Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by dyl, Feb 14, 2006.

  1. dyl

    dyl Active Member

  2. DaveR

    DaveR Active Member

    ?taht si looc woH :)

    HANNAH Member

    !gnitseretni....mre staht
  4. drummergurl

    drummergurl Active Member

    ooooh its all making my head hurt!

    HANNAH Member

    ...dias evah ot tnaem uoy eveileb I

    "!truh daeh ym gnikam lla sti hoooo
  6. HBB

    HBB Active Member

  7. 1alexm

    1alexm Member

    ?taht did yeht woh rednow i

    HANNAH Member

  9. 1alexm

    1alexm Member

    esruoc fo
  10. Steve

    Steve Active Member

    rats live on no evil star
  11. HANNAH

    HANNAH Member

    !revelc eb dna yrt ot sah taht nosrep eno syawla s'ereht
  12. bigmamabadger

    bigmamabadger Active Member

    This has been in New Scientist recently. It started out as a bit of a joke but apparently people in China have been using it since Google is banned but elgooG doesn't get picked up by the government filters. Googles have since been in negotiations with the Chinese government to run a version of Google in China.
    Geek Badger
    Sorry, regdaB keeG
  13. yonhee

    yonhee Active Member

    !eca stahT
    .drah oot si sihT
  14. brasscrest

    brasscrest Active Member

    Google acquiesed to the Chinese government's demands last year. It is no longer banned, but the results are censored (by Google!) in accordance with the wishes of the Chinese bureaucrats. Bad precedent, in my opinion.

    .siht daer ot ysae ylgnisiprus s'tI .eruteaf, na gnitseretni llitS
  15. rutty

    rutty Active Member

    Hence Goolag:

  16. Sellers_Bird

    Sellers_Bird Active Member


    there's always one smart ass
  17. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    A man. A plan. A canal - Panama ;)
  18. Steve

    Steve Active Member

    Ok, one smart ass and one wannabe :p mwahahaha
  19. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    haha - my aim in life is to be a mini-steve! :)
  20. bigmamabadger

    bigmamabadger Active Member

    Possibly, but Google are a commercial company and they could just be pragmatic about it. Now they have a toe-hold in China which may lead onto better things. Users in China will also be told when a page has been blocked by the government censor, something which Yahoo currently doesn't do. Google is not offering email and blog services, since these could be used to persecute users. This has already happened with Yahoo.
    At least they haven't done what they were asked to by the US government, which was to give access to users' data by the government. I find that idea much more scary.