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Re: In the News
« Reply #195 on: November 29, 2013, 03:35:45 AM »
People do suck.

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Re: In the News
« Reply #196 on: December 03, 2013, 12:51:44 PM »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-25180811

East Asia worries me; just that it could all go so so wrong so so quickly.
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Re: In the News
« Reply #197 on: December 03, 2013, 01:45:53 PM »
World War IV.
I'd be more apathetic if I weren't so lethargic.

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Re: In the News
« Reply #198 on: December 03, 2013, 01:58:28 PM »
Wait, when was III?  :P
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Re: In the News
« Reply #199 on: December 03, 2013, 02:09:52 PM »
Cold War.
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Re: In the News
« Reply #200 on: December 03, 2013, 02:34:34 PM »
I don't think I'd say that counted; the conflicts in it were too spread out, too indirect, and the big ones were rarely simultaneous. But you could argue it the other way of course.
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Re: In the News
« Reply #201 on: December 03, 2013, 02:47:56 PM »
Whenever the next full-scale conflict erupts I think the Cold War will be re-labelled as WW3, similar to ye olde Great War.
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Re: In the News
« Reply #202 on: December 03, 2013, 06:28:20 PM »
Just a question, what do you guys think of Davey C's latest attack on internet pornography? By that I mean his Opt-in porn ban.
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Re: In the News
« Reply #203 on: December 08, 2013, 12:13:03 PM »
I don't want blocking machinery to be in the hands of ISPs or the state, except for things that are totally abhorrent and illegal like child porn (and even then the focus has to be nuking the websites and prosecuting the people who make them because that's where the actual abuse of children is occurring, not just trying to stop people finding them).
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Re: In the News
« Reply #204 on: December 09, 2013, 05:07:12 PM »
Apparently these bans are how it started in China as well :/
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Re: In the News
« Reply #205 on: December 19, 2013, 11:35:51 PM »
So, the first round of blocking seems to have included blocking sites helping rape survivors, sexual health advice centres, and sex education websites, and not a lot of actual porn.  :P
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Re: In the News
« Reply #206 on: December 19, 2013, 11:40:07 PM »
Wow, I'm reeling with the shock there. I just can't believe that an attempt to ban porn hasn't worked!
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Re: In the News
« Reply #207 on: December 20, 2013, 01:38:07 PM »
In other dramatic news, Cnut fails to turn back tides...
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Re: In the News
« Reply #208 on: December 20, 2013, 11:45:34 PM »
To fit with our shocking theme, it rained in the North West today! As everyone knows this arid region rarely sees rainfall.
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Re: In the News
« Reply #209 on: December 29, 2013, 09:33:58 PM »
Rained in Egypt, didn't it? It was also awfully wintery here at the chilean coast, which was very strange. Dissipated a few days before. THE TIMES ARE A'CHANGING!

BTW, how do you think things will go in Thailand? By the look of things, it's going to turn into a stalemate and most likely (although sadly) some forceful intervention from some side. I'm not that informed though.
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