What are you saying: 28 January 2011

The Queensland floods, the NBN and WikiLeaks

Every week, Computerworld Australia collates all the things our readers have been saying about the news, both in the forums and in comments.

Here’s what you had to say on: The NBN staying on the agenda for 2011

“Lets hope the Telstra shareholders vote against a deal with this black mailing government and we get competition to keep the prices down. The ACCC should be doing the job it was designed to do and protecting the Telcos from a government 's wild spending of a bottomless pit of tax payers money,” said Mike ELLIOT on Updated - 2011 still the year of the NBN: Gillard

Here’s what you had to say on: Download shortages having no argument against the NBN

“There is also the fact that most plans are on/off peak with off peak time usually been midnight to 8am. That means that most users would barely touch their off peak meaning that they'd at least use less then half of their cap each month,” said Noother on Download shortages no argument against NBN

Here’s what you had to say on: UTS’ plans to develop an iPad on-screen keyboard

“Stupidest thing I have ever heard.

“iPads already have a realistic QWERTY keyboard, and it is a cinch to touchtype on. The WPM may not be up to the standard of a physical, but its definitely comparable.

“Some fancy keyboard that is dynamic will not improve the ability of people who are 100% used to standard non-changing keyboards,” said Anon on UTS to develop iPad on-screen keyboard

Here’s what you had to say on: Abbott’s call to scrap the NBN for the Queensland flood recovery

“Just like Abbott to find any reason for negative rhetoric about the NBN. It would be a nice if he could be constructive for a change...” said jimmyV on Scrap NBN for Queensland recovery: Abbott

Here’s what you had to say on: The Opposition slamming the exemption of the NBN from FOI laws

“There is only one question! What are they hiding! how on earth can an exemption from FOI be anything but a cover up?” said Raymond on Opposition slams NBN Co exemption

Here’s what you had to say on: The WikiLeaks support rally being declared a success

“The support is not so much for J.A. but rather that governments should be held to account and completely transparent. Freedom of speech and other basic human rights that are being slowly eroded should be fought for.

True the leaks are a different issue to the alleged incident in Sweden, however the fear is that he may be extradited to the U.S. in an attempt to further suppress the release of 'cables' ensuring the peoples' representatives are not held to account.

Lastly, if you're going to post your drool here, the least you could do is the spelling correct of a country and the main subject matter,” said Matt on WikiLeaks support rally a success: Pirate Party

Here’s what you had to say on: Sydney University’s administration website being hacked

“You do sound like someone who needs to get a job.. Wasting time hacking uni websites is a bit pathetic. Blaming others for your lack of ability to get a job is too sad. Learn how to write a job app instead of wasting your life breaking sh!t. U just making graffitti with a pc, so what, BFD..” said Fred on USyd systems admin attacked in website hack

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