Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 12th Mar 2010 20:42 UTC
Google It's been quiet about the Google-China dispute for a while now, but today, the silence was broken by China's minister of Industry and Information Technology, Li Yizhong, who stated that Google must either obey Chinese law or "pay the consequences", leaving no room for a compromise. With more and more western countries building their own internet filters and internet monitoring schemes, it becomes ever harder to make a strong fist against China.
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Comment by Vanger
by Vanger on Fri 12th Mar 2010 21:05 UTC
Vanger
Member since:
2007-11-28

There was a time when it was quite easy to make a strong fist against China.

Like in 1838 or in 1900...

Sadly, those great old times have passed...

UPD: but hey, people, it should be quite easy to make a strong fist against New Zealand!
Wait... crap...

Edited 2010-03-12 21:07 UTC

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RE: Comment by Vanger
by StaubSaugerNZ on Fri 12th Mar 2010 21:11 in reply to "Comment by Vanger"
StaubSaugerNZ Member since:
2007-07-13

There was a time when it was quite easy to make a strong fist against China.

Like in 1838 or in 1900...

Sadly, those great old times have passed...

UPD: but hey, people, it should be quite easy to make a strong fist against New Zealand!
Wait... crap...


It's not hard. We sold our fighter aircraft a few years ago. Unfortunately you have to travel a very very long way to get us, as we have big tough Australia next door (well, 3000 km away).

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RE[2]: Comment by Vanger
by Vanger on Fri 12th Mar 2010 21:23 in reply to "RE: Comment by Vanger"
Vanger Member since:
2007-11-28

You have state firewall building up.

You're as bad as China, North Korea or Britain, so you should be taken down!

Guys! Guys? Where are you, guys?..

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poogle
by xaeropower on Sat 13th Mar 2010 12:28 in reply to "Comment by Vanger"
xaeropower Member since:
2005-12-16

At least they dont let themselves to be raped by some american shit multi like google. Google killed many small businesses such as free email providers. They should be stopped now and give others a chance to do their own search engines but still even if they get thrown out of china thats only a couple of percent loss of their profit. EU should throw out google too and restrict it to open branch offices/ deploy nation wide search grids.
I dont want all my google search to be logged f--ktards, is that understood?

Edited 2010-03-13 12:29 UTC

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RE: poogle
by StaubSaugerNZ on Sat 13th Mar 2010 23:13 in reply to "poogle"
StaubSaugerNZ Member since:
2007-07-13

At least they dont let themselves to be raped by some american shit multi like google. Google killed many small businesses such as free email providers. They should be stopped now and give others a chance to do their own search engines but still even if they get thrown out of china thats only a couple of percent loss of their profit. EU should throw out google too and restrict it to open branch offices/ deploy nation wide search grids.
I dont want all my google search to be logged f--ktards, is that understood?


Relax amigo. No need to curse. Google does not kill other search engines in the same way Microsoft kills its competitors. You are perfectly free to create your own search engine and compete fairly with Google. You can create your own email provider too. Google beats its competition because people like its convenience. If you can beat that then you have a chance.

Please read the Broken Windows Fallacy on why email providers should not be preserved if they can't compete. It's not the exact same analogy but I'm sure you'll be able to see the relevance that the resources used by the un-competitive email providers are better spend on other problems than the ones Google has already solved.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parable_of_the_broken_window

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