Thursday, January 08, 2015
Welcome to Australia, a broadband free country ... which is not to say free broadband, but a country free of broadband ...
Usually the pond leaves the geeks to play with and amongst themselves, especially when cursed with the twin burdens of Mac and Optus.
But that report above - you can find it in full at ars technica here had the pond contemplating the extraordinary news that, according to proposed new American standards, most Australians don't have broadband, and won't have it for the foreseeable future.
So the next time some insufferable Liberal idiot come stooge at a dinner party hands out the line that 'at least Malcolm Turnbull has fixed the broadband' please feel free to hurl a glass of red wine in his or her face and snarl, 'What do you mean by fucking fixed? Do you mean neutered like some errant fucking tom cat with a blunt nineteenth century copper surgical instrument?'
You may excuse yourself by claiming the pond told you to do it, and you don't usually bother to engage with tiresome stooges. Though you might care to add 'and Malcolm Turnbull can go fuck himself'.
Meanwhile, here's a handy reference point:
Yes you can find the rest of that, written by Rod Tucker back in September 2014 for The Conversation here, and if you're a glutton for punishment you can head off to the totally wretched, insufferable Independent Cost-Benefit Analysis of the NBN.
Well there should be comedy ... and satire ... and so on a day when satire and comedy have suffered a severe blow, and the likes of Simon Jenkins manages to scribble Now is the time to uphold freedoms and not give in to fear, what do the Queensland plods manage to do? (story here).
Well at least he'll have truth and the public interest as defences ...
Stupid plods. Stupid Queenslanders. One way or another they'll end up with the government they deserve ...
Posted by dorothy parker at 1/08/2015 04:08:00 PM