[翻译]Google的怯懦

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原作者:Adam Minter of Shanghai Scrap

原文:Google’s cowardice

译文:

一年半之前,我收到一封电子邮件,是一位在中国的一个大型NGO工作的熟人发给我的。邮件包含了一个附件,由于我和发邮件给我的人相熟,我(直接)选择了将它打开。几秒之后,我的安全软件提示我那是恶意软件并隔离了它。到了这时,我仔细的看了下邮件内容,注意到几个细节,其实早已向我表明这并非来自我朋友的消息,而是极具迷惑性的钓鱼攻击。无论如何,我马上联系了这位熟人,告诉他发生了的事。他在回复中感谢我,并且告诉我,他已经从地址本上的数十位朋友那里收到了类似的信息,并且他——和他所在的NGO——感到他们遭到了黑客攻击。

由于显而易见的原因,我不会指出他和他的组织的详细信息。公平地说,我亦不能确定地说通过对我朋友的地址本(和我)的攻击的源头是否来自中国,或者和中国有关(某种类型的调查正在进行,不过我并不知道结论)。但我确实知道,我正在谈及的朋友,以及他的组织,在被黑之前已在中国经营多年,尽管遭受了各种各样的压力,但到目前为止,和邮件攻击有关的一切并没有动摇他们将继续在中国工作下去的诺言。

昨天,在Google基于gmail受到攻击而宣布它正在重新考虑“在中国的商业运营的可行性”之后,我一直在想这位朋友、他的NGO,以及他不顾任何阻碍都要使其在中国继续工作的决心。我同时注意到Google的声明中的这一段:

第二,我们有证据显示,攻击者的首要目标是进入中国人权活动人士的Gmail账户。我们迄今为止的调查结果让我们相信,这些攻击没有达到预期目标。只有两个Gmail账户被进入,而且其活动仅限于帐户信息,比如帐户何时创建、以及邮件标题,具体邮件内容未被染指。

第三,在与谷歌受攻击无关的整体调查中,我们发现数十个在美国、中国及欧洲的中国人权活动人士Gmail帐户经常被第三方侵入。入侵这些帐户并非经由谷歌的任何安全漏洞,而很可能是通过在用户电脑上放置网络钓鱼或恶意软件。

(注:该段译文来自华尔街日报

第一段中,Google并没有指出讨论中的人·权活动家的所在。然而第二段中,Google清晰地指出部分被钓鱼欺诈所攻击的gmail用户来自中国。这使我产生一个疑问:这些活动家当中是否有人采取像Google那样的做法?也就是说,Gmail被入侵是否使得人·权活动家们重新考虑“在中国行动的可行性”?

我并不清楚哪些人的Gmail被入侵了,但我可以大胆推测这一问题的答案——至少那些人·权人士的答案——将会是一致的“不”。那就是说,他们将继续在中国活动,无论是邮件入侵还是政府阻碍。为什么?每个NGO和每个活动家,都会有完全不同的一系列理由,但我很肯定,在他们为承诺的事业而奋斗时所遇到的困难中,邮件账户被入侵只是很小的、完全不让人感到惊讶的困难。他们相信,如果你想要成为中国未来的一部分,就要首先成为中国现在的一部分。

如果你注意到Google周三的陈述的语气,以及一些媒体反应的说明事项(《中国进入了布什-切尼时代》或者–喘气–《中国黑客攻击网上媒体活跃人士和公司》),你可能会感到中国正从启蒙时代进入到恐怖统治时期。的确在去年,(中国的)网络控制被收紧了,但我很难接受认为中国突然变成极度专制的地方的观点。多年以来,(中国)都像现在那样(@译者:原文. It is what it is, and has been for several years,我无法很好地翻译,大约作者意思是中国几年来在专制程度或网络控制方面变化不大);至少NGO能够继续应付它所遇到的困难。

表面上,Google选择了不再应付这些困难,并且它这样做使得它在某些人眼中成为了英雄,而这些人似乎认为退出(或威胁要退出)中国是一个能有效影响中国的方法。也许如此。但我可以指出许多NGO、活跃分子和公司,它们比Google经历过更严重和更长时间的烦扰,而它们选择了留在中国并成为中国未来的一部分,并且已经取得了一些成就。Google(从决定进入中国之后)过了仅仅四年,便威胁着要将它的服务器搬回家,表明它并没有分担它们的义务。当然,这就是他们的选择,这就是他们,但我们应该清楚认识到:它丫并不是英雄。

那些极端的经济风险会出现吗?

是一篇胡言乱语,没什么逻辑,而且都是个人的猜想。

极端的经济风险:RMB严重贬值;楼市崩盘;股市就算了,老是崩;中小企业灾难性倒闭。

不知道是不是最近“知道得太多了”,总觉得形势不太对;当然如果忽略到从推特接触到的信息的话,贵国还是前途无量的。

关于贵国政体合法性什么的我不能说太多,毕竟我不是这方面的砖家,仅仅是从wikipedia上了解了各种政体的可能性的程度而已。但确实有一些说法表明,这个政体存在不可调和的矛盾。在不否认它曾经辉煌的前提下,它到底能走多远?

可以说85生的我并没有真正感知过国内的严重经济危机,最严重的感知是国企下岗潮的时候?因为父母都不同程度地走向失业了,但当时了解到的经济环境还是向好的:作为小屁孩的我没法了解很多,至少没听到有人说经济不好吧。强调这点的目的是,我没有办法指出哪些现象确实可能导致贵国产生经济危机,有很多迹象也许与国外经济危机前的迹象相似,但不一定适合贵国国情——注意这不是官样论调,仅代表我的谨慎。

也就是说,对于到底要发生有多严重的事情,才会引发严重的危机和倒退,我没法有明确的感知;就目前看来,发生的事情越来越严重。今天是谷歌拟调整贵国战略,明天会不会是风投火速撤离贵国,或者政治全面极“左”?即使能够如呆丸方面一样转风,到头来会不会只是另一场混乱?我不相信贵国不等于相信国外,因此,我都有点倾向于人类应当并即将灭亡了。

理论上,危机的发生都不被大部分人所意识到;而等到危机和倒退肯定发生的时候再撤退,就已经迟了。相信贵国的不良做法“有下限”是一种极为危险的行为,它比一开始就完全相信贵国更加让人受伤,所以结论是:无下限,最终不会比朝鲜好。现在我很想采取一些措施来降低潜在的极端经济风险的损失,参照朝鲜当前局势下的应对措施,不过除了移民,委实没想到有什么别的措施。

Nostalgia Means Aging

When I first came to this conclusion, I made a decision immediately that I would not go back to things I’d ever favored any more, even if I was still favoring by then; But the realisty is I always regret and think I should not have went back; Anyway, I’m always on the way to the grave.

No one can run away from nostalgia. Although there are many advantages when we look back, for instance, not to make the same mistake again, past is future and so on, but the problem is not how we favor the past but how we disfavor nowadays.

"WTF it is! If it were five years ago, it should have been that…” I can find complains of such patterns everywhere. What has happened during the so-called five years? Nothing but they grew older. Five years ago when they were ruling the world, some others who had been ignored by them must have complained the same. Now it is their turn: the main trend always lies on the younger, so they argue agianst those who have seized their power. For one reason, they are aging.

旧博客依然在

今天想起来搜索引擎还在索引我的一个旧博客,于是回到那里,登陆进去,发现和我现在正在用的系统一摸一样——啊,即使是不闻不问,那边也默默地将wordpress升级到最新的2.9.1了。而且当年决定挪到别的地方的一个重要原因——不支持导出——现在也支持了。

感叹,那些曾经以为不好的东西,其实只需要耐心地等待,就会慢慢地变好。

顺着天气的心情,整个人也变得忧郁起来。回顾历史总是衰老的证明,不过完全不看历史,就只能重复地犯下同一个错误。我到底是第几次换博客了?那些高度可定制的功能,导入导出功能、私密博客功能,真的是我所需要的吗?

我想不是这样的,只是我喜欢折腾吧,大概。

当年的一篇文章竟然能有14-15个评论,99篇博客有440个评论;现在无论如何也不可能了:全民写博客的时代已经过去,只剩下Geeker在坚持;我的人缘由于不怎么去打理,也大概变得生疏了;而且大家都出来工作了,不会闲得去看别人的博客,GR这种有效增加阅读效率的工具又没有普及使用。

于是选中了不允许搜索引擎的选项然后点确定,这样的话,每一只爬虫就不会再对它那永远不变的内容感到绝望。居然有一个删除博客的选项,我几次把鼠标移到那上面,最后也没有点下去。我想我对这个博客是有罪的,如果将它删掉,那也只是试图掩饰自己的罪而已。

Acfun Approved by Daiwan Crowd

It’s controversial so I won’t translate it into Chinese.

Daiwan is laughingly known. I learned it from Uncyclopedia, which is fun but blocked.╮(╯_╰)╭

Well, I’m sometimes idle enough to poke on Wikipedia. I do care for whether Acfun’s approved by it, because Acfun was once arise on Wikipedia about a year ago, but deleted immediately for the reason that it was an article of company profile, commercial or website. It was comprehensive, but it hurt. I did not revolt it, because I was not familiar with Wiki and did not want to confront the Daiwan Crowd who was respecting and maybe had occupied Wiki for their mainland compatriot. They did not know how important Acfun was in the mono-cultural mainland, all they knew about Acfun was just a knockoff of Nicovideo.

Now I think it approved. When I visited the page of Acfun just, I only found on the head of the article “more referrence needed to prove attention” rather than such deleted or to be deleted or controversial for any reasons. Glad that it was approved.

Maybe the system of Wiki should and do eventually reveal the value of Acfun, but I simply think that the popularized JINKELA derivative work directly helped. When I searched JINKELA from blogs in Chinese Traditional, I found many who was struck by its original ads, and thought highly of the drivative work finished by 221, hank or other shokunins. We understand each other when satirizing.

As mainland IP addresses are still being blocked by tw.nico, and the mainstream media of both sides are still smearing the other, we have a looooooooooooong way to get totally understood. I’m trying my best to comprehen, for instance, I’m concerned with Lucifer Chu. But I’m not yet ready for opposing voices on the other site, what a shame. The mono-culture kills someone.

Python Helps Python帮上忙了

In my feed updated, there is someone who has grasped all the VeryCD data and made a knock-off abroad. He spent a week on it, applying Python for crawler and web, cron job (maybe to grasp regularly) and so forth, oops!

在我的供稿更新中,有人抓了vc的全部数据然后做了一个山寨版放在国外。他花了一个星期用Python做了爬虫和网站,也用到了时钟守护任务(也许是定期抓数据)等。~\(≧▽≦)/~

I’m doing the same for Acfun! But what he did must be much greater. What’s more, I only indexed Acfun, but he duplicated VeryCD. What makes sense lies in that we both used Python. The urllib2 is a good guy.

我也正在为ac做同样的事!不过他做的事伟大得多。此外,我只是做了ac的索引,而他复制了vc。比较有意义的在于我们都用了Python。urllib2是好东西。

Python’s excellent designed, I found as I slightly dived in to it. It’s not easy for me whose foundation of coding is bad to develop well-structured applet, but I still want to continue because I expect that it will benefit.

Python的设计非常赞,这是我稍微深入了解了一下之后发现的。但对于没有良好的写代码基础的我来说,写一个结构良好的小程序很不容易,不过我将继续努力,因为我希望它能带来好处。

Scripting’s Every Otaku’s Dream! 编写脚本是每个宅的梦想

I’m evil, because I’ve wasted one more days on the god damn Ac Search Tool, only complicating it with OO, but with little code-reuse.

我有罪,因为我在那个可恶的AC娘搜索工具上又花了一天时间,只是用面向对象的方法来将它复杂化,没有任何的代码重用。

But I can’t help to keep developing it.

但我忍不住想继续改进这个工具。

Then I read the update of an ACG blog, author of which must be otaku undoubtedly. He said he was eventually idle at the end of the year, maybe idle enough to code. So I reached the conclusion of the title. But let’s talk more about it.

然后我看到一个ACG博客更新了,博客作者肯定也是个死宅。他说他在年末终于闲下来了,手痒得想写代码。所以我得出了标题的结论。但是再深入讨论一下吧。

Have you ever been in a task, that you have to keep doing the same thing everyday or each hour?

你有没有尝试过做一项工作,需要每天甚至每小时做同样的事情?

If so, have you ever considered that you would be bored and tried to make it automatically?

如果有的话,你有没有想过你会感到厌倦,然后想办法让这件事自动做好?

Here I mean to reduce one self’s workload, not others’ because it involves offices of the arts; besides, it’s better that you finish your work earlier than your workmate with the same work, but it’s going too far. To make a task automatically is not as difficult as you’ve ever thought. If you have to run a program or a command regularly, who not use Task Scheduler of your windows? Of coz there are various tasks that much more complex than running a command, but we have Quick Marco; Further, for instance, when you have to login to a website from which you grasp some data (of coz regularly), just turn to scripts.

这里我说的是减轻自己的工作量,而不是别人的,因为这涉及办公室艺术;此外,同样的工作你比你的同事完成得更快是一件好事,扯远了。使一项任务自动化并不像想象中那么困难,如果你需要定期运行一个程序或一个命令,为什么不用windows的计划任务去搞定它呢?当然任务在很多时候比运行一个命令要复杂得多,但我们有按键精灵;更长远的例如,你需要登录到一个网站然后从上面抓取数据(定期抓取),可以考虑用脚本语言。

When you are dealing with such regular tasks, but without any batched or automatic solutions, I think you have been wasting human resource of yourself and your company lol. You may argue that you’ve found your work tasks unstructured, your decision non-programmed, but you should have reconsidered you work first. According to management, superiors are always empower their subordinates to work out well-structured problems and programmed decisions so that they can focus on the unstructured and non-programmed ones. Assume that you have no subordinates to empower, because of which you are otaku XD, you must have had dozens of well-structured problems and programmed decisions, rest with whether you’ve induced them.

当你在处理这样的常规任务时,没有任何批处理或者自动化的解决方案,我觉得是在浪费自己和公司的人力资源。你可能会说你觉得自己的工作全都是非结构化的,决策都是非程序化的,但在这之前你应该重新考虑自己的工作。根据管理学,上司总是将结构良好的问题和程序化决策授权给下属去完成,以便自身集中对付那些结构不良问题和非程序化决策。假设你没有下属可以授权(因为你死宅XD),那你肯定攒了很多结构良好的问题和程序化决策了,只是你没有归纳出来而已。

So don’t wait to be bored, spare a little time to study a scripting language now. Points:

那么不要等到厌烦了的时候,现在就花一点时间学一种脚本语言吧。一些指南:

  1. Glad that there are various scripts, such as vbs, js, ruby and python. You can find info from Google, choose one that agree with your habits of mind. Scripts related to Rapid Development may be better.
  2. It’s important to weigh and consider balance time between scripting and keep repeating, but you should not do that until you can write scripts craftily, so study first.
  3. Do not help others, or they will keep boring you! ╮(╯_╰)╭

 

  1. 让人高兴的是脚本语言有很多种,例如vbs、js、ruby和python。你可以Google它们,然后找一种适合自己思维习惯的。那些和快速开发有关的语言会好一点。
  2. 虽然权衡写脚本和继续重复劳动的时间是很重要的事情,不过最好等你熟练使用脚本语言了再权衡吧,所以学了再说。
  3. 不要用来帮助别人,不然他们会烦死你!╮(╯_╰)╭

That’s it. I strongly recommended python, undoubtedly not because I only know it (grasping my hair)……

就这样了,我强烈推荐python,这绝不是因为我只会这种语言(抓头发)……

Way Out for Spiritual Life

I’m talking about ACGs only, though it may suit to other fields.

Mentally, I’m enjoying knockoffs and imitations actually. Maybe there are original works, but they are almost facing preasure of harmony. Now, P2P is being clamped down all over the world, it is possible that our cost-free but illegal entertainment, especially those we long abroad, will become history.

Despite the saying “When there is a will, there is a way”, and perhaps individuals who are reluctant to be under the control will develop new sharing protocols that is anonymous, encrypted and difficult to block, but we’ll face a great desperation until they appears, let alone that they might be difficult to apply; Further, revolution might be launched but that’s really going too far.

Anyway, I’ll try my best to cope this difficult position, with what I call “tanteale”. Points are list below, which is hoped to serve someone.

  1. There always are tactful ways to access those blocked normally, otherwise try to be the last one to be blocked.
  2. Start to backup those you favor, or they will disappear overnight.
  3. Turn to cost-free ones, including but not are not limited to Touhou, Vocaloid and other doujin creations.
  4. Do not complain, let alone fight. I think it worth swallowing the anger until the revolution comes.

Excluding or Tolerating

My parents have been talking too much about those who have behaved odd and got attention from media, such as individual selling his/her time for ¥8/hour on Taobao. They keep telling me that the earth now is overrun with demons, while I response with “You need a little perspective”.

Indeed, all kinds of things have flooded in, thanks to the Internet. It does not seem bad, I feel benefiting a lot, maybe too much so that I have had to force myself to “leave the bedroom and socialize” in order not to integrate myself into my laptop. I think it ok when someone behaves odd even if in order to be famous(speculation?), but one’s excluding notion towards those he/she doesn’t approve, always upsets me, even if it’s not towards me. Perhaps it will be the excluding notions which have the most necessary to be tolerented before we achieve a more tolerent culture, but firstly we ought to pay less attention to those we oppose, by which I mean, just let it be.

宽容的困境……

作为一种杀时间的尝试,我很努力地去学习宽容,具体做法就是寻找那些难以接受的观点背后的可以接受的原因,不过对于本身就不宽容的观点,还是太难宽容了,一般只是不去理。

此外,人大概也没有办法完全没有立场,无论是如何古怪的价值观,背后总有一系列同道之人,至少是在某一方面同道,认为自己超然于一切之外,就有非常明显的装B嫌疑了……于是在同道者不宽容的时候,自己也很难不宽容。

宽容没什么用,因为矛盾什么的才是发展的动力=.=不过宽容可以让自己感到好过一点,甚至可能变成优越帝,罪过罪过。宽容,可不只是掏屌围观那么简单啊。