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Windows 7: Australia Imposes Internet Filter

20 Dec 2009   #41
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi all
As I said - a lot of this stuff is just "Hot Air" - presumably just trying to make "Global Warming" a reality to a largely sceptical public in Nothern Europe (and parts of Eastern USA) suffering the COLDEST WINTER in YEARS.

Politicians are LIGHT YEARS behind the technicians -- If Mainland China hasn't been 100% successful in totally controlling access to the Internet with all its huge resources for State Control I doubt whether some "amateur Politicians" are going to block a load of resourceful Aussies from doing so.

My experience on my travels is that when I meet Aussies I find that they are an exceedingly resourceful bunch so they shouldn't have any problem with getting round this type of B/S.

Perhaps at your next elections EVERYWHERE there should be a World Coalition called Anything But xxxxxxx where xxxxxxx is the current ruling party / group in your country.

Cheers
jimbo


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20 Dec 2009   #42
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Bbbrrrrrrrr..... I know that part well enough! That's not the weather either but the cold reaction to the new legislation being pondered over. But now you are starting to get well offtrack from the article itself.
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20 Dec 2009   #43
kronckew

Win 7 ultimate x64 sp1
 
 

what is 'crime'? it can be anything the state wants it to be.

blowing the whistle on parliamentary corruption is a crime here in the UK, the police even arrested an opposition mp while he was in his office at parliament when the govt. asked them to as he'd released info on the ruling labour party misdeeds.

the police routinely arrest tourists & locals for taking photos of buildings like st. pauls cathedral, and taking a photo of a policeman can get you arrested, all under the all-inclusive anti-terrorist acts which let them do pretty much what they want to.

one of the local councils used the anti-terrorist act to spy on a parent to try to prove they did not actually live in the catchment area for the school they had applied to for their children (turned out they were innocent).
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20 Dec 2009   #44
MyWin7

 

Yes, the UK system got very rogue to protect political corruption! The whole world knows that...
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20 Dec 2009   #45
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MyWin7 View Post
Yes, the UK system got very rogue to protect political corruption! The whole world knows that...
What the whole world knows is that there isn't a govt. that Doesn't protect political corruption in some way or another...

The UK are the ones that got caught
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20 Dec 2009   #46
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MyWin7 View Post
Yes, the UK system got very rogue to protect political corruption! The whole world knows that...
While OT -- it should be remembered that the UK used Anti-Terrorist legislation against Iceland in attempting to retrieve money after their local councils had destroyed our Banks while playing Casino with their taxpayers money.

(Actually we really didn't need any help from the UK in destroying the Banks -- our Govt was managing very successfully on its own Thank You).

However back to the point - It's almost IMPOSSIBLE to shut something down like the Internet

Even way back in 1956 during the "Hungarian Uprising" word and pictures still got out about what was happening in spite of the Old Soviet Union having what they thought 100% total control of all media and telecommunications.

Any decent technical guru will be able to circumvent this stuff in seconds.

Cheers
jimbo
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20 Dec 2009   #47
MyWin7

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
What the whole world knows is that there isn't a govt. that Doesn't protect political corruption in some way or another...

The UK are the ones that got caught
sorry, just OT for a minute:
Is there a similar whistle-blower legislation in the US too, I wonder? I do not know any other country having such a blatantly self serving legislation in power.
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20 Dec 2009   #48
spinifex

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45
Even way back in 1956 during the "Hungarian Uprising" word and pictures still got out about what was happening in spite of the Old Soviet Union having what they thought 100% total control of all media and telecommunications.

Any decent technical guru will be able to circumvent this stuff in seconds.

Cheers
jimbo
Sadly i remeber when that happened. There was a huge amount of protesters in Amsterdam, throwing rocks, etc, at the windows of the Russian embassy.
I was 9 at the time, and had forgotten about it till i read your post. It doesn't take long for word to get around, even if it was back in 56'.

I'm far from being a computer guru, but depending what gets cencored, i'm sure i could find a way around to get to where i want to be. Intarwebs are full of information.
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20 Dec 2009   #49
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MyWin7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
What the whole world knows is that there isn't a govt. that Doesn't protect political corruption in some way or another...

The UK are the ones that got caught
sorry, just OT for a minute:
Is there a similar whistle-blower legislation in the US too, I wonder? I do not know any other country having such a blatantly self serving legislation in power.
No there is no such law in the US; some even consider "whistleblowing" a good thing to do.
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20 Dec 2009   #50
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by spinifex View Post
i'm sure i could find a way around to get to where i want to be. Intarwebs are full of information.
That there are and will be, but the point is - we should not have to.
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