Posted: 22 January, 2015

Dodgy Aussies Using Netflix Won’t Be Blocked

Illegal users still free to stream.




It’s believed that up to 200,000 Australians are using the ‘backdoor’/geoblocking method to access US Netflix.

These users are still paying for the service, but are technically accessing the content illegally though VPN software.

There have been rumours that attempts will be made to ‘terminate or restrict’ these users with the imminent launch of Netflix in Australia.

However it looks like those ‘illegal’ users will be free to stream and the reason is quite simple….

A Netflix spokesman told news.com.au that they currently don’t block Australian credit cards in case they are being used by Aussies living in the USA.

For those who want to access Netflix legally, the company’s Australian launch could happen as soon as March.

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Tags: Netflix, Australia

Posted: 22 January, 2015

Pollie Gets Aggro Outside Polling Booth

Watch this video of a Queensland politician losing it

Watch this video of assistant LNP MP Ray Stevens getting aggro when being questioned outside a pre-polling booth on the Gold Coast on Thursday about a controversial project he's believed to be involved in. 

"He was sitting in a comfortable chair under a marquee outside the booth and after introducing myself and holding out my hand ‒ which he refused to take ‒ I asked Stevens if he would talk to me about the project," said David Donovan, he interviewed Stevens.

"He declined and directed me to his office. I told him, truthfully, that I had been trying through his office for a long time and had no success. He dismissed this out of hand."

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Tags: Politician

Posted: 22 January, 2015

Wayne's World Pop-Up Bar Coming To Sydney

Party time, excellent!

There's a new bar popping up in Sydney inspired by one of our all time favourite movies, Wayne's World!

Called Whiskey Jerx, the venue set up by three Sydney bartenders will deliver a Wayne's World inspired bar over two floors, with a "Top Five" theme upstairs and a "Wayne's Basement" theme downstairs.

"Essentially we're taking inspiration from the soda jerks from back in the day, that's where the name comes from," bartender and part owner Lee Cavanagh told Australian Bartender.

Wayne's World 'Best Of' Quotes

Wayne's World quotes video: YouTube / PonAdidas

"We all had similar interests growing up, you know, we all liked rock'n'roll, we were all in bands, so we wanted to reference that as well. The music is pretty much inspired by the Wayne's World era and our youths, so rock'n'roll, some punk — not this country/Americana worship."

The bar will take over Oxford Circus (231 Oxford St, Darlinghurst) and will open its doors on 8 February until 22 April.

All we can say is...."Party on Wayne...party on Garth!"

 

The Classic 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Scene

Wayne's World classic scene video: YouTube / Jaroslav Jaro

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Tags: Wayne's World, Bar, Sydney

Posted: 20 January, 2015

NSW Teenager Films Painful Shark Attack On Go-Pro

The 17-year-old was airlifted to hospital for surgery.



Image: Channel 7

A New South Wales Teenager has filmed the moments he was bitten by a shark while spearfishing.

17-year-old Sam Smith was swimming off the coast of Mollymook in Southern NSW on Friday when the shark swam towards him.

Smith was wearing a Go-Pro camera at the time, and in the footage given to Channel 7, he can be seen pushing the shark away as it bites into his right hand.

Watch the vision below.

The bite lasted from just a second but left Sam was left with deep gashes, severed tendons and bone damage.

‘I was bleeding, and now I’ve got to swim all this way in. I guess I tried to calm myself down.
‘Yeah, it was probably the quickest I’ve swum,’ he said.

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Tags: Shark Attack, go-pro, australia

Posted: 19 January, 2015

I didn't think I would survive: Allenby

Australian golfer Robert Allenby says he feels lucky to be alive after being kidnapped and assaulted in Hawaii

Triple M Spoke To Robert Allenby's Father Don This Morning:

Australian golfer Robert Allenby feels lucky to be alive after he was kidnapped beaten and robbed in Honolulu on Friday night before being dumped about 10km away from the abduction site.

Allenby was at the popular Amuse Wine Bar in the tourist-laden Waikiki with his close friend Anthony Puntoriero after missing the cut at the Sony Open.

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Posted: 14 January, 2015

Tram Collision Sends Beer Kegs Flying Everywhere

Serious collision near the Melbourne Zoo.

 

UPDATE:

Two people were taken to hospital after a crash between a route 55 tram and a beer truck near the Melbourne Zoo.

The incident happened at the intersection of Flemington Road and Elliot Ave in Parkville at around 1130 on Wednesday morning.

About 20 people were on the tram at the time of the collision.

 

EARLIER:

A tram and truck have collided near the Melbourne Zoo sending kegs flying all over the road.

"There are kegs everywhere," Triple M Listener Dean told Rosie.

Yarra Trams say the smash is causing delays in both directions.


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Posted: 13 January, 2015

AirAsia Cockpit Voice Recorder Found

The cockpit voice recorder has been retrieved by divers from the Air Asia flight

The cockpit voice recorder has been retrieved by divers from the Air Asia flight that crashed into the Java Sea two weeks ago.

'The CVR (cockpit voice recorder) has been found and lifted from the sea,' an anonymous source said.

More to come.

Earlier On Triple M

Divers have retrieved one of the black boxes from the AirAsia plane that plummeted into the Java Sea in December, killing all 162 people aboard.

The retrieval is a major breakthrough in the slow-moving hunt to understanding what brought down Flight 8501 on December 28.

The flight data recorder was found under part of the plane's wing and brought to the surface early in the morning, said Henry Bambang Soelistyo, head of the national search and rescue agency.

Divers began zeroing in on the site a day earlier after three Indonesian ships picked up intense pings from the area.

But they were unable to see it due to strong currents and poor visibility, said Suryadi Bambang Supriyadi, operation coordinator at the national search and rescue agency.

He earlier said the black box was lodged in debris at a depth of about 30 metres. He did not provide additional details on the discovery.

Searchers will continue scouring the seabed to try to locate the other black box, the cockpit voice recorder.

The flight data recorder will be taken to Jakarta for analysis. It could take up to two weeks to download its recorded data, said Nurcahyo Utomo, an investigator at the National Committee for Safety Transportation.

Officials recovered the aircraft's tail on Saturday, the first major wreckage excavated from the crash site.

They were hopeful the black boxes were still inside, but learned they had detached when the plane crashed into the sea.

Search efforts have been hampered consistently by big waves and powerful currents created by the region's rainy season.

Silt and sand, along with river runoff, have created blinding conditions for divers.

So far, only 48 bodies have been recovered. Many believe most of the corpses are likely still inside the main cabin, which has yet to be located.

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Posted: 12 January, 2015

Darts Bedlam: More Violent Footage Emerges From Midst Of The Chaos

Drunken violence overshadows darts event in Melbourne.

UPDATE:

More violent footage has emerged from the midst of the ruckus at Saturday night's Darts Invitational Challenge in Melbourne.

In the video a man in a purple shirt is body slammed into a plastic trestle table, sending his neck snapping backwards.

Despite the disturbing nature of the vision, the instagram user who uploaded the video says the unidentified man was not unconsious.


Following the violence, Paramedics treated three people for ‘minor injuries’.

EARLIER:

An international darts competition at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne erupted into chaos on Saturday night.

At the Darts Invitational Challenge final between Australian Simon 'The Wizard' Whitlock and 'Mighty' Michael van Gerwen, some alcohol fuelled punters began chucking chairs and building a pyramid of furniture.

Getty Images

About 40 people were ejected from the building but no arrests were made.

"I was really shocked, I went to see some of the best darts players in the world do their thing and people just didn't respect they were seeing a high level of skill on display," darts fan Andrew Potbury told the ABC.


 

Getty Images

"There were entire rows basically demolished, chairs being put on piles and tables started getting involved," he said.

MC and world number 1 darts player Michael van Gerwen was able to calm down the crowd after about a 15-20 minute disruption.

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Tags: Darts, Melbourne, Etihad Stadium

Posted: 8 January, 2015

Cartoonists From Around The World React To Charlie Hebdo Attacks

GALLERY: Cartoonists pay tribute to Charlie Hebdo victims.

Cartoonists from around the world are tweeting their reactions to the terror attack at French newspaper Charlie Hebdo.

As can be expected they are touching, confronting and powerful.

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Tags: Cartoons, Charlie Hebdo, Newsroom

Posted: 7 January, 2015

Terrorists Stage Deadly Attack on Newspaper Office in Paris

Gunmen attack French satirical paper.

UPDATE: Millions of people have marched in France and across the world, in a sign of solidarity after Islamic attacks in Paris killed 17 people. 

Around one and a half million turned out in Paris, joined by 40 heads of state, the people chanting "Charlie" and "freedom."
British Prime Minister David Cameron says it's important the world shows it is united against terrorism.
"I think there is something in Prime Ministers and Presidents from other countries saying we stand, we stand with you the French Government and the French people in this important time because we have the same values and we face the same threat."

One of the largest rallies outside of France took place in Berlin,Germany, where 18,000 people marched many in t-shirts reading 'Checkpoint Charlie Hebdo,' in reference to an East and West crossing in Berlin during the Cold War.

2000 people gathered in London's Trafalgar Square, many raising pencils to the sky. 
Landmarks including the Tower Bridge were illuminated in the colours of the French flag.

Australians also showed their support including, Sydneysiders who joined together in Martin Place where just weeks ago the city suffered its own terror attack.


Earlier On Triple M

Firemen are seen in front of the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo following mass shooting (Getty Images)

The attack on CHARLIE HEBDO we’ve seen unfold yesterday was France's deadliest post-war terrorist attack. French police officials have made a breakthrough in finding the gunmen saying they have identified three suspects.
 

Two French Police officials named the suspects as SAID KOUACHI and CHERIF KOUACHI, both brothers, in their early 30’s and described as Frenchmen. The third suspect is just 18 years old, HAMYD MOURAD. His nationality wasn't made clear.

CHERIF KOUACHI was convicted in 
2008 of terrorism charges for funnelling fighters for Iraq's insurgency; he served 18 months in prison. One of the officials said they were linked to a Yemeni terrorist network.

 
(The two brothers who are suspected of the atttack, Said Kouachi and Cherif Kouachi)

The officials who spoke to media did 
so through anonymity as they were not authorised to publicly discuss the sensitive and ongoing investigation.

Although there were early reports the gunmen were in custody, Paris officials stated there have been no arrests.

In a statement to media French President,  FRANCOIS HOLLANDE said there have been several terror plots unhinged by French authorities in the weeks leading up to the attack at CHARLIE HEBDO headquarters.

French and 
European authorities have feared that jihadis returning from conflicts in Syria and Iraq would stage attacks back home.


The attack has been widely condemned:
THE WHITE HOUSE: Pres. Obama stating to help America’s “oldest ally”.
DOWNING STREET: British PM, David Cameron said his country stood united with France.
THE KREMLIN: Putin called the attacks a "cynical crime", he’s even pledged the fight on terrorism.

Two of the gunmen are brothers, SAID KOUACHI and CHERIF KOUACHI 


CNN Reports on Paris Terror Attacks


Social Media Reactions


First Reports

 Heavily armed men shouting "Allahu Akbar" have stormed the Paris headquarters of a satirical weekly, killing 12 people in the worst attack in France in decades.

Masked gunmen stormed the Paris offices of a satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo around 11.30am local time on Wednesday.

Initial reports said that as many as 11 people have been killed, including journalists and police.

Witnesses say multiple attackers ran into the office and opened fire with assault rifles.

British Prime Minister David Cameron reacted to the shootings on Twitter:


 

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Cartoonists From Around The World React To Charlie Hebdo Attack

GALLERY: Cartoonists pay tribute to Charlie Hebdo victims.


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Tags: Newsroom

Posted: 6 January, 2015

Australians Are Faking Roadside Accidents To Block Mobile Speed Cameras

A Facebook group has been setup that is faking roadside accidents in a bid to block mobile speed cameras.

A Facebook group has been setup that is faking roadside accidents in a bid to block mobile speed cameras.

The page already has over 38,000 likes, and is starting to come under fire for sending a very wrong and dangerous message.

NSW Roads Minister Duncan Gay responded to the page by saying, "I hope these idiots grow up so I don't have to put draconian fines in place. If they don't stop this stupidity I will take action."

According to the Block Their Shot Facebook page, the whole thing was started because they feel that speed cameras are just for revenue raising and don't actually save lives.

Roads and Maritime Service claim the Speed Cameras are essential to safety, and are regularly placed at danger zones where a high number of serious injuries and deaths have occurred.

Many people feel this campaign is putting lives at risk, and have taken to the Facebook page to voice their disgust.

Do you think this is a good community service, or a bad and dangerous idea?

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Tags: Block Their Shot, Speed Camera

Posted: 6 January, 2015

SA Firefighter Straps Go-Pro To His Helmet During Adelaide Hills Bushfire

WATCH VIDEO: Incredible vision 'Inside the inferno'.

Images: Youtube/ben wilson

Volunteer firefighter Ben Wilson has released incredible vision of his battle with the Adelaide Hills inferno on Friday.

The vision provides amazing insight into the danger that the men and women of the CFS put themselves in to save lives and property.

For updated information on the South Australian bushfires head to http://www.cfs.sa.gov.au

HOW CAN I HELP?


DONATIONS can be made to the CFS here at cfsfoundation.org.au

CALL the SA Bushfire Recovery hotline — 1800 302 787 — from 8.30am on Sunday. The hotline is for people who have lost their home, suffered trauma or other loss — or for others wanting to provide financial donations to support affected communities.

VISIT www.volunteeringsa.org.au and follow the links for information on assisting the recovery.

VISIT www.blazeaid.com to find out how you can help them rebuild fences and other structures destroyed by the fire.

THE CFS has asked that donations of food and water should not be made at CFS stations, where volunteers are coming and going to fight the fire. The State Recovery Office is working on a website which will provide information about how people can make donations to the CFS.

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Tags: CFS, Bushfires, Adelaide Hills, Adelaide, CFA, Go-Pro