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Schlock Mercenary: Enemy of the State

Just prior to the big EV1 outage this weekend I heard from Cybermaus, a Schlocker from the Netherlands who is currently in China…

I am in China (Shanghai) for the last few days, having problem getting my daily digest of Schlock Mercenary, and suddenly I realize: Schlock is being censored!

I can get most internet OK, but for some I get a ‘cannot find’. And now I pay attention, it is always Schlock and Sinfest. But Sluggy, Nukees, Freefall have no problems. Only if I start a VPN via my home router (Netherlands) and route through there, it works.

So Howard, not sure if it is something to be proud of or not, but it seems you are among China’s state enemies. I hope my repeated attempts to open your page doesn’t have the PLA knocking on my door…

I, too, hope the PLA doesn’t knock on your door. And now I’m wondering if a Chinese hacker couldn’t have managed to find a way to remotely take control of a certain datacenter’s electrical room and activate the self-destruct on one of the transformers…