IETF approves HTTP error code 451 for Internet censorship


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Now all we need is a 420 error code. It can be used as a warning for sites like tvtropes as a warning that you’ll do nothing but sit there for hours mindlessly clicking through links.


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Could be implemented neatly in a browser extension.
The relevant RFC can be codified for April 1st, along the lines of the one for IP over avian carriers.


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 1149. The only RFC no. I know without looking it up :smile:


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Is Fahrenheit 451 about censorship? Or was it a banned book at one point?


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Both, although if you talked to Ray Bradbury, he had some other opinions about its message.


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According to Bradbury, it was about how tv makes people stupid. If you’ve ever read it, you might recognize that all anyone watches is reality tv. The man was psychic, I tell you.


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Twitter actually uses 420 (described as “enhance your calm” in the API documentation) to indicate that your access to their streaming API is being rate-limited.


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