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OH NOES! I just put my AU income in their calculator and it reckons JuLiar would steal an extra three bucks from me every year to make the commies happy.

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it's a victory of the computer age over everything. i think the computerisation of our lives has also destroyed the social fabric of life.

NBN is a classic example........we are about to spend $40bn for faster porn and music downloads. $40bn just boggles my mind.

Coz like mega multinational companies such as BHP and Rio tinto would never think of operating machinery from remote locations would they? Nah, they just want to download porn and music.

Data intensive corporations like big IT firms, banks, consulting and insurance companies and the like would never think about transferring huge amounts of data from servers in Sydney to every other capital city in the country. Nah, they just want to download porn and music.

Coz like when all the fibre optic cables that are currently being laid across the world's oceans connect Australia with Asia, Europe and the US, every single business in Australia that deals with overseas clients or any business that has offices around the world won't improve their productivity. They all just want to download porn and music.

Yeah, no-one in Australia wants to trade on foreign stockmarkets. They all just want to download porn and music

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it's a victory of the computer age over everything. i think the computerisation of our lives has also destroyed the social fabric of life.

NBN is a classic example........we are about to spend $40bn for faster porn and music downloads. $40bn just boggles my mind.

You really don't get the benefits of having more capacity in the telecommunications network, do you. Like at all. Despite several people patiently explaining to you the benefits of such a system, including people who work in the IT industry.

It's more than just faster porn and music downloads - it means that you can process, send and access data across the nation. Yes, that means faster porn and music downloads - it also means faster access to information, development of regional hubs into telecommunication centres, remote access and work-from-home for the IT...

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So which is it?

Dunno, stays on $3 even if I change to couple. So I went here.

... the average price impact would be: $832 per year
... total annual Government assistance would be: $3 per year

Time to get me some Middle Class Welfare.

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I don't see how those calculators do anything considering they don't actually ask what my energy usage typically is.
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Dunno, stays on $3 even if I change to couple. So I went here.

... the average price impact would be: $832 per year
... total annual Government assistance would be: $3 per year

Time to get me some Middle Class Welfare.

... the average price impact would be: $986per year
... total annual Government assistance would be: $306 per year

So $20 more per month. So I have to have 1 less cocktail per month or make my own lunch twice per month. I think I might die.
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... the average price impact would be: $986per year
... total annual Government assistance would be: $306 per year

So $20 more per month. So I have to have 1 less cocktail per month or make my own lunch twice per month. I think I might die.

how will we survive?

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We don't think our standard of living is too high.

We think people should shut the fuck up and stop whinging that a high standard of living costs money.

You know.... like capitalists.
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Yeah, who cares if an entire sites employees aren't able to work for an entire day potentially risking penalty clauses on contracts, or if they are paying staff for the entire day without them actually doing productive work? Why would any business owner be concerned about the opportunity cost of not being able to do new business while the system is upgraded, or potentially having to pay out large amounts of after hours support costs to their IT support/vendor?

Didn't you say you'd started your own business? I thought you'd left the public service work ethos behind when you became a small business owner.

if an entire company can't work for a day due to someone not being able to send a file for one day, then that business has a pretty weak business model i'm sorry to say
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i know it's floor space. The point i'm making is that's it's not a lot of floor space. If those regional cities do not have the infrastructure to handle that equivalent amount of floor space, then we may as well shut down those cities tomorrow. The fact is, they can and it's a ridicuous argument to say that they can't.

I'm not talking about data centres, i'm talking about moving departments which create real employment in order to benefit those cities.

as far as new data centres are concerned, they are being built at the moment and the NSW government has just entered into a contract with Metronode to build two new tier 3 data centres to consolidate existing government data centre operations.

There is plenty of capacity for a long time to come even without NBN......to say otherwise is just false
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