Well they budgeted to spend 8.7b but only did 7.5b. How is that over budget? Sure, they are behind but that is due to Telstra and contractors over-promising and under-delivering.
In Australia the move to digital has meant they could consolidate channel frequencies. Previously we had channels 2, 7, 9, 10, 28 and 31. Now all broadcast happens in the frequencies of channels 6-12. I'm in Brisbane which has been digital only for a while. This means one can get a smaller antenna with better gain as it only listens on a narrower range.
My parents used to receive one station on channel 0 and the rest in UHF. Digital has moved all stations to the same 6 channel UHF block, so they can now take down the old VHF antenna completely.
Australians call it summer time too. Which means AEST is both "Australian Eastern Standard Time" and "Australian Eastern Summer Time" which is really confusing. (Slightly confusing also to the Americans because we are going into summer now; the southern states have just switched to summer time). I'm in Queensland and have scheduled interstate online meetings in "AEST" which means people showing up an hour early or late... Now we make sure we say "Brisbane time" or even "+1000" vs "+1100".
We are an Incapsula customer and I can tell you we were NOT "completely unaffected". We experienced about an hour total of complete down time and several hours of slow response. Our servers were unloaded - no problems when bypassing Incapsula. So I guess they protected us from "that" but in the meantime all sites were unreachable. Though different ISPs had different levels of slowness at different times (trying our two different office connections and three different mobile networks).
This one: http://readwrite.com/2010/02/10/facebook_wants_to_be_your_one_true_login And AFAICT the search term was "facebook login".
The drive-in near my house just added a third screen, though I haven't been since. I have no real idea of their projection technology, but the last time I looked it used 35mm film. I'm 32yo also and taken my 3 kids but now the twins are toddlers they won't sit for the entire movie. When they were little they just slept. At least the car limited the annoyance of other viewers, even if we don't get to see the entire thing. Before the kids my wife and I used to reverse our station wagon with a mattress in the back. She'd usually fall alseep! Our current car (a Honda CRV) isn't as big and is full of stuff so we can't do that anymore.
When I was a kid I remember seeing a drive-in screen but even then it was disused. That field is now all houses.
A little unfair that the site don't acknowledge drive-ins outside the US!
I've seen that too, but using uncommon letters first, such as z, y, x, q. This was in a government department.
I write "new" programs in perl every day. Often it's just a -e from the command line, to do some Q&D text-processing, but they are new!
Probably someone not used to the old-fangled inches and foot and just chucking quotey symbols on the end of a number.
The only thing I'm thinking of is "Stonehenge!"
I was thinking about Apple's "cut". I usually buy iTunes cards from a retail shop when they are on special: often $30 for 2x$20 cards or $40 for a $50 card. Who is eating this "shortfall"? The cards themselves are not free, the shop can't be making a loss, so how much would Apple actually make from these cards? If I then buy an app for $40, the developer gets $28, so there isn't much available in the $2 difference!
Two years? We switched in the 1970s around here, well before I was born.
Here in Australia it jumps by 15-20 cents a litre EVERY WEEK, but then drops by a few cents every day, roughly the same peaks and troughs. At the moment it's 153.9c/L here for ULP-91, at the current peak.
Power company tried to screw over Microsoft ("they have lots of money, they should just pay more money").
However, Microsoft didn't get to where they are by writing lots of checks.
My 2 year old recognises the golden arches and a few other "naughty" food companies: he calls most of them "hamburger". But I have the skill to say "no" to him. Usually.