Record price for 157 year old Bowmore

[image title=”bowmore” size=”thumbnail” id=”306″ align=”right” linkto=”” ]A 157-year-old whisky has sold for more than £29,000 (about $67,000), setting what is thought to be a world record auction price for a bottle of Scotch. The Bowmore single malt, which was bottled in 1850, was sold at McTear’s auctioneers in Glasgow for £29,400 to an anonymous telephone […]

Telstra’s “Faster Broadband”

[image title=”imatejasjam” size=”thumbnail” id=”309″ align=”right” linkto=”” ]Telstra. Love them or hate them, they’re a fascinating group to watch. Since the beginnings of broadband internet, Telstra has been trying to function the same as any other business – make a product that only you can offer, convince people it’s the best thing since sliced bread, then […]

Why Australians don’t (and won’t) have Unlimited Internet Plans

[image title=”australia_population_density” size=”thumbnail” id=”325″ align=”right” linkto=”” ]Australia is the “Land Of The Wide Open Spaces”. Because of the sheer distances involved, it costs an arm, leg, six puppies and your first three children per kilometer to lay cable anywhere. God’s Own Earth Mate might have almost the same amount of land-mass as the USA does, […]

Telstra: Broadband? Or Fraudband?

[image title=”oldexchange” size=”thumbnail” id=”328″ align=”right” linkto=”” ]In telecoms, Telstra is no 800 pound gorilla. It’s an 800 pound colic-ridden infant, irritably throwing its toys out of the pram when it doesn’t get its own way. Whether you agree with what the government’s been doing on broadband policy or not, it’s become a hot electoral issue […]