On 10/30/05, Walter van Kalken <walter(a)vankalken.net> wrote:
Han Dao wrote:
We should not sink to the low level that the
teenage crackers dude.
is not ethical.
I would agree with you on that. But what is currently happening and what
some forces in China are doing is not ethical either. I am not saying we
should do these things ourselves, nor do I want to encourage anybody to
do this. I do say though that there is no reason why we can not have a
good smirk at this :) , we are literally being ****ed over by a
dictatorial system which is striving for total mindcontrol of its
population, somthing the Thaksin administration is copying in Thailand
currently, and we are doing nothing about it really so yes I hate
hacking, but oen the other hand it is great to see some resistance. And
I would love to know what is written there.
I personally have the feeling that the Chinese govt or whichever forces
in the mainland are responsible for this should be made to loose face
about this issue by now. We have been polite with them many times. It
didn't work. I personally feel that we should make this an about face
issue. So I personally call on the board to start taking this issue to a
When you want to make it a "face" issue, it has to be a "face" issue
those who try make wikipedia their own in China and perhaps make some money
out of it. If you want to get more out of it, you are reaching for the moon.
With the previous instances of a block, it took some time before access was
restored. Suggesting that this was not done by quiet and effective
diplomatic ways seems to me like a misrepresentation.. When a storm has
flattened the reeds, it takes the reeds some time to resume its position,
the trees however that have fallen stay down. (not suggesting that this is
an old Chinese saying, but it comes to mind .. :) )