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  1. I don't have much information on this at the moment. but there seems to be something brewing in social media circles about something called NDAA which would apparently let the military or the president to arrest US citizens and hold them indefinitely without trial. (similar law to what we have in Australia: http://en.wikipedia....an_sedition_law) Further more SOPA (Protect IP) is to be put before congress this week and is expected to pass. many of the comments are claiming a US media blackout to cover up the issues (and given the lack of coverage in mainstream media these claims could be well founded) and so are taking to social media sites to try and raise awareness. http://twitter.com/#...earch?q=%23NDAA and http://twitter.com/#.../search/%23sopa Anyways, people seem pissed and unlike Australians are unlikely to just bend over and take it so we might possibly see some interesting developments over the next few days. http://trendistic.indextank.com/ndaa
  2. ok, so for those of you that haven't heard, major ISP's including Telstra and Optus have already begun internet filtering, Telstra claims to already have done more than 84,000 redirects to illegal material. (It is undetermined as of yet weather or not they will be forwarding users IP addresses to the relevant authorities)> Australia is also apparently one of the countries that have signed onto the ACTA (anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement) treaty, and has apparently already passed the lower house. We also now have copyright trolls in Australia with a company on the gold coast being set up to try and blackmail alleged downloaders into paying settlements or risk being dragged through court. So for anyone out there who is still using things like torrents it's probably a good time for you to be looking into things like getting a VPN, and using usenet or warez for you downloads.
  3. well it looks like Labor have finally admitted that there internet censorship had cost them votes at the last election will this change anything? Probably not, after all it looks like vodafone is going to start voluntarily censoring the internet now too.
  4. the problem is that this stuff is usually just the thin edge of the wedge.... I'm guessing this is the reason why we're seeing the isp's take action but this is really small potatoes in comparison to the laws that are coming (e.g. protect ip, sopa etc). EDIT: in case you missed it in the other thread http://vimeo.com/31100268
  5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vy4I4NjeRbU&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFlnD8R4PsU&feature=related
  6. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ata2-mVt0cA&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cRH-SRB5LE&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbYjkJNB9Yo&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhryLdwkoMM&feature=related
  7. surprised no one has put this up yet.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlTwwr-WEVo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaLuerZt-x4&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9R89CUlDDCk&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHh4Mr6xJCk&feature=related
  8. I'll start off by clarifying a few things. The point of this thread was to let people know that the government is proposing to CHANGE current laws to give more power to the anti-piracy lobby and take various kids of legal actions against them. what is currently legal or illegal will be irrelevant. This leads me to perhaps the scariest piece of proposed legislation yet. http://vimeo.com/31100268 If this is in america why should i care? Well besides the fact that they will be able to take down your domain, and stop search engines showing results as well as stopping payment gateways and US based advertising companies not to mention a whole host of other business and services doing business with you website, the US government is holding secret closed door meetings on protect-ip (also known as SOPA) with other countries around the world including Australia to get them to cooperate with the legislation if passed. and we all know how much the Australian government loves to bend over backwards for good old Barrack Osama...
  9. Kyle Sandilands

    in general, he's a knob but in regards to the incident with the journalist he's a f#cking champ.
  10. Here's two links to stories everyone should read (especially the first one) http://delimiter.com...iracy-controls/ and and later in this post http://delimiter.com...groups-demands/
  11. Nanny Australia

    you're angry at the wrong people, the government isn't to blame, they're simply a reflection of societies actions, or in this case inaction.
  12. ^^ Yes I do And here are the pictures of the two sheep f#ucking retards... Matthew Clapham Richard Clapham and there house The 33-year-old New Zealander lives in the exclusive Clear Island Waters canal estate on the Gold Coast
  13. thought this was an interesting story, it's nice to see someone have a win against the system for once. Since this sort of thing seems to be a pretty common topic here are some other links that people may find useful. http://www.delonixradar.com.au/victoria/ http://www.delonixradar.com.au/new-south-wales/ http://www.policespeedcameras.info/Road_Traffic_Laws_Speed_Camera_Laws/laws_nsw.html http://www.mccofnsw.org.au/a/241.html http://www.caradvice.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2007/04/doesspeedkillrevenuebeforesafety.pdf
  14. motor cyclist beats lidar

    No!!! Public apathy lead to this. police receive plenty of training in to operational use of radar/lidar equipment but frequently fail to follow proper procedure because quite simply, they keep getting away with it. With no public pressure for police accountability, people rarely willing to fight fines and not to mention the shear financial windfall for state coffers, there is really no need for them to follow proper operational procedures 99% of the time.
  15. motor cyclist beats lidar

    ^^ he was awarded costs and his barrister was his father, in reality he's not out of pocket at all. It also has the benefit of creating precedents for people to use in there own defenses, and gives you some ideas on how to go about defending somthing yourself so these sort of cases are usually a pretty good thing all round.
  16. If they aren't already it won't take long, Australia is already getting a bit of a bad name overseas in both the tech and automotive worlds. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35TbGjt-weA&feature=player_embedded seemed appropriate. yeah they're still fighting, but it does seem like they're starting to buckle a little bit under the pressure.
  17. things like peer block sort of work, but they are by no means fool proof. I'd still suggest using it but don't just assume that you are completely safe because you are using it. here are a few tutorials that should help some of the less tech savvy... http://lifehacker.com/5799220/use-a-vpn-service-to-connect-to-spotify-from-the-united-states http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2009/08/how-to-use-the-heck-out-of-usenet/ http://torrentfreak.com/how-to-use-usenet-a-beginners-guide/ http://torrentfreak.com/5-ways-to-download-torrents-anonymously-100819/ as for warez, most people use services like rapidshare to host files and then post up the links on various forums (bulletin boards ;) ) and blogs. There are tools to allow you to download from services like rapidshare for free. it should also be mentioned that using something like a vpn, it will allow you to use many legal services such as HULU for content so you may find you don't need to rely on illegal downloads as much anyway. and remember, when it comes to learning more about this stuff Google is your friend.
  18. You'll still be able to use torrents if you really want, you'll just have to be a lot more careful as these anti-piracy groups get much more power. you'll most likely have to sign up for a vpn service to help mask your IP address. You'll also have to make sure yu use a service that doesn't keep logs and find a way for paying for the service that doesn't leave a paper trail back to you. in the end a lot of people just find usenet easier.
  19. DEXTER S06

    apparently it's out already, got leaked a week early... Just waiting for the EZTV version http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsvGslI_KcM
  20. the catholic church has a long history of dodgy shit... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcXBuDuEZTs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91EQ76MOwqE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=em-9PvxbGng and this sort of thing is really only just scratching the surface there is a rumor of yet another cover up now involving disabled kids being abused http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/catholic-church-denies-fresh-claim-of-abuse-cover-up/story-e6frg6nf-1226147317875
  21. The Nanny State Debate

    A bunch of left-leaning tree-hugging do-gooder uni-heads voting in favor of big government and more regulation.... Now what were the odds of that?
  22. LOL just had tp add this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhAKzYr4-wg and this
  23. it'll be the same as in the 80's when japan was an economic superpower, people who do business with them will probably learn to speak it (it'll definitely be the THE language to learn for business people) so they can conduct business better, but other than that no one will really give a shit...
  24. 10TB VPS servers. Any that stand out?

    most of the developers building web apps these day seem to be going more for AWS (EC2, S3, CloudFront etc) http://aws.amazon.com/ seems to be one of the cheaper and more reliable ways, especially if you need scalability and high availability.
  25. whats the bet that a whole new raft of alcohol restrictions and taxes will be on there way soon...