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    Anonymous attacks Parliament

    This little gem just caught my eye

    http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=1010724

    Personally I'm against the internet filter, not because of what it's proposed to do, but the fact that they're ready to further degrade our already pathetic broadband services, to quite a significant portion. An extra 200-300 ping ontop of what I already get to other countries would make any attempt at online gaming completely pointless.

    I remember trying to play something simple like Diablo 2 with 800-1k pings (during the bad times) and that was just horrible to the point of keyboard smashing. And that wasn't even an overly ping reliant game...
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    I get pings of 300-400 connecting to US game servers usually which is fine. Perhaps part of the solution is for game providers to host servers locally.
    So what's your excuse? To run like the devil's chasing you.

    See you in another life, brotha.

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    Mmm the problem is that most overseas companies won't invest the money to supply to such a small portion of their user-base.
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    Quote Originally Posted by michael.mcguirk
    This little gem just caught my eye

    http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=1010724

    Personally I'm against the internet filter, not because of what it's proposed to do, but the fact that they're ready to further degrade our already pathetic broadband services, to quite a significant portion. An extra 200-300 ping ontop of what I already get to other countries would make any attempt at online gaming completely pointless.
    This was the broadcast email from Anonymous the previous day:

    Subject: ´╗┐Greetings Australian Government Officials, Members of Local and International Press, and the General Public. We are Anonymous.
    From: Anonymous <operation.titstorm@gmail.com>
    Date: Tue, 09 Feb 2010 03:16:24 +0000
    X-LibVersion: 3.3.2_4
    X-mid: Y2FxQG9wdHVzbmV0LmNvbS5hdSAsIGM3ICwgbTU=
    X-Mailer: ACEM
    User-Agent: ACEM
    X-Sender: <operation.titstorm@gmail.com>

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Greetings Australian Government Officials, Members of Local and International Press, and the General Public. We are Anonymous.

    Austrailia - 2/8/2010 - Over the past several years, we have maintained a close watch on the actions of the Australian Government with particular focus on its stance towards internet censorship.

    Australia's laws on internet censorship are already among the most restrictive in the western world. Their government filters more internet content than any other Parliamentary Democracy. For some elements within the Government, including Telecommunications Minister Senator Stephen Conroy, this still is not enough. Late in January of 2009 he proposed legislature that would lead to mandatory ISP filtering for all of Australia. The stated goal is to prevent Australia from viewing "illegal and unwanted content" on the internet.

    Anonymous' concern with this legislature is twofold.

    First, the ambiguity of the term "unwanted content" is completely unacceptable. No government should have the right to refuse its citizens access to information solely because they perceive it to be "unwanted." Indeed, the only possible interpretation of "unwanted content" is content that the government itself does not want to be seen.

    More importantly, Anonymous does not approve of the steps already undertaken by the Australian Government to control what their populous sees. Claiming to be cracking down on "simulated child pornography," many depictions of women with small breasts in pornography have been banned. Officials cannot claim that they believe the models in these movies are in fact underage, as the production the titles that have been affected are heavily regulated to ensure the age of the models. Instead they are relying on earlier ambiguous wording that allows pornography featuring models that "appear to be" under 18 years of age to be treated in the same manner as actual child pornography.

    The repercussions of this censorship of a natural body type on the psyche of Australian women cannot be understated, but this is not Anonymous' concern. The Australian Government will learn that one does not mess with our porn. No one messes with our access to perfectly legal (or illegal) content for any reason.

    We are Legion.
    We do not Forgive.
    We do not Forget

    Expect us.



    Contact: operation.titstorm@gmail.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by michael.mcguirk
    Mmm the problem is that most overseas companies won't invest the money to supply to such a small portion of their user-base.
    Well, currently some do, some don't. If, as you suggest, future ping levels make the game unplayable, no doubt more of them will.
    So what's your excuse? To run like the devil's chasing you.

    See you in another life, brotha.

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    one does not mess with our porn.
    Golden
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    Spellchecker might have helped with that one, eg "populous" should be "populace", and I hope "Austrailia" was some kind of pun, etc.

    It seemed like a pretty silly stunt overall, but the whole filtering thing is so silly itself it's rather hard to condemn any response to it as juvenile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham
    Spellchecker might have helped with that one, eg "populous" should be "populace"
    Maybe that was a reference to a classic computer game http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Populous
    So einfach wie m÷glich, aber nicht einfacher - Albert Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rincewind
    Maybe that was a reference to a classic computer game http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Populous
    Wow, I had completely forgotten that game...
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    Quote Originally Posted by michael.mcguirk
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