Notices tagged with au


  1. Matthew Davidson mjd

    @strypey During WWI IWW members in #, # and elsewhere were rounded up and imprisoned (or worse) in large numbers. If the NSA has Facebook's data on members & sympathisers of activist groups, why wouldn't it be used in some future process of "extreme vetting"?

    about 21 days ago from web in context
  2. Matthew Davidson mjd

    @luke The long-term plan is one of my best. I was fed up with web development in regional #, and needed job security, a decent income, and autonomy. I know! I'll become an academic!

    about a month ago from web in context
  3. Matthew Davidson mjd

    @strypey & given #'s tradition of picking up the worst ideas from # and running with them we'll be on steam locos by next year. Take that #! If you don't want our coal, we'll just jolly well burn it ourselves!

    about a month ago from web in context
  4. Matthew Davidson mjd

    Finished economics essay on # TL;DR: in the last 25 years, Japan did a lot of things right and some things wrong. # did _everything_ wrong.

    about 2 months ago from web in context
  5. Matthew Davidson mjd

    @rodus And # has government policies so sensible and ambitious that they'd be inconceivable in climate-change-denying #:

    about 2 months ago from web in context
  6. Matthew Davidson mjd

    As the former # treasurer used to say "broaden the base, lower the rate". But by requiring the possession of money prior to taxation the [GS|VA]T lacked real ambition. # got it right:

    about 3 months ago from web
  7. Matthew Davidson mjd

    # regional VC pay vs. Oxbridge "Leszek Borysiewicz of Cambridge received just $597,000, slightly more than Scott Bowman from Central Queensland University but less than Jan Thomas from the University of Southern Queensland."

    about 3 months ago from web
  8. Matthew Davidson mjd

    # Club of # is 40 years old. Antony "Doctor Wholigan" Howe and Dallas "Sidekick" Jones are still alive. 1980s # was airmailed VHS cassettes and a lecture room at # # Happy days.

    about 4 months ago from web
  9. Matthew Davidson mjd

    @kat In # the term, coined by a Labor government minister in 1974, is "dole bludger", The hard up should resent the destitute; the old divide and rule.

    about 5 months ago from web in context
  10. Matthew Davidson mjd

    Well played sir! The # # ran in the last election under the slogan "Transparency, Liberty and Digital Reform". TLDR.

    about 5 months ago from web
  11. Matthew Davidson mjd

    @kat She seems fine, but without preferential voting in the # (as we have in #) a vote can't "degrade gracefully", as we say in web development, to the least-worst candidate from the duopoly. So she's a symbolic protest vote in safe districts & not an option in marginal ones.

    about 5 months ago from web in context
  12. Matthew Davidson mjd

    @lnxw48 # is is actually leveraging up on private-sector debt - now over 200% of GDP, mostly mortgages, so that party will be over sometime in 2017. # can carry on through sheer bloodymindedness and "internal deflation" (exploiting the peasants) for a while yet.

    about 6 months ago from web in context
  13. Matthew Davidson mjd

    @lnxw48 You can't safely shrink a large financial bubble without government spending to fill the gap in demand. In the # and #, not going to happen (might have been possible under President #).

    about 6 months ago from web in context
  14. Matthew Davidson mjd

    @lnxw48 @lnxw48 Among people smarter then I, student loans are now said to be the most sub-prime-y financial asset in the # In # and # it's residential property.

    about 6 months ago from web in context
  15. Matthew Davidson mjd

    @luke It's already ramping up to two-sweaty-shirts-a-day weather in # # is chirpy; bottlebrush trees are blooming and heavy with rainbow lorikeets. The only grey and miserable thing here is me.

    about 6 months ago from web in context
  16. Matthew Davidson mjd

    According to # gov age-discrimination is only fair and reasonable; an increase in number of 65yo+ uni students "may raise questions of why the Government is supporting […] students where there is a diminished likelihood of a public benefit through workforce participation". #

    about 6 months ago from web in context
  17. Matthew Davidson mjd

    @kat I tried to be live-and-let-live with brown spiders (black in # means potentially deadly) but that just resulted in window-mounted displays of fly corpses, which doesn't impress the landlord. So it's automatic trips in takeaway containers to be flung into the front garden.

    about 7 months ago from web in context
  18. Matthew Davidson mjd

    # free-to-air # update: They've started Friends from the beginning, again, without even a short Seinfeld break. I don't know if they got to the end or just thought people prefer the early, less unfunny ones.

    about 8 months ago from web in context
  19. Matthew Davidson mjd

    HTF does the # two-party-preferred swing to "meh" translate to a swing _against_ the #? “In a world desperate for change and hope, we offered a centrist position summed up in a vague slogan." And I couldn't name the slogan. Deprecated: mysql_escape_string(): This function is deprecated; use mysql_real_escape_string() instead. in /var/www/statusnet-0.9.9/lib/popularity.php on line 61

    about 9 months ago from web
  20. Matthew Davidson mjd

    I have already devoted more attention to this year's # presidential election, in four months time, than I have to today's # election, plus probably the next five or six of them.

    about 9 months ago from web

AU is an abbreviation for the African Union which embraces all 53 States of Africa. See the African Union News Service and Official Site for more information. It is also the internet country code for Australia.