China has a very Orwellian reason for banning typing "1984" on social media, while allowing people to read Nineteen Eighty-Four


I’m not convinced that so called western freedom of speech has been vindicated though it’s certainly less bad than full censorship. Since it’s the constraint under which a lot of us have flourished, we’re probably too close to judge it “good” objectively.


There’s a ‘probably’ list still available at The Register from 2001. It’s long and would likely trigger trouble; Therefore, I won’t post it. But you can read it here:

What are those words that trigger Echelon? We’ll tell you


3 years of the Rat ago? in the year of the Wood Rat? born the year after the A-Team premiered? Born in the year of the Ghostbusters and the Transformers?


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