The reason that postings from Watchfield have trailed off is that this site is still blocked from their network! This occured after some members of JCSC slagged off one of the DS (by name) about 7 months ago. We've considered running a mirror site to get round this problem but frankly cannot be ARRSEd with the time and expense.
What's this rubbish about ARRSE being blocked from JSCSC?? Although I have now moved on to pastures sunnier, that's where I was first introduced to this excellent forum, and I never had any problems with posting! There may have been some sort of block placed against JCSC students, but I don't know of anyone else there who had any problems with access or replies.
It may, of course, just be thatv ACSC 6 are totally apathetic, or maybe none of them know about ARRSE??
The 'powers that be' have decided that the site is blocked. This means that they will have told the PFI company that manage the system (Or at least tell the system managers) that this site is to be blocked from 'in house' watchfield.
There is no way round this.
And as for the inmates on ACSC 6, I suspect (knowing quuite a few of them) that they are a little bit preoccupied (?)
1. Everyone has the right to freedom of expression. This right shall include freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impart information and ideas without interference by public authority and regardless of frontiers.....
2. The exercise of these freedoms, since it carries with it duties and responsibilities, may be subject to such formalities, conditions, restrictions or penalties as are prescribed by law and are necessary in a democratic society, in the interests of national security, territorial integrity or public safety, for the prevention of disorder or crime, for the protection of health or morals, for the protection of the reputation or rights of others, for preventing the disclosure of information* received in confidence, or for maintaining the authority and impartiality of the judiciary.
*provided we don't breach opsec, we're clear on that one.
That supposes that the users of the military system have the right to use them for purposes that we are talking about. I think you'll find that the system owners CAN decide what information capability they provide!
It's not as if the system owners are preventing anyone from accessing the site via their own means. Therefore it's got absolutely nothing to do with human rights.
Fair points. However, if the terminal is for leisure or research i.e. it is a stand-alone "Internet Terminal" and not work-related then the Army has NO RIGHT WHATSOEVER to restrict access to certain sites.
I recall hearing that several local authorities have been rapped over the knuckles for banning certain political parties' sites from their internet terminals.
If the Army provides Internet access, then it should be unrestricted and unbiased.
not that you are maybe been a wee bit reactionary but do you really want the fine, upstanding and easily confused leaders of tomorrow being indoctrinated in the rebel call of your "time for a change" standard!
The ongoing debate about ARRSE access from the Colloge of knowledge demonstrates the value that the site adds to useful discussion and debate.
Certainly last year the course were unable to access the site from RMCS but, i have it on good authority, a pay grade higher than my own, that the site can be perused from within the college!
The students are about to enter the black bag process, the list was published last week on the last day of the US trip, so i suspect there will be much skulldugery and bluffmanship abound with out manoeuvring and blatant one upmanship for a few weeks until the PPP goes in. Mind your backs, It's going to be an ugly time!
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Looks like the best course of action is to view it through a soft alcohol haze.