Police identity must be protected...
using clown icons, rather than the black square. Thus we can simultaneously meet the plods' anonymity demands and make a political statement at the same time.
65 posts • joined 12 Jun 2008
under the influence of aliens?
Perhaps said wallabies are trying to destroy their Thetans with opium before Xenu sucks them up into a DC-8. The wallabies are probably justifiably worried about using DC-8s for intergalactic travel. After all the newer DC-10 could barely manage intraplanetery travel - let along interplanetary travel.
I don't know what this extension does that Adblock Plus does not do better. This extension disables the ad but still allows your information to be sent to the advertiser. The Adblock Plus extension blocks the whole ad.
Also I don't understand all the extreme reactions against all forms of advertising. I run Adblock Plus all the time. Recently I unblocked google Adwords - they are not intrusive and are (sometimes) very helpful.
Ironically the most in-your-face ads are in online newspapers, who should really know better. When was the last time you saw an advertisement sticker over the top of the content?
The original blog has been updated with some clarifications:
In addition a local news site has this article:
In particular clarifying: "One traveller, based in Germany, already had a valid visa. But in an online chat an Australian MySQL developer scared him off".
Secondly "The other had applied for an online Electronic Travel Authority (ETA). It was rejected with the words: "SHORT TERM BUSINESS ETA APPLICATION WAS NOT APPROVED NO AUTHORITY TO TRAVEL TO AUSTRALIA HELD BY PASSENGER." But ETAs are often rejected. Resubmitting as a "proper" visa application is often successful. Alas, too late for that."
Yes the Australian government often sucks (especially immigration), but not this time.
How is receiving a "hand-out" from a corporation (in the form of philanthropy) different from receiving a "hand-out" from the government?
The United States needs to get off its ideological high-horse and put in some common sense safety nets.
But I'm in Australia so I'm already sorted. Free high quality hospital care, most GP visits free, subsidised trade schools, subsidised universities, government unemployment and pensions. All with a LOWER tax burden than the US (http://www.aph.gov.au/library/Pubs/RN/2005-06/06rn18.pdf)
If you were forced to type every english domain in the cyrillic, greek or arabic alphabet you would be upset too.
Domains should be available in native languages. Japanese users should be able to use kanji. Chinese users should be able to use chinese characters.
If the URL is written in another language it is likely the content is in another language too. In addition the current system for representing unicode domains has allowances for ASCII compatibility anyway.
It may be a good idea to segment it (e.g. cyrillic only available for xxxx.ru sites). Those of us in the west must not force our own language preferences on others.
Paris... because she likes going overseas to Canada and Mexico.
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