The week of Monday 24 February to Sunday 1 March 2020 began in a rainy Melbourne and ended in a sunny Sydney, and I made a good podcast.Continue reading “Weekly Wrap 509: Politics in a podcast, cybers, and more politics in words”
The 9pm Hallucinating Goldfish
A random man shares his fear, a fear we all share. Nicholas Fryer makes life more enjoyable. And you know that end of the world thing? Pffft. The Cold War. That all turned out OK, so what’s the worry?
There’s also talk of gamified urination, paranoia, nuclear war, legumes, gelato, and bamboo. And Nicholas Fryer takes a look through The Arch Window.Continue reading “The 9pm Hallucinating Goldfish”
The 9pm End of the World, Probably
This is the first episode of this podcast for nearly three months, and what I foretold has come to pass.
“‘President Trump’, get used to saying it,” I first warned you on 5 November 2015, a full year before the US elections.
Told you so.
It’s not really a matter of careful what you wish for, because I wasn’t wishing for this. I just foresaw this new era in human history. I can indeed see through time, and you people really do need to start recognising this simple fact.Continue reading “The 9pm End of the World, Probably”
Talking smartphone data and battery life on ABC Kimberley
Last Sunday, Telstra gave free data to all its mobile customers in an attempt to make up for a major screw-up in the previous week. That triggered a conversation…
As a variety of news outlets reported, one guy managed to download more than 420GB of stuff. Telstra’s mobile network was reported to be pretty slow as many other selfish pigs pigged out.
On Wednesday, I told Vanessa Mills on ABC Kimberley in Western Australia how people could reduce their mobile data usage and increase their battery like. This is the resulting nine-minute conversation.
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This audio is Â©2016 Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
The ABC also turned this into a news story, Simple tricks to double your phone’s battery life and halve your data usage, posted Thursday morning.
Talking SIM cards, spooks and hacks on 1395 FIVEaa
Third time’s the charm, right? My third radio spot on The Great SIM Heist was for 1395 FIVEaa in Adelaide on Wednesday afternoon.
Again, I won’t repeat the background, because it’s all in my first post on the subject. But I will say that this is the most detailed conversation about it so far, because presenter Will Goodings and I spoke for 13 minutes.
That said, there’s not much more information than we had yesterday. Gemalto isn’t due to hold its press conference until late this evening Australian time, so we’ll know more tomorrow.
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The audio is Â©2015 Nova Entertainment.
Talking SIM cards, spooks and hacks on 2UE
The second radio spot I did on The Great SIM Heist — or perhaps I should say the claimed heist, or even the alleged heist — was for the Sydney talk radio station 2UE on Tuesday afternoon.
I won’t repeat all the background. See my previous post for that. But I will say that it’s always interesting to hear the different questions asked and concerns raised by different presenters. And of course my responses differ in content and style to match the style of the program and the radio station.
Here’s the full seven-minute chat with drive presenter Justin Smith. At the end, we seem to have invented a new regular segment. And at least this time I pronounced Gemalto correctly.
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This audio is Â©2015 Radio 2UE Sydney Pty Ltd.