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mmcp42

what's with the nasty banner across the top of the page ]:D
nicely masks all the search message, etc buttons
not to mention mark read, new topic, etc

there are only 10 types of people
them that understands binary
and them that doesn't

robtillaart

SOPA - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stop_Online_Piracy_Act

Agree that it covers a number of buttons :(
but fortunately some of them can be found at the bottom of the overview. :)
Rob Tillaart

Nederlandse sectie - http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php/board,77.0.html -
(Please do not PM for private consultancy)

Grumpy_Mike

The SOPA banner is not garbage it is very important to get this stopped, have you tried Wikipedia today?

However, the banner has a sort of invisible boarder round it that prevents mouse clicks from registering close to it. For example in the reply box I can't click the link or image icons and the top right hand corner of the box is a no go. I can get round it bu using the cursor keys and typing in the appropriate square brackets.

Likewise you can't click on the first three topics on a page unless they have long titles and the banner effect is removed at the ends. I have taken to sneaking up on posts by clicking on a later one and using the "previous post icon"

Bit of a bother but it's only for today and it is a worthwhile cause.

mmcp42

hmm
might have been a good idea to at least make it a clickable link so we can see what it's all about
hard to see what anyone outside the US can do about it though?
there are only 10 types of people
them that understands binary
and them that doesn't

Coding Badly

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hard to see what anyone outside the US can do about it though?


How to Buy a U.S. Politician...


  • Contact politician to express support.  Emphasize that you want the support to be financial.  http://www.usa.gov/Contact/Elected.shtml
  • Create a Super PAC.  http://www.npr.org/2011/09/03/140167467/superpacs-explained-by-stephen-colberts-lawyer
  • Follow politician's news briefings so you know what politician needs.  For example, Lamar Smith announced he is running for reelection.  Smith recently sponsored a jobs fair in northeast Bexar County.  Obviously, he needs help getting the word out about his good deed.  http://www.texansforlamarsmith.com/news_items/lamar-smith-seeks-re-election
  • Sponsor "issue advertisements".  For Smith you would run the advertisements in Bexar County stressing the struggling economy, the help Smith provided, and the name of your Super PAC.
  • Contact politician to indicate you plan to continue your support.  Don't forget to ask for a vote against SOPA.


All perfectly legal.  Even for a U.K. citizen.

Grumpy_Mike

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hard to see what anyone outside the US can do about it though?


Well you can click here:-
http://www.avaaz.org/en/save_the_internet_signing_d/?fdTOWbb&pv=182

Graynomad

Meanwhile how the heck do I see "unread posts" ? Why does it have to disable the only link I use on the forum?

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Rob
Rob Gray aka the GRAYnomad www.robgray.com

bHogan

The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
(and no testing in this case)
Or perhaps it's in solidarity with Wikipedia's protest.
"Data is not information, information is not knowledge, knowledge is not understanding, understanding is not wisdom."
~ Clifford Stoll

mmcp42

Still can't see the relevance outside the US
so why are we involved?
Are we to get involved with political issues in every country?
Now that's a good path NOT to go down
there are only 10 types of people
them that understands binary
and them that doesn't

ajofscott


smeezekitty

Evidently, people on the forum do not understand the importance of stopping these very destructive and censoring pieces of CRAP.
Also realize, if it gets passed in the US, other countries may follow.
Personally, I like the banner. Everything to raise awareness.
Avoid throwing electronics out as you or someone else might need them for parts or use.
Solid state rectifiers are the only REAL rectifiers.
Resistors for LEDS!

Graynomad

I don't mind the banner, just don't kill features to do it.

Thanks for the link ajofscott, I clicked on it and got 1 new post and it's been 12 hours since I read the forum. My the traffic has dropped off :)

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Rob
Rob Gray aka the GRAYnomad www.robgray.com

Coding Badly


What browser are you using?  For me, everything looks and works as expected under Firefox.

Coding Badly

Still can't see the relevance outside the US so why are we involved?


One simple example ... Internet Systems Consortium, Inc. operates several root DNS servers around the world including in the U.S.  Which means they (like many root server operators) fall under the jurisdiction of U.S. law.  SOPA / PIPA would give the executive branch of the U.S. government the ability to shutdown any "foreign" website at the root DNS level.  In other words, the U.S. Attorney General could potentially cut off a U.K. website by compelling Internet Systems Consortium to remove or poison DNS records.

The law has no provisions for remediation.  Once a site is removed, even if the removal was a mistake, the only recourse is to hope the Attorney General sees reason or to sue the U.S. government.

Graynomad

Normally Safari 5.0.5, but I tried these

FF 3.0.19
Chrome 16.0.192
IE 8
Opera 9.64

And get the same result.

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Rob
Rob Gray aka the GRAYnomad www.robgray.com

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