You wanted the story behind iiNet's Sydney HQ shutdown, the legalities of kangaroo punching and salacious board game sex gossip. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- Get Ready: Nintendo Classic Mini NES Will Be Sold At Target On Monday
If you missed out on the Nintendo Classic Mini NES when it was first released last month (you're not alone), then you might want to try your luck at Target's online store on Monday.
- Pixel Vs iPhone: Eight Ways Google's Smartphone Is Better The Android-iOS conflict has been raging ever since both mobile operating systems entered the marketplace. For the most part, Apple has been on the winning side of the debate, both in terms of critical acclaim and sales. Then Google released the Pixel XL.
- Inside The Downfall Of iiNet Sydney
TPG currently stands as the second largest internet service provider (ISP) in Australia and is a force to be reckoned with in the telecommunications industry. Its rapid growth is mainly attributed to strategic acquisitions it has made in recent years. One of those acquisitions was iiNet, an ISP that boasted high customer satisfaction rates and was well-respected in the telco community.
- There Is No NBN 'Plan B'
As the copper phone network goes from bad to worse, decent broadband is still years away for many Australians. If your phone line is slowly failing but the NBN is still years from your street, what's your fallback broadband plan? As I personally discovered, the available options aren't great...
- Is It Legal To Punch A Kangaroo?
A video of a man punching a kangaroo has gone viral. To be fair, the bloke was trying to save his dog, but considering the RSPCA is investigating the matter, we can only assume people raised concerns about animal cruelty. Which begs the question: is it legal to punch a kangaroo, even if it’s in self-defence? Read on to find out.
- Reminder: NSW Schools Go On Strike Today
The NSW Teachers Federation (NSWTF) has requested a stop work meeting of teachers on Thursday, 8 December. The meeting is scheduled to end before school recess with classes commencing sometime after. As a result, some schools are asking parents to find "alternative arrangements" for children during the morning. Here's what you need to know.
- 46 Baby Names You Can't Use In Australia
The Victorian government recently released a list of baby names that are prohibited under the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1996. Apparently, there has been a spate of requests for unusual baby names over the past year, prompting the Victorian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages to launch an educational campaign for expecting parents. Most of the names on the ban list are also prohibited in other Australian states and territories. Here's the full list...
- Lovehacker: My Married Friends Are Ruining Board Game Night By Banging Each Other
Dear Lovehacker, you might need a notepad for this bizzare love parallelogram. I am friends with two married couples. Let's call them Sally & Steve and Greg & Amelia. Greg and Amelia had been arguing recently, so Steve hung out with Amelia to console her. One thing led to another and they started banging. Amelia kicked Greg out and he worked out why. He still had the keys to their place, so he snuck in one day when they were going at it hammer and tongs. He snapped some pictures and sent them to Sally. And then things got even worse.
- Here's The Full, Uncut 'Roo Punch' Video - In HD
Yesterday, the internet went crazy over a YouTube video depicting a man punching a kangaroo which appeared to have imprisoned his dog in a headlock. The clip was incomplete and suspiciously well framed, which lead many to suspect it had been staged. Now, the full video has surfaced in Full HD - and it looks pretty legit.
- How To Make Sizzler's Classic Parmesan Bread At Home
Once upon a time, Sizzler was everywhere. While nominally a steak-and-seafood restaurant, the chain was famous for two things: its all-you-can-eat buffet and the complimentary Parmesan bread that greeted you on arrival.