I agree completely. Slashdot is News for Nerds, but it seems the people posting here these days aren't nerds anymore.
.. William Bell or Nina Sharp made a comment?
A Heisenberg baby monitor.
If a Senator retires or dies in office, he is replaced by a member of his own party. It could be as simple as Assange trying to win a seat on his name recognition, then substitute the 2nd name on his parties' ticket.
If you know more I'd be very interested to hear what you have to say. AFAIK the Government directive was for 90% or more to be FTTH, and they were able to extend that to 93%.
It hasn't been stated officially, but assuming the NBN is completed in its current format, I would bet that post completion the FTTH footprint would continue to grow; in the same way that when bitumen roads first became commonplace, there were some areas that remained gravel or dirt, but over the years many of these roads have become sealed.
I'm sure that the wireless/sat percentages will vary, given that some councils and residents are protesting the wireless tower locations, and the government wants to get it all done by 2015. I assume that if they can't get a fixed wireless solution for an area, those households will get satellite?
You're talking about the coalition plan, which was wireless, then cable, now FTTN?
The ALP plan has been the same since 2009 when it was announced. 93% FTTH, 7% wireless/sat.
Prior to that, yes, there were discussions about broadband and requests for proposals, none of which got up.
Then why is MySpace still around and why do I still see MySpace IDs being referenced in stuff like newly designed restaurant menus?
... you do?! Really?
There is some information on these as they relate to OpenStreetMap on the OSM Wiki - http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/Copyright_Easter_Eggs
I'm not sure if you are aware, but you are posting on the internet. Not everyone on the internet lives in the same city as you; some live in places where, yes, the sun DOES start to rise at 4am in the summer.
If you are buying a sound system for your house from scratch, go for Sonos. It is expensive but if you are replacing multiple existing systems and have the insurance $$ in your hand it shouldn't be too painful. I get my stuff through johnsoncorp on Amazon: http://amzn.to/sonos-au2
I was trying to work out what on earth you were talking about.. then I realised you don't know the difference between Wikileaks and Wikimedia.
BTW, as mentioned earlier in these comments, WMF does have additional datacentres in San Francisco and Amsterdam.
Regarding the alarm bug... I notice that user is in Australia, and we started daylight saving at 2am last night... related?
Mars Rover Bicuriosity will be visiting Uranus next year.
... when they have finished demolishing the current govt (as polls predict they will)
Polls from when? They've been 50-50 for at least the past month.
Wikia afilliated? No, it is it's own separate, private company. It was founded by people who are involved with Wikipedia but that's the extent of it.