Thursday, February 28, 2008

Here Come the Porn Filters 

Whether they admit it or not, a big percentage of adult Australians sometimes access porn online. Now our caring government is introducing ISP-level porn filters (at a cost of a whopping $189 million), which basically means you'll have to contact your ISP and say:

I love porn! Please let me see it! Please note me down as a porn lover!

I'm all for kids being able to surf safely. There'd be nothing wrong with proving free PC-level filter software to whoever wants it. But ISP-level? If that is introduced, what is next? Asking permission to look at communist websites??

Also, as they point out at ars technica:
False positives will likely frustrate users and pornographic content will all but certainly slip through the government's net. The ISP-level filters will also probably not provide parents with the same level of administrative flexibility as PC-based filters.


Thursday, February 21, 2008

Coles Sausage Recall - Not Done Well 

I was in the Coles supermarket meat department this morning, and there were a number of small signs in the sausage section informing me that certain sausages had been recalled.

The brand stated was YLC. I've never heard of YLC, so I ignored it. Then I read in Yahoo news that:
Supermarket chain Coles has recalled three sausage products after some were found to contain wire fragments.

Coles has voluntarily recalled the three products labelled with the "You'll Love Coles" brand.
It sounds to be like a Coles boss chose to use the confusing name of YLC, to save Coles embarassment, at the potential expense of a customer's health.

Shame on that decision maker.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

A Visual Guide to Dubai's Rapid Expansion 

A great collection of images showing how this city is becoming something of a Disneyland for adults. Good on them - better use for oil money than building mosques (in my opinion).

The building above will soon be the world's tallest - easily.


Friday, February 08, 2008

Archbishop: Flee England! 

Of course he didn't say that, but it is what many English folk are starting to think, and his recent comments are only going to add to their feeling of no longer belonging in their own country:
Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, spiritual leader of the world's Anglicans, said on Thursday the introduction in Britain of some aspects of sharia, Islamic law, was unavoidable.
Read the rest of the story here, but there is no need, for the trend is what matters, and the trend is that eventually England will be a Muslim state.

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Sunday, February 03, 2008

Fake Moon Landing Update 

Basically, someone with non-MoonBoot boots placed the flag there - which is why there are no MoonBoot footprints near it (facing the right way), and it looks a little "sweeped".

I'm convinced!

I think we really did go to the moon, but we weren't skilled enough to send footage home...

Read it all at Rense.

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