10 posts • joined Thursday 20th March 2008 13:19 GMT
DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS!
"(30-year-old female) PT SAT ON A FUNNY STOOL FOR FIVE HOURS WHILE USING THE COMPUTER AND DEV ELOPED SEVERE LOWER BACK PAIN STRAINED BACK"
She developed ...what?? - So now there's an app for that, too?
oh, bugger... - When does Australia get connected to the Interwebs?
Not only are there ridiculous data plans in Australia, which make "normal" internet usage bloody expensive, now they even want to decide what the few with enough cash to actually *afford* to watch hi-def pr0n online are getting to see - other "critical" content up next, shirley..
Here in Germany they come up every once in a while with the notion to censor "bomb-building instructions". What a stupid idea! - Why not just go and censor chemistry und physics lessons and you get there!
Bloody friggin stupid.. - Whatever happened to pre-9-11 Australia, land of the free?
Sad news: Osama's won, at least in some parts of the former "free world"...
"AND WHERE'S THE TECH ANGLE?"
yea, well, I thought you'd post it anyway..
I'll keep on supplying you with that sort of stories although you failed to mention me for supplying the story (*sob*)
Paris, for already earning a couple of those 50$ coupons in the past..
"Walter Wagner, a retired radiation expert,"
..was it only me who first read "retarded expert"? - oh, well..
Re: Where is the resistance?
There is heaps of resistance around here, you can be sure of that. More people are starting to get aware of the implications of the new "ant-terror" (yea, like.. whatever) laws and some even react and try to make themselves heard..
Resistance isn't futile ..yet.
The main problem with all those laws in general (although the thought alone of somebody watching my every move, just because I oppose these laws openly and so I might "have something to hide"), but of the unforeseeable consequences they might have!
See, we had at least one mean dictator around here, starting a world war and all, and after the war was over and the new republic was founded, everybody agreed on passing laws which would "forever" prevent this shit happening again. We had really neat seperation of power implemented, some sort of transparency of what government body is doing what, we had defined "custodians for the custodians" and all..
Nowadays with all this "terror threat" scare (meh..) they abolish more and more of those regulations, and that's not a healthy thing for a democracy!
It all might be fine as long as we can trust the government (if only for their incompetency regarding technical issues, like actually developing such a trojan), but it's scary that the government doesn't appear to trust its people anymore!
And who can foresee the future? - What might happen if one day the far left, far right, or some complete whacko as Onkel Wolfgang takes over the government and now has the power to decide who really is one of those dreaded terrorists?
Those smegging laws will hardly ever be taken back. And most bloody politicians don't even understand the implications of what they decide on in parliament.
oh, well: Courage! And some clue for the clueless.. - pretty please?
(Paris, as a hint to "clue, please")