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Old 3rd Mar 2009, 15:46   #1661
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...and that's before you discover this.
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Old 4th Mar 2009, 9:03   #1662
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Or this. A hat trick from Graham Linehan!
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Yeah, I actually saw that when it went out live on the news here. I couldn't believe what I was seeing. The guys in the background are like the zombies in Michael Jackson's Thriller video. Very disturbing....
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Not really about the Web as such - more about the Net upon which this lovely Web resides.

There was a time when I used to think that all the complaining about CCTV cameras and governments losing our information was merely a storm in a teacup and that those doing the complainign were getting upset about nothing.

Not any more - I've gradually been worn down by '42 days' and 'terrorists need mobile phones' and 'being frequently stopped by idiot security guards for having a camera', and 'DNA databases of primary school kids', and now I find myself bitching to my MP on an almost weekly basis.

I mean look at this: There are proposals in the EU which would make Net Neutrality a legal principle, but the UK is actively circulating - yes, going out of their way to do so - proposals of changing the law to something which would allow crappiness of a kind unimaginable to anyone who uses this wonderful series of Tubes. If I was Sir Tim Berners Lee I'd defect.
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There was a time when I used to think that all the complaining about CCTV cameras and governments losing our information was merely a storm in a teacup and that those doing the complainign were getting upset about nothing.

Not any more - I've gradually been worn down by '42 days' and 'terrorists need mobile phones' and 'being frequently stopped by idiot security guards for having a camera', and 'DNA databases of primary school kids', and now I find myself bitching to my MP on an almost weekly basis.
Last week there was an article in a Dutch national newspaper, de Volkskrant, about how Britain is turning slowly into a police state. Bad translation of the first few paragraphs follows:

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BRITONS ARE LOSING THEIR FREEDOM

Since a short time ago it has become forbidden to photograph British policemen, in case "the photographer is involved in the planning of a terrorist attack". Maximum jail term: ten years.

British councils are now allowed to spy on their inhabitants for dozens of reasons. For example, to see if they put the rubbish out on the correct day.
Is Great Britain sliding in the direction of a police state, where the freedom of citizens is restricted? Or at the very least in the direction of a society where the government spies on its citizens on a huge scale and where privacy has little value?
It sounds tragic for a land that is seen as the centuries-old protector of freedom, where a written constitution has never been seen as necessary, and where the police still walk around unarmed.
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Not for long, at least in my neck of the woods.
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This could have gone in the copyrights & wrongs thread, as an interesting example of remix going against all the standards of our current system, but instead I think I'll mention it here.

This might be the best example I've seen in a jolly long time of just what it is that's so wonderful about this Web of ours. Check out the description for all the source material!
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Hey, didn't I link to that somewhere last week? I sure meant to...

(Actually it was the ThruYOU site itself I linked to)
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Hey, didn't I link to that somewhere last week? I sure meant to...

(Actually it was the ThruYOU site itself I linked to)
Ooop - my bad! Agolopies.
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If 'Agolopies' isn't the name of a Classical Greek mythological character it should be.
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