Thanks to the Australian Government's fetish with internet filtering, the country remains on the enemies of the internet watch list.
Stilgherrian over at sister site ZDNet Australia went through his reasoning why we deserve to be on the list, and wrote that: "an ill-defined mandatory censorship system is still official government policy, we don't know how ongoing policy reviews might turn out, and, after zero democratic process, a system has been installed that by design is almost guaranteed to cause collateral damage".
While yesterday I reported that Australians can expect to pay just over $50 for the device, overnight the foundation has said that Australians will now pay $38 for it. At the time of writing, it's unknown whether this new price includes shipping or not.
On the software-release front, Audacity 2.0 has been released; Firefox 11 has appeared, while an interesting debate goes on over whether the browser should allow support for H.264 playback if the decoders are already present on the system. Considering Mozilla's previous stance on non-Free codecs, this would be quite a turnaround. A full road map for Firefox in 2012 was published last night that includes such goodies as completing Web Sockets, silent updates, and DASH WebM support.
Some would say that it is a long way from software engineering to journalism, others would correctly argue that it is a mere 10 metres according to the floor plan.During his first five years with CBS Interactive, Chris started his journalistic adventure in 2006 as the Editor of Builder AU after originally joining the company as a programmer.Leaving CBS Interactive in 2010 to follow his deep desire to study the snowdrifts and culinary delights of Canada, Chris based himself in Vancouver and paid for his new snowboarding and poutine cravings as a programmer for a lifestyle gaming startup.Chris returns to CBS in 2011 as the Editor of TechRepublic Australia determined to meld together his programming and journalistic tendencies once and for all.In his free time, Chris is often seen yelling at different operating systems for their own unique failures, avoiding the dreaded tech support calls from relatives, and conducting extensive studies of internets — he claims he once read an entire one.