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  1. And further to my answer above. Here is whats happening in the UK where more and more govt departments are getting access to internet data that they were originally excluded from. https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/04/23/uk_snoopers_charter_sequel/ People might ask why this is applicable? Fair question as this is Australian and that's the UK. The answer is that our internet metadata legislation was modeled on the UK legislation and it would take a brave soul to suggest that theres no chance of something similar happening here.
  2. Really. People are going to have to stop asking how stupid can he get. He's taking it as a personal challenge
  3. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-04-24/amazon-to-provide-cloud-services-for-coronavirus-tracing-app/12176682 Data storage??? I'm certain that the data is being kept on phones and only available to local health authorities if you test positive. Why do they need a massive US cloud storage company to store what (on existing numbers) is only likely to be a relatively small amount of data. And just like that, all trust in this app disappears into a steaming pile of political cow dung
  4. A bit both ways. As I pointed out earlier there have been several cases where the internet metadata which was supposed to only be accessed via a court issued warrant for a specific crimes and limited to that specific crime has been accessed by both federal and state police without a warrant and in one case in quantities to suggest it was a data mining exercise rather than a targeted search. The ASD has recently (Tuesday from memory) come out and stated that cyber security in most government departments is considered not up to scratch several years after the issues were first identified. and I probably don't need to mention how often politicians have convicted of corruption (plenty in Queensland over recent years) and then theres the famous "There will be no GST implemented under any government I lead" which he did on his next term. And finally, how often both major parties have dumped sitting PrimeMinisters purely on the basis of low popularity just so they can win the next election. So yeah, I'm struggling with the trust issue.
  5. Still its going to be hard to shake the nagging doubts that its going to be abused. History is not on the Government side and the masses don't quickly forget.
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    Coronavirus

    Do you blame them? If they did and then decided that the restrictions would continue because of unforeseen factors they would be absolutely crucified by the hypocritical media out for a story and not the full truth
  7. And we wonder why we have no traditions of our own. Its because we do change for the sake of change (usually because some delicate petal is feeling offended). General observation not specifically related to this topic.
  8. -- AJ --

    All things NRL

    Probably but I just specified the minimum level the bar needed to be set at. Otherwise they'll select some former CEO who just happens to be available because they screwed up their last position.
  9. -- AJ --

    All things NRL

    They need somebody more powerful than the assistant coach at Muddapilly U9s
  10. -- AJ --

    All things NRL

    I'm thinking of putting my hand up. Havn't got any experience but based on the results of some CEOs, obviously experience isn't all its cracked up to be,
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    All things NRL

    Actually its not fake news. I have denied that I will be doing a 2000km non-stop ride starting on Saturday. Its a 5000mm non-stop drive starting 7:30am(ish) on Saturday. I'll be backing the car out of the carport so I can clean it.😁 If its successful then I'll repeat the feat around 9am(ish) to clean Mrs AJ's bus. (yes I'm that bored) Personally, I find if it has the phrases "Unbelievable", "You're not going to believe this", "Lifestyle Hack", "outrage","<insert celebrity name here> blunder" and "People can't get enough of this" its clickbait.
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    All things NRL

    My point was that "In the public interest" is the excuse used by journalists to publish a story regardless how much invasion of privacy is involved and how little "public interest" there is. Taking a photo of anybody through the windows of their house and publishing it on the front page is most definitely not necessary for any story. Nor was chasing George Pell across 2 states and shoving a microphone under his nose when he stopped for a wee break. (not to mention the rules around "Social isolation" and "unnecessary travel" that those media people all broke). Every now and then you come across some brilliant journalism but it seems that seems to be getting rarer and rarer to the degree that they are often overlooked in the noise. The story you mentioned above was one of those. The media coverage afterwards was more on the AFP raid of journalists than the original story itself (which has been virtually forgotten).
  14. Thats what they said. Whether they do or not is another matter entirely. As far as I know, to date its only been inspected by ASD (government agency) and one of its partners.
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    All things NRL

    Wonder what would happen if people started getting footage on journalists in their own home and posting it on Facebook
  16. Shhh thats supposed to be a secret - ScoMo
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    All things NRL

    The phrase "In the public interest" no longer has any meaning for the journalists in the country. They figure anything is in the public interest...except Police raids on their premises. Thats not in the public interest and should be stopped.
  18. Good to see. But I'd be interested to know why they when they're already in partnership with the ASD which is also doing security checks on the code. One might have thought that the partners would be working together on something this important also noticed that So I wonder whats still being hidden
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    Coronavirus

    Goodo. More justification for me to drive to Wollongong at Christmas. (assuming we can travel at Christmas) I hate travelling domestically on planes. Most of them arn't built to handle tall blokes with limited flexibility.
  20. Don't care whether its Hot or Not. Never watched it I don't have guns but I know people who do
  21. Its only divisive because the country is full of self-seeking socio-political groups trying to run stuff their way and who tend to toss the toys out of the cot and start crap like this if they don't get their way. The date on which "Australia Day" is another.
  22. FFS Surely there are more important things going on in society than to waste time on unimportant divisive crap like this. BTW You're missing the "Who Cares" option
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    Coronavirus

    Yeah its been good hasn't it. For reasons I've explained elsewhere, We've really been doing the sums about our expenses and how/where we can cut down should the worst scenario occur. Turns out that at the moment while this is going on we're saving somewhere between $110 and $130 per week by me not commuting into the office and buying lunch and a takeaway coffee a day and then another $30-$40 per week because Mrs AJ doesn't have to cart the daycare kids to various activities. Due to the lack of driving we havn't had to fill any of our cars in the past 5 weeks (only driven a total of 45km in that time instead of the 300km/week that I normally do) And as an added bonus... for every hour that I work from home the Tax man is going to give me an 80c deduction off my income for the year. In the best case that could amount to 500+ hours worth. 😁
  24. You know they'll want 3 screens. My eldest has 3 monitors for his gaming - 26" curved screen in the middle and 23" (or 24") monitors either side. Its a cool setup but I got motion sick after watching it for 10 minutes
  25. Your alfoil hat is next to mine. They're in the secret ASIO storage facility In the locked storage unit in the basement. Go past the armed guards and the security camera and stop when you get to the "hidden" microphone. The storage unit is hidden behind the life size mural of John Howard. (so look down) To unlock the unit you'll need to scan the ID chip in the back of your head and provide a DNA sample to the anal probe. Thats why my hat is still there
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