The holiday hangout will go online tomorrow! If there's anything in the regular subforums that you're going to want to access over the holidays, copy it now while it's still accessible.
Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
Our rules have been updated and given their own forum. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!
So now Telstra themselves will plan and design the NBN. The Australian government is throwing $11B at Telstra to buy their existing network, fix it at our cost, extend it as per Telstra's own plans, and then give it back over to them in a few years.
Oh, wait, did I say $11B? That's just the down payment.
Alongside the $11.2 billion definitive agreements, new $390 million design contract and the soon-to-be-announced construction and maintenance deal, Telstra will also receive disconnection payments from NBN Co as it shifts customers off its own network and onto the NBN.
Telstra is a lich that will never die, sustained by our money for eternity.