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Briefly: LCA 2014 Ticket Giveaway, DirectDeals Half-Price Sale, The Rise Of The "Breastaurant"

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers including: Linux.conf.au 2014′s Call For Proposals process to give away a free ticket, real-life zombie action adventure to hit Sydney, 50% Off DirectDeals Products.

  • Linux.conf.au 2014 is giving away a free professional ticket to the conference to someone who proposed a worthy talk, but didn’t manage to get selected as a speaker for the conference. “Running a ticket give away as part of the proposals process encourages submissions from people who otherwise might not propose content for the conference,” the conference explains. Head to the Linux.conf.au 2014 website for more information.
  • DirectDeals currently has a 50%-off sale on all Homewares, Beauty & Grocery items, complete with free shipping. There’s a large and diverse range of products on offer across each category, so there’s bound to be something that takes your fancy. [Via OzBargain]
  • “Z Day” is a real-life zombie action adventure spread across 70 acres of debilitated city streets and wilderness. The event is happening in Sydney later this year and you can take to the field as either a Zombie, a Survivor or an elite Special Ops soldier, with each class equipped with character-specific gear, weapons and objectives. Check out this Gizmodo report for more information.
  • A Melbourne restaurateur is facing court for allegedly paying teenage workers in pizza. Australia’s Fair Work Ombudsman is suing the owner-operator of two La Porchetta pizzerias for allegedly underpaying 111 young employees by a total of $258,019. The proprietor allegedly “topped up” monetary payments with soft drink and pizza.
  • In other restaurant news, Business Insider has published a cerebral interview with former Dallas Cowboy cheerleader Terra Saunders; the brains behind “breastaurant” uniforms. “There’s more to breastaurants than cleavage,” Saunders told Business Insider. ”We want something that breathes. We don’t want pantylines or bra straps to show. The girls need to feel good and confident and there’s a lot of science behind that.” Read the full article here.