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Whether a beginner, a serious aviation enthusiast, or just a fan of gadgets, many of you will have received drones as Christmas gifts. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have surged in popularity and affordability in recent years, and there’s no doubt that recreational drone use is on the rise as a result.


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.


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.


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.