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Can we trust the SIS?
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Trolls and spammers killing online interaction
A while back, the Popular Science website took what appeared to be a very odd step when it decided to remove the ability for readers to post comments on its stories...

Searching for answers
The big news that slipped quietly past most people's radar was the very interesting announcement that Mozilla was going to replace Google with Yahoo as the browser's default search engine...

IT, science or luck?
History is littered with the bones of badly conceived, spec'd and implemented large-scale IT systems...

Don't expect too much from Netflix AU/NZ
The big news yesterday was Netflix's announcement that it was intending to launch its video on demand service in Australasia sometime next year...

Professional golf now illegal in the USA?
Last year the FAA attempted to hit Raphael Pirker with a $10,000 fine for flying his RC model (aka "drone") over a university campus in the USA...

New Zealand is in big trouble
We're just a small island nation in the middle of a very large ocean -- is it no wonder that we're at the mercy of the tides and currents of the global economy? ...

A SciTech roundup
As I browsed the news wires this morning, nothing really grabbed me as a great topic for discussion so I thought I'd just do a bit of a round-up...

The milk paradox
As world prices for our dairy products tumbled last month, the retail price for milk in our supermarkets continued to rise and is now at hits highest ever level...

The best laid plans
As hoped and described in yesterday's column, the space probe Philae has successfully touched down on the surface of comet 67P, an awfully long way from Earth...