Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Looks like Wikipedia picked the wrong day to quit providing free information

Today, of all days, why did Wikipedia have to go black? I have about three or four days of research to cram into the next six hours.

Yeah, yeah, freedom of the Internet, woo hoo! and all that. But I need my quickie resources and questionable factoids now!

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8 comments:

  1. The Korean and Japanese versions of Wikipedia are working fine.

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  2. Yeah, the protest over SOPA and PIPA is only with the English-language site. You'd think the Korean site would join in, since some KoKos love to demonstrate over 소파.

    Unfortunately, though, I need to verify main and alternate spellings of certain things, and that can't be done with the non-English sites.

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  3. The apps seem to be working too.

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    1. Ooh, good point! Although my Wikipedia apps seem to be very inconsistent.

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  4. You can use the google cache of each page without too much difficulty.

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    1. Thanks. I've actually found a suitable workaround: the Dictionary app that comes with Macs running OS X has a Wikipedia function that is working fine.

      Knock on wood.

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  5. By simply disabling javascript in your browser, you can view the actual wikipedia

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  6. Throw "http://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:BannerLoader&banner=blackout*" into your browser's adblock filters. Poof, no more blackout.

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