http://en.wikipedia.org/ down - did you feel affected?

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http://en.wikipedia.org/ down - did you feel affected?

Unread postby Oskar45 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:12 am

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Re: http://en.wikipedia.org/ down - did you feel affected?

Unread postby Nuke » Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:02 am

Yeah, I'm annoyed by it. I habitually read Wikipedia when I'm bored and such.

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Re: http://en.wikipedia.org/ down - did you feel affected?

Unread postby skywriter » Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:42 am

except for dicking off like nuke, no impact.

i was more effected by missing Cyanide & Happiness.
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Re: http://en.wikipedia.org/ down - did you feel affected?

Unread postby porter » Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:00 pm

The good thing about a free service is I can always get my money back if not happy.
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Unread postby Nuke » Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:02 pm

porter wrote:The good thing about a free service is I can always get my money back if not happy.

I found this post amusing.

And Sky, yeah, it's just a minor annoyance.

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Re: http://en.wikipedia.org/ down - did you feel affected?

Unread postby guardian452 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:27 pm

I'm not currently affected, but In all seriousness is it really so difficult for you guys to turn off javascript?

People were saying all the same stuff about SOPA that they said about DMCA and that didn't affect anybody. Why anybody would conduct business in the USA is a mystery to me. In the meanwhile there is always tunnelr and friends to less restrictive countries. Why doesn't google, wikipedia, etc simply leave the US? If more restrictions keep appearing, they will.

I still have little desire to renew my visa and stay here after I graduate... ridiculous bills like this don't make the place more inviting that's for sure...
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Re: http://en.wikipedia.org/ down - did you feel affected?

Unread postby ChristTrekker » Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:37 pm

Typical bonehead "fire off a cannon to kill a gnat" legislation. Anybody here tried to run for office, and get to a position to actually have some impact on stuff like this? Even helped a campaign of someone clueful? Or is moaning and complaining about it more your speed?

I'd love to run for office. But it's not cheap, and since both halves of the Duopoly are jokes, I'd be independent which is that much tougher. If only we had a decent voting system, that didn't stigmatize independents and third party candidates the way Plurality voting does.
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Unread postby porter » Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:46 pm

The thought process is:

1. something must be done
2. I have an idea
3. therefore that idea must be done
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Re: http://en.wikipedia.org/ down - did you feel affected?

Unread postby guardian452 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:53 pm

Forum rules wrote:No politics, please.


That said, I'd vote with my feet and simply leave. If so inclined; the +'s to living in the USA still far, far, outweigh the -'s.
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Re: http://en.wikipedia.org/ down - did you feel affected?

Unread postby Nuke » Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:08 pm

guardian452 wrote:I'm not currently affected, but In all seriousness is it really so difficult for you guys to turn off javascript?

People were saying all the same stuff about SOPA that they said about DMCA and that didn't affect anybody. Why anybody would conduct business in the USA is a mystery to me. In the meanwhile there is always tunnelr and friends to less restrictive countries. Why doesn't google, wikipedia, etc simply leave the US? If more restrictions keep appearing, they will.

I still have little desire to renew my visa and stay here after I graduate... ridiculous bills like this don't make the place more inviting that's for sure...

Agreed.

I completely forgot that I could just view by turning off JS. Hah.

In any case, we should get back on topic here, yes.

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Re: http://en.wikipedia.org/ down - did you feel affected?

Unread postby ShadeOfBlue » Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:34 pm

The mobile site (http://en.m.wikipedia.org/) still works normally. You can also view articles through Google cache.

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Re: http://en.wikipedia.org/ down - did you feel affected?

Unread postby skywriter » Wed Jan 18, 2012 3:05 pm

Let's see...
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this:
Yeah, I'm annoyed by it. I habitually read Wikipedia when I'm bored and such.

and this:
except for dicking off like nuke, no impact.

then this:
The good thing about a free service is I can always get my money back if not happy.


and then this:
guardian452 wrote:I'm not currently affected, but In all seriousness is it really so difficult for you guys to turn off javascript?

I didn't see anyone really inconvenienced at all by javascript guardy-boy other than duke-nukem there. you got to stop over-reacting man.
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Re: http://en.wikipedia.org/ down - did you feel affected?

Unread postby Nuke » Wed Jan 18, 2012 3:27 pm

ShadeOfBlue wrote:The mobile site (http://en.m.wikipedia.org/) still works normally. You can also view articles through Google cache.

Upon seeing that the mobile site worked, I lol'd.

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Re: http://en.wikipedia.org/ down - did you feel affected?

Unread postby hamei » Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:55 pm

guardian452 wrote: ... the +'s to living in the USA still far, far, outweigh the -'s.

Not for long, sybr. Not for long.

I miss the trees, flowers and chirping birds but that's about it. The US I lived in is gone.

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Re: http://en.wikipedia.org/ down - did you feel affected?

Unread postby guardian452 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:24 pm

skywriter wrote:
guardian452 wrote:I'm not currently affected, but In all seriousness is it really so difficult for you guys to turn off javascript?

I didn't see anyone really inconvenienced at all by javascript guardy-boy other than duke-nukem there. you got to stop over-reacting man.

Sorry. What I meant to say was, it may be profitable for mr. nukem to disable javascript when browsing wikipedia today. Nothing more.

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