Why "X" ...
... when "?" is more appropriate.
19 posts • joined 7 Dec 2008
Coming soon to you – Julia GillRudd's Australian Republic of Socialist Emirates, (ARSE) with the enthusiastic support of the red Greens.
Because we will only be able to get to 50% of the websites, the internet here will be known as half-ARSE.
Defunct mines, of which there will be many, will become known as Bob Brown's ARSE holes – symbols of having been well and truly screwed.
The Green Police will wear Brown shirts (made from hair, of course), and be called ARSE-kickers. The under-cover recycle bin Police (as well as traffic cops) will be called ARSE-creepers.
Electricity will be generated by ARSE-wind, supplemented by gas-fired power stations.
Border control will be such that nobody will need to enter ARSE from the back any more - it will be wide open to all - after all, that's already Brown's policy.
And after Red and Brown have finished this great country will no longer be worth a crap to live in.
Footnote: Bob Brown, the leader of the Greens, looks like holding the balance of power. He's a radical communist and a very open homosexual.
You asked "I don't quite understand, has no one pinned them down (say on a national tv show) and asked why?
Because this bunch of socialist idealogy-driven incompetents decree such regulations without ANY prior discussion. Usually the first time anybody learns about their crap is when it's too late. Furthermore, the media is so intimidated and tightly dominated by Rudd (our PM and wannabe world leader) that they're shit scared to publish anything that might offend him.
It's not about accessing illegal material. It's about three concurrent issues:
One, the overtly socialiast government is striving to control access to what it deems acceptable (whether legal or not);
Two, even at 99.99% accuracy, filters would block millions of legitimate sites;
Three, our largest (and monopolistic) telco sells 256K ADSL as high speed broadband. Even as a web services business I've tried for 4 years to get better than 1.5M ADSL, and I've finally achieved 1.6MB / 384K on a static IP, that costs me AUD 200 per month (that's around GBP 85 per month for all of 5GB traffic).
What performance hit do you think I can afford, simply to pander to a left-wing religious zealot filtering everything I access?
That's a down-under smiley - everything's upside down here.
The more I read comments on The Register articles, the more prominent Anonymous Coward appears. Over 40 items this article alone. He who knows everything about everything, and has a variety of (sometimes self-contradicting) opinions on everything else.
I need to ask the question - is this his personal blog, or is he one of the fortunate few with nothing to do all day?
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