This is the last episode of the year, and I guess probably the last episode of season 3. I hope you enjoy the show, and will join us when we crack back into it next year, we’re thinking some time around February.
- Tornado whips up new angst (NZ Herald)
- Italian scientist convicted over L’Aquila earthquake condemns ‘medieval’ court (The Guardian)
- 2012 Is The Hottest, Most Extreme Year In U.S. History(ThinkProgress)
- U.S. Climate Extremes Index (NCDC)
Next we have a Christmas message from philosophy correspondent and senior tell-me-off-for-being-silly-consultant Ryan Sproull.
Then we change gear and move into the world of technology, and more specifically telecommunications, and we’re joined by special guest Richard Irvine from Telecom, we discuss Telecom’s newly announced changes to their data & call international roaming rates, and the Christmas gift from them to us in the form of free wireless hotspots at selected holiday destinations around New Zealand this summer.
- Bill shock (Wikipedia)
- Telecom to grow mobile roaming usage (3 News)
- New plan pricing matrix (TwitPic)
Finally we’re joined by special guest Paul Brislen, comms industry curmudgeon from TUANZ. For more about Telecom’s announcement (and a little about Vodafone’s approach to the same problem – bill shock), and a bunch of other stuff.
- Vodafone Data Angel
- Telecom v Vodafone data roaming prices (Kiwiblog)
- Telecom outage leaves customers without broadband (One News)
- Free Telecom Wi-Fi at Holiday Hotspots this summer
- Voyager Velocity
- Skynet Law: 15 downloaders on third strike (Stuff)
- More booze outlets mean more violence in South Auckland – study (NZ Herald)
- Jogger blamed for causing fatal crash (3 News)
- Cannabis grower’s jail term overturned (3 News)
- Brain Cells Made from Urine (Scientific American)
- Android malware scanner only detects 15% of malicious code (Slashgear)
- Australian travellers stranded in wilderness because of iOS 6 maps(Ars Technica)
- Radio boss Rhys Holleran says 2DayFM presenters Mel Greig and Michael Christian did nothing wrong (News.com.au)
- Most outrageous baby names of 2012 (Today.com)