Thursday, June 30, 2011

Funny Song about Australia's Greens Leader:-Brown Town (Video)

The 1st of July 2011 the Australia's Greens will have control of our Senate, not good in my view, they really have some very weird and strange policies. Just over 11.8% of the population voted Green, but now they will have the say on everything. I assume some of the people who voted for them thought they were mainly for the environment, others as a protest vote, but I personally feel that we should hang on tight, as we are going to be in for one hell of a ride, and it's all down hill.

Greens would shut a coal industry worth $60bn in export revenues
Read more in The Australian.

This funny video comes via The Tizona Group, and I know if you listen closely to the words you will agree it is all so true, and very well done.
WARNING:- There is one nude photo in this video.

I thought you may also would like to have a look at this video, via Andrew Bolt.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Australian ISP's to start Internet Censoring, July 2011

Well it's about to start. Telstra and Optus will start off the internet censoring next month (July 2011). This has been kept very quiet, off the radar you might say. It just goes to show that our Labor Government knows that the majority is against this, and has been from the start. The Government it trying to pass this censoring off as keeping the kids safe, but I'm sure most people know that this is not true. Little by little we are slowing having choices taken away from us. There is a very good article about this in The Herald Sun, not hidden away, but in the technology section, not in the main stream.

MOST Australian internet users will have their web access censored next month after the country's two largest internet providers agreed to voluntarily block more than 500 websites from view. Herald Sun.

There is also an article about the filter in there are (at the moment) 143 comments.

There is also a very funny video about Australia's Internet Filter, this has a lot of bad language in it, so I didn't put it on my blog, mainly because I do have friends kids that may click onto this site. If you would like a bit of a laugh and don't mind the language, you can watch the video here.

Well now the plot thickens, no wonder Telstra and Optus are doing the Governments bidding.

Business leaders have warned Labor that the National Broadband Network could choke off competition after it was revealed Telstra had agreed it would not promote wireless internet services as a substitute for the $36 billion fibre network for the next 20 years, under an agreement with the government.

He said the deals with Optus and Telstra were inequitable for other internet service providers, such as iiNet, AAPT and TPG, as they were not going to be paid the same compensation for moving customers onto the NBN. Read more in The Australian.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Is Your ISP Ready For The New IPv6?

For those that are not sure what IPv6 is, I wrote about it in my blog not that long ago
 (see here).
It was World IPv6 day on the 8th June, when there was a trail run of IPv6 around the world, this turned out to be very successful and over a period of time web sites will start to switch over to IPv6. At the moment we are on IPv4.

Some web sites have already switched over, if your ISP has not got the new IPv6 function you will not be able to view these web sites. You can test to see if you have this function, link below. I'm in Australia and most of our ISP's do not have this function at all, my ISP is with Telstra Bigpond, and I do not have the new IPv6 function, some others in Australia that don't have this is, Optus, iiNet, and believe it or not the new NBN, the list goes on. For the full list of Australia's ISP's that do support or don't support the new IPv6 have a look here in Computerworld.

For those that would like to do the test to check, they have a test site on the
Internet Society web page, I did this test and it took about 30secs, of course it came back 0 support.