This is why pilots fly

Here is science, technology and human skills all coming together in a truly amazing landing at Queenstown Airport, New Zealand. Down through rugged mountains into cloud-filled twisting valleys the pilot breaks out the bottom of the clouds to make a perfect landing. This post has received a huge number of … Continue reading

Natural disaster risks in the Philippines

The Philippines is listed as the third most at-risk country for natural disasters in the WorldRiskIndex  2012 report prepared by the University Institute for Environment and Human Security, Bonn (UNU-EHS) . The top two are Vanuatu and Tonga. The WorldRiskIndex  report addresses the following questions: How probable is an extreme … Continue reading

The New Daily

Australia has a new digital news service provider called The New Daily. It went online this week (today?) and draws its news from a number of sources including the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Financial backing is from not-for-profit industry super funds. The New Daily is headed by Former Age and Herald … Continue reading

Can you afford NBN fibre on demand?

Have you heard of fibre on demand? It’s a new term being used in discussions surrounding the modified rollout plan for our National Broadband Network (NBN) under the new coalition government. Remember that the original plan was for Fibre to the premises (FTTP). Under this scheme every home and business, … Continue reading