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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RE: New browser extensions
by shmerl on Thu 19th Jan 2012 05:12 UTC in reply to "New browser extensions"
shmerl
Member since:
2010-06-08

Wiki was available, you could just disable the JavaScript. Their point was not to deprive people of content, but to raise awareness of the SOPA issue.

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RE[2]: New browser extensions
by umccullough on Thu 19th Jan 2012 05:22 in reply to "RE: New browser extensions"
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

Wiki was available, you could just disable the JavaScript.


Better yet, you just click your browser's stop button before it brings up the blackout page...

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sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

Not exactly the point. Google Cache has you covered no matter what site X decides to do. (Well, within limits.) But besides that, it still leaves you with Wikipedia's clunky search and relatively slow page loads. I'm continuing to use the extensions. Google Cache is a better delivery system than Wikipedia's.

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