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    Re: Australians to block BitTorrent!?

    Quote Originally Posted by smartboyathome View Post
    Not true. Many distros, all of which start out as seedlings, would not be able to fit on Google Code, Sourceforge, Berlios, etc. They would have to host it themselves or have a friend host it. If Bittorrent were to all of a sudden disappear, many distros would also, and many of the ones that didn't would be in financial trouble due to the shear amount of bandwidth used each month (and thus, the shear amount of money having to be spent).
    There are complete distros on sourceforge, such as vixta for example.
    They fit there perfectly:

    www.vixta.sourceforge.net

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    Talking Re: Australians to block BitTorrent!?

    They can't control the Internet(like china).
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    Re: Australians to block BitTorrent!?

    Interestingly, New Zealand is a country where new technological advancements are often trialled first, before being introduced to the rest of the world. For example; fpos, mobile phone network (if I remember correctly), external card terminals for accessing our bank & credit card accounts, there are other things as well, perhaps KiwiNZ will add to this list if he sees this post? Here is a link to another first in N.Z:

    http://www.cellular-news.com/story/16895.php .

    Anyway, the reason I bring that up in this thread, is that I expect that what is going on in regards to the internet in Oz, is also a test/trial, that may very likely find its way into other countries as time goes by.

    I certainly hope that I am wrong about that.

    The population of Oz don't want this system, so why do we have to pay for it, & live with it?

    A government that truly represents its people surely is hard to find in this day & age. Pandering to corporations has become the pass time of national governments.
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    Re: Australians to block BitTorrent!?

    The Australian government's plan to filter the entire Internet is unworkable, undemocratic, and a complete joke that is doomed to fail.
    If you can't be bothered writing coherently, I can't be bothered reading your post.

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    Re: Australians to block BitTorrent!?

    What's up up with Australia and their internet nazi ways?

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    Re: Australians to block BitTorrent!?

    Quote Originally Posted by gletob View Post
    What's up up with Australia and their internet nazi ways?
    greed and control
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    Re: Australians to block BitTorrent!?

    I believe the response provide by orielbean (936271)

    they have a censorship minister. enough said!

    pretty much says it all.
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    Re: Australians to block BitTorrent!?

    Quote Originally Posted by eragon100 View Post
    There are complete distros on sourceforge, such as vixta for example.
    They fit there perfectly:

    www.vixta.sourceforge.net
    Weird, when I tried using it, it said my project was too big, and it was CD sized.
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    Re: Australians to block BitTorrent!?

    Quote Originally Posted by gletob View Post
    What's up up with Australia and their internet nazi ways?
    I would rephrase that to something along the lines of:

    What's up with the Australian federal government?

    Which corporate conglomerates are behind the obviously unreasonable infringement of the people of Australia's rights to freely choose how they want to use the internet?

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    Re: Australians to block BitTorrent!?

    Quote Originally Posted by handy View Post
    I would rephrase that to something along the lines of:

    What's up with the Australian federal government?

    Which corporate conglomerates are behind the obviously unreasonable infringement of the people of Australia's rights to freely choose how they want to use the internet?
    If you're going to ask those questions, you first need to determine what rights Australians have to begin with, and then go from there. You can't infringe a right which does not exist.
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