- Net porn plan labelled ‘obscene’: Because, as we all know, ICANN’s job is to help humanity. I think .xxx is a good idea. It’ll make it clear what you’re going to see if you click on a link, and it makes it easy to filter porn from a computer by just blocking .xxx links. This of course assumes that porn is forbidden (and that ban is effective) on other tld’s. However, putting the issue aside, ICANN is not supposed to “[give] priority to socially positive domain name proposals” because then, someone has to decide what’s socially positive and I’m sure Mr. Auerbach and I would disagree on what is socially positive.
- Niger scorns ‘free food’ demands: What a bunch of commies! They’re all mad because they don’t have any food and the government won’t give it to them.
The organisers of the march, the Democratic Co-ordination of Niger Civil Society (CDSN), accuse the government of not doing enough to prepare for the “hungry season” which was bound to follow a poor rainy season last year. The rainy season finished last October and it was obvious that supplies would not last through until the next harvest, they say.
I accuse the Nigerians of not doing enough to prepare their own families for the “hungry season” that was “obviously” coming.
- Babies in freezer shock Austria: This doesn’t come as a surprise to me, Austria’s pretty close to Germany.