Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Buying anything on Amazon? Please use the Geekzone Amazon aff link.




1203 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 145


Topic # 96251 23-Jan-2012 15:29 Send private message

http://acta.net.nz/what-is-acta

I am really sick of this kinda thing.

Why can't they leave the internet alone?
It's just fine how it is.

Pretty soon the whole internet will be like china's and i can't even imagine what that would be like.?













Create new topic

gjm

683 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 73


  Reply # 572403 23-Jan-2012 15:39 Send private message

yeah that sux....Im gonna start my own internet. How about if all geekzoners hooked up all their home networks together. Sure you'd need a long cable but other than that...




[Amstrad CPC 6128: 128k Memory: 3 inch floppy drive: Colour Screen]

1335 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 221


  Reply # 572406 23-Jan-2012 15:45 Send private message

The Internet is the wild west



1203 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 145


  Reply # 572407 23-Jan-2012 15:47 Send private message

it won't be very wild for long :<
















1203 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 145


  Reply # 572409 23-Jan-2012 15:50 Send private message

That's actually a good idea, they can't block that either :P

We should just connect all our wifi's together so there's just one massive wifi network.

Good plan? i think so. 













BDFL
50734 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5110

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

  Reply # 572411 23-Jan-2012 15:53 Send private message

ACTA is nothing new, and has been discussed here on Geekzone for years now. It doesn't surprise me though that people don't show interest in discussions until they show up in a news clip on TV linked to something else...

Here are some Geekzone links (way back to 2009):


While it is a good thing some of you woke up to this now, it's something we have been hammering for almost three years now, and people have not listened.













1011 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 8

Subscriber

  Reply # 572413 23-Jan-2012 16:06 Send private message

hamish225: That's actually a good idea, they can't block that either :P

We should just connect all our wifi's together so there's just one massive wifi network.

Good plan? i think so. 


Funny you should mention that. It was planned in the past. I remember Yobbo wireless community network in Christchurch changed all our IP addresses to a range that matched up with other wide-area wireless networks in NZ. The intention was to link up via long-range wireless, or dedicated point-to-point if distance was too great (and telco sponsorship was available).



1203 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 145


  Reply # 572561 23-Jan-2012 23:12 Send private message

must just be because of sopa then.

Any chance this won't happen now at all? 













1011 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 8

Subscriber

  Reply # 573318 25-Jan-2012 21:53 Send private message

hamish225: must just be because of sopa then.

Any chance this won't happen now at all? 


Every chance it won't happen now. Yobbo shut down a couple of years ago after everyone lost interest (due to rise of broadband I reckon). If things really clamp down then perhaps community networks might spring up again. More likely they would be private encrypted virtual networks running over the internet.

1011 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 8

Subscriber

  Reply # 575582 31-Jan-2012 22:33 Send private message

People may like to sign the Avaaz petition on this one too. I'd like to think Avaaz played a part in stopping SOPA and PIPA (for now), putting pressure on politicians.

Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Windows 10 News - 22 Jan
Created by Regs, last reply by Technofreak on 25-Jan-2015 22:16 (103 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Police above the law ?
Created by heylinb4nz, last reply by Geektastic on 24-Jan-2015 13:22 (115 replies)
Pages... 6 7 8


Spark customers get Lightbox free for 12 months
Created by freitasm, last reply by nyquist on 25-Jan-2015 10:24 (128 replies)
Pages... 7 8 9


Customer services changes
Created by freitasm, last reply by mattbush on 22-Jan-2015 15:29 (102 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Police Speed Campaign - Summer 2014/2015
Created by nzkiwiman, last reply by TLD on 26-Jan-2015 05:14 (75 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Help me choose a new wagon for the family (and me)
Created by Disrespective, last reply by Disrespective on 24-Jan-2015 12:24 (74 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Where to source 200mm ventilation grill (ideally online in NZ)
Created by timmmay, last reply by timmmay on 26-Jan-2015 12:17 (17 replies)
Pages... 2


Negative gearing question?
Created by edwinprakash, last reply by logo on 23-Jan-2015 14:42 (69 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.