Thursday, September 30, 2004

Aussie Firewall; 100GB of Harleymail

Two from Slashdot: In Australia, a conservative political organization wants to add a tax of $7 to $10 on internet connection fees. The goal is to use that money to build a nationwide filtering system to block pornographic material. Of course, the group announces that the goal is to protect children. Clearly, if these people want a nanny state filtering system, they should try living in China. Conservatives today are such odd creatures. They declare that government should be small and let people take responsibility for their own actions, then they ask for something like this.

On a brighter note, a California company that publishes an online motorcycle magaine has announced that it is providing email accounts with a storage capacity of up to 1 Tbyte each and a maximum email size of 500MB. The service is fee based. A 100Gbyte account will run the user $150 per year. Note: most email accounts couldn't accept a 500MB email. The promoter has a lot of interest in the product. He currently offers free email accounts that are 3GBytes large. He's also offering a free 1 TB account to the first person to fill up a 100GB mailbox. That's a lot of porn subscriptions.

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