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Offline Mark 79

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archival censorship
« on: August 26, 2021, 12:23:46 PM »
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  • There are occasional reports of archived content being "disappeared" from archive.org. You guessed it, the reports center on content useful regarding the JQ and similar managed controversies.
    I have started using archive.is or archive.vn for most archiving.
    That said, we* should start arching important content on the "dark web." It is not so easy to scrub content from eepsites.
    * "We" as in "someone more technically qualified than me."

    Offline SimpleMan

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    Re: archival censorship
    « Reply #1 on: August 27, 2021, 11:04:10 AM »
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  • I make it a rule, anything I think I'll eventually need to refer back to, I download it as a hard copy.  Same for videos.  My Viddly service (successor to Free YouTube Downloader) is having issues, and I need to fix that.  Sometimes, with freeware, you get what you (don't) pay for, and in the interests of being frugal, I always use freeware unless I have no other choice but to buy or subscribe to it.

    Things can and do disappear.  As I noted in another post recently, the scene on YouTube from the 1987 miniseries Amerika, showing the bloody siege and burning of the United States Capitol by "fαℓѕє fℓαg" communist agitators masquerading as counter-revolutionaries, the goal being to destroy the federal government (or what was left of it), has been taken down in the wake of the events of 6 January.  Gotta wonder why.

    Don't be surprised if the entire miniseries eventually goes down the memory hole.  If you were ever going to spend 14 hours of your life on any secular pursuit, please, please watch Amerika.  You'll see.  My wife, who grew up under communism in Poland, watched the entire 14 hours with me, and she said that it was really pretty accurate.  She'd know if anyone would.



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    Re: archival censorship
    « Reply #2 on: August 27, 2021, 12:39:22 PM »
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  • Hard copy.  Hard copy. Hard copy.

    It is for this reason I'm looking into getting a set of encyclopedias.  There are plenty available in my AO, albeit, the newest ones appear to be published circa 1990.  But at least those can't be changed by online "fact checkers."

    Offline StLouisIX

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    Re: archival censorship
    « Reply #3 on: September 02, 2021, 02:45:50 PM »
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  • Check out IPFS, it's a promising resource that we can use to preserve materials due to its decentralized nature: https://ipfs.io/

    HTTrack can be used to archive websites: https://www.httrack.com/


     

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