Mar. 10th, 2008
Thanks to mopti for indirectly leading me to Bad Science; the rules for posting comments alone are worth it (although I warn you in advance that this site is worse than Wikipedia for presenting you with interesting links to follow).
Try to be combative, intelligent, and rude, but remember these three things: personal stories about your health will always be deleted; childish personal attacks are only permitted when they are very funny; and if your post is more than one thousand words long then you are officially a loser.
You know how people always say that trying to make ISPs enforce arbitrary filtering is like trying to make a telco block obscene calls a priori? Well, Eircom are being sued for not implementing anti-downloading measures. I feel conflicted about this: eircom are, bar none, the purveyors of my worst customer service experiences; however, I feel in this issue that they are the target of a nonsensical lawsuit. I wonder if the Irish legal system supports amicus curiae-type things submitted by members of the general public?