Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Jan 2012 00:09 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes ...and we're back. Like so many other sites on the web, OSNews joined the worldwide protest against the Stop Online Piracy Act and the PROTECT-IP Act, which threaten to end free speech, economic innovation, privacy, and the free exchange of information on the web. I don't wish to waste too many words on our participation, so consider this item as a sort of comment lightening rod to make sure that when the next story is posted, we can focus fully on its topic. Update: DC seems to be getting the message the internet sent today.
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by sbergman27 on Thu 19th Jan 2012 02:16 UTC
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Well, I've certainly learned something. The "Cache" and "Google Cache Link Protector" extensions for Chrome/Chromium, and the Gcache+ extension for Firefox, are invaluable. As managers of the sites like Wikipedia, which we've come to depend upon, start thinking of themselves more as political lobbyists and less as the providers of valuable public resources, we're likely to see a lot more of these kinds of things. By effectively leveraging the Internet's ultimate mirror, the Google Cache, you can go on working almost as if nothing had happened.

Note that while Google did use its wild popularity to get the word out, and got millions of anti-SOPA petition signatures... they didn't skip out on us.

I never did understand how making knowledge more difficult to access was supposed to help the Internet.

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