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    Data compression group on facebook

    For those on facebook, I started a new group on data compression.

    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=374973188325

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    Good Idea, Matt

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    Facebook was harmonized in China, and so was your site, Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fu Siyuan View Post
    Facebook was harmonized in China
    What you mean ?
    BTW kaixin = renren ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfer View Post
    What you mean ?
    BTW kaixin = renren ?
    It's a kind of Chinglish and be sarcastic. We here called anything that disagree the society's mainstream 'Disharmony'. Facebook for some reason was recognized disharmony and didn't pass the censorship. But some like matt's website being blocked here is obviously a bug.

    See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_censorship_in_the_People's_Republic_of_Ch ina

    BTW renren and kaixin are managed by one company. renren mainly for college students and kaixin for officeman.

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    You are very young so be careful of what your write. China is a
    very repressive country. The peoples republic is a play on words. As
    China has started to advance its young people want more freedom
    and knowledge. I hope that the freedoms advance there since China
    may be one of mankinds last chances to free himself of the earth
    and finally explore space.

    The rest of the world had a great run with capitalist market system
    which to day is being destroyed by the socialists. In a decade or
    so unless china decides to nuke us first. We in the west will have
    more restrictions than your country. The socialists have already
    destroyed our educations system.

    I have never been to China but have visited Japan dozens of times.
    China today with the thirst of knowledge and the education of its
    kids reminds me of Japan twenty or thirty years ago. China or India
    will be the only nations that have the capability to leave earth for
    the moon or mars. That dream is dead in my country. Americas
    new scientists and engineers have no more education today then
    Chinese high school students.

    I know I taught math in college here. I have met Chinese exchange
    students. I think they are shocked at how stupid and vain most of the
    teachers are in my country. The said fact is that my country is in
    a death spiral unless things change a lot. Yes your government can be
    cruel the Falun Gong have found that out. But all governments are
    evil in some ways. Its best to try to fix the evils and move on. In my
    country in schools instead of mentioning the good of the government
    the socalists focus on the evils while causing more evil.

    Sorry if I spoke to much would like to meet you some some day.
    David Scott

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Mahoney View Post
    For those on facebook, I started a new group on data compression.

    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=374973188325
    I really don't want a face book or twitter account. Whats
    wrong with the site here or comp.compression that made
    you start a face book thing.

    Will you still post relevant stuff outside of that for those of
    us who can't or won't become a part of face book?

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    If you aren't on facebook (harmonized, don't want to join, etc) you aren't missing too much because I still post anything important here.

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