18th > August > 2013 Archive


An afternoon with Phil Plait, the Bad Astronomer

Phil Plait – one-time NASA astronomer, science educator, and author of the Bad Astronomy blog at Slate, recently visited Australia to renew his acquaintance with the Oz confection-cum-dentist's-nightmare Minties. While here, the Bad Astronomer embarked on a multi-city lecture tour, took part in IFLS Live in Sydney, and spent an hour with El Reg talking about science, tech, and education.
Richard Chirgwin, 18 Aug 2013

Election 2013: What does it mean for Australian IT pros?

PodcastAustralia goes to the polls on September 7th, when the nation will elect a new government.
Team Register, 18 Aug 2013

Wikileaks Party scrambles to explain election decisions

The Wikileaks Party, established to give Julian AssangeTM a seat in Australia's Senate, has found itself scrambling to explain why it seems to endorse far-right-wing parties ahead of the Australian political mainstream in New South Wales, and is punishing The Greens in Western Australia.
Richard Chirgwin, 18 Aug 2013

Bug-finder chucked for posting to Zuck

A Palestinian IT graduate has had his account disabled and been told he won't be paid a bug bounty after demonstrating a Facebook security vulnerability by posting an image into Mark Zuckerburg's timeline.
Richard Chirgwin, 18 Aug 2013

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