The Government understands that ISP-level filtering is not a 'silver bullet'. We have always viewed ISP-level filtering as one part of a broader government initiative for protecting our children online.
Technology is improving all the time. Technology that filters peer-to-peer and BitTorrent traffic does exist and it is anticipated that the effectiveness of this will be tested in the live pilot trial.
To give Australian households the necessary confidence, the Government is working to promote an online civil society through its $125.8 million Cyber-Safety Plan. This contains a comprehensive set of measures to combat online threats and help parents and educators protect children from inappropriate material.
It includes funding for:
* education and information measures
* law enforcement
* helplines and websites
* ISP filtering
* consultative arrangements with industry, child protection bodies and children
* further research to identify possible areas for further action.
About five years ago I came down with some mysterious affliction that affected me physically, mentally, and emotionally. I went from being a bright-eyed energetic person with a quick wit and relentless optimism to a tired, drained, dead-eyed, irritable, emotionally-numb zombie.
Man, it seems we had the same boss!
The authors provide numerous reasons for this, from the concepts such as natural, traditional and holistic, to attacks on the scientific method by the alternative medical community and more.
This _really_ makes me angry. When I talk to someone about homeopathy, they always tell me about how "alopathy" doesn't work on prevention and how all those "chemicals" do bad things for your health.
I think they don't relate the studies saying "don't eat too much fat, it's bad for your heart" and "don't smoke, you bastard, or your lungs will collapse" with prevention. I don't know why.
I don't have a problem with people getting cured by placebos. But I do want them to notice that, if they have TB, it's the "oh-my-god-they're-so-bad" antibiotics that will probably save them.
I know that. Some time ago I searched for an incremental operator (some kind of simple a++ or something like inc(a)) but I found that the people who asked about that were having their heads hammered.
> print "Hello world!"
Done. Nothing more to do in my "hello world" python program.
The two most common things in the Universe are hydrogen and stupidity. -- Harlan Ellison