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Re: [ProgSoc] update on Websense filtering
On Sun, 21 Oct 2001, jedd wrote:
> ] Will it save a whole lot of money or is there a principle at stake?
> At the risk of sounding like a non-groovy type (read : taxpayer), consider
And let me rephrase the "save a whole lot of money": It will let ITD
spend that money on more computers, more staff.
> o who pays for the network connection (not who hands the money out,
> but who actually pays for it),
Yeah the many $100,000s (I assume?) will probably be spinning around the
various books kept at UTS. And who knows, if bandwidth costs suddenly
reverted it might not mean more resources for ITD. But I had no idea it
was even in the ballpark of 45% and I feel bad that anyone has to cop
> o is there any (in the context of a university, place of study, yada yada)
> benefit at all in paying for this 'service',
I feel very wary to define anything as recreational, as a lot of time I
spent surfing last year, which I considered to be a lot of time-wasting at
the time, is now directly coming in handy in my job this year. The
university qualifies me for my job and you can defend a point of view that
states that not all of your academic progress comes from the subjects you
are enrolled in.
Ergo ProgSoc :-)
> o is there a federal election about to happen and would the uni be
> concerned about appearances / want to impress its masters-to-be,
I realise you're making a laundry list, but it would still be just as much
an issue regardless :)
> more of your time until you end up tossing it. From a sysadmin point of
> view, it's infinitely more effective to tell people what they can or can't
> do, and let them know that they won't be blocked automatically, but
> they will be logged and detected (and then sacked / suspended / ejected).
Yeah FWIW I've given the LSS Council notice to be responsible from now on.
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