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(C|Net)   China discovering the hard way that trying to tame the internet is about as easy as getting pee out of a pool   ( divider line
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10364 clicks; posted to Main » on 09 Mar 2006 at 8:17 AM (11 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2006-03-09 08:01:54 AM  
Nice analogy, submitter. Made me giggle.
2006-03-09 08:22:57 AM  
Censorship only leads to a bigger revolt.
2006-03-09 08:23:57 AM  
"China discovering the hard way that trying to tame the internet is about as easy as getting pee out of a pool."

...or the Pu out of a Pu Pu Platter. *rimshot*

Oh man, I am absolutely on fire right now. No, seriously, I got some of that Sterno stuff on me when I bent over the platter to get at the teriyaki steak.
2006-03-09 08:24:31 AM  
2006-03-09 08:28:56 AM  

Well player, Brains
2006-03-09 08:32:37 AM  

2006-03-09 08:32:37 AM  
How do you say "Data wants to be free" in Mandarin?
2006-03-09 08:33:05 AM  
"The Internet interprets censorship as damage and routes around it."

2006-03-09 08:39:15 AM  
Censorship is bad, but look at these awesome pictures from China!
2006-03-09 08:41:59 AM  

Nice. Looks like China would be a good gig for a landscaping artist.
2006-03-09 08:43:29 AM  
Newsradio reference!

Haha... Naked pictured of either beth or katherine were uploaded to the internet. Joe: "I can't delete them, getting something off the internet is like trying to get pee out of a pool".
2006-03-09 08:44:37 AM  

"No 23 with Egg Fried Rice"
2006-03-09 08:48:24 AM  
China fears that the internet will ravage the country side with it's unlimited porno sites.

After all who would to be in an orgy with a billion people?
2006-03-09 08:48:46 AM  
A friend of mine works for a pool, so I am really getting a kick out of the headline.

Actually it's quite easy to get pee out of a pool, that's what the chlorine is for.

It's also no big deal to shiat in a pool, the chlorine kills the bacteria in a few seconds. After that the turd is quite harmless.

However from what i've heared it's not really a pleasant sight, and some people actually get quite upset when they spot one.

At that point it's my friends turn to fish it out of the water. (I love to remind him of that)

/yes, there are people who actually shiat in a pool
//okay, that's enough useless knowledge for today
2006-03-09 08:48:52 AM  


"No 23 with Egg Fried Rice"

[thumbs through Mandarin-English dictionary]

Actually, that means "Feces wants to be free. Now!". Of course, I suppose 'feces' could be some obscure idiom meaning 'data'. Actually, given that most content on the Internet is crap, I suppose it does work.
2006-03-09 08:51:31 AM
2006-03-09 08:53:48 AM  
Last year, online revenue--which the government defines more broadly than it is in the United States--was valued at $69 billion, up around 58 percent from the year before, according to a survey by the China Internet Development Research Center.

[insert gold farmer joke here]
2006-03-09 08:55:12 AM  
Quick, somebody photoshop Amazon selling weed, bongs, cars, hookers, etc...

/too lazy
2006-03-09 08:56:23 AM  
China, Nelson. Nelson, China.
2006-03-09 09:00:24 AM
Pay no attention to what my bizzaro-brother may have been telling you, porn will get you in trouble. Film at 11.
2006-03-09 09:01:10 AM  
That article reekes like it was written from someone over there on their *taskforce* I say they (china) has them in their pocket!

/Can't we just nuke them already?
//farking commies
2006-03-09 09:05:07 AM
2006-03-09 09:10:49 AM  
I'm American, I'm smart!
I took out the pee-pee part!
2006-03-09 09:11:42 AM  
Harder than getting pee out of coke?
2006-03-09 09:32:47 AM  
Porn: the new way to spread democracy.
2006-03-09 09:39:19 AM  
They should do like North Korea, and just not let anybody have any sort of technology that's less than 30 years old.
2006-03-09 09:42:57 AM  
Why even allow internet access and not their own internal system? Seems like the chinese want a nice slow face-saving accustomization to the onlines.
2006-03-09 10:01:40 AM  
anyone who knows anything about web-surfing here just uses a little desktop http proxy program if they want to find that stuff, voila instant access to everything. I use it all the time, mainly for the BBC and Wikipedia, which are both blocked. But people in China don't really need to Google Tiananmen square, everybody under the age of 50 here knows what happened and are happy to tell you how much they hate the government after a beer or two.

It ain't the DPRK over here folks, i promise. In many ways there are more day-to-day personal freedoms than in America, though a few important ones are still lacking. But keep on thinking that it's some iron curtain communist dictatorship and stay away. More cheap beer and babes for me :)
2006-03-09 10:10:00 AM  
Out of a pool? OUT of a pool?

Why would you ever want to get pee OUT of a pool?!

2006-03-09 10:15:38 AM  
Information is Power.

I love this.

We as a nation cannot ever succeed in bringing about change in China. The Chinese have to do that one. By opening up the internet to its citizens China has in effect allowed the Trojan Horse right in the front gate.

In any society the people rule. We, in the U.S., get everything we deserve because we vote the dicks into office. Once you piss us off, all bets are off and change happens. We get the govt. we deserve. The chinese people are going to get the govt. they deserve.

Civil disobedience sometimes works. But, given China's record of absolute cruelty in matters of dissent. This is just what the doctor ordered. Overt methods only gets the leaders of their movements exterminated.

Type on "My Little Brothers and Sisters" and let "Freedom ring".

"The enemy of Democracy is Complacency"
2006-03-09 10:52:36 AM  
Because this is what I think of when hearing the words "pee" and "pool":

Butthead: They should put one of those signs that says like 'We don't take a dump in your pool, don't take a dump in our toilet'.
Beavis: That's not how the sign goes, Butthead. It's like uhhh...'We pee in your pool, so please take a dump in our toilet'.
Butthead: No, butthole. That's not it. It's 'We don't pee in your toilet, so please don't swim in our pool'.
Beavis: No, that's not it either, dumbass. It's uhh..'We just crapped in your pool, so like can we use your toilet'.
Butthead: Uhhh...yeh, I think that's it
2006-03-09 10:56:01 AM  
The only sad thing is: So much of the new "freedom" appearing in Chinese web browsers is pr0n, so little is political discussion.

My concern is that a nation full of young men who don't have any real women to date (the women in question having been prevented via the one-child policy), who otherwise would have gotten all fed up with the octagenarian tyrants who rule China and kicked them out, are instead staying home, downloading naughty pictures, and, uh, enjoying themselves all day.

Knowing what a randy sort Ben Frankin was, I'm given to wonder if the idea of a free country might have remained untried if he could have spent his days clicking all the Boobies links on Fark.

-- Dr.Dipwad
2006-03-09 12:06:55 PM  
"...once its in there, its in there."
2006-03-09 02:10:31 PM  
Actually, I mess with proxies all day, and my sister used to work at the pool, and I can tell you: Getting all the pee out of the pool is significantly easier than getting naughty stuff off the Internet.
2006-03-10 02:45:32 AM  

2006-03-09 10:01:40 AM ironoctopus

anyone who knows anything about web-surfing here just uses a little desktop http proxy program if they want to find that stuff, voila instant access to everything.

Hey Ironoctopus, can you help a brother out with a link to said proxy?

/in Wuhan
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