Getting around Wikipedia blackout

Well, unless you’ve been under a rock, you may have noticed that the English pages on Wikipedia are currently blacked out with the following…

Wikipedia protest

What you may not know is that the blackout is actually courtesy of a script that is loaded after you actually visit the page so you may see the page you’re looking at for a split second before the blackout. You could, for course, start hitting the “Stop” button on your browser like crazy the second you arrive on the page right before the blackout, or more easily, if you’re on Firefox, you can simply view the page by disabling scripting.

Go into Firefox (on the top of the browser) > Content > and unckeck Enable Javascript

I’m completely in support of Wikipedia making a stand against SOPA and PIPA acts, but sometimes you really need to lookup something. So after you’ve contacted your congressman or woman, you can go back to browsing normally.


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