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Censorship

Submission + - Proposal for new HTTP code for censorship (guardian.co.uk)

Alain Williams writes: "Some ISPs return a code of 403 Forbidden when they have been ordered by court to prevent their customers visiting a URL. Tim Bray proposes 451, an appropriate reference to the dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. This could be fun: censors often don't like being exposed for what they really are!"
Transportation

Submission + - Atheist bloggers raise 20,000 for UK bus campaign (justgiving.com) 1

arcticstoat writes: "Following a blog post by Ariane Sherine back in June, thousands of atheists have joined an Internet campaign to get an atheist advert on London buses. The original idea was to raise £5,500, with a few people paying £5 each, but with the help of a Facebook group and mass Internet support, the campaign has now already received almost £20,000. Renowned evolutionary biologist and atheist writer, Richard Dawkins, has also promised to put in an extra £5,500, while other columnists such as Charlie Brooker have also donated to the cause. The slogan on the bus will read: 'There's probably no God. Now stop worrying and get on with your life,' and is intended to counter religious advertising that is often seen on buses in the UK."

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