You wanted free Macca's fries, HFC vs high-speed wireless and the difference between CVs and resumes. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- McDonald's Just Opened A Free Restaurant That Only Serves French Fries
Today, McDonald’s opened the doors to a new concept store in Glebe that serves nothing but French fries — completely free of charge. The appropriately named “Fries With That” is being billed as the world’s first Macca’s “Fries Eatery”. Customers can choose from a range of unique gourmet toppings ranging from Pesto & Parmesan to Chipotle Cheese Sauce. Here are the details.
- High-Speed Wireless Versus HFC Cable: Which Is Best For NBN?
Australia’s national broadband network continues its roll out with more than 900,000 premises now connected, according to NBN Co’s latest weekly progress report. But Google recently announced the development of high-speed wireless internet connections, which raises the question of which technology is the best for any future broadband network. Here’s the verdict from the Melbourne Networked Society Institute.
- Coles' 'Fake Milk' Snafu Highlights The Dangers Of Social Media Incompetence
“Better social media management” isn’t at the top of many companies’ to-do lists. After all, who has time to faff about with Twitter and Facebook when you have an actual business to run? If you’re dealing with customers on a daily basis though, it’s definitely not something you want to neglect or ignore. One missed word can swiftly led to a public relations nightmare, as Coles just learned to its chagrin…
- What's The Difference Between A CV And Resume?
The phrases “Curriculum Vitae” (CV for short) and “resume” are often used interchangeably by job listings and prospective employees alike. Is there actually any difference, or is it just a case of choosing your favourite synonym? While undoubtedly similar, resumes and CVs aren’t quite the same thing. Here’s a quick explainer.
- Can You Solve Facebook's Infamous 'Intelligence Tester'?
Some viral posts on Facebook refuse to die — especially when they challenge users’ intelligence. For the past couple of years, this quiz has been periodically popping up on the social media service to test the mental muscles of more than three million users. Apparently, solving the puzzle proves you have a higher IQ than the average person. Have a plug and see how you go!
- 10 IT Jobs That Pay Over $120,000 A Year In Australia
It’s a good time to be working in the IT industry. A skills shortage is driving up salary in this area, although some roles are seeing more of an increase in pay than others. Recruitment agency Peoplebank has released its latest Salary and Employment Index report that highlights 10 IT jobs in Australia that offer a minimum annual salary of $120,000.
- 10 Ways HBO's Game Of Thrones Differs From The Books [Infographic]
HBO’s adaptation of Game Of Thrones (AKA A Song Of Ice And Fire) is now in its sixth year. In that time, the show has employed considerable artistic licence to speed up, streamline or exercise certain plots. As a result, the fates of various characters — both major and minor — have deviated significantly from the books. Here are ten times the TV show went down a completely different path.
- Why You Shouldn't Believe The NBN 'Five Movies' Speed Promise
On ABC’s Q&A this week, Christopher Pyne said the Coalition’s multi-technology NBN was fast enough for households to watch “five movies simultaneously”. Disregarding the irony of an innovation minister apparently missing the point of the national broadband network, the position is optimistic at best. Here’s why.
- Australia's 'Three Strikes' Piracy Scheme Is Back On Hold (And Rights Holders Are To Blame)
Foxtel and other rights holders have backed away from a proposed scheme that would have seen alleged pirates dragged to court after receiving three warning letters for copyright infringement. Once again, the fly in the ointment was money, with negotiations breaking down over who would foot the bill for the scheme — copyright holders or ISPs. Will the industry ever learn?
- Seven Popular Fast Food Restaurants You Didn't Know Delivered
There’s nothing better about living in the 21st Century than the ability to order, pay for and arrange delivery of food from the comfort of our own homes. Thanks to the internet, we don’t even have to talk to anyone to do it. Though delivery has traditionally been reserved for pizza and cheap Chinese takeaway, you might be surprised how many of your favourite fast food joints deliver — from Red Rooster and Subway to gourmet burger joint Mary’s and decedent dessert maestro Gelato Messina.