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Old 01-16-2012, 03:33 PM   #1
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Wikipedia shutting down in protest! What's all this talk about SOPA?

I've heard of this and from what I gather it's bad. But, i'm still in the dark about a lot of it

My question is, how does (SOPA) affect Canadians? Is it only Americans this affects?

Wikipedia blackout to protest SOPA progress in Congress - latimes.com

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Old 01-16-2012, 03:34 PM   #2
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Old 01-16-2012, 03:37 PM   #3
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My guess is it would get shut down as well for Canadians. There's no separate .ca wiki site.
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Old 01-16-2012, 04:00 PM   #4
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My guess is it would get shut down as well for Canadians. There's no separate .ca wiki site.
Sorry I meant SOPA.. lol
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Old 01-16-2012, 04:11 PM   #5
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I think its one day though, right?

Probably a good way to bring the issue to light for the non-techies that follow this stuff.
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Old 01-16-2012, 04:13 PM   #6
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Old 01-16-2012, 07:22 PM   #9
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Today, the Wikipedia community announced its decision to black out the English-language Wikipedia for 24 hours, worldwide, beginning at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday, January 18...
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Old 01-16-2012, 07:27 PM   #11
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here man
it's a lecture / rant
i found it pretty informative though

kinda long
about 20 mins
but he explains it pretty clearly

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If you guys want to use wiki, you can just hit stop before the page finishes loading and it will not redirect you to the black out page.

Took me a try or two to get the timing.
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Old 01-17-2012, 11:51 PM   #19
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If you really want/need to use Wikipedia ...

Google what you want + Wikipedia (Eg. "China national basketball team Wikipedia")

And instead of clicking the result, hover over it and then hover over the arrow that pops up to the right of the result. A preview thing should pop up; and to the right of the link in the new thing that popped up - press "Cached"
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Old 01-17-2012, 11:56 PM   #20
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you could also just disable javascript
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Old 01-18-2012, 05:24 AM   #21
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you could also use the mobile version en.m.wikipedia.org
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