Sure, that's a workaround, but it doesn't solve the real problem - because the problem is not connecting to blocked sites (I have absolutely no interest in online gambling). The real problem is censorship.
So we in Quebec must fight this proposal - not because it has anything to do with gambling, but because it restricts our freedom.
This actually exists (well, not the George Jetson bit) - in Europe Renault sells a car with six user-selectable engine sounds:
Choices include a Clio V6, a Nissan GT-R or a Harley motorcycle...
>> Google makes no money in the sell of either. Firefox and/or Opera could change their default to MSN if they so desired.
Sorry?! Let's get this straight: the Mozilla Corporation made over $72 million in 2005 from Google - if you search Google with the integrated search box Mozilla earn approx. 80% of the search ads revenue. Same goes for the default Firefox-branded home page.
Opera is no different - it is no secret that they dropped the ad banners in the browser and have moved to a "free" model because they have negotiated a similar deal to Mozilla.
Google makes plenty of money from these two browsers, Firefox in particular. It's not for nothing they pay $1 per installation of Firefox (via AdSense referrals) and advertize it heavily.
Established technology tends to persist in the face of new technology. -- G. Blaauw, one of the designers of System 360