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Central Australian Bushfires Are Still Visible From Space

The wildfires burning in New South Wales were caught on camera from the International Space Station earlier on this week, but now the bushfires are getting so bad that the ones in Central Australia can be seen from NASA’s weather observation satellite.

Australian Government Employees Are Pirating Movies And Porn Via BitTorrent

Stealing office supplies is one thing, but using the office internet connection to download pirated movies, music and porn is something entirely different, especially if you’re a member of the Australian Public Service. Here are just a few people we caught downloading copyrighted material using State and Federal government connections. There’s everything from movies to porn on this list.

Apple Is Finally Opening An Adelaide Store

South Australians let us all rejoice, for you are finally getting your own Apple Store.

I'll Drink To That: Boats Made Out Of Beer Cans Set Sail In Darwin

The annual Beer Can Regatta was held in Darwin over the weekend, with boats held above the waterline by nothing but empty tins of brew floating off a beach in the Top End, as cool as you like.

OLPC Hits Indigenous Australia

Sure, for gadget nuts like you and me, the XO OLPC may not quite have the grunt to be usable, but for the poor, indigenous communities out in the middle of the Northern Territory, it’s fantastic. And a couple of days ago, the first OLPCs were officially handed out to Aboriginal primary school children at Shepherdson College on Elcho Island, Northern Territory.

Northern Territory Government Computers Hacked, Dingo Denies Involvement

The Northern Territory Government is a little bit screwed at the moment – turns out that a 27 year old hacker got into their network and shut down the servers for the health department, Royal Darwin Hospital, Berrimah Prison and the supreme court up there.

On top of that, he deleted the independant user accounts of over 10,000 public servants.

The man accused moved to Darwin in February as a service engineer to update and maintain the NT governments online system, but resigned in April.

The report had no word on a motive for the attack, although it’s rumoured that his defence will involve dingos using his laptop to do the hacking.


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