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I think the world is saved...

Right now sources vary on what the outcome of WCIT-12 was, but from what I can tell, the ITR (the resolution they made) is at least mostly about the energy efficiency of the Internet and not its content and probably won't take effect until 2015. So if I'm at least half right about what the ITR is, we either won't need to worry about it censoring the Internet for another two years or we won't need to worry about it at all.

Of course, given how little transparency the conference had and how many governments want stricter regulations on the Internet, this is only because we were very lucky... Nonetheless, this is much better than what seemed like the inevitable outcome, so I might as well go ahead and take my blackout userpics down. (A week from now, just in case.)

EDIT: My paid account time ran out yesterday, so instead I'll wait until I get my account upgraded back. Probably on Christmas.

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pathvain_aelien
Dec. 15th, 2012 08:05 pm (UTC)
I don't think you need to worry about it! :)
matt1993
Dec. 16th, 2012 12:20 am (UTC)
I don't need to worry about it now...
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If I had to pick six words to describe myself, I would panic and ask someone for help because I am so downright random and weird that there is no possible way to describe myself or my journal in only six words.

So here's a list of things you'll probably see in this journal, in no particular order:
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- LiveJournal (obviously)
- Looking back at things that were made years ago... old posts on LJ, etc.
- Math
- Weird dreams
- Video games (mostly Mario, Super Smash Bros., Kid Icarus, and Chip's Challenge)
- Video game music
- Homestar Runner
- Enya, my favorite singer and biggest celebrity crush
- Too many comics/webcomics to name... Garfield, mezzacotta, Terror Island, and Circle Versus Square might be the ones I'm the MOST obsessed with though. Oh, and Super Mario Maker Crash Course - that counts as a comic, right? It certainly counts as something I'm obsessed with :P
- Speaking of Super Mario Maker Crash Course, my biggest *fictional* crush is Mary O. Yes, I have a crush on the guide to a video game MANUAL. I'm so weird...


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