their log-in details.
The world's largest social networking company confirmed plans to test the new service which would reportedly enable shoppers to buy online without entering their credit card details each time. [ Read More... ]
Zombie pigeon epidemic in Moscow sparks fears of transmission to humans
An 'epidemic' of pigeon deaths in Moscow has sparked speculation that birds were succumbing to a virus dangerous to human beings. People who came across sick birds paying no attention to cars or passersby described them as "zombie pigeons." [ Read More... ]
by Tony Gosling
Labour's surrender monkeys dare not criticize Britain's conscript economy
Britain's shadow minister for borders and immigration, Labour's Chris Bryant, promised to take on the big corporations this week. But as his embargoed speech was leaked to big business, the nation watched his political resolve melt into nothing. [Read More... ]
Australian Navy locates bombs dumped by US onto Great Barrier Reef
An aerial view of Australia's Great Barrier Reef.(Reuters)
The Australian navy has tracked down four unexploded bombs that were dumped onto the country's World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef by two US fighter jets during a botched military exercise last month. [ Read More... ]
Source: NT News
OMG. Jst got fined 4 walking & texting
The NT Police Facebook posting
NT POLICE have warned people they could be fined $150 for texting on their mobile phones - while walking. [ Read More... ]
Written by Bill Doogue. Partner, Doogue O'Brien George Criminal Defence Lawyers.
Lie Detectors And the Deception Of Detectives
I read an 'exclusive' in the Herald Sun the other day (August 14th, 2013). The news was that a former police officer is the prime suspect in the murder of Melbourne woman Brenda Goudge.
A scoop! A revelation, a breakthrough! What an exclusive usually means, in this context, is that the Police have chosen to leak the allegations to the press. [ Read More... ]
Epic Rap Battles of History
Steve Jobs vs Bill Gates
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Wireless Devices Go Battery-Free With New Communication Technique
We might be one step closer to an Internet-of-things reality.
University of Washington engineers have created a new wireless communication system that allows devices to interact with each other without relying on batteries or wires for power. [ Read More... ]
Google messaging service hacked, sends malware to Android users : Kaspersky
Russia's Kaspersky Lab has found a backdoor in Google Cloud Messaging service (GCM) used by hackers to steal Android users' data and force them to send paid messages. The scheme is only stoppable by Google, as it relies on stolen IDs of GCM developers. [ Read More... ]
Google: Gmail users 'have no legitimate expectation of privacy'
As tensions worsen among privacy-focused email users amid the escalating scandal surrounding government surveillance, a brief filed by attorneys for Google has surfaced showing that Gmail users should never expect their communications to be kept secret. [ Read More... ]
Pirate Bay launches easy anti-censorship browser
Screenshot from pirateproxy.se
The team running the Pirate Bay (TPB) one of the web's largest file-sharing sites has launched a special PirateBrowser that allows users to circumvent censorship that certain countries impose onto their citizens. [ Read More & Get Download Link... ]
Inventor Elon Musk reveals new super-fast 'Hyperloop' transport.
Hyperloop passenger capsule version with doors open at the station.
The billionaire inventor and entrepreneur behind PayPal and SpaceX unveiled details on Monday about a new transportation system that might someday shuttle people around the world quicker than an airplane and at a fraction of the cost. [ Read More... ]
ANCIENT ASTRONOMICAL CALENDAR DISCOVERED IN SCOTLAND PREDATES STONEHENGE BY 6,000 YEARS
A wintertime rising gibbous Moon.
A team from the University of Birmingham recently announced an astronomical discovery in Scotland marking the beginnings of recorded time. [ Read More... ]
Scientists Say They Changed Hydrogen Into a Metal; Superconducting Might Get Way Easier
Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe, but it's not all that useful as a gas. Two scientists say they've coaxed it to become a metal, which could be used in ways that would radically change our lives. [ Read More... ]
by: Fabrizio Carmignani
FactCheck: how strong is Australia's economy?
How does Australia's economy stack up when compared globally?
We have among the lowest of budget deficits and debt to GDP of any other major economies in the developed world. If it's so bad, Mr Abbott, why have we been given by the three ratings agencies a AAA credit rating?. Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, ABC's AM program, 5 August.
The Prime Minister has said many times that Australia has a low budget deficit and debt to GDP compared with other major economies, and pointed to Australia's AAA rating as evidence of a strong economy. But how accurate are those claims? [ Read More... ]
Let's Build A New Internet
Meshnet activists rebuilding the internet from scratch
Worried about the NSA snooping on your email? Maybe you need to start creating your own personal internet
THE internet is neither neutral nor private, in case you were in any doubt. The US National Security Agency can reportedly collect nearly everything a user does on the net, while internet service providers (ISPs) move traffic according to business agreements, rather than what is best for its customers. So some people have decided to take matters into their own hands, and are building their own net from scratch. [ Read More... ]
Mega to run 'cutting-edge' encrypted email after Lavabit's 'privacy seppuku'
Mega's Chief Executive Vikram Kumar, who is heading the development of the company's own end-to-end encryption technology to protect the privacy of the future email's users, has reacted to the Lavabit founder's decision to suspend his service's operations, an act, which was shortly followed by voluntary closing down of another secure email service, Silent Circle. [ Read More... ]
Want To Know Who The Declared Candidates in Your Electorate Are?
The following link will take you to a list of all the electorates in Australia. Simply scroll down to find your electorate, and click on it. Scroll down, and you will find a list of the declared candidates and their party. Presto!!!
Australian inventor Phil Bosua has created a screw-in LED bulb that's also a Wi-Fi enabled computer.
A WIDE RANGE OF NEW COMPANIES ARE HARD AT WORK REINVENTING THE HUMBLE LIGHT BULB
The simple light bulb has been around in one form or another since Edison invented the first commercially practical globe in 1878, but it's currently experiencing a significant technological shift. The bulb is becoming personalised and hyper-connected, dancing to music and predicting our movements. [ Read More... ]
Rudd's Secret Deal With Indonesia To Cost Billions, Add Thousands To Intake
Kevin Rudd's secret deal with SBY will cost Billions and hide illegal immigrant intake numbers. Sources have revealed that PM Kevin Rudd signed a deal with Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono that will see taxpayers forking the bill for Indonesian efforts to stop boats, and fly "refugees" in Indonesian camps directly to Australia. [ Read More... ]
$700k windfall: Russian man outwits bank with hand-written credit contract
Oleg Tinkov, head of Tinkoff Group
A Russian man who decided to write his own small print in a credit card contract has had his changes upheld in court. He's now suing the country's leading online bank for more than 24 million rubles ($727,000) in compensation. [ Read More ]
By Matthew Leising
Are The Banks Messing With Your Superannuation?
Swaps Probe Finds Banks Rigged Rate at Expense of Retirees
U.S. investigators uncovered evidence that banks reaped millions of dollars in trading profits at the expense of companies and pension funds by manipulating a benchmark for interest-rate derivatives. Read More...
Collusion for Illusion: Australia's Big 4 Banks are All Owned by the Same Financial Interest
What do Australia's Big 4 banks have in common?
NAB, ANZ, Westpac & Commonwealth Bank are publicly listed companies. So that means they have shareholders right? Well did you know that the top 4 shareholders in each of the Big 4 are in fact the same? Read more...