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About Updates and general Internet dismay.

June 28, 2018

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Nothing is perfect and access to E-mail and Internet is far from guaranteed.  For some weeks I received strange emails urging me to click on lots of links to avoid my posts not being sent, ending up either lost or unavailable for delivery. This all came pared with obvious fake internet lingo including numbers and quasi predictions of chaos, dire consequences. I ignored all and dumped them without clicking on any highlighted links.

However, out of nowhere my e-mail stopped arriving. First it was intermittently but increasing in shorter time frames. I contacted my mail server. This mail server is different from my internet and phone provider. As expected they blamed each other for the disruption but, in any case; ‘the engineers are working on it’, ‘please have some patience’ was their refrain.

I don’t know what the ‘engineers’ are doing to restore my e-mail? Do they put up ladders against those steel towers and screw tight some cables? Have they got an oil-squirter to lubricate squeaking parts of communication equipment? I don’t know, but suspect  they use impressive words to calm down irate customers ready to ditch their accounts and go elsewhere.

This is the real truth; despite all that technology and despite all those ‘updates’, the internet system is far from perfect. The recent spate of ‘outages’ and internet ‘downs’, is proof that the internet is unstable and remains unreliable. For the Government to insist that Centrelink issues such as vehicle registrations, pensions, sickness benefits, unemployment, and a host of other Government services and access is to be dealt with only by opening electronic accounts is ludicrous and far beyond most ordinary people with average internet knowledge and skills.  Especially older people might just give up. Perhaps that is what this government is aiming for. Fewer people by sheer attrition and internet resistance, getting the benefits they are entitled to.

Of course all the above pales into insignificance compared what refugees are coping with. Just read how cruel this Australia is getting.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jun/28/you-hate-us-that-much-mother-of-refugee-who-killed-himself-on-nauru-berates-australia