australia

Just waitin for a mate - Belmont/NSW

Just waitin for a mate - Belmont/NSW

Nothing to see here, i just gotta turn left up here before the cop shop.

Lol I know exactly where that is.

Australia's encryption-busting bill also after PINs, passwords

Australia's encryption-busting bill also after PINs, passwords

The agencies want to force Google and Apple and Samsung and Amazon to turn everyone's phone, TV, and IoTs device into a listening and recording device, whenever they ask and everyone involved has to keep it a secret.

Essentially turning everyone's home into a potential listening device.

Got nothing to hide? That's until the govt is interested in someone you work with.

This week ASIO SECRET AUSTEO documents were leaked. And the government blamed Vic state gov. So anyone working in any state gov agency in Victoria could be targeted at home and on their phones by ASIO or AFP or ASD as they "investigate the leak".

Anyone working for many commonwealth govt agencies where this ASIO paper was sent will be investigated.

It'll broaden to everyone working for The Guardian. All their families under secret surveillance. All internet connected phones and TV's and smart speakers could be sending all the images and sound in all these homes, in secret without anyone knowing.

This is exactly the world written about in 1984.

I'm really hoping the tech companies one and all tell our government to fuck off, because they sure as hell aren't going to listen to concerned citizens, not when the potato knows best after all.

Imagine being in Australia 50 years ago, and ASIO decided it would assign surveillance officers to every person in Australia (for the purpose of this example just pretend they had an infinite amount of surveillance officers).

Everywhere you went, you would see the officers in your rear view mirror. They would write down in their surveillance logs every time you left home, everywhere you went, everyone you spoke to.

They also put listening devices in your home, and went through your filing cabinet. Recorded the logs of every call you made or received, but they promise they don't listen to the calls.

All of these surviellance logs are then sent back to base to an infinite amount of analyst. Genius level analysts with photographic memory and amazing pattern recognition. And cross referenced against everyone else you come in contact with too.

Now they tell you this is to stop the threat of communism. The greatest threat to your freedom, liberty and way of life. And if you have done nothing wrong you have nothing to hide.

Do you think people would stand for such overt surveillance back then? We sure are now.

Do they want Australians to disconnect? Unplug? Because thats where this is heading. Absolute fuck wits.

Gestapo tactics

Fluffiest baby wombat, Maria Island, Tasmania.

Fluffiest baby wombat, Maria Island, Tasmania.

IT'S SO FLUFFY IM GONNA DIE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiuQ_rVM-WE

Check out this /sub/oddlysatisfying video of a wombat eating grass!!

This one is really fat!

Really reminds me of Fatso the Fat-Arsed Wombat.

When I was there, a Tassie devil ran up to me, had a good look at me, must have decided I wasn't going to give it food and ran away. I was so happy I got to see a devil in the wild.

Photo by Lucy Champion.

Scott Morrison forgets to renew his website reg

Scott Morrison forgets to renew his website reg

http://www.scottmorrison.com.au

be sure to click the play button, top right hand corner

EDIT: it seems as though someone beat me to it from the duplicate tab... I did search for it, but I obviously missed it...

EDIT2:

looks like there's something going on with it... still available from wayback machine:

https://web.archive.org/web/20181018081258/http://www.scottmorrison.com.au/

Its playing "Scotty doesn't know" from Eurotrip movie Haha!!!

Scotty don't.

Does Scottie know?

Yet another article about cracking down on piracy, hey government you know what really reduces piracy? Being able to stream at higher than SD quality.

Yet another article about cracking down on piracy, hey government you know what really reduces piracy? Being able to stream at higher than SD quality.
Yet another article about cracking down on piracy, hey government you know what really reduces pi...

These clowns still at it? This is so 2013...

The money spent on chasing ‘pirates’ over all these years could’ve been appropriated elsewhere into alternative viable business models which would’ve increased profits in the longer term...

But no.. let’s now blame google coz we’ve tried nothing and we’re all out of ideas...

Where’s George Brandis attempting to explain metadata when you need him...

Idiots...

Village Roadshow CEO Reckons Google’s Behaviour Is “As Evil As Big Tobacco” (…) Speaking with News Corp, (…)

I can tell you which of those is the greater evil, mate.

Don't be stupid, you would need a modern high speed national broadband network for that !

So you should just . . . Oh, I get it . . .

Pirate bay isn’t blocked for me. Oh wait, my VPN was on.

Very Australian scene out my back window.

Very Australian scene out my back window.

Fk what a view you've got

OP clearly a trillionaire

You can almost see the biggest billboard in Australia from there.

yeah after his nan bought the house in 1929 for 10 bucks

Turnbull likes tweet supporting Kerryn Phelps in Wentworth by-election

Turnbull likes tweet supporting Kerryn Phelps in Wentworth by-election
Turnbull likes tweet supporting Kerryn Phelps in Wentworth by-election

The ‘like’, while quickly deleted, ...

Can’t even find the spine to troll properly.

You just know that he really really wants to see the Liberals cop it in the neck in Wentworth. He just doesn’t have the spine to come out and say it.

Various cabinet ministers have insisted Mr Turnbull backs Mr Sharma in the by-election

“Fuck off Malcolm”, followed immediately by “fucking support us Malcolm”. Truly the party of entitlement.

Tophat throws some shade then shits himself.

Freshly delivered this morning!! Mum was kind enough to let me get close but kept her eye on me.

Freshly delivered this morning!! Mum was kind enough to let me get close but kept her eye on me.

Aww.... That's beautiful...What are their names?...Casserole and Cutlets...With their mother, Uggie

Read the title as 'freshly devoured', so this post is significantly better then I was anticipating

OMG!! LOL... Very clever 🙄🤣. I'm staying on a farm at the moment before I head back to the big smoke. They're not mine. The property owner took me down to see them today after they were born. I doubt she'll name them ,(they will get numbers) but I'll run those past her.

I think you haven't put enough thought into your own attitudes about eating flesh, to have made this comment.

I think killing, cleaning, cooking and eating an animal, possibly even after having raised it, is a valuable rite of passage, which ought to be encouraged, so that people can fully understand exactly what it is they are doing when they eat flesh, and then decide whether they want to keep doing it.

For me, I feel it instilled a sense of respect and understanding into the process. I eat flesh, and I know what I am doing when I do it.

Anti-Abortion Protestors Surprisingly Not Too Interested In Saving Dying Kids On Nauru

Anti-Abortion Protestors Surprisingly Not Too Interested In Saving Dying Kids On Nauru
Anti-Abortion Protestors Surprisingly Not Too Interested In Saving Dying Kids On Nauru

this supports my argument that these nutters should be called 'pro birth', rather than 'pro life', given that many don't seem to give much of a rat's arse about what happens to fetuses after they are born

It's a commentary of that generally the people who want abortion to be illegal are the same sort of people that would be absolutely fine in cutting all welfare payments to single mothers because they shouldn't have been a bunch of whorish sluts.

As George Carlin said "If you're pre-birth your fine, if you're pre-school you're fucked"

Forced birthers. They're not for encouraging people to have kids, they're trying to force everyone to have kids.

The new generation $50 notes have entered circulation.

The new generation $50 notes have entered circulation.

Polymer banknotes. CSIRO also invented the mathematics to make WIFI possible, extended wear contact lenses and aerogard among other things.

Good things happen when you fund science.

I wonder how long before I see one. I still haven't seen a new $20.

Edit: Probably because they're not out yet.

Yeah, but what have they done for me today?

I'm yet to see one of the bloody old ones

Try one of these subthreads