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    News - Wikipedia offline for 24 hours in protest of SOPA and PIPA

    Wikipedia flexes its muscles in protest of anti-piracy bill.
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    Re: News - Wikipedia offline for 24 hours in protest of SOPA and PIPA

    But i have essays to do this week!
    Kalniel: "Nice review Tarinder - would it be possible to get a picture of the case when the components are installed (with the side off obviously)?"
    CAT-THE-FIFTH: "The Antec 300 is a case which has an understated and clean appearance which many people like. Not everyone is into e-peen looking computers which look like a cross between the imagination of a hyperactive 10 year old and a Frog."
    TKPeters: "Off to AVForum better Deal - £20+Vat for Free Shipping @ Scan"
    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: News - Wikipedia offline for 24 hours in protest of SOPA and PIPA

    Remember these things?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    Remember these things?

    Yes. I'm hoping whoever took my copy form the library will bring it back tomorrow as expected.

    As a side note; does anyone here have any experience of signing up to a 'journal' website? IS there some specific ones i should look over (namely for philosophy/politics).
    Kalniel: "Nice review Tarinder - would it be possible to get a picture of the case when the components are installed (with the side off obviously)?"
    CAT-THE-FIFTH: "The Antec 300 is a case which has an understated and clean appearance which many people like. Not everyone is into e-peen looking computers which look like a cross between the imagination of a hyperactive 10 year old and a Frog."
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    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: News - Wikipedia offline for 24 hours in protest of SOPA and PIPA

    SOPA has been completely vetoed as far as I'm aware. It's only PIPA that's still being debated.

    @Rupert Murdoch - thievery? Like your assets stealing people's phone messages?

    Quote Originally Posted by Terbinator View Post
    Yes. I'm hoping whoever took my copy form the library will bring it back tomorrow as expected.

    As a side note; does anyone here have any experience of signing up to a 'journal' website? IS there some specific ones i should look over (namely for philosophy/politics).
    If you're a student then your university will provide access to most journal websites via the Athens authentication system. You should never have to sign up to a journal unless it's free, the cost of individual papers is often £20+.

    If you need to find information about a specific topic you can either use something like Google Scholar (pretty good) or the ISI Web of Knowledge. Not sure what you need, but if you need to simply browse a journal then you'll already know which ones are important. I never bother to browse stuff like Phys Rev because it's so voluminous. Far easier to filter papers on what I'm researching and pick out the ones that look good.

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    Re: News - Wikipedia offline for 24 hours in protest of SOPA and PIPA

    Quote Originally Posted by Whiternoise View Post
    SOPA has been completely vetoed as far as I'm aware. It's only PIPA that's still being debated.

    @Rupert Murdoch - thievery? Like your assets stealing people's phone messages?



    If you're a student then your university will provide access to most journal websites via the Athens authentication system. You should never have to sign up to a journal unless it's free, the cost of individual papers is often £20+.

    If you need to find information about a specific topic you can either use something like Google Scholar (pretty good) or the ISI Web of Knowledge. Not sure what you need, but if you need to simply browse a journal then you'll already know which ones are important. I never bother to browse stuff like Phys Rev because it's so voluminous. Far easier to filter papers on what I'm researching and pick out the ones that look good.
    SOPA has been vetoed by whom? Certainly not by Obama.

    Imagine all the students tomorrow not being able to search wikipedia and then thinking about where their library is actually located :-D

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    Re: News - Wikipedia offline for 24 hours in protest of SOPA and PIPA

    SOPA has been "shelved" by Congress. It may come back in a different form later. PIPA is still going ahead.

    http://sopastrike.com/

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    Re: News - Wikipedia offline for 24 hours in protest of SOPA and PIPA

    If google joined in the strike, that would be it, the bills wouldnt stand a chance. Its a shame that they cant afford to lose the advertising revenue

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    Re: News - Wikipedia offline for 24 hours in protest of SOPA and PIPA

    You can just press escape before the pages have finished loading - leaving all content and preventing the black window to come up

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    Re: News - Wikipedia offline for 24 hours in protest of SOPA and PIPA

    Quote Originally Posted by Badbonji View Post
    You can just press escape before the pages have finished loading - leaving all content and preventing the black window to come up
    You can but as soon as you click a link/search you are taken to the offline message, I suppose it depends on the speed of your internet as to whether you can press escape at the right time!!

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