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Earwigs’ beauty forever in a dark cavity

<b>Weardale, County Durham</b> If only they’d reveal those folded wings, translucent and iridescent, shaped like Chinese fans<p>It’s not unusual for earwigs to be active on mild days mid winter but they are, by nature, nocturnal. This one, a male, was grazing on algae from the fence post in broad daylight. …

Policy reversal: Turnbull now 'thoroughly' open to FTTP

<b>news</b> Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull appears to have drastically modified the Coalition’s policy stance on the National Broadband Network …

NBN Co and Telstra: History repeating?

<b>blog</b> We couldn’t help but laugh at this photo sent in by a reader this week. Apparently NBN Co has decided to locate one of its facilities (we’re not …

Huge doubts cast over Coalition's 'cheaper' NBN alternative

[Update: there appear to be some issues between what NBNco and the contractors (referenced in this article) count as being a 'connection'. That's in …

Australia's copper network is 'Rooted'

[Update: a follow up article can be found here.]<p>An industry insider has told ABC Tech in no uncertain terms that Australia's copper network is …

Nope, copper network still rooted (and maybe worse than first thought)

Since posting our "Australia's copper network is 'rooted'" article both Malcolm Turnbull's office and Telstra have responded saying that the fault …

Anti-NBN hysteria reaches new low

Below is a WIN News report which opens with a quote saying "potential radiation levels [of an NBN wireless tower] are life threatening(!) and... the …

NBN progress stats released: one final negative onslaught

NBNco has release its mid-financial-year rollout progress statistics for 2012-2013. They generally show that the rollout is on track although the …

How much would it cost to connect NBN fibre to rural Australia?

The unpalatable truth of the NBN is that everybody who wants it wants to be on the fibre (including your humble author), but there was never any …

Industry body slams Coalition NBN alternative monopoly plans

The Comparative Carriers Coalition has slammed Malcolm Turnbull's plans of ignoring Australians covered by the HFC networks in the Coalition's …

Coalition hasn't checked its satellite NBN facts. Here they are...

When a heated Twitter exchange saw Malcolm Turnbull challenging the legitimacy of NBN Co's numbers around satellite capacity this week, he may have …

The great NBN fail

I've had enough and something has got to be done. I'm pretty much certain now that, outside of the tech sector, the majority of Australians hate the …

NBN Co cranking up rollout to eleven – but can it rock ‘n’ roll?

<b>blog</b> A week after the Coalition debuted its anxiously-awaited alternative NBN policy, Labor seems to be cranking the project up to eleven as it works …

Horse Racing Australia

To make a profit from betting on horses, you need to your homework and the best way to get an edge is by employing a good horse racing form guide. …

Horse Racing

NBN In-Depth: The Coalition’s NBN Plan

Shadow Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull is largely favoured by Australians (well atleast compared to Tony). He is generally consdiered highly …

FTTN a huge "mistake", says ex-BT CTO

<b>news</b> One of the UK’s foremost telecommunications experts, a former chief technology officer of British telco BT, has publicly stated that fibre to …

iiNet wants more control over NBN speeds

iiNet’s Steve Dalby has called for more control for RSPs on the NBN to create their own plans for the network based on different speeds and not just …

NBN rollout update a "fantasy", says Turnbull

<b>news</b> Shadow Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has dismissed the latest update to the rollout plans for Labor’s National Broadband Network …

Turnbull's NBN answers "make sense", says Budde

<b>news</b> Veteran telecommunications analyst Paul Budde has praised the Coalition for publishing an extensive ‘frequently asked questions’ regarding its …

NBN: Can't we all just get along?

<b>blog</b> So far the National Broadband Network debate over the past several years since Malcolm Turnbull became Shadow Communications Minister has been …

Huston calls for active FTTP NBN

<b>blog</b> There are actually few Australians who your writer considers to be actual, verifiable experts on the current class of broadband technologies …

Pro-NBN fanbois have fallen into bad habits

<b>opinion</b> Like mindless junkies scrabbling for their latest fix, the virulent community of pro-NBN extremists in Australia’s technology sector will do …