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Censorship

Reporters Without Borders Unblocks Access To Censored Websites 37

Mark Wilson writes Online censorship is rife. In many countries, notably China, citizens are prevented from accessing certain websites at the behest of their government. To help provide access to information and unbiased news, freedom of information organization Reporters Without Borders has set up mirrors to nine censored websites so they can be accessed from 11 countries that blocked them. As part of Operation Collateral Freedom, Reporters Without Borders is mirroring the likes of The Tibet Post International which is blocked in China, and Gooya News which is blocked in Iran. Mirrored sites are hosted on Amazon, Microsoft and Google servers which are unlikely to be blocked by a censoring country.

Comment How many accidents could he have caused (Score 5, Interesting) 427

I hate when people talk, text and drive. You jam somebody, they are going to take the phone from their head and try to call again, or at least figure out what is going on. This is probably more distracting than just talking to somebody.

Comment Big news to our family (Score 1) 183

We had a son that was born at 23 weeks/0 days. Yea, that is 4 months premature. At this time (he turns 4 in December) the biggest problem he has is chronic issues with his gut. The odds are that he never got the correct mix of bacteria in his gut early on, because he was in a sterile environment when his body should have been getting mama milk and the crap that goes along with it. ;)

This is good.

Comment Re:Water? On the moon? (Score 1) 55

Hate to reply to my own - but can't miss this opportunity....

"The moon does not look like earth at all.
There are no trees!
No Lakes, no water at all!
There is just deep, grey dust.
Dust, dust, dust."

"You Will Go To The Moon" -Mae and Ira Freeman, 1959

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You_Will_Go_to_the_Moon_(book)

First Person Shooters (Games)

Duke Nukem Forever Release Date Revealed 288

stupid_is writes with news that Duke Nukem Forever has now gotten a firm US release date: May 3rd. It will release worldwide three days later. The game was resurrected last fall by Gearbox Software and 2K Games after 3D Realms' 12-year attempt at development came to an end in 2009 when the company closed its doors.

FORTUNE'S FUN FACTS TO KNOW AND TELL: #44 Zebras are colored with dark stripes on a light background.

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