Thread: Wikipedia anti-SOPA blackout

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    That's not the point. This is a half past six demonstration that was so rapidly agreed on that apparently no one bothered to discuss just how it should proceed in terms of technical details.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bjarne Stroustrup (2000-10-14)
    I get maybe two dozen requests for help with some sort of programming or design problem every day. Most have more sense than to send me hundreds of lines of code. If they do, I ask them to find the smallest example that exhibits the problem and send me that. Mostly, they then find the error themselves. "Finding the smallest program that demonstrates the error" is a powerful debugging tool.
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    &TH of undefined behavior Fordy's Avatar
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    Good to see that Uncyclopedia is taking a different stance

    Imagine a World
    Without Lolcats, Bronies, and other complete stupidity
    The Uncyclopedia community has authorised a blackout of the English version of Uncyclopedia for 24 hours in protest of the blackout of the English version of Wikipedia. Unlike them, we support the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the U.S. House of Representatives and the PROTECTIP Act (PIPA) in the U.S. Senate - bills that, if passed, will help purify and secure the currently free and open Internet, once and for all putting an end to the mess of memes and blogs and social networking.
    Wikipedia urges you to take action, but today we ask you to not take any action at all.
    Let it happen. Allow the Internet to be purified.

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    Officially An Architect brewbuck's Avatar
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    7,398 is funny too.

    	if (a) do { f( b); } while(1);
    	else   do { f(!b); } while(1);

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    Quote Originally Posted by whiteflags View Post
    That is incredibly lame.
    I think they did it for the effect -- first the page appears, there is a brief delay (< 1 sec), then the page redirects to the blackout. The only way to do that is with js. Mediawiki is not very dynamic client-side, so it should work without js. (...yep)

    I guess the point was made anyway. Most people probably don't use it that much in a day, but they use it occasionally and so know what it is.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by SlyMaelstrom View Post
    This time next year we'll all be looking this event up in our newly minted Encyclopedia Britannicas.
    What's an encyclopedia?
    "Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are gods."
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    &TH of undefined behavior Fordy's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by hk_mp5kpdw View Post
    What's an encyclopedia?
    Look it up!

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