and not by the inmates of an Australian insane asylum as rumored
Down here, we call that "Parliament"
I suggest that if an iPad is indeed critical business tool for a Doctor, he might be able to spring for the six hundred bucks without too much trouble.
He doesn't need John Brumby to buy it for him (or her). In contrast, there are plenty of school kids who could use that sort of investment in technology. Perhaps some of the billions of dollars that were wasted on the latest Public transport fiasco could be spent there.
Investment in health care needs more serious consideration than simply buying the doctors more shiny objects.
Greens/Liberals/Independants hold the balance of power and are all dead set against the filter. It's a dead scheme stop mentioning it. There will be no mandatory net filter in Australia. The ETS and mining tax are probably also going to get blocked. They don't have the numbers to pass that sort of legislation anymore.
Looks like Senator Conroy didn't get the memo, then: Doh!
I laugh disdainfully at your so-called "science"
Look how much time kids I know spend online on FB, MSN, whatever. Imagine an education where kids could collaborate on projects (for example) on Facebook, do exams online...
What would be great is a more progressive education system where technology is embraced. so yes, I think lack of technology is definitely a potential hurdle to education in the future.
And hell, if you can't afford an apple, turn your dell into a hackintosh and quit whining!
From the OP: "By and large, the millions of Australians who will shortly rely on Linux *will not even know it is there*."\\
Having linux on an embedded device is not "Running Linux" (at least as far as most
[...]Let's stop inventing problems for the sake of headlines.
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Mem: 33285824k total, 28389184k used, [...]
Swap: 30736352k total, 50592k used, [...]
So you can see that even with 32Gb of RAM, a node in an 8-node cluster is not swapping even close to 1Gb). That's a LOT of wasted disk space.