It now redirects me to the local gizomodo.com.au version. If I wanted to read about irrelevant local Australian stories (ie, Telstra has a new LED billboard in Melbourne, like I give a toss) I'd pick up a newpaper or visit gizmodo.com.au (which I never do), not gizmodo.com. I really really hope this isn't the future of the internet - geographical restrictions, but it appears to be the tip of an oncoming iceberg. It's bad enough already that I now have to endure irrelevant geographical ads for Australian banks and airlines instead of topic-relevant (ie computer equipment) ads when I visit international computer sites. Now I cant even visit international computer sites? Ditto when I do google searches now, most of the links are fairly useless local Australian ones instead of the more relevant international ones. Is this the power of Google/advertisers now at work to change the face of the internet and rebuild borders to isolate us all again? ie, direct users to local geographical sites so as to maximize advertising dollars - ie instead of directing the ads, they are now directing the users? PS. What happens when someone outside of Australia tries to load gizmodo.com.au, do they get diverted to their own country's site as well?