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SPMiller
01-18-2012, 10:10 AM
Disable JavaScript. In Firefox, for example, Tools => Options => Content tab => uncheck Enable JavaScript => OK. Reenable when done.

Only do this is you have a good reason to access Wikipedia content. I figure there might be some emergencies, so there you go.

Perks
01-18-2012, 05:25 PM
People have Wikipedia emergencies?

SPMiller
01-18-2012, 05:40 PM
I damn sure do.

Perks
01-18-2012, 05:45 PM
You poor dear.

fireluxlou
01-18-2012, 05:47 PM
Google cache is pretty good I thought.

Alpha Echo
01-18-2012, 05:52 PM
There's an iPad app for Wikipedia Offline. I just downloaded it yesterday. Costs $5, but since I only have Wi-Fi and not 3G, worth it.

SPMiller
01-18-2012, 06:58 PM
You poor dear.Why, thank you, Perks. How exquisitely patronizing.

Perks
01-18-2012, 06:59 PM
Come on, SPuh, old boy. I was teasing.

SPMiller
01-18-2012, 07:24 PM
Come on, SPuh, old boy. I was teasing.This is why I try to stay out of Office Party these days. What little sense of humor I had (or so I'm told) I've apparently lost. Sorry, Perks.

Perks
01-18-2012, 07:34 PM
No problem. Was poking, but didn't mean to poke you in the grump. All's well I hope!

iRock
01-18-2012, 08:07 PM
I damn sure do.

Come sit next to me and cry. Three times I've needed Wikipedia this morning and it's failed me.

cray
01-18-2012, 08:09 PM
This is why I try to stay out of Office Party these days. What little sense of humor I had (or so I'm told) I've apparently lost. Sorry, Perks.


No problem. Was poking, but didn't mean to poke you in the grump. All's well I hope!


you guys should inbox each other.

kayleamay
01-18-2012, 08:10 PM
I'm dealing with Google withdrawls.

SPMiller
01-18-2012, 08:56 PM
you guys should inbox each other.Little late on that one. Plus, I'm pretty sure she popped my rep cherry. Wouldn't exactly call her a fan, though.

And Perks, while I'm here, I still think you should shave your damn head.

Perks
01-18-2012, 09:02 PM
I am a fan when you're not being a jerk! Lol! :) You're smart. I like smart.

And about the hair, I know. I really should.

Shadow_Ferret
01-18-2012, 10:35 PM
As usual when it comes to things like this, I knew nothing about sopa or pipa until today's blackout.

robjvargas
01-18-2012, 11:21 PM
Or, radical idea, start using authoritative sources. :tongue

rugcat
01-18-2012, 11:57 PM
Disable JavaScript. In Firefox, for example, Tools => Options => Content tab => uncheck Enable JavaScript => OK. Reenable when done.

Only do this is you have a good reason to access Wikipedia content. I figure there might be some emergencies, so there you go.
Well, that's very clever. Being only somewhat computer literate, (although I did once correctly answer a question about a problem with XP in a tech thread) I love learning little simple workarounds.

Alessandra Kelley
01-19-2012, 12:05 AM
Or use the French Wikipedia (http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipédia:Accueil_principal) (it's good practice for my mediocre high school French) -- or any other language you can manage. You can get to all the wikipedias from http://www.wikipedia.org/ , and if you speak any of French, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, German, Italian, Polish, Russian or Portugese you can access some info.

Alessandra Kelley
01-19-2012, 12:08 AM
There's also the Simple English Wikipedia (http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page), for people with English as a second language, and maybe young children too, I dunno. It has a simpler vocabulary and sentence structure overall.

It is online today.

SPMiller
01-19-2012, 07:43 AM
I later looked at Wikipedia's FAQ and found that they had already told people how to access the site by disabling JavaScript. Ah well.


I am a fan when you're not being a jerk! Lol! :) You're smart. I like smart.Aww, thanks. Wubs you too.