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Nov 7, 5:48 AM ET SYDNEY (AFP)..proposed changes to Australia's copyright laws could .. open the way for copyright owners to take legal action against search engines for caching and archiving.
..it is impossible for a search engine to contact personally each owner of a web page to determine whether the owner desires its web page to be searched, indexed or cached," Google said Tuesday.
.. Such requirements would "condemn the Australian public to the pre-internet era and will place them at a serious competitive disadvantage ..McLaughlin said.
.. Agence France-Presse, .. have complained [Google]had used their material without permission or compensation.
[so Australia has opted out of Broadband and Google. Makes me feel better about retiring to a net dead zone]
blind in Gaza
When members of the Hamad family emerged Tuesday morning, they discovered that all 100 of their ducks and 50 rabbits had been plowed under along with their trees.
The brothers said they'd tried to steer clear of politics and had even pulled out their guns three months ago to chase away militants who were trying to launch rockets from their orchards.
"We don't want rockets. We don't want militants," said Yassir, who's 48. "We just want peace."
But now, with their farm destroyed, the brothers said they weren't likely to try to stop the militants again.
"After this, there's nothing left," said Hikmat, 49.
His brother added: "If they want to launch, let them launch. I don't care anymore."
An example of:
.. NASA's excellence in graphic visualisation
.. Aint Nature Grand
.. How foolish of me to build my house in Luzon
(i've skipped a couple of nuke boosters, they seemed oblivious to on-the-ground-costs)
'the economics of nuclear power' from those nice folks at UIC
doesnt mention insurance, nor security
if you search the entire UIC site:
hit 1: Beyond £140 million, the current Paris/Brussels system (?) applies,
- now that seems a rather small cap.
Chernobyl cost more than the value of electricity ever produced by all the reactors in CCCp
hit2&3: a $3 billion insurance fund to provide protection to investors in new nuclear plants against regulatory delays.
- now we are talking billions, not for victims of radiation, but for those poor investors.
hit 4: "Legislation that will provide a federal financial backstop for insurers in the event of future terrorism attacks has been approved by both Senate and House"
oh dear me, nuclear builders dont have to take responsibility for explosions, leaks or attacks. Why not?
Nuclear power will 'worsen drought'
October 29, 2006 12:00
AUSTRALIA'S crippling drought will worsen if the Howard government succeeds in its push for nuclear power, Queensland Premier Peter Beattie has told a conference.
Addressing the New Zealand Labour Party conference in Rotorua today, Mr Beattie said an independent study commissioned by the Queensland government showed a nuclear power station would use 25 per cent more water than a coal-fired power station.
Let's leave the decision to hard-headed financial men, not greenies. Let's insist that nuclear power stations pay normal insurance, including full insurance for worst case events.
If nuclear is cost-effective with normal insurance, then we can start talking about police-states
Coal wastes dont need guards with machineguns for (10 half lives?) 270,000 years.
November 04, 2006
Six Arab states join rush to go nuclear
Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, UAE and Saudi Arabia seek atom technology
THE SPECTRE of a nuclear race in the Middle East was raised yesterday when six Arab states announced that they were embarking on programmes to master atomic technology.
The move, which follows the failure by the West to curb Iran’s controversial nuclear programme, could see a rapid spread of nuclear reactors in one of the world’s most unstable regions, stretching from the Gulf to the Levant and into North Africa.
The countries involved were named by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) as Algeria, Egypt, Morocco and Saudi Arabia. Tunisia and the UAE have also shown interest.
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