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Another way to use the blocked wikipedia

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  • leighsword

    replace '_' with '-', and append the #Wikipedia anchor.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kung_Fu 
    should be
    http://www.answers.com/topic/Kung-Fu#Wikipedia

    I won't hope those beasts block answers.com too, but I bet they are not good at English, if not, I want to tell them, 'no one can stop us learn if we want'.

    PS: .NET  is good at this job, haha.

  • W3bbo

    I was thinking of authoring a Wikipedia mirror for those in countries with restricted Web/Internet access.

    After all, it's not too hard... just make a HTTP connection to Wikipedia, correct the links and transfer to the original client.

    The only problems I can forsee deal with editing pages and uploading binaries.

  • burtriddley

    You mean a proxy server?

  • Minh

    Let's not forget who's actually building the Great Firewall of China. Cisco.

  • footballism

    I still cannot understand why our government blocks the wikipedia site, since this site doesn't contain anything related to pornography, democracy and civil liberty etc.

    Sheva

  • Tensor

    footballism wrote:
    I still cannot understand why our government blocks the wikipedia site, since this site doesn't contain anything related to pornography, democracy and civil liberty etc.

    Sheva


    But it does - well the last two at least. It also carries information on issues such as Taiwain and Nepal which the Chinese government considers sensitive.

  • W3bbo

    footballism wrote:
    I still cannot understand why our government blocks the wikipedia site, since this site doesn't contain anything related to pornography, democracy and civil liberty etc.

    Sheva


    Oh really?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P\ornography
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democracy
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil%20Liberties">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil Liberties
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human%20Rights">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human Rights

    Wink

  • leighsword

    Minh wrote:
    Let's not forget who's actually building the Great Firewall of China. Cisco.

    'A gun doesn't kill people', well, I forgot who said that.

    footballism wrote:
    I still cannot understand why our government blocks the wikipedia site, since this site doesn't contain anything related to pornography, democracy and civil liberty etc.

    Sheva

    I do not understand what the government did in many way. If I really want to know what's the democracy(irresistible force), there are Google, MSN, Yahoo and Encyclopaedia Britannica, each one can help me find democracy out. So we don't understand it, that does not mean we are stupid enough, but does mean the government is unreasonable, and a trouble maker.

  • DoomBringer

    leighsword wrote:

    I do not understand what the government did in many way. If I really want to know what's the democracy(irresistible force), there are Google, MSN, Yahoo and Encyclopaedia Britannica, each one can help me find democracy out. So we don't understand it, that does not mean we are stupid enough, but does mean the government is unreasonable, and a trouble maker.

    Yeah, it is kind of pointless to try and stop people from finding this stuff out.  The government is stuck in the mindset of totaliarianism, control everything and everyone.  If anything, the government should show the people why their way is better, instead of restricting access to knowledge.  (Not that Wikipedia is all that great at knowledge, in light of many recent scandals)

  • leighsword

    Tonatiúh wrote:
    I think that as far as Wikipedia is a collaborative open enciclopaedia project in where people, mostly serious, thoughtout the world is helping to build an universal  knowledge base, there is not any subject which could be considered out of the topics can or would be found there, except obviously, for those matters carrying threatens to the humanity as a whole...

    Congratulations Leigh Sword for getting intersted in expressing your thioughts in freedom... I encourage you to attempt to make some collaboration of your own to Wikipedia... Besides I'm not any kind of English language expert, and my own reading/writting skills have a lot of weakern spots, I consider your English are getting better each day... Keep on your goal young Lady.

    Tonatiúh


    In fact , I never said anything against the government in Chinese, I am afraid of it, but it does teach me that 'thought before speaking'Big Smile, you know, I am only one person, how could I change China which my deeply loved country, so the first thing I need to do is take care of my business.

  • Tonatiúh

    I think that as far as Wikipedia is a collaborative open enciclopaedia project in where people, mostly serious, thoughtout the world is helping to build an universal  knowledge base, there is not any subject which could be considered out of the topics can or would be found there, except obviously, for those matters carrying threatens to the humanity as a whole...

    Congratulations Leigh Sword for getting intersted in expressing your thoughts in freedom... I encourage you to attempt to make some collaboration of your own to Wikipedia... Besides I'm not any kind of English language expert, and my own reading/writting skills have a lot of weakern spots, I consider your English are getting better each day... Keep on your goal young Lady.

    Tonatiúh

  • Shiv

    i think one reason for blocking wikipedia is for stoping people from contributing to it . for example you might have access to or know something that makes the government uncomfortable. yes u can do it through blogs or other means too but here u are certain to find audience.

    but i m glad that ur government is slowly opening up and becoming more open.

  • footballism

    Shiv wrote:

    but i m glad that ur government is slowly opening up and becoming more open.

    Sad to say that our government is opening up economically but not politically.

    Sheva

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