Now Goes to HK

"Google comes through on their promise to bring uncensored searching to China."

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It's official.  A week after reports came in that Google was fed up with the Chinese government and would likely be pulling the plug on their .cn-based site, is essentially no more.  Attempts to access the URL will now result in a redirect to their Hong Kong-based site,  With this change, Google says in their blog that that they feel they have found a nice, legal way to bring uncensored web searching to the Chinese masses.

Figuring out how to make good on our promise to stop censoring search on has been hard. We want as many people in the world as possible to have access to our services, including users in mainland China, yet the Chinese government has been crystal clear throughout our discussions that self-censorship is a non-negotiable legal requirement. We believe this new approach of providing uncensored search in simplified Chinese from is a sensible solution to the challenges we've faced—it's entirely legal and will meaningfully increase access to information for people in China. We very much hope that the Chinese government respects our decision, though we are well aware that it could at any time block access to our services. We will therefore be carefully monitoring access issues, and have created this new web page, which we will update regularly each day, so that everyone can see which Google services are available in China. 


Google has always been questionable about the required censoring of their content, but until now they have acquiesced to the Chinese government's demands.  However, when a cyber attack originating from the country targeting the information of human rights activists was launched against them late last year, they decided to reevaluate this decision.

Google stressed that they would still continue general business China, as well as the fact that the decision to drop the .cn site was made completely by those in the United States and that their Chinese employees should not suffer any possible consequences from this action.

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06-03-2010, 17:11:48

I normally use AS5, and I use their "ArctiClean" products to prep the surface on the chip and block. But with MX-3, I can't really find any instructions anywhere on the best way to apply the paste. Furthermore, a lot of people have been saying it doesn't spread easily.

I'm not really sure what to do when it comes to applying MX-3: can someone help me out? Any experience with it: tips? How do you get rid of the current thermal paste on the block/chip?

Thanks a lot for your input.

07-03-2010, 15:44:01

To get rid of the old TIM, I just use Isopropanol spray or Surgical / White Spirit. Comes straight off.

I haven't used MX-3 but I do use MX-2 and I just spread it around with whatever is handy, even the edge of the tube if needs be. If going for the spread over surface of chip method, the anything flat will do.

Or you could go for the blob method and stick half to a whole pea size blob in the middle of the chip and the preasure of mounting it will spread the TIM for you.

12-03-2010, 14:14:22

A bit of cling film on your finger does the trick and yes, it's pretty thick stuff !

12-03-2010, 15:28:13

Usually I just put a dab of TIM on the CPU and then mount the cooler. Let the cooler do the spreading. Last time I spread it I failed and the temps weren't optimal at all :p

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