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    Wikipedia anti-SOPA blackout

    C programming resources:
    GNU C Function and Macro Index -- glibc reference manual
    The C Book -- nice online learner guide
    Current ISO draft standard
    CCAN -- new CPAN like open source library repository
    3 (different) GNU debugger tutorials: #1 -- #2 -- #3
    cpwiki -- our wiki on sourceforge

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    I'm thankful to know that I will have to use a proxy to get to wikipedia until the blackout is over.

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    More power to them... I'd really like to live in a place where the highest dollar doesn't buy laws.

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    This time next year we'll all be looking this event up in our newly minted Encyclopedia Britannicas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whiteflags View Post
    I'm thankful to know that I will have to use a proxy to get to wikipedia until the blackout is over.
    I don't think the proxy will help you out, unless you're fluent in another language. Right now, the top of the wiki pages say "Please note: In less than 14 hours, the English Wikipedia will be blacked out globally to protest SOPA and PIPA."
    I copied it from the last program in which I passed a parameter, which would have been pre-1989 I guess. - esbo

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    I'm having a hard time understanding all the people who are complaining about a one day blackout (not saying you're doing it here, I've just noticed it around the web). Like you've got some inherent right to access a free web site, or that the web site has no right to make a statement about political developments that could impact that web site.
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    Obligatory xkcd:
    xkcd: Extended Mind
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neo1 View Post
    Obligatory xkcd:
    xkcd: Extended Mind
    ROTFL. I'm just gonna take the day off and get drunk. There's not much point in anything else.
    C programming resources:
    GNU C Function and Macro Index -- glibc reference manual
    The C Book -- nice online learner guide
    Current ISO draft standard
    CCAN -- new CPAN like open source library repository
    3 (different) GNU debugger tutorials: #1 -- #2 -- #3
    cpwiki -- our wiki on sourceforge

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    I just tried doing what the tool tip said would happen. It took quite a while. I thought I would get to philosophy after science, but I had to go to the mathematics article first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whiteflags View Post
    I just tried doing what the tool tip said would happen. It took quite a while. I thought I would get to philosophy after science, but I had to go to the mathematics article first.
    I'm pretty sure you can get from any article to any article by just following the links in there, with a few exceptions. I KNOW you can get to the article about Adolf Hitler from pretty much any article. (Don't ask!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by whiteflags
    I just tried doing what the tool tip said would happen. It took quite a while. I thought I would get to philosophy after science, but I had to go to the mathematics article first.
    Xefer Wikipedia Radial Graph
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    Quote Originally Posted by bernt View Post
    Radial Graph? Is that like a cylindrical tree??

    Hmmm. I did some work with mediawiki and it does not have a design that depends on a root, and am pretty sure wikipedia does not either -- the relationships are more open graph-like, as is the WWW -- but I totally love the premise(s) of this one.
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    C programming resources:
    GNU C Function and Macro Index -- glibc reference manual
    The C Book -- nice online learner guide
    Current ISO draft standard
    CCAN -- new CPAN like open source library repository
    3 (different) GNU debugger tutorials: #1 -- #2 -- #3
    cpwiki -- our wiki on sourceforge

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    Ha. I just visited Wikipedia -- it only "blacks out" if you have Javascript enabled.
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    That is incredibly lame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whiteflags View Post
    That is incredibly lame.
    Well, the stuff it is attempting to oppose is pretty lame to!
    And if that bill is passed, most of the restrictions imposed could be bypassed in some way .
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