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The less man knows, the happier he is. (Isn't it true?)

That person can be called a good hacker, because many people don't know/believe there are good hackers.
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and you do know what happened to neo right ?
He boned Carrie-Anne Moss?

I'm down!
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Am I the only Chinese on this forum cuz i feel kinda alone... Damn maybe I should just go join some l33t Chinese hack website.

I feel like if I don't support Tibetan freedom then I'm against humanity... Plz don't give me that impression guys, leave politics to political forums and dads.
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and you do know what happened to neo right ?
I'm not catching your drift.
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he died
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he died
totally worth getting with the hot chick
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he died
he didnt just die he sacrificed himself for something greater....
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I can't believe we let China have the Olympics
Yep.

It's actually quite a shame.
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I know, it's like letting Nazi Germany host the Olympics!


Oh, wait....
That's the truth. Didn't backfire for Nazi Germany though, wasn't nearly as messy as this one's turning out to be. Can't help but feel sorry for those torch-bearers getting attacked by protesters with fire extinguishers, that's gotta suck. It's particularly bad seeing the torch rally is going so many more countries this time round but ah well, time will tell how it all turns out.
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Am I the only Chinese on this forum cuz i feel kinda alone... Damn maybe I should just go join some l33t Chinese hack website.

I feel like if I don't support Tibetan freedom then I'm against humanity... Plz don't give me that impression guys, leave politics to political forums and dads.
Unfortunately, my eastern friend, we've found an intersection of computers and politics. While I'm eager to fully discuss such issues, and to humbly submit to any argument that I may be shown to be in the wrong, not discussing such things, out of fear, or apathy, or indeed empathy, is antithetical to the Rights I've been privileged enough to have been granted.

No one here is against you, or at least I'm not. But there are concerns that need to be addressed, that should be addressed (albeit in a civil and rational way), without fear of censorship or authoritative reprisals. And that is something mainland Chinese do not have; an opportunity to express their views, based on informed opinion.

Tibet has not been brought up, merely a practice by Chinese officials blocking many routes toward free thought and information. Could you be made to change your opinion in an open and honest debate? I dunno, but China doesn't want that debate. Why does China feel the need to block such things? What is wrong w/ letting people know how Tibetans feel? Or what happened at Tienanmen in 1989?

But, we're not talking about that. We, born in a country were the First Right granted us is Freedom of Speech, have naturally given our support to a Chinese ex-patriot who, in our minds, is doing a just and noble thing. In his own small, limited way he is trying to give mainland China that Right, and we feel bound to commend him for it.

Are we right? Maybe. Maybe not. But the great thing is we can have that debate, and supplement that debate with the wealth of free thought and free information that is online. We are loathe to shy away from it, and intrigued by the very process.

I encourage you to have such a debate here. No one should begrudge you for whatever stance you may take, and I would be the first to stand and condemn any attempt to do so, and believe it or not many others here would to.

Is it appropriate for this venue? I believe so. We are computer enthusiasts, and that by implication means we have strong feelings how computers are used, for good or otherwise. Politics may, as it does in all things, find a tangential intersection to our corner of the web here. We should not simply ignore it, nor should we fear its arrival. Here is our small, and many would say insignificant, contribution to the global human drama. I would be honored to participate. And would be honored if you, or anyone else, would join
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