It won’t even be an opt-in system, you’ll get it because it’s good for you, and you’ll need to contact your ISP to opt-out. Of course, there’s a big disincentive there if you object to censorship on principle because you’ll fear that they will make assumptions about why you want to opt out..
This BBC report says that a Kabul court is trying a man for converting from Islam to Christianity and the prosecution want him to be executed for it.
Now I’m not a religious person, but I feel people should be free to think freely, and that includes changing their religion without being punished for it, and it would appear that I’m not alone as the United Nations “Declaration of Human Rights” (1948) says:
Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.
An interesting article from IT-Wire asking the question “Microsoft deal is up, what now Victoria?“, wondering whether the monopoly lock-in will continue or whether a new wind will start to blow in Victoria and (shock horror) a choice might appear ?
Here’s a bizarre story – a koala called Aoi in Japan that comes down out of the trees to sleep on the ground each night. It’s the only one of the 9 to do so apparently!
I’ve now put the piccies of the start of the InstallFest up in my Gallery. It’s only the start because I was too busy installing systems afterwards to take any more! 😉
But the real stars of the show were Sasha Ivkovic and Troy, the technician, who did a wonderful job in spreading the word and prepping the room brilliantly and Bill Farrow for bringing the barbie and snags for free!
If you live in Ballarat and are interested, or know someone in the area who would be, please direct them in our direction this coming Saturday! 🙂
It’s my little brothers birthday today (UK time) – hope you’re having a good one Alan!
He’ll never forgive me for this.. 🙂
I see Michael Fox has got a new WordPress blog going – so this is just to give him a free trackback.. 🙂
From ABC News – South Korea gets rare yellow snowfall.