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+ - Blacklisted Site listing leaked-> 1

Submitted by lordguha
lordguha (1335395) writes "Accordingly to the Sydney Morning Herald, Wikileaks has obtained the list of websites that the Australian government plans to blacklist. The list includes not just child pornography but also YouTube links, regular gay and straight porn sites, Wikipedia entries, euthanasia sites, websites of fringe religions such as satanic sites, fetish sites, Christian sites, the website of a tour operator and even a Queensland dentist."
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Censorship

+ - Australian secret blacklist leaked 1

Submitted by dysprosia
dysprosia (661648) writes "The Australian secret blacklist has been leaked at Wikileaks. There are some "interesting" choices on the list, as the Sydney Morning Herald story suggests, "...about half of the sites on the list are not related to child porn and include a slew of online poker sites, YouTube links, regular gay and straight porn sites, Wikipedia entries, euthanasia sites, websites of fringe religions such as satanic sites, fetish sites, Christian sites, the website of a tour operator and even a Queensland dentist." Not to mention goat.cx, a picture of a suggestive pumpkin..."

Comment: Re:Can't come soon enough (Score 1) 226

by jon_cooper (#26865569) Attached to: "Liquid Wood" a Contender To Replace Plastic
Realistically, while oil prices will undoubtedly rise over time, we're not likely to hit any "peak" for a long, LONG time.

You're mistaken in what the "peak" in peak oil means. The peak refers to the AMOUNT of oil produced, not the price of oil. If the price of oil peaked, there wouldn't be a problem, would there?

The concept is that oil will continue to rise in price (as you said) and that eventually it will become so expensive that demand for it will drop. Despite the drop in demand, because the stuff will become so expensive to extract, it will still continue to rise in price and drop in demand.

That's the theory anyway - I personally don't think there will be a clearly defined peak in extraction, but more a rollercoaster.

Privacy

+ - Australian ISPs Reject Calls To Police Their Users

Submitted by jon_cooper
jon_cooper (746199) writes "After recent setbacks in the RIAA's lawsuits, AFACT (Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft) has decided to try a different approach in Australia and want ISPs to do their dirty work for them. However, Australian ISPs have soundly rejected calls from AFACT to slow down or terminate user accounts that AFACT has determined are being used to distribute copyrighted works. Telstra had this to say, "... we do not believe it is up to the ISPs to be judge, jury and executioner in relation to the issue when the content owners have any number of legal avenues to pursue infringements.""
Biotech

+ - Boeing Helping to Develop Algae-based Jet-Fuel->

Submitted by jon_cooper
jon_cooper (746199) writes "Air New Zealand, Aquaflow Bionomic Corporation and Boeing are working together to develop and test a bio-fuel derived from algae. Aquaflow Bionomic Corporation began operating in May last year after it met a request from the local council to deal with excess algae on sewage ponds. Boeing's Dave Daggett was reported this year as saying algae ponds totalling 34,000 square kilometres could produce enough fuel to reduce the net CO2 footprint for all of aviation to zero."
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Books

Harry Potter Leaked Via Handheld Camera 427

Posted by kdawson
from the too-big-a-perimeter-to-patrol dept.
owlgorithm writes "Salon reports that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows has been leaked four days before it hits bookstores. It turns out that someone with access to the American edition of the book has taken a photograph of every one of the pages and made them available via bittorrent. Publishers may well be quaking in their boots, but in some places the quality is barely legible. On many pages the pirateer's hands are in the pictures with other pages needing a bit of Photoshopping just to make out the words. It appears many of the sites have been removing the content, naturally enough."

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