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Monday Morning (19 Comments) (link)
 Monday, 1-June-2015  00:41:11 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Australian forum ZGeek have lost a legal battle against a lawyer. A Queanbeyan lawyer has won a defamation battle with online forum ZGeek after its contributors attacked her for disclosing explosive information about jury misconduct in the original trial of Sydney serial gang rapists Bilal and Mohammed Skaf. Some more analysis here, and it now seems ZGeek has shut down as a consequence, according to a message on their homepage. Stay tuned to their Facebook page for updates, I assume.

A few people pointed out this truly cringeworthy cyber security video from the Australian Cyber Security Centre. The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) brings cyber security capabilities from across the Australian Government together into a single location. It is the hub for private and public sector collaboration and information sharing to combat cyber security threats.

Sniper noticed this cool open source cyborg hand. HACKberry, brainchild of the Japanese company exii, wants to become a game changer for those in need of a new arm, and it’s doing a good job convincing us it’s got the chops. The bionic limb, whose blueprints and source code are freely available, has a smartphone for a brain and uses camera batteries to power itself. Most of the device is comprised of 3D printed parts that can be taken apart and swapped out. By encouraging transparency and openness in all aspects of development, exii hopes to garner the attention of the maker community and encourage faster innovation. Man, I'd give my right arm for one of those.. almost.

Double-check your email attachments: Woolworths have had to cancel $1.3M worth of gift vouchers after a mass mis-email. The email contained an excel spreadsheet containing thousands of customers' details and $1,308,505 worth of downloadable vouchers, all of which could be redeemed online immediately by people who received the email.

Ross Ulbricht, creator of the Silk Road website, has been sentenced to life in prison. On Friday Ulbricht was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for his role in creating and running Silk Road’s billion-dollar, anonymous black market for drugs. Judge Katherine Forrest gave Ulbricht the most severe sentence possible, beyond what even the prosecution had explicitly requested. The minimum Ulbricht could have served was 20 years.

Tony spotted that FTTN connections may be limited to 12/1 Mbps at first, while co-existing with legacy ADSL2+ services on the same copper network. In the most recent draft of the Wholesale Broadband Agreement (WBA 2.2) released Access Seekers for FTTN Business Readiness Testing, nbn has revealed that speeds will be limited to 12/1 Mbps during the so-called “Co-existence Period” on the Fibre to the Node network.

The next time my wife mentions all the old PC bits lying around the AggCave, I'll point out this article, thanks mpot. "We are looking for her to give her $100,000," Gichun said. She had stopped by on a Friday just before closing time. "She said, 'I want to get rid of this stuff and clean up my garage,' " Gichun said. "I said, 'Do you need a tax receipt?' and she said, 'No, I don't need anything.'"

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