wireless broadband USBS and Australia

October 2, 2009 at 2:44 am (Uncategorized)

I’m here to discuss wireless USB’s and Australia.
Why?
Because wireless internet makes life easier, with some companies cheaper and well I don’t tangle myself in cords

Unfortunately for me I live 5 minutes out of Hobart CBD in Tasmania, which crosses Three network off my list. I am also told that whilst Dodo, Optus and Virgin are still sold in my state that there is hardly any coverage and where there is coverage it’s pretty poor.
Vodafone and GRL network (a subsidary of Vodafone) have coverage where I live but there’s huge blackspots and it quite enjoys dropping out atleast once an hour. That said quite quick when it works as well as economic.
Telstra has great coverage but the prices are sky high for example $30 for 225MB compared to $29 for 1.5GB with GRL, so not economical really for university students, unemployed or well anyone earning under 50k a year.
Lets face it.
Australia + internet = fail
til next time!

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Aussie TV – has wednesday night become the new saturday?

September 30, 2009 at 12:06 pm (awesome pile, fail room, Television, Uncategorized) (, , , , , )

Tonight saw the launch of two new shows and the reunion of an old Australian Favourite in Hey Hey it’s Saturday. Personally I’m quite pleased to see it back on temporarily and would like to see how well it went in the ratings. Maybe we’ll see it come back in the 2010 line up for Channel 9.

On Channel 10 we saw Celebrity Masterchef start which was also quite good, and really well set out. Kudos go to them.

Unfortunately for me, the ABC’s new 9pm show The Hungry Beast, for me was an epic fail.
Why?
Well I had high expectations, I thought it might be a mix of Jtv and the Chaser but alas all I got was apathy with a title sequence that sneakily familiar to Jtv’s except for it turning into a “beast”

Yep apathy.
Now I’m a cynical malcontent, but seriously, a whole show on apathy is really only going to entertain for so long, maybe the emo’s will find it ace, but that’s all. Whilst I like the fake report about gulibilty, the bagging out of internet support for social/political issues is a kinda lame bird to shot at, and wtf was that thing about the cat.
This show should’ve had a first season launch on ABC 2 just to test the waters before going to ABC to work out the kinks.
till next time kids!

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and now a rant on bad food and moods

September 25, 2009 at 3:05 am (Uncategorized) (, , )

Is it just me or is everyone just in a shitty mood?
The guy in a government agency I went to yesterday just grunted when I asked him questions
Then this morning I went to the supermarket and the chick who served me was in a serious shitty mood.
I wonder if it’s all the rain.
Also speaking of the supermarket, can Woolworths change their slogan from fresh food people to mouldy food people? I mean seriously, a quick look around the fresh food department will quickly destroy their motto, mouldy strawberries, browning lettuce and bananas, apples and pears that are bruised to buggery all at sky high prices.
Aldi, please build a store in Tasmania, at least your products have a decent price, even if the are bruised to hell.
Which leads me to a new idea for this blog

have you bought top dollar, but low grade supposedly fresh fruit and veg from one of the big supermarkets then feel free to tell us and post pictures on here, the public deserves to know how completely dodgy the fresh food has become!

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Shock Jocks, Interragation and Lack of Family Support

August 11, 2009 at 11:23 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , )

For those who have been living under a rock Kylie and Jackie O have been pulled off Austereo radio stations due to an incident where they put a 14 year old on a lie dectector test whilst her mum asked her questions about her personal life to win concert tickets. The girl revealed that she had been raped at the age of 12. Now whilst Kyle and Jackie O should not of broadcasted it in the first place, the media circus that has followed it has been deplorable and Last Nights Episode of ACA was the lowest point.
More relatives of the girl said on A Current Affair that “they didn’t believe that she was raped and that she was drunk blah blah blah”

Now hold on.
HOW THE FUCK DOES A 12 YEAR OLD GAIN ACCESS TO ALCOHOL?
AND HOW WAS A 12 YEAR OLD GET INTO A SITUATION THAT SHE GETS RAPED?

Personally I believe the girl is not at fault, the family has failed at making sure that this child was kept out of harms way. I hope that the girl has been referred to a decent therapist and someone that cares about her more than her family does.

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The Beatles, Anticipation and Legacy

June 3, 2009 at 7:06 am (awesome pile, music, Uncategorized)

On september the ninth this year, the long awaited and anticipated “The Beatles: Rock Band will be released along with the re release of their catalogue, remastered and with extras.
So here at the mutated pixelation lab the decision was made to put together some Beatles quotes and references purely for our own enjoyment and possibly the enjoyment of others. Feel free to post your own as well!

“He’s very fussy about his drums. They loom large in his legend.” George Harrison talking about Ringo Starr in HELP!

“The Beatles saved the world from boredom.” George Harrison

“The Beatles exist apart from my Self. I am not really Beatle George. Beatle George is like a suit or shirt that I once wore on occasion and until the end of my life people may see that shirt and mistake it for me.” George Harrison

In the 2008 movie Yes Man, Carl Allen (Jim Carrey) sings Can’t Buy Me Love when he sneaks into the Hollywood Bowl with Allison (Zooey Deschanel), He soon also mentions the Murder of John Lennon. He also yells “I’ve got blisters on my fingers!” after playing the guitar to save a man from jumping off a building.

“The Beatles were bigger than Jesus” John Lennon was accused of saying this, but it was later revoked.

There’s heaps of references By The Simpsons about the Beatles but our favourite is in Season 14, the episode “Bart of War”, Bart and Milhouse break into Flanders’ house when chasing after their fly-on-a-string and stumbling into Ned’s private collection of Beatles memorabilia, which included a DIY book titled Learn Carpentry with the Beatles (with John Lennon on the cover saying, ‘I’m fixing a hole … in my drywall!’); a Yellow Submarine standing cardboard cut-out; a Mop-Top-Pop featuring the flavours ‘John Lemon,’ ‘Orange Harrison,’ ‘Paul McIced Tea’ and ‘Mango Starr’.
Bart later takes a drink of a ‘John Lemon’ flavored can of Mop-Top-Pop and sees a psychedelic transformation of Milhouse through John Lennon’s career; from the early years of a suit and mop-top to the “Sergeant Pepper”-era uniform to a more rebellious hippie-look with grannie-glasses to the controversial Rolling Stone magazine cover with a nude John Lennon next to Yoko Ono. Afterwards, Bart quotes ‘Yellow matter custard, dripping from a dead dog’s eye’ from The Beatles’ song “I Am The Walrus”.

“We thought that if we lasted for two to three years that would be fantastic.” Ringo Starr

“I took two suitcases to India with me, one full of clothes and the other full of Heinz Baked Beans!” Ringo Starr

” I am alive and well and unconcerned about the rumors of my death. But if I were dead, I would be the last to know.” Paul McCartney commenting on his “death”

“I am not the Beatles. I’m me. Paul isn’t the Beatles…The Beatles are the Beatles. Separately, they are separate.” John Lennon

As far as I’m concerned, there won’t be a Beatles reunion as long as John Lennon remains dead.” George Harrison

“Give Peace a Chance”

John Lennon

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Just a Small Reminder

May 5, 2009 at 5:02 am (Uncategorized)

There is also a sister site that has just been setup that has extra random rantings at
www.mutatedpixelation.blogspot.com

go on, click it.

you know you want to

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Decemberists new album

May 4, 2009 at 3:21 am (awesome pile, internet, music, Uncategorized) (, , )

The Decemberists, headed by colin meloy have released a brand spanking new album called The Hazards of Love. It’s part rock opera and folk orgy and has some murder ballads that even the king of murder ballads, Nick Cave would be jealous of.

Go on, stop reading and start listening!
www.decemberists.net
www.myspace.com/thedecemberists

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Another Amanda Palmer post

February 4, 2009 at 12:25 pm (music, Uncategorized) (, , , , )

Ok so I am a Amanda Palmer fan girl
but yet again, she’s been screwed over
Her new single “Oasis” is only being played on certain media outlets in Britain due to the nature of the subject

Now I love the song.
It’s about a girl who has had horrid things happen to her but she doesn’t care because her favourite band sent her a photograph of them
Whilst it’s black humor, the song spoke to me.
Last year was a terrible year for me health wise but if there’s little things there that brighten your world that makes you feel so happy that you forget your problems for a moment, you feel better.

For me the song is more about hope than dillusion

But BBC 6 is playing the song so props to them

for more information read Amanda’s blog

www.amandapalmer.net

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A Poll for you all

January 13, 2009 at 12:54 pm (awesome pile, internet, music, Uncategorized) (, , )

Yep giving you guys a poll.
Who do you think is an underestimated force in modern music?

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To Pulp or Not to Pulp

January 6, 2009 at 12:56 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , )

(transferred from my myspace http://www.myspace.com/lady_sparx)

i think it’s about time i put my opinon on the pulp mill down in writing, that and the fact i’m kinda miffed at how some people believe that the recent media exposure by channel nine and abc has been somewhat skewed.

Firstly the environmental impact could be detremental, not only on the side of tourism and the health of residence in the Tamar Valley but to the wildlife and seafood industry that operates out of the norht east coast, considering that there is no firm estimate of how much waste the pulp mill will omit why should we put the seafood industry in risk? Anyone remember the Burnie pulp mill and the environmental damage that Burnie sustained? do you really want to be breathing it in?

I understand those who are supporting it because of the jobs, but think of who is firstly going to work there, they’d have to be skilled labour to train workers, this means employing people who don’t live in Tasmania to train people, also the fact that it is in bell bay means a long commute for people who live in Launceston and considering the East Tamar Highway is a pretty notorious road for accidents does this mean the state/federal governments are willing to update it and make it safe. That and the fact State rail has cut the railway services between the west coast and launceston means there’s no other option but to transport logs via the highway. The pulp mill will also impact employment in tourism, vineyards and agriculture. Who is going to want to buy a bottle of wine where the grapes have been grown in close proximity to a pulp mill, and do actually think anyone is going to want to drink boags beer either after it’s built.

This means all the work we’ve put into advertising we’re a ‘clean, green state’ has been shot to hell.

For those who have criticised the reports on the pulp mill by 4 corners and 60 minutes should really ask themselves “is there a reason why Paul Lennon and John Gay are not willing to talk openly about the pulp mill?”

Both reports were as balanced as possible in my opinon considering the Premier of the state and John Gay the guy in charge of gunns will not say anything to anyone about the pulp mill.

Iam pro development, but not if it means destroying other industries in the process.

All in all, it seems all the protesting and petitions have been in vain because unfortunately Paul Lennon is adament on getting a pulp mill come hell or rioting in the streets of Launceston.

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