A retort to Bill Morrow’s Gigabit NBN “facts”

NBN CEO Bill Morrow made a flippant remark about gigabit internet recently, saying that “even if we offered it for free, we see the evidence around the world that they wouldn’t use it anyway”. Unsurprisingly, this caused a massive uproar in the tech press and the day after, Morrow posted on the NBN blog explaining why he said that. 

No surprises, but the post is full of typical NBN spin. A text book example of an organisation cherry picking facts to suit its argument. I filled in some of the gaps Morrow conveniently left for us his blog post.

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Electric Car Shopping in Australia Sucks

I want an electric car. I’m sick of visiting the petrol station, paying for 150 million year old plankton juice. I’m sick of taking the car to the mechanic every 10,000km. I’m sick of the energy generated by my solar panels going into the grid at 6c/kWh when it could be going into my car. Oh, and I also don’t like emitting carbon that kills whales just so I can transport my arse around.So let’s buy an electric car! They’re the future, they’re out now and they’re coooool. Continue reading “Electric Car Shopping in Australia Sucks”

Installing DD-WRT On The Netgear EX6200 Wi-Fi Range Extender

I was gifted a Netgear EX6200 range extender after its owner found it useless for getting the wi-fi signal strength he wanted (I sorted him out with some Ubiquiti gear). Now that I’m not afraid of bricking something I paid for, I decided to try getting DD-WRT on to this thing. Continue reading “Installing DD-WRT On The Netgear EX6200 Wi-Fi Range Extender”

My Frustrating Experience With A Sun X4500 Thumper

I managed to score a Sun X4500 (aka “Thumper”) off Gumtree for $200. It comes with 48x 750GB drives and weighs over 70kg fully laden – which was a pain in the arse to get in the car, then out of the car and into the house. Had to take all the HDDs out and try not to destroy my back getting it inside. Little did I know, that pain in my back would transfer to my arse, very quickly. Continue reading “My Frustrating Experience With A Sun X4500 Thumper”