Monday, August 01, 2005

ping: Dinkum delay at BigPond | Warning on broadband modems | Migration shuts out graduates ...and more

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top stories
Dinkum delay at BigPond
A THIRD of Telstra's $100 million project to rebuild its billing and
information technology systems for its Big Pond internet division will
not begin until the end of the year, more than two years after the email
meltdown that triggered the project.
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Warning on broadband modems
BROADBAND modems need more stringent testing to protect consumers,
according to Telstra-endorsed ADSL equipment certification authority
Comtest.
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Migration shuts out graduates
DATA released by the Immigration Department has sparked fierce debate
about whether skilled migration is undermining the ability of graduates
to find work.
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News chases realestate.com
NEWS Corporation's Australian arm has launched a $126 million cash offer
for the rest of leading online property business realestate.com.au as it
continues its push for internet businesses.
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Govt warned on ID card fraud
A CENTRALISED database of personal information used as part of the
proposed national ID card scheme would make Australia's problems of
identity fraud worse, privacy advocates have said.
http://email.news.com.au/ct/click?q=2c-DaaOIc0gRUBT1boc~PYUpz6ZQ9RR

Govt data sent to auction
A WEBSITE'S claims that NSW's bus and ferry authority sent old servers
to auction with confidential information on the hard drives have forced
the agency to demand an explanation from contractors and to change its
disposal policy.
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PBA nabs new wholesale deal
WIRELESS broadband provider Personal Broadband Australia has entered a
wholesale deal with Melbourne-based internet provider Pacific Internet
Australia.
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New Nokia chief emerges
FINLAND'S Nokia has picked Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo to take over as chief
executive next year from Jorma Ollila, who transformed the company from
a maker of rubber boots into the world's biggest mobile phone producer.
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news features
Mail service or monster?
Google is growing, learning more about you, but it may not be able to
protect your privacy

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reviews
Flybook A33i notebook
SLEEK, well-connected and cute, the Flybook A33i ultra-portable notebook
is tailor-made for travel.
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columns
eBay stays mum on sex spin-off
open source | MELBOURNE woman Susie Choppin, banned from selling her
body-moulding kit on eBay, has set up her own adult auction site to
handle material from people the US giant has blacklisted.
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Delay in Optus satellite launch
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Oracle prepares a move to retail
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$1.2m 3D handset deal
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Ingram 61pc profit rise
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Hospital offuture goes remote
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Virus rash rains cash
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Minnows fall between telco cracks
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China snatches top chip ranking
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Trujillo shies from Nationals
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Telstra rift over as pair depart
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FIX for ASX trading system
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Costello issues warning over T3
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US pursues army hacker in Britain
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MapInfo in $3.4m retail buy
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Word of the Day: dynamic URL

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SECURITY RESEARCHER CAUSES FUROR BY RELEASING FLAW IN CISCO SYSTEMS
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The company the City of Rochester hired to run the fast ferry says that a month into the re-launch, the operation is going well. Bay Ferries says ridership this past week was up 30 percent from the week before.

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There will be updates throughout the week covering the tutorials,
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http://www.oreillynet.com/oscon2005/

As usual, we published a slate of good articles last week, including
Robert Bernier explaining how to schmooze at conferences:

http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/onlamp/2005/07/28/schmoozing.html

Andy Oram praising the commons as a source of ideas for business (and a
resource worth preserving, rather than exploiting):

http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/onlamp/2005/07/28/commons.html

David Day recommending that PHP 4 programmers consider using object
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http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/php/2005/07/28/oo_php.html

Finally, Brian W. Fitzpatrick encouraging developers looking for jobs to
become virtual interns--by contributing to open source projects:

http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/onlamp/2005/08/01/opensourcedevelopers.html

As usual, we have a nice group of weblogs and commentary. You know where
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ONLamp.com and Linux Devcenter Top Five Articles Last Week

1. Calculating the True Price of Software
Businesses have long viewed support and maintenance as essential
components of software. Open source business models often focus on
charging for support and customization. Is there an economic model that
can demonstrate the true worth of a piece of software and the option for
support, maintenance, and upgrades? Robert Lefkowitz argues that open
source exposes the true value of software itself as, essentially, worth
less in comparison to support and maintenance.

http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/onlamp/2005/07/21/software_pricing.html

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2. Ajax on Rails
XMLHttpRequest and Ruby on Rails are two hot topics in web development. As
you ought to expect by now, they work really well together. Curt Hibbs
explains the minimal Ajax you need to know and the minimal Ruby you need
to write to Ajax-ify your Rails applications.

http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/onlamp/2005/06/09/rails_ajax.html

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3. The Practicality of OO PHP
PHP is an easy language for doing practical things immediately. The
easiest ways to begin aren't always the best ways to stay productive,
though. PHP's support for object orientation requires a little more
learning and a little more discipline, but it has many benefits for larger
projects. David Day explains the basics of OO in PHP 4.

http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/php/2005/07/28/oo_php.html

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4. The Commons Doesn't Have a Business Plan
The commons used to be a grassy area in the center of town where anyone
could graze animals. Now it's a metaphor for anything available to
everyone without restriction. Andy Oram argues that this is the ground
from which new businesses spring--and that open source and free software
are the wellspring for new software and technology.

http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/onlamp/2005/07/28/commons.html

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