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 two years on: On a precepice
“NBN is farce. Something you would do in a depression for make work if no other alternative existed. And who can wait 10 years ? LIke everything Labor does it has bloated out and become unnatural and useless. All spin, delay and failure to deliver, hidden behind secrecy and massive changes in the laws to protect it. What Australia now gets is a bigger uglier more stupid duplication and monopoly than ever before. And world rated as useless and last in time to benefit or value. People, communities, business have simply disengaged wating for it to die. Batts, Boats, BER, Carbon Tax, Health, NBN,, whatever, this goverment is simply useless.” – said Lisa on NBN two years on: On a precipice
Here’s what you had to say on: NBN two years on: Key milestones so far
“The majority of these "milestones" or more like "things that happened"... The only milestones I see that directly relate to the progression of the NBN implementation are the Tasmanian pilot and the infrastructure arrangement with Telstra. If this we're the private sector I would be questioning the program/project KPIs at this point.” – said Dan on NBN two years on: Key milestones so far
Here’s what you had to say on: Symantec and McAfee claims targeted attacks are on the rise
“Absolutely not , Symantec your stuck in 2009 . A recent botnet was brought down that attributed to more than 91 percent of the worlds pharmasudical ads (spam) . Other botnets have been trying to fill the void so to speak . However as a domain admin of MANY domains and several hundred computers across many offices , SPAM HAS DECREASED. Infections have become something gotten via browser from malicious advertising on websites such as yahoo . AOL (large threat) and twitter . Not the companies themselves but the advertisers on their sites. A way to work around this has been use Mozilla Firefox with Adblock. It seems to be 99 percent effective. Symantec , go to hell with your silly figures , mobile phone junk on the rise. OH PLEASE. really ? wow , so your telling me my firefox 4 on android or opera mobile 10.2 on windows mobile 6.5.5 are going to catch a virus ? really ? tell me how that one works. oh wait you can't because it can't happen. neither browser sees ads of any kind. Even browsing social media sites neither one sees ads. Thank goodness for AdBlock Plus . :-)
Symantec , aren't you mad that Microsoft has done more for anti-malware in the past few years , than you have in your entire companies history >???? I know i would be , that they can offer a product for FREE that is not NEARLY as intrusive , and doesn't require a "service fee" and generally speaking updates and runs on its own ? – said Acid on Targeted attacks on the rise: Symantec, McAfee
Here’s what you had to say on: The loss of NBN Co construction boss could increase costs
“All Turnbull wants to do is to tie the NBN up in more red tape and delay the process for as long as possible. His fear is that the NBN will be rolled out quickly, for that would make it very hard for the Coalition to undo what had already been done, should they win the next election and want to make good on their promise of scrapping the project.” – said Mark Lemo on NBN exec loss could increase costs: Expert
Here’s what you had to say on: Pacific Fibre losing Pacnet
“Sounds like PacNet have realised there is more than enough capacity available on the existing cable systems and that the existing systems could drop their pants on price and ruin their investment. Big blow of the pac fibre guys to have a company like PacNet pull out - they obviously didn't get dazzeld by the bright lights and egos of the Pac Fibre team.
Got 5.5m secured ... only $345m USD to go!” – said Brian on Pacific Fibre loses Pacnet, nabs key personnel