Petition to Sega Of America/Japan
To License and Release a Redefined Dreamcast Designed and Supported by the Community
We wish to bring back the Dreamcast. Not just for the fans who loved it so much the first time around, but to give it to a whole new generation of gamers. This will be the Dreamcast 2, with HD video output and the ability to play games from the internal storage. In signing this petition and pledging your support, each and every one of you will enable us to show our support in numbers in order to secure the high-end hardware we require, the publicity we need and Sega's overall approval for our finalized prototype. The new console should have a new but similar design, wifi, wireless controllers (4 maximum) 1080p or 4k true HD upscaling with a HDMI output and an internal Hard Drive for storage plus many more exciting features. The console will have a custom OS built for it, and the ability to connect online to a Dreamcast Classics Store to purchase and download classic Dreamcast and other Sega titles in digital form and be played directly from the Hard Drive. We also have plans for possible backwards compatibility but none of this will come to fruition unless we have your support. NOTE: The picture shown does not depict the final product. This is clearly for demonstration purposes only. When we have a final design and prototype we will replace the current picture with the actual product. We need your support!
Petition to Malcolm Turnbull, The Senate, Tony Abbott, Malcolm Turnbull, The Liberal Party of Australia, Jason Clare MP
The Liberal Party of Australia: Reconsider your plan for a 'FTTN' NBN in favour of a superior 'FTTH' NBN
A Petition Pertaining to the Future of Australian Broadband. To Tony Abbott, Malcolm Turnbull, the Liberal Party of Australia, the Senate and whom it may concern, This petition is designed to highlight Australia’s desire for a superior ‘Fibre to the Home’ (FTTH) broadband solution, rather than the Coalition’s proposed ‘Fibre to the Node’ (FTTN) solution. As currently proposed, the Coalition’s FTTN solution relies on the existing copper lines to supply individual premises access to the National Broadband Network (NBN) over the last mile or so. However, copper wiring solutions are rapidly approaching a century of implementation, with its inception dating back to the 1920’s. As such, its technological limits as well as associated weaknesses are rapidly developing. First and foremost are its bandwidth capabilities. While your government proudly boasts eventual (best case scenario) download speeds of 100Mbps (but will only guarantee between 25-50Mbps initially), this is unlikely to be sufficient for tomorrow’s technology centric society. A likely society in which data becomes ever more important, as a universal shift towards a total digital front approaches. A likely place where an expanding range of devices and services will become linked, cloud computing/processing becomes the norm and internet TV the main form of broadcast. In reality, there is no real way of knowing exactly what future technologies lie around the corner, but it is a safe bet that a FTTN solution will not contain them for long. Having lived abroad for several years I have witnessed first-hand how far behind Australia is in this respective infrastructure. Your party’s claim to the success of FTTN implementation in other countries such as the UK/USA are irrelevant with said nations already seeking options to move on from this out-dated technology. So why position Australia and our future generations behind the rest of the world’s leading nations with a technology that they themselves are already decommissioning? Secondly is the well-known fact that suggested speeds, in this instance 100Mbps/40Mbps, are more or less theoretical since actual speeds will be dependent upon the distance of an individual premises from the node. This in turn, accompanied by the spacious layout of Australian homes and businesses, even in inner city markets, will cause a significant variance in actual speeds received by paying customers. Further compounding the issue is the fact that the vast majority of Australia’s copper lines are well beyond their recommended lifespan and have already been affected, or are prone to environmental damages such as water. In addition to this, by implementing your proposed FTTN solution an unfair division will occur between those who are connected under the FTTN method and those who have already been connected to the superior FTTH method. Now it is understood that customers will have the choice to opt in to a FTTH solution, however, in saying this, if connection costs are even remotely reflective of overseas models, it will prove unaffordable for the majority of Australian households. Furthermore, this will continue to promote an inevitable division across Australian citizens; namely a division between the wealthy and the rest of us. Likewise, unless your government utilises a model in which cost subsidising occurs, such a division will become increasingly more apparent. This division will not prove healthy in the long run for our economy, or our society. It is important to note that the above model will only prove practical under an entirely government owned network; not a network at the mercy of private organisations. Moving on, it is disconcerting to find that your government is proudly quoting an approximate $30 billion cost, roughly 2/3rds of Labor’s approximate $45 billion cost, yet it will only manage 1/10th of the speed (with the deficiency in speed likely to continue to grow as time goes on). What's more these ‘savings’ figures do not factor in the cost of upgrading the FTTN network again when the time comes just a few quick decades down the road. These upgrade costs on top of your $30 billion estimated cost, combined with inflation rates will result in a budget blowout which will well exceed that of the Labor party’s existing NBN proposal. On the other hand a superior FTTH solution is able to alleviate all these shortcomings as well as provide a host of advantages. Fibre networks are not dependent/limited by the distance from the exchange, are far less susceptible to environmental hazards/interference, will provide the vast majority of Australian’s with an equal and unified service, are renowned in the industry as a viable method capable of delivering future broadband services, will prove to be an increasingly more cost effective option as time goes on. Building upon this, under a FTTH NBN, future upgrade costs will be next to nothing since all upgrades will take place at either end of the lines (i.e. at the exchange/premises), rather than replacing the lines themselves. Locations around the globe where FTTH technology exist have demonstrated that there is sufficient growth, market adoption and economic benefit to make this technology feasible, as well as justifiable in terms of cost. This is already apparent in Tasmania (its FTTH construction is approaching its completion) 44% of customers (and growing) are subscribing to its highest tier service of 100Mbps, suggesting a strong desire even on our own shores for gigabit services which are only capable on a FTTH solution. The strength of gigabit services, in places such as Kansas City (under Google’s Fibre project) are already witnessing a boost in economy via the creation of new jobs and services along with the garnering of international attention from global corporations alike. Broadband internet is an ‘infrastructure’ and should be considered in the same light as highways, water management, electricity and so forth; it should be a ‘right’ available ‘equally’ to all Australians. Broadband internet is one of many crucial building blocks which creates the underlying foundation for a successful nation. Superfast broadband is about more than connecting several family PCs, laptops, iPads, phones and other devices to the internet. It is about more than downloading ones favourite music, TV shows, movies or watching YouTube sensations. And yes, it is about more than being able to connect health and educational services, businesses and corporations. Having a well thought out, well implemented, and well maintained National Broadband Network is about ensuring the prosperity of Australians for generations to come. It is a vision shared by the Australian spirit and achievable through FTTH technology. It is due to this dream and the concern that it may not be met, that I and many Australians urge you to reconsider your proposal of a FTTN NBN in favour of a superior FTTH NBN. As your policy currently stands it is merely patch-work; a short term solution to a long term problem.
Petition to Technology & Gadget Expo
Refund from the Technology & Gadget Expo 2016 Melbourne
People were ripped off from this so called "Technology & Gadget Expo" which had nothing new or exciting, huge line to get in not worth the money. Reviews from people on their page were so bad they deleted their Facebook page, twice and blamed fraudulent activity. All the gadgets on show you can buy from eBay or its 3 years old technology. At least 50% of the shops were 3D printers. There were even bean bags and beach towels ($99) on show there.. Really?? knock off $179 Bluetooth speakers made in China. Truely disappointed. I was literally there for 20mins and left afterwards. Even the Telstra guy was trolling us at the front door with the "what seems to be a show bag" but what's inside is just loads of advertisements browses. Even a local flee market can beat this and its free entry!! People that has been to this show and wish for a refund please sign this petition! Leave a comment and tell us how bad it was! Here's a quick link https://goo.gl/vHnu3k share to your friends that was scammed and ripped off!
Petition to Adobe Systems
Stop Adobe from raising price of Student Creative Cloud by 150%
On the 4th of May 2017, I recieved an email from Adobe claiming that my student subscription of Creative Cloud was increasing from just $15.99 per month, to a whopping $43.99 per month as of the 5th of June.... next month. THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE. How can this price rise be justified. Adobe claims that the exchange rates have changed so much, that $15.99 is now equivalent to $43.99!? No. The exchange rate right now from AUD to USD is 0.74 cents for every dollar, so the exchange rate does not make sense in that aspect, and shipping costs doesn't effect Adobe's products either, because it's software. Adobe certainly isn't losing any business anywhere in the world, as they already hold a huge market base not only in Australia, but around the world, so they wouldn't increase prices because of that. Australia has been targeted consistently by big businesses who think they can charge us more, well this is the bottom line, this is extortion by Adobe.PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION IF YOU SUPPORT CREATORS IN AUSTRALIA AND AROUND THE WORLD, STOP THE ADOBE PRICE RISE.
Petition to Australian Government, Hon. Mitch Fifield
Criminalise 'Image-Based Sexual Abuse'
Australia needs to criminalise 'image-based sexual abuse'. This includes but is not limited to: revenge porn - the non-consensual sharing of intimate images; morphed porn - the non-consensual doctoring of ordinary images into pornographic material; and parasite porn - the non-consensual sharing of ordinary images onto pornographic websites. Online sexual exploitation can happen to anyone but it primarily affects women. It is used as a tool by perpetrators to harm, intimidate, control, threaten, misrepresent or sexually objectify their victims. Technology-facilitated abuse can cause significant harm to victims including emotional distress, violation, shame, humiliation, damage to their reputation and employability and disruption to their employment or education. Victims can fear for their safety and have suicidal thoughts and/or attempt suicide. A national inquiry on 'revenge porn' has already taken place, and in early 2016 the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee recommended in a report that the Commonwealth Government and the states/territories make the 'non-consensual sharing of intimate images' a criminal offence. The Commonwealth and the majority of our states/territories are yet to enact such laws or any laws that specifically tackle sexual cybercrime in its various forms. (Seriously Australia, the US, UK, Wales, Canada and New Zealand are already on top of it) Despite the Committee’s recommendations, the Federal Government has shifted its focus to civil penalties, in part due to the distressing and slow nature of criminal proceedings. A move which raises significant concerns because pursuing civil actions are arguably the most costly, lengthy, inaccessible and emotionally taxing features of our entire legal system. The criminalisation of ‘image-based sexual abuse’ would not only provide justice for victims but would also serve as a powerful deterrent. Whilst there are challenges in enforcing laws in this area, such as matters of jurisdiction, the potential anonymity of perpetrators and the rapid dissemination of online material. The Commonwealth does have the tools to fight sexual cybercrime through empowering government agencies such as the recently expanded Office of the eSafety Commissioner, the AFP, and working with internet and social media providers. Federal Government - A reporting tool won't be enough, please criminalise 'image-based sexual abuse'.
Petition to Malcom Turnball, The People, NASA, Donald Trump, Space-X
Fund us to start a space agency
We want funding so we can become an international symbol of space exploration and understanding of our universe. We are quite young so we will have the ideas for many years to come, and the only way to expand the human race is to understand galaxies, planets and stars further than our own. We are all very passionate about understanding our universe, or universes and want to do something that will impact the human race for many years to come.