I'm sure BO and others can catch up (cough).
"SpaceX installed 29 Raptor engines on a Super Heavy rocket last night"
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Automated milking sheds allow the cows to come in and be milked on their time table, not the farmers. Over the last century or more there has been a massive increase in the milk production per animal via selective breeding, but the animals are still only milked on the old schedule of twice a day. This means for the last hour or two the cows' udders are distended with milk and girls are really "busting to go".
With automated milking the cows can wander in when they feel like it and be much more comfortable as a result. An Australian documentary I saw claimed that herds in automated sheds had an average of 15% greater milk production per animal with one individual achieving a 25% milk increase.
>>>" Hmm. Cows wander round with unique ear tags, also activity monitoring collars with connectivity and may even have a passive tag in an ear for the parlour feeder to identify them. Has this project really been necessary?"
It sounds like just a few cameras with facial recognition could replace most of the stuff you've listed above.
The tax was owed by the original contractors, so I wouldn't be surprised if the tax department says that they still owe that amount.
It's not the tax office's problem if the contractors gave their money to a bunch of crooks to pass it on, rather than looking after that detail themselves. If the contractors are lucky the tax office will forego making them pay penalty charges as well.
I'll wager most of the punters in the current covid-19 environment will be paying for their booze with either credit or debit cards, so their IDs are fully recorded anyway.
I fear most people don't realize how the elimination of cash payments provides a pervasive tracking facility for everyone. Everywhere you go, at what time, how much you spend, and a fully itemized list of everything you spend it on is recorded and kept for years.
It makes the current discussions about privacy in the tracking apps a bit of a joke in my opinion (and we haven't even discussed Google's tracking).
I'd be deeply surprised if "Apple enjoys more than half of the Australian market" in mobile phones.
Maybe close to that in new sales but there's millions of existing Android phones that won't be replaced anytime soon.
BTW while all the nasty things Winkypop said about Morrison are true to an extent, he's nothing like as bad as the similar characteristics would be expressed in an equivalent US politician. (left wing voter here)
*Despite having an unusual name, there are still a few exact matches in the world. As a co-worker discovered trying to Google me, and telling colleagues about a conviction I had. Only I hadn't - that was a US version of me. Cost them their job, sadly.
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