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Welcoming In 2014

by Kitty Jellinek
What does the future look like – Welcoming in 2014 People often ask me how we can be so positive about the future when the headlines are full of depressing news. You only have to look at the front page of the Bloomberg News website on any given day to get a good dose of depression. More often than not the top story involves the latest mess involving central banks or governments. Most of the time it’s a story about how they’re trying to head off the next disaster. What a sad state of affairs. And yet if you strip […]

Christmas at Mikode

by Kitty Jellinek
Wishing Everyone at the Mikode Home a very Merry Christmas and a joyous New Year
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THE SIXTH REVOLUTION Has Just Begun…

by Kitty Jellinek
You’re on the cusp of the biggest wealth- creating opportunity in human history   THE SIXTH REVOLUTION Has Just Begun…   Five ‘Great Revolutions’ have defined our existence: the Stone Age, the Bronze Age, the Iron Age, the Industrial Revolution and the Information Revolution. Today, the Sixth Revolution in human progress is here — and it’s about to transform your life, your health, your fortunes and your future… Imagine a world where… ■ You look and feel like a 20-year-old yet can outrun your great-great-grandchildren at the beach Imagine your body able to rebuild itself, bringing ‘dead’ body parts back […]

The Gateway to a Billion Transactions

by Kitty Jellinek
The Gateway to a Billion Transactions Saturday, 5th October 2013 – Melbourne, Australia By Callum Newman The Gateway to a Billion Transactions Money Weekend’s Technology Future Watch Last Saturday in Money Weekend we discussed the growing trend toward streaming services in the Australian market. That got an interesting follow up this week when Channel Ten launched its latest digital strategy alongside the reboot of its catch up service ‘TENplay’. TENplay will allow you to watch most Channel Ten shows on demand, along with a bunch of other nifty features. That was just one of the developments this week that are […]

Your Shoe Tastes Better Daddy.

by Larry Holt
I have given the pup Jason heaps of toys but he still prefers my shoes shirts furniture and remote control. I managed to rescue my mobile just in time!

Electricity Created in the Ocean – Enel ‘Spider”

by Kitty Jellinek
These are interesting technological projects to create electricity. Ocean waves are an abundant and untapped source of renewable energy. This energy is then converted into grid-connected electricity. Mounted on the seabed, the units are designed to adapt to marine life. Various projects have been in experimental stages for quite some time however there seems to be a lack of information online as to the progress. If anyone reading this has any more updated information, please let us know via the comments below. Biowave : Biomimicry to generate power a la Kelp : Anyone who has ever been scuba diving in […]

Four Great Aussie Technological Achievements

by Kitty Jellinek
Australia has a reputation as ‘the lucky country’. And this is thanks to the abundance of natural resources we have. Our mining and resources boom has put Australia on the map and taken us forward economically as a nation. But mining (and sport) isn’t the only thing Aussies are good at. When it comes to having some of the best and brightest minds in the world, well, we’ve certainly got our fair share. Some of the most world-changing technological advancement happened right here at home. Here we’ve highlighted four of Australia’s Greatest Technological Achievements. Aussie Tech Achievement #1: You’re Connected […]

The Risks of Lousy Lawmaking….

by Jim Wilkinson
The risks of lousy lawmaking…. Dr Jim Wilkinson MB BS M.Hlth Law ( Syd) FFARACS  FANZCA The Left of politics has been rejoicing at its latest “triumph” in Tasmania.  I am referring to the Reproductive Health Bill that has passed the lower house in Hobart on the votes of 13 compliant Labor MPs.  The Mercury in Hobart reported that women’s groups and “Medical bodies” had welcomed this. On closer scrutiny, the only “medical body” to declare this appears to be a family planning and abortion clinic in Hobart.

“Wilko’s View on Paying Bills”

by Jim Wilkinson
2013 Wilko Report Tuesday 6 May “Wilko’s view on paying bills” A colleague mentioned last week how he had revised his billing practices to cope with a large outstanding sum of fees owing to his practice. I am a dinosaur in this respect. My parents never had more than the old basic wage but taught us to always pay your bills. When my dad retired in 1974 he was on $60 a week – the same year my basic pay in my  first year after graduation was $90. But my parents had no debts and certainly no money owing to […]

‘Facing up to Facebook’

by Jim Wilkinson
2013 Wilko Report 30 April 2013 ‘Facing up to Facebook’ “Social media” are dangerous places for the unwary – ask the parents of any teenager who as been driven to self harm or even suicide  by cyber bullying. But they can also prove to be an effective way of filtering who really are your friends and enemies. I use facebook a lot. I can post messages and interesting news items for friends and also limit who sees these items. I am outspoken on many things. That abrades some people, usually not my friends, but some times they are people whom […]
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