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Comment Re:It's not even done yet. (Score 2, Interesting) 68

The ones who speak perfect english, went to university in Australia and are only a 2 hour drive away.

Having worked with Indian outsourcing for IT projects before I'd say 3x the price for onshore is a no-brainer. But no doubt it's more competitive than that.

Comment Re:It's not even done yet. (Score 2, Insightful) 68

This possibility has intrigued me for a while. We have a lot of very very very cheap land in rural towns that already has roads/water/electricity/sewage and has basically sat idle since the mechanisation of agriculture.

There do exist knowledge workers who don't want to live in a city, or hell just want to be able to afford a house.

Comment Re:No Conscience? (Score 1) 254

I would say this policy was net-neutral and potentially net-positive at the election for the government. The number of people who voted for the Liberals rather than Green with Labor preference or Labor outright because of this policy would be miniscule. The number of christians who were swayed to stick with Labor because of it would be very small but likely larger than the first group.

It's a stupid policy and it's dead on the water, just quit with the hyperbolic screaming, you already won.

Comment Re:Labour winning is good and bad (Score 1) 222

Being that you managed to misspell the name of one of the two major parties we have in this country, I take it you don't follow politics and so will help you out.

The filter is dead, both the liberals and the greens are against it so it can't get through the house or the senate.

Comment Re:Seriously? (Score 1) 460

Twitter is used to distribute 160 characters at a time, what those characters represent is up to the grey matter.

I pretty much only follow software engineers; Martin Fowler, Kent Beck, Robert Martin, Jeremy Miller, Michael Feathers, Eric Evans. I'd hardy call what these people say "socially relevant" but it is relevant to *me*. As well as being interesting. ... Well, mostly interesting, uncle bob's political tweet's aren't very interesting but they're very easy to skim ;-)

If all else fails, immortality can always be assured by spectacular error. -- John Kenneth Galbraith