||[Feb. 28th, 2009|09:47 pm]
In my LiveJournal entry today I noted that according to the EFA...
Few concrete details have been announced since the election, but early in January 2008 Minister Conroy confirmed that the policy remained in place.
In October 2008 the Minister clarified the situation in the Australian Senate thus:-
Senator Conroy—We are looking at the opt-out provision. It depends on which way you are looking at it. It can mean the opposite to what it sounds like, so it does get a little confusing. But in terms of the policy, what we are investigating is whether it is possible to ensure that people can opt out of an ISP filter if they wanted to look at material that is legal as opposed to not allowing an opt out for material that is illegal.
Senator LUDLAM—I am not sure if that was a double negative or not.
Senator Conroy—Yes. As I said, it gets—
This afternoon amidst some confusion I watched my first Blu-Ray movie given that Blu-Ray movies are now available for rental from the Colonial Hotel (Werrington Pub - under renovation) for $1 or $2 per day. I chose to watch In Bruges which was quite fascinating. In my youth and on my first trip away from England three of us cycled to Germany (one of us got stuck in France but that's beside the point). From memory we visited Bruges. If it wasn't Bruges we most certainly visited Hans Sur Lesse
In the film Harry (the English boss) sends two Irish hit men to Bruges one of whom hates Bruges and everything associated with it. Harry however thinks that Bruges is the bees knees noting only that it's a pity it's in Belgium. Harry figures that Ray (the Irish hit man who hates Bruges ) should sample culture before being bumped off by his other Irish partner on account of the fact he bungled his first job by killing a child as well as the intended victim (a priest). As I understand it nobody should kill a child and live while priests (especially Irish priests) are fair game.
warning the film depicts a racist dwarf