2011 Dec 10, 8:31
The MPAA is getting pretty desperate, it seems. MPAA boss Chris Dodd was out trying to defend censoring the internet this week by using China as an example of why censorship isn’t a problem. It’s kind of shocking, really.
“When the Chinese told Google that they had to block sites or they couldn’t do [business] in their country, they managed to figure out how to block sites.”
2010 Jan 25, 5:25
"...file a complaint with the World Trade Organization, contesting China’s internet censorship as a breach of the international trade rules to which China, as a WTO member, is subject. The US can
argue that China’s “Great Firewall”–a system of filters and bottlenecks that effectively shutters the country within its own intranet–is an illegal restraint on international trade because it bars
foreign companies from competing, via the internet, in the vast Chinese market."
2010 Jan 12, 9:02
"We have decided we are no longer willing to continue censoring our results on Google.cn, and so over the next few weeks we will be discussing with the Chinese government the basis on which we could
operate an unfiltered search engine within the law, if at all. We recognize that this may well mean having to shut down Google.cn, and potentially our offices in China."
2010 Jan 8, 2:08
Flickr dev talks image metadata the various forms which to prefer and how to guess at their character encodings.
2009 Jun 12, 12:20
"We have discovered remotely-exploitable vulnerabilities in Green Dam, the censorship software reportedly mandated by the Chinese government. Any web site a Green Dam user visits can take control of
the PC. According to press reports, China will soon require all PCs sold in the country to include Green Dam. This software monitors web sites visited and other activity on the computer and blocks
adult content as well as politically sensitive material."
2009 Apr 23, 1:35
"This e-mail is an attempt to give a relatively concise yet reasonably complete overview of non-Unicode character sets and encodings for 'Chinese characters', excluding those which are not supported
by at least one of the four browsers IE, Safari, Firefox and Opera (henceforth 'all browsers'), and tentatively avoiding technical details which are out of scope for HTML5 unless they are important
to gain a general understanding of the relevant issues."
2008 Jul 3, 11:50
Another translation error. At least they're upfront about it though.
2008 Jun 12, 2:33
NPR show 'Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!' talks to Neil Tyson about Pluto, impending asteroid impact, and then quizes him on the "long-delayed Guns and Roses album, Chinese Democracy". Did you see him on
TDS or Colbert Report? He does fun interviews!
2007 Aug 13, 3:15
Article and video on Mr. Woo a Chinese farmer who creates robots from scavenged materials. Very cool.
2007 Jun 6, 4:59
A list of free web based language translation services including language guessing which I think is neat.
2007 Mar 21, 5:18
Get a Chinese propaganda poster personalized with your face in place of the face of someone on the poster.
2006 Feb 23, 4:57 2005 Apr 4, 3:28