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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: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 ;-)

Thus spake the master programmer: "Time for you to leave." -- Geoffrey James, "The Tao of Programming"