Censorship, lovely censorship.

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June 19, 2008 · 1 min · Alessio Placitelli

New Italian government, no communication Ministry

Quite odd for a “so called” advanced country, isn’t it? Read More (Google Translation)

May 15, 2008 · 1 min · Alessio Placitelli

OMFG, where’s Sarah Connor?

Looks like my nightmares already knew about this stuff… “The Register reports that the (perhaps inevitable) robot rebellion has been avoided … for now. ‘Ground-crawling US war robots armed with machine guns, deployed to fight in Iraq last year, reportedly turned on their fleshy masters almost at once. The rebellious machine warriors have been retired from combat pending upgrades.’ Gizmodo also has a good photo.” My question is: where’s Sarah Connor?...

April 12, 2008 · 1 min · Alessio Placitelli

EU proposal: new policy against Internet censorship

“The European Parliament just passed a proposal to treat internet censorship as a trade barrier, in particular the ‘Great Firewall of China.’ If passed by the European Council, the issue would be raised in trade negotiations and could lead to economic sanctions and trade restrictions for those countries unwilling to remove oppressive Net censorship.” Just one consideration: do we really think we can blackmail China like this? Do we really think we have both the power and the importance to stand against China’s will?...

February 29, 2008 · 1 min · Alessio Placitelli

VAT reduction for TLC services

Unless you live in Italy, I don’t think there’s anything you can do to help us lower our VAT on TLC services. At the time of writing, our VAT on TLC services (phones, internet, etc.) is at 20%. This is way too high for something that’s needed to call emergencies services (phones) and to help in country development (internet). If you still want to help (or you are just curious and can read Italian), just switch to the Italian version of this article....

January 25, 2008 · 1 min · Alessio Placitelli