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Comment: Re:Internet costs in Australia (Score 1) 318

by ozbon (#45079959) Attached to: The Ridiculous Tech Fees You're Still Paying
And Iceland (103,000 sq km) is just over 1% of the size of Australia ( 7,741,220 sq km) - even bearing in mind that both have uninhabitable regions in the middle of them. Also I think Iceland is part of the main transocean lines between America and Europe, so has greater access to bandwidth anyway. All told, I'd guess that the costs of installing infrastructure, intra-city comms etc. are costlier/more problematic in Australia than in Iceland.

Comment: Re:HOW?? (Score 1) 620

by ozbon (#45024767) Attached to: Silk Road Shut Down, Founder Arrested, $3.6 Million Worth of Bitcoin Seized
Potentially I'd say it was related to this story ( http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2013/09/freedom-hosting-fbi/ ) about the FBI having control over a number of Tor servers. Initially they were aiming for Freedom Hosting, but if that can do it for one site/service, I'm sure they can do the same for others...

Comment: Re:Bogus. (Score 1) 61

by ozbon (#44764283) Attached to: FOI Request Reveals UK Houses of Parliament Workers' Passion For Adult Content
Why should the high numbers represent errors, but the low ones don't?

I'd tend more to think that the low figures equated either with a) reclassification or b) having got rid of some people who were constantly trying.

Also, how do you know they were repeated access attempts on a site, rather than attempts at many, many sites, all of which got blocked for some reason or other?

Comment: Re:Movies (Score 4, Insightful) 322

by ozbon (#44754713) Attached to: What's your favorite medium for Sci-Fi?
I'd dispute this - books can certainly do the same (particularly when written in the first person, but even in third person they still envelop you)

Sure, it takes some imagination - but since when was that a bad thing? Certainly when was it worse than having everything there and explained/shown, rather than letting you decide for yourself exactly what each person/character/setting looked like, based within the guidelines of the book's description?

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