I have not had many links for a while and today, lots of goodies.
- I have been watching the shenanigans for a while now. Some people have been concerned, some completely heartless and inhumane on this one, but finally the public outcry has stopped the killing. The national carrier, which has come under fire from the union and the government following 25 staff suicides in the last 20 months, announced the halt to restructuring plans after the latest meeting with employee representatives.
- I have wondered for some time how long it would be before the cable systems start going to 40G wavelengths. It seems it is still some ways off. I suspect that they are having troubles getting the technology to work reasonably at an affordable price. Still, as there always is, there are some strange sounding encoding schemes.
- A site on getting around Sydney by bicycle.
- Also, Open Street Map have an ever improving set of cycleway maps for Sydney. I am also using a free application on the iPhone called RouteBuddy Atlas that gives access to this map and is on of my most used applications.
- China has reached 1 billion phone lines (including mobiles). This is an astonishing achievement given that they had less than 10 phones per 100 people when I first visited in 1992.
- It seems that the Prime Minister is still avoiding questions on the tricky topic of filtering. This is very sad. I am still of the view that he has made an pact and sold his soul to Satan (oops, I mean some church groups) to get their political support.
- I am very pleased that the FCC is pushing net neutrality. It should exist, just like it does for post and roads.
- And being behind the times, I only just discovered these photos about a radio telescope that collapsed.
- And here is an interesting article on how your brain perceives time and processes images. Seems there are a few clocks with the fastest one at about 30 ms and the longest ones running at about 7 times a second.