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Submission + - New Zealand introduces file sharing bill (nzherald.co.nz)

bitserf writes: Our overlords in government have decided to try and push through some file sharing legislation.

In the bill remains the controversial provisions for three-strikes removal of internet access, though interestingly, nothing prohibiting users from moving to other ISPs.

Text of the bill can be found here.

Interesting timing, considering ACTA negotiations due to be held in Wellington in April.

Comment Re:Good for southwest (Score 1) 940

Yes, of course. It's not the fault of the airline for cramming you in like sardines, but the fault of someone for being larger than average. Divide and conquer... you damned idiots.

Last I checked stuffing face with burgers and KFC was a personal choice.

So yes, it's the fault of the pachyderm when they spill over into adjacent seats.

Healthy, skinny persons are well within their rights to ridicule those who choose to lower their snouts into the trough whenever food is in the vicinity.

Comment Re:This is not moderation, this is accomodation. (Score 5, Informative) 78

We've had legalized prostitution in New Zealand since 2003.

Contrary to the scaremongering promulgated by people with hidden agendas, the sky has not fallen, and people working in the world's oldest profession have the full protection of the law behind them, just like everyone else.

Doesn't mean there isn't still a social stigma associated with it, but at least they're not forced into the underground and exploited by criminals, and they pay their taxes just like everyone else.

Comment Re:It's not a university problem, it's people leav (Score 1) 314

I have a mate who used to work for EA in the UK. He is one of the smartest programmers I know, self-taught, solid in math and physics, hard worker who churns out tight code.

Three years of his life wasted at that company for a pittance.

Needless to say, he saw the light and is now making serious bank doing "boring" development like the rest of us.

Sometimes you get more than you pay for, and if you don't realize it, your loss, since they will, eventually.

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