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Out of the Blue

With the battle still raging over whether the U.S. will pass its proposed SOPA or PIPA legislation (the former of which seems to have been mortally wounded, but the latter of which is still in play), there is a movement afoot to protest this with a web blackout tomorrow, supported by sites like imgur, reddit, Wikipedia, and more. I can't say I know what such a blackout will accomplish, but I do know the draconian aspects of these bills are unsettling to say the least, so unless something changes drastically in the meantime, my plan is for this site to participate in the blackout. Apologies in advance for the outage should this come to pass.

Black Links: Thanks Ant and Mike Martinez and Acleacius.
Play: Scarlet Stranger.
Island Tribe 2.
Helichopter Flight.
Links: "Resolution" - Zombie graphic novel created reddit's Vidzilla. Thanks Joker961.
Star Wars: A New Hope would have cost $40 million to make today. Thanks TheForce.Net.
Stories: Hamster among bizarre items left behind by Travelodge guests. Thanks Neatorama.
Science: ‘Open Science’ Challenges Journal Tradition With Web Collaboration. Thanks j.c.f.
Europe's 'Big Bang' observatory completes cosmic survey.
Fat and Furious: The Rise of Obesity in the USA.
Media: Portal Basketball.
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Hello. Thanks dakslf.
Parallel parking Win.
Follow-up: Russia’s Phobos-Grunt Mars Probe Crashes Into Pacific.
Richard Garriott: Man on a Mission.
Ricky Gervais 2012 Golden Globes Highlights.

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54. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 18, 2012, 15:05 Rhino
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 18, 2012, 14:19:
Yeah, by now most everyone is doing just that.
And how can you not have much use for Wikipedia? I've spent hours on pages for games alone. The X-COM page is full of useful information and links. Most useful site on the web, hands down.

Ah, see, I was speaking in terms of non-entertainment value. I do use wikis and Wikipedia for quick info on games that I may be interested, or some random "thing", just not as a serious research tool. I'm probably not explaining it very well: lack of sleep as the baby spontaneously decided to change her sleep patterns two days ago.
 
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