slackbastard ~versus~ The University of Adelaide

My blog is apparently being blocked by the Adelaide University web filtering system due to its “Militancy and Extremism”.


About @ndy

I live in Melbourne, Australia. I like anarchy. I don't like nazis. I enjoy eating pizza and drinking beer. I barrack for the greatest football team on Earth: Collingwood Magpies. The 2020 premiership's a cakewalk for the good old Collingwood.
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11 Responses to slackbastard ~versus~ The University of Adelaide

  1. peter john chen says:

    I pushed this to a colleague there, with the following advice for your UoA readers:

    “…the UA system also allows for exception (for research and analysis), and re-categorisation, requests to be submitted.”


  2. Sandstone Sandgroper LM says:

    Ill have a try on the UWA computers for you… =)

  3. pak says:

    I think the rule they got you under was the one prohibiting: “iv. Defamatory material or material that makes misrepresentations or could otherwise be construed as misleading.” i.e. The increasingly popular those-in-authority-reserve-the-right-to-ban-anything-they-feel-like clause.

    Also, if there’s anyone else on here at UofA, leave a comment with contact details, or something. If we can get at least ten of us into a room at once the uni will give us money and resources.

  4. Luke says:

    You’ve really got subversive. Blocked by a major petroleum engineering company in Spain. Blocked by my ol’ University. Man, that shit would never have flown when Paul was there, feeding wine and anarchism to students before admitting he was a social democrat.

  5. SourDough says:

    Was in Europe and the UK recently. Can’t get onto this site from computers in the city of Bristol’s libraries or from many of the public internet places in Athens. Same deal about extremism.


  6. @ndy says:

    I was also informed that my site was blocked by a major Australian charity, for the same reasons. So… it appears that whichever software filter the University of Adelaide, a major petroleum engineering company in Spain, Bristol library, Athens’ internet cafes and a local charity employ, it’s determined that my site is not kosher.

    Now I need to find out exactly what the software is. Probably something like Websense:

    URL Categories
    Accurate, Current, and Comprehensive

    With more than 90 URL categories and over 36 million Web sites representing more than 50 languages, the Websense Master Database is the industry’s most accurate, current and comprehensive classification of URLs. Websense utilizes a combination of proprietary classification software and human inspection techniques to categorize and maintain URLs to ensure real-time protection against today’s blended threats. Content is sourced by our patent-pending ThreatSeeker Network, global researchers around the globe and customer submissions…

    Militancy and Extremist – Sites that offer information about or promote or are sponsored by groups advocating antigovernment beliefs or action.

  7. dj says:

    No censor-ware here! Couldn’t really do my job if our web was as locked down as some corporate places are.

    There are some very very sensitive filters and locked down web connections out there in corporate-land and in the education sector. Quite a few people in the sporting club I belong can’t get to our club’s site because it has the word ‘Touch’ in it.

    [email protected]’s comment about PNB. There were @s in some other departments around the time I was a student at UoA. My Japanese History teacher appeared to be the real deal, at least philosophically.

  8. @ndy says:

    Let The Kids Dance!

  9. Andrew says:

    LOL that’s a joke. what, precisely, is militant or extremist about this blog? in what way do you differ from the current political orthodoxy / party line? you don’t. forget the “@narchist” pose – you’re marching in lock-step with the powers that be, and doing a great job advancing the globalist agenda. what a fraud…

  10. @ndy says:


    Yr powers of comprehension are even moar limited than those of yr imagination. I’m perfectly content with you keeping yr imaginings to yrself, so unless you have some substantive point to make it’s “Goodnight” from me. And it’s “Goodnight” from him.

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