Human Filtered News

Friday, June 01, 2007
For Jobs and Gates, a Night to Reminisce - New York Times

The same company that uses Google Street view is the the company that recently one a contract for the US Military to use their 11 lense 3D camera for the Army.

Pretty cool.

Thursday, May 31, 2007
Google Street Maps This is really really amazing! No doubt a 360 Camera in a car that they have driven around the streets of San Francisco! Check it out!

Friday, May 18, 2007
Australian Government Changes "unpopular name"

from abc.net.au

*Govt drops 'WorkChoices' from IR hotline*

The Federal Government has dropped the name 'WorkChoices' from its industrial relations telephone hotline.

The hotline is now called the 'Workplace Infoline' and telephone operators have been told to change all references from "WorkChoices" to "workplace relations".

Federal Minister for Workplace Relations Joe Hockey says the Government is not ashamed of the name WorkChoices but he says the Opposition's "scare campaign" has worked.

"The unions and the Labor Party have put in a million-dollar scare campaign against WorkChoices," he said.

"It has resonated because it's been the most sophisticated and political campaign in the history of this country."

Labor's industrial relations spokeswoman Julia Gillard has seized on the decision.

"So ashamed is he of these laws that he has told the public service to no longer use the terminology," she said.

But Mr Hockey says the terminology has been changed because the newly-introduced 'fairness test' is different to the existing WorkChoices laws.

And he denied being ashamed of WorkChoices.

"We're not ashamed of higher employment, we're not ashamed of higher wages,, we're not ashamed of the lowest strike action since 1913," he said.

Russia sues Bank of New York for $22.5 billion

Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Harry Potter!

Well placing a hold on the new Harry Potter book at the library coming out proves that it's going to huge...
I was the 735 person to put it on hold at the Brisbane City Library system...
I believe buying it when it comes out is probably going to a better option...

Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Quote of the year!

"It is irresponsibly dangerous to tell citizens that they may not have guns at schools," said Larry Pratt, director of Gun Owners of America.

Friday, April 13, 2007
US pays $40m for civilian deaths. 13/04/2007. ABC News Online: "'I am sorry for your inconvenience, and I wish you well in a free Iraq'."

Monday, April 02, 2007
Google does there yearly April's Fool Joke!

"New! Introducing Gmail Paper"

Everyone loves Gmail. But not everyone loves email, or the digital era. What ever happened to stamps, filing cabinets, and the mailman? Well, you asked for it, and it’s here. We’re bringing it back.