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By tigtog on May 30, 2010
It’s been ages since we last livechatted! Today at the Hoydenfest I was asked if I could set it up for all those who love themselves some kitsch and bling every year on SBS, so here we are. The show starts at 7:30pm on SBS Australian Eastern Standard Time, and the chat widget below should go live at 7:15pm.
By Lauredhel on May 30, 2010
The government’s $128.8 million Cyber Safety policy includes forcing internet service providers to block access to a secret blacklist of website pages identified as ”refused classification” by the Australian police. Web pages will be nominated for blacklisting by Australian internet users who come across illegal or ”unacceptable” websites.
By Mary on May 29, 2010
My four month old has explained a lot of things to me. To date it’s been things like “it’s been four months and you still can’t tell the difference between tired and hungry? HERE LET ME SHOW YOU.” But I confess that I was surprised last night by his cogent explanation of reasons to oppose [...]
Posted in culture wars, gender & feminism, parenting, technology | Tagged australia, censorship, electronic frontiers australia, internet filter, mandatory filtering, nocleanfeed, social change | 26 Responses
By Lauredhel on May 29, 2010
Today’s baby otter comes to us via The Daily Squee. Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything your heart desires. Is there anything great happening in your life? Anything you want to get off your chest? Reading a good book (or a bad one)? Anything in the news that you’d like [...]
By tigtog on May 28, 2010
Looking for the ultimate gadget? BBC Animation from Mitchell and Webb:
By Lauredhel on May 27, 2010
And today’s theme is: Gonzo! You may need to be creative with this one… Post your own favourite in-theme Cheez here, and wait for admin image magic to make it appear. Please post a link to a FULL webpage, rather than a direct link to an image only – that is, no URLs with .jpg, [...]
By Mindy on May 25, 2010
Anti-immunisation doctor banned in the UK. As he is now in the US this will do little to slow him down. Appearing on NBC’s Today Show, Wakefield described the decision as “a little bump on the road.” He claimed the US government has been settling cases of vaccine-induced autism since 1991. SMH 25/5/10 The US [...]
By Lauredhel on May 25, 2010
[*** WARNING for detailed domestic violence description from the fourth paragraph on. ***] My local paper has been abuzz with righteous taxpayer outrage over the State paying for a tattoo removal for a woman, who I’ll call JMN. The story of JMN disrupts a number of neat stereotypical societal narratives about domestic violence, about victimhood, [...]