surrael: through their greed and belligerence surrael: as outgoing US-sourced CEO takes his $13million bonuses and fleas surrael: flees (cough) surrael: this is so good (both the article, and the event!) surrael: earlier reported analysis and facts: "legislated a wholesale only open access network" surrael: analysis of how they blew up telstra surrael: more analysis and a picture of grinning cheshire cat surrael: even older analysis reaching about the same conclusions as the main link surrael: now the govt is offering them 49% of the news network if telstra splits off its wholesale arm surrael: summary of the impetus for the crisis: telstra originally quoted $4.7b or $9.4b to build a national network, but did not put in a formal bid, then cried when govt said no bid meant no option to build it, so govt puts in $43b to build a network that they do not control .. hahaha sucked in surrael: $43b ... five to ten times what telstra had semi-"quoted" surrael: is there a better way of saying YOU SUCK? surrael: we'll get someone else to build it, and it will cost 5 - 10 times as much, but it's worth it, because YOU SUCK surrael: this has been likened to the snowy mountains hydro scheme in epic scope surrael: more summary: telstra already has virtually what the govt wanted, but wouldn't agree to cover enough of the rest, so govt said, ok, we build EVERYTHING we need for that then, so you no longer have a strangle grip surrael: meanwhile telstra is probably building some even grander thing that they will have a strangle grip on ... but oh well surrael: more articles and discussion
coderman: kaBOOM! coderman: fortunately the 133kv high voltage sub station right next to this residential sub was fine, as is the 18" LNG pipeline right behind both in the same right of way... (bad planning, maybe?) rovar: Damn squirrels pretender: Please don't inline 5 MB images?