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  1. Would he get a tick, If he tested his suggestions on himself before publicly announcing them as possible cures?
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    All things NRL

    Followed shortly afterward by an announcement that as no players are available to play for the first 2 weeks because they've all breached isolation rules, it'll be a 10 round competition with the GF on October 25th
  3. Bluetooth can't tell directly how far away but it can estimate distance based on signal strength. (or so I'm told) I'd be guessing that somewhere on your phone (probably under settings) you'll find a battery app that will tell you which apps are sucking all your power.
  4. Having a little bit of spare time today and in the interests of providing a public service to keep the masses informed, I've been chasing up the latest on the US Cloud act. This I think provides a good summary of the current state of play relating to Australia. https://www.itnews.com.au/news/govt-clears-the-way-for-us-cloud-act-data-swap-deal-538959 Theres a couple of interesting points that jumped out at me but I'll let you make up your own minds. So far, I havn't found any reference that some servers (Government or otherwise) will be explicitly exempted from the US Cloud act While I have time I'll continue to hunt around.
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    Coronavirus

    Current events would suggest that NAB doesn't have a great handle on the financial aspects of the world at the moment
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    All things NRL

    I vaguely recall something mentioned the other day that Souths have extended Latrell Mitchells contract for a further 12 months. He's played 2 decidedly uninspiring games and embarrassed himself with this camping caper (which he's now also played the race card about). Stuffed if I can work out why they've extended it.
  7. Yeah but it is possible to ensure that Australian data is stored onshore. It used to be that way for Banks and their customer data which had to be stored on servers within Australia.
  8. And who owns the servers? AWS own the servers, not the Australian government. As things stand at the moment. US law is that any data on servers owned by US companies regardless of where those servers are located must be given up if requested by warrant. This has been ruled on my the US High court and found to be legally binding. So yes the data might be here but that means absolutely nothing when you're talking about security. However just because they can, doesn't mean they will. If you want the raw details you'll find it buried in the US Patriot Act. But I don't really care. My data won't be there because I can't install the app anyway. The current version is not compatible with my phone. Wonder if its because my phone was made by a Chinese company. BTW1: Just as an aside: None of the safeguards being touted by Greg Hunt are currently legally binding. The legislation ensuring the promised security has not even been presented to parliament and won't till sometime next month. BTW2: Is your phone being backed up to the cloud? If so, what is being sent to the cloud? Something to think about.
  9. No. And thats the issue. If US law enforcement produce a warrant to get this data, then theres stuff all we can do about. Australia has already signed an agreement with the US that allows this. To be fair, I can't see any reason why they would. But they can if they decide they want to.
  10. Hmm sounds familiar. Sure I've heard this somewhere before.
  11. Nice idea but too many issues to be resolved if this was ever going to happen. What about... Those that can't install it Those that don't have a mobile phone or never turn it on Those that can get in and out of Bunnings in under 15 minutes
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    Coronavirus

    Did they happen to mention whether it was 50km by road or 50km as the crow flies? https://www.mapdevelopers.com/draw-circle-tool.php might be your friend. According to this I can travel from Burpengary in the north to Southport in the south and Willowbank out west. All of Stradbroke Island and most of Moreton Island😁
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    Coronavirus

    Gives them 5 days to change their minds if it all goes pear shaped between now and then. But from what I've seen its only the politicians officially lifting the restrictions that the general population started ignoring about a week ago.
  14. After much thought and a few rums, I've decided I'm not installing it on my phone. Ironically it will install on my tablet.
  15. Probably just being kept off the front page due to virus news
  16. The only miracle I can see that will make the US covid figures look good (relatively speaking) is Yellowstone blowing up.
  17. Amazon is a US company and therefore according to current US law must provide any requested (as setout in an authorised warrant) data regardless of who's data it is and where it is stored. Heres the story that started it all: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/apr/29/us-court-microsoft-personal-data-emails-irish-server So in other words anybody suggesting that our data is perfectly secure and will only be available to relevant Australian State Government health departments is now talking complete bollocks.
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    Coronavirus

    I'm starting to believe that as a species our collective intelligence has descended to a level on par with a herd of sheep.
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    Coronavirus

    Your Honour, I object. Subjective opinion
  20. That high? I think you're being generous. I've seen more intelligent parrots that were "Pineing for the fjords"
  21. 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.
  22. Really. People are going to have to stop asking how stupid can he get. He's taking it as a personal challenge
  23. 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
  24. 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.
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