Re: Another example of the GoP leadership championing freedom
Stop talking about Australia like that! Oh, wait....
244 posts • joined 26 May 2017
Politicians are, by and large, technologically clueless. The cops say "we need this and that and the other", so to be seen to be "tough on crime", the government mindlessly rams this sort of legislation through parliament. The opposition dare not oppose anything because the government head kickers will inevitably claim they are soft on crime and child porn.
"You're either with us or you are supporting the pedophiles" is a common refrain. There is absolutely no room for a sensible debate on these sorts of matters.
And interfering with encryption is also such a great idea that keeps us all so, so safe.
"A victim of systemic abuse and an A grade jerkoff because of it."
How very fucking sensitive of you. Aboriginal people are way over-represented in jails in Australia, partly because of that systemic abuse. Heard of "Black Deaths in Custody", have we? The treatment given to him was absolutely outrageous, disgusting and over the top. I don't agree with the court's decision, but your comment barely hides your contempt for the vast number of Aboriginal people who have suffered appalling treatment at the hands of white man for over 200 years.
with this bullshit. Technologically incompetent politicians desperate to be seen "doing something". There is no way in hell I'm providing my driving license details, with my picture on it, or any other forms of ID to any social media company. Not. Gonna. Happen.
In the end I'm guessing this has about as much chance of becoming law as there is of me walking across Lake Burley Griffin.
Like it or not, that's how millions of people get information quickly. I'm no fan of facebook at all. It used to be a bit of a fun way to keep in touch with people, but these days it's just a cesspit of conspiracy theory shit.
Look forward to you setting up the National Bushfire Network. It's run on a state by state basis, so good luck.
abc.net.au actually. Our national broadcaster, affectionately known as "Auntie". There is a ton of community groups that post on facebook to quickly share breaking news during bushfire/flood etc emergencies. That's why blocking sites like the ABC is dangerous.
I've had both attempts at posting news links blocked today, including this article. Facebook is chucking a huge tanty with the thermonuclear option as its default position. Blocking the ABC is downright dangerous, as they are the go to source during natural disasters. Hello, it's bushfire season here!
On the other hand, Rupert calls and Scotty from Marketing says "yes boss"!
The whole thing is sickening.
I only updated to 19.3 a couple of weeks ago, due to the current version of Blender refusing to start under 18.3. My philosophy is to be one step back from the bleeding edge. I want an OS, not a shiny new toy every few months. It works and works well. In nearly 7 years of heavy Mint usage, I have not had one genuine system crash. That is good enough for me.
Ad unconscionable and reprehensible as any war crimes may have been, the whole ADF is being smeared by the actions of a small minority. Not trying to defend their actions, just saying.
China's government is waging economic warfare on Australia with basically non-existent arguments.
They've got the shits with us because we dare to stand up for ourselves.
Let's talk about suppression of the Uighur people, building illegal islands in the South China Sea and "re-education" camps.
Pot, kettle, black.
Many years ago a colleague and I serviced a laser printer (they were 600 grand a pop). Test everything is working properly, hand it back to the customer, leave the premises.
An hour or so later, the same customer puts in a service call because the prints were horribly skewed. Couldn't fix it over the phone so back I go, only to find the guides in the paper tray were nowhere near the edges of the paper.
Definitely my quickest fix ever. The look on the clown's face was priceless when I showed him the "problem".
thanks very much. I have to put a key in the front door lock to get inside. The horror!
This is surveillance capitalism gone totally mad.
And of course there will never be any data breaches, cos they have the best suckurity systems in place on all their devices.
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