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#1 xwinuser

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 07:27 PM

Not trying to spread FUD. If you would like to research and then comment that would be great.

http://www.foxnews.c...k-blackout-net/



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1) Despite how some feel about Fox News they are a major news outlet
2) Fox is only posing the question - you decide
3) I like Fox. Please only comment on the topic of an Internet Black Out.

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 07:44 PM

2) Fox is only posing the question - you decide


I am not going to comment on the article itself, but I do want to point out that this is not a completely true statement. This is because writers (not just fox) are able to use the English language and rhetorical devices to portray one side as better than the other.

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 12:48 AM

True. That is why I always try to get my info from multiple and varied sources. :)


2) Fox is only posing the question - you decide


I am not going to comment on the article itself, but I do want to point out that this is not a completely true statement. This is because writers (not just fox) are able to use the English language and rhetorical devices to portray one side as better than the other.


I guess another good question is "What would you do if this did happen?".

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 06:12 PM

This seems unlikely to happen. Crowd sourcing the lobbying is a good idea though, and I wouldn't be surprised if they pulled off something similar to Tumblr, but completely downing the service for any amount of time is against the companies' interests. I'm on the fence regarding whether or not they'll coordinate.
It also seems to me that the article tried to spin itself in favor of SOPA.

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 07:57 PM


It also seems to me that the article tried to spin itself in favor of SOPA.



That's no secret, since the parent company is in favour of the bill.

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 06:06 PM

Did Helio have their own black out? I was not able to access the forums for a week. My site stayed up though.

So basically some of the major sites did attempt a watered down blackout. Google only blacked out its logo but search still worked. Was not aware of any services from Google that did not work. Facebook kept clipping right on along with no interruptions. Wikipedia was the only one that I personally noticed that blacked out their page with a message to contact your local government official in protest to SOPA and PIPA.

Anyone aware of others that went offline in some way?





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