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At one school I was teaching at, Eurotrib was blocked at the computer on my desktop ...

... but Crunchyroll was not.

I guess because the discussion that goes on at ET is more dangerous to a corporate "business college" than teenage to adult oriented entertainment cartoons from Japan?

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Mon Dec 20th, 2010 at 12:36:47 AM EST
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Eurotrib is blocked at my local library on the grounds that it is a blog and thus a waste of time which should be devoted to learning from officially approved sources.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Tue Dec 21st, 2010 at 10:21:11 AM EST
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Heh. I've learned more macro from ET than from my macro textbooks.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Tue Dec 21st, 2010 at 10:47:42 AM EST
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That's why you're a crackpot economist :)

Of all the ways of organizing banking, the worst is the one we have today — Mervyn King, 25 October 2010
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Dec 21st, 2010 at 10:58:57 AM EST
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Sure can say that again, Jake. Me too.

Capitalism searches out the darkest corners of human potential, and mainlines them.
by geezer in Paris (risico at wanadoo(flypoop)fr) on Thu Dec 23rd, 2010 at 12:33:26 PM EST
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Yeah, but I'm studying economics at a reasonably reputable university. Which makes it sorta worrisome.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Thu Dec 23rd, 2010 at 12:49:08 PM EST
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The line of attack there is to start requesting access exemptions to blogs of top level academics. If they deny them, even raise a stink that students are denied access to the blogs of the top ranking academics in their fields.

That's the nose of the camel.

When they dig in their heels at offering open slather access to blogs, offer an out from, say, the blog that covers the tie worn by Brian Williams (the US NBC news anchor) in the form of criteria for judging which blogs offer "useful" information, and be sure to write the criteria so that the news roundup at EU automatically qualifies it.

That's the camel.


I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Tue Dec 21st, 2010 at 11:48:17 AM EST
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Ive very rarely had that sort of problem with Libraries, generally you find Librarians are almost fanatically on your side in providing access.

Ive been the person in charge of running the filtering over a site before, which meant there was a Justify your block policy, rather than a justify your pages being open policy.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.

by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Tue Dec 21st, 2010 at 06:20:53 PM EST
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