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Censorship

Submission + - Collaboration suspended on Wikipedia article (wikipedia.org) 2

gkhan1 writes: A note on the talk page of the Wikipedia article Views of Lyndon LaRouche states that regular Wikipedia policies of collaboration and consensus has been suspended and the page is now protected. While page protection is common on Wikipedia, usually while articles are recieving heavy loads of vandalism, this case is unique in that the admin responsible of the protection has stated that it is supposed to last indefinitely and that all future editing on the article should go through an administrator first.

Is this acknowledgement that the collaborative and open Wikipedia-method does not work, and that a closed editorial-system is needed for some subjects? What implications does this have for the future of Wikipedia?

Google

Submission + - Why Google is buying DoubleClick (blogspot.com)

gkhan1 writes: Google's acquisition of DoubleClick has been hotly debated, and now Google has put up a blog post explaining their decision

If you're an expert, please bear with me, as some of what follows will seem elementary to those already familiar with the online advertising world. If you're not, I hope this gives you a better understanding of how advertisers, publishers, ad serving companies, agencies and other companies such as Google all fit into this exciting new mix.

Republicans

Submission + - A guide to Republican Scandals

gkhan1 writes: Slate Magazine has put up an illustrated guide to GOP scandals (there's also a text version) that provides a handy guide to all of the scandals that has rocked the republican party in the last few years. All in all, there is 28 of them listed, including such memorable moments as Walter Reed, Abu Ghraib, Mark Foley, Tom DeLay, Duke Cunningham, Alberto Gonzales, Halliburton, Scooter Libby, NSA wiretapping and several different permutations of the Jack Abramoff story. It's an interesting and disturbing walk down memory lane.
It's funny.  Laugh.

Submission + - Arrgh! It's International Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Blackbeard Buttonleg writes: Avast! It be the greatest of all holidays yet again, the International Talk Like A Pirate Day! Ye' blasted landlubbers mae' nae live ou' the day! Dust of yer be's and bid goodbye to the past tense, fer ye'll not be needing 'em today, ye filthy buggers! If yer a stupid git, ye'll need some help provided by ye masters, Ol' Chumbucket an' Cap'n Slappy! Arrrgh!

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