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Eugene Kaspersky on Canberra

By johnboy - 14 November 2013 4

Anti-Virus Nerd Lord Eugene Kaspersky has blogged about his recent visit to Canberra and, while it’s a bit hard to tell, he seems to like the city’s antiseptic nature (considering he was Southside we couldn’t hope for more).

I think Canberra has to be the most unusual capital in the world.

Capitals are normally grand old cities (well, besides Washington, Brasilia, and a few other such exceptions to the rule), with pompous historical centers, town halls, royal residences, mayor’s offices, large central squares, bronze horsemen, pigeons galore, paving stones galore; crowds of locals plus plenty of tourists with their cameras a-clicking. Plus the central railroad station. Plus traffic jams.

In Canberra it’s all just the opposite. It’s a small city of nearly 370,000. Very cozy, very green. In the middle instead of a square there’s a lake. It’s also a very young city – just 100 years old or thereabouts. There are no traffic jams! At all! Ever! From parliament to any ministry it’s just a five or ten minute drive. Parking space-wise there are also no probs at all. There are never that many folks about, civil servants are rarely to be seen on the streets in the center (in the university district it’s a little more lively – pubs and cafes, but not that many). Up above of course there’s the bright, hot Oz sun.

What’s Your opinion?


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4 Responses to
Eugene Kaspersky on Canberra
DUB 12:27 pm 18 Nov 13

Roundhead89 said :

Poor old Eugene, he probably hasn’t recovered from Microsoft usurping him and bringing out MS Defender, a free product that does everything his own expensive software does, but without slowing down the computer, displaying false on-screen messages and blocking trusted downloads.

LOL, same can be applied to Norton and others, surely?

You old stooge, when did you actually use KIS or KAV last time? Back in 2005, on you 486? Not surprised.Or is this what you’d read on the internet forums, but never had a first hand experience with kaspersky products, cheap arse? 🙂
All AV vendors have false-positives, and none will offer 100 % defence from malware/viruses.

Erg0 11:27 am 18 Nov 13

I’d be more interested to hear John McAfee’s thoughts on Canberra.

Roundhead89 10:46 am 18 Nov 13

Poor old Eugene, he probably hasn’t recovered from Microsoft usurping him and bringing out MS Defender, a free product that does everything his own expensive software does, but without slowing down the computer, displaying false on-screen messages and blocking trusted downloads.

davo101 11:50 am 14 Nov 13

Given that he came away from Canberra thinking that there are no bars or casinos here he must have spent his entire visit between the Hyatt and parliament house.

Would it be polite to point out to him that by the time we were deciding where to put Canberra the Japanese had already removed the Russians from the list of possible threats?

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