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  • Aug 15th, 2018 @ 4:07am

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    For those who don't live here, we are fast becoming a police state. This bullshit plus a notably racist speech in the senate yesterday plus a generally apathetic public equals a country heading into some very dark times.

  • Jun 27th, 2018 @ 6:05am

    Re: Re: Did you say something, ABC?

    The ABC is not the government's media arm. It is a publically funded media organisation that is often critical of the government of the day, of whatever political stripe. In recent years the current government has stripped something like $300 million from its funding. Yes, this government is a bunch of batards.

  • Jun 27th, 2018 @ 5:56am

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    Australia is a constitutional monarchy, dumb arse. We have our own constitution and make our own laws. The reigning monarch is the head of state and that is all. Don't let facts get in the way of your ranting though.

  • Nov 9th, 2017 @ 3:38am

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    And the MPAA is.....? Nobody here has even heard of it/them so we'll carry on regardless. Up yours MPAA.

  • Jun 13th, 2017 @ 8:09pm

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    Yes, Brandis is an idiot, and a dangerous one. That youtube video that Sambo linked to shows his ignorance and wilful stupidity in full flight. He thinks a url is an "electronic address" of a website. He says that to either obfuscate or to show off his ignorance. That interview is a classic.
    And Turnbull was on the news last night trying to soothe everyone that they didn't want a back door, just access to encrypted comms. Face palm. This from a guy who himself uses encrypted messaging apps. The level of hypocrisy on display is breathtaking.

  • Jun 2nd, 2017 @ 6:01am

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    America, the new no fly zone.

  • May 25th, 2017 @ 7:59pm

    Encryption is a cancer on socitey

    This is the Central Scrutinizer. It is my responsibility to collect all your passwords and data.

    To that end, from June 9 2017 we are outlawing mathematics, err encryption. Encryption is a cancer on society that allows people to have private conversations and messages via the Interwebz that the government cannot listen to. It also allows people to do their online banking in total privacy! This is clearly unacceptable.

    From June 9, we are rolling out a worldwide system to counter mathematics, err encryption. We are starting small, with a rollout on a little island off the west coast of Europe. Theresa, the Supreme Leader of this island, is terrific, she really is. She has already shown the right fascist tendencies and we are very excited to be helping her implement our new system of surveillance, err safety.

    Our staff from Central Services will be visiting every home and business in order to register all your computing devices in our Central Database. They will also be installing black boxes on all your devices in order to ensure that you can't use encryption. They only weigh a couple of kilograms each and are therefore barely noticeable. These tamper proof boxes are terrific too, they really are. Theresa came up with the idea and so, in her honour, we've christened them Theresa's Boxes. Now all your communications will be routed through Theresa's Boxes. Rental only costs a few dollars per month per device.

    From June 9, anyone caught using mathematics, err encryption, will be sent to our correctional facility north of the Arctic Circle, where they will be re-educated, using the Central Re-adjustment of Attitude Program, or CRAP. It is not known at this point how long this CRAP might take to work, but we suspect it won't be a brief stay at the facility. Dress warmly.

    We will keep you informed of any updates to this new system via Central Television.

    A world without encryption.

    You'll love it......it's a way of life.